March 18 Announcements

Congregational Announcements

Jackets for Ecuador: The project to collet jackets to be distributed through Karina Brandt, serving in Ecuador with Mennonite Mission Network, is coming to a close. Jackets need to be to placed in the suitcases in the church library by Sunday March 25 so Jill and Eric can get them packed for their trip to Ecuador on the 30th. Well over 100 jackets have been received, but with compact packing there is still quite a bit of suitcase space for more. Thanks for your support of this project!

Estate Sale: 316 Meadow Lane, Goessel; Bob and Erlene Unruh. Thurs. Mar. 22, 8-4; Friday, Mar. 23, 9-4; Saturday, Mar. 24, 9-3. Household items, tools, picnic table, rendering kettle, misc. items. Questions call Donovan Schmidt: 620 367 2391 or Leann Toews: 620 367 8257

Share an Easter Lily in honor/memory of a loved one on Easter Sunday. Names of those to be honored along with names of those sharing the lilies need to be turned in to the church office by Wednesday evening, March 28 to be listed in the bulletin. Lilies need to be brought to the church, clearly marked on the bottom with the name of the donor, and left in the foyer by 10 am on Saturday March 31.

You are invited to LeRoy and Alice Funk’s 70th Wedding Anniversary on Sat., March 31, a come and go event from 3 – 5 pm at Bethesda Chapel, Goessel.

Camp Mennoscah has 8 summer camps for youth in grades 3-12 (fall 2018). Register at Early registration discount until May 1 when full camp fees are paid! Tabor Christian Ed Co will again be offering scholarships to Camp Mennoscah and Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp campers. Sign up on the bulletin board indicating the week of camp your child will attend.

Heritage Dinner: Kansas tourism superstars will speak at the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum’s 2018 Heritage Dinner. Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe of the Kansas Sampler Foundation and co-authors of The Kansas Guidebook 2 will take the audience on a fun picture journey throughout the state sharing road trip ideas. The dinner will be held at Tabor Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall on Friday, April 6. Keith’s Food will cater the meal served at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $50 per person or $25 for those attending for the first time. Ages 12 and under: $5. Call the museum at 620-367-8200 or email mhmuseum by Mon., April 2, to reserve your tickets.

The McPherson Community Brass Choir, under the direction of Jerry Toews, will give a Concert at First Mennonite Church, Hutchinson, this evening, March 18 at 7 pm.

Tabor Mennonite Women Salad Supper Monday, April 9 at 6:00 pm. Bring a salad & come for an enjoyable evening with our guest Rachel Bachman.

New address: Alvin and Wilma Schmidt

Mailing Address: Apt. 108, 3001 Ivy Drive, N. Newton, Ks 67117 Ph: 316 333 1977

Alvin: Room 27 N, Nature Trail Hall, Kidron Health Care. Wilma: Apt. 108, walk-in level, Village Heights, Kidron. Visits are welcome!

Thanks to all for thoughts and well-wishes, Wilma

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC youth and their mentors, sponsors, teachers and pastors, as they seek to be disciples of Jesus in a complex and changing world.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Dan and Kathryn Smith Derksen of MMN serve alongside Oscar Siwali, founder of Southern African Development and Reconstruction Agency. They request prayer for the water shortage in Cape Town, South Africa. May just ways of distribution be implemented to defuse the tension over scarce resources.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray that church leaders around the world who desire Anabaptist biblical and theological training would connect with AMBS’s distance education offerings — online short courses, the Journey Missional Leadership Development Program and the fully online Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies.

« Mennonite Church USA: Pray for the MennoCon19 worship planning committee members as they gather in Kansas City for their first meeting of discerning and planning worship for Mennonite Church USA’s 2019 biennial convention.

« Mennonite Disaster Service: Work is winding down in Greenbrier County, WV and the project will be closing soon. Meanwhile, volunteers are heading back to Pine Ridge, SD to resume work there. Pray for the volunteers in these and other locations as they travel, handle tools, repair and build homes and bring hope to disaster survivors. MDS has many urgent volunteer needs and several job opportunities. Please pray for those considering service with MDS.

Beth Yoder will begin as the new Business Manager at WDC following the retirement of Phyllis Regier as Business Manager on March 31. Beth previously worked as administrative assistant for an accounting firm in Iowa and as office manager at Amigo Centre in Michigan. She attends Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, where her husband Caleb is on the pastoral staff. We look forward to welcoming Beth to the WDC staff!

Camp Mennoscah

—Bring a Friend! All you long-time summer youth campers, grab a friend who hasn’t been to camp and that needs to love camp like you do–or even someone who just needs camp. We love having new folks at Camp Mennoscah and sharing all the fun we have. BAFs get a free camp tee shirt! Register online!

—Refresh and Renew! Camp Mennoscah’s Retirees Retreat invites retirees and interested persons of all ages to join us April 23-25 for several days of renewal. —Kitchen helpers needed for our summer youth camps. Parents receive a camper discount up to full camp fees.

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Voluntary Service Opportunity: The practice of hospitality to those who come to us as strangers and leave as friends is at the basis of our faith as Mennonites and Anabaptists. Volunteers at the International Guest House in Washington, DC, live this teaching of Jesus in their daily interactions with guests from all over the world. The work consists of keeping the household running (cleaning, baking, maintenance, and responding to needs of our guests). The breakfast and evening tea are particularly rewarding times for sharing in relaxed and informal ways. We have current need for short term volunteers beginning this summer who might serve at least two months. (Training requires at least two weeks). Free room and board and two days off per week to explore the city or surrounding areas. This 50 year-old ministry is under the auspices of Allegheny Mennonite Conference. For information or an application, contact Sara at volunteer

Calling everyone ages 15-22: Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to serve this summer? There are a few spots left to join a 2018 Youth Venture team! See and join in the work God is doing in Ecuador, Peru, Spain, or Benin. Apply by April 1. Visit JohnM

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children, training will be held at the MCC Center on March 22 from 6:30 – 8:30. Bill Reynolds from CASA: A Voice for Children, is the presenter. Survivor stories and expert insight in child protection will be presented. This training may be of particular interest to youth organizations, parents, educators, childcare providers and those working with children in faith communities. The cost is $20.00. To register email kathywiens59 or call 316-587-7244.

Young adult opportunity to serve with MCC: Looking for ways to actively engage in issues around justice and equity, with the support of a community? Are you a Spanish speaker? Perhaps the Seed Central America Program is for you! Seed, a global two-year program, is being implemented and led by MCC with young adults between 20 and 30 years of age. The Seed Central America program focuses on the crossroads of place and ecologies of peace — in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Visit heidihuber.

Lunch & Learn at MCC with Joanna Shenk! Join us on Thursday, April 5 from noon to 1 pm at MCC in North Newton, Kansas to hear Joanna share about her new book, “The Movement Makes Us Human an Interview with Dr. Vincent Harding on Mennonites, Vietnam and MLK.” Lunch will be provided by Mojo’s Coffee Bar. Please RSVP for lunch by April 3. For the first time, we’re offering an opportunity for you to join this event virtually, on any computer or device. Visit patsydirksen.

Bethel College

—Sun., March 25 – Closing reception for “The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West” at Kauffman Museum, 1:30-5 p.m. Admission is free; come before or after the 3 p.m. program in Krehbiel Auditorium to see the exhibit and enjoy a Cowboy Cookie.

—Sun., March 25 – “Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum” program with Jim Hoy, professor of English, Emporia State University, 3 p.m., “Kansas Legends and Folktales,” Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College

—This year’s Masterworks at Bethel College will be Mozart’s Requiem, Sun., May 6. The chorus is open to any interested singers. Contact Dr. William Eash, 316-284-5316 or weash, for more information, including a complete rehearsal schedule.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

Praising God Through Service

Sale Dates: April 13 – 14, 2018

REMEMBERING 50 years of the Relief Sale in Kansas

“Love Must Be Genuine” was the theme of the 1997 Sale and appeared on 556 t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tote bags. Publicity for the sale was carried out by the usual distribution of mailings, press releases, and radio announcements, but also included an internet page with photos and extensive information. The internet page was put together by David Godshall of Hesston College. The weather was not favorable causing attendance to be down by about half, but the Sale proceeds were almost the same as the year before. The Quilt Auction was moved to the Industrial Building, which was heated. A singing group from Topeka “Personal Touch” performed on Friday evening. The theme was carried out by the way the volunteers pitched in and did the necessary things for the Sale to be a success. $375,000 was donated for MCC’s work of genuine love.

Sale Announcements

—Children’s Coin Offering was $57.96. Keep collecting coins and paper.

—ALL Sign up sheets are on the table now Including Zweibach, Pie, and Bread. PLEASE fill the slots. New Years Cookie Signup is online only this year. We are trying something new. Instructions are on the table and VERY easy to follow.

—There are extra Sale Bills on the Table, PLEASE put them on your bulletin boards at work and HELP get the word out.

—Verenike Making Day is Tues., Apr. 10 at Parkview Church in Hillsboro. Consider taking a half day off work and help make 23,000 Verenike – A VERY FUN TIME. An AMAZING DAY!! You will NOT be disappointed.

—Bohne Beroggie Making Day is Sat., Apr. 7 at Moundridge HS – MORNING ONLY. Another FUN Event. Try it.

—Giving of our Time and Money is an IMPORTANT part of our Christian Faith. There are MANY ways to be involved. Find something that fits you and DO IT.

—Tabor 5K Team is: Lee and Phyllis Goertzen, Les Goerzen, Jerry Toews, Cory and Keri Unruh. Give your names to Jerry please.

For more information on any sale announcements, please see Tabor liaisons, Kristin and Archie Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, or Jerry and Leann Toews.

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