July 7, 2024 Bulletin

Food & Faith – July 7, 2024

Gathering to Eat…


Welcome & Passing the Peace

Call to Worship


Hymn: Jesus Calls Us  VT 30

…the Bread of Life…

Scripture: John 6:35-39

Reflection: “I am the Bread of Life”

Table Grace

Children’s Hymn: Your Love Is Amazing VT 96

… when Life is Sweet

Scripture: Psalm 34:1-5, 8

Reflection: “Taste & See that the Lord is Good”

Eating Together: Sweet Bread

Hymn: Taste and See VT 467

Offering & Offertory

… when Life is Hard

Scripture: 1 Kings 19:4-9a

Reflection: “It is more than enough, Lord!”

Eating Together: Dry Bread

Hymn: All Will Be Well VT 586

Congregational Prayer

… when Life is meh

Scripture: Luke 10:38-42

Reflection: “Worried & Distracted by Many Things”

Prayer of Response (unison)

Eating Together: Common Bread

Hymn: Come, Walk with Us     VT 23

Leaving Fed


Hymn: I’m Gonna Eat at the Welcome Table VT 801



Leading us in worship:

Accompanist & Song Leader: Sara Roth
Worship Leader: Darryl Drudge
Reflections: Pastor Ben Cassels
Scripture Readers: Congregation
Table Grace: Drudge Family
Congregational Prayer: Shirley Kennel
A/V: Mike Gingerich, Steve Carter

An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages five and under. Parents are expected to supervise their children while in the nursery.

July Special/Coin Offering is in support of Interfaith Counselling
https://bit.ly/3XJZ0oj and Shalom Counselling https://bit.ly/3zqlQr1

Pastor Louise will be away on vacation June 24 – July 15. For pastoral care needs, please contact Pastor Ben or Pastor Sara.

Christian Education for all ages resumes in September.
Coffee Time following worship in the Fellowship Hall.

Next Sunday
9:45 am Livestream and in-person worship
Scripture: Psalm 16:1-2, 7-9, 11; Matthew 3:1-4
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb

This week at Steinmann MC
July 8 (Mon): 6:30-9 pm Pickleball
July 9 (Tues): 6:30-9 pm Pickleball

Congregational Life
Hospitality Committee extends their sincere appreciation to everyone who volunteers to prepare and serve coffee; greet visitors/members of the congregation; and usher. Please contact Carol or Norma if you wish to have your name removed from any of the lists or if you wish to have your name added to a list.

Bicentennial Capital Campaign: Celebrating 200 Years: We are launching a new Capital Campaign to lay a solid foundation for the future and in anticipation of upcoming significant building maintenance costs. This will culminate on our Bicentennial Weekend. Our goal is $350K. Donations to this Capital Campaign should be designated, “200 Years.”

In August, Louise will have been our Worship and Care pastor for two years. A review was completed with feedback from many in the congregation including Core Team members and pastors. Her gifts have been recognized and appreciated. We look forward to Louise continuing her pastoral ministry with Steinmann MC.
(PCRC Kim, Doris, and Gladys)

Be Together: Thanks to the 30+ people who have signed up to attend the Blue Jays game on July 27. If you are still interested in joining us, please check with Janessa Otto as there may still be tickets available. Janessa will continue to communicate by email with those attending or give her a call with questions.

August 9-11: SMC Camping at Hidden Acres. Signup sheets are by the mailboxes.

September 21 (Sat) 8 am – 12:30 pm Bicentennial Bus Tour  The morning will begin with breakfast at Schmittsville Restaurant followed by the tour of Wilmot Township Amish Settlement by Dave Neufeld. Please sign up by August 1st on the sheets by the mailboxes. Cost of $60/person is required at the time of signing to accountant@smchurch.ca Please make a note that it is for the September Bus Tour. For more info, contact Norma Iutzi.

Joys & Concerns
Happy 59th Wedding Anniversary to Ken and Anna Mae Hofstetter on July 10.
Happy 93rd Birthday to Reta Bender on July 12.

Verna Schwartzentruber has moved to Freeport for physio/rehab. She invites phone calls. The church office has the phone and room numbers.

Remember Dorothy Boyle who is at Freeport Hospital for rehab.

Bob Gingerich continues receiving care at Freeport Hospital. Bob welcomes visitors and ongoing prayers for next steps.


July 7 (Sun) 3:30pm: Oasis Chorale presents a concert of a cappella choral music, ‘Radiant Dawn’ at St Jacobs Mennonite Church (1310 King St N, St Jacobs). Oasis Chorale is a 40 voice Anabaptist touring choir – www.oasischorale.org. Free will offering.