May 16, 2021 Bulletin

May 16, 2021 

Inspired by the Spirit  

Three Ways to Connect

Prelude

Call to Worship and Prayer

One is the Body                                                                              VT 386

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:1-6

Children’s Time

Reflection 1. Connecting with Creation

Spirit, Working in Creation                                                         VT 50

Reflection 2. Culinary Connections

Seeds                                                                                        VT 777

Reflection 3. Connecting with God through Others

Loving Spirit                                                                                VT 697
Congregational Prayer and Announcements

Seek ye first                                                                                  VT 417

Benediction

 

Leading Us in Worship:

Worship Leader and Prayer: Dwight Brenneman

Children’s Time: Joy Wagler

Sermon Reflections: Pastor Max Kennel

 

11:00 a.m.  congregational information and Q&A session  re:  hiring a Pastor of  Worship and Care. See insert for details.

 

Our May “Special Missions Project” (formerly coin offering/online offering) is Meserete Kristos College in Ethiopia.  Our goal is to provide $1,750 for their new kitchen and multipurpose hall and a $3,250 scholarship for one student. Many students sacrifice much to train as new leaders of new congregations in very low income areas. Please donate directly to MC Canada: https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/ethiopia. Designate your gift under “Add a Message.”

 

We continue with very limited hybrid worship services, with up to 6 people in attendance who register in advance.

 

Next Sunday May 23

Inspired by the Spirit

Pentecost Sunday

 

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

Scripture:  Acts 2

Speaker:  Pastor Steve Drudge

 

11:00 a.m. Coffee Time

 

MYF

May 29 (Sat.)  7:30p.m.  games and some special guests

 

Coming Steinmann Events

May 18 (Tues.) 7:30 p.m. Congregational information and Q&A session re:  hiring a Pastor of  Worship and Care, on Zoom. See insert for details.

 

May 19 (Wed), 7:00 p.m. Treaty as Sacred Covenant Storytelling – Wrap Up. Review what has been gleaned from the series. Register for free: https://bit.ly/3hoaCbe

 

Community Events

May 24 (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 Blood.ca.

 

June 8 (Tues.) 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp’s 54th ANNUAL CHICKEN BARBECUE DRIVE THRU EVENT. All proceeds support Hidden Acres’ summer camp ministries. Individual Meal $15.00; Family Meal (4 people) $55.00. Additional pieces of chicken $4/piece. ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY at www.hiddenacres.ca.

 

 

Notices

Our SMC Giving Garden donates produce and proceeds from sales to the Wilmot Resource Center.  A great way to give back to our community.  Volunteers (all ages) help with: preparing the beds for planting, design and layout, planting seeds and seedlings, watering/weeding and harvesting. You can donate: garden tools, extra seedlings (any plant or flower), garden stones or concrete, bird baths and gardening gloves. Please contact Elaine Finnie froesee@gmail.com or Paulette West  paulettewest@rogers.com

 

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale update:

Two virtual auctions

  •   May 28 starting at 7 PM: vintage quilts, furniture, experiences,                                                                gift baskets, and more
  •   May 29 starting at 9 AM: over 150 beautiful handmade quilts for                                                             more information https://bit.ly/3tBB7g1

 

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada has begun a series of Courageous Imagination podcasts. Listen to weekly stories of faith at https://bit.ly/3uMhi6O

 

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s Taste of Spring Meal.  Order a delicious Sweet & Sour Chicken (or Tofu) Meal To Go! For more information and ordering details https://bit.ly/2PvIckd   Order deadline May 21. at 4 p.m.

Personal Notes

 

Congratulations to Betty Roth who is celebrating her 90th birthday on Sunday, May 16.

 

Congratulations to Robert & Shirley Gingerich who are celebrating their 54th anniversary on Thursday, May 20.

 

Remember in Prayer

Pray for the family of Mildred V. Roth who passed on last Saturday. A graveside service with immediate family was held on Friday.

 

Don Steinmann’s surgery on Monday went well.  He was able to come home on Tuesday, where he is recuperating.  Thanks for your prayers on his behalf.

 

From Mennonite Central Committee:

Give thanks for the 83,000 plus volunteer hours given during this COVID year.

Give thanks with the Indigenous Neighbours team for the welcoming space in the Timmins office renovated in partnership with Mennonite Disaster Service.

Please join a day of prayer and fasting on May 23 asking mercy for the North Korean people facing life-threatening challenges because of natural disasters and COVID-19. More info at cfk.org/21prayerfast

Pray for the Northeast Asia program that has the mission of peace on both sides of the Korean border through direct engagement and peace education.

 

Insert

May 9, 2021 recommendation from Vision Focus Team with input from Pastor Congregation Relations Committee: That we hire a full-time Pastor of Worship and Care to join our full-time Pastor of Formation and Pastor of Witness. This proposal had been brought to the congregation over a year ago on March 15, 2020, the last Sunday before lockdown.

A vote will be held virtually on Sunday, May 30th with information sessions scheduled for Sun., May 16, 11:00-12:30 and Tues., May 18, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Here is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89448807864. To join by phone, please call  647-558-0588. You will be asked to enter the following Meeting ID: 894 4880 7864 and then push #. You will now be asked for a Passcode: Enter 248724 and then push #. You will now be on the group call.

As background information, updated Pastor Job Descriptions are attached to the Caring & Connected email or by calling the church office.

 

In order to assist with planning, please sign up and forward

your questions in advance at

https://forms.gle/W4zwQbfBNvHn5yky9.

Thank you for your interest and prayers.

 

~

 

May 15 is Vernetta Steinman’s 90th birthday

but we cannot celebrate in the regular way.

And if you do not know what to say,

just offer a prayer which would be okay.

We love you always, Mom.

Your family