MWMC This Week – July 22, 2018

MWMC This Week – July 22, 2018

July 22, 2018

Season of Pentecost

During these weeks the Church around the world celebrates the presence and work of the Holy Spirit in our midst. He draws us in faith and transforms to become more like Jesus Christ. May you sense the Spirit’s work in and around you as we worship God today.

Call to Worship
“Holy Spirit”
Music Worship Team
Responsive Gospel
Invocation drawn from Mark 1:14-20
Opening Hymn #216
“Strong, Righteous Man of Galilee”
Songs of Praise
“Let It Rise”
“Let Everything That Hath Breath”
“Praise You”
New Testament Reading
2nd Corinthians 6:14-18
Song of Response
“Refiner’s Fire”
Offering Prayer & Offertory
Music Worship Team
Time of Greeting
“Make Us One”
Old Testament Reading
Jeremiah 7:1-15
Time of Response
“The Heart of Worship”
Closing Hymn #528
“God of Grace and God of Glory”
“Send Out Your Spirit”
Music Worship Team

Schedule Change Please note that due to our Vacation Bible School program, our regular weeknight activities will be canceled this week. Tuesday evening Tai Chi and Wednesday evening Time to Pray will resume next week at their regular times. Thank you.

Youth Archery Outing Next Sunday our teens will share lunch and an afternoon practicing archery. The cost is $21 per person. Speak with Pastor Axel to learn more.

Music Reading Class will begin again on Monday, July 30th. This class is for beginners who enjoy music but have never had the opportunity to learn it. This is a six-week class that will meet on Monday evenings at 7:15 pm. Come and see how fun music can be! Sign up today at the Information Desk at the back of the Sanctuary.

Church Membership Class will take place on Saturday, August 4th, at 10 am. Learn what the Scripture says about God’s purpose and hopes for the Church, and how its 2,000 year history and the story of the Wesleyan Methodist Church within it! Sign up at the Information Desk at the back of the Sanctuary, or speak with Pastor Pryor to learn more.

Thunder Bay Mission We’ve been invited to visit our church plant in this city and assist them with a weekend community festival on August 24th-26th. Ready to make your first mission trip? Pick up a flyer at the Information Desk today and learn how you can go on mission!


Missionaries Ryan & Sarah Schmitz serve with Global Partners in Nicaragua. This week they wrote with an important update…

Dear Milliken Church Family,

On Monday, June 18th, our son, Abel, woke up complaining of horrible stomach pain. A trip to the local hospital quickly diagnosed appendicitis. With civil unrest, protesters, and armed activists everywhere, it was clear that we were staying in Matagalpa for the surgery. Within days, Abel was on the mend, but sadly, Nicaragua was not.

Increasing political and social pressure now required that we flee the country, heading north to avoid as much trouble as possible. Our Nicaraguan driver took us the distance and we were only stopped once by armed and masked protesters who wanted proof that we were not carrying guns or other weapons. We have now spent the past month in Honduras with a Wesleyan missionary family who have planted a church in La Ceiba, Honduras. We are not sure how or when we will get back to Nicaragua. But we ask for your prayers for the people and the churches there.

Many are under threats of violence. Squatters have even entered the schools with machetes, hoping to take advantage of the chaos. Even one of our pastors has been told to stop holding church services, or their church building will be burned down. In spite of this, our fellow Christians are very brave.

They refuse to surrender to fear, quoting the words of God to Joshua: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). Thank you for being courageous with us.

– Ryan, Sarah, Micah, Eva, Abel & Esme Schmitz

Scripture: Jeremiah 7:1-15
Title: “Sanctuary”
Speaker: Pastor Pryor

The Next Week at MWMC

VBS Session One
Sun July 22

Hand Chime Ensemble
Mon July 23

VBS Session Two
Mon July 23

VBS Session Three
Tue July 24

VBS Session Four
Wed July 25

VBS Session Five
Thr July 26

Morning Worship & VBS Presentation
Sun July 29

Vital Statistics

Attendance: 113
Offering Total: $3,511

About Milliken Church

Milliken Church is part of The Wesleyan Church; an evangelical, holiness group within the Methodist Christian family of denominations. To learn more, visit our website or speak with our pastor.

Mission Statement

Milliken Wesleyan Methodist Church is a welcoming community that values diversity. We strive to honour God, confessing Jesus is Lord, through various forms of praise and worship, thoughtful teaching, opportunities for spiritual growth, leadership development, compassionate outreach and service.

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