February 6, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, February 6, 2022
Transformed by Jesus:

Prelude

Matthew 11:28-30

Call to worship

Prayer

Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling  VT 544

Mark 2:13-17

Children’s Time:  Mark 7: 17-23

Create in Me a Clean Heart  VT 141

Mark 2:23 – 3:6

Sermon

The Word of God is Solid Ground  VT 399

Congregational Prayer

Witness Team Update

Offering

Announcements

Listen to the Word that God Has Spoken  VT 405

Benediction

Postlude

Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Postlude: Sara Roth
Worship Leader: Steve Wagler
Children’s Time: Melissa Gingerich
Sermon & Congregational Prayer: Pastor Steve Drudge
Witness Team Report: Cliff Kennel
Livestream: Steve Kennel

11:00 a.m. Coffee Time on Zoom

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 integrates health care and shelter which began in 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 13
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the Sanctuary
Transformed by Jesus Worship Series
Scripture: John 1:1-18
Sermon Title: The Marvel of Jesus
Speaker: David Martin

11:00 a.m.  Adult Education on Zoom

No  Coffee Time

Jr. Youth & MYF
Feb. 11 (Fri.) 7 p.m. MYF: Family Feud Night on Zoom.

Feb. 13 (Sun.) 1-5p.m. Jr. Youth: Half-Day Outdoor Retreat at Hidden Acres. Please RSVP to Pastor Sara by Feb 10th to reserve your spot.

Congregational Life
We encourage those who are able to livestream the service to join us online. For those who have limited access to internet, live alone, or otherwise find benefit from attending in person, you are welcome.

Church Office Staff are working from the church building periodically. Committees and groups are still encouraged to use Zoom if and when possible. If you need access to the building, please call the church ahead of time to ensure someone is there. And if you are feeling unwell, please stay at home and take care of yourself.

Feb. 9 (Wed.) 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m. (Rescheduled due to weather) 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.

Community Events
Feb 9 (Wed.), 8 – 9 p.m. Virtual Winter Getaway to the Philippines with guides Dann and Joji Pantoja, Mennonite Church Canada Witness Workers. Tour Mindanao, visit Peace and Reconciliation Teams and Coffee for Peace. Brochure and ticket information: https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/event/12762. Note: Our monthly special offering in March will support this work.

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.

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

Notices
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is accepting resumes for a Human Resources Coordinator (part-time). For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3rrO4eB.

The Lent Planning Committee thanks everyone who donated pieces of cardboard and boxes. After just one week, we have received enough boxes! That said, we have another request. If you have any of the colourful plastic Easter eggs (you know the ones that open up and you can put something inside them) and you are wanting to get rid of them, we would love to take these off your hands too. Again, you can contact Pastor Liz (liz@smchurch.ca) to arrange a drop off. Thanks for your help!

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

Anyone interested in helping to quilt the Relief Sale quilt can call the church office and book a time on Fridays when Dawna is in the office, a maximum of 2 people at a time.  Masks are to be worn at all times and 2 meter distancing observed.

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Mary Wagler who is celebrating her 88th birthday on Friday, February 11.

Remember in Prayer
Pray for the family of Esther Kennel, Sr. as they grieve and adjust to life without her.  A funeral service was held on Friday.

We pray for Dorothy Boyle who is recovering at home with a broken heel, as a result from a fall earlier this week.

We join Larry Wagler in gratefulness that test results came back negative, melanoma was removed and did not spread further. “Thanks to the SMC Women’s Group for the prayer shawl, and to the congregation for all your thoughts and prayers. “ Larry

Pray for Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers who face another year of restrictions and border closures that limit travel home to visit family, friends and support networks. Thank God that their work continues with little disruption.