Worship at Annual Gathering 2019Offering Praise and Nurturing our Faith
Worship at Annual Gathering 2018
Each plenary session during Annual Gathering 2018 begins with a time of worship that includes plenty of singing. Leading worship this year are Louise Ranck and Daryl Snider, both from Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
See the outline of the program schedule and visit these pages for more details.
Closing Worship Service
The closing worship service on Sunday morning will include communion and a special offering.
A freewill offering will be received as part of the Sunday morning worship service. This year’s project will help fund to help educate healthcare professionals, teachers, and church leaders in Puerto Rico to respond to the after-effects of trauma as a result of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. More information will be in registration packets. If you are not able to give at Annual Gathering but would still like to contribute, an online giving link will be on the MHF website. Alternately, you may send your check before July 31 labeled “Puerto Rico Trauma Project” to MHF, PO Box 918, Goshen, IN 46527.
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Louise Ranck has been involved in music and worship leadership for much of her life, including churches, MCC orientations, a Mennonite Women’s Gathering, a spiritual directors’ retreat, women’s drumming groups, teacher in-services, and many other gatherings. A public school music teacher in her first professional life, Louise has been an assistant manager at the Ten Thousand Villages store in Ephrata, Pennsylvania for the last 17 years. Among her various duties, she enjoys presenting fair trade education programs for school groups, managing teams of volunteers through huge warehouse sales, and driving the forklift.
Daryl Snider is a singer-songwriter with an MA in conflict transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, focusing on the role of music and the arts in personal and social healing. As a STAR practitioner, Daryl and Sopa Sol bandmate Frances Miller developed a story and song program around healing and resilience. He was part of the ensemble that led singing at Mennonite World Conference 2015 assemblies in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Daryl lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with his wife, Jean Sensenig.