December 1, 2019
Call to Worship
Words of Welcome
Advent Candle Lighting
Come Light of the World SS 3
Longing for Light SJ 54
Comfort Comfort O My People HWB176
Children’s Sunday School Begins
Slowly turning, ever turning SJ 23
Offering and WFRC Christmas hamper collection
The peace of the earth be with you SJ 77
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Ben Winter and Chris Lebold . A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Leading Us In Worship:
Song Leader and Children’s Time – Suzanne Bender
Worship Leader & Congregational Prayer – Janessa Otto
Sermon – Pastor Steve Drudge
Accompanist – Susan Seyler
Candle Lighter – Edith Gingerich
Coffee, tea & juice will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 5)
Big idea: God cares about our needs.
11:00 a.m. Jr. Youth (gr. 6-8) and MYF (gr. 9-12+) Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Adult Ed. in the south side of the auditorium. Advent Series: A Season of Hope and Anticipation: Advent Themes in the Four Gospels. This week we will be looking at the gospel of Mark led by John and Dianne Gruhl. Bring your coffee with you.
2:30 p.m. An A Capella Christmas, with the Twin City Harmonizers and special guest Chuckee Zehr at Tavistock Mennonite Church. See poster for details. Proceeds will support Refugee Sponsorship.
2:30 p.m Lifted Voices will sing Christmas music at the Detweiler Meetinghouse. More information: see poster or call Laurence Martin, 519-504-4591.
3 p.m. Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir Christmas Concert: Sing Noel! Wallenstein Bible Chapel, 4522 Herrgott Rd, Wallenstein, ON. Tickets: $10 adult, $5 children (ages 5-18)
3:00 p.m. The Jubilation Male Chorus Christmas concert will be held at Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church, in support of House of Friendship. See poster for details.
NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
9:45 a.m. – Advent 2. Character: Angels.
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb
Last week to bring items for Wilmot Family Resource Centre Christmas Hampers: knitted winter clothing,
Dec 19th 6:15 p.m. Christmas Caroling: Meet at the Vandermolens. Dress to be outside for a few hours. Following caroling there will be an outdoor campfire and hot chocolate.
Jan. 3 – 4 (Fri. – Sat.) LOCK-IN! Come anytime after 1p.m..
Dec 19th 6:15 p.m. Christmas Caroling: Meet at the Vandermolens. Campfire and hot chocolate to follow.
Dec. 5 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Bible study meeting by the church library. For more information call Wes Leis.
Dec. 10 (Tues) 6:30 p.m. Women of Faith will meet at the church. We invite you to join us for times of learning, prayer and friendship. Please chat with Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich if you have any questions.
Dec. 11 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. – Meeting for a Christmas gathering with snacks at the Miller Dyck’s home. For more information call Marilyn Steinmann.
COMING STEINMANN EVENTS
Dec. 4 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon – All women are invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt. Christmas Potluck lunch. Drinks provided.
Dec. 7 (Sat.) Our annual Community Christmas Dinner. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.. People from our congregation are requested to bring desserts for the dessert buffet. Following the meal we will be entertained with seasonal music by the Nithview Choir.
Jan. 11 (Sat.) We are excited to have Dr. Allan Rudy-Froese, Professor of Christian Proclamation at AMBS, bringing a worship workshop to our congregation. Everyone involved in leading worship or story telling in any way is encouraged to attend. Sign-up sheet by the mailboxes.
Dec. 2 (Mon.) 5:30 p.m. The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies information session at Conrad Grebel University College. Dinner provided! Register at uwaterloo.ca/master-peace-conflict-studies/events.
Dec. 4 (Wed.), 7-9 p.m. at Hillcrest Mennonite Church and Dec. 10 (Tues.) at Waterloo North Mennonite Church – Focus groups on the new Executive Minister of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada.
Dec. 4 (Wed.), 7p.m., at 50 Kent, Kitchener in the Community Room. What is the relationship between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, and state policies of Israel and Palestinian solidarity? Speaker: Sydney Nestel. Sponsored by the MCEC Palestine Israel Network.
Dec. 5 (Thurs.) 7 p.m. Women Empowering Women. MEDA’s President and CEO, Dr. Dorothy Nyambi, will shares about her experience working in international development and her passion for empowering women around the world at the Community Room, 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener. All funds raised from this event will go to MEDA’s project in Tanzania.
Dec. 6 (Fri.) 11a.m. – 6 p.m. MCC Marketplace at 50 Kent Ave, Kitchener. Check out the Gourmet soup, comforters, items by Indigenous artisans ! More info at mcco.ca/events. Or shop for gifts online at mcco.ca/Christmas or call 1-800-313-6226 for a printed booklet.
Dec. 7 (Sat.) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Make-A-Difference Market at Conrad Grebel University College. Christmas shopping fundraiser with fair trade and local vendors, a food and bake sale, a silent auction, and live music to benefit SheCycle.
Dec. 7 (Sat.) 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wilmot Seniors’ Workshop, Christmas Craft Sale, 27 Beck St., Baden.
Dec. 8 (Sun.) 3 p.m. Menno Singers present their Christmas Concert entitled ‘Haste Ye!’ – at Trillium Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St., Waterloo. See poster for details.
Dec. 8 (Sun.) 7:30 p.m. Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir Concert with the Wellington Winds Symphony at Knox Presbyterian Church. To order tickets: wellingtonwindsymphony.ca/tickets/.
Dec. 14 (Sat.) 8 – 11 a.m. Community Care Concepts’ Annual Christmas Benefit Breakfast. Trinity Lutheran Church 23 Church St. New Hamburg. All proceeds support Community Care Concepts. For details see poster.
Dec. 15 (Sun.) 3:00 p.m. Menno Singers annual Messiah Sing-a-Long at St Jacobs Mennonite Church 1310 King St. N, St Jacobs. Bring your score and join your voice part, or come and listen to your favourite choruses. By donation.
Dec. 17 (Tues.) 12:00 – 2 p.m. Kitchen Table at Wilmot Mennonite Church. Christmas Songs and Stories. Suggested donation— $10.
Makers’ Market 2019 – Thank you to all those who helped with & provided baked goods for Maker’s Market this year. The proceeds of $2,300 will be forwarded to Wilmot Family Resource Centre.
Wilmot Family Resources Centre is preparing hampers for 160+ families in Wilmot & Wellesley Townships. You can help by sponsoring a family, donating food or gifts, volunteering or donating money before Dec. 9. See sponsor information on their website or call 519-662-2731.
There is a table in the fireplace lounge with forgotten dishes. Please check and see if any of them belong to you. Dishes not claimed will be sent to the Thrift Centre.
Congratulations to Delores Swartzentruber who is celebrating her 81st birthday on Friday, December 6th, Leona Steinman who is celebrating her 98th birthday on Saturday, December 7th and Ethel Zehr who is celebrating her 87th birthday on Saturday, December 7th.
Jedsen is pleased to introduce you to his little brother Axel Elgin Douglas Lebold. Born November 23rd, 8 lbs. 7 oz. to Alex & Jon.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Thank you to the pastors and church family for your prayers and support during my hospital stay. I was able to come home on Tuesday. Please continue to pray for strength and healing. Ken Boshart.
Pray for MCEC Mission Minister Norm Dyck as he and other pastors and teachers provide training in Anabaptist belief and practice to a network of church planters and the new Mission Anabaptist church in Chin State, Myanmar.
Pray for Mennonite Church Witness worker Bock Ki Kim who, during the first week of December will give three presentations for groups of 300 teachers in several school districts in South Korea who want to know about restorative justice and conflict transformation in a school setting.
Pray that a Mennonite World Conference delegation to Hong Kong in December will encourage the Mennonite church there in their witness to the Prince of Peace.