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March 28, 2021 

Lent 6: Called to Deep Hope



Call to Worship


All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name                                                         HWB 285

Children’s Time


Scripture Reading: Matthew 21:1-11

Sermon: Palm Sunday

Peace to You                                                                                          VT 168

Congregational Prayer


Praise to the Living God                                                                        VT 204




Leading Us in Worship:

Pianist: Susan Seyler

Worship Leader & Prayer: Joanne Schwartzentruber

Children’s Time: Ben and Sarah Winter

Testimony: Adam Roth

Speaker: Pastor Max Kennel


March online (formerly coin) offering: renovation of a Mill St. house in Kitchener for affordable housing by Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers and MennoHomes funds. More info here.  To contribute, e-transfer to, go to or mail to 202-50 Kent Ave., Kitchener, ON N2G 3R1 and designate for Mill St.


Today 11:00 a.m.  Children’s Sunday School

Today 11:00 a.m. Coffee Time


Holy Week Services


Thurs Apr 1st,  8 p.m.: Maundy Thursday Prayer and Songs on Zoom. A contemplative gathering as we anticipate Good Friday and all that is slipping away.


Fri Apr 2nd, 10 a.m.: Good Friday Hybrid Worship Service with Communion. You are invited to have your communion elements ready. For those attending in person, elements will be provided.


Sun Apr 4th, 9:45 a.m. Easter Sunday Hybrid Worship Service. We would love to decorate the fellowship hall with your flowers. If you’d like to donate a bouquet: you can drop it off at the church on Good Friday, bring it with you on Easter Sunday, or drop it off at Keith and Saundy Bast’s on Saturday.


Next Sunday (Easter) April 4

Lent: Deep Calls to Deep

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

Lent 7: Called to Deep Living

Scripture:  John 20:1-18

Speaker:  Pastor Steve Drudge


11:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast Coffee Time  –  Bring your favourite Easter morning dyed eggs, paska, or tasty treat for show and tell as we celebrate Easter together.

Jr. Youth

April 9 (Fri.) 6:30 p.m. Jr. Youth Trivia night on Zoom



April 10 (Sat.) 7:30 p.m.  (Zoom). Conversation and Games.


Community Events

March 28 (Sun.) 1:30 p.m.  Forest Church meeting at Hidden Acres Camp.  Theme: Standing on Holy Ground.  Registration required.


March 31 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m.   The Human Face of Climate Change. Learn about conservation agriculture, gender equality and watershed systems in Ethiopia as well as the Grow Hope project. Register


March 31 (Wed.) 7 p.m. Online Lent Concert by John B. Miller and Friends. (Available until April 6th). Join us as we spend time in this place of holy darkness and healing.


April 3 (Sat.), April 8 (Thurs.), April 10 (Sat.), April 11 (Sun.), all at 7:30 p.m.  UNMUTE is a forum theatre piece that addresses the rise of domestic violence and gender-based assault during COVID-19 presented by Theatre of the Beat. Learn skills and resources for how you can make a difference. Sign up for your free ticket at


April 5 (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



Calling all Golfers! Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is excited to host its 26th Annual Golf Classic – The Mulligan Year on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Willow Valley Golf Course. Registration is now open and the Early Bird deadline is Friday, May 7, 2021. Visit to read about the New Format and to register your team.


Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is looking for a Music Teacher(s) with experience in vocals and/or strings. The hope is to commence this position in September 2021 (will depend on COVID protocols). Submit your resumes and cover letter to by Sunday, April 18, 2021. Visit  for the full job posting description.


Silver Lake Mennonite Camp: The first fundraising campaign to honour SLMC’s 60th Anniversary has been launched! 60 Years. $60,000. Let’s Build a CILT Cabin! Our camper in leadership training cabins are the last cabins to be replaced. For more information and to make a donation, visit our   Also, please join us for the SLMC Annual General Meeting which will take place remotely on May 8 at 10 a.m. Visit  for more details!


Personal Notes

Congratulation to John & Dianne Gruhl who will be celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 28.


Remember in Prayer

Mark Erb’s knee replacement surgery went well, and he is recovering at home. Thank you for all your prayers and support.


Larry Boshart who was moved from St Mary’s to Freeport Hospital on Monday.