Church Family Happenings

 March 28, 2024

At LMC

Holy Week Services begin this evening:

  • Inter-Mennonite Maundy Thursday Service: Thursday, March 28, 7:00 pm at First Mennonite Church. Join us in-person or online by Zoom.
  • Inter-Mennonite Good Friday Service: Friday, March 29, 10:30 am at LMC. Join us in-person or online on YouTube.
  • Easter Sunday Service: Sunday, March 31. At 9:00 am, join us for an Easter breakfast. Bring paska or hot cross buns! The worship service starts at 10:30.

All are welcome at the Good Friday ‘Taize Around the Cross’ service on March 29 at 7:00 pm at LMC. Join friends for a service of reflective song and prayer.


Te Deum Singers present Inspired with Song, a choral concert to welcome spring at LMC, conducted by Diana Wiens, accompanied by Loretta Dueck on Saturday April 6 at 7 pm and Sunday April 7 at 2 pm. Admission is free with donations accepted to cover costs for the upcoming concert in Whitehorse. All are welcome.


Adult Christian Education meets after the Sunday Worship Service at 11:15 in Fellowship Hall! Here is a look at our upcoming sessions:
Sunday, Mar. 31: No ACE – Easter Sunday.
Sunday, April 7: Pastor Kevin will continue his series on Christian nonviolence.
Sunday, April 14: Pastor Sherri will finish her series on how we wrestle with war and violence in the Bible

Please check your weekly bulletin for prayer requests and other church family news.


In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

Support the Relief Sale: The MCC Alberta Relief Sale is on June 15 at Bergthal Mennonite church, and volunteers and auction items are needed. You can support relief, development and peace by giving a gift to the auction, by giving your time to the event, or both! Visit mcc.org/abreliefsale to get involved.

Rwanda Learning Tour Stories: A group of 15 Albertans, including 2 MCC staff members, recently returned from a learning trip to visit MCC partners in Rwanda and see their Conservation Agriculture and Peace building work. If you would like to have someone come to your church/group to share these stories, please contact Donita at donitawiebeneufeld@mccab.ca.

Indigenous Neighbours: The history between Mennonites and Indigenous peoples includes deep injustices. As we grapple with this history, MCC seeks to walk in friendship and solidarity with Indigenous peoples globally. Our program director is available to speak to your congregation or lead a learning experience. Contact Jose Luis Moraga at joseluismoraga@mccab.ca or 403-998-1690. Download a flyer for learning experiences here.

Intersections. The Spring 2024 issue of Intersections, on the topic “Embracing a Commitment to Christ’s Way of Peace,” is available now. Read it online here!


Outdoor Way of the Cross Edmonton 

All are invited to join the Outdoor Way of the Cross on Friday, March 29 at 10:00 am. Meet at 99 St. and 107 Ave. This year’s theme is “journeying Home” based on Isaiah 58:6-7: “Is not this the fast that I choose … to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless into your house.” Light refreshments will be served at Hope Mission after the final station. Learn more on their website.


Rising Sun Theatre 

On Saturday, April 6 at 7 pm at Workshop West Theatre, join the differently-abled artists of Rising Sun Theatre and stars of the musical and magical worlds for our 2nd annual special event, Magic & Music 2! Featuring our troupe of differently-abled artists plus multiple Juno-award winning singer-songwriter Maria Dunn, the charming and amazing Ron Pearson Magic (“Brilliant”–Globe & Mail), and international musical theatre star, Irén Bartok! With scrumptious snacks, a cash bar and a fabulous silent auction–with bargains galore– to benefit our non-profit theatre. Learn more and buy tickets here.


Canadian Mennonite University 

Let’s Get Dirty: The Lowdown on Earth’s Fabric in your own Yard – a Face2Face panel discussion on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 PM at CMU and via livestream. Hear from scientists, researchers, and farmers about the untapped potential that’s in your very own yard. Visit them online to learn more and watch the livestream!


Chester Ronning Centre 

Truth Before Reconciliation. Join Connie Walker (Okanese First Nation), journalist and host of the award-wining podcast Stolen, to learn about when it’s crucial to uncover the truth before we can begin to talk about meaningful reconciliation. Walker will present on her work on April 8 at 6 pm at the Cargill Theatre and by livestream. Registration is free. Learn more online and register here.

What’s Happening at the Ronning Centre. Check out the March update for a book recommendation, the community report on religious organizations and public life, an article on “The Good of Difficult Conversations,” and more. You can read the update here.


Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta

MHSA Spring Conference: La Crete & Low German Mennonite History. All are invited to the Spring Conference in La Crete, AB, from May 30 –  June 2, 2024. Registration for those not riding the bus is $75, including local tours and some meals. For those taking the bus, which picks up in Calgary, Didsbury, Red Deer, and Edmonton, the full cost is $250. Register and pay by e-transferring financemhsa@gmail.com, or sending a cheque (with name, address, phone number, email, and details) to 
MHSA
210 2946-32 St
Calgary AB
T1Y 6J7

For more information, contact Dave T. 


The King’s University

Campus Visit Options and Information Nights. There are a few upcoming opportunities for prospective students to visit King’s and see what the university is all about! Check them out on one of these occasions:
Campus Visit Day: April 5, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Online Info Session: April 10, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Quandries Public Lecture Series. On the first Tuesday of every month, Dr. Jeff Dudiak hosts a public lecture series about contemporary moral dilemmas. On April 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm, Archbishop Richard Smith will speak on “Hope & Dignity: A Catholic Response to MAID.” Learn more and register here.

Spring Choir Concert. Join the King’s choirs, special alumni guests, and the Music Department for an evening of song and celebration on April 6 at 7:30 at First Presbyterian Church. You can book your tickets here!

Summer Camps at King’s. Registration is open for sports, science, and arts camps at King’s! Camps are about exploring, creating, and developing skills in a fun, encouraging, faith-based environment. All camps are instructed by amazing undergrad student mentors. Learn more and register here.