Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

21. Februar 2016 - 9.00 Uhr morgens

Passionszeit: Das Evangelium nach Markus


»Denn auch des Menschen Sohn ist nicht gekommen, daß er sich dienen lasse, sondern daß er diene und gebe sein Leben zur Bezahlung für viele.«    Markus 10,45




Begrüßung und Einleitung

Versammlungslied – GM 72 Wir Singen von Jesus

Chorlied – Dein Wort ist ein Warmes Helles Licht



Bekanntmachungen & Gebet


Chor – Ruft zu dem Herrn


Gottes Wort


Versammlungslied – GM 411 Bleibend ist deine Treu

Chorlied – Wo ich auch stehe

Bibeltext – Markus 10,32-52

Predigt – Die Söhne des Zebedäus




Schlusslied – GM 542 Du Großer Gott



Gottesdienstleitung ~ Willi Wiebe

Botschaft ~ Paul Hans Funk

Versammlungslieder ~ Jennifer Hiebert

Kindergeschichte ~ Elma Schroeder

Klavier ~ Wanda Dueck

Chorleitung ~ Jennifer Hiebert

Hauptordner ~ Norman Niessen

Multimedia ~ Samantha Hiebert

Tontechniker ~ Jared Dueck

Welcome Center ~ Jacob & Revita Schroeder


Bitte betet für diejenigen die für den Diakonendienst gennant wurden, dass Gott ihnen leiten möge auf ihrer Entscheidung.


Sunday, February 21, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

Theme: Gospel of Mark – Second Sunday in Lent


Gathering As God’s People


Call to Worship and Prayer

Opening Song ~ Blessed be Your Name

Prayer of Confession

Extinguish Lent Candle

Congregational Singing

Jesus I Come

Nothing but the Blood



Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Worship Music ~ Lead me to the Cross

Scripture Reading ~ Mark 10:32-52

Sermon ~ What do you want me to do for you?


Responding To God’s Word


Closing Song ~ Go in Peace



Children’s Story ~ Bev Unger

Multimedia ~ Samantha Hiebert

Organist/Prelude ~ Karen Peters

PA ~ Jared Dueck

Pianist/Postlude ~ Federic Hiebert

Sermon ~ Randy Hildebrand

Song Leaders /Worship Music/Offertory ~ Federic Hiebert,Adrian Giesbrecht, Jessica Giesbrecht, Toni & Kayla Hiebert, Mackenzie Hildebrand, Jessica Krahn, Taylan Schroeder

Worship Leader ~ Marg Rempel

Head Usher ~ Norman Niessen

Welcome Centre ~ Jacob & Revita Schroeder


Scripture Reading for this week is Mark 11-12:1-12.

The sermons on Sun. Feb. 28 (Lent 3) will be on Mark 12:1-12.


Please pray for:

s  Peter Dyck & Anne Unger in Bethesda Hospital

s  Erna Schroeder who is undergoing chemotherapy

s  Adela & Rudolf Froese and Crasila & Eldon Froese whose mother, Trudy Martens, is in palliative care

s  Rudolf & Adela Froese whose mother, Lena Froese, is struggling with health issues in Paraguay

s  Pray for our Missionaries:

Ryan Dueck – Winnipeg       Fredy & Rowena Hiebert - Bolivia

Rachel Klassen – Germany   Ashley Reimer – Steinbach

In Memorium: We remember Dietmar Dueck who passed away a year ago on Feb. 22nd. Pray for God’s comfort and peace to the family and friends these days.

“We would like to thank our church family and our friends for their continued prayer support and occasional gifts of food.”        Jacob & Hildegard Adrian

Congratulations to Tyson St. Hilaire and Lorilee Neufeld as they were married yesterday.  May God bless you both.



Annual Report Books are available at the Welcome Centre.

Last Sunday, 143 Ballots for Deacons were received and processed. All potential Deacons have been contacted. Please pray for these couples and individuals as they continue to discern this call.

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.

Nurture Council is pleased to announce that a Women’s Retreat will be held Sept. 23-25 at Camp Moose Lake. Theme: Identity in Christ. Registration will begin in April. Contact committee members Elma Schroeder, Amalie Hiebert, Irma Peters & Dorothy Schinkel for more info.

Our Boys Club Father/Son retreat is coming up on March 18-20 at Camp Moose Lake! Registration forms are available at the Welcome Centre and from Ernie Toews. Please hand in your registration form to Ernie as soon as possible.

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.

Gym Comm. Contact this week: Isbrand Fehr

Volunteer Driver Contact: Erdman & Eva Penner



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

Mon. Feb. 22, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Feb. 23, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball



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

March 2, 2:00 p.m. Bible Study in MPR.

March 5, 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s
Speaker: Daryl Climenhaga   MC: Otto Loeppky
8:30 a.m. Sunbeams Birthday Breakfast at Smitty's.

March 6, 12:00 p.m. Fingerfood Potluck with Willard Metzger
4:00 p.m. Young Families

March 9, 7:00 p.m. Joint Easter Sunday Choir Rehearsals begin. Ed Hildebrand directing. All are welcome to join.

March 11 & 12, Ehewochenende Sign-up at Welcome Centre


Nurture Schedule

College & Career - Feb. 23, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Boys Club - Wed. Feb. 24, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Sledding at Abe’s Hill. Bring a sled. Pick up & Drop off at church.

Girls Club - Wed. Feb. 24, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  Gym Night

Jr. Youth - Wed. Feb. 24, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Small Group Event

Sr. Youth - Thurs. Feb. 25, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Bible Study


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




Feb. 14 - 20, 2016

Our Giving: $ 5,876.91



As public awareness continues to focus on Syrian refugees, sometimes refugees from other countries are inadvertently overlooked. May God keep us mindful of the plight of millions around the world, and keep us ready and willing to assist wherever and however we are able.



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.

Feb. 23, 7:00 p.m. Providence Public Lecture “Knock, Knock… Who’s There? …Jehovah’s Witness… Who?” with Michael Gilmour at Eastman Education Centre. See poster for details.

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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 6, 7:00 p.m. Vespers Service at MHV


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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.


Voices of Harmony and Dissent: How Peacebuilders are Transforming Their Worlds, a book of peacebuilding tools, stories and wisdom authored by instructors of the Canadian School of Peacebuilding, is now available for FREE download in e-book format.  Go to and click on the Free E Book slider for information about how to download your copy.

Paraguayan  Mennonite Culture Night - 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.

Resource launch - MCC Manitoba invites you to join us at the launch of a new resource, "Indigenous People of Manitoba - A guide for newcomers." February 25 at 7:00 pm - Sam's Place, 159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg.

MCC Thrift job opportunity - The Winnipeg MCC Selkirk thrift Shop invites applications for a full-time salaried manager's position beginning May 2. For financial or other details, contact Henry Fast at (204)261-7768. Applications can be submitted to John Lohrenz at

Special event - "Learning from the Testing of Mennonite Peace-making in 20th Century Russia" - Join us for this presentation by former author, professor and MCC Europe Director Walter Sawatsky, with a response from MCC alumnus and former Mennonite Heritage Centre director Lawrence Klippenstein. March 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Sam's Place, 159 Henderson Hwy in Winnipeg.

Hitch a ride with MCC on the Thrift Crawl! Join a bus full of fellow thrifters for a tour to MCC Thrift Shops in Niverville and Steinbach on March 5. Find out more or register today at!

The Mennonite Community Orchestra conducted by William Gordon will be presenting a Spring Concert on Sunday, March 13th  at 3:00 PM in CMU’s Chapel,  south side of the 600 Shaftesbury Blvd Campus.  They will perform  Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture,  Gordon Jacob’s Old Wine in New Bottles for winds, and Brahms’ Symphony #3.  Tickets: Adults $15, Students $5 available at the door; children 12 and under, free admission.


MC Canada Bulletin  Announcements for Sunday, February 21, 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 .



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