Arlyn Friesen Epp (Resource Manager for MC Canada) told stories of how people encounter God. He told of his wretched camping trip featuring endless days of rain, thirsty mosquitoes, wet sleeping bags and mud. The place was obviously God-forsaken. But when the rain briefly paused, Arlyn went canoeing on an isolated lake and was suddenly surrounded by a herd of moose swimming powerfully. At a time when God was the farthest thought from his mind, and when fear would have been a natural instinct, Arlyn instead felt that he encountered God through the beauty of creation. He then told the story (Mark 8:22-) of the blind man being brought to Jesus and quite unexpectedly being healed. Although the unnamed blind man had certainly not expected to encounter God that day, he did. Other such stories reminded us that if we are to encounter God in life, we need to have patience and we need to trust that we will in fact experience God. Do we expect to encounter God this week? [JEK]

Service Details

Passage: Psalm 121; Mark 8:22-26

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event: Mennonite World Fellowship Sunday

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Arlyn Friesen Epp

Worship Leader: Veronica Dyck

Song Leader: Rosie Perera

Pianist: J Evan Kreider

Usher: Peter Neudorf

Childrens Feature Leader:


Bring Flowers: EDWIN & HEDIE HINTZ

Coffee Helper:

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: