April 28, 2024 Bulletin.

Anabaptists: Then and Now
April 28, 2024
Gathering to praise….
Call to Worship and Prayer
Hymn: We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer VT 34
Scripture: Psalm 105: 1-5a
Hymn of the month: Jesus Christ is Love Divine VT 749
…to listen for God’s Spirit….
Children’s Time
Gift of music: I Sing with Exultation VT444
Scripture: Mark 1:1-11; Romans 6:1-4
Sermon: “Remember your baptism”
…..that transforms us ….
Hymn: Lord, I Am Fondly, Earnestly Longing VT 555
Congregational Prayer
Offering & Offertory
….and sends us forth as bearers of God’s love.
Hymn: The Lord Lift You Up VT 832

Leading us in worship:
Prelude/Offertory/Postlude: Grant Movold
Worship Leader/Congregational Prayer: Joy Wagler
Song Leader: Nancy Steinmann Yantzi
Scripture: Zach Schwartzentruber, Christine Helmuth
Children’s Time: Joanne Schwartzentruber
Sermon: Pastor Fred Lichti
A/V: Mike Gingerich, Steve Carter
An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for
children ages five and under. Parents are expected to supervise their
children while in the nursery.
April Special/Coin Offering is in support of House of Friendship,
providing food, shelter, and addiction services. Support may be offered
in the worship service (via coins to children or in the offering basket,
marked “House of Friendship) or directly on their website:

Welcome to guest preacher, Fred Lichti. For 40 years, Fred served as a
pastor in the Mennonite Church– at Steinmann, Listowel and Elmira. He
is retired and lives with his wife, Rosie, in Elmira. They were privileged
to parent 3 children and currently spend a lot of time helping with their
7 grandchildren. Fred is a gardener, enjoys history, and telling the story
of Ontario Amish Mennonites.

Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages:
11:00 – 12 pm Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 5), basement
11:15 – 12 pm Jr. Youth (Gr. 6-8) & MYF (Gr. 9-12+), basement
Adult Education: Sanctuary, Fred Lichti: Our Amish Heritage through stories and artifacts.
Next Sunday
9:45 am Livestream and in-person worship
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb

This week at Steinmann MC
April 29 (Mon): 6:30-9 pm Pickleball
April 30 (Tues): 3-5 pm, 6:30-9 pm: Pickleball
April 30 (Tues) 3-4 pm : Peace & Justice in the Fireplace Room.
May 1 (Wed) 9-5 pm, 7-9 pm: Mennonite Women are providing a
Learn-to-Quilt opportunity. Experienced quilters will be at church to
help you learn to quilt. All are welcome. Quilts are needed for the Relief
Sale and the monies raised go to MCC.

Congregational Life
Steinmann MC delegates to the MCEC Church Gathering in Leamington this weekend were: Gladys Bender, Ashley Drudge, Elaine Finnie, Al Mills, Pastor Louise, and Richard Steinmann. Pastor Ben served as moderator. Highlights of the gathering will be shared during worship Sunday, May 5.

Are you interested in diving deeper into your faith? Considering
baptism or church membership? Talk to a Pastor about Faith
Exploration Class, Baptism, or becoming a Steinmann MC member.

Looking for Amish-Mennonite Clothing through the ages, for our May
display. If you have dresses, jackets, shoes, coverings, hats etc., along
with a bit of history of the item, please talk to Pastor Sara.

May 2 (Thurs) 6:30—8 pm Seniors and Jr. Youth Games Night. All
seniors are invited to join the Jr. Youth for a games night and snacks
(including crokinole). Care Team is available to help organize rides.

May 5 (Sun): Red Dress Day across Canada, a day to name violence against Indigenous Women and Girls – and commit to ending the cycles of gender-based violence in our communities. Hanging this Red Dress at Steinmann MC, on May 5, is an important step in our relationship with Indigenous people in our community. It is a small but significant gesture to show we are interested in truth telling that moves us closer to reconciliation. The dress, with a short bio, will be hanging in the church hallway April 28 for you to have a closer look.

June 9 (Sun) 2-4 pm: Bicentennial Event: Guided Cemetery Tour.
Former pastor, Fred Lichti will lead a story telling history tour beginning at the St. Agatha Mennonite Church cemetery and ending at the Steinmann Mennonite Church cemetery. Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall at the end of the tour. All are welcome.

Save the Date: August 9-11 SMC Camping at Hidden Acres. More info in May.

August 12 – 16 (Mon – Fri) mornings: Baden Summer Bible Camp here at Steinmann. We are looking for volunteers for all roles. Please reach out to Courtney Hobbs or email badensbc@gmail.com if you are interested and able to help.

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
May 3 (Fri) 7-10 pm: Prayer walk. Meet at Mike Schout Wetlands.
Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
May 2 (Thurs) 6:30-8pm: Games Night with Senior, at the church.
Small Groups
May 2 (Thurs) 10 am- Women’s Bible study group meeting at the church in the Fireplace area and/or Zoom. Read chapter 10 of “Let The Light In.” All women are welcome. Contact person – Darlene Gingerich.
May 8 (Wed) 10 am The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will start meeting again in the fireplace room at the church. Everyone is welcome.

Remember in Prayer
Pray for Gord Roth who will have knee replacement surgery on Tuesday, April 30.
Remember Dorothy Boyle who is receiving care at Grand River Hospital.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for Hanover Mennonite Church.


April 29, (Mon): Spring Seniors Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. For more information https://bit.ly/3yEjDEz.
May 4 (Sat) 9:30 am Shalom Counselling Services’ Annual Spring Brunch. Purchase tickets by contacting Shalom by Monday April 29.
May 6 (Mon.) 2-8 pm: Blood Donor Clinic at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Appointments are required. To book an appointment call 1-888-236-6283 or https://www.blood.ca/en
Pastors in Exile invite you to join us for the 3rd Beyond Binaries Conference on May 11 at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. Registration and more information can be found at
100th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Russian Mennonite Refugees to Ontario in 1924: Bus Tour The Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario is hosting a one day Bus Tour to the Niagara Peninsula on June 15, 2024 to commemorate this event. For more details and to register, please go to www.MHSO.org
Spirituality & Aging Seminar on Friday, June 21 (in-person and virtual) at Conrad Grebel University College. Rev. Dr. Mark Roberts presents “From Problems to Possibilities: Faith Communities enabling those in the third third of life to flourish.” This seminar challenges the narratives about elders in communities, churches, and society at large; exploring the role churches can play in empowering older adults. Visit grebel.ca/spirituality for registration information.