May 22, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, May 22, 2022
Transformed by Jesus: Living Differently

Prelude

Come All You People  VT 2

Call to Worship and Prayer

1 John 3:1-6
Blessed Assurance  VT 435

Psalm 8
For the Beauty of the Earth  VT 120

Children’s Time

Psalm 104:24-35
God Who Touches Earth with Beauty  VT 550

Romans 8:31-39
Rain Down  VT 703

Romans 12:9-21
How Great Thou Art  VT 436

John 14:1-7
Jesus, Be the Center   VT 584

Congregational Prayer

Offering & Announcements

Song Requests

Praise God  VT 70

Benediction

Postlude

Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude, Postlude & Accompaniment: John Wiebe
Song Leading: Norma Iutzi
Worship Leaders: Brandon, Jessie, Claire, Leah & Sammy Gingerich
Sharing: Marianne Schlegel, Melissa Gingerich, David Martin, Sue Kennel, John Wiebe, Doris Martin
Children’s Time: Carter Family
Congregational Prayer: Pastor Liz Weber
Video Recording: Mike Gingerich
Audio: Cliff Kennel

No  Coffee Time

COVID Guidelines for Worship

  • Be mindful of your neighbour’s distancing preferences when you are being seated
  • Small craft bags for children are available on the table near where you enter
  • An offering container and envelopes are on the table near where you enter

May Special Offering: Meserete Kristos Seminary provides training from an Anabaptist perspective for leaders in over 2,200 communities in Ethiopia, some in the midst of political and ethnic conflict, displacement and famine.  Give directly to https://mcec.ca/giving, designated to Meserete Kristos Seminary

In addition to the weekly children’s money offering for Ukraine, over the next several weeks we will receive items for relief kits, hygiene kits and soap that is much needed for MCC’s shipments of emergency supplies to Ukraine. See mcco.ca/kits for details of kit contents or find lists at the back of the fellowship hall. Place items in the box provided during children’s offering, or during the week in a box inside the church’s main entrance.

Next Sunday May 29
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the Fellowship hall.
Worship Series: Transformed by Jesus – Living Differently
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4-12  Where God Lives; What Difference it Makes
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge

11:00 a.m. Kids Sunday School – Indoors, masks are encouraged.
11:00 a.m.  Coffee Time on Zoom

Jr. Youth & MYF
May 24 (Tues.) 6:30 p.m.  Jr. Youth Hiking
May 31 (Tues. ) 6:30 p.m. Jr. Youth Service night – MCC and comforter knotting
June 4 (Sat.) 5:30 p.m. MYF Family Dinner at Bob and Gladys Bender’s

Congregational Life
June 1 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon  – All women invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt.  Potluck lunch, bring a salad or dessert to share.  Drinks provided.

June 5 (Sun.) 9:45 a.m. Guest speaker: César Garcia, Mennonite World Conference General Secretary

Aug 5-7 Church Camping at Hidden Acres. Sign up sheet for overnight camping will be at the back of the fellowship hall starting Sunday, May 29. For more information or questions, talk to Anthony Helmuth.

Steinmann Soxx Softball
May 25 (Wed.) 9:00 p.m. –  St. Soxx vs. Hillcrest Red Soxx (Petersburg)

Community Events
May 23 (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 visit https://www.blood.ca/en

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale

 

June 1 (Wed.) Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s 27th Annual Golf Classic fundraiser at Foxwood G&C Club in Baden. Register by May 24 at https://bit.ly/397IbfQ or email golfclassic@rockway.ca and become a golf sponsor.

June 3 (Fri.) 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The Spirituality and Aging Seminar returns to Grebel with speaker Linda Hochstetler, presenting: “With Open Eyes & Open Hearts: Recognizing and living the journey of dying and death together.” This hybrid event will be hosted at Conrad Grebel University College and via zoom. Visit the Spirituality and Aging Seminar webpage for registration details: grebel.ca/sa

June 11th Weekend – MennoHomes Out-Spok’n XII for Affordable Housing bike-a-thon. A “hybrid” event to raise funds for a very real need. Meet on the Kissing Bridge Trail or choose your own route. Proceeds to support the Sprucelawn project. For more details visit www.mennohomes.com

June 14 (Tues) Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp ‘s 55th Chicken BBQ and Pie Auction. Eat in or take out available. For more information and tickets www.hiddenacres.ca.

July 29 (Fri.) – Aug. 1 (Mon.)  We Declare what we have seen and heard. Mennonite Church Canada Gathering in Edmonton, Alberta.  Details and registration: https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/gathering2022

Notices
The church office will be closed Tues. May 24th in lieu of Victoria Day .

Property committee is looking for people to take responsibility for weeding the church beds. Beds have been mulched, reducing upkeep. If individuals, couples or families sign up for two week shifts from June through Sept., a couple of hours during this time period should be sufficient. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of the worship space or contact Arne Kennel.

Our Indigenous neighbours are still appreciating food at the Land Back site in Caledonia. Our next meal will be delivered June 3rd. Let me know at gladysbender@hotmail.com if you are interested in contributing.

Mennonite Central Committee resources that address poverty and injustice at the time of the 2022 Ontario election.  mcco.ca/ontario-election

Are you between the ages of 18-30 looking for a summer job? Check out a couple of MCC postings at  mcco.ca/serve

Volunteers are neede d to help staff tables at sales and church events across southern Ontario to sell fair trade Niska crafts and art that supports Indigenous artisans across northeastern Ontario.  Go to mcco.ca/serve

Personal Notes
Pastor Sara will be on vacation until June 8th .

Congratulation to Harold & Delores Swartzentruber who are celebrating their 63rd  anniversary on Monday, May 23.

Remember in Prayer
Karen Erb who is out of the hospital and recuperating at home.