Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

7. Februar 2016 - 9.00 Uhr morgens

Thema: Das Evangelium nach Markus


„Ist er nicht der Zimmermann, Marias Sohn, unde der Bruder des Jakobus und Joses und Judas und Simon? Sind nicht auch seine Schwestern hier bei uns?“  Markus 6:3




Begrüßung und Einleitung


GM 306 Komm doch zur Quelle des Lebens

GM 308 Komm zu dem Heiland, komme noch heut!



Inside our Doors – Die Rolle der Diakonie

Bekanntmachungen & Gebet



Gottes Wort


                     GM 318 Ein Gnadenruf ertönt

GM 324 Es ist ein Born, draus heilges Blut

Bibeltext – Markus 6,1-29

Predigt – Jesus der Nachbarsjunge



Schlusslied – GM 342 Mein Glaube fest sich bauen kann



Klavier ~ Margarete Dyck

Versammlungslieder ~ Isbrand Fehr

Kindergeschichte ~ Natalie Harder

Hauptordner ~ Henry Krahn

Gottesdienstleitung ~ Fernando Hiebert

Botschaft ~ Siegfried Dürksen

Tontechniker ~ Erwin Toews

Multimedia ~ Christina Giesbrecht


Wir laden ganz herzlich zu einem Lobpreis und Anbetungs Abend am 13. Februar um 7:00 uhr abends im MPR ein.



Sunday, February 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

Theme: Gospel of Mark


Gathering As God’s People


Call to Worship and Prayer

Congregational Singing

Come All You People
STJ 1 We Sing to You, O God
Unto Thee O Lord
Wings of an Eagle



Inside our Doors – Role of a Deacon

Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Worship Music ~ Speak O Lord

Scripture Reading ~ Mark 6:1-29

Sermon ~ Good News? Offense! Success! Death!


Responding To God’s Word


Closing Song ~ HWB 567 How Firm a Foundation




Children’s Story ~ Katie Giesbrecht

Multimedia ~ Christina Giesbrecht

Organist/Postlude ~ Karen Peters

PA ~ Erwin Toews

Pianist/Prelude/Offertory ~ Kim Sidorchuk

Song Leaders ~ Val & Ed Peters, Ed Hildebrand, Lyle Peters, Rob Sidorchuk, Lavina Thiessen

Sermon ~ Randy Hildebrand

Worship Leader ~ Sieg Hiebert

Head Usher ~ Henry Krahn


Scripture Readings for this week are Mark Chapters 7-9

The sermons on Sun. Feb. 14 (Lent 1) will be on Mark 8:27-9:8


Please pray for:

s  Anne Unger in Bethesda Hospital

s  Erna Schroeder who is undergoing chemotherapy

s  Our Sr. Youth, Sponsors & Pastor Heiko as they will be at Youth Quake next weekend Feb. 12-14.

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

In Memorium: We remember Heinrich Hiebert who passed away a year ago on Jan. 19th. Pray for God’s comfort and peace to the family and friends these days.

Congratulations to Torsten & Angelika Giesbrecht on the birth of their daughter, Melody Mae, on Feb. 3rd. Proud grandparents are Ruben & Ursula Giesbrecht and Willy & Sheryl Dueck.

Congratulations to Adolf & Erna Bergen who will celebrate their 25th anniversary on Feb. 9th. We wish you God's blessing and many more years together.

Our sympathies and prayers go to Jac & Helen Harder on the death of Jac’s mother, Sara Harder nee Wieler, on Feb. 1st.

Our sympathies and prayers go to Mary Ann & Royden Loewen on the death of Mary Ann’s dad, C. Wilbert Loewen, on Feb. 2nd. The funeral is this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel.

Our sympathies and prayers go to Ron & Noreen Janzen on the death of Ron’s dad, John Janzen, on Feb. 2nd.



Gym Comm. Contact this week: Ronni Hiebert

Volunteer Driver Contact: Erdman & Eva Penner



Jan. 24 – Feb. 6, 2016

Our Giving: $ 15,769.86




Today, 10:45 a.m. & Noon Sr. Youth Annual Borschtfest
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Family Volleyball
4:00 p.m. Young Families Tobogganing & Hot Chocolate

Mon. Feb. 8, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Feb. 9, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball
7:00 p.m. Vision Council Meeting in MPR

Wed. Feb. 10, 7:00 p.m. German Choir Practice

Sat. Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m. Lobpreis & Anbetungsabend in the MPR



Feb. 14, Deacon Election in Both Services.

Feb. 16, 7:00 p.m. Sunbeams meet in Kitchenette.  Topic- Practicing Presence: in the Wilderness. Matt.4:1-11

Feb. 17, 2:00 p.m. Bible Study in MPR. Mark 8 - 10

Feb. 20, 7:00 p.m. Arkbuilders

Feb. 29, 7:00 p.m. SMC Annual Membership Meeting

March 6, 12:00 p.m. Fingerfood Potluck with Willard Metzger


Nurture Schedule

College & Career - Feb. 9, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Boys Club - Wed. Feb. 10, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  Gym Night

Girls Club - Wed. Feb. 10, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Sledding at Abe’s Hill. Please bring sled and dress warm. Pick up at church.

Jr. Youth - Wed. Feb. 10, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Valentine’s Party

Sr. Youth - Thurs. Feb. 11, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Bible Study/YQ


SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Preschool (Age 2–Kindergarten) – Kitchenette

School-Age (Gr. 1-12) – Upstairs


  • College & Career – 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



This year, 47 students have applied for scholarships to Union Biblical Seminary, MC Canada’s partner in India. Please pray that God will resource, nurture, and inspire these committed disciples of Christ.



Mennomart, a non-profit refit store is seeking applications for a general manager. Please send applications to or for more info call 204-392-9968.

Steinbach Thrift Store-Clothing Department will accept applications for the position of co-manager until Feb.12. Please send your resume and cover letter to For info call 204-326-3888.

The Steinbach Age Friendly Committee invites you to sign a petition (at the Welcome Centre) asking the government for more Personal Care Home beds in Steinbach.

Feb. 7, 7:00 p.m. Vespers Service at MHV

Feb. 9, 7:00 p.m. Providence Public Lecture “Stories in Stitches: The Social History of the Quilt” with Terry Kennedy at Eastman Education Centre. See poster for details.

Feb. 18, 7:00 p.m. Steinbach Community Assistance Center Inc. invites you to the annual meeting at the Steinbach CMC Church.  Everyone Welcome!

Feb. 21, 2:00 p.m. MCC Low German Event “Post Faspa” at Grunthal Bergthaler Church with Kennert Giesbrecht.

Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. 27th  YFC Annual Festival of Friends Fund Raising Banquet at Steinbach Mennonite Church

Mar. 4 & 5, The MC Manitoba Gathering (formerly annual delegate session ) at Bethel Mennonite Church in Wpg. 
We are allowed 15 delegates. If you would like to be a delegate please call the church office to register.

Mar. 4 & 5, Promise Keepers will be hosting an event for men in Winnipeg. If interested please contact Pastor Fernando or Pastor Heiko to make arrangements.


For the extended version of our bulletin visit

Multimedia email address:

Sound Technician (P.A.) email address:

Please send all material/requests by Thursday 5:00 p.m.  



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.




MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, February 7, 2016:    

·         Save the date! The 2016 Mennonite Church Canada Assembly, on the theme of God~Faith~People, will take place in Saskatoon from July 6-10. Registration opens in February. See for more details.

·         Being a Faithful Church (BFC) 7: The BFC Task Force’s report and recommendation to the church for Assembly 2016 can be found at The Task Force is seeking responses to the question "Is there any further response that your congregation or group would like the BFC Taskforce to hear before Assembly 2016?" Please send your responses to Willard Metzger, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 or by Feb. 15, 2016. The BFC Task Force thanks you for your continued prayerful engagement as together we prepare for Assembly 2016.

·         The concluding work of Mennonite Church Canada’s Future Directions Task Force can be found at Please review these important documents about the future of our national and area church system prior to your respective Area Church Annual Gatherings in 2016, and our national church Assembly 2016 in July. Group and individual responses can also be sent to

·         Invitation to Visual Artists for a Juried Art Exhibition at Assembly 2016 on the theme of God~Faith~People. Deadline for submissions is June 13. Please see for more information.



Steinbach Bible College invites you to join faculty and staff in praying for our students as they serve in Inner City Winnipeg, Northern Manitoba, Nunavut, and the Philippines February 11-March 3. For updates and photos throughout the month, visit SBC’s Facebook page


Be part of something big! Every year, MCC’s meat canning operation provides over 500,000 cans of food for people around the world—and we need your help! We’re looking for a small number of people to join a volunteer committee to help coordinate MCC’s annual meat canning drive here in Manitoba. Hear more and decide if you want to help at our upcoming info night - February 24 at Carman Mennonite Church – 7:30 pm. For more info, contact Gord Letkeman at (204)829-3005.

MCC Low German event: Post Faspa on Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 2:00–5:00pm at the Grunthal Bergthaler Church in Grunthal. This event features pictures and stories from Kennert Giesbrecht, the editor of Die Mennonitische Post with
guest musician Paul Dueck, Paraguayan harpist. Faspa will be provided after the program! Please note that this event will be in Low German.

Artist Talk: The Alchemy of Life: Medium and Message. Margruite Krahn and musician Andrew Balfour talk about the story behind their collaboration. Wendy Barkman presents a story that required “no words." Thursday, Feb. 11, 7-8:30 pm. MHC Gallery (south campus, CMU)




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