October 31, 2021 Bulletin

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Joy Ride based on Paul’s letter to the Philippians


Passing the Peace

Call to worship and Prayer

Mountain of God   VT 11

Could It Be That God is Singing  VT 42

Children’s Time

Philippians 4:9-23

Sermon – A Gathering with Pastor Patricia

Joys Are Flowing like a River  VT 375

Congregational Prayer



Rain Down  VT 703



Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Postlude: Susan Seyler
Worship Leader: Gladys Bender
Children’s Time: Carter Family
Sermon: Patricia Wagler
Congregational Prayer: Mark Scheerer
Benediction- Gladys  Bender
Livestream: Arne Kennel

Today, 11:00 a.m. Coffee Time

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.

Monthly special giving for October: the food bank at Wilmot Family Resource Centre. Place cash donations payable to WFRC in the offering plate or drop-box. Donate online here. https://bit.ly/2Yo5tsa

Next Sunday November 7
Daylight Savings Time ends.
10:00 a.m. Livestream and up to 120 people in-person worship in the  fellowship hall
Peace Sunda , led by: Peace & Justice Committee and Pastor Steve
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-3.  Defending Hope

11:00 a.m. Coffee Time on Zoom

November Worship Series: Grief and Hope
Global Grief and Lament (Nov. 7), Caring for Ourselves and Others (Nov. 14), Personal Grief and Mourning, Eternity Sunday (Nov. 21), Hope in the midst of Darkness, Advent 1 (Nov. 28)

Steinmann Events
Nov. 3 (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.

Nov. 3 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. Care Team meeting.

Nov. 4 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m.  At Death’s Door Workshop with Irma Fast Dueck  (Zoom)

Nov. 12-14 (Fri. – Sat.) Candidating Weekend for Louise Wideman,Pastor of Worship and Care.
Here are a few opportunities to meet her.

  • Saturday November 13 tea time via Zoom,
  • Sunday morning worship service
  • Sunday @ 11:30 coffee time via zoom

Zoom links will be sent our closer to the dates.

Jr. Youth
Nov. 6 (Sat.) 1 – 3 p.m. Outdoor games, at the church. Dress to be outdoors

Nov 7 (Sun) 6-8 p.m. Family Dinner Campfire and favourite Bible stories

Community Events
Nov. 1 (Mon.), 7:00-8:45 pm.  We Are All Treaty People, a Mennonite Central Committee webinar.  Maurice Switzer and Rebecca Seiling discuss the history of treaties and their ongoing impact on First Nations. Details and registration at:  bit.ly/3aZEzKv

Reminder that items for the Student Care Packages are being collecteduntil Sunday, November 7th.

Thanks to two groups of people who are working on a refugee sponsorship application for a Syrian family in Lebanon and for many other offers to help in various ways down the road. Offers of financial contributions are also looking solid. Please note we are not accepting donations yet. There will be an opportunity for congregational affirmation of a recommendation to apply to sponsor this family during the Peace Sunday service on November 7.

It’s that time of year again! If you are interested in attending a Mennonite School (i.e. Rockway, Conrad Grebel) or taking an Anabaptist related course in 2022, you are invited to submit an application (by Nov 30th) to the Mennonite Schools and Leadership committee to receive some student aid support. If you have any questions feel free to contact a member of the committee: Andrea Kennel, Scott Wagler, Pastor Sara.

Remember in Prayer
Thanks for all your prayers for Bruce and Ruth Steinmann.  Bruce is in Hamilton awaiting transfer to KW.  Ruth is off the ventilator, glad to be able to talk, and has been transferred to ICU at Grand River.

We give thanks that Axel Lebold has been discharged from hospital. And continue to pray as he is monitored over the next month to prevent further viral infections.

We continue to pray for Art Steinmann as his recovery following his hip surgery is progressing more slowly than hoped.