Sunday, November 27, 2022
An Unexpected Time: Called to be attentive
Prelude Grant Movold
Lighting of Advent candle Myron Wagler,Rose Wagler, Samantha Wagler
Bell calls us to silence
Call to Worship & Prayer Rick Brenneman
Hymn Oh, How Shall I Receive Thee VT 215
Scripture presentation Isaiah 2:1-5 Brian Sararus
Hymn Open My Eyes VT 732
Children’s Time Steve & Pam Carter
Gift of music Grant Movold
Scripture Matthew 24:36-44 Rick Brenneman
Bell calls us to silence
Sermon Called to be Attentive and Faithful Pastor Steve Drudge
Hymn Longing for Light VT 715
Bell calls us to silence
Confession Rick Brenneman
Song of assurance For You, O God, My Soul VT 41
Congregational Sharing & Prayer Pastor Louise Wideman
Offering & offertory Rick Brenneman
Hymn We Will Walk with God VT 815
Announcements Rick Brenneman
Benediction Pastor Steve Drudge
Postlude Grant Movold
Song Leader – Steve Wagler
AV – Steve Kennel & Ben Winter
An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under.
In person Coffee Time following the service.
Today is our Intergenerational Sunday School at 11:15 a.m. All ages are invited to gather in the fellowship hall for a Bible story and singing.
Kids’ 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. 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 today 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.
Next Sunday December 4 ADVENT 2
9:45 a.m. – Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Theme: An Unexpected Time: Called to live with hope
Scripture: Matthew 3:1-12
Speaker: Pastor Louise Wideman
Coffee Time in person
Nov. 27 (Sun.) 6:30 p.m. First Christmas Choir Practice. All are welcome.
Nov. 29 (Tues) 4-5 p.m. & 7 p.m. Pickleball note the additional time for the people wanting to play earlier.
Dec. 7 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon – All women are invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt. Christmas Potluck lunch. Drinks provided.
MYF (Grades 9-12+)
Dec. 9 (Fri) 7-10 p.m. Christmas Party.
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
Dec. 13 (Tues.) 10 a.m. The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet in the fireplace room at church. Everyone is welcome. Contact person: Wes Leis.
Dec. 8 (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 55-90. Questions – talk to Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.
Steinmann Hockey Team
Dec. 2 (Fri.) 9 p.m. Tavistock @ Steinmann (Wilmot Rec Complex)
Dec. 9 (Fri.) 10 p.m. Steinmann @ No Dekes (Wilmot Rec Complex)
Parents – treat bags for your College and University students are located above the coat rack at the main entrance. Care Team thanks all those persons who donated treats. You have blessed our students by letting them know the church is thinking of them. Thank you!
The piano in the fellowship hall is being replaced by a newer one. We’d like to find a new home for the old piano rather than have it go to piano heaven at the landfill site. It would be a good instrument for a beginner to intermediate piano student. If you are interested in taking the old piano or know someone who might be, please contact Doris Martin by Dec. 6.
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.
Last call to sign up to purchase the new photo directory. Sign-up sheet in the church hallway, or contact the church office.
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.
Dec. 3 (Sat.) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wilmot Seniors’ Workshop, Christmas Craft Sale, 27 Beck St., Baden.
Dec. 4 (Sun.) 3 p.m. Heart Cry Choir presents an a cappella Christmas concert at St. Agatha Catholic Church.
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, email@example.com. or http://bit.ly/3EodbFf
Dec. 4 (Sun) 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.
Dec. 6 (Tues.) 7:30 p.m. Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s annual Christmas Concert at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Freewill offering.
Dec. 11 (Sun.) 3 p.m. Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir present: Glory, Glory!, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church. For more information and tickets https://bit.ly/22ChristmasTickets.
Dec. 11 (Sun.) 7:30 p.m. Menno Singers present for a Service of Lessons and Carols at Trillium Lutheran Church in Waterloo. Admission by donation.
Curious about theology, biblical literacy, pastoral care, or church ministry? Consider the Master of Theological Studies at Conrad Grebel University College. Contact http://bit.ly/3hKgUUN
Congratulations to Marianne Schlegel who is celebrating her 83rd birthday on Tuesday, November 29.
Congratulations to Milton & Margaret Moher who are celebrating their 50th anniversary on Friday, December 2.
Remember in Prayer
The Pastoral Search Committee invites your prayers as we consider the congregational needs for pastoral leadership. We are excited about the possibilities and decisions before us. Committee members; Ashley Drudge, Brandon Gingerich, Carol Sararus, Cliff Kennel, Pastors Louise and Sara, Gladys Bender.
Praise God that Mennonite Church Canada Witness is able to send support again for ministries in Myanmar after months of delay. Pray for churches in Chin State as they continue to minister despite economic hardship and increasing violence.
Pray that extremist Israeli settlers will give Palestinian neighbours peace to live and work on their own land instead of attacking them during the current olive harvest.
This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener, ON.