May 7, 2017
Call to worship
Oh, how good is Christ the Lord SS 90
Star of the morning SS 91
We believe, as one by one SS 119
God has chosen me SS 114
There is more love somewhere SJ 109
A supervised nursery for children (5 years & under) is across from the washrooms. Today’s supervisors: Ben Winter, Brandon Gingerich.
Leading Us In Worship
Worship leader – Sandi Roth
Pianist – Doris Martin
Organist – Susan Seyler
Song leader – Tim Miller Dyck
Children’s time – Kim Lichti
Sermon – Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
Congregational prayer – Pastor Ilene Bergen
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 suffered for us. Luke 23:26-56.
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) – upper gym room. Luke 23:26-56.
Adults – “Reflections on Anabaptist Ecclesiology” from the book “Re-Imagining the Church” by Robert J Suderman. Led by Chris Finnie. Meeting in the south side of the Fellowship Hall.
Afternoon – Fellowship Hall rented for piano recital.
3:00 p.m. – 50th Anniversary Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir with Alumni Choir at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 54 Benton Street, Kitchener. Tickets at the door: $10/adult, $5/children.
3:00 p.m. – The band Bear Feat (Joshua & Rebecca Penfold) concert at Tavistock Mennonite Church for Hidden Acres Camper Subsidy. See bulletin board.
Monday (church office closed)
7:00 p.m. – Core Teams meet in the lower level.
7:00 a.m. – Steinmann Mennonite Church Men’s Breakfast at Omega Restaurant, 685 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener. Come for fellowship and a prayer on a spring morning before work or retirement activities. http://www.smchurch.ca/ministries/kitchener-west-end-breakfast/
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.
6:00 p.m. – Fellowship Hall rented.
10:15 a.m. – Gifts Discernment committee meeting in room 114.
7:00 p.m. – Menno Youth Singers Spring Concert and fundraiser at Breslau Mennonite Church. Great music; snacks & ice cream sundaes; silent auction items. See poster on bulletin board.
Paddle the Grand fundraiser for Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. Canoe, lifejackets and paddles supplied and you enjoy a 1.5 hour late afternoon paddle from Inverhaugh to West Montrose. Register: www.slmc.ca or 519.422.1401. Annual General Meeting follows at 5:30. Pizza dinner along the Grand River in West Montrose.
5:30 p.m. – A Mystery Dinner is coming! The MYF is having a fundraiser for their trip to the MC USA convention this summer. Plan now to attend. Sign up on the paper by the mailboxes.
7:30 p.m. – Menno Singers concert King David with Talisker Players at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 49 Queen St. North, Kitchener. Tickets at mennosingers.com and at the door.
9:35 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Acts of the Holy Spirit.
Scripture: Acts 10:1-33. The Holy Spirit leads us for what?
Sermon: Pastor Steve Drudge. Coin offering to help send kids to camp through House of Friendship, Kitchener.
11:00 a.m. – Christian education for all ages.
May 17 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. – Email email@example.com for info.
May 18 (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.
NEW HAMBURG MENNONITE RELIEF SALE
May 26 & 27 (www.nhrms.com)
Bring rhubarb to the Rhubarb Tent for resale.
Plant Tent is looking for donations of perennials, succulents, house plants, native, berries, shrubs, and annuals, labelled with name if possible and mention the 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.
May 17 (Wed.) – Rockway Mennonite Collegiate Golf Classic at Willow Valley Golf Course. More information: www.rockway.ca.
May 22 (Mon.) 5-8 p.m. – Blood Donor Clinic in the fellowship hall.
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. Tickets: $20. Call 519.662.3092.
June 4 (Sun.) 1-4 p.m. – Prayer in Victoria Park. Information at prayerinthepark.ca.
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.theatreofthe beat.com.
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.
1. 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. Today there is a paper 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 May 21st. 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.
2. 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.
3. New Outdoor Garden Project on the east side of the church. We are still looking for some donations of plants and small tools. If you are interested in staying up to date or helping out with this project please add your name and email to the sign-up sheet in the lobby. Thanks you for your support!
4. CHECK-MATE! This fall we plan to start up a community Chess Club that will give children & youth in our community the chance to learn and play the great game of Chess! We are looking for adults who would be willing to come out and help teach and play with the kids! If interested call Jen Vandermolen at 519.569.0585 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Perennial Sale at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre, May 1-31. Donations of plants, garden accessories, tools, pots appreciated. Indicate name and colour of donated plants.
6. In your mailbox this morning you will find Sacred Trust, an MCEC publication that explores a variety of aspects related to the experience of sexual misconduct by church leaders. The church is not immune from the harm caused by inappropriate boundary crossings. MCEC has produced this resource to help us deepen our awareness and better equip us to recognize and prevent this harm in our faith communities.
• Congratulations to Nancy & Walt Mabee who are celebrating their 52nd Wedding Anniversary today.
• New Address: Anthony, Christine & Trevor Helmuth, (NOTE: ADDRESS IS PRINTED IN THE PAPER VERSION OF THIS BULLETIN)
• Church office admin., Darlene Gingerich, will be on vacation until May 20th. Please send all bulletin announcements for May 14 & 21 to Wendy Wagler at email@example.com.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• David Schwartz as he continues with medical tests.
• Pray that the translation and publishing ministry of Bock Ki Kim and Sook Kyoung Park, Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers in Seoul, will encourage the faith, resilience and relationships of Mennonites and Anabaptists in South Korea.