May 23, 2021 Bulletin

May 23, 2021 

Inspired by the Spirit  

Pentecost Sunday

Prelude

Acts 2:1-12

Call to Worship (based on Acts 2:14-21)

Prayer

Spirit working in creation                                                                                VT 50

All who are thirsty VT 49

Children’s time

Acts 2:22-24, 36-41

Sermon

Listen, God Is Calling    VT 765

Acts 2:42-47

Congregational Prayer

Announcements

Benediction

Postlude

 

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.

 

MYF

May 29 (Sat.)  7:30p.m.  Hybrid family dinner and games

Jr. Youth

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.

 

Community Events 

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.

 

 Notices 

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!

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

 

Personal Notes

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