Worship services for our nationwide community of faith

These videos are a resource for congregations to use, if they would like, as part of their alternative worship practices, during the COVID-19 pandemic. While some congregations have the capacity to record their own services, others do not and so we want to share these services here to help build up our nationwide community of faith. Most videos are uploaded to the Mennonite Church Canada YouTube Channel but can also be viewed on this page; others are livestreamed from congregational websites.

Our last nationwide service will be Sunday, September 6, 2020.

If you have questions, please contact your regional church communicator or Katie Doke Sawatzky, Mennonite Church Canada communications officer, at kdsawatzky@mennonitechurch.ca.

We continue to pray for your congregation’s health and spirits.

Regional church worship resources

Mennonite Church Alberta

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada

Mennonite Church Manitoba

Mennonite Church Saskatchewan

September 6, 2020

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Join Morden Mennonite Church in their homes and backyards this Sunday as they share their worship service with our nationwide community of faith. Drawing on lectionary texts for this Sunday, the service focuses on the relationship between "the law" and "love." Through song and story, readings and meditation, may we be drawn afresh into Jesus' way of love.

August 30, 2020

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Join Foothills Mennonite Church in Calgary, Alta., as they do what they do each week:  remember what matters most through scripture, story, song and prayer. In addition, the worship team will be sharing what they are learning about themselves and God during a time of great staff and structural transition. 

All music is public domain.

August 23, 2020

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Langley Mennonite Fellowship shares a service with us this Sunday, drawing from Matthew 16:13-28. In the intimacy of Jesus’s and Peter’s master-disciple relationship, Jesus is recognized for who he is and Peter is blessed, ordained, confounded and sternly rebuked. Living with good news is so perplexing and surprising.

August 16, 2020

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Lyrics are also included in video

Join St. Jacobs Mennonite Church from St. Jacobs, Ont., as they continue their summer theme of "Deadly Sins and Holy Virtues." Kevin Derksen and Chip Bender will explore the pairing of Gluttony and Self-Control through a variety of scriptural and experiential contexts.

August 9, 2020

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Charleswood Mennonite Church in Winnipeg shares worship for us this week. In Matthew 14: 22- 33, Jesus walks on the water and beckons Peter to follow him. How is the church being invited to step out of the boat and walk toward Jesus aa storm of injustice, crises and uncertainty swirls around us?  Please join us as we gather to praise our Lord, who calls out to us to say, "Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid."

August 2, 2020

Worship lyrics and music licensing will be provided in the video.

Sherbrooke Mennonite Church in Vancouver, B.C., will share their service with our nationwide community of faith this Sunday, Aug 2.  Pastor Kevin Barkowsky reflects on Matthew 11:1-6 with the message “Liminal Spaces and Desert Places.” Why does God send His people into the desert? Many times in life, well thought-out plans fall to pieces in a heap. Humbled and frustrated, we are not happy. Aren’t followers of Jesus supposed to get what we pray and plan for? 

Participants

Garry Janzen - Welcome and Sending

Worship songs - Devon Howie and worship team

Scripture reading - Youngmo Choi

Message - Kevin Barkowsky

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Welcome                                                                     

Song                                                                           O Come to the Altar

Song                                                                           Broken Vessels

Scripture                                                                     Matthew 11:1-6

Message                                                                      Liminal Spaces and Desert Places

Song                                                                            What a Beautiful Name 

Sending                                                                      

July 26, 2020

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First Mennonite Church in Edmonton, Alta., shares their service with our nationwide community of faith this coming Sunday, July 26. Pastor Craig Neufeld uses Romans 8:26-39 to explore the theme of "Scattered, but not Separated."

Worship lyrics and music licensing are provided in the video.

July 19, 2020

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Children's bulletin

Langham Mennonite Fellowship shares a service with us this Sunday, with Pastor Emily Summach sharing the message. 

July 12, 2020

Niagara United Mennonite Church shares their service with our nationwide community of faith this coming Sunday, July 12. Join Daniel Janzen as he reflects on Exodus 3:1-6: I am here. How many times did Moses walk by the burning bush before he noticed it? How long was God trying to get Moses' attention? It is often in the wilderness where God meets people.

July 5, 2020

Mennonite Church Manitoba staff leads in worship from Camp Assiniboia with Matthew 6:25-34 as the backdrop for our life these days.

Order of service:

Call to Worship and Opening - Rick Neufeld

Lament and Prayer for Camps - Janet Peters

Song - Be a Sower - David Hogue and the Homesteaders

Scripture Reading - Matthew 6:25-34 - Jake Fehr

Short Meditation - Kathy Giesbrecht

Short Meditation - Dorothy Fontaine

Song - Now Thank We All Our God Paul Dueck

Short Meditation - Rick Neufeld

Song - Lord, You’ve Searched Me - Darryl Neustaedter Barg

Benediction - Rick Neufeld

Song - Now May the Lord of Peace - Darryl Neustaedter Barg

All song lyrics included on-screen.

June 28, 2020

Link to video playlist on YouTube

Peace Mennonite Church in Richmond, B.C. will guide our nationwide community of faith in worship as we gather this Sunday, June 28. The life of faith is not always a straight, upward line, but often a journey marked by victory, failure and restoration. Lead Pastor Winston Pratt will introduce a new sermon series, “When Heroes Fall,” which highlights God’s grace in our weakness, focusing on Gen. 12:10-20.

This Sunday's service features a series of videos. Click the link to the playlist above and play through all of them. Or, navigate to the "Created Playlists" section on our YouTube channel page.

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Welcome & Announcements Videos

Call to Worship – by Pastor Jenny Toews

All Creatures of Our God and King (lyrics in video) - by Pastor Jenny Toews & team

Yet Not I (lyrics in video) - by Pastor Jenny Toews & team

The Lord’s Prayer

Peace Kids Message - by Brittani Gifford

Sermon "When Heroes Fall" - by Pastor Winston Pratt

Christ Be All Around Me (lyrics in video) - by Pastor Jenny Toews & team

Benediction video

June 21, 2020

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Springridge Mennonite Church in Pincher Creek, Alta., shares a service with our nationwide community of faith. You are welcome to reflect with us on how the gifts of each of our members are needed to strengthen the body of Christ as a whole (1 Corinthians 12:12-27). 

June 14, 2020

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Members of Zoar Mennonite Church, Rosthern Junior College and Mennonite Church Saskatchewan have come together to offer a time of reflection and worship to God, welcoming the broader community of Mennonite Church Canada. We invite you to a service full of vitality and challenge, where we focus on the theme of God's goodness toward humanity and our response. Together, we will visit Exodus 19:2-8 and Matthew 9:35-10:14 with Pastor Andrea Enns - Gooding and examine our reply to the relentless love of God. 

June 7, 2020

The service be live at 10 a.m. EDT (a recording on YouTube is also available at the link below).

Livestream link: https://www.avonmennonite.com/live-stream.html

Message: “Lighten Up”

Scripture: Luke 11:33-36 and Matthew 5:14-16

Please Join Avon Mennonite Church in Stratford, Ont., this Sunday, June 7, as we reflect on Jesus teachings in Luke 11:33-36 and Matthew 5:14-16. Shane and Angela Wiebe, Cyrille Fopoussi and Mary Anne Musser will lead us in worship. Troy Watson will unpack what Jesus might mean when he says, “You are the light…your eye is the lamp.”

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Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020 

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Theme: “Will the Fire Change You?  Text: Acts 2:1-4  

Springstein Mennonite Church from Springstein, Man., invites you to join in worship as we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit.  Our theme is taken from this spring’s Leader magazine resources written by Joani Neufeldt of Lethbridge, Alta. This service includes communion so please be prepared with bread/cracker and wine/juice. 

Available to view here and on the Mennonite Church Canada YouTube channel. 

May 24, 2020

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Message: Ascension Absence
Text: Acts 1:6-11, John 16:5-28, 33

Chinatown Peace Church in Vancouver, B.C., will share an Ascension Sunday worship service with our nationwide community of faith, this Sunday, May 24. Tim Kuepfer, pastor of the English congregation, will preach on "Ascension Absence," asking how might Jesus' ascension inform our own acts of love toward others despite our physical absence from each other? You are also invited to join in communion toward the end of the service. Please be prepared with crackers/bread and juice/wine.

May 17, 2020

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Message:"An Accompanied Life" 

Text: John 14:15-21  

Holyrood Mennonite Church from Edmonton, Alta., invites you to join in worship as we consider Jesus' parting words to his disciples, words intended to comfort and strengthen them for the very uncertain days which lay ahead. View this service at www.mennonitechurch.ca/worshipservices and the Mennonite Church Canada YouTube Channel. 

May 10, 2020

***In this service, participants standing close to each other are from the same households.***

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Mount Royal Mennonite Church from Saskatoon, Sask., welcomes you to join their worship service this coming Sunday, May 10. Working through a series called "Everyday-Jesus Spirituality," this coming Sunday focusses on the spiritual practice of blessing in Genesis 18:1-15 and Matthew 5:3-11. Val Regier will lead us in worship along with a music team led by Darrell Bueckert. Claire Ewert Fisher will encourage us to consider our role in blessing. The video will be available here and on the Mennonite Church Canada YouTube Channel.

May 3, 2020

 

Join Niagara area pastors as we reflect on Acts 2:42-47 – All Things in Common in Uncommon Times. Louise Wideman (Vineland United Mennonite Church), Alissa Bender (Hamilton Mennonite Church) and Renate Klassen (Niagara United Mennonite Church) will guide us as we gather as a nationwide community of faith. 

Live-streamed at https://www.hmc.on.ca/mc-canada at 9:45 a.m. (EDT).

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April 26, 2020

Bethel Mennonite Church from Winnipeg, Man., shares their service with us this week. After Jesus' followers have had their lives and faith turned upside down by the events of his death, the risen Christ reorients them, helping them to reinterpret their lives and faith in light of his death and resurrection. So we too look to Jesus for reorientation in this time of life-altering crisis.

Order of service (lyrics included) 

Sunday, April 19, 2020

YOUTUBE LINK

"The Marvelous Grace of Insecurity"

Text: Luke 24: 13-32

This week’s national Sunday service will be shared from Mennonite Church British Columbia’s Crossroads Community Church. Pastor Len Hjalmarson will be teaching from the road to Emmaus.

Transcript of sermon: Getting to Hopelessness

Worship lyrics provided in the video. All music used with permission.

Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 - "Raised with Christ"

from Lethbridge Mennonite Church

YOUTUBE LINK

Texts: Mark 16:1-8; Colossians 3:1-4

Mark’s account of the resurrection leaves us hanging more than the other three gospels. We are forced to sit at the empty tomb with the women who, at least initially, are not overjoyed but trembling, bewildered, and afraid. The good news of Christ’s victory over death was not obvious to the first witnesses, at least not right away. In this time of pandemic, perhaps we, too, find fear and confusion to be the dominant feelings of the day. Christ’s victory comes to us in our moment, and in every moment, inviting us into the reality of resurrection. Since we have been raised with Christ, we set our hearts and minds on the things above, living as resurrection people.

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*This worship service was recorded in stages over two days to avoid having all participants in the church building at the same time, as well as to ensure that all surfaces (specifically, the piano) were cleaned for those contributing to the service.

**Lyrics and music credits are included in the order of service. All songs are used with permission.

Good Friday, April 10, 2020

YOUTUBE LINK

Link to low-resolution version for download

Mennonite Church Alberta, together with Calgary-area Mennonite churches (Calgary Chin Christian Church, Calgary First Mennonite, Foothills Mennonite, and Trinity Mennonite Churches), shares a service with us this Good Friday. With a message entitled, "The Towel, the Cup and the Cross," this services focusses on John 13, 15 and 18. It explores how Jesus, when speaking of his own death, often paired it with the suffering of those following him. Together, we will contemplate the challenge of Jesus’s words in our own daily lives. 

Lyrics are displayed in video for all hymns and songs. They are also included in the order of service. Hymns can be accessed through the Hymnal Worship Book.

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Music credits and permissions are listed in the order of service.

Mennonite Church Canada Palm Sunday service for April 5, 2020

YOUTUBE LINK

Link to low-resolution version for download

Eigenheim Mennonite Church, together with Mennonite Church Saskatchewan, collaborated this week to bring a service to our nationwide community of faith for Palm Sunday on April 5. Ryan Siemens, Executive Minister for MC Sask, focusses on Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11) and helps prepare us to walk with Christ to the cross.

Order of Service (includes lyrics to worship songs and hymns):

Music and text by Steve Bell, used by permission. Music and text by Johann P. Neumann; translation by John D. Rempel, used by permission.

March 29, 2020

Sunday, March 29 @ 9:40 a.m. EDT

Focus: Lazarus, John 11

Steinmann Mennonite Church and Mannheim Mennonite Church from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada in Ontario collaborated to bring a worship service to our nationwide community of faith and connect us across Mennonite Church Canada. Pastors Myrna Miller Dyck and Gord Alton focussed our attention on the story of Lazarus, from John 11. This video was live at https://smchurch.ca/live-stream/.

March 22, 2020

Lyrics for Worship music below:

Link to low-resolution version for download

Transcript of service

Music credits and thank you to: Phil Campbell-Enns and Bryan Moyer Suderman

 

Voices Together worship songs