Resources to help us to stay Rooted in Christ and Growing together in Faith
Worship Service – Sunday August 21, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Theme: Come to the Living Water
Join EZMC Zoom Worship Gathering – 10 AM
Gwen & Dan Matthews will be hosting Coffee Time this Sunday.
We would ask that everyone provide their own coffee mug to help simplify the preparation and clean up time. We will also provide paper cups for those who forget their mugs or come as guests on a Sunday morning.
We can continue to have Coffee Time when we have the volunteers we need. We are still in need of more volunteers. Please contact Lisa if you would be willing to volunteer to be a coffee host.
**As we gather for worship and other congregational activities, please note that masks are no longer required, including during congregational singing, however, we remain mask-friendly – if you and your family want to wear a mask, you should feel comfortable to do so. For your convenience we will continue to make hand sanitizer and masks available at the 2 main entrances to our building.
Next Sunday – August 28, 2022 EZMC Worship Service at 10 a.m.
Theme: Come to the Water: Storms
Prelude: Laurie Yantzi Worship Leader: Sheryl Leis
Message: Pastor Mike
Audio/Visual: Greg Pye/Brian Wagler
Extending God’s Love
Please send any items for the Friday August 26th letter to Pastor Ray by 9 a.m. that morning as Office Administrator Lisa will be away on holidays. Thanks so much.
We will be printing an updated EZMC Church Family Photo and Address Directory in the Fall.
Please submit updated photos, addresses, phone numbers by September 9th
Thank you so much for your willingness to submit a photo! It is very much appreciated!
Please note that we encourage every person or family unit to submit a photo. A picture in a directory helps so much, and is so welcoming! Mike, Brandy, Petra and Rebekah have joined us and are getting to know us, an updated photo directory with pictures of everyone will be a wonderful gift. If you are submitting a photo please remember that professional photos are subject to copyright so permission would be needed from the photographer to include.
In the next few weeks your mailbox position may change slightly as additions are made. If you don’t have a mailbox and would like one please contact Lisa at email@example.com. If your mailbox label has gone missing please let Lisa know so she can replace it.
As Phase 2 of the Greenspace begins, projects will be dependent on donations. Accompanied by a note, designated for the Green Space, donations can be given by cash or cheque in the church offering, or mailed, dropped off, as well as e-transferred to church treasurer Dawn Zehr.
Should donations exceed Green Space expenses, the extra will be used for other church projects. Thank you, GS committee
Beyond Our Church Community
Fall Seniors’ Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, September 19th. Our theme this fall is “Seeing the Land and History Through an Indigenous Lens”. For more information and to register please visit our website @ www.hiddenacres.ca or contact the camp at 519-625-8602,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited so register early! Brochures are available on the table outside the nursery.
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is hiring! We have an opening in early September for a part time (about 16-24 hours a week) member of our housekeeping staff. The successful applicant will be responsible to ensure our facilities are kept clean and in good condition for our guests. They should have an interest or experience in a variety of housekeeping skills, be able to adapt their schedule to meet the requirements of Hidden Acres’ program and be willing to support the mission of the camp. Please visit hiddenacres.ca for more information. To apply, please send a resume to email@example.com. Deadline August 31, 2022.
SAVE THE DATE: The much loved-Toronto Mennonite Festival returns to Willowgrove Farm on Saturday September 17. Save the date for delicious traditional (and not so traditional) Mennonite treats, fun activities for kids and families, the famous quilt auction and more. All proceeds support the work of Mennonite Central Committee. More info at torontomennonitefestival.ca.
The Amish Bicentennial 1822-2022
Join us as we REMEMBER and THANK GOD for the coming of our Amish Mennonite ancestors to Canada. There will be Heritage bus tours, Acapella Hymn Sings (one of which will take place at East Zorra Mennonite on Sun Sept 25), The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada (Speaker, Rebecca Seiling will present the “Landed Buggy” at Steinmann Mennonite), Indigenous Awareness Workshop (at Crow Shield Lodge), and the Thanksgiving Worship Service (Sun Oct 2 at Steinmann Mennonite Church). Some of these events require registration in advance. The 3rd insert is now available on the table outside the nursery.