May 23, 2021
Inspired by the Spirit
Call to Worship (based on Acts 2:14-21)
Spirit working in creation VT 50
All who are thirsty VT 49
Acts 2:22-24, 36-41
Listen, God Is Calling VT 765
Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude and Postlude: John Wiebe
Worship Leader: Dwight Brenneman
Children’s Time: David Martin
Sermon and Prayer: Pastor Steve Drudge
11:00 a.m. Coffee Time
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 30
Inspired by the Spirit
9:45 a.m. Livestream and limited in-person worship
Voices Together Dedication Service: Words and Music that shape us
Scripture: Exodus 1:15-20
Meditation: Pastor Sara Erb
11:00 a.m. Congregational Vote via Zoom (joining by phone will be available)
Children’s Sunday School postponed to June 3rd.
May 29 (Sat.) 7:30p.m. Hybrid family dinner and games
May 28 (Fri.) 6:30p.m. Games and activities on Zoom
Coming Steinmann Events
May 24 (Mon.) 2-8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Blood.ca.
Church office closed on Tuesday for Victoria Day.
June 22 (Tues.) NEW DATE 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.
New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale update:
- Run For Relief – Run it your way for more information and to register https://nhmrs.com/run-for-relief
Recreate the relief sale experience and order your NHMRS-in-a-box today!
- Each box contains a commemorative NHMRS mug, delicious Baden Coffee Company coffee and freshly baked pie for you to enjoy during the online auctions on May 28 and 29. The box also comes with a copy of the 2021 NHMRS Relief Sale Guide: https://bit.ly/3tBB7g1
- Purchase your at-home Relief Sale Box: https://bit.ly/3f8hgB6
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 & quilt catalogue: https://bit.ly/3oCwIZ7
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) Spring Update with highlight of project in Nigeria: https://bit.ly/2T1mSo6
MCCO’s Active Bystander Workshop for our Wilmot community via Zoom, Tuesday June 8, 7-9:30 pm or Thursday June 10, 1:30-4:00 pm
The Training Active Bystanders (TAB) program helps participants recognize when they are bystanders. It teaches how bystanders can interrupt harm doing and instead initiate positive action. Active bystandership does not mean aggression against the one causing harm. It means taking responsible action to help people in need instead of remaining passive and becoming complicit. Bystanders gain the competencies they need if they decide to take action when they witness something they feel is unfair, or wrong, or troubling. This workshop is suitable for people over the age of 13. Cost is $20/person. If cost is a concern, subsides are available, please be in touch with Gladys Bender or Pastor Sara.
June 8 – https://bit.ly/3f17lNo June 10 – https://bit.ly/3v7GLrG
Sponsored by: Zion United Church, Steinmann Mennonite Church, Wilmot Ecumenical Working Group on Indigenous/Settler Relations
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada has begun a series of Courageous Imagination podcasts. Listen to weekly stories of faith at https://bit.ly/3uMhi6O
Congratulations to Harold & Delores Swartzentruber who are celebrating their 62nd anniversary on Sunday, May 23.
Remember in Prayer
We pray for Dawna Whitehead, who is receiving care at St. Mary’s hospital.
Please join a day of prayer and fasting TODAY, asking mercy for the North Korean people facing life-threatening challenges because of natural disasters and COVID-19. More info at cfk.org/21prayerfast