October 15, 2023 Bulletin

Voices Together:  Prayers
October 15, 2023

Gathering to pray….


Call to Worship

Hymn: Brethren, We Have Met to Worship     VT 25

Prayer     VT 864

Hymn:  For the Beauty of the Earth     VT 120

…to listen for God’s Spirit….

 Children’s Time

Hymn: Lord, Listen to Your Children      VT  682

Scripture:  James 5:13-18

Sermon:  “Help, Thanks, Wow”

…..that transforms us ….

 Hymn of the month: O God of Blessings     VT 700

Congregational Prayer

Offering & Offertory

….and sends us forth to be people of prayer.  


Hymn: The Lord Lift You Up     VT  832



An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under. Parents are expected to supervise their children while in the nursery.

Leading us in worship:
Prelude/Offertory/Postlude:   Doris Martin
Worship Leader/Congregational Prayer:  Ryan Roth
Children’s Time:   Gladys Bender
Song Leader:  Stephen Yantzi
Scripture:  Christine Helmuth
Sermon: Pastor Louise Wideman
A/V:  Cliff Kennel & Steve Kennel

October Special Offering: Wilmot Family Resource Centre Food Bank. https://bit.ly/3t7i96r.

Coffee, tea & juice available in the fellowship hall following the service.

Intergenerational Sunday School at 11:15 a.m.  All ages are invited to gather in the fellowship hall for a Bible story and singing.

Next Sunday October 22
9:45 a.m.  Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Scripture:  Matthew 13:31-34, 44-46
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb

Congregational Life
New laminated green cards that read “I/We give electronically to the ministries and mission of Steinmann Mennonite Church” are available to place in the offering plates.  These cards provide a tangible way to participate in the act of worship we call offering.  The cards are found in the clear plastic holders on the backs of the pews.

Our “Names of God Quilt” is growing! Each week you are invited to write a name for God that has been significant to you on the quilt patches in the hallway. It can even be the same name for each week.

Oct. 17 (Tues.) 4 – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Pickleball.

Oct. 19 (Thur.) at 9 a.m. – 12 noon Steinmann members are needed to help cut rags at the MCC Material Resources Centre. Thank you for your help.

Oct 21 (Sat) 7-9 p.m. Church Gym Night at Steinmann MC with the West Hills congregation. All are welcome.

Oct. 27 (Fri) 5:30 p.m.  TGIF is a monthly casual gathering of families with children for food and fun, and is open to all. This month’s TGIF is hosted at Darryl & Ashley Drudge’s home. Please RSVP to Darryl at ad.drudge@gmail.com by Wednesday September 20th so food can be ordered.

Nov. 11 (Sat) 3 – 4:30 p.m. Come to our first “Baby Shower” for babies around the world – assembling MCC Infant Care kits. Refreshments provided by the Mennonite Knotters and Quilters.

Nov. 18 (Sat.) 9 – 2 p.m. 9th annual Makers Market. There will be 35+ local vendors including Ten Thousand Villages again this year. We have a wide variety of volunteer roles to fill! If you are interested, please contact Ashley – ad.drudge@gmail.com or 519-998-2955.

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
Oct. 20 (Fri.) Family Dinner at Mark & Sandy Scheerer’s., 6:30 p.m. meet at the church for carpooling.

Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
Oct. 19  (Thur.) 6:30-8 p.m. Outdoor Games at Chris & Wendy Lebolds 1053 Henry St. Wellesley.

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
Oct. 18 (Wed.), 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Small Groups
Oct. 17 (Tues.) 10 a.m. The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet in the fireplace room. Studying “Exploring the New Testament”. Everyone is welcome.

Oct. 26 (Thurs.) 10:00 a.m.Women’s Bible study group will meet at church in the Fireplace Room in person and by Zoom. All women are welcome. We will have a devotional and prayer time followed by a discussion of what the group would like to study this fall. If you have questions or plan to join by Zoom contact Darlene Gingerich.

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Carson Hammer and Samantha Wilfong who were married on October 14th.

Thank you to the congregation for all the support with the meal train!   I am also grateful for continued prayers as I continue with chemo.  ~Tasha Steckle

Pastor Ben is at the Mennonite Church Canada Joint Council meetings in Winnipeg  this weekend. He will  be back on Tuesday October 17.

Remember in Prayer
We express our sympathy to the family of Ervin Steinmann.   Ervin died September 28.  Visitation will be held at Steinmann Mennonite Church on Sunday, October 15, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.. A memorial service will take place on Monday, October 16 at 2 p.m..

Pray for Judy Gingerich who will be having out patient surgery on Tuesday, October 17.

Remember Gord Roth who will be having knee replacement surgery on Tuesday, October 17.

Continue to pray for Nyle & Kathleen Hofstetter as they companion son, Brian, at Toronto General Hospital.

Let us remember Tasha Steckle and family as Tasha continues chemo treatment.

Ongoing prayers for Larry Wagler as he awaits testing.

Wayne Leis suffered a heart attack early this week and is receiving care at the Stratford Hospital.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for  Centre Béthésda Mennonite de Québec., Quebec City, Qc.

Wider Community
Oct. 15 (Sun.) 7 p.m. St. Jacobs Mennonite Church will host the Heart Cry Ensemble for a concert of choral music. No cost a freewill offering will be collected. For more link https://bit.ly/469nWHg.

Oct. 22 (Sun.) 2—5 p.m. “A Celebration of Fun Event” in Memory of John (Jack) Schultz at Poole Mennonite Church. See the poster on the bulletin board for details.

Oct. 28 (Sat.) 2-4 p.m.  Come to the SCHWETZFESCHT – a festival of speaking and hearing Deitsch at the East Zorra Mennonite Church, 677044 16th Line, Tavistock, Ont.  Guest speaker is Mark Louden, Professor of Germanic Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin.

Oct. 28 (Sun.) 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Voices Together Resource Day at Shantz Mennonite Church. Register at https://bit.ly/3runeFo. The day ends with a Voices Together Hymn Sing at 7 p.m. open to the whole community. All are invited to bring your voices.

Oct. 28 (Sat.) 5 p.m. House of Friendship’s Friendship Dinner. Celebrate inspiring youth who are overcoming the odds! More info and tickets https://bit.ly/3YVx.

Oct. 30 (Mon.) 2 – 8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Appointments are required. To book an appointment call 1-888-236-6283 or https://www.blood.ca/en

Nov. 4 (Sat.) 7:30 p.m. Menno Singers present ‘Now I lay me down to Peace,’ at First United Church (16 William St, Waterloo). Tickets $25 Adults. $5 Children/Students, available on-line or at the door (cash or   credit)  www.mennosingers.com

Nov. 5 (Sun.) at 3 p.m. A conversation with Ashley Hynd about traditional Indigenous tobacco at Steinmann Mennonite Church under the skylights. Sponsored by Wilmot Ecumenical Working Group on Indigenous/Settler Relationships. Register ecumenicalworkinggoup@gmail.com or Gladys Bender.

Nov 9 (Thur.) 7-9 pm. Discover Rockway – information night for families interested in Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. https://bit.ly/3ESAfwO.

Nov. 11  (Sat.) 7p.m. Theatre of the Beat. Hillcrest Mennonite Church presents “I Love You and It Hurts” which delves into the issue of abuse in our communities – elder abuse, healthy masculinity and intimate partner violence in young relationships. This interactive show provides an innovative way to raise awareness and start important conversations. Admission by donations to Theatre of the Beat.