Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

14. Februar 2016 - 9.00 Uhr morgens

Passionszeit: Das Evangelium nach Markus


»Und er fragte sie: Ihr aber, wer, sagt ihr, dass ich sei                                                                              Markus 8,29a



Präludium - Gruppe

Begrüßung und Einleitung

Passionskerze auslöschen

Versammlungslied – GM 5 O wie freun wir uns der Stunde




Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte - Gruppe


Gottes Wort



Versammlungslied – GM 395 Mein Jesus, ich lieb dich

Bibeltext – Markus 8,27-38

Predigt – Die Herrschaft Christi erkennen




Schlusslied – GM 92 Mein Jesus, mein Retter




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Kelvin Neufeld

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Versammlungslieder ~ Gerda Sawatzky

Kindergeschichte ~ Karina Thiessen

Klavier ~ Jennifer Hiebert

Gruppe ~ Sheryl Dueck

Hauptordner ~ Berta Schroeder

Multimedia ~ Kayla Hiebert

Tontechniker ~ Jason Dueck

Welcome Center ~ Dave & Lena Funk



Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

Theme: Gospel of Mark – First Sunday in Lent


Gathering As God’s People


Call to Worship and Prayer

Worship Music ~ We Come

Prayer of Confession

Extinguish Lent Candle

Congregational Singing

HWB 259 When I survey the wondrous cross

HWB 528 I stand amazed in the presence



Inside our Doors – Deacon Election

Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Worship Music ~ Open My Eyes

Scripture Reading ~ Mark 8:27-9:8

Sermon ~ Changing the Rules of the Game


Responding To God’s Word


Closing Song ~ We Have Decided to Follow Jesus



Children’s Story ~ Jennifer Janzen

Multimedia ~ Kayla Hiebert

Offertory ~ Julie Sidorchuk

PA ~ Jason Dueck

Pianist/Prelude/Postlude ~ Millie Hildebrand

Song Leaders /Worship Music ~ Val & Ed Peters, Ed Hildebrand

Lyle Peters, Rob Sidorchuk, Cass Wieler

Sermon ~ Daryl Climenhaga

Worship Leader ~ Randy Hildebrand

Head Usher ~ Bertha Schroeder

Welcome Centre ~ Dave & Lena Funk


Scripture Reading for this week is Mark Chapter 10

The sermons on Sun. Feb. 21 (Lent 2) will be on Mark 10:32-52



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 return from Youth Quake today.

s  Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues

Our sympathies and prayers go to Jacob & Katharina Enns on the death of Jacob’s brother, Peter Enns, in Paraguay on Feb. 12th. He was also uncle to Harry & Carmen Enns and great uncle to Manuela Enns.



The church office will be closed Tues. Feb. 16th.

Annual Report Books are available this morning.

Supper Club Groups are listed at the Welcome Centre. The first name on the list will initiate the first supper. We wish for each of you great visiting over great food.

The Deacon Fund is maintained by donations given above budget. Currently we are low on funds. If you would like to donate, please designate “Deacon Fund” on an offering envelope, and place it in the offering.

Gym Comm. Contact this week: Feterly Wiebe

Volunteer Driver Contact: Erdman & Eva Penner



Today, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Family Volleyball

Mon. Feb. 15, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

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

Wed. Feb. 17, 2:00 p.m. Bible Study in MPR. Mark 8 – 10
7:00 p.m. German Choir Practice

Sat. Feb. 20, 6:00 p.m. Arkbuilders Potluck supper in kitchenette



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

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




Feb. 7 - 13, 2016

Our Giving: $ 15,542.93


Nurture Schedule

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

Boys Club - Wed. Feb. 17, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  Bible Stories Session

Girls Club - Wed. Feb. 17, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  MCC Thrift Store. Pick up and drop off at Thrift Store.

Jr. Youth - Wed. Feb. 17, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Session

Sr. Youth - Thurs. Feb. 18, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. YQ Debrief


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



Please remember the church and our Witness workers in Burkina Faso in your prayers, with the recent political turmoil in that country.



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.

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. 16, 7:00 p.m. Providence Public Lecture “Having Dominion: A Christian Approach to the Environment” with Bruce Duggan 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 SMC. Call 204-326-4366 for tickets.

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.




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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.




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.

Special event - MCC's Low German Mennonite Services Program is hosting a Paraguayan Mennonite Culture Night at Sam's Place on March 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm. This event takes the place of the one that was scheduled for Feb 25. Musical guests include 3MolPlaut, Low German folk singers. Program Coordinator, Tina Fehr Kehler, will share stories about her work, and Elfrieda Schroeder will share her musings on the Paraguayan Mennonite experience.

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.

The MCI Musical Production of Mary Poppins will be presented from March 10-12 at 7:30 pm at Buhler Hall in Gretna.  There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 pm.  Please visit for tickets.


MCI Open House: Saturday, March 12 at 11:30am. Join us for lunch, a tour of the school, and free ticket and backstage pass to the Mary Poppins musical for potential students. Email or call the school to reserve your spot at (204)327-5891. 


MC Canada Bulletin  Announcements for Sunday, February 14, 2016:    

·         Area Churches and Congregations are invited to submit advance resolutions for discernment at the Mennonite Church Canada Annual Delegate Assembly in Saskatoon this coming July 6-10. Advance resolutions help congregational discernment in preparation for the Assembly. Guidelines and a template can be found at .


·         In September 2015, leaders of Canadian faith communities issued a statement “On Promoting Climate Justice and Ending Poverty in Canada” (, a call for federal government action to end poverty and fight climate change. Now Citizens for Public Justice is coordinating a national petition from people of faith who are echoing this call for climate justice. Add your voice to the call online at


·         Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: Please remember the church and our Witness workers in Burkina Faso in your prayers, with the recent political turmoil in that country.



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