Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

24. April 2016 - 9.00 Uhr morgens

Thema: Apostelgeschichte

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»Geht... und verkündet den Menschen die Botschaft des Lebens!«

Apostelgeschichte 5:20

 

DAS LEBEN DER GEMEINDE

Präludium - Gruppenlied

Versammlungslied – GM 37 Großer Gott, wir loben dich

Einleitung & Gebet

Religious Exercises & Instruction

Versammlungslieder – GM 4 Mächtige Ströme des Segens

GM 456 Sei ein lebendger Fisch

Kollekte

Kindergeschichte

 

Gottes Wort

Versammlungslied – GM 78 Wir kommen zu dir

Bibeltext – Apg. 5:12-32

Predigt – Die Botschaft des Lebens

 

Andachtsschluss

Segensgebet

Versammlungslied – GM 90 Licht dieser Welt

Nachspiel

 

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Gottesdienstleitung ~ Kennert Giesbrecht

Botschaft ~ Siegfried Dürksen

Versammlungslieder ~ Jennifer Hiebert

Kindergeschichte ~ Liliane Penner

Klavier ~ Leona Hildebrand

Gruppenlieder ~ Waldemar Harder & Gruppe

Hauptordner ~ Willi Kehler

Tontechniker ~ Torsten Giesbrecht

Multimedia ~ Christina Giesbrecht

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Wir laden alle ein zum Young Families der bei Adolf & Erna Bergen, am 1. Mai um 4 Uhr, stattfinden wird. Alle, Jung und Alt sind herzlich wilkommen.


WELCOME TO OUR ENGLISH WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

Theme: Book of Acts

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Gathering As God’s People

Prelude

Call to Worship & Prayer

Congregational Singing

HWB 26 Holy Spirit, come with power

Faith is the Victory (handout)

 

OUR LIFE TOGETHER

Beyond our Doors ~ Religious Exercises & Instruction

Congregational Life and Prayer

Offering

 

Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Congregational Song ~ HWB 363 – Renew your church

Scripture Reading ~ Acts 4:32-5:11

Sermon ~ What made you think of doing such a thing?

 

Responding To God’s Word

Sending

Closing Song ~ HWB 389 Take my life

Postlude

 

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Beyond our Doors – Laura Lawrence

Children’s Story ~ Cass Wieler

Multimedia ~ Christina Giesbrecht

Offertory ~ Nariya Yutzy-Hiebert

Organist/Postlude ~ Margarete Dyck

PA ~ Torsten Giesbrecht

Pianist/Prelude ~ Leona Hildebrand

Song Leaders ~ Nikarre Yutzy, Andrew Hiebert,

Nia Rogers, Ed Peters

Sermon ~ Randy Hildebrand

Worship Leader ~ Val Peters

Head Usher ~ Willi Kehler

 

 

Scripture Reading for this week is Acts 6 & 7.

 


PRAYER & PRAISE

Please pray for:

s  Anne Unger in Bethesda Hospital

s  Peter Dyck in Vita Hospital

s  George Giesbrecht recovering at home

God’s blessings on Anne Unger who will celebrate her birthday on April 25th.

God’s blessings on Susie Enns who will celebrate her birthday on April 27th.

Congratulations to Willy & Sheryl Dueck who will celebrate their 25th anniversary on April 27th.  We wish you God’s blessing and many more years together.

Congratulations to Alvin & Kelli Funk who will celebrate their 25th anniversary on April 27th.  We wish you God’s blessing and many more years together.

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CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION

The Grade 1-6 SS kids will be singing in both services for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8th! J Please have your child ready to participate from 9:45-11:15 a.m. that day.

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

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

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

Volunteer Driver Contact: Erdman & Eva Penner

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SMC THIS WEEK

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

Mon. April 25, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball 

Tues. April 26, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball

Wed. April 27, 7:00 p.m. German Choir Rehearsal in MPR

Thurs. April 28, 5:30 p.m. Baptism Class

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

Sun. May 1, 11:00 a.m. Grad Sunday


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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 1, 4:00 p.m. Young Families meet at Adolf & Erna Bergen. Please bring burgers, buns and dessert. 
7:00 p.m. Grocery/Gift Card Shower for Refugee Family in the gym. Come meet and greet the Mulamba Family.

May 4, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Workshop on Pornography in kitchenette. 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. Please contact Norman Niessen or the camp at 204-437-2091 if you plan to come.

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 7, 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s
Speaker: Kennert Giesbrecht    MC: Homer Janzen  
8:30 a.m. Sunbeams Birthday Breakfast at Smitty's.

May 27-29, Deutsche Kanu-Verbindung

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Nurture Schedule

College & Career - April 26, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Jr. Youth - Wed. April 27, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Year End Party

Sr. Youth - Thurs. April 28, 6:45 – 9:30 p.m. Dodgeball Tournie at EFree Church, 360 McKenzie Ave. Please get dropped off & picked up at the EFree Church.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Preschool (Age 2–Kindergarten) – Kitchenette

School-Age (Gr. 1-12) – Upstairs

Adults:      

  • 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

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OFFERING

April 17 - 23, 2016

Our Giving: $12,447.27

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CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUESTS

We invite your prayers for our brothers and sisters in Japan and Ecuador as they respond to earthquakes that took place last week. May God provide adequate resources and boundless compassion and energy for those involved in relief efforts, as well as comfort, courage, and hope for those who have suffered loss. May the peace and love of Christ shine through helping hands and companionship in the midst of devastation.

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COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE EVENTS

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 today.

April 30, 7:00 p.m. MCF Canada presents Kenyan Mission Choir at EFree Church. Concert is free with free will offering. See poster for more details.

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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Please send all material/requests by Thursday 5:00 p.m.  

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SMC VISION STATEMENT

Steinbach Mennonite Church is faithfully following Christ in worship and service by making disciples, building community and reaching out to the world.

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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.

 

 


30 Days. 30 Donors. 30 Stories. Each day during the month of April, Steinbach Bible College is excited to share inspiring stories of alumni, donors, and current students as they tell how God has impacted their life through SBC. Our goal? To share SBC’s story and give 30 new monthly donors the opportunity to help empower servant leaders. Don’t miss it - visit SBCollege.ca/30in30 or follow us at Facebook/SBCCanada.

MC Canada Bulletin  Announcements for Sunday, April 24, 2016:    

·         Just a few more weeks until the early-bird registration deadline for Assembly 2016 in Saskatoon! Save some $$ and register early at http://home.mennonitechurch.ca/saskatoon2016.

·         Short term ministry worker needed to support the ministry of Lillian and Norm Nicolson (Witness workers in Burkina Faso, West Africa) by home-schooling their two young children, beginning September 2016.  Conversational French required.  For more info, check out http://home.mennonitechurch.ca/ShortTerm/ChildcareWorker or email Tany at twarkentin@mennonitechurch.ca

·        Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: www.commonword.ca/go/96). Jennifer Otto and Gregory Rabus are Witness Workers serving in an urban outreach and church planting ministry in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Pray that their ministry partnership with the ASM (Conference of Southern German Mennonite Congregations), the DMMK (German Mennonite Mission Committee), the Ludwigshafen Mennonite Church and Mennonite Church Canada will be a fruitful reflection of Christ at work among us.

Mennonite Church Canada Urgent Prayer Request

for Japan and Ecuador, April 20, 2016

Dear Prayer Partners,

We invite your prayers for our brothers and sisters in Japan and Ecuador as they respond to earthquakes that took place last week.

At the time of this writing, Japan reports 47 deaths and at least 1,500 injuries from two earthquakes; one on April 14 (6.2 magnitude) and another on April 16, (7.0 magnitude). Ecuador reports 413 deaths and more than 2,500 injuries resulting from an earthquake on April 16 (7.8 magnitude). In both countries, aftershocks continue, challenging relief efforts.

Both Japan and Ecuador are located along a horseshoe-shaped string of seismic activity bordering the Pacific Ocean. Presently it is not known if the incidents are related.

Mennonite Church Canada’s ministry in Japan concluded when Witness workers Gerald and Rie Neufeld and family returned to Canada in 2008, but historic relationships with Mennonite  congregations in Oita and Miyazaki continue informally. For more than 45 years, Mary Derksen and her late husband Peter served in Japan with the Commission on Overseas Mission, a predecessor to Witness. Through Oita MC, they nurtured many of the believers who lead other Mennonite congregations today.

Currently, Mennonite Church Canada relates to the church in Ecuador through our American sister ministry, Mennonite Mission Network.

May God provide adequate resources and boundless compassion and energy for those involved in relief efforts, as well as comfort, courage, and hope for those who have suffered loss. May the peace and love of Christ shine through helping hands and companionship in the midst of devastation.

Thank you for praying with us.

 

CMU Events and Opportunities for Posting Apr 24, 2016

 

 

1.     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 cmu.ca/gstm.

 

2.   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 carfms.org/conferences/9th-annual-conference.

 

3.   CMU’s Community School of Music and the Arts celebrates its 10th anniversary with a recital featuring its instrumental and vocal teaching faculty. The event takes place on Sunday, May 15 at 2:30 PM in the Great Hall, 500 Shaftesbury. Admission free. All are welcome.

 

4.   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 cmu.ca/sportscamps phone 204.487.3300, or email sportscamps@cmu.ca.

 

Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins

5.       All are invited to the CMU 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.

 

6.       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 cmu.ca/gstm.

 

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 carfms.org/conferences/9th-annual-conference.


On May 5 the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery is presenting an evening of Kurdish cultural performance and a panel discussion with refugees from Syria and Iraq now living in Winnipeg. This event will take place at 5PM in the CMU chapel. A reception will follow in the gallery, which is next door to the chapel. Our current exhibition, Stories in Art from Iraqi Kurdistan, will serve as the backdrop. This is an opportunity to get to know new neighbours, hear about their homelands, what they have left, and how they feel in their new home, Manitoba. The Kurdish Association of Manitoba dance group will perform.


I came from a faraway land: voices of newcomers from Iraq and Syria, traditional dance, panel discussion, meet new Manitobans. Thursday, May 5, 7PM, Canadian Mennonite University chapel, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. Reception to follow in the MHC Gallery.

MCC Canada is accepting applications for the position of Senior Accountant.  For full job description or to apply, please visit http://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve/openings/senior-accountant-0. Position closes April 28, 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 mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve/openings.

World Refugee Day - We are in the midst of a global refugee crisis. June 20 is designated by the United Nations as World Refugee Day -- a day to commemorate the strength, courage and resilience of refugees around the world. Join in marking World Refugee Day by planning a worship service to listen, learn, pray, give and be inspired to offer hospitality and hope to refugees. MCC has resources available at http://mcccanada.ca/stories/world-refugee-day.

SpringFest 2016 - MCC's annual SpringFest is coming up on the weekend of May 27-29. Join us at 134 Plaza Dr in Winnipeg for the quilt show and sale, plant sale, walkathon and BBQ lunch--all raising funds to support MCC partners in Uganda and South Sudan. More details are available at mccmanitoba.ca/springfest or by calling (204)261-6381.

 


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