August 5th Bulletin

August 5, 2018
Service at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp

Call to worship
Psalm 147.7-11
Come, thou fount
Jesus, be the center
Colossians 3.12-15
I’ve got peace like a river
Story of David and Goliath, from I Samuel 17
Peace before us
Prayer stations
• Summer memory passage
• Offerings
• Prayer Rocks
• Coloring
• Leaf prayers
• Walking
• Bubbles
You shall go out with joy

Leading Us In Worship:
Worship leader – Tim Miller Dyck
Song leader – Abby Scheerer
Meditation – Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck


Monday & Tuesday – Church office closed.

8 a.m. – Prayer in room 114. All are welcome.

4-7 p.m. – Wilmot Summer Market in the south parking lot.


9:45 a.m. – Preservice music
10:00 a.m. – Scripture: Joshua 1:1-9, 10:40-42.
Sermon: Joshua’s conquest: Does it justify other conquests?
Speakers: Pastor Steve Drudge and Indigenous Neighbours Learning Tour participants, July 23-26 in Timmins.
2-4 p.m. – Open House in celebration of Irene Bender’s upcoming 95th birthday. Meeting in the Nithview Community Room.

Aug. 13-17 (Mon.-Fri.) 8:50-11:30 a.m. (ages 4-14)

Register on the church website or call Christine Helmuth.
Donations of the following would be much appreciated:
napkins vanilla pudding cups
round vanilla cookies fish shaped gummies
ziploc sandwich freezer bags plastic spoons
rubber bands wooden clothes pins
heart stickers mixed colour fish crackers
9 oz plastic cups drinking straws
graham crackers pretzel sticks, fruit rollups
minute maid plastic bottle fruit punch (10 oz.)

Donation box will be by the church mailboxes.


Aug. 16 (Thurs.) 6 p.m. – MEDA Summer BBQ at the pavilion in Waterloo Park. $25/adult, $10/child. Child-care provided. Register: or call 519. 725.1633.

Aug. 17 (Fri.) – Wilmot Mennonite Church bus trip to Iceculture Inc. in Hensall. $70/person will cover the bus, lunch at Huron Family Diner in Exeter and the tour. Bus leaves Wilmot church at 10:30 a.m. and arrive back around 4 p.m. Call 519.634.5030 to register.

Aug. 19 (Sun.) 10:00 a.m. – Installation service for Pastor Sara Erb. Speaker: Marilyn Rudy-Froese, Church Leadership Minister, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada.

5-8 p.m. – Sunday S’mores at Tom & Ruthanne Bender’s, 3365 Carmel Koch Rd. Enjoy a summer evening together (and see the little goats)! Bring hot dogs, tableware, and lawn chairs for your family, and snacks to share.

Sept. 5 (Wed.) 9 a.m.-8 p.m. – Comforter Knotting Blitz for MCC. This includes men and children! If you can tie your shoes, you can tie a knot! We want to complete 25-35 comforters. Bring a friend, neighbour or family member with you. Urgently needed are persons to sew 60 x 80 tops. We have fabric for backs. For more information contact Ardys Brenneman. Bring your bag lunch.

Sept. 7-9 (Fri.-Sun.) – Hidden Acres Camp “Building Community Retreat” for individuals with disabilities, their families, friends and supporters. Topic: The Healing Power of Music. Register by August 31. Brochures are on the table by the mailboxes.


1. Good News—the east parking lot will be paved the week of August 20th. The Market will be held on the north parking lot on Thursday, August 23rd. During the week please use the north entrance.

2. Jam collection for Agape Fellowship in London. Bring donations of store bought jam, including sugar free, and place in the box by the church mailboxes. Melody Steinmann will take the jam to Agape Fellowship on Sunday, August 19th.


• “We are so happy for the work accomplished. There are still jobs to do but, wow, we did so good. Thank you.” – Michel Monette, Serviteur, Hochma, Montreal, re: church renovations assisted by four people from this congregation, July 24-26.

• Congratulations to Erma Steinmann who will be celebrating her 88th birthday on Tuesday, August 7th.

• Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck will be on vacation August 6-12.


• Pray that participants in Baden Summer Bible Camp, Aug. 13-17 will experience Jesus’ care.

• Join Greg Rabus & Jennifer Otto in praying with thanks for the new coordinator of Friedenshaus in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Silvie Kroeker who will relocate from Winnipeg in September and Hanna Eich from Germany who will offer and organize German classes; and in giving thanks for the “indispensable” support of Canadian churches in launching this project through their support of Mennonite Church Canada Witness.

• Pray for Steve Heinrichs, Mennonite Church Canada director of Indigenous-Settler Relations, on trial between August 7-10 for participating in a prayer witness supporting Indigenous peoples’ right to free, prior, and informed consent with respect to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Pray for our churches as we continue to discern how Christ invites us to relate with our Indigenous neighbours.

Steinmann Mennonite Church 1316 Snyder's Road West Baden, Ontario Canada N3A 3K8 Founded: 1824