May 28, 2023 Bulletin

May 28, 2023
Pentecost Sunday

Welcoming God’s Spirit


Invitation to Worship

Holy Spirit, Come with Power     VT 57

We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer      VT 34


Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song     VT 56

Listening to God’s Spirit

Children’s time

Acts 2:1-4; Romans 8:26-39 (First Nations Version)

Sermon: Never Alone

God of the Bible (verses 1,2 & 5)     VT 420

Sent with God’s Spirit

Congregational Prayer



Loving Spirit      VT 697



Today the MCEC Wilmot Pastor Cluster is participating in a pulpit exchange.  Pastor Kevin Peters-Unrau, Hillcrest Mennonite Church will speak at Steinmann MC.  Pastor Louise Wideman will speak at Wilmot Mennonite Church; Delphine Schwartzentruber will also be at Wilmot MC as pianist.

Leading us in worship:
Prelude and Offertory: Sing the Journey
Accompanist: Susan Seyler
Worship and Prayer Leader: Pastor Steve Drudge
Song leader: Stephen Yantzi
Children’s Time: Ardys Brenneman
Sermon: Pastor Kevin Peters Unrau, Hillcrest Mennonite Church
A/V: Ben Winter, Mike Gingerich

An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under.

May Special Offering: Meserete Kristos Seminary, Ethiopia. Support Anabaptist pastor and mission training of leaders from over 2,200 communities, many of whom have little means for education. Give directly at, designated: Meserete Kristos Seminary.

Kid’s Offering will be directed to the monthly special offering.

Plan to take home a Summer Worship Series Brochure and put in a prominent place.  This brochure provides an overview of worship themes, scripture texts, and offers some ideas for spiritual practices during the summer months.  Brochures are available  on the  table next to the mailboxes.

Coffee, tea & juice available in the fellowship hall following the service.

Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages:
11:00 – 12 p.m. Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 4), basement
11:15 – 12 p.m. Jr. Youth (Gr. 5-8) & MYF (Gr. 9-12+), basement
Adult Ed: Fireplace Room. Engaging in topics that help us practice our peaceful conflict skills. June 4 – MAID.

Next Sunday June 4
9:45 a.m.  Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Scripture:  Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 2 Timothy 1: 1-7
Speaker: Pastor Louise Wideman
Parent  / Child Dedications

Congregational Life
Our church has been asked to donate 10 pies for the pie auction at the Hidden Acres Camp Chicken BBQ on Tuesday June 13. If you are willing to donate a pie please contact Suzanne Bender as soon as possible. Thank you

May 30 (Tues.) 4 – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Pickleball.

June 1 (Thurs.), 7:00 p.m.  Mennonite Disaster Service volunteer orientation meeting.

June 3 (Sat.) 2-4 p.m.  Ladies’ Tea in honour of Lynelle Drudge. All women and girls are invited, hosted by the Ladies Bible Study Group. Please sign the sheet on the table by the mailboxes or call the church to rsvp. This will help us to know how many to prepare for. If you want to bake some special small petite desserts, indicate on the signup sheet.  If you have questions contact Joy Wagler. Your presence is the perfect gift as we celebrate Lynelle!

June 7 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon  – All women invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt.  Potluck lunch, bring a dish to share.  Drinks provided.

June 11 (Sun.) Program meeting in person only at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, including the ratification of the slate of volunteers beginning September 2023, brief update re: Safe Church Policy, and the celebration of Pastor Steve’s 20 years of ministry at Steinmann MC. Noon  Potluck to follow.

June 25 (Sun.) during coffee time. Reception for Wendy Wagler in honour of her 15 years as SMC accountant. All are welcome.

July 30 (Sun.) Farewell Service for Pastor Steve.  Noon Potluck.  All are welcome!

August 11 – 13 Church Family Camping at Hidden Acres. Sign-up sheet for overnight camping is on the table by the mailboxes. Campsite $30 / night, Serviced Campsite $40 / night & Cabin $42 / night (sleeps 10). For more information or questions, talk to Anthony Helmuth.

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
June 9 (Fri.) 7-10 p.m. Family Dinner Campfire at Myron and Joy Wagler’s.

Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
June 8 (Thurs.) – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Campfire at Don and Marilyn Steinmann’s.

Small Groups
June 13 (Tues.) 10 a.m. The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet in the fireplace room at the church. Studying “The Uniqueness of Jesus”. Everyone is welcome.

June 8 (Thurs.) 10-11:30 a.m. – Women’s Bible study will be meeting in person and on Zoom.  For “sharing life stories” and a prayer time.   Questions – talk to Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.

Steinmann Soxx Softball
May 28 (Sun.) 7 p.m.  Hillcrest Red Sox @ Steinmann Soxx  (New Hamburg – 2)
May 31 (Wed.) 9 p.m. East Zorra Bruzers @ Steinmann Soxx (Tavistock – Optimist)

Wider Community
June 2 (Fri.) 6-8:30pm – Community Swap Till You Drop at Tavistock Mennonite Church.  Earn your invitation by dropping off donations the week prior (see poster for times).  Leftovers will be sold at the Community Garage Sale the next day (June 3) with proceeds benefiting refugee sponsorship.  See poster on bulletin board at the back of the sanctuary or contact Alea F. at or Peggy J. at 519-655-2242.

June 4 (Sun.), 1:30 – 3:00 pm. at 183 Mill St., New Hamburg. Love Your Neighbour Communities (LYNC) Community Launch. Hear from community leaders Karen Redman, Region of Waterloo Chair; Natasha Salonen, Mayor, Wilmot Township; Police Chief Mark Crowell and Scott Piatkowski, Community Housing Transformation Centre. See the historic mill and view plans for the future build of attainable housing.

June 4 (Sun.) 2 – 5:30 p.m..  Pre-conference seminars to the 10th International Conference on Ageing & SpiritualityThese seminars are for    congregations and individuals wanting to learn ways to better meet the needs of our aging population (including ourselves).

June 5 (Mon.) rescheduled date 7:30 p.m. Menno Singers present ‘a light exists in spring’ will include music for spring, seasonal congregational hymns, door prizes and refreshments at St Jacobs Mennonite Church (1310 King St. N, St Jacobs). For tickets

June 13 (Tues) 5 – 7 pm (in person and take out) Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp’s 56th Annual Chicken BBQ & 15th Annual Pie Auction Fundraiser.  Advance tickets required.  $18 Small meal (1 piece of chicken) /  $22 Regular meal (2 pieces of chicken). Please visit for more details and to order your tickets.

Oct. 28 (Sat.) 9 – 4:30 p.m. Voices Together Resource Day at Shantz Mennonite Church.  Evening Hymn Sing 7 p.m.

June 20 (Tues.) 6 – 8 p.m. Tri-County Mennonite Homes (TCMH)  Annual Meeting at Greenwood Court in Stratford.

Kindred Credit Union offers Community Inspiration (formerly Church Builder) GICs.  An investment for you, bonus interest for your church! For more information, visit your local branch or

Personal Notes
June 4 (Sun.) 2 – 4 p.m. The family of Wes & Janice Leis invite you to help celebrate their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary during a drop-in, in  the church fellowship hall.  Cards & best wishes only.

Remember in Prayer
We extend our sympathy to Dwight Brenneman & Paulette West, their children Shea and Taite and their extended family as they grieve the death of Dwight’s mother, Nelda.  Nelda died Tuesday morning, May 23.  The memorial service took place yesterday afternoon at Steinmann Mennonite Church.

Prayer requests from Mennonite World Conference:

  • for reduction of violence and disappearance primarily of women in Mexico
  • may churches in Peru meet their neighbour’s needs, physically and spiritually during ongoing political, social and economic unrest

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for  Bethany Mennonite Church , Virgil, ON.