At the heart of Waterford Mennonite is worship. We gather every Sunday morning to worship with joy-filled sharing of gifts, wisdom and life experiences that represent the full diversity of the congregation, all to the glory of God. An intentional effort is made to blend worship and music styles, mixing hymns and choruses, instrumental and vocal, lively and contemplative. We value the God-given gifts of all ages and work diligently at their discernment, practice and growth. Drawing upon scriptural themes, we include visual arts, drama, and other art forms to further our praise of God in our worship services.
If you would like to be involved in worshiping with us at Waterford Mennonite Church come to one of our two services and become an active part of our community praising God.
Lent: Show Us
Lent is a time to slow down and breathe in the life of Jesus, as we prepare ourselves for the experience of the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord. In this season of the year we especially focus on the ministry and saving work of Jesus Christ.
If we pay careful attention Jesus shows us who he is. At different points in the story, Jesus invites us into a deeper understanding or relationship with him. Hence, the theme for our worship services in Lent this year is, “Show us”, because we desire for Jesus to show us who he is and who we are. The Scriptures this year demonstrate that Jesus wants to be revealed in new and deeper ways to his church. Our desire is for the church to fall in love again with the story of Jesus. One way we will receive and “show” this message is by learning a key phrase each week that we can “say” using American Sign Language.
You can see below the Scripture texts and the preachers for each Sunday.
Here is a summary of elements to expect from December through Jan. 5:
March 1, Lent 1: Gen. 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Matt. 4:1-11; Neil Amstutz
March 8, Lent 2: Gen. 12:1-4a; John 3:1-17; Rebecca Stoltzfus
March 15, Lent 3: Exo. 17:1-7; John 4:5-42; Neil Amstutz
March 22, Lent 4: 1 Sam. 16:1-13; John 9:1-41; Cindy Voth
March 29, Lent 5: Ezek. 37:1-14; John 11:1-45; Katie Misz
April 5, Lent 6: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Matt. 21:1-11; Neil Amstutz
April 5, Easter: Acts 10:34-43; Matt. 28:1-10; Cindy Voth