Church Family Happenings

 October 27, 2023


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.

Friday, November 3 at 7:00 pm, the Youth Group will meet at the church to hang out and prepare for an upcoming fundraiser.

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. 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.

Sunday, Nov. 12—No Sunday School: We will not have classes this week, as it is Peace Sunday and the long weekend. However, all are welcome to join us for a potluck following the service!

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

In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

Palestine and Israel Conflict: MCC (through our membership in Canadian Foodgrains Bank) is appealing for humanitarian response in Gaza in partnership with the Humanitarian Coalition. The Humanitarian Coalition is a group of leading humanitarian organizations in Canada, including CFGB, that appeal together during a crisis. Please visit to learn more and donate.

Buckets of Thanks. Help us meet our goal of donating 2,000 relief kits across Canada by October 31 to assist displaced people 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

CMU Discover Weekend. Do you live outside Winnipeg and want to sample CMU? Come to our Discover Weekend on November 17-18. Tour the CMU campus, visit a class, meet professors and current students, take part in a Winnipeg excursion, experience student life by staying in residence, eating in the cafeteria, and more. Visit 

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.

Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols for Advent & Christmas

Winspear Centre – Monday, December 4, 7:30 p.m.
U of A Mixed Chorus, Adam Robertson, Director; Handbells, Jackie Malcolm Director
Marnie Giesbrecht & Joachim Segger, Organists
All Seats:  $25 (plus $5 service chg.)
Winspear Box Office:  (780) 428-1414
Sponsors:  U of A Interfaith Chaplains & Mixed Chorus, and U of A and The King’s University Departments of Music
Benefit – U of A Campus Food Bank

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.

Mennonite Disaster Service

On the Level: The October edition of On the Level is now available from Mennonite Disaster Service. In our current issue: Ross Penner shares how MDS touched the life of a volunteer; learn how MDS is responding to tornado damage in Alberta; and the Spirit of MDS fund is once again accepting grant requests. Read more here.

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.