August 8, 2021
Summer Worship Series
Trips and Travels: Encountering God
Prelude Peace to You VT 168
Call to Worship and Prayer
In Christ Alone VT 332
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 3
Sermon: Wandering and Pilgrimage
Come, Thou Fount VT 563
Gentle Shepherd, Come and Lead Us VT 718
Postlude God Calls You Good VT 172
Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader: Darryl Drudge
Children’s Time: Joy Wagler
Sermon: Pastor Max Kennel
Livestream: Steve Kennel
TODAY 11:00 a.m. Coffee Time on Zoom
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 15
9:45 a.m. Livestream and up to 120 people in-person worship
Trips and Travels: Encountering God
Scripture: Luke 15:11-32, Journeying toward reconciliation
Meditation: Pastor Sara Erb
11:00 a.m. Coffee Time on Zoom
Aug. 8 (Sun.) 3 p.m. Pool Party – New Gr. 9s welcome!
August 9-13 Baden Summer Bible Camp 2021 Updated Information
To register: https://bit.ly/2Uz6qMG
**Still Room Available. Bring your Friends!!**
We are excited that we are able to offer an outdoor Bible Camp experience during this time of COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainty. We have been provided with and will be expected to follow the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for day camps.
Each group will experience camp for 2 hours each morning in the large tents on the Steinmann Church property. Cohorts will rotate through Dramas, Marketplace Crafts and Activities, Recreation Games and Family Story time.
Thank you in advance for your prayer support for camp leaders and community participants this week as we experience Christ together through the teachings of Paul.
Aug. 22 (Sun.) 11 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.
Aug. 22 & 29 (Sun.), 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Sunday popcorn and watermelon (formerly S’mores) intergenerational social events.
– 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
Each event will include a time for reflection on our spiritual and personal journey during the past year, 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). Call or email Darlene Gingerich, 519-662-3492, email@example.com to register your intent to attend one of these events. Up to 40 people maximum each time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 distancing, sanitizing, mask wearing, and signing-in whenever you enter the building.
Congratulations to Jean Gingerich who is celebrating her 91st birthday on Saturday, August 14.
Congratulations to Terry & Elaine Tweedle who are celebrating their 61st anniversary on Sunday, August 8.
Remember in Prayer
Our search process for a Pastor of Worship and Care
Baden Summer Bible Camp that starts tomorrow.
Pray for our sister Mennonite Church Eastern Canada congregations in our geographical cluster: Hillcrest, Mannheim, Nith Valley, Nithview community, Shantz, St. Agatha and Wilmot. Pray that God will inspire our imaginations as we follow God’s leading and call.