September 24, 2023 Bulletin

Voices Together:  Images for God
September 24, 2023

Gathering to praise….


Call to Worship and Prayer

Hymn:  We Sing to You, O God     VT 80

Scripture:  Psalm 145: 1-8

Hymn:  How Great Is Our God     VT 116

…to listen for God’s Spirit….

 Children’s Time

Hymn of the month: God, Give Me Faith like a Child     VT 519

Scripture:  Deuteronomy 32:1-4

Sermon: God is like ….

…..that transforms us ….

 Hymn: Bring Many Names      VT 134

Congregational Prayer

Offering & Offertory

….and sends us forth as bearers of God’s hope.  


Hymn: Go, My Children     VT 830



An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under. Parents are expected to supervise their children while in the nursery.

Leading us in worship:
Prelude/Offertory/Postlude/Song Leader:
Darryl Drudge, Elaine Finney, Joel Godfrey, Ben Winter
Worship Leader:  Rick Brenneman
Children’s Time:   Paulette West
Scripture:  Jonah Drudge
Sermon: Pastor Louise Wideman
A/V:  Paul Hammer, Cliff Kennel

September Special Offering and Kid’s Offering:   Help Mennonite Central Committee provide food where there is extreme hunger in East Africa. For information and to donate:

Coffee, tea & juice available in the fellowship hall following the service.

Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages:
11:00 – 12 p.m. Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 5), basement
11:15 – 12 p.m. Jr. Youth (Gr. 6-8) & MYF (Gr. 9-12+), basement
–  Adult Ed., Fireplace Room
We kindly ask, if the worship service ends early, that you continue to stay with your children until the 11 a.m. start time for Sunday School and Snack.

Next Sunday October 1
9:45 a.m.  Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Theme: Voices Together: World Communion Sunday
Speaker: Pastor Ben Cassels

Congregational Life
The 2023-2024 Steinmann Mennonite Church phone directory is in your church mailbox for pick up.

Request for help from property:  We would like some help to replace the cemetery shed roof. Please contact Glen at 226-972-9580.

Sept. 26 (Tues.) 4 – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Pickleball.

Oct. 4 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon – All women invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks provided.

October 12,(Thurs.) 7:00 pm, Steinmann M.C.“We Own This Now” presented by Ted & Company TheatreWorks.  Sponsored by MCC; the Wilmot Ecumenical Working Group on Indigenous/Settler Relationships; local churches;  businesses and individuals. It explores the legal framework that justified European acquisition of the Americas and the oppression of Indigenous peoples. Tickets are $15 each ($10 for students). Get yours at

Oct. 13 – 14 (Fri. – Sat.) Women’s retreat at Blue Mountain Resort. Cost is  approx. $150.00. Incudes lodging and food, 2 different times to leave on Friday 10:30 or 4:00 or later.  Please sign up by Wed. Oct 4th.. Questions, contact Sandy Scheerer 519-274-4080.

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
Oct 1, 12 p.m. Beach Day! Bring a packed lunch, lots of layers to be prepped for all weather. Meet at the church.

Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
Sept 28 (Thur.) 6:30-8 p.m. Gym Night at the church. Prep for indoor and outdoor activities.

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
Oct. 4 (Wed.), 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Steinmann Mennonite Church, the first and third Wednesdays of the month.    Children grades 1-5 are    invited . Cost is free; register at

Small Groups
Sept. 26 (Tues.) 10 a.m. The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet in the fireplace room. Studying “Exploring the New Testament”. Everyone is welcome.

Bible study group for women of all ages – If you would like to participate in a study group that will meet on the second and fourth Thursday (10 a.m.), in the board room at church and/or via Zoom, contact Darlene Gingerich, 519.662.3492 or A start date will be determined by responses.

Personal Notes
Irene Bender offers her gratitude for her 100th birthday celebration, and special thanks to Susan Seyler and the Kitchen Committee for all their work!

Remember in Prayer
Continue to remember the many persons we know with ongoing health challenges

Let us pray for persons grieving the death of a loved one:

  • Sharon Leis, Sandy & Mark Scheerer, and Kathy Dow as they remember their brother, Benj Gingerich;   Visitation is Friday, September 22, 1-4 pm and 6-8 pm and Saturday, September 23, 9-10:45 am.  Funeral service at 11 am.
  • Irene Jutzi remembering her step-brother, Ron Kropf.  Visitation is at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wellesley on Saturday October 14  at 1:30 pm.  Funeral service at 2:30 pm.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for  Brussels Mennonite Fellowship , Brussels, ON.

Wider Community
Sept 21-30 Peace Week 2023, hosted by Conrad Grebel and U of W,     sponsored by Kindred Centre for Peace Advancement. Several events (some free) happening throughout the week. Check out the link for more information:

Sept. 25 (Mon.) 7:00-8:30 p.m. Online. MCC Ontario Annual General Meeting. For details

Sept. 28 (Thurs.) 11:30- 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wilmot Family Resource Centre’s 29th Annual Poor Boys Luncheon at the New Hamburg Community Centre (251 Jacob St.)  Tickets $10 each or family $35, available at the door, cash or cheque only.

Sept. 30 (Sat.) 6:30 p.m. Vigil Service for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Peel Street lawn of Trinity Lutheran Church. All are welcome for a time of prayer, music and reflection.

Oct. 1 (Sun.) 3 p.m. Silver Lake Mennonite Camp hosts a Book Launch  – “Childhood Unplugged” by Katherine Johnson Martinko. Join us to discuss and hear advice about how to get kids off screens and find balance with nature. Location: Community Room at 50 Kent Ave, Kitchener.

Oct. 9 (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

Oct. 14 (Sat) 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. Empty Bowls for Haiti at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Tickets and info:

Oct. 20 (Fri.) CMU Discover Day – Full- or half-day options available. Prospective students the CMU campus, visit a class, meet professors and current students, ask questions and have lunch and treats on us! Visit

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Voices Together Resource Day at Shantz Mennonite Church. Come explore the music and resources of the new Voices Together Hymnal with some of the members of the VT Committee and other MCEC musicians. Register at . The day ends with a Voices Together Hymn Sing at 7 p.m. open to the whole community. All are invited to bring your voices.

Oct. 28 (Sat.) 5 p.m. House of Friendship’s Friendship Dinner. Celebrate inspiring youth who are overcoming the odds! More info and tickets