The Church We are Becoming
Call to worship
Come ye thankful people HWB 94 v. 1-2
Sing to the Lord of harvest HWB 98 v. 1, 2, 4
Praise to God, Immortal praise HWB 91
John 1:1-5, 10-18
Sermon: Grounded in Scripture
God of the Bible STJ 27 v. 1, 2, 5
Now thank we all our God HWB 86
Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader and Prayer: Sue Kennel
Music: Bob and Gladys Bender, Myrna Miller Dyck, Cliff Kennel, Susan Seyler
Children’s Time: The Winter Family
Sermon: Pastor Sara Erb
Food Bank items can be dropped off at the church this Sunday – a box is just inside the main entrance. Otherwise drop them off at the Food Bank or a grocery store. Most needed by the Wilmot Family Resource Center are: stew & chili, canned tomatoes, peanut butter, cereal, 100% real fruit juice, spaghetti sauce, canned pasta, Kraft dinner (mac & cheese). Garden produce gladly accepted.
During October, please designate “coin” offerings for the WFRC food bank.
NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person gathering for worship.
Scripture: Acts 2:37-47. The church we are becoming: bearing witness to Christ in multiple ways and places
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge
Oct. 18 (Sun.) 3-5:30 p.m. Pumpkin Carving and Food Drive. Bring your own pumpkin and carving supplies. We will also be collecting canned goods for the food bank.
Oct. 18 (Sun.) 11 a.m. Virtual Sunday School, watch emails for details .
Oct. 23 (Fri.) 6:30 p.m. Rake and Run. Dress to be outdoors, bring a rake!
COMING STEINMANN EVENTS
Monday, 2-8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic. Appointments required. To book an appointment call 1-888-236-6283 or blood.ca.
Virtual Sunday School and Christian Education Classes
Oct. 18 (Sun.) 11 a.m. Jr. Youth (Gr. 5-8)
Oct. 18 (Sun.) 11 a.m. Adult Ed begins, on Zoom.
Oct. 25 (Sun.) 11 a.m. Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 4)
Nov. 1 (Sun.) Farewell service for Pastor Myrna and Tim during the morning worship. You can participate via livestream or in person. There will be an opportunity to say your farewell after the service or there will also be a drive by farewell from 2-4 pm that same day. Cars can line up in the parking lot to drive by the North entrance door to have a safe distance chat to say your farewell and good wishes with Myrna and Tim. All are welcome to participate in the way that works best for you and your family.
Wednesdays from now to Nov. 25. Conrad Grebel University College’s pre-recorded Noon Hour Concert Series will be released at 12:30 p.m. each week on concert.
Oct 14 (Wed.), 7:15-8:30 p.m. Free, Droughts & Downpours webinar by Nith Valley EcoBoosters. Info. & registration here.
Oct. 17 (Sat.) New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale fall online auction of quilts and other valuable items. Money raised supports Mennonite Central Committee. Learn more: nhmrs.com.
Oct. 17-31 MCC – Empty Bowls for Haiti alternative. Purchase bowl online, then pick up bowl and receive a soup voucher redeemable at a participating restaurant. More details here.
Oct. 24 (Sat.) Mennonite Church Canada Study Conference – Table Talk: Does the Church have Legs? A study conference on the nature and identity of the church and the role of worship. For more information, visit mennonitechurch.ca/tabletalk2020.
Oct. 24 (Sat.), 7:00–7:30 p.m. Sweet Beginnings. Grab your coffee and a piece of your favorite dessert and virtually join what would have been House of Friendship’s 25th annual Friendship Dinner. It is free; register at https://bit.ly/3ipTa2R.
Oct 25 (Sun.) 4 p.m. Wilmot Forest Church will be meeting at Hidden Acres. Join Pastor Wendy Janzen and others in recognizing God’s call for us to commune with all of the creatures of the earth and the earth itself. Registration is required, register at Eventbrite.
Many thanks to the men at the Wilmot Seniors Woodworking Shop who handcrafted our new adjustable podium for the fellowship hall, using maple wood that came from trees on our property.
Congratulations to Ron & Judy Gingerich who are celebrating their 54th anniversary on October 14.
Congratulations to Ron Gingerich who is celebrating his 82nd birthday on October 13 and Alice Wagler who is celebrating her 89th birthday on October 16.
We rejoice with Jamie and Malcolm Vincent on the birth of their daughter, Eva Rae, born on September 30.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Lynn Yantzi had a stent put in on Tuesday and is doing well and now recovering at home. His heart valve issue will be addressed at a later date. Thanks for your ongoing prayers and support.