May 7, 2023 Bulletin

May 7, 2023

Gathering to praise….


Call to Worship

Hymn:      Praise to the Lord the Almighty     VT 88

Blessed Assurance     VT 435

…to affirm our faith ….

Reading of Psalm 23

Hymn: The Lord’s My Shepherd     VT 660

… listen for God’s Spirit ….

Children’s Time

Hymn:  My Shepherd Will Supply My Need     VT 640


Hymn:   Between Darkness and Light     VT 808

Scripture:  Acts 2:42-47


Hymn:  Peace to You     VT 168

MCEC video:   Transformed, Inspired, Renewed

Hymn:  Peace, be still     VT 202

… who companions us and restores our souls….

Congregational Sharing & Prayer   “You are all we have”     VT 701

Hymn:  Rain Down     VT 703

Offering & Offertory


….and sends us forth as bearers of God’s love.

Hymn:  We will walk with God     VT 815



Leading us in worship:
Prelude/Postlude:  Doris Martin
Worship Leader / Congregational Prayer:  Isaac Roth
Song Leader:  Suzanne Bender
Children’s Time:   Tom & Ruthanne Bender
Reflections:  Paulette West, Gladys Bender
Psalm 23 reading:  Ryan Roth, Isaac Roth
Scripture: Simon Carter
A/V:  Steve Carter, 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.
Note: beginning in May, Kid’s Offering will be directed to themonthly special offering as suggested by Peace & Justice Committee.

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. Over the next few weeks we will be engaging in a variety of topics that will help us practice our peaceful conflict skills. May 7 – LGBTQ+, May 14 – Racism, June 4 – MAID.

Next Sunday May 14
9:45 a.m.  Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Scripture:  1 Corinthians 4:1-2; Matthew 25:14-29
Reflections: Pastor Steve Drudge and Bruce & Barb  Schumm

Congregational Life
May 9 (Tues) 4 – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Pickleball.

May 9 (Tues.) 7 p.m.  Finance meeting, fireplace room

May 12 (Fri.) TGIF is happening again.  Please RSVP to by May 10 so food can be ordered.

Save the dates:
June 3 (Sat.) 2-4 p.m.  Ladies’ Tea in honour of Lynelle Drudge.  More details to come.

June 11 (Sun.) Celebration of Pastor Steve’s 20 years of ministry at Steinmann MC, part of the Program Meeting during the Sunday School hour. Noon Potluck to follow.

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

August 11 – 13 Church Family Camping at Hidden Acres. Mark your calendar and plan to attend.  More details to come.

Flowers for worship:  During the months of June, July, and August 2023, plan to participate in worship by providing floral arrangements for the communion table.  Flowers can come from your own flower beds or they can be purchased.  Plan to add your name to a date on the sign up sheet by the church mailboxes.   ~Worship Team

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
May 12 (Fri.) 7-10 p.m. Bigger and Better.  Starting with a penny which team can trade up to the biggest and the best?  Meet at the church 7 pm

Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
May 17 (Wed.) – 6:00 -7:30 p.m.  Out for Supper Night.  The Jr. Youth will be going out to a restaurant for supper.   More details to come.

Small Groups
May 9  (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.

May 11 (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.

Wider Community
May 7 (Sun.) 3 p.m. at Floradale Mennonite Church. The Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir present: Sing for Joy! Tickets available from or at the door. For more information:

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp:

May 13 (Sat.) 9 – 11:30 a.m. Children in Worship: A Workshop Event at Waterloo North Mennonite Church.  For more information and to register

May 13 (Sat.) 7:30 p.m. & May 14 (Sun.) 3 p.m. at Trillium Lutheran Church, DaCapo Chamber Choirs presents, a DaCapo alumni choir and the premiere of A Great Tide of Love by director Leonard Enns. For more information

May 15 (Mon.) 2 – 8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Appointments are required. To book an appointment call 1-888-236-6283 or

May 16 (Tues.) Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s Spring Concert. Grade 7&8 at 6:45 pm, Grade 9-12 at 8:00 pm in Gym A. Free will offering. All are welcome.

May 17 (Wed.) 7:30 Online. Mennonite Central Committee Climate Action for Peace launch event. for informative stories and ways to advocate.

May 19-21 (Fri. – Sun.) Hidden Acres Alumni Weekend. For more details visit or email

May 26 & 27 (Fri. & Sat.) New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale at the Fairgrounds & Arena in New Hamburg. More information:

May 29 (Mon.) Rockway Mennonite Collegiate Golf Classic at Grey Silo Golf Club. Register as a single, a pair or get a team of 4 together.  Details at

June 4-7 (Sun.-Wed.) 10th   International Conference on  Ageing & Spirituality! Theme: Challenges and Choices: Dignity and Spirituality in Later Life. For more information, the conference program and registration see

June 10 (Sat.) 9 a.m. Beyond Housing, Out-Spok’n Bike-a-thon for affordable housing. For more information or contact Dan Driedger at 226-476-2535 or

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.

Aug. 13-15 Ontario Mennonite Music Camp (OMMC) at Conrad Grebel University College.  For more information and to register:

Summer jobs at MCC! Are you between the ages of 18-30 and looking for employment this summer? We have a number of Canada Summer Jobs available, including a Communications and Event Assistant in Kitchener. Check out this job and others at

Mennonite Central Committee event:
Living Below The Line is a stereotype-busting play about struggle, resilience and hope co-created by Watercourse Theatre and fourteen individuals living in poverty. April 30 (Sun.) 2:30 p.m. at Stirling Ave Mennonite Church 57 Stirling Ave N, Kitchener and May 13 (Sat.) 2 p.m. at Crosshill Mennonite Church, 2537 Hutchison Rd, Millbank. Cost by donation.

Congregational Notes
Pastor Steve is on vacation until May 9.

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Walt & Nancy Mabee who are celebrating their  58th  anniversary today, Sunday, May 7.

Updated contact information for Wes and Janice Leis, new email address in effect now.

Remember in Prayer
This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for  Zion Mennonite Fellowship, Elmira, ON