May 12, 2024 Bulletin

Anabaptism Series
Christian Stewardship
May 12, 2024
Gathering to praise….
Call to Worship and Prayer
Hymn: Come, Let Us All Unite to Sing VT 7
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 29: 10b-13
Hymn: You Are Exalted VT 86
…to listen for God’s Spirit….
Early Anabaptist Story
Children’s Time
Hymn of the month: As Wind Song Through the Trees VT 373
Scripture: Matthew 5:25-33
Sermon: “How Then Shall We Live?”
…..that transforms us ….
Hymn: Take My Life, That I May Be VT 760
Congregational Prayer
Offering & Offertory
….and sends us forth as bearers of God’s hope.
Hymn: We, Your People, Sing Your Praises VT 849
Leading us in Worship:
Prelude/Offertory/Postlude/Song Leader: Ben Winter, Elaine Finnie, Darryl Drudge, Joel Godfrey
Worship Leader/Congregational Prayer: Mark Scheerer
Scripture: Carol Roth
Children’s Time: Pam Carter
Sermon: Pastor Louise Wideman
A/V: Mike Gingerich, Cliff Kennel
An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages five and under. Parents are expected to supervise their children while in the nursery.
May Special/Coin Offering is in support of MCC Relief Sale purchase of supplies for selling cream buns. We are looking to raise approximately $2000 for the supplies.

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

Next Sunday
9:45 am Livestream and in-person worship
Scripture: Luke 24:13-35
Speaker: César Garcia, Mennonite World Conf. General Secretary

This week at Steinmann MC
May 13 (Mon): 6:30-9 pm Pickleball
May 14 (Tues): 6:30-9 pm: Pickleball

Congregational Life
Pastor Ben is away this weekend, returning on Tuesday, May 14.

Pastor Sara is (virtually) attending Festival of Homiletics, Preaching Conference, May 13-16, followed by two weeks of vacation, returning June 2nd.

Friday, May 17 will be Ashley Drudge’s last day as Interim Financial Administrator. We will officially recognize Ashley’s work on Sunday, June 9. Lynne Dueck will include the financial administrative work in her role as Office Manager.

The Church Office will be closed on Tuesday May 21 in lieu of Victoria Day.

PCRC is conducting an Appreciative Inquiry style pastoral review for Pastor Louise’s first 18 months at Steinmann. We invited feedback from members of the Worship and Care Core Team who work closely with Louise along with the pastors. If anyone would like to add to these comments, feel free to contact any member of PCRC (Kim Lichti, Doris Martin, or Gladys Bender)

June 5 (Wed) 7 pm: Membership Transfer Meeting. Anyone interested in the possibility of transferring their membership to Steinmann Mennonite Church is invited to come for conversation with the pastors.

June 9 (Sun) 2-4 pm: Bicentennial Event: Guided Cemetery Tour. Former pastor, Fred Lichti will lead a story telling history tour beginning at the St. Agatha Mennonite Church cemetery and ending at the Steinmann Mennonite Church cemetery. Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall at the end of the tour. All are welcome.

August 9-11 SMC Camping at Hidden Acres. Signup sheets are by the mailboxes.

August 12-16 (Mon-Fri) mornings: Baden Summer Bible Camp here at Steinmann. 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+)
May 31 (Fri) 7-10 pm: Forest Games at the Vandermolens’.

Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
May 22 (Wed): 6:30-8 pm: Hiking in Walker Woods.

Small Groups
May 22 (Wed) 10 am The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet
in the fireplace room at the church. Everyone is welcome.

Remember in Prayer
Remember Dorothy Boyle who is receiving care at Grand River Hospital.

Congratulations to Brieanna Wagler who graduated with her Master of Professional Science in Marine Mammal Science at University of Miami on May 9. Brieanna is the daughter of Scott and Wendy Wagler and granddaughter of Helen Boshart.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for Hawkesville Mennonite Church.

The Steinmann MC quilt submitted to the New Hamburg Relief Sale for auction, along with 11 others, is on display at Kitchener City Hall Rotunda. They will be on display until May 23.

All are welcome to support Rockway’s grade 7&8 students as they perform the Arthurian comedy, Camelot and Camelittle! Students are bringing this wonderfully quirky tale of King Arthur to the Rockway stage on May 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:
Calling all golfers! Join us on Monday, May 27 at Grey Silo Golf Club for Rockway’s 29th Annual Golf Classic! This is our largest Tuition Assistance fundraiser of the year, so why not come out for a day of FUNdraising, food and friends. Registration closes May 20.

The New Anabaptist Community Bible is available for pre-order. Sign up on the sheet by the mailboxes for your copy by June 1; payment due to SMC by June 30.

June 11 (Tues) 5-7 pm: 57th Annual Chicken BBQ & 16th Annual Pie Auction Fundraiser at Hidden Acres: $20 Small meal/$24 Regular meal. Tickets need to be purchased in advance at

100th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Russian Mennonite Refugees to Ontario in 1924: Bus Tour The Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario is hosting a one day Bus Tour to the Niagara Peninsula on June 15, 2024 to commemorate this event. For more details and to register, please go to

Spirituality & Aging Seminar on Friday, June 21 (in-person and virtual) at Conrad Grebel University College. Rev. Dr. Mark Roberts presents “From Problems to Possibilities: Faith Communities enabling those in the third third of life to flourish.” This seminar challenges the narratives about elders in communities, churches, and society at large; exploring the role churches can play in empowering older adults. Visit for registration information.

June 19 (Wed.) 6 pm: Interfaith Counselling Centre 40th Anniversary Gala at Puddicombe Banquet Hall (145 Peel Street, New Hamburg). Formal attire, delicious food, and live musical entertainment. Tickets $140/person ($80 receiptable). For more information