July 3, 2022 Bulletin

 Sunday, July 3, 2022


Let’s Walk Together  VT 6

Call to Worship and Prayer

Hebrews 13:16

There Is More Love Somewhere   VT 804

Matthew 25:31-46

Blest Be the Tie That Binds  VT 831

Children’s Time

Ephesians 2:19-22

In Christ There is No East or West  VT 390

Matthew 11:28-30

Come Away from Rush and Hurry  VT 9

Romans 12:1-21

Christ Has No Body Here But Ours  VT 568

Colossians 3:23-24; Proverbs 22:6

Will You Let Me Be Your Servant  VT 778

Congregational Prayer

Offering & Announcements

God is Great and God is Good  VT 488



Leading Us in Worship:
Music: Sara Roth and John Wiebe
Worship Leader: Joy Wagler
Sharing: Don & Marilyn Steinmann, Ray McAllister,
Darlene Gingerich, Ashley Drudge, Gord Roth, Sandra Roth
Children’s Time: Melissa Gingerich
Congregational Prayer: Pastor Liz Web
A/V: Steve Kennel & Cliff Kennel


10:00 a.m. Outdoor Worship Service at Bob & Gladys Bender’s. The service will not be livestreamed, rather, it will be posted to the website later in the day.  Potluck following the worship service.

No  Coffee Time in person or on Zoom

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.

Next Sunday July 10
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Theme:  Invited to God’s Table: Growing in Hospitality and Connection
Scripture: Joshua 2
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb

No Coffee Time in person or on Zoom

Congregational Life
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.

Opportunities to Reconnect

Date Event
July 3rd, 10 a.m. Outdoor Worship Service and Potluck at Bob and Gladys Bender’s
July 17th, 7 p.m Come & support the Steinmann Soxx, Church Baseball Game; New Hamburg – field 2
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

Steinmann Soxx Softball

July 4 (Mon.) 9:00 p.m. – Steinmann Soxx @ East Zorra Expos (Tavistock – Queen’s)

July 6 (Wed.) 9:00 p.m. – Steinmann Soxx @ Tavistock Bearcats (Tavistock – Optimist)

Community Events
July 3 (Sun.) Fair Wind Celtic Quartet at the Detweiler Meetinghouse cancelled.

July 5-10 17th world assembly of Anabaptist churches, Indonesia.  Attend online (see mwc-cmm.org) and /or “join watch parties” of the plenary worship services:

  • Tues., July 5, 7:00 p.m. at First Mennonite Church, 880 King St. E, Kitchener
  • Wed. through Fri., 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., First Mennonite Church, Kitchener
  • Sat., July 9, 7:00 p.m., First Mennonite Church, Kitchener
  • Sun., July 10, 7:00 p.m., Meheret Evangelical Church, 46 Krug St., Kitchener

Enjoy local intercultural gatherings while connecting with the global community of Anabaptist related churches. Bring your own water bottle. Offerings will be held for the ministry of Mennonite World Conference.

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.

August 22-26. MCC Learning Tour with Indigenous Neighbours, Timmins, ON.  Only a few spots left, contact info@mcco.ca  for more details.

We are receiving items for relief kits, hygiene kits and soap that is much needed for MCC’s shipments of emergency supplies to Ukraine. See mcco.ca/kits  for details of kit contents or find lists on the table next to the mailboxes. ‘Cash for kits’ allows MCC to purchase items in bulk at less cost and to cover shipping fees. Place items in the box provided during children’s offering, or during the week in a box inside the church’s main entrance.

Pastor Congregation Relations Committee (PCRC) and Vision Focus Team (VFT) appreciate the year that Steve has given us to think and plan intentionally about his retirement in July 2023. It gives us a chance to brainstorm how we as a congregation want to move forward with our pastoral team.

  • July/August 2022 – PCRC to oversee review of job descriptions.
  • Oct – VFT, PCRC and Staff Support to form a pastoral search committee. 

We will keep you informed and invite you to contact PCRC members with input and questions. Meanwhile Steve has energy and enthusiasm to complete another year and we look forward to seeing what this next year will bring.

Personal Notes
On behalf of PCRC (Pastor Congregation Relations Committee), many thanks to: Sterling Francis, John Iutzi, Keith Wagler, Larry Wagler, and Myron Wagler for helping move the household contents for Louise Wideman from Vineland to her new home in New Hamburg.  We look forward to having her join our pastoral team in August.

Congratulations to Gordon & Carol Roth who are celebrating their 52nd   anniversary on  Monday, July 4.

Remember in Prayer
Pray for Ruby Gingerich who went to St. Mary’s Hospital on Wednesday  and Vernetta Steinmann who continues to deal with pain.