July 16, 2023 Bulletin

Send our roots rain:
Thanksgiving:  Give thanks to the Lord who satisfies the thirsty
July 16, 2023

Gathering  to worship….


Water ritual

Call to Worship 

Hymns:     A Wonderful Savior Is Jesus     VT 626

You Are Exalted     VT 86

…to learn from God’s word ….

 Children’s Time

Gift of Music — choir

Scripture: Matthew 28: 19-20


…..that challenges and inspires us ….


Prayer for the Chin people and the country of Myanmar

Gift of music — solo

Congregational Sharing & Prayer

Offering & Offertory


….and sends us forth as bearers of God’s love.  

 Hymn: The Lord Lift You Up     VT 832



Leading us in worship:
Prelude/Offertory/Postlude:  Sara Roth
Song Leader:  Stephen Yantzi
Worship Leader/Congregational Prayer: Pastor Louise Wideman
Water Bearer:  Lynelle Drudge
Children’s Time:   Ben & Sarah Winter
Prayer for Chin people:  Pastor Steve Drudge
Gift of Music:  Choir and soloist from the Chin congregation
Sermon: Pastor Joseph Raltong
A/V:  Ben Winter and Mike Gingerich

July Special Offering: Support leadership development and peace theology training in the context of military violence as requested by  Anabaptist Christians in Myanmar. They are closely connected to Chin congregations in Canada.  https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/myanmar

Kid’s Offering will be directed to the monthly special offering.

Chin congregations across Canada collect funds to send to Chin Christian leaders in neighbouring India, who arrange the purchase of food, tarps for shelter and other supplies for internally displaced people suffering in Myanmar due to military bombing and terrorism. You may help by giving to Chin Christian Church, 182 Victoria St N, Kitchener, ON N2H 5C6

We welcome Pastor Joseph Raltong, a choir and a soloist from the Chin Christian Church, Kitchener, followed by a finger food potluck lunch in the Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome.

Next Sunday July 23
10:00 a.m.  Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Scripture:  Psalm 72
Speaker: Rick Brenneman

Congregational Life
July 20 (Thur.) at 9 a.m. – 12 noon Steinmann members are needed to help cut rags at the MCC Material Resources Centre.

July 25 (Tues.) 4 – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Pickleball.
(note: no Pickleball July 18th)

July 30 (Sun.) Farewell Service for Pastor Steve. Noon Potluck. Bring first course options only as Steve and Lynelle are providing dessert.  Remember to bring your own dishes. All are welcome!

August 11 – 13 Hidden Acres Church Family Camp reminders: 

  • Last date to sign up for overnight family camp is Sunday, Aug. 6.
  • Saturday, August 12: Everyone is invited to come for the evening corn and hot dog roast at 5:30 pm even if you are not camping for the weekend. Plan to bring lawn chairs, own dishes/drinking cup/bottle, hot dog roasting stick.
  • Sunday, August 13:  Worship begins at 10 am.  Plan to bring lawn chairs, dishes, food to share.  Coffee and water will be provided.
  • Weekend campers: Please bring exact payment or cheque made out to Steinmann Mennonite Church for lodging costs.  Anthony Helmuth will collect on Friday evening, August 11 at the camp.
  • Persons are needed to help with meal prep – Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  Sign up sheet is by the mailboxes.

August 14-18, 2023 (9:00-11:45a.m.) Baden Summer Bible Camp
Needed for Bible Camp!

  • Large pieces of cardboard and large boxes.
  • Science lab props (beakers, microscopes, telescopes, containers, magnifying glasses, safety glasses)
  • Lab coats and/or scrubs
  • Balloons – all colours and all sizes!
  • Food colouring

Please consider placing these items on the Bible Camp table in the lobby over the next few weeks as we prepare for camp.  Clearly label anything that you would like returned to you.

Lots of space available for Bible Camp! August 14-18, 2023 (9-11:45 am)
Bring your neighbours and friends for a week of STEAM Camp activities where you will see and experience the transforming love of God. It will be fun to discover and share creative ways to make a difference in the world through words and actions.  Register at https://bit.ly/3XyIZ2n

Steinmann Soxx Softball
July 16 (Sun.) 7 p.m.  West Hills Rays @ Steinmann Soxx (New Hamburg – 2)
July 17 (Mon.) 9 p.m.  Steinmann Soxx  @ Hillcrest Red Soxx (New Hamburg – 2)
July 23 (Sun.) 7 p.m. Steinmann Soxx  @ West Hills Rays (New Hamburg – 2)

Wider Community
Aug. 13-15 Ontario Mennonite Music Camp (OMMC) at Conrad Grebel University College.  For more information and to register: https://bit.ly/3N0cAyj.

Oct. 28 (Sat.) 9 – 4:30 p.m. Voices Together Resource Day at Shantz Mennonite Church. Save the Date! Registration will open in August.

MCC Relief Impact Report Summer 2023 on table next to the mailboxes.

Personal Notes
Congratulations to David & Carol Schwartz who are celebrating their 58th   anniversary on Monday, July 17.

Remember in Prayer
Congratulations to Wallace Roth and Mary Wagler who were married on Saturday, July 15.

Let us remember our volunteers as they recuperate and reflect on the week of Mennonite Disaster Service in Nova Scotia.

From January to June 2023, we received 74 newcomers from Syria, Eritrea, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia — who were sponsored by 23 Constituent Groups (CGs). Resettlement has been an answer to years of prayer to a life in   limbo. Pray for a smooth transition for the newcomers and strength for the CGs as they support them in their settlement in Canada