Commissioning service

New and reappointed mission workers receive EMM’s send-off and blessing while surrounded by family, friends, and the broader community. The celebration features worship, guest speakers, and a time to introduce and pray for each worker or family preparing to be sent. After the service, workers and guests will have time to enjoy fellowship and ice cream. Join us for this special time.

Speakers Jimm and Kaylene Derksen have served with Eastern Mennonite Missions for the majority of their adult lives beginning with an assignment in Birmingham, Alabama, 30 years ago. Ministry opportunities then extended to the Netherlands and Germany, before they settled in Lancaster in 2005 where they both currently work at EMM’s Central Administrative Office.

The Derksens will be sharing on the theme, “Walking the path together,” which is based on Proverbs 4:18: “The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.”

Child care will be provided for children ages 5 and under who are registered by June 17.