NUTANA PARK MENNONITE CHURCH

NUTANA PARK MENNONITE CHURCH
PASTORAL STAFF
Anita Retzlaff 373-3472
Patrick Preheim 955-2928
Sarah Unrau – Youth Leader 291-8604
374-2144 e-mail:[email protected] web page:www.npmc.net
November 9, 2014
Journey Through the Bible -- Judges
Vol. XLIX
11:00 a.m.
No. 44
Worship Leaders: Anita Retzlaff and Patrick Preheim
Musicians: Fern Stockdale Winder, Susan Ens Funk, Jake Ens,
Ron Peters, Jamie Winder, Deanna Winder, Colin Funk, Ella Funk
Song Leader: Keith Brenneman
Greeters: Judy & Pat Ludwig
Ushers: Elly & Orv Neufeldt
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Prelude
Invocation
Veni Sancte Spiritus
Call to Worship
Greetings and Announcements
Hymn
What is This Place
Lighting of the Peace Lamp
With the Children
Child care for young children
Hymn
Halle, Halle, Hallelujah!
Musicians
HWB No. 1
StJ No. 17
Service of Baptism
Faith Story
Baptism
Congregational Response
Hymn
Now Thank We All Our God
Joys and Concerns
Congregational Prayer
Hymn
Offering/Offertory
Scripture
Meditation
Service of Communion
Benediction
Sending Hymn
HWB No. 794
HWB No. 86
O Power of Love
Keeping Covenant
HWB No. 593
Judges 10:10-16
Anita Retzlaff
Go, My Children
HWB No. 433
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Thank you for turning off all cell phones/electronic devices.
Joys & Concerns
We rejoice with Tristan Brenneman as he joins our congregation through
baptism this morning.
We pray for Erika & Hartmut Niessen, Joshua and Lauren who are in
Paraguay to be with Erika’s mother Helena Derksen during her illness.
Jake Rempel has been admitted to St. Paul’s Hospital.
Our condolences to Elisabeth & Henry Reimer on the death of Elisabeth’s
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uncle Eric Schroeder, Abbotsford, formerly from Waldheim, on his 90 birthday
October 10. The funeral was held in Abbotsford on October 24.
Spotlight on Community
Life
Spotlight on Mennonite Central
Committee Saskatchewan (MCCS)
Focus on People and Love:
Love God, Love People.
When our lives get complicated,
remind us to focus on the simple
message you have given us -- to
love all our neighbours. It really
should not be that hard. Trust in
God's unfailing love
to help you.
MCCS hosted a workshop this week “Walking from
Intergenerational Trauma to Healing Communities”
featuring the doctoral work of Elaine Enns, who has
worked for years in the area of restorative justice
and conflict transformation. This work ties together
the trauma of Mennonite families’ migration
experiences and the potential of building
relationships with our Indigenous neighbours who
have also experienced the trauma of dislocation and
residential schools.
Patrick will be out of the office until Friday, November 14.
This Week
Today
9:00 am Contemplative prayer in the sanctuary.
9:25 am Adult choir rehearsal in the sanctuary.
9:45 am Adult Ed: Inner City Ministries with facilitator Terri Lynn
Paulson.
11:00 am Worship; Anita Retzlaff speaking; baptism; communion.
NO Sunday School for children today.
Care Group #5 potluck – visitors are welcome to join us.
Monday
2:00 pm Ecumenical Bible Study; lounge.
7:00 pm Organ 101: A Workshop for pianists and beginning
organists; Louise Avenue Congregational Church. More
info on our bulletin board or phone 306-384-6600.
Tuesday
No Women’s Bible Study.
No Venture Club.
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Wed.
7:00 am Men’s Breakfast; Jerry’s Food Emporium, 8 Street.
6:00 pm MEDA Supper event at Bethany Manor. Join us to hear
Helen Loftin, VP for Women’s Economic Opportunity.
Reception at 6:00 pm; Dinner at 6:30 pm. Tickets are
$22. RSVP by calling 306-242-9019 by November 10th.
Sat.
10:00-4:00 pm Bethany Manor Craft Sale; everyone welcome.
Coming Up
Next Sun.
9:00 am Contemplative prayer in the sanctuary.
9:25 am Adult choir rehearsal in the sanctuary.
9:45 am Adult Ed: Forming Community at Sherbrooke Community
Centre.
11:00 am Worship; Anita Retzlaff speaking on the book of Ruth.
11:15 am Sunday School for preschool through grade six.
2:30 pm Join us for a Classical Music Concert at NPMC; please
bring a plate of dainties for refreshments following the
concert; offering taken for Rosthern Junior College.
Nov. 21
7:30 pm Musical Jam Session; lounge. Bring your instruments
and voices for an evening of singing popular songs.
Nov. 22
5:00 pm Rosthern Junior College Corporation AGM; RJC
Chapel. We would encourage all supporters of the
school to attend. Report booklets are on mailbox table.
6:00 pm RJC Annual Fundraising and Appreciation Banquet.
Celebrating CBC’s Top 40 Under 40 - 3 Alumni and Past
Staff of RJC will share their story; music will feature
Philip and Leah Klaassen; a silent and live auction, and
an exciting announcement of RJC’s 5-Year Development
Plan. An offering will be taken for the programming of
RJC. For your complimentary tickets call 306.232.4222
or email [email protected] by November 14.
Nov. 23
Noon Youth Fundraising Chili Lunch following the service.
Chili and baked potatoes will be provided by the youth.
Donations will go towards sending the youth to the 2015
Mennonite World Conference in Pennsylvania.
Nov. 28, 29 7:30 pm Saskatoon Children’s Choir presents Sing Choirs of
Angels; Knox United Church. Tickets ($25) from McNally
Robinson Booksellers and at the door.
Nov. 28
7:30 pm Saskatoon Men’s Chorus presents An Advent Carol;
Augustana Lutheran Church. Tickets ($20; $15 seniors,
students) at McNally Robinson Booksellers, members of
the Chorus or 306.955.5616.
Nov. 30
2:00 pm Saskatoon Men’s Chorus presents An Advent Carol;
Knox United Church. Tickets ($20; $15 seniors,
students) at McNally Robinson Booksellers, members of
the Chorus or 306.955.5616.
Dec. 5
6:00 pm Ruth Mission Christmas Banquet; bring spouse and/or
friends. Contact Olive Epp at 306.477.8067.
Dec. 6 10:00-3:00pm Youth Group babysitting for young families.
7:30 pm A Buncha Guys Christmas Concert; Knox United
Church. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Tickets ($5.00) are
available at McNally Robinson Book Sellers, Russ
Regier (306-249-3650), any of the Guys, or at the door.
An offering will be taken to support Shekinah.
Dec. 13
7:30 pm A Buncha Guys Christmas Concert; Shekinah Retreat
Centre. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Tickets ($5.00) are
available at McNally Robinson Book Sellers, Russ
Regier (306-249-3650), any of the Guys, or at the door.
An offering will be taken to support Shekinah.
Nutana Park Mennonite Church welcomes into fellowship and membership all
persons who confess faith in Jesus Christ, without regard to their race, ethnic
background, gender, age, sexual orientation, income, education, ability, and
other factors that give rise to discrimination and marginalization.
An invitation to pray for Mennonite Church Canada's Leadership:
During next week's (Nov 10-15) MC Canada's Fall Leadership Assembly,
hosted at Wildwood Mennonite Church, a prayer room will be open for
anyone wishing to come and pray for Mennonite Church Canada and our
leaders. The prayer room will be open on Wed from 1-9pm, Thurs and Fri
8am-9pm, and Sat 8am-3pm. Those particularly interested in the Creation
Care Resolution presented at the 2014 Assembly are encouraged to come
and pray on Friday afternoon.
Judges 10:10-16
10 So the Israelites cried to the Lord,
saying, ‘We have sinned against you,
because we have abandoned our God
and have worshipped the Baals.’
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And the Lord said to the Israelites,
‘Did I not deliver you from the
Egyptians and from the Amorites, from
the Ammonites
and from the
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Philistines? The Sidonians also, and
the Amalekites, and the Maonites
oppressed you; and you cried to me,
and
I delivered you out of their hand.
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Yet you have abandoned me and
RJC Calendar of Events
November 22, 5:00 pm
November 22, 6:00 pm
December 5 & 6
December 14, 7:30 pm
December 19, 7:00 pm
January 9 & 10, 2015
January 10 & 11
February 6, 7:00 pm
March 22, 7:00 pm
May 8, 7:00 pm
May 30
June 26 & 27
June 28
Annual General Corporation Meeting
Fundraising and Appreciation Banquet
Boys and Girls Home Basketball Tournament
Choir Concert at Knox United Church,
Saskatoon, with guest choir Sonrisa
RJC Christmas Concert
Alumni Basketball & Hockey Weekend
Winter Theatre
Friday Night Live Youth Event
Guys & Pies
Spring Concert
Golf Tournament at Valley Regional Park
Year-End Musical
Graduation Day
For more information
on any of the public events listed above,
contact the RJC Office at
306-232-4222 or [email protected]
worshipped other gods; therefore I will
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deliver you no more. Go and cry to
the gods whom you have chosen; let
them deliver you in the time of your
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distress.’ And the Israelites said to
the Lord, ‘We have sinned; do to us
whatever seems good to you; but
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deliver us this day!’ So they put away
the foreign gods from among them
and worshipped the Lord; and he
could no longer bear to see Israel
suffer.
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National Council of Churches
Youth Announcements
SMYO TREK to MWC 2015 Assembly – Application forms are now being
accepted for the SMYO trip to the MWC Assembly in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Forms and travel details can be found online at www.smyo.ca/mwc2015. Forms
are due December 15, 2014, along with a $500 deposit. Applicants must be in
their grade 8 year or older, contact the MC Sask office for more details, 306249-4844.
Saskatoon Food Bank: (the round Blue Bin in the education wing)
Soups -- Canned or Dry; Canned fruit
Announcements
NPMC is looking for a replacement snowblower for the one that was stolen
recently. If anyone knows of a good quality used snowblower that may be for
sale please email Darryl Epp at [email protected]
Shekinah Retreat Centre is looking for some causal food services assistants
(2-3) to have on our lists of people to help with catering for timber lodge groups!
Do you enjoy working with food and with great people? Do you have availability
on the weekends or even on the occasional weekday? Do you love Shekinah?
This could be for you! For more information or to apply, please contact Kristy
Letkeman at Shekinah Retreat Centre at [email protected]
There are several people from this congregation who are requesting
transportation to and from church on Sundays. Please contact Helen at the
church office if you are willing to provide rides.
MCC Connects: Give water for Christmas. Your gift of water offers a life-giving
resource to families and communities. $10 helps families have access to the
water they need for drinking and growing food. Give at donate.mcccanada.ca or
call 306.665.2555.
November 28 & 29: Truth . . . and Reconciliation – What's next? The
Ministries Commission of MC SK is planning a Friday evening, Saturday event
at the Youth Farm Bible Camp that will tackle the question of Mennonite
Churches' response to the recent Truth and Reconciliation process. How do the
Gospel and the witness of residential school survivors inspire us to be
instruments of reconciliation? More information will be forthcoming.
The Bethany Manor Housing Assistance Fund has been created to assist
residents who are struggling financially. An anonymous donor has offered to
match up to $50,000 in donations received by November 15. Please consider
donating to this worthwhile cause! Donations may be sent to Bethany Manor,
110 LaRonge Road, Saskatoon SK S7K 7H8 (please make cheques payable to
Bethany Manor and indicate “Housing Assistance Fund” on the subject line) or
contact Bonnie Wyse at (306) 242-9019. A tax deductible receipt will be
issued. Thank you!
Churches for Environmental Action, in partnership with the Prairie Centre for
Ecumenism, presents a one day workshop entitled “Making your Case:
Environmental Action as Christian Action.” Speakers will be Jim Harding and
Bishop Don Bolen. The event will take place at Resurrection
Lutheran Church
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(310 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon) on December 6 from 9:30-3:30. Lunch by
donation.
Restorative Justice Week takes place November 16-23, 2014. To celebrate
Restorative Justice programming in Prince Albert and area, join us on Friday,
Nov 21 at Calvary United Church (114 25St East, PA) for a Soup and Pie
Fundraiser Supper. Enjoy homemade soup, bread and pie, listen to live music
and hear stories about the impact restorative ministries like CoSA, P2P,
Supporting Friends and chaplaincy have in our communities. Starts at 6pm.
Dinner by donation. Donations over $15 will receive a tax-receipt. For more
information contact Ryan Siemens at [email protected] or
306.763.6224. All proceeds will go to the work of Parkland Restorative Justice.
Urgently Needed for Ali and family -- a crib, curtains and infant car seat.
Contact Arnie Nickel 306.653.3195 if you can help out with these items.
Volunteer help wanted -- to wrap gifts for Ronald MacDonald House fundraiser
held in December. Please phone Marlene Froese 306.668.4793.
Announcement:
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The second term of Sunday School will be underway in midNovember and new teachers will be needed. The time commitment is
approximately 3 Sundays during the term. Please sign up on the bulletin
board in the Education Wing.
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50 Anniversary Preparation
We will be creating a photo display of the past ten
years in the history of our church. Please join us at
the church on Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 -11:00 am if you can help. The coffee pot will be on!
From Earthkeepers: Xeriscape Your Garden with Sara
Williams on November 20 at 7:30 pm in Room 106, Biology
Building, U of S campus. This is one of the series of winter
meetings of the Saskatoon Nature Society,
www.saskatoonnaturesociety.sk.ca.
If you are able to give one hour of your time to help with the ministry service for
Sherbrooke Community Centre on November 23 at 2:30 pm, please phone
Marlene Froese at 306.668.4793.
Gr. 2 – November 16
Gr. 1 – November 23
Gr. 1 – December 28