Steinmann Mennonite Church
March 7, 2021
Lent 3: Called to deep wisdom
Call to worship
Come, thou fount VT 563
My life flows on VT 605
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Sermon and spiritual discipline: ‘Whoever wants to save their life will lose it.’
Will you let me be your servant VT 778
Leading Us in Worship:
Pianist: Susan Seyler
Worship and Prayer Leader: Kim Lichti
Technology Coordinator: Steve Kennel
Children’s Time: Melissa Gingerich
Testimony: Patricia Wagler
Sermon: Pastor Max Kennel
Today (Sun.) No Coffee Time
Following the worship service. Annual General Meeting of the congregation on Zoom. Please note, voting is limited to two members per device.
March 14 (Sun.) 11:00 a.m. coffee time
March online offering (formerly coin offering): renovation of a Mill St. house in Kitchener for affordable housing by Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers and MennoHomes. More info here. To contribute, send e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org., donate on https://mennohomes.com/ or mail to 202-50 Kent Ave., Kitchener, ON N2G 3R1 and designate for Mill St.
NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 14
Lent: Deep Calls to Deep
9:45 a.m. Livestream and limited in-person worship
Lent 4: Called to Deep Healing. There will be a time of anointing, those at home people prepare to have some oil, perfume, or lotion on hand. Those in person will be provided with oil.
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb
COMING STEINMANN EVENTS
March 9 (Tues.) 7 p.m. Care Team Zoom meeting
March 10 (Wed.) 7 p.m. VFT Zoom meeting
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 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.
March 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 To Donate.
March 19-21, 2021 – Virtual Grebel Musical: “Big Fish”: The Conrad Grebel University Student Council, in collaboration with the Grebel Community, presents a production of John August’s musical, Big Fish. A touching Father/Son story about discovery, family and legacy, with fantastical elements, a magical orchestra and dazzling cast, filmed entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic. This production will be livestreamed throughout the weekend of March 19-21, with afternoon show times at 2pm and evening show times at 7pm. Tickets are available to purchase for $10 for individuals and $15 dollars for groups through BookTix.
March 20 (Sat.) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Grebel March Break Virtual Open House to learn more about the University of Waterloo and Grebel! Visit grebel.ca/events for details and registration.
Reminder next weekend is the start of Daylight Savings Time. Saturday night move your clocks ahead one hour.
Reminder of ways to give to the church:
• Cheques can be placed in the secure drop box at church or mailed to the church at 1316 Snyder’s Road West, Baden, ON N3A 3K8
• For online Giving Options check the church’s website at To donate
From Mennonite Central Committee:
• Learn how peace is the secret ingredient in emergency food distribution in the Congo.
• Planting seeds of hope and empowerment at Ininew Friendship Circle in Cochrane. Here
• COVID-19 response update after nearly a year. Listen here
• Families forced to flee their home often face a second crisis: malnutrition. You can feed displaced families for $7 a month through Share Your Table. Receive personal stories and recipes from families around the world. https://mccshareyourtable.ca/
Canadian Mennonite subscriptions: All who attend Steinmann Mennonite Church may receive a subscription to Canadian Mennonite. The biweekly magazine is delivered in print, by email, or both. Subscriptions are paid for collectively through MCEC. To start a new subscription, add digital delivery to an existing print subscription, or switch to digital-only, please contact Dawna at 519-638311 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will submit our congregation’s subscription list by March 26.
We celebrate with Olivia and Kevin Clement with the birth of Sadie Clement on February 27th!
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Ray McAllister and his family, as they mourn the death of Rose, who passed away on Friday afternoon following emergency surgery in Brantford.
Larry Boshart who is receiving care at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Ken Boshart who is receiving care at Grand River Hospital.
This week the MCEC Truth and Reconciliation Working Group issued a press release and letters calling on government, police and courts to end colonial violence against Indigenous Land Defenders at 1492 Landback Lane (near Six Nations and Caledonia). Please pray for peaceful, just and a prompt resolution to this conflict for all involved. To read more, find the release posted on their webpage.