June 12, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, June 12, 2022
Creative God


Call to Worship and Prayer


Genesis 1:26-31

Create & Reflect

Draw the Circle  VT 802

Children’s Time

Ephesians 2:4-10

Create & Reflect

My Love Colors Outside the Lines  VT 582

Corinthians 12:9-10

Create & Reflect

Beautiful Things  VT 551

Romans 12:3-4


Congregational Prayer



Together  VT 389



11:00 a.m. Kids Sunday School – Indoors
11:00 a.m.  In person coffee time in the fellowship hall
11:00 a.m.  Coffee Time on Zoom

Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Postlude: Grant Movold
Worship Leader: Kim Francis
Reflections & Congregational Prayer: Pastor Liz Weber
Children’s Time: Gladys Bender
Livestream: Steve Kennel
Audio: Ben Winter

Guidelines for Worship

  • If you are able, please consider mask wearing and physical distancing for the comfort and protection of higher risk people.
  • You are welcome to sing if you are wearing a mask.
  • Colouring sheets and craft items for children are available on the table at the back of the fellowship hall.
  • The nursery room is available, unsupervised.
  • An offering plate is located at the back of the fellowship hall.

June Special Offering: “One Lunch.” Contribute the equivalent cost of one lunch in our community to assist lower income global brothers and sisters to attend Mennonite World Conference Assembly 2022 in Indonesia. Give directly to https://bit.ly/3zekXQb.

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.

Next Sunday June 19
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Topic:  “Seen By God”
Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb

11:00 a.m.  Adult Education in person, in the fellowship hall
No  Coffee Time

Congregational Life
June 13 (Mon.) 9:30 a.m. Finance committee meeting in the Fireplace room.

June 15 (Wed.) 1:00 p.m.  Grief support group facilitated by Interfaith Counselling. Meet in the gym.

June 15 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. Come and play Pickleball, all ages welcome.  Bring your own paddle. Get fit and join the fun. For more information or  to reserve a spot contact Lynn Yantzi at lyantzi@gmail.com

June 26 (Sun.) Program Meeting following the worship service. A congregational meeting to review our ministries and approve the Slate of Volunteers. The Slate will be provided in next Thursday’s email, and printed copies available Sun. June 19th

June 26 (Sun.) Noon – “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” is back! This is a chance to reconnect and eat with others in the congregation. You can sign up on the cards available on the table between the church mailboxes. Please indicate whether you prefer to host or be a guest, number of people, any allergies, and a preference for either indoor or outdoor gathering. Return the response card to the box on the table or email your response to Care Team Chair, Christine Helmuth at chriggy5@gmail.com by Sunday, June 19th.

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.

Steinmann Soxx Softball
June 13 (Mon.) 9:00 p.m. –  West Hills Rays @ Steinmann Soxx (New Hamburg Community Centre)

Community Events
June 13 (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 14 (Tues.) Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp‘s 55th Chicken BBQ and Pie Auction. Eat in or take out available. For more information and tickets www.hiddenacres.ca.

June 21 (Tues.) 6 – 8 p.m. (in person or Zoom) Tri-County Mennonite Homes Annual General Meeting at Greenwood Court (90 Greenwood Drive, Stratford). Anyone with interest in serving as a delegate please contact the church office or Jim Steckle.

July 1 – 3 Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp: Family Camping Weekend. For details visit www.hiddenacres.ca or contact 519-625-8602 or info@hiddenacres.ca.

July 5-10 17th world assembly of Anabaptist churches, Indonesia.  COVID restrictions limit personal attendance, so there is an online option (see mwc-cmm.org). Further, “global watch parties” of the plenary worship services are scheduled for:

  • 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. Masks may be recommended. 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: ttps://www.mennonitechurch.ca/gathering2022.

June 24 (Fri.) We are planning to move Louise Wideman’s household contents from Vineland to her new house in New Hamburg.   Help is needed to load contents on Friday morning in Vineland and unload the truck in New Hamburg on Friday afternoon. Please contact Don Steinmann if you are able to help, 519-634-5518.

Photo Directory: If you would like your photo taken for the new photo directory, connect with Pastor Sara this Sunday, June 12th, or next Sunday, June 19th following the worship service.

Amish Bicentennial 1822-2022.  Copies of a one page history and a list of several events in late September and early October 2022 are available on the table at the back of the fellowship hall.

On Wed., June 8 Hayat Hejazi and her son Tariq Al lababiddi became Canadian citizens via zoom. It was a time of celebration and Hayat expressed appreciation to her sponsors (Steinmann Mennonite Church & Stonecroft) for bringing her to Canada.

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Scott & Wendy Wagler who are celebrating their 25th anniversary on Tuesday, June 14.

Congratulations to Delphine Schwartzentruber who is celebrating her 81st  birthday on Tuesday, June 14.