January 15, 2023 Bulletin

Sunday, January 15, 2023



Scripture:  Psalm 40:1–5

Hymn:  Your Love is Amazing     VT 96

Hymn:  Masithi     VT 90


 Children’s Time

Scripture:  John 1:29-42

Hymn:  In Christ Alone     VT 332

Sermon: Who are You?


 Hymn:  Come and See     VT 282

Congregational Prayer



Hymn:  We will Walk with God     VT 815




Worship Leader: Mark Scheerer
Music:  Elaine Finnie, Ben Winter
Children’s Time: Pam & Steve Carter
Sermon: Pastor Steve Drudge
Congregational Prayer: Pastor Louise Wideman
A/V: Steve Carter, Mike Gingerich

An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under.

Kids Offering and January Special Offering:  Mennonite Central Committee’s Ukraine Emergency Response, providing trauma healing, emergency housing, supplies and food packages. https://bit.ly/3vMq9I1. Information: https://bit.ly/3VTqhQx

Coffee, tea & juice available in the fellowship hall following the service.
Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages:
11:00 – 12 p.m. Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 4), basement
11:15 – 12 p.m. Jr. Youth (Gr. 5-8) & MYF (Gr. 9-12+), basement
Adult Ed., Fellowship Hall

1 p.m. Safe Church Training Day for all those who volunteer with children, youth, and seniors at SMC. An opportunity to explore ongoing ways to create safer and braver spaces within our ministries. Hosted by the Safe Church Committee: Gladys Bender, Kim Lichti, Pastor Sara.

Next Sunday January 22
9:45 a.m. – Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11, 27-31
Service planned and led by the MYF.
Speaker: Katie McLean

Zoom Coffee Time 11:00 a.m.

Congregational Life
Jan. 17 (Tues.) 10 a.m. Care Team

Jan. 17 (Tues.) 4 p.m. Worship Team

Jan. 17 (Tues) 4 – 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. Pickleball.

Jan. 19 (Thur.) at 9 a.m. – 12 noon Steinmann members are needed to help cut rags at the MCC Material Resources Centre (previous Ten Thousand Villages building). Thank you for your help.

Jan. 19 (Thurs.), 7:00 p.m.  “Debt Smarts” presented by volunteers from Kindred Credit Union. This customized congregation and community seminar will include various aspects of navigating debt and living costs as well as Q&A.  Livestreaming will be available.

Jan. 20 (Fri.) All ladies are invited to quilt at the church anytime they are available. Your extra time is appreciated. Ardys Brenneman

Jan. 22 (Sun.) 11 a.m. Zoom Coffee Time will begin again on a trial  basis – 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.  Thanks to Kathy Loree and Susan Seyler for volunteering to host this virtual SMC group.

Feb. 11 (Sat) 7 p.m. Family Fun Night. Bowling at the New Hamburg Lanes. Sign up sheet on the table by the mailboxes.

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
Jan 20  (Fri.) 7pm. Family Dinner at Glen and Darlene Gingerich’s

Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
Jan 22  (Sun.) 1-5 pm. Jr. Youth Day hosted by Rockway and MCEC. A fun day of music, drama, Dutch Blitz, worship and robotics – with a peacemaking twist. Registration due by TODAY.

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
Jan. 18, 2023  6 – 7:30 p.m. – Winter Fun

Small Groups
Jan 26 (Thurs.) 10-11:30 a.m. – Women’s Bible study will be meeting in person and on Zoom. Studying “Expecting Emmanuel – Eight Women Who Prepared the Way”. Read pages 82-90. Questions – talk to Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.

Steinmann Hockey Team
Jan. 20 (Fri..) 10 p.m.  Steinmann @ Mapleview (Wilmot Rec Complex)
Jan. 27 (Fri.) 10 p.m.  Steinmann vs Tavistock (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/en

January 18 – May 10, every other Wednesday evening, Online. Applied Peacebuilding Skills. Details at mcco.ca/events

Jan 18  – March 8 (8 Wednesdays), 7-8:30 p.m. “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” workshop, designed to help couples improve their friendship and conflict management skills. Offered on Zoom by Interfaith Counselling. $150. per couple. Subsidies available.  Contact admin@interfaithcounselling.ca or 519-662-3092. Research shows that on average, couples wait 2.68 years from the first sign of problems before they seek professional help. Be proactive. Face problems before they get worse. Set up for success.

Jan. 23 (Mon.), 9:30 am. Relief Sale Feature Quilt Reveal, 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener.  Info at mcco.ca/events

Jan 25 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. Conrad Grebel Gallery Opening “Your Wall Can (Not) Divide Us”. Exhibition featuring images of street art from conflict-affected societies, exploring resistence, political communication, and identity expression. More information at: uwaterloo.ca/centre-peace-advancement/grebel-gallery

Jan. 26 (Thur.) 7 p.m. The Wilmot Ecumenical Working Group on Indigenous/Settler Relationships is hosting a free screening of “Colonization Road” – An exploration of the effects of road building by settlers on Indigenous land and culture at Zion United Church, New Hamburg.  Masks required.

Feb. 2 (Thur.) 7:00p.m. Conrad Grebel Sawatsky Lecture “The Power of Misfitting” by Dr. Darla Schumm. Exploring images ascribed to people with disabilities while reorienting thinking about disability in both general and religious contexts. In-person and livestreamed. Register to attend at: grebel.ca/sawatsky

Feb 2 (Thur.) 7 p.m. Mathematics for Human Flourishing:  A Public Lecture with Dr. Francis Su (at CMU). How can mathematics connect to our deepest human longings, such as justice? Livestream will be available: https://bit.ly/3IyhH6H

February, 4 (Sat.) 7:30 p.m. Menno Singers present a new composition by local composer Justin LaPierre, ‘Messe de Sainte Anne ’, at St Matthews Lutheran Church (54 Benton St, Kitchener). For more information www.mennosingers.com.

Feb. 5 (Sun.), 2- 5 pm. “Land, People, and Covenant (Treaty!): Rediscovering the Doctrine of Discovery”  seminar at Waterloo North Mennonite Church co funded by Steinmann Mennonite and other congregations. Derek Suderman will lead reflections on the biblical and theological logic that grounded European “discovery” of the Indigenous people and their lands along with how it continues to reverberate today.

Young Adults. Apply for a year of Serving and Learning Together (SALT) overseas at mcco.ca/events

Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is hiring a part time member for housekeeping. For more information visit https://bit.ly/3GV2sng.

PiE for Supper –Young adults, join us Monday nights this winter for dinner, spiritual reflection and informal social time. Details at https://pastorsinexile.org/pie-for-supper/

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada seeks a Financial Manager https://bit.ly/3VTmkeu and an Events and Communications Coordinator https://bit.ly/3X5TAAw

Remember in Prayer
Carolyn & Jim Steckle are truly grateful for the prayer support and the successful total removal of Carolyn’s enlarged thyroid. Continue to pray as she recovers.

From Mennonite World Conference.  Pray for:

  • Church planting and leadership development in the Congo and for those suffering land deprivation and exploitation
  • The nearly 2 million internally displaced in Burkina Faso, mostly Muslims, and Mennonite churches responding to women and children who need food and good news
  • One thousand Christians in districts of India who have fled violent mobs.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC)  in prayer for Toronto Mennonite New Life Church , Toronto, ON.