October 16, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, October 16, 2022
A God Who Can be Trusted  – The Book of Exodus


Call to Worship and Prayer

Together    VT 89

My Lighthouse    VT 597

Children’s Time

Litany – Shared Commitments

All Who Are Thirsty    VT 49

Exodus 18: 13-27


Guide My Feet    VT 816

Congregational Prayer



Rain Down    VT 703


Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader & Congregational Prayer: Janessa Otto
Children’s Time: John Gruhl
Music: Elaine Finnie, Joel Godfrey, Ben Winter
Sermon: Pastor Sara Erb
A/V: Steve Carter & Steve Kennel

An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under.

In person Coffee Time;   Coffee Time on Zoom.

Kid’s offering  and October Special Offering: Wilmot Family Resource Centre Food Bank. https://bit.ly/3Bz7zpg

Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages,

Kid’s Sunday School 11:00-12 p.m., Adult Sunday School 11:15-12 p.m.

  • Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 4) meeting in the basement
  • Jr. Youth (Gr. 5-8) meeting in the *new* Jr Youth room (basement)
  • MYF (Gr. 9-12+) meeting in the youth room (basement)
  • Adult Ed. meeting in the Fellowship Hall
  • Coffee Time for those who are longing for connection andconversation, meeting in small side of the Fellowship Hall.

Next Sunday October 23
9:45 a.m. – Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Theme:  The Book Of Exodus & A God Who Can Be Trusted
Scripture: Exodus 19-31
Speaker: Pastor Louise Wideman

Coffee Time in person, No Coffee Time on Zoom.

Congregational Life
Oct 16  (Sun.) 2 p.m. All-ages Car Rally (large scavenger hunt in cars).  All are welcome.

Oct. 18 (Tues.) 10 a.m. Care Team meeting.

Oct. 20 (Thur.) 6:30 p.m. Bylaw Committee meeting.

Oct. 20  (Thur.) 7 p.m. Advent Team meeting.

Oct 22 (Sat) 7-9 p.m. Church Gym Night with the West Hills congregation. All are welcome.

Weekly Pickleball  Tuesdays at  7 p.m. All ages are welcome. Contact Lynn Yantzi.

Pastoral Search Committee has met and the Job Description for a Pastor of Witness and Resourcing has been posted on MCEC website for summer of 2023. A Combined Job Description for all three pastors is  posted in the hall for those who are interested.  Committee members are Brandon Gingerich (Resourcing Chair), Carol Sararus (Staff Support), Cliff Kennel (Witness Chair), Gladys Bender – Chair & PCRC

The Worship Committee has done some fall housekeeping and have found extra copies of the blue Hymnal, Sing the Journey and Sing the Story.  These books are on the table near the library for anyone who’d like to take one home. Please help yourself.

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
Oct. 16 (Sun.) 2 p.m. Car Rally meet at the church.

Oct 28 (Fri.) 7 p.m. Details to come.

Jr. Youth (Grades 6-8)
Oct. 16 (Sun.) 2 p.m. Car Rally. Meet at the church.

Oct 27 (Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. Progressive Supper

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
Oct. 19 (Wed.) 6:30 p.m. Meet at the Roth farm, In  case of rain, KidsLIFE will be cancelled.

Small Groups
Oct. 25 (Tues.) 10 a.m. The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet at the church. Everyone is welcome. Contact person: Wes Leis.

Oct. 27 (Thurs.) 10-11:30 a.m. – Women’s Bible study meeting at the church in-person and/or Zoom. Studying Philemon. Questions – talk to Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.

Community Events
Saturday, Oct. 15 (Sat.) 1-4 pm Open house at Shantz Mennonite Church.  All are welcome

Oct. 16 (Sun.) 7:30 p.m. Rescue Junction concert at Maple View Mennonite Church, 5074 Deborah Glaister Line, Wellesley.

Oct. 20 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m.  Conrad Grebel’s Bechtel Lecture. “Reconstructing Linguistic History: What did Ontario’s Earliest Amish Speak? Dr. Mark Louden. Reception to follow. grebel.ca/bechtel

Oct. 27 (Thurs.) 6 p.m. The Power of Partnership describes the essence of MCC’s approach to relief, development and peace in the name of Christ, with best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell. For more information https://bit.ly/3qKcoYK.

Oct. 28 (Fri.) Rockway Mennonite Colligate Connections Homecoming, Spaghetti Supper and the Alumni Sports Challenge, visit https://bit.ly/3rRmjLy.

Oct. 30 (Sun.) 7 p.m. Shantz Mennonite Church hosts Steve Bell in concert. For more information and/or tickets 519-634-8712.

Nov. 1 (Tues.) 7 p.m. Palestine Land Exercise at Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship 68 Biehn Dr Kitchener. For more information and to register https://bit.ly/3g77C4u.

Nov 5. (Sat.) 10a.m. – 5 p.m. Prospective Student Open House for Conrad Grebel and the University of Waterloo Grebel (including a Grebel Lunch!).  grebel.ca/tour.

Nov. 18 & 19 Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Peace Conference. Your chance to see, hear and experience first-hand how you and MCC are changing lives and communities through peacebuilding. To learn more and register, go to https://bit.ly/3gaAt8d.

Pastor Steve will be on vacation October 13—21.

Mennonite Disaster Service is beginning hurricane clean-up work in Antigonish and Cape Breton, N.S. More information and to get involved.

Remember in Prayer
Brad Loree and Niki Serenko will be married in Hamilton on Saturday, October 22.  Brad is the son of Todd and Kathy Loree.  The families appreciate  our prayer for God’s blessings on their upcoming marriage.

Pray for peace and wisdom in Ukraine, Russia and in places throughout our world where the people cry out for peace – MCEC

Each week, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) prays for one of the 106 congregations. Let us join them in prayer this week for Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden, ON.

Fall 2022 Worship Series

A God Who Can be Trusted  – The Book of Exodus
September 11th—November 6th

As we explore the book of Exodus, we are invited to pay attention to the character of God and the many ways God continues to be revealed as trustworthy. We will join the Israelites as they find their way in their new (and often distressing) reality. We will encounter Moses, along with other characters such as Pharaoh Jethro, Miriam, and Aaron, who offer us glimpses into complicated  situations and God’s continual presence, patience, and guidance.

You’re invited to read along !

Dates Exodus Ch. Topics/Theme Preacher
Oct 16 18 Sharing Leadership—Jethro’s Advice Pastor Sara
Oct 23 19-31 Sinai and the Commandments Pastor Louise
Oct 30 32-35:3 The Golden Calf Pastor Steve
Nov 6 35:4-40:38 The Tabernacle & Holy Space Pastor Louise

You will receive a paper cut out from an usher as you enter the sanctuary.  During the service, you are invited to think of an encounter with God; an experience of God’s trustworthiness.  Write a word or phrase on the cut out to describe that experience.  Place the cut outs in the basket on the stool at the top of the stairs as you leave worship.  These cut outs will be used to create our own burning bush – a reminder of God with us.