Sept 8th Bulletin

Life in the Minor Key

Call to Worship
Brethren, we have met to worship HWB 8
Come and see HWB 20
Romans 12.9-21
I will sing with you
Children’s Time
Obadiah 8-15
Beloved, God’s chosen SJ 38
Children’s Sunday School begins
Congregational Prayer
Lord, you give the great commission SJ 63

A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Angela Gerber and Sarah Winter. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).

Leading Us In Worship:

Worship Leader – Gladys Bender
Sermon – Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
Children’s time – David Martin
Song leader – Suzanne Bender
Musicians – Delphine Schwartzentruber, John Wiebe
Congregational Prayer – Pastor Steve Drudge


Coffee, tea & juice will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.
10:30 a.m.. – Children’s Sunday School: begins again today, meeting in the lower level.
11:15 a.m.. – Adult Christian Ed.: resumes in the south side of the auditorium. Join us as we study the minor prophets. We will view a video on Obadiah and explore how Obadiah’s message speaks to us today. Please meet promptly.

3 – 7 p.m. Sunday S’mores! Everyone is invited to Bruce and Barb Schumm’s home, 1265 Waterloo St., New Hamburg, to enjoy swimming, sitting around the fire, and catching up with others at the end of the summer. The Care Team will make the s’mores; bring your own hot dogs to roast and snacks to share. Bring lawn chairs & tableware.


Monday (church office closed)
7 p.m. Finance meeting, rm 111

7:00 p.m. Worship meeting

7 – 9 p.m. World Suicide Prevention Day and Interfaith Counseling are hosting activities at the Wilmot Recreation Complex. Skating 7 – 7:55 p.m., and a Walk of Light at 8:05 pm in the Schmidt Woods.


9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. Life in the Minor Key
Scripture – Amos: When you have plenty
Speaker – Pastor Steve Drudge
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Adult Christian Education


Watch your email for upcoming events.


Oct. 6 (Sun.) 10-3:30 a.m. Make a Difference Day At Hidden Acres. A day of worship and activities and pizza with other MCEC Jr. Youth. Please bring running shoes for the climbing wall. Cost $15. Meet at church 9:30 a.m. Need to pre-register, please let Pastor Sara know by September 15th if you’re interested.


Menno Youth Singers is accepting new singers. The season begins Tuesday, September 10th at Erb Street Mennonite Church. If you are between 14 – 30 and like to sing, this is the place for you! See for registration and other info.

Sept. 20 (Fri.) 10 – 2 p.m. Aldaview Services, 40th Anniversary Celebration at Connections, 332 Hamilton Rd. Come and join in the games and crafts, bake sale, live music and much more.

Sept. 21 (Sat.) Shalom Fundraiser: 10,000 Steps for Mental Health “Hold the Hope” Walk at the Iron Horse Trail. Online registration and donation is available.

Sept. 23-27 Parenting Forward: An online parenting Conference. Exploring ways to explore faith in today’s world with your kids. Themes include: children and justice, gentle parenting, and children and spirituality. For more information or to register, go to

Forest Church is coming to Wilmot Township! Forest Church is a casual, reflective, outdoor worship opportunity to connect with God in natural settings. We will be gathering once a month in various locations in Wilmot Township. The inaugural worship service for Wilmot Forest Church is Sunday, September 22 at 1:30 pm. Meet in the parking lot of Wilmot Mennonite Church (2995 Bleams Road, New Hamburg). Contact Wendy Janzen at for more information or to be added to our email newsletter.

Sept. 23 or 24 (Mon. or Tues.) Fall Seniors’ Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Theme: “Opening the Conversation – Engaging with friends, family and God through the transitions of later life,” with Jane Kuepfer. For more information call 519-625-8602 or Space is limited, register by Sept. 16.

Sept. 24 (Tues.) 7:00 p.m. Tri-County Mennonite Homes, 2019 Annual General Meeting at Cassel Mennonite Church.

Sept. 25 (Wed.) 6 – 7:30 p.m. KidsLIFE begins! KidsLIFE is a place for children in grades 1 – 6 to make friends, have fun, and grow as followers of Jesus. Each evening has an event such as games, baking or crafts, along with snacks and a Bible story. Register on-line at

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. 28 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. The Mennonite Story – Celebrating 40 Years – breakfast celebration at Waterloo North Mennonite Church. Tickets, $30 available online at or in person at The Mennonite Story. See poster for more details.

Sept. 29 (Sun.) – Hymn sing, potluck, and pie auction to raise funds for the new hymnal, Voices Together, coming in 2020.

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

Oct 5 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Enneagram Workshop. The Enneagram is a tool to help us increase our self-awareness. It articulates 9 different journeys of the soul; how we experience disconnection from God and our deepest self, and how we might participate in God’s work of calling us home. Cost: $40, snack will be provided. Contact Dawna to register, or Pastor Sara for any questions.

Oct 5 – 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

October 20 (Sun.) 6:30-9:30pm 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


Completed school kits collected recently will be delivered to Mennonite Central Committee this week. Thank you to all who contributed.

Gord Alton, pastor at Mannheim Mennonite Church, is taking the second level of training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), a well researched and effective approach to help couples work at issues in their relationship. Gord is looking for one or two couples who would be willing to meet with him at no cost in counselling sessions so he can practice and develop his skills in EFT. If you are interested, please contact him at or 226-791-2239.

Scott Brubaker-Zehr (pastor of Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener) is taking training in spiritual direction through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. As part of this program, he is looking for 3-4 people with whom he can meet at no charge to offer spiritual companionship and guidance. If you are interested, contact Scott at pastor@

Serenades for Sam is an initiative to bring the benefits of John Wiebe’s music to people experiencing brain injuries. John Wiebe plays one day a week for stroke survivors at Freeport hospital. Please speak to Lynn Yantzi if you wish to contribute: 519-662-2580.

Wilmot Family Resource Centre (WFRC) Foodbank currently needs: School Snacks – 100% juice boxes, granola bars, applesauce, fruit cups, peanut butter, canned fruits & vegetables, pasta sauce & canned tomatoes and cereal.

Breakfast Club at Forest Glen P.S.: Thank you to everyone who has volunteered. We are seeking volunteers who will be able to assist this fall with meal preparation and service and clean-up on Wednesday mornings. Please contact Paulette, Kathy or Dianne Satchell if you are available.


Congratulations to Irene Bender who is celebrating her 96th birthday On Wednesday, Sept. 11th.


Students, teachers and families as they continue to settle into a new school year.

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