Feb 2nd Bulletin

Deadly Sins and Virtues: Lust and Respect
February 2, 2020

Words of welcome

Call to worship

Gathering prayer

Just a closer walk with thee SJ 106

Marvelous grace of our loving Lord HWB 151

Children’s Time

2 Samuel 11:1-27

From the depths of sin HWB 136

Sermon—Lonely lusts and respectful relationships

Prayer of confession

Words of assurance

Children’s Sunday school begins

I am weak and I need thy strength HWB 553

Offering

Congregational Prayer

Announcements

For God so loved us HWB 167

Benediction

A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Steve Carter and Sandy Scheerer. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).

Leading Us in Worship:

Worship and Song Leader—Tim Miller Dyck
Children’s Time—Kim Lichti; Scripture Reading—Sue Kennel
Sermon—Pastor Steve Drudge
Pianist—Grant Movold; Congregational Prayer—Chris Lebold

TODAY

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)
11:00 a.m. Jr. Youth (gr. 6-8) and MYF (gr. 9-12+) Sunday School
11:45 a.m. – Groundhog Day Potluck. Everyone Welcome!

THIS WEEK

Tuesday
Morning—setting up comforters

5—8 p.m.—Gym rented
6:30—8 p.m.—Women of Faith, small group will meet at the church. We invite you to join us for times of learning, prayer and friendship. Please call Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich for details.

Wednesday
Morning & Afternoon—All women are invited to the church to help knot comforters and/or quilt. Bring a sack lunch. Beverages provided.

Friday
2:45—4 p.m.—Alpha program for WO students after school begins. We are partnering with Wilmot Missionary Church and Youth Unlimited. Please keep the leaders and students in prayer as we explore faith together, perhaps for the first time.

Saturday
8:30 a.m. The Mennonite Women of Wilmot Cluster Winter Breakfast. Join us for our final Ladies Breakfast at Steinmann Mennonite Church and celebrate our history. Guest speaker Melissa Miller and fashion show featuring clothing from the Thrift store.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. House of Friendship Potato Drive. If you are helping, meet at the food bank on Alpine. If you have any questions call Mike at 519-501-5719.

NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

9:45 a.m. – Deadly Sins and Holy Virtues: Pride and Humility.
Scripture: Luke 18.9-14, Philippians 2.1-11
Speaker: Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
11:15 a.m.— Congregational Update on planning for our pastoral transition. All are encouraged to attend.

MYF

Feb. 7 (Fri.) Tubing at Chicopee, $17.

JR. YOUTH

Feb. 7 (Fri.) Tubing at Chicopee, $17. Ages 12 and under, helmet required.

SMALL GROUPS

Feb. 5 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. Small group meets at Arne & Sue Kennels

COMING STEINMANN EVENTS

Feb. 10 (Mon.) 5—8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic, Steinmann Mennonite fellowship hall.

Feb.22 (Sat.) 4 p.m. The Coldest Night of the Year walk in support of Wilmot Family Resource Centre. Join our team, the Steinmann Strollers, and walk with us or sponsor the Team! Watch your in-box next week for an email to sponsor the Steinmann Strollers on-line OR you can donate with cash or cheque, made payable to Steinmann Mennonite Church, and mark your offering envelope with the Coldest Night of the Year (by Feb 16th). Talk to Kim Lichti if interested.

Feb. 22-23 (Sat. – Sun.) Menno Singers Hymn Festival Weekend. Each afternoon will feature a traditional hymn sing, with new compositions from Voices Together and hymn requests. Saturday 3 p.m. at First Mennonite in Kitchener and Sunday 3 p.m. at Steinmann Mennonite. Saturday 7 p.m. at First Mennonite in Kitchener will be a Choral Festive Evensong, based on the Song of Songs. Admission by donation. More information at mennosingers.com.

Feb. 29 (Sat) 7 p.m. Family Fun Night. Bowling at the New Hamburg Lanes. Sign up sheet on the table by the mailboxes.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Feb. 5 (Wed.) 7 p.m. God and the Multiverse. Free lecture by Dr. Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos, exploring what recent discoveries in the cosmos tell us about our understanding of God, scripture and ourselves. Will be live-streamed from CMU cmu.ca/sir.

Feb. 9 (Sun.) 2 – 5 p.m. Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is turning 75! Join us for a very special Founders’ Day Chapel. All are welcome! Visit rockway.ca for more information.

Feb. 13 (Thurs.), 7 p.m. Conrad Grebel University College (Rm 2202). Book Launch: Advocating for Peace: Stories from the Ottawa Office of Mennonite Central Committee, 1975-2008, by William Janzen.

Feb. 17 (Mon.) 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free Family Day Open House at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Come for a fun and relaxing day with your family! Pretzel-making, roasting bannock around the fire, and much more. RSVP to info@hiddenacres.ca or call (519) 625-8602.

Feb. 21 (Fri.) 11 a.m. Listowel, 39th annual heifer sale to raise funds for Mennonite Central Committee. Details at mcco.ca/heifer-sale.

Feb 25 (Tues.) 12—2 p.m. The Kitchen Table, Wilmot Mennonite Church, light lunch, conversation and friendship. Speaker: Fred Redekop. Suggested donation $10/lunch.

NOTICES

Pastor Sara will be out of the office following gallbladder surgery on Jan. 27.

On January 26th Jennifer Otto, along with her husband Greg Rabus, were received as members at Lethbridge Mennonite Church. According to the pastor, “Jen spoke very highly of the role Steinmann Mennonite played in her faith and life.”

Interested in learning and serving with TOOLS in Toronto this year? We are planning an intergenerational group for July 10-12, 2020. If interested please speak to Pastor Sara or Pastor Steve.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER

The family of Dora Wagler, mother of Carolyn and Jim Steckle, Larry and Pat Wagler and Myron and Joy Wagler. Dora died on Saturday, January 25.

The family of Alma Yantzi, mother of Marilyn and Don Steinmann and Lynn and Nancy Steinmann Yantzi. Alma died on Saturday, January 25.

The family of Frank Clarke, nephew of Nancy and Walter Mabee, who died Sunday, January 26.

The family of Harold Seyler, brother of David and Susan Seyler, who died Monday, January 27.

Sin or Virtue
Which one will you feed?

An old man was teaching his grandson about life, “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. “One is evil – he is anger, envy, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too”. The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The grandfather simply replied “The one you feed.”

Steinmann Mennonite Church 1316 Snyder's Road West Baden, Ontario Canada N3A 3K8 Founded: 1824