Erb Mennonite Church Welcome to

Welcome to
Erb Mennonite Church
November 16, 2014
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Our Vision: to make disciples of Jesus who are Prayerful,
Passionate, Growing in Christ, Prepared, and Telling Others!
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Welcome to our worship celebration this morning. We hope
you feel at home with us and we welcome you to join us again.
Greeters: Mel & Velda
LIFE IN OUR CONGREGATION
Next week’s service – November 23:
Messenger: David Schrock; Moderator: Donovan Lefever
Baby Dedication – Pastor Will
Combined adult Sunday school classes led by Pastor Mike.
Looking Ahead:
Nov. 23, Sunday – District Thanksgiving Service at Manheim Mennonite, 7 PM
– Jubilee Ministries
Nov. 30, Sunday – First Advent Sunday and Fellowship Meal – sign up in
foyer
Dec. 13, Saturday – Men’s Fellowship, 7 – 8:30 AM
Dec. 24, Wednesday – Christmas Eve Service, 8 – 9 PM
9:00 A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL
Lesson: “Water from the Sanctuary Gives Life” – Ez. 47:1-12
Birthdays this week: Janet, Jesse
9:50 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE
Nursery Care: Lily, Shontel
Anniversaries this week: Mervin ♥ Pauline (53 yrs.)
Welcome & Announcements
Pastor Mike
Call to Worship
Prayer & Praise
Worship in Song
Leader – Leon Harnly
Ingathering of our Tithes
Recipient: Teen Central
Children’s Church dismissal for ages 3 – grade 3
Today’s Helper: Tianna
Hearing the Word – Matthew 25:14-30
Message
“Stewardship for Tough Times”
Song of Response
Benediction
Pastor Will
Food Collection for Manheim Food Bank – A list of items needed was in
your mailbox last Sunday. Please bring your items to church by December 7.
Thank you for the prayers, cards, texts, and visits during my hospital stay. It
kept my spirits up and I am very grateful to be a part of such a loving church
body. ~ Daryl
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CONGREGATIONAL PRAISES & PRAYER NEEDS
Sherry– healing for eye
Ella– recovering from hip replacement
Dwight– spiritual protection during prison term
Pastors and Ministry Leadership Team
Garry & Ruth– serving the Lord in Israel
Brent, Abby & Tamar– serving the Lord in Israel
Phone Tree- If you have an announcement or a prayer request
please call Donna or Pastor Will.
Community Events
Join a powerful hymn-sing of Thanksgiving and Welsh hymns with the 28-voice
Harmonies Vocal Ensemble, Bravura Brass, organist Kathy McKeever, and conductor
Glenn Lehman on Sunday November 23 at Neffsville Mennonite Church at 4:30 pm.
Suggested $5 donation at the door to benefit www.harmonies.org.
Do you have space to host an international student this spring? Lancaster
Mennonite School is expecting several new international students for second
semester. We can help match you with local agencies that provide support for host
parents. If you have interest in serving as a host parent, please contact Christy Horst
at 717-509-4459 ext. 312 or [email protected]
Landis Homes is seeking volunteers to serve as Resident Escorts. They are
needed to escort residents to physical therapy, hair salon, barber, activities (including
Saturday mornings) and Sunday worship services. For more information, contact
Landis Homes Volunteer Services: 717-509-5409 or [email protected]
The Material Resources Center in Ephrata, Pa. needs volunteers to assist with two
major sewing projects through December 2014. The Mennonite World Conference
(MWC) planning committee has commissioned the MRC to sew 10,000 registration
bags in preparation for the upcoming Mennonite World Conference Assembly to be
held in Harrisburg, Pa. in July 2015. Volunteers are also needed to assemble and
sew MCC scarves for the MWC Assembly and other meetings and conferences
throughout the year. Interested? Contact MRC: 717-733-2847 or
[email protected]
Our Ministry Leadership Team (MLT)
Pastor Will Shertzer………………………...........phone: (717) 723-2748
Email: [email protected]
Assoc. Pastor Mike Zimmerman..……………….phone: (717) 627-2461
Email: [email protected]
Youth Pastor Dwilyn Ebersole……………...........phone: (717) 587-0074
Email: [email protected]
Leon Harnly – Worship; Vice-chairman Dean Stoner – Care
Ryan Miller – Discipleship; Chairman
Donovan Lefever – Outreach
David Schrock – Prayer; Secretary
Dave High IV – Stewardship