July 18, 2021 Bulletin

July 18, 2021
Summer Worship Series
Trips and Travels: Encountering God



Call to worship


Planets Humming as They Wander                   VT 175

Children’s Time

God Is Great and God Is Good                           VT 488

Genesis 28:10-22

Meditation: “Surely God is in this place, and I did not know it”

Like a Rock                                                       VT 63

Congregational Prayer



God Be the Love                                                VT 43



Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude and Postlude: Doris Martin
Worship Leaders: Jessie, Claire, and Leah Gingerich
Children’s Time: Steve, Michelle, and Samantha Wagler
Meditation: Pastor Sara Erb
Livestreaming: Arne Kennel


TODAY 11:00 a.m. Coffee Time on Zoom


Re-opening: We continue to grow our capacity limits as Ontario re-opens. We are increasing our in-person numbers for worship services from 75 to 100. Looking forward to seeing more of each other in person in the coming weeks. Livestreaming will continue as usual.


Monthly giving focus for July:  Hidden Acres Single Moms Day Camp, Aug. 2-6, a safe space of belonging, rest, fun, learning and peace for low-income single mothers and their children ages 5-12. https://hiddenacres.ca/donate.  Thank you for helping these families feel valued.


As we journey throughout the Summer Worship series, the Worship Table reflects various adventures and journeys as well! Camping, going to the beach, fishing, hiking and travelling the globe! If you look closely you will see linens from Turkey, the colourful one from the area of Cappadocia – where there were underground cities and hidden churches in the early days; my Grandma, Alice Bender’s bible – in which I found a postcard (from Africa) from Viola and Victor Dorsch! Hanging from the table is a dreamcatcher that was made when a group from our church went to Timmins on an Indigenous Learning Tour through MCC and of course…..hand sanitizer and a mask. Can you spot one other important player in our day to day adventures?! Happy and Safe Travel this summer.  ~Kim Lichti.

Next Sunday July 25
9:45 a.m. Livestream and up to 100 people in-person worship
Trips and Travels:  Encountering God
Scripture: Job 2: 11-13
Meditation: Pastor Max Kennel


11:00 a.m.  Coffee Time on Zoom


Aug. 8 (Sun.) 3 p.m. Pool Party – New Gr. 9s welcome!

Coming Steinmann Events
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 Blood.ca

August 9-13 Baden Summer Bible Camp 2021
This summer, BSBC will be offering an outdoor intergenerational camp where parents and caregivers stay with their children while participating and experiencing Ancient Rome. We invite you to bring the whole family and any friends who might be interested in attending for 1.5 hours each day. Here we will meet Paul and some of his friends in the underground church.  During our time in Rome, we will see how Christians experienced their faith in everyday life. If you have questions
contact badensbc@gmail.com.   To register:  https://bit.ly/2Uz6qMG

Pastor Sara is on vacation July 20th – August 3rd.

If you can help with the Giving Garden that is producing a harvest and weeds, please contact Elaine Finnie at froesee@gmail.com.

Contact update for Melody Steinman 8 Chestnut Street, Apt 8 Stratford, ON  N5A 1T8.  Other information remains the same.

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Florence McFarlane who is celebrating her 85th birthday on Sunday, July 18.

Remember in Prayer
Pray for all of the Latin American countries that have been so hard hit by the pandemic and the profound economic devastation for millions of families. Pray that governments may act with responsibility toward the people of their nations instead of with corruption. – from Mennonite Central Committee