September 26, 2021 Bulletin

September 26, 2021

Joy Ride based on Paul’s letter to the Philippians



Glimpses of Joy

Call to worship and Prayer

Summoned by the God who made us   VT 1

God is great and God is good   VT 488

Children’s Time

Philippians 2:1-5

Reflecting on Joy  – Joel Godfrey

God, be the love   VT 43

Reflecting on Joy—Verna Schwartzentruber

Philippians 4:4-9

Congregational Prayer

Exploring Truth and Reconciliation

Be thou my vision   VT 549

Generosity Highlight



Over my head   VT 594


Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude/Postlude: Doris Martin
Worship Leader & Congregational Prayer: David Martin
Children’s Time: The Finnies
Congregational Sharing: Joel Godfrey, Verna Schwartzentruber
Generosity Highlight: Paulette West
Livestream: Paul Hammer

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.

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).

TODAY No Coffee Time

Monthly special giving for September. MCC School kits. Give directly to MCC: When donating online, add ‘school kits’ in the comment/memo section.

Next Sunday October 3
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
Scripture: Philippians 2:12-30
Mediation: Pastor Steve Drudge
Remembering Christ in Communion: If you are livestreaming, please prepare to have on hand some bread or crackers, grape or other juice or substitute.

No Coffee Time

Steinmann Events
September 26 Crawford Lake Conservation Area: trails boardwalk, and several longhouses of an Iroquoian village.  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

Sept. 30 (Thurs.), the first federal statutory holiday for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Pastors will use part of the day for education on indigenous concerns. The church office will be open.

Oct 3 (Sun.) – World Communion Sunday

Oct.6 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon – Women are invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt, masks are required. Bring a bag lunch and a drink.  The kitchen, fridge and microwave will not be available.  If staying for the lunch and meeting—proof of full vaccination is required. Upon arrival everyone will be asked to sign in and physical distancing will be observed. Looking forward to welcoming you back.

Oct 10 (Thanksgiving Sunday) – Coming up: Collection for the Food Bank at WFRC – in person Oct. 10 and outside the church main entrance Oct. 4-10. More details next week.

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

Jr. Youth & MYF
Sept. 26 (Sun.) 3-5 p.m. MYF Mini-Golf at Max’s Sports World
Sept. 29 (Wed) 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Jr. Youth Progressive Campfire.

Community Events
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp’s first annual Rally for Recreation. A great way to get outside while also supporting the work of Hidden Acres. For more information,   visit

Interested in learning more about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation? Check out various resources from MCC Canada: or consider registering for Truth and Reconciliation Week (General Public) hosted by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation . Trinity Lutheran Church is hosting an online vigil beginning at 8pm Sept. 30; a time for prayer and reflection as we commit to walking the path of reconciliation.  Link will be included in this week’s email.

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

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Brian & Carol Sararus who are celebrating  their 50th anniversary on Friday, October 1.

Remember in Prayer
“In June/July 2021, we lost more than 10 church leaders due to COVID-19” – Zimbabwe. “A heavy COVID-19 wave” has resulted in the deaths of Mennonite pastors and members in Indonesia. These examples remind us to pray and help our global neighbours:

Fall Worship Series – A Philippians Read Along!

Date Scripture Preacher
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