Newsweekly for Sunday, June 2, 2019

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Worship this Sunday, June 2, 2019

Theme: Resurrection Wonder – Saving Grace
Worship Leader: Dave Smucker
Song Leader: Jeremy Nafziger
Prelude: Mara Carlson
Scripture Reader: Dave Smucker, Jennifer Davis Sensenig
Children's Time: Dayna Olson-Getty
Preacher: Jennifer Davis Sensenig
Offertory: Monica Carlson, Dave SmuckerZ
Pastoral Prayer: Dayna Olson-Getty
Bulletin: 060219 Bulletin

Upcoming CMC Events
Sun, June 2                           Monthly Potluck, 11:30am, Morrison Park
Sun, June 2                           Contemplative Worship Service, 8pm, Sanctuary
Wed, June 5                         Kids’ Club, 6pm, Basement

CMC Events and Announcements
Potluck is this Sunday, June 2, after Sunday school. During the summer potlucks will be at Morrison Park behind Waterman Elementary School and is located on North Willow Street and 2nd Street. Please bring food to share and your own plates, cups and silverware.  We will provide water to drink and will provide serving utensils. You may want to bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on. We will get started 15 to 20 minutes after Sunday School is over.  See you at the park!

TWO NEW SMALL GROUPS are forming this summer.   Here's what you need to know:

  • HIKING SMALL GROUP – This will combine hikes around the area in addition to sharing together.  The initial organizing meeting will be held at CMC on Sunday, June 23 right after worship in Room  For more information, contact Zach Pennington at or (540) 478-2378.
  • YOUNG ADULTS SMALL GROUP – For more information, contact Jonae Hochstetler at jonae0@gmail.comor (218) 401-0362.

For general questions or information about Small Groups, contact Jan Jenner at or  (540)421-8696

An update and prayer letter from David and Sophie Lapp Jost has been posted on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall.  David and Sophie appreciate prayers and support from CMCers as they serve with Mennonite Mission Network at Nazareth Village and Nazareth Hospital.   Their email address is  If you'd like to receive the Lapp Jost prayer letters and updates, they will be happy to send them to you.  For more information about the ministries of Nazareth Village & Hospital visit:  –Keaton and Betty Shenk

For the month of May and June 2, the children's Sunday School will be following the Shine curriculum's theme of "Enough for All" but with a different format.  Grades K-6 will be rotating to three stations–Biblical Storytelling, Creating, and Community building/singing.  Please note the locations where your child should be after recess (around 10:20 a.m.):

Ages 2/3/4–G 17 (usual singing room)
Grades K/1–G 11 (usual Kindergarten room)
Grades 2-6–G 20 (usual Gathering space)

Adults will rotate with children throughout the hour.  Please pick up your child by 11:30 a.m. at the following locations:

Ages 2/3/4–G 17
Grades K/1–G 11
Grades 2/3/4–G 21 (usual classroom for grades 4/5)
Grades 5/6—Room 109

You are welcome to join the Contemplative Worship Service weekly on Sundays at 8 pm at CMC. This service is an invitation to deepening our everyday connection to God, ourselves and the community through healing, action and contemplation for the sake of the world. The service will be a time for contemplative silence, embodied practice, and a space that welcomes and affirms everyone. Please note children are welcome, however there will be no childcare provided during the service. Contact Adam Yoder ( on behalf of the Contemplative Service Discernment Group for additional information.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer driver for VANITA (Valley Area Network for Immigrant Transportation Assistance), please join us on Saturday, June 1 (10:00 AM) in Room 109 (CMC).   We will provide information, answer questions, and share our driving experiences.  Email Tina Beachy ( with any questions. 

Our next Bridges Community Gathering will be on Sunday, June 16 (Father’s Day) from 5:00-7:00 pm. Come to Purcell Park, Shelter #2 (the shelter nearest the large parking lot, restrooms and Kids Castle), bring a dish for the potluck and join in playing (or watching) a variety of outdoor and table games. Bridges is an interfaith, intercultural collaboration with the goal of building bridges of connection with our neighbors. All ages welcome! Rain date: Sunday, July 14, same place and time. — Betty Shenk

RESURRECTION WONDER – The latest photo collage on the "CMC Today" bulletin board on the south wall of the fellowship hall resurrects highlights from the first three Sundays (Apr. 28, May 5 & 12) of the new Easter season worship series. To the right, resurrected literary marvels, a Bishop's Mantle column from the 5/11/91 Daily News-Record, "Criticism and the Human Condition," and a congregational report for March-April, 2019 from Mennonite World Review. So, wonder as you wander from there to the "CMC Yesterday" display board on the east wall of the fellowship hall. Up and running there – a bevy of images from May 2015, featuring the worship series, "Enjoying What God Value$," Mother's Day, the 2015 EMHS Touring Choir and some CMC folks who have moved on. Time, O time, where did you go . . .? Jim Bishop

Greening CMC : Getting personal.  At 22% of our trash, food waste is the largest single material in municipal solids waste.  Do your part in reducing how much food goes to municipal trash by dropping it off at any time at the compost bins at the farmers market.  Or subscribe to have Soil Cycles HVA pick up your food waste by bicycle and turn it into compost to feed your garden.

Announcements from Virginia Mennonite Conference, Harrisonburg area and beyond
Patchwork Pantry provides a supply of food once a month to those in our community who need food support.  We are in need of volunteers for the summer months. Volunteers fill grocery orders, help pass out produce, take food out to clients cars, and interview clients.  We have a particular need for persons who could interview clients.  It does require some training as we have moved to using computers.  We are also in need of persons who speak Spanish who can help translate.  Our website provides some information about how you can be involved. (check it out, it's new!) Please contact Jennifer Ulrich  Thanks for your support.

Patchwork Pantry also needs more used plastic shopping bags.  Please drop them off in the kitchen.

The local TPS (Temporary Protective Status) committee is holding a car wash this Saturday June 1 starting at 7:30 am to raise funds for the TPS advocacy efforts. The car wash will be held at the Advance Autoparts store on 33 East (885 East Market St.). Come out and let us wash your car and contribute as you wish to help your neighbors. – Harold Shenk

KREIDER MOWING BUSINESS This neighborhood wide lawn business will provide lawn mowing for college ave. and greystone st. residents

  • competitive pricing based on your lawn
  • environmental electric mower used
  • if your regular lawn service is not available please contact me to see if I can help
    Contact me at 540-432-9107 -ADRIAN KREIDER

Come to Eastern Mennonite University on June 1st for a fundraising cookout provided by Noah Haglund and Lydia Musselman, two recent EMU graduates. In August, Noah and Lydia will be serving with Mennonite Central Committee’s SALT program, a year long term of international work and service for young adults. Noah will be serving with a refugee organization in Amman, Jordan and Lydia will be serving with an ecumenical organization in East Jerusalem. A Mediterranean style meal will be provided and will take place outdoors (weather pending) on Thomas Plaza from 12pm to 3pm. During this time, Noah and Lydia will be sharing more of what they will be doing in the upcoming year. Feel free to bring friends and family! – Noah Haglund (

Enjoy ‘Music Under the Oaks’ with The Walking Roots Band. Free concert on Sun June 9, 4 pm, at Trissels Mennonite Church, 11246 Hisers Lane, Broadway. Refreshments. Bring blanket or lawn chair. (Inside in case of rain.) See attached poster.

Interfaith Peace Camp (IPC) that's happening this June 10th – 14thThis year IPC is being co-hosted by JMU and EMU and will be held mostly at Memorial Hall on the JMU campus. We'll still have visits to each of the faith communities, and this year Park View Mennonite Church (my church) is the hosting Christian church, along with IASV and Beth El Congregation. We're still looking for campers to enroll (children ages 8-12). If there is interest, have them email us at For more information:

Now is a great time to register a camper who has never attended Highland Summer Camps before, especially if you know someone (not a sibling) who is a returning camper this year. Just make sure you’re both registered by June 1st, and mention the person who referred you when you register online at or call 540-705-0512. Both the new camper and the returning camper will receive a $25 certificate to use in the Highland camp store!

Highland Retreat’s Annual Steak BBQ will be held at Highland on Saturday, June 22. Join us at 1:00 for the summer staff commissioning service; at 2:30 for an afternoon of activities including the pool, new climbing wall, and a disc golf tournament; or at 5:00 for a tasty steak BBQ dinner followed by music from The Crissman Brothers. Highland will provide rib-eye steaks, as well as hot dogs, black bean burgers, and baked potatoes. Bring a side dish or salad to share, and a donation to support Highland. Visit for more details. To reserve a free campsite or A-frame cabin for the BBQ weekend, contact the office at or (540)705-0554.

Mennonite Women of Virginia Prayer Breakfast Saturday, July 20, 2019 6:45-8:15 a.m., The Commons, Eastern Mennonite School. Breakfast catered by A Bowl of Good. Multiple “Tobin sisters” will be joining us and sharing in word and song around the theme of "Blessed to be a Blessing.” Hosanna, Bethany, Melody and Jessa are presently serving or preparing for assignment with VMMissions.  Here is an opportunity to hear how God has given each of these sisters a unique call to live into this core operating principle of God’s family. We will have prayer together for ministries near and far, and an offering received for MWV ministries. Come and join us for this time of "Sistering!" To register for the Prayer Breakfast, call or email Gloria Lehman:  540/421-2122; Please register by July 15. Let us know of any dietary restrictions. Pay $10 at the door for breakfast with cash, credit card or check made payable to MWV.





Community Mennonite Church
70 South High Street Harrisonburg, VA