April 29th Bulletin

April 29, 2018

Welcome
Psalm 22:25-31
Prayer
Jesus, stand among us HWB 25
Praise, I will praise you, Lord HWB 76
Acts 8:26-40
Listen, God is calling SJ 42
Offering
Children’s time
Sermon
Lord, you give the great commission SJ 63
Announcements
Congregational prayer
Now go forward HWB 399
Sending SJ 158

A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors today are: Elaine Finnie, Sandi Roth. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).

Leading Us In Worship:
Prelude, offertory – Sing The Journey
Worship leader – Chris Finnie
Song leader – Norma Iutzi
Accompanist – Susan Seyler
Children’s time – Kim Lichti
Sermon – Pastor Steve Drudge
Congregational prayer – Shirley Kennel
TODAY

Coffee, tea and juice served on the north side of the fellowship hall following the service.
Children’s Christian education. Age 2 to grade 8 (lower level).
Topic: Everything Else—Jesus is amazing!
11:15 a.m. – Youth meet in Prayer Room.
11:15 a.m. – Adults: Upside Down Living in a Violent World. Topic: Walking the Jesus Way in a Violent World. Facilitators: Jen & Dan Vandermolen. Meet in the south side of the fellowship hall.

THIS WEEK

Monday – church office closed.

Volunteers needed from Steinmann Church to help cut wipes at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre.

6:00 p.m. – New Hamburg Relief Sale Fundraising Dinner at Bingemans. 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.

Tuesday
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.

7-9 p.m. – Gym rented.

7:10 p.m. – Faith Formation class meets.

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.

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

Morning & Afternoon – All women are invited to the church to help knot comforters and/or quilt. Bring a sack lunch—beverages provided. For more information speak to Dianne Gruhl.

7-9 p.m. – Gym rented.

Thursday 7-9 p.m. – Gym rented.

Friday
TGIF – All young couples/families are invited to join us for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship. Juice and appetizers will be served at 5:30 with dinner following at 6:00. Please note the change of date.

7-9:30 p.m. – Ahh, Spring, Roots and New Life. Oh, and Fire! An outdoor evening to walk in the woods or on the labyrinth, at Lorhill Farm, 1580 line 34. Facilitator: Pat Wagler. Bring a lawn chair and flashlight. Register: 226.220.2606 or patewag@gmail.com. Cost: $25. Presented by Mennonite Spiritual Directors of Eastern Canada.

Friday & Saturday
8 p.m. – Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s grade 10 and senior choirs will join the K-W Symphony Orchestra in the live performance of the CBC documentary “The Great Human Odyssey.” Tickets available at www.centreinthesquare.com.

Saturday
8:30 a.m. – Shalom Counselling Services Spring Breakfast at Crosshill Mennonite Church. Speaker: Dr. John Heintzman. Topic: What I find Inspiring: Working with youth and mental illness. Cost: $30 ($15 receipted). 519.886.9690, admin@shalomcounselling.org. Register by April 30.

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.

7:30 p.m. – Menno Singers last concert of the season at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church. A celebration of poetry, prayers, spirituals and gospel song. Tickets: $20 adults, $5 children/students, available from choristers, at the door or online at www.mennosingers.com.

NEXT SUNDAY

9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Scripture: Acts 10.
Sermon: Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck.
Coin offering for Trek 4 Kids that helps House of Friendship send kids from low income homes to summer camp.

11:15 a.m. – Adult Education.
Option 1: Upside Down Living: Identity and Aging.
Session 1: Topic: Letting Go and Embracing. Facilitators: Rick & Ardys Brenneman. Meeting in the Fireplace Room.
Option 2: Sermon Discussion Class. Facilitators: Small Group.
Meeting in the south side of the Fellowship Hall.
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Chess Club for ages 8 and up. Doors open at 6:15.

SMALL GROUPS

May 9 (Wed.) 6:30 p.m. – Women’s small group meets at the church. New members welcome. For more information speak to Joy Wagler.

May 9 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. – Small group meeting at Melissa Gingerich’s, 3614 Carmel-Koch Rd., Wellesley. For more information speak with Janessa Otto.

May 9 (Wed.) 8 p.m. – Small group meeting. For more information contact Ashley & Darryl Drudge.

May 10 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Meeting by the church library. For more information speak to Wes Leis.

COMING EVENTS

May 12 (Sat.) 1-5 p.m. – Seeking Clarity Workshop in downtown Kitchener (location TBA). Join PiE as we learn about a Quaker discernment tool called the “Clearness Committee,” a sacred circle called together to support an individual trying to make a decision. Facilitator: Pat Wagler. Email Tamara Shantz (tamara@pastorsinexile.org) for more information or to register before May 7th. Cost is $25.

May 12 (Sat.) 2-4 p.m. – Homecoming for the Bender Bible at Conrad Grebel. When Amish immigrants, Jacob & Magdalena Bender, brought their family to the wilderness of Upper Canada in 1832, among their few possessions was a large family Bible. After 90 years at Goshen College in Indiana, the Bender Bible is returning to Ontario. You are invited to drop in to view the Bible, hear the Bender Family story and tour the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. A short program begins at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Shirley Wagler (519.655.2196) or Fred Lichti (frlichti@bell.net or 519.669.4689).

May 12 (Sat.) 3 p.m. – Paddle the Grand Fundraiser for Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. Easy 1.5 hour excursion down the Grand River from Inverhaugh to the Covered Bridge at West Montrose. Participants are encouraged to raise $500 per canoe and Silver Lake provides all necessary equipment. More info at www.slmc.ca or call 519.422.1401.

May 12 (Sat.) 7 p.m. – Bluegrass Gospel Group Rescue Junction at Mannheim Mennonite Church. Cost: $10 advance tickets or at the door. Offering for the ministry of Silver Lake Mennonite Camp.

May 13 (Sun.) – Candidating Weekend for our new Pastor of Faith Formation. Events and times to be determined.

May 15-20 – Congregational voting via email and paper ballots for the Pastoral Candidate.

May 16 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. – We are hosting a Wilmot and area Celebration of Mission in Ethiopia with guests Kelbessa Muleta, Vice President of Meserete Kristos Church, and Kiros Teka, President of Meserete Kristos College that prepares leaders for the rapidly growing churches that have received nearly 25,000 new believers in Christ during the past year. Observe a Coffee Ceremony and video update. Hear stories. Facilitated by Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church Eastern Canada staff.

May 19 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – Church Spring Cleaning. Help spruce up the church inside and out. Bring yard tools, buckets and rags.

May 30 (Wed.) 11:30 a.m. – Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s Golf Classic at Willow Valley Golf Course. www.rockway.ca.

June 2 (Sat.) 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – An Introduction to the Enneagram at Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church. Cost: $100 (incl. lunch). Led by Tamara Shantz. The Enneagram is a helpful tool for increased self-awareness and spiritual growth. Email: tamarashantz@gmail.com.

NOTICES

1. Needed: Volunteers to sell summer sausage at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale, Saturday, May 26. If you are able to help for an hour or two, contact Tim Miller Dyck. Other ways to be involved: Run for Relief: Register for the 5k Run or 2k Walk. Play Music: Busking-style musicians are needed Friday evening or Saturday (contact Dan at dan@ddajohnson.com). Plants: Start plant cuttings and bulbs now and bring them to the Plant Tent. Details at (www.nhmrs.com) or email john.b.reimer@outlook.com.

2. MCC New Hamburg Thrift Centre is looking to hire an Assistant Manager, Production Support. For more information contact Mark Patfield at markpatfield@mccthrift.on.ca.

3. Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is looking for people to fill their summer staff team – cooks, cabin leaders, lifeguards, maintenance, office assistant and nature director. Contact Chris at 519.625.8602 or chrispot@hiddenacres.ca

REMEMBER IN PRAYER

• God’s blessings on Sara Erb, daughter of Mark & Joyce Erb, who will be ordained this afternoon at Breslau Mennonite Church.

• Pray for our congregation and the Pastoral Candidate as we together discern God’s leading.

• Pray for those who have lost loved ones, for those recovering from injuries, the friends and families who have been impacted and for the first responders to the tragedy in Toronto.

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