WINNIPEG, MAN.- Sargent Avenue Mennonite church gathered on June 27 to celebrate 43 years of ministry by Pastor Edwin Epp. The centrality of God was emphasized in his ministry that began at Hope Mennonite Fellowship, North Battleford, Sask., in 1967.
22 Canadian Mennonite August 23, 2010 God at work in the Church but served as pastor in other places, came home for this occasion to bring the mes- sage. Using Luke 11:27-28, he reflected on Tiefengrund Mennonite how the Word of God had influenced the people of Tiefengrund church to spread all over the world. He quoted C.J. Dyck as Church celebrates 100 years saying, “ The Tiefengrund community and congregation is visible evidence of God’s Story and photos love and mercy and part of his plan for get- by Henry Patk au ting kingdom work done in honour.” Special to Canadian Mennonite The celebration concluded with a noon laIRD, SaSk. meal followed by socializing and farewells. Indeed, it was a celebration of grace and M a ny p e o p l e w i t h t i e s t o t h e Tiefengrund Mennonite Church near Carlton, Sask., came to relive the past, followed by a time of community singing, blessing! l group songs and music. Allan Friesen, posing as a news media rejoice in the present and anticipate the reporter, interviewed people of the congre- future of this church community on July gation bringing to light information about l Briefly noted 24 and 25. the congregation. Wilmer and Barb Froese The celebration started on Saturday at used a dialogue to review its history. Edwin Epp retires after Horse Lake Mennonite Church, the ori- The elements which have shaped 43 years of ministry ginal Tiefengrund Mennonite Church Tiefengrund Mennonite Church were pre- WINNIPEG, MAN.— Sargent Avenue building that was moved to Horse Lake sented as foundation stones of the church Mennonite church gathered on June in 1958 when Tiefengrund built a new and community. These are: fortitude 27 to celebrate 43 years of ministry church building. Walter Janzen, the pastor exemplified by perseverance and courage; by Pastor Edwin Epp. The centrality of Horse Lake Mennonite Church, led the pioneer-hood; freedom for love and hard of God was emphasized in his min- service of remembrance and thanksgiv- work; families; fun; and foundation in Jesus istry that began at Hope Mennonite ing. During the time of joyful singing and Christ. The foundation in Christ was, and Fello
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