April 14, 2024 Bulletin

Anabaptist Series—Nonviolence

April 14, 2024

Gathering to Learn….


Call to Worship and Prayer

Passing the Peace

Hymn:  We are People of God’s Peace  VT 797

Hymn of the month: Jesus Christ is Love Divine VT 749

…Inspired by Christ’s Peace….

Then and Now Stories—Nonviolence

Children’s Time

Song of Lament: If The War Goes On VT 794

Praying for Peace

Matthew 5:43-44, Luke 23:34


…..Responding with Care….

Hymn:  There is More Love Somewhere VT 804

Congregational Prayer

Offering & Offertory

….Living as People of Peace


Hymn: We Dream of a Turning VT 209



An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages five and under. Parents are expected to supervise their children while in the nursery.

Leading us in worship:

Prelude/Offertory/Postlude: Delphine Schwartzentruber
Worship Leader: Kim Lichti
Congregational Prayer: Shirley Kennel
Song Leader: Suzanne Bender
Children’s Time: Melissa Gingerich
Sermon: Pastor Sara Erb
A/V: Mike Gingerich, Cliff Kennel
Then & Now Reading: Brandon and Claire Gingerich

April Special/Coin Offering is in support of House of Friendship, providing food, shelter, and addiction services. Support may be offered in the worship service (via coins to children or in the offering basket, marked “House of Friendship) or directly on their website: www.houseoffriendship.org

Pie Auction Update: Thank you to everyone who made the Pie Auction Roof Fundraiser last week such a huge success. Together we raised $8,535 towards the $350,000 goal. Many people contributed to making this a great event. Thanks to the Kitchen Committee, Ralph Gingerich, auctioneers, organizers, bakers, and participants.


Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages:

11:00 – 12 pm Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 5), basement
11:15 – 12 pm Jr. Youth (Gr. 6-8) & MYF (Gr. 9-12+), basement
Adult Education: Fireplace Room

Next Sunday

9:45 am Livestream and in-person worship

Scripture:  Matthew 7:15-20, Ephesians 2:20-22, Romans 12:1-2

Speaker:  Pastor Ben Cassels

This week at Steinmann MC

April 15 (Mon): 6:30-9 pm  Pickleball
April 16 (Tues): 3-5 pm, 6:30-9 pm:  Pickleball
April 17 (Wed) 2:45 pm: PCRC Meeting
April 18 (Thurs) 7:30 pm: Finance Meeting in the old Boardroom

Congregational Life

Finished with your Solar Eclipse glasses? The MCEC Creation Care Resource group is collecting them for distribution to school children in developing countries. Bring them to church by Thursday April 25 and place in the basket in the hallway under the timeline (where the Lenten prayer cards were).

April 20 (Sat.) Peace and Justice Breakfast has been POSTPONED.  It will be rescheduled later in the year. Details will follow.

April 21 (Sun) Bible Quizzing Day –focusing on the Gospel of Luke (NIV), immediately following the worship service, including a light lunch. Multiple ways to participate:
Youth quizzing
Jr. Quiz
– for kids and pre-teens, (talk to Pastor Sara if interested)
Adult quizzing – sign-up sheet in the church hallway or talk to Pastor Sara
All church quizzing – just for fun, no prep needed, you will need a phone or a tablet

May 2 (Thurs) 6:30—8 pm Seniors and Jr. Youth Games Night. All
seniors are invited to join the Jr. Youth for a games night and snacks (including crokinole). Care Team is available to help organize rides.

Save the Date: August 9-11 SMC Camping at Hidden Acres. More info in May.

August 12 – 16 (Mon – Fri) mornings: Baden Summer Bible Camp here at Steinmann. We are looking for volunteers for all roles. Please reach out to Courtney Hobbs or email badensbc@gmail.com if you are interested and able to help.

SMC’s New Booth at the MCC New Hamburg Relief Sale –
Volunteers Needed!:

Steinmann Mennonite Church and Conrad Grebel are together taking over the Cream Buns booth from Hawkesville Mennonite Church, who are closing this year. We need volunteers for the following roles:
Friday May 24: 2-3 people to help cut the cream buns
Saturday May 25: 8-16 people (youth & up) to prepare & sell the buns at our booth, for 1-2 hour shifts between 7am-11am.
If interested in volunteering, please speak with Pam or Steve Carter (pscarter2@hotmail.com)

We are also seeking to raise approximately $2,000 (outside of the church
budget) to cover the costs of the Cream Buns. This will be the focus of the May Special Coin Offering, but earlier donations with the
designation “Cream Buns” are welcome. Chat with Pastor Ben for more info.
Summer Sausage will continue to be sold this year. Thank you to Gord Roth for continuing to give this leadership.

MYF (Grades 9-12+)

April 18 (Thurs) 7:45-9 pm: Bible Quizzing Prep, review.
April 21 (Sun) 11 am-1 pm: Bible Quiz day

Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)

April 17 (Wed), 6:30-8 pm: Bowling at New Hamburg Lanes. Pick up and drop off there. Cost $5.

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)

April 17 (Wed) 6 pm: Visit to Roth farm

Small Groups

April 24 (Wed) 10 am The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will start meeting again in the fireplace room at the church. Everyone is welcome.

April 25 (Thurs) 10 amWomen’s Bible study group meeting at the church in the Fireplace area and/or Zoom. Read chapter 9 of “Let The Light In.” All women are welcome. Contact person – Darlene Gingerich.

Remember in Prayer

We appreciate all the kindnesses of words and deeds as the family mourns the death of our son Samuel. Please continue to hold us in prayer. ~John & Helmi Wiebe

Pray for Larry Wagler and family as Larry continues to work through treatment, side effects, and future decisions regarding treatment.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for Hagerman Mennonite Church in Markham, ON.


April 15 (Mon), 7:30 pm: Annual meeting for members of the Amish Mennonite Fire and Storm Aid Union will be held at Faith Mennonite Church (Kingwood).

April 16 (Tues) 7 pm . Considering Rockway? More information on
Rockway Information Night: rockway.ca

April 16 (Tues) 6:30-7 pm: The Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir is
inviting children and parents to observe a rehearsal of our Mass I choir (Training Choir and Concert Choir) at W-K United Mennonite Church (15 George Street, Waterloo). This is an opportunity to see what a choir rehearsal is like! Fall registration will begin in May 2024.

April 16 (Tues) 7 pm: Let’s Get Dirty: The Lowdown on at CMU and via livestream. Hear from scientists, researchers, and farmers about the untapped potential that’s in your very own yard. Visit cmu.ca/face2face.

April 18 (Thurs) at 9- 12 noon Steinmann members are needed to help cut rags at the MCC Material Resources Centre.

April 20 (Sat) 5:30 pm, MEDA spring banquet at Shantz Mennonite Church. Open remarks by Dorothy Nyambi, President and CEO of MEDA, presentation by Katelynn Folkerts with MEDA on Cassava Seed Systems. Cost: $55 per person. Register online by April 12th at: https://www.meda.org/events/

April 22 Earth Day: Marks the 54th Earth Day! Celebrated around the world since 1970, Earth Day and Earth Month (all of April!) is a good time to take action to care for our planet. Make sure to check MCC on Facebook, Instagram and X for more info on a Zero Waste Challenge on Earth Day!

April 26-28: SLMC Spring Work Weekend – Enjoy a family-friendly, free weekend at Silver Lake to help open the camp for the summer. All meals provided. Register at slmc.ca/retreats.

Grace Lao Mennonite Church EGG ROLL fundraiser has arrived. Order form can be found next to the mailboxes. Order deadline April 26.

April 26 – 27 (Fri – Sat), MCEC Annual Church Gathering 2024, UMEI Christian Highschool, Leamington, ON, Theme – Inspired By Hope.  If you are interested in being a delegate and a supporter of the Moderator/Pastor Ben please contact Gladys Bender. Carpooling to be arranged.

April 29, (Mon): Spring Seniors Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. For more information

May 4 (Sat) 9:30 am Shalom Counselling Services’ Annual Spring Brunch. Purchase tickets by contacting Shalom by Monday April 29.