Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

03. Januar 2016 - 9.00 Uhr morgens

Thema: Der Bund der Freiheit


»Als sie den Stern sahen, wurden sie hocherfreut und gingen in das Haus[...]und fielen nieder und beteten [das Kindlein] an und taten ihre Schätze auf und schenkten ihm Gold, Weihrauch und Myrrhe.«                                                             Matthäus 2:10-11




   Begrüßung und Einleitung

Versammlungslieder – GM 234 Mein Herr kennt den Weg                                               GM 8 Dass du mich einstimmen lässt

                                  GM 363 Stern auf den ich schaue



   Bekanntmachungen & Gebet



Gottes Wort


Versammlungslied – GM 380 Jesus wir sehen auf dich

   Bibeltext – Matthäus 2:1-12          

   Predigt – Der Weg der Einbeziehung




   Schlusslied – GM 137 Segne und behüte uns




Klavier ~ Margarete Dyck

Versammlungslieder ~ Gerda Sawatzky

Kindergeschichte ~ Karina Thiessen

Hauptordner ~ Henry Krahn

Gottesdienstleitung ~ Kennert Giesbrecht

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Tontechniker ~ Kelvin Neufeld

Multimedia ~ Jason Rempel

Welcome Center ~ Dave & Lena Funk


Bibellese für nächste Woche: 1. Petrus 5:6 - 9


Sunday, January 3, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

Theme: Freedom Bound


Gathering As God’s People


Gathering Song - HWB 189 To us a Child of hope is born

Call to Worship & Prayer

Congregational Singing

             HWB 202 The virgin Mary had a baby boy

 We Three Kings



Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Scripture Reading – Matthew 2:1-12

Sermon – The Path of Inclusion

Worship Music - Longing for Light


Responding To God’s Word


Closing Song - HWB 218 As with gladness men of old



Children’s Story ~ Bev Unger

Multimedia ~ Jason Rempel

Offertory ~ Ed Hildebrand

Organist ~ Margarete Dyck

PA ~ Kelvin Neufeld

Pianist ~ Millie Hildebrand

Prelude/Postlude ~ Ed & Millie Hildebrand

Sermon ~ Randy Hildebrand

Song Leaders ~ Ed Hildebrand, Ron Dick,

Leona Hildebrand, Donna & Shaun Neufeldt

Worship Leader ~ Eric Rempel

Welcome Centre ~ Dave & Lena Funk


Cheryl Pauls, President of Canadian Mennonite University,
will be our English Service guest speaker Sun. Jan. 10th.


Please pray for:

s  Anne Unger in Bethesda Hospital

s  Frieda Wallman in Morris Hospital

s  Erna Schroeder who is undergoing chemotherapy

s  Hildegard Adrian who is recovering at home

s  Therese Harder who is now at home

s  Margaret Hiebert, Agnes Nikkel, Tina Nikkel, 
Henry & Jessie Peters, Susana Siemens, Helen Warkentin (
Bethesda Place), Justina Rempel, (Maplewood), 
Agnes Ketler, Agnes Steingart (Niverville),
John Kathler (Bethania)

Congratulations to first time grandparents Gerhard & Anne Froese on the birth of their granddaughter, Norah Froese (Kevin & Deanne) on Dec. 26th.  Norah is also the first great-grandchild of Helena Penner.

Congratulations to Ben & Helen Funk who will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Jan. 8th. We wish you God's blessing and many more years together.

Please check the Missionary Board for a new Newsletter from Rachel Klassen.



SMC Annual Reports are due Jan. 12th. Please submit all reports to

Gym Comm. Contact this week: Feterly Wiebe

Volunteer Driver Contact: Erdman & Eva Penner



Dec. 25 - 27, 2015

Our Giving: $ 20,690.25


Today, NO Family Volleyball
4:00 p.m. Young Families Game Night

Mon. Jan. 4, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Jan. 5, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball

Sat. Jan. 9, Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s
Speaker: Randy Hildebrand   MC: Homer Janzen



Jan. 12, 7:00 p.m. Vision Council Meeting in MPR. Reports due.

Jan. 16, 7:00 p.m. Asante Children's Choir Concert at SMC. Billets needed to host children from Jan. 16 – Jan. 17, 2016.
Contact Federic Hiebert if interested.

Jan. 17, 7:00 p.m. Arkbuilders meet in kitchenette. Please note change of date.

Jan. 19, 7:00 p.m. Sunbeams meet in kitchenette


Nurture Schedule

Boys Club – Wed. Jan. 6, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. 

Girls Club - Wed. Jan. 6, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

Jr. Youth - Wed. Jan. 6, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 

Sr. Youth - Thurs. Jan. 7, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Christmas Party. Bring your White Elephant gift!


SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Preschool (Age 2–Kindergarten) – Kitchenette

School-Age (Gr. 1-12) – Upstairs


  • College & Career with Jer Janzen 
  • Young Adults with Ed Peters -  Room # 217
  • Bible Study in Room # 109
  • Current Issues in MPR
  • Informal visiting with coffee, maté, and tereré in gym


All of us as SMC Staff want to thank the congregation for all the cards, family pictures, baking, treats and well wishes over this Christmas Season. Each of us wish each of you a Wonderful and Blessed New Year.


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Steinbach Mennonite Church is faithfully following Christ in worship and service by making disciples, building community and reaching out to the world.


Welcome Visitors

Thank you for worshipping with us this morning. If you are visiting with us, we welcome you and would like to get to know you. We invite you to introduce yourself to us at the Welcome Centre. Some basic information about our church is available to you there.



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