Sunday Worship Information

Sunday Worship – October 16, 2016

Good afternoon everyone

Come join us for worship on Sunday, October 16

9:45 – Sunday School for all ages

11:00 – Worship with Jr. Church

Rob Martin will be preaching this week on “Justice versus Faith”

You can find the bulletin at this link: October 16 Bulletin

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Good afternoon everyone,

Come, join us for worship on Sunday, October 9

9:45 Sunday School for all ages

11:00 Worship

Interim Pastor Gary Knarr is preaching. His sermon is “Sharing the Harvest”

Open the bulletin by clicking the link: October 9, 2016 Bulletin

Sunday Worship, October 2

Hello Everyone,

Join us for Worship on Sunday, October 2

9:45 all ages Sunday School

11:00 Worship: World Communion Sunday

Nancy Mann preaching: “Increase our Faith”

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October 2, 2016 Bulletin

Sunday Worship, September 25, 2016

Hello Everyone

Join us for worship on Sunday, September 25

Sunday school for all ages is at 9:45

Worship begins at 11:00

There are 2 speakers this week: Henry Paetkau, area Minister for MCEC who will reflect on “Ties That Bind” and Interim Lead Pastor Gary Knarr who will reflect on “Living Stones”

September 25, 2016 Bulletin


Sunday Worship, September 18, 2016

Good morning everyone.

Come join us for worship on Sunday, September 18 at 11:00 am 

Sunday school for all ages will begin at 9:45

Our speaker is Brian Bauman   “God’s Multilingual Church”

You can find the bulletin here: Church bulletin – Sept. 18, 2016

Sunday Worship, September 11

Good morning everyone,

Come join us for fellowship and worship on Sunday, September 11


                      Worship at 11:00                   Pastor Gary Knarr is preaching “Jesus’ Kind of Revolution”

The bulletin for Sunday can be found here: September 11, 2016 Bulletin


Sunday Worship – September 4, 2016

Hello Everyone

    Come join us for worship on Sunday, September 4, at 10 am

Barb Draper is preaching “Walking Through a New Door”

September 4, 2016 Bulletin

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Ponder Anew – August 26

Good morning,

In Deuteronomy 32 and 33, Moses writes a song and gives blessings to the twelve tribes of Israel. He was not allowed to go to the Promised Land, so he offered the words to the community of believers.

In John 13-17, during the last meal that Jesus has with his disciples, he washed their feet at the beginning of the meal. At the end of their time together, he offered to God a prayer of them. Immediately following his prayer, he was arrested.

I offer a prayer of blessing to you, the Floradale Mennonite Church:

Lord of the Starfields, Ancient of Days, Creator of Heaven and Earth,

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be pastor here for 25 years.
Thank you for a deeply faithful congregation, that has lived out its faith on a daily basis everyday.
Thank you for giving me the chance to preach, teach and live among such a generous community.

Bless this place with new energy for the task of living out their faith into the future.
Bless the people of Floradale with wisdom, patience and faith.
Bless this place with your holy presence, so they might be encouraged..

I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Saviour. AMEN.

Thanks for all that you have been to our family, Shirley, Lucas, Alison and Levi, Jared, Hannah and Caleb for these 25 years.

Shalom and strength for our journey of faith and life.


August 28, 2016 Bulletin

Redekop farewell poster

Ponder Anew – August 19

Good morning,

The community is coming together to worship this Sunday at Gibson Park. The service starts at 10:30. If it is raining, you should make the call whether to go to the park.

This was my day last Sunday….. a service where I preached. Following the morning worship, we had coffee and snacks in the gym. We went out to lunch with some people at church. After lunch, I participated in a burial. After that we went to a comedy play about golf. For supper, we celebrated with a couple who is getting married in a few weeks.

I am an introvert. I gain most of my energy being by myself. I need that time alone, in order to gain strength, wisdom and insight for my work as a pastor. Being a pastor requires me to be in the public. Whether I am in the arena, at Tim Horton’s, in church, or at a town council meeting I am engaged but I need to get away.

I have often described my experience as an introverted guy in an extroverted job/calling. It scares me still to think I get up most weeks to preach to the congregation. I can do it because for me the Bible, the text for the service, is the focus, an not me. It is the only way that I can do it every week. Thank you for allowing me to be an introvert, in an extroverted calling.

I do not know if Jesus, or Paul, or Mary or Lydia were extroverts or introverts. We are all different people anyway. Our Church Council and Elders are made up of both kinds of people, and this is a positive thing. For example, I report a lot at Elders meetings. At Council, if I say three or four things over the course of the meeting, I think I am dominating the discussion. Really.

Who are you in the mind of God? God has created you to use the gifts that God has given you. Talk, listen, listen and talk. All gifts are from God.

Shalom and strength for the journey of life and faith.


August 21, 2016 Bulletin

Aug. 21 FMC Announcements

Redekop farewell poster

Ponder Anew August 12

Good morning everyone,

Many funerals.

Many child dedications.

Many weddings.

Many baptisms.

Two buildings.

Much generosity in budget and special offerings.

Many hospitals visited.

Many, many prayers offered up to God.

Much laughter.

Many songs sung on a Sunday morning.

Many short-term mission adventures.


“If everyone of them would be written down, I would suppose that even the whole world would not have enough room for the books that would be written.” John 21:25

Over these last 25 years, we have lived an intense life together. We have loved and respected each other even when we had disagreements and differences of vision. Thank you for everything.

What events of the the congregation will you remember from these years together?

Shalom and strength for the journey of life and faith.


August 14, 2016 Bulletin