September 5, 2021
Summer Worship Series
Trips and Travels: Encountering God
Call to Worship and Prayer
Come all you people VT 2
Mountain of God VT 11
1 Kings 19:8-16
Meditation: Resting is holy work too
Restless VT 741
How great thou art VT 436
Leading Us in Worship:
Prelude and Postlude: Delphine Schwartzentruber
Worship Leader and Prayer: Janessa Otto
Children’s Time: Sara Roth
Meditation: Pastor Sara Erb
Livestream: Steve Kennel
TODAY 11:00 a.m. Coffee Time on Zoom
COVID Guidelines for Worship
- 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.
Under Ontario step 3 reopening we can accommodate about 120 people for worship in the fellowship hall. There is room for you if you wish to attend in person. Please wear a mask. Livestreaming will continue.
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: https://bit.ly/2WufDHi When donating online, add ‘school kits’ in the comment/memo section
Next Sunday September 12
10:00 a.m. Outdoor Service (arrive at 9:45 a.m.)
Joy Ride: Paul’s letter to the Philippians
Scripture: Philippians 1:1-26
Meditation: Pastor Steve Drudge
No Coffee Time
Sept 9 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m.- Care Team meeting
Sept 9 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. MYF Sponsor meeting
Sept. 14 (Tues.) 7:00 p.m.—Steinmann’s Peace and Justice Committee is holding a refugee sponsorship information session in the fellowship hall. Last year our congregation was asked to consider sponsoring a Syrian refugee family that is related to a family now living in Kitchener. This request is still before us. We will hear from Moses Moini from MCC Ontario about the refugee situation and ways we can help.
Sept. 26 (Sun.) 11:00 a.m. Kids (Age 2—Gr. 5). Save the date for our first in-person (outdoor) Sunday School! More details to come.
Sept. 10 (Fri.) 7:00 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.—Outdoor movie night. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
Sept. 16 (Thurs.) 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. MEDA Breakfast event at the Stone Crock Restaurant in St. Jacobs. For information and to register https://bit.ly/3DhJP97
Sept. 20-21 (Mon.-Tues.)- Annual Fall Seniors Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Join us virtually on Sept. 20 to explore the topic: “Journey Toward Justice: Equal Rights for Palestinians and Israelis” with Christian Peacemaker Teams and MCEC Palestine-Israel Network. Gather outdoors with us at Hidden Acres on Sept. 21 for an informal time of connecting with each other and some of our resource people. For more information and to register visit https://bit.ly/3zExwBE.
Sept. 22, 2021-Feb. 2, 2022 MCC Applied Peacebuilding Skills Certificate Program. Learning the skills of “peace” is a lifelong adventure. To learn more and to register, go to www.mcco.ca/peace-certificate.
Church office closed Tuesday, Sept. 7 in lieu of Labour Day.
The church flower beds need some help. The ones along the west side have been neglected and desperately need some attention. If you can help you can just show up with hoe and shovel or contact Arne
The New Hamburg Thrift Centre is looking for volunteers in the following area: retail floor support, cashier, fabric, housewares and back door receiving. www.newhamburgthrift.com
Fall Worship Series – A Philippians Read Along!
|Sept 12||Philippians 1:1-26||Pastor Steve|
|Sept 19||Philippians 1:27-30||Pastor Sara|
|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|
Congratulations to Nelson Zehr who is celebrating his 89th birthday on Tuesday, September 7 and Irene Bender who is celebrating her 98th birthday on Saturday, September 11.
Congratulations to Steve & Sharon Gingerich marking 50 years of marriage on Saturday, September 11.
Remember in Prayer
We pray for students, teachers, families, and school administers as they prepare to return to school this week.