Sunday, August 14, 2022
Invited to God’s Table: Growing in Hospitality and Connection
Call to Worship
Come All You People VT 2
A Response to an Invitation: The Crowds
Come Thou Fount VT 563
A Response to an Invitation: Zacchaeus
Beautiful Things VT 551
A Response to an Invitation: Jesus
You’re Not Alone VT 779
Bible Camp Highlight
Offering & Children’s Offering
Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling VT 544
Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader & Song Leader: Steve Wagler
Music: Susan Seyler
Biblical Storytelling and Prayer: Pastor Sara Erb
Children’s Time: Joanne Schwartzentruber
A/V: Arne Kennel & Steve Carter
No Coffee Time in person, No Coffee Time on Zoom.
August Special Offering: Emergency food for children and families facing extreme hunger in places like Sudan in sub-Saharan Africa. Go to www.donation.mcccanada.ca/hunger-crisis
Next Sunday August 21
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Theme: Invited to God’s Table: Growing in Hospitality and Connection
Scripture: John 2:1-11
Speaker: Pastor Louise Wideman
Coffee Time in person, Coffee Time on Zoom.
August 21 (Sun.) 3 – 7 p.m. Sunday S’mores! Everyone is invited to Ralph & Louise Gingerich’s home, 2168 Carmel-Koch Road, St. Agatha, to enjoy sitting around the fire, catching up with others and visiting with Pastor Louise. The Care Team will make the s’mores; bring your own hot dogs to roast and snacks to share. Bring lawn chairs & tableware. If it is raining the event is cancelled.
August 28 (Sun.) 9:45 a.m. Installation service for Pastor Louise. Reception in the Fellowship Hall to welcome Pastor Louise and guests following the worship service.
Opportunities to Reconnect
|August 21st||S’mores Sunday|
|August 28th||Installation of Pastor Louise, reception to follow|
|September 4th||Outdoor Worship Service and Potluck|
Jr. Youth & MYF
August 20 (Sat.) 3 p.m. MYF Pool Party at Don & Marilyn Steinmann
August 28 (Sun.) Jr. Youth Pool Party, at Dwight Brenneman and Paulette West
Aug. 15 (Mon.) 2-8 p.m. 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
Sept. 14 – Nov. 23 (Wed.) 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Interfaith Counselling Centre (ICC) will be offering a support group for women who have experienced emotional or physical abuse within their intimate relationship. For more information and/or to register contact ICC at 519-662-3092.
Sept. 19 (Mon.) Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, Fall Seniors’ Retreat “Seeing the Land and History Through an Indigenous Lens”. For more information or to register
Dawna Whitehead will be out of the office August 14th – 29th.
Over 80 kids participated in Baden Summer Bible Camp this week, Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through. A HUGE thanks to Crew and Station Leaders and all the helpers behind the scenes. Special thanks to organizers Sara Roth and Jessie Gingerich as well as Rachelle McLean and Andrea McFarlane from West Hills.
Our Indigenous neighbours are still appreciating food at the Land Back site in Caledonia. Our next meal will be delivered Sept 2/22. Let me know in person or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in contributing.
From Mennonite Central Committee
- Thrift Store Volunteer Open House, Tues., Aug. 30, 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Volunteer with Circle of Friends: mcco.ca/volunteer
- Tips for fundraising for MCC: mcco.ca/DIY-fundraising.
- MCC joins over 230 social service providers and community organizations calling for doubled social assistance rates ahead of the August provincial budget. Learn more and how to add your voice at: https://bit.ly/3A7V7NA
Congratulations to Jean Gingerich who is celebrating her 92nd birthday today Sunday, August 14.
Congratulations to Richard & Ardys Brenneman who are celebrating their 52nd anniversary on Monday, August 15.
Remember in Prayer
Continue to pray for Ervin Steinmann and his family as he receives care at St. Mary’s Hospital.