Tag Archives: Commissioning

Taber: Deacons Commissioned on Mother’s Day

by Tina Dyck

TABER, Alta.—At the beginning of the year we began the search for new deacon couples. We spent time praying for God to reveal the right candidates to the members as we began the nomination process, and God answered our prayers. We elected two new deacon couples, Nick and Mary Enns and David and Agatha Reimer, into our ministerial team.

The Deacon Commissioning service was held on Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017. The church benches were full of family and friends that came out to support our new deacon couples. They shared their heartfelt testimonies and the church stood behind them in support of the ministry to which they have committed.

Our Sunday School children blessed us with a special number during the service, followed by a Mother’s Day lunch for the congregation which is always well received.

Our church life is always busy; some days we might even say it’s too busy. But it’s during these busy times that we experience the Lord’s blessings in many ways.  Our Sunday School committee and teachers have been a blessing to our children and parents again this year. I’m sure they all looked forwarded to their summer break to refresh and rejuvenate for the following school year and have benefitted from it.

We are busy here at the Taber EMC planning and preparing different activities to strengthen our fellowship and faith in our Almighty God so that we may be a blessing to our families and our community.

Kleefeld: Parent-Child Dedications, Deacon Commissioning

by Dennis and Louella Friesen

KLEEFELD, Man. — Family and friends filled the sanctuary at the Kleefeld EMC on Oct. 30, 2016, to witness and support the four couples who were dedicating themselves to raise their children in the desire that they grow up to honour and glorify Christ. As a congregation we continue to support and encourage these young families and remember them in prayer.

A special deacon commissioning service took place at KEMC on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. Elected to this role were Vik and Martha Sawatzky. Thanks, Vik and Martha, for accepting this responsibility, and we wish you the Lord’s blessings as your serve the church in this capacity.

Once a month the seniors at KEMC look forward to sharing a Sunday meal of soup, buns, and dessert. For the past several years this has been organized and prepared by Norm and Rosella Bartel, Leonora Koop, and Elma Fast. We express our appreciation to them for the excellent food and fellowship opportunity. This past year Darrin and Alvira Warkentin stepped in to take their place; and, on behalf of the seniors, we thank them for continuing this service. God bless!