June 11, 2023 Bulletin

June 11, 2023

Praising God



Psalm 33:1-6

For the Beauty of the Earth     VT 120

Hearing God’s Call

Come and See     VT 282

Genesis 12:1-4

Will You Come and Follow Me, verses 1-3,5     VT 540

Children’s time

Matthew 9:9-13; 18-26

Sermon: A Lot is Happening Here!

 Responding to God’s Call

There Are Many Gifts      VT 374

Congregational Prayer



You Are Salt for the Earth     VT 297



Leading us in worship:
Leading Worship and Prayer:  Joy Wagler, Steve Wagler
Pianist:  Grant Movold
Song Leader:  Nancy Steinmann Yantzi
Children’s Time:  Pam & Steve Carter
Sermon:  Pastor Steve Drudge
A/V:  Cliff Kennel and Steve Kennel

An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under.

June Special Offering:   Hidden Acres Single Mom’s Camp – physical, emotional and spiritual refreshment for low-income moms raising children between ages 5 & 12. https://hiddenacres.ca/donate

Kid’s Offering will be directed to the monthly special offering.

Plan to take home a Summer Worship Series Brochure and put in a prominent place.  This brochure provides an overview of worship themes, scripture texts, and offers some ideas for spiritual practices during the summer months.  Brochures are available  on the  table next to the mailboxes.

Coffee time cancelled this week, join the program meeting and potluck to follow.

Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages:
11:00 a.m. Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 4), basement
11:15 a.m. Jr. Youth (Gr. 5-8) & MYF (Gr. 9-12+), basement

Program meeting in person only at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, including the ratification of the slate of volunteers beginning September 2023, brief update re: Safe Church Policy, and the celebration of Pastor Steve’s 20 years of ministry at Steinmann MC.  Noon Potluck to follow.

Next Sunday June 18
9:45 a.m.  Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Scripture:  Psalm 63: 1-7
Speaker: Pastor Louise Wideman

Congregational Life
Are you, or someone from your family who attends Steinmann Mennonite Church, interested in attending Rockway or Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary for the 2023-2024 school year?  Maybe you want to take an Anabaptist, theology or peace and conflict studies course at Conrad Grebel this fall? Or, you plan to work at one of the Mennonite Church camps this summer and, then, to attend school in the fall? Scholarships are available to offset costs.  Please talk to Andrea Kennel or Melody Steinman.

Volunteers needed to weed our gardens (2 week blocks).  There is a sign-up sheet on the table by the mail boxes. Help keep our church property beautiful!

Several people have asked for a recording of the speaker from the April 15 Peace and Justice Breakfast. The recording of the message from Bill Ball is now available from a link on the church home web page. This is an audio only recording.

Flowers for worship:  Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to share flowers as a visual for worship.  We are in need of flowers for July 16, August 20 and August 27. Please add your name to the sign up sheet near the mailboxes if you can contribute on one of these Sundays.

June 13 (Tues.) 4 – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Pickleball.

June 13 (Tues.) 7 p.m. Finance Meeting, fireplace room

June 15 (Thur.) at 9 a.m. – 12 noon Steinmann members are needed to help cut rags at the MCC Material Resources Centre. Thank you for your help.

June 15 (Thur.) 3 p.m.  Peace and Justice meeting, fireplace room

June 15 (Thur.) 7 p.m. VFT meeting fireplace room

June 25 (Sun.) during coffee time. Reception for Wendy Wagler in honour of her 15 years as SMC accountant. All are welcome.

August 11 – 13 Church Family Camping at Hidden Acres. Sign-up sheet for overnight camping is on the table by the mailboxes. Campsite $30 / night, Serviced Campsite $40 / night & Cabin $42 / night (sleeps 10). For more information or questions, talk to Anthony Helmuth.

Small Groups
June 13 (Tues.) 10 a.m. The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet in the fireplace room at the church. Studying “The Uniqueness of Jesus”. Everyone is welcome.

June 22(Thurs.) 9:30 a.m. – Women’s Bible study will be meeting in person and on Zoom for “sharing life stories” and a prayer time.  Questions – talk to Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.

Steinmann Soxx Softball
June 11 (Sun.) 7 p.m.  Steinmann Soxx  @ Tavistock Bearcats (New Hamburg – 2)
June 21 (Wed.) 9 p.m. East Zorra Bruzers @ Steinmann Soxx (Tavistock – Optimist)

Wider Community
June 13 (Tues) 5 – 7 pm (in person and take out) Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp’s 56th Annual Chicken BBQ & 15th Annual Pie Auction Fundraiser.  Advance tickets required.  $18 Small meal (1 piece of chicken) /  $22 Regular meal (2 pieces of chicken). Please visit hiddenacres.ca for more details and to order your tickets.

June 14 (Wed.) 7 p.m. Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario annual meeting with Len Friesen, at Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church. “Questions Asked & Answered: On Writing the   History of Mennonites in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union.” Details at http://mhso.org./.

June 17 (Sat.), 9-4 p.m. Pastors in Exile’s Beyond Binaries Conference at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, Kitchener. Details and registration at https://bit.ly/3VWS04v .

June 19 (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 https://www.blood.ca/en

June 20 (Tues.) 6 – 8 p.m. Tri-County Mennonite Homes (TCMH)  Annual Meeting at Greenwood Court in Stratford. Anyone interested in being a delegate should contact Gladys Bender.

June 25 (Sun.) 2:30 – 4 p.m. Detweiler Meetinghouse at 3445 Roseville Road presents music, songs and stories by the Mac Talla Road Duo. Admission is by donation. For more information https://detweilermeetinghouse.ca/.

June 30-July 2 Hidden Acres’ annual Family Camping Weekend! For more information https://bit.ly/3VRcA6a. To reserve a cabin space info@hiddenacres.ca. First come, first served for camping spots.

Tavistock Mennonite Church is looking to fill the position of Child, Youth and Family Coordinator. Contact Jayne Whetstone with questions or to see a job description at 519-475-6099.  Interested individuals should email resume to tjwhetstone_5@hotmail.com by June 23rd.

Wilmot Family Resource Centre (WFRC) and Woolwich Community  Services are teaming up to create a youth-driven engagement strategy that better serves rural youth and improves youth mental health. WFRC is    recruiting 1 Youth Ambassador. For Job details https://bit.ly/3ql0I0N  or call 519-662-2731 to request a copy. Deadline June 9, at 4:30 p.m.

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp
Kitchener Day Camps – For registration and more info visit slmc.ca/summer-camp
Overnight Camp – There are still spots available for Silver Lake’s overnight camps and outtrips. Go to slmc.ca/summer-camp .

Personal Notes
Thank you to those who planned and came out for the Ladies Tea.   It was such a lovely event and very much appreciated. I will hold this time dear to my heart.  Thank You.  Lynelle Drudge

Congratulations to Keith & Eileen Erb who will be celebrating their 58th anniversary today, Sunday, June 11 and Wes & Janice Leis who will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on Friday, June 16.

Remember in Prayer
In East Africa, conflict, climate change and economic shocks are driving hunger to twice the levels of 2020.  Individual donations will be matched up to $5 m by the Canadian government until June 30. https://donate.mcccanada.ca/cause/crisis-east-africa

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for  Bethel Mennonite Church, Elora, ON.