June 9, 2024 Bulletin

Anabaptism: Then & Now
June 9, 2024
Anabaptism Today: God at work among us
Gathered by Love …
Call to Worship
Hymn: Summoned by the God who Made Us VT 1
Hymn: 10 000 Reasons VT 111
… Strengthened in Christ …
Shared Commitments
Children’s Time
Hymn of the Month: There’s a Wild Hope in the Wind VT 828
Ephesians 3:14-21
Meditation: More Than We Can Imagine
… Blessed by the Spirit …
Hymn: Beautiful Things VT 551
Gr. 12 Blessing
Hymn: The Lord Lift You Up VT 832
Receiving New Members
Congregational Prayer
… Living out God’s Love.
Hymn: Christ is Alive and Goes Before Us VT 565

Leading us in Worship:
Accompanist: Grant Movold
Song Leader: Stephen Yantzi
Worship Leader: Janessa Otto
Children’s Time: Pastor Ben Cassels
Meditation: Pastor Sara Erb
Congregational Prayer/New Members: Pastor Louise Wideman
A/V: Ben Winter, Steve Kennel

An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages five and under. Parents are expected to supervise their children while in the nursery.

June Special/Coin Offering is in support of Single Moms Camp at Hidden Acres Camp. For more information: https://bit.ly/3X0j2KG

Congregational Program Meeting 11am. In person and on Zoom
Christian Education (Sunday School):
11:00 – 12 pm Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 5), basement
11:15 – 12 pm Jr. Youth (Gr. 6-8) & MYF (Gr. 9-12+), basement

2-4 pm: Bicentennial Event: Guided Cemetery Tour: Former pastor, Fred Lichti, will be our guide offering stories of those who have gone
before. We will begin at St. Agatha Mennonite Church cemetery and end at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the tour. All are welcome.

Next Sunday
9:45 am Livestream and in-person worship
Join us as we begin our Summer Worship Series on “Food & Faith”,
considering the many ways food shapes our lives and what it means to follow Jesus.
Speaker: Pastor Ben Cassels

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
June 12 (Wed) 3:30 pm : Baptism class at the church.
June 22 (Sat) 7:30 pm: Area youth worship at Mapleview Church.
June 23 (Sun) 2-5 pm: Mega Challenge Event. Sign up through Andrea Kennel or Joanne Schwartzentruber.
Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
June 19 (Wed) 6:30 – 8pm: Scavenger Hunt and Campfire. Meet at
Darryl and Ashley Drudge’s place.
Small Groups
June 12 (Wed) 10am The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet in the Fireplace Room at the church. Everyone is welcome.

This week at Steinmann MC
June 10 (Mon): Pickleball CANCELLED
June 10 (Mon) 2-8 pm: Blood Donor Clinic
June 11 (Tues): 6:30-9 pm: Pickleball
June 12 (Wed) 7 pm: VFT Meeting
June 13 (Thurs) 10 am: PCRC Meeting

Congregational Life
June 23 2-5 pm: Church Wide MEGA CHALLENGE! Book your
calendar for an amazing race type event! Open to all ages. Looking for teams of two. No passport required. No vehicle required. You can walk. You can bike. You can scooter. Sign up by the mailboxes. Questions? Talk to Andrea Kennel or Joanne Schwartzentruber.

August 9-11 SMC Camping at Hidden Acres. Signup sheets are by the mailboxes.

Joys & Concerns
There are three Wedding Anniversaries over 50 years this week.
Congratulations to: John & Norma Iutzi, June 9, 51 years
Keith & Eileen Erb, June 11, 59 years
Wes & Janice Leis, June 16, 51 years

Happy 83rd Birthday to Delphine Schwartzentruber on June 14.

John and Helmi Wiebe and their children, Anna and Nick and Aaron and Katryna, would like to thank everyone for their support in showing us love and caring during the difficult grieving loss of our Samuel.

Remember Dorothy Boyle who is receiving care at Grand River

Bob Gingerich has moved to Freeport Hospital for rehab. Continue to pray for Bob, Shirley, and their family on this journey.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for Hunta Mennonite Church.

June 11 (Tues) 5-7 pm: 57th Annual Chicken BBQ & 16th Annual Pie Auction Fundraiser at Hidden Acres: $20 Small meal/$24 Regular meal. Tickets need to be purchased in advance at hiddenacres.ca

June 13 (Thurs) 7-8 pm: Mennonite Action – Hymn Sing for divestment. All are welcome as we sing in support of students calling for the
divestment of their tuition dollars from weapons of war, which mirrors Mennonite Church Canada’s call to divest from “companies profiting from the occupation of the Palestinian territories.” We will meet at the Conrad Grebel Parking lot, walk to the outside of the student
encampment together, and sing uplifting hymns. Contact Ashley Drudge for more information.

100th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Russian Mennonite Refugees to Ontario in 1924: Bus Tour The Mennonite Historical Society of
Ontario is hosting a one day Bus Tour to the Niagara Peninsula on
June 15, 2024 to commemorate this event. For more details and to
register, please go to www.MHSO.org

The Tri-County Mennonite Homes AGM is June 18, 6-8pm at
Greenwood Court in Stratford. We hope to see people in-person. There is a virtual attendance option as well. Please contact office@smchurch for information.