A Cloud of Witnesses

The Christian faith spans generations, languages, cultures, and continents. For 2000 years, Christians the world over have experienced, practiced, and proclaimed the risen Christ — and today, each of us have received from these spiritual ancestors.

This summer, Jubilee Mennonite Church and River East Church are once again partnering for our sermon series… but this year looks a little different. Instead of writing new sermons for each Sunday, preachers will be speaking with the words of someone else — words they’ve received that have gotten under their skin. Be it a mentor, a family member, a famous person or someone long deceased, this series nods to those who have gone before us, the great ‘Cloud of Witnesses’ that we stand with across time and space.

01 Jul, '18
Inglorious Pastors: What Jesus Said
Matthew 5:38-48
Speaker: Aaron Thiessen, with the words of Bruxy Cavey
08 Jul, '18
Planting the Seed of God's Word
Luke 8:4-8, 11-15
Speaker: Doris Goertz
15 Jul, '18
Proverbs 31:31; Micah 6:8
Speaker: Ray Dirks, inspired by Sue Dirks
22 Jul, '18
The Hungering Dark
Isaiah 64:1-2, 7; Luke 21:25-28
Speaker: Mary Anne Isaak, in the words of Fredrich Buechner
29 Jul, '18
Extending the Table
Acts 11:1-18
Speaker: Simone Thiessen, in the words of Gerald Hildebrand
05 Aug, '18
The Mountaintop
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Speaker: Bryce Miller, in the words of Rev. Dor. Martin Luther King Jr.
12 Aug, '18
The String in the Stew that Wasn't: Taking a Second Look
2 Timothy 3:16
Speaker: Gerry Ediger, in the words of John Regehr
19 Aug, '18
Someone Greater than Menno is Here
Matthew 12:38-42
Speaker: Harold Jantz, in the words of Waldo Hiebert
26 Aug, '18
My Hope is in Thee
Psalm 39:1-7
Speaker: Paul Doerksen, in the words of Karl Barth