November 18th Bulletin

November 18, 2018
Eternity Sunday

Candle Lighting
Longing for light STJ 54
Precious Lord HWB 575
Children’s Time
Luke 24:13-31
Meditation: Walking the Road of Sorrow
Remembering Together
Praying Together
Children’s Sunday School Begins
Peace before us STS 16
Go my children HWB 433

A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Sandy Scheerer, Sarah Winter. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).

Leading Us In Worship:
Preservice, offertory, postlude – Sing The Journey
Worship leader – Melody Steinman
Candle lighters – Sue & Dennis Driedger
Song leader – Norma Iutzi
Pianist – Susan Seyler
Children’s time – Rick Brenneman
Sermon, congregational prayer – Pastor Sara Erb
Readers – Care Team


10:30 a.m. – Children’s Christian education (preschool to grade 7). Big idea: In God’s Kingdom, we have nothing to fear.

11:15 a.m.
Youth class: lower auditorium room # 004.

Adult class: Let All Creation Praise the Lord. We will consider the following questions:
a. How does creation offer praise to God?
b. How does the Gospel of Resurrection impact all of creation?
c. What is the church’s role in restoring creation?
Please meet promptly at 11:15 in the south side of the auditorium. Facilitator Rick Brenneman.

7:00 p.m. – Choir rehearsal.

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


Monday – church office closed.
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. – Blood Donor Clinic in the fellowship hall.
7:00 p.m. – Finance Committee meets in room 111.
7:30 p.m. – Summer Market planning committee meets in room 114.

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 See bulletin board.

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.”

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.

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 by Monday, November 19.

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: Today, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. at Stirling Mennonite and Nov. 24, 7 p.m. – Waterloo North Mennonite.

7:00 p.m. – Enjoy coffee, desert (cheesecake and other baking,) and Latino snacks, coffee house style, while learning how a team including Andrea and Steve Drudge plan to build sixteen $3,400 houses for families in El Salvador in February. See poster on bulletin board.


9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Colin McCartney, an MCEC pastor with Connect Ministries in Toronto, will be with us for the Sunday morning service and also to lead a discussion during the Adult Ed session at 11:15.
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Christian education (preschool to grade 7)
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.
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.
7:30 p.m. – Ecumenical worship service with Taizé songs hosted at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 100 Benjamin Road.

MYF (High School)

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. 21 (Wed.) 8:00 p.m. – Small group meets. For more information talk to Darryl Drudge.

Nov. 28 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. – Meeting at Arne & Sue Kennel’s. For more information call Marilyn Steinmann.

Nov. 29 (Thurs.) 6:30 p.m. – Women’s group meeting in room 004 (basement). Read chapter 4 of “Four Gifts.” For more information call Joy Wagler.

Nov. 29 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Video series “Truth Factor.” Meeting by the church library. For more information contact Wes Leis.


Nov. 27 (Tues.) 12 noon-2 p.m. – Seniors: The Kitchen Table. Meeting at Wilmot Mennonite Church. Topic: Wilmot Family Resource Centre. Light lunch served at noon. Suggested donation: $10.

Nov. 29 (Thurs.) 7:00 p.m. – Book Launch at the Nithview Auditorium for Ruth Zehr’s latest book “Engaging with Life.” Reception and refreshments to follow in the Tearoom. See bulletin board.

Dec. 1 (Sat.) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Christmas Craft Sale at the Wilmot Seniors’ Workshop, 27 Beck St., Baden. See bulletin board.

Dec. 1 (Sat.) – Intergenerational Community Christmas Dinner. Join us at 5:30 in the auditorium. Dinner will be served at 6:00 with a variety talent show following the meal. The dinner is by donation with all proceeds exceeding the cost of the meal going to the work of the Wilmot Family Resource Centre in our local community. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to reach out to your neighbours and friends who would appreciate the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal and share in the joy of the Christmas season with us. Be sure to sign up and reserve your table space today. Members with surnames A-M please bring a salad and surnames N-Z bring desserts. Remember to bring extra for the guests who will be joining us for the evening.

Dec. 7 (Fri.) 6:00 p.m. – SOSA Christian Singles will be celebrating Christmas with dinner at the Schmidtsville Restaurant in Wellesley. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Sandy at 519.662.2971.

Dec. 9 (Sun.) 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7) – Area Mennonite Churches joint Christmas Choir Concert in the fellowship hall. Featuring five 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. Pastoral Care. If you are in a crisis and would like a pastor to come to your home or the hospital, please contact any pastor during the evening or weekend, or call the church office during office hours, Tuesday – Friday, 8 – 4:30.

2. The MYF are selling Christmas Greens as a fundraiser. Today is the last day for orders! Pick up your greens on November 30th between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.

3. You can help with the Wilmot Family Resource Centre’s Christmas Hamper program. Please bring knitted winter clothing and food bank items to offer during worship on December 2 and 9. Sponsor a hamper: contact the Centre for a family profile. Cash assists with items needed to complete hampers. Volunteer to help prepare hampers. Call 519.662.2731.

4. 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.

5. 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 or to apply for some financial aid.


• Congratulations to Sam Roth who will be celebrating his 80th birthday on Friday, November 23rd.


• All those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

November 2017 – November 2018

Name Age Date of Death

Reuben Steinman 98 December 2, 2017
Raymond Schwartzentruber 81 December 8, 2017
Grace Schwartzentruber 79 December 19, 2017
Earl Brenneman 84 January 30, 2018
Bernie Koop 93 March 8, 2018
Mildred A. Roth 76 March 30, 2018
Michael McNeil 59 April 4, 2018
Elaine Fretz 81 April 9, 2018
Urie Bender 93 May 19, 2018
Perry Shantz 50 May 23, 2018
Katie McCreadie 28 August 7, 2018
Jim Dunbar 68 August 14, 2018
Helen Loewen 89 October 7, 2018
Susan Holst 86 October 8, 2018
Matthew Schwartz 41 October 9, 2018
Vera Helmuth 97 October 31, 2018

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