April 7, 2024 Bulletin

Anabaptist Beginnings

April 7, 2024

Gathering to praise….


Call to Worship and Prayer

Hymn:  What Is This Place   VT 22

Scripture:  1 Corinthians 3:11

Hymn:  Christ Is Our Cornerstone VT 4

…to listen for God’s Spirit….

Children’s Time

Hymn of the month: Jesus Christ is Love Divine VT 749

Scripture:  Matthew 5: 13-16

Sermon:  Anabaptists: Then and Now

…..that transforms us ….

Hymn: You Are Salt for the Earth VT 297

Reflections on 2023 by Pastors

Congregational Prayer

Offering & Offertory

….and sends us forth as bearers of God’s love.  


Hymn: Heart with Loving Heart United VT 813



Leading us in worship:

Prelude/Offertory/Postlude: Susan Seyler

Worship Leader/Congregational Prayer: Janessa Otto

Song Leader: Sara Roth

Children’s Time: Ben Winter

Sermon: Pastor Louise Wideman

A/V: Cliff Kennel, Steve Kennel

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: www.houseoffriendship.org


Christian Education (Sunday School):
11:00 – 12 p.m. Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 5), basement
11:15 – 12 p.m. Jr. Youth (Gr. 6-8) basement

11-12:30 pm – AGM Meeting.
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/3Jbd3uk
: Potluck Meal
1:00: Pie Auction Fundraiser

Next Sunday
9:45 a.m.
Livestream and in-person worship
Speaker:  Pastor Sara Erb

This week at Steinmann MC

April 8 (Mon.): CANCELLED
April 9 (Tues.): 3-5, 6:30-9pm
April 9 (Tues) 2pm: Care Team Meeting Fireplace Room
April 10 (Wed) 7pm: VFT meeting Fireplace Room

Congregational Life
Steve and Lynelle Drudge have requested their membership be
withdrawn from Steinmann Mennonite Church. We honoured this
request and forwarded a membership letter.

Address update: Harold (Harry) Martin, 111-730, Newhampshire St.,
Waterloo, Ontario, N2K 0H8. Cell phone: 519.857.6711

April 20 (Sat.) Peace and Justice Breakfast has been POSTPONED.
It will be rescheduled later in the year. Details will follow.
April 21, Bible Quizzing Day –focusing on the Gospel of Luke (NIV), immediately following the worship service, including a light lunch. Multiple ways to participate:

Youth quizzing
Jr. Quiz
– for kids and pre-teens, (talk to Pastor Sara if interested)
Adult quizzing – sign-up sheet in the church hallway or talk to Pastor Sara
All church quizzing – just for fun, no prep needed, you will need a phone or a tablet

 SMC’s New Booth at the MCC New Hamburg Relief Sale – Volunteers Needed!:
Steinmann and Conrad Grebel are together taking over the Cream Buns booth from Hawkesville Mennonite Church, who are closing this year. We need volunteers for the following roles:

Friday May 24: 2-3 people to help cut the cream buns
Saturday May 25: 8-16 people (youth & up) to prepare & sell the buns for 1-2 hour shifts between 7am-11am. If interested, please speak with Pam or Steve Carter (pscarter2@hotmail.com)
We are also seeking to raise approx $2,000 (outside of the church
budget) to cover the costs of the Cream Buns. This will be the focus of the May Special Coin Offering, but earlier donations with the designation “Cream Buns” are welcome. Chat with Pastor Ben for more info.
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+)
April 11 (Thurs). 7:45-9pm: Bible Quizzing Prep, review.
April 12 (Fri), 7-10pm: Progressive Supper. Meet at the church ready to eat!

Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
April 17 (Wed), 6:30-8pm: Bowling at New Hamburg Lanes. Pick up and drop off there. Cost $5.

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
April 17 (Wed) 6pm: Visit to Roth farm

 Small Groups
April 10 (Wed) 10 a.m. 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
Let us uphold John & Helmi Wiebe as they deeply grieve the death of their son, Samuel. He died tragically from a drug overdose on April 3. Samuel struggled lifelong with mental health issues. A celebration of life will happen at a later date. Helmi and John appreciate our ongoing prayer support.

Congratulations to David Steinmann celebrating his 91st birthday on April 11; and to Olive Campbell celebrating her 86th birthday on April 12.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for Grace New Life Mennonite Church in Hamilton, ON.


April 8 (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
April 15 (Mon), 7:30 pm: Annual meeting for members of the Amish Mennonite Fire and Storm Aid Union will be held at Faith Mennonite Church (Kingwood).
April 11, 12, & 13 , 2pm and 7:30pm: Poole People Players presents: A Wing and a Prayer at the Perth East Recreation Complex in Milverton. For tickets Janet call: 519-595-8424 or poolemen@perth.net
April 11, 12 & 13 (Thur. –Sat.) Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s grades 9-12 students
play performances. Tickets are $15 per person and now on sale at  rockway.ca/sherlock.
April 16 (Tues.) 7pm . Considering Rockway? More information on
Rockway Information Night: rockway.ca

April 20 (Sat.) 5:30 pm, MEDA spring banquet at Shantz Mennonite Church. Open remarks by Dorothy Nyambi, President and CEO of MEDA, presentation by Katelynn Folkerts with MEDA on Cassava Seed Systems. Cost:  $55.00 per person. Register online by April 12th at:  https://www.meda.org/events/

April 26-28: SLMC Spring Work Weekend – Enjoy a family-friendly, free weekend at Silver Lake to help open the camp for the summer. All meals provided. Register at slmc.ca/retreats.

Grace Lao Mennonite Church EGG ROLL fundraiser has arrived. Order form can be found next to the mailboxes. Order deadline April 26.
April 26 – 27 (Fri. – Sat.), MCEC Annual Church Gathering 2024, UMEI Christian Highschool, Leamington, ON, Theme – Inspired By Hope.  If you are interested in being a delegate and a supporter of the Moderator/Pastor Ben please contact Gladys Bender. Carpooling to be arranged.
April 29, (Mon.): Spring Seniors Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. For more information