Sunday, March 6, 2022
Transformed by Jesus – Final Days and Holy Ways

Prelude

Call to Worship

Prayer

Sanna, sannanina  VT 79

Children’s Time

Prayer of Confession

In Words of Truth  VT 148

Mark 11:1-11

Sermon: An  Unexpected Jesus

Together  VT 389

Time of Reflection

Congregational Prayer: Alleluia(Ukranian)   VT 135

Kyrie (Russian Orthodox)  VT 147

Generosity Highlights

Offering

Pastor Reflections

Announcements

I want Jesus to Walk with me  VT 306

Benediction

Postlude

Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader – Gladys Bender
Children’s Time – Sara and Adam Roth
Scripture Reading – Claire Gingerich
Speaker – Sara Erb
Congregational prayer and reflective question – Gladys Bender
Livestream: Steve Kennel

11:00 a.m.  AGM in person and on Zoom
No  Coffee Time

March Special Offering: Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers Lakan Sumulong & Lakambini Mapayapa (Dann & Joji Pantoja) are doing groundbreaking work through Coffee for Peace and PeaceBuilders Community Inc., providing training for Christian church leaders, Indigenous leaders and civil society organizations in a conflict zone in the Philippines.  For details, videos and donation links go to https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/peacebuildingphilippines

COVID Guidelines for Worship

  • Please wear a mask, sanitize your hands, maintain physical distancing and stay home if you feel ill for any reason
  • Please hum, sway, or tap your foot rather than singing
  • Colouring sheets and craft items for children are available on thetable at the back of the fellowship hall.
  • After the service, please remain physically distanced in the fellow- ship hall, hallway, and as you leave.
  • An offering plate is located at the back of the fellowship hall.

Next Sunday March  13
Daylight Savings Time begins.
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the Fellowship hall.
Lent Worship Series: Transformed by Jesus – Final Days and Holy Ways
Theme: Jesus’ Anointing
Speaker: Pastor Liz Weber

11:00 a.m.  Adult Education on Zoom
No Coffee Time

Congregational Life
March 8 (Tues.) 7:45 p.m. Gift Discernment meeting on Zoom

March 9 (Wed.) 7 p.m. VFT meeting

March 10 (Wed.) 4 p.m. Kids Sunday School meeting on Zoom

March 10 (Thurs.) 7 p.m. Care Team meeting on Zoom

Mar 10 (Thurs.) 7 p.m. on Zoom.  The Anti-Racism ad-hoc group invites you to explore how to talk to people we disagree with. With so much divisive rhetoric creeping into our lives, how do we have healthy conversations with family, friends and neighbours that hold opposing views to our own? If you have any questions contact Gladys, Janessa, Ashley or Sara.

Community Events
March 9 (Wed.) 1 p.m.  Jesus Talks About Money: We Can Too, a one hour webinar with generosity guru Lori Guenther Reesor. Learn how to change the conversation from meeting the budget to worshiping a generous God. More information and registration at: https://bit.ly/3sQdXp7

March 10 (Thurs.) 7-8 p.m. Wilmot Horticultural Society is exploring how to create community and belonging with pollinator gardens – from an indigenous perspective. For more information: https://wilmothortsociety.ca/

March 14 (Mon.) 2-8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Appointments are required. To book an appointment call 1-888-236-6283 or https://www.blood.ca/en

May 12-15 Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters in Time and Place, Conrad Grebel University College. Stories and analyses of encounters and relationships. Details and pre-registration: https://uwaterloo.ca/indigenous-mennonite-encounters

July 5-10, 2022 Mennonite World Conference hybrid Assembly 17. Limited attendance for 700 participants on-site in Indonesia and many options for online attendees. Information and registration: https://bit.ly/3prd58b

Notices
During our worship services, those who join by livestream can see those who are present but those who are present can’t see those who participate via livestream.  If you would like to send us a photo of your household at worship via livestreaming (singing your heart out, watching children’s time, nibbling on toast, or whatever) we welcome the opportunity to glimpse our church family gathered and scattered.  Send pictures to office@smchurch.ca.

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, all-school drama production of Anne of Green Gables, March 31-April 2, 2022. Details, as they are confirmed, will be provided on their website: www.rockway.ca/drama

March Break Adventure on March 16 (One Day, In-Person Program): Join campers (ages 5-14) and Silver Lake staff for a day of camp activities at First Mennonite Church in Kitchener (800 King Street East). Go to  https://bit.ly/3MnXIXL to sign up!

With society opening up and the busy spring season ahead, New Hamburg thrift is in need of volunteers who can receive and help sort donations. Please contact Jennifer Woolner at jenniferwoolner@mcco.ca or 519-662-2867.  Go to www.newhamburgthrift.com to apply.

Mennonite Central Committee is responding to the crisis in Ukraine through its local partners. Your prayers and donations will help partners scale up their work providing relief and trauma healing for vulnerable and displaced people. Donate today at mcccanada.ca/ukraine

Our Indigenous neighbours still appreciate hot food at the Land Back site in Caledonia. Next meal will be delivered March 11. Let me know at gladysbender@hotmail.com if you are interested in contributing.

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp (Grades 6 – 12) Aug. 14-26, 2022 overnight at Conrad Grebel University College.   Explore music, faith, leadership skills, and friendships. Register online at grebel.ca/ommc (before April 15 for the early bird rate).

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Keith Bast who is celebrating his 80th birthday on Sunday, March 6.

Remember in Prayer
Pray for the family of Art Steinmann who passed away early Fridaymorning.

Pray for the people of Ukraine. Ask for God’s peace to rule in the hearts and minds of everyone involved. Pray for the way of peace. – Mennonite Church Eastern Canada.