Bulletin for May 26, 2024

Bulletin for May 26, 2024

Weekly Update
May 26, 2024

Valleyview Mennonite Church


For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:11


Worship Live Stream Link: Click here

Viewing password is in the Weekly Update email, or contact the Church Office.


Sunday May 26, 2024

Pastor Marv & Heather (church admin) are unavailable this Sunday. For Pastoral Care concerns and sharing, contact pct@valleyviewmc.ca.


10:00am - Worship & Live Stream at Valleyview


Worship Leader: Donelda F

Speaker: Paul Arnold

Song Leader: Heidi W

Scripture Reader: Heidi W

Pianist: Elenor T

Special Music: Bethany Horst (vocals), Charmaine Fopoussi (piano)

Tech Team: John S

Ushers: Brian C, Allison H, Helen D

Counters: Russ S, Ben R


Order of Service



Lighting of the Peace Candle

Call to Worship - VT#1040


Opening Prayer

Special Music - Mein Ganzes Herzen, Bach

Hymn: VT#518, Like a mother who has Borne us

Scripture: John 10:22-24 - Heidi W.

Children’s Time: Donelda F. - ♫ Be Still and Know

Offertory Prayer 

Offering with Special Music - The Lords’ Prayer, Malotte

Message: Finding what you are looking for - Paul A.

Hymn of response: VT#398, Thy Word is a Lamp

Congregational Prayer - Carol D.

Special Music - Sing God a Simple Song, Bernstein

Closing Hymn: VT#417, Seek Ye First



11:00am - Second Hour

Upstairs:  Fellowship time.
Coffee Host: 
 Helen D

Lower Level: Youth Meetup, and Children/Junior Youth Sunday School Classes

Snack Host: Doris K

Children (JK-Gr 4): Erin W

Junior Youth (Gr. 5-7): Lanette FW

Youth Meetup (Gr 8-12):  Sarah D/Jacob M


This is the final scheduled Sunday School as we pause for summer. Christian Formation will return in September.


This Week at Valleyview 


Staff Vacations
Fri, May 24 - Sun, May 26: Pastor. Marv will return to the office Tues, May 28. For Pastoral Care during his absence please contact a member of the Pastoral Care Team, or pct@valleyviewmc.ca

Sat, May 25 - Wed, May 29: Church Admin.
Heather will return to the office Thurs, May 30. For building emergencies, contact Terry Z: 519-671-6049




Friday, May 24th

7:00pm-9:00pm: ***Youth*** Monthly Gathering

Mini Golf at Tin Cup (1324 Adelaide St N). Youth entry costs are covered.


Saturday, May 25th

7:30pm: Valleyview Male Chorus Spring Concert

Walking the Journey” - First Baptist Church, 568 Richmond Street, London

Tickets available from Chorus members:
Admission $20, Students 13+ $15. Children 12 & under free

Donations gratefully received for InDwell


Tuesday, May 28th  

7:30pm: Board Meeting (Online)


Wednesday, May 29th

7:30pm: Church Council Meeting (@ Valleyview)


Next: Sunday June 2, 2024


Fanshawe Park Worship Service & Picnic Lunch

There is no service at Valleyview, or livestream of the park service.


Join us for Valleyview's annual worship service at Fanshawe Park Conservation Area (1424 Clarke Road, north of Huron St.) 

  • 10:30am:  Worship Service
  • 12:00pm:  Potluck Picnic Lunch
  • 1:00pm:    Family Activity (Birdhouse Craft) & Games 


Plan to stay for the afternoon, enjoying free time & fellowship!


Free Entry:

Do NOT pay at the entrance gate. Tell the attendant you are with Valleyview Mennonite Church, the park will bill the church.


We will meet at the Watson Porter Pavilion. (see map image attached) Follow the signs - cross over the dam, past the Pioneer Village, and park in the lot (grassy area) to the left of the road under the tall evergreen trees. The gate entrance to the Watson Porter Pavilion will be on the right. Do not park along the driveway to the pavilion. Please leave this area for accessible parking only.

What to Bring: 

  • Lawn Chairs / Blankets 
  • Food to Share (Peanut Free, Sesame Free) for potluck style Picnic Lunch 
  • Dishes, Cutlery, Water Bottles or Drink Cups (Water Refill Station is provided) 
  • Outdoor games & activities for free time (frisbees, balls, lawn games...)
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing, Sunscreen & Bug Spray


Please bring a serving dish and utensil for your potluck contribution. There are no extra serving dishes available at the pavilion. Label your dish with your name and please collect it before leaving at the end of the event.


10:30am Worship Service:

Worship Leader: Linda W

Speaker: Pastor Marv

Song Leader: Derek M

Musicians: Derek M, John N

Scripture Reader: Susan BP

Ushers: TBD*new schedule will be sent this next week*

Counters: Russ S, Ben R



Worship Preview

June 2: 10:30am - Fanshawe Park Worship Service and Church Picnic


June 9: Worship Service - Anabaptist Common Practices series begins


June 16: Worship Service

Second Hour: Baptism of Jolica & Ilycene, gathering at the home of Deb & Gary G


June 23:  Worship Service - Anabaptist Common Practices series continues


June 30:  Holiday weekend - NO worship service at Valleyview


Donations to the Church Budget

For ways to donate please visit www.valleyviewmc.ca/Give


Total Donations received in May: $7,343

Monthly donations target:  $24,158

Total donations received Year-to-Date: $102,600
2024 Annual donations target: $289,897




New and updated announcements are marked with purple font.


In and Around Valleyview


Craft Supplies for Fanshawe Park Worship & Picnic

This year there will once again be a craft project at the Fanshawe Park picnic on June 2. If you would like to participate, you will need to bring the following:


·         one empty 796-ml tin can, a size commonly used for tomatoes or fruit.  (The size is specific to fit inside a structure.)

·         a green-handled, square-drive screwdriver if you have one.


An example of the craft is on display in the upper foyer. Please leave your can with your name on it at the display by Sunday, May 26th. I will bring your tin and a craft kit to the park on June 2.


See you there.




Fanshawe Picnic Setup Volunteers Needed – June 2:

We’re seeking 4 to 6 people to help setup tables & chairs in the pavilion at 10:00am.  Please contact Brenda F if you will be able to arrive early and help.



Sunday Lunch Bunch – May 26th

The Sunday Lunch Bunch is meeting this Sunday after the 2nd hour at the home of Teresa B. This is an open group so you are welcome to join in if this date and time works for you.


Lunch will be potluck so please bring something to share. Drinks will be provided but it is helpful if you bring your own dishes.


If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Teresa at tbelle265@gmail.com. Her address is in the Church Directory.

When you arrive, there are individual visitor parking spots marked with a V as well as parking across the street next to the park.


Hope to see you there.

Gloria J


In the Broader Community



Join us at the 58th New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale
May 24 & 25, New Hamburg Fairgrounds
Get ready for a weekend of excitement at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale! Join us for a fantastic time filled with fun, food, and the chance to reconnect with old friends while making new ones. Mark your calendars for Friday evening and Saturday as we kick off the festivities! Don't let this chance slip by to immerse yourself in community spirit and lend your support to MCC. Visit 
nhmrs.com for all the details. See you there! 


Run for Relief
Saturday, May 25 at 8 am, New Hamburg Fairgrounds
Lace up your shoes and get ready to Run for Relief! Before you join the lines for spring rolls and doughnuts at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale, get an early morning 2 km or 5 km fun run in at the Run for Relief. Not a runner? Walkers are also welcome! All participants are invited to gather at the New Hamburg Fairgrounds at 8:00 am. For more info, go to 



For the latest news and volunteer opportunities, visit links below:


MCC (Mennonite Central Committee): mcccanada.ca

MCEC (Mennonite Church Eastern Canada): mcec.ca

MDS (Mennonite Disaster Service): mds.mennonite.net

-May edition of On the Level is now available: https://conta.cc/3QMg8p5

MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates): www.meda.org


       Attendance Practices at Valleyview


Masking Policy at Valleyview

Please wear a facemask if you feel more comfortable and remember to stay home if you are not feeling well.

Scent-Free Zone: Severe Scent Allergy

Valleyview is a scent-free zone as many participants have strong reactions to scented products. Please refrain from using all scented products: cologne, perfume, hairspray, hand and body lotion.

No Peanuts: Allergy Alert

Members in attendance experience a serious peanut allergy. Please refrain from bringing, eating, or serving any food labelled as containing peanuts or with warning “May contain peanuts”.


This Weekly Update e-mail has been sent by the Church Office at Valleyview Mennonite Church (an Ontario Corporation).