April 2, 2023 Bulletin

April 2, 2023
Lent 2023 – Created in the Image of God, Shaped by Jesus
Palm Sunday

We Gather to Worship


Call to worship


All Glory, Laud, and Honor     VT 315


Holy Lord VT 314

We Hear

Gift of Music: Sanna, Sannanina     VT 79

Children’s time

Matthew 21:1-11


We Respond

O Day of Peace     VT 787

Congregational Prayer



Ride On, Ride on in Majesty      VT 316

Philippians 2:5-11



Leading us in worship:
Worship & Prayer Leader: Pastor Louise Wideman
Pianist: Doris Martin
Song Leader: Steve Wagler
Gift of Music: Bob Bender, Gladys Bender, Suzanne Bender
Children’s Time: Gladys Bender
Sermon: Pastor Steve Drudge
A/V: Cliff Kennel, Steve Kennel & Ron Roth

An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under.

Kids Offering:  Mennonite Central Committee’s Ukraine Emergency Response: https://bit.ly/3vMq9I1.  On March 27, MCC thanked us for our most recent gift of $440. This does not include any direct online giving. Latest MCC Update: https://bit.ly/40rShxD

April Special Offering: Help a team of 18-21 youth and adults with travel costs to Glace Bay, NS, July 9-15 to help Mennonite Disaster Service restore homes damaged by the hurricane in September.  Give to Steinmann Mennonite Church, designated “MDS Travel Fund.”

Coffee, tea & juice available in the fellowship hall following the service.

Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages:
11:00 – 12 p.m. Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 4), basement
11:15 – 12 p.m. Jr. Youth (Gr. 5-8) & MYF (Gr. 9-12+), basement.
Adult Ed: Fireplace Room. Join us to practice the conversation skills we’ve been learning in the Peaceful Practices curriculum. Over the coming weeks, we’ll discuss topics such as MAID, LGTBQ+, racism & colonization, and abortion. Let’s practice being church together by listening to the values, perspectives of others when they are different or seem to be in conflict with our own (thank God for that diversity!).

11 a.m.  Zoom Coffee Time.

Next Sunday April 9 – Easter Sunday
8:30 a.m. Easter Breakfast – bring finger food potluck items to share in the fellowship hall. Plates & cups provided.

9:45 a.m. – Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Theme: Created in the Image of God, Shaped by Jesus
Scripture:  John 20:1-18
Speaker: Pastor Louise Wideman
No Sunday school or coffee time

You are invited to bring flowers to add to the morning visual display; please remember to take them home again following the service.

Congregational Life
April 4 (Tues) 4 – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Pickleball.

April 5 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon – All women invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks provided.

April 6 (Thur.) – Maundy Thursday in the fellowship hall
6:00 p.m. Passover Seder – Soup Supper (contact church office to sign up by Tuesday, April 4th)
Meal followed with option of foot or hand washing
7 p.m. Prayer Service

April 7 (Fri.) 10 a.m. Good Friday service beginning with communion.

April 7 (Fri.) The church office will be closed for Good Friday.

April 15 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. Peace & Justice Community Breakfast. Inside Ukraine at Easter.  Speaker: Bill Ball, ED of Slavic Gospel Association, Cambridge will just be back from an Easter visit to Ukraine. Please RSVP the church office by Tues., April 11.

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
April 13 (Thurs) 7-9p.m. Service Night at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Dress to be outdoors, bring work gloves and a rake.

Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
April 13 (Thur.)  6 p.m. Rock Climbing at Grand River Rocks. Registration and waivers due April 4th.

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
April 5 (Wed.) 6 – 7:30 p.m.  Eggs, Rabbits & Butterflies.

Wider Community
April 2 (Sun.) 3:00 p.m. Light & Joy: A Concert for Spring.  Presented at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 23 Water Street North, Kitchener.  Tickets available through Eventbrite and at the door.

April 5 (Wed.) 7 p.m. Proposed Roundabout Information Meeting at the Wilmot Recreation Complex, 1291 Nafziger Rd, Baden. Join the conversation following the presentation with any questions. Project information is available on our http://bit.ly/3K2O8dO.

April 8 (Sat.) 7p.m. Rockway Mennonite Church (47 Onward Ave, Kitchener) Easter Saturday’s Vigil with the Music of John Prine. Come sit vigil with us, all are welcome.

April 14 (Fri.) 7 p.m. New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale presents Comedy & Music Night at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 100 Benjamin Rd, Waterloo. Come out and see the award-winning, family-friendly entertainer JP and enjoy the honey-sweet vocal harmonies of Mike and Diane.  To buy your tickets, to https://nhmrs.com/.

April 14-16 (Fri.-Sun.) – Marriage Encounter Weekend for married couples at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls. Application deadline is April 7. www.marriageencounterec.com

April 18 (Tues) 7 p.m. Rockway Mennonite Collegiate Grade 7&8 DISCOVER ROCKWAY. For more information https://bit.ly/3ESAfwO.

April 20 (Thur.) 7:30 a.m. MEDA breakfast meeting. Guest speakers Robert & Lisa Shuh from Shuh Orchards at RiverSong Banquet Hall, 623 Hawkesville Road, St. Jacobs. RSVP by April 14, http://bit.ly/3Kkula5

April 24 (Mon.) 6 p.m. New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Promotion Dinner at Floradale Mennonite Church, 22 Florapine Rd, Floradale. Enjoy a delicious buffet-style dinner and hear an update on the stationary meat canner. Tickets are $25.00. Reservations must be made in advance by email to Justin Armitage at justinarmitage@mcco.ca or call 519-745-8458 ext. 262.

April 28-29 (Fri.- Sat.) – Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Annual Church Gathering at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, Kitchener. “Transformed. Inspired. Called.” Hebrews 12:1-3. Free intercultural worship service, Friday, 7:00 p.m. Go to http://bit.ly/3zobNz6  for many details and registration. Anyone interested in being a delegate contact Pastor Steve or Gladys Bender.

May 9 – 30 (Tue.) 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.  (4 meetings). Bereaved Families of Ontario (BFO) in partnership with Interfaith Counselling Centre (ICCC) is facilitating an in-person group at the ICC office. The group will offer general grief support and is free of charge to members of the community. Space is  limited, register at 519-662-3092.

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate presents FROZEN JR. June 7th – 10th.  Tickets now on sale at www.rockway.ca/frozen.

Remember in Prayer
On Thursday, military aerial bombardment of a village in Chin State,    Myanmar killed a dozen villagers including several members of a Mennonite World Conference Church. Many others were seriously injured. Please pray for solace for those affected and for violence to end. Mennonite Church Canada is receiving gifts designated “Myanmar Emergency Relief” https://mcec.ca/giving

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for  West Hills Fellowship , Baden,  Ontario.

Steinmann Mennonite Church
Holy Week Services
April 2 – 9, 2023

Palm Sunday, April 2, 9:45 am     Sanctuary
Worship will include a processional – all children are invited to      participate.

Maundy Thursday, April 6     Fellowship Hall
Come for one or all parts of the evening.
6:00 pm Passover SederSoup supper (by donation, RSVP to office by Tues., April 4) Candle lighting, special ritual foods and blessings, and a children’s search and find will help us   appreciate the Passover meal Jesus shared with disciples.
Meal followed with option of foot or hand washing

7:00 pm (approx.)  Short contemplative service of Scripture, song & prayer recalling Jesus’ prayers in the garden.

Good Friday, April 7, 10:00 am     Sanctuary
The worship service will begin with communion as we remember   Jesus’ last day. An offering will be received for the Wilmot Family  Resource Centre.

Easter Sunday April 9
Potluck Breakfast, 8:30 am     Fellowship Hall
Please bring finger food to share:  fruit, hard boiled eggs, muffins or yeast baking.  Coffee, tea, & juice along with plates, cups and mugs will be provided.

Worship Service 9:45 am     Sanctuary
You are invited to bring flowers to add to the morning visual display; please remember to take them home again following the service.