Life in the Minor Key
Celebrating the Generosity of God and people
Call to Worship
Praise the Lord, sing hallelujah HWB 50
Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing HWB 81
Praise, I will praise you, Lord HWB 76
Malachi 3: 8-12
Sermon: “Choose your mindset: Scarcity or abundance”
For the fruit of all creation HWB 90
Children’s Sunday School Begins
What gift can we bring HWB 385
Stories of Generosity
The Lord lift you up
All are invited to enjoy brunch and a few more glimpses of generosity.
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Ben Winter and Darryl Drudge. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Leading Us In Worship:
Worship Leader: Sarah Godfrey
Song Leader: Tim Miller Dyck
Pianist: Sara Erb
Children’s Time: David Martin
Sermon: Steve Drudge
Congregational Prayer: Shirley Kennel
Prelude and Offertory: Al and Dawn Mills
Stories of Generosity: Nicholas Satchel, Reta Bender, Michelle Wagler, Lynn Yantzi, Dwight Brenneman
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 5) Big idea: We can get excited about God
Generosity Brunch. Worship service in the fellowship hall followed by potluck brunch.
6:45 p.m. Praise and Worship Service at East Zorra Mennonite Church with contemporary music. This is a family friendly time meant for all ages! Fellowship time to follow.
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
9:45 a.m. – Life in the Minor Key: Joel
Food Justice: Peace Sunday worship service led by the Peace & Justice Committee.
7 p.m. Valleyview Male Chorus will be giving a concert at Steinmann. The choir has close to 40 members, including Karl Bergen, and their repertoire spans a broad range of musical styles. Freewill offering in support of the choir and MCC peace programs.
Nov 15 (Fri.) 7 p.m. Family Dinner at Brandon and Jessie Gingerich’s.
Nov 13 (Wed.) 6:30-8 p.m. Bible Scavenger Hunt and Gym Games at the church.
Nov. 6 (Wed.) 6:30 – 8 p.m. Peace Night. Activities include knotting comforters, games, and decorating care packages.
Nov. 7 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Bible study meeting by the church library. For more information call Wes Leis.
Nov. 12 (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. 13 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. – meeting at Janessa Otto’s house. For more information call Marilyn Steinmann.
COMING STEINMANN EVENTS
Nov 5 (Tues.) 7:30 p.m. Advent/Winter SWAG meeting
Nov. 6 (Wed.) 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Comforter Knotting BLITZ. Everyone and all ages are invited. Bring a bag lunch at noon. Anyone working over the dinner hour (5-6:30 p.m.) will be served Rick’s Potato Soup & bread FREE. Come help support the work of MCC and those who experience the gift of love and care all around the world. MCC needs 6,500 comforters by Jan. 18, 2020.
Nov. 7 (Thurs.) 9 a.m. Adult Ed. Meeting
Nov. 16 (Sat.) 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Makers’ Market: A Local Alternative to Holiday Gift Giving. Soup lunch served at 11 a.m. Proceeds to the Wilmot Family Resource Centre. Donations of baked goods would be appreciated. Volunteers are welcome – Please speak with Ashley Drudge or Lynelle Drudge.
Nov. 17 (Sun.) 11:45 a.m. Mystery lunch. Funds raised will go toward materials for houses being built in El Salvador in late February. Sign-up sheets are located near the mailboxes. We need to have accurate numbers to plan the meal surprises. If you have any questions please contact Steve Drudge, Lynelle or Paulette West. Thank you. For updates: follow the Facebook Group—El Salvador 2020. Speak to Lynelle Drudge if you wish to be invited to the Facebook group.
Nov. 22 (Fri.) 5:30 p.m. TGIF for young couples between the ages of 25 – 45. Bring a friend. Please RSVP to the church office by Tues. Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.
Nov. 24 (Sun.) Eternity Sunday. We will remember with gratitude members of the congregation and other family and friends who have died during the past year (Nov. 2018—Nov. 2019). Print the information of the people you want to remember on the paper by the mailboxes or call the church office.
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.) Annual Community Christmas Dinner. Save the date and plan now to invite your neighbours, friends, and families to join you for this popular Christmas celebration. We will begin accepting reservations today. If you have questions please talk to Rick or Ardys.
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. 4 (Mon.) 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed to cut wipes at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre.
Nov. 7 (Thur.) 7 – 9 p.m. Discover Rockway Night. A chance to find out more about the many things that Rockway has to offer students. Register at rockway.ca.
Nov. 9 (Sat.) 7:30 p.m. Menno Singers first concert of the year entitled ‘Mothering God’ at Trillium Lutheran Church (Waterloo). Tickets ($25, $5 student) available at mennosingers.com or at the door.
Nov. 9 (Sat.) 5:00 – 8 p.m. continuous seating Crosshill Mennonite Church’s 16th Annual Beef BBQ at 2537 Hutchison Rd., Crosshill. Entertainment at 8 p.m. Take-out available. Reserve your tickets by emailing email@example.com or 519-699-5299. Dinner by donation (proceeds to Missions Outreach).
Nov. 16 (Sat.) 2 – 4 p.m. Nithview Community Christmas Bazaar: bake sale, silent auction, community vendors, and tearoom. We welcome baked goods for the bake sale. Please bring to Nithview by 10 a.m. on November 16.
Nov. 16 (Sat) 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The MCC Peace Conference, at Bethany Community Church, 1388 Third St Louth, St. Catharines, is your chance to see, hear, and experience firsthand how you and MCC are changing lives and communities through peacebuilding. Go to mcco.ca/peace-conference to register today!
December 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.) 2:30pm 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, Children 12 and under are free of charge. Ticket proceeds will support our current Refugee Sponsorship.
Dec. 7 (Sat.) 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wilmot Seniors’ Workshop, Christmas Craft Sale 27 Beck St., Baden.
Pastor Sara recently completed a 2-day ASIST Workshop – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. This workshop has provided her with additional resources in responding to thoughts and behaviours of suicide.
Student Aid: Are you interested in attending a Mennonite highschool, 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
Pastor Steve has minor surgery on Monday and will be out of the office this week.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Robena Gerber, who is at Sunnyside Home.
Ken Boshart, who is in Freeport Hospital.