East Zorra Mennonite Church
Volume 65 Sunday November 13, 2022 No. 46
Worship Service – Sunday November 13, 2022 at 10 a.m.
The Love that is God
We live our Love out from the community created by the Spirit
Prelude: Heidi Wagler Accompanist: Heidi Wagler
Song Leader: Connie Yantzi Worship Leader: Jesse Yantzi
Message: Pastor Mike Audio/Visual: Todd Bender/Larry Kropf
Coffee Time Hosts: Janet & Marv Yantzi
Coffee time immediately following worship.
Sunday School classes
Nursery to Grade 5 classes are being held downstairs.
Junior Youth class meets upstairs in Room #9
Youth class meets upstairs in the MYF room (Room #11)
Adults – Education series with Pastor Ray and Pastor Mike: The Love That Is God: An Invitation to Christian Faith. This class is being held in the sanctuary and is also available via Zoom for those at home.
This Coming Week
Monday November 14th
7 p.m. Grassroots practice
Thursday November 17th
9:30 a.m. E Z Play Group
7 p.m. Health Ministry Team meets in the boardroom
7 p.m. Finance and Facility meets in the basement
Next Sunday – November 20, 2022
Service of Remembering/Memorial Sunday
Prelude: Bethany Klein Accompanist: Bethany Klein
Song Leader: Caleb Leis Worship Leader: Pastor Mike
Message: Pastor Ray Audio/Visual: Dathan Bender/Brian Wagler
Coffeetime: Gwen & Dan Matthews
8:45 a.m. Christmas Choir practice. Please see the announcement for more details.
Over the years our Care Team has hosted a Service of Remembering on an evening through the week to name and remember family members who have died. Our focus has been on remembering spouses, parents, children, siblings and grandparents of congregational members. Again this year, as we did last year, we want to open this service to broader congregational involvement. To help us do that we will take time at our Sunday morning worship gathering on November 20st to name those family members mentioned above and, in a few moments of silence, to remember their lives. We will also give space for you to silently name and remember other significant people in your life who have died. We pray this Service of Remembering can be a healing time.
EZ Family Event – PIZZA PARTY!
Join us for our next Family Event. We’ll gather together for lunch after Sunday School, followed by worship and fellowship. To give us an idea of numbers for pizza, please RSVP to Ashley (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the number of people attending and any dietary restrictions. Looking forward to seeing you!!
Extending God’s Love
We extend God’s love as we share with each other both our joys and our struggles.
As we encounter the challenges of flu season, the ongoing reality of Covid, and other respiratory viruses my we continue to pray for and support each other.
Theatre of the Beat Presents: Selah’s Song
An original folk musical from Theatre of the Beat
Written by Johnny Wideman, with original music by beloved Mennonite musician Bryan Moyer Suderman, Selah’s Song tells the story of a young girl whose courage inspired a village and whose song became an anthem for peace. Inundated with catchy pro-war propaganda songs, Selah is inspired to share her own music with the village, creating some competition for the King. Selah’s Song is a heartwarming musical that is fun for all ages!
Selah’s Song will be presented at East Zorra Mennonite Church, 677044 16 Line, Tavistock, on Sunday, December 4th at 2:30PM.
Admission is by donation. We welcome you to join us! If you would be willing to help with a few logistic details for this event please reach out to Pastor Ray.
Sue Martin is looking for barn yard animal costumes that fit children ages 2-5. Specifically need chicken, baby chick, horse, donkey, kitten, dog. If you have one please contact her at email@example.com
Volunteers needed to be Coffee Time Hosts!
For the months of December and January we will 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. Note that there will be no coffee time on December 25th and January 1st
Thursday November 24th Adult Fellowship Christmas dinner
Punch 5:30 Dinner 6:00 Tickets $30 each. Program to follow, speaker Pastor Mike Williamson. Tickets are available today in the basement after the worship service from Carol & Jim Schumm, Shirley & Philip Ruby, Betty & Cecil Rose
Christmas Choir – Thank you for your enthusiastic response to our Christmas Eve Choir! We look forward to making music together again! If you missed signing up, you are not too late….you are still welcome to come out and join us. We will hold our first practice on Sunday morning, Nov. 20 at 8:45 in the auditorium. At this time we will discuss if this is the best practice time or if we have other options. Any inquiries, please speak to Connie or Lindsay.
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
Wednesday November 16th 9:30 p.m. (CST) We need to Talk – After nine months of war, are there still nonviolent options for Ukraine? Join CMU faculty Karen Ridd and Wendy Kroeker for an interactive discussion during CMU’s Zoom call-in show, We Need to Talk. Visit cmu.ca/weneedtotalk.
MCC Peace Conference
Friday November 18th at 7 p.m. and Saturday November 19th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The MCC Peace Conference is your chance to see, hear and experience first-hand how you and MCC are changing lives and communities through peacebuilding. This event will inspire and inform through general sessions, workshops and conversations with messengers of peace.
To learn more and register, go to mcco.ca/peace-conference.
Tuesday November 22nd 6:30 p.m. Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is celebrating 60 years!! Please join us at our Annual General Meeting which will be held at Tavistock Mennonite Church to hear stories and songs from the last 60 years. The evening will also include a short business meeting. RSVP to email@example.com or 519-625-8602.
Tuesday November 22nd 8 p.m. 50 Years of MCC Thrift
You’re invited to a special celebration of 50 years of MCC Thrift on November 22nd at 8 pm! This live, virtual event will celebrate the history, creativity and generosity of the MCC Thrift network, which has raised more than $305 million over the last 50 years for the work of MCC at home and around the world. You’ll hear stories about the grassroots beginnings of the thrift network, meet some of our amazing volunteers, and learn about the impact that MCC Thrift has made. Register online to reserve your spot today at thrift.mcc.org/celebrate50.
Sunday December 4th 2:30 p.m. – Please join us at Tavistock Mennonite Church for An A Capella Christmas concert with KW barbershop choir, The Twin City Harmonizers, along with local musical powerhouse, Chuckee Zehr, as guest star. This concert will be fun for all ages! Proceeds will go towards TMC’s refugee sponsorships and to Harmonize for Speech, which funds speech therapy services. For tickets, please contact Alyssa at 519-655-2581 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or grab some on Eventbrite.ca. Tickets: $20/adults | $15/Youth/Students 13 and over | 12 and under, free.
Saturday November 26th 7 p.m. (CST Christmas with CMU –) at Bethel Mennonite Church (465 Stafford St., Winnipeg). This year’s Christmas program will be in-person and livestreamed featuring favourites performed by a variety of CMU’s music ensembles. cmu.ca/christmas
Are you looking for a gift that gives impact this Christmas?
The Raw Carrot is a social enterprise that provides meaningful employment to people who live with barriers to traditional employment by making hand-crafted soup. We are offering lovely gift boxes this holiday season that make wonderful gifts for your employees, clients, and friends. Each box contains a selection of our delicious soup along with locally curated charcuterie products. For more information, email Leah Brown at email@example.com or call 226-338-4956.
Give a gift that keeps on giving…and growing!
Help meet people’s basic needs around the world with the purchase of an eco-friendly MCC Thrift Christmas Giving ornament! Proceeds from these gifts will provide fruit trees and chickens as a source of income and nutrition and clean water in homes. Plus, these ornaments are made from seed paper. Plant it, water it and watch it grow into beautiful wildflowers. Available at your local thrift shop while supplies last.
Join our Team!
Join the MCC team and use your skills to make a difference in your community and around the world! Thrift on Mill in Leamington has an opening for a Thrift Associate.To learn more about this position and to apply, go to mcco.ca/serve.
Material Resources Volunteers Needed (65 Heritage Drive, New Hamburg)Material Resources is looking for volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Come join our volunteer team in the sewing or workrooms. We are looking for volunteers to help create high quality comforters and pack/sort kits. Volunteer shifts are 3-4 hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, go to mcco.ca/serve.