Posted by Dawna

April 18, 2021 

Inspired by the Spirit  




Call to worship and Prayer

Together                                                                                        VT 389

We are people of God’s peace                                                      VT 797

Children’s Time

Sanna, Sannanina                                                                    VT 79

Scripture  John 13:12-17


Will you let me be your servant                                                     VT 778

Congregational Prayer


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:


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


Jr. Youth


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


Community Events

April 22 (Thurs.), Earth Day 6:30–8:00 p.m.  Let’s Talk Plastics, a free family webinar. Register   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


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 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
  • Annual General Meeting on May 8 at 10a.m. (remotely). Visit 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


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


Personal Notes


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.