Webservant’s Wish: I need YOU to take some pictures of Grace – the people and the place – and send them to me!
I want to put up new pictures on our website - www.gracemennonitechurch.com . Take pictures of our sanctuary, our church library, our kitchen, the gardens, etc. Take pictures of people if you have their permission. I especially want pics from our BBQ this afternoon. Please and thanks! Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking for a volunteer activity geared to Seniors? Niagara Warehouse of Hope wants you! Here is what I have learned:
“We (a group of Seniors) make milk bag mats for homeless people in our region and for people across the world. Our volunteers crochet the milk bag mats WITH A VERY LARGE CROCHET HOOK so it’s doable if your vision is failing. Also, the plastic strips are very light in weight.
AND we also have Senior volunteers who clean used, donated eye glasses which can be done at home. As well, we have home sewers, knitters and crocheters. Please give these options some thought. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you. Ada Boland Secretary, NWOH”
If this is of interest to you, please let me – Jan Steven – know. If you live in the North End, I can pick you up and bring you to NWOH. I too am interested in learning how to make milk bag mats.
Every day, Glen purchases his morning coffee at a nearby drive-through. And every day he also pays for the order of the person in the car behind him, asking the cashier to wish that person a good day. Glen has no connection to them. He’s not privy to their reaction, nor, it seems, is this his motivation: he simply believes this small gesture is “the least he can do.” On one occasion, however, he learned of the impact of his actions when he read an anonymous letter to the editor of his local newspaper. He discovered that the kindness of his gift on July 18, 2017, caused the person in the car behind him to reconsider their plans to take their own life later that day…
When we give out of our love for God, without concern for receiving the praise of others, we can trust that our gifts—large or small—will be used by Him to help meet the needs of those receiving them.
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"I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us."
"I just try to love and serve everyone, and bring everyone water, and lend an ear; that's what Jesus said to do."
“Here are the two best prayers I know: 'Help me, help me, help me' and 'Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
“And as it turns out, if one person is praying for you, buckle up. Things can happen.”
Jan Steven is the Pastoral Care Chaplain at Grace Mennonite Church. She is also the webservant.