Oct 27th Bulletin

Life in the Minor Key

Call to worship and prayer
God of our Strength HWB 36
God of the Bible STJ 27
Children’s Time
Parent-Child Dedication
Nahum 1:1-8
Sermon: Love and a Violent God?
Longing for Light STJ 54
Children’s Sunday School Begins
Congregational Prayer
You are all we have STJ 29
Go, my children HWB 433 vv. 1,3,4

A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Steve Carter and Christine/Anthony Helmuth. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).

Leading Us In Worship:
Worship Leader: Rick Brenneman
Piano: Susan Seyler
Song Leader: Norma Iutzi
Prelude, Offering: Sing the Journey
Children’s Time: Kim Lichti
Sermon: Pastor Sara Erb
Congregational Prayer: Pastor Steve Drudge


10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 5)
Big idea: God can work through unlikely situations. Dismissal from the gym.
11:00 a.m. Jr. Youth (gr. 6-8) and MYF (gr. 9-12+) Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Adult Christian Ed. Darlene Bartha, MCC’s Manager of Donor Relations, will share information about current MCC projects and how MCC’s ministry is enriching the quality of life for vulnerable people. She will highlight ways in which we can become more engaged in supporting these programmes. Please meet promptly at 11:15 in the sanctuary.

Jr. Youth Book Sale Fundraiser. By donation.

Noon. Those hiking at Crawford Lake Conservation Area today, meet with your lunch in the fellowship hall. We are eating before we leave. Contact Gladys Bender for more information.

2:30 p.m. Rescue Junction at the Detweiler Meetinghouse. More information: see poster or call Laurence Martin, 519-504-4591.

7:30 p.m. Taize service of music and prayer in the chapel of Conrad Grebel University College.


9:45 a.m. – Life in the Minor Key
Scripture – Malachi
Speaker – Pastor Steve Drudge
Generosity Brunch. Worship service in the fellowship hall will include stories of generosity followed immediately by potluck brunch. Bring your tableware and food to share.


Nov. 1 (Fri.) 7 p.m. Escape Room at the church and other board games. Bring snacks to share.


Nov. 2 (Sat.) 12:00 p.m. Progressive Lunch. Meet at the church. Come ready to eat!


Nov. 7 (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.


Nov. 6 (Wed.) 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Comforter Knotting BLITZ. Everyone and all ages are invited. Bring a bag lunch at noon. Drinks will be available. Anyone working over the dinner hour (5-6:30 p.m.) will be served Rick’s Potato Soup & bread FREE. Come 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 11 a.m. 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. Funds raised will go toward materials for houses being built in El Salvador in late February. For updates: follow the Facebook Group—El Salvador 2020. Speak to Lynelle Drudge if you wish to be invited to the Facebook group.

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.

Nov. 24 (Sun.) 7:00 p.m. Christmas choir practices will begin. We will be learning two pieces this year. Everyone is welcome!

Dec 7 (Sat.) Annual Community Christmas Dinner. Save the date and plan now to invite your neighbours, friends, and families to join you for this popular Christmas celebration. We will begin accepting reservations on Sun. Nov 3. If you have questions please talk to Rick or Ardys.

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. 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. 2 (Sat.) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grebel and UWaterloo Open House Day. This open house is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2020 or beyond. Come tour campus and get to know Grebel.

Nov. 3 (Sun.) 6:45 p.m. Praise and Worship Service at East Zorra Mennonite Church with contemporary music. This is a family friendly time meant for all ages! Fellowship time to follow.

Nov. 4 (Mon.) 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Volunteers are need to cut wipes at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre.

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 crosshillmcadmin@cwisp.ca or 519-699-5299. Dinner by donation (proceeds to Missions Outreach).

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!

December 1 (Sun.) 2:30 p.m Lifted Voices will sing Christmas music to usher in the 2019 Christmas season at the Detweiler Meetinghouse. More information: see poster or call Laurence Martin, 519-504-4591.

Dec 1 (Sun.) 2:30pm An A Capella Christmas, with the Twin City Harmonizers and special guest Chuckee Zehr at Tavistock Mennonite Church. Tickets available from the TMC office 519-655-2581 Adults $15 in advance/$18 at the door, Youth $12/$15 at the door, Children 12 and under are free of charge. Ticket proceeds will support our current Refugee Sponsorship.

Dec. 7 (Sat.) 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wilmot Seniors’ Workshop, Christmas Craft Sale 27 Beck St., Baden.

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 until Nov. 3.

A wholehearted thank you to everyone who contributed to a wonderful time with our guests from the Hmong congregation last Sunday. A special thanks to the food committee and their flexibility, ushers, car parker and AV tech. Everyone’s hospitality was appreciated.
Also thank you to Marianne Schlegel and her daughter Lisa for hanging the Story Cloths. They will be here for our enjoyment for 1 more week. Take time to appreciate the art and stories that they tell.


Robena Gerber, who is in rehab at Sunnyside Home.

Ken Boshart, who is in Freeport Hospital.

Steinmann Mennonite Church 1316 Snyder's Road West Baden, Ontario Canada N3A 3K8 Founded: 1824