February 10, 2019
Digging deeply into Scripture, we discover the story of the movement of God among the people of God, a story that is still being lived and told to this day.
The Lord is my light SJ 97
Lord Jesus, you shall be my song SJ 14
Call to worship
Teach me, O Lord HWB 487
Lectio Divina with Psalm 23
Singing HWB 578
Listening Children’s time
Responding with Prayer Stations
Table set for us
Writing or listening
The Lord’s my shepherd SS 99
Offering & *coin offering
Now go in peace SJ 74
*Coin offering will go to House of Friendship’s Potato Blitz
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Pam Carter, Andrea Kennel. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Leading Us In Worship:
Worship leader – Ben MacLaurin
Song leader – Sara Roth
Organist – Jean Gingerich
Pianist – Grant Movold
Children’s time – Paulette West
Meditation – Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 7).
Coffee, tea & juice will be served in the north side of the fellowship hall following the service.
Youth class: lower level room # 004.
Adult class: Exploring a variety of informative and fun ways to engage Scripture. Meeting in the south side of the fellowship hall. Led by Pastor Myrna.
Noon – Potluck. All are welcome.
Monday (church office closed)
9-11:30 a.m. – Volunteers needed to help cut rags at the New Hamburg Thrift Shop.
7 p.m. – Healthy Relationships, Healthy Boundaries Adhoc meeting.
10:30 a.m. – Rental Policy review committee meets.
12:30 p.m. – Free noon hour concert at Conrad Grebel Chapel.
Violin and piano duo.
7:00 p.m. – Vision Focus Team meets in room 114.
9 a.m. – Tractor Club breakfast prepared by the church kitchen crew. If you would like to attend call the church office by Wed. Cost: $10.
7:00 p.m. – MYF Sponsors meeting.
7-9 p.m. – Celebrating Love: In our relationships, families and friendships at The Jazz Room, Waterloo. Music, appetizers, and good company. Dinner and beverages available for purchase. Hosted by Shalom Counselling Services. Tickets: $20. Call 519.886.9690 or www.shalomcounselling.org/love.
11:00 a.m. – Gifts Discernment committee meets in room 114.
6:00 p.m. – Single or Single Again, will be celebrating Valentines Day by going out to Scran & Dram in New Hamburg. To RSVP or for more information call Sandy at 519.662.2971.
6:30 p.m. – Gym rented
9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Practicing Faith, worship series of spiritual habits. Spiritual Companions.
Scripture: Ruth 1:15-18; John 15:12-17; 2 Timothy 1:5-14.
Sermon: Pastor Steve Drudge
10:30 – Children’s Christian education
11:15 – Adult Christian education. Exploring our own Spiritual Shepherds.
Noon Potluck – Family recipes. Celebrate Family Day by making food from recipes handed down from your parents and grandparents. Potluck sponsored by the Care Team. Please bring your own tableware and food to share.
Feb. 13 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. – Meeting at the Miller Dyck residence. For more information call Marilyn Steinmann.
Feb. 13 (Wed.) 8:00 p.m. – Small group meets. For more information talk to Darryl Drudge.
Feb. 21 (Thurs.) 6:30 p.m. – Women’s group meeting in room 004. Read chapter 7 of “Four Gifts.” For more information call Joy Wagler.
Feb. 13 (Wed.) 6-8 p.m. – Meet at the Schwartzentruber’s to go tobogganing.
MYF (High School)
Feb. 22 (Fri.) 7-9:30 p.m. – Square Dancing at W-O.
March 1 (Fri.) 7:00 p.m. – Fundraiser prep.
Feb. 18 (Mon.) 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Free Family Day Open House at Hidden Acres. Outdoor and indoor activities. Choose a hot lunch for $3/person or bring a bagged lunch (peanut-free). RSVP to email@example.com or call 519.625.8602. See poster.
Feb. 19 (Tues.) 7:30 p.m. – Mennonite Schools and Leadership committee meeting.
Feb. 21 (Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – Conrad Grebel invites Grade 10 students to attend the University of Waterloo Grade 10 Family Night. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, February 14.
Feb. 21 & 28 (Thurs.) 7:30-9:30 p.m. – Labyrinth Introduction Workshops led by Patricia Wagler at the Ernie Ritz room, 121 Huron St., New Hamburg. Cost $14/workshop or $25/for both. Register: email email@example.com or call/text 226.220.2606. See bulletin board.
Feb. 23 (Sat.) – Aldaview Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser beginning at 8 a.m. at the Wilmot Recreation Complex. Proceeds to go towards a new accessible vehicle.
Feb. 23 (Sat.) – Coldest Night of the Year Walk to help hungry, homeless and hurting people in our community. Meeting at the St. Agatha Community Centre. Registration opens at 4 p.m. Opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. and walk begins at 5:15 p.m. Meal service begins at 6 p.m. All walk routes and meal service close at 8 p.m. For more information or to register call Wilmot Family Resource Centre at 519.662.2731.
Feb. 24 (Sun.) 7:00 p.m. – Join the Menno Singers Family of Choirs at Waterloo North Mennonite Church for a hymn sing. Donations accepted.
March 1 (Fri.) 6:45 p.m. – Church Bowling at Riverside Lanes, New Hamburg. Sign-up sheet is by the church mailboxes. Cost: $9/game and includes shoes.
March 31 (Sun.) 11:00 a.m. – After three decades of dedicated service as our congregation’s Administrative Assistant, Darlene Gingerich is retiring. Plan now to come and celebrate with her!
1. Serenades for Sam: Music has a powerful effect on the brain. It can promote pain reduction, stress relief and memory skills. Consider supporting “Serenades for Sam,” a project named after Sam Gingerich, who experienced tangible benefits from music while in hospital. Let’s bring the power of music to others affected by stroke and brain injuries! Donations will help compensate John Wiebe for his work providing music to patients. If you wish to contribute, contact Lynn Yantzi: 519.662.2580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp Bowl-a-thon fundraiser. Anthony Helmuth will be collecting donations.
3. Save the date: August 12-16, 2019. Baden Summer Bible Camp. In the Wild! Kids and leaders, throw on your camera strap and buckle your seatbelt for amazing encounters with Jesus in Scripture.
4. Some of you have taken time to colour the mandalas on the front of the bulletin during our Practicing Faith series. You are invited to hang them in the hall so that all of us can benefit from the beauty that this practice can produce. -Ad hoc worship planning committee
5. To donate to the House of Friendship Potato Blitz call Shelley at 519.742.8327 ext. 131 or www.houseoffriendship.org.
6. Save the Date! Steinmann Women’s Retreat has been booked for April 5/6, 2019 at Riverstone Retreat in Durham.
7. Job Posting – Steinmann Mennonite Church is looking for an Administrative Assistant, 4 days per week. Interested applicants can view the job description on our church website (smchurch.ca). Submit a cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com or drop off at church by Feb. 12, noon. Church office is open Tuesday through Friday, 8-4:30 p.m.
8. A magnetic key-holder was found in the east church parking lot last Sunday. Contact the church office.
• Congratulations to Mary Wagler who will be celebrating her 85th birthday on Monday, February 11.
• Considering baptism into Christ and his church? If you have questions or the intention, contact a pastor or care team member. We’re here to explore faith with you.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Pray for Nyle Iutzi who will be transferring to Chartwell Westmount in Kitchener for rehab following hip surgery.
• Pray for Don Wagler, who had surgery in Hamilton this past Thursday.
• Shirley Dunford, who left yesterday to participate in a mission trip to Shirati, Tanzania with Canada Africa Community Health Alliance. Pray that the team’s presence will be a blessing to those they meet and work with and for good health and safety.
• Give thanks with the Evangelical Mennonite Church of Vietnam where many new followers of Jesus have joined local congregations recently.
Ways to engage with scripture:
• Attend worship services
• Read in several translations, noticing similarities and differences
• Read the words aloud, rather than silently
• Use lectio divina
• Use colors to highlight a passage. What stands out? What questions does it raise? Where do you see God?
• Journal your thoughts and prayers
• Download an app with ways to read and listen to the Bible. One favorite: YouVersion
• Use art to illustrate a passage
• Look up words that you are curious about in an online interlinear Bible, such as biblehub.com
• Listen to or sing songs based on scripture
• Join a Bible Study group
• Look up thebibleproject.com – short videos which provide helpful overviews of each book of the Bible
• Memorize a passage
• Join a Bible quizzing team
• Use a devotional guide such as Daily Bread or Rejoice
• Take photos that illustrate a passage