Thursday, October 31, 2013

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf

95 years of support to the Deaf Community

November 2013

Sunday 3rd  9:30 a.m. Bible Discussion
                   10:30 a.m.  Worship Service
                   “The Strength of Our Witness”
                   Luke 19: 1-10
We witness to the power of God’s love when we give of ourselves & trust in the message of Christ.

Sunday 10th No Service
                   “Praise God”
                   Psalm 145: 1-5, 17-21
Challenges of living in the present time, when temptations abound to swell in the past or worry about the future.

Sunday 17th 1:00 p.m.  Family Sunday
                   “A World Filled with Love”
                   Isaiah 65: 17-25
Speculations & visions about end-times have preoccupied humanity for centuries. People have sought to remain faithful within the confines of human condition in which people wonder about, but cannot know, the future.

Sunday 24th Worship & Communion
                   “Reign of Christ”
                   Colossians 1: 11-20
Looking at different images by which the faithful have come to know God and testified to God’s nature.

December  2013
Sunday 1st   No Service
                   “Learning Peace”
                   Isaiah 2: 1-5
In a time of war, wreckage and fear aplenty, the prophet Isaiah acts boldly in proclaiming God’s destruction of war and construction of peace. This impossibly courageous vision of world reconciliation launches our Season of Advent with two ways we are called to act with God: to break down our warring ways and to build up our peaceful ways.
Sunday 8th  10:30 a.m. Worship Service
                   “Hope-Filled Vision”
                   Isaiah 11: 1 – 10
Human communities generally tend towards leaders with strength and wisdom. But today’s prophetic text points to the particular power & wisdom found only in a vulnerable child, and the unexpected movement of God’s Spirit through a newly visioned leader, guiding us to a time when predator and prey gently coexist, when power is finally equalized. Advent invites us to revisit the ways power is defined.
Sunday 15th WCD Christmas Bake Sale
                    9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
                     DCM Main Floor Lobby
12:30 p.m. WCD Annual Christmas Lunch at DCM - 2nd floor - B. Jack Room
“Liberation’s Song”
                   Luke 1: 47 – 55
This week’s test is the Magnificat, Mary’s song praising God for fulfilling the ancient prophecies through the Christ event. As the Christian cry of liberation, the Magnificat boldly summaries what the entire New Testament promises is God’s intent: to reverse the way humanity wrongly acts our power.
Sunday 22nd  No Service
                     “Emmanuel: God with Us”
                     Matthew 1: 18-25
In this final Sunday of Advent, themes of longing and belonging, the importance of dreams, and our need of a saviour all emerge, as our focus passage tells the story of Jesus’ birth from Joseph’s point of view.
Tuesday 24th Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Service
                      7:00 p.m.  Affleck Room at
                      Deaf Centre Manitoba.
     Everyone Welcome.
Christmas may be so overdone during the months of November and December; by the time we get to Christmas Eve we may feel done with it all. In this service we focus on the tiny beautiful things of this holiday, the points of connection we feel with the scripture and with whom we celebrate and worship that make Christmas feel new again and remind ourselves that the coming of the Messiah is a prophetic new order for the world.
Sunday 29th No Service
                     Psalm 148
All the Sundays of the year, this one following Christmas might present the greatest challenge. Many are tired from the lead-up and Christmas festivities, or worn down by the demands and expectations of family. Others will be busy with holiday plans, or post-Christmas sales. The focus text Psalm 148 falls into our laps like a gift and we can let go and experience God’s presence and goodness in creation.

WCD’s largest fundraising event: Roast Beef Supper will be held on Monday, November 11th at DCM. Tickets are now available from David Burke, Linda Koskie, Bruce Koskie, Carol Demianyk, Sandy Smith or from the DCM Front Desk.
Admission is $12; Seniors 55+ and Students $11; Children 17 & under $9; and Family with kids 17 & under $45. After Nov 8, prices increase.
A BAKE SALE will be held on Sunday, December 15th at DCM Lobby 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mark your calendars! Donations of Christmas goodies would be appreciated.
Please mark what ingredients are in the baking you donate… due to people having possible allergy to certain foods.  Thanks.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE on Tuesday, December 24th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at DCM in the Affleck Room.  Everyone is Welcome. After the service, we will join with our friends from the Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf for refreshments.

May you have a blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with
Peace, Hope, Joy & Love.


Mark your calendar… Camp Kakepitay ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  on Sunday, January 26, 2014 beginning at 1:30 p.m. and it will be held in the Fiola Room at Deaf Centre Manitoba. 

There will be quite a few things to discuss and make some decisions regarding the next three years in preparation for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Camp Kakepitay for July 28 – August 1, 2016.  Everyone is invited to come out to the meeting.

 Here are some pictures of the recent renovation work at Camp Kakepitay.  We
 would like to thank the following volunteers who went out to the Camp and helped with the renovation work (Aug 23 – Sept 15): Donald & Carol Demianyk, Jaclyn Demianyk, Brenna Koskie, Dinnah Koskie, Mar Koskie, Bruce & Linda Koskie, Gary & Dianne Mondor, Rod & Veronica Nickerson, Paul Rudge, Levi & Mary Thiessen.