Sunday, February 25, 2024 Bulletin


February 25, 2024
Lent 2 in Plain Sight
Shoes – Transforming Mundane to Holy

Drawing Near to Jesus ….



Call to Worship     VT 866 Adapted

Hymn:  We are Marching     VT 793

Confession and Assurance

Children’s Time & Object Prayer

Hymn of the month:  Lo, I am with you      VT 284

…Reawakening to God’s Spirit ….

 Scripture:  Is. 52:7, Eph. 6:15; Luke 1: 78-79; John 12:3; John 1:24-27

Sermon:   Praying with our feet

Scripture:  Is. 52:7; Luke 1: 78-79

Hymn: Put Peace into Each Other’s Hands     VT 485

Congregational Sharing Ritual:  Hand & Foot washing


….living as transformed people.

 Offering & Offertory


Hymn: Guide My Feet     VT 816



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:
Prelude/Offertory/Postlude:  Susan Seyler
Worship Leader:  Lynnette Hammer
Song Leader:  Sara Roth
Children’s Time:  Pastor Ben Cassels
Visuals:  Jim Steckle
Sermon/Congregational Prayer:  Pastor Louise Wideman
AV:  Ben Winter & Steve Kennel

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.

Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages:
11:00 – 12 p.m. Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 5), basement
11:15 – 12 p.m.  Jr. Youth (Gr. 6-8) & MYF (Gr. 9-12+), basement
Adult Ed., Fireplace Room

Next Sunday March 3
Lent 3: Joyful Generosity

9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship .
Scripture:   Luke 15:8-10 & Mark 12:13-17
Speaker:  Pastor Ben Cassels

11:00 a.m. Zoom Coffee Time.

This week at Steinmann MC
Feb. 26 (Mon.) 6:30—9 p.m.
Feb. 27 (Tues.) 3 – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Feb.  27 (Tues.) 2:30 p.m. Peace & Justice Committee meeting

Feb. 27  (Tues.) 4 p.m. Cemetery meeting

Feb. 28 (Wed.) 7-8:30 p.m. MYF (Grades 9-12+) Winnipeg  trip preparation meeting

Feb. 29 (Thur.) 9 a.m. Tractor Breakfast, fundraising with the proceeds going to Steinmann Mennonite church.  If interested in attending contact Dawna in the church office by Tuesday morning, February 27.

Feb. 29 (Thur.) 6:30-8 p.m. Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8) Service Night – baking for Breakfast Club, at the church.

Feb. 29 (Thur.) 7:45 p.m.  MYF (Grades 9-12+) Bible Quizzing Study Night, read chapters 13-16 ahead of time.

Mar 1 (Fri.) 7-10 p.m.  MYF (Grades 9-12+) Chili Prep Night at the church.

Congregational Life
Steinmann Mennonite Church seeks a Church Office Manager.  This position includes a wide variety of administrative responsibility including the oversight of some financial operations in conjunction with an external bookkeeping service.  Hours  range from 25-32 per week. Applications accepted until March 11   Full job posting is found at

Pastor Sara will be attending and organizing a Pastors’ Retreat at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, Feb 26-28

Mar. 3 (Sun.) 12p.m. Chili Fundraiser Lunch, prepared by the youth. Funds raised help cover costs of big events such as the Winter Retreat, and the upcoming MYF Formation Trip to Winnipeg over March Break. Donations above $10/person can be receipted.

March 3 (Sun.) following chili fundraiser lunch, plan to stay for 30 minutes of Bicentennial stories – through word and a slideshow!

March 6 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon – All women invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks provided.

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

Trip to PA  Oct. 14-18 completely booked.

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
Feb. 28 (Wed.) 7-8:30 p.m. Winnipeg  trip preparation meeting
Feb. 29 (Thur.) 7:45 p.m..  Bible Quizzing Study Night, read chapters 13-16 ahead of time.
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)
March 6 (Wed.), 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Jobs that Help.

Small Groups
March 7 (Thurs.) 10:00 a.m. – Women’s Bible study group meeting at the church in the Fireplace area. Read chapter  7 of “Let The Light In”. All women are welcome. Contact person – Darlene Gingerich.

Remember in Prayer
AnnaMae and Ken Hofstetter would like to thank God for seeing AnnaMae through breast surgery on February 16. Remember us in your prayers for healing.      ~AnnaMae & Ken

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for  First Hmong Mennonite Church., Kitchener, ON.

Feb. 28 (Wed.) noon Ecumenical Lenten Lunches at Mannheim Mennonite Church

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

Feb. 29 (Thur.) 7:30 p.m. (CST) (8:30 p.m. EST) CommonWord virtual launch of the Together in Hope resource collection for facing the climate crisis. Join MCCanada Climate Action group as they launch a new collection of resources designed to help face the climate crisis in hope.  Register for the Zoom event at

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 4 (Mon.) 2 – 8 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Appointments are required. To book an appointment call 1-888-236-6283 or

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.

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

Mar 21 (Thur.) 7:30 pm (Free Public) Conrad Grebel Bechtel Lecture: A lot-Driven People: Mennonite Narratives in Age of Nationalism (1870-1945), John P. Eicher

Mar 23 (Sat) 10 a.m. Grebel and UW Open House for prospective students. Visit for more information.

March 23 (Sat.) 7 p.m. Rosebank Church (1434 Huron Rd. Petersburg) presents The Chapelaires in Concert. No admission, free will offering. For more info

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

April 29 at 6 pm New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Promotion Dinner at Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville Rd, St. Jacobs.  Tickets online at or contacting Justin Armitage at 519-745-8458 ext. 262.

Aug. 11 to 23 Ontario Mennonite Music Camp  grades 6-12. Hosted at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo. Register by April 12 for early-bird camp fees.

Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp: Hiring 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.