Jan 26th Bulletin

7 Deadly Sins and Holy Virtues

Call to worship
Here in this place HWB 6
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty HWB 37
Psalm 65
We believe, as one by one SS 119
Children’s time
Ecclesiastes 1.1-11
Sinking into sloth
Prayer of confession
Words of Assurance
Philippians 4.4-9
Rising into joy
Hallelujah! We sing your praises SJ 88
Children’s Sunday School begins
Congregational prayer
Go, my children with my blessing HWB 433

A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Andrea Kennel and Angela
Gerber. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).

Leading Us In Worship:
Worship Leader & Congregational Prayer: Janessa Otto
Song leader: Sara Roth
Musicians: Doris Martin, Michael Gingerich, Susan Seyler
Scripture Reader: Suzanne Bender
Sermon & Children’s time: Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck


Coffee, tea & juice will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 5)
Big idea: Jesus Made time for people. Dismissal from the gym.
11:00 a.m. Jr. Youth (gr. 6-8) and MYF (gr. 9-12+) Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Adult Christian Ed. will meet in the sanctuary. We will begin a series of sessions on “Being the Church”. Our topic today is “Girded with Love,” an Anabaptist view of communion. “When Christians assemble, they are to be girded with love for one another, in the same way that Christ loved them.” Pilgram Marpeck


9:45 a.m. – Deadly Sins and Holy Virtues
Scripture: 2 Samuel 11. Lonely lust and respectful relationships
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge
Groundhog Day Potluck, with soup, sandwiches and sweets. Bring your favourite foods to share, along with your own tableware. Sponsored by the Care Team. No groundhogs will be harmed (or eaten!) at this event.


Feb. 7 (Fri.) Tubing at Chicopee, $17.


Jan 31 – Feb 1 LOCK-IN. Arrive 7 p.m. Friday night, pick up at 11 a.m. Bring games, snacks, overnight supplies and your favourite cereal.

Feb. 7 (Fri.) Tubing at Chicopee, $17. Ages 12 and under, helmet required.


Jan. 29 (Wed.) 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. We will be helping at the Thrift Centre in New Hamburg.


Feb. 4 (Tues.) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Women of Faith will meet at the church. We invite you to join us for times of learning, prayer and friendship. Please call Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich for details.


Jan. 31 (Fri.) TGIF. Appetizers at 5:30 with dinner at 6:00. This is a great opportunity to invite neighbours and friends. RSVP to Dawna office@smchurch.ca or Rick and Ardys by Wednesday, January 29.

Feb. 1 (Sat.) 9 a.m. The first Core Team Meeting of the year. Please note the change of date‎.

Feb. 8 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. The Mennonite Women of Wilmot Cluster Winter Breakfast. Join us for our final Ladies Breakfast at Steinmann Mennonite Church and celebrate our history. Guest speaker Melissa Miller and fashion show featuring clothing from the Thrift store. See poster for details and sign-up sheet by the mailboxes.

Feb. 22-23 (Sat. – Sun.) Menno Singers Hymn Festival Weekend. Each afternoon will feature a traditional hymn sing, with new compositions from Voices Together and hymn requests. Saturday 3 p.m. at First Mennonite in Kitchener and Sunday 3 p.m. at Steinmann Mennonite. Saturday 7 p.m. at First Mennonite in Kitchener will be a Choral Festive Evensong, based on the Song of Songs. Admission by donation. More information at mennosingers.com.

Feb. 29 (Sat) 7:00 p.m. Family Fun Night. Bowling at the New Hamburg Lanes. Sign up sheet on the table by the mailboxes.


Jan. 30 (Thurs.) 2:00 p.m. MennoHomes’ Annual General Meeting at 50 Kent Ave. Kitchener. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about our new affordable housing project. mennohomes.com

Jan. 31 (Fri.) 7 p.m. Come to a free screening of the film “Indian Horse” followed by discussion at Zion United Church, 215 Peel St., New Hamburg. This is the kick-off event for the Wilmot Ecumenical Indigenous Issues Working Group’s project to support the hiring of an Indigenous elder at the Wilmot Family Resource Centre. Contact Dorothy Wilson at ah_wilson@sympatico.ca for more information.

Feb. 9 (Sun.) 2 – 5 p.m. Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is turning 75! Join us for a very special Founders’ Day Chapel. All are welcome! Visit rockway.ca for more information.

Bechtel lecture series at Conrad Grebel University College. Events are free, but register and get more info at www.grebel.ca/bechtel

Jan. 31 (Fri.) 7:30 p.m. Food and Faith: Mennonites Farming Locally and Globally. Seven Points on Earth film screening. Paul Plett’s film offers an unprecedented look at Mennonite farming and faith around the world.
Feb. 1 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. Farmers Breakfast Panel: Breakfast and Discussion with Ontario Mennonites in Agriculture. Discussion of farming, food, family and faith for those who make a living feeding others or live because of their work.

Feb. 8 (Sat) 9 – 4 p.m. House of Friendship Potato Drive. If you are helping, meet at the food bank on Alpine. If you have any questions call Mike at 519-501-5719.

Feb. 13 (Thurs.), 7:00 p.m. Conrad Grebel University College (Rm 2202). Book Launch: Advocating for Peace: Stories from the Ottawa Office of Mennonite Central Committee, 1975-2008, by William Janzen.

Feb. 17, (Mon.) 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free Family Day Open House at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Come for a fun and relaxing day with your family! Pretzel-making, roasting bannock around the fire, and much more. RSVP to info@hiddenacres.ca or call (519) 625-8602.

From Silver Lake Camp: Registration opens Feb. 1 for all summer camps. Registration is now open for Women’s Retreat (Feb 7-9), Couples Retreat (Feb 21-23), Family Camp (May 15-17) and Bruce Trail Hike (May 22-24). Volunteer at Family Camp (May 15-17), the Newcomer Family Holiday (May 29-31) or for a week this summer. slmc.ca


Pastor Sara will be out of the office following gallbladder surgery on Jan. 27.

Zion United Church New Hamburg is seeking a part time temporary pianist/accompanist for Sunday Worship and Thursday evening choir practice. If interested please contact Zion United Church Administrator at: zionunitedchurch@bellnet.ca by Jan 31.

The Circle of Friends program (with MCC) needs one male volunteer in Cambridge and two male volunteers in Kitchener to support two men experiencing social isolation and making the transition from homelessness. No special experience or background is required, but volunteers should be compassionate, patient and good listeners. For more information mcco.ca/volunteer.

Interested in TOOLS this year? We are planning an intergenerational group for July 10-12, 2020. If interested please speak to Pastor Sara or Pastor Steve.


Dora Wagler who is at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph.

The Bast family. Keith and Saundra’s nephew, Casey Bast, died in an accident on January 20.

The family of Elroy Lichti, who died on January 18.

High school students writing exams this week.

We are partnering with Wilmot Missionary Church and Youth Unlimited to offer a Youth Alpha program for WO students after school on Fridays from Feb 7 – May 1. Please keep the leaders and students in prayer as we explore faith together, perhaps for the first time.

Sin or Virtue
Which one will you feed?

An old man was teaching his grandson about life, “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. “One is evil – he is anger, envy, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too”. The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The grandfather simply replied “The one you feed.”

Steinmann Mennonite Church 1316 Snyder's Road West Baden, Ontario Canada N3A 3K8 Founded: 1824