February 27, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, February 27, 2022
Transformed by Jesus


Matthew 13:44-46

Call to Worship (based on Matthew 13:31ff)


Your love is strong

Blessed Are You  VT 290

Children’s Time

Matthew 13:24-30


You Are Salt for the Earth  VT 297

Congregational Prayer

Our God in Heaven  VT 673

Resourcing Services Highlights

Generosity Glimpse



Seeds  VT 777



Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Postlude: John Wiebe
Worship Leader: Suzanne Bender
Children’s Time: Paulette West
Sermon & Congregational Prayer: Pastor Steve Drudge
Resourcing Services: Brandon Gingerich, Gladys Bender
Generosity Glimpse: Brandon Gingerich
Livestream: Steve Kennel

11:00 a.m.  Adult Education on Zoom
AGM information session, in-person (fellowship hall)
Kids Sunday School, Age 2—Gr. 5,  in-person (outdoors)
No  Coffee Time

Returning to the Fellowship Hall.

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 fellowship hall

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

Next Sunday March  6
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the Fellowship hall.
Lent Worship Series: Transformed by Jesus – Final Days and Holy Ways
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb, An Unexpected Jesus

11:00 a.m.  AGM. See more detail under March 6 below.
No Coffee Time

Congregational Life
March 1 (Tues.) 7-8 p.m. AGM information session on Zoom. Bring your questions, aspirations and input for the health and work of our congregation. See Sunday morning email for link.

March 2 (Wed.) 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m. Women are invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt for MCC’s Winter Warm Up.  Lunch break at Schmidtsville Restaurant, call ahead 519-662-2861 to reserve a spot.

March 2 (Wed.) 5:45-7 p.m. Intergenerational Ash Wednesday, outside in the church parking lot. We are excited to be planning a kid-focused intergenerational event for all ages (adults and seniors included) to mark Ash Wednesday. Come out for music, Bible story, campfire, activities, and marking ourselves with ashes as we begin our Lenten journey. Yes, there will be hot chocolate and a treat to take home. (Organized by Paulette West, Pastor Liz, Pastor Sara).

March 6 (Sun.) 11:00 a.m. Annual General Meeting.  Hybrid, in person and Zoom.  The report booklet is available now (digital and hardcopy). Information sessions ahead of the AGM, planned for today Feb. 27 (Sun.) 11 a.m. in person in the fellowship hall, and Mar. 1 (Tues.) 7 p.m. on Zoom (See link in Thursday and Sunday emails.).

Community Events
March Break Adventure on March 16 (One Day, In-Person Program): Join campers (ages 5-14) and Silver Lake staff for a day of camp activities at First Mennonite Church in Kitchener (800 King Street East). Go to SLMC’s Day Camp Page to sign up!

Mennonite Central Committee will be responding to the crisis in Ukraine through its local partners. Your prayers and donations will help partners scale up their work providing relief and trauma healing for vulnerable and displaced people. Donate today at mcccanada.ca/ukraine

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.

Conrad Grebel University College is hiring a part-time food services assistant. For more information: www.grebel.ca/positions

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
Congratulations to Leonard Schwartzentruber who is celebrating his 83rd birthday on Thursday, March 3.

Remember in Prayer
Pray for the people of Ukraine. Ask for God’s peace to rule in the hearts and minds of everyone involved. Pray for the way of peace. – Mennonite Church Eastern Canada.