Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

03. April 2016 - 9.00 Uhr morgens

Thema: Apostelgeschichte


»Aber ihr werdet die Kraft des Heiligen Geistes empfangen, der auf euch kommen wird, und werdet meine Zeugen sein in Jerusalem, und in ganz Judäa und Samarien und bis an das Ende der Erde«              Apostelgeschichte 1:8




Begrüßung und Einleitung

Versammlungslieder – GM 11 Halleluja! Schöner Morgen

GM 30 Lobet und preiset



Bekanntmachungen & Gebet



Gottes Wort


Versammlungslieder – GM 50 Ich danke meinem Gott

GM 90 Licht dieser Welt

Bibeltext – Apostelgeschichte 1,3-11

Predigt – Ein neuer Anfang




Schlusslied – GM 138 Wir stehen hier vereint



Gottesdienstleitung ~ Willi Wiebe

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Versammlungslieder ~ Gerda Sawatzky

Kindergeschichte ~ Natalie Harder

Klavier ~ Margarete Dyck

Hauptordner ~ Ewart Krahn

Tontechniker ~ Jason Dueck

Multimedia ~ Samantha Hiebert


Heute nach dem Gottesdienst wollen sich alle Männer die im Kanu-Verbindung mitmachen für weitere informationen treffen. Es wird auch gefragt ob jemand ein Kanu hätte, der es ausleihen könnte für dieses Event. Kontaktperson: Jason Dueck.


Sunday, April 3, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

Theme: Book of Acts


Gathering As God’s People


Call to Worship

Worship Music ~ Veni Sancte Spiritus – Come, Holy Spirit

Opening Prayer

Congregational Singing

As We Gather

HWB 6 Here in this Place

HWB 41 Come, Thou Almighty King



Introduction to Acts

Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Congregational Song ~ HWB 26 Holy Spirit, Come with Power

Scripture Reading ~ Acts 1:1-11

Sermon ~ The Miracle Within


Responding To God’s Word


Closing Song ~ STJ 78 We will walk with God



Children’s Story ~ Bev Unger

Multimedia ~ Samantha Hiebert

Organist/Postlude ~ Margarete Dyck

PA ~ Jason Dueck

Pianist/Prelude/Offertory ~ Kim Sidorchuk

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

Millie & Ed Hildebrand, Rob Sidorchuk

Sermon ~ Heiko Giesbrecht

Worship Leader ~ Randy Hildebrand

Head Usher ~ Ewart Krahn



Scripture Reading for this week is Acts 2 & 3.

The sermons in both services will be on Acts 3.


Please pray for:

s  Anne Unger in Bethesda Hospital

s  Sally Steingart in Bethesda Hospital (Rehab)

s  Helena Penner in Ste. Anne Hospital

s  Peter Dyck in Vita Hospital

s  Hildegard Adrian who is recovering at home

s  Erna Schroeder who has now completed her chemotherapy

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)

Congratulations to Corny & Andrea Friesen on the birth of their daughter Laura Josiphine Friesen on Mar. 23.  Proud grandparents are Diedrich & Rosi Gerbrand.

Congratulations to Jimmy & Jessica Fehr on the birth of their daughter Jamilia Mia Fehr on Mar. 31.  Proud grandparents are Isbrand & Trudy Fehr and Gerhard & Sally Plett.

Congratulations to Virlon & Mart Unruh on the birth of their first grandchild Sarah Louise Unruh (Tobias & Christa) on Mar. 28.

We would like to thank the congregation for all your prayers, cards, visits and food as well as the lift chair that has been very helpful for my mobility. Delores & George Tourond

If you have a prayer request please contact our Prayer Chain coordinators Anne E. Froese, or
Lori Giesbrecht, 204-320-1742.



Rachel Klassen has sent a new newsletter.  You can pick it up in the foyer beside the Welcome Centre.

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.

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

Our next Child Dedication will be Sun. May 8. If you are interested in participating please contact one of the pastors by Sun. April 24th.

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

Gym Comm. Contact this week: Feterly Wiebe 204-881-2851

Volunteer Driver Contact: Dave Funk 204-371-7667 or          204-326-1336 (March 22 – April 13)



Today,  4:00 p.m. Young Families – Movie Night

Mon. April 4, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. April 5, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball

Thurs. April 7, 5:30 p.m. Baptism Class

7:00 p.m. Deacon’s Meeting in MPR



April 16, 7:00 p.m. - Arkbuilders - in kitchenette.                   Steve Heinrichs, Director of Indigenous Relations for Mennonite Church Canada will present the work and challenge of Indigenous and Settler relationships in Canada and in our churches. Everyone welcome!

May 27-29, German Men’s Canoe Connection - If there is anyone that has a canoe and would be willing to lend it, please contact Jason Dueck (204)295-8070.


Nurture Schedule

College & Career - April 5, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Jr. Youth - Wed. April 6, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Games Night

Sr. Youth - Thurs. April 7, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Gym 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








April 3, 7:00 p.m. Vespers Service at MHV

April 7, 7:00 p.m. CMU Spring Fundraiser
 Dave & Lena Funk are going and have room for 4 more.

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

April 30, 7:00 p.m. Mully Children’s Family Mission Choir at Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church.  See Poster.

May 7, 9:00 a.m. Pick Up & Walk to clean up the streets of Steinbach and surrounding areas.

Hanover School Division will offer Religious Exercises & Religious Instruction where sufficient parents so request.  If interested, petition/permission slips are available at the Welcome Centre.  Deadline is Sunday, April 17.
















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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.



MDS Manitoba Fundraiser/Awareness Evening. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 6 pm. Held at Winkler Bible Camp on Hwy 3, 3 miles north of the Junction of Highways 3 & 14. Come join us for supper, entertainment and report of what MDS is doing. Call 1-866-261-1274 for complimentary tickets.


MDS Family Project at Camp Assiniboia, Manitoba & Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, Ontario! MDS is partnering with these two Mennonite Camps to build cabins and other small buildings. Families with children of all ages are encouraged to come and learn from each other while serving others. In Ontario, food and camping sites are provided. In Manitoba food and camping sites are provided as well as some housing in the SS rooms of a local church. Cost is $75/family unit. Contact Evelyn Peters-Rojas at or 1-866-261-1274.



·         Assembly 2016 Saskatoon – Plan to attend! Short Term International Witness workers will be on hand to share stories of their experiences abroad in places like Latin America, Israel/Palestine and Ethiopia . Register via


·        Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: Working with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Kurdistan, Kathy Moorhead Thiessen sought people willing to share their stories through art or photography. The result is the exhibition, Stories in Art from Iraqi Kurdistan, which opened at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery on April 2, 2016. Pray that this exhibition will be widely viewed and bring voice to the voiceless.

·         New financial aid program for online students: Apply to Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary now for scholarships up to 50% for on campus and online programs.



Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins


1.      Come 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 at the Shaftesbury campus.  Discover the learning, teaching, research and impact of CMU’s faculty, alumni and students. Celebrate the 2nd annual CMU PAX Award being given to Mr. Arthur DeFehr for a lifelong commitment to humanitarian affairs and bringing peoples and organizations together to make good change possible. For more information go to


2.      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.


3.      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.

4.      Consider enrolling in a Graduate School of Theology and Ministry Spring or Summer course at CMU! Among others, courses include Principles of Biblical Interpretation (May 16-10); Evangelical Theology (May 2-6, 9-13); and The Biblical Story of Hope and Healing (June 13-17). Details can be found at

5.      Come learn how the circle process can be used in families, schools, communities and the justice system with Kay Pranis who will be leading Peacemaking Circles: Philosophy and Applications at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding, June 20-24, 2016. For more information go to or email


6.      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.


7.      Freedom of Movement: The 9th annual conference of the Canadian Association for Refugees and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) will take place at Menno Simons College on May 11–14. Internationally recognized scholars, legal experts, and practitioners will explore what the fundamental right to “Freedom of Movement” means in today’s global refugee crisis. Registration is open to all and there will be two evening events free to the public. Full details at



Ø  Mennonite Church Manitoba


·         On April 16th from 1-9 pm Camps with Meaning is hosting its first ever Song-a-Thon in order to fundraise for four new cabins at Camp Assiniboia.  The event will feature 14 musical acts from all corners of Mennonite Church Manitoba.  Come watch it live in the Great Hall at Canadian Mennonite University (500 Shaftesbury Blvd) or catch the show online.  Go to for performer schedules, to watch the show online, or for more information on how to donate.  Let’s build some cabins!


·         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 April bringt Prediger Peter Zacharias aus der Blumenort Mennoniten Gemeinde in Rosetown, Manitoba 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 April is Pastor Peter Zacharias from the Blumenort Mennonite Church in Rosetown, Manitoba.


Ø  Miscellaneous Announcements


·         Bethel Mennonite Church (465 Stafford Street, Winnipeg) is seeking an administrative assistant (.8 FTE). Requirements available at under contact tab. Resumes received until April 29. Contact Lead Pastor Darrel Toews at or call 204-992-5431.


(Please run for 3 Sundays, if possible.)
Will you be attending a Winnipeg university or college in the fall or know someone that will?  Finding the right place to live is important!  Located in the heart of Winnipeg, Emmaus House is a place where students can find support academically, spiritually, in lives of service, healthy living and relationship.  If you are interested in exploring what it means to live in intentional Christian community with other students, check us out at:


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

Sam's Place Film Night - On Monday, April 11 at 7:00, Sam’s Place Film Night welcomes special guest Rita/Bev Jones and presents the 2008 documentary film that tells the story of her life: Policy Baby: The Journey of Rita/Bev. An Indigenous woman who was taken away from her birth mother at the age of two months, Bev struggled for decades to find her home once again in the Indigenous community, now as a Child and Family Services worker. Come hear Bev’s insights and share her journey, part of which takes place in Winnipeg. Policy Baby is 55 minutes long and is not rated. A half-hour discussion will follow the film. 159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg




















































































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