June 2, 2024 Bulletin

Anabaptism: Then & Now
June 2, 2024
We gather as one people….
Call to Worship VT 851
Hymn: Come, Now Is the Time to Worship VT 29
Scripture: Psalm 100
Hymn: All Creatures, Worship God Most High VT 81 (vv 1, 3, 5, 7)
…to listen for God’s word….
Early Anabaptist Story
Children’s Time
Hymn: God, Give Me Faith Like a Child VT 519
Scripture: Nehemiah 8: 1-12
Sermon: Gather Around the Word
….. and respond in gratitude ….
Hymn: Here in This Place VT 10
Congregational Prayer
Offering & Offertory
….going forth as bearers of God’s love.
Hymn of the Month: There’s a Wild Hope in the Wind VT 828

Leading us in Worship:
Prelude/Offertory/Postlude: Doris Martin
Worship Leader: Rick Brenneman
Song Leader: Suzanne Bender
Early Anabaptist Story: Christine Helmuth
Scripture: Brian Sararus
Children’s Time: Melissa Gingerich
Sermon: Pastor Louise Wideman
Congregational Prayer: Janessa Otto
A/V: Steve Kennel
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

From Tom and Ruthanne Bender: Thanks to the people of Steinmann’s who made our anniversary open house so special. Best wishes and cards were very appreciated. Carol, Joyce, Norma, Sharon, Delphine, and Susan on the food committee worked so hard to prepare such delicious food. “Be thankful unto Him”

We received a note of gratitude from MCC for our recent special offering donations of $879.40 designated t Palestine and Israel, and the donation of $802 designated to Ukraine. Let’s continue to pray for the work of MCC and our other ministry partners.

Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages:
11:00 – 12 pm Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 5), basement
11:15 – 12 pm Jr. Youth (Gr. 6-8) & MYF (Gr. 9-12+), basement
Adult Education: Fireplace Room – LGBTQ+ Conversations

Next Sunday
9:45 am Livestream and in-person worship
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb
Worship and Program Meeting will take place in the Fellowship Hall

This Week
June 3 (Mon): 6:30-9 pm Pickleball
June 4 (Tues) 10am: Care Team Meeting
June 4 (Tues): 6:30-9 pm: Pickleball
June 5 (Wed) 3:30pm Bicentennial Planning Meeting
June 5 (Wed) 7pm: Membership Transfer Meeting, Fireplace Room

Congregational Life
Lynne Dueck, office manager, is now overseeing the financial administration. We will recognize Ashley Drudge on Sunday, June 9 for her role as interim financial administrator.

June 4 (Tues) 7pm: Sing the Journey group will give leadership to an evening program of music at Nithview Home. All are welcome.

June 5 (Wed) Morning & Afternoon: All women are invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt. There will be a potluck lunch, bring a dish to share. Drinks are provided.

June 9 (Sun) 11am-12pm: Congregational Program Meeting. An opportunity to vision together as a congregation, celebrate the ways God has been at work this past year, vote on the slate of volunteers, and hear a few updates.

June 9 (Sun) 2-4 pm: Bicentennial Event: Guided Cemetery Tour. Former pastor, Fred Lichti will lead a story telling history tour beginning at the St. Agatha Mennonite Church cemetery and ending at the Steinmann Mennonite Church cemetery. Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall at the end of the tour. All are welcome.

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

Small Groups
June 5 (Wed) 10 am The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet in the Fireplace Room at the church. Everyone is welcome.

Remember in Prayer
Happy 51st Wedding Anniversary to John & Norma Iutzi on June 9.

Happy 80th Birthday to Keith Erb on June 4.

Remember Dorothy Boyle who is receiving care at Grand River 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 Hochma Church in Montreal.

June 6 (Thurs) 7 pm: Experience history from an Indigenous perspective by participating in a Blanket Exercise at the New Hamburg Community Centre. All people 14 years and older are welcome. Register at

June 10 (Mon) 2-8 pm: Blood Donor Clinic at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Appointments are required. To book an appointment call 1-888-236-6283 or

June 11 (Tues) 5-7 pm: 57th Annual Chicken BBQ & 16th Annual Pie Auction Fundraiser at Hidden Acres: $20 Small meal/$24 Regular meal. Tickets need to be purchased in advance at hiddenacres.ca

100th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Russian Mennonite Refugees to Ontario in 1924: Bus Tour The Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario is hosting a one day Bus Tour to the Niagara Peninsula on June 15, 2024 to commemorate this event. For more details and to register, please go to www.MHSO.org

The Tri-County Mennonite Homes AGM is June 18, 6-8pm at Greenwood Court in Stratford. We hope to see people in-person. There is a virtual attendance option as well. Please contact office@smchurch for information.

Spirituality & Aging Seminar on Friday, June 21 (in-person and virtual) at Conrad Grebel University College. Rev. Dr. Mark Roberts presents “From Problems to Possibilities: Faith Communities enabling those in the third third of life to flourish.” This seminar challenges the narratives about elders in communities, churches, and society at large; exploring the role churches can play in empowering older adults. Visit grebel.ca/spirituality for registration information.

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 https://bit.ly/3Voenl1.

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. No passport required. No vehicle required. You can walk. You can bike. You can scooter. Sign up by the mailboxes. Questions? Talk to Andrea Kennel or Joanne Schwartzentruber.

CMU Employment Opportunities: CMU invites inquiries and applications for a full-time Admissions Counsellor and a full-time Payroll and Benefits Administrator (both positions permanent, salaried with benefits). Other opportunities include Business and Social Work faculty positions. Visit cmu.ca/employment for information