January 1, 2023 Bulletin

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

Children’s Time

Mark 1:15, Revelation 21:1-6a

Bell calls us to silence


Beyond a Dying Sun  (verses 1-2)     VT 416

Congregational Prayer



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

Congregational Life
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

Small Groups
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)

Wider Community
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 rebeccaseiling@mcco.ca 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.

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada seeks a Bookkeeper https://bit.ly/3WkJXNL and an Events and Communications Coordinator https://bit.ly/3HD5EEI

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: homestay@rockway.ca.

Personal Notes
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!”