April 10, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, April 10, 2022 Palm Sunday
Transformed by Jesus – Final Days and Holy Ways

Prelude

Luke 19:29-42

Call to Worship & Prayer

Hosanna, Loud Hosanna  VT 313

Jesus is Coming*   VT 312

Children’s Time

John 13:1-15, 34-35

Sermon

Confession

Footwashing and Handwashing

All the Room Was Hushed and Still*  VT 493

Jesus Took a Towel  VT 490

Ubi caritas (Where True Love)  VT 492

Reflection

Congregational Prayer

Offering

Announcements

I Want Jesus to Walk with Me  VT 306

Benediction

Postlude

Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Postlude: John Wiebe
Worship Leader & Congregational Prayer: Darryl Drudge
* Singing Group: Sing the Journey
Children’s Time: Suzanne Bender
Sermon: Pastor Steve Drudge
Livestream: Steve Kennel

11:00 a.m. Kids Sunday School – Indoors, masks are encouraged.
11:00 a.m.  Adult Education on Zoom
No Coffee Time

COVID Guidelines for Worship

  • Please wear a mask if you are able, sanitize your hands, maintain physical distancing and stay home if you feel ill for any reason.
  • You are welcome to sing if you are wearing a mask.
  • Colouring sheets and craft items for children are available on the table at the back of the fellowship hall.
  • The nursery room is available, unsupervised.
  • An offering plate is located at the back of the fellowship hall.

April Special Offering: MennoHomes. “Quality affordable housing is one of the most effective ways of addressing a variety of social and economic needs in our community.”  More information and donation link: https://mennohomes.com/

Next Sunday April 17 Easter Sunday
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the Fellowship hall.
Lent Worship Series: Transformed by Jesus – Final Days and Holy Ways
Scripture: Matthew 18:1-10
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb

11:00 a.m.  Coffee Time on Zoom & in person

Congregational Life
April 12 (Tues.) – April 14 (Thurs.). Prayer Labyrinth available for personal use, in the fellowship hall.

April 12 (Tues.) 7:00 p.m. Re-opening Ad hoc meeting, on Zoom

April 13 (Wed.), 1:00 p.m. Grief support group is postponed. Stay tuned for a new date.

April 13, (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. VFT meeting at church

April 14 (Thurs.)  – Maundy Thursday, 6:15 p.m. Soup Supper (contact church office to sign up) 7 p.m. Worship Service

April 15  (Fri.)  10 a.m. – Good Friday Service and Communion

April 16 (Sat.) 8:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil, a service of prayer, readings, music and reflections.

 Community Events
April 22-24 (Fri.-Sun.) – Marriage Encounter weekend for married couples at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls. Application deadline is April 12. For more information http://www.marriageencounterec.com/.

April 25 (Mon.) 6:30 p.m. New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale (NHMRS) Promotion Dinner at Bingemans Conference Centre, Kitchener. Tickets are $25.00 each and must be purchased in advance at https://bit.ly/3MVREpR  or 519-745-8458. If you can help with setup, 1-3 p.m. Please contact John Reimer at johnreimer@nhmrs.com or 519-498-3620.

April 29 & 30. Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Annual Gathering. Courageous Imagination: Living into the Journey based on Luke 13:18-21. Hybrid/in person at Redeemer University, Ancaster, ON. Contact Jim Steckle or the church office if you are interested.

May 1 (Sun.), noon – 3 pm. Visit to Crow Shield Lodge in Wilmot Twp. Anyone interested in a way to connect and learn about the teachings of Indigenous people and their connection to the land is welcome to attend. Cost $75.00/person. Crow Shield is a Teaching Lodge and has a vision of providing space to work towards reconciliation by teaching traditional knowledge of the Indigenous Peoples. Registration is limited and children welcome. Contact Gladys Bender or Pastor Steve if you are interested or have questions.

May 7 (Sat.) at 9:30 am. Shalom Spring Brunch! At Steinmann Mennonite Church or virtually.  The brunch theme is reconnection.  For more information and to register visit shalomcounselling.org/brunch or call Shalom at (519) 886-9690.

Notices
Grace Lao Church Egg Roll sale.  Sign up sheet on the table at the back of the fellowship hall. If you order egg rolls you are responsible for picking them up.  Deadline for orders April 22nd.

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate: Calling all students in Grades 5 – 11! Join us online, Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:15 p.m. and DISCOVER why Rockway may be the place for your family! Register at rockway.ca or email admissions@rockway.ca

The Lent Planning Committee is inviting people to bring fresh flowers or flowering plants to enhance the worship space on Easter Sunday, April 17. After the service we ask that you take them home or share with someone else.    No lilies please.

Personal Notes
Congratulations to David Steinmann who is celebrating his 89th birthday on Monday, April 11 and Olive Campbell who is celebrating her 84th birthday on Tuesday, April 12.

Remember in Prayer
The family of Nelson & Barb Zehr.  Nelson’s funeral service was held on Thursday.