March 24, 2024 Bulletin

March 24th 2024
Lent in Plain Sight
“Coats” – Transforming Mundane to Holy


Drawing Near to Jesus …


Welcome and Call to Worship

All Glory, Laud and Honor     VT 315

(Children gather at the back)

Jesus is Coming     VT 312

Children’s Time –  Luke 19:28-40

Confession and Assurance

Matthew 5:38-42

Don’t Be Afraid     VT 596

… Reawakening to God’s Spirit …

 Genesis 37:1-24

Sermon – Sacrifice? Really? – 3 stories, 3 missing coats

Luke 19:28-40

My Lighthouse     VT 597

Congregational Prayer

… Living as Transformed People.

 Offering and Offertory


Holy Lord     VT 314



An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under. Parents are expected to supervise their children while in the nursery.

Leading us in worship:
Worship Leader: Aleah Laverty
Music: Ben Winter, Elaine Finnie, Darryl Drudge
Children’s Time: Pam Carter
Scripture R eader: Isaac Roth
Sermon: Pastor Sara Erb
Congregational Prayer: Ben Cassels
A/V: Cliff Kennel and Steve Kennel

March Special/Coin Offering is in support of Mennonite Central  Committee’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. To read more about their work, who they partner with, or to give directly please visit:

Coffee & tea available in the fellowship hall following the service.

Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages:
11:00 – 12 p.m. Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 5), basement
11:15 – 12 p.m. Jr. Youth (Gr. 6-8) & MYF (Gr. 9-12+), basement
Adult Ed., Fireplace Room

12-2 pm – Invite someone to Lunch…then come back to the church for the Pre-AGM Meeting at 2 pm. Invite someone to lunch in your home or to a restaurant for food and conversation. This is a great chance to get to know someone you don’t know already! We want to get back to this kind of hospitality and community engagement that we got away from during the pandemic. VFT members plan to   participate; we encourage everyone to participate as either a host or a guest. After lunch together, come back to the church at 2 pm for dessert and the pre-AGM meeting.

2 –3 pm   Pre AGM meeting complete with dessert and coffee provided by VFT.

Next Sunday March 31 Easter Sunday
8:30 a.m. Easter Potluck Breakfast, Fellowship Hall
Please bring finger food to share:  fruit, hard boiled eggs, muffins or yeast baking.  Coffee, tea, & juice along with plates, cups and mugs will be provided.

9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship .
Scripture:  Luke 24:1-12
Speaker:  Pastor Ben Cassels

This week at Steinmann MC
March 25 (Mon.) 6:30—9 p.m.
March 26 (Tues.) No Pickleball

Holy Week Services:

  • March 26-28, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Labyrinth will be set up in the fellowship hall – all are invited to drop in and use as you wish.
  • March 28, (Thur.) 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service: A service of contemplative prayers and music (Fellowship hall, in-person only)
  • March 29 (Fri.) 10:00 a.m.  Good Friday Service including communion (in-person & live streamed)
  • March 31 (Sun.) 8:30 a.m. Easter Potluck Breakfast;  9:45 a.m. Easter Worship Service (in-person & live streamed)

March 27 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. The A/V (Audio/Visual) tech crew is     looking for your help in providing our congregation with its live stream and worship resources. We are looking for people with an interest in either the audio support or the video / live stream support. This is a very rewarding and interesting job. You will be fully trained with lots of time to practice before taking on this role. Join us on the 27th for an informal information session. For more information contact Steve or Cliff Kennel.

March 29 (Fri.) The church office will be closed for Good Friday.

Congregational Life
April 3 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon – All women invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks provided.

April 7 (Sun.) 11 a.m.  AGM followed by a Potluck & Pie Auction.    – Mark your calendars.

April 7 (Sun) Attention all pie bakers (and bidders). We are planning to hold a potluck and pie auction following the congregational AGM. Funds raised will go towards our facilities reserve fund to help cover the costs of our flat roof renewal. Please bring a main course to share for potluck. We will also need volunteers to sign up to bring pies which will be cut up and sold by the slice or whole pies which will be auctioned off to the highest bidder! Sign-up sheet for pie bakers is in the hallway or speak to Janessa Otto.

April 20 (Sat.) Peace and Justice Breakfast has been POSTPONED.  It will be rescheduled later in the year. Details will follow.

August 12 – 16 (Mon. – Fri.) mornings. Baden Summer Bible Camp here at Steinmann’s. We are looking for volunteers for all roles. Please reach out to Courtney Hobbs or email if you are interested and able to help.
MYF (Grades 9-12+)
April 4 (Thur.) 7:45 p.m..  Bible Quizzing Study Night, read  Chapters 21-24 ahead of time.
April 5 (Fri) W-O’s Emma – A Pop Musical. We have pre-purchased 16 tickets for the Friday evening showing. Please let Pastor Sara  know if you’d like a spot ($20 each). Priority for tickets will be given to youth, however, if tickets are available, parents (or others) are welcome.

Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
April 6 (Sat.) 3-5 p.m.. Pickleball at the church.

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
April 3 (Wed.), 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  All Things Easter

Small Groups
March 27 (Wed.) 10 a.m. The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will start meeting again in the fireplace room at the church. Everyone is welcome.

March 28 (Thurs.) 10:00 a.m. – Women’s Bible study group meeting at the church in the Fireplace area. Read chapter  8 of “Let The Light In”. All women are welcome. Contact person – Darlene Gingerich.

Remember in Prayer
We extend our sympathy to Laverne Gingerich on the death of his sister in law, Shirley Byall-Jutzi.  Shirley, a sister of the late Marjorie, died on Sunday March 17 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Let us remember John and Helmi Wiebe as John anticipates having hip  replacement surgery on Wednesday, March 27.

My sincere thank you to my family and friends for the blessings of love, prayers, visits, phone calls, emails, text messages, and generous donations of food over the past three months. I have been deeply touched by your words of encouragement and caring concern as my kneecap continues to heal.    Forever grateful, Norma

Congratulations to John & Dianne Gruhl who are celebrating their 60th anniversary on Thursday, March 28.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for Goshen Mennonite Church in Ottawa, ON.   |

April 6 (Sat.) Hidden Acre’s  40th Annual Bowlathon. This is one of the camp’s main annual fundraising events. To donate go to, and select “Annual Bowlathon”. or see Anthony Helmuth who will be bowling again this year.

April 8 (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

April 11, 12 & 13 (Thur. –Sat.) Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s grades   9-12 students as they take on the world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Tickets are $15 per person and now on sale at

Apr 16 (Tues.) 7pm . Considering Rockway? More information on Rockway Information Night:

April 20 (Sat.) 5:30 pm, MEDA spring banquet at Shantz Mennonite Church. Open remarks by Dorothy Nyambi, President and CEO of MEDA, presentation by Katelynn Folkerts with MEDA on Cassava Seed Systems. Cost:  $55.00 per person.  Register online by April 12th at:

Apr 26 – Apr 27 (Fri. – Sat.), MCEC Annual Church Gathering 2024, UMEI Christian Highschool, Leamington, ON, Theme – Inspired By Hope.  If you are interested in being a delegate and a supporter of the Moderator/Pastor Ben please contact Gladys Bender. Carpooling to be arranged.

April 29, (Mon.) Spring Seniors Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. For more information