May 30, 2021 Bulletin

May 30, 2021

Voices Together Dedication Service

The words and music that form us

Prelude

Welcome and opening words

Call to worship

Prayer

Come all you people                           VT 2

Psalm 47:1,6,7

Restless VT 741

In the Quiet Curve of Evening VT 587

Children’s Time

Exodus 1:15-20

Meditation

There is a Line of Women VT 546

Reflection on Art Work

Songs that Carry Us

Dedication Prayer

Dedication Anthem (Praise God) VT 70

Congregational Prayer VT 1008 (adapted)

Announcements

Between Darkness and Light VT 808

Benediction VT 1050 (adapted)

Postlude

 

TODAY 11:00 a.m. Congregational Meeting and Vote via Zoom (join by phone is available).   No coffee time today.

 

Leading Us in Worship:

Worship Leading and Planning: Gladys Bender

Meditation and Prayer: Pastor Sara Erb

Children’s Time: Melissa Gingerich

Music and Reflections: Grant Movold, Delphine Schwartzentruber,  Nancy Steinmann Yantzi, Susan Seyler

Dedication Prayer: Norma Iutzi, Sarah Godfrey, Brian and Carol Sararus

Art Reflection: Helmi Wiebe

Scripture Readers: Janessa Otto, Isaac Roth

 

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. 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 June 6

9:45 a.m. Livestream and limited in-person worship

Focus:  Worship, Care, and Virtual Connections

Meditation: Pastor Max Kennel

11:00 a.m. Coffee Time on Zoom

11:00 a.m. Children’s Sunday School on Zoom

 

Coming Steinmann Events

June 1 (Tues.) 8:00 p.m.  Baden Summer Bible Camp meeting

June 3 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m.—Worship Committee Meeting

June 25 (Fri.) – Meal to the Land Protectors at Land Back Lane in Caledonia. Your contribution to this meal is a way to work at improved relationships between Indigenous and Settlers. If you would like to contribute please message gladysbender@hotmail.com

Community Events

June 3 (Thurs.) 8 a.m.-9 a.m.—Thursday mornings in June, Peaceful at Heart Bible Study.  A 4-week book club for men seeking healthy expressions of masculinity from an Anabaptist perspective. Sponsored by Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, Mennonite Men and Mennonite Central Committee.  Register at https://bit.ly/3vso41X very soon in order to get a spot and receive the book.

June 3 (Thurs.) 7 p.m.— This week’s Mennonite Church Eastern Canada podcast:  Moses Mugisha from Goshen College discusses music, faith and the Courageous Imagination song he is writing. Listen at https://bit.ly/3i5rFPA  Join a conversation by registering at https://bit.ly/34nUjUf

MCCO’s Active Bystander Workshop for our Wilmot community

via Zoom, is on Tuesday June 8, 7:00-9:30 p.m. or Thursday June 10, 1:30-4:00 p.m.

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

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

Many in India fear infection, death and hunger.  Until tomorrow, May 31st, you can help Canadian Foodgrains Bank assist the most vulnerable.  Visit Canadian Foodgrains Bank to donate to India Covid Crisis or online at https://bit.ly/3bYn2mE

You may provide emergency assistance to those who lost everything to a volcano in the Congo through MCC at https://bit.ly/3frNibb

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)  Spring Update with highlight of project in Nigeria: https://bit.ly/2T1mSo6

What can you do in response to the “stunning inequality” in the occupied Palestine territory?

Remember in Prayer

Pray for our partners at Bethlehem Bible College and for all Palestinian Christians as they bear witness to Jesus’ way of peace – from

Mennonite Church Canada