June 5, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, June 5, 2022
Anabaptist World Fellowship


Psalm 104:1-4, 24, 31-33



Woza, nomthwalo wakho (Come, Bring Your Burdens to God)  VT 679

Somlandela (We Will Follow)  VT 566

Children’s Time

Parent-Child Dedication

Reception and Community Commitment  VT 970

Jesus Loves Me  VT 516

Luke 24:13-35

Sermon: Following Jesus Together

Neno lake Mungu (Listen, God is Calling)  VT 765

Congregational Prayer



Ki Ri Su To No Heiwa (May the Peace of Christ be with You)



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

Leading Us in Worship:
Pianist: Delphine Schwartzentruber
Worship & Congregational Prayer Leader: Cliff Kennel
Children’s Time: Joy Wagler
Parent-Child Dedication: led by Pastor Liz Weber and Pastor Steve Drudge
Jeremy & Becky Rieck & Violet Mae
Malcolm & Jamie Vincent & Eva Rae
Readers: Jim Steckle, Cliff Kennel, Andrea Kennel
Speaker: César Garcia, Mennonite World Conference General Secretary
Livestream: Steve Kennel
Audio: Mike Gingerich

Guidelines for Worship

  • Mask wearing and physical distancing is encouraged.
  • Stay home if you feel ill for any reason.
  • Sit in every other pew and 2 m apart unless you arrange otherwise with the person(s) seated next to you.
  • You are welcome to sing if you are wearing a mask.
  • Colouring sheets and craft items for children are available on tables and at the back of the sanctuary.
  • The nursery room is available, unsupervised.

As we have returned to the sanctuary for Sunday worship, we are experimenting with a family friendly space at the back of the sanctuary. This includes tables with quiet activities for the kids (additional activities found on the table in the foyer). This past Sunday, the space was well used and much appreciated by families. Contact Worship Committee with any questions.

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 12
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the Fellowship Hall (this is just for one week to accommodate some more creative elements).
Topic: Creative God
Scripture: Excerpts from Genesis, Ephesians, 1 John and Romans
Speaker: Pastor Liz Weber

11:00 a.m. Kids Sunday School – Outdoors, dress for the weather
11:00 a.m.  Coffee Time on Zoom

Congregational Life
June 7 (Tues.) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. The Adult Bible Study Group led by Wes Leis is meeting again at the church. Everyone welcome. Contact Wes for more information.

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 6 (Mon.) 9:00 p.m. –  Mapleview Miners @ Steinmann Soxx (New Hamburg Community Centre )

June 8 (Wed.) 8:45 p.m. Steinmann Soxx @ Mapleview Miners (Millbank Upper)

Community Events
June 1-12 InterFaith Counselling annual Silent Auction is open for bids. www.interfaithcounselling.ca/auction. Support mental health and well-being in Wilmot.

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. Tri-County Mennonite Homes Annual General Meeting at Greenwood Court (90 Greenwood Drive, Stratford).

July 5-10 Indonesia 2022, will be Mennonite World Conference’s first hybrid assembly. Register for online participation at https://bit.ly/3McXdyu.

July 29 (Fri.) – Aug. 1 (Mon.)  We Declare what we have seen and heard. Mennonite Church Canada Gathering in Edmonton, Alberta.  Details and registration: https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/gathering2022.

MCC New Hamburg Thrift Centre is hiring a full time Receiving Associate.  For more information or to apply https://mccthriftontario.com/newhamburg/.

Love working with university students? Conrad Grebel University College is seeking a Student Life and Recruitment Coordinator. Visit grebel.ca/positions

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp (Grades 6 – 12) Aug. 14-26, 2022 overnight at Conrad Grebel University College.   Explore music, faith, leadership skills, and friendships. Register online at grebel.ca/ommc.

Property committee is looking for people to take responsibility for weeding the church beds. Beds have been mulched, reducing upkeep. If individuals, couples or families sign up for two week shifts from June through Sept., a couple of hours during this time period should be sufficient. Please sign up on the sheet on the table next to the mailboxes or contact Arne Kennel.

Updated Photo Directory:   For Pastor Louise’s arrival in August, we are  making an updated photo directory. Please submit a picture of your household to the church office at office@smchurch.ca ASAP.  Pastor Sara will be available after church on Sunday, June 12 & 19 to take a picture if needed.

We would like to reintroduce coffee time after worship but need more volunteers to help make coffee, serve and clean up. Please contact Norma Iutzi or Carol Roth if you can help.  Training is available upon request.

For MennoHome’s spring newsletter see back table.

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Ralph and Louise Gingerich who are celebrating their 66th anniversary on Thursday, June 9 and Keith & Eileen Erb who are celebrating their 57th anniversary on Saturday, June 11.