Special celebrations were held at two congregations in Saskatchewan this summer.
Osler Mennonite Church
If a 50th wedding anniversary is golden, what would 150 years be? Three couples at Osler (Sask.) Mennonite Church—Garry and Jean Harms, Dick and Kathy Braun, and Diana and Ben Buhler—recently celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Not only was each couple marking this significant milestone, but all the couples were married within a month of each other at Osler Mennonite by the same man, Reverend Jacob Wiebe.
The couples still call Osler Mennonite their church home. To mark the occasion, Patty Friesen, current pastor of the church, preached a special sermon entitled ‘The 50-year marriage: Fake it until you make it.”
Fields of Hope Mennonite Church
By Cornie & Marlene Martens
Peter Neufeld and Marvin Baergen from Grace Mennonite Church, Regina, Sask., took a family of eight former refugees from Sudan to visit the Fields of Hope Mennonite Church in Glenbush, Sask., on the weekend of June 11-12.
The Glenbush and Rabbit Lake churches (known as Fields of Hope), assisted Grace Mennonite in welcoming the refugees when they arrived in Canada. Everyone enjoyed the worship service on June 12, which included information on the world refugee crisis, a time of sharing, animated singing and a sunny outdoor noon meal.