Worship | Bulletin
Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 10:30am
Outdoors In Person and via Facebook stream
Prelude c/o Rachel & Andry Stutzman
Welcome & Scripture/Prayer Kevin Byler
Announcements Kevin Byler
Announcement from the Pastor Search Team & Administrative Council
Worship in Song c/o Rachel & Andry Stutzman
All Children Invited downstairs for Story Time & Activity
First Fruits Giving
Sermon: "Joppa: to Flee or to Follow?" Floyd & Janet Blosser
Scripture: Jonah 1 and Acts 9:36-10:48
Song of Response (the livestream will end after this)
Sharing and Prayer Kevin Byler
Benediction & Sending Song
We are meeting in person outdoors (unless an early morning rain shower would move us indoors) but also continue with livestream worship services for those worshiping from home. For those coming to in-person worship, please wear masks as we arrive and as we leave. If we sit in family/household groups and are spaced apart from others, we can remove our masks after we are seated.
Upcoming Weavers calendar:
Thank you for your continued contributions via mail, paypal, bank transfer or dropping by the office. These have been the designations in the last week: Budget - $4,450; MDS Elkton bridge project - $1,400; building fund - $100; in memory of Reba Nesselrodt - $100
Happy Birthday wishes this week to: Janel Early (today!), Don Martin, Levi Early (turns 13 yrs.), and Jeremy Beach.
You are invited to learn more about how Weavers can be a Dementia Friendly Church. During this session on May 27 at 7:00 pm you will learn the five key messages about dementia and a bit about what it's like to live with dementia. The information and discussion will allow us to turn our understanding of dementia into practical actions that can help someone living with dementia and their caregivers, both in our church and the community. This presentation lasts an hour and the remaining time will be determined by the amount of discussion that follows. The program will be offered both in person (in Shady Oak) and virtually via Zoom. Joyce Nussbaum will be the presenter.
MDS Bridge in Elkton. The Weavers Outreach invites donations and volunteers to help MDS build a bridge for a family in need in the Elkton area. Needed are 8-10 "unskilled" volunteers per day for 10 days starting June 21. We have committed to raising $12,000 which will be matched by an anonymous donor, and donations can be given to Weavers Church with "MDS Bridge" in the memo line.
Jesus: Our Strong Foundation is the theme for VBS this year. We will deliver packets to children during the 4 weeks leading up to VBS beginning the week of June 21. These will include the story/lesson, an activity/craft and a snack. There will be one in-person event July 17 from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. for children and families. We hope to meet outside at Weavers and we will encourage families to stay and enjoy the activities with their children. There will be a picnic meal starting at 6:15 and everyone from the Weavers and Mt. Clinton church community who has helped with VBS is invited to join us.
We need all of you to help make this happen. A list of specific opportunities will be coming soon but please begin praying now for wisdom and energy for planning, for the children and families who will come, for many willing helpers, and that everyone involved will grow in their knowledge of, and relationship with, Jesus who is our strong foundation. Registration will be required for the delivered packets and is preferred for the in-person event.
Mennonite Women of Virginia invites women of the conference to Women Encouraging Women on Saturday, July 17, 10 am to noon at Weavers Mennonite Church, outdoors under the oaks. (The Weavers Mennonite Church sanctuary will be used if inclement weather.) Diane Marin will be our speaker, and Jerilyn Schrock our music leader. Both are in leadership at New Song Anabaptist Fellowship. There is no charge, but you are invited to bring an offering of non-perishable food items for Lacey Spring Community Food Pantry. There will also be an offering for the MWV Executive Committee. Child care will be available, indoors. A boxed lunch will be provided at the end of the meeting, along with time to eat and fellowship together. If you have dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch. Bring your own lawn chair and your own beverage to this event. Please RSVP by July 10 to MWVsecretary@gmail.com
Mennonite Women of Virginia is looking forward to having its annual retreat (which was cancelled last year because of COVID) on Friday, November 12, through Sunday, November 14, 2021, at the Richmond Short Pump Marriott. The speaker will be Dawn Mast. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend! More information and registration forms will be coming this summer.
Virginia Mennonite Missions
Read the new Spring 2021 issue of VMMissions' quarterly magazine Transforming: English | Spanish.
Virginia Mennonite Conference Read the new Spring 2021 issue of https://virginiaconference.org/read-pathways/ Pathways, the quarterly publication of Virginia Mennonite Conference.
Sara Wenger Shenk has been nominated to be the next Virginia Mennonite Conference Moderator. She is currently retired after serving in theological education as teacher and administrator, most recently as president of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, 2010-2019 and earlier at Eastern Mennonite Seminary as Associate Professor of Christian Practices and Associate Dean from 1995-2010. Her nomination will be voted on by delegates at the Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly meeting on June 12, 2021.
Job Opening - Bridge of Hope Harrisonburg-Rockingham is looking to hire an experienced case manager for a flexible part-time position of 10-20 hours/week. Starting pay: $20/hour. To learn more, visit: https://hr.bridgeofhopeinc.org/job-opportunities/
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