Church Bulletin


20. März 2016 - 9.00 Uhr morgens

Palmsonntag: Das Evangelium nach Markus


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



Präludium ~ Gruppenlied

Begrüßung und Einleitung

Versammlungslied – GM 238 Hosianna!


Gottes Wort

Versammlungslied – GM 469 Herr gib du uns Augen

Bibeltext – Markus 12,28-34

Predigt – Das Doppelgebot der Liebe

Palmsonntag mit Kindern feiern




Frauenfreizeit Komitee Bekanntmachung

Allgemeine Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte ~ Gruppenlied




Schlusslied – GM 126 Der Herr denkt an uns




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Willi Wiebe

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Versammlungslieder ~ Ricarda Niessen

Kindergeschichte ~ Ricarda Niessen

Klavier ~ Wanda Dueck

Gruppe ~ Margita Wieler & Gruppe

Hauptordner ~ Edgar Harder

Multimedia ~ Christina Giesbrecht

Tontechniker ~ Jared Dueck

Frauenfreizeit Komitee ~ Amalie Hiebert


Wir laden ganz herzlich ein zu dem nächsten Frauentreffen das am 2. April 2016 um 9:30 Uhr stattfinden wird. Bitte achtet darauf das wir die Uhrzeit von um 10:30 zu 9:30 gewechselt haben.

Sunday, March 20, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

Theme: Gospel of Mark – Palm Sunday


Gathering As God’s People


Call to Worship and Prayer

Opening Song - HWB 237 All glory, laud, and honour

Prayer of Confession

Extinguish Lent Candle

Congregational Song - HWB 238 Hosanna, loud hosanna

Age 2 – Kindergarten S.S. Singing



Women’s Retreat Invitation

Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Reading ~ Mark 11:1-11

Congregational Song - HWB 69 The Lord is king

Sermon – Finding God in History


Responding To God’s Word


Closing Song - HWB 321 Lift high the cross



Multimedia ~ Christina Giesbrecht

Organist/Offertory/Postlude ~ Margarete Dyck

PA ~ Jared Dueck

Pianist/Prelude ~ Leona Hildebrand

Song Leader ~ Rudy & Henriette Schellenberg,

Henry Dueck, June Snider

Sermon ~ Daryl Climenhaga

Women’s Retreat Invitation ~ Elma Schroeder

Worship Leader ~ Randy Hildebrand

Head Usher ~ Edgar Harder


Scripture Reading for this week is Mark 14-16.

Good Friday Text will be Mark 14 & 15.

Easter Sunday Text will be Mark 16.


Please pray for:

s  Anne Unger in Bethesda Hospital

s  Peter Dyck in Vita Hospital

s  Sally Steingart in HSC in Winnipeg

s  John Kathler who was expected to be back in Bethania PCH this week

s  Erna Schroeder who is undergoing chemotherapy

s  Fernando & Jennifer Hiebert as Fernando’s father Hans Hiebert is dealing with health issues in Brazil.

s  All those at the father/son retreat at Camp Moose Lake

s  Pray for our Missionaries:

Ryan Dueck – Winnipeg
Rachel Klassen – Germany

Ashley Reimer – Steinbach

Fredy & Rowena Hiebert - Bolivia

Condolences and sympathies to Sara Doerksen on the sudden death of her husband Adolf on Sat. March 12 in Arizona.  The funeral will take place after Adolf’s body is returned to Manitoba.

Congratulations to Armin and Antje Dueck on the birth of their first grandchild Jackson Toews (Jenna & Tim) on Mon. March 14.  Proud great-grandmother is Irma Dueck.

If you have a prayer request please contact our Prayer Chain coordinators Anne E. Froese,  or
Lori Giesbrecht



Susan Meszaros will be in the office until April 1st.

Pastor Randy, Henry Dueck and a singing group led a worship service at Woodhaven Manor this morning.

We are extremely pleased to announce that 18 people have accepted the congregation’s call to be deacons:
12 New Deacons: Helga Froese, Hans & Wilma Giesbrecht, Ruben & Ursula Giesbrecht, Jac & Helen Harder,
Jacob & Revita Schroeder, Bev Unger, Willie & Erna Wiebe

6 Continuing Deacons: Adolf & Erna Bergen, Sieg & Wanda Hiebert, Jacob & Susie Krahn.

Our next Baptism & Membership Sunday will be June 5.  If you are interested in being baptized or transferring your membership to SMC please contact one of the pastors by Sun. April 3.

Women’s Retreat will be Sept. 23-25 at Camp Moose Lake. Registration will be in the foyer Sun. April 3 & 10.

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.

Gym Comm. Contact this week: Henry Krahn

Volunteer Driver Contact: Dave Funk (March 22 – April 13)



Today, 10:15 a.m. Offering Tellers meeting
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Family Volleyball
7:00 p.m. Global Family Foundation Concert with
Steve Bell Concert at SMC. See poster for details.

Mon. March 21, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. March 22, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball

Wed. March 23, 2:00 p.m. Bible Study in MPR.
          7:00 p.m. Joint Easter Sunday Choir Rehearsal.


Sat. April 2, 8:30 a.m. Sunbeams Birthday Breakfast at Smitty's. 9:30 a.m. Frauentreffen in the Kitchenette.


Nurture Schedule

College & Career – March 22, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Boys Club - Wed.March 23, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Bonfire/wiener roast

Girls Club - Wed. March 23, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  End of year party

Jr. Youth - Wed. March 23, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Service

Sr. Youth - Thurs. March 24, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Youth led night


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

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



April 3, 7:00 p.m. Vespers Service at Mennonite Heritage Museum

April 22 – 24, Man Camp 2016 at Roseau River Bible Camp. Speaker: Steve Janz. Register at:
For more info contact Pastor Heiko.













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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.




The Luther College Choir from Regina, SK will present a concert on Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 pm, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 465 Henry Street, Steinbach. The choir performs a variety of music ranging from hymns to folk songs to vocal jazz arrangements. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no admission charge.

1.       You’re invited to A Fresh Look at CMU: A Spring Evening Fundraiser in support of Canadian Mennonite University on Thursday, April 7 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. This year’s spring event will be held at the university’s Shaftesbury campus. The evening will begin with your program choice in one of three different campus locations—Marpeck Commons, the Great Hall, and the Laudamus Auditorium, following which we will gather in the Loewen Athletic Centre. For more information go to

2.      CMU Spring Break Open House: Students in grades 9–12 are invited to our Spring Break Open House! Stop by Marpeck Commons on March 30 between 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM to participate in a campus tour, bike-building and printing press workshops, enjoy free gelato, and discover all that CMU offers. For more information, visit or call 204.594.0523. 


3.      Come and delve into the intersection of Arts and Peacebuilding with Dessa Quesada-Palm at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding, June 20-24, 2016. For more information, go to or email Apply by April 1 to avoid a $50 late fee.


4.      The theme for CMU Vespers this month is “Psalms Are Us”. Vespers will be held Sunday, March 20 at 7:00 PM in the Laudamus Auditorium with Mel Braun conducting and Dietrich Bartel leading worship. All are welcome.


5.      You are invited to a public lecture on The Impact of Christian-Muslim Relations on World Peace with Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali, Director of the Islamic Centre of England and the Founding Director of the International Institute for Islamic Studies on Wednesday, March 30 from 7:00–9:00 PM in Marpeck Commons, 2299 Grant Ave.


6.      Bells and Whistles with Strings Attached: Enjoy performances by the CMU Handbell Choir and the Guitar Ensemble on Sunday, April 3 at 7:00 PM in the Laudamus Auditorium. Admission $5.


7.      CMU’s Jazz ensembles, including the Wholly Jazz vocal ensemble and the CMU Jazz Band present Jazz at CMU on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00 PM in the Great Hall. Admission $5.

8.      All are invited to the events of CMU Graduation weekend, including the following:

·         Spring Choral Concert: enjoy performances by the CMU Singers and the CMU Men’s and Women’s Choruses on Saturday, April 23, 7:00 PM at the Loewen Athletic Centre, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd.

·         Graduation Service: Sunday, April 24 at 2:30 PM, Immanuel Pentecostal Church, 955 Wilkes Ave. 


9.      Ignite your Passion at CMU Blazers Summer Sports Camps 2016!

·         August 15-19: Youth (grades 9-10) volleyball and basketball camps

·         August 22-26: Junior (grades 5-8) soccer, Junior & Youth ultimate (grades 7-10), and Junior High (grades 6-8) volleyball and basketball camps

For more details go to phone 204.487.3300, or email


The Assembled News, a pre-Assembly 2016 newsletter, is now available from Mennonite Church Canada. Subscribe to regularly receive advance inspiration and information on the lead up to Assembly:

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

·         Our 3rd Annual Dessert Fundraiser will be held Friday, April 8 at the MHC Gallery, in support of the ongoing work of the Mennonite Heritage Centre’s archive program.  Andrew Wall director of the Last Objector documentary about WWII Conscientious Objectors will show a rough cut preview of his film.  Presentation at 7 PM, followed by coffee and desserts from Goodies Bakery. Mennonite Heritage Centre, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg, CMU south campus.  RSVP to Connie Wiebe, 204 888 6781 ext 194 or 


·         Churches have been summoned by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to engage the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. How will we do that?

"Wrongs to Rights" is a new conversation guide and study from Mennonite Church Canada's Indigenous Relations office, featuring 40 Indigenous, Settler, Christian and Traditional authors, poets and artists, to help your congregation begin the discussion. Individual orders via; Study group orders at a discounted price (minimum 7 copies) –


·         Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: KyungHee Park, Mennonite Church Canada Witness Executive Assistant, is arranging itineration schedules for international Witness workers who will speak with Canadian congregations this summer. Pray for smooth logistics. May congregations and individuals be inspired by what God is doing through international ministries.

·         Starting on April 13, 2016, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary will offer an online, non-credit short course: Participation, Power and Process: Why Polity Matters. Sign up or encourage others in your congregation to join.

Green thumb? The annual plant sale supporting the work of MCC will be held May 27-28, 2016. Please keep the sale in mind as you begin plants for the upcoming spring—vegetable and flowering plants are both appreciated! We are also looking for volunteers to help out at the event. For more info, contact Ron Dueck at 204-896-5057 or


Ø  Mennonite Women Manitoba is hosting the Sister Care Seminar on May 13 & 14 at the Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg. Presenters are Carolyn Heggen and Rhoda Keener.  Register on-line at  For more information see poster or contact Kathy Giesbrecht at MCM


Ø  Help Camps with Meaning raise money to build 4 new cabins by supporting our Build A Cabin Song-a-Thon April 16th from 1-9 pm!  Be a part of the live audience at the Great Hall at CMU or watch the Song-a-Thon on your computer at home.  There will be great music all day long, interesting interviews and a few surprise guests.  To watch, donate, and learn more go to


Ø  Camps with Meaning is looking for health officers (RN/LPN/MD/EMR/EMT), kitchen helpers, and maintenance helpers to volunteer for a week of camp this summer! If you can fill any of these roles please contact our office at (204) 895-2267 or email


Ø  This Sunday, March 20th there will be a service of Lament & Prayer for Pimicikamak Cree Nation (Cross Lake).   In the last two months, six members from this community have taken their lives, eighteen have attempted the same, and over one hundred and forty have reported suicidal ideation. There is a long and complex history behind these tragedies, but for now we hope to gather in solidarity and prayer for our sisters and brothers whose sorrows are profound and whose God-beloved lives are inextricably woven with our own.  The service will be held at Home Street Mennonite Church (318 Home Street, Winnipeg). Doors will open at 4:00 pm for silent reflection, prayer, smudging and drumming.  The service will begin at 5:00 pm.  A time of food and fellowship will follow (if you are able, please bring some squares, cookies or finger food to share).



Sunday, March 27, 7 am. - EastMan Choral Society - Easter Sunrise Service at Grace Mennonite Church, 430 3rd Street, Steinbach.  Celebrate our risen Saviour with choral music and the Winnipeg Brass Quintet.

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