April 18, 2021
Inspired by the Spirit
Call to worship and Prayer
Together VT 389
We are people of God’s peace VT 797
Sanna, Sannanina VT 79
Scripture John 13:12-17
Will you let me be your servant VT 778
Here on Christ the Rock I will Stand VT 159
Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Postlude: Susan Seyler
Worship Leader and Prayer – Pastor Sara Erb
Sermon: Kandace Boos
Children’s Time: Steve, Michele, and Samantha Wagler
Today 11:00 a.m. Adult Education on Zoom
No Coffee Time
Our April “Special Missions Project” (formerly coin offering/online offering) is Dann and Joji Pantoja, MC Canada Witness workers in the Philippines whose peacebuilding work, supported by the community social enterprise Coffee for Peace, is changing the lives of thousands of people in that country, giving them a livelihood and hope for the future. Our goal for the month is to meet or exceed last year’s giving to this project, which was $5,000 (of course, you can continue to give to this project throughout the year). Please send your donation directly to MC Canada: https://bit.ly/3dj3ivn
With the stay-at-home order now in place, we are able to continue with hybrid services limited to 10% of our capacity. Those with access to livestreaming are strongly encouraged to stay home. Those who face barriers to accessing the service online are still welcome to come in-person following our safety protocols.
- Church staff will be working from home, and the church build- ing will be closed except for worship services and funerals.
- Pastors can be reached via email, their home phone numbers, or by leaving a message at the church
- Dawna and Wendy can still be reached via the church phone number
Next Sunday April 25
Inspired by the Spirit
9:45 a.m. Livestream and limited in-person worship
Scripture: John 20:19-22, Acts 4:5-13
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge
11:00 a.m. Children’s Sunday School on Zoom
11:00 a.m. Coffee Time
April 30 (Fri.) 6:30 p.m. Bible and Games night on Zoom.
Coming Steinmann Events
April 20 (Tues.) 7 p.m. – Delving Deeper in Anabaptist Christian faith on Zoom.
April 21 Wed.) 7:30 p.m. Worship Committee Meeting on Zoom
April 22 (Thurs.) 8 p.m. Indigenous Learning Group – Topic: Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Zoom
April 22 (Thurs.), Earth Day 6:30–8:00 p.m. Let’s Talk Plastics, a free family webinar. Register https://bit.ly/3wx4sLi Includes screening of a documentary by 13 year old Dylan D’Haze, and presentations by other local youth.
April 23-24. Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Annual Gathering. See www.mcec.ca/annualchurchgathering
Calling all Golfers! Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is excited to host its 26th Annual Golf Classic – The Mulligan Year on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Willow Valley Golf Course. Registration is now open and the Early Bird deadline is Friday, May 7, 2021. Visit https://bit.ly/3cS4Pqs to read about the New Format and to register your team.
June 8, (Tues.) Hidden Acres’ 54th Annual Chicken BBQ Fundraiser is happening as a Drive-Thru event! Mark your calendar. More details to come.
To all our volunteers: Thank you for your caring, compassion and commitment to the well-being of our congregation and community in so many ways, even in these unusual times!
Silver Lake Mennonite Camp:
- Annual fundraiser – The Grand Paddle & Hike 2021! Participants will do their own hike, walk, run, or paddle on the weekend of May 7-9. For more information or to register https://bit.ly/32hOKFQ
- Annual General Meeting on May 8 at 10a.m. (remotely). Visit www.slmc.ca for more details!
The next meal delivery to the Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back in Caledonia is Friday, May 7. If you would like to contribute please contact Gladys Bender firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mennonite Central Committee update:
New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale, mark your calendars and save the dates for the live online auctions:
May 28 starting at 7 p.m. vintage quilts, furniture, experiences, gift baskets, and more
May 29 starting at 9 a.m. over 150 beautiful handmade quilts
2021 featured quilt unveiled. See the quilt at https://bit.ly/3s4oucE
Congratulation to Nyle Iutzi who is celebrating his 86th birthday on Monday, April 19.
Remember in Prayer
Remember Helmi Wiebe and family as they grieve the passing of Helmi’s brother George Klassen on April 10, 2021.
Pray for the family of Larry Boshart who died on Thursday at Freeport Hospital. Drive thru visitation will be at the church today, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. A private family service will be held at the church on Monday. You are invited to join via livestream at 2:00 p.m.