Sunday, November 6, 2022
A God Who Can be Trusted – The Book of Exodus
Call to Worship & Prayer
What Is This Place VT 22
Let us Build a House VT 36
Exodus 35: 4-9
Exodus 35: 30 – 36: 1
Exodus 39: 32, 43; 40: 34-38
In Thy Holy Place We Bow VT 40
Offering & Children’s Offering
Go, My Children VT 830
Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude, Offertory, Postlude: Doris Martin
Song Leader: Norma Iutzi
Worship Leader: Melody Steinman
Children’s story: Brandon Gingerich
Scripture reader: Melody Steinman
Reflections, Congregational Prayer: Pastor Louise Wideman
A/V: Cliff Kennel, Steve Kennel or Mike Gingerich
An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under.
In person Coffee Time; No Coffee Time on Zoom.
Kid’s Offering and November Special Offering: Wilmot Family Resource Centre Christmas Hampers. https://bit.ly/3T2K4vk
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, Burial practices & Cemetery Expansion update
Coffee Time – small side of the Fellowship Hall.
Next Sunday November 13 Peace Sunday
9:45 a.m. – Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Theme: Being a New Creation in the Midst of External Turmoil
Scripture: Matthew 5:3-20, Meditation by Pastor Steve Drudge
Jeremiah 18:4, Reflection by Kim Francis
Led by the Peace and Justice Committee
Coffee Time in person, Coffee Time on Zoom.
Nov. 8 (Tues.) 7 p.m. Vision Focus Team meeting
Nov. 8 (Tues.) 7 p.m. Weekly Pickleball All ages are welcome. Contact Lynn Yantzi.
Nov. 9 (Wed.) 7 p.m. Core Teams Meeting in the Fellowship Hall. We hope to have one member from every SMC committee attend. There will be updates and opportunity for committee discussion –plans/hopes/challenges. Plan to get your 2023 spending plan projections returned to Wendy Wagler. Paper copies will be available to fill out that evening.
Nov 11 (Fri.) 10 a.m. Safe Church Policy and Review meeting
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.
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. 11 (Fri.) 7 p.m. Bowling at Bingeman’s Kingpin Bowlounge. Meet at the church at 6:30 for carpooling.
Jr. Youth (Grades 6-8)
Nov. 10 (Thur.) 5:30 p.m. rescheduled Progressive Supper, meet at the church
KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
Nov. 16 (Wed.) 6:00—7:30 p.m. Making bird feeders
Nov. 8 (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. 10 (Thurs.) 10-11:30 a.m. – Women’s Bible study meeting at the church in-person and/or Zoom. Studying with the devotional book “Expecting Emmanuel – Eight Women Who Prepared the Way” written by Joanna Harader. Read pages 34-48 . Questions – talk to Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.
Steinmann Hockey Team
Nov. 11 (Fri.) 10 p.m. Steinmann @ Creekside JBS (Wilmot Rec Complex)
Nov. 25 (Sat.) 11 p.m. Steinmann @ Mapleview (Wilmot Rec Complex)
Thanks to everyone for submitting photos for the new Church Photo Directory, which has been very useful as Pastor Louise begins her ministry here. 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: The 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. There is a list of current students in your church mailboxes.
Are you 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. Application deadline is November 30, 2022.
Nov. 10 (Thur.) 7 p.m. Discover Rockway – an evening to learn more about Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. For more information and to register https://bit.ly/3ESAfwO.
Nov. 16 (Wed.) 8:00 a.m. Interfaith Counselling Centre & Wilmot Family Resource Centre present Mental Health Breakfast-A Conversation in the Rural Communities. Guest speaker Mark Reusser. For tickets: https://bit.ly/3CIO0v9.
Nov. 18 & 19 Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Peace Conference. Your chance to see, hear and experience first-hand how you and MCC are changing lives and communities through peacebuilding. To learn more and register, go to https://bit.ly/3gaAt8d.
Nov. 19 (Sat.) 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20 (Sun.) 3 p.m. DaCapo Chamber Choir presents the final concert in our “O Earth Return” environmental series: Earthrise. For details and tickets: www.dacapochamberchoir.ca
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 uwaterloo.ca/music/events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.625.8602.
Nov. 24 (Thur.) 7:30 pm on Zoom. Rockway Mennonite Collegiate – Annual General Meeting. Email AGM@rockway.ca to RSVP and for voting/membership eligibility by Nov. 15. More information https://bit.ly/3S186aj
Congratulations to Viola Dorsch who is celebrating her 96th birthday on Thursday, November 10, Ruby Gingerich who is celebrating her 94th birthday on Friday, November 11 and Marie Zehr who is celebrating her 86th birthday on Saturday, November 12.
We are so thankful for the prayers, cards, phone calls and delicious meals provided when Dianne had pneumonia. John and Dianne Gruhl
Remember in Prayer
Continue to pray for Chris Lichti for ongoing healing from cancer as well as some gallbladder complications.
From Mennonite Church Eastern Canada:
As deepening political changes take place in China, pray for the China Mennonite Network as they find ways to be faithful in their context.
Continue to pray for peace and wisdom in Ukraine, Russia and in places throughout our world where the people cry out for peace.
This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for St. Catharines United Mennonite Church, St. Catharines, ON.