Sept. 24 announcements
Call to Prayer: I invite everyone to come pray with me on either Tuesday morning at 9:15am or Thursday morning at 7am (choose whichever day/time works best with your schedule). We will be praying through the Anabaptist Prayer Book. If you have a copy, please bring it. If not, please come anyway (we have extra copies at church). My hope is that these two times will be conducive for most people. That being said, if you would like to join in community prayer, but these times don’t work for you, please let me know and we can either adjust times or add a third option on Fridays. I look forward to seeing how God’s Spirit moves as we pray together! ~Pastor Phil
1st Sunday Potluck: Starting in October, the Young Adult Faith Formation class will be hosting 1st Sunday potluck. We will be using this time to talk, get to know each other, and learn more about our Confession of Faith. Each month we will study a different article. October 1 we will be discussing Article 1: God.
The Harvest Giving Walk will take place at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Sunday, October 1 at 1:30 p.m. Pick up a Walk envelope from Yvette Nickel today if you’d like to participate or find someone who is walking and generously support the Tabor Food Pantry and the MCC Water Programs that “are helping to build irrigation systems, wells and piped water systems.” Current walkers from our congregation include: Brent Abrahams, Russ & Camille Adrian, Lindsey Buller, Carol Duerksen, Duane & Janna Duerksen, Mandy Funk, Lee & Phyllis Goertzen, Les Goerzen, Peter Goerzen, Cleo & Faye Koop, Brian Lightner, Elton & Denise Nickel, Kenton Nickel, Kevin Nickel, Phil & Mary Schmidt, Jerry Toews, Anna Unruh, and Keri Unruh. Walkers are invited to bring an item for the Tabor Food Pantry. (Please make checks payable to Harvest Giving Walk.)
Wednesdays at Tabor
Opening Night Schedule
October 4, 2017
5:45 pm — Supper for everyone
6:30 pm — Skit [Detective Diego and friends]
Parents & children sign the Covenant
Meet the teachers & go to classrooms
3 Choirs: Age 3-4; K-grade 2; Grade 3-5
Parents sign release forms &
wait for dismissal from choirs
7:15 pm — Dismissal
Narrative Budget Reports are due October 8. Please submit to church office. Email preferred: kfunk.
Attention women: I am planning on having a women’s chorus sing at church on October 8. Rehearsals will be on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and October 4 at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact me. —Marcene Entz
Tabor Celebration Smoke-In Tabor Celebration Smoke-In in the park Oct 8, 5:00 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and table service. The meal will be provided, so plan to come join our Tabor family as we celebrate our fundraising for our new facility and enjoy an evening of fellowship together. Contact Doris Unruh, Elaine Unruh, or Carol Duerksen if you are interested in being a meat smoker for this celebration.
Pastor Rosie Jantz Sabbatical: In May, Pastor Rosie completed her 4th year as our associate Pastor which, according to her memo of understanding, makes her eligible for a sabbatical. Pastor Rosie has submitted sabbatical plans to the Deacon board which will take place December 1, 2017 – March 1, 2018. The deacons support her plans which Pastor Rosie will share in the November Newsletter. ~Ron Schroeder, Deacon Chair.
The Wee Wonders class is looking for several items to add to the wee wonders classroom. We are wondering if you have any of these around your house that you would be willing to donate. Items may be brought to the supply room in the basement. Please talk to Pam Abrahams if you have questions. Items: Full length mirror, 2 plastic dish tubs, play food in good condition, doctor’s kit, large plastic eggs. In addition, please contact Pam if you would be interested in making/donating doll blankets. Thanks!
« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC’s Executive Board meeting this week to further WDC’s mission of empowering congregations to witness and invite others to faith in Jesus Christ, dwell in just and loving relationships, and connect to God’s mission in the world.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Staff from DOOR, a MMN partner that provides service opportunities, are traveling to Austin, Texas, for a gathering that starts tomorrow. Pray for them as they fellowship, share best practices, and prepare for the future.
« Mennonite Education Agency: Mennonite Early Childhood Network: Pray for participants in Journey, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s distance-friendly non-degree leadership development program. May God use the program’s focus on spiritual disciplines, theological and biblical studies, character development, mentoring and gifts development to deepen their faith and strengthen their leadership.
« Mennonite Disaster Service: Please pray for our sisters and brothers in Puerto Rico who now face the daunting task of clean up after Hurricane Maria. We ask that you continue to pray for those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Thank you for your continued prayer for the work of MDS and those we serve.
"Fall into a Good Book" with the Conference Resource Library’s Fall Story Hour. Starts this week! Join leader Carol Flickinger for stories, rhymes, and fun Thursdays Sept. 28 through November 16 at 10:00am. Sign up by Sept. 25 at crlib or (316)283-6300.
WDC End Death Penalty Task Force: see flyer on bulletin board
What: “The Kansas Death Penalty: What a Waste, 2017” KCADP Abolition Conference
When: October 21,1:00-3:30 pm
Where: McPherson Church of the Brethren, 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, Kansas
Who: Speakers include: Roger Werholtz, retired Secretary of the Kansas Department of Corrections; Senator Carolyn McGinn, Chair of Senate Ways and Means Committee; Celeste Dixon, murder victim family member
Cost: Free and open to the public
To Register: To RSVP, email info or call 785-235-2237
Announcing Great Day of Singing Events – The Mennonite Worship and Song Committee, working under the name Resonate Team, has invited congregations to hold a “Great Day of Singing” this fall and has scheduled a series of regional hymn sings. In WDC, on Sunday, November 19 (time TBD), Bethel College Mennonite Church, N. Newton, will host a hymn sing led by project director and general editor Bradley Kauffman. Detail to follow.
—Work & Play Camp: Sept. 29-Oct. 3. For folks of all ages. No cost for this retreat! Please let us know you’re coming.
—Camp Mennoscah’s Annual Meeting: Oct. 1 at 5:30pm. Everyone is invited. RSVP.
—Celebration for Kelly! Kelly Stucky, long-time program director of Senior High Camp, has announced that he is retiring. We will celebrate his 19 years as program director at the Camp Mennoscah annual meeting on October 1st and welcome all to attend. We also invite everyone to share pictures, notes of gratitude, and memories. These will be gathered into a scrapbook of sorts for Kelly. Email to Camp Mennoscah at address below or by mail to Olivia Bartel, PO Box 65, Murdock, KS 67111. You are welcome to bring them with you to the annual meeting, too!
—Scrapbook & Crafts Retreats: Nov. 3-5 and Nov. 15-17.
Information for all retreats at Camp Mennoscah or to register:
Urgent! MCC Mobile Meat Cannery Volunteer Needed! MCC urgently seeks a volunteer that is at least 21 years old to work with the meat canner! Truck driving skills are ideal, but MCC is willing to provide training as well. The meat canning season starts up in October, please help MCC fill this vital need. For more information, please contact John Hillegass at johnhillegass or (717) 859-1151.
From hurricanes and flooding, to conflict and drought, MCC is responding to many disasters around the world. Learn more about our relief projects and give today to help provide assistance and to support communities as they rebuild by visiting centralstates or call 316.283.2720.
MCC Mini Comforter Blitz, Sept. 29 from 9am-5pm and Sept. 30 from 8am-4pm at MCC in North Newton! MCC needs 7000 comforters by November to meet requests from MCC partner organizations in Iraq, North Korea and Syria. We need your help to fulfill requests and spread God’s love and warmth to children and families around the world! Come and go as you are able and bring your friends and family! You are welcome to bring a snack to share. Please bring a sack lunch/supper. Drinks will be provided. RSVP for childcare to Comforter Blitz committee member Kara Klingenberg (text or call) katemast, 316.283.2720.
The Leadership Development office of Mennonite Church USA is seeking applications for an office manager, currently a two-thirds time position. Primary responsibilities of this position includes maintaining the national database (MennoData) and technical support for the “calling system” which assists pastors, congregations and conferences in the pastoral search process. Successful candidates will be detail oriented with strong computer skills and able to work in a confidential environment. We are committed to diversity among staff and welcome people of diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply. To request a copy of the job description and an application form, contact HR@MennoniteUSA.org or call 316-281-4257.
Bethel College: Today (Sun., Sept. 24) – Anyone interested is invited to a public come-and-go reception, 4:30-6 p.m., for Bethel College’s provisional presidential candidate, Jon Gering, and his wife, Deborah, in the atrium of Will Academic Center.
Fall Festival at Bethel College – Oct. 12-15 with most events Sat., Oct. 14; see www.bethelks.edu/fallfest/
Getting ready to retire? Everence® Financial will present informational seminars this fall to help you make informed decisions. An overview of Medicare will go over what’s covered (and what’s not), enrollment deadlines and plans that supplement Medicare. It will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Retirement income strategy will help you think through your retirement income and expenses, discuss risks than can impact your savings, and strategies to help your income last throughout retirement. It will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 and Dec. 4. All seminars will be at Everence Financial Advisors, 3179 N. Main St., North Newton. To reserve your spot, contact Michelle Ramer at michelle.ramer.