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God of Great Wonder
by Carol Penner
from Leading in Worship

God of great wonders,
we join with you in the joy of giving.
You give us life and breath,
you fill the world with beauty,
our hands with bounty,
and our hearts with the desire to give.
Accept these gifts, and ourselves in your service.

"As I work daily in the space of stewardship, I appreciate this prayer by Carol Penner. It is a good reminder that all our talents and gifts come through God and we really are just stewards of these gifts we have been blessed to hold."
-Teresa Boshart Yoder, Managing Director, Everence

Teresa Boshart Yoder, Harrisonburg, Virginia is a member of Community Mennonite Church.  Teresa served as a nurse for 30 years in the area of women's health. She works for Everence in Stewardship and Charitable Foundation. Her hobbies are camping, spending time family (especially her two grandchildren), reading, and baking.
Win a Quilt at MennoCon '19! 

With four gorgeous quilts on display, the Mennonite Women USA booth will exude the joy of art and color this  year at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Kansas City. 

Bonnie Neufeld, Newton, KS, created a Circles of Stories quilt. An example of the quilt is pictured (left). Read more about her journey of creating this "labor of love." 

Raffle tickets can be purchased for $20. Tickets will be drawn beginning at noon Friday, July 5. 

Watch future Grapevine issues and Facebook for details! 

Sister Care Expands to Europe!  

Sister Care International is expanding to include its first European country: Ukraine!

Carolyn Heggen and Rhoda Keener will co-present two seminars in Ukrainein Dnepr May 16-18 and in Zaporizhya May 23-25. Ukraine will be the 18th country where Mennonite Women USA has shared Sister Care. The Sister Care manual has been translated into Ukrainian and Russian in preparation for these seminars, bringing the total translations of the manual to 15. 

Mary Raber, Mennonite Mission Network worker, facilitated the connection with Ukrainian partner Luda Zolotaryova, who is coordinating the local planning. Please keep Rhoda, Carolyn, Luda, and all the women who will be attending these two seminars in your prayers!

Meet the  Bible Study Guide Author

Shannon W. Dycus is the author of our new Bible Study Guide, Every Time I Feel the Spirit. She co-pastors First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she leads missional and faith formation ministries. With a degree in secondary education and an M.Div., she has taught middle and high school. She is active in Faith in Action and holds leadership positions in Mennonite Church USA. Shannon and her husband, Gregory, have two sons in elementary school.

Attend Shannon's seminar at the Mennonite Convention this summer in Kansas City!  July 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm in room 2206. She will share various ways to use the Bible Study Guide.
2019 Mennonite Women Bible Study Guide:
Every Time I Feel the Spirit
by Shannon W. Dycus

The new Bible study, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, celebrates the legacy that we have received from history's bold and Spirit-filled women. It is an excellent resource for individual study, women's groups, and retreat settings.

Every Time I Feel the Spirit author Shannon W. Dycus skillfully traces the Spirit's creative power as it has moved women throughout history and continues among us. Readers learn from Vashti, Mary, Anna, Naamah, Ruth, Jochebed, the wife of Jairus, Sophia, and a prodigal sister, among others. These valiant individuals-who come to us through Scripture and other historical sources-lead us into Spirit-breathed journeys of our own.

Purchase your copy now!
Sister Care Illinois

Nearly 40 women gathered April 5-6 at Menno Haven Camp and Retreat Center in Tiskilwa, Illinois, for a Sister Care Seminar. Ranging in age from their early twenties to almost eighty, women shared stories of loss, growth, and transformation. Leaders Alicia Manning (pictured on the left) and Hyacinth Stevens (right) provided guidance and powerful teaching. Cyneatha Millsaps and Jeannie Sears shared their experiences, describing times when specific individuals became "Jesus with skin on" during times of life-altering pain and loss. It was an enriching weekend for women to be together and experience God's love, hope, and healing. 
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