October 23, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, October 23, 2022
A God Who Can be Trusted  – The Book of Exodus


Call to Worship

We Sing to You, O God    VT 80

Come, let us all unite to sing    VT 7

Children’s Time

Thy Word is a Lamp    VT 398

Exodus 21:21

Sermon – Law as Grace

God of the Bible    VT 420

Congregational Prayer

Offering & Children’s Offering


The Lord Lift You Up    VT 832



Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Postlude: Grant Movold
Worship Leader:   Ryan Roth
Song Leader: Steve Wagler
Children’s story:  Joy Wagler
Scripture reader:  Ryan Roth
Sermon: Congregational Prayer:  Louise Wideman
Offertory: Isaac Roth
A/V: Paul Hammer & Ben Winter

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

In person Coffee Time;   No 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 30
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 32:1-35:3.
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge

Coffee Time in person, Coffee Time on Zoom.

Congregational Life
Oct. 25 (Tues.) 7 p.m. Worship Committee meeting

Oct. 26 (Wed.) 3:45 p.m. PCRC meeting

Oct. 27 (Thur.) 7 p.m. Bequest Fund meeting on Zoom

Oct. 28 (Fri.) 5:30 p.m. TGIF returns. This is a meal for young families that you don’t have to make or plan!  If interested, please RSVP to darryl.drudge@gmail.com by Wednesday Oct 26. Cost will be split, but it’s usual around $20 per family.

Nov. 24 (Thur.) 7 – 9 p.m. The Care Team invites everyone to an evening with Glenn & Roslyn Crichton of the Coping Centre, Cambridge.  They will present “Understanding Grief: How to Help Grieving People” at Steinmann Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.

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

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
Oct 28 (Fri.) 7 p.m. Halloween Escape at the church. Costumes encouraged!

Jr. Youth (Grades 6-8)
Oct 27 (Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. Progressive Supper, meet at the church

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
Nov. 2 (Wed.) 6:00—7:30 p.m.  Comforter knotting for Mennonite Central Committee

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 with the devotional book “Expecting Emmanuel – Eight Women Who Prepared the Way” written by Joanna Harader. Read pages 11-31. Questions – talk to Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.

Community Events
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 Annual 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. 6 (Sun.) 4 p.m. Bach Vespers: Spiritus Ensemble performs Bach’s Cantata 93, Wer nur den lieben Gott laesst walten, Purcell’s Hear my prayer, O Lord, and Durufle’s setting of the Lord’s prayer along with congregational hymns at The Church of St John the Evangelist, 23 Water Street North, Kitchener.  Admission is free; donations are welcomed.

Nov. 10 (Thur.) 7 p.m. Discover Rockway – an evening to learn more about Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. For more information and to register https://bit.ly/3ESAfwO.

Nov. 16 (Wed.) 8:00 a.m. Interfaith Counselling Centre & Wilmot Family Resource Centre present Mental Health Breakfast-A Conversation in the Rural Communities. Guest speaker Mark Reusser. For tickets: https://bit.ly/3CIO0v9.

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.

Are you interested in attending an Anabaptist School (i.e. Rockway or Conrad Grebel) or working at a Mennonite camp in 2023?  Do not let cost or financial compensation prevent you from doing so.  Talk to Andrea Kennel, Melody Steinman, or Pastor Sara.  Application deadline is November 30, 2022.

Personal Notes
Dear Steinmann’s Church family,  Thank you for all your support for our family during the loss of our mother.  We appreciate the meals, your prayers, and your care and concern for each of us.   Many blessings, Karen Erb and families

Remember in Prayer
Pastoral Search Committee invites your prayers for the candidates who show interest in the Job Description for a Pastor of Witness and Resourcing. A Combined Job Description for all three pastors is posted in the hall for your review.  Committee members are Brandon Gingerich (Resourcing Chair), Carol Sararus (Staff Support), Cliff Kennel (Witness Chair), Ashley Drudge (Witness Team), Gladys Bender – Chair & PCRC

Let us continue to pray for Chuck and Kathy Bender and family in this time of grief and loss.

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