May 21, 2017
Acts of the Holy Spirit
Call to worship
Holy Spirit, come with power HWB 26
Immortal, invisible, God only wise HWB 70
Jesus stand among us HWB 25
O breathe on me, O breath of God SJ 46
Acts 17: 16-34
He comes to us as one unknown HWB 498
Holy Spirit, truth divine SS 105
A supervised nursery for children (5 years & under) is across from the washrooms. Today’s supervisors: Chris Lebold, Sandy Scheerer.
Leading Us In Worship
Prelude, offertory – Ben & Sarah Winter
Worship leader – Karl Bergen
Accompanists – Jean Gingerich, Carol Sararus
Song leader – Brian Sararus
Children’s time – Paulette West
Scripture Readers –
Isaac Roth, Dwight Brenneman, Andrea Kennel, Pam Carter
Sermon – Pastor Ilene Bergen
Congregational prayer – Pastor Steve Drudge
Coffee, tea and juice will be served in the north side of the fellowship hall following the service.
Christian Education for all ages.
11:00-12:00 – Jesus is the main character in God’s story. Luke 24:35-49.
Age 2 & 3 – room 005, lower level
Junior & Senior Kindergarten – room 008
Grades 1-5 – meet in the lower level
Grade 6-8 – room 004
Youth (high school) – Cancelled for today
Adults – “The Church as a Discerning Community” from the book
“Re-Imagining the Church” by Robert J Suderman. Led by Chris Finnie
Meeting in the south side of the Fellowship Hall.
Monday (church office closed)
5-8 p.m. – Blood Donor Clinic in the fellowship hall.
8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m. – Prayer time in room 115. All welcome.
9:30-11:00 a.m. – Toddler Time! Come join us for some free play time in the gym. Bring your friends! For more info talk to Ashley Drudge.
7:30 p.m.—Worship Committee meeting in room 114
Saturday 10 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.—Thinking about U of W in the fall, come out to You @ Waterloo Day! Located right on the U Waterloo campus, Grebel’s residence welcomes students in any program. Take a tour of the building, check out our new and totally customizable residence furniture, feel the community atmosphere, and taste a home-cooked meal! www.grebel.ca/futurestudents
NEW HAMBURG MENNONITE RELIEF SALE
May 26 & 27 (www.nhmrs.com)
Volunteers needed Saturday May 27th to sell Summer Sausage. Please call Gord Roth.
Bring rhubarb to the Rhubarb Tent for resale.
Plant Tent is looking for donations of plants, labelled with name and colour if it has a bloom. See website.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 10th Annual Run for Relief. Includes a 5k Run and a 2k Run/Walk. Register for the race at nhmrs.com/run-for-relief.
9:35 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Scripture: Matthew 9:14-17
Sermon: New Wineskins—Speaker Betty Pries
11:00 a.m. – Christian education for all ages.
Adults: Top Ten Characteristics of Thriving Congregations led by Betty Pries.
May 31 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. – Meeting at Karen Lebold’s. Studying the Seventh Sunday after Easter. Email email@example.com for info.
June 1 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Meeting by the church library. Studying the book of Ephesians. For more info call Wes Leis.
Small group is meeting and studying a variety of topics. For more information contact Darryl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 1 (Thurs.) 6:30-9 p.m. – Interfaith Counselling Ladies Night Out fundraiser in the fellowship hall – snacks, venders, door prizes and entertainment by Theatre on the Edge. See Sandra Roth for Tickets: $20, or call 519.634.8745.
June 3 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – Church Spring Cleaning-Rescheduled. Your participation in keeping the church buildings and grounds in good shape is appreciated. If you have some hoes and rakes please bring them along.
June 4 (Sun.) 1-4 p.m. – Prayer in Victoria Park. Information at prayerinthepark.ca.
June 6 (Tues.) 6:30 p.m.—Lebold Fundraising Dinner at Conrad Grebel University College. Purchase your tickets by May 30th, $50 (includes a $25 tax receipt). Visit MCEC website for more information.
June 13 (Tues.) 5:00-7:30 p.m.—Annual Chicken BBQ in support of Hidden Acres Camp. Tickets will be available starting May 28.
June 16 (Fri.) 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.
June 17 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – Out-Spok’n Bike-A-Thon, benefiting affordable housing. For more information or to donate visit mennohomes.com.
June 17 (Sat.) 1:00 p.m.—Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario Annual General Meeting at Floradale Mennonite Church.
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 30-July 2 – Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp Family Camping weekend. Details at www.hiddenacres.ca. Brochures are on the table by the church mailboxes.
• Traditioned Innovation – you are invited to participate! The Structural Review Adhoc Committee is requesting your input on reviewing the current structure of Steinmann Mennonite Church. A paper was placed in your Church mailbox with 10 questions on it, plus an insert in your bulletin with some of the same questions. Please take some time to discern your answers. EVERYONE’s voice is important and will be valued. Please have your answers completed and returned by today. You can use the bulletin inserts or the paper in your mailbox. There will also be an electronic option if you prefer. Your responses can be placed in the CHURCH OFFICE mailbox or the envelopes in the main hallway posted on the wall weekly or all at once! Feel free to use the tables in the library area after the morning services to complete. In advance – Thank you for your time and thoughtfulness. Questions or concerns: contact Gladys Bender.
• MCEC has completed a Congregational Assessment Tool that is now available for use by our congregation. It is an online survey that is completely voluntary for members of our congregation. Survey results are anonymous, and will be used by the Vision Focus Team to aid in the Structural Review Process as well as future planning initiatives. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Brandon Gingerich, Kim Lichti or a pastor. To access the survey please see the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Steinman2017. Paper copies are on the table by the mailboxes. Completed copies to be placed in the Church Office mailbox.
• Mennonite Disaster Service has been asked for assistance in cleanup following recent flooding in eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Help for a day or a week, starting Monday, May 22. For more info and/or to volunteer contact Martin Durksen 905-736-1060 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nick Hamm 905-401-3990 (email@example.com) or speak with Keith Wagler or Pastor Steve.
• Peace Camp 2017 is coming to Conrad Grebel University College July 31-August 4! Geared towards students in grades 6-8, Peace Camp is a week-long day camp that teaches youth they can make a difference in the world. This year we will ask, “Where can we find peace?” searching locally, globally, and in our own lives. Register online at www.grebel.ca/peacecamp today! For more info contact Peace Camp Coordinator Allison Keyes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Congratulations to Shirley & Bob Gingerich who will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, May 20.
• Congratulations to Delores & Harold Swartzentruber who will be celebrating their 58th Wedding Anniversary on Tuesday, May 23.
• Pastor Myrna is having ear surgery this Thursday, May 25, and anticipates being out of the office for two weeks.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Pray for the communities struck by tornadoes in Oklahoma and Wisconsin earlier this week. Pray also for the folks in Ontario and Quebec who are experiencing severe flooding. The Mennonite Disaster Services, Ontario Unit is on the ground and is gearing up for a response.