April 1st Bulletin

April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday

Christ the Lord, is risen today HWB 280
Easter Litany
Lift your glad voices HWB 275
Prayer
Low in the grave he lay HWB 273
Psalm 118:1, 4, 19-24
Christ who left his home in glory HWB 283
Offering
Between Me and you
Children’s Time
For me, for you
John 20:1-18
Reflection: “I have seen the Lord”
Congregational Prayer
Announcements
Proclaim the tidings near and far HWB 282
Benediction
Christ is alive SS 89

An unsupervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. A quieter nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).

Leading Us In Worship:
Preservice, offertory, postlude – Orchestra
Worship leader – Rick Brenneman
Song leader & orchestra leader – Norma Iutzi
Pianist – Grant Movold
Guitarist – John Wiebe
Children’s time – Joanne Schwartzentruber
Reflection – Pastor Steve Drudge
Congregational prayer – Pastor Pat Wagler

TODAY

Coffee, tea and juice served on the north side of the fellowship hall following the service.

No Christian Education this morning.

THIS WEEK

Monday
Church office closed.
7 p.m. – Meeting in room 114.

Tuesday
7-9 p.m. – Gym rented.

Wednesday
8 a.m. – Prayer in room 114. All are welcome.

Morning/Afternoon – All women are invited to the church to knot comforters and quilt. Bring a sack lunch.

12 Noon – Bring your lunch to 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener and meet Joji Pantoja who with her husband Dan, is a Mennonite Church Canada Witness worker in the Philippines. Joji initiated Coffee for Peace and other sustainable developments to support local people and the work of Peacebuilders Community which the Pantojas founded.

6-7:30 p.m. – KidsLIFE for all children grades 1-6.

Thursday
7-10 p.m. – Gym rented.

Friday
Fellowship Hall rented.

Saturday
9:30 a.m.- 12 noon – Shantz Mennonite Church. “Personal and Professional Story Telling – Sharing Experiences and Practical Suggestions for those offering Care and Support for Aging Parents.” Facilitator – Sherri Martin-Carman, Pastor, Nithview Community. $10. See bulletin board.

Afternoon/Evening – Wedding reception in the fellowship hall.

Saturday & Sunday
Handel’s Messiah performed by the Martin Family Singers with members of the Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Orchestra. Tickets: $20. Available at nhmrs.com or 519.745.8458. All proceeds benefit the New Hamburg Relief Sale.
Sat. April 7, 7 p.m. – Waterloo North Mennonite Church
Sun. April 8, 7 p.m. – St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church, 356 9th St., Hanover. More information at mcco.ca/events.

NEXT SUNDAY

9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Sermon: Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck.
Scripture: John 20.19-31.

SMALL GROUPS

April 11 (Wed.) 6:30 p.m. – Women’s small group meets at the church. Studying “The Broken Way” dvd by Ann Voskamp. New members welcome. For more information speak to Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.

April 11 (Wed.) – Small group meets. For more information speak with Janessa Otto.

April 11 (Wed.) 8 p.m. – Small group meeting. For more information contact Ashley & Darryl Drudge.

April 12 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Meeting by the church library. Studying 1 John chapters 4 & 5. For more information speak to Wes Leis.

COMING EVENTS

April 14 (Sat.) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Responding to the world refugee crisis one family at a time conference at Conrad Grebel University College. Learn more about how we can respond to the current refugee crisis with noted blogger and passionate refugee sponsorship advocate, Ann Voskamp and other guests. More information at mcco.ca/refugee-conference.

April 19 & 20 (Thurs./Fri.) 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

April 20 & 21 – 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.

April 20-21 – Women’s Getaway sign-up sheet is on the table by the mailboxes. Questions—talk to Gladys Bender or Sandy Scheerer.

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). Marianne Mellinger will be leading us as we explore our spiritual lives in the context of aging. For more information check out the brochure on the table by the mailboxes or contact the camp at 519.625 .8602, info@hiddenacres.ca, or the camp website at www.hiddenacres.ca. Space is limited, please register by April 24th.

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. – 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 patewag@gmail.com. Cost: $25. Presented by Mennonite Spiritual Directors of Eastern Canada.

July 5-8 – TOOLS learning and service in Toronto. Youth in our MYF have said Yes to this intergenerational discipleship adventure. How about you? Come, consider Kingdom truths as you serve, and reflect on issues of poverty and homelessness. Encounter Jesus in people living on the margins and in those who serve and walk with them. For details contact Pastor Steve or a youth sponsor.

NOTICES

1. The next issue of The Communicator is in the works with a theme of Tried and True AND New Beginnings.
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2. Food Security and Beyond in Ethiopia. Travel to Ethiopia and learn about the impact of MCC’s partnerships in the region that bring food security, watershed rehabilitation, conservation agriculture and peace to many communities. This two week learning tour is scheduled for Winter 2019. For more information contact Peter and Cath Woolner – peter.woolner@gmail.com or call 519.585.7721.

3. Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is looking for people to fill their staff team for the summer of 2018. Positions include cooks, cabin leaders, lifeguards, maintenance staff, camp pastor and nature director. For more information or to fill out an application, go to www.hiddenacres.ca or contact Chris Pot at 519.625.8602 or chrispot@hiddenacres.ca

4. Children and youth summer camp brochures are on the table by the mailboxes.

PERSONAL NOTES

• Congratulations to Grace Holst and Esther Kennel who will be celebrating their 91st birthdays on Wednesday, April 4th.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER

• Rejoice that at springtime an even greater sign of new life is the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Despair and death have given way to abundant and eternal life.

Steinmann Mennonite Church 1316 Snyder's Road West Baden, Ontario Canada N3A 3K8 Founded: 1824