Mt. Clinton Mennonite Church Bulletin

“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands." --1 John 5:1,2 (NIV)

May 6, 2018


9:30 am

Children: Classes in the basement. Three years and younger, room 2. Four years through first grade, room 4. Second through fifth grades, room 5.
MYF: Bible study in basement room 7.
Young Adults: Meeting in basement room 1.
Adult Classes: International Lesson in the southwest classroom. International Lesson in the upper room. Women’s Sharing and Prayer in the Pastor’s Study.


10:30 am

Prelude ~ Ella Martin
Call to Worship
Mission Moment ~ Terry Witmer and Colombia Team
Scripture Reading ~ 1 John 5:1-5; John 15:9-17 (NIV) – Martha Clymer
Sermon ~ “Themes and Variations on a New Song” – Dale Hartzler
Sharing and Prayer
Sending and Song

Worship Leader: Eric Bendfeldt; Song Leader: Matt Trost


Prayer gathering at 8:30 am in the southwest classroom. Everyone is welcome.

There will be a fellowship meal following the worship service. Everyone is welcome.


Wednesday, May 9: Pastoral team will meet at the home of Pres and Carolyn Nowlin, 7pm.

Saturday, May 19: Women's Bible Study at the church at 9 am

June 18, 19, 20, 27; July 11, 18: Vacation Bible School at Weavers Mennonite Church

July 9-13: MYF service trip with SWAP in West Virginia

August 3-5: Annual MCMC church campout


Weekly Prayer Focus: Please pray for the students and teachers among us who are finishing out the school year. Pray particularly for the seniors graduating this year and for their transition to a new phase in their lives.

Our church is in charge of the West Rockingham Food Pantry (WRFP) distribution in May. There is a sign-up sheet for Thursday night, 5/24. We will need people to hand out bags and people to pull wagons of food to cars. Please email or call Joan Hartzler if you have any questions. 540-405-1214

Peter Lehman has been issued a letter of transfer to Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston, Kansas.

Highland Retreat is offering a "Serve and Play" weekend, May 11-13. Join Highland friends for a service-oriented weekend camp-out. Help Highland prepare for summer, and enjoy a special Mother’s Day weekend with family and friends. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for the whole weekend, or just for the day on Saturday. More at

The Collins Center will be offering an Approved Adult Training for all past and present Safe Church Congregations on May 19 from 9 am to 12 pm at Park View Mennonite Church. Let Crystal Horning know if you plan to attend. There is no cost associated with this event.

All women are invited to come to the Bible Study on Saturday, May 19. We'll begin with breakfast at 9 am, and we will meet at the church. If you have questions, please talk with Crystal Trost or Mary Louise Lehman.


Offering: April 29
Budget: $2361.00
Care and Share: $31.00
WRFP: $20.00

Attendance: April 29
Sunday school:
   Adults –28
   MYF –0
   Children –8
Worship: 66

May 6: Greeter –Mary Lou Vrolijk
Nursery Caregivers – Martha and Chris Kratz
Sound Operator – James Townsend

May 13: Greeters –Dale and Barb Hartzler
Nursery Caregivers –Heather and Justin Yoder
Sound Operator –Phil Harder

Our Vision

God calls us to be a worshiping, welcoming and united family of faith, following Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and ministering God’s salvation, healing and hope to the local community, the nation and the world.

Mt. Clinton Mennonite Church Pastoral Team

Lonnie Yoder, Interim Pastor – 540-908-5642
Eric Bendfeldt, Elder – 540-383-5393
Wanda Harder, Elder – 540-828-2908
Carolyn Nowlin, Elder – 540-564-3673
Matt Trost, Elder – 540-290-4883

Church telephone: 540-867-5885
Church e-mail:
Church web:

Mt. Clinton Mennonite Church, Vol. 69, #18; May 6, 2018