June 16, 2024 Bulletin

Food & Faith
June 16, 2024
Welcomed to the Table
Call to Worship and Prayer
Hymn: All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly VT 474
Feasting Together
Scripture: Genesis 1:26-29
Hymn: For the Fruit of All Creation VT 124
Children’s Time
Hymn-of-the-Month: There’s a Wild Hope in the Wind VT 828
Scripture: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-6
Sermon: Food: Divine Pivot Points
Table Grace
Sharing our Lives
Hymn: God is Great & God is Good VT 488
Congregational Prayer
Offering & Offertory
Leaving Nourished
Hymn: You Shall Go Out with Joy VT 847

Leading us in worship:
Accompanist: Susan Seyler
Song Leader:  Norma Iutzi
Worship Leader:  Rick Brenneman
Children’s Time:  Elaine Finnie
Scripture Readers: Ben and Sarah Winter
Table Grace/Sermon: Pastor Ben Cassels
Congregational Prayer: Pastor Sara Erb
A/V: Steve Carter, Paul Hammer

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.

June Special/Coin Offering is in support of Single Moms Camp at Hidden Acres Camp. For more information: https://bit.ly/3X0j2KG

Pastor Louise will be away on vacation June 24 – July 15.

Christian Education for all ages resumes in September.
Coffee Time 11am-12pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Next Sunday
9:45 am Livestream and in-person worship
Scripture: Genesis 18:1-15
Speaker: Pastor Louise Wideman

 MYF (Grades 9-12+)
June 20 (Thurs): 3pm Baptism Class in the Old Boardroom
June 22 (Sat) 7:30 pm: Area youth worship at Mapleview Church.
June 23 (Sun) 2-5 pm: Mega Challenge Event. Sign up through Andrea Kennel or Joanne Schwartzentruber.

Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
June 19 (Wed) 6:30 – 8pm: Scavenger Hunt and Campfire. Meet at Darryl and Ashley Drudge’s place.

Small Groups
June 19 (Wed) 10am The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet in the Fireplace Room at the church. Everyone is welcome.

This week at Steinmann MC
June 17 (Mon): 6:30-9pm Pickleball
June 18 (Tues): 6:30-9 pm Pickleball

Congregational Life
Gift Discernment is compiling a list of volunteers to assist with potlucks (set up and clean up). It will be a rotating schedule. Sign up sheet is by the mailboxes.

June 23 2-5 pm: Church Wide MEGA CHALLENGE! Book your calendar for an amazing race type event! Open to all ages. Looking for teams of two. Sign up by the mailboxes. Questions? Talk to Andrea Kennel or Joanne Schwartzentruber.

“BE Together” is a new initiative for 2024-2025 that will provide monthly church-wide all-ages fellowship opportunities to build belonging and connection, amongst our church and with neighbours. Events will be fun, low-key, and provide an excuse to “Be Together” (get it? 😁).
The co-ordinating group of Joy Wagler, Janessa Otto, and Pastor Ben are currently looking for monthly “Hosts” to take turns organizing these events. Examples include Pizza & Board Games, Bowling, Skating, Cookie Exchange, Campfire, Guess-Who’s-Coming-to-Dinner – or use your creativity! If you have an idea or would be willing to host/plan a monthly event, please speak with any of the coordinators.
And our first event is: BE Together…at a Blue Jays Game! On Saturday July 27 we’ll make our way to Toronto to enjoy a game all together (game time is 3:07pm). The plan is to carpool to the GO station at Aldershot (Burlington) and take the train from there. Please sign-up on the sheet beside the mailboxes by Sunday June 30 or speak with Janessa Otto (this event’s Host) for more information, to help organize, or to offer to carpool. We need at least 12-15 commitments before booking tickets. Cost will be confirmed once we know numbers.

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

Joys & Concerns
Verna Schwartzentruber fell and broke her hip on Sunday, June 9. She had surgery and is recuperating at Grand River Hospital. Let us remember Verna.
Hannah McLean, granddaughter of Gord and Carol Roth, is home from the hospital. The family appreciates our prayers.
Remember Dorothy Boyle who is now at Freeport Hospital.
Bob Gingerich has moved to Freeport Hospital for rehab. Continue to pray for Bob, Shirley, and their family on this journey.
This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for Kitchener Emmanuel Church.

June 19 (Wed.) 6 pm: Interfaith Counselling Centre 40th Anniversary Gala at Puddicombe Banquet Hall (145 Peel Street, New Hamburg). Formal attire, delicious food, and live musical entertainment. Tickets $140/person ($80 receiptable). For more information

Spirituality & Aging Seminar on Friday, June 21 (in-person and virtual) at Conrad Grebel University College. Visit
grebel.ca/spirituality for registration information.

June 21 (Fri) 6 pm: An Indigenous Solstice Eve of Songs and Stories, To honour National Indigenous Peoples Day. At Mannheim Mennonite Church, Some traditional foods will be served as well as finger food potluck. Event will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Please bring folding chairs and cups, dishes, cutlery and napkins. Women, please wear long skirts. For details and to RSVP, please contact Gladys Bender.

June 22 (Sat) 7pm: Taize Service at Lincoln Road Chapel (145 Lincoln Rd Waterloo, ON N2J 2N8.). We are excited to provide a service with simple songs, contemplative space including prolonged silence, and a spirit of unity where different denominations can meet.

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.