May 14, 2023
Gathering in Gratitude
God, Whose Giving VT 745
In the Lord I’ll Be Ever Thankful VT 118
Here’s My Life, I Lay It Down VT 561
Reflecting in Gratitude
1 Corinthians 4:1-2
God, Whose Giving VT 745
Sharing in Gratitude
Grant Us, God, the Grace VT 746
The Lord Lift You Up VT 832
Leading us in worship:
Pianist: Grant Movold
Worship Leader: Rick Brenneman
Song Leader: Steve Wagler
Children’s Time: Sara Roth
Reflections: Pastor Steve Drudge, Bruce & Barb Schumm, Paulette West, Dianne Satchell
Congregational Prayer: Pastor Steve
A/V: Steve Carter, Paul Hammer
An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under.
May Special Offering: Meserete Kristos Seminary, Ethiopia. Support Anabaptist pastor and mission training of leaders from over 2,200 communities, many of whom have little means for education. Give directly at https://mcec.ca/giving, designated: Meserete Kristos Seminary.
Note: beginning in May, Kid’s Offering will be directed to the monthly special offering as suggested by Peace & Justice Committee.
Coffee, tea & juice available in the fellowship hall following the service.
Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages:
11:00 – 12 p.m. Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 4), basement
11:15 – 12 p.m. Jr. Youth (Gr. 5-8) & MYF (Gr. 9-12+), basement
Adult Ed: Fireplace Room. Engaging in topics that help us practice our peaceful conflict skills. May 14 – Racism, June 4 – MAID.
Next Sunday May 21
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Scripture: Acts 1:1-11 What difference does Jesus’ ascension make?
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge
May 16 (Tues) 4 – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Pickleball.
May 18 (Thur.) at 9 a.m. – 12 noon Steinmann members are needed to help cut rags at the MCC Material Resources Centre. Thank you for your help.
Save the dates:
June 3 (Sat.) 2-4 p.m. Ladies’ Tea in honour of Lynelle Drudge, all women and girls are invited, hosted by the Ladies Group. Please sign the sheet on the table by the mailboxes or call the church to rsvp, this will help us to know how many to prepare for. If you would be interested in baking some special small petite desserts, please let us know by including this on the signup sheet. If you have questions contact Joy Wagler. Your presence is the perfect gift as we celebrate Lynelle!
June 11 (Sun.) Program meeting at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, including the ratification of the slate of volunteers beginning September 2023, brief update re: Safe Church Policy, and the celebration of Pastor Steve’s 20 years of ministry at Steinmann MC. Noon Potluck to follow.
July 30 (Sun.) Farewell Service for Pastor Steve. Noon Potluck. All are welcome!
August 11 – 13 Church Family Camping at Hidden Acres. Sign-up sheet for overnight camping is on the table by the mailboxes. Campsite $30 / night, Serviced Campsite $40 / night & Cabin $42 / night (sleeps 10). For more information or questions, talk to Anthony Helmuth.|
MYF (Grades 9-12+)
June 9 (Fri.) 7-10 p.m. Family Dinner Campfire at Myron and Joy Wagler’s.
Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
May 24 (Wed.) – 5:30-7:00 p.m. Out for Supper Night. The Jr. Youth will be going out to a restaurant for supper. More details to come. *Note date and time change
May 23 (Tues.) 10 a.m. The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet in the old boardroom at the church this week. Studying “The Uniqueness of Jesus”. Everyone is welcome.
May 25 (Thurs.) 10-11:30 a.m. – Women’s Bible study will be meeting in person and on Zoom. For “sharing life stories” and a prayer time. Questions – talk to Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.
Steinmann Soxx Softball
May 15 (Mon.) 9 p.m. Tavistock Bearcats @ Steinmann Soxx (Tavistock – Optimist)
May 17 (Wed.) 8:45 p.m. Mapleview Miners @ Steinmann Soxx (Millbank Upper) Wider Community
May 14 (Sun.) 3 p.m. at Trillium Lutheran Church, DaCapo Chamber Choirs presents, a DaCapo alumni choir and the premiere of A Great Tide of Love by director Leonard Enns. For more information https://dacapochamberchoir.ca/
May 15 (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 https://www.blood.ca/en
May 16 (Tues.) Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s Spring Concert. Grade 7&8 at 6:45 pm, Grade 9-12 at 8:00 pm in Gym A. Free will offering. All are welcome.
May 17 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. Online. Mennonite Central Committee Climate Action for Peace launch event. https://bit.ly/42gbVgB for informative stories and ways to advocate.
May 26 & 27 (Fri. & Sat.) New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale at the Fairgrounds & Arena in New Hamburg. Enjoy delicious food, quilt action, connecting with people and supporting Mennonite Central Committee. More information: mcco.ca/events. For this year’s Run for Relief information see https://nhmrs.com/run-for-relief
June 2 (Fri.) 6-8:30pm – Community Swap Till You Drop at Tavistock Mennonite Church. Earn your invitation by dropping off donations the week prior (see poster for times). Leftovers will be sold at the Community Garage Sale the next day (June 3) with proceeds benefiting refugee sponsorship. See poster on bulletin board at the back of the sanctuary or contact Alea F. at firstname.lastname@example.org or Peggy J. at 519-655-2242.
June 4 (Sun.), 1:30 – 3:00 pm. at 183 Mill St., New Hamburg. Love Your Neighbour Communities (LYNC) Community Launch. Hear from community leaders Karen Redman, Region of Waterloo Chair; Natasha Salonen, Mayor, Wilmot Township; Police Chief Mark Crowell and Scott Piatkowski, Community Transformations. See the historic mill and view plans for the future build of attainable housing.
June 5 (Mon.) rescheduled date 7:30 p.m. Menno Singers present ‘a light exists in spring’ will include music for spring, seasonal congregational hymns, door prizes and refreshments at St Jacobs Mennonite Church (1310 King St. N, St Jacobs). For tickets www.mennosingers.com
June 13 (Tues) 5 – 7 pm (in person and take out) Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp’s 56th Annual Chicken BBQ & 15th Annual Pie Auction Fundraiser. Advance tickets required. $18 Small meal (1 piece of chicken) / $22 Regular meal (2 pieces of chicken). Please visit hiddenacres.ca for more details and to order your tickets.
June 17 (Sat.), 9-4 p.m. Pastors in Exile’s Beyond Binaries Conference at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, Kitchener. Details and registration at https://bit.ly/3VWS04v .
June 30-July 2 Hidden Acres’ annual Family Camping Weekend! For more information https://bit.ly/3VRcA6a. To reserve a cabin space email@example.com. First come, first served for camping spots.
Aug. 13-15 Ontario Mennonite Music Camp (OMMC) at Conrad Grebel University College. For more information and to register: https://bit.ly/3N0cAyj.
Crosshill Mennonite Church is collecting Rhubarb to sell at the New Hamburg Relief Sale-May 26 & 27. If you have extra Rhubarb they will be located under the Grandstand or you can drop off at Main Gate. (Note: When cutting off leaves, please leave approx. 1½-2” of the leaf attached at the top of the stalk).
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is looking for local households to host an international student in their home as part of Rockway’s Homestay Program. Interested? Contact Jill: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir invites children who love to sing, from Grade 1 and up to join for Fall 2023. Go to the website: www.mennosingers.com/imcc under “Join us” for more information or contact: email@example.com.
Congratulations to Vernetta Steinman who is celebrating her 92nd birthday on Monday, May 15.
Congratulations to Robert and Shirley Gingerich who are celebrating their 56th anniversary Saturday, May 20.
Remember in Prayer
Prayer requests from Mennonite World Conference,
- for the good news of Christ, hospitals and schools for indigenous forest people in tropical Africa.
- spiritual renewal, peace and meaningful economic development in Zimbabwe
This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for Agape Fellowship, London, ON