September 18, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, September 18, 2022
A God Who Can be Trusted  – The Book of Exodus

Prelude

Call to Worship

We Praise You, O God    VT 34

Psalm  19: 1-4

This is God’s Wondrous World    VT 180

Children’s Time

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise   VT 98

Exodus 3-4

Sermon  “A Curious Calling”

Will You Come and Follow Me    VT  540

Congregational Prayer

Offering & Children’s Offering

Announcements

Go, My Friends, in Grace    VT 810

Benediction

Postlude

Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Postlude/Offertory – Doris Martin
Song Leader – Nancy Steinmann Yantzi
Worship Leader & Congregational Prayer:  Pastor Steve Drudge
Children’s story:  Ben & Sarah Winter
Scripture readers:  Michelle Wagler, Darryl Drudge
Sermon:  Pastor Louise Wideman
A/V: Mike Gingerich & Steve Carter

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

In person Coffee Time;  No Coffee Time on Zoom.

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)
  • Adult Ed. meeting in the Fellowship Hall
  • Coffee Time for those who are longing for connection andconversation, 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!

The Cemetery Expansion Update this Sunday has been postponed. You are invited to grab your coffee and join Adult Ed. for a sermon discussion on the south side of the Fellowship Hall.

September Special Offering:  MCC School Kits.  See https://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/kits/school for kit items and to donate. Place items and completed kits in the box inside the main church entrance.

Next Sunday September 25
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 5-11
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb

Coffee Time in person, No Coffee Time on Zoom.

Congregational Life
Sept. 20 (Tues.) 10 a.m. Care Team meeting at church

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. 22 (Thurs.) 7 p.m. Vision Focus Team meeting at church

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

BREAKFAST CLUB IS BACK! Last school year we dropped off lunch items for Forest Glen Public School students. We look forward to sharing hot breakfasts in person again 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

Library Update – This year we are introducing the ‘Sharing Shelf’ to our church library space. This shelf is for sharing 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 and a fresh selection of children’s books. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Ashley Drudge or Dianne Satchel.

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
KidsLIFE  Fall 2022:  October 5, 12; 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 Wideman

Small Groups
Sept. 22 (Thursday) 10:00  a.m.Women’s Bible study meeting at the church in-person and/or Zoom. All women are invited and feel free to bring friends from the community. Bring a small item that reminds you of an event that had a positive impact on your faith journey. We want to hear each other’s stories. 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. 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: https://uwaterloo.ca/peace-week/

Sept. 19 (Mon.), 11 am. EST. Nationwide Prayer for Ukraine on Zoom https://bit.ly/3deJ8Fm cosponsored by Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

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 https://wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.ca/

Amish Bicentennial
Article #5 Land Grants and Purchases is available on the table in the main hallway. Includes event schedule leading up to the main weekend, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at Steinmann Mennonite Church, the first Amish Mennonite congregation in Ontario. Bus tours sold out but waiting lists available. Spaces available for Saturday Indigenous Awareness Workshop.

  • Sept.. 25 (Sun.) 7:30 p.m. A Cappella Hymn Sing at East Zora Mennonite Church 677044 16th Line, Tavistock
  • Sept. 30 (Fri.) 2022, 7:30 p.m. The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada at Steinmann Mennonite Church Gym. Rebecca S eiling, MCC’s Indigenous Neighbours Engagement Associate, and David G. Neufeld will speak on the theme “What Stories Have We Not Been Telling?”
  • Oct. 2 (Sun.) 2022 7:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Worship Service at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Speaker Kyle Gerber.

 Oct. 1 (Sat.) Ride for Refuge. NEW are time: 3:00 pm., location: Grand Valley Golf Course, and walk options: 2.5/5kms as well as  10/20 km bike routes. Details and to sign up to ride/walk or sponsor Steinmann Steamrollers: https://bit.ly/3diA8PI  or contact Pastor Steve to support COMPASS Refugee Centre (formerly Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support.)

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Jim & Carolyn Steckle who are celebrating their 53rd anniversary on Tuesday, September 20 and Ervin & Erma Steinmann who are celebrating their 71st anniversary on Thursday, September 22.

Remember in Prayer
Let us continue to remember persons in medical treatment, hospital, living apart from their spouses: Chris Lichti (who got home on Tuesday), Elmer & Ethel Zehr, Ervin & Erma Steinmann.

Each week, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) prays for one of the 106 congregations. Let us join them in prayer this week for Refuge of Paix in Sherbrooke, QC.

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
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  today,  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.