April 14, 2019
Call to worship
Hosanna, loud hosanna HWB 238
Jesus is coming SS 73
Confession and Assurance
Sermon: We hunger for expressions of passion
Our love is loud
Children’s Sunday School begins
Offering & Coin Offering
Ride on, ride on in majesty HWB 239
*Coin offering: Community Gardening Kits, Mennonite Central Committee’s Indigenous Neighbours Program
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Sandy Scheerer, Ben Winter.
A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Leading Us In Worship:
Preservice, Offertory, Postlude – Worship Team
Leading in song – Worship Team
Worship and Prayer Leader – Janessa Otto
Sermon – Pastor Steve Drudge
Children’s time – Pastor Sara Erb
Lent Worship Visuals: During Lent we are hungering for God’s wholeness and restoration. Our image of missing puzzle pieces draws us into that longing for wholeness. As we journey toward Easter we will also see how God puts us back together in new ways.
Coffee, tea & juice will be served in the north side of the fellowship hall following the service.
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 7).
11:15 – Adult Christian education: Why a Safe Church Policy? What should I know? Kim Lichti and Gladys Bender will introduce you to the updated version. Check the “About Us” tab on the church website if you want to read the policy prior to this.
11:15 a.m. Worship Planning Team meeting in the library
Monday (church office closed)
7 p.m. – Gym rented
7 p.m. – Sing the Journey music group rehearsal
Monday or Tuesday – Spring Seniors’ Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Speakers: Dave and Mary Lou Klassen. Topic: “The Many Faces of Africa.” Brochures are by the mailboxes. Register by April 8th. For more info call: 519.625.8602, Website: www.hiddenacres.ca.
7 p.m. – Gym rented
7:00 p.m. Vision Focus Team meeting
Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Easter instrumental ensemble rehearsal
Friday 11:30 a.m. Easter instrumental ensemble rehearsal
Holy Week Services
6:30 p.m. – Accompany Jesus through the Last Supper, foot washing and into the Garden of Gethsemane. Begins with supper ($6 suggested donation.)
10:00 a.m. – Journey with Jesus toward his death and burial.
Remember the Crucified One through communion and reflection.
8:00 a.m. – Potluck Breakfast. Bring hard boiled eggs, Easter breads, fruit, and your own table service.
9:30 a.m. – Pre service music.
9:45 a.m. – Celebrate, sing, and tell of the resurrection of Christ. “Believing the unbelievable” Luke 24:1-12
No Christian Education hour
. *** You are invited to bring Easter plants on Easter Sunday to decorate the front of the sanctuary. No lilies please.
May 1st 6:30 p.m. Jr. Youth are invited to join the MYF in knotting comforters.
YOUTH (High School)
April 26 (Fri.) – Family Dinner, at the Hammer’s 144 Eby Cres., New Hamburg 7:00p.m.
May 1 (Wed.) 6:30p.m. Note it’s a Wednesday! MCC Comforter Knotting. Come out for a night to learn about the work of MCC and help us finish knotting some comforters. Even if you haven’t
threaded a needle before come on out and we will teach you!
Phoenix Fest (formerly Pitch and Praise) camping weekend May 17-20th. Deadline to register is April 18th, cost is $75. Please speak to a sponsor or Pastor Sara if you plan to attend
April 25 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Bible study meeting by the church library. For more information call Wes Leis.
May 1 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. – Meeting at Melissa Gingerich’s. For more information call Marilyn Steinmann.
April 24 (Wed.) 8:00 p.m. – Small group meets. For more information talk to Darryl Drudge.
April TBA- Women’s group meeting. For info call Joy Wagler.
April 22 (Mon.) 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic.
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. (Steinmann Mennonite Church) MCEC Annual Church Gathering – Deepening Our Relationship With God. Hear pastor and author April Yamasaki from B.C., speak. This is an open public session. All are invited. No registration or fee. You are also encouraged to register as a non-delegate for Saturday worship and business sessions at https://mcec.ca/.
April 26-28 (Fri.-Sun.) – Marriage Encounter Eastern Canada weekend for married couples at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls. Application deadline is April 15. www.marriageencounterec.com
April 27 (Sat.) 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Interfaith Counselling Silent Auction Fundraiser at the Wilmot Recreation Centre. See poster.
April 29 (Mon.) 9-11:30 a.m. Volunteers needed from Steinmann Church for “wipe cutting” at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre.
April 29 at 6:30 p.m. New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Fundraising Dinner. For more information and tickets see Tim Miller Dyck.
April 30 (Tues.) 12:00 – 2 p.m. Kitchen Table at Wilmot Mennonite Church. Topic: Lens on Life: Travel Portraits by Julia Maier. Suggested donation— $10.
May 4 (Sat.) – Safe Food Handling training for all who prepare food in our church kitchen. More details coming soon. If you are interested in attending this training, please contact the church office or Delphine .
May 4 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Shalom Counselling Services Spring Breakfast Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 100 Benjamin Rd. Wloo. Topic: Community Well-being: Loneliness and other impacts on mental health. Cost: $30.00 ($15.00 tax receipted) online at shalomcounselling.org or call 519-886-9690.
May 5 (Sun.) 3:00 p.m. The Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir present: Sing Me A Song at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener. Tickets are $10 each, $5 for children (5-18).
August 12-16 Baden Summer Bible Camp. Join the team, volunteers still needed. Contact Sara Roth, Jessie Gingerich or email@example.com. Thank you for continuing to pray for the
children and this ministry!
1. Mennonite Central Committee with partner organizations is providing food, temporary shelter and other emergency supplies to cyclone devastated Malawi and Mozambique. Donations will be matched by the Canadian government (to a maximum of $2. m) until today April 14.
2. Conrad Grebel University College is officially breaking ground for their Kitchen and Dining Room expansion on Tuesday, April 23 at 4:30 p.m.! To learn more about the project and the celebration go to grebel.ca/events.
3. During Children’s Time in Lent, we are exploring Circles of Grace together. This is a curriculum teaching us how to be a community modeling respect and faith, understanding the sacredness of who we are, and helping youth and children to identify uncomfortable situations before they become inappropriate. The Circle of Grace meditation encompasses who you are in your body, including your senses. It holds your mind, heart, soul, and sexuality. It reminds us that God is always with us, even in difficult situations. For further information on Circles of Grace: https://vimeo.com/207836764
4. Grace Lao Egg roll sale. Sign up sheet on the table by the mailboxes. If you order egg rolls you are responsible for picking them up. Deadline for orders April 30th.
5. Wilmot Family Resource Centre – Spring Food Drive April 1 – 30, 2019. Items needed see poster.
Congratulations to Nyle Iutzi who is celebrating his 84th birthday on Friday, April 19.th .