Steinmann Mennonite Church
February 28, 2021
Lent 2 Deep in the woods: Called into deep commitment
Call to worship
Lord Jesus, you shall be my song VT 581
Be thou my vision HWB 545
Mark 8:31-38; 27-30
Sermon and spiritual discipline: Called into deep commitment with Christ
Will you come and follow me STS 39
Postlude Some’landela (We will follow) STS 40
Leading Us in Worship:
Pianist: Grant Movold
Worship and Prayer Leader: Janessa Otto
Duet: Nancy Steinmann Yantzi, Stephen Yantzi
Children’s Time: David Martin
Testimony: Ruth Steinmann
Sermon: Pastor Steve Drudge
Today (Sun.) 11:00 a.m. coffee time
March 7 (Sun.) No Coffee Time
Next Sunday, March 7
Lent: Deep Calls to Deep
9:45 a.m. Livestream and limited in-person worship
Lent 3: Deep in the changing sky: Called to deep wisdom.
Scripture: John 2:13-22
Speaker: Pastor Max Kennel
Following the worship service. Annual General Meeting of the congregation on Zoom. Please note, voting is limited to two members per device.
- Check this past week’s email for information booklets including a detailed agenda. On Friday, copies were mailed to those without email. Some printed copies are available at the church during office hours.
- Those who attend worship in person may remain in person for the AGM. All others, please join via zoom after the worship service.
- In order to pass resolutions/votes, we need to have quorum. Your participation is vital in this work of the church. Please plan to attend either in person or via Zoom.
- Please send your questions in ahead of time. Asking questions ahead of time is especially important when most of us cannot meet in person. Finance questions can be sent to VFT Secretary Treasurer Dwight Brenneman; all other general inquires can be sent to VFT Chair Steve Wagler.
March 11 (Thurs.) 7 p.m. 2021 Bechtel Lecture: “Blackness, whiteness and the Anabaptist ‘Imagined Community’” Premiering via the Conrad Grebel University College YouTube channel. Featuring a special musical performance by accomplished vintage and classic blues & jazz performer Diana Braithwaite. Speaker: Timothy D. Epp of Redeemer University. To register for the Q&A that follows the lecture, visit bit.ly/38RJDAj. For more information, visit bit.ly/3nVDgjR
March 20 (Sat.) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Grebel March Break Open House to learn more about the University of Waterloo and Grebel! Visit grebel.ca/events for details and registration.
March 11 (Thurs.) 7 – 8 p.m. MEDA Network Event Series, Faith and work in a Pandemic. This virtual panel discussion about the impacts of COVID-19 on the community members, businesses, and organizations in Waterloo, Ontario. Register to attend.
Haudenosaunee Land Defenders continue to stay on reclaimed land near Six Nations, Ontario. They demand a halt to development without the Six Nations community’s consent. If you would like to contribute to a meal for the Land Defenders on March 12 please contact Gladys Bender for details. email@example.com. Several church communities are contributing each week to show support. Thanks to the generosity of many people we have provided 2 meals.
We have returned to hybrid Sunday worship services – limiting our gathering in person to under 30% of capacity. Priority for in-person worship will be given to those who do not have access to livestream, who live alone, and/or have limited contact outside their households during the week. All others, please continue to access the livestream as before. Help to keep everyone safe.
Silver Lake Mennonite Camp Waterloo/Kitchener/Floradale Day Camp. Outdoor and distanced active games, nature discoveries, crafts and connecting with new and old friends. All programming is COVID-19 dependent, and no payment will be collected until we know the camps will be running. https://slmc.ca/camp/summer-camp/day-camp/
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) partners and local communities across the globe engage in peacebuilding to address some of the complex reasons why people are forced to leave their home. No one should be forced to flee their home in the first place. Send a letter to your MP. Ask them to address some of the root causes of forced displacement. Learn more at mcccanada.ca/forced-migration.
Thank you to the Comforter makers of Steinmann Mennonite Church for your support over the last year. M.C.C. wishes us warmth and comfort this Valentine’s Day. (Mail delay due to Covid) A card was received from the Material Resources Team of MCC and was signed by Reid Kennel.
Paul Fast, MCC’s Health Coordinator shares an update on the global status of COVID-19 vaccinations and inequities. Watch it here.
Mennonite World Conference 2022 Assembly in Indonesia will be available to more participants in a hybrid format with on-site and online workshops, exhibits, prayer groups and tours. Watch for further details.
Congratulation to Leonard Schwartzentruber who is celebrating his 82nd birthday on Wednesday, March 3.
Remember in Prayer
Larry Boshart who is receiving care at St. Mary’s Hospital for difficulty in breathing.
Ken Boshart who has been moved to 8th Fl at Grand River Hospital and continues to slowly improve.
Pray for Rose McAllister who continues to wait in hospital for tests and surgery.