May 12th Bulletin

Astonishing Acts

Call to worship
Invocation
Praise the Lord, sing hallelujah HWB 50
Now thank we all our God HWB 86
Psalm 63
Children’s time
We believe, as one by one SS 119
Acts 12.1-16
Sermon
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah HWB 582
Children’s Sunday School begins
Congregational Prayer
Somebody prayed for me SS 120
Offering
Announcements
The peace of the earth SJ 77
Benediction
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Paulette West and Ashley Drudge. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).

Leading Us In Worship:
Worship Leader: Chris Finnie
Sermon and Children’s time: Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
Song Leader: Tim Miller Dyck
Pianist : Delphine Schwartzentruber
Organist: Susan Seyler
Scripture readers: Alyson Ramer
Preservice, Offertory and Postlude: John Wiebe
Congregational Prayer: David Martin

TODAY

Coffee, tea & juice will be served in the north side of the fellowship hall following the service.

10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 7). The Holy Spirit helps us.
11:15 a.m. – Trisha Robinson from the Wilmot Family Resource Centre will share information about the many community programmes that are sponsored by WFRC. She will also highlight the numerous volunteer opportunities that are available. Please meet promptly at 11:15 on the south side of the auditorium. We plan to dismiss at 11:45 so that you can enjoy Mother’s Day celebrations with your family.

THIS WEEK

Monday (church office closed)

Tuesday
7:00 p.m. Core Team and Congregational meeting

Wednesday
7 p.m. Vision Focus Team meeting
7 p.m. Gym rented.

Thursday
7 p.m. Gym rented.

NEXT SUNDAY

9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Astonishing Acts: Received and Rejected
Scripture: Acts ¬¬¬¬¬¬19:18-31
Speaker – Pastor Steve Drudge
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 7).
11:15 a.m. – Adult Christian education.

YOUTH (High School)

May 20 (Mon.) 1:00 p.m. Hike on Victoria Day

May 24 (Fri.) 7 p.m. Family Dinner at the Erb’s farm.

SMALL GROUPS

May 23 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Bible study meeting by the church library. For more information call Wes Leis.

May 15 (Wed.) 6:30 p.m. (note time change), at Karen Lebold’s home for a pot luck dinner. For more information call Marilyn Steinmann.

May 8 (Wed.) 8:00 p.m. – Small group meets. For more information talk to Darryl Drudge.

May 16 (Thurs.) 6:30 p.m. – Women’s group meeting. Studying chapter 12 “Renewing Our Minds,” from the book Four Gifts. For info call Joy Wagler.

COMING EVENTS

May 20 (Mon.) 5 – 8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic.

May 24 and 25 (Fri. & Sat.) New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale – Come enjoy all the foods, sights and auction items. We will be selling summer sausage on Saturday morning as our fundraising contribution to MCC’s relief and development work around the world. If you are available to help for a one hour shift on Saturday morning between 7 am and 12 noon, please email Tim Miller Dyck at tim@millerdyck.org.

The Relief Sale is fun for the whole family. Children will enjoy the fun Kidzone activities including bouncy castles, face painting and crafts. Relief sale fact: Since 1967, over $14,000,000 has been raised.
May 26 (Sun.), 3:00 p.m. A “Community Memorial Service” at Detweiler Meeting House, 3445 Roseville Road, Roseville. More information: Laurence Martin, 519-504-4591.

June 6 (Thurs.) 6:30 p.m. Interfaith Counselling Centre Ladies Night Out. Tickets $20, see Sandra Roth. For further details see poster.

June 7 (Fri.) 7 – 8:30 p.m. Eduard & Christine Klassen renowned musicians on harp and piano at WMB Church, 245 Lexington Road, Waterloo. For tickets call 519-885-5330.

Sat. June 9 7:00 p.m. Jubilation Male Chorus – Spring Benefit Concert at Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church. Freewill offering for House of Friendship.

June 13-14 (Thurs. & Fri.) at Conrad Grebel University College “Aging and Spirituality: Finding Courage and Resilience,” a time of learning, reflection and self-care. Visit grebel.ca/spirituality for more details.

Sat. June 22 MennoHomes’ Out-Spok’n VIII bike-a-thon at Elmira Mennonite Church. All proceeds towards new affordable housing in Waterloo Region. Details at www.mennohomes.com or contact Dan Driedger at 226-476-2535 or ddriedger@mennohomes.com.

NOTICES

Wendy Wagler will be out of the office May 7 – 27.

In response to cuts to Legal Aid by the Ontario government, Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support requests that we: 1. pray, 2. contact MPP Laura Mae Lindo, NDP Immigration Critic, LLindo-QP@ndp.on.ca , 3. Sign a petition today located in the main hallway.

Update from Agape Fellowship. See bulletin board.

The May June 2019 issue of The Marketplace (displayed in the main hallway) features Jordan, a country of more than 90% desert yet which invests one quarter of government spending in support of refugees.

This spring we are exploring “Astonishing Acts” throughout the book of Acts, diving into some of the lesser known stories. You are invited to journey through the whole books of Acts and the stories within over the coming weeks. Suggested reading guide:

April 28 Acts 1-4
May 5 Acts 5-8
May 12 Acts 9-12
May 19 Acts 13-16
May 26 Acts 17-20
June 2 Acts 20-24
June 9 Acts 24-28

PERSONAL NOTES

Congratulations to Vernetta Steinman who will celebrate her 88th birthday on Wednesday, May 15, and Betty Roth who will celebrate her 88th birthday on Thursday, May 16.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER

Robena Gerber who is receiving care at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Steinmann Mennonite Church 1316 Snyder's Road West Baden, Ontario Canada N3A 3K8 Founded: 1824