June 25, 2023 Bulletin

Send our roots rain:
Confession:  Wash me … and cleanse me from my sin.
June 25, 2023

Gathering to pray….


Water ritual

Call to Worship

Hymn:  O, Thou in Whose Presence     VT 600

Hymn:  Wonderful Grace of Jesus      VT 170

…to listen for God’s Spirit….

Children’s Time

Hymn: Lord, Listen to Your Children     VT 682

Scripture: Psalm 51

Sermon: “Confession is good for the Soul”

…..that transforms us ….

 Prayer for the week Psalm 51: 1-2, 10

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love.

According to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right

spirit within me.


Hymn: Rain Down     VT 703

Congregational Sharing & Prayer

Offering & Offertory


….and sends us forth as bearers of God’s love.  

 Hymn: There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy VT 156



Leading us in worship:
Prelude/Offertory/Postlude:  Delphine Schwartzentruber
Worship Leader/Congregational Prayer:   Pastor Louise Wideman
Water ritual:  Wendy Wagler
Children’s Time/Song Leader:   Suzanne Bender
Sermon:  Brice Balmer
A/V:  Ben Winter and Mike Gingerich

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.

During coffee time. Reception for Wendy Wagler in honour of her 15 years as SMC accountant. All are welcome.

Children’s Sunday School and Adult Christian Education will resume in September.

Next Sunday July 2
9:45 a.m.  Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Scripture:  Psalm 65:1,9-11, Psalm 72
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge
Outdoor worship service in the yard of Bruce & Barb Schumm. Potluck picnic lunch to follow.  Plan to bring food to share, table service, lawn chairs and bathing suits as the Schumm’s have a pool.

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!

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

June 28 (Wed.) 3:00 p.m.  Peace & Justice Committee meeting

June 29 (Thurs.) 10:00 a.m.  Pastor Congregation Relations Committee meeting.

Steinmann Soxx Softball
June 25 (Sun.) 7 p.m.  Steinmann Soxx  @ East Zorra Bruzers (New Hamburg – 2)
June 26 (Mon.) 9 p.m. Hillcrest Red Sox @ Steinmann Soxx (New Hamburg – 2)

Wider Community
June 29 (Thurs.) 4 – 8 p.m. New Hamburg Thrift Centre welcomes Food Truck Thursdays event.  Every Thursday until August 31 there will be 3 – 6  food trucks in the parking lot.  New this year are picnic  tables to sit at and enjoy your food. https://mccthriftontario.com/newhamburg/.

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.

Visit mcco.ca/indigenous-history-month to explore resources and events to help appreciate diverse cultures found in Indigenous communities.

From House of Friendship, see a very positive report about the ShelterCare program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYZVTq7rXZk and read the annual Community Report: https://bit.ly/3NHn45S

Conrad Grebel University College seeking a part time Custodian. For job description and more information: https://bit.ly/3qTgPml. Apply to Mimi Browne, HR Manager at mimi.browne@uwaterloo.ca by June 27.

Conrad Grebel University College, seeks an Assistant Food Services Manager. For the Assistant Food Services Manager job description. Send resume and cover letter to Gabby Deemert, Food Services Manager, at gmarance@uwaterloo.ca.  by July 7, 2023 for review, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Harold Martin who is celebrating his 83rd birthday    today, Sunday, June 25.

Congratulations to Ralph & Caroline Wagler who are celebrating their 50th anniversary on Friday, June 30.

Remember in Prayer
This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for  Bloomingdale Mennonite Church , Bloomingdale, ON .