Church Family Happenings

 September 8, 2023


This Sunday is Welcome Back Sunday! We will have an intergenerational choir, we’ll bless everyone returning to school this year, and we’ll return to Christian Education classes. We have classes for all ages, so join us after the worship service to kick off a new year of learning and growing together.

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. Subjects are chosen from three categories, which rotate through the program: Inspirational/Biblical—in-depth examinations of religious topics; Community Hermeneutics, where all attendees get to share their opinions and experiences on a range of subjects; and Daily Living—information and resources for our secular world.

Our program commences this Sunday with a very practical topic—Computer Safety: Presented by our very own Andrew T. Andrew is an Associate Professor of Computing Science (CS). He  completed his Ph. D. at the University of Alberta in 2012 and has been at King’s CS department ever since. He will give us some invaluable advice on using your computer wisely and with an understanding of what wisdom looks like in the data universe.

Sunday, Sept. 17—Baptism: Rob S. leads an exercise in Community Hermeneutics on the subject of baptism, its historical significance, and our practice, here at LMC. What does baptism mean to you and what has your experience been?

Sunday, Sept. 24—War and Violence in the Bible: Pastor Sherri GT has recently submitted her Ph. D. thesis and she gives us the benefit of her learnings along the way: “War and violence surface time and again throughout the Bible—even in the New Testament depiction of Mary! How did first-century Christians understand this imagery as descriptive of the life of faith?” (This is the first presentation in a series of six.)

We are not longer streaming our worship service on Zoom or If you would like to join us online, you can watch our livestream on YouTube. If you have trouble accessing the YouTube stream, please contact the office for help.

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

In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

In Tune: Finding Harmony in Polarized Communities Save the date! On November 3 & 4, join MCC Alberta for a weekend to engage in conversations around the polarization we are feeling in our congregations and communities. More information coming soon!

Help us promote peace amid polarity with MCC Alberta’s Live In Harmony T-Shirt Design Contest! The winner’s t-shirt will be available at an upcoming conference. Visit Live in Harmony T-shirt Design Contest | Mennonite Central Committee ( to enter.

MCC Alberta’s Annual General Meeting will be taking place on September 28, at 7pm on Zoom. There will be a vote taking place to accept proposed changes to the bylaws, and anyone attending will be able to vote. View the old and proposed bylaws and register for the AGM here: MCC Alberta 2023 Annual General Meeting | Mennonite Central Committee

There are still over 129 acres available to sponsor through Grow Hope this year! Visit Grow Hope | Mennonite Central Committee ( to learn how you can help give security and hope to people suffering from hunger.

GO!100 finishes September 15! With only a short time until the end of the campaign, this is your last chance to support your friends and family (and favourite MCC staffer) as they raise funds for the work of MCC. MCC Alberta’s GO!100 2023 | Mennonite Central Committee

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta

You are invited to the MHSA 2023 Fall Conference, “Deutsch Wymysle,” on Sept 23rd at 2:00 pm at Lendrum Mennonite Church. Come learn about the past, present, and future of Mennonites in Poland! Presentations will be followed by lunch and fellowship.

Registration is $20 for in-person attendance, and $10 for online participation. Online participation will be on YouTube here. Online attendees can pay by e-Transfer to

Canadian Mennonite University

Xplore – Xplore offers life-long learning courses that investigate dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it—all without assignments or exams! Join one or more of our offered courses (in-person or online) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. Courses will begin on October 3 and 4. Learn more and register here.

The King’s University

Silent Auction & Dessert Reception. Join us for an evening of desserts, drinks, silent auction, and live ambient music as we fundraise for student scholarships, Saturday, October 14, 7:00 pm at Supreme Steel.