August 15, 2021
Summer Worship Series
Trips and Travels: Encountering God
Call to worship
10 000 Reasons VT 111
Lord, I need you VT 155
Offering and Prayer
Amazing Grace VT 163
Together VT 389
Bible Camp Highlight
Beautiful Things VT 551
Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader: Matthew Bailey
Children’s Time: Suzanne Bender
Sermon and Prayer: Pastor Sara Erb
Prelude/Postlude: Susan Seyler
Livestream: Michael Gingerich
TODAY 11:00 a.m. Coffee Time on Zoom
COVID Guidelines for Worship
- Please hum, sway, or tap your foot rather than singing
- Following the service, please remain at your seats until an usher dismisses you
- You are welcome to gather out in the parking lot for fellowship
- An offering plate is located at the back of the fellowship hall
- Tables and colouring sheets are provided for families and young children.
- We are prioritizing air flow in the building. If you are bothered by a draft or have a hard time hearing please connect with an usher regarding an alternative place to sit.
Under Ontario step 3 reopening we can accommodate about 120 people for worship in the fellowship hall. There is room for you if you wish to attend in person. Please wear a mask. Livestreaming will continue. Call the church office if you have questions.
Monthly giving focus for August: Emergency food and relief for 4.5 million people who have lost livelihoods or fled violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Thousands have died. The crisis is expected to get worse. Borders could close to humanitarian aid. To give: https://donation.mcccanada.ca/
Next Sunday August 22
9:45 a.m. Livestream and up to 120 people in-person worship
Trips and Travels: Encountering God
Scripture: Exodus 19:1-6. Journey to God and humanness
Meditation: Pastor Steve Drudge
11:00 a.m. Church Program Meeting and Vote on the Slate of Volunteers. We will get a glimpse of the year to come, affirm our leaders and volunteers, and hear a few updates. The meeting and vote will be a hybrid: in-person and on Zoom. See Sunday Links email for Zoom link.
Aug. 22 & 29 (Sun.), 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Sunday popcorn and watermelon (formerly S’mores) intergenerational social events.
**Register Now at email@example.com**
– Aug. 22 at Don & Marilyn Steinmann’s farm, A-3045 Bleams Rd., New Hamburg.
– Aug. 29 at Tom & Ruthanne Bender’s, 3365 Carmel-Koch Rd., Wellesley, ON
Including a time for reflection, and time to catch up and connect with one another. Snack provided; bring your own chair and water bottle. As we aim to keep everyone safe (including unvaccinated children), please continue to practice physical distancing, and mask wearing if/when needed (i.e. using the washroom or when physical distancing cannot be maintained outdoors). You must register your intent to attend one of these events. Up to 40 people each time. Contact Darlene Gingerich, 519-662-3492, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 27 (Fri.) – Meal to the Land Defenders at Land Back Lane in Caledonia. Meals are going to be continued even though there has been cancellation of the major development in the land dispute. Your contribution to this meal is a way to work at improved relationships between Indigenous and Settlers. If you would like to contribute please message email@example.com.
Aug. 29 (Sun.) 1:30 p.m. Wilmot Forest Church is meeting at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. This month’s theme: In Praise of Trees. People of all ages are invited. Pre-registration is not required.
Dawna Whitehead will be out of the office August 14th – 23rd.
A huge thanks to all those who adapted to organize and lead Bible Camp outdoors this past week. Thank you volunteers and families who helped us learn from Paul and the underground church about what it means to follow Jesus.
We are looking for people interested in being Facility Supervisors and/or Kitchen Supervisors during rentals. Training provided and these are paid
positions ($20/hr). If interested in attending a training session to find out more about being a supervisor contact Dawna at the church office firstname.lastname@example.org
The church building is open once again for in-person committee meetings and some events throughout the week. Please make sure to book your time and space with Dawna, and to follow safe distaning, sanitizing, mask wearing, and signing-in whenever you enter the building.
Congratulations to Richard & Ardys Brenneman who are celebrating their 51st anniversary on Sunday, August 15 and Steve & Michelle Wagler who are celebrating their 25th anniversary on Tuesday, August 17.
Congratulations to Arthur Steinmann who is celebrating his 94 birthday on Monday, August 16 and Verna Schwartzentruber who is celebrating her 96th birthday on Saturday, August 21.
Remember in Prayer
Our search process for a Pastor of Worship and Care
Tori Fraser, Alf and Sheryl Crabbe’s daughter, will be having amputation surgery on September 3rd. Prayers and support are appreciated. For information on ways to support, including her GoFundMe page, contact Sheryl directly.