May 27, 2018
Worship in song – led by children
(Sunday School for children Age 2 – Grade 6)
Psalm 22:22-31; Matthew 27:45-50
Sermon: Does God ever abandon us?
When peace, like a river HWB 336
Go, my children HWB 433
We are grateful for this opportunity for the Steinmann and Westhills congregations to worship together.
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors today are: Steve Carter, Tyler Gerber. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Leading Us In Worship:
Worship leader – Darryl Drudge
Song leader & pianist – Sara Roth
Organist – Susan Seyler
Children’s time – Rick Brenneman
Sermon – Pastor Sean East, Westhills Mennonite Fellowship
Ministry moment – Kelly Freeman, Rob McLean
Congregational prayer – Pastor Steve Drudge
Following the worship service: coffee in the fellowship hall and potluck lunch at 11:30. All are invited.
Monday – church office closed.
1:30-3 p.m. – The Kitchen Table at Wilmot Mennonite Church. Tea, coffee and conversation for seniors. Topic: 5 Tips For An Optimal You. See the poster for more information.
8 a.m. – Prayer in room 114. All are welcome.
11:30 a.m. – Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s Golf Classic at Willow Valley Golf Course. www.rockway.ca.
4-7 p.m. – Wilmot Summer Market in the east church parking lot.
6:15 p.m. – Steinmann Church Ladies Night Out at Schmidtsville Restaurant, Wellesley. Let Sandy Scheerer know by Wednesday, May 30th if you plan to attend.
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: email@example.com.
9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Sermon: Pastor Pat Wagler
11:15 a.m. – Congregational meeting to respond to motions regarding restructured congregational model and vision statement, “Love God, live differently” as well as an updated Slate of Volunteers.
7:00 p.m. – Jubilation Male Chorus Spring Benefit Concert at Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church, 15 George St. Freewill offering in support of Hospice of Waterloo Region.
7:30 p.m. – Discovery: A Comic Lament, is a play by Ted & Co about the Doctrine of Discovery, the legal framework that justified seizure of land and oppression of Indigenous Peoples. Check poster or church website for details and link to purchase tickets.
The Mino Ode Kwewak N’Gamawak singers/drummers, will open and close each performance. Event takes place in the fellowship hall.
7:30 p.m. – Taizé ecumenical worship at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 810 King St. East, Cambridge, (Preston).
June 6 (Wed.) 6:30 p.m. – Women’s small group meets at the church. New participants welcome. For more information speak to Joy Wagler.
June 6 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. – Small group meeting at Janessa Otto’s. For more information speak to Janessa.
June 6 (Wed.) 8 p.m. – Small group meeting. For more information contact Ashley & Darryl Drudge.
June 7 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Meeting at Gord & Carol Roth’s. For more information speak to Wes Leis.
STEINMANN SOXX (Church Fastball League)
May 28 (Mon) 9 p.m. – Soxx vs. Tavistock (New Hamburg D2)
June 5 (Tues.) 6:30 p.m. – Final Ralph & Eileen Lebold fundraising dinner at Conrad Grebel University College. Henry Paetkau will reflect on 40 years of church ministry and how that is echoed and reflected in our current experience of church. Free will offering received. RSVP to www.mcec.ca or speak to David Martin.
June 6 (Wed.) Morning & Afternoon – All women are invited to the church to help knot comforters/and or quilt. Potluck lunch.
June 6 (Wed.) 6:30 p.m. – Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support and Centre for International Governance Innovation fundraising event with speakers, international desserts, silent auction and more! Tickets: www.mcrs.ca and link on “Speak and Savor.”
June 7 (Thurs.) 6:30-9 p.m. – Interfaith Ladies Night Out. Hear from local women: Karen Weber, Nancy Silcox, Marie Voisin. Entertainment: Tracy Weber & family. Door prizes, refreshments and more. Tickets: $20. Purchase tickets from Sandra Roth, Sharon Leis.
June 8-10 (Fri.-Sun.) – Conrad Grebel University College is hosting four performances of 7th Cousins, a story of two women who walk 700 km through what’s now the Bible Belt of Pennsylvania, tracing the migration of their Mennonite ancestors to Brubacher House, Waterloo. $20 tickets and show details: www.greenlight-arts.com/7th-cousins/
June 12 (Tues.) – Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp Chicken Barbecue & Pie Auction fundraiser. Tickets available today from Saundy Bast and Carol Roth. $15/regular and $12/small.
June 13 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. – “Nukes and the Nobel: A Conversation with 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Setsuko Thurlow” in the Conrad Grebel University College Great Hall. Reception: 6:45 p.m. in the Atrium. Admission is free. Registration requested. www.uwaterloo.ca/centre-peace-advancement/nukes-and-nobel
June 23 (Sat.) 2-4 & 6:30-8 p.m. – Nithview Community Strawberry Social. Bring your family and friends to enjoy strawberries, cake and ice cream!
June 23 (Sat.) – MennoHomes’ Out-Spok’n VIII bike-a-thon at Elmira Mennonite Church. All proceeds towards new affordable housing in Waterloo Region. Details: www.mennohomes.com or contact Dan Driedger at 226.476.2535.
June 24 (Sun.) 2:30 p.m. – The Fair Wind (traditional music from England, Ireland & Scotland) at the Detweiler Meetinghouse, 3445 Roseville Rd., Roseville. See poster on bulletin board.
June 29th – July 1st – Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp’s Family Camping Weekend. Campsites for tents, trailers or RV’s available on a first come-first served basis, cabins available by reservation. For more information: www.hiddenacres.ca, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519.625.8602. Brochures are on the table by the church mailboxes.
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.
July 30-Aug. 3 – Conrad Grebel University College Peace Camp 2018 (day camp) for students in grades 6-8. This year we will ask, “What’s your peace super power?” and learn how we can be agents of change locally and globally. Register: www.grebel.ca/peacecamp. For more info contact Katie Gingerich at email@example.com.
1. Wanted: Delegates to attend the Tri-County Mennonite Homes Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 18. Please contact Keith Wagler by June 10th.
2. Thanks to those who came out to help with the church clean-up on May 19th. If you missed it, you can come out on Saturday, June 9th. There is more work to be done!
3. Kindred Credit Union Church Builder GICs available until June 29. An investment for you and bonus interest for the church. Kindred donates an additional 0.25% interest. See bulletin board for details.
• Congratulations to Saeed and Yasmin Maarrawi and their family for the safe arrival of Mohammad Maarrawi on Thursday, May 24 at Stratford General Hospital. The family is very excited about the birth of their first Canadian child. Everyone is healthy and doing well.
• Congratulations to Eileen Bender who will be celebrating her 87th birthday on Wednesday, May 30th.
• Pastor Myrna will be on vacation until June 4.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Pray for Lily Grace Gingerich, daughter of Samantha & Mark Gingerich who will have brachial plexus (shoulder) surgery on Monday, May 28 at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton.
• With the Meserete Kristos Church and College, Ethiopia pray with thanksgiving for the 158 graduates on May 12th who l serve Christ and their communities, the over 1,100 church planting centres, and for faithfulness to the example of Jesus as they face ‘false teachers’ of the ‘prosperity gospel.’ – Mennonite Church Eastern Canada.