November 13, 2022 Bulletin

Peace Sunday, November 13,  2022
Being a New Creation in the Midst of External Turmoil


Call to Worship

My Soul Cries Out    VT 412

Peace to You    VT 168

Children’s Time

Matthew 5:1-14


We are People of God’s Peace    VT 797

Reflection – Jeremiah 18:4

Congregational Prayer

Sing a New World into Being    VT 809



Go, My Friends in Grace    VT 810



Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude, Postlude: Delphine Schwartzentruber
Song Leaders:  Isaac Roth and Sara Roth
Worship Leader: Rick Brenneman
Children’s story:  Gladys Bender
Scripture reader:  Gord Roth
Meditation: Pastor Steve Drudge
Reflection: Kim Francis
Congregational Prayer:  Rick Brenneman & Gord Roth
A/V: Cliff Kennel, Mike Gingerich

An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under.

In person Coffee Time;  Coffee Time on Zoom.

Kid’s Offering and November Special Offering:  Wilmot Family Resource Centre Christmas Hampers.

Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages,
Kid’s Sunday School 11:00-12 p.m., Adult Sunday School 11:15-12 p.m.

  • Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 4) – basement
  • Jr. Youth (Gr. 5-8) – *new* Jr Youth room (basement)
  • MYF (Gr. 9-12+) – youth room (basement)
  • Adult Ed. – sanctuary this week

Coffee Time – small side of the Fellowship Hall.

Next Sunday November 20
9:45 a.m. – Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Theme:  Eternity Sunday
Scripture: Ruth 1
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb

Coffee Time in person, No Coffee Time on Zoom.

Congregational Life
Nov. 15  (Tues.) 7 p.m. Weekly Pickleball  All ages are welcome. Contact Lynn Yantzi.

Nov. 19 (Sat.) 9 – 2 p.m. Makers Market.  Join us for our annual, handmade holiday market! Featuring 35+ local artisans, including Ten Thousand Villages. Come out and support your neighbours and community. A homemade soup lunch will be available from 11am – 1pm. All proceeds from this event will go to the Wilmot Family Resource Centre. To date, we have raised over $10,000 for the WFRC thanks to the support from this amazing community.

Nov. 20 – Eternity Sunday. A sacred time and space to feel our grief and losses. We will remember members of the congregation as well as other family and friends beyond our congregation who have died this past year (Nov. 2021-2022). If you wish to have a name read during the service, please add their name and information to the sheet on the table in the hallway or contact the church office by this Tuesday.

Nov. 24 (Thurs.) 7-9  pm.  The Care Team invites everyone to an evening with Glenn & Roslyn Crichton of the Coping Centre, Cambridge.  They will speak on “Understanding Grief: How to Help Grieving People”.  The event is free and open to the public.

Nov 26 (Sat.) 5:00 p.m.  Annual Christmas Dinner featuring ham and scalloped potatoes with coleslaw and hot vegetables. Please bring a dessert (sufficient for you and your invited guests) to  contribute to the dessert table. The cost of the meal will be covered by donations. Seating is limited to 200 so sign up promptly on the registration form in the hallway by the mailboxes.

After a very long period of rest,  there will once again be a choir for Christmas at Steinmann Church!  The choir will be singing on Sunday Dec 18th, and there will be only 3 rehearsals this time around.  Choir practices will be held at 6:30 pm on Sunday evenings starting on Nov 27.  Please consider joining us this year, and all are most welcome!

Sarah and Joel Godfrey appreciate the offers for assistance as they anticipate the upcoming arrival of twins.  We are gathering a list of contacts and ways to help:  meals and snacks (gluten free); house hold chores (laundry, dishes).  If you wish to help in some way, contact    Ashley Drudge or Sue Kennel –    Ashley and Sue will create a schedule for sign up.  The Godfreys appreciate your ongoing prayers.

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
Nov. 25 (Fri.) 7—10 p.m. Family Dinner at Jon and Alex Lebold’s.

Jr. Youth (Grades 6-8)
Nov. 17 (Thur.) 6-8 p.m. Service Night at the MCC Thrift Store. Wear closed toed shoes.

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
Nov. 16 (Wed.) 6:00—7:30 p.m.  Making bird feeders

Small Groups
Nov. 22 (Tues.) 10 a.m. The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet at the church. Everyone is welcome. Contact person: Wes Leis.

Nov. 24 (Thurs.) 10-11:30 a.m. – Women’s Bible study at the church in-person and/or Zoom. Studying “Expecting Emmanuel – Eight Women Who Prepared the Way”. Read pages 50-70 . Questions – talk to Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.

Steinmann Hockey Team
Nov. 25 (Fri.) 11 p.m.  Steinmann @ Mapleview (Wilmot Rec Complex)

Nov. 26 (Sat.) 11 p.m.  Steinmann @ Mapleview (Wilmot Rec Complex)

Pastor Sara is preaching (via Zoom) at Ottawa Menn. Church today.

Worship at Nithview, 1:30 p.m. today led by Steimann church folks.

Thanks to everyone for submitting photos for the new Church Photo Directory. If you are interested in purchasing your own copy of the Photo Directory, there is a sign-up sheet in the main hallway, or contact the church office. $15-$20 depending on the total number ordered.

Care Packages:  Care Team invites your contributions to care packages for our post secondary students – candy, granola bars, hot chocolate, post-it notes.  Place items in the box in the hallway by Nov. 20.

Interested in attending an Anabaptist School (i.e. Rockway or Conrad Grebel) or working at a Mennonite camp in 2023?  Do not let cost or financial compensation prevent you from doing so.  Talk to Andrea Kennel, Melody Steinman, or Pastor Sara.  Apply by Nov. 30, 2022.

Wider Community
Nov. 20 (Sun.) 7-8:30 p.m. Voices Together: A Celebration of Church Song at Waterloo-Kitchener Mennonite Church. An evening of singing songs from German Mennonite, African American, Laotian, Ethiopian, and other Christian traditions. All are welcome, masks encouraged. More information at

Nov. 22 (Tues.) 8 p.m. Live, virtual event: Celebrate 50 years of MCC Thrift which has raised more than $305 million over the last 50 years. Hear stories of grassroots beginnings, volunteers, and impact. Register at

Nov. 22 (Tues.) 6:30 pm  Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is celebrating 60 years!  Join us at Tavistock Mennonite Church for our Annual General Meeting  (short business meeting) and 60th anniversary stories and songs.  RSVP to or 519.625.8602.

Nov. 24 (Thur.) 7:30 pm on Zoom. Rockway Mennonite CollegiateAnnual General Meeting. For the Zoom link or voting information email

Nov. 25 (Fri.), 7 pm. at Nith Valley Mennonite Church.  Theatre of the Beat presents the musical Selah’s Song. A young girl’s courage inspires a village during war. Voluntary admission fee. All proceeds to LYNC’s mill block housing project in New Hamburg.

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp:

  • Hiring:Maintenance Coordinator, Assistant Director Day Camps, Go to to learn more.
  • Retreats: this winter, Dads & Kids, Snowshoe Hike, Women’s Retreat & Couple’s Retreat. Go to for info and to register

Personal Notes
New contact information for Elmer & Ethel Zehr who have moved to Nithview.

Remember in Prayer
MCC partner, ISARC (Interfaith Social Assistance Reformed Coalition) invites you to intentional prayer and fasting for our most vulnerable neighbours between Mon., Nov. 14 and Fri., Nov 18.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC)  in prayer for St. Jacobs Mennonite Church St. Jacobs, ON