Due to Weather advisory this Sunday’s service has been canceled.
April 15, 2018
Call to worship
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty HWB 37
Praise the Lord, sing hallelujah HWB 50
1 John 4.7-16
Affirmation of faith SS 181
Star of the morning SS 91
You are salt for the earth HWB 226
Go, my friends, in grace SS 57
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors today are: Wendy Lebold, Sarah Winter. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Leading Us In Worship:
Worship leader – Gladys Bender
Song leader – Sara Roth
Accompanists – Delphine Schwartzentruber, Susan Seyler
Children’s time – Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
Sermon – Colin McCartney
Prayer of the church – Pastor Steve Drudge
Colin McCartney provides biblical instruction from an Anabaptist perspective, training and mentoring for young leaders in the MCEC initiative Leadership Training for Under Resourced Neighbourhoods in Toronto.
Coffee, tea and juice served on the north side of the fellowship hall following the service.
Children’s Christian education. Age 2 to gr. 8 (lower level).
Topic: Feed My Sheep. Jesus invites us to love Him by loving others.
11:15 a.m. – Youth meet in Prayer Room.
11:15 a.m. – Adults: Colin will expand on his message during a mass class in the fellowship hall.
3 p.m. – Organ Recital at New Hamburg Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Angus Sinclair is a Canadian organist, pianist and music director. Offering for Community Care Concepts. Refreshments to follow.
Monday – church office closed.
7:00 p.m. – Vision Focus Team meets in room 114.
7-9 p.m. – Gym rented.
8 a.m. – Prayer in room 114. All are welcome.
6-7:30 p.m. – KidsLIFE for all children grades 1-6.
7-9 p.m. – Gym rented.
7:30 p.m. – Reading of We Will Never Be the Same, a play inspired by the shooting at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse of 10 Amish girls in 2006. Meeting in the Community Room, 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener.
RSVP to mcco.ca/we-will-never-be-the-same.
Thursday & Friday
7:30 p.m. – Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s Grade 7 & 8 students production of “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.” Tickets available at www.rockway.ca. You may also purchase by cash, cheque or credit card at the door each performance night. $10/person.
Friday & Saturday
Women of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Enrichment Day at North Leamington United Mennonite Church. Theme: Living Creatively. Speaker April Yamasaki, pastor and author. See bulletin board for more details.
Steinmann Church Women’s Getaway. Questions—talk to Gladys Bender or Sandy Scheerer.
Morning & Afternoon – gym rented.
5:30 p.m. – Single or Single Again potluck at St. Agatha Mennonite Church. Bring either first or second course. Plates, cutlery, & beverage provided. Guest speakers: Nith Valley Ecoboosters. A free will offering will be taken. Any questions, call 519.662.2971.
9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Sermon: My Shepherd.
Speaker: Pastor Pat Wagler.
Scripture: John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Psalm 23.
11:15 a.m. – Adult Education. Topics: Aging. Facilitators: Rick & Ardys Brenneman. Violence. Facilitator: Ray Schlegel
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Chess Club for ages 8 and up. Doors open at 6:15. Sign-in required by parents of children.
April 25 (Wed.) 6:30 p.m. – Women’s small group meets at the church. New members welcome. For more information speak to Joy Wagler.
April 25 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. – Small group meeting at Karen Lebold’s. For more information speak with Janessa Otto.
April 25 (Wed.) 8 p.m. – Small group meeting. For more information contact Ashley & Darryl Drudge.
April 26 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Meeting by the church library. Studying 2 & 3 John. For more information speak to Wes Leis.
April 23 (Mon.) 5-8 p.m. – Blood Donor Clinic in the fellowship hall.
April 24 (Tues.) 1:30-3 p.m. – The Kitchen Table a place for seniors to find support and encouragement. Topic: Keeping Yourself Safe: Fraud Prevention. Meeting at Wilmot Mennonite Church. See bulletin board.
April 24 (Tues.) 7 p.m. – Mirage an exhibition of visual art at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. Café and entertainment. See bulletin board.
April 25 (Wed.) 7 a.m. – Waterloo Region Interfaith Community Breakfast at Bingemans Conference Centre. Speaker: Hind Al-Abadleh, Professor of Chemistry at Wilfrid Laurier University. Topic: Caring for our Common Home: Climate change and faith. Cost $25 or $175 for a table of eight. Purchase: eventastic.com (search event 23352) or Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 519.745.8445.
April 27 (Fri.) 7 p.m. – Menno Youth Singers annual Coffee House and Spring Concert at Waterloo North Mennonite Church.
April 30 (Mon.) or May 1 (Tues.) – Spring Seniors’ Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp (the same program will be offered both days). Speaker: Marianne Mellinger. Brochures are on the table by the mailboxes or contact the camp at 519.625.8602, email@example.com, or the camp website at www.hiddenacres.ca. Space is limited – register by April 24th.
April 30 (Mon.) – Volunteers needed from Steinmann Church to help cut wipes at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre.
April 30 (Mon.) 6:00 p.m. – New Hamburg Relief Sale Fundraising Dinner at Bingemans, Kitchener. Sarah Martin-Mills will share stories of running an urban farm in support of at risk youth. Tickets: $10 and available by calling 519.745.8458. More information at mcco.ca/events.
May 1 (Tues.) 12:30 p.m. – Annual Prayer Shawl Ministry Gathering and Reflection at St. Louis Parish Hall, 53 Allen St., E., Waterloo. See bulletin board or talk to Ardys Brenneman for more details.
May 1 (Tues.) 7:30 p.m. – The Bible, Justice and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek, founding director of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre in Jerusalem, addresses what many consider the world’s most intractable conflict. Meeting in the Great Hall, Conrad Grebel University College. mcco.ca/events.
May 4 (Fri.) 7-9:30 p.m. – Ahh, Spring, Roots and New Life. Oh, and Fire! An outdoor evening to walk slowly, in the woods or on the labyrinth, at Lorhill Farm, 1580 line 34. Facilitated by Pat Wagler. Bring a lawn chair and flashlight. To register call 226.220.2606 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: $25. Presented by Mennonite Spiritual Directors of Eastern Canada.
May 5 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – Shalom Counselling Services Spring Breakfast at Crosshill Mennonite Church. Speaker: Dr. John Heintzman, Chief of Psychiatry at Grand River Hospital. Topic: What I find Inspiring: Working with youth and mental illness. Cost: $30 ($15 receipted). Contact 519.886.9690 or email@example.com by April 30th.
May 5 (Sat.) 12:30 p.m. – Help send kids from families on low income to one week of camp this summer. Sign-up for House of Friendship’s Trek 4 Kids Hike and Bike. For details: www.bit.ly/trek4kids2018 or call Dawn at 519.742.8327 x 119. Paper forms are by the mailboxes.
May 5 (Sat.) 7:30 p.m. – Join Menno Singers and artistic director, Brandon Leis, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church for their last concert of the season entitled ʹCome Joy of Singingʹ, a celebration of poetry, prayers, spirituals and gospel song, as chosen by the choristers. Tickets: $20 adults, $5 children/students, available from choristers, at the door or online at www.mennosingers.com.
May 12 (Sat.) 3 p.m. – Paddle the Grand Fundraiser for Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. Join us for an easy and fun 1.5 hour excursion down the Grand River from Inverhaugh to the Covered Bridge at West Montrose. BBQ to follow in West Montrose. Participants are encouraged to raise $500 per canoe and Silver Lake provides all necessary equipment (canoe, paddles and lifejackets). More information at www.slmc.ca or call 519.422.1401.
1. The Lenten Services and Lunches were well attended and included an offering. A total of $1367.06 from the six services was sent to the Canadian Bible Society. A big thank you to the churches who hosted a service and provided lunch. -Wilmot Ecumenical Ministerial
2. MCC Canada and MCC US Executive Directors, Rick Cober Bauman and Ron Byler, recently visited Syria and witnessed the devastation of war and heard testimonies of faith. Together they have penned a letter asking for your support through donations and through advocating to our elected officials. Read the letter at mcco.ca.
• Congratulations to Nyle Iutzi who will be celebrating his 83rd birthday on Thursday, April 19th.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Robert & Irene Jutzi. Robert’s sister, Elaine Fretz, passed away on Monday, April 9th.
• Pray with the pastoral search committee for God’s direction as they interview applicants for Pastor of Faith Formation.
• During this national volunteer week give thanks for all who share prayer, time and skills so that others, especially the vulnerable experience God’s compassion, peace and justice.