June 7, 2020
Rooted and Grounded in Love
Faith Formation Sunday
Call to Worship
What a Friend we have in Jesus
Blessing and Honour
Faith Formation Highlights
18th Birthday Blessing
Leading us in Worship
Music: Roth family
Worship Leader: Lynnette Hammer
Children’s Time: Sara Roth
Sermon and Prayer: Pastor Sara Erb
Next Sunday, June 14, 9:45 a.m. Livestream service
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21
Speaker: Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
News from Steinmann and Beyond
Wednesday, June 10, 8 p.m. Online Evening Prayers and Bible Reading on Zoom.
Monday, June 8, 2-8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Please note the earlier start time and that appointments are now required to donate blood. To book an appointment call 1-888-236-6283 or To Donate.
New Hamburg Thrift Centre has reopened. Steinmann Mennonite Church’s turn for wipe cutting on Monday, June 8, has been cancelled since physical distancing cannot be practiced at the present time.
Church beautification. The Property committee is still needing volunteers to look after flower beds, etc. over the summer. Call Glen Gingerich at 226-972-9580 for more details and to book your week. Help keep our property beautiful!
David Martin retires this summer after 15 years of ministry as MCEC Executive Minister. Online celebration June 14, 1:00 p.m. Registration now open
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) update:
• Summer jobs available for ages 15-30 with Mennonite Central Committee, including New Hamburg Thrift Store. See Current Openings here
• Invitation: Petition the Government of Canada to request Israel immediately lift the blockade on Gaza, and enable humanitarian and medical aid during COVID-19.
• MCC’s WASH program is one response to the need for hygiene around the world during COVID-19. Find out how a tippy tap is keeping students safe. See video online.
• Last weekend’s New Hamburg Run for Relief raised more than ever before for MCC: $17,000, with more donations expected.
Mennonite Church Canada is donating $50,000 to the Global Sharing Fund operated by Mennonite World Conference (MWC) to help MWC-member churches, 81% of whom live in Asia, Africa and Latin America who are requesting aid because they do not have enough food, water for handwashing, and soap during the COVID-19 global pandemic. MC Canada member churches are asked to match or exceed this donation. More information and how to donate here.
The cancellation of overnight camps across Ontario is disappointing to campers, families and staff. However, you can check out songs, skits, campfires and other resources shared on their Facebook Pages: Hidden Acres, Silver Lake and Fraser Lake.
Canadian Mennonite University – annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding public lecture will be delivered by Dr. William Cavanaugh, Professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University, known widely for his work in political theology and Christian ethics. His lecture, entitled The Myth of Religious Violence, will be delivered online on Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. CDT. (8 p.m. our time) cmu.ca/events
Ways to give
Reminder of ways to give to the church – especially during Covid-19
• Cheques can be placed in the secure drop box at church or mailed to the church at 1316 Snyder’s Road West, Baden, ON N3A 3K8
• Online Giving Options:
o Canada Helps: ongoing or one-time donations through your credit card or Paypal. Canada Helps link.
o Direct deposit if you are with a credit union: Credit Union link.
o Direct deposit if you are with any other financial institution (i.e. a bank). Contact Wendy Wagler, Church Accountant, for the proper form (email@example.com).
Congratulations to Ralph & Louise Gingerich who are celebrating their 64th anniversary on Tuesday, June 9 and Keith & Eileen Erb who are celebrating their 55th anniversary on Thursday, June 11.
Pastor Sara is on vacation June 10th – 16th
Remember in Prayer
Mildred Roth, who has moved to Freeport Hospital where she will be receiving rehab.
Pray for God’s peace and justice in our communities, for an end to discrimination and violence, the championing of human rights, just political leadership, the humility to confess our individual and social sins and a willingness to repent and to boldly embrace the peace of Jesus Christ.
Pray for the refugees in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh as they deal with the outbreak of COVID-19.