Sunday, February 18, 2024 Bulletin

February 18, 2024
Lent in Plain Sight
Dust – Transforming Mundane to Holy

Drawing Near to Jesus …



Call to Worship & Prayer

Hymn:  Heard the Voice of Jesus Say     VT 536

Hymn:  I want Jesus to walk with me     VT 306

Scripture: Psalm 119:25-32

Confession and Assurance

Children’s Time & Object Prayer – Genesis 2:4-7

Hymn of the Month:  Lo, I am with you  vs 1, 4, 6,7      VT 284

 … Reawakening to God’s Spirit …

 Scripture: Job 30:16-23

Mediation 1:  Lent, Dust, and Loss

Gift of Music:  Great is Thy Faithfulness     VT 419

Meditation 2:  Job, Dust, and a Faithful God

Scripture: Job 30:16-23

Hymn: Still My Soul     VT 603

Congregational Prayer

… Living as Transformed People.

 Offering & Offertory


Hymn: When Peace like a River VT 617

Benediction & Object Prayer


An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under. Parents are expected to supervise their children while in the nursery.

Leading us in worship:
Worship Leader: Aleah Laverty
Accompanist: Doris Martin
Song Leader: Steve Wagler
Gift of Music Reflection: Rose Wagler
Children’s Time: Joy Wagler
Sermon: Pastor Sara Erb
Congregational Prayer: Ryan Roth
A/V:  Cliff Kennel & Mike Gingerich

Special Offerings for February 18 & 25 will support Breakfast Club in providing nutritious food to students at local schools. Direct donations can be placed in the offering or sent via etransfer to . Be sure to put “Breakfast Club” in the memo or designation line.

Coffee & tea available in the fellowship hall following the service.

No Sunday School Today

11:00 a.m. Zoom Coffee Time.

Next Sunday February 25
Lent 2: Practising Peace
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship .
Scripture:   Isaiah 52; Ephesians 6:15
Speaker:  Pastor Louise Wideman
There will be opportunity to participate in hand and foot washing during worship.

This week at Steinmann MC
Feb. 19 (Mon.) 6:30—9 p.m.
Feb. 20 (Tues.) 3 – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 20 (Tues) The church office will be closed in lieu of Family Day.

Feb. 21 (Wed.) Rescheduled date Morning & afternoon – All women invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks provided.

Feb. 22 (Thur.) 7:45 p.m.  MYF (Grades 9-12+) Bible Quizzing Study Night, read chapters 13-16 ahead of time.

Feb. 23 (Fri) 5:30 p.m.  TGIF is a monthly casual gathering of families with children for food and fun, and is open to all.  Please RSVP to Darryl at by Wed. February 21st so food can be ordered.

Feb. 23, (Fri.) 7-10 p.m. MYF (Grades 9-12+) Family Dinner at Paul and Lynnette Hammer’s place.

Congregational Life
Mar 3 (Sun.) noon Jr. Youth and MYF Chili Fundraiser Lunch

April 7 (Sun.) is the new date for the AGM – mark your calendars.

Trip to PA  Oct. 14-18 Sign up sheet is by the church mailboxes. Registration is confirmed when you have submitted $100 deposit per person. Only 5 spots remain.

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
Feb. 22 (Thur.) 7:45 p.m..  Bible Quizzing Study Night, read chapters 13-16 ahead of time.
Feb. 23, (Fri.) 7-10 p.m. Family Dinner at Paul and Lynnette Hammer’s place.
Mar 1 (Fri.) 7-10 p.m. Chili Prep Night at the church

Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
Feb. 29 (Thur.) 6:30-8 p.m. Service Night – baking for Breakfast Club, at the church.
Mar 3 (Sun.) 11 a.m. Chili Fundraiser Lunch

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
Feb. 21 (Wed.), 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Small Groups
Feb. 22 (Thurs.) 10:00 a.m. – Women’s Bible study group meeting at the church in the Fireplace area. Read chapter 6 of “Let The Light In”. All women are welcome. Contact person – Darlene Gingerich.

Remember in Prayer
Congratulations to Walter Mabee  who celebrated his 81st birthday last Friday, February 16.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for  Famille Assemblée de la Grâce, Montreal, QC.

Feb. 21 (Wed.) Ecumenical Lenten Lunches will be held on Wednesdays during Lent. They will begin at 12:00 noon with a short devotional followed by a soup lunch. Donations will be taken to cover the cost of the meal. Additional funds will support the Indigenous Elder Staff Position at the Wilmot Family Resource Center.   The first one will be at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Feb. 25 (Sun.) at 4:00 p.m. BACH VESPERS For Lent at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 23 Water Street North, Kitchener. Admission is free; donations are gratefully received.

Feb. 28 (Wed.) 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. & March 1 (Fri.) 2 – 4 p.m. Tri-County Mennonite Homes – Nithview presents volunteer open house recruitment event. Join us in Making a Difference. Please rsvp by Feb. 21 519- 662-2280 ext. 5121 or

March 1 (Fri.) 7 p.m. The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener presents 2022 Canadian Screen Award winner My Tree, follows a Canadian, Jason Sherman, on an odyssey to find the tree planted in     Israel to mark his bar mitzvah when he was 13. Join Jason and guests for a discussion and reception after the film. Tickets $20, available at: Questions? Contact Karl Kessler:

March 2 (Fri.) at 7 p.m. Shantz Mennonite Church (2473 Erbs Road Baden) presents an evening of Lenten Worship: Stations of the Cross, followed by meditative Lenten music shared by John B. Miller and Friends. The event is free, but donations are appreciated to support the musicians.

March 9 (Sat.) 7:30 p.m.: Menno Singers present ‘At the Foot of the Cross,’ with cellist Ben Bolt-Martin and Menno Youth Ensemble at Trillium Lutheran Church (22 Willow St., Waterloo). Tickets $25, Child/Student $5 at or at the door.

April 24 (Wed.) 9:30 a.m.  –  12 noon MCC presents Active Bystander Training provides participants the opportunity to see themselves as potential Active Bystanders who can intervene when they are witness to abusive, isolating or stigmatizing behaviour. Register at

Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp

  • March 11 (Mon.) 9:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grandparents and grandchildren (grades 1-6) retreat “Discover God through the Creative Process” For more information or to register go to our    website


  • Hiring for our 2024 Summer Staff Team! Check out the website for available positions, information and to apply. Connect our Program Director, Josh Penfold at with any questions.