April 8, 2018
Call to worship
Did you feel the mountains tremble
1 John 1.1-4
Affirmation of faith SS 181
Oh, how good is Christ the Lord SS 90
Offering & coin offering*
My soul cries out SS 124
*Coin offering for Mennonite Central Committee gardening kits for indigenous people in northern Ontario.
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors today are: Ashley Drudge, Linda & Sarah Miller. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Leading Us In Worship:
Preservice, offertory, postlude – Worship Team
Worship leader & congregational prayer – Gladys Bender
Song leader – Abby Scheerer
Children’s time – David Martin
Sermon – Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
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: Gone Fishing—Working without Jesus doesn’t work.
11:15 a.m. – Youth meet in Prayer Room.
11:15 a.m. – Adults: Sharing Our Faith Stories. Pastor Steve and Andrea Drudge will share slides and stories about their recent house building trip to El Salvador. Please meet promptly at 11:15 and feel free to bring your coffee with you.
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.
Church office closed.
7:30 p.m. – Annual meeting of the members of Amish Mennonite Fire and Storm Aid Union at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, Poole, Ontario.
7-9 p.m. – Gym rented.
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.
6:00 p.m. – Care Team meets.
6-7:30 p.m. – KidsLIFE for all children grades 1-6.
7-10 p.m. – Gym rented.
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.
9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Sermon: Colin McCartney, Connect Ministries in Toronto.
Scripture: Matthew 5:13
11:00 a.m. – Adult Ed with Colin McCartney.
3:00 p.m. – Organ Recital at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church,
23 Church St., New Hamburg. Angus Sinclair is a Canadian organist, pianist and music director. A freewill offering supports the work of Community Care Concepts. Refreshments to follow.
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.
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.
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 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). 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the camp website at www.hiddenacres.ca. Space is limited, please register by April 24th.
April 30 (Mon.) – Volunteers needed from Steinmann Church to help cut wipes at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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). Info at www.slmc.ca or call 519.422.1401.
1. 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 – email@example.com or call 519.585.7721.
2. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Congratulations to David Steinmann who will be celebrating his 85th birthday on Wednesday, April 11 and to Olive Campbell who will celebrate her 80th birthday on Thursday, April 12.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Sam Roth and family as they mourn the death of Mildred. Her funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 4th.