August 7, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, August 7, 2022  Hidden Acres Camp
Invited to God’s Table: Growing in Hospitality and Connection

Prelude

Welcome

Psalm 63:1-8

Prayer

For the Beauty of the Earth  HWB 89

Lord, listen to your children  HWB 353

Children’s Time

God is so Good (God Loves Me So, God Answers Prayer)

John 4:3-15

Reflection – Hospitality: God as Host and Guest

Come By Here, My Lord (Kumbaya)

Prayer Stations

  • Prayer walk
  • Thanking God for what I notice (through shapes) – Pastor Louise
  •  Praying in Colour – drawing or writing (pavilion) – Pastor Sara
  •  Circle of Intercession (fire pit) – Wes Leis & Darlene Gingerich
  • Singing our Prayers (worship site) – John Wiebe & Doris Martin

Amen  HWB 382

Every Time I Feel the Spirit   insert

Congregational Prayer

Offering

Grant us, Lord, the Grace  HWB 388

Announcements

You Are All We Have   insert

Table Blessing

Praise God from whom  HWB 119

Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader: Steve Wagler
Singing led by:  Doris Martin & John Wiebe
Children’s Time: Michelle & Samantha Wagler
Reflection, Prayer Practices & Congregational Prayer: Pastor Steve Table Blessing: Pastor Louise
Recording: Steve Kennel
Audio: Cliff Kennel

Today
10:00 a.m. Outdoor Worship Service at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. The service will not be livestreamed; rather, it will be posted to the website later in the day.  Potluck following the worship service.

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 14
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Theme:  Invited to God’s Table: Growing in Hospitality and Connection
Scripture: Luke 19:1-10
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb

No Coffee Time in person, No Coffee Time on Zoom.

Congregational Life
August 8-12 (Mon.-Fri.) 9-11:45 a.m. Baden Summer Bible Camp! At Rocky Railway Summer Bible Camp, kids discover Jesus’ power can pull them through life’s ups and downs.

Opportunities to Reconnect

August 21st S’mores Sunday
August 28th Learning to Can and Garden Swap
September 4th Outdoor Worship Service and Potluck

Jr. Youth & MYF
August 20 (Sat.) 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 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.

Notices
Access MCC’s latest climate change resources here: https://bit.ly/3Juyu97

Wilmot Mennonite Church invites applications for AdministrativeAssistant. For more details contact John Good at 519-575-8759.

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 gladysbender@hotmail.com if you are interested in contributing

Personal Notes
Wendy Wagler will be out of the office August 8th to August 15th, please feel free to email accountant@smchurch.ca.  For urgent matters please call or email Dawna at 519 634 8311 or

office@smchurch.ca.

Congratulations to Erma Steinmann who is celebrating her 92nd birthday on Sunday, August 7.

Congratulations to Terry & Elaine Tweedle who are celebrating their 61st anniversary on Monday, August 8.

Remember in Prayer
Pray for the 80+ campers and 30+ volunteers at Rocky Railway Baden Bible Camp, August 8-12.

Please pray for Ervin Steinmann who is receiving care at St. Mary’s hospital following a couple of falls.

Please pray for Brieanna Wagler, who left on Saturday with Scott and Wendy Wagler and Helen Boshart to move to Miami. Brieanna begins her graduate studies at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on August 15th.  Pray for safe travels and a smooth transition as Brieanna begins a new chapter.  Thank you.