Now you are the body of Christ, and each by zdh15614


									                        October 25, 2009

     “Now you are the body of Christ,
   and each one of you is a part of it.”
                                    1 Corinthians 12:27
VOL. 21 NO. 43
                15 George Street, Waterloo, ON N2J 1K6
 Telephone: 519-578-0660                          Fax: 519-578-0565
 Staff: Pastors Nancy Mann and Jean Lehn Epp
 Gloria Dirks, Parish Nurse – 519-578-9609
            Welcome to our worship service this morning.
                May you be blessed as you meet God
               and be empowered for the week ahead.
Guest Musician: Bryan Moyer Suderman            Worship Leader: Pastor Jean Lehn Epp
Pianist: Karen Enns
         Children are welcome in the worship service or parents may make use of
            supervised care in the Nursery for babies & children up to age 6.
   Welcome / The Work and Care of the Church
   Hymn – “Here in this place”                                               HWB #6
   Call to Worship – based on Psalm 34:1-8
     Leader: Bless God every chance you get; expand your lungs with
     All:       Live and breathe praise to God;
     Leader: if things aren’t going well, hear this and be happy: Join me
             in spreading the news; together let’s get the word out.
     All:       Look to God for He answers us and frees us from our
     Leader: Look to God; reflect back God’s goodness.
     All:       In desperation we call out to God.
     Leader: God will save us from trouble. God’s angel sets up a circle
             of protection around us while we pray.
     All:       Taste and see that the Lord is good.
     Leader: Open your eyes and see how good God is. Blessed are you
             who run to him.
   Prayer of Confession and Words of Assurance
   Scripture – Mark 10:46-52
   Congregational Prayer

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   Word & Song – “Being & Becoming the Body of Christ”
    1 Corinthians 12
   Hymn – “Heart with loving heart united”                        HWB #420
     There are persons in our congregation who have strong sensitivities to
 fragrances. Thank you for refraining from using scented perfumes and lotions.

Babysitting is provided in the nursery during Sunday School.
10:45 a.m. – Intergenerational Concert in the gym with guest musician
  Bryan Moyer Suderman.
10:45 a.m. – Adult Sunday School in the lounge: “Leviticus – Called to a
  Feast” Week three of a four week exploration of the ritual imagination of
  ancient Jewish life.
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Jr Youth outdoor fun in the forest in the dark at
  Wally & Gloria Dirks (2073-A Snyder’s Rd E, Petersburg). Bring warm
  clothes, a costume and $4 for supper.

                 Next Sunday – November 1st, 2009
9:30 a.m.  Speaker: Rev Edmund Pries
Texts:     Deuteronomy 6:1-6; Mark 12:28-34
10:45 a.m. Children’s singing followed by Sunday School at 11:00 am.
10:45 a.m. Jr Youth & Youth Sunday School classes
10:45 a.m. Adult Sunday School in the lounge. “Leviticus – Called to a
           Feast” Week four of a four week exploration of the ritual
           imagination of ancient Jewish life.

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               GERMAN WORSHIP SERVICE: 10:45 a.m.
Leiter am Gottesdienst: Bernard Stobbe            Redner: Prediger Henry Regehr
Klavierspieler: Nicholas Klassen

“Gott ist gegenwärtig”                                                              GB #1
SCHRIFTWORT – Hiob 42:1-6, 10-13, 15-17
              Markus 10:46-52
“Wie soll ich dich empfangen”                                             GB #41 v 1-4
ANSPRACHE – “Linderung für die Bedrückten”
“So lang mein Jesus lebt”                                                         GB #348

                           CHURCH FAMILY NOTES
Please pray for: Nick Balzer, being treated at Grand River Hospital for a
 blood clot in his right lung; Tina Wiebe, receiving care at home; Alida
 Schwarz, scheduled for thyroid surgery Tuesday at St. Mary’s Hospital;
 Gunther Schwarz, scheduled for day surgery Wednesday at St. Mary’s
 Hospital; George Street Fellowship, travelling to New York Oct 26-30.
Servettes would like to extend a very big THANK YOU to everyone who
 supported our “Sudan Project”. $1,911.00 was raised at the Ham lunch.
 Thank you also to Henry Epp for organizing a short program and to
 everyone who participated.
Directory Update:
 Waldemar & Hildegarde Regier new email:

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                      CONGREGATIONAL NOTES
                        Church Office Hours
          Tuesday – Thursday         9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
          Friday                     9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
                      Parish Nurse Office Hours
   Thursday “drop-in” 11 am – 12 noon…or…Anytime by appointment

                                THIS WEEK
Irene Dyck our custodian is away from Oct 26-30. Custodial coverage is
provided by Aaron & Simon Epp during this time.
Monday, Oct 26          8:00am           Parish Nurse Network meeting
Tuesday, Oct 27         12 noon          Silver Spoons
                        1:00pm           Nutrition in Motion
                        6-8:30pm         IMCC
                        7:30pm           Study Series
Wednesday, Oct 28       9am – 2pm        Mission Circle
                        11:00am          Mission Circle Business meeting
Thursday, Oct 29        10-11am          W.A.L.C. – gym
                        6:30-7:30pm      Ball Hockey
Friday, Oct 30          1:00pm           H of F – gym
Pastor Jean Lehn Epp is at Hesston College in Kansas from Oct 30 – Nov 1,
attending the Anabaptist Vision & Discipleship series on teaching the Bible.

Financial Report: Thank you for your offering Oct 18, 2009: $3,291.19
Operation Christmas Child/Shoebox Program: The shoeboxes and
 brochures are now available. If you would like to fill a whole box, or part
 of a box, that is acceptable. We have chosen Wed, Nov 25 from 1-4 pm
 as the date where a group will go to check out the donated boxes,
 followed by dinner out. The sorting station will be at the former NCR
 building on Northfield in Waterloo. If you can help contact Erna Unrau.
Wanted: Canadian Tire Money. Please donate your Canadian Tire
 money to Youth & Jr Youth so that they may use these funds to help buy
 supplies for the “Samaritan Purse – ShoeBox” program. They will be
 assembling a Shoe-Box Christmas Gift for less fortunate children in 3rd
 World Countries. You can leave the Canadian Tire Money in the mail-box

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 of Whitley & Justin Enns or drop it off at the Church office. Thank you for
 supporting a great cause and initiative for Youth & Jr Youth at W-K.
Health & Wellness Committee Parish Nursing Ministry Hiring Update:
 The Congregation will recall that WKUM Church was approved as one of
 six congregations to receive funding through an agreement between
 InterChurch Health Ministries (ICHM) and the Waterloo-Wellington
 Health Integration Network (WWLHIN). We were going to hire a second
 (additional) parish nurse in order to meet growing needs here and to
 reach out into our community. The other five congregations were
 planning to hire their first parish nurse. Unfortunately, the WWLHIN has
 seen fit to cancel all funding for new Parish Nursing Ministries to ICHM
 (and previous ministries will continue for the coming year only).
 (Apparently, the WWLHIN wanted verifiable proof that Parish Nursing
 Ministry resulted in less visits to hospitals and other government health
 services.) This is sad and unfortunate news. The other five
 congregations are hit worse than we are because we still have an
 ongoing Parish Nursing Ministry. In any case, where does this leave us?
   1. What we have is not lost. We still have a Parish Nursing Ministry
      and are grateful for the diligent care provided by our Parish Nurse,
      Gloria Dirks. That is not affected and will continue as before.
   2. Opportunities for ministry are still before us. Over the past year,
      we have identified ministry needs within and around us. We will
      continue to seek ways to grow our Parish Nursing Ministry to meet
      those needs. One such expansion we are working on is to provide
      Parish Nursing Ministry to Waterloo Mennonite Homes.
   3. Other sources of funding are available. We will explore these in
      order to help us meet the needs in our midst and those we are able
      to reach out to.
   4. We continue to follow the direction provided by the
      congregation. Any expansion and growth of this ministry will be
      within the budgeting guidelines the congregation has set. This means
      that growth / expansion initiatives will be funded from non-budgetary
 The Health and Wellness Committee of WK is committed to continued
 work on your behalf to provide a strong Parish Nursing Ministry. We will
 consult with the congregation and keep you and the Church Council
 informed regarding our work. We appreciate your prayers and support.
  ~ Edmund Pries, Chairperson, WKUMC Health & Wellness Committee
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Join the Study Series at WK – A Little Child Will Lead Them: The
 Births of Heroes in the Biblical World for adults, young adults & youth
 led by Sherri Guenther Trautwein. Bring a friend to our next session on
 Tuesday Oct 27 at 7:30 pm in the church basement.
WKUMC Student Aid Fund invites applications from students who are
 participants in the ministries and programs of our church and who plan
 on attending a Mennonite School in fall of 2010 and winter 2011.
 Applications are available on BB #7 and on our website at Please return completed applications to the
 church office by Nov 30, 2009. Thank you.
Health & Wellness:
 • Health Education Surveys: Please complete forms
   and deposit into box provided in the foyer today.
 • Nutrition in Motion “Healthy Soups and Tea” Tues Oct 27 at 1pm.
 • Join the Wellness Active Living Club (WALC) every Thursday from
   10-11am for exercise, balance and strength training. Improve your
   health with this excellent free class.

                         Healthy Reflections
                              Body Mind Spirit
          The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or
         unhappy is to go outside somewhere where they can be
        quite alone with the beauty of nature and God. ~ Anne Frank

• Thursdays till Nov 26: NOTE NEW TIME for Family Ball hockey – 6:30 -
  7:30 pm in the gym.
• Sat Oct 31: Halloween Games Night for Young Adults at 8pm at Erb
  Street Mennonite Church. All young adults are welcome. We will be playing
  a variety of games throughout the evening. Please bring your favourite
  Halloween treat and costume for an evening of fun. This event is being
  hosted by Erb Street Young Adult Small Group.
• Fri Nov 6: Youth are shopping for Samaritan’s purse Christmas gift
  shoeboxes from 7-9pm. Bring $10-20 per box.
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• Sun Nov 8: Junior Youth Breakaway from 10am-3pm at Rockway
  Mennonite Collegiate for students in grades 6-8. Come & learn about caring
  for God’s world. Register with Pastor Jean by Oct 20. Cost is $15/youth.
• Sun Nov 15: Amazing Peace, a Youth event at Conrad Grebel College from
  3-7pm. Let Pastor Jean know by Nov 3 if you would like to go. Cost: $5

Dinner & Discussion Group for young adults & adults meets on Wednesdays at
 6pm for a meal followed by a discussion beginning at 7:30pm. To reserve your
 place at the dinner table or to be added to the email update list contact Sherri at
 519-745-6302 or
Mennonite Savings & Credit Union Regional Meeting: Our Roots, Our Road
 Tues Oct 27 at Elmira Mennonite Church. Details on BB #4 or
Rockway’s Envirathon/Servathon: a service fundraiser on Oct 30th. Please
 consider sponsoring a student. This year 30% of the money will be invested in
 green technologies for the school. See BB #4.
The Spirit Sings CD Release Concert: Sun Nov 1, 3pm at Conrad Grebel
 University College Chapel. Come celebrate with the Conrad Grebel Chapel
 Choir and join in singing some of the works that were recorded with the
 audience for the disk.
Waterloo Generations Book Sale: Wed Nov 4, 6-8pm. ONE NIGHT ONLY. All
 purchases go to support the work of Mennonite Central Committee.
Women’s Ministries Survey for women within Mennonite Church Eastern
 Canada was developed to facilitate the making of recommendations for future
 women’s ministries. Complete it online at or
 find copies on BB #4 and drop them off at the church office. Deadline is Nov 5.
Rockway Fund Raising Clothing Sale: Fri Nov 6, 11:30am-8:30pm & Sat Nov 7,
 8am-4pm. Get your Christmas shopping in early! Sale is at the school in the
 gym. All proceeds go to Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. See BB #4.
Hope Rising CD Release Concert: “Climbing Up” Fri Nov 6, 7:30pm at Hamilton
 Mennonite Church,143 Lower Horning Road, Hamilton. All proceeds go to
 Mennonite Central Committee of Ontario Restorative Justice projects.
MennoSingers perform Bloch’s Sacred Service and Ager’s Mass, Sat Nov 7,
 8pm at St. Peter’s Lutheran in Kitchener. See BB #4.
Building Bridges, Not Walls, an Interchurch rally & worship Sun Nov 8,
 6-8:30pm at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. Details on BB #4.
Public Prayer Walk for Peace: Remembrance Day (Nov 11) meet 7pm at
 Rockway Mennonite Church & then walk to several downtown Kitchener
 locations. More info: or 519-745-8458 or BB #4.

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