September 11, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, September 11, 2022
A God Who Can be Trusted  – The Book of Exodus


Call to Worship


Psalm 105:1-4

All Who Are Thirsty   VT 49

Come, Bring Your Burdens to God    VT 679

Children’s Time

I Want Jesus to Walk with Me    VT 306

Exodus 1&2


Christ Has No Body Here but Ours    VT 568

Congregational Prayer



Move in Our Midst    VT 827



Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader: Kim Lichti
Accompanist: Susan Seyler
Song Leader: Norma Iutzi
Children’s Time: Melissa Gingerich
Sermon & Congregational Prayer: Pastor Steve Drudge
A/V: Cliff Kennel, Mike Gingerich

An unsupervised nursery is available across from the bathrooms for children ages 5 and under.

In person Coffee Time;  Coffee Time on Zoom.

Starting Today we will be resuming in-person Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages, 11:15-12p.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)
  • Adult Ed. meeting in the Fellowship Hall
  • Coffee Time for those who are longing for connection and conversation, meeting in small side of the Fellowship Hall.

We are excited to experiment with an intergenerational Sunday School on the last Sunday of the month to creatively explore Bible Stories together with all ages, and build multigenerational relationships. Save the Date: Sept. 25th, the Creation Story and a BBQ!

September Special Offering:  MCC School Kits.  See for kit items and to donate.

Next Sunday September 18
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 3-4
Speaker: Pastor Louise Wideman.

11:15 a.m. Adult Ed. Cemetery Expansion update
Coffee Time in person, No Coffee Time on Zoom.

Congregational Life
Sept. 13 (Tues.) 7:00 pm. – Your generous support of our Ukraine Relief focus which has enabled us to sponsor 30 relief kits. Come to the MCC Material Resources Warehouse next to the New Hamburg Thrift Store to help pack the kits for shipment this fall. Please sign up the table by the mailboxes if you can help. Your participation is appreciated.

Sept. 14 (Wed.), 7:00 pm. Generosity ad hoc meeting at the church

Sept. 15 (Thurs.) 7 p.m.  Pickleball instructions to be held in the fellowship hall.  Contact Lynn Yantzi at to register.

Sept. 20 (Tues.) 7 p.m. Weekly Pickleball begins for anyone interested in physical exercise, developing a new skill, and just having a fun time with friends. All ages are welcome. Contact Lynn Yantzi.

Sept. (Sun.) 25 BBQ:  All are invited to come to the BBQ  to follow the intergenerational SS gathering.  Hamburgers & hotdogs, toppings, and beverages provided.  Bring food to share:  last names A-R – salads; last names  S-Z – desserts as well as your own plates & cutlery.  ~ Care Team

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
Sept. 23 (Fri.) 7p.m. Family Dinner at Ryan and Sara Roth’s.

Jr. Youth (Grades 6-8)
Sept. 28 (Wed.) 6:30 p.m. Outdoor/Indoor Games

KidsLIFE planning for fall 2022 has begun.  Adult helpers on one, two or all five evenings are needed (October 5, 19; November 2, 16, 30)  We meet 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  Please contact Angela Gerber, Marilyn Steinmann or Louise Wideman if you are willing to assist.

Small Groups
Sept. 22 (Thurs.) 10:00 a.m. – Women’s Bible Study meeting at the church in-person and/or on Zoom. For the Fall/Winter study we will be using the newly released book “Expecting Emmanuel: Eight Women Who Prepared the Way” written by Joanna Harader. We hope the books will be available in October. In the meantime for the first study on the 22nd, we invite participants to share a story of an event that had a positive impact on their faith journey. If you have questions, talk to Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.

Sept. 27 (Tues.) 10 a.m. The Adult Bible Study will meet at the church. Wes Leis will be leading the Bible study. Everyone is welcome. Future date are Oct. 11 & 25 and Nov. 8 & 22. Contact person: Wes Leis.

Community Events
Sept. 6 to Dec. 16, view Grebel’s gallery exhibit: Unmasking, Breaking, Moving Forward. Comprised of 17 Black, Indigenous, and racialized artists responding to their experiences during the pandemic. More information at

Sept. 11 (Sun.) 2:30 p.m. Detweiler Meetinghouse at 3445 Roseville Rd. presents the MacTalla Road Duo, performing the rich musical heritage of Scotland, Ireland, England and Canada’s East Coast. We encourage people to wear masks indoors.  An offering will be received. For more information

Sept. 12 (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

Sept. 14 – Nov. 23 (Wed.) 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Interfaith Counselling Centre (ICC) is offering a support group for women who have experienced emotional or physical abuse within their intimate relationship. For more information and/or to register contact ICC at 519-662-3092.

Sept. 17-25, In celebration of Peace Week, several community events are available to reflect on peace and justice in a world changed by the pandemic, hosted by the Kindred Credit Union at Conrad Grebel.  More information at:

Sept. 22  (Thurs.) 11:30-1:30 p.m. & 4:30-6:30 p.m.  28th Annual “Poor Boys Luncheon” at the New Hamburg Community Centre. Tickets: single $10.00, family $35.00.  For more information

Library Update – This year we are introducing the ‘Sharing Shelf’ to our church library space. This shelf is for sharing some of your favourite books with others in the congregation. We are specifically looking for more diverse voices and perspectives in our faith formation collection as well as a fresh selection of children’s books. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Ashley Drudge or Dianne Satchel.

Opportunity for volunteers to serve coffee for Sunday morning coffee time from the kitchen servery. Will begin in September. If interested, contact the Hospitality Committee — Norma Iutzi or Carol Roth  — or sign up on the sheet on the table by the mailboxes.

Wilmot Mennonite Church has a job opening for a part-time Church Administrative Assistant. Approx. 4-8 hours per week. For further details contact or phone 519-575-8759 .

Join others on Monday evenings for Mindful Movements sessions at Wilmot Mennonite Church. (aka Yoga) beginning Sept. 12 at 7 pm. For more information email

Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir, Gr. 1 and up, begins this fall, Tuesday evenings at W-K Mennonite Church. More information available online: Registration has been extended to Sept. 17th.

Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is hiring for part time housekeeping. Please visit for more information. Deadline Sept. 23, 2022.

Conrad Grebel is hiring a new Library Assistant to provide circulation and information services, starting October 12th. More information: Posting

Copies of Amish Bicentennial Article #4 Daily Life for Early Amish Mennonite Settlers are available by the mailboxes.

Mennonite Central Committee monthly newsletter

Are you a young adult (18-35) in the KW area, looking to explore your faith and build relationships with other young adults in the area? Check out PIE (Pastors in Exile) an affirming community-based ministry empowering young adults to explore and deepen spiritual meaning in their lives, world, work, and activism. For more information, check out
or Instagram: @kw_pie

Parent/Child Playgroup at Shantz Mennonite Church – Join us for a weekly, drop-in playgroup! This is a chance to build connection and community with other caregivers and children. Intended for caregivers and children aged infant to preschool.  Our playgroup begins Friday, September 9 from 9:30 to 11 am.  For more information:

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Steve & Sharon Gingerich marking 51 years of marriage today,  Sunday, September 11.

Congratulations to Irene Bender who is celebrating her 99th birthday today, Sunday, September 11 and Robert Gingerich who is celebrating his 80th birthday on Saturday, September 17.

Remember in Prayer
Pray for Ethel Zehr who is in Grand River Hospital receiving tests for recurring abdominal pain and whose sister Minerva Sauder passed away recently.

Pray for Carolyn Heyer and her family. Carolyn’s father Don Gerber passed away last evening.

Let us continue to remember Ervin and Erma Steinmann, living apart, hoping for common living accommodations.

Give thanks that Chris Lichti is able to resume radiation treatments.

Pray for David Martin who is being installed today at Hawkesville Mennonite Church as part time Interim Supply Pastor.


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
Sept 11 1-2 Prelude to Exodus Pastor Steve
Sept 18 3-4 Call of Moses Pastor Louise
Sept 25 5-11 Pharaoh, Moses, and the Plagues  Pastor Sara
Oct 2 12-13:16 The First Passover

Communion Sunday

Pastor Steve
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

Starting Sept. 18th, you will receive a cutout in your bulletins, and time to reflect during the service on where and how we have experienced God as trustworthy. Over the series we will work on creating our own burning bush as a reminder of God with us.