Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

  1. Mai 2016 - 9.00 Uhr morgens

Thema: Apostelgeschichte


»Du sollst anbeten den Herrn, deinen Gott, und ihm allein dienen!«    Matthäus 4:10b




Begrüßung und Einleitung

Versammlungslieder – GM 101 Bist zu uns wie ein Vater

GM 310 Wenn Jesus am Kreuze




Gottes Wort

Versammlungslied – GM 347 Was kann es Schönres geben

GM 348 Was mein Herz erfreut


Bibeltext – Apostelgeschichte 6&7

Predigt – Wenn Gott zum Mittelpunkt wird




Versammlungslied – GM 354 O Gott, mein Gott!




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Amalie Hiebert

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Versammlungslieder ~ Harry Wiens

Kindergeschichte ~ Thomas Thiessen

Klavier ~ Karen Peters

Hauptordner ~ Peter Schiller

Tontechniker ~ Jason Dueck

Multimedia ~ Samantha Hiebert



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

WELCOME TO OUR 28th annual

Grad Sunday Worship Service

Sunday May 1, 11:00 a.m.


Gathering As God’s People


Call to Worship & Prayer

Congregational Singing

Come, Now is the Time to Worship

Jesus, I Come

Light the Fire



Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Presentation of SMC 2016 Graduates

Congregational Singing ~ Days of Elijah

Scripture Reading ~ Acts 6:1-7

Sermon ~ The First Failure of the Early Church


Responding To God’s Word


Closing Song ~ One Way



Offertory ~ Federic Hiebert, Trevor Harder

Organist ~ Karen Peters

PA ~ Jason Dueck

Prelude/Postlude/Pianist ~ Federic Hiebert

PowerPoint ~ Samantha Hiebert

Sermon ~ Heiko Giesbrecht

Worship Leader/Children’s Story ~ Randy Hildebrand

Song Leaders ~ Federic Hiebert, Toni & Kayla Hiebert, Trevor Harder, Adrian Giesbrecht, Nia Rogers, Mackenzie Hildebrand

Head Usher ~ Peter Schiller




Scripture Reading for this week is Acts 8.




Please pray for:

s  Dick Penner, George Giesbrecht, Jacob Siemens (Sr.) and Anne Unger in Bethesda Hospital

s  Delores Tourond in Seven Oaks Hospital (Winnipeg)

s  Peter Dyck in Vita Hospital

s  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)

Please check the Missionary Board for the latest newsletters from Rachel Klassen and Fredy & Rowena Hiebert.



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.

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.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

Volunteer Driver Contact: Erdman & Eva Penner



Today,  NO Family Volleyball  
4:00 p.m. Young Families meet at Adolf & Erna Bergen Please bring burgers, buns and dessert. 

Mon. May 2, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball 

Tues. May 3, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball

Wed. May 4, 7:00 p.m. German Choir Rehearsal in MPR
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.

Thurs. May 5, 5:30 p.m. Baptism Class

Sat. 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.

Sat. 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.

Sat. 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 10, 7:00 p.m. Vision Council meeting in MPR

May 27-29, Deutsche Kanu-Verbindung


Nurture Schedule

College & Career – May 3, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Jr. Youth – Next Event is Wed. May 25th

Sr. Youth - Thurs. May 5, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Bible Study


SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Preschool (Age 2–Kindergarten) – Kitchenette

School-Age (Gr. 1-12) – Upstairs


  • College & Career with Jer Janzen - Room # 211
  • 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 24 - 30, 2016

Our Giving: $8,451.25



 Pray for Hippolyto & Miriam Tshimanga as they prepare to move to South Africa with their young family this summer. They will begin walking with Grace Community Church in leadership, faith formation, women’s ministry and capacity building.


SMC High School Grads of 2016


Melissa Sawatzky

Gaby Ginter

Claudia Giesbrecht

Raelyn Dick

Tony Harder



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.

May 27-28, “Caring Cross-Culturally: Essentials for Third Culture Support” at Fort Garry MB Church on Friday (5 to 9 pm) and at Providence University College and Seminary on Saturday (8 am to 5 pm). See poster in lobby for details.



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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.




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.


MC Canada Bulletin  Announcements for Sunday, May 1, 2016:    

·         Early Birds get the deal! Get discounted rates for Assembly 2016 in Saskatoon by registering before May 15: Assembly isn’t just for delegates – there’ll be something for everyone!

·         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 or email Tany at


Ø  Mennonite Church Manitoba


·         Join the Faith and Life Women’s Chorus and Alumni at a concert celebrating 20 years of singing. May 15, 2016. 3:00pm. Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg.


·         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


·         Camps with Meaning is looking for volunteers to serve this spring and summer as a health officer, camp pastor, kitchen volunteer, or maintenance help. Please email or call (204) 895-2267 if you can fill one of these roles.


·         Camps with Meaning is still accepting camper applications for all three locations: Camp Koinonia, Camp Moose Lake, and Camp Assiniboia! Come on out and join the fun! For more information please visit or call (204) 895-2267.


·         Camps with Meaning Birding Retreat:  at Camp Koinonia, May 27-29.  Register online (” or call the Camps office at 204-895-2267 for more information


·         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 MAY 2 at  For more information see poster or contact Kathy Giesbrecht at MCM -     


·         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 Mai bringt Prediger James Schellenberg aus der Douglas Mennoniten Gemeinde 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 May is Pastor James Schellenberg from Douglas Mennonite Church in Winnipeg.



Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins


1.       Discover Outtatown at CMU’s Campus Visit Day on May 6. Outtatown is a unique, one or two-semester certificate program of CMU. It’s an incredible year for recent high school grads looking to travel, serve others, learn more about God and the world, make lifelong friends, and experience ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ adventure. Limited space is available so apply today! For more info:


2.       Consider enrolling in a Graduate School of Theology and Ministry Spring or Summer course at CMU! Details can be found at


3.      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


4.      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.


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


Ten Thousand Villages is currently accepting resumes for full time interim store manager at the Henderson Highway location in Winnipeg. Please submit resumes electronically to

Sam's Place Film Night - Monday, May 9, at 7:00 - Sam’s Place Film Night presents the winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary of 2012: Searching for Sugar Man, a profound and inspiring story about the power of music in oppressed societies. Searching for Sugar Man is rated PG and is 86 minutes long. 159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg.

Facilitators needed - Would you like to become a facilitator of the Blanket Exercise, an interactive tool to help build understanding of Indigenous perspectives on Canadian history? KAIROS is hosting a training event Friday, May 13 (7-9 p.m.)  to Saturday, May 14 (9:30 to 3:00),  Good News Fellowship, 891 St Mary's Road, Winnipeg. All are welcome. For more information, contact Carin Crowe at

Blanket Exercise - Join other Manitobans in a national call for continued efforts toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Participate in a mass Blanket Exercise on the grounds of the Legislative Buildings, Saturday, June 4, 10:00 a.m. to Noon. This event is hosted by KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives; concurrent events are happening across the country. For more information, contact or 1-877-403-8933, ext 227.

MCC Manitoba is accepting applications for Financial Services Assistant. For a full job description and to apply, please visit


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