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May 2, 2021 

Inspired by the Spirit  




Call to worship


Oceans                                                                         VT 456

Beautiful Things                                                           VT 551

Children’s Time

Mark 5:1-20

Sermon: Trauma Informed Care

God Calls You Good                                                     VT 172

Congregational Prayer

God Calls you Good                                                      VT 172



My soul cries out                                                          VT 412


Leading Us in Worship:

Worship Leader: Lynnette Hammer

Sermon and Prayer: Pastor Sara Erb

Children’s Time: Gladys Bender


11:00 a.m.  Coffee Time


Given the current COVID restrictions, places of worship and funerals are limited to 10 people in person. We plan to continue with very limited hybrid worship services, making space for up to 6 people to attend in-person in addition to those leading worship/livestream. Signing up to attend is required ahead of time to ensure we remain within the 10-person limit. For more information contact the church.


Next Sunday May 9

Inspired by the Spirit


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

Scripture: Luke 4:14-21 and Luke 11:1-13

Speaker:  Fanosie Legesse, Intercultural Mission Minister, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada


11:00 a.m.  Coffee Time


Coming Steinmann Events

May 4 (Tues.) 7:30 p.m. Care Team meeting via Zoom


May 5 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. Vision Focus Team meeting via Zoom


May 6 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. Zoom Prayer Vigil for Wilmot Township. Hosted by SMC’s anti-racism ad hoc.


May 6 (Thurs.) A team from our congregation will prepare the evening meal at Ray of Hope, Kitchener.


Community Events

May 11 (Tues.) 7:15 p.m. Discover Rockway – Families interested in Grades 7-12 are invited to attend.  For more information and to register


Mark your Calendars: May 13-15 2022 (1 year away) for Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters Conference at Conrad Grebel College. Interested in a preview of what is to come? Check out the online preview event May 13th, 2021 7 p.m.





Pastor Sara is on vacation May 3-17.


The grease trap in the kitchen has been replaced.  There are five ceramic floor tile that need to be replaced and some repairs to a cupboard. If you can help call Glen at 226-972-9580.


Canada Summer Job opportunities for people aged 15-29, as well as international and local positions are open with Mennonite Central Committee. Learn more at


The local Food Bank is very low on supplies. Most needed: stew & chili, beans in sauce, 100% real fruit juice, hot drinks, crackers, rice.  Drop off at Wilmot Family Resource Centre, No Frills or Sobeys in New Hamburg.  Donate


Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is seeking applications for: Principal. For more information


One week Course Options at CMU! Topics include Worship, Bible, Justice, Indigenous Studies and more! All courses are available in hybrid format for credit or audit.  


MennoHomes new affordable housing project in Kitchener is nearing completion. It is pure joy when applicants hear that they have been accepted.  Read more in the Spring Newsletter here.


Personal Notes


Congratulations to Andrea and Matt Marquardt (and grandparents Steve and Lynelle Drudge) on the birth of Thea Jean on April 24.


The family of Larry Boshart would like to thank you for cards, support, caring and especially prayer as we navigated Larry’s last eight weeks.  Steve and Max for your flexible plans at last minute due to Covid we are grateful.  Steve and Cliff your help made it possible for friends near and far be part of final service.  John Wiebe for playing Larry’s music.  We thank you.


Congratulations to Walt & Nancy Mabee who are celebrating their 56th anniversary on Friday, May 7.


Remember in Prayer

Pastor Max defends his PhD dissertation on May 5th.