January 9, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, January 9, 2022
Transformed by Jesus

Call to worship and prayer

There’s No One in This World like Jesus   VT 68

Jesus, Be the Center    VT 584

Children’s Time

Matthew 3:13 – 4:11

Sermon: A different way for a new world

Seek Ye First   VT 417

Congregational Prayer



We will follow   VT 566


Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/postlude: Susan Seyler
Worship Leader and Congregational Prayer: Joy Wagler
Children’s Time: Chris Finnie
Sermon: Pastor Steve Drudge
Livestream: Paul Hammer

11:00 a.m. Coffee time today on Zoom

COVID Guidelines for Worship

  • Please wear a mask
  • Please hum, sway, or tap your foot rather than singing
  • After the service, remain seated until an usher dismisses you
  • Remain physically distanced as you leave.
  • An offering plate is located at the back of the fellowship hall
  • Tables and colouring sheets provided for young families.
  • We are prioritizing air flow. You might feel air movement.

January Special Offering:  Mennonite World Conference invites donations to “love neighbours, share vaccines” through UNICEF at https://bit.ly/3ELSmR8.  Vaccination rates in many parts of the world are still very low.

Next Sunday January 16
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the fellowship hall
Worship series focused on Jesus: Transformed by Jesus
Scripture: Matthew 16:13-20, 26:31-46
Theme: Building resiliency: how to bend but not break in the storm Speaker: Susan Schwartzentruber, Exec. Director of Shalom Counselling

11:00 a.m. Adult Ed. on Zoom. Exploring mental health and sermon discussion, facilitated by Janessa Otto. (No Coffee Time)

Church Life
Given the new COVID restrictions, the church building will be closed, and most staff working from home. If you need access to the building, please be in touch with Dawna about scheduling a time. Dawna and Wendy can still be reached via the church phone number.  Pastors can be contacted by email, leaving a message at the church, or personal phone numbers.

Those who are able are encouraged to participate in worship services via livestream, prioritizing in-person worship for those who live alone and/or have limited access to livestream, along with those involved in leading the service.

Community Events
Jan. 20 (Thurs.) to March 17, (Thurs.) 8 p.m.  Creator’s Call in a Climate Emergency: a Mennonite Church Canada Community Learning Series. Explore decarbonization and decolonization. See details and register at https://bit.ly/3n3UdLk.

See Mennonite Central Committee’s top 7 stories from 2021: https://bit.ly/3JMumB1

Ken Hofstetter had given notice of his intended retirement as Cemetery Coordinator as of December 31, 2021. Ken has agreed to continue and train until  full replacement for this position has been totally finalized. Currently we have invited Mike Roth to job shadow/train under Ken to confirm his desire for this position. While other interest has been expressed for the second person position, we have not finalized at this time.

Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is Hiring for Summer Camp 2022! Now accepting applications until Feb. 14 for all of our summer staff roles. For more information or to apply, go to www.hiddenacres.ca or contact Chris Pot at 519-625-8602 or chrispot@hiddenacres.ca

Personal Notes
Congratulation to Elmer & Ethel Zehr who are celebrating their 69th   anniversary on Monday, January 10.

Remember in Prayer
Pray for Nyle Iutzi who moved to Innisfree Hospice on Monday.

Students, parents, and teachers as they navigate online learning.