Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

17. April 2016 - 9.00 Uhr morgens

Thema: Apostelgeschichte


»Wir können’s ja nicht lassen, von dem zu reden, was wir gesehen und gehört haben!«  Apostelgeschichte 4:20



Präludium - Gruppenlied

Begrüßung und Einleitung


GM 342 Mein Glaube fest sich bauen kann




Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte - Gruppenlied


Gottes Wort


Versammlungslied – GM 118 Wohl dem, der Jesum liebet

Bibeltext – Apostelgeschichte 4:1-22

Predigt – Hier steh’ ich und kann nicht anders!




Versammlungslied – GM 135 Die Gnade sei mit allen




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Revita Schroeder

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Versammlungslieder ~ Isbrand Fehr

Kindergeschichte ~ Karina Thiessen

Klavier ~ Kim Sidorchuk

Gruppenlieder ~ Klassen Family

Hauptordner ~ Martin Fehr

Tontechniker ~ Jared Dueck

Multimedia ~ Jason Rempel


Wir laden ganz herzlich ein zum Männertreffen das am Samstag dem 23. April um 9:00 Uhr stattfinden wird. Bringt gerne Terere oder Mate mit!


Sunday, April 17, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

Theme: Book of Acts


Gathering As God’s People


Call to Worship & Prayer

Congregational Singing

Open the Eyes of My Heart

In Christ Alone

Be the Center



Witness Story ~ Elmer Kehler

Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Congregational Song ~ Light the Fire Again

Scripture Reading ~ Acts 4:1-22

Sermon ~ We cannot help speaking…


Responding To God’s Word


Closing Song ~ Everyday




Children’s Story ~ Susan Wiebe

Multimedia ~ Jason Rempel

Organist/Prelude/Offertory ~ Karen Peters

PA ~ Jared Dueck

Pianist ~ Jordan Hiebert

Song Leaders ~ Jordan & Gillian Hiebert, Andrew Hiebert, Rob Sidorchuk

Sermon ~ Randy Hildebrand

Worship Leader ~ Heiko Giesbrecht

Head Usher ~ Martin Fehr



Scripture Reading for this week is Acts 5.



Please pray for:

s  Anne Unger in Bethesda Hospital

s  Peter Dyck in Vita Hospital

s  George Giesbrecht in St. Boniface Hospital

s  Sally Steingart who is recovering at home

s  Pray for our Missionaries:

Ryan Dueck – Winnipeg
Rachel Klassen – Germany

Ashley Reimer – Steinbach

Fredy & Rowena Hiebert - Bolivia

Our sympathies and prayers go to the family and friends of Norbert & Candy Friesen on the sudden death of their son, Beato Friesen, on April 8th, in Loma Plata, Paraguay.

Our sympathies and prayers go to the family and friends of Helen Klassen who passed away on April 11th.

Our sympathies and prayers go to Irene & John Kroeker on the death of Irene’s sister, Liz Torhjelm, on April 12th.

Our sympathies and prayers go out to Sylvia & Ronni Hiebert on the death of Sylvia’s grandfather, Wilhelm Peters, on April 13th in Paraguay.



Women’s Retreat will be Sept. 23-25 at Camp Moose Lake. Registration forms are at the Welcome Centre.

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.

Gym Comm. Contact this week: Henry Krahn

Volunteer Driver Contact: Erdman & Eva Penner



April 1 - 16, 2016

Our Giving: $ 28,803.28


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

Mon. April 18, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball 

Tues. April 19, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball
7:00 p.m.
  Sunbeams meet in Kitchenette.  Topic: Practicing Presence - in Transition.  Ruth 1:11-22.  
8:00 p.m. 75th Anniversary Celebration Committee in MPR

Thurs. April 21, 5:30 p.m. Baptism Class

Sat. April 23, 9:00 a.m. Männertreffen in kitchenette



April 30, 5:00 p.m. Seniors Faspa in the gym

May 4, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Workshop on Pornography. The SMC pastors invite anyone who would like to learn more about the effects of pornography in our country, city, & church to attend this workshop. Topics will include: how to gain freedom; how to walk with loved ones around us who are struggling; and prevention for the next generation.

May 6 & 7, Camp Moose Lake Spring Clean Up

May 7, 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Camp Moose Lake Field Trip. Everyone is invited to meet at SMC, take the church bus and get a tour of CML.  Supper will be included. Sign-up sheet is at the Welcome Centre.  A donation will be collected for the supper and bus ride.

May 27-29, Deutsche Kanu-verbindung


Nurture Schedule

College & Career - April 19, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Jr. Youth - Wed. April 20, 4:30 – 9:00 p.m. Spaghetti Slurp

Sr. Youth - Thurs. April 21, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Small Groups 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



Gordon Janzen, Director for Asia and Europe Ministry, is visiting Witness workers and church partners in Asia from April 12-30. Pray that his visits and the ongoing ministry of Witness Workers will continue to strengthen good relationships with global church partners in the midst of MC Canada transition and restructuring.



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.

Steinbach Bible College invites applications for a .75 position as Executive Assistant to the President. Please submit your resume with cover letter by April 28, to SBC.

April 22, 6:00 a.m. Steinbach MCC Thrift Store is looking for 5 men to go to Minaki to pick up furniture. Contact Dave Funk for more info.

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

May 1, 3:00 p.m. Faith & Life Choir Spring Concert at SMC

May 7, 9:00 a.m. Pick Up & Walk to clean up the streets of Steinbach and surrounding areas. Sign-up sheet at Welcome Centre. Contact Dave Funk for more information.

May 15, 3:00 p.m. Faith & Life Women’s Chorus 20th Anniversary Concert at Bethel Mennonite Church in Wpg.


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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.

CI Fundraising Evening. April 30th. Admission by donation. Includes dinner at 5:30pm and a concert to follow. To reserve a place at the banquet and concert, please RSVP to or (204) 327-5891. The evening features MCI Chamber Choir, Illuminate, Resonate, and an Alumni & Friends Choir (directed by Kristel Peters & Korey Peters). If you want to join the Alumni & Friends Choir, please contact us at or (204) 327-5891


MC Canada Bulletin  Announcements for Sunday, April 17, 2016:    

·         Did you know there will be an art exhibition at Assembly 2016 in Saskatoon? Plan to explore visual expressions of the theme “Faith~God~People” (Jeremiah 31:33) curated by Ray Dirks at Assembly 2016, July 6-10. Register at

·         A new edition of Connections, the newsletter of Mennonite Women Canada, is now available for download on CommonWord:

·         Are you a young adult looking for a one-year formational experience in cross-cultural learning and service?  Mennonite Church Canada is inviting team members to work alongside Witness workers Darnell & Christina Barkman in Manila, Philippines.  For opportunities in Philippines, Ecuador or Indonesia visit or contact Tany Warkentin (  Application deadline is June 1, 2016.


Ø  Mennonite Church Manitoba


·         Camp Assiniboia is accepting applications for the position of Head Cook.  Hours of work are from 12 pm to 8 pm, Monday to Friday for July and August. For more information please contact Alfridie Braun, or David Hogue at Camp Assiniboia 204-864-2159 or or


·         Are you interested in a casual position as a Ropes Instructor at Camp Assiniboia?  We are looking for people who would be available from September to June.  Ropes course training is on April 30-May 1st.  Please contact Katherine Hogue at 204) 864-2159 Ext 104 to sign up for training.


·         Camps with Meaning Birding Retreat:  This event will take place at Camp Koinonia, May 27-29.  Information and to register online (” or call the Camps office at 204-895-2267 for more information.


·         Come and hear Naked Anabaptist author Stuart Murray Williams and get a glimpse into the future of the church in Canada. Stuart will share about his experience through the Anabaptist Network and the post-Christendom church across the United Kingdom and Europe. Thursday, April 21, 7-9 pm Evening Event at Sterling Mennonite (1008 Dakota St. Wpg. MB R2N 1P2)


·         Reserve your spot by May 2nd for our Mother's Day “Over and Above” Fundraising Lunch at Camp Assiniboia.  The lunch will be held on Sunday, May 8th at 12:00 PM.  Choose between an indoor banquet: $15 adults, $5 children (5-10 years) or outdoor BBQ: $12 adults, $5 children (5-10 years).  Special music will be provided by Paul Dueck and David Hogue.  For reservations, call Camp Assiniboia at 204.864.2159 (ext. 104).  This year, any funds “Over and Above” what we normally raise will go towards building four new cabins at Camp Assiniboia this summer.  So come treat your mom to lunch and at the same time support a great cause!


·         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 online by April 30 at  For more information see poster or contact Kathy Giesbrecht at MCM -     



Ø  Miscellaneous Announcements


·         The MHC Gallery (600 Shaftesbury, Winnipeg) invites you to attend I came from a faraway land:  voices of newcomers from Iraq and Syria.  Come hear a panel discussion with newcomers to Winnipeg from Iraq and Syria as they share stories of life before and after coming to Canada.  The event will take place at the Canadian Mennonite University Chapel (south campus) on May 5, 2016 at 7 pm followed by a reception in the MHC Gallery.  All are welcome to attend!


·         The 2nd Annual Symposium on Third Culture Care will be held on May 27-28. Featured speakers Duncan and Olwyn Westwood will speak from years of cross-cultural and clinical experience to assist pastors, congregations, families, friends and other caregivers who walk alongside those that have served in cross-cultural church, mission and service work. There will also be a variety of workshops and time for networking with others who have served internationally. This is a joint effort with Mennonite Church Canada as one of the sponsors.  For more information or to register, go to


Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins


1.       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. The graduation address will be given by Sister Lesley Sacouman, reflecting on the Jubilee Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis in 2015.


2.      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


3.      Learn how Indigenous peoples have shaped Canada politically, socially, culturally, and economically.  Enrol in ‘Reconciling our Future:  Stories of Kanata and Canada’ at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding, June 20-24, 2016. This course is being taught by James Sinclair, with guest presenter John Ralston Saul.  For more information, go to or email


4.      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


5.      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


MCC Manitoba is accepting applications for the positions of Indigenous Neighbours Coordinator and International Volunteer Exchange Program Coordinator. For full job descriptions or to apply, please visit Positions close April 25, 2016.

MCC summer positions - MCC Manitoba is accepting applications for two summer positions. Spend 14 weeks working with MCC's Migration and Resettlement program or facilitating literacy and gardening programs with Sam's Place. Apply by April 27. For more information, please visit

Grow Hope for Syria - Last year, Grow Hope farmers sponsored 204 acres of Manitoba farmland, raising up to $500,000 after government matching! Join them this year -- sign up to sponsor an acre for $300 and watch your gift turn into as much as $2,500 of emergency relief for people in Syria. Find out more at or by calling (204)261-6381.

Special event  - Wed., April 20, 2016 - 7 pm. Join former journalist and current MKO Grand Chief  Sheila North Wilson for a screening of 1200+ , her documentary exploring how and why many Indigenous women and girls go missing or are murdered in Canada. It shows viewers that the tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls affects us all and that we can all be part of the solution. Sam's Place - 159 Henderson Hwy.


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