November 4, 2018
Focus: Sacred places of worship are important spaces that help to form our faith.
Call to worship
Praise the Lord, sing hallelujah HWB 50
Litany of praise
What is this place HWB 1
Shaped by this place
Prayer of thanks
Children’s Sunday School begins
2 Corinthians 9.6-15
What gift can we bring HWB 385
Opportunities for generosity
Sizohamba naye SJ 78
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Steve Carter, Andrea Kennel. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Pastor Sara and the Jr. youth are attending Mennonite Church Eastern Canada’s Make a Difference Day at Rockway Collegiate exploring worship and song.
10:00 a.m. – Children’s Christian education (preschool to grade 7)
11:00 a.m. – The Generosity Sunday Potluck will take place immediately following the worship service.
3:00 p.m. – DaCapo Chamber Choir presents White Lights in Darkness at Trillium Lutheran, 22 Willow, Waterloo. Information at dacapochamberchoir.ca.
7:00 p.m. – Choir rehearsal in the sanctuary.
Monday – church office closed.
Morning – setting up comforters and quilts.
7:00 p.m. – #metoo adhoc meeting.
Morning & Afternoon – All women are invited to the church to help knot comforters and/or quilt. Bring a sack lunch.
6:00 – 7:30p.m. – KidsLIFE for children grades 1-6.
7:00 a.m. – Steinmann Mennonite Church Men’s Breakfast at Omega Restaurant, 685 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener (across from Sunrise Mall). Come for fellowship and prayer on a fall morning before work or retirement activities.
7-9 p.m. – Discover Rockway Night. This is an opportunity for parents and students to meet Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s faculty and explore the school’s academic program and extra-curricular opportunities. Register at www.rockway.ca
3:45 p.m. – Care Team meets.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Mennonite Central Committee Peace Conference at Forward Church, 55 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge. Register by Nov. 6. Call 519.745.8458 or go to mcco.ca/peace-conference. Contact Marilyn Steinmann if you are going to the conference and want to carpool.
7:00 p.m. – Fundraising evening of story and song in the fellowship hall for Hidden Acres. Music by Shane and Angela Wiebe. Tickets: $10, available from Suzanne Bender, calling the camp at 519.625.8602 or email@example.com. Freewill offering to support Single Moms ministry.
7:30 p.m. – Menno Singers concert, “Inspiration” at St. Matthew’s Lutheran, 54 Benton St. Kitchener. Tickets are $20 per adult, $5 per child/student. They can be purchased from choristers, at the door and online at www.mennosingers.com.
9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Peace Sunday worship service led by Peace & Justice Committee.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 10:12-22, Matthew 25:31-46.
Peace buttons are available in the main hallway today and next Sunday.
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Christian education (preschool to grade 7.)
11:00 a.m. – Adult Sunday School – 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 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.
MYF (High School)
Nov. 9 (Fri.) – MCC Material Resources. Meeting at church at 7.
Nov. 16 (Fri.) – Faith, Food, and Fellowship Night. Meet at the church at 7 p.m. Have a topic you want to discuss? Talk to Alex or Pastor Sara.
Nov. 23 (Fri.) – Family Dinner: Progressive Supper Style!
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. 14 (Wed.) 8:00 p.m. – Small group meets. For more information talk to Darryl Drudge.
Nov. 15 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Video series “Truth Factor.” Meeting by the church library. For more information contact Wes Leis.
Nov. 15 (Thurs.) 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.
Nov. 15 (Thurs.) 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.
Nov. 17 (Sat.) – Makers’ Market: An Alternative to Holiday Gift Giving – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with 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.
Nov. 17 (Sat.) 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.
Nov. 18 (Sun.) 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 November 14.
Nov. 18 (Sun.) 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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. – Enjoy a short evening of music, treats and conversation. Learn how $3,400 CDN provides a simple, sturdy house for a household in El Salvador where 15% of the population lacks adequate housing.
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.
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. Sunday School plans to record a congregational video recorded to a song for our Christmas project (lip dub). More information is to follow, but we plan on completing some of our recording middle to late November before/during and after the service.
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.
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. Men save this date for the Men’s “Black Toque’s” retreat at Blue Mountain, January 27-29th. Questions: talk to Myron Wagler.
• Congratulations to Viola Dorsch who will be celebrating her 92nd birthday on Saturday, November 10th and to Daniel Ropp who will be celebrating his 83rd birthday on November 10th.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Paul Helmuth, Anthony, Christine and Trevor Helmuth, Carla Helmuth and Dora Wagler as they grieve the death of Vera Helmuth, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Her funeral service was held on Saturday, November 3rd.
• Ardys Brenneman, who is having surgery on her ankle on Monday, November 5.