March 3, 2019
Celebration: Enjoying Life
Living into Jesus’ promise of abundant life,
we celebrate with joy the life we are given to live.
Call to worship
We sing to you, O God
Praise, praise, praise the Lord
We will follow
Celebration as a spiritual practice
Review of 2018
Review of financial records from 2018
Children’s Sunday School begins
2019 Spending plan
Goals, plans, vision for 2019
The Lord lift you up
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Jessie Gingerich, Chris Finnie. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Leading Us In Worship:
Preservice, offertory, postlude – Grant Movold
Worship leader – Myrna Miller Dyck
Song leader – Norma Iutzi
Accompanist – Grant Movold
Vision Focus Team Chair – Brandon Gingerich
Finance Committee – Alan Boyle, Jamie Vincent
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 7).
11:45 a.m. – Fundraiser Lunch provided by MYF
Monday (church office closed)
9:00-11:30 a.m. – Volunteers needed from Steinmann Church for “wipe cutting” at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre.
Morning – setting up comforters and the quilt.
5-6:30 p.m. – Shrove Tuesday community pancake and sausage supper at the Wilmot Rec. Complex sponsored by Zion United and St. George’s Anglican. Price: $10/adult; $5/child (5-12). For tickets call 519.662.3601.
7:00 p.m. – Pastor Congregation Relations Committee meets.
Morning & Afternoon – All women are invited to the church to help knot comforters and/or quilt. Bring a sack lunch. Beverages provided.
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – KidsLIFE for children grade 1-6. Music Night and Ash Wednesday Service.
7:00 p.m. – gym rented
10:30 a.m. – Gifts Discernment Committee meets.
7:30 p.m. – Public Lecture in the Great Hall at Conrad Grebel with Dr. Ysaye Barnwell on the topic: The Power of Music to Create Inclusive Communities. Free admission but registration is required: grebel.ca/sawatsky.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Explore Grebel and the University of Waterloo. This Open House is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2019 or beyond. grebel.ca/futurestudents
7-9 p.m. – Community Workshop with Dr. Ysaye Barnewell at Knox Waterloo Presbyterian Church. Topic: Building a Vocal Community: The Power of Song in Community. Free admission but registration is required: grebel.ca/sawatsky.
*Daylight Savings – remember to move your clocks ahead one hour.
9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Lent 1: We hunger for good relationships.
Scripture: Genesis 1:1 – 3:24.
Speaker: Pastor Steve
10:30 – Children’s Christian education
11:15 – Adult Christian education
March 27 (Wed.) 6-8 p.m. – Details to come.
MYF (High School)
March 8 (Fri.) – Tobogganing or hanging out at the Waglers.
March 22 – Family dinner
March 7 (Thurs.) 6:30 p.m. – Women’s group meeting in room 004. Read chapter 8 of “Four Gifts.” For more information call Joy Wagler.
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 11 (Mon.) or March 12 (Tues.) – 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 together. 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.
March 13 (Wed.) 12 Noon – Community Lenten Service and Lunch in the fellowship hall. A freewill offering will be accepted for the Canadian Bible Society and to cover the costs of the lunch.
March 20 (Wed.) 7-9 p.m. – New Hamburg Ecoboosters are sponsoring a film “Just Eat It – A food waste story” to be shown at Zion United Church, 215 Peel Street. Hear from three expert panelists. Event is free but registration through Eventbrite is required. For more information, call 519.662.9372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 26 (Tues.) 12:00-2 p.m. – The Kitchen Table at Wilmot Mennonite Church. Topic: “The Twisted Road—A Life Story” by C.J. Janzen. Suggested donation—$10.
March 29 & 30 (Fri. & Sat.) 7 p.m. and 30 & 31 (Sat. & Sun.) 1 p.m. – Conrad Grebel Student Council presents Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast” at the Conrad Centre for Performing Arts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener. More information at uwaterloo.ca/grebel/musical.
March 31 (Sun.) 11:00 a.m. – After three decades of dedicated service as our congregation’s Administrative Assistant, Darlene Gingerich is retiring. Plan now to come and celebrate with her!
March 31 (Sun.) 7:00 p.m. – Menno Singers Family of Choirs hymn sing at Waterloo North Mennonite Church. Admission by donation. (Re-scheduled from February 24.)
April 5 & 6 (Fri. & Sat.) – Steinmann Women’s Retreat at Riverstone Retreat Centre in Durham. Information and sign-up sheets are on the table by the church mailboxes.
April 13 (Sat.) 9:00-11:00 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.
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.
1. Menno Singers invites you to join Mennonite Mass Choir in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise on Sat., May 4 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener. Rehearsals: Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at First Mennonite Church, 800 King St E., Kitchener, beginning on March 11. Register: www.mennosingers.com.
2. Registration is now open for Family Camp from May 17-19 at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. Bring a tent/trailer or plan to stay in one of our new cabins and let us handle the programming and food so you can enjoy camp together as a family. To register or for more information: www.slmc.ca or 519.422.1401.
3. Volunteering at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. Volunteers help staff with preparing meals, leading sessions, driving vehicles and keeping the property and facilities in top notch condition. Call 519.422.1401 for more information or visit http://slmc.ca/camp/volunteers/ to register.
4. Mark your calendars: Steinmann Church Family Camping at Hidden Acres will be August 9-11.
5. Save the date: August 12-16, 2019. Baden Summer Bible Camp. In the Wild! Kids and leaders, throw on your camera strap and buckle your seatbelt for amazing encounters with Jesus in Scripture.
• Congratulations to Leonard Schwartzentruber who is celebrating his 80th birthday today, March 3rd.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Continue to pray for Shirley Dunford as she and others teach sewing skills to women’s groups in Tanzania.