Newsweekly for Sunday, June 9, 2019

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Worship this Sunday, June 9, 2019

Worship Leader: Dayna Olson-Getty
Song Leader: Nancy Heisey
Prelude: Bradley Lehman
Preacher: Sophie & David Lapp Jost
Offertory: Kathryn Schmidt
Pastoral Prayer: Jennifer Davis Sensenig
Bulletin: 060919 Bulletin

Upcoming CMC Events
Sun, June 9                           Contemplative Worship Service, 8pm, Sanctuary
Sun, June 16                       Summer worship schedule begins, 10am, Sanctuary
Sun, June 16                         Bridges Community Gathering, 5pm, Purcell Park
Tue, June 18                        Monthly Gathering, 6pm, Morrison Park

CMC Events and Announcements
Glenda and John Leonard are returning from Kenya. We will be having a work day at their house 858 College Ave on Saturday, June 8th starting at 8:00am. Contact Chris Riddle at or 540-435-0160.

Children's Sunday School will meet for one last week.  Our station schedule will continue as in past Sundays with the following exception–ALL CHILDREN (infants through grade 6) are invited to gather at the side entrance on the south side of the church at 10:20 a.m. for a picture.  After the picture is taken, teachers will pick up children to accompany them to classrooms.  Thank you to everyone who has been a part of creating a safe, fun, and beautiful Sunday School experience for CMC's youngest!

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

The MYF is in need of two minivans w/ drivers for our trip to the Charlottesville airport on Tuesday 9:30 am departure), July 2nd AND home from the Charlottesville airport on Saturday, July 6th (7:45pm arrival).  Or, we'd be happy to borrow two minivans and park them at the Charlottesville airport during the time that we're at Mennonite Church USA Convention.  Please contact Jason Gerlach if your minivan or you and your minivan are available.

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.

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 REDUX – The latest photo collage on the "CMC Today" bulletin board on the south wall of the fellowship hall will "hang ten" for one more week. This display resurrects highlights from the first three Sundays of the new Easter season worship series. To the right, an assortment of photos from a recent remarkable Kids' Club evening, several resurrected literary marvels and a congregational report for March-April, 2019 from Mennonite World Review.  Then, wonder as you wander from there to the "CMC Yesterday" display board on the east wall of the fellowship hall where you'll find a double-poster collage of photographic artistry from Tom Sawin of a "Block Party" held mid-June several years ago. Remember . . . re-mem-mem-mem-ber?     – Jim Bishop

Save the date: This year’s church retreat will be September 20-22 at Brethren Woods.  Will we be engaging the topic Children & Youth faith formation.

Announcements from Virginia Mennonite Conference, Harrisonburg area and beyond
OCP's annual Lawn Jam is happening this Saturday from 3-8pm. It is a fun, family-friendly event that features live music, games, and free food from our awesome kitchen crew.

OCP is sponsoring a no-cost training in understanding and identifying mental illness, diagnoses, symptoms, how to work effectively with this population, and how to self-care with professional boundaries on Tuesday, June 11 from 9am to 2pm. Free and open to any agency staff/volunteer or individual working with persons with severe mental illness (SMI). Below is the schedule. People can attend any or all of the training. Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church at the corner of 42 south and Maryland Avenue. Sorry for the late notice. RSVP anytime if you want to be included in lunch (pay $10 on day of training). Email or call Sam Nickels ( with questions.

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.

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 out for Everence Night with the Harrisonburg Turks, June 22 at 7 p.m. Cheer on your local baseball players with your family and friends. For your free tickets, visit Everence members can receive concession vouchers.  This would also be a fun youth group activity. If you would like to bring a group, please RSVP to 540-437-7422 to reserve your complementary tickets.

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.

Need & Plenty (submit to
This new section of the Newsweekly is for CMCers to coordinate sharing. Make a request to the community when you have a practical need, like a post-hole digger, a book about potty training, or someone to walk your cat while you’re away.  Or offer your excess to the community when you are blessed with bounty, like extra Irises, an empty seat on your trip to PA, or an old basketball hoop that your kids have outgrown.

Also, don’t forget about our lending list for large, weird, or banal items that you don’t know you need or are afraid to ask for.  The password is greenstreet. To add things to the lending list, email Michael Ann Courtney (

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