February 12, 2023 Bulletin

February 12, 2023
We gather to praise our loving God….


Call to Worship & Prayer

Hymn:  Holy, Holy, Holy     VT 76

Scripture:  Psalm 119: 33 -40

Hymn:    Listen to the Word that God Has Spoken     VT 405

…to listen for God’s word….

Children’s Time

Hymn: I Saw a Tree by the Riverside     VT 514

Scripture: Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Sermon: “Choose Life”

…..to respond with gratitude….

Hymn: I Bind My Heart This Tide     VT 556

Moments in Ministry:  It takes a village

Congregational Sharing & Prayer

Offering & Offertory

Voting for Pastoral Candidate


….and be sent forth as bearers of God’s love.  

Hymn: Go, My Children             VT 830



Leading us in worship:
Prelude/Offertory/Postlude:  Susan Seyler
Worship Leader/prayer:  Chris Finnie   Song Leader:  Steve Wagler
Children’s Time:   Melissa Gingerich Moments: Joy Wagler
Sermon:  Pastor Louise Wideman
A/V:  Mike Gingerich, Cliff Kennel

An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under.

Kids Offering:  Mennonite Central Committee’s Ukraine Emergency Response, providing trauma healing, emergency housing, supplies and food packages.  https://bit.ly/3vMq9I1. Information: https://bit.ly/3VTqhQx

February Special Offering: House of Friendship’s ShelterCare Move-In Fund. During February about 100 of the most unwell men in our Region will gradually move into a new, innovative place for dignified, wrap-around 24/7 care. We get to be part of this step! https://bit.ly/3kA1sMI

Coffee, tea & juice available in the fellowship hall following the service.
Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages:
11:00 – 12 p.m. Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 4), basement
11:15 – 12 p.m. No Jr. Youth or MYF Sunday School this week.
Adult Ed., Fellowship Hall
11 a.m. Zoom Coffee Time.

Next Sunday February 19
9:45 a.m. – Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Scripture:  Matthew 17:1-9
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge

Congregational Life
Feb. 14
(Tues) 4 – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Pickleball.

Feb. 16 (Thur.) at 9 a.m. – 12 noon Steinmann members are needed to help cut rags at the MCC Material Resources Centre. Thank you for your help.

Feb. 17 (Fri.)  TGIF event cancelled.

Feb. 21 (Tues.) 2 p.m. Care Team invites all lay visitors to a meeting in the Fireplace Room.

Feb. 22 (Wed.) 7 p.m. Plan to participate in our Ash Wednesday service. This intergenerational service of worship will mark the beginning of the season of Lent.

Jr. Youth & MYF
Feb 24 (Fri.) potentially tubing at Chicopee. Watch your emails for  details.

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
Feb. 15 (Wed.) 6 – 7:30 p.m. Ways to share love with others.

Small Groups
Feb. 23 (Thurs.) 10-11:30 a.m. – Women’s Bible study will be meeting in person and on Zoom. Studying “Expecting Emmanuel – Eight Women Who Prepared the Way”. Read pages 98-109. Questions – talk to Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.

Feb. 28 (Tues.) 10 a.m. The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet in the old board room  at the church. Studying “The Uniqueness of Jesus”. Everyone is welcome.

Steinmann Hockey Team
Feb. 17 (Fri..) 10 p.m.  Steinmann @ East Zorra (Wilmot Rec Complex)
Feb. 24 (Fri.) 9 p.m.  Steinmann vs. Creekside JBS  (Wilmot Rec Complex)

Wider Community
Feb. 15 (Wed.) Rockway Mennonite Collegiate,  Founders’ Day Celebrations. Visit www.rockway.ca/foundersday for more info.

Feb 20 (Mon.) 10 – 3:30 p.m. Family Day Open House at Hidden Acres (free). Including Pretzel making, roasting bannock, sledding, skating, games and more. RSVP to info@hiddenacres.ca

Feb. 20 (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 https://www.blood.ca/en

Feb 23 (Thur.) 5 p.m. Are you in Gr. 10, 11, or 12? Interested in      attending University of Waterloo and staying at Conrad Grebel? You’re invited to UW’s family night, with a tour and supper at Grebel beforehand. To register for Grebel supper, email grebelstudentservices@uwaterloo.ca by Wednesday February 8th. To learn more about UW’s Grade 10 Family Night, see this website: http://bit.ly/40qmQEt

Feb. 25 (Sat.) The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk to raise money for local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join our Steinmann Team  to help, fundraise, walk, and gather for good… because it’s cold out there. For more information about the event please get in touch with Elaine Finnie at froesee@gmail.com To donate, http://bit.ly/3wRcWhG .

Feb. 26 (Sun.) 2:30pm, St Jacobs Mennonite Church (1310 King St North, St Jacobs). Book launch, These Songs We Sing: Reflections on the Hymns We Have Loved, by Carla Klassen. (Pandora Press https://www.pandorapress.com/#/ ). Admission by donation.

March 13 (Mon.) Grandparent and Grandchild Day at Hidden Acres. Grades 1-6. Theme: God of Wonders: Discovering the Creator through space. www.hiddenacres.ca

June 4-7 International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality, hosted by Conrad Grebel. Registration is now open. Early bird pricing available until Mar 18. Visit uwaterloo.ca/ageing-spirituality/ for more information and to register.

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp: Winter and Spring Retreats:  Winter Camp for Grown-Ups (Mar 3-5), March Break Family Getaway (Mar 14-17). Go to https://bit.ly/3ugT85T for more info and to register.

Personal Notes
Pastor Sara will be on vacation Feb 13-21.

Congratulations to Walter Maybee who will be celebrating his 80th birthday on Thursday, February 16.

Remember in Prayer
We give thanks for the 29 youth, sponsors and several volunteers who helped make the youth retreat possible this weekend!

Let us be generous in our prayer support and financial support of the people in Turkey and Syria.  Donations can be made to MCC http://bit.ly/3RLqlBB and/or Food Grains Bank http://bit.ly/3jLuJnt.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC)  in prayer for Vineland United Mennonite Church, Vineland, ON.