Life in the Minor Key
I am the one who answers your prayers and cares for you.
I am like a tree that is always green;
all your fruit comes from me.” (Hosea 14:8)
Call to Worship
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee HWB 71
Love Divine all Loves Excelling HWB 592
Psalm 89:1-2, 14-18
Jesus Calls us Here to Meet Him SJ 3
Message from Hosea:
The story in historical fiction
Come Back to Me (part 1)
What does Hosea’s marriage illustrate?
Come Back to Me (part 2)
God’s love in Person
Children’s Sunday School begins
Obey My Voice HWB 163
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Pam Carter and Chris Finnie. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Leading Us In Worship:
Worship Leader – Richard Brenneman
Music – The Worship Team
Children’s Story – Pam Carter
Sermon – Pastor Steve Drudge
Congregational Prayer – Shirley Kennel
During the Worship Service there will be a vote to approve the updates to the Slate of Volunteers, that have been added since the June 2, 2019 Congregational Meeting.
Coffee, tea & juice will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 5)
Big idea: God is with us everywhere we go.
11:00 a.m. Jr. Youth (gr. 6-8) and MYF (gr. 9-12+) Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Adult Christian Ed. will meet on the south side of the auditorium. We will view a video on Hosea and examine Hosea’s message to Israel. How does this message speak to us today?
NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
9:45 a.m. – Life in the Minor Key
Scripture – Habakkuk
Speaker – Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
Bring food for Wilmot’s Food bank. Items needed: peanut butter, cooking oil, tuna/canned meat, canned tomatoes, potatoes – 5&10 lb bags, pasta sauce, cereal, canned fruits & vegetables, school snacks – 100% juice boxes, granola bars, apple sauce and fruit cups.
Oct. 18 (Fri.) 7 p.m. Details to come.
Today: Jr. youth and sponsors Ryan Roth and Pastor Sara are spending the day “Discovering God’s Heartbeat” with other MCEC youth at Hidden Acres.
Oct. 9 (Wed.) 6 – 7:30 p.m. A night at the farm! Meet at The Roth farm, 1272 Waterloo Street, New Hamburg.,
Oct. 10 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Bible study meeting by the church library. For more information call Wes Leis.
Oct. 15 (Tues) 6:30 p.m. Women of Faith will meet at the church. We are a group of women searching for a closer connection to God and other sisters in Christ. 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. 16 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. – meeting at Arne and Sue Kennel’s house. Continuing to study the first half of Genesis. For more information call Marilyn Steinmann.
COMING STEINMANN EVENTS
Oct. 9 (Wed) Evening – Fellowship hall rental
Oct 9 (Wed.) 6pm Please join us for a Data Entry Pizza Party! We will be inputting the updates to the Terms of Reference for the many valuable committees that we have at SMC. Please bring your lap top and nimble fingers! Stay for the evening or drop-in for as long as you can …the sign up sheet is in the hall! Many hands make light work. We are meeting in the basement. Thank you.
Oct. 15 (Tues.) 7 p.m. VFT meeting
Oct. 20 (Sun) 9:45 a.m. Worship Celebration with Ly Vang speaking and families from First Hmong Mennonite Church, Kitchener.
Oct. 14 (Mon) 5—8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic at Steinmann’s
Oct. 18 (Fri.) Rockway Mennonite Collegiate – Spaghetti Supper, Silent Auction & Basketball Sports Challenge. Oct. 19 (Sat.) Pig Roast & Barn Dance. Visit rockway.ca for tickets and more information.
Oct. 19 (Sat.) 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. sittings for Empty Bowls for Haiti. Ontario potters donate the bowls, local restaurants and organizations donate the soup, and you enjoy a meal and keep the bowl! Held at Steinmann Mennonite Church. For more information or tickets mcco.ca/empty-bowls-haiti or 519-745-8458.
October 20 (Sun.) 6:30-9:30 p.m. Adult Bible Quizzing at The Jazz Room in Waterloo! Start studying Genesis 1-30. This is a fundraiser for PiE – pastors in Exile. Interested in quizzing? – talk to Pastor Sara. Spectators welcome and asked to make a $10 donation. To donate go to canadahelps.org/s/9gM9v.
Oct 20 (Sun.) 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Across Rivers and Oceans at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of MCC’s Private Sponsorship program! Reunite with old friends. For more info, go to mcco.ca/rivers-and-oceans.
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. 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).
Thanks to everyone who worked together to make our fundraiser for the new hymnal, Voices Together, a roaring success! Together we raised over $5,600! Many people worked hard to make it happen: musicians, pie bakers, the food committee, auctioneers and their assistants, Ralph the Ice Cream Maker, the bidders and all who cheered them on. Thank you!
A big thank you to those who responded to the Compassionate Care e-mail to help with parts of a meal for funeral visitations and/or freezer meals. If you would like to add your name to the list call Shirley Dunford or email email@example.com or Darlene Gingerich or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please have all bulletin announcements into the office by noon on Wednesday this week, as Dawna will out of the office on Friday.
First Mennonite Church, Kitchener is seeking a half-time Administrative Assistant. Contact email@example.com.
See MCCO.ca/election-resources for an election primer considering Jesus’ call to love our neighbours.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Robena Gerber, who is in rehab at Sunnyside in Kitchener following a fall.
Ken Boshart, who is in Grand River Hospital receiving treatment for pain following a fall.
Pray for leadership development and training programs of Mennonite Church Canada International Witness with local churches in countries where there are no Witness workers: Benin, Congo, Colombia and Cuba.