Life in the Minor Key
Call to worship
We sing to you, O God SJ 1
Give thanks for life SJ 108
When I’m lonely and defenseless SJ 93
Come, ye disconsolate HWB 497
Nothing is lost on the breath of God SS 121
My Shepherd will supply my need HWB 589
Children’s Sunday School begins
Peace before us SS 16
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:
Preservice, offertory Sing the Journey group
Pianist: Doris Martin
Worship leader & Prayer: Pastor Sara Erb
Sermon: Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
Song leader: Sara Roth
Children’s time: Kim Lichti
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 good. Dismissal from the gym.
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. A number of weeks ago our Sunday school discussion focused on our church history over the past 50 years. Today we will vision into the future years. Come and listen to several persons speculate on potentials and possibilities of our future congregation.
7:00 p.m. Christmas choir practices will begin. We will be learning two pieces this year. Everyone is welcome!
7:30 p.m. Taize service hosted at Waterloo North Mennonite Church
NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
9:45 a.m. – Advent 1. Character: John the Baptist.
Luke 3:1-14. “Release for those who are hurt.”
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge
We’ll collect items for Wilmot Family Resource Centre Christmas Hampers: knitted winter clothing, food.
Nov. 29 (Fri.) 7p.m. Movie night at Joanne’s.
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.)
Dec. 5 (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
Dec. 7 (Sat.) Community Christmas Dinner. 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 or story telling in any way is encouraged to attend. Sign-up sheet by the mailboxes.
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.
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 at the Detweiler Meetinghouse. More information: see poster or call Laurence Martin, 519-504-4591.
Dec. 1 (Sun.) 3 p.m. Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir Christmas Concert: Sing Noel! Wallenstein Bible Chapel, 4522 Herrgott Rd, Wallenstein, ON. Tickets: $10 adult, $5 children (ages 5-18)
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. 2 (Mon.) 5:30 p.m. The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies is a degree that focuses on careers in the field of peacebuilding. The department will be hosting an information session for interested students at Conrad Grebel University College. Dinner provided! Register at uwaterloo.ca/master-peace-conflict-studies/events.
Dec. 4 (Wed.), 7-9 p.m. at Hillcrest Mennonite Church and Dec. 10 (Tues.) at Waterloo North Mennonite Church – Focus groups to hear what you think are the opportunities and issues the new Executive Minister of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada should be addressing and the personal strengths needed to lead MCEC in the years to come.
Dec. 5 (Thurs.) 7 p.m. Women Empowering Women. MEDA’s President and CEO, Dr. Dorothy Nyambi, will shares about her experience working in international development and her passion for empowering women around the world at the Community Room, 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener. All funds raised from this event will go to MEDA’s project in Tanzania.
Dec. 7 (Sat.) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Make-A-Difference Market is a Conrad Grebel University College. Christmas shopping fundraiser with fair trade and local vendors, a food and bake sale, a silent auction, and live music to benefit SheCycle.
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. 8 (Sun.) 7:30 p.m. Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir Concert with the Wellington Winds Symphony at Knox Presbyterian Church. To order tickets: wellingtonwindsymphony.ca/tickets/.
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.
Dec. 21 (Sat.) 2:30 p.m. & Dec. 22 (Sun.) 2:30 p.m. St. Jacobs Mennonite Church presents, “The Worst Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. A hilarious one-hour Christmas comedy for the whole family. Tickets at SJMC Office: Phone: 519-664-2268 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Child/Youth $5.00; Adult $10.00. Proceeds to Woolwich Community Services.
WE HAVE A HOUSE!!!! The totals are in from the Mystery Dinner Fundraiser last Sunday: $3464.90! Thank you to all who contributed in raising funds for the group going to El Salvador with Shelter Canada. There is still time to donate if you wish. On-line: sheltercanada.ca/ontario-mixed-1 & under “Gift Preferences” check “House Funds”. By cheque: payable to Shelter Canada & in the memo line, – “Ontario mixed #142-191 .”
Colour Paradise has changed its seasonal schedule; the MYF will no longer be selling Christmas Greens.
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.
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
Congratulations to Laverne Gingerich who is celebrating his 80st birthday on Monday, November 25th and Marianne Schlegel who is celebrating her 80th birthday on Friday, November 29th.
Paul Helmuth’s new address: (Is printed in the paper version of this bulletin)
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Ken Boshart, who is at Freeport Hospital.
Share gratitude with Dennis Driedger who reports regarding: recently diagnosed, hardly detectable mini seizures in his brain, “With a little medication, enough sleep, hydration, and no stress I should be 100%.”
Discernment for a Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Intercultural Mission Minister responsible for missional church development in congregations across MCEC, in particular with new Canadian churches and church plants.
REMEMBERING THOSE WHO DIED
November 2018 – November 2019
Name Age Date of Death
Norman Drudge 88 November 27, 2018
Vicki Fisher 57 March 6, 2019
Virginia Gingerich 73 October 28, 2019
Lisa Loree 55 January 9, 2019
Laura Mabee 88 May 31, 2019
Minerva Martin 94 June 6, 2019
George Mohr 93 September 18, 2018
Ruth Ross 83 October 14, 2019
April Dawn Sararus 34 June, 13, 2019
Ray Schlegel 78 May 13, 2019
Gerald Schwartzentruber 85 January 27, 2019
Harold Shantz 80 August 13, 2019
Vera Shantz 100+ October 8, 2019