Church Family Happenings

 March 24, 2023


From the library: Children’s library books on Easter are on display in the library. Also, books on the Polish Mennonites in the Werder, featured on the library bulletin board, are available, in support of the March 26th Sunday School presentation.

On Easter Sunday, we will have paska and buns before the worship service. If you are planning to attend this breakfast, please sign up here so that we have enough food.

You are invited to Loaves & Fishes, April 1 at 4:00pm. Mark your calendars and join us for an afternoon of fellowship and fun!

Te Deum Singers presents choral concerts conducted by Diana Wiens, with accompanist Loretta Dueck at Lendrum Mennonite Church.

These spring concerts feature Bach’s Praise Him, Handel’s Hallelujah, Amen, Schubert’s Heilig, Heilig, Heilig, Haydn’s Te Deum in C Major, Jared Samborski’s And They Shall Look,  and He Never Failed Me Yet by Ray. All are welcome – invite your friends and neighbours.
Free admission; donations gratefully accepted.
Saturday, April 1 at 7 pm and Sunday, April 2 at 2 pm.

YOU ARE INVITED to join the intergenerational choir for Easter Sunday. We will be singing two exciting anthems, accompanied by brasses and organ! It’s a short term commitment with only two rehearsals: Wednesday, April 5 @7:00 pm and Saturday, April 8 @ 10:00 am. All are invited to sing and celebrate the good news that Easter brings!

In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

On the ground in Afghanistan. This Easter, you can help provide literacy classes that will help women learn how to read and write at

Due to renovations, Material Resources will not be able to accept donations between March 31 and April 30. Thank you for all your support! For more information, please contact Linda Dickinson at 403.275.6935 or

April is volunteer appreciation month! Whether it’s sorting, pricing, or working at the cash register, volunteers are a vital part of MCC Thrift Shops. Become a volunteer in Taber, Edmonton, Lethbridge, or Calgary by filling out an interest form at and you’ll be entered to win a $50 MCC Thrift gift card!

A conversation with Malcolm Gladwell. In this episode of Relief, Development and Podcast, Ken speaks with best-selling author, public speaker and podcaster Malcolm Gladwell. Link: Relief, Development and Podcast

Canadian Mennonite University

CMU Open House: At our place or from your place. In person open house takes place on Tuesday, March 28, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM; virtual open house takes place on Wednesday, March 29, 6:00–7:00 PM CDT. Receive a campus tour, ask questions of our Admissions team, and hear from faculty and current students. Visit to register. 

Canadian School of Peacebuilding. Registration is now open for courses taught by local, national, and international peacebuilders to serve practitioners, professionals, activists, students, non-governmental organizations, and faith-based groups. June 5-9; 12-16. Visit  

Through this place. View the March issue of CMU’s newsletter, with stories about alumni, links to recent panels, and other articles. You can read the newsletter here.

Mennonite Disaster Service

The March edition of On the Level is now available from Mennonite Disaster Service. In our current issue: Director of Canadian Operations Ross Penner shares about the work of MDS in Cape Breton; Columbia Bible College students get an unexpected surprise in Paradise, California; and a home dedication in Kentucky provides visible reminders that God cares. Click on this link to read more:

The King’s University

Everything Series: Reading Rainbows; How Our Psychology Shapes How We React to Gender and Sexual Diversity.Sexual and gender diversity (SGD) generates much controversy, emotional intensity, and division, particularly among Christians. Why is it so challenging to exemplify truth, love, and Christian unity when we engage the rainbow? How can we develop relationships of mutual trust and understanding even when we sometimes profoundly disagree?” Dr. Heather Looy discusses the psychological factors which affect these conversations in her public lecture on April 4 at 7:00pm. Learn more and register here.

Camp Evergreen

Ladies’ Retreat. Camp Evergreen’s Ladies Retreat is a perfect way to unplug and get away from the busy bustle of everyday life. It’s a perfect weekend to join friends in our rustic setting and find time for renewal. The retreat is full of delicious meals, optional adventures on our many activities and beautiful nature trails to walk on. Women ages 16 and up are invited to Camp from March 31-April 2. Find out more and register on the website.

Richard Eaton Singers

Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Concert on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 7:30 pm at the Winspear Center. Mendelssohn’s Elijah is undoubtedly one of the greatest choral/orchestral masterpieces of all time. Last performed by Richard Eaton Singers in 2012 to great acclaim, this magnificent choral work has remained enduringly popular with audiences since the first public performance on August 26, 1846. Produced by RES in 1977 and 1981, and in the opening season of the Winspear Centre in 1998. Elijah is beloved by RES choristers, who are excited, once again, to showcase this masterpiece.
Featuring Dr Leonard Ratzlaff as conductor in his final concert in the Winspear as the Music Director of Richard Eaton Singers.
Learn more and get tickets on the Winspear website.