Newsweekly for Sunday, May 26, 2019

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Worship this Sunday, May 26, 2019

Theme: Resurrection Wonder – Hearts Opened
Worship Leader:
Dayna Olson-Getty
Song Leader: Greg Yoder
Prelude & Offertory: Angie Clemens
Preacher: Jason Gerlach
Pastoral Prayer: Jason Gerlach
Bulletin: 052619 Bulletin

Upcoming CMC Events
This evening!                 Contemplative Worship Service, 8pm, Sanctuary
Wed, May 29                 Kids’ Club, 6pm, Basement

CMC Events and Announcements
Attention CMC children, parents, and everyone!! We would like to have an impromptu chimes choir ringing chimes for one of the songs on Sunday. If your child (or you) would be willing to help us out, please be at church at 8:45 AM this Sunday, May 26. Angie Clemens will direct. No experience necessary. From Angie: "We will use choir chimes and load up all of the pentatonic notes and just hand them out to kids (or adults) we've rounded up. I will then "conduct" them in various rhythms or groupings." Thanks in advance to all you young (and young-at-heart) CMCers who will help us ring on Sunday! – Greg Yoder

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—Sanctuary

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.

Faith and Finances (Adult Ed Class). This week the Faith and Finances for All Ages and Stages class will hear from Pastor Jennifer Davis Sensenig about “Tithing and Jubilee”. Please feel free to join us in Room 109!

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. 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
We need several people to help move our piano on Saturday morning. Contact or 630-995-1955. – Laurie Yoder

We had a tree cut down a few months ago. It is available for anyone to come and collect for firewood. Please contact us at church, email, or by phone: 540-435-7692. –Mike Brislen

Share a ride? I'm driving to Goshen, Indiana, on Thursday, May 30, leaving between 8 and 9 am. If anyone is interested in sharing a ride, let me know. Reta Finger, 564-1516;

We have a Lifetime standalone adjustable basketball hoop that needs a new home.  If you can haul it, you can have it!  Please let Dave or Sheri Smucker know if you are interested (

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 (

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

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!

Host families needed: Eastern Mennonite High School is seeking host families for international students for the 2019-20 school year. Hosts receive a monthly stipend of up to $625 per month. The school provides support and training. Contact to apply.





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70 South High Street Harrisonburg, VA