May 8, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, May 8, 2022
Transformed by Jesus: Living Differently

Prelude

Call to worship

Prayer

There’s No One in This World like Jesus  VT 68

I Love to Tell the Story  VT 761

Children’s time

This Little Light of Mine  VT 762

1 John 1:1-3

Sermon

Listen, God is Calling  VT 765

Congregational prayer

Offering and Children’s Offering

Announcements

Thuma mina (Send Me, Lord)  VT 834

Benediction

Postlude

Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude: Delphine Schwartzentruber
Worship Leader: Adam Roth
Children’s Time: Paulette West
Sermon & Congregational Prayer: Pastor Steve Drudge
Livestream: Steve Kennel

11:00 a.m. Kids Sunday School – Indoors, masks are encouraged.
11:00 a.m.  Adult Education in person, outside
No Coffee Time

COVID Guidelines for Worship

  • Please wear a mask if you are able, sanitize your hands, maintain physical distancing and stay home if you feel ill for any reason.
  • You are welcome to sing if you are wearing a mask.
  • Colouring sheets and craft items for children are available on the table at the back of the fellowship hall.
  • The nursery room is available, unsupervised.
  • An offering plate is located at the back of the fellowship hall.

May Special Offering: Meserete Kristos Seminary provides training from an Anabaptist perspective for leaders in over 2,200 communities in Ethiopia, some in the midst of political and ethnic conflict, displacement and famine.  Give directly to https://mcec.ca/giving, designated to Meserete Kristos Seminary

Next Sunday May 15
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the Fellowship hall.
Worship Series: Transformed by Jesus – Living Differently
Scripture: Matthew 5:38-42, Creative Non-violence
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb
11:00 a.m.  Coffee Time on Zoom

Jr. Youth & MYF
May 10 (Tues.) 6:30 p.m. Jr. Youth Bowling

May 13 – 14 (Fri. – Sat.) MYF LOCK – IN at the church

Congregational Life
With a desire to return to live singing during worship, we are in need of more volunteers to lead songs, or at the very least help us start singing during a song. If this is something you may be willing to consider, even if this is something outside your comfort zone, please be in touch with Sarah Godfrey, or Pastor Sara, or join us for a short information and question meeting following next Sunday’s Worship Service (May 15th).

May 12 (Thurs.) 7 p.m. Vision Focus Team meeting in person

Sunday, May 22 – Outdoor worship service of hymn singing and sharing, in the greenspace at the church. Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, as well as food for yourself/family as everyone is invited to stay after for a picnic lunch together. The service will not be livestreamed, rather it will be posted to the website later on Sunday. If the weather is bad, then we will meet in the Fellowship Hall.

Community Events
May 14 (Sat.) 7:30p.m. Menno Singers concert at First United Church, Waterloo (16 William Street, Waterloo). By donation to support the MCC Ukraine Emergency Response. Masks Required. www.mennosingers.com.

May 27 & 28 (Fri. & Sat.) New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale is happening at the Fairgrounds & Arena in New Hamburg. More than just delicious food and a quilt auction, the Sale is a chance to connect with community and support MCC. More information:  mcco.ca/events

May 28 (Sat.) 12 -3 p.m. MCC Material Resources Open House at 65 Heritage Dr, New Hamburg. See behind the scenes at the new warehouse. Learn more at mcco.ca/events.

May 29 (Sun.) 7p.m. Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, Online Campfire:  For all ages. Visit https://slmc.ca  for campfire link.

Notices
Baden Summer Bible Camp  August 8-12 (mornings)

*VOLUNTEERS NEEDED*

We are looking for volunteers to assist with preparing for Baden Bible Camp.  Do you have a skill to share?  Or do you know of someone who has a heart for community kids?  Or do you need high school volunteer hours?

  1. Group Leaders (No preparation necessary)
  2. Station Leaders (worship, science, recreation, bible teaching, crafts, snack)

Other things that BSBC is looking for:

  1. LARGE cardboard pieces (appliance boxes, furniture boxes, etc.) to mount our Bible Camp posters and characters.
  2. Train or Railway Props / hats
  3. Prayerful support!

Please contact Sara Roth 519-498-7907, Jessie Gingerich 519-988-0723 or badensbc@gmail.com with any questions, referrals, or supplies.

Personal Notes
Wendy Wagler, Church Accountant is working remotely until May13th, please feel free to email  accountant@smchurch.ca.  For urgent matters please, contact Dawna at 519-634-8311 or office@smchurch.ca.

Remember in Prayer
Give thanks with Mennonite Central Committee for “incredible generosity” including an overwhelming response to the Ukraine crisis, as well as many other areas. “We thank the Lord for His continual provision …it is such an honour that together we can be the hands and feet of Jesus, brining help, hope and love.”