Dr. R Paul Stevens (Regent College Professor Emeritus, Marketplace Theology and Leadership) spoke from Luke 10:25-37 (The Parable of the Good Samaritan) on the two great commandments: to love God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind (a vertical relationship), and to love our neighbours as ourselves (horizontal relationships). Christianity is less of a religion and more of an invasion of God into our whole lives, giving us a whole new perspective on the world. Love cannot be commanded, but it can be evoked. After the service, we got to know the new and returning Menno Simons Centre students during a BBQ potluck lunch. As William Tyndale (1494-1536) suggested, “to wash dishes and to preach is all one, as touching the deed, to please God.” [KH]

The good Samaritan (after Delacroix) in 1890 by Vincent van Gogh

Painting “The good Samaritan (after Delacroix)” by Vincent van Gogh (1890)

Service Details

Passage: Luke 10:25-37; I Thess 5: 12-24

Communion: No

Ecumenical or Event: Student BBQ

Potluck Lunch: Yes

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Paul Stevens

Worship Leader: Janice Kreider

Song Leader: Veronica Dyck

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Henry Neufeld

Childrens Feature Leader:


Bring Flowers:

Coffee Helper:

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: