November 20, 2022 Bulletin

Eternity Sunday, November 20,  2022

Prelude

Call to Worship

Prayer

Healer of our Every Ill    VT 644

Nothing is Lost on the Breath of God    VT 653

Psalm 23

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Children’s Time

Bless the Arms that Comfort    VT 527

Ruth 1

Meditation: Anger, Grief, and Lovingkindness

When Grief is Raw    VT 655

Remembering Together

Go Silent Friend    VT 657

Congregational Prayer

Offering and Children’s Offering

Announcements

Beautiful Things    VT 551

Benediction

Postlude

Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader; Pastor Louise Wideman
Music: Susan Seyler, Suzanne Bender, Nancy Steinmann Yantzi,
Stephen Yantzi
Meditation & Children’s Time: Pastor Sara Erb
Congregational Prayer: Pastor Steve Drudge
A/V: Steve Carter & Steve Kennel

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

In person Coffee Time.

Kid’s Offering and November Special Offering:  Wilmot Family Resource Centre Christmas Hampers delivered starting Dec. 7th. Go to http://bit.ly/3T to donate money or grocery gift cards ($25 increments), sponsor a family or volunteer. NEW: Mitts, gloves, wrapping paper/gift bags, tape, candy canes, craft kits, paint by number and adult puzzle and colouring books can be taken to the front of the sanctuary during offering time on Sun., Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 or placed in the box inside the main door during the week. Sponsor Application and Volunteer Interest forms are available on the table in the main hallway.

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. – Fellowship Hall
  • Coffee Time – small side of the Fellowship Hall.

Next Sunday November 27 ADVENT 1
9:45 a.m. – Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Theme:  An Unexpected Time
Scripture: Matthew 24:36-44  Called to be attentive
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge

Coffee Time in person

Congregational Life
Nov. 22 (Tues.) 10 a.m. Care Team meeting

Nov. 22 (Tues.) 7 p.m. Finance meeting

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 Intergenerational 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. Today is the last day to sign up  on the registration form in the hallway by the mailboxes.

Nov. 27 (Sun.) 6:30 p.m. First Christmas Choir Practace.  All are welcome.

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

Jr. Youth (Grades 6-8)
Dec. 14 (Wed.) Christmas Party.

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
Nov. 30 (Wed.) 6:00—7:30 p.m.  All things Christmas

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 will be meeting on Zoom this week. 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)

Notices
With the busy holiday season approaching, the current Sunday morning Zoom Coffee time participants have agreed to take a break during the months of  Nov. and Dec.  They will revisit this practice in Jan. 2023.

Sign up sheet for new photo directory in main hallway or contact the church office. $15-$20 depending on the total number ordered.

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. All are welcome, masks encouraged. More information at uwaterloo.ca/music/events.

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 thrift.mcc.org/celebrate50.

Nov. 22 (Tues.) 6:30 pm Hidden Acres Camp Annual General Meeting at Tavistock Mennonite Church or Zoom. RSVP to info@hiddenacres.ca or call 519-625-8602.

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

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.

Dec. 4 (Sun.) 2:30 p.m. Tavistock Mennonite Church  presents An A Capella Christmas with The Twin City Harmonizer. Guest performer Chuckee Zehr. Tickets: $20/adults, $15/Youth/Students 13 and over, 12 and under, free.  For tickets or more information contact Alyssa at 519-655-2581, office@tavistockmennonitechurch.ca. or http://bit.ly/3EodbFf

Dec. (Sun) 4 at 3 p.m. Spiritus Ensemble perform Bach’s Christmas masterpiece, Christmas Oratorio at St Peter’s Lutheran Church, 49 Queen Street North, Kitchener. Tickets available at www.spiritusensemble.com.

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Sam Roth who is celebrating his 84th birthday on Wednesday, November 23 and Laverne Gingerich who is celebrating his 83rd birthday on Friday, November 25.

Ruby Gingerich has moved from Nithview Home to her daughter’s home.

Remember in Prayer
Victor Dorsch Memorial service & reception  Thurs., Nov. 24, 11:00 a.m., in person and livestreamed.

Meserete Kristos Church invites us to rejoice in the peace agreement signed this week in Ethiopia and to pray that God would use MKC as tool of sustainable peace

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