Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

6. März 2016 - 9.00 Uhr morgens

Passionszeit: Das Evangelium nach Markus


»Welches ist das höchste Gebot von allen?«      Markus 12,28b




Begrüßung und Einleitung


GM 487 Auf, denn die Nacht wird kommen

GM 357 Ein neues Lied sing ich so gern

GM 516 Aus meines Herzens Grunde



Bekanntmachungen & Gebet



Gottes Wort


Versammlungslied – GM 365 Bei dir, Jesu, will ich bleiben

Bibeltext – Markus 12,28-34

Predigt – Das Doppelgebot der Liebe




Schlusslied – GM 406 Ach bleib mit deiner Gnade bei uns



Gottesdienstleitung ~ Arvid Neufeld

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Versammlungslieder ~ Isbrand Fehr

Kindergeschichte ~ Karina Thiessen

Klavier ~ Margarete Dyck

Hauptordner ~ Eldon Froese

Multimedia ~ Christina Giesbrecht

Tontechniker ~ Jason Dueck


Wir laden ganz herzlich wieder zum Ehe & Familienwochenende am 11 & 12 März in unsere Gemeinde ein. Einladungen und eine Anmeldeliste sind bei dem Welcome Centre.

Nächsten Sonntag wird die Botschaft von Jacob Funk in Plattdeutsch gebracht als Fortsetzung des Ehewochenendes.

Eine Kanu-Verbindung wird für den 27.-29. Mai geplannt. Mehr Information ist beim Welcome Centre erhältlich oder bei Jason Dueck.


Sunday, March6, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

Theme: Gospel of Mark – Fourth Sunday in Lent


Gathering As God’s People


Call to Worship and Prayer

Opening Song – HWB 8 Brethren, we have met to worship

Prayer of Confession

Extinguish Lent Candle

Congregational Singing

HWB 617 Jesus, keep me near the cross

HWB 321 Lift high the cross



Congregational Life and Prayer

Offering – Shine Jesus Shine


Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Worship Music – Jesus, Name Above All Names

Oh How I Love Jesus

Scripture Reading ~ Mark 12:28-44

Sermon ~ Authentic Christianity


Responding To God’s Word


Closing Song – HWB 421 Bless’d be the tie that binds



Multimedia ~ Kayla Hiebert

Offertory/Worship Music ~ Nariya Yutzy-Hiebert

Organist ~ Margarete Dyck

PA ~ Jason Dueck

Pianist/Prelude ~ Kim Sidorchuk

Song Leaders ~ Nikarre Yutzy, Andrew Hiebert,
Lyle Peters, Marie Rempel

Sermon ~ Willard Metzger, MC Canada Executive Director

Worship Leader/Children’s Story ~ Randy Hildebrand

Head Usher ~ Eldon Froese

Scripture Reading for this week is Mark Chapter 13.

The English Worship sermon on Sun. Mar. 13 (Lent 5) will be on Mark 13:1-8:24-37.

The German Worship sermon will be a continuation of the German Marriage Weekend.


Please pray for:

s  Elmer & Laureen Kehler as Elmer is in a hospital in Orlando

s  John Kathler who is in Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg

s  Peter Dyck & Anne Unger in Bethesda Hospital

s  Erna Schroeder who is undergoing chemotherapy

s  All potential Deacons as they continue to discern

s  Jenny & Siegfried Durksen as their father, Korny Isaak, undergoes cancer treatment.

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

God’s blessing on Agnes Steingart who celebrated her birthday on March 5th.

Congratulations to Bob & Dorothy Schinkel on the birth of their grandson Milo Hungerford (Olivia & Dan) on March 1st.



A reminder to turn you clocks ahead one hour next Sat. Mar. 12.

If you have an emergency and need a pastor on the weekend, please call the church office and the answering machine will give you instructions on how a pastor can be reached.

Today Pastor Randy, Leona and the Jr. Youth leading the worship service at Bridgepark Manor.

An updated version of our SMC Telephone Directory is in the foyer. Please check and initial your contact information. If you’d like to update your picture, please email, or drop off a picture to be scanned. Otherwise last year’s pictures will be used.

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.

Gym Comm. Contact this week: Feterly Wiebe

Volunteer Driver Contact: Erdman & Eva Penner



Feb. 27 – March 5, 2016

Our Giving: $ 8,341.93



Today, 10:15 a.m. Ushers Meeting in Pastor Heiko’s office.
12:00 p.m. Fingerfood Potluck with Willard Metzger
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Family Volleyball
4:00 p.m. Young Families

Mon. March 7, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. March 8, 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. MCC Blanket Making Day in the kitchenette. Call Mary Martens or Alvie Martens for info. 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball
7:00 p.m. Vision Council in MPR

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

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



March 15, 7:00 p.m. Sunbeams meeting in Kitchenette.    
Topic- Practicing Presence: through Healing Touch. 
 Luke 13:10-13, James 5: 13-15.

March 16, 2:00 p.m. Bible Study in MPR.

March 17, 11:30 a.m.  Arkbuilders at Pizza Hut, then at 1:00 p.m.  Derksen Printers Tour.

March 20, 10:15 a.m. Offering Tellers meeting


Nurture Schedule

College & Career – March 8, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Boys Club - Wed. March 9, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  Gym Night  

Girls Club - Wed. March 9, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  Craft Night

Jr. Youth - Wed. March 9, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Roller-skating

Sr. Youth - Thurs. March 10, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Current Issues


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
  • Willard Metzger in MPR
  • Informal visiting with coffee, maté, and tereré in gym

Passion Week Worship Services

Thurs. March 24, 7:30 p.m. Maundy Service at Grace Menn. Church.  Communion will be served.

Fri. March 25, 10:00 a.m. Joint Good Friday Service at SMC
Communion will be served.

Sun. March 27, Easter Sunday

7:00 a.m. Eastman Easter Sunrise Service at Grace Menn. Church

9:00 a.m. Easter Potluck Breakfast in SMC Gym.
Please bring finger foods: muffins, paska, fruit, cheese etc.

10:00 a.m. Joint Easter Sunday Service at SMC
Adult Choir will be singing
There will be no S.S. on Easter Sunday


Byron & Melita Rempel-Burkholder are on a MC Canada short-term ministry assignment in Bethlehem. Pray that God will provide many ways for them to share a biblical vision of shalom and nonviolence in a holy and beautiful land where people are constant targets of suspicion and violence.



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

March 8, 7:00 p.m. Providence Public Lecture “Human Rights and Religion: Their Awkward Waltz.” with Dennis Hiebert, at Eastman Education Centre. See poster for details.

March 18 – 19, Leadership Conference 2016 at SBC with Dr. Preston Sprinkle “Living Non-Violently in a Violent World” All are welcome to attend. See posters for info.



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.


Generation Rising (formerly Global Family Foundation)

You are invited to an evening with renowned singer-songwriter Steve Bell at one of our upcoming 9 events in Ontario, Manitoba and B.C. Our Spring concert series is our chance to say "thank you!" in person for everything you've done, and show your firsthand how your support is changing the lives of children and families in South America. All concerts are free of charge with a freewill donation to support education programs in Paraguay, Nicaragua and Honduras. We hope to see you there! And please, bring a friend, or two, or three! 


Steinbach, MB – Sunday, March 20th

Steinbach Mennonite Church
345 Loewen Blvd.
7:00 p.m.


Bulletin  Announcements for Sunday, March 6, 2016:    

·         Assembly 2016 registration is now open at Delegate certificates will soon be arriving in your church mailbox. Churches are invited to send one delegate per 50 church members – and as many non-delegates as you wish. If you have any questions please contact Janelle at (204) 888-6781/1-866-888-6785 or

·         New short term ministry opportunity in Germany!  Support the Urban Ministry program led by long-term Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers Gregory Rabus and Jennifer Otto.  Basic German required.  More information at

·         Follow Mennonite Church Canada Future Directions Task Force conversations at each Area Church gathering by visiting

·         Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at:

·         Do we have souls? Perspectives from theology and science - The AMBS Theological Lectureship will be March 15-16, 2016 with guest lecturer Dr. Nancy Murphy from Fuller Theological Seminary.

  • Camps with Meaning is seeking applications for the leadership roles of Horsemanship Coordinator or Farm Coordinator for this summer. For more information please email or call (204) 895-2267.


  • Camps with Meaning staff applications are now available! If you are interested in being a counsellor, activity leader, Servant Leader in Training, Teen Volunteer, or support staff, visit for more info or to print off an application.


·         All are welcome to attend the annual Building Bridges event March 18th (7 pm-9:30 pm) and 19th (8:30 am – 3:30 pm) at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House.  This year’s theme, the Declaration and the Church will focus on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  Join us for 1 or 2 days of conversation as guest teachers Stan McKay and Jennifer Preston share what the Declaration is and why it is “good news.”  Registration is free and can be completed online or by phone (204) 896-1616 ext. 256.

Germinating Conversations -  Reflecting deeply, spiritually and theologically about land may be one of the best ways that we can move ourselves forward into action on ecological challenges. Gather with others – farmers, eaters, theologians and pastors - to listen, think and respond to challenges around life with the land. There will be discussion, and there will be food! Come to Marpeck Commons at CMU on March 17 @ 7pm to join in this installment of Germinating Conversations sponsored by MCC Manitoba, CMU, and Arocha Prairie Canada. Contact with questions.

MCC Manitoba welcomes applications for Peacebuilding and Advocacy Coordinator. Apply by March 11. For a full job description, please visit


Sie sind ganz herzlich eingeladen am Sonntagmorgen um 7.30 Uhr (CFAM / CHSM / CJRB) Frohe Botschaft einzuschalten, eine Sendung die von Mennonite Church Manitoba produziert wird. Im März bringt Prediger Ivo Penner eine Serie von Predigten.


Please join us for Frohe Botschaft, a German language worship service produced by Mennonite Church Manitoba and broadcast on Sunday morning at 7:30 on CFAM / CHSM / CJRB. The speaker in March is Pastor Ivo Penner.





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