Church Family Happenings

 October 20, 2023


Friday, October 20 at 7:00 pm, the Youth Group will meet for a Movie Night together at the church!

Friday, October 27 at 4:30 pm, any interested volunteers can join the Youth Group to volunteer serving the meal at PrayerWorks. For more information, contact Linda G. If you would like to help with the meal preparation during the day, contact Wendy B.

The Lendrum Piecemakers will be quilting at the MCC Thift Store on Wednesday, October 25 from 10-5. They would love to have help in their work! If you can tie knots and would like to contribute to the quilting project, please contact Fran L. for more information.

Mark your calendars for the next Loaves & Fishes on Saturday, October 28 at 4:00 pm at the church. Join us for a potluck, singing, and activities!

LMC Worship Leader Workshop : Do you currently serve as a worship leader at LMC? Have you considered becoming a part of the worship leading ministry, but would like to learn more? Are you generally curious about worship leading and how this contributes to our worship at LMC? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the worship commission warmly invites you to a Worship Leader Workshop on Saturday, November 4, 9:30-11:30 in Fellowship Hall. Come prepared to learn about the role generally, to share your experiences, and to engage in discussion around this important ministry. Light refreshments will be provided.

Welcome to the 2023/2024 program of Adult Christian Education at Lendrum Mennonite Church! This ten-month schedule is presented after the Worship Service on most Sundays, getting underway at 11:15 and winding up at noon. Here is a look at our upcoming sessions:

Sunday, Oct. 22—War and Violence in the Bible 2: Pastor Sherri will lead us in a continued discussion of her PhD work on how Christians have reckoned with the imagery of war and violence in the Bible.

Sunday, Oct. 29—Membership 2: Adrienne W. and Doug Z. will continue to lead us in our ongoing discussion of what church membership means for us.

Sunday, Nov. 5—Our guest speaker, Anna Vogt from MCC’s Peace & Justice Office in Ottawa, will lead the session.

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

In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

Buckets of Thanks. This Thanksgiving, help us send 2,000 relief buckets to people affected by disaster and conflict in places like Ukraine, Jordan, Cuba and Zambia. Please click here to find out how you can help with Buckets of Thanks.

Circles of Support and Accountability Program is in need of volunteers to work with people who have left prison and are reintegrating into society. If you’re interested in helping and can commit 1-2 hours per week, please contact CoSA Coordinator Ken Grahlman at

In Tune: Finding Harmony in Polarized Communities. Have you registered for MCC Alberta’s peace conference? We are very excited to have you join us to hear experts on the topics of Poverty & Peace, Politicized Issues through a Peace Lens, Self-Leadership, Indigenous Awareness, Refugee Sponsorship and Transforming Polarized Conversations. Please register online by October 25 so we can make arrangements for refreshments!  Learn more and register here.

Canadian Mennonite University

J.J. Thiessen Lecture – You are invited to hear Dr. Willie James Jennings of Yale Divinity School present his talk entitled, Gathering the pieces that remain: Weaving life together from the fragments of faith, race, and land. October 27 at 7:00 PM in Marpeck Commons or via livestream. Visit the CMU website for details and livestream.

 A Time of Reckoning: Telling the CMU Story – Join a two-day symposium on October 27 and 28. Featuring short reflections and dialogue with CMU faculty, alumni, and church voices, participants will investigate what CMU is today and where it’s going in light of its mission. More details and free registration here.

Through This Place — The October issue of the CMU newsletter is available now. Read news about upcoming events and alumni achievements, as well as reflections from faculty, here.

Bridge Building Ministries 

Soup and Bannock Lunches. Soup and Bannock Friday noon lunches resumed on Friday October 13 at Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society in the gym. All community members are welcome to join. It is an opportunity to bring Indigenous and settler people together, to break bread together and get to know each others’ stories.

A Common Word Interfaith Dialogue. The Annual Christian-Muslim ACWAB (A Common Word Alberta) interfaith dialogue is happening Saturday October 28. Learn more and register here.

Christian Medical Dental Association

Larry Worthen, the Executive Director of the Christian Medical and Dental Association of Canada (CMDA), will be speaking in Edmonton on the issue of “What’s Wrong with MAiD” – Advocating for dignity affirming alternatives and conscientious practice in a culture of death. He will also describe how we can make our voices heard with government officials. This event is scheduled on Friday, October 27th at 7:00 PM. The talk will be held at Lendrum Mennonite Church which is located at 11210 –  59 Avenue, in Edmonton.

This event is open to the public and there is no charge.  Please come and invite friends, neighbours and others from your church, along with your church leaders, to hear about this very important issue which affects not only health care professionals, but all of us. For those wanting to attend the Friday evening talk with Larry Worthen on October 27th, please send your RSVP to Doug Haberstock by Wednesday, October 25th, via my email address (, or by phone (780-449-5241), and indicate the number of people in your party that will be attending our event. 

Richard Eaton Singers

Remember — Join the Richard Eaton Singers at the Winspear Centre, Nov. 10 at 7:30 PM, for a program of great variety, style, and texture celebrating the legacy of Conductor Emeritus, Leonard Ratzlaff, and welcoming new Artistic Director, Timothy Shantz. Including singers from local schools and universities and recognition of Remembrance Day.

Messiah — Continuing the tradition of an RES & ESO co-production. Handel’s Messiah is a winter seasonal favourite. Tracing the life of Jesus Christ in three sweeping sections to bring you comfort and joy. Performances will be at the Winspear Centre, Dec. 8 and 9 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets for RES events can be purchased from the Winspear Centre Box Office.

Camp Evergreen

Selah Retreat. From November 10-11, take a pause from your busy day to day to come dive into God’s word together with others. Worship, learn, fellowship, and rest during this one night retreat at Camp Evergreen.

Pond Hockey Tournament. On January 13, join our 14th annual 3 on 3 Pond Hockey Fundraiser! Bring your friends and come lace up the skates to support Camp Evergreen’s campership aid fun and send more kids to camp.

Winterfest Family Camp. February 16-18, join us for Winterfest Family Camp, a 2-night camp designed specifically for families. Camp includes wide games, fireside, chapel times, worship through music, skating, snowshoeing, and all of our amazing activities. Come connect with other families, explore creation, and grow in your faith.