July 17, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, July 17, 2022
Invited to God’s Table: Growing in Hospitality and Connection


Call to Worship


All Who Are Thirsty  VT 49

For the Fruit of All Creation  VT 124

Deuteronomy 24:17-22

Children’s Time

The Church of Christ Cannot Be Bound  VT 392

Confessing Faith  VT 921

Luke 14:12-14

Sermon  Hospitality: Who not What

Here to the House of God We Come  VT 27

Congregational Prayer



God Loves All His Many People  VT 767

Benediction  VT 1066


Leading Us in Worship:
Pianist: Doris Martin
Worship Leader: Janessa Otto
Children’s Time: Jessie Gingerich
Sermon: Pastor Steve Drudge
Congregational Prayer: Sandi Roth
Livestream: Paul Hammer
Audio: Cliff Kennel

Enjoy Coffee Time in  the fellowship hall following the worship service. No Coffee Time on Zoom

Children’s offering July 17, 24 only. House of Friendship seeks to help more than 500 families in Waterloo Region who will struggle to purchase back-to-school supplies for their children. Help raise $23,500 before July 31sthttps://houseoffriendship.org/backpacks-for-kids/

July Special Offering:  Hidden Acres “Single Mom’s Camp,” a safe and caring overnight camp experience which provides a rest-filled and fun program for low-income mothers and their children ages 5-12,  July 11-15, August 1-5. https://hiddenacres.ca/donate.

Last day to donate items for relief kits, hygiene kits and soap. Cash for kits’ allows MCC to purchase items in bulk at less cost and to cover shipping fees. mcco.ca/kits

7 p.m. The Steinmann Soxx, Church Baseball Game against West Hills Rays has been cancelled.

Next Sunday July 24
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Theme:  Invited to God’s Table: Growing in Hospitality and Connection
Scripture: Isaiah 30:21
Speaker: Pastor Liz Weber

Coffee Time on Zoom , No Coffee Time in person

Congregational Life
July 24 (Sun.) 3 – 7 p.m.  Sunday S’mores! Everyone is invited to Don and Marilyn Steinmann’s home, A-3045 Bleams Rd., New Hamburg, to enjoy swimming, sitting around the fire, and catching up with others. The Care Team will make the s’mores; bring your own hot dogs to roast and snacks to share. Bring lawn chairs & tableware.

August 4 (Thurs.) 7 p.m. Meeting for Baden Bible Camp volunteers in the gym.

Aug 5-7 Church Camping at Hidden Acres. Sign-up sheet for overnight camping is on the table by the mailboxes. For more information or questions, talk to Anthony Helmuth.

August 8-12 (Mon.-Fri.) 9-11:45 a.m. Baden Summer Bible Camp! At Rocky Railway Summer Bible Camp, kids discover Jesus’ power can pull them through life’s ups and downs.  Registration spots are still available. Register at https://forms.gle/Ng7ncd99Sgn3d4Bx6 (or the Church Website). Thank you for your prayerful support for our community, our campers and the volunteers.

Opportunities to Reconnect

Date Event
July 17th, 7 p.m. The Steinmann Soxx, Church Baseball Game;  game cancelled
July 24th S’mores Sunday (Pastor Liz’s last Sunday)
August 5-7th Hidden Acres Camping Weekend
August 21st S’mores Sunday
August 28th Learning to Can and Garden Swap
September 4th Outdoor Worship Service and Potluck

 Community Events
July 29 (Fri.) – Aug. 1 (Mon.)  We Declare what we have seen and heard. Mennonite Church Canada Gathering in Edmonton, Alberta.  Details and registration: https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/gathering2022.

Pastor Sara will be on vacation July 18th-August 2nd

Over the next week, the church website will be undergoing some changes. Pages will be updated, new ones added, and some may be moved around. The hope is make the site more intuitive and user friendly. Thank you for your patience, as this may mean some pages are temporarily unavailable. Thanks, Liz

Copies of Amish Bicentennial 2022 Article #2 leading up to celebrations this fall are available on the table by the mailboxes.

A folding lawn chair was left behind at the outdoor service on July 3. If you are missing a blue and green chair please contact Bob and Gladys.

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp (Grades 6 – 12) Aug. 14-26, 2022 overnight at Conrad Grebel University College.  Explore music, faith, leadership skills, and friendships. Register online at grebel.ca/ommc.

MCC Canada is joining the Humanitarian Coalition appeal for the hunger crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. For a limited time, donations made by individual Canadians will be matched by the Canadian government up to $5 million. To provide emergency food for children and families facing extreme hunger in places like Sudan, go to www.donation.mcccanada.ca/hunger-crisis.

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Victor & Viola Dorsch who are celebrating their 74th anniversary on Sunday, July 17.

Congratulations to Florence McFarlane who is celebrating her 86th birthday on Monday, July 18.

Thanks for all of your prayers and concern for Vernetta Steinman.  She seems to be doing considerably better. Melody Steinman