May 5th Bulletin

Astonishing Acts
Prelude

Call to worship and prayer

Jesus be the center

All who are thirsty

Children’s time

My Lighthouse

Acts 20:7-12

Sermon: Astonishing Acts

Agape Meal

I will sing with you

Children’s Sunday School begins

Congregational prayer

Offering & Coin offering*

Announcements

How great is our God

Benediction

Postlude
*Coin offering for House of Friendship to send kids from low income families to camp.
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Pam Carter and Diane Satchell.
A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).

Leading Us In Worship:
Worship Leaders: Alyson Ramer, Joanne Schwartzentruber
Music: Worship Team
Children’s Time: Ryan Roth
Sermon: Pastor Sara Erb
Congregational Prayer: Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck

TODAY

Coffee, tea & juice will be served in the north side of the fellowship hall following the service.
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 7). We can believe without seeing.
11:15 a.m. – Adult Christian education – Rod Friesen, the Restorative Justice Program Coordinator at MCC, will be joining us as we continue to explore the importance of safe, supportive communities as agents of healing and hope in the areas of homelessness, reintegration of offenders, housing, mental health, addictions, and community development. Please meet promptly on the south side of the auditorium at 11:15.

3:00 p.m. – Walk, ride bike or trike, or sponsor someone who does, to raise funds for House of Friendship to send kids from low income families to camp (formerly Trek 4 Kids). Short information update followed by walk and ride on a course set up on our church property.

THIS WEEK

Monday (church office closed)
7 p.m. Gym rented.

Tuesday
7 p.m. Gym rented.
7:30 p.m. Worship committee meeting

Wednesday
6:30 p.m. Parent Councils of Baden, Forest Glen, Sir Adam Beck and Waterloo-Oxford are jointly hosting a free informational session at Waterloo-Oxford for parents and their grade 7-12 students on the current opioid crisis affecting families across Ontario. For more details: https://wod.wrdsb.ca or see poster. Free childcare available.

Tuesday and Saturday The Debajehmujig Theatre Group from
Manitoulin Island will be in KW. Potluck at Rockway Mennonite Church May 7. Details https://perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=EWBJ4119. Performance at U of W May 11. Details : http://divestwaterloo.ca/events/.

Thursday 5:45 p.m. Going Local: listening and next actions.

Saturday
8:30 a.m. – 12 noon. Volunteers needed for the Annual Spring Cleaning of the church, inside and out. Bring rakes, shovels and a readiness to make our property look its best! Many hands make light work.

2:30 p.m. “Partners: Pastures, Pastoring, Pastimes …” Book Launch of Glenn & Mary Ellen Zehr’s Memoirs in the Nithview Auditorium.

NEXT SUNDAY
9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Astonishing Acts
Scripture: Acts ¬¬¬¬¬¬ 12
Speaker – Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 7).
11:15 a.m. – Adult Christian education. Trisha Robinson from the Wilmot Family Resource Centre will share information about the community programmes that are sponsored by WFRC and the many volunteer opportunities that are available.

YOUTH (High School)

May 20 (Mon.) 1:00 p.m. Hike on Victoria Day

May 24 (Fri.) 7 p.m. Family Dinner at the Erb’s farm.

SMALL GROUPS

May 9 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Bible study meeting by the church library. For more information call Wes Leis.

May TBA 7:00 p.m. – For more information call Marilyn Steinmann.

SMALL GROUPS CONT’D

May 8 (Wed.) 8:00 p.m. – Small group meets. For more information talk to Darryl Drudge.

May 15 (Wed.) – Women’s group meeting. Studying chapter 12 Renewing Our minds from the book four gifts. For info call Joy Wagler.

COMING EVENTS

May 14, (Tues.) 7:00 p.m. – Core Teams meet.

May 24 and 25 (Fri. & Sat.) New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale – Come enjoy all the foods, sights and auction items. We will be selling summer sausage on Saturday morning as our fundraising contribution to MCC’s relief and development work around the world. If you are available to help for a one hour shift on Saturday morning between 7 am and 12 noon, please email Tim Miller Dyck at tim@millerdyck.org.

The Relief Sale is fun for the whole family. Register for the Run for Relief 5K run, 2K run or nature walk at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale. For more information nhmrs.com/run-for-relief
May 20 (Mon.) 5 – 8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic.
June 7 (Fri.) 7 – 8:30 p.m. Eduard & Christine Klassen in Concert (renowned musicians on Harp and Piano) at WMB Church 245 Lexington Road, Waterloo. For tickets call 519-885-5330.

June 13-14 (Thurs. & Fri.) at Conrad Grebel University College “Aging and Spirituality: Finding Courage and Resilience,” a time of learning, reflection and self-care. Visit grebel.ca/spirituality for more details.

August 12-16 Baden Summer Bible Camp. Join the team; volunteers still needed. Contact Sara Roth, Jessie Gingerich or badensbc@gmail.com. Thank you for continuing to pray for the children and this ministry!

NOTICES

Pastor Sara is on vacation May 6 – 12.

Wendy Wagler will be out of the office May 7 – 27.

An “Into the neighbourhood” opportunity. Drivers are needed to take Mariam (Mon. & Wed.) and Muna (Tues. & Thurs.) Maarawi to soccer. Pick-up 6:15 p.m. at Hincks St. to Scott Park and returning 1 hour later. Call Ardys @ 519-662-2861.

In response to cuts to Legal Aid by the Ontario government, Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support requests that we: 1. pray, 2. contact MPP Laura Mae Lindo, NDP Immigration Critic, LLindo-QP@ndp.on.ca , 3. Sign a petition located in the main hallway.

Thanks to those who led worship and provided soup and sandwiches for Lenten lunches. Offerings totaling $893 have been forwarded to Canadian Bible Society. – The Wilmot Ecumenical Ministerial

Over 100 Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers have responded to flooding in eastern Ontario. More requests are coming in for help with clean up once water recedes. MDS response depends on wiling volunteers. Contact hammnicholas.mds@outlook.com, 905-401-3990, Keith Wagler or Pastor Steve.

This spring we will be exploring “Astonishing Acts” throughout the book of Acts, diving into some of the lesser known stories. You are invited to journey through the whole books of Acts and the stories within over the coming weeks. Suggested reading guide:

April 28 Acts 1-4
May 5 Acts 5-8
May 12 Acts 9-12
May 19 Acts 13-16
May 26 Acts 17-20
June 2 Acts 20-24
June 9 Acts 24-28

PERSONAL NOTES

Congratulations to Walt & Nancy Mabee who are celebration their 54th anniversary on Tuesday, May 7th.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER

Robena Gerber who is receiving care at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Continued prayer for the changes in our education and health care systems, include the many teachers, nurses, and others living with the uncertainty of their jobs.

Post-secondary students who have been transitioning into summer work or school.

Steinmann Mennonite Church 1316 Snyder's Road West Baden, Ontario Canada N3A 3K8 Founded: 1824