April 3, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, April 3, 2022
Transformed by Jesus – Final Days and Holy Ways

Prelude

Call to Worship and Prayer

God, Whose Giving  VT 745

Touch the Earth Lightly  VT 145

Children’s Time

Matthew 22:15-22

Sermon

Confession

Here’s My Life  VT 561

Time of Reflection

Congregational Prayer

Offering

Announcements

I Want Jesus to Walk With Me  VT 306

Benediction

Postlude

Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Postlude: Sara Roth
Worship Leader: Mark Scheerer
Sermon: Devon Wagler
Children’s Time: Pastor Liz Weber
Reflection & Congregational Prayer: Janessa Otto
Livestream: Mike Gingerich

11:00 a.m.  Coffee Time on Zoom

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/

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.

Next Sunday April 10 Palm Sunday
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: John 13:1-17, 34-45.  Messiah who washes feet?
Kid’s palm branch procession and an opportunity for footwashing and hand washing
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge

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

Congregational Life
April 6 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon  – All women invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt.  Bring a bag lunch.  Drinks provided.

April 6 (Wed) 7:00 p.m. Bylaw Ad hoc meeting on Zoom

April 8 (Fri.) TGIF starts again with a pizza party! Contact darryl.drudge@gmail.com to RSVP by April 7.

April 13 (Wed.), 1:00 p.m. Grief support group facilitated by Interfaith Counselling.  Contact Pastor Steve for details.

 Community Events
April 25 (Tues.) 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 519-745-7458 (press 3). If you can help with setup, 1-3 p.m. 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. Friday night: welcome seven congregations joining or moving into full membership in MCEC. Celebrate as 30 pastors from provisional congregations are installed as ministering persons within MCEC. Saturday: live into the Courageous Imagination journey as we prayerfully receive and consider updated MCEC identity and priority statements building on feedback from the Courageous Imagination journey. Registration opens March 30. 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 at (519) 886-9690.

Notices
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate

  • Hiring part-time Custodian (afternoon shifts). For more information rockway.ca/employment.
  • Calling all students in Grades 5 – 11! Join us online, Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:15 p.m. and DISCOVER why Rockway may be the place for your family! Register at rockway.ca or email admissions@rockway.ca

 

The Lent Planning Committee is inviting people to bring fresh flowers or flowering plants to enhance the worship space on Easter Sunday, April 17. After the service we ask that you take them home or share with someone else.    No lilies please.

Personal Notes
“Thank you for your prayers, telephone calls, cards and emails on the passing of our father, father- in- law and grandpa Arthur Steinmann. Your kind words and expressions of support are very much appreciated.” Esther, Cliff, and Andrea Kennel

Remember in Prayer
The family of Betty & Wallace Roth.  Betty’s funeral service was held on Friday.

The family of Dan Ropp.  Dan’s funeral service was held yesterday.

The family of Alice Wagler who passed away on Tuesday. A funeral service for Alice is planned for this afternoon at 2:00 p.m., in person and livestreamed.

The family of Greg Spencer, brother-in-law of John and Norma Iutzi and Delores and Harold Swartzentruber, who passed away on Wednesday following a lengthy illness.

Along with praying for Ukrainian refugees, please pray regarding the continued bombings and atrocities of the Myanmar army on its own people. Pray for Anabaptist brothers and sisters in the Chin state.