Walter Bergen is one of the best Mennonite story tellers of his generation.  In his sermon welcoming students back to university and to the Menno Simons Centre, he tells three stories, each illustrating a saying.  The first:  “Two things separate you from the animal kingdom:  the ability to pray and the ability to think.  Go and do both!”  The second, drawn from the difficult days of the Soviet Union concluded with the advice, ” The work that you do, for good or ill, will have an impact on others.”  And the final story illustrated the saying, “You will be remembered in this world for what you gave, not what you got.”  [JEK]

A potluck BBQ lunch was held after the service.


Service Details

Passage: Numbers 6

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event: Student Welcome BBQ

Potluck Lunch: Yes

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Walter Bergen

Worship Leader: Thomas Bergen

Song Leader: Evan Kreider

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Erika Hannan

Childrens Feature Leader:


Bring Flowers:

Coffee Helper:

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: