Newsweekly for Sunday, June 3, 2018

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Worship this Sunday, June 3, 2018

Worship Leader: Dave Smucker

Song Leader: Jeremy Nafziger

Children’s Time: Ruth Stoltzfus Jost

Scripture Readers: Sheri, Natalie and Dave Smucker

Preacher: Jennifer Davis Sensenig

Pastoral Prayer: Jordan Luther

Prelude/Offertory: Monica Carlson

Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-10; 2 Kings 23:1-3; Isaiah 51:1-2

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Upcoming CMC Events

Sun, June 3         Monthly Potluck at Westover Park, Shelter #4

Sat, June 9          Pennington Baby Shower, 2-4 pm, Fellowship Hall

Sat, June 9          Open Circle Small Group, 6 pm, Room 109

Sun, June 10       Sunday School End-of-the-School-Year Celebration, 10:30 am



CMC Events and Announcements

Hermeneutics Sunday School Class. This Sunday, June 3 the Hermeneutics Sunday school class in Room 109 will continue to discuss, "How to get along with people we don't agree with" on issues of gender and sexuality and on the importance of proper biblical interpretation. For more background, see the last three lessons (Lessons 20-22) on the hermeneutics series at this link: –Reta Finger

CMC Monthly Potluck at the Park. Potluck at the Park is this Sunday, June 3.  Join us at Westover Park, Shelter #4 after the Sunday School/Adult Education hour. We'll begin at about 11:45 or 11:50. Please bring plates, cups, silverware and food to share. You may want to bring lawn chairs as well. We will supply water to drink and have serving spoons.  We will bring a limited supply of paper products and plastic utensils. We will be assessing the weather and conditions at the park and will make an announcement during the worship service if we need to change the venue (and then we would just stay at church). See you at the Park!

Send-Off for Philip and Belen Yoder. On Saturday, June 2 from 6-8 pm all are invited to drop in at Joe and Mim Yoder’s to extend well wishes to Philip and Belen Yoder as they prepare to leave for a term of service with MCC in Cambodia. Joe and Mim’s address is 3632 Hidden Meadow Lane, Keezletown. Questions? Call Mim at 540-476-3632.

Pennington Baby Shower. Please come and shower Megan & Zach Pennington with love and celebrate the soon arrival of their daughter Hazel Elizabeth Pennington. The drop-in shower is in the CMC Fellowship Hall, Saturday, June 9 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Drop by during these hours and stay for a few minutes or as long as you wish. Zach & Megan are registered at

Sunday School End-of-the-School-Year Celebration. On Sunday, June 10 during the Sunday School/Adult Education hour we will have an end-of-the-school-year celebration for all ages. Plan to join us for popsicles, the bounce house and other activities. All are welcome!

Summer Worship Schedule. Beginning June 17, CMC worship will begin at 10 am. Sunday School and Adult Education classes will not meet during the summer.

CMC Women's Bible Study–June Series. Please feel welcome to join us for a Bible study (focused on the scriptures from the previous Sunday) Wednesday mornings in June.  Pastor Jennifer will lead us as we gather around the Word from 9:00-10:15 am with coffee and tea.  Childcare provided.  Questions?  Please contact Pastor Jennifer at

Childcare for Bible Study. We are in need of childcare providers for the women’s Bible study on Wednesday, June 6. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Jennifer or call the church office.

Highland Retreat Summer Camps. It’s time to register for summer camp at Highland Retreat! CMC will contribute $75 per camper to Highland to help with registration costs for CMC families. When you register your child online at, you will be asked to use a coupon code and a transfer code. If you don’t have the code, contact the CMC office at or 540-433-2148. After you enter the code, the $75 will be deducted from your total. If you need additional financial assistance, Highland has some scholarship funds available. For scholarship information, call Highland at 540-705-0554.

Summer Camp Assistance. If your child is attending a church camp other than Highland Retreat, CMC will contribute $75 per camper to help with registration costs. Contact the CMC office at or 540-433-2148 for more details.

Walking Roots Music Camp. Greg and Seth of the Walking Roots Band invite all rising 3rd – 6th graders to join them for Walking Roots Music Camp, June 18-22. Check out the link for more information!

New Attenders Lunch. Are you new, new-ish, or new-again to CMC? We'd love to get to know you better and help you get connected at CMC. The next New Attenders Lunch will be held following worship, beginning at 11:30 am, on Sunday, June 24 in the Dean House. RSVP to the church office ( or 540-433-2148) or just come on over.

Parents of 4 year olds through 5th graders:  mark your calendars for CMC’s Vacation Bible School on Friday evening and Saturday, July 27-28! Want to lead a station or assist in this enjoyable event? Speak with Marsha Thomas or contact her at

Missing Your Favorite Travel Mug? Your Barbie doll? Your hat? Or your favorite pan? Take a look in the lost and found cabinet under the church mailboxes. Lost and found items will be taken to Gift and Thrift in early June.

End of Life Planning and CMC Memory Garden. Do you have preferences or plans for your funeral and the care of your body after death? CMC pastors would like to have updated versions of this information on file for all CMC members and regular attenders. You may use CMC’s End of Life Planning Form or use your own format to record your preferences.  If you are interested in internment of cremains in CMC’s Memory Garden, please contact the church office for information about purchasing a plot.

Resurrection Life Flows On. Easter may be over, but the Easter season isn't. Want proof? Look no further than the "CMC Today" bulletin board on the west wall of the fellowship hall for the most recent photo collage featuring April worship services, children's time, Sunday school and other activities. But better look quick, as this Sunday will be the last for this photo display; a new one will take its place next week. Also up and running – several Bishop blatherings and a 'congregational report' for Jan.-Feb. 2018 from Mennonite World Review.  — Jim Bishop

In Tune with June.  Another visual feast awaits you on the "CMC Yesterday" bulletin board on the east wall of the fellowship hall with a poster of activities from late spring 2013 and a June 2014 collage that includes the installation of associate pastor Dayna Olson-Getty, Pentecost Sunday and communion. Come, for all things are now ready.  — Jim Bishop

Greening CMC : Speaking Out.  The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) reports on successful lobbying efforts to help pass the PREPARE Act.  This act helps the nation respond to natural disasters due to extreme weather, such as Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, which a recent study suggests was responsible for nearly 5000 deaths.  Join FCNL’s advocacy voice by subscribing to their “Inside the Greenhouse” and other updates.

Broader Mennonite Church

Journey Forward. Iris de León-Hartshorn, associate executive director of Mennonite Church USA, reflects on Mennonite Church USA’s Renewed Commitments that emerged from the Future Church Summit last year, and the denomination-wide Journey Forward process. This post is adapted from a presentation Iris gave at the April meeting of the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC).


Addressing violence on the Colombia-Ecuador border, the three Mennonite conferences in Ecuador are calling their national government to work for peace and to respect the human rights of all people. Delicia Bravo Aguilar and Peter Wigginton of Mennonite Mission Network ask us to join our brothers and sisters in praying for peace.

Events and Announcements from the Community

The Northeast Neighborhood Association of Harrisonburg, VA is honored to host Dr. Fania Davis for a community-wide discussion: "Envisioning a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Process" (in Harrisonburg and throughout the United States) on Tuesday, June 5 at 7 PM – 8 PM at Bethel AME Church (184 Kelley St.). Dr. Davis is a leading national and global voice calling for a truth and reconciliation process focused on the historic racial trauma that continues to haunt the United States, centered in truth-telling, racial healing and social transformation. Free and open to the public – everyone is welcome!

Pastor Duane Beck is the North Carolina Coordinator for Better Angels Better Angels does political reconciliation work to talk and break through the stereotypes that build barriers in families, churches, businesses, and friendships. The Better Angels annual convention is on the EMU campus, June 6-8. Some participants, with limited finances, would appreciate lodging Wednesday through Friday.  Contact Pastor Duane, 919 741-4587.



Community Mennonite Church
70 South High Street Harrisonburg, VA