Our Sunday worship service brought us 100 feet outside our doors, to the beautiful Wildwood Community Garden, carefully tended by WMCers and other members of our community. It was a "you had to be there" kind of service, so for the online record we'll simply share two poems by Wendell Berry that book-ended our worship:

V.

The cherries turn ripe, ripe,

and the birds come: red-headed

and red-bellied woodpeckers,

blue jays, cedar waxwings,

robins--beautiful, hungry, wild

in our domestic tree. I pick

with the birds, gathering the red

cherries alight among the dark

leaves, my hands so sticky

with juice the fruit will hardly

drop from them into the pail.

The birds pick as I pick, all

of us delighted in the weighty heights

--the fruit red ripe, the green leaves,

the blue sky and white clouds,

all tending to flight--making

the most of this sweetness against

the time when there will be none.

by Wendell Berry, from Given (2006)

 

X.

Teach me work that honors thy work,

the true economies of goods and words,

to make my arts compatible

with the songs of the local birds.

Teach me patience beyond work –

and, beyond patience, the blest

Sabbath of thy unresting love

which lights all things and gives rest.

by Wendell Berry, from Given (2006)

We were pleased to have David Schwinghamer, from our congregation, continue our Beyond Sunday summer sermon series with his thoughts on the topic of Church in the Wilderness.

Read "Church in the Wilderness" from David Schwinghamer or listen below

My relationship with a friend has been transformational for me. This summer, that friend, a thirty year incarcerated inmate, has spent the summer doing maintenance work at our church. I have been moved, challenged, and excited as I talk with Jean about his upcoming baptism. Psalm 18 reminds us that God will protect us from “the violent man.” I have seen God doing that work, using the only tool that God has, the gift of love.

Read "Rescued from the Violent Man!" from Ed Olfert, Grace Mennonite Church, Prince Albert or listen below

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When

Sunday Mornings
9:45 a.m. Adult Sunday School
10:15 a.m. Family Singing Time
10:45 a.m. Worship
Junior Sunday School During Service

Special Services and Times
Sunday, September 22 - Installation Service for Eileen Klaassen

Contact

Phone 306-373-2126
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Pastor Joe Heikman
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Pastor Eileen Klaassen
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