Weavers Mennonite Church

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Worship Celebration

    Sunday, November 19, 2017



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.





We gather with gratitude for the extravagant goodness of Almighty God. As members of the family of God, let us rejoice and reach out in love toward one another.


Prelude & Offertory                                                        c/o Sandy Byler


Welcome & Announcements                                             Jackie Yoder     


Worship in Song                                                   c/o Weavers Ensemble




Worship in Hymns                                                              Julia Alleman

HWB 86  “Now Thank We All Our God”

HWB 91 “Praise to God, immortal praise”


First Fruits Giving


Sermon:  "Memory and Gratitude"                                         Phil Kanagy

                                                       Scriptures: Deuteronomy 8:7-20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Hymn of Response

   HWB  96 “We Plow the Fields”


Sharing & Prayer


Benediction & Closing Song  HWB 457 “Be present at our table, Lord”





(Elder Kevin Byler will be in the Prayer Room following the service for anyone needing a ministry of prayer.)





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 – Barb Martin, Shawna Hurst


Noon Fellowship Meal in Shady Oak.  All are welcome!



Wednesday, November 22

    NO events due to Thanksgiving week


Thursday, November 23

  Thanksgiving Day


Sunday, November 26

  Speaker, Phil Kanagy, "Responding to God's Mercy"

      Scripture: Luke 17:11-19

       Nursery Attendants: Worship – Emily Eby, Lauren Rhodes


Statistics for Sunday Service  November 12, 2017

Worship Attendance - 143

Offering:  Budget - $4,394.32; Missions - $150


Upcoming Events

Dec. 9 & 10 - Walk-through Outdoor Nativity



Happy Birthday blessings this week to:  Andy Jackson (today!), Leona Good (today!), Jacob Yoder (turns 16 yrs), Wilma Hertzler, and Gail Martin.


Our next school backpack packing of food will be begin in January.  We welcome donations of food coming in the next weeks to replenish the food closet.  All items on the previously distributed list EXCEPT corn, green beans, hot choc mix. Additional lists are located on the foyer bench.


May the peace lamp remind you to pray for peace.  Suggested prayer: Thank you, Father, for the times and places of peace you have granted us.  Thank you for all those who have encouraged us and others to seek and find peace.                David Alleman, Weavers Peach and Justice Advocate


The Weavers Church Bethlehem Walk-Thru will be Sat. Dec. 9 and Sun. Dec. 10 from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM. Stroll on the streets of Bethlehem the day Jesus was born: meet the Wisemen, shepherds, animals, townspeople, craftsmen, Mary & Joseph, and baby Jesus in a manger! Finally, end your experience in the Bethlehem Cafe with a hot drink and cookies. Invite your friends and neighbors .


Calling ALL Bakers -- Cookie bakers are needed!  You know the recipe!  Walk through Bethlehem is December 9 and 10!  Hundreds of cookies are needed!  Thank you SO MUCH! 


The annual area Thanksgiving Day Service will be Thurs, Nov. 23 at Trissels Mennonite Church (11246 Hisers Lane, Broadway), beginning with fellowship and refreshments at 9:30am. Service at 10am will include hymns of thanksgiving, brief meditation by Jim Musser, and time of open sharing of thanks. An offering for Mennonite Disaster Service will be received; Rich Rhodes from the MDS Shenandoah Valley Unit will share updates on MDS’ current work.


Shop Ten Thousand Villages in downtown Harrisonburg, Saturday, November 25 through Saturday, December 9, and help Family Life Resource Center raise scholarship funds for clients. Mention FLRC at the checkout and 15% of your purchase will be donated.


Waynesboro Mennonite Church will celebrate their 10th anniversary of Celebrate Recovery on December 5, at 6:30 p.m.  This was started because of a need in the congregation, and has met many people's needs over these 10 years.  We not only celebrate the healing that has happened, but the faithful volunteers who have given so generously to this ministry.  Come and join us for an evening of food, music, testimonies and a sermon on healing and hope. 


All ages are invited to DoveTale, a family-friendly show that brings a humorous and poignant look into the hearts and minds of Joseph, Mary, and the Angel Gabriel as they confront the gritty realities of the birth of Christ, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. Pay-what-you-will ($15 - $5 suggested); tickets available at 6 p.m.. A showtime freewill offering will benefit student scholarships.


Eastern Mennonite University invites you to Christmas Lessons and Carols, December 11 at 7 p.m. in Lehman Auditorium. This classic service features Christian scriptures, university choirs, congregational singing and the premier of a choral piece from composer, Gwyneth Walker. A free-will offering for the EMU compassion fund will be received. Everyone is welcome.


EMU's Centennial History by Donald Kraybill, Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education, is available through EMU at a special cost of $19.99. Makes a great Christmas gift for someone on your list! emu.edu/book