“Arise, shine, for your light has come…” Isaiah 60:1
East Zorra Mennonite Church
Volume 66 Sunday January 8, 2023 No. 2
Join Sunday Morning Worship Gathering
Prelude: Brandy Sell Accompanist: Chantelle McNeish
Song Leader: Myron Ruby Worship Leader: Dawn Bender
Message: Pastor Ray Audio/Visual: Greg Pye/Brian Wagler
Coffee Hosts: Janet & Marv Yantzi
Coffeetime immediately following worship
2 – 5 p.m. Private Party
This Coming Week
Tuesday January 10th
9 a.m. Sewing Circle – Everyone is welcome to join us to knot comforters or quilt. Come for the day or part of the day. (please bring your lunch and
drinks). Masks are available.
Wednesday January 11th
9 a.m. Care Team Meeting
6 p.m. SCRC Meeting
Thursday January 12th
9:30 a.m. E Z Play Group
7 p.m. Health Ministry Team Meeting
7 p.m. MYF
Saturday January 14th
10 am – 7 pm Private Party
Next Sunday – January 15, 2023
Prelude: Katie Wagler Accompanist: Katie Wagler
Song Leader: Lindsay Zehr Worship Leader: Pastor Mike
Message: Stephen Roy Audio/Visual: Drystan Bender/Brian Wagler
Please note that there will be no coffeetime on this day.
Our guest speaker will be Stephen Roy, Church and Community Relations Associate with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Stephen has been part of the MCC Ontario team since 2021. He focuses on building and nurturing relationships between MCC and supporting churches.
Stephen will share the morning message and also continue to share with us in the Sunday School Hour.
The EZMC 2022 Annual Meeting will held in February 2023 (date TBD).
- The meeting will be held in person and available virtually on Zoom.
- Please submit your Annual Reports to Lisa by Friday January 20th by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Some of our church programs were paused but many areas of ministry continued. Please report as it makes sense for your specific area. If you have questions, reach out to your Lay Minister for guidance. Thanks so much!
- The annual report will be sent by email but if you would prefer a paper copy, let Lisa know by Thursday January 26th. Please note that paper copies of the report will be delivered to those who receive a printed copy of our Sunday bulletin each Friday.
We are grateful for the way God has provided and for your generosity in giving. We are thrilled to share that we were able to cover all of our 2022 commitments by the end of the year. There will be more financial detail available in our Annual General Meeting book later this month. Thank you to all!
Junior Christian Education Team (JCET) needs teachers January-June! Sign-up sheet will be at church January 8th or call anyone on the team (Jess Yantzi, Holly Barron, Erin Yantzi or Sue Martin) for dates that work for you! Thanks for helping in faith formation to our children!
Used postage stamps: Interested in trimming used postage stamps? If so, contact Susan Schmitz at email@example.com. The Canadian Bible Society purchases Bibles with the proceeds from selling the trimmed postage stamps.
Volunteers needed to be Coffee Time Hosts! For the month of January we plan to have coffee time every other Sunday. We would welcome a few more volunteers that would make it possible to serve coffee every week. Please contact Lisa if you would be willing to volunteer to be a coffee time host. A coffee host prepares the coffee and cleans up after coffee time. Thanks so much.
A reminder to everyone to reserve any areas of the church building/green space that you need for meetings, rehearsals, events etc. with Lisa to ensure availability. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks so much.
Beyond Our Church Community
SALT of the earth: The webinar
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 1-2pm, online
Have you ever considered living and working in a different culture with an MCC partner for a year? Join us for a virtual conversation with past SALTers who will share their experiences and answer any questions you may have. Come discover some examples of SALT assignments and where in the world you could go with SALT. Go to mcco.ca/events to learn more and register today.
At Interfaith Counselling Centre, we are excited to be offering an 8 week Gottman “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work”. This is a group for Pre-Marital; Common Law; and Married Couples. The Seven Principles Workshop for Couples is based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his New York Times bestselling book – The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This educational workshop is designed to help couples improve their friendship and conflict management skills. This workshop will be offered via Zoom.
Please see the poster on the bulletin board for more information.
Wanted – sewing machines!
Would you like to contribute to a local Indigenous organization in a meaningful way? MCC partner Crow Shield Lodge is looking for sewing machines to create traditional ribbon skirts in a workshop setting. Contact Rebecca Seiling at email@example.com or 226-750-9118 if you have a machine to donate or lend.
MCC’s Applied Peacebuilding Skills Certificate Program, Online, January to May 2023. Learning the skills of peace is a lifelong adventure. Wherever you are in the process of learning the skills of peacemaking, the latest MCC program will help you to further develop and apply these skills within your home, work and community. Register for MCC’s nine-session program, which takes place every other Wednesday evening from mid-January to May 2023. Learn more at mcco.ca/events.
Silver Lake Mennonite Camp:
2023 Winter and Spring Retreats now open for registration: Come to Silver Lake in 2023 for some fun camp experiences! Dads & Kids, Snowshoe Hike, Women’s Retreat, Couples Retreat, Winter Camp for Grown-Ups, March Break Family Getaway, Youth Camp and Family Camp – there are options for all ages! Go to SLMC Retreats & Events for more info and to register. These make fantastic Christmas gifts!
Employment Opportunities: Silver Lake is growing and looking to fill three year-round positions: Fundraising Manager, Program Director and Maintenance Coordinator. For more information click here: slmc.ca/about/board-of-directors/ Come make an impact that lasts a lifetime!