Steinmann Mennonite Church
February 14, 2021
Together we are hearing God’s revelation of love in the New Testament letters of John
Prelude –Summoned by the God Who Made Us VT 1
Good Morning and Welcome
Call to Worship and prayer VT 857
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be a sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.
Like a Rock VT 63
God, be the Love VT 43
2 John 4-6 & 3 John 11-15
Gonna Take a Chance – Camps with Meaning video
Postlude – Rain Down VT # 703
Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader: Gladys Bender
Music: Voices Together Recordings and Camps with meaning
Children’s Time: Carter Family
Scripture Reader – Matthew Bailey
Sermon: Max Kennel
Congregational Prayer- Melody Steinmann
Feb. 14 (Sun.) 11:00 a.m. Coffee Time
Feb. 21 (Sun.) 11:00 a.m. Adult Education
No coffee time this Sunday
February’s Special Offering (formerly the Coin Offering) is for the House of Friendship’s annual Potato Blitz. To donate click Potato Blitz.
NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Lent: Deep Calls to Deep
9:45 a.m. Lent 1, Live stream worship
Scripture: Mark 1:9-15, Called to deep relationship with God
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb
COMING STEINMANN EVENTS
Feb. 16 (Tues.) Church office will be closed for Family Day.
Feb. 17 (Wed.) 6:00 p.m. Children’s Ash Wednesday Service on Zoom. Instructions for making your own ashes at home will be emailed out.
Feb. 17 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. Vision Focus Team meeting on Zoom
Feb. 18 (Thurs.) 8 p.m. Anti-racism Discussion Group, round 2. Our first gathering we are honoured to be welcoming Wilmot’s new Indigenous Elder: Nina De Shane to join us. If you are interested in joining the discussion group this winter and spring please be in touch with Gladys Bender, Ashley Drudge, Janessa Otto, Michelle Wagler, or Pastor Sara.
Feb. 19 (Fri.) 6:30 p.m. Jr. Youth Bingo Night on Zoom.
March 7 (Sun.) following the worship service. Annual General Meeting of the congregation on Zoom.
Feb 16 (Tues.), 7:00 p.m. Treaty as Sacred Covenant Storytelling with story teller Adrian Jacobs. More Informationn
Feb. 18 (Thurs.), 7:00 p.m. Canada, the churches and Bill C-15 as it relates to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. To register
Feb. 18 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Join the virtual launch of the book, European Mennonites and the Holocaust, edited by Mark Jantzen and John D. Thiesen. This event is co-hosted by the Centre for Transnational Mennonites Studies at the University of Winnipeg and the Institute of Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies at Conrad Grebel University College. Visit grebel.ca/events, or register via Zoom.
Feb. 24 (Wed.) 7:00 – 8:30 PM (CST) Face2Face | Who Cares? The elderly among us… COVID-19 has exposed cracks in our systems of care, and shed light on our understandings of aging, revealing how we value older adults in our communities. Be part of a critically important conversation involving the Director of a Personal Care Home, two Indigenous Elders, and two seniors as they open new insights on realities faced by seniors in our communities and churches. Go to www.cmu.ca/face2face for more information.
On Feb. 9th, there was a fire at the House of Friendship’ s Men’s Shelter that was located at the Inn of Waterloo. All residents were relocated to Guelph and area shelters. These men had little to begin with and have now lost everything. You can help out by donating online here. Thank you for your support of our community’s vulnerable.
After careful consideration, the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Committee has decided not to host a Sale at the New Hamburg Fairgrounds in 2021. Plans are being made for two online auctions instead.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Continue to pray for Ken Boshart whose condition is improving at Grand River Hospital ICU.
Continue to pray for Paul Helmuth at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Pray for Daniella Leis following her sentencing on Thursday.
Pray for Katie (Lichti) Martin, husband Phil and two young children and her parents, former SMC pastor Fred and Rosie Lichti. There is cancer on Katie’s liver. You may follow her journey on CaringBridge, https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/katiephilmartin.