September 12, 2021 Bulletin

September 12, 2021
Fall Worship Series
Joy Ride based on Paul’s letter to the Philippians



Psalm 96:1-4a, 11-13


Joyful, joyful, we adore thee  VT 103

I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart

Children’s Time

Philippians 1:1-26


God loves all his many people  VT 767



You Shall Go Out with Joy  VT 847



Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Postlude: John Wiebe
Worship Leader & Prayer:  Sandi Roth
Children’s Time: Gladys Bender
Meditation: Pastor Steve Drudge
Livestream: Steve Kennel

TODAY No Coffee Time

Thanks you for hosting us outdoors, Bruce & Barb Schumm!

Information and guidelines

  • Upon arrival, please check in at the registration table to confirm you have pre-screened at home for COVID-19 symptoms
  • Wear a mask when arriving or moving about (You may choose to wear or remove your mask while seated and physically distanced)
  • Place your chair or blanket 2 meters apart from other households.
  • Wear a mask if you choose to sing
  • Washroom available
  • Pool, trampoline and sand pile available after the service.  Please monitor your household re: pandemic precautions
  • The service will be recorded and uploaded later in the day for livestreaming

Monthly special giving for September. MCC School kits. Notebooks and pencils are treasures for families who struggle to afford basic school supplies. School kits often are requested after disasters and help bring normalcy to children whose families have been forced to flee their homes. Give directly to MCC:
When donating online, add ‘school kits’ in the comment/memo section.

Next Sunday September 19

10:00 a.m. Livestream and up to 120 people in-person worship
Joy Ride: Paul’s letter to the Philippians
Scripture:  Philippians 1:27-30
Meditation: Pastor Sara Erb, Joy Rebels

3:00 p.m. Baptism at Hidden Acres

Steinmann Events
Sept. 13 (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 (Tues.) 7:00 p.m. Refugee Sponsorship Information Session hosted by Steinmann’s Peace and Justice Committee is being hold in the fellowship hall. Millions of Syrian refugees are still stranded in refugee camps awaiting resettlement. We will hear from Moses Moini from MCC Ontario about the refugee situation and ways we can help. Last year our congregation was asked to consider sponsoring a Syrian refugee family that is related to a family now living in Kitchener; this request is still before us. We will hear this family’s story from the brother in Kitchener. Please attend to learn more about how we can respond as a faithful congregation that loves God and lives differently. This meeting will also be livestreamed. For more information see weekly email and/or contact Doris Martin 519-576-6936 or

Sept. 15 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. VFT meeting on Zoom

Sept. 26 (Sun.) 11:00  a.m.-Kids (Age 2—Gr. 5). Save the date for our first in-person (outdoor) Sunday School!

Jr. Youth
Sept. 22 (Wed) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Progressive Campfire.

Community Events
Sept. 20-21 (Mon.-Tues.)- Annual Fall Seniors Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Join us virtually on Sept. 20 to explore the topic: “Journey Toward Justice: Equal Rights for Palestinians and Israelis” with Christian Peacemaker Teams and MCEC Palestine-Israel Network. Gather outdoors with us at Hidden Acres on Sept. 21 for an informal time of connecting with each other and some of our resource people. For more information and to register visit

Sept. 23 (Thurs.) 11:30-1:30 p.m. & 4:30-6:30 p.m. (curbside pickup times) Wilmot Family Resource Centre 27th Annual Fundraising Luncheon.  Tickets $10/person.  For more info

July 29 – Aug. 1, 2022We Declare: What We Have Seen and Heard. Mennonite Church Canada Gathering in Edmonton. More information at

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is looking for a part-time Food Services Assistant. Visit to read more.

The church flower beds need some help. The ones along the west side have been neglected and desperately need some attention. If you can help you can just show up with hoe and shovel or contact Arne at

The New Hamburg Thrift Centre is looking for volunteers in the following area: retail floor support, cashier, fabric, housewares and back door receiving.  For more information contact Emma at 519-662-2867 or

Fall Worship Series – A Philippians Read Along!

Date Scripture Preacher
Sept 19  Philippians 1:27-30 Pastor Sara
Sept 26  Catch up day      Congregational Sharing
Oct 3 Philippians 2:12-30 Pastor Steve
Oct 10 Philippians 3 Pastor Sara
Oct 17 Philippians 2:1-11 Al Mills
Oct 24 Philippians 4:1-9 Pastor Steve
Oct 31 Philippians 4:9-23 Patricia Wagler