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					                THIS WEEK ~ August 16 - 23
Tuesday - 18
1 – 2 PM — Food Bank in the gym.

Friday - 21
7:30 AM — Please join us for intercessory prayers for the congregation
in Pastor Tim’s study.

Sunday – 23
Pastor Tim Kuepfer’s message is entitled “Good God?” (Genesis 3:1-

                                                                           Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.
MCBC Finance Committee has a priority need for a person (that is a         Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow,
member of an MCBC Church) to fill the position of Treasurer. The                 will return with songs of joy,
Nominations Committee has, to the best of their ability, searched for
such a person and was unsuccessful. We, therefore, appeal to all MCBC
                                                                                 carrying sheaves with them.
Churches and Members for your assistance in providing names of                                (Psalm 126:5-6)
persons who could fill this position. Please take time to help us! Thank
you. To provide a potential name, or for a Treasurer Job Description,
please contact any of the Nominations Committee members: Sue Kehler
(604) 852-5860; Frank Letkeman (604) 864-2829; Henry Redekop (604)                             Sunday, August 16, 2009
534-4501 or the MCBC Office (Janette Thiessen) (604) 850-6658
                                                                                             Peace Mennonite Church
MCC is supporting hospitals and health care centres run by the                      11571 Daniels Rd. Richmond, B.C. V6X 1M7
Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren churches in the Democratic                           Phone: 604-278-0111 Fax: 604-273-2678
Republic of Congo. MCC is sending medication and other supplies to
help Congolese in need. Learn more when you visit or                     Lead Pastor: Tim Kuepfer
send a gift to MCC BC PO Box 2038, 31414 Marshall Rd. Abbotsford,               Associate Pastor: Craig Thiessen
V2T 3T8. Credit card donations can be made online at                           Office Administrator: Heidi McAlary or when you call 1-888-622-6337.                                            Pastoral Intern: Hyun-Sil Moon

                                                                                           Our Mennonite Church Vision Statement:
                                                                             God calls us to be followers of Jesus Christ and, by the power of the
                                                                           Holy Spirit to grow as communities of grace, joy and peace so that God’s
                                                                                          healing and hope flow through us to the world.
                                                                                                        WELCOME TO PEACE MENNONITE CHURCH
                                 Peace Mennonite Church
                                                                                                   We hope that you will experience the goodness of God and the
                                 August 16, 2009 – 9:30 AM                                         hospitality of God’s people this morning. Here is some information that
                                                                                                   may be of help to you. Please don’t hesitate to ask an usher or greeter if
                                                                                                   you have any questions. Guest Cards are in the pews. Please fill one
                                                                                                   out and deposit in the offering bag.
                                                                                                     Church Information. There are numerous resources available by the
                                                                                                     bulletin board which explains who we are, what we believe, and the
Prelude                                                                                              various activities of the church. These include brochures on “Who are
Welcome & Call to Worship ..................................... Kevin McAlary                       the Mennonites,” our “Confession of Faith” and “You’re Invited.” Please
Congregational Singing ........................................ led by Heidi Epp                    feel free to take them or any of the periodicals on the shelf.
Prayer of Confession & Praise                                                                       Large Print Hymnals are available. Please ask an usher.
Congregational Singing                                                                              Hearing Assistance. We have several receivers available for use
                                                                                                    during the service. Please ask the PA operator.
Children’s Worship.................................................... Kevin McAlary
                                                                                                    A Tape is made of the Worship Service. Please speak to the PA
Scripture Reading: Luke 8:1-15 ....................................Joji Pantoja                     operator to borrow it or to request a copy be made for you.
Message: “Sowing the Gospel Seed in a Conflicted Land”                                              Offerings are collected each Sunday. They are used to maintain the
................................................................................... Dann Pantoja    staff, the church facility and programs as well as our mission and relief
Song of Response                                                                                    commitments. As a guest, please do not feel obligated to give.
Sharing and Prayers of the People                                                                   Coffee and tea are served in the gym following the service.
     Welcome: Pastoral Intern Hyun-Sil Moon                                                         Back copies of PEACE, the church newsletter, are available in the
     Thank You: Chris Epp for leadership of Junior Forest Wardens                                   foyer.
     Commission: Joni and Dann Pantoja for Peacebuilding
              Ministry in Mindanao.                                                                                  PRAYER & PEOPLE NEWS
Announcements                                                                                      A special welcome to Hyun-Sil Moon, our pastoral intern, who comes to
Sending Song                                                                                       us from Seoul, Korea. Pray that her ministry and stay with us will be an
Benediction                                                                                        enriching experience.

                                                                                                   Pray for the Richert family in their grief. Remember especially wife
                                                                                                   Lyndell and daughter Dana-Lynn, as well as parents Harry and Edna
                       STUDY HOUR AT 11:10 AM                                                      Richert, brother Gord and sister Linda as they mourn the tragic death of
                                                                                                   Rob Richert last Friday evening.

                                                                                                           MC Canada Witness workers George and Tobia Veith, with
Adult Study — will begin again in September.
                                                                                                           their children, Matthew, Michael and Marika, are returning
                                                                                                           from Macau for a year of North American ministry. Pray that
Sunday School for Children — will begin again in September.                                                this time of transition will refresh their spirits and bring new
                                                                                                           vision for their ministry.
Youth Sunday School — will begin again in September.
                                                                                                   Praise God for the successful five-month Witness Special Assignment
Bible Study for New Comers — will begin again in September.                                        that Palmer and Ardys Becker recently completed at Bethlehem Bible
                                                                                                   College in Palestine. Thank you for enabling MC Canada’s participation
                                                                                                   God’s global church!
                      COMING EVENTS                                           Sept 14 – 16 You are invited to the First Mennonite Church
                                                                              (Kelowna) Annual Retreat. ~ Mon after lunch to Wed after lunch at
Aug 24 – 28 — Real 8 put on by Richmond Safe Teen is a week long              Camp Squeah.. Our theme is Anabaptist-Mennonite Faith & Values in
summer camp designed to support grade 7 boys and girls transition from        Today's Society. Our speakers will be Dr. Harry Loewen,
elementary school to secondary school life. For information call:             Kelowna, and Dr. John H. Redekop, Abbotsford. For details
(604)233-8399.                                                                and registration forms, please go to We would be
Aug 28 - Sept 8 — MCC Quilt Show and Demonstrations at the                    delighted to have you join us.
Clearbrook Public Library 32320 George Ferguson Way in Abbotsford.
Get a sneak preview of all the quilts that will be auctioned at this year’s                 Mennonite Church Canada has a website where you can
MCC Festival! For details visit:                             go to for recommendations for summer reading (for adults
                                                                                            and children), worship resources, sermon collections from
Tue Sept 8 — Council meeting in the fireside room.                            MCBC churches, current up-dates on Witness Workers, job postings,
                                                                              tours, and ways to get involved. Go to:
            Sun Sept 13 – 3 PM — Camp Squeah Official Opening
            Ceremonies of Emory and Fraser Lodges. Please RSVP                Peacebuilder’s community Dann & Joji Pantoja put up-to-date
            the Camp Squeah office at: Beverage            newsletters on their website apprising us of the many and varied
            and snack will be provided.                                       activities of PBC involvement. See what PBC dreams for: what they
                                                                              want to do, the kind of peace they are striving for, the desire of peace in
Tue Sept 15 — Elder’s meeting.                                                their land. Read of their work in peace building, promoting economic
                                                                              justice and much more. See:
Wed Sept 16 – 9:30 AM – ESL Registration for the fall term.
                                                                              Urban Promise sends newsletters keeping us informed about their
          Sept 18 - 19 — MCC Festival Auction and Relief Sale at the          outreach programs. Diedre Sportack also sends us newsletters
          Tradex in Abbotsford. Entrance to the Festival is free but          keeping us informed of her work at Urban Promise and asks for prayer
          parking will cost $4/car with $1 coming back to MCC to              support.
          support our Food for All projects around the world.
Volunteers will still park for free in designated areas. We encourage you
to carpool! For details visit
                                                                                             MCC Penny Power. Last year in B.C., we got the 4:1
The MCC Festival Auction and Relief Sale in Abbotsford is looking                            matching from CIDA through the Canadian Food Grains
for donations for the live and silent auctions, as well as the Plant and                     Bank! Let’s see if we can top our last year’s coin drive.
Garage Sale booths. If you have appropriate items for any of these areas
that you’d like to contribute please hold them until August when they can                PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer collecting CAMPBELL
receive at the MCC Warehouse or until the week before the sale and                       SOUP labels for the Hopi Mission School. The program is
bring them directly to the Tradex. For more info contact Dora Hoeppner                   eligible to Campbell products purchased in the U.S only.
at (604)807 8734. Also, they are in need of more Baked Goods! Look
for baking requirements and labeling on the “Missions” bulletin board.
                                                                                            Egg Cartons. At present we are not being supplied with
Sept 19 — Pedaling for Food! Join us to cycle in celebration of MCC’s
                                                                                            eggs for the food bank. Please do not bring empty egg
40th MCC Festival and to support MCC’s Food for All programs.
                                                                                            cartons to the church. Thank you!
Register now and help us meet – or exceed – our $40,000 goal! For
information visit: To register call MCC toll free at
1-888-622-6337 or email Jon at
Become a fan of MCC on Facebook! Keep up with events, take note of
Thrift Shop special sales, and find out what MCC is doing around the
world when you become a fan of Mennonite Central Committee British
Columbia. Check us out!