October 3, 2021 Bulletin

World Communion Sunday October 3, 2021
Joy Ride based on Paul’s letter to the Philippians

Prelude: Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring       VT 639


Glimpses of Joy

Call to Worship    VT 851


Jesus, Be the Center   VT 584

Children’s Time

Philippians 2:12-18

Meditation: Joy Shines


I Come with Joy (v. 1-2)   VT  478

Receiving the bread and cup

1 Corinthians 11:23-26   VT 469

Partaking the bread and cup


Philippians 2:19-30

Reflection and Prayer



I Come with Joy (v. 3-5)   VT 478



Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Postlude: Susan Seyler
Worship Leader: David Martin
Children’s Time: Paulette West
Meditation, Reflection and Prayer: Pastor Steve Drudge
Livestream: Paul Hammer

COVID Guidelines for Worship

  • Please wear a mask
  • Please hum, sway, or tap your foot rather than singing
  • After the service, remain seated until an usher dismisses you
  • You are welcome to gather out in the parking lot for fellowship
  • An offering plate is located at the back of the fellowship hall
  • Tables and colouring sheets provided for young families.
  • We are prioritizing air flow in the building. If you are bothered by a draft or have a hard time hearing please connect with an usher       regarding an alternative place to sit.

TODAY 11:00 a.m. Coffee Time on Zoom.

Monthly special giving for October . We’re collecting non-perishable food items for the food bank at Wilmot Family Resource Centre.  Put them in the collection box outside the main entrance any time Oct. 4-10 or bring them in person Thanksgiving Sunday, Oct. 10 and place them in front of the stage when you arrive. Place cash donations payable to WFRC in the secure drop box or in the offering plate on Sunday. Donate online here. Most needed: pasta sauce, brown beans, peanut butter, chili, stew and chunky soup, canned tomatoes, cold cereal, oatmeal, canned fruit, kraft dinner, 100% fruit juice, and toilet tissue. Thank you for your generosity.

Next Sunday October 10
10:00 a.m. Livestream and up to 120 people in-person worship in the  fellowship hall
Joy Ride: Paul’s letter to the Philippians
Scripture: Philippians 3
Mediation: Pastor Sara Erb

No Coffee Time

Steinmann Events
Steinmann Church is considering sponsoring a Syrian refugee family to come to Canada. Many forms of support are needed: financial donations, securing housing and furnishing the home, helping the family learn to navigate life in Canada, taking them to appointments, filling out forms, being a friend, etc. Some people from within and outside our congregation have already indicated interest in helping out. The Peace & Justice Committee is looking for a few more people to help, especially with the urgent task of completing the sponsorship application due in December. If you would like to help in any way whatsoever (and haven’t already come forward to offer), please complete this short survey.   Copies on back table.

Oct.6 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon – Women are invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt, masks are required. Bring a bag lunch and a drink.  The kitchen, fridge and microwave will not be available.  If staying for the lunch and meeting—proof of full vaccination is required. Upon arrival everyone will be asked to sign in and physical distancing will be observed. Looking forward to welcoming you back.

Oct. 30 (Sat.), 9:30-11:30 am.  Core Team Meeting. Save the date Committee Chairs and VFT.

Jr. Youth & MYF
October 16 (Sat.) 2-4p.m. Jr Youth: Outdoor Games at the churc
Oct 24 (Sun.) 3 p.m.  MYF:  Snyder’s Farm and Corn Maze – must register ahead of time.

Community Events
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp’s first annual Rally for Recreation. A great way to get outside while also supporting the work of Hidden Acres. For more information, visit www.hiddenacres.ca.

Oct 29(Fri.) and Dec 3(Fri.) – Meals to the Land Defenders at Land Back Lane in Caledonia. Meals are going to be continued even though there has been cancellation of the major development in the land dispute. Your contribution to this meal is a way to work at improved relationships with Indigenous people. If you would like to contribute please message Gladys Bender

We need meals on October 13, 14 & 15 for Tori Fraser as she recovers from surgery. Please contact Shirley Dunford or Darlene Gingerich, Compassionate Care Committee. We are grateful to those who have signed up for Oct. 4,6,7, 8 & 12.

Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir, grades 3 and up. Learn music from varying eras, proper voice techniques, self-confidence and performance skills. Register before Oct 11.  www.mennosingers.com/imcc

Personal Notes
Pastor Steve will be on vacation October 6-18.

Remember in Prayer
Art Steinmann who came through hip repair surgery well on Thursday.

Fall Worship Series – A Philippians Read Along!

Date Scripture Preacher
Oct 10 Philippians 3 Pastor Sara
Oct 17 Philippians 2:1-11 Al Mills
Oct 24 Philippians 4:1-9 Pastor Steve
Oct 31 Philippians 4:9-23 Patricia Wagler