• REMEMBER IN PRAYER

  • Those with coronavirus

  • Kenton Kaufman—pneumonia

  • Carol Howell--voice

  • Esther Funk—Bethesda Home, Goessel

  • Margaret Funk—Room #213 Salem

  • Velma Funk—Parkside--House 5

  • Marlin & Sharolyn Funk 

  •  Lloyd & Evalina Klassen

  • Leonard & Hazel Hein

  • Josh, Alisha, & Asher Garber—Barcelona--(read their blog at worthwhileadventures.org)

  • Rebekah York of Mennonite Mission Network is serving at Mennonite Biblical Seminary of Colombia. Pray for her as she helps prepare young leaders and provides continuing education opportunities for seasoned church leaders.

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  • UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Mar 16—Council

  • Mar 18—HAMA Lenten Lunch—Norma

  •                 preaches—Arlene is pianist—Phoebe

  •                 is cook—cakes are needed

  •             --Midweek meal and Study

  • Mar 19—BCWA meets

  • Mar 22—Care Center worship

  • Mar 23—Alisha Garber’s birthday

  • Mar 25—Lindy Wiens’ birthday

  •             --HAMA Lenten Lunch

  •             -- Midweek Meal & Study

  • Mar 29—Sharron Schutte’s birthday

  •             --5th Sunday Speaker:  Mitchel Stutzman            

  •                for joint Sunday School and worship

  •             --5th Sunday Offering:  Bethel College

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  • What to bring for the Main Street Ministries Food Bank for the month of

  • March

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Thanks to those who brought 146 pounds of supplies last month.

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  • RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sunday- March 15, 2020

  • Keyboard—Norma Duerksen

  • Worship Leader— Barb Unruh

  • Sound— Phil Dureksen

  • Story— Lindy Wiens

  • Preaching—Norma Duerksen

  • Ushers--  Thomas Riesen, Galen Penner, Arlen & Pam Riesen

  • Greeters—Letty Enns & Arlen & Pam Riesen

  • Trustee Counting Offering—Arlen Riesen

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  • Hello, friends!  Our hearts are overflowing with appreciation for your continued support for our ministry in Spain.  With love from your Valentines in Barceloona—Alisha, Josh & Asher Garber

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  • Alisha’s birthday is coming up on Mar. 23.  In order to reach her in time cards should be sent this week.  Stamps and address are on the bulletin board.

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  • Our day at the HAMA Lenten Lunches is March 18.  Phoebe will make lasagna.  Can you make a cake for dessert?  Please have it to the kitchen by Wednesday morning at 9:00.

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  • On Mar. 22 we are in charge of worship services at the care centers.  Please join us in singing hymns and visiting with our friends and members like Margaret Funk and Velma Funk.  Meet at Parkside Cafeteria at 3:00.

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  • March 1-15, Kauffman Museum (Main and 27th Streets, North Newton)

  • Smithsonian traveling poster exhibit “City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign”; hours: Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 1:30-4:30 p.m., closed Mondays and major holidays; ticket purchase required for non-museum members

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  • Mon., March 9-Fri., March 13 (one week only) – “Secrets of an Inner World,” miniature painting by Ayesha Durrani, Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College; weekday hours

  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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  • Tues., March 10 – 7 pm--artist talk by Ayesha Durrani, followed by a reception for “Secrets of an Inner World,” Administration Building chapel and Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College

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  • Tues., March 10, 8 p.m., Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center

  • Reception for Ayesha Durrani and “Secrets of an Inner World”

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  • Everence will host its popular workshop, Make Medicare an easy step, in North Newton on Tues., Mar. 10 and in Hutchinson on Thurs., Mar. 12. Both will begin at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about the various Medicare plans and what they cover; plans that supplement Medicare; and enrollment details and deadlines. The workshop is free, but space is limited! Reserve your spot by contacting Michelle Ramer at 316-283-3800 or 

  • michelle.ramer@everence.com.

  • *Attendance is recommended for those approaching retirement or those ready to sign up for Medicare. 

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  • Thurs., Mar. 12—6 pm-- Western District Women in Mission Spring Supper at Faith Mennonite Church, Newton, KS.  Our Special Guest Speaker will be Patty Shelly, Professor of Bible and Religion at Bethel College.  Music by Marlene Habegger.

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  • Thurs., March 12, Fri., March 13, Sat., March 14 – Bethel College spring musical: The Theory of Relativity by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, 7:30 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center; tickets in Thresher Shop in Schultz Student Center, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or at the door, subject to availability. Content warning: rated PG-13 for adult themes and language.

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  • Fri., Mar. 13—6:30pm-- 2020 Henitage Dinner at Tabor Mennonite Church.  Special Presenter:  Donna Becker as Suffrage Leader Carrie Chapman Catt.  Ticket price:  $50.  To reserve your tickets, contact the Meritage and Agricultural Museum by Monday, March 9

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  • Sat., March 14--4 p.m.—Bethel Administration Building chape--Matthew Garber senior voice recital

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  • Final week to view “City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibit at Kauffman Museum through March 15; hours Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1:30-4:30 p.m.

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  • March 16-April 3, Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center

  • “Forthcoming,” ceramics by David Long; regular hours, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 2-4 p.m., hours may change during spring break, March 22-29

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  • 2020 is your year to go on an MCC Learning Tour! Travel to Haiti March 21-28 to learn about root causes of Haiti’s reality and see MCC projects in person. Join MCC Bolivia in celebrating 60 years with two learning tours, May 2-9 will focus on Eastern Bolivia and Oct. 10-17 will focus on Western Bolivia. Finally, you’re welcome to travel to Nicaragua, July 20-30, to celebrate the centennial of MCC, focusing on past and present MCC work in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Contact jordanpenner@mcc.org and check mcc.org/events for more details.

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  • Sun., Mar. 29, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall

  • Bethel College Concert Choir home concert (end of spring break tour)

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  • Sun., Mar. 29, 3 pm—the Tabor College Concert Choir performing their Home Concert in the Richert Auditorium on the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

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  • Rosi Penner Kaufman's ordination service will be held at Rainbow Mennonite Church, Kansas City, KS on Sun., Mar. 29 at 4 pm. A light reception will follow the service.  This isn't an end or a beginning, but a marking of a point on the journey for both me and the congregation. I'm grateful to have had the support and prodding to explore what this musical/theological/community calling means. I'm grateful to share this celebration with all of you. ~ Rosi Penner Kaufman, Minister of Worship and Music, Rainbow Mennonite Church

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  • Weds., April 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bethel College Memorial Hall--Red Cross blood drive

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  • Thurs., April 2, 6-8 p.m., Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College

  • Reception for David Long and “Forthcoming”

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  • Thurs., April 2, 7 p.m., Bethel College Memorial Hall--KIPCOR Peace Lecture series presents: “An Evening with Sarah Smarsh”

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  • Sat., April 4, 7:15 a.m., Kauffman Museum parking lot at Bethel College--Bird walk

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  • Get ready for the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale on April 17 & 18, 2020 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.  What can you bring as your gift to the hungry and hurting at home and abroad? Quality woodwork and needlework items, cotton tea towels, hobby items, crafts, plants and baked foods are much in demand.  Donate items for the General, Silent and Children’s Auctions.  We call upon quilters to complete their quilts and to gather extra supplies to donate to Quilters’ Corner.  Begin to divide house plants and start vegetable plants to sell at Plants & Things and tea towel sets for Kansas Crafts. Participate in the Run for Relief, a 5K run/walk, the Saturday of the sale and gather pledges.  Stay up-to-date on all things relating to MCC Relief Sale by liking us on Facebook at Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale or our website at www.kansas.mccsale.org   If you have pictures of items you are donating, send to photos@kansas.mccsale.org to items can be advertised online. 

  • Service Opportunities at MCC Relief Sale: The Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale invites you to join our family.  There is variety of committee openings including an Urgent Need for a Treasurer; Domestic Arts Verenike Booth Committee Members; Feeding the Multitude Sausage Baking Chair on Saturday; Verenike Frying Chair Friday; and New Year’s Cookie committee. See your Relief Sale Liaison for details on these opportunities.

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  • Thousands of Volunteers are needed for the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale to be a success April 17 & 18, 2020.  Sign up to help make New Year’s Cookies; Serve or Wait Tables at Feeding of the Multitude; Sell Plants & Things; Serve Verenike/Sausage in Domestic Arts.  Check with your Church Liaison where the need is and how to sign up.  Also, sign up to volunteer on line at www.kansas.mccsale.org/volunteer

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  • Join an MCC learning tour to Palestine and Israel, June 4-14. This deeply impactful and informative trip is open for 14 people to sign up for. On this trip you will meet Palestinian Christians, hear from Israelis and Palestinians about their current challenges and joys and you will deepen your faith and be empowered to engage in education and advocacy on Palestine and Israel. Visit mcc.org/events to find out more and get signed up for the trip.

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  • Apr 4—Roger Hofer’s birthday

  • Apr 9—Esther Funk’s birthday

  •             Pam Riesen’s birthday

  • Apr 21—Delores Funk’s birthday

  • Apr 28—Galen & Pam Penner’s Anniv.

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