August 14, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, August 14, 2022
Invited to God’s Table: Growing in Hospitality and Connection


Call to Worship


Come All You People  VT 2

Luke 19:1-10

A Response to an Invitation: The Crowds

Come Thou Fount  VT 563

Children’s time

A Response to an Invitation: Zacchaeus

Beautiful Things  VT 551

A Response to an Invitation: Jesus

You’re Not Alone  VT 779

Congregational prayer

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

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.

Congregational Life
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

Date Event
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

Community Events
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

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 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:
  • Tips for fundraising for MCC:
  • 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:

Personal Notes
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.