East Zorra Mennonite Church
Volume 66 Sunday July 16, 2023 No. 28
Please note that the picnic lunch in the greenspace has been cancelled.
Worship Service – Sunday July 16, 2023 at 10 a.m.
Prelude: Heidi Wagler Accompanist: Heidi Wagler
Worship Leader: Marlow Gingerich Song Leader: Lindsay Zehr
Greeters: Flo & Lorne Metzger Offering: Leadership
Audio/Visual: Greg Pye/Brian Wagler Coffee Hosts: Janet & Marv Yantzi
Babylon – Daniel’s Courage in Captivity
Call to Worship and Opening prayer
Songs of Gathering & Praise – VBS Songs
„Stand Firm“ (VBS Video)
“God is for me” (VBS Video)
Offering – Leadership
Time with the Children: Pastor Mike
Scripture Reading: Mark 10:13-16
VBS Reflections & Skit
Song of Response
“Only a Prayer Away” (VBS Video)
Prayer of the Church: Pastor Mike
VT #830 “Go, My Children”
Coffeetime will be served downstairs, immediately following our worship service. Everyone is welcome. We would ask that everyone provides their own mug to help simplify the preparation and clean up time. We will provide mugs for those who forget theirs or who come as guests on a Sunday morning.
Please note that the picnic lunch in the greenspace has been cancelled.
2:30 p.m. Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for the Life of Ralph Bender
Next Sunday – July 23, 2023
Summer Worship Series – Stories of David
Prelude: Katie Wagler Accompanist: Katie Wagler
Worship Leader: Sheryl Leis Song Leader: Myron Ruby
Greeters: Gwen & Dan Matthews Offering: Relief/MCC
Audio/Visual: Drystan Bender/Larry Kropf Message: Pastor Mike
Coffee Hosts: Kristen & Daryl Cressman
Extending God’s Love
“Have you ever considered…….why our outdoor space is called the Green Space and whether this continues to be the best option? As you experience the GS this summer let us know whether you have alternative suggestions or feel the Green Space defines this space well on a lot of levels.
Send your thoughts and suggestions to Marilyn Zehr 519-462-2320, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, August 5th – Adult Fellowship play at St. Jacobs
Meet at church at 12:15 pm. to get your tickets and arrange to carpool to St. Jacobs. We will be leaving church at 12:45 pm.
Following the play we will head back to church for supper.
picnic table and with your help …. Coming soon …. a Ga Ga Ball Pit.
Thank you for your continuing donations helping to build a beautiful space where we can all enjoy God’s Creation.
We have started scheduling greeters for Sunday morning worship time, but it is not too late to add your name. As a greeter (individual, couple, or family) you would stand at the top of the stairs outside the parent’s room and greet people as they arrive Sunday morning. We would encourage you to be here by 9:30 or shortly after when you serve in this role. Would you or your family be willing to serve as a greeter and be scheduled in for a few Sunday mornings through the year? Contact Lisa Suderman, our office administrator, if you are willing to help with this ministry.
Beyond Our Church Community
Rare find – We’re looking for a new accountant! After many years of service with MCC, our accountant is retiring. That means you could be our new accountant. Are you interested in bookkeeping and financial statements? If so, head over to mcco.ca/serve to learn more about the position and to apply today.
Food Truck Thursdays at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre
Every Thursday from 4-8 pm, food trucks will be at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre until August 31st. A poster and schedule of the different food trucks is on the main bulletin board. See you there!
Tuesday August 15th 7 – 8 p.m., Online – Resettlement info session: Welcoming the stranger. Our Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) program allows friends, family, churches and community groups the opportunity to resettle refugees into their communities with financial assistance from the government. You’re invited to learn more about the BVOR program and the profound impact you could have in welcoming the stranger in the upcoming information session. To register, visit mcco.ca/events for details.
Cans, Kits and Comforters Tour: Explore the MR Centre
Material Resources Centre, 65 Heritage Dr, New Hamburg
Come along on a guided tour to explore the Material Resources Centre at 10 am on the third Thursday of every month. Drop in to learn more about the work of Material Resources. No registration required.
The Abner Martin Music Scholarship ($4,000 value last year) is awarded annually by Menno Singers to a student who: 1) will be enrolled in a full-time music major or minor program at the undergraduate or graduate level in 2023-2024); 2) is affiliated with an MCEC congregation; and 3) has demonstrated involvement and proficiency in musical activities in church and community. Application deadline is September 15, 2023. For more information and/or an application form contact Lewis Brubacher, email@example.com
How many school kits can you build in just four weeks?
Looking for a fun activity to do in August? Gather your kids, grandkids or students and take The School Kit Challenge to help children around the world attend school. More information coming soon! Want to learn more about what goes into a school kit? Visit MCC’s school kit information page
Ontario Mennonite Music Camp is a faith-based music camp, welcoming campers aged 12-18 from Ontario and beyond. It runs from August 13-25, 2023. OMMC is supported by the Mennonite Church of Eastern Canada (MCEC) and Conrad Grebel University College, but students of all backgrounds and traditions are welcome to register for two weeks of developing their musical and leadership skills. OMMC is also open to students of all musical abilities. It costs $1400 to attend camp for two weeks, but there are bursaries available based on need. Emily Rempel and Mykayla Turner are co-directing this camp alongside a full team of musicians.
Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2023 (as space is available). Opportunities are also available for students in Grade 11 or 12 who are interested in acting as a Leader-in-Training for the 2023 season. To register for OMMC and find further details for parents, campers, and staff, visit these links:
Meet the Staff: https://uwaterloo.ca/grebel/ontario-mennonite-music-camp/staff
Information for Campers: https://uwaterloo.ca/grebel/ontario-mennonite-music-camp/campers
Information for Parents: https://uwaterloo.ca/grebel/ontario-mennonite-music-camp/parents
Interfaith Counseling Centre (ICC) Board of Directors, New Hamburg, is searching to fill two Board of Director positions:
- Secretary is responsible for a timely and accurate record of the Board’s activities, particularly in terms of publishing agendas and minutes. Other clerical tasks include periodic review of various documentation for ICC. The Secretary is a full, voting member of the Board and participates in regular monthly meetings.
- Treasurer is responsible for oversight of the financial matters of ICC, is a full voting member of the Board and participates in regular monthly meetings.
- Member at large is a full voting member of the Board and participates in regular monthly meetings.
The mission of Interfaith Counseling Centre is to ‘strengthen the fabric of our community by empowering individuals, couples, and families to realize their emotional wellness and triumph over life’s challenges.’ We invite you to join our strong, forty year history of providing such service and care in support of the citizens of Wilmot Township.
Find more information about these volunteer opportunities at https://interfaithcounselling.ca/profiles.php Also, if you are interested in volunteering or might nominate someone who is, email Valerie Troy, Board HR, for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
EZMC Summer 2023 Worship Service Schedule
Sunday July 30th 10:30 a.m. EZMC Worship service at Queen’s Park in Tavistock
Potluck lunch to follow.
Sunday August 6th 10 a.m. Summer Combined Worship Service with Cassel
Mennonite & EZMC will be hosted at Tavistock Mennonite
Church. Service can also be viewed on TMC’s website.
Sunday August 13th Tavistock and Area Ministerial Ecumenical Service at Queen’s
Park in Tavistock. No service at EZMC.
Sunday August 20th 10 a.m. Worship Service at EZMC.
Sunday August 27th 10 a.m. Worship Service at EZMC.
Sunday September 3rd 10 a.m. Summer Combined Worship Service with Tavistock
Mennonite & EZMC will be hosted at Cassel Mennonite Church.
Sunday September 10th Welcome Back Sunday at EZMC