April 17, 2022 Easter Sunday Bulletin

Sunday, April 17, 2022 Easter Sunday
Transformed by Jesus – Final Days and Holy Ways


Call to Worship


Christ the Lord is Risen Today  VT 346

Christ is Alive, Let Christians Sing  VT 359

Children’s Time

Psalm 118

Time of Reflection

Christ Who Left His Home In Glory  VT 361

Matthew 28:1-10


Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia  VT 341

Congregational Prayer  VT 356

Offering – Christ is Risen, Shout Hosanna VT 354  


Thine is the Glory  VT 355



Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader: Lynnette Hammer
Children’s Time: Melissa Gingerich
Meditation and Prayer: Pastor Sara Erb
Music: STJ Group and orchestra
Livestream: Paul Hammer

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

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 24
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: Acts 5:27-32
Speaker: Lori Guenther Reesor, author and stewardship coach

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

Jr. Youth & MYF
April 26 (Tues.) 6:30 – 8 p.m. Jr. Youth: Gym Night at the church

April 29 (Fri.) 7—10 p.m. MYF: Gym Night with  local churches at the church

Congregational Life
April 20 (Wed.) 4 p.m. Gift Discernment meeting, on Zoom

April 21 (Thurs.) 8 p.m. Healthy Conversations, on Zoom

April 23 (Sat.) In memory of Nyle Iutzi, visitation 12:30 p.m. at the church and funeral service 2:00 p.m., followed by interment. You are welcome to join in person or by livestream.

April 27 (Wed.) 1:00 p.m. Grief support group facilitated by Interfaith Counselling at the church in the fireplace room.

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 3 (Tues.) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. The Adult Bible Study Group led Wes Leis will be meeting again at the church. Everyone welcome. Contact Wes for more information.

Community Events
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 clean-up after the dinner, 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 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  Counselling at (519) 886-9690.

Hidden Acres Camp (HAC) coming events:

  • Spring Seniors Retreat – May 16 (Mon.)
  • HAC Alumni Day – May 21 (Sat.)
  • 55th Annual Chicken BBQ & Pie Auction – June 14 (Tues.)
    For more information: brochures on the back table or www.hiddenacres.ca

Church office  will be open 8 a.m.—noon on Tuesday, April 19th.

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  Friday, April 22nd at noon.

Remember in Prayer
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem as Passover, Easter and Ramadan converge this year, making the city a place of pilgrimage, prayer and tension for Jews, Christians and Muslims – from Mennonite Church Canada Palestine-Israel Network.