November 26, 2017
I will enter His gates
Worthy is the Lamb
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
The Lord’s my shepherd HWB 578
No greater gift
A supervised nursery for children (5 years & under) is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Pam Carter, Jessie Gingerich. For a more quiet space, an unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Leading Us In Worship:
Prelude, offertory, postlude – Al & Dawn Mills
Worship leader – Sue Kennel
Song leader – Abby Scheerer
Children’s time – Dianne Gruhl
Sermon – Pastor Steve Drudge
Congregational prayer – Pastor Ilene Bergen
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 grade 8. Jesus shows us God’s never-ending love. Jeremiah 31-33. Lower level.
11:15 a.m. – Youth meet in Prayer Room.
11:15 a.m. – Adults: David Martin will update us on changes in MC Canada and MCEC resulting from the Special Assembly in Winnipeg. Meet on the south side of the fellowship hall.
7-8 p.m. – Chess Club for ages 8 and up. Doors open at 6:45. Sign-in required by parents of children.
7:00 p.m. – Christmas choir rehearsal in the sanctuary.
Monday – Church office closed
7:00 p.m. – Finance Committee meeting in Room 111.
8 – 8:15 a.m. – Prayer time in room 115. All welcome.
6-7:30 p.m. – KidsLIFE for all children grades 1-6. Bring friends, enjoy a fun evening of games, snacks, and a Bible story. Register: smchurch.ca.
7 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast at Omega Restaurant, 685 Fisher Hallman Rd., Kitchener. Come for fellowship and prayer before the day’s activities.
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.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Wilmot Seniors Workshop Christmas Craft and Bake Sale at 27 Beck Street, Baden.
Annual Community Christmas Dinner in the church hall. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner following at 6:00. We have reached capacity.
Surnames from A-M bring a salad and N-Z bring desserts. This is a Victorian themed event in recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday. Period costumes are optional but encouraged.
Saturday & Sunday
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. Call 519.664.2268.
9:30 a.m. – Pre service music
9:45 a.m. – We begin 3 Sundays of 30/30/30.
Speaker: Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
10:15 – Christian Education for children
Christian Education for youth and adults during worship.
11:00 – Coffee, tea and juice in the fellowship hall
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.
3:00 p.m. – Jubilation Male Chorus Christmas Concert, W-K United Mennonite Church, 15 George St., Waterloo. Donations for Ray of Hope.
7:30 p.m. – Taizé worship at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener.
Nov. 30 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m – Meeting by the church library. Studying 2 Timothy 3 & 4. For more information call Wes Leis.
Dec. 7 (Wed.) 8:00 p.m. – Discussing a variety of topics. For more details contact Darryl Drudge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 11 (Mon.) 6-8 p.m. – Women’s Small Group meeting at the old New Hamburg arena to help pack Christmas Hampers.
Dec. 1 (Fri.) 11 p.m. – Steinmann vs. Hope Fellowship at the Rec Centre.
Dec. 6 (Wed.) Morning & Afternoon – All women are invited to the church to help knot comforters and/or quilt. Christmas potluck lunch.
Dec. 7 (Thurs.) 7:00 p.m. – Double Book Launch in the Grebel Community Education room. Hildi Froese Tiessen and Connie T. Braun’s publications 11 Encounters with Mennonite Fiction and Silentium: And Other Reflections on Memory, Sorrow, Place, and the Sacred.
Dec. 8 (Fri.) 7:30 p.m. – Laugh and Celebrate Christmas, with Phil Callaway at Maple View Mennonite Church. Tickets are $10. Call 519.656.2946.
Dec. 9 (Sat.) 7:30 p.m. – Philharmonic Choirs and KW Symphony present “the Messiah” at the Centre in the Square including images from the Saint John Bible, through a partnership with St. Jerome’s University, Conrad Grebel University College, and University of Waterloo Critical Media Lab. Tickets: 519. 578. 1570
Dec. 10 (Sun.) 11:00 a.m. – All are invited to meet with VFT regarding proposals for new pastor roles.
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. 13 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. – Advent Jazz Vespers service at Conrad Grebel University College Chapel. All are welcome.
Dec. 15 (Fri.) 6:45 p.m. – Caroling! Meet in the Nithview Community Room. All ages welcome. Pianist needed – contact Anthony Helmuth.
Dec. 31 (Sun.) – Service of Farewell for Pastor Ilene.
1. 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 3 & 10 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.
2. Christmas Project—Mennonite Central Committee bags for Sewing Kits & Hygiene Kits are on the table in the hallway.
3. 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.”
4. 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 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, email@example.com or Paulette West firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Conrad Grebel University College is hiring a part-time food services assistant for a contract position covering a maternity leave, working 6-8 shifts per 2-week period. Job description at grebel.ca/positions
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Pray for peace and the well-being of citizens in Zimbabwe. – Mennonite World Conference release
• Bill C-262 seeks to harmonize Canadian law with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Parliament will debate it following second reading on December 5th. Pray. Contact your MP. See http://pfir.ca/
• Pray blessing for Terry & Holly Leis who have become members at Wilmot Evangelical Missionary Church.
REMEMBERING THOSE WHO HAVE DIED
November 2016 – November 2017
Name Age Date of Death
Kenneth Schwartzentruber 88 November 17, 2016
Gordon Saunders 93 November 23, 2016
Christina Steinmann 95 January 14, 2017
Mark Campbell 57 January 28, 2017
Doug Brenneman 71 March 13, 2017
Anson Kennel 93 March 20, 2017
Ron Schultz 64 April 4, 2017
Sam Gingerich 58 April 19, 2017
Earl Mohr 86 May 7, 2017
Albert Mascke 79 June 11, 2017
Vera Scheifele 95 June 22, 2017
Vernon Schwartzentruber 86 August 20, 2017
Dr. Nathan Roth 29 September 19, 2017
Burnell Zehr 57 September 22, 2017
Margaret Driedger 95 September 23, 2017
Lucille Jantzi 74 September 24, 2017
Sam Fackoury 57 October 14, 2017
Beulah Kipfer 84 November 3, 2017