Sunday, January 1, 2023 New Year’s Day
Joy to the world VT 240
Call to Worship
Angels, from the Realms of Glory VT 265
Christ, You Are Light VT 271
Scripture presentation: Ecclesiates 3:1-13
In the Bulb There Is a Flower VT 670
Mark 1:15, Revelation 21:1-6a
Bell calls us to silence
Beyond a Dying Sun (verses 1-2) VT 416
Soon and Very Soon (verses 1-3) VT 669
Accompanist: Doris Martin
Song Leader: Steve Wagler
Worship Leader & Children’s Time: Gladys Bender
Scripture: Pastor Louise Wideman
Meditation: Pastor Steve Drudge
Congregational Prayer: Pastor Sara Erb
A/V: Cliff Kennel, Steve Kennel
An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under.
January Special Offering: to be announced.|
In person coffee time, no Sunday school.
Next Sunday January 8
9:45 a.m. – Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Theme: An Unexpected Time: Light for the World
Scripture: Isaiah 60: 1-6; Matthew 2: 1-12
Speaker: Pastor Louise Wideman
In person coffee time
The church office will be closed January 2nd & 3rd
Over the remainder of Christmas Holidays, in the case of an emergency, please contact the Pastors directly via phone:
- Jan 1-3, Pastor Louise on Call – 519-390-1734 or 289-969-4123
Jan 4 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon – All women invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks provided.
Jan 4 (Wed.) 7 p.m. Finance meeting
Jan. 5 (Thur.) 10 a.m. Wilmot Ecumenical Working Group on Indigenous/Settler Relationships meeting
Jan. 10 (Tues) 4 – 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. Pickleball.
MYF (Grades 9-12+)
Jan. 6-7 (Fri- Sat) MYF Lock-In, at the church. Drop off is 6:30 p.m., pick up at noon on Saturday. Bring $5 for pizza supper, a box of your favourite breakfast cereal to share, bedding, change of clothes, snacks to share, and games. RSVP by Jan 3.
KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
Jan. 18, 2023 – Resumes
The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will be taking a break over the winter. Next meeting date will be advised.
Jan 12 (Thurs.) 10-11:30 a.m. – Women’s Bible study will be meeting in person and on Zoom. Contact Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.
Steinmann Hockey Team
Jan. 6 (Fri.) 9 p.m. Steinmann @ East Zorra (Wilmot Rec Complex)
Jan. 13 (Fri.) 11 p.m. Steinmann vs Creekside JBS (Wilmot Rec Complex)
Jan. 16 (Mon.) 2 – 8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Appointments are required. To book an appointment call 1-888-236-6283 or https://www.blood.ca/
MCC partner Crow Shield Lodge (https://www.crowshieldlodge.com/) is looking for sewing machines – donated or loaned – to create traditional indigenous ribbon skirts in a workshop setting. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 226-750-9118.
Give thanks that MCC’s Restorative Justice program has received a grant that allows the continuation of reintegration projects like Circles of Support and Accountability and Guiding Good Choices.
Silver Lake Mennonite Camp is growing and looking to fill three year-round positions: Fundraising Manager, Program Direc tor and Maintenance Coordinator. For more information click here: https://bit.ly/3YGvNsz.
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is looking for local households (e.g. ideally within a 30 minute bus ride) to host an international student. To learn more, please contact Jill Sauer: email@example.com.
Congratulations to Wallace Roth who is celebrating his 91st birthday on Thursday, January 5 and Ervin Steinmann who is celebrating his 93rd birthday on Saturday, January 7.
Remember in Prayer
Please pray with the Lebold family for Alex who is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday to remove the rest of her thyroid.
New Year’s Greetings from Ann L. Schultz who begins her ministry with MCEC as Executive Team Leader this coming week. “Please hold me, and the entire team in your thoughts and prayers as we make courageous decisions and work together,” she says. “And may the peace of Christ surround you, your pastors and your congregation as you enter this new year …. may you be transformed by the love of God; inspired by the hope we find in Jesus, and may you be called to action by the power of the Holy Spirit!”