October 28, 2018
Wisdom for the Week: Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. James 5:16
Call to worship
Sing amen HWB 64
What a friend we have in Jesus HWB 573
Bibles for Grade 4 students
God of the Bible SJ 27
Children’s Sunday School begins
Praise and Prayer for endurance, healing, release and restoration
Lord, listen to your children praying HWB 353
Our Shared Commitments
May the grace of Christ our Savior HWB 423
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Tyler Gerber, Wendy Lebold. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Leading Us In Worship:
Worship leader – Al Mills
Leading in music – Worship Team
Children’s time – Pastor Sara Erb, David Martin
Sermon and prayers – Pastor Steve Drudge
Coffee, tea & juice available in the fellowship hall following the service.
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Christian education (preschool to grade 7.) Big idea: God blows our minds.
Parents – please pick up your children from the gym at 11:45.
Youth class: lower auditorium room # 004.
Adult class: Tim Miller Dyck will lead a study on Sabbath for healing: Finding and making well-being on the Sabbath. Meeting in the sanctuary.
Please join us at the end of adult Sunday school for a brief tree-planting ceremony in honor of both our past and present pastors. We will meet at the east entrance by the offices.
1:00 p.m. – Family gathering in the fellowship hall.
7:00 p.m. – Choir rehearsal. All are welcome. Meeting in the sanctuary.
7:30 p.m. – Ecumenical worship (Taizé songs) at the Grebel Chapel.
Monday – church office closed.
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Library area and room 114 rented.
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Blood Donor Clinic in the fellowship hall.
7:00 p.m. – Finance committee meets in room 111.
12 noon-2 p.m. – Tea, coffee and conversation for seniors at Wilmot Mennonite Church. Light lunch served at noon. Suggested donation: $10. Topic: Ecoboosters. See bulletin board.
7:00 p.m. – Worship Committee meets.
9:00 a.m. – Adult Education Committee meets in room 114.
7:00 p.m. – Gym rented.
Morning & Afternoon – Gym rented
Friday & Saturday
Gospel Echoes Team Quilt Auction Benefit Sale at the Stratford Rotary Complex. See bulletin board for details.
Saturday & Sunday
DaCapo Chamber Choir presents White Lights in Darkness.
Saturday (8 p.m.) at St. John the Evangelist, 23 Duke, Kitchener and Sunday (3 p.m.) at Trillium Lutheran, 22 Willow, Waterloo. Information at dacapochamberchoir.ca.
(Time Change—move your clocks back 1 hour)
9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15.
Speaker: Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Christian education (preschool to grade 7.)
11:00 a.m. – The Generosity Sunday Potluck will take place immediately following the worship service.
Please bring a breakfast/brunch themed food to share, as well as plates and cutlery for yourself.
7:00 p.m. – Choir rehearsal in the sanctuary.
Nov. 4 (Next Sunday) – Jr. Youth Make a Difference Day. Meet at church at 9:15 a.m. – pick up at church at 4 p.m.
REMEMBER: Daylight Savings!
MYF (High School)
Nov. 2 – No MYF
Nov. 3 (Sat.) 10 a.m.–5 p.m. – Conrad Grebel University College
Attention students! The University of Waterloo Fall Open House is a great time to see what it’s like to live in residence at Grebel and to learn more about the academic programs you’re interested in at the University of Waterloo. www.grebel.ca/visit
Nov. 9 (Fri.) – MCC Material Resources. Meeting at church at 7.
Nov. 16 (Fri.) – Faith, Food, and Fellowship Night. Meet at the church at 7 p.m. Have a topic you want to discuss? Talk to Alex or Pastor Sara.
Nov. 23 (Fri.) – Family Dinner: Progressive Supper Style!
Nov. 30 (Fri.) – Christmas Greens Fundraiser, delivery and pick up.
Oct. 31 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. – Meeting at Melissa Gingerich’s. For more information call Marilyn Steinmann.
Oct. 31 (Wed.) 8:00 p.m. – Small group meets. For more information talk to Darryl Drudge.
Nov. 1 (Thurs.) 6:30 p.m. – Women’s group – Gathering of Sisters. Meeting in room 004 (basement). Info – call Joy Wagler.
Nov. 1 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Video series “Truth Factor.” Meeting by the church library. For more information contact Wes Leis.
Nov. 7 (Wed.) Morning & Afternoon – All women are invited to the church to help knot comforters and/or quilt. Bring a sack lunch.
Nov. 7 (Wed.) 6:00 – 7:30p.m. – Kids LIFE for children grades 1-6.
Nov. 8 (Thurs.) 7-9 p.m. – Discover Rockway Night. This is an opportunity for parents and students to meet Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s faculty and explore the school’s academic program and extra-curricular opportunities. Register at www.rockway.ca
Nov. 10 (Sat.) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Mennonite Central Committee Peace Conference at Forward Church, 55 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge. Register by Nov. 6. Call 519.745.8458 or go to mcco.ca/peace-conference.
Nov. 10 (Sat.) 7:00 p.m. – Fundraising evening of story and song in the fellowship hall for Hidden Acres. Music by Shane and Angela Wiebe. Tickets: $10, available from Suzanne Bender, calling the camp at 519.625.8602 or email@example.com. Freewill offering to support Single Moms ministry.
Nov. 10 (Sat.) 7:30 p.m. – Menno Singers concert, “Inspiration” at St. Matthew’s Lutheran, 54 Benton St. Kitchener. Tickets are $20 per adult, $5 per child/student. They can be purchased from choristers, at the door and online at www.mennosingers.com.
Nov. 11 (Sun.) 2 p.m. – Women Peace and Security: Dispatches from Time and Place. A public forum to remember the impact of war and colonization on women and girls. Meeting takes place in the Great Hall at Conrad Grebel University College. See bulletin board.
Nov. 15 (Thurs.) 4:00 p.m. – Spirituality & Aging. Bill Randall will speak on the many respects in which aging is an inherently spiritual process and nudging us into the adventure of truly growing old vs. just getting old. Presentation takes place in the fellowship hall followed by a light supper at 5 p.m. Cost: $20 at the door. To register contact the church office. Brochures on the table by the mailboxes.
Nov. 17 (Sat.) – Makers’ Market: An Alternative to Holiday Gift Giving – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with Soup Lunch being served at 11 a.m. – held in the church Fellowship Hall. Proceeds will go to Wilmot Family Resource Centre. If you are able to volunteer and/or contribute baked good items to the bake table, please speak to Ashley Drudge or Lynelle Drudge.
Nov. 17 (Sat.) 2-4 p.m. – Nithview Christmas Bazaar: bake sale, Christmas draw, Silent Auction, Tea Room and community vendors. See bulletin board for more details. Donations of home baking appreciated. Please have baking at Nithview at 10:30 a.m. on November 17.
Nov. 18 (Sun.) 9:45 a.m. – We will remember with gratitude members of the congregation and other family and friends who have died during the past year (Nov. 2017 to Nov. 2018). Print the information of the people you want to remember on the paper by the mailboxes or call the church office by November 14.
Nov. 21 (Wed.) 9-11:00 a.m. – SAWW (Suicide Awareness Wilmot Wellesley) is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Breakfast at Steinmann Church with speaker Scott Chisholm, Founder, The Collateral Damage Project. Tickets – $30.00 available through Eventbrite – http://mentalhealthbreakfast.eventbrite.ca?s=87839139 or call ICC at 519.662.3092. “Our work is not just about saving lives, it’s about helping people feel that their lives are worth living.”
Nov. 22 (Thurs.) 7:00 p.m. – Peace and Justice Committee is excited to be partnering with Theatre of the Beat on their new show, #ChurchToo, which explores the struggle of wading into the realities of sexual misconduct, abuse & assault and examines the difficulties of speaking out in a community where the topic of sex is often considered taboo. Come for a performance and post-show discussion. Not recommended for audiences under the age of 14. Other local showings are:
* Nov 18 7pm – Stirling Avenue Mennonite
* Nov 24 7pm – Waterloo North Mennonite
Nov. 24 (Sat.) 7:00 p.m. – 11 volunteers + 5 days = 16 houses. Next February a crew of volunteers including Andrea Drudge and Steve Drudge head to El Salvador with Shelter Canada to help a community build houses. Join us for an evening of music, treats, and conversation to learn more about the work we’ll be doing, the community we’ll be working with, and the organization we’ll be working for.
1. Care Packages. Bring small items by November 4 to give our post-secondary students a boost through final papers and exams.
2. Sunday School plans to record a congregational video recorded to a song for our Christmas project (lip dub). More information is to follow, but we plan on completing some of our recording middle to late November before/during and after the service.
3. Mennonite Church Eastern Canada and Mennonite Central Committee Canada request your feedback to assist them in communicating better with you, keeping you up-to-date with what God is doing in Canada and beyond. Please take a few minutes to complete the Communications Survey by October 31, 2018 on-line at https://mccanada.respondnow.ca/ or contact our church office for a hard copy survey.
4. Mark Your Calendars – Annual Community Christmas Dinner, Sat., Dec. 1. Doors open at 5:30 with a full course turkey dinner at 6:00. Invite family, friends, and neighbours who may not have family members nearby to celebrate the Christmas season.
Steinmann’s Got Talent – We are planning a talent show following the dinner. Please consider how you can contribute your talents to help make this a time to remember the love, peace, and joy of the Christmas season. Please contact Rick or Ardys Brenneman with your suggestions.
5. Interested in attending Rockway Mennonite Collegiate or another Mennonite School or university? Fill out the online form by Nov. 30th or connect with Paulette West or Andrea Kennel for more information to apply for some financial aid. https://goo.gl/forms/dkpABlVtkpvffiZY2
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Bruce Steinmann, who is at St. John’s Rehab in north Toronto following back surgery.