Sunday, May 22, 2022
Transformed by Jesus: Living Differently
Come All You People VT 2
Call to Worship and Prayer
1 John 3:1-6
Blessed Assurance VT 435
For the Beauty of the Earth VT 120
God Who Touches Earth with Beauty VT 550
Rain Down VT 703
How Great Thou Art VT 436
Jesus, Be the Center VT 584
Offering & Announcements
Praise God VT 70
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
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)
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
- May 27 (Fri.) & 28 (Sat.) New Hamburg Fairgrounds & Arena https://bit.ly/3sMLIHm
- May 27 (Fri.) & 28 (Sat.) Sweet Stems Plant Tent donations
- May 27 (Fri.) approx. 8:30 p.m. Voices Together Community Hymn Sing, Grandstand https://bit.ly/3MBpsIb
- May 28 (Sat.) 9 a.m. Run for Relief! Run it Your Way https://nhmrs.com/run-for-relief
- May 28 (Sat.) 9 a.m. Kids Zone!
- May 28 (Sat.) 12 .p.m-3..p.m MCC Material Resources Warehouse Open House 65 Heritage Dr, New Hamburg https://bit.ly/3PyT5M3
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.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
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.