Weavers Mennonite Church

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Worship Celebration

 Sunday, July 23, 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 Wright Family


Welcome & Announcements                                         Myron Brubaker     


Praise & Worship                                                           c/o Larry Sauder




Children's Church (age 3 through Kindergarten invited downstairs)


Worship in Hymns                                      Andrea Knight & Anna Layton


First Fruits Giving


Sermon:  "A More Excellent Way--Part 1"                         Phil Kanagy

   Scriptures:   I Corinthians 13:1-3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Hymn of Response

  bulletin insert, "O Love the Lord"  


Sharing & Prayer Time


Benediction & Sending Song  








(Pastor Micah Hurst 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 – Laura Wheeler, Lauren Rhodes




Wednesday, July 26

  NO Youth Group

  7:00 p.m. Prayer 7:00 p.m.


Sunday, July 30

   Speaker:  Phil Kanagy, "A More Excellent Way - Part 2"

      Scripture:  I Corinthians 13:4-7

     Nursery Attendants: Worship - Phyllis Early


Statistics for Sunday Service  July 16, 2017

Worship Attendance - 133

Offering:  Budget - $4,840.00;  VMM - $25


Upcoming Events for your Calendar

Sept. 1-3, Annual Church Campout at Highland Retreat Camp, Bergton

September 29 & 30, Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale



Happy Birthday blessings this week to Katherine Berkshire, Carolyn Shank, Beth Brunk, and David Kisamore.


We invite you to contribute to or match the $550 already collected by the SAMs small group for MCC school kits . Cost per kit it $2.45. Money needs to be collected (given to Clayton Shenk, 540-476-3236, email: Claytons@Verizon.net) by TODAY, July 23. Assembly of kits will be early Sept. with hopeful wide participation.


We will have our 5th Sunday Noon Fellowship Meal next Sunday, July 30. It would be appreciated if each family bring a main dish (consider using a crock-pot) and either a salad, dessert or bread.  Please bring enough food for your family and guests too.  Be sure to label all of your dishes and lids. Also, please bring your own plates/trays if possible.  This practices better Creation Care, as well as saves money on paper products.


This year's Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale will be held September 29th and 30th, one week earlier than usual.  A person is needed to be our Weavers Representative to the sale.  Please see Rodney Driver if you are interested and have questions.


The Virginia Quilt Museum is having a symposium on World War I and its effects in the Mennonite community.  Pastor Phil Kniss will present at Park View Mennonite Church on Friday, July 28, at 7pm.  The "Great War," widely popular across the country, turned out to be a time of great testing for the Mennonite community. It tested the Mennonite conviction on "non-resistance" (a particular form of pacifism), since there was no established alternative to military service, and Mennonites' Germanic heritage made them especially suspect when they objected to participating in combat. Stories of individual persecution abound. In this talk, Kniss will give a brief overview of the experience of pacifist Mennonites during World War I broadly, as well as relate in some detail the specific story of his grandfather Lloyd Kniss, who refused to cooperate with military orders, even when he was drafted into a U.S. Army training camp at Fort Oglethorpe in Georgia.


Gift & Thrift is in need of housing for our next IVEPer, (International Volunteer Exchange Program) a female from Laos.  She will be arriving in Harrisonburg on August 17th, and will be here until mid July of 2018. Ideally we would like housing with one household for the first 6 months, and a second home for the second 6 months.  It is also ideal for the housing to be close to Park View, so she can either walk to work, ride bike, or have consistent transportation to and from work. There is a small stipend available for this service. Please contact Shannon Secrist at 433-8844 if you are interested in helping out in this way

Applebees's will donate 20% of your dine-in bill on July 30, 4-9pm to Gift & Thrift Shop, when presented with a the appropriate flyer.   Flyers are in your church mailboxes.


SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER” Warwick River Mennonite Church invites you to help celebrate our 120th anniversary. On Sunday, July 30, a chartered bus will pick up friends and relatives in the Harrisonburg area (no charge) and bring them to "The Colony." The schedule as follows: 7:00 am departure from VMRC, 11:30 worship service, 1:00 chicken BBQ, 2:00 historical displays and fellowship, 3:00 hymn sing, and home by 9:00 pm. Please RSVP at (757) 874-0794.


The Singers Glen Music and Heritage Festival will feature three performances of Alice Parker's opera Singers Glen on September 23 and 24. The opera features lots of great choral hymn singing, and you're invited to join the choir—all ages welcome, no audition needed. Rehearsals will be held at Donovan United Methodist Church in Singers Glen on Sunday afternoons from 3-5 beginning August 13. Additional rehearsals for the entire cast will be scheduled the week prior to the performance, likely including Thursday and Friday. Because of the size of the stage, the size of the choir will be limited to about 30, so please sign up in advance. The festival and opera are only done every five years, so don't miss your chance. We also need soloists for various roles large and smaller. Auditions will be held at Donovan on August 5 and 6. For more information or to sign up for the choir or a solo audition, contact Jeremy Nafziger at JFNafziger@gmail.com or (540) 209-3767.

The Shenandoah Valley Mennonite Historians are tentatively planning an Old Order Mennonite Tour in Rockingham County on September 16.  It will begin at Weavers Mennonite Church at 9 am and end back at the church around 3 pm.  It will include a visit to one of the churches, a school, buggy shop and a full lunch prepared and served in one of the Old Order Mennonite homes.  The approximate cost will be around $45 per person including the transportation, tour guide and lunch. Please email Jim Hershberger at jimhersh254@gmail.com or call/text to 540 908 8005 if you are interested. 


Save the Date for the MHI Friend's Dinner, Friday, Sep. 22, 7-9 pm, at Park View Mennonite Church. There will be a Latino meal served by Mennonite Hispanic Initiative leaders from three different congregations plus a special program highlighting MHI's last year's accomplishments.