July 24, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, July 24, 2022
Invited to God’s Table: Growing in Hospitality and Connection


Call to Worship and Prayer

Together  VT 389

My Lighthouse  VT 597

Children’s Time

Matthew 4:18-22 & Isaiah 30:21


Seeds  VT 777

Litany of Release and Blessing for Pastor Liz

The Lord Lift You Up  VT 832

Congregational Prayer

Offering & Offertory


Christ Be All Around Me  VT 848



Leading Us in Worship:
Music: Joel Godfrey and Ben Winter
Worship Leader & Congregational Prayer: David Martin
Sermon: Pastor Liz Weber
Children’s Time: Sara Roth
Livestream: Paul Hammer
Sound: Cliff Kennel

Coffee Time on Zoom this week.
No  Coffee Time in person.

Children’s offering , July 24. 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.

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, catching up with others and visiting with Pastor Liz on her last day with us. The Care Team will make the s’mores; bring your own hot dogs to roast and snacks to share. Bring lawn chairs & tableware.

Next Sunday July 31
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Theme:  Invited to God’s Table: Growing in Hospitality and Connection

Our worship service will include a sampling from Mennonite World Conference Assembly in Indonesia – worship in song, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, sermon by Barbara Nkala, Zimbabwe and prayer.

No Coffee Time in person, No Coffee Time on Zoom.

Congregational Life
July 27 (Wed.) 7 p.m. Come and play Pickleball, all ages welcome.  Bring your own paddle. Get fit and join the fun. For more information contact Lynn Yantzi 519-573-3515.

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

Aug 5-7 Church Camping at Hidden Acres, 1921 Line 37, New Hamburg . Sign-up sheet for overnight camping is on the table by the mailboxes. For more information or questions, talk to Anthony Helmuth.
Friday night setup and campfire.
Saturday Day fee: $4.00/person for day use if not camping.
Saturday 6 p.m. corn & hotdog supper, everyone welcome. Bring lawn chairs.
Sunday, 10 a.m. worship service then potluck lunch, bring food to share, your own table service and lawn chairs. Everyone welcome.

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 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

Jr. Youth & MYF
August 6 (Sat.) 1-6 p.m. Day at Hidden Acres

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.

Sept. 14 – Nov. 23 (Wed.) 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Interfaith Counselling Centre (ICC) will be offering a support group for women who have experienced emotional or physical abuse within their intimate relationship.  For more information and/or to register contact ICC at 519-662-3092.

Pastor Sara is on vacation until August 2nd. Pastor Steve will be away July 28 – Aug. 2nd.  If you would appreciate pastoral care during this time, please contact a Care Team member (Christine Helmuth, Darlene Gingerich, Wes Leis or Lynn Yantzi). If you have a prayer request, please contact Care Team, Admin. Assistant Dawna or speak to the worship leader Sunday morning. In the case of an emergency (such as a death or life-threatening illness or accident) Care Team can contact a Pastor on your behalf.

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

Personal Notes
Congratulations to David & Carol Schwarz who celebrated their 57th anniversary last Sunday, July 17.

Congratulations to Nyle & Kathleen Hofstetter who are celebrating their 54th anniversary on Tuesday, July 26 and Leonard & Delphine Schwartzentruber who are celebrating their 61st anniversary on Friday, July 29.