June 6, 2021 Bulletin

June 6, 2021

Core Teams Feature Series

Part 1. Worship and Care



Call to Worship and Prayer

Lord, You Sometimes Speak                                            VT 537

Scripture Reading: Matthew 6: 1-8, 16-23

Children’s Time

How Great Thou Art                                                       VT 436

Sermon: Worship, Care, and Virtual Connections

Longing for Light                                                             VT 715

Congregational Prayer and Announcements

My Soul Proclaims with Wonder                                    VT 222



Leading Us in Worship:

Worship Leader and Prayer: Steve Wagler

Children’s Time: Sara Roth

Sermon Reflections: Pastor Max Kennel


TODAY 11:00 a.m. Children’s Sunday School on Zoom

11:00 a.m. coffee time


Water on Wheels – For our June monthly giving focus, please support Indigenous friends in Attawapiskat. The water currently plumbed into their homes is unsafe for human consumption, food preparation or even bathing, so jugs of safe, potable water need to be transported from two community filling stations. Utility wagons will make this easier particularly for the older residents and children frequently tasked with this responsibility. Please give directly to Mennonite Central Committee’s Giving Registry at https://bit.ly/2R9z0Ti.  Or make cheques payable to Mennonite Central Committee with “Water on Wheels” on the memo line. Our accountant can collect them and send them together to MCC. Assisting our Indigenous Neighbours in Attawapiskat could be a wonderful household project. Let’s see how many utility wagons we can provide at $250 ea. including shipping. Our goal is 20 wagons!


We continue with very limited hybrid worship services, with up to 6 people in attendance who register in advance.


Next Sunday June 13


9:45 a.m. Livestream and limited in-person worship

Core Team Focus: Witness

Scripture: Acts 16:6-15

Meditation: Pastor Steve Drudge


11:00 a.m. Coffee Time on Zoom


Jr. Youth


June 18 (Fri.) 6:30 p.m. Bible and Games on Zoom.


Coming Steinmann Events


June 9 (Wed.) 7 :00 p.m. Vision Focus Team meeting on Zoom


June 25 (Fri.) – Meal to the Land Protectors at Land Back Lane in

Caledonia. Your contribution to this meal is a way to work at improved relationships between Indigenous and Settlers. If you would like to contribute please message gladysbender@hotmail.com





Community Events


MCCO’s Active Bystander Workshop for our Wilmot community

via Zoom, is on Tuesday June 8, 7:00-9:30 p.m. https://bit.ly/3f17lNo  or Thursday June 10, 1:30-4:00 p.m. https://bit.ly/3v7GLrG

The Training Active Bystanders (TAB) program helps participants recognize when they are bystanders. It teaches how bystanders can interrupt harm doing and instead initiate positive action. Active byst andership does not mean aggression against the one causing harm. It means taking responsible action to help people in need instead of remaining passive and becoming complicit. Bystanders gain the competencies they need if they decide to take action when they witness something they feel is unfair, or wrong, or troubling. This workshop is suitable for people over the age of 13. Cost is $20/person. If cost is a concern, subsides are available, please be in touch with Gladys Bender or Pastor Sara.

Sponsored by: Zion United Church, Steinmann Mennonite Church, Wilmot Ecumenical Working Group on Indigenous/Settler Relations


June 19 (Sat.) 1 – 2:30 p.m. Mennonite Church Canada AGM. Join worship and hear highlights from program directors and Joint Council.  All are welcome to register at https://bit.ly/3gaWYGt


June 22 (Tues.) NEW DATE  4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp’s 54th Annual Chicken Barbecue—Drive thru event. All proceeds support Hidden Acres’ summer camp ministries. Individual Meal $15.00; Family Meal (4 people) $55.00. Additional pieces of chicken $4/piece.

ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY at www.hiddenacres.ca.




In response to the loss of 215 Indigenous children

– from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada



Theatre of the Beat is turning 10! You are invited to join us for a special Live Stream Telethon chock-full of special performances to raise $10 000 to continue doing our work for many years to come. Sunday, June 13th at 7 pm at https://theatreofthebeat.ca/10th-anniversary-telethon or through our YouTube channel.



What can you do in response to the “stunning inequality” in the occupied Palestine territory?

  • Urge the Canadian government to uphold international law. Access a writing tool https://bit.ly/3bVu5wj
  • Donate to Mennonite Central Committee’s Gaza relief effort


  • See update from Mennonite Church Canada’s Palestine Israel

Network at https://bit.ly/3vslKIk


Personal Notes

Congratulations to  Wallace & Betty Roth who will be celebrating their 68th anniversary on Sunday, June 6, Ralph & Louise Gingerich  who  will be celebrating their 65th anniversary on Wednesday, June 9 and Keith & Eileen Erb who will be celebrating their 56th anniversary on Friday, June 11.


Remember in Prayer


Pray for one another – James 5:16