Announcements for Autumn 2014
TUMC ANNOUNCEMENTS - Autumn 2014
Deadline for announcements and order of worship: Thursday morning!
Red text inside the announcements denotes a new or updated item.
Click to read the announcements for Nov. 2, 2014 in PDF form.
Click to read the announcements for Oct. 26, 2014 in PDF form.
Oct. 23, 2014:
A letter from David Martin, Executive Minister of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada:
The recent tragic events in the communities of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Ottawa that have taken the lives of two members of the Canadian Armed Forces have riveted the attention of our nation. These events have triggered a variety of responses that are increasing the level of fear in our society, risk fostering discrimination against our Muslim brothers and sisters, are heightening militaristic rhetoric, and justifying our country's violent response to terrorism.
At such a time as this, our nation needs the voice of a peace church that witnesses to alternative responses to violence and invites our political leaders to address the root causes of violence and terrorism. From what we know at this time, it appears that the recent tragic events are more likely an indicator of our society's failure to address the social and psychiatric needs of our citizens than the rise of coordinated terrorist attacks on Canadian soil.
In the face of traumatic events, we as Christians put our faith in the strength and compassion of a loving God and remind ourselves that in all things God is at work to bring about the peace that we have experienced in Jesus Christ.
As MCEC churches, we have committed ourselves as a community of congregations to extending the peace of Jesus Christ. I am inviting you and your congregation to be such a voice for peace among your neighbours, your school mates and in the wider community as we give witness to a peace that is stronger than violence and hatred. Please join the MCEC community as we commit ourselves to pray for the peace of our nation and our world.
A Prayer for Peace in our Time
Prayers for those in the communities of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Ottawa whose lives have been impacted by the tragic deaths of members of the Canadian armed forces
a. For the families and friends of those killed
b. For the families of those who committed the atrocities
c. For members of the Canadian military and their families as they deal with the fear of losing a loved one to violence
d. For those in the community and across the country whose lives have been shaken by these events
Prayers for members of our Ottawa area congregations and those in the Ottawa community affected by the recent tragedies
Prayers for the Muslim community that they feel supported and do not become the target of misplaced anger and discrimination
Prayers for our Civic leaders that they may respond in a responsible and measured way that seeks to promote the welfare and peace of all Canadians and peace in our global community and does not instill fear or suspicion of our local or global neighbours
Prayers for the vulnerable in our society, especially those who struggle with mental illness and are tempted to misdirect their anger and fear.
Click to read the announcements for Oct. 19, 2014 in PDF form.
Click to read the announcements for Oct. 12, 2014 in PDF form.
Click to read the announcements for Oct. 5, 2014 in PDF form.
Click to read the announcements for Sept. 28, 2014 in PDF form.
Click to read the announcements for Sept. 21, 2014 in PDF form.
Click to read the announcements for Sept. 14, 2014 in PDF form.
Click to read the announcements for Sept. 7, 2014 in PDF form.
(We post announcements for the current season and retain those from the immediately previous season).