May 30, 2021
Voices Together Dedication Service
The words and music that form us
Welcome and opening words
Call to worship
Come all you people VT 2
Restless VT 741
In the Quiet Curve of Evening VT 587
There is a Line of Women VT 546
Reflection on Art Work
Songs that Carry Us
Dedication Anthem (Praise God) VT 70
Congregational Prayer VT 1008 (adapted)
Between Darkness and Light VT 808
Benediction VT 1050 (adapted)
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 email@example.com
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.
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
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?
- Urge the Canadian government to uphold international law. Access a writing tool https://bit.ly/3bVu5wj
- Donate to Mennonite Central Committee’s Gaza relief effort https://bit.ly/2SuyY8W
- See update from Mennonite Church Canada’s Palestine Israel Network at https://bit.ly/3vslKIk
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