November 11, 2018
Call to worship
Praise with joy the world’s Creator SJ 16
Let there be light, Lord God HWB 371
Deuteronomy 10:12-22, Matthew 25: 31-46
Action prayer for those displaced by conflict
Will you let me be your servant HWB 307
Reflection on scripture
Peace work stories from around the world: Colombia and the Philippines
Offering and *coin offering
Children’s Sunday School begins
For the healing of the nations HWB 367
Affirmation of Faith
The Lord’s Prayer
*Coin Offering: Mennonite Central Committee sewing kits for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Ashley Drudge, Angela Gerber. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Leading Us In Worship:
Preservice, offertory, postlude – Al Mills
Worship leaders – Cliff Kennel, Doris Martin
Song leader – Sara Roth
Organist – Jean Gingerich
Pianist – Delphine Schwartzentruber
Children’s time – Gladys Bender
Scripture reflection, Congregational prayer – Pastor Steve Drudge
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Christian education (preschool to grade 7). Big idea: God is King of kings.
Youth class: lower auditorium room # 004.
Adult class: Chris Finnie will lead a study on the environment and what the Bible says about serving the earth through the series Creation Care. Meeting in the south side of the gym.
2:00-4:00 p.m. – Open House. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Ruby Gingerich’s 90th birthday at Nithview in the Community Room. Best wishes only please.
2 p.m. – Women, Peace and Security: Dispatches from Time and Place. A public forum to remember the impact of war and colonization on women and girls. Meeting takes place in the Great Hall at Conrad Grebel University College. See bulletin board.
No Choir rehearsal.
Monday – church office closed.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Library area and room 114 rented.
7:00 p.m. – Vision Focus Team meets in room 114.
7:30 a.m. – MEDA Breakfast at the Stone Crock in St. Jacobs. James and Michelle Herrle, the 5th generation to farm the Herrle family land in St. Agatha, will share about some of their challenges and achievements working in the agricultural sector and how they have been intentional about setting goals that support community and the lives of others. Breakfast: $15 (cash or cheque). No RSVP.
4:00 p.m. – Spirituality & Aging. Bill Randall will speak on the many respects in which aging is an inherently spiritual process and nudging us into the adventure of truly growing old vs. just getting old. Presentation takes place in the fellowship hall followed by a light supper at 5 p.m. Cost: $20 at the door. To register contact the church office. Brochures on the table by the mailboxes.
4:00 p.m. – Join the Grebel Community for a special “Fill the Table” Capital Campaign Launch event in the Conrad Grebel University College Dining Room. Learn about the new building project and stay for the program (starting at 4:30 p.m.) featuring a few words from the architects and students. Will be sharing news on their fundraising progress, and invite you to become involved. www.grebel.ca/events
Fellowship Hall being set-up for the Makers’ Market.
9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Makers’ Market: An Alternative to Holiday Gift Giving. Soup Lunch being served at 11 a.m. – held in the church Fellowship Hall. Proceeds will go to Wilmot Family Resource Centre. If you are able to volunteer and/or contribute baked good items to the bake table, please speak to Ashley Drudge or Lynelle Drudge. Flyers to give to friends, neighbors and family are on the table between the mailboxes.
2-4 p.m. – Nithview Christmas Bazaar: bake sale, Christmas draw, Silent Auction, Tea Room and community vendors. See bulletin board for more details. Donations of home baking appreciated. Please have baking at Nithview at 10:30 a.m. on November 17.
9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – We will remember with gratitude members of the congregation and other family and friends who have died during the past year (Nov. 2017 to Nov. 2018). Print the information of the people you want to remember on the paper by the mailboxes or call the church office by Wednesday, November 14.
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Christian education (preschool to grade 7)
11:00 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
7:00 p.m. – Restored and forgiven: The power of restorative justice. Hear about the power of restorative justice from Ray & Vi Donovan, whose 18 year old son was murdered 16 years ago. Meeting at Conrad Grebel. More info at mcco.ca/restored-and-forgiven.
MYF (High School)
Nov. 16 (Fri.) – Faith, Food, and Fellowship Night. Meet at the church at 7 p.m. Topic: What’s so special about the Bible?
Nov. 23 (Fri.) – Family Dinner: Progressive Supper Style! Meet at church at 7 p.m.
Nov. 30 (Fri.) – Christmas Greens Fundraiser, delivery and pick up. Arrive at 5:45 p.m.
Nov. 13 (Tues.) 6:30 p.m. – *Note date change. Women’s group meeting in room 004 (basement). Read chapter 3 of “Four Gifts.” For more information call Joy Wagler.
Nov. 14 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. – Meeting at the Miller Dyck’s home. For more information call Marilyn Steinmann.
Nov. 15 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Video series “Truth Factor.” Meeting by the church library. For more information contact Wes Leis.
Nov. 21 (Wed.) 8:00 p.m. – Small group meets. For more information talk to Darryl Drudge.
Nov. 20 (Tues.) 7:00 p.m. – Learn more about The Path to Understanding Reconciliation with speakers Barry Hill (Six Nations – Indigenous History) and Roberta Hill (Residential School) at the New Dundee Community Centre. Reserve by calling Karen at 519.696.2366 or email@example.com. See bulletin board.
Nov. 21 (Wed.) 9-11:00 a.m. – SAWW (Suicide Awareness Wilmot Wellesley) is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Breakfast at Steinmann Church with speaker Scott Chisholm, Founder, The Collateral Damage Project. Tickets – $30.00 available by calling ICC at 519.662.3092. “Our work is not just about saving lives, it’s about helping people feel that their lives are worth living.”
Nov. 21 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. – The Opioid Crisis: What’s Happening and Why will take place in the Parish Hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 173 Lourdes Street, Waterloo. Speakers: Dr. Michael Beasley and the Rev. Dr. Brice Balmer. Event is free but you need to register at www.eventastic.com/events/25142 by Monday, November 19.
Nov. 21 (Wed.) 6:00 – 7:30p.m. – KidsLIFE for children grades 1-6. Meeting at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre to learn about their work and to volunteer.
Nov. 22 (Thurs.) 7:00 p.m. – Peace and Justice Committee is excited to be partnering with Theatre of the Beat on their new show, #ChurchToo, which explores the struggle of wading into the realities of sexual misconduct, abuse & assault and examines the difficulties of speaking out in a community where the topic of sex is often considered taboo. Come for a performance and post-show discussion. Not recommended for audiences under the age of 14.
Other local showings are:
* Nov. 18, 7 p.m. – Stirling Avenue Mennonite
* Nov. 24, 7 p.m. – Waterloo North Mennonite
Nov. 24 (Sat.) 7:00 p.m. – 11 volunteers + 5 days = 16 houses @ $3,400 each for waiting families in El Salvador. Join volunteers Andrea Drudge and Steve Drudge for desert, music and information about the houses they plan to help build in February.
Nov. 25 (Sun.) 11:a.m. – Arne Kennel will have crafts (jewelry, scarves, small carvings) for sale from African Christian Mission International in the hallway. Prices will be good but feel free to haggle.
Nov. 25 (Sun.) 2:30 p.m. – Concert at the Detweiler Meeting House, 3445 Roseville Rd., Roseville. Celtic Frontier Christmas with The Fair Wind, featuring traditional folk music of England, Ireland, Scotland and Celtic music that can be found in early Canadian and American music. More information: Sam Steiner, 519.884.1040.
Dec. 9 (Sun.) 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7) – Area Mennonite Churches joint Christmas Choir Concert in the fellowship hall. Featuring 5 church choirs, mass choir, instrumentalists and carol singing. Freewill offering for Rohingya Refugee Crisis, project of Mennonite Central Committee.
Dec. 14 (Fri.) 7:00 p.m. – “O Night Divine” Celebrate the music and message of Christmas with the 20-voice strong Menno Youth Singers at Mannheim Mennonite Church. See poster on board.
1. The MYF are selling Christmas Greens again this year as a fundraiser. Orders will be taken until November 19th. Pick up your greens on November 30th between 6:30 and 8 p.m.
2. Children’s Sunday School plans to record a congregational video recorded to a song for our Christmas project (lip dub). We plan on completing some of our recording before/during and after the service in the coming weeks.
3. Interested in attending Rockway Mennonite Collegiate or another Mennonite School or university? Fill out the online form by Nov. 30th or connect with Paulette West or Andrea Kennel for more information to apply for some financial aid. https://goo.gl/forms/dkpABlVtkpvffiZY2
4. Mark Your Calendars – Annual Community Christmas Dinner, Sat., Dec. 1. Doors open at 5:30 with a full course turkey dinner at 6:00. Invite family, friends, and neighbours who may not have family members nearby to celebrate the Christmas season. Members with surnames A – M are requested to bring salads and those with surnames N – Z bring desserts.
Steinmann’s Got Talent – We are planning a talent show following the dinner. Please consider how you can contribute your talents to help make this a time to remember the love, peace, and joy of the Christmas season. Please contact Rick or Ardys Brenneman with your suggestions.
5. Save the Date! Steinmann Women’s Retreat has been booked for April 5/6, 2019 at Riverstone Retreat in Durham.
• Thank you for the cards, visits, phone calls and prayers. Means a lot to have a church family that cares. – Bruce & Ruth Steinmann
• Congratulations to Ruby Gingerich who is celebrating her 90th birthday today and to Victor Dorsch who will celebrate is 91st birthday tomorrow, November 12 and to Marie Zehr who will celebrate her 82nd birthday tomorrow, November 12th.
• New Address:
Bruce & Ruth Steinmann, (address is printed in the paper version of this bulletin)
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Ken Boshart, who had back surgery yesterday.
• The peace work of believers in Colombia’s reconciliation efforts.
• Participants in Coffee for Peace and Peace Builders Community in the Philippines.
• The Korean Anabaptist Center as they teach peace and alternative service for Conscientious Objectors.