February 13, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, February 13, 2022
Transformed by Jesus


Call to worship and Prayer

Holy, Holy, Holy!  VT 76

Here I Am To Worship  VT 227

Children’s Time

John 1:1-18

Sermon The Marvel of Jesus

Philippians 2:5-11  VT 335

Heart with Loving Heart United  VT 813

Congregational Prayer

Worship and Care Team Update



Jesus, Be The Center  VT 584



Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Postlude: Grant Movold
Worship Leader:   Steve Wagler
Sermon: David Martin
Children’s Time :  Winter Family
Congregational Prayer:     Pastor Liz Weber
Worship & Care Team Report: Janessa Otto
Livestream: Arne Kennel

11:00 a.m.  Adult Education on Zoom
No  Coffee Time

COVID Guidelines for Worship

  • Please wear a mask
  •  Please hum, sway, or tap your foot rather than singing
  • After the service, remain seated until an usher dismisses you
  • Remain physically distanced as you leave.
  • An offering plate is located at the back of the sanctuary

February Special Offering: House of Friendship’s ShelterCare that has successfully integrated health care and shelter since late 2020.  For more information contact House of Friendship, Gord Roth or see short video at: https://houseoffriendship.org/sheltercare/. Note that the Potato Blitz has ended. Please give directly or make cheques payable to House of Friendship, designated “ShelterCare” which our accountant will collect and forward together.

Next Sunday February 20
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the Sanctuary
Transformed by Jesus Worship Series
Scripture: Luke 7:36-50
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb, Jesus and Forgiveness

11:00 a.m. Coffee Time on Zoom

Jr. Youth & MYF
Today 1-5p.m. Jr. Youth: Half-Day Outdoor Retreat at Hidden Acres.

Congregational Life
Feb. 16 (Wed.) 7 p.m. VFT meeting on Zoom

Feb. 27 (Sun.) 11:00 a.m. Kids Sunday School, in-person. Dress to be outside.

March 6 (Sun.) 11:00 a.m. Annual General Meeting.  Hybrid, in person and zoom.  Annual Report Book with detailed Agenda available next weekend.

August 8-12  Baden Summer Bible Camp 2022. Campers and volunteer save the date.

Community Event
Feb. 15 (Tues.) 10:45 a.m. Rockway’s founders’ day chapel. A special chapel featuring Class of 2013 Alumna Anneli Loepp Thiessen. To RSVP for the Zoom link, email alumni@rockway.ca
and visit www.rockway.ca/foundersday for more information.

Feb. 18 (Fri.) 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Stolen lands, Strong Hearts is a film about a devastating decision which continues to profoundly impact Indigenous and Settler relationships today.  Contact Dawna at office@smchurch.ca  or 519-634-8311 to register.

Feb. 24 (Thurs.) 7p.m. Want to discuss further the movie Stolen Land, Strong Hearts? Join a follow up discussion via zoom for SMC people. Let us know if you are interested so we can send the zoom link.  This will be part of our anti-racism spring series. Janessa Otto, Ashley Drudge, Gladys Bender

Coldest Night of the Year 2022February 26 (Sat.) is the virtual Coldest Night of the Year walk in support of Wilmot Family Resource Centre. If you are interested in joining SMC’s Team – the SMC Strollers (Note the name change),  or want more details, please contact Kim Lichti by phone, text or email ( 519-662-1623, kimlichti@hotmail.com).  All ages are welcome to this family friendly event! More information: bit.ly/3FMOXlA

March 10 (Thurs.) 7 p.m. Conrad Grebel University College  presents “On Dwelling: Shelters in Place and Time” presented by Sofia Samatar, (Virtual). Her lecture considers what it means to shelter in place, not just in terms of emergency management, but as a deliberate practice with ethical and ecological effects. To pre-register and more information https://bit.ly/3GoIn5f

See ways that MennoHomes addressed the need for housing in 2021: https://bit.ly/3J9xQfU

Our Indigenous neighbours are still appreciating hot food at the Land Back site in Caledonia. Our next meal will be delivered March 11/22. Let me know at gladysbender@hotmail.com  if you are interested in contributing.

The Lent Planning Committee is looking for colourful plastic Easter eggs (you know the ones that open up and you can put something inside them). If you have any that you are wanting to get rid of them, we would love to take these off your hands. You can contact Pastor Liz (liz@smchurch.ca) to arrange a drop off. Thanks for your help!

From Mennonite Central Committee:

  • The situation in Cuba was incredibly dire when a shipment of MCC relief kits and canned food arrived.  Read details: https://bit.ly/3gyXEGe
  • Infant mortality has been reduced by 83% among displaced and local people in Burkina Faso who participate in infant care education https://bit.ly/35RU9Z7
  • See impact reports here: https://bit.ly/3rCn2Bf and https://bit.ly/34jBVzC
  • If you are interested in a book club using Peaceful at Heart – Anabaptist Reflections on Healthy Masculinity, contact Rod Friesen at rodfriesen@mcco.ca.
  • Please pray for our CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) program that addresses the traumatic impact of sexual offenses and the need for effective prevention.  Unless funding is secured beyond March 2022, several CoSA sites risk closure or reduced programming. Learn how to ask your MP to support CoSa at mcco.ca/CoSA-funding-crisis.

Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is Hiring: a full-time Executive Director (application deadline Feb. 28); as well as more youth / young adults for various positions on our Summer Camp Staff Team (application deadline Feb. 14). For more information or to apply, go to www.hiddenacres.ca  . If you have any questions contact Chris Pot at 519-625-8602 or chrispot@hiddenacres.ca

Mennonite Summer Camp registrations opened on February 1st for:

Note subsidies are available for post-secondary students who are working at a Mennonite Camp this summer – contact Andrea Kennel, Scott Wagler or Pastor Sara for more information

Help quilting is still needed to complete the Relief Sale quilt for this year’s sale. Call the church office and book a time on Wednesday – Friday.  A maximum of 2 people at a time.

Personal Notes
Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers and the meals that were delivered after my surgery and the emails and check ins and all the help and love and support from everyone during this massive transition in my life. I have a new mold made for my Prosthetic and continue to work with my Physiotherapist and Doctors to get up and around! Hoping to not need more surgery at this point! Thank you everyone so much. – Tori Fraser

Remember in Prayer
Pray for Terry & Elaine Tweedle whose son Mark passed away a week ago Saturday and Mark Scheerer and family whose mother passed away last Sunday.