Call to Worship
Praise the One who breaks the darkness STS 1
There shall be showers of blessing
Message: Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace HWB 143
Comments and Congregational Prayer
For we are strangers no more HWB 322
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Chris Lebold and Tyler Gerber. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Worship Leader – Gladys Bender
Song Leader – Sara Roth
Accompanist – Grant Movold
Children’s Time – Gladys and Ly
Scripture Readers – Hmong- Bouavanh Her English – Steve Gingerich
Sermon – Pastor Ly Vang
Comments and Congregational Prayer – David Martin
Prelude, Offertory, Postlude – Grant Movold
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 5)
Big idea: God can work through unlikely people.
You are invited to join our guests from First Hmong for lunch at 11:15 a.m. after the worship service. Lunch will be provided.
Jr. Youth Book Sale Fundraiser. By donation.
October 20 (Sun.) 6:30-9:30 p.m. Adult Bible Quizzing at The Jazz Room in Waterloo! This is a fundraiser for PiE – pastors in Exile. Spectators welcome and asked to make a $10 donation. To donate go to canadahelps.org/s/9gM9v.
NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
9:45 a.m. – Life in the Minor Key
Scripture – Nahum 1:1-8
Speaker – Pastor Sara Erb Love and a violent God?
Nov. 1 (Fri.) 7.m. Escape Room at the church and other board games. Bring snacks to share
Nov. 2 (Sat.) 12:00 p.m. Progressive Lunch. Come ready to eat!
Oct. 24 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Bible study meeting by the church library. For more information call Wes Leis.
Oct. 29 (Tues) 6:30 p.m. Women of Faith will meet at the church. We invite you to join us for times of learning, prayer and friendship. Please chat with Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich if you have any questions.
Oct. 30 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. – meeting at Don & Marilyn Steinmann’s house. For more information call Marilyn Steinmann.
COMING STEINMANN EVENTS
Oct. 21 (Mon.) 6:00 p.m. Finance Committee meeting, room 111
Oct. 22 (Tues.) 7 p.m. Core Team meeting. All committees in Faith Formation, Witness, and Worship and Care Teams are asked to send a rep to this meeting. Meeting in the basement.
Oct 27 Jr. Youth Book Sale Fundraiser. We’ve done some spring cleaning on our church library, and will have books and resources for sale in the lobby following the worship service. Cost is by donation, and all proceeds will go toward the Jr. Youth.
Oct. 27 (Sun.) noon Anyone interested in Hiking at Crawford Lake Conservation Area? Bring a lunch to church so we can eat before leaving. More details on the table by the mailboxes. Questions? Ask Gladys Bender.
Nov. 4 (Sun.) – Generosity Brunch. 9:45 a.m. worship service celebrating the generosity of God and God’s people followed by a potluck brunch.
Nov. 6 (Wed.) 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Comforter Knotting BLITZ. Everyone and all ages are invited to help support the work of MCC and those who experience the gift of love and care all around the world. MCC needs 6,500 comforters by Jan. 18, 2020. Let’s do our best!
Nov. 10 (Sun.) 7 p.m. Valleyview Male Chorus will be giving a concert at Steinmann. The choir has close to 40 members, including Karl Bergen, and their repertoire spans a broad range of musical styles. Freewill offering in support of the choir and MCC peace programs.
Nov. 16 (Sat.) 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Makers’ Market: A Local Alternative to Holiday Gift Giving. Soup lunch served at 11am. Proceeds to the Wilmot Family Resource Centre. Donations of baked goods would be appreciated. Volunteers are welcome – Please speak with Ashley Drudge or Lynelle Drudge
Nov. 17 (Sun.) 11:45 a.m. Mystery lunch. Proceeds go toward materials for houses being built in El Salvador in late February.
Nov. 22 (Fri.) 5:30 p.m. TGIF for young couples between the ages of 25 – 45. Bring a friend. Please RSVP to the church office by Tues. Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.
Jan.26-28/20 (Sun. – Tue.) Black Toques men’s winter retreat. Mark your calendar for the annual ski trip; any questions talk to Myron Wagler.
Oct. 26 (Sat.) 8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. PEACE A Ladies Day Apart at Bethel Church in New Dundee. Guest speaker Marion Mills Maier. See poster for details.
Oct. 26 (Sat.) House of Friendship – 24th Annual Friendship Dinner at Lot 42, 41 Ardelt Place Kitchener. To be part of a table of eight please contact Gord Roth. Details are available at houseoffriendship.org/FriendshipDinner.
Oct. 27 (Sun.) 2:30 p.m. Rescue Junction at the Detweiler Meetinghouse. More information: see poster or call Laurence Martin, 519-504-4591.
Oct. 29 (Tues.) 12:00 – 2 p.m. Kitchen Table at Wilmot Mennonite Church. Topic: Barry and Pat Fisher: The Baden Outlook: A Dream Come True. Suggested donation— $10.
Nov. 1 & 2 (Fri. & Sat.) 26th Annual Gospel Echoes Team Quilt Auction & Benefit Sale at the Stratford Rotary Complex. For more information see poster, call 519-595-7000 or gospelechoesauction.ca.
Nov. 1 – 3 (Fri. – Sun.) The Marriage Encounter weekend is at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls, ON. Application deadline is October 18, 2019. To register marriageencounterec.com.
Nov. 7 (Thur.) 7 – 9 p.m. Discover Rockway Night. A chance to find out more about the many things that Rockway has to offer students. Register at rockway.ca.
Nov. 9 (Sat.) 7:30 p.m. Menno Singers first concert of the year entitled ‘Mothering God’ at Trillium Lutheran Church (Waterloo). Tickets ($25, $5 student) available at mennosingers.com or at the door.
Nov. 9 (Sat.) 5:00 – 8 p.m. continuous seating Crosshill Mennonite Church’s 16th Annual Beef BBQ at 2537 Hutchison Rd., Crosshill. Entertainment at 8 p.m. Take-out available. Reserve your tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-699-5299. Dinner by donation (proceeds to Missions Outreach).
Nov. 14 (Thur.) 7 p.m. Crosshill Mennonite Church presents 2018 Juno Award winners THE COLOR performing along with 2019 GMA Canada Female Vocalist of the Year Brooke Nicholls. Tickets $10/person, available by contacting Mike at email@example.com or 519-588-2544 (cell) or at thecoloronline.com.
Nov. 16 (Sat.) 2 – 4 p.m. Nithview Community Christmas Bazaar: bake sale, silent auction, community vendors, and tearoom. We welcome baked goods for the bake sale. Please bring to Nithview by 10 a.m. on November 16.
Nov. 16 (Sat) 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The MCC Peace Conference, at Bethany Community Church, 1388 Third St Louth, St. Catharines, is your chance to see, hear, and experience firsthand how you and MCC are changing lives and communities through peacebuilding. Go to mcco.ca/peace-conference to register today!
Dec. 21 (Sat.) 2:30 p.m. & Dec. 22 (Sun.) 2:30 p.m. St. Jacobs Mennonite Church presents, “The Worst Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. A hilarious one-hour Christmas comedy for the whole family. Tickets go on sale Oct 20th at SJMC Office: Phone: 519-664-2268 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Child/Youth $5.00; Adult $10.00. Proceeds to Woolwich Community Services.
Pastor Steve will be taking some vacation time this week.
Please return swipe cards and / or keys to the church office that you no longer need for your current committee position.
Care Packages: Our post-secondary students are studying hard; give them a boost by bringing small items for care packages. We will be collecting goodies Oct. 27 and Nov. 3.
See MCCO.ca/election-resources for an election primer considering Jesus’ call to love our neighbours.
Congratulations to Vernon Erb who is celebrating his 84st birthday Thursday, Oct. 24.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Robena Gerber, who is in rehab at Sunnyside in Kitchener following a fall.
Ken Boshart, who is in Freeport receiving treatment for pain following a fall.
Don Wagler who is home, comfortable and awaiting further results following surgery on Tuesday.