Topic

Susan Hackett returned with a message of truth, healing, and reconciliation. For many generations, the Christian church supported colonial governments using the Doctrine of Discovery to dispossess aboriginal communities from their lands. White-skinned Mennonite refugees to the Americas blended in with the dominant settlers and benefited from the same unearned privileges. In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of 2014, the Mennonite Central Committee affirmed the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a guide for right relations. In our daily lives, we can be careful that our attempts to be sympathetic don’t end up being patronizing. When we inevitably offend and are offended, will we follow Christ’s model and reconcile through patient and sacrificial giving and receiving? [KH]

Service Details

Passage: 2 Corinthians 5:18-21, Matthew 5:23-24, Ephesians 2:14-18

Communion: No

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Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Sue Hackett

Worship Leader: Andre Pekovich

Song Leader: Veronica Dyck

Pianist: Rosemary Bell

Usher: Henry Neufeld

Childrens Feature Leader:

Hospitality

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Sunday School Team

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