Nov 17th Bulletin

Life in the Minor Key

Welcome
Call to Worship
Prayer
His Love Endures Forever
On the Wings of an Eagle
Historical Context
Haggai 1:1-11
Longing for Light STJ 54
Children’s Time
Haggai 2:1-9
Message
The Mountain of God
Children’s Sunday School Begins
Offering
Sharing and Congregational Prayer
Announcements
Go, my friends in grace STS 57
Benediction

A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Pam Carter and Angela Gerber. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).

Leading Us In Worship:
Worship Leader – Gladys Bender
Music – Worship Team
Children’s Time – Joanne Schwartzentruber
Sermon – Pastor Sara Erb
Congregational Prayer – Sue Kennel

TODAY

Coffee, tea & juice will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 5)
Big idea: God is gracious.
11:00 a.m. Jr. Youth (gr. 6-8) and MYF (gr. 9-12+) Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Adult Ed. will meet in the sanctuary this morning. We will be viewing a video on Haggai and sharing new insights that we discovered during our series on the minor prophets. Please meet promptly.

11:45 a.m. Mystery lunch. Funds raised will go toward materials for houses being built in El Salvador in late February.

7 p.m. Hymn sing at St. Agatha Mennonite Church.

NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

9:45 a.m. – Life in the Minor Key – Zechariah
Speaker – Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
Eternity Sunday. We will remember with gratitude loved ones who have died during the past year. Print the information of the people you want to remember on the paper by the mailboxes .

MYF

Nov. 29 (Fri.) 7p.m. Movie night at Joanne’s.

JR. YOUTH

Nov. 27 ((Wed.) 6:30-8 p.m. Exploring the Bible and Christmas Gift Exchange at the church. Please bring a wrapped present (under $15 or re-gifted.)

KIDSLIFE

Nov. 20 (Wed.) 6:30 – 8 p.m. Bring your favourite board games to play with friends.

SMALL GROUPS

Nov. 21 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Bible study meeting by the church library. For more information call Wes Leis.

Nov. 26 (Tues) 6:30 p.m. Women of Faith will meet at the church. We invite you to join us for times of learning, prayer and friendship. Please chat with Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich if you have any questions.

Nov. 27 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. – meeting at Arne and Sue Kennel’s home. For more information call Marilyn Steinmann.

COMING STEINMANN EVENTS

Nov. 19 7:00 p.m. VFT meeting

Nov. 20 (Wed.) 7:45 a.m. Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Breakfast. Stories of Hope and Healing by Chris Jaroszko, Doug and Sandra Ranton, and Cavell Johnson. Catered by Angie’s Kitchen. Tickets: $30.00 available eventbrite.ca/e/mental-health-suicide-awareness-breakfast-tickets-73509560073 or call 519.662.3092.

Nov. 22 (Fri.) TGIF. Appetizers at 5:30 with dinner at 6:00. This is a great opportunity to invite neighbours and friends. RSVP to Dawna office@smchurch.ca or Rick and Ardys by Tuesday, November 19.

Nov. 24 (Sun.) 7:00 p.m. Christmas choir practices will begin. We will be learning two pieces this year. Everyone is welcome!

Dec. 7 (Sat.) Community Christmas Dinner. Remember to sign the reservation list if you haven’t already. People from our congregation are asked to bring desserts, remembering we will have many guests. Salads will be provided along with the hot meal.

Jan. 11 (Sat.) We are excited to have Dr. Allan Rudy-Froese, Professor of Christian Proclamation at AMBS, bringing a worship workshop to our congregation. Allan is full of energy, humor, and deep wisdom in how we use our voices and bodies as we lead worship. Everyone involved in leading worship in any way (worship leaders, musicians, children’s time leaders, drama and scriptures readers) is encouraged to attend!

Jan. 26 – 28/20 (Sun. – Tue.) Black Toques men’s winter retreat. Mark your calendar for the annual ski trip; any questions talk to Myron Wagler.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Nov. 26 (Tues.) 12:00 – 2 p.m. Kitchen Table at Wilmot Mennonite Church. Speaker: Amy Susanna Compton, author of A Grandmother Named Love. She will speak about Botswana and writing her book. Suggested donation— $10.

Dec. 1 (Sun.) 2:30 p.m. An A Capella Christmas, with the Twin City Harmonizers and special guest Chuckee Zehr at Tavistock Mennonite Church. Tickets available from the TMC office 519-655-2581 Adults $15 in advance/$18 at the door, Youth $12/$15 at the door. Proceeds will support Refugee Sponsorship.

Dec. 1 (Sun.) 2:30 p.m Lifted Voices will sing Christmas music to usher in the 2019 Christmas season at the Detweiler Meetinghouse. More information: see poster or call Laurence Martin, 519-504-4591.

Dec. 1 (Sun.) 3:00 p.m. The Jubilation Male Chorus Christmas concert will be held at Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church, in support of House of Friendship. See poster for details.

Dec. 7 (Sat.) 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wilmot Seniors’ Workshop, Christmas Craft Sale, 27 Beck St., Baden.

Dec. 8 (Sun.) 3 p.m. Menno Singers present their Christmas Concert entitled ‘Haste Ye!’ – at Trillium Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St., Waterloo. See poster for details.

Dec. 15 (Sun.) 3:00 p.m. Menno Singers is sponsoring its annual Messiah Sing-a-Long with orchestra and university student soloists at St Jacobs Mennonite Church 1310 King St. N, St Jacobs. Bring your score and join your voice part, or come and listen to your favourite choruses. By donation.

NOTICES

We will be collecting hats and mitts for Wilmot Family Resource Center Christmas Hampers in early December.

Wilmot Family Resources will be preparing hampers for 160+ families in Wilmot and Wellesley Townships this Christmas. You can help by sponsoring a family, donating food or gifts, volunteering or donating money before Dec. 9. See sponsor information on their website or call 519-662-2731. On Sundays, Dec. 1 & 8 during worship we will receive donations of food and mitts and hats, and a coin offering on Dec. 8.

Colour Paradise has changed its seasonal schedule; the MYF will no longer be selling Christmas Greens.

Student Aid: Are you interested in attending a Mennonite high school, college or university in 2020? Are you interested in taking an Anabaptism class? If so, you are invited to apply for financial assistance through our Mennonite Schools and Leadership ministry. Please apply by Nov 30th in order to receive aid for studies in 2020. If you have questions, please speak to Andrea Kennel, Paulette West, or Pastor Sara. Application Form: https://forms.gle/6M4TtYUZx85AtrMb7

A Housing Support Worker position is available with Mennonite Coalition for Refugee support: mcrs.ca.

PERSONAL NOTES

Congratulations to Sam Roth who is celebrating his 81st birthday on Saturday, November 23rd.

Paul Helmuth’s new address: (Is printed in the paper version of this bulletin)

REMEMBER IN PRAYER

Ken Boshart, who is having surgery on Tuesday to relieve edema in his arm. Pray for a successful surgery.

The Mennonite Church Eastern Canada search committee for Executive Minister as they begin to receive applications.

From Dann & Joji Pantoja, Mennonite Church Canada International Witness workers in the Philippines whom we support: Pray for the 6,000 people displaced, some injured by a series of earthquakes in the area in which they minister and among whom their PeaceBuilders Community is delivering water, food and clothing.

Pray for peace in Burkina Faso where terrorist activity continues to violently upset the most vulnerable people of the country.

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