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Sunday Worship, January 13, 2019


Called into God’s Family, we join together

to be transformed through worship,

to nurture one another,

to be equipped to serve Jesus Christ, and

to carry out His mission in the world.



Welcome to this gathering of people of faith. May our worship be a time of elation and inspiration for all. Rejoice in the Lord always!



Prelude (and offertory)                                             c/o Stephanie Layman


Welcome & Announcements                                               Jim Mumaw     


Worship in Song                                                                c/o Sara Byler




Children's Church (age 3 through 2nd grade are invited downstairs)


Worship in Hymns                                                   c/o Marvin Slabaugh

   HWB 71 "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"

   HWB 50  "Praise the Lord, Sing Hallelujah"


First Fruits Giving


Sermon:  "Shema, Oh Weavers!"                           Micah Hurst & Youth

               Deuteronomy 6:4-5                                                                                                    


Hymn of Response

   HWB  79  "Lord, with Devotion We Pray"


Sharing & Prayer


Benediction & Closing Song  







Sunday School Classes for Children, Youth and Adults begin at 9:30am.  Ushers are glad to assist with directions.


¨       Hearing assistance units are available from the ushers.


Nursery services are available.

Attendants: Worship – Edith Kuhns, Joelle Blosser




Tuesday, January 15

  6:30pm  Pastoral Council


Wednesday, January 16

  6pm Meal for January Event

  6:45pm Input for January Event


Sunday, January 20
   Speaker, Phil Kanagy, "At the Top of the Douglas Fir" 

                Scripture: Psalm 29


                          Statistics for Sunday Service - January 6,  2019

Worship Attendance - 144

Offering:  Budget - $4,38.34




January Event - Each Wednesday 6pm



Belated Happy Birthday blessings to Jessica Kauffman whose 16th birthday was missed on the church calendar for Jan. 7!


January Event 2019 - Each Wednesday starting Jan. 9:  meal in Shady Oak at 6; input time starts at 6:50pm. 


Our Members Business Meeting will be held January 27 following a noon fellowship meal in Shady Oak.


Save the date:  Ladies - We will be having a baby shower for Emily Wenger on Sunday, Feb. 10, 3pm.  Please RSVP to Sandi at the church office.


Outreach Committee would like to inform you that the dates for a service week with SWAP next summer will be July 22-27. Please put that date in your calendar and pray about being one of the dozen or so persons on the team!  We would like know by early February if you have interest in going, as the first down payment is due at that time.  More info to follow!


Anyone use Symbicort 160/4.5 Inhaler?  I have several that I am unable to use, and will share with you.  Please contact Dorothy Shenk, 540-433-3296, or email:  dsbluebird@verizon.net

A Matter of Balance -- a class is being offered to Weavers by Joyce Nussbaum. Many adults age 60 and older experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls, reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. Contact Sandi at the church office to sign up (even if you already gave notice of your interest).  Classes will held on Mondays Feb. 25-April 15, 1:30-3:30pm.


Glen Guyton: "My Journey, My Ideal" The new Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA will give a free 35-40 minute lecture with a time for questions from the audience. Join us Thursday, January 24, 7:00 PM at Lindale Mennonite Church. In addition to the lecture, Glen will speak to Eastern Mennonite School students on January 24 and 25. Everyone is invited to his two chapels, 9:30-9:49 AM each morning in the school auditorium.


Shenandoah Valley Men’s Chorus announces the beginning of the 2019 season of men’s sacred choral music with Jared Stutzman, Chorus Director, Eastern Mennonite High School. Join us if you enjoy singing men’s a cappella music. Our sacred music repertoire includes hymns, gospel songs, anthems, spirituals, and contemporary songs.  We ask that you participate consistently in the practice sessions, and be available to sing in the February 24 & March 3 concerts. Invite your singing friends. Regular SVMC Sunday afternoon practices in January and February are at Eastern Mennonite High School: January 6, 2:00p. Register and pick up music ($20 for music; students $10) Practice begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 4:15 p.m. Subsequent practices are 2:30 – 4:15 p.m. Sunday afternoons in January/February. The scheduled concerts are February 24, 7:00p at VMRC Detwiler Auditorium and March 3, 7 p.m. at a Location TBD. Concert free will offerings will benefit Lehza Academic Center in Albania, a project of Virginia Mennonite Missions. Questions or comments? Contact one of the SVMC Committee members:  Rick Bell (433-7233), Chad Beery (908-1438), David Martin (289-5567), Roman Miller (383-0281), Elwood Schrock (908-6396).


There will be a free film screening for EMU’s MLK Day of Learning and Service, Monday, January 21 of Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine at 7:00 pm in the Seminary Building, room 123. Dr. Bob Bersson, Center for Interfaith Engagement visiting Jewish scholar, will introduce the film. An African-American gospel choir is the Greek chorus for a Palestinian play on Martin Luther King Jr. which tours the West Bank preaching nonviolence. At the end of their tour reality will astonishingly mirror the play on MLK, a man who died for his beliefs. This film screening is part of the Voices From the Holy Land Film Series’ Film Partnering Program, which works with faith-based organizations to explore the complex and emotional issues preventing peace in the Holy Land. emu.edu/events


Eastern Mennonite School presents The King and I, a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, 2019 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. A talkback with the director and actors, facilitated by Ingrid DeSanctis, will be held following Friday’s show. Tickets on sale at the school office (M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), online (www.emhs.net) and at the door. $15 Reserved seating, $12 General admission, $10 Students and seniors.