A reminder to those who signed up for the Men’s BBQ tomorrow, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Trevor Kropf’s, to bring your lawn chair and your own beverages.
East Zorra Mennonite Church
Volume 66 Sunday June 18, 2023 No. 25
Worship Service – Sunday June 18, 2023 at 10 a.m.
Prelude: Heidi Wagler Accompanist: Heidi Wagler
Worship Leader: Sheryl Leis Song Leader: Caleb Leis
Coffee Hosts: Gloria & Tom Roth Message: Pastor Ray
Audio/Visual: Greg Pye/Brian Wagler Offering: Leadership
Greeters: Bethany & Trevor Kropf
Welcome and opening greetings
Call to Worship and Opening prayer
Songs of Gathering & Praise
VT #4 “Christ Is Our Cornerstone”
VT #22 “What is this Place”
Time with the Children
Scripture Readings: Zechariah 3; 1 John 1:8-9
Message: Pastor Ray
Songs of Response: VT #170 “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”
Prayer of the Church
Sending Song: VT #830 “Go, My Children”
Coffeetime in the basement immediately following worship. 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.
Everyone is invited to the sanctuary during the Sunday School hour for a Mission Committee presentation. If you would like to have coffee, please go to the basement, and then return upstairs as soon as you can.
Stories of Resettlement – A history of the refugee families East Zorra has supported, and helped resettle in Canada, will be shared through photos and reflections.
This Coming Week
Wednesday June 21st
7 p.m. Vacation Bible School Work Bee
Thursday June 22nd
9:30 – 11 a.m. E Z Play Group
Friday June 23rd
7 p.m. Year end Pizza Night
Next Sunday – June 25, 2023
Prelude: Glorify Accompanist: Chantelle McNeish
Worship Leader: Bevin Witmer Song Leader: Melanie Wiegand
Message: Pastor Mike Greeters: Larry & Tracey Kropf
Audio/Visual: Drystan Bender/Larry Kropf Offering: Relief/MCC
Service of Baptism followed by a potluck meal.
Please bring food to share, and your own dishes, cutlery etc.
We invite your prayers for the youth being baptized next Sunday:
Madilynn Cressman, Owen Kropf, Alexis Leis, and Julia Zehr
The church embroidered shirts and hoodies are now available for payment and pickup. Dylan and Hannah will be available in the basement the following two Sundays. Please pay cash or make checks out to East Zorra Mennonite Church. Thank you all for your support.
Thursday June 29th 7 p.m. Adult Fellowship – Come enjoy our annual strawberry social. There will be special music and Jan Ropp will share her story of the challenges living life with Lupus. There will be an opportunity to make a donation to Lupus Ontario. Envelopes will be provided. This event will also be available via Zoom, with the link being sent closer to the date.
A reminder to those who have signed up to go to the play at St Jacobs on August 5th to have your payment in by Sunday June 25th. $70 per person. Cash or if paying by Cheque – made payable to Ray or Laurel Zehr. Give payment to any committee member. If anyone is wanting to go who hasn’t signed up, please let the committee know (Jim & Carol, Ray & Laurel or Philip & Shirley) and they will look into getting more tickets.
Babylon VBS Update – July 10 -14
Registration for VBS this summer is now closed. We are looking forward to the week with about 115 kids from our church and the community! Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help make this week possible. We are going to have a work bee on June 21 @ 7:00 PM in the church basement to help prep materials, decorations, and crafts. All are welcome. Please contact Naomi or Ashley with any questions.
Naomi Witzel firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Witzel email@example.com
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? Please email or call Lisa Suderman, our office administrator, if you are willing to help with this ministry.
An investment for you, bonus interest for what you believe in!
Kindred Credit Union offers you a unique way to invest through Community Inspiration GICs. You invest in a guaranteed investment certificate (GIC) that earns a competitive interest rate and, in return, Kindred donates an additional quarter percent interest to your congregation or qualifying charity. The offer is for a limited time. If you are interested in investing, please contact Kindred before June 30 and consider naming East Zorra Mennonite church as the bonus interest recipient. For more information, call or visit your local branch or kindredcu.com/CI-GIC.
Summer 2023 Worship Service Schedule
Sunday July 2nd 10 a.m. Summer Combined Worship Service with Tavistock
Mennonite & Cassel Mennonite will be hosted at EZMC.
Sunday July 9th 10 a.m. Worship Service at EZMC in the green space,
Sunday July 16th 10 a.m. Worship Service at EZMC.
12 p.m. Picnic Lunch in the green space. Bring your own lunch.
Drinks will be provided.
Sunday July 23rd 10 a.m. Worship Service at EZMC.
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 Tavistock
Mennonite & EZMC will be hosted at Cassel Mennonite Church.
Sunday August 13th Tavistock and Area Ministerial Ecumenical Service at Queen’s
Park in Tavistock
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 Cassel
Mennonite & EZMC will be hosted at Tavistock Mennonite
Sunday September 10th Welcome Back Sunday at EZMC
Beyond Our Church Community
Crisis in East Africa – Your donation will be matched
In East Africa, extreme hunger is a growing threat. Conflict, climate change and economic shocks are driving hunger to increasingly high levels. MCC is responding in countries like Ethiopia, South Sudan, DR Congo and Kenya. Donate to food projects today and you can double your impact. Donations made by individual Canadians until June 30 are eligible to be matched by the Government of Canada, up to $5 million. To donate, go to donate.mcccanada.ca/cause/crisis-east-africa.
National Indigenous History Month (June) & National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) are a time for all Canadians to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of Indigenous peoples and to reflect on the ongoing impact of colonialism on these communities. Visit mcco.ca/indigenous-history-month to explore resources and events to help celebrate and appreciate diverse cultures found in Indigenous communities.
Sunday June 25th 2:30 to 4 p.m. All are invited to the Detweiler Meetinghouse at 3445 Roseville Road to enjoy the music, songs and stories by the Mac Talla Road Duo. Admission is by donation. For information or questions about Detweiler Meetinghouse, see Detweilermeetinghouse.ca, Facebook or Marion Roes at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 beginning on June 22nd and ending August 31st. A poster and schedule of the different food trucks is on the main bulletin board.
Friday June 30th – Sunday July 2nd Hidden Acres is hosting our annual Family Camping Weekend! Bring your family to enjoy the outdoors, go swimming, canoeing and climbing on our outdoor climbing tower. Contact the camp to reserve a cabin space at email@example.com. First come, first served for camping spots. More information can be found on our website at www.hiddenacres.ca
See you there!
Tavistock Mennonite Church is looking to fill the position of Child, Youth and Family Coordinator. This will be a contract position with potential for permanency. The successful candidate will become a member of our Leadership Team alongside our Administrative-Treasurer Assistant and Pastor. 20-25 flexible hours per week. Contact Jayne Whetstone with questions or to see a job description at 519-475-6099. Interested individuals should email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 23rd.
Join our team! Do you want to make a difference in your community and around the world? At MCC we are committed to making a difference by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. We have three new openings. Check them out at mcco.ca/serve and apply today.
The New Hamburg Thrift Centre is hiring! New Hamburg Thrift Centre is looking for a new Associate Logistics, supporting the logistical operation of the thrift centre. Go to mcco.ca/serve to see the job posting and to apply today!