September 25, 2022 Bulletin

 

Sunday, September 25, 2022
A God Who Can be Trusted  – The Book of Exodus

Prelude

Call to worship

Prayer

Here in this place    VT 10  (vs 1-2, 4)

10 000 Reasons/Bless the Lord    VT 111

Children’s Time

Psalm 94: 1-7, 16-23

Litany for National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

When Israel was in Egypt’s land    VT 193 (vs 1-4)

Exodus 5-11 Reading

Sermon: Plagues, Wrath, and a Loving God?!?

My Soul Cries Out    VT 412

Congregational Prayer

Be Still and Know    VT 37

Offering & Children’s Offering

Announcements

We, Your People, Sing your Praises    VT 849

Benediction

Postlude

Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader: Sue Kennel
Accompanist: Grant Movold
Song Leader: Sara Roth
Children’s Time: Paulette West
Sermon & Congregational Prayer: Pastor Sara Erb
A/V: Michael Gingerich & Ben Winter

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

In person Coffee Time;  No Coffee Time on Zoom

Today is our first Intergenerational Sunday School at 11:15 a.m.  All ages are invited to gather in the fellowship hall for a Bible story and singing, followed by a Potluck and BBQ!

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.

The October Special Offering will support the Wilmot Family Resource Centre Food Bank. A food offering will be held on October 9th. You can bring food items starting Oct 2nd.

Next Sunday October 2
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 12:1-13:16
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge
Prepare to participate in Communion on World Communion Sunday.

Coffee Time in person, Coffee Time on Zoom.

Congregational Life
Sept. 28 (Wed.) 7 p.m. Ushers and Greeters will meet in the sanctuary for an orientation session.

Oct. 5 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon – All women invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks provided.

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

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
Oct. 16 (Sun.) Car Rally  – Whole congregation invited to participate. More details to come.

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

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

KidsLIFE request:  KidsLIFE is collecting empty toilet paper rolls and empty 2L, plastic pop bottles! Your items can be put in the marked box by the mailboxes. Thank you so much!

Small Groups
Sept. 27 (Tues.) 10 a.m. The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will meet at the church. Everyone is welcome. Contact person: Wes Leis.

Oct. 13 (Thurs.) 10-11:30 a.m. – Women’s Bible study meeting at the church in-person and/or Zoom. Studying Philemon. Questions – talk to Lynelle Drudge, Joy Wagler or Darlene Gingerich.

Community Events
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, 3:00 pm., Grand Valley Golf Course. Ride/walk or sponsor Steinmann Steamrollers: https://bit.ly/3diA8PI

Oct. 5 (Wed.) 7 p.m. Rockway Mennonite Collegiate invites you to their evening session of Spiritual Emphasis Week, called Compassion: Exploring a Trauma-Informed Approach. Led by Sara Erb. Sponsored by MCEC. Visit https://bit.ly/3LrBmVq for more info. All are welcome!

Oct. 10 (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 https://www.blood.ca/en

October 21-23: Hidden Acres’ 2nd Virtual Rally for Recreation. Raising money for a new natural playground, built with accessibility in mind. For more information visit: www.hiddenacres.ca

Oct. 22 (Sat.) 5 p.m. House of Friendship – Friendship Dinner: Journey of Hope at Bingemans Conference Centre. For more information https://bit.ly/3BZ6ZT6

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Brian & Carol Sararus who are celebrating their 51st anniversary on Saturday,  October 1 .

Remember in Prayer
Ethel Zehr was released from the hospital Sunday evening, September 18.  Give thanks that Ethel and Elmer can enjoy life together again.

We are grateful that Ervin Steinmann was scheduled to move from the hospital to Nithview LTC on Friday morning. For the moment, Erma continues to stay at PeopleCare, Tavistock.

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

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 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

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.