October 9, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, October 9, 2022
A God Who Can be Trusted  – The Book of Exodus


Call to Worship

Sing to the God of Harvest     VT 122

Great is Thy Faithfulness     VT 419

Children’s Time

For the Beauty of the Earth    VT 120

Exodus 16:1-21


God, Be the Love    VT 43

Congregational Prayer

Generosity Story

Offering & Children’s Offering


God Be with You till We Meet Again    VT 840



Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Postlude/Offertory: Susan Seyler/Doris Martin
Song Leader: Stephen Yantzi
Worship Leader:   Melody Steinman
Children’s Story:  Sara RothGenerosity Story: Marianne Schlegel
Scripture Reader:  Emily Carter
Sermon: Congregational Prayer:  Louise Wideman
A/V: Steve Carter, Steve Kennel

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)
  • No Adult Ed. this week.
  • Coffee Time for those who are longing for connection andconversation, meeting in small side of the Fellowship Hall.

Next Sunday October 16
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 18
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb

Coffee Time in person, Coffee Time on Zoom.

Congregational Life
Oct. 11 (Tues) The church office will be closed in lieu of Thanksgiving.

Oct. 12 (Wed.) 7 p.m. Vision Focus Team meeting

Oct 16  (Sun.) 2 p.m. All-ages Car Rally (large scavenger hunt in cars).  Sign up on the table in the hall way. Please indicate if you can drive and how many passengers you can accommodate.  Please talk to Joanne Schwartzentruber or Janessa Otto for more information.

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

Pastoral Search Committee has met and the Job Description for a Pastor of Witness and Resourcing has been posted on MCEC website for summer of 2023. A Combined Job Description for all three pastors will be  posted in the hall for those who are interested.  Committee members are Brandon Gingerich (Resourcing Chair), Carol Sararus (Staff Support), Cliff Kennel (Witness Chair), Gladys Bender – Chair & PCRC

The Worship Committee has done some fall housekeeping and have found extra copies of the blue Hymnal, Sing the Journey and Sing the Story.  These books are on the table near the library for anyone who’d like to take one home. Please help yourself.

BREAKFAST CLUB IS BACK starting in November.  If you can help with food preparation on Monday or Tuesday mornings and/or serving breakfast Wednesday mornings, please contact bengladefarms5th@gmail.com or paulettewest@rogers.com

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
Oct. 16 (Sun.) 2 p.m. Car Rally meet at the church.
Oct 28 (Fri.) 7 p.m. Details to come.

Jr. Youth (Grades 6-8)
Oct. 16 (Sun.) 2 p.m. Car Rally. Meet at the church.
Oct 27 (Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. Progressive Supper

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
KidsLIFE  Fall 2022:  October 19; November 2, 16, 30;  6:00 – 7:30 pm for children grades 1-5.  Registration is open — https://bit.ly/3BpNAJl  Steering committee – Angela Gerber, Marilyn Steinmann, Pastor Louise

Small Groups
Oct. 11 (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. 13 (Thurs.) 10-11:30 a.m. – Women’s Bible study meeting at the church in-person and/or Zoom. Studying Philemon. Questions – talk to Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.

Community Events
Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.  Noon Hour Concerts at Conrad Grebel, hosted by the Music Department. All are welcome. Schedule: uwaterloo.ca/music/events

Oct. 10 (Mon.) 2-8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Appointments are required. To book an appointment call 1-888-236-6283 or https://www.blood.ca/en

Oct. 15 (Sat.) 7 p.m. MCC Empty Bowls for  Haiti  Tickets are $30 each and available online https://bit.ly/3ehRnRB or call MCC at 519-745-8458

Oct. 15 (Sat.) 1:30 p.m. Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario annual meeting and book launch at Conrad Grebel University College.  For more information www.mhso.org/events  Everyone is welcome.

Oct. 16 (Sun.) 7:30 p.m. Rescue Junction concert at Maple View Mennonite Church, 5074 Deborah Glaister Line, Wellesley.

Oct. 20 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m.  Conrad Grebel’s Bechtel Lecture. “Reconstructing Linguistic History: What did Ontario’s Earliest Amish Speak? Dr. Mark Louden. Reception to follow. grebel.ca/bechtel

Oct. 21-23: Hidden Acres’ 2nd Virtual Rally for Recreation. Raising money for a new natural playground, built with accessibility in mind. For more information visit: www.hiddenacres.ca

Oct. 22 (Sat.) 5 p.m. House of Friendship – Friendship Dinner: Journey of Hope at Bingemans Conference Centre. Speaker: “Skid Row to CEO” https://bit.ly/3EnFeoJ. For more information https://bit.ly/3BZ6ZT6

Oct. 23 (Sun) 7:30 – 9 p.m. on Zoom, PiE’s Bible Trivia for Grownups fundraiser is back! This year, we will be testing your team’s knowledge of the Old Testament book of Jonah. To sign up https://bit.ly/3V3TJEc 

Pastor Steve will be on vacation October 13—21.

Mennonite Disaster Service is beginning hurricane clean-up work in Antigonish and Cape Breton, N.S. More information and to get involved.

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) seeks an organized, detail-oriented person with experience in accounting and bookkeeping to serve as Financial Manager.  https://bit.ly/3Chf7P5

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Ron Gingerich who is celebrating his 84th birthday on  Thursday, October 13 and Dorene Ruby who is also celebrating her 80th  birthday on Thursday, October 13.

Congratulations to Ron & Judy Gingerich who are celebrating their 56th  anniversary  on Friday, October 14.

Remember in Prayer
On Tuesday, Erma Steinmann was moved from PeopleCare to join Ervin in LTC at Nithview. The family thanks you for your support and prayers during the past couple of months.

Dianne & John Gruhl appreciate our prayer support as Dianne rests at home with pneumonia.

Please continue to support the family of Viola Erb in prayer.

Pray for peace and wisdom in Ukraine, Russia and in places throughout our world where the people cry out for peace – MCEC

Each week, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) prays for one of the 106 congregations. Let us join them in prayer this week for Shalom Worship and Healing Centre in Kitchener, ON .

On September 28, MCEC executive council regretfully announced the resignation of Leah Reesor-Keller, executive minister, effective October 14.  Let us uphold Leah and MCEC leadership during this time of farewell and transition.

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 9 13:17-17:16 The Escape & Provisions in the Desert (Thanksgiving) Pastor Louise
Oct 16 18 Sharing Leadership—Jethro’s Advice Pastor Sara
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.