August 20, 2023 Bulletin

August 20th 2023
Water and Healing

We gather in praise …

Call to worship and prayer
When Peace Like a River              VT 617
Healer of our Every Ill                  VT 644
Bible Camp Highlights

… to listen for God’s word …

Children’s time
Restless                                              VT 741
2 Kings 5:1-19

… responding with gratitude

Calm me Lord                                 VT 680
Congregational Prayer

… sent forth with God’s peace …

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say  VT 536

An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under.  Parents are expected to supervise their child/ren while in the nursery.

Leading us in worship:
Worship Leader: Steve Wagler
Music: Grant Movold
Sermon and Children’s Time: Pastor Sara Erb
Congregational Prayer:  Sandi Roth
Livestream: Steve Kennel & Cliff Kennel
Flowers: Michelle Wagler

August Special Offering and Kid’s Offering:   Mennonite Central Committee school kits. Donate directly or find kit contents at Content lists are on the table in the main hallway.

Coffee & tea  available in the fellowship hall following the service.

Next Sunday August 27
10:00 a.m.  Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Scripture:  Mark 6:30-46
Speaker: Pastor Louise Wideman

Congregational Life
Aug. 22 (Tues.) 4 – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Pickleball.

 MYF (Grades 9-12+)
August 27 (Sun.) 3-6 p.m. Pool Party at Brandon and Jessie Gingerichs.

Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
August 20 (Sun.) 2-5 p.m. Pool Party at the Schumms.

 Wider Community

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp, community events

  • Aug. 20 (Sun.) 10:30 a.m. Chapel Service at Luther Village on the Park, 139 Father David Bauer Dr.
  • Aug. 25 (Fri.) 7 p.m. Final Concert at Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N.

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

Sept. 25 (Mon.) 7:00-8:30 p.m. Online.  MCC Ontario Annual General Meeting. For details

Oct. 14 (Sat) 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. Empty Bowls for Haiti at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Tickets go on sale Aug. 16.

 The Abner Martin Music Scholarship ($4,000 value last year) is awarded annually by Menno Singers to a student  1) enrolled in a full-time music  program (undergraduate or graduate level)  2) affiliated with an MCEC congregation; and  3) involved in musical activities in church and community. Application deadline is September 15, 2023. For more info  or an application form contact Lewis Brubacher,

MCC Material Resource Centre (65 Heritage Dr., New Hamburg) is offing a tour at 10 a.m. the 3rd Thursday each month.

Come sing in the Mennonite Mass Choir: Handel’s Messiah at Centre in the Square on Sun., Dec. 10 (afternoon). Monday evening rehearsals begin on Sept. 25 at First Mennonite Church (800 King St E, Kitchener) from 7:30-9:30pm. More info and to register

The Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir is still looking for a few more singers to join us. Rehearsals start on Tuesday Sept. 12 at W-K United Mennonite Church for children in grades 1 and up. For more information sign up by August 28.

Personal Notes

Jon & Alex Lebold are preparing for Alex’s radiation treatment beginning August 23.   A meal train has been set up. Link to sign up

Pastor Louise is on vacation this weekend.  She will be back in the office on Tuesday, August 22.

Administrative Assistant, Dawna Whitehead will be on vacation until Monday, Aug. 28.   Thanks to Marilyn Steinmann and Darlene Gingerich for helping with the bulletin while Dawna is away.

Congratulations to Verna Schwartzentruber who is celebrating her 98th birthday on Monday, August 21 and Ruth Steinmann (Mrs. David) who is celebrating her 89th birthday on Wednesday, August 23.

Remember in Prayer

We extend our sympathy to the family of Sandra Roth. Sandra died peacefully early morning August 17.  Visitation will take place at Steinmann Mennonite Church on Wednesday, August 23, 6 – 8 pm and Thursday, August 24, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. A Celebration of Life service is planned for Friday, August 25, 11 am at the church with a meal to follow.

Give thanks that Nyle Hofstetter’s health continues to improve.

Pray for Ben Cassels who begins as Pastor of Witness and Resourcing at Steinmann Mennonite Church on Tuesday, August 22.

Prayer request from Mennonite World Conference: India – for cooling rains, and the All India Mennonite Woman’s Conference being planned for October.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for  Mannheim Mennonite Church, Petersburg, ON and Nith Valley   Mennonite Church, New Hamburg, ON.