September 5, 2021 Bulletin

September 5, 2021
Summer Worship Series
Trips and Travels: Encountering God

Prelude
Call to Worship and Prayer
Come all you people  VT 2
Mountain of God   VT 11
Children’s Time
1 Kings 19:8-16
Meditation: Resting is holy work too
Restless    VT 741
Congregational Prayer
Offering
Announcements
How great thou art   VT 436
Benediction
Postlude

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

Steinmann Events
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.

Jr. Youth
Sept. 10 (Fri.) 7:00 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.—Outdoor movie night. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

Community Events
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.

Notices
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!

Date Scripture Preacher
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

Personal Notes
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.