November 19th Bulletin

November 19, 2017
Growing up into Christ

Preservice
Call to worship
Prayer
Here I am to worship
Jesus be the centre SS 31
Psalm 51:1-12
Not be shaken
Children’s story
Ephesians 4: 1-7; 11-16
Sermon: Growing up into Christ
Every move I make
Congregational prayer
Offering
Announcements
The peace of the earth be with you SJ 77
Benediction

A supervised nursery for children (5 years & under) is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Sandy Scheerer, Sarah Winter For a more quiet space, an unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).

Leading Us In Worship:
Prelude, offertory, postlude – Worship Team
Worship leader – Mark Scheerer
Song leader – Abby Scheerer
Children’s time – Kim Lichti
Sermon & congregational prayer – Pastor Ilene Bergen

TODAY

11:00 a.m. – Children’s Christian education. Age 2 to grade 8. Jeremiah 1. We are never too young to partner with God. Lower level.

11:15 a.m. – Youth meet in Prayer Room.

11:15 a.m. – Adults: Continuing the discussion of same-sex relationships and the church. Steve and Sharon Gingerich will be sharing from their experience as parents of a lesbian daughter. Meet on the south side of the fellowship hall.

1:30-4 p.m. – The family of Bruce Steinmann invites you to an Open House in the fellowship hall in celebration of Bruce’s 70th birthday.

4:00 p.m. – Taizé worship at the Brubacher House on the University of Waterloo Campus.

7:00 p.m. – Christmas choir rehearsals begin with only five rehearsals, all of them on Sunday evenings. Singing on Christmas Eve. All welcome.

THIS WEEK

Sunday-Saturday
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. & 5-8 p.m. – Walking With Our Sisters: Six Nations. A commemorative art installation at The Gathering Place By The Grand, 2593 Chiefswood Road., Ohsweken. See bulletin board for details.

Monday – Church office closed
5-8 p.m. – Blood Donor Clinic in the fellowship hall.

Tuesday
7:00 p.m. – Vision Focus Team meets in Room 114.

Wednesday
8 – 8:15 a.m. – Prayer time in room 115. All welcome.

12 noon – Interfaith Counselling Center’s Mental Health Awareness Lunch with speaker Michael Landsberg takes place in the fellowship hall.

Thursday
7-10 p.m. – Gym booked
7:30 p.m. – Board room booked.

Friday
TGIF meets at 5:30 with dinner at 6:00. Please come prepared with appropriate footwear for some games and gym activities. RSVP by Wed. Nov. 22 to Darlene at office@smchurch.ca with names and numbers.

Saturday
Noon – Family gathering in the fellowship hall.

7:00 p.m. – Menno Homes concert and annual meeting at Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Music by Inshallah. Donations receipted.
NEXT SUNDAY

9:30 a.m. – Pre service music
9:45 a.m. – Christ the King Sunday.
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Matthew 25:31-46.
Sermon: The king who leads differently so we live differently.
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge.
We will remember with gratitude members of the congregation and other family and friends who have died during the past year (Nov. 2016 to Nov. 2017). Print the information of people you want to remember on the paper by the mailboxes or call the church office by Thursday.

11:00 & 11:15 – Christian Education for all.

SMALL GROUPS

Nov. 22 (Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – Women’s Small Group meets at the church. Studying prayer. For info talk to Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.

Nov. 22 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. – Meeting at Don & Marilyn Steinmann’s. Studying Tony Campolo’s Red Letter Christianity DVD.

Nov. 22 (Wed.) 8:00 p.m. – Discussing a variety of topics. For more details contact Darryl Drudge at ad.drudge@gmail.com.

Nov. 30 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m – Meeting by the church library. Studying 2 Timothy 3 & 4. For more information call Wes Leis.

CHURCH HOCKEY

Nov. 24 (Fri.) 10 p.m. – Steinmann vs. East Zorra at the Rec Centre.

COMING EVENTS

Nov. 28 (Tues.) 7 p.m. – Finance Committee meeting in Room 111.

Nov. 29 (Wed.) 6-7:30 p.m. – KidsLIFE for all children grades 1-6. Bring friends, and enjoy a fun evening of games, snacks, and a Bible story. Register online at smchurch.ca.

Dec. 2 (Sat.) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Conrad Grebel University College students are hosting the Make-A-Difference Market that supports Direct Relief, an organization that provides emergency healthcare in disaster zones. Listen to live music, shop and enjoy baked goods and hearty soup.

Dec. 2 (Sat.) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Wilmot Seniors Workshop Christmas Craft and Bake Sale at 27 Beck Street, Baden.

Dec. 2 (Sat.) – Annual Community Christmas Dinner in the church hall. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner following at 6:00. This is your opportunity to invite family members, friends, neighbours and newcomers to join you for a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Surnames from A-M bring a salad and N-Z bring desserts. Reservations and tickets can be obtained by signing up at the table in the hallway after the worship service. Spaces are limited so make your reservations promptly. This is a Victorian themed event in recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday. Period costumes are optional but encouraged.

Dec. 2 & 3 (Sat. & Sun.) 7:00 p.m. – “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” a Christmas Opera at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, 1310 King St. N. General Admission. Children (12 & under) $5; Students $10 and Adults $20. Tickets available at 519.664.2268 or church@sjmc.on.ca.

Dec. 3 (Sun.) 3:00 p.m. – Menno Singers Christmas Concert with Menno Youth singers and Inter-Mennonite Children’s choir at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St., Waterloo.

Dec. 3 (Sun.) 3:00 p.m. – Jubilation Male Chorus Advent/Christmas Benefit Concert at W-K United Mennonite Church, 15 George St., Waterloo. Donations gratefully received for Ray of Hope.

Dec. 7 (Thurs.) 7:00 p.m. – Double Book Launch in Conrad Grebel University College’s Community Education room. Join Hildi Froese Tiessen and Connie T. Braun as they celebrate their newest publications: 11 Encounters with Mennonite Fiction, and Silentium: And Other Reflections on Memory, Sorrow, Place, and the Sacred.

Dec. 10 (Sun.) 7 p.m. – John B. Miller and Friends – Songs of Advent and the Birth of Jesus concert at Shantz Mennonite Church, 2473 Erb’s Road, Baden. A cash donation of $10 is appreciated. All are welcome.

Dec. 31 (Sun.) – Service of Farewell for Pastor Ilene.

NOTICES

1. 2018 Spending Plan drafts from all committees are due today, November 19.

2. You can help with the Wilmot Family Resource Centre’s Christmas Hamper program. Please bring knitted winter clothing and food bank items to offer during worship on December 2 & 9 for distribution the following week. Sponsor a hamper: contact the Centre for a family profile. Cash assists with items needed to complete hampers. Volunteer to help prepare hampers. Call 519.662.2731.

3. Christmas Greens. Decorate your home for Christmas and support the youth at the same time! Our youth are now taking orders for greens from Colour Paradise; stop by their table to place your order. Delivery on Friday, November 24, 4:30-7 p.m.

4. Christmas Project—Mennonite Central Committee bags for Sewing Kits & Hygiene Kits are on the table in the hallway.

5. The next issue of The Communicator is in the works with a theme of Peaceful Transitions. If you prefer to receive The Communicator electronically, email office@smchurch.ca.

6. The New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale is looking for a Donations Coordinator. The Coordinator ensures our four Auctions (Indoor, Outdoor, Silent & Children) have enough items for auction and each auction is run effectively. More information: www.nhmrs.com\news or John Reimer at john.b.reimer@outlook.com or 519.662.4315.

7. Until Nov. 28 the Canadian government will match donations for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. In addition, donations through Canadian Foodgrains Bank will receive their regular 4:1 match, meaning every $1 donated generates $6 in aid. CFB is providing oil, lentils, sugar and salt. See https://foodgrainsbank.ca/campaigns/rohingya-appeal/ Mark donations: “Rohingya Refugee Crisis.” New information: Donations can also be made to Mennonite Central Committee’s “Rohingya Crisis Response.”

8. Are you a junior high or high school student or attending university? Christian Academic Committee wants you to consider attending a Mennonite High School or University. Steinmann Church helps in funding your choice for Christian based education.

Are you going to university in the fall of 2018 and planning to work at a Mennonite camp over the summer months? Christian Academic Committee has a program to give financial support to those working at our church camps while attending university full time.

Call or email Helmi Wiebe, helmikwiebe@gmail.com or Paulette West paulettewest@rogers.com.

PERSONAL NOTES

• New Address: Harold & Delores Swartzentruber, (Their address is printed in the paper version of this bulletin)

• Pastor Myrna will be on vacation November 20-26.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER

• Victor Dorsch who is receiving care at St. Mary’s Hospital.

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