A time to weep

Ervin Stutzman is executive director for Mennonite Church USA. I arrived home last night from an all-consuming six-day work trip in the nick of time to attend the special service—“Remembering Orlando,” in my home congregation. Early in the service of lament, punctuated by the reading of Psalms, the congregation sat silently as the chimes slowly […]

Trinity Mennonite Church pastor dies in motorcycle accident

(Mennonite Church USA / TheMennonite) — On Oct. 19, Hal Shrader, lead pastor of Trinity Mennonite Church in Glendale, Arizona, died in a motorcycle accident outside of Blanding, Utah. Shrader was on a motorcycle trip with his father, JB. His father was not injured. Shrader spoke to adults at the Mennonite Church USA convention in […]