Upcoming Worship Services

All Worship at Wilmot - 9:45 a. m.

(unless otherwise indicated)

January 20 World Fellowship Sunday (MWC) (Matthew 5:1-20 Psalm 1:1-3) Susan Allison-Jones and others
January 27 Tempted in the Wilderness ( Matthew 4:1-17 Psalm 91:9-12) Susan Alison-Jones
February 3 Treasure in Heaven (Matthew 6:7-21 Psalm 20:7) Bob Thaler
February 10 The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:1-14,24-29 Psalm 15) Marilyn Rudy Froese
January 20 Reflecting on the Global Mennonite Church
January 27 - March 3 The Beatitudes


January 22 Mat Weaving 9:00 to 11:30 a. m.
January 22 Ladies Quilting 9:00 to 11:30 a. m.
January 23 Mindful Moments 6:30 p. m.
January 24 Gathering Worship Band 7:30 p. m.
January 29 Mat Weaving 9:00 to 11:30 a. m.
January 29 Ladies Quilting 9:00 to 11:30 a. m.
January 29 Kitchen Table 12:00 p. m.
January 30 Pastoral Care Team 2:00 p.m.
January 30 Team Leaders Meeting 7:00 p. m.
February 5 Mat Weaving 9:00 to 11:30 a. m.
February 5 Ladies Quilting 9:00 to 11:30 a. m.
February 6 Mindful Movements 6:30 p, m.
February 12 Mat Weaving 9:00 to 11:30 a. m.
February 12 Ladies Quilting 9:00 to 11:30 a. m.
February 20 Mindful Movements 6:30 p, m.

Congregational Notes

Materials for MWC service (January 20)

were prepared by Latin American church leaders on the theme “Justice on the Journey: Migration and the Anabaptist-Mennonite Story” Nearly 500 years ago, Anabaptists were persecuted because they claimed primary citizenship in God’s kingdom. Anabaptists recently celebrated 100 years of presence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Latin America is experiencing a large displacement crisis, where organized crime, violence and poverty are forcing thousands to flee their homes. Migrants, including Anabaptists, face hardship as they seek safety. Our churches are investing in mission al outreach to these vulnerable people. Anabaptist Christians today are called to follow Jesus in his ministry of justice making. This includes welcoming migrants. In Latin America, Anabaptist churches are composed of both those who have been migrants, and those who welcome migrants. It is not easy to be or have been displaced, nor is it easy to welcome these strangers. God is faithful in the midst of these stories of uprootedness and change.Every January MWC encourages people to forgo a meal out and give the equivalent cost of that meal to MWC to support their work around the world. If you wish to do this place your money in the offering plate in an envelope marked MWC.

Coffee contributions

for the month of January will go to the work of Mennonite World Conference. Designated donations to MWC are also appreciated. The total so far is $ 65.35.

Women of Wilmot Cluster Winter Breakfast

Saturday, February 9, 2019; Registration at 8:15 a. m., Breakfast 8:30 a.m. at Nith Valley Mennonite Church Cost: $10.00 at the door Special Project: Donations for Wilmot Family Resource Center
Special Music: Lifted Voices
Sign up in the foyer by February 4.


Menno Singers

Invites all singers to join Mennonite Mass Choir in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise on Saturday, May 4 (St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener) with Waterloo Chamber Players and soloists Bethany Horst, Julie Ludwig and Adam Luther. Rehearsals are Monday evenings at 7:30 p. m. at First Mennonite Church (800 King St E., Kitchener), beginning on March 11. You can register to sing at www.mennosingers.com .

Join Dr. Irma Fast Dueck at Conrad Grebel University College

for the 2019 Bechtel lectures, as she addresses the topic of “Take me to the Waters: Baptism, Commitment, and the Church.” She will deliver a lecture on Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. titled “Like a Fish in Water: Reclaiming Baptism in an Anabaptist Church,” and will facilitate a youth panel discussion on on the topic of “Taking the Plunge: Young Adults and the Church.” Learn more at grebel.ca/bechtel

Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m.

– Join Menno Singers (Brandon Leis) for a concert entitled “Emancipation” (Trillium Lutheran, 22 Willow St, Waterloo), featuring the Laurier Percussion Ensemble. Music will include Songs of freedom from South Africa and around the world. Tickets are $20 per adult, $5 per child/student. They can be purchased from choristers, at the door and online.

Celebrating Love:

In our relationships, families and friendships Join us on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at The Jazz Room in Waterloo (7 to 9 p. m.)for a casual evening of music, appetizers, and good company, as we celebrate the connections in our lives. Dinner and beverages also available for purchase. Hosted by Shalom Counselling Services, with Jazz music by Willem Moolenbeek, Laura Moolenbeek, Graham Steinman, and Mark Spagnolo. Tickets ($20) are available by calling (519) 886-9690 or athttp://www.shalomcounselling.org/events

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