March 31, 2024 Easter Bulletin

March 31, 2024
Easter Sunday

Drawing Near to Jesus …



Call to Worship & Prayer

Hymn:    Low in the Grave He Lay     VT 333

Hymn:   Christ the Lord is Risen Today     VT 346

Confession and Assurance

Scripture: Luke 24:1-11

Children’s Time & Object Prayer: Luke 24:1-11

Moving Tomb Stones

… Reawakening to God’s Spirit …

 Hymn:  Christ Who Left His Home in Glory     VT 361

Sermon: Easter: Transforming the Impossible

Scripture: Luke 24:1-12

Hymn:  Thine is the Glory     VT 355

Congregational Prayer

… Living as Transformed People.

 Offering & Offertory



Hymn: Lift Your Glad Voices     VT 340

Benediction & Object Prayer

Impromptu Choir:  All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name     VT 364

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:
Prelude/Offertory: Grant Movold & Orchestra
Worship Leader:  Pastor Louise Wideman
Song Leader:  Norma Iutzi
Children’s Time:   Paulette West
Scripture Readers:  Zach Schwartzentruber, Sam Vandermolen
Congregational Prayer: Pastor Sara Erb
Sermon: Pastor Ben Cassels
A/V: Paul Hammer, Steve Carter

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 Time cancelled this week.

No Sunday School this week.

Next Sunday April 7
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship. Fellowship Hall
Theme:  Anabaptist Beginnings
Scripture:  Matthew 5: 13-16
Speaker:  Pastor Louise Wideman

11 a.m.  Annual General Meeting followed by a Potluck & Pie Auction.

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  food for the 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.

This week at Steinmann MC
April 1 (Mon.) 6:30—9 p.m.
April 2 (Tues.) 3 – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

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 20 (Sat.) Peace and Justice Breakfast has been POSTPONED.  It will be rescheduled later in the year. Saturday, Sept. 28th confirmed.  Mark your calendar.

April 21 All church Bible Quizzing Day

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
April 10 (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.

April 4 (Thurs.) 10:00 a.m. – Women’s Bible study group meeting at the church in the Fireplace area. Read chapter  9 of “Let The Light In”. All women are welcome. Contact person – Darlene Gingerich.

Remember in Prayer
We extend our sympathy to Jim and Carolyn Steckle, on the unexpected passing of brother in law, Lloyd Mumaw (Ohio), husband to Ferne, sister of Jim, on Tuesday due to cardiac related issues.

John Wiebe’s hip surgery on Wednesday went well. He is recuperating at home.  Let us remember both John and Helmi at this time.

Thank you for the many cards, phone calls, emails and well withes I have received. Your support and kindness over the years has been greatly appreciated.  I will miss you all.  Blessings, Dawna Whitehead

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for Grace Christian 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  Deadline to purchase tickets is April 3.

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:

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

April 29 at 6 pm New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Promotion      Dinner. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and the sweet sounds of Surrendered at Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville Rd, St. Jacobs.  Tickets online at or contacting Justin Armitage at 519-745-8458 ext. 262.

May 27, (Mon.) Rockway Mennonite Collegiate 29th Annual Golf Classic. Contact Chris Ainsworth, Director of Advancement, at to learn more.

June 19 (Wed.) 6 p.m. Interfaith Counselling Centre 40th Anniversary Gala at Puddicombe Banquet Hall (145 Peel Street, New Hamburg).  A phenomenal unforgettable event — formal attire, delicious food and live musical entertainment. Ticket $140 / person ($80 receiptable). For more information

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is accepting applications for the position of Vice-Principal: