J. Evan Kreider spoke on “Geist und Wurst” in reference to The Affair of the Sausages (1522) – the Swiss Reformation challenge to church-mandated fasting. Abstaining or fasting during Lent can help us focus on prayers of repentance, mourning, or healing. In the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday (after excluding the 6 Sundays), we might consider giving up certain foods or luxuries and donating the savings to charity. But the Biblical examples of fasting are clear that it must not be for show, and God’s desire is that we loosen the bonds of injustice (Isaiah 58:6). [KH]

Service Details

Passage: Isaiah 58:3-9; Joel 2:12-16; Matt 4:1-4; Matt 6:16-18

Communion: No

Ecumenical or Event: Special music: Silas and Godwin Friesen

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: J. Evan Kreider

Worship Leader: Chan Yang

Song Leader: Paul Thiessen

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Peter Neudorf

Childrens Feature Leader:


Bring Flowers:

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Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

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