March 11, 2018
Between me and you, even in darkness,
God’s promise and God’s love grow all around us.
Call to Worship
Be Thou My Vision
Between Me and You
For Me and You
Sermon: Things that go bump in the night
Obey My Voice HWB 163
Sharing and Congregational prayer
Offering & coin offering*
*Coin offering for the rebuilding work of Mennonite Disaster Service
Leading Us In Worship:
Preservice, offertory, postlude – Worship Team
Worship leader – Jim Steckle
Song leader, Lenten theme song – Abby Scheerer
Children’s time – Kim Lichti
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).
11:15 a.m. – Youth meet in Prayer Room.
11:15 a.m. – Adults: Dan Vandermolen shares about a Learning Tour he took to Haiti with MCC. Meeting in the sanctuary. The children are in the gym.
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)
Grandparent/Grandchild Day at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp for grades 1-6. Brochures are on the table in the hall. www.hiddenacres.ca, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 519.625.8602.
2-9 p.m. – Facility rented
8 a.m. – Prayer in room 114. All are welcome.
12 noon – Service & Lenten Lunch at Wilmot Mennonite Church, 2995 Bleams Rd., New Hamburg. See bulletin board for details.
8-10 a.m. – Mennonite Central Committee Meat Canning Fundraiser Breakfast at Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville Rd., St. Jacobs. Reserve tickets by calling 519.745.8458. Freewill donation.
5:30 p.m.—SOSA (Single or Single Again) will be having a St Patrick’s Day potluck. Join us at 180 Catherine St., New Hamburg. Please bring either a first or second course. Plates & cutlery will be provided. Come & learn some St Patrick’s Day trivia. For more info call 519-662-2971.
9:30 a.m. – Pre service music
9:45 a.m. – Lent 5. Sermon,
Pastor Steve Drudge. “Covenant new: At home with life from God”.
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 12:20-33.
11:15 – Adult Christian Education. Sharing Faith Stories as a community. Doris Martin will be updating us on initiatives by the House of Friendship.
March 14 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. – For more information speak to Janessa Otto.
March 14 (Wed.) 6:30 p.m. – Women’s small group meets at the church. Studying “The Broken Way” DVD by Ann Voskamp. Please bring a journal. New members welcome. For more information talk to Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.
March 14 (Wed.) 8 p.m. – Small group meeting. For more information contact Ashley & Darryl Drudge.
March 15 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Meeting by the church library. Studying 1, 2 & 3 John. For more information speak to Wes Leis.
March 19 (Mon.) 5-8 p.m. – Blood Donor Clinic in fellowship hall.
March 20 (Tues.) 7 p.m. – Vision Focus Team meeting.
March 21 (Wed.) Noon – Lenten service & lunch at Trinity Lutheran Church, 23 Church St., New Hamburg. Details on bulletin board.
March 21 (Wed.) 6-7:30 p.m. – KidsLIFE for all children grades 1-6.
March 22 (Thurs.) 6:15 p.m.—All Women are invited to a night out at the Scran and Dram, 338 Waterloo St, New Hamburg. Contact Sandy Scheerer by March 21 if you’re able to attend.
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.) 1:00 p.m. – First Hmong Mennonite Church Spring Roll Fundraiser. Cost: 1 doz./$14.; 1/2 doz./$7 (veggie or meat). Order by emailing email@example.com or call 519.578.7566. Pick up is 1 p.m. at 93 Doon Rd., Kitchener. Orders are due: March 18. Late orders will not be processed.
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.
March 25 (Sun.) 11:15 a.m. – Christian Education: Sharing Faith Stories When It’s Difficult. Lena Scheyer (Rockway Student Council Chairperson) will be sharing her public speaking initiative “Beecuz” to help create mental well-being. Jr. youth, youth and adults invited to attend.
March 25 (Sun.) 3:00 p.m. – Menno Singers concert, “Come Light and Life Eternal at The Church of St. John The Evangelist, 23 Water St. N., Kitchener.
March 25 (Sun.) 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.
March 27 (Tue.) – CMU Open House, prospective students and their parents are invited to meet faculty, student council, athletics staff, student life staff, and current students. Attend a class or chapel, enjoy free gelato, and learn about the printing press with students from Spy Tower Press. For more information see cmu.ca/campusvisit.
April 7 (Sat.) & April 8 (Sun.) – 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, 100 Benjamin Rd., Waterloo.
Sun. April 8, 7 p.m. – St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church, 356 9th St., Hanover.
More information at mcco.ca/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 info at mcco.ca/refugee-conference.
April 20-21 – Women’s Getaway sign-up sheet is on the table by the mailboxes. Questions—talk to Gladys Bender or Sandy Scheerer.
1. To support the Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp Bowl-a-thon fundraiser please contact Anthony Helmuth.
2. To view the Job Description for our new pastor go to: mcec.ca/jobs/faith-forming-pastor. If you have questions or comments please contact Brandon Gingerich, VFT Chair.
3. July 23-27—Learning and service (mostly learning) opportunity with Mennonite Central Committee Ontario Indigenous Neighbours Program, Timmins, ON. To be part of an intergenerational group, including families with children, contact Pastor Steve.
4. Volunteer with the Mennonite Central Committee Elmira Meat Canning (April 23-27) by calling Keith or Diane Snyder at 519. 669.40844. See bulletin board for details. Pre-order beef and pork products; funds raised will support the canner. Order forms on table in the hall.
• Thanks to the volunteers from Steinmann who helped to transport 260,000 lbs. of potatoes and cash equivalent for House of Friendship. The combined effort of 300 volunteers, 29 grocery store locations, 10 schools, and multiple business and faith communities, means potatoes are already being converted into comfort food.
• From Hidden Acres Camp: Thanks to a quick response from volunteers, the exterior siding for our new cabins is now all treated. A big thank you to all who helped.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Darlene Gingerich and her family. Darlene’s father, Bernie Koop, died on Thursday, March 8, in Abbottsford, British Columbia.