Sept 22nd Bulletin

Life in the Minor Key

Welcome
Prayer
Obey My Voice HWB 163
New Earth, Heavens New HWB 299
Micah 2:1-3, 7-11
Oh, Lord Have Mercy STJ 47
Children’s Time
Question on Micah
Micah 2:12-13
Sermon: God the Optimist?
There is More Love Somewhere STJ 109
Children’s Sunday School Begins
Congregational Prayer
Offering
Announcements
I Will Call Upon the Lord STJ 19
Benediction

A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Sandy and Andrea Kennel. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).

Leading Us In Worship:

Worship Leader – Sarah Godfrey
Sermon – Pastor Sara Erb
Children’s Time – Jesse Gingerich
Song Leader – Norma Iutzi
Accompanists – Doris Martin & Susan Seyler
Congregational Prayer – Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck

TODAY

Coffee, tea & juice will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 5)
Big idea: God equips us for great work.
11:00 a.m. Jr. Youth (gr. 6-8) and MYF (gr. 9-12+) Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Adult Christian Ed. will meet in the south side of the auditorium. ‘Then and Now’. Come hear sharing from Ervin Steinmann and Verna Schwartzentruber as they reflect on the changes in the church they’ve seen throughout their lives.

NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

9:45 a.m. – Life in the Minor Key
Scripture – Zephaniah,
Speaker – Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
Hymn Sing, Potluck and Pie Auction! A service of music and your favorite hymns followed by a potluck lunch at 11:15 to raise funds for the new hymnal, Voices Together. Bring entrees and salads, along with your tableware. Dessert will be homemade pie, which you can buy by the slice. There will also be delicious pies up for auction.

MYF

Oct 4 (Fri.) 7p.m. Campfire at the Lebolds

JR. YOUTH

Oct. 6 (Sun.) 10-3:30 a.m. Make a Difference Day At Hidden Acres. Please bring running shoes for the climbing wall. Meet at church 9:30 a.m.

Today Sept. 22 (Sun.) 7:30 p.m. Taize service meeting in downtown Kitchener at St. Mary’s RC Church, located at 56 Duke Street West, with parking on Young Street. For more info kwests.ca.

Sept. 24 (Tues.) 7:00 p.m. Tri-County Mennonite Homes, 2019 Annual General Meeting at Cassel Mennonite Church. A copy of the annual report on the table by mailboxes.

Sept. 26 (Thurs.) 11:30 – 1:30 a.m. & 5 – 7:30 p.m. 25th Annual Poor Boy’s Luncheon. New Hamburg Community Centre (old arena). Tickets $8.00/person or $30.00/family. See poster for details.

Sept. 30 (Mon.) Volunteers needed from Steinmann Church for “Wipe cutting” at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre.

Oct. 3 (Thurs.) 7 p.m. Women Empowering Women: All ages welcome. Come and hear Jillian Baker, Senior Program Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation & Environment at MEDA, share about how the impact of MEDA’s international development projects is measured and evaluated. For more information contact meda.org.

Oct 5 (Sat.) – Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser that supports charities who provide refuge and hope for displaced people. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. at Koinonia Christian Fellowship, 850 Sawmill Rd, Bloomingdale, send-off at 9:00 a.m. Details at rideforrefuge.org/location/waterlooregion.

Oct. 5 (Sat.) 2 p.m. Mennonite Historical Society of ON fall meeting at Mannheim Mennonite Church. “Expanding Our View of Cemeteries: Places of Tradition, Ritual, Stories & Community.” Marion Roes and Matthew Bailey-Dick will speak about Mennonite funeral and burial traditions, and how cemeteries can be places of learning. More information at mhso.org

Oct. 19 (Sat.) 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. Empty Bowls for Haiti. Ontario potters donate the bowls, local restaurants and organizations donate the soup, and you enjoy a meal and keep the bowl! Held at Steinmann Mennonite Church. For more information or tickets mcco.ca/empty-bowls-haiti or 519-745-8458.

October 20 (Sun.) 6:30-9:30 p.m. Adult Bible Quizzing at The Jazz Room in Waterloo! Start studying Genesis 1-30. This is a fundraiser for PiE – pastors in Exile. Interested in quizzing? – talk to Pastor Sara. Spectators welcome and asked to make a $10 donation. To donate go to canadahelps.org/s/9gM9v.

Oct 20 (Sun.) 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Across Rivers and Oceans at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of MCC’s Private Sponsorship program! Reunite with old friends. For more info, go to mcco.ca/rivers-and-oceans.

Oct. 26 (Sat.) 8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. PEACE A Ladies Day Apart at Bethel Church in New Dundee. Guest speaker Marion Mills Maier. See poster for details.

Oct. 26 (Sat.) House of Friendship – 24th Annual Friendship Dinner at Lot 42, 41 Ardelt Place Kitchener. Details are available at houseoffriendship.org/FriendshipDinner.

Oct. 27 (Sun.) 2:30 p.m. Rescue Junction at the Detweiler Meetinghouse. More information: see poster or call Laurence Martin, 519-504-4591.

Nov. 1 & 2 (Fri. & Sat.) 26th Annual Gospel Echoes Team Quilt Auction & Benefit Sale at the Stratford Rotary Complex. For more information see poster, call 519-595-7000 o gospelechoesauction.ca.

NOTICES

Mennonite Disaster Service is poised to respond to hurricane damage along the east coast of North America. Donations can be received on the MDS Canada website or sent to MDS, 200-600 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3P 2J1

Two volunteers are needed to serve coffee once every three months. Contact Ardys.

PERSONAL NOTES

Congratulations to Jim & Carolyn Steckle who celebrated their 50th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 20th, Ervin & Erma Steinmann who are celebrating their 68th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 22nd and Robert & Irene Jutzi who are celebrating their 57th anniversary on Tuesday, Sept. 24th.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER

Victor Dorsch whose aortic valve replacement surgery on Thursday, went well.,

In the last week of August, former commanders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) announced they are returning to war. This comes three years after the 2016 Peace Deal was signed, ending over half a century of armed insurgency. Pray for Colombia and all those nonviolently struggling for a just peace, including Columbian Mennonite churches and Christian Peacemaker Teams.

Steinmann Mennonite Church 1316 Snyder's Road West Baden, Ontario Canada N3A 3K8 Founded: 1824