The Church We are Becoming
Call to Worship
I surrender all
Matthew 3:1-2, 11-17, 28:16-20
Lord, I want to be a Christian HWB 444
Leading Us in Worship:
Worship & Prayer Leader: Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
Music: Al Mills, Isaac Roth, Sara Roth
Children’s Time & Scripture Reading: Sara, Ryan, Nate, Isaac and Adam Roth
Sermon: Pastor Steve Drudge
Baptism of Matthew Bailey
Special “coin” offering for September: Mennonite World Conference (MWC) churches in the developing world distressed by the pandemic request help because they do not have enough food, water and soap. Details: click. Designate gifts to MWC Global Church Sharing Fund.
Kids and adults, start now to place a food item each week in a box, basket or bag for the Food Bank! Items most needed by the Wilmot Family Resource Center are: stew & chili, canned tomatoes, peanut butter, cereal, 100% real fruit juice, spaghetti sauce, canned pasta, Kraft dinner (mac & cheese). Garden produce gladly accepted. Collected items can be dropped off at the church – a box is just inside the main entrance – until Sun., Oct. 11, or dropped off at the Food Bank or grocery store. During October, please designate “coin” offerings for the WFRC food bank.
NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person gathering for worship.
Scripture: John 3:1-17
Speaker: Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
Sept. 27 (Today), 3 p.m. Campfire/Hike at the MacLaurin’s. Bring your own chair, snacks, and hiking shoes.
Oct. 2 (Fri.) 6:30-8 p.m. Campfire, Games, and Pastor Sara’s Review at Bob and Gladys Bender’s. Bring own chair.
COMING STEINMANN EVENTS
Children’s Sunday School (Age 2-Gr. 4) will resume this fall with some at home resources, and gathering once a month on Zoom following the worship service. The first Zoom will be today at 11 a.m. Sunday School classes for other ages are in the works, stay tuned for details.
Nov. 1 (Sun.) Farewell service for Pastor Myrna during the morning worship. You can participate via livestream or in person. More details to follow.
Sept. 30 (Wed.) 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m. Interfaith Counselling Online Annual General Meeting. Registration: 519-662-3092.
Oct. 16-18 ((Fri. – Sun.) Fall Hike at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. Retreat Details.
Oct. 17-31 MCC – Empty Bowls for Haiti alternative. Purchase bowl online, then pick up bowl and receive a soup voucher redeemable at a participating restaurant. More details: here.
Oct. 18 (Sun.) 7:30-9:00 p.m. Pastors in Exile’s (PiE) “Bible Trivia” fundraiser is moving online to Zoom. Test out your knowledge of the book of Ruth! To participate: form a team, read the book of Ruth (it’s short!) and ask family and friends to sponsor your team. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1 (Fri. – Sat.) Marriage Encounter weekend at Jericho House, Wainfleet, ON. For more information Retreat.
Nov. 6-7 (Fri. & Sat.) MEDA Convention 2020. Towards an equal world. Register before October 1, 2020 to receive a FREE Convention Toolkit! Register today!
Pastor Sara’s Review: The Pastor Congregation Relations Committee (PCRC) and Pastor Sara are beginning her review this week. The goal is to improve the ministry of our congregation and the effectiveness of its members and staff. Through reflection and collaborative discernment, pastors and leaders and people all gain insight and discern new priorities. PCRC believes that this will be a healthy way for our congregation to focus on what will promote and nurture success. We will do this according to MCEC guidelines.
Mennonite Central Committee recently shipped needed material resources to Jordan and two communities in northern Ontario. Another shipment to Jordan awaits 1,100 comforters, 1,330 relief kits, 2,800 hygiene kits, 1,540 school kits and 20 teacher cartons. Any assistance is appreciated. Drop off at a MCC office or Thrift store.
Congratulations to Robert & Irene Jutzi who are celebrating their 58th anniversary on Tuesday, September 29.
Marg and Milt Mohr and their family are very grateful for your prayers for their grandson Hudson. He is now at home and is doing well.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Pray for Lynn Yantzi & Nancy and their family. Lynn is at St. Mary’s Hospital awaiting a surgery time for open heart surgery.
Mennonite World Conference:
• Pray for peace in Colombia where some churches suffer from armed conflict, violation of human rights, recruitment of minors in paramilitary forces and restrictions on their ability to gather for worship.
• Pray for communities who are suffering religious persecution, especially in India, Pakistan, Vietnam and China.