Oct
22
9:45am 9:45am

Worship

The worship service this morning will  continue to explore stories of the “First Families in Genesis” considering how God has called individuals and groups to play special roles in God’s unfolding purpose for the world. Chris Gosselin will preach on the story of Noah. Alison Gingrich Regehr will worship lead.

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Oct
15
11:00am11:00am

Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation
Conversation about Stirling Challenge Funds
Facilitated by Jeremy Bergen

When we approved our 2017 church budget, we also approved two “Challenge Funds” of $10,000 each. This is how they work. First, we must meet our budget. But we want to challenge ourselves to go beyond that goal. The next $20,000 that we receive beyond the budget would be put towards two “Challenge Funds” – one is a “Church Fund” that will support initiatives or projects within our congregational life, and one is a “Community Fund” that will support initiatives or organizations in the wider community beyond Stirling. We will use a process of participatory budgeting to determine how we spend this money. Start thinking now of how these funds might be used to enhance our congregational life and to engage beyond the congregation. 

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Oct
8
9:45am 9:45am

Worship - Thanksgiving Sunday

Thanksgiving Sunday

During the worship service you will be invited to bring forward gifts of non-perishable food items to fill our food baskets in the foyer or for use at Saturday Suppers. The most needed items are: canned soups, stews, pastas, dry pasta and cans or jars of pasta sauce, canned beans in tomato sauce, applesauce, canned fruit or vegetables, canned meat, tuna and salmon, tea and instant coffee, peanut butter and crackers. Food needs to be “selfcontained” or “ready to heat and eat” as many of the people who access our baskets don’t have dairy products on hand or pantries stocked with spices, etc. to add to cake mixes, pie fillings, dry legumes, chickpeas, lentils, etc. Thank you for your generous support.

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Sep
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

Neighbourhood BBQ

The Neighbourhood BBQ will be held this Sunday. This is an annual event where we host our neighbours, and also many of the Saturday Suppers guests, for a BBQ. We need people to help with children's activities, setup, cleanup, cooking, bringing salads, and hospitality. Please talk with Lou Murray Gorvett (519-569-7840) if you'd be available to help!

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Sep
10
9:45am 9:45am

Worship

Gathering Sunday - a time to re-gather after summer adventures. This Sunday marks the beginning of a four-part worship series focused on grounding our church's identity in stories about the early church from the New Testament book of Acts.

See Gift Discernment Survey to be returned by October 1.

After the worship service, a noon potluck will bring us together over food and fellowship. Please remember to bring nut-free dishes. If you can help with set-up, serving and clean-up email Chris Martin-Root.

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Aug
20
9:45am 9:45am

Worship

 Phil Klassen-Rempel will be preaching on a theme related to the summer worship series on Faith and the Arts.

Each week of July and August we’ll be highlighting a favourite Bible story from someone in the Stirling church family. Take some time to read these favourites on your own, with family, or friends. Shine On favourite of the week from Ginny Hostetler is Walking on the Emmaus road – Shine On page 275. Ginny picked this story because “Jesus is walking with God's people and instructing us, even when we don't see him. Sometimes we have the privilege of actually recognizing him!” I wonder…what would it feel like to walk on the road with Jesus and listen to his stories.

 

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Aug
13
9:45am 9:45am

Worship

Christina Moss will be preaching on a theme related to the summer worship series on Faith and the Arts.

Shine On Favourite of the Week. Each week of July and August we’ll be highlighting a favourite Bible story from someone in the Stirling church family. Take some time to read these favourites on your own, with family, or friends. Shine On favourite of the week from Gini Bechtel is The call of Samuel – Shine On page 83 or 1 Samuel 1-3. Gini says that as a child she was fascinated by the idea of hearing God's voice so clearly. I wonder…where do I hear or see God?

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Jul
30
9:45am 9:45am

Worship

Laura Pudwell will be preaching on a theme related to the summer worship series on Faith and the Arts. The sermon topic: Permission to Pray

Shine On Favourite of the Week. Each week of July and August we’ll be highlighting a favourite Bible story from someone in the Stirling church family. Take some time to read these favourites on your own, with family, or friends. Shine On favourite of the week from Dennis Dueck is Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego – Shine On page 148 or Daniel 3. Besides the cool sounding names, Dennis was fascinated by the men’s refusal to bow down to something other than their God. I wonder…how can we have the courage to stand up for what is right.

 

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Jul
23
9:45am 9:45am

Worship

Carrie Martens will be preaching on a theme related to the summer worship series on Faith and the Arts. Sermon topic: Faith, arts, and "the flesh".

Each week of July and August we’ll be highlighting a favourite Bible story from someone in the Stirling church family. Take some time to read these favourites on your own, with family, or friends. Shine On favourite of the week from Emily Nighswander is Jesus blesses the children – Shine On page 238 or Mark 10:13-16. I wonder…what would it be like to spend a day with Jesus?

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Jul
16
9:45am 9:45am

Worship

John Siebert will be preaching on a theme related to the summer worship series on Faith and the Arts. Sermon topic: Exercising our weak side – Paintings that changed how I see the world.

Shine On favourite of the week from Anne Vermeyden and Abi Klassen is Queen Esther – Shine On page 123 or the whole awesome book of Esther! Anne says that Esther was like a super hero to her – beautiful, brave, and strong. I wonder…how can I be brave on behalf of myself and others?

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Jul
9
9:45am 9:45am

Worship

As part of the summer worship series on Faith and the Arts, Kandace Boos will be speaking on the topic: Impressionism and Community - the role of artists in the church

Each week of July and August we’ll be highlighting a favourite Bible story from someone in the Stirling church family. Take some time to read these favourites on your own, with family, or friends. Shine On favourite of the week from Dave Klassen is Enough food by the sea – Shine On page 210 or Matthew 14:13-21. I wonder...if we all share what we have, would there would really be enough for everyone?

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Jun
11
9:45am 9:45am

Worship

Blessing Sunday - recognition of Sunday School teachers and students graduating from selected classes. To mark faith transitions with a number of children and youth, they will receive a special book to help nurture them on their faith journeys. 
Bring nut-free treats to share after the worship service in celebration of the conclusion of the Faith Formation year.

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