June 11, 2017
A Summer of Living More Like Jesus
Call to worship
Praise with joy the world’s creator SJ 16
Holy SJ 15
Isaiah 11: 1-9
Firstborn of Mary SS 37
Matthew 14: 22-33
Sermon: Did Jesus have long hair and a beard?
I want to walk as a child of the light SJ 95
Offering & coin offering*
We will follow SS 40
*Coin offering for Mennonite Central Committee hygiene kits.
Leading Us In Worship
Prelude, offertory – Singing Grammas
Worship leaders – Adam Roth, Nicholas Satchell
Accompanists – Delphine Schwartzentruber, Susan Seyler
Song leader – Sara Roth
Children’s time – Pastor Ilene Bergen
Sermon – Adam, Nicholas, Ilene
Congregational prayer – Pastor Steve Drudge
A supervised nursery for children (5 years & under) is across from the washrooms. Today’s supervisors: Steve Carter, Linda Miller.
Coffee, tea and juice will be served in the north side of the fellowship hall following the service.
11:00 a.m. – Sunday school field trip to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener, to pack hygiene kits & knot comforters.
11:00 a.m. – Exploring our faith class meets in the Prayer Room.
Monday (church office closed)
2:00 p.m. – Volunteers needed to clean the apartment for the Stonecroft/Steinmann refugee family at 140 Hincks St., Apt. #1 (main floor). Questions: contact Gladys Bender, Lynelle Drudge or Marilyn Steinmann. We do not know when the family will arrive but want the apartment clean and ready for our newest refugee family to move in!
7:00 p.m. – Sing the Journey rehearsal in the sanctuary.
5:00-7:30 p.m. – Annual Chicken BBQ & Pie Auction in support of Hidden Acres Camp. Advance tickets only. Available today in the main hallway or call 519.625.8602; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30 p.m. – MYF and Parents meeting, finalizing Orlando plans.
7:30 p.m. – Finance committee meeting in Room 111.
8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m. – Prayer time in room 115. All welcome.
6:00 p.m. – Care Team meets.
7:30 a.m. – Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA) breakfast at the Stone Crock in St. Jacobs. Cost is $10. Speaker: Katie Gingerich, founder of The Ripple Effect Education, a peace-education initiative that integrates conflict resolution and social-justice concepts into social studies curriculum in elementary school classrooms.
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Wilmot Summer Market in the church parking lot.
5:30 p.m. – Vision Focus Team meeting.
7:30 p.m. – Theatre of the Beat drama troupe along with musical group “No Discernible Key” will be presenting Yellow Bellies, a historical drama that highlights the experience and response to Mennonite Conscientious Objectors during WW II. Drama takes place in the fellowship hall. Join for a thought provoking theatre experience like no other. Admission is free. More info www.theatreofthebeat.com.
9:00 a.m. – Out-Spok’n Bike-A-Thon, benefiting affordable housing. For information or to donate: mennohomes.com.
1:00 p.m. – Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario Annual General meeting at Floradale Mennonite Church.
9:35 a.m. – Preservice music.
9:45 a.m. – Summer Series – “A summer of living more like Jesus”
Scripture: Using Jesus’ Prayer book: Psalm 95, Psalm 32, Psalm 116.
Speaker: Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck.
We will be recognizing our 18 year old’s in this service.
June 14 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. – Meeting at Don & Marilyn Steinmann’s. Reading the lectionary readings for Trinity Sunday. Email email@example.com for information.
A group is meeting and studying a variety of topics. For more information contact Darryl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHURCH LEAGUE FASTBALL
June 11 (Today) 7 p.m. – Steinmann vs. West Hills at Petersburg
June 19 (Next Mon.) 9 p.m. – Steinmann vs. Tavistock at Tavistock Optimist Park.
June 24 (Sat.) – Road Hockey Challenge at Crosshill Mennonite Church. Divisions: Novice to Bantam. Cost: $100/team (register by June 3), lunch included (max 5 players/team). Proceeds to Habitat for Humanity, Wellesley Build. Contact Mike at email@example.com.
June 24 (Sat.) 2-4 & 6:30-8 p.m. – Annual Nithview Community Strawberry Social. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this spring treat!
June 30 – July 2 – Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp Family Camping weekend. Details at www.hiddenacres.ca. Brochures are on the table by the church mailboxes.
July 31-Aug. 4 – Peace Camp at Conrad Grebel University College for students in grades 6-8. A day camp that teaches youth they can make a difference in the world. Register online at www.grebel.ca/peacecamp or contact Allison Keyes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 4-6 (Fri.-Sun.) – Steinmann Church Camping & Sunday Service at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp.
August 14-18 (Mon.-Fri.) 8:50-11:30 a.m. – Baden Summer Bible Camp for age 4 to grade 8.
1. Freezer Meals needed – various sized tinfoil containers are available in the church kitchen on the counter by the phone. Label contents and include heating instructions. Return filled containers to the chest freezer in the kitchen. Thank you for your contributions.
2. The Sound System Operators are looking for your help. We need more people who are trained and able to help with Sunday worship and operation of the Multi-purpose room system. This is very rewarding work and we are looking for young and old, men and women. Full training will be provided until you feel comfortable. Speak to Cliff Kennel, Steve Kennel or Tim Miller Dyck.
3. Mennonite Savings & Credit Union Church Builder GICs available until July 29th. See bulletin board for more details.
4. Silver Lake Mennonite Camp: Volunteers are needed in the kitchen and to help with maintenance projects the weeks of July 16-22 and August 6-12, 2017. For more information contact the camp: 519.422.1401 / email@example.com / www.slmc.ca/volunteers.
5. Women (and a few young men) from the local Mennonite church in Ludwigshafen, Germany, meet with Syrian refugees for quilting weekly and building trust at Peace House (Friedenshaus) under the leadership of Witness workers Jennifer Otto and Marla Langelotz. See photo and full story posted on the bulletin board.
6. 20 million people in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen are facing famine – the largest humanitarian crisis in over 70 years. Until June 30, the Canadian government is offering a 1:1 match on gifts towards famine relief through organizations like Canadian Foodgrains Bank. www.foodgrainsbank.ca, 1.800.665.0377. (This is on top of the usual 4:1 match from the Canadian government for food aid work in the developing world.)
7. The Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir offers a chance for children ages 6-14 to have an excellent music education experience while singing with their friends. Learn music from varying eras, proper voice techniques, and grow in self-confidence and performance skills. Register for Fall 2017 at www.mennosingers.com/imcc (under Join the Choir) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• New Address: Dan Ropp, (address is printed in the paper version of this bulletin)
• Congratulations to Keith & Eilene Erb, who are celebrating their 52nd Wedding Anniversary today.
• Congratulations to Reuben Steinmann, who will be celebrating his 98th birthday on Wednesday, June 14th.
• Pastor Steve begins his Sabbatical tomorrow. Returning September 11.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Students finishing assignments and writing final exams.
• Praise God for Marla and Karl Langelotz who return to Winnipeg on June 13 after a fruitful, 9-month ministry with Friedenshaus in Germany. Pray for Jennifer Otto and Greg Rabus and local volunteers as they continue to connect refugees and native Germans in life-giving ways.