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 2021: Deep Calls to Deep
This year’s Lenten worship theme, Deep Calls to Deep, is drawn from Psalm 42:7 and invites us to a journey of growth, discovery and letting go. As the Mennonite Church Canada writers of these materials noted, they considered this Lent 2021 as not only “… a time of reopened grief but also a season for renewed questioning of what we have discovered to be the deepest and truest parts of our lives and our journeys with God.”
As we move toward the cross and empty tomb of Jesus Christ, each week will bring us varied calls: to deep relationship, deep commitment, deep wisdom, deep healing, deep growth, deep hope, and deep living. During the worship service, there will be a response ritual with stones to do at home, using a small stone drawn from a bowl or vessel. We invite you, before Feb. 21, to prepare a bowl containing 6 stones for each person in your household. Keep the stones small, although large enough to be able to write on them with a marker.
May our hearts indeed be open for God to draw us deeper into the mysteries of God’s love for us and God’s call to us.