February 11, 2018
Call to worship
Here to the house of God we come SS 53
God is here among us HWB 16
Kyrie eleison HWB 144
Prayer of confession
Open my eyes SS 65
Genesis 11: 1-9
Revelation 7: 9-12
Sermon: From Babel to Intercultural Choir
I want to walk as a child of the light SJ 95
Offering & coin offering for House of Friendship Potato Blitz
We will follow SS 40
Leading Us In Worship:
Preservice, offertory, postlude – John Wiebe
Worship leader – Kim Lichti
Song leader – Brian Sararus
Accompanists – Carol Sararus, Susan Seyler
Children’s time – David Martin
Scripture – Trevor Helmuth, Christine Helmuth, Nate Roth, Gladys Bender, Tim Miller Dyck
Sermon – Brian Bauman, Mission Minister, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada
Congregational prayer – Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Shirley Dunford, Jessie Gingerich. A quieter, unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Coffee, tea and juice served on the north side of the fellowship hall following the service.
11:00 a.m. – Children’s Christian education. Age 2 to gr. 8 (lower level).
Theme: Peace. Jesus in us lights up the world around us.
11:15 a.m. – Youth meet in Prayer Room.
11:15 a.m. – Adults: Brian Bauman. Meet on the south side of the fellowship hall.
11:15 a.m. – Faith Exploration Class meets in the youth room above gym.
Noon – Soup, Sandwiches & Sweets potluck. All are welcome.
2-6 p.m. – Seeking Clarity Workshop at Erb Street Mennonite Church. Cost: $25. Talk to Pat Wagler this morning if you wish to attend.
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.
Monday (church office closed)
5-7 p.m. – St. George’s Anglican Church is inviting everyone to the Rec Centre for a pancake and sausage supper.
7:00 p.m. – Vision Focus Team meets in room #114.
8:00 a.m. – Prayer in room #115. All welcome.
12 noon – Service & Lenten Lunch. First lunch on Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday will be here and the following five lunches will be at different churches in the area. See bulletin board for details.
7-9 p.m. – The Living Room, a peer support group to help those living with mental health experiences meeting at Mannheim Mennonite Church. Theme: “What type of love are we looking for on Valentine’s Day?” For information contact a pastor or see bulletin board.
8:30 a.m. – Christian Education committee meets in room #114.
7:30 p.m. – Don E. Saliers from Candler School of Theology is the 2018 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar and will give a free public lecture titled, “Psalms in a Difficult Time: the Rhythms of Doxology and Lament” at Grebel in the Great Hall.
9 a.m. -noon – Help save a life. safeTALK Workshop at Shantz Mennonite Church. Cost: by donation (valued at $55). Pre-register: 519.807.8948 or ShantzEvent@gmail.com. See bulletin board for details.
5:30 p.m. – Single or Single Again dinner at the Imperial Market Eatery in New Hamburg. To reserve call 519.662.2971.
6:00 p.m. – Marriage Encounter Valentine’s Banquet at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 100 Benjamin Road, Waterloo. Tickets: $45/person. Contact Denise at 519.656.2005, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:30 a.m. – Pre service music
9:45 a.m. – We begin a Lenten series: Me (God) & You (people), God’s covenant relationship with us.
Lent 1: Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15.
Sermon: God is more than nice.
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge.
A calendar of Lenten practices is in church mailboxes and on the table in the main hallway today to use daily between now and Easter.
11:00 & 11:15 – Christian Education for all.
Pie Potluck Extravaganza! Bring pies of all kinds, for main course and dessert, along with salads. Please bring your own plates and cutlery. Sponsored by the Care Team.
Feb. 14 (Wed.) 7 p.m. – Small group meets at Don & Marilyn Steinmann’s. For more information speak to Janessa Otto.
Feb. 14 (Wed.) 8 p.m. – Small group meeting. For more information contact Ashley & Darryl Drudge.
Feb. 15 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Meeting by the church library. For more information speak to Wes Leis.
CHURCH LEAGUE HOCKEY
Feb. 16 (Fri.) 9 p.m. – Steinmann vs. Mapleview #1 at the Rec Centre.
Feb. 19 (Mon.) 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Free family day at Hidden Acres Camp RSVP: email@example.com or call 519.625.8602. Hot lunch for $3/person or bring your own. See bulletin board for details.
Feb. 21 (Wed.) Noon – Lenten service & lunch at Hillcrest Mennonite.
Feb. 22 (Thurs.) 5:15 p.m. – Grade 10 students and their parents are invited to visit Grebel and the University of Waterloo for a pizza dinner and information session. Session will include tips for preparing for university, highlight Grebel’s academic and residence programs.
Feb. 23 (Fri.) – TGIF. This month we are turning the tables! We along with our children would like to serve you by making and sharing a meal with you. Refreshments served at 5 p.m. and dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Spaces are limited, so if interested, please sign up in the foyer. This is open to everyone.
Feb. 24 (Sat.) 5:15 p.m. – Coldest Night of the Year, Walk for Homelessness in New Hamburg. Join in a 2, 5, & 10 km winter walk. Support Wilmot Family Resource to raise $20,000 for our community. Help by walking, sponsoring a walker, or volunteering. Call 519.662.2731.
Feb. 24 (Sat.) 6:45 p.m. – Church Bowling at Riverside Lanes in New Hamburg. All ages welcome. Cost: $9/game (includes shoes). Sign-up sheet is on the table between the mailboxes.
March 3 (Sat.) 6:15 p.m. – MEDA Spring Banquet at Floradale Mennonite Church. Speaker: Cavelle Dove, will share about new project in Myanmar. To register, and for more information: 519.725.1633 ext 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 4 (Sun.) 9:45 a.m. – Steinmann Church Annual General Meeting will be part of the morning worship.
March 12 (Mon.) – Grandparent/Grandchild Day at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp for grades 1-6. Alexa and Becki from The Ripple Effect Education will join us to explore how we can work towards peace together. Brochures are on the table in the hall. Information: www.hiddenacres.ca, email email@example.com, or call 519.625.8602.
March 23-25 – Mennonite & Brethren Marriage Encounter Weekend at Monastery of Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls. Visit www.marriageencounterec.com.
March 24 (Sat.) 5:30 p.m. – A Taste of Kenya fundraiser in support of PACE School in Nyahururu, Kenya. Serving a traditional Kenyan meal at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. Tickets: $10/person or $25/family of four or more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets. See bulletin board for more details.
1. Explore questions of believing, belonging, living and maturing as disciples of Christ in an Anabaptist perspective. Bi-weekly dates will be chosen to suit the group. Please contact Pastor Steve.
2. Willowgrove, a Mennonite affiliated organization in Stouffville, ON, is accepting applications for the position of Day Camp Director (full time year round beginning in April 2018.) For more information contact Miriam Reesor at email@example.com.
3. Silver Lake Mennonite Camp – Registration open for Summer 2018 with programming available for campers ages 6-16 years. Campership Funds (subsidies) are available. More information at www.slmc.ca or 519.422.1401.
4. Learning and service (mostly learning) opportunity with Mennonite Central Committee Ontario Indigenous Neighbours Program, Timmins, ON, most likely the week of July 23. Mon. & Fri. travel days. Tues – Thurs.: participate in two meals with people on the margins, meet with community organizations, listen to local speakers, including a presentation and discussion on drinking water in remote communities, and visit a First Nations community. To be part of an intergenerational group from this congregation or for more details contact Pastor Steve.
5. Mennonite Central Committee asks for your support to help end the detention of Palestinian children and youth by signing a petition by Feb. 28. Go to MCC website, No Way to Treat a Child Campaign.
• Congratulations to Mary Wagler who is celebrating her 84th birthday today.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Robena Gerber, who is receiving care at St. Mary’s Hospital.
• House of Friendship as they build healthy communities where all can thrive.