January 22, 2023 Bulletin

Sunday, January 22



Call to worship & Prayer

10 000 Reasons     VT 111

My Lighthouse    VT 597

Children’s time

Longing for Light      VT 715

Drum calls us to silence

Luke 5:1-11, 27-31


Luke 5:1-11, 27-31


Jesus be the Centre      VT 584

Congregational Prayer



Rain Down     VT 703



Music: Grant Movold, Isaac Roth, Nate Roth, Norma Iutzi
Worship Leaders: Trevor Helmuth, Zach Schwartzentruber,
Pastor Sara
Children’s Time: Samantha Wagler
Sermon: Katie McLean
AV: Ben Winter & Michael 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

Next Sunday January 29
9:45 a.m. – Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Scripture: Matthew 20: 1-16
Speaker: Pastor Louise Wideman

Congregational Life
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.

Jan. 24 (Tues.) 9:30 a.m. Faith Formation visioning

Jan. 25 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. First 2023 Baden Summer Bible Camp committee meeting, at the church

Jan. 26 (Thur.) 3:45 p.m. PCRC meeting

Jan. 27 (Fri.) All ladies are invited to quilt at the church anytime they are available. Your extra time is appreciated.

Jan. 31 (Tues) 4 – 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. Pickleball.

Feb. 1 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon – All women invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks provided.

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

A Meal Train is for Alex and Jon Lebold and family will be prepared in the coming months. Details for participation with meals will be included in the bulletin when the time comes.

Jr. Youth & MYF
Today 1-5 pm. Jr. Youth Day hosted by Rockway and MCEC. Those who signed up, meet at the church at 12:30 p.m.

Feb 10 – 12. Overnight Youth Retreat at Hidden Acres. Come for the whole weekend or partial weekend. RSVP to Pastor Sara by Feb 3rd.

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
Feb. 1 (Wed.) 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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. 27 (Fri.) 10 p.m.  Steinmann vs Tavistock (Wilmot Rec Complex)
Feb. 3 (Fri..) 11 p.m.  Steinmann @ No Dekes (Wilmot Rec Complex)

Wider Community
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.

Feb. 10 (Fri.), 7 p.m.. Shantz Mennonite Church presents the musical   Selah’s Song. The story of a young girl whose courage inspired a village and whose song became an anthem for peace. Admission by donation. https://fb.me/e/3cPvQaHnk

With much gratitude, on Thursday House of Friendship opened a building for the innovative ShelterCare approach that, in addition to providing housing, includes onsite health care, and mental health and addiction support for up to 100 men experiencing chronic homelessness. See details and photos at https://bit.ly/3GNxn3y

Summer Camp Registrations and Staff Applications

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.

Remember in Prayer
We extend our sympathy to the family of Florence McFarlane. Florence died at Nithview Home on Tuesday, January 17. Visitation and funeral were at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home on Saturday, January 21st. Florence was a sister of Erma Steinmann of this congregation.

Pray with believers in Peru for an end to the violence and death due to political, social and economic insecurity since early December.

Pray with Anabaptist churches in Mexico who seek the mind of Christ re: the many migrants from Latin America and Africa who arrive in northern Mexico.

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