March 10, 2019
Lent 1: We hunger for good relationships
I sing the mighty power of God HWB 46
Prayer (based on Genesis 1)
All who are thirsty
Genesis 2:7-8, 15-17, 3: 1-13
Confession and assurance
I will come to you in silence SS 49
Sermon – Healthy relationships; healthy boundaries
God marked a line and told the sea
Children’s Sunday School begins
Your will be done SJ 57
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Mary Lou Gingerich, Dianne Satchell. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Leading Us In Worship:
Prelude, offertory, postlude – Al & Dawn Mills
Worship leader – Sarah Godfrey
Song leader – Sara Roth
Pianist – Pastor Sara Erb
Children’s time – Gladys Bender
Sermon – Pastor Steve Drudge
Congregational prayer – Janessa Otto
Lent Worship Visuals:
During Lent we are hungering for God’s wholeness and restoration. Our image of missing puzzle pieces draws us into that longing for wholeness. As we journey toward Easter we will also see how God puts us back together in new ways. Thanks to Alyson Ramer, Caleb Finnie, and Don Wagler for their work on the visuals.
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).
11:15 a.m. – Adult Christian Education.
Listening to our Neighbours – We’ll be exploring how to engage in and practice listening and connecting with our neighbours. Meeting in the south side of the fellowship hall.
Monday (church office closed)
Monday or Tuesday
Grandparent & Grandchild Day at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Bring your grandchildren in grades 1-6 for a day of learning and celebrating indigenous culture through playing, singing, laughing, learning and worshiping. Resource person: Doug Dolittle. Brochures are on the table by the mailboxes. For more information, visit www.hiddenacres.ca, email email@example.com, or call 519.625.8602.
Noon – Community Lenten Service and Lunch in the fellowship hall. Meditation: Pastor Myrna. A freewill offering will be accepted for the Canadian Bible Society and to cover the costs of the lunch.
12:30 p.m. – Free noon hour concert: Chapel at Conrad Grebel. Marcus Scholtes, violin, Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, cello, Heidi Wall, piano.
7:00 p.m. – Vision Focus Team meets in room 114.
Morning & Afternoon – fellowship hall and kitchen rented.
5:30 p.m. – Single or Single Again will be getting together for a Pizza & Games evening at 307 Maurice St., New Hamburg. Pizza will be ordered once everyone arrives. Any questions, call 519.662.2971.
9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Lent 2: We are hungry for healthy sexuality.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 11.
Speaker: Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck.
10:30 – Children’s Christian education
11:15 – Adult Christian education
4:00 p.m. – Ecumenical Prayer Service with Celtic songs at St. Bede’s Chapel, Renison Univ. College, 240 Westmount Rd. N, Waterloo.
March 27 (Wed.) 6-8 p.m. – Details to come.
MYF (High School)
March 22 – Family dinner
March 13 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. – Meeting at Don & Marilyn Steinmann’s home. For more information call Marilyn Steinmann.
March 13 (Wed.) 8:00 p.m. – Small group meets. For more information talk to Darryl Drudge.
March 21 (Thurs.) 6:30 p.m. – Women’s group meeting in room 004. Read chapter 9 of “Four Gifts.” For more information call Joy Wagler.
March 20 (Wed.) 7-9 p.m. – New Hamburg Ecoboosters are sponsoring a film “Just Eat It – A food waste story” shown at Zion United Church, 215 Peel St. Hear from three expert panelists. Event is free. Registration through Eventbrite is required. For more information, call 519.662.9372.
March 26 (Tues.) 12:00-2 p.m. – Kitchen Table at Wilmot Mennonite Church. Topic: “The Twisted Road—A Life Story” by C.J. Janzen. Suggested donation—$10.
March 31 (Sun.) 11 a.m. – Celebration of Darlene Gingerich’s retirement as our Administrative Assistant. Please bring finger foods to share; a brief program will be included.
April 2 (Tues.) – The Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir invites parents and children to an open rehearsal to get a glimpse of the inner workings of the choir. Meeting at W-K United Mennonite Church, 15 George St., Waterloo. Children ages 6-9 are welcome from 6:30-7:00 and children ages 10-14 from 7:30-8:00. firstname.lastname@example.org
April 13 (Sat.) 8:30-11:00 a.m. – Peace and Justice Breakfast with Paul Born. Title: Deepening Community for a Happier Life and a Better World. Paul is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute and the Founder and Director of Vibrant Communities. He is the author of four books, including two Canadian best sellers. Donations accepted toward the cost of breakfast and The Working Centre in Kitchener. Please sign-up on sheet in hallway or call the church office at 519.634.8311.
April 13 (Sat.) 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Women of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Spring Enrichment Day at Floradale Mennonite Church, 22 Florapine Rd., Floradale. Travelling Companions: we don’t know where we are going but we know how to get there! How do we remain centered and attuned to God’s voice in an unpredictable life? Resource person: Marilyn Rudy-Froese, MCEC Church Leadership Minister. Registration forms are on the table by the church mailboxes.
April 15 (Mon.) or 16 (Tues.) – Spring Seniors’ Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Speakers: Dave and Mary Lou Klassen. Topic: “The Many Faces of Africa.” Brochures are by the mailboxes. Register by April 8th. For more info call: 519.625.8602, website: www.hiddenacres.ca.
1. During Children’s Time in Lent, we will be exploring Circles of Grace together. This is a curriculum teaching us how to be a community modeling respect and faith, understanding the sacredness of who we are, and helping youth and children to identify uncomfortable situations before they become inappropriate. The Circle of Grace meditation encompasses who you are in your body, including your senses. It holds your mind, heart, soul, and sexuality. It reminds us that God is always with us, even in difficult situations. For further info on Circles of Grace: https://vimeo.com/207836764
2. Canadian Mennonite subscriptions: All who attend Steinmann Church may receive a subscription to Canadian Mennonite. The biweekly magazine is delivered in print, by email, or both and paid for collectively through Mennonite Church Eastern Canada. To start a new subscription, add digital delivery to an existing print subscription, or switch to digital-only, contact the church office.
• Thank you to everyone who supported the MYF Chili Fundraiser last Sunday! We received over $1900 in donations; your generosity speaks volumes of support and care for the youth in this congregation! Thanks to the sponsors: Joanne Schwartzentruber and Jon and Alex Lebold, as well as Kim Lichti and Tracy MacLaurin for their help in planning, organizing, and helping with the meal.
• Gwen Good has transferred her membership to Egmondville United Church.
• As of Feb. 28th, 16 families in rural El Salvador have a small, safe, dry and clean house in which to live. Thanks for your prayers and donations that helped to make this possible. – Andrea Drudge & Steve Drudge
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Pray for Norm Dyck, MCEC mission engagement minister, Fanosie Legesse, MCEC mission associate and pastor at Zion Mennonite Fellowship, and Pastor Jonathan Abraham, pastor Shalom Worship and Healing Centre, as they are in Ethiopia, meeting with Meserete Kristos Church and College and teaching and preaching in numerous locations.