October 30, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, October 30, 2022
A God Who Can be Trusted  – The Book of Exodus


Call to worship

Exodus 33:15-23

In the Rifted Rock I’m Resting    VT 619

Exodus 34:6-7    VT186

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy   VT156

Children’s Time

Grade 4 Bible Blessing

Exodus 32:1-14


Lead On, O Cloud of Presence    VT 194


Jesus, Rock of Ages    VT 622

Congregational Prayer



Lead Me Forth    VT 837



Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Offertory: Sing the Journey
Worship Leaders & Prayer: Zach Schwartzentruber,
Joanne Schwartzentruber
Accompanist: Susan Seyler
Song Leader: Nancy Steinman Yantzi
Children’s Time: Pastor Sara Erb
Sermon: Pastor Steve Drudge
A/V: Cliff Kennel, Paul Hamme

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

Today is our Intergenerational Sunday School at 11:15 a.m.  All ages are invited to gather in the fellowship hall for a Bible story, conversation, and an opportunities to connect with all ages.

Next Sunday November 6
Daylight Savings Time ends.
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 35:4-40:38
Speaker: Pastor  Louise Wideman

Coffee Time in person, No Coffee Time on Zoom.

Adult Ed. Burial practices & Cemetery Expansion update

Congregational Life
Nov. 2 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon – All women invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks provided.

Nov. 2 (Wed.) 10 a.m. Safe Church Committee Meeting

Nov. 3 (Thur.) Faith Formation Visioning  meeting

Nov. 3 (Thur.) 10 a.m. Wilmot Ecumenical Working Group on Indigenous/Settler Relationships meeting

Nov. 3 (Thur.) 7 p.m. Pastoral Search Committee

Nov. 9 (Wed.) 7 p.m. VFT invites you to the Core Teams Meeting in the fellowship hall. Our goal is to have at least one member from every SMC committee attend this meeting. We will share updates as well and discuss committees plans/hopes/challenges. This is also a great opportunity to get your 2023 spending plan projections returned to Wendy as paper copies will be available to fill out that evening

Nov. 19 (Sat.) 9 – 2 p.m. Makers Market.  Join us for our annual, handmade holiday market! Featuring 35+ local artisans, including Ten Thousand Villages, come out and support your neighbours and community. A homemade soup lunch will be available from 11am – 1pm. All proceeds from this event will go to the Wilmot Family Resource Centre. To date, we have raised over $10,000 for the WFRC thanks to the support from this amazing community.

Nov. 20 – Eternity Sunday. A sacred time and space to feel our grief and losses. We will remember members of the congregation as well as other family and friends beyond our congregation who have died this past year (Nov. 2021-2022). If you wish to have a name read during the service, please add their name and information to the sheet on the table in the hallway or contact the church office.

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.

Nov. 26 (Sat.) It’s back! Our Annual Christmas Dinner has returned featuring a ham and scalloped potato dinner for the congregation and friends. Doors open at 5:00 with dinner served at 5:30. Seating will be limited to 200 so register early by signing up on the table beside the mailboxes or call Ardys Brenneman (519-662-2861). Costs covered by your donations.

After a very long period of rest,  there will once again be a choir for Christmas at Steinmann Church!  The choir will be singing on Sunday Dec 18th, and there will be only 3 rehearsals this time around.  Choir practices will be held at 6:30 pm on Sunday evenings starting on Nov 27.  Please consider joining us this year, and all are most welcome!

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

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
Nov. 11 (Fri.) 7—10 p.m. Bowling

Jr. Youth (Grades 6-8)
Nov. 10 (Thur.) 5:30 p.m. rescheduled 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 Group
Nov. 8 (Tues.) 10 a.m. The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet at the church. Everyone is welcome. Contact person: Wes Leis.

Nov. 10 (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 34-48 . Questions – talk to Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.

Steinmann Hockey Team
Nov. 4 (Fri.) 11 p.m.  East Zorra @ Steinmann (Wilmot Rec Complex)
Nov. 5 (Sat.) 11 p.m.  East Zorra @ Steinmann (Wilmot Rec Complex)

Care Packages:  Exam time is coming soon for our post-secondary students. We want to let them know that their church family is thinking of them. Care Team is making packages and invites your contributions: candy, granola bars, tea, hot chocolate, post-it notes, etc. A box for items will be in the main entrance Nov. 6, 13, & 20.

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.

Community Events
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. 9 (Wed.) 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Piecing together the allyship puzzle. Learn about walking with communities and supporting First Nation’s efforts to obtain access to safe drinking water. To learn more and register, go to https://bit.ly/3ssXg1X.

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.

Nov. 24 (Thur.) 7:30 pm on Zoom. Rockway Mennonite CollegiateAnnual General Meeting. Email AGM@rockway.ca to RSVP and for voting/membership eligibility by Nov. 15. More information https://bit.ly/3S186aj

Remember in Prayer
Victor Dorsch went peacefully to his heavenly home on Tuesday night, just weeks before his 95th birthday.  Let us uphold his wife, Viola and their family in our prayers. A private graveside service at St. Agatha is planned on Tues., Nov. 1.  Memorial service & reception  Thurs., Nov. 24, 11:00 a.m., in person and livestreamed.

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

Kendall Jongejan Harder will be installed at Shantz Mennonite Church on October 30, 2022 as Pastor. Pray for Kendall and the congregation as they begin their ministry together.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC)  in prayer for St. Agatha Mennonite Church, St. Agatha, ON.