Worship

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.

Current Series

Seeking God’s Ways

This year’s Lenten theme is “Seeking God’s Ways” which is drawn from Isaiah 55:8 – “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.” Throughout the Lenten journey we will look at different paradoxes we find in scripture and in our own lives. As we dig into the lectionary texts we will find examples of how humans have often misunderstood God’s intention or God’s ways. For example, we think God offers one thing, when what God offers is actually quite different. You will see the reality of this paradox in the theme for each Sunday included below.

Lent is the season of the church that is set aside for prayerful reflection as we prepare to faithfully follow Jesus through the events of Holy Week. Therefore, during our worship services there will be time for prayers of confession as well as words of assurance of God’s forgiveness and presence. The children (and adults!) can look forward to children’s time with Krista and Revy. Young to older will be drawn into worship through our visual arts that Loanne Harms will be creating. We invite everyone to come to our Lenten journey with an open heart and mind to meet Jesus and to be transformed as together we seek God’s ways.

We will begin our Lenten journey on March 2 with a 6:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service in our sanctuary (it will also be live streamed). We will mark each other with ashes as signs not only of our mortality but also of forgiveness and new life.

 Date

 Theme

 Scripture

 Preacher

March 6

From security to generosity

Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Luke 4:1-13; Romans 10:8b-13

Lyle Miller

March 13

From fear to compassion

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Luke 13:31-35; Philippians 3:17-4:1

Cindy Voth

March 20

From earning to receiving

Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8; Luke 13:1-9; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Deron Bergstresser

March 27

From exceptionalism to inclusion

Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Frances Ringenberg

April 3

From scarcity to abundance

Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; John 12:1-8; Philippians 3:4b-14

Frances Ringenberg

April 10

From power over to power with – Palm Sunday

Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Luke 22:14-23:56; Philippians 2:5-11

Deron Bergstresser

April 17

From certainty to openness – Easter

Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26

Katie Misz


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