September 19, 2021 Bulletin

September 19, 2021
Joy Ride based on Paul’s letter to the Philippians



Glimpses of Joy

Call to worship & Prayer

10 000 Reasons       VT 111

The Love of God       VT 162

Children’s Time

Philippians 1:27-30

Meditation: Joy Rebels

My love colours outside the lines      VT 582

Baptism Testimony

All who are thirsty      VT 49

Congregational prayer



My Soul Cries Out      VT 412



Leading Us in Worship:

Worship Leader: Sandi Roth
Prelude/Postlude: Grant Movold
Meditation: Pastor Sara Erb
Children’s Time: Ben Winter
Congregational Prayer: Pastor Steve Drudge
Livestream:  Steve Kennel

TODAY No Coffee Time

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.

COVID Guidelines for Worship

  • Please wear a mask
  • Please hum, sway, or tap your foot rather than singing
  • After the service, remain seated until an usher dismisses you
  • You are welcome to gather out in the parking lot for fellowship
  • An offering plate is located at the back of the fellowship hall
  • Tables and colouring sheets provided for young families.
  • We are prioritizing air flow in the building. If you are bothered by a draft or have a hard time hearing please connect with an usher regarding an alternative place to sit.

Next Sunday September 26
10:00 a.m. Livestream and up to 120 people in-person worship in the  fellowship hall
Joy Ride: Paul’s letter to the Philippians
Congregational Sharing

No Coffee Time

Steinmann Events
Sept. 26 (Sun.) 11:00  a.m.-Kids (Age 2—Gr. 5) Sunday School (in-person). Dress to be outside. Including opportunity for parents to connect (bring a lawn chair).

September 26 Crawford Lake Conservation Area. Anyone interested is welcome for a hike or walk on one of the many trails or boardwalk around the lake.  Several Longhouses  of an Iroquoian village are on site and are open for viewing. For details visit and book a 2 hour visit as reservations are required. Information on back table. Questions? Call or email Gladys Bender. Rain date Oct 3/21

Oct 3 (Sun.) – World Communion Sunday

Oct. 30 (Sat.), 9:30-11:30 am.  Core Team Meeting. Save the date Committee Chairs and VFT.

Jr. Youth & MYF
Sept. 22 (Wed) 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Jr. Youth Progressive Campfire.
Sept. 26 (Sun.) 3-5 p.m. MYF Mini-Golf at Max’s Sports World


Community Events
Sept 20 (Mon.) 7-8 pm. Mennonite Central Committee Ontario Annual General Meeting. See for details.

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


Did you miss the Refugee Sponsorship Information Session on Tuesday? View recording  Background info and story from Syrian family in Lebanon refugee camp that needs sponsorship.  Contact Doris Martin or the church office with ways you can help.

Meals are required for Tori Fraser (daughter of Sheryl & Alf Crabbe) and family (3-4 adults) after her recent surgery.  Meals for October 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 or 15. To book a date please contact Shirley Dunford  or Darlene Gingerich. Thank you. Compassionate Care Committee

Thank you from Hidden Acres Moms and Kids Camp. A wonderful week of connecting, singing, laughing, learning and resting. With your help we were able to provide gas and grocery cards, craft supplies, and a gift bag of goodies for each family, as a way to celebrate our 40th year!
Some reflections from moms: “I felt very safe and loved which I haven’t felt that much in the last year. God’s love shines here.”  “I’ve watched my children build confidence and lasting friendships.” “This year I saw a new light in my daughter’s soul that I haven’t seen before.”

From MennoHomes: 49 more households are delighted to have a new affordable housing unit to call home at Bridgeport and Lancaster. To join a Virtual Grand Opening Thurs., Sept 23, 4:00pm click https://  Newsletter:

Personal Notes
Thanks to the ladies for the welcome prayer shawl and to others for prayers, texts, phone calls, cards and cookies.  John Gruhl

Congratulations to Jim & Carolyn Steckle who are celebrating  their 52nd anniversary on Monday, September  20, Ervin & Erma Steinmann who are celebrating their 70th anniversary on Wednesday, September 22 and  Nelson & Barbara Zehr who are celebrating their 69th anniversary on Friday, September 24.

Remember in Prayer
Adam Roth upon his baptism and all who are considering this step of faith.

Fall Worship Series – A Philippians Read Along!

Date Scripture Preacher
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