Church Family Happenings

 March 31, 2023


Please join us for Loaves & Fishes this Saturday from 4-6 pm at the church. It will be a potluck at the church, so please bring some food to share. We’ll also do some activities for Holy Week. We hope you can make it!

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. If you are able to bring paska or hot cross buns, please contact the office or sign up using the sign-up sheet in the foyer

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!

If you attended Frieda Claassen’s presentation on March 26, and you would like to read Colin Neufeld and Wojciech Marchlewski’s paper “Divided Loyalties,” referenced in that presentation, you can find it here.

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!

MCC Makes Bolivian Food! In the MCC Makes series, international staff challenge members of the MCC community to recreate dishes from the countries where MCC works. In this episode, comedian Matt Falk is joined by Laura Kalmar, Marketing and Communications Director for MCC Canada, to make Sopa de mani from Bolivia. Link: MCC Makes

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.

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.

“Eternal” Concert. Experience glorious choral music by well-known composers on Sunday, April 16 at 3:00pm. Performed by The King’s University Alumni & Community Chorus with Te Deum Singers, join conductors Dr Joy Berg and Diana Wiens at First Presbyterian Church (10023-105 Street), for an afternoon featuring works from the rich soulful melodies of Fauré to the magnificent choral drama of Haydn’s Te Deum. Our concert, entitled “Eternal”, brings a program of beauty, cheerfulness, and spectacular delight. Tickets can be purchased at the door and online at Ticket Prices:
$20 General
$15 Seniors/Alumni/non-King’s Students
$5 Children under 12
King’s Students FREE with valid ID

Village Goods

AGM for Village Goods April 24, 2023 – Members of your church have been involved in the operation of the Ten Thousand Villages (TTV) store in Edmonton since 1986. When MCC closed TTV Canada in 2020, the store successfully became an independent fair trade store. And we continue to need the support of folks from the Edmonton area churches.
The AGM for Village Goods (Edmonton Ten Thousand Villages Society) will take place on Monday April 24th, 7:00pm, at Lendrum Mennonite Church, 11210 59 Ave NW. All are welcome!
Membership forms can be completed at the meeting. The membership fee remains at $10 per person. A small selection of products from the store will be available for cash, cheque, or e-transfer sale. (No debit/credit.)
For further information, please contact:  Adrienne Wiebe, Chair of the Board,