On the first Sunday of 2007, John Friesen recalled the many types of prayers discussed by Richard Foster. Ed Epp then spoke briefly on “simple prayer”, noting that many prayers in scripture are almost childlike in their simplicity. Many of us grew up learning beautiful yet simple prayers, some of which have been set to music. We sang “Müde bin ich, geh zur Ruh”, a prayer-song many older members had learned as children. As we grow older, these simple prayers take on new levels of meaning, reminding us that things which are seemingly simple can also be deeply profound. Rosie Perera then spoke on the “prayer of examen” (Latin for ‘weighing’ and by extension, self-reflecting). In this type of prayer, we reflect on how God has been present with us that day, possibly asking ourselves what we did that was most worth while and what was least worth while. Since prayers of examen can take many forms, Rosie provided copies of a very helpful explanatory sheet which she found useful. [JEK]

Service Details


Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event: Epiphany (first Sunday after)

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: John Friesen, Rosie Perera, Ed Epp

Worship Leader: John Friesen

Song Leader: J Evan Kreider

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Henry Neufeld

Childrens Feature Leader:



Coffee Helper:

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: