July 25, 2021 Bulletin

July 25, 2021 

Summer Worship Series

Trips and Travels: Encountering God



Call to Worship and Prayer

Praise to the Living God                                      VT 204

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: Job 2: 11-13

Will You Let me be Your Servant                        VT 778

Sermon: Job’s Friends

Oh Healing River                                                 VT 706


Congregational Prayer


God of the Bible                                                    VT 420



Leading Us in Worship:

Prelude and Postlude: Grant Movold

Worship Leader: Ben Maclaurin

Children’s Time: Jessie Gingerich

Sermon: Pastor Max Kennel

Livestream: Arne Kennel


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


Under Ontario step 3 reopening we can accommodate about 120 people for worship in the fellowship hall. In person attendance has been 40-45 recently. Some folks are at campsites or cottages. There is room for you if you wish to attend in person. Please wear a mask. Livestreaming will continue. Call the church office if you have questions.

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 August 1
9:45 a.m. Livestream and up to 120 people in-person worship

Unwanted Trips: Encountering God

Scripture: Genesis 39

Meditation: Pastor Steve Drudge

11:00 a.m.  Coffee Time on Zoom


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

Coming Steinmann Events

August 9-13 Baden Summer Bible Camp 2021

This summer, BSBC will be offering an 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. 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.  We are excited to offer an outdoor Bible Camp experience during this time of COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainty.  We will be following the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for day camps.  To register:  https://bit.ly/2Uz6qMG

Personal Notes

Pastor Sara is on vacation until Aug. 3rd.

Congratulations to Nyle & Kathleen Hofstetter who are celebrating their 53rd anniversary on Monday, July 26 and Leonarrd &  Delphine Schwartzentruber who are celebrating their 60th anniversary on Thursday, July 29.

Congratulations to Elmer Zehr who is celebrating his 90th birthday on

Saturday, July 31.

Remember in Prayer

We invite prayers for Ashley Drudge and her family on the passing of her father, Roger Ward, 52, who died peacefully on Monday afternoon at his home in Zurich, ON.

Please pray for anyone that is considering pastoral ministry and especially with SMC as Pastor of Worship and Care. May there be a clear vision of what someone could bring to this congregation and the work that Steinmann’s does in this community.

Pastoral Search Committee members are Darlene Gingerich, Sarah Godfrey, Al Mills, Mary Lou Gingerich, Marilyn Steinmann, Gladys Bender (chair). Matthew Isert Bender is the MCEC rep and Pastors Sara and Steve will also be involved. We thank you the congregation for your trust and encouragement to do this task.