Weavers Mennonite Church

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Worship Celebration

Sunday, April 22, 2018


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 welcome you to this time of worship in the name of our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, who draws us, through his Body, the Church, into friendship with God and with one another.


Prelude & Offertory                                                        c/o Sandy Byler


Welcome & Announcements                                         Myron Brubaker     


Praise and  Worship                                                          c/o Sara Byler




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


Worship in Hymns                                                             Rodney Driver

   HWB 166  "I'll Praise my Maker"

   HWB 340  "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus"


First Fruits Giving


Sermon:  "Doubt and Faith After Easter "                        Dennis Kuhns

                                                       Scriptures: John 20:24-31                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


Hymn of Response  

   MH 558  "My Hope is Built on Nothing Less"


Sharing & Prayer


Benediction & Closing Song STJ  73  "The Lord Lift you Up"



(Elder Jackie Yoder will be available in the Prayer Room next to the library 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 – Emily Eby, Lauren Rhodes


7PM Program by Turner Ashby Singers and Choral



Wednesday,  April 25

   7pm  Prayer meeting

   6:30pm  Jr. Youth at the Lighthouse    8pm Sr. Youth


Sunday, April 29
   Message, Phil Kanagy "Gospel for Borderlands"

  Scripture: Acts 8:26-40

        Nursery Attendants: Worship – Dianna Lehman, Anna Layton


Statistics for Sunday Service  April 15,  2018

Worship Attendance - 155

Offering:  Budget - $7,225.50; Missions - $100; Building Project. - $250



VBS - June 18-20, 27 July 11, 18:  6:30-8:30pm



Happy Birthday blessings this week to: Kristen Wenger, Sharon Kisamore, Norman Kreider, and Roger Nelson.


Turner Ashby Singers and Choral will present a program Sunday April 22, 7pm at Weavers.   Both Weavers and Mt. Clinton Mennonite will host the evening.  Refreshments will be served in Shady Oak following the program. 


Come to a potato bar lunch fundraiser hosted by our Weavers youth in Shady Oak on April 29, following the morning service,!  Funds will go towards the summer service trip.


Anyone interested in playing Men's Church League Softball this summer please contact Rod Driver or Jerry Hertzler.  The season starts the week of May 14th.


Anyone wishing to donate items for the Missions auction, Friday May 11, please contact Sandi Good. The MST for Mark & Sarah and their ministry in Thailand, will be receiving items for their support.  Contact Sandi to arrange pick up or to get a picture and get it submitted to VMM.


Weavers next "Special" offering  (Missions/Para Church Agencies) will be received on the last Sunday of April.


Join VMMissions for the third annual Auction for Missions, Friday, May 11, at Eastern Mennonite School (801 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg). Starting at 5:00 p.m., there will be a silent auction and a Mennonite Hispanic Initiative benefit meal, followed at 6 p.m. by a live auction. Items are coming in, and include new Husqvarna lawn mower, trimmer and leaf blower, local art, themed meals, and more! Learn more and browse auction items by visiting vmmissions.org/auction-for-missions/


We will be assisting with food backpacks one more month (May) this school year.  Your assistance with donations of these needed remaining foods the next two weeks is greatly appreciated:  individual cereal servings; instant oatmeal; jello cups; 100% juice boxes; spaghettios; and beanie weanies.


A big Thank You! to the 20 people who came out Monday evening to iron, cut, sew, and string school kits bags for MCC!  There was much energy, talking and laughter in the rooms as we worked together on a common project. After an hour and a half of work, 69 bags were completed. More were cut and taken home to be sewn at a later time. Thank you in advance to the congregation for the money you will give later this summer for the purchase of school supplies. Can we fill 600 bags again this year?!  -Janine Kanagy and Phyllis Early


Many, many thanks to all for your prayers, cards, food, visits and flowers during my knee surgery and subsequent knee manipulation  May God bless you for your thoughtfulness.        --Carolyn Shank


The Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center will have a Quilting Day on the CrossRoads campus, Sat., May 12, 10am-3pm.  Your quilts are welcomed as part of the display and for the "quilt-turning".  You are invited to drop off quilts at the Welcome Center sometime Wed-Friday, along with information on who made each quilt and any history about it. Each quilt should have a card indicating maker and owner. There will also be knot-tying of comforters for disaster relief, and opportunity for persons to join quilters and learn how to quilt. Cost is free (donations welcome). Guests may bring a bag lunch or picnic for the day. Call the Heritage Center with questions (540-438-1275).


 The next approved adult training for our safe church policy is on Saturday, May 19, at Park View Mennonite Church from 9-12:00 a.m.  This is the third part of getting approved to work with children here at Weavers. Thanks so much for marking your calendar for that date!  Also RSVP to Regina so we have a count.                        - Regina & Micah


Adult survivors of sexual abuse are invited to join with others from faith communities on Saturday, April 28th, for a time of building community and reflecting on our journeys of healing.  The retreat will be led by Margaret Grubb and Rhoda Miller of the Collins Center and Dianne Bayer of Muhlenberg Lutheran Church. See the foyer bulletin board for more information or contact margaret@thecollinscenter.org or 432-6430.


 The Bike Shenandoah Spring Metric Century Ride is Saturday, May 19. Bicycle enthusiasts are invited to participate in this 62 mile route through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Proceeds will benefit VMMissions and other agencies. Register at bikeshenandoah.org  Cost is $50.


Annual Missions Day for Virginia Mennonite Women will be held on Wednesday, May 2, at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro.  Dinner will begin at 6:00pm, followed by a program that raises up women and the importance of the work they do.  We'll hear from Alicia Horst, Director of NewBridges, and other recipients of MWV support.  Then you have a chance to bid for various amounts of financial support for women in mission all around the world.  It's exciting to be a part of raising thousands of dollars in just a few minutes - Come join us!  NOTE: A bus will be leaving from the Virginia Mennonite Conference Center parking lot at 4:45pm to take you to/from Springdale for just $5.  If you wish to reserve a seat on the bus, contact Dianna Lehman at dianna.lehman@vmmissions.org.  A $5 donation is requested for the meal.


Pork Tenderloin Sandwich sale to benefit Weekday Religious Education Bible classes, Sat. May 5. Sandwiches $3 each.  Sign up on the sheet on the foyer credenza, or email brubaker81@gmail.com. Sandwiches may be pick up at  First Assembly of God, 1310 Garbers Ch. Rd. starting at 11am.


Pleasant View, Inc., will hold its 21st Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, May 4, at Spotswood Country Club. They are looking for individual players, teams, and sponsors interested in playing golf and supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.  For more information, contact Pam Miller at pmiller@pleasantviewinc.org or go to http://pleasantviewinc.org/newsevents.html


Youth or young adults looking for a gap year? [gap year – A structured period of time when students take a break from formal education to increase self-awareness, volunteer, and experiment with possible careers.] Check out MVS and read how this MVS unit is living out their spiritual practices.


Storyteller Dale Brumfield, author of The Virginia State Penitentiary--A Notorious History, will be the speaker at Gemeinschaft Home's annual Spring Fundraiser held at the Park View Mennonite Church at 6 pm Friday, April 20. A JMU group that has been meeting with Gemeinschaft residents for a music making jam every week will also give an exciting report. Please respond by calling 434-1690 by Tuesday, April 17, if you can attend.


Mark your calendars for the Family Life Resource Center’s Open House, Friday, May 18, 5-7 PM. This open house fundraiser will feature a Power Parenting Presentation and a Self Care/Relaxation Technique Seminar taught by one of our trained counselors, meet and greet with a certified therapy dog, face painting in our children’s therapy room and live music by Lisa Meadows.  This is a great time to meet our staff and tour the building.  We will also sell raffle tickets before and at the event for a men’s gift basket, a women’s gift basket, and a child’s gift basket. (All baskets will be raffled separately.) Please help us plan accordingly by letting us know you will be stopping by: RSVP to marie@flrc.org or 540-434-8450 by Wed., May 9.


The Annual OCP Plant Sale is once again on the horizon; If you find yourself in need of plants or compost this spring, save the date –Sat May 5th, 9am-1pm.  As you prepare – thinning/clearing flowerbeds, making cuttings and dividing perennials- please remember us. If you end up with plant babies you no longer want nor need, we can help find them new homes! Email OCP –info@ourcommunityplace.org or give us call at 540-442-7727.


The MyNeighbor program at Everence is a new way to spread generosity. Individuals and organizations generate rewards dollars for charities of their choice every time they use their MyNeighbor credit cards.  Learn more at everence.com/MyNighbor.  Weavers has already benefited from  our members' participation.