June 2nd Bulletin

Astonishing Acts

Call to worship HWB 683
10, 000 reasons
Lord I need you
Acts 4:32-37
Open up the heavens
Children’s Time
Acts 5:1-11
Sermon: Glimpses of God’s Kingdom
Beautiful Things (All this pain)
Children’s Sunday School begins
Congregational Prayer
Offering and Prayer

A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Wendy Lebold and Mary Lou Gingerich. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).

Leading Us In Worship:
Worship Leader: Darryl Drudge
Music: Worship Team
Scripture Readers: Cole and Zach Schwartzenturber
Children’s Time: Joanne Schwartzentruber
Sermon: Pastor Sara Erb
Prayer: Shirley Kennel

Coffee, tea & juice will be served in the north side of the fellowship hall following the service.

10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 7). Big Idea: The Holy Spirit gives us creativity .
11:15 a.m. – Annual Program meeting.
Vision Focus Team update with Betty Pries.
Presentation of the slate of volunteers by Gifts Discernment Committee. See proposed slate for Sept. 2019 – Aug. 2020 as it stands to date in church mailboxes today.


Monday (church office closed)

Tuesday Set-up Mennonite Women

Morning & afternoon – All women are invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt. Potluck lunch. Drinks provided.

7:00 p.m. Healthy Relationships, Healthy Boundaries Adhoc.

6:30 p.m. Interfaith Counselling Centre Ladies Night Out. Tickets $20, see Sandra Roth or Connie McNeil. For further details see poster.

7 – 8:30 p.m. Eduard & Christine Klassen, renowned musicians on harp and piano, at WMB Church, 245 Lexington Road, Waterloo. For tickets call 519-885-5330.

7:00 p.m. Jubilation Male Chorus – Spring Benefit Concert at Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church. Freewill offering for House of Friendship.


9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Astonishing Acts: Acts of the Holy Spirit
Scripture – Acts 2:1-6, 19:1-7
Speaker – Pastor Steve Drudge
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 7), Garden Party
11:00 a.m. – Adult Christian Education : Shirley Dunford sharing on her mission trip.

YOUTH (High School)

June 7 (Fri.) Volunteering with Ray of Hope and the Network Church.

June 14th (Fri.) Family Dinner hosted by Paulette West and Dwight Brenneman


June 12 (Wed.) 6-8pm A night at Michelle and Steve Wagler’s, bring your bathing suits and towels.


June 6 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Bible study meeting by the church library. For more information call Wes Leis.

June 5 (Wed.) 8:00 p.m. – Small group meets. For more information talk to Darryl Drudge.

June 13 (Thurs.) 6:30 p.m. – Women’s group meeting at the church. Studying chapters, 15 & 16 from the book Four Gifts. For info call Joy Wagler.


June 11 (Tues.) 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp’s Annual Chicken Barbecue and Pie Auction. Tickets available Sunday, June 2 and June 9 after church. See poster for more details.

June 13-14 (Thurs. & Fri.) at Conrad Grebel University College “Aging and Spirituality: Finding Courage and Resilience,” a time of learning, reflection and self-care. Visit grebel.ca/spirituality for more details.

June 22 (Sat.) MennoHomes’ Out-Spok’n VIII bike-a-thon at Elmira Mennonite Church. All proceeds towards new affordable housing in Waterloo Region. Details at www.mennohomes.com or contact Dan Driedger at 226-476-2535 or ddriedger@mennohomes.com.

June 22 (Sat.) 2 – 4 p.m. & 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – The Nithview Community Annual Strawberry Social. See poster for details.

July 10 (Wed.) House of Friendship’s 24th annual Friendship Golf Tournament. Still time to register at houseoffriendship.org.

August 12-16 Baden Summer Bible Camp. Join the team; volunteers still needed. Contact Sara Roth, Jessie Gingerich or badensbc@gmail.com. Thank you for continuing to pray for the
children and this ministry!


Needed: Someone the first week of June with a truck to pick up a roll of quilt bat/fill from 50 Kent St., Kitchener (MCC) and deliver it to our church. Please call Ardys.

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. For more information contact Ron Gingerich.

Relief sale update: This year’s sale made over $260,000 despite the weather.

Thank you to all those who helped the Summer Sausage sale and thank you to those who came to the Relief Sale and shopped.

Missing from the kitchen – 60 teaspoons & 40 forks. If anyone has borrowed, please return to the kitchen. Church policy is that “items from the kitchen are not to be rented out.” Thanks!

This spring we are exploring “Astonishing Acts” throughout the book of Acts, diving into some of the lesser known stories. You are invited to journey through the whole books of Acts and the stories within over the coming weeks. Suggested reading guide:

April 28 Acts 1-4
May 5 Acts 5-8
May 12 Acts 9-12
May 19 Acts 13-16
May 26 Acts 17-20
June 2 Acts 20-24
June 9 Acts 24-28


Congratulations to Wallace & Betty Roth who are celebrating their 66th anniversary on Thursday, June 6th and Don & Rose Wagler who are celebrating their 55fth anniversary on Thursday, June 6th.


Pray for Orthodox churches in Syria and Lebanon who still suffer from the April 2013 abduction of two archbishops who demonstrated the love of Christ to all persons.

Pray for those in India and Bangladesh recovering from Cyclone Fani in early May.

Steinmann Mennonite Church 1316 Snyder's Road West Baden, Ontario Canada N3A 3K8 Founded: 1824