Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum Deutschen Gottesdienst

22. Mai 2016 - 9.00 Uhr morgens



»Wer bist du Herr? fragte Paulus. Die Stimme antwortete: „Ich bin Jesus,..”.«          Apost. 9,5




Begrüßung und Einleitung

Chorlied ~ Halle, Halleluja

Versammlungslieder – GM 377 Es lebe Gott allein in mir

GM 372 Alles will ich Jesus weihen



Allgemeine Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte ~ Chorlied ~ Ein Schiff dass sich Gemeinde nennt


Gottes Wort


Chorlied ~ Herr ich komme zu dir

Bibeltext – Apostelgeschichte 9:1-19

Predigt – Die Bedeutung der Bekehrung des Paulus




Schlusslied – GM 380 Jesus wir sehen auf dich




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Willi Wiebe

Botschaft ~ Siegfried Durksen

Versammlungslieder ~ Jennifer Hiebert

Kindergeschichte ~ Sylvia Hiebert

Klavier ~ Wanda Dueck

Chorleiterin ~ Jennifer Hiebert

Hauptordner ~ Viktor Kehler

Multimedia ~ Christina Giesbrecht

Tontechniker ~ Torsten Giesbrecht

Welcome Centre ~ Jacob & Susie Krahn






Sunday, May 22, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

Theme: Book of Acts



Gathering As God’s People


Call to Worship & Prayer

Congregational Singing

Mountain of God

Holy Holy Holy Lord

HWB 76 Praise, I will praise you, Lord



Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Congregational Song ~ Ancient Words

Scripture Reading ~ Acts 9:1-19

Sermon ~ The Damascus Road: (Not) For Everyone!


Responding To God’s Word


Closing Song ~ Let the words of the Lord Jesus Christ




Multimedia ~ Christina Giesbrecht

Organist/Prelude/Offertory ~ Karen Peters

PA ~ Torsten Giesbrecht

Pianist ~ Mackenzie Hildebrand

Song Leaders ~ Leona Hildebrand, Andrew Hiebert,

Gillian Hiebert, Rob Sidorchuk

Sermon ~ Daryl Climenhaga

Worship Leader/Children’s Story ~ Randy Hildebrand

Head Usher ~ Viktor Kehler

Welcome Centre ~ Jacob & Susie Krahn




Scripture Reading for this week is Acts 10.


Please pray for:

s  Anne Unger in Bethesda Hospital

s  Peter Dyck in Vita Hospital

s  Delores Tourond in Seven Oaks Hospital

s  Lena Martens who is at home recovering from surgery

God’s blessings on Agnes Ketler who will celebrate her birthday on May 26th.

Congratulations to Lyle & Karlee Peters on the birth of their son, Noah Jordan, on May 15.  Grandparents are Ed & Val Peters; great grandparents are Henry & Jessie Peters.

Congratulations to Franz & Neta Enns who will celebrate their 25th anniversary on May 25th.  We wish you God’s blessing and many more years together.

Our sympathies and prayers go to Rudy & Sylvia Warkentin and Abe & Myrna Warkentin on the death of their brother, John Warkentin, on May 11th.

Our sympathies and prayers go to Mary & Jake Harms on the death of Mary’s sister, Tina Brandt, on May 15th.

 “Thank you for all your cards, visits and prayers. Your prayers have been effective. Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might. Psalm 21:13 Dave & Katie Giesbrecht



The Personnel Committee has begun working on Pastor Randy’s 3 year evaluation as Sr. Co-Pastor. Evaluation forms are available at the Welcome Centre in German and English. 

The Rejoice Daily Devotional is up for renewal. Please check your mailbox for more information. If you’re interested in starting a new subscription, please go to the Welcome Centre for more info.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

Volunteer Driver Contact: Erdman & Eva Penner



May 8 - 14, 2016

Our Giving: $5,679.95



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

Mon. May 23, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball 

Tues. May 24, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball

Thurs. May 26, 5:30 p.m. Baptism Class

Fri. – Sun. May 27-29, Deutsche Kanu-Verbindung

Sat. May 28, 3:00 p.m. Arkbuilders Miniature Golf at Grand Prix Amusement Park. Those that would like to car pool meet at 1:45 p.m. at SMC West parking lot. (Details in mailboxes)



May 29, 2:15 p.m. Annual Texas Scramble golf Tournament at Quarry Oaks. Sign-up sheet at the Welcome Centre. For more info contact Elmer Kehler.

May 31, 7:00 p.m. Deacon’s Meeting

June 1, 6:00 p.m. Sunday School teacher/helper “THANK YOU!” pizza party at AD Penner Park! J Spouses and children invited. Please RSVP to Jennifer by May 29.   

June 4, 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s  Speaker: Reg Toews    MC: Otto Loeppky
8:30 a.m. Sunbeams Birthday Breakfast at Smitty's.

June 5, Young Families: Picnic & Fingerfood at Sandilands


Nurture Schedule

College & Career – May 24, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Jr. Youth – Wed. May 25, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Games Night

Sr. Youth - Thurs. May 26, 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 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



 Pray for the vibrant and committed ministry of Chernobaevka Church, a partner of MC Canada in the Ukraine. Through the pastoral leadership of Sergey Deynekin, his wife Lena, and a young six member ministry team, they focus on welcoming children and youth into the life of the church.



Mennonite Heritage Village is looking for volunteers for the summer. For more info about volunteering call Nia Rogers or Jaycia Koop at 204-326-9661 Ext: 225. 

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.

May 27- 29, Roseau River Bible Camp’s Family Camp with great food, fellowship, horses, rafting and swimming. Speaker: Mark Funk. Call 204-427-2445 for more info.

May 27-29, MCC Springfest 2016 - Quilt show, plant sale, BBQ and walkathon at the MCC Manitoba office. More info at email:

June 10, 7:00 p.m. MCC AGM Location: Heartland Community Church, Landmark. To register online:

July 2, Cycle Clear Lake 35km mountain bike fundraiser. To register go to:

July 13, MCC Golf Tournament at Bridges Golf Course. To register go to:


For the extended version of our bulletin visit

Multimedia email address:

Sound Technician (P.A.) email address:

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.




The choir of First Mennonite Church 922 Notre Dame Ave. invites you to a special performance of Romberg's Das Lied von der Glocke with orchestra and soloists on June 12th 7pm.  Admission is free; an offering will be taken.  This work is being offered to mark the end of German services at First Mennonite Church.

MC Canada Bulletin  Announcements for Sunday, May 22, 2016:    

·         Rod Reynar has lived his entire life with severe, chronic pain – and once contemplated taking his own life.  Hear Rod share his story and offer a faith-based response to coming legislation that could legalize medically assisted dying on the Church Matters podcast at

·         Add Your Voice to Canada's Climate Plan. The Government of Canada is asking Canadians – including people of faith - what we want to see in a national climate action plan. This is a concrete opportunity for us to live into God's call to love and care for the Earth. You can easily submit your ideas using the web-based Climate Consultation Template developed by Citizens for Public Justice. Go to to be part of the conversation!


·         A new edition of WOW! - The World of Witness International Report, has just been released. Subscribe for free to follow the work and experiences of Witness workers around the world:

·        Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: Pray for the vibrant and committed ministry of Chernobaevka Church, a partner of Mennonite Church Canada in the Ukraine. Through the pastoral leadership of Sergey Deynekin, his wife Lena, and a young six member ministry team, they focus on welcoming children and youth into the life of the church.

Interested in having full access to online resources at the AMBS library and expertise from our librarians? Sign up for the Research for Ministry Online Seminar. It is an online six month, non-credit course July 1 - December 31. $75 early registration closes June 10.


Special event: Stories of courage from Palestine and Israel - Thursday, May 26, 7:30 pm, Join us as recently returned MCC Palestine and Israel representatives Daniel Bergen and Joanna Hiebert Bergen share their experience through the stories of five courageous people they grew to know and love. Sam's Place, 159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg.

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 or by calling 204-261-6381.

Free workshop: "Supporting Refugees who have Experienced Trauma" - We would like to invite you to attend this workshop if you would like to learn more about the impact of trauma and how to support refugees who may be dealing with it. This is a free workshop. Beverages and mid morning snack will be included. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm. Regional Connections, 725 Main St., Winkler. Please register before Monday, June 6 by email:, or phone: 204-925-1910.


Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins

1. Did you know Canadian Mennonite University now offers a major in Environmental Studies? Launching in Fall 2016, it is grounded in the natural sciences and will provide students with knowledge of the underlying scientific principles and processes required to understand environmental issues. Visit to learn more.

2. "Dinner With Ted 3" –  June 3 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM | CMU Dining Hall | 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. Alumni are invited to come to eat chicken fingers and fries! This is a free event. Consider bringing a donation in support of the International Student Bursary Fund, which helps international students study at CMU. RSVP by 5 PM on Friday, May 27 by emailing Aaron at If you have a significant other and/or kids, they are welcome to come! Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available.

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

4. Public Lecture with John Ralston Saul – The Canadian School of Peacebuilding presents John Ralston Saul speaking on his latest research. Come hear Living with Uncertainty: The Road to Peace on June 14 at 7:00 PM at  Marpeck Commons, 2299 Grant Ave. A book signing will take place after the lecture. All are welcome. For more information go to

5. Registration has begun for 2016/17 music lessons and classes at the Community School of Music & the Arts (a program of Canadian Mennonite University). Individual music lessons are available in any instrument, and classes available include Art for Kids, Musical Theatre, Music for Kids, Group Voice, Music for Young Children and more!  NEW this summer:  Summer Voice Academy July 18-22. Visit or call 204.837.4870 for more information.

6. Stay connected with CMU and folio café this summer!  Bring a friend and this bulletin to get 25% off artisan gelato at folio café!  Folio café is open regular hours this summer: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM–Saturday 10 AM-4 PM. Your coffee is waiting!

7. Ignite your Passion at CMU Blazers Summer Sports Camps 2016! Try out two of Canada’s fastest-growing sports at Junior soccer (grades 5-8) and Youth ultimate frisbee (grades 7-10) camps August 22-26. For more camps and details visit, phone 204.487.3300, or email


Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives & Gallery


The MHC Archives is looking for individuals or churches to sponsor framed photos on conscientious objectors (CO) themes.  The archival photos will be on display at the launch of MHC’s upcoming CO documentary, The Last Objector this summer.  To sponsor a  photo for our launch please contact Korey Dyck at 204 888 6781 x 193 or (e) .



The MHC Gallery is accepting resumes  for one permanent Saturday supervisor and 3 casual (substitute) Saturday gallery supervisors. Hours of work are from 12 pm to 5 pm Saturday afternoons.  Ideal for high school  or university students.  For more information please contact Korey Dyck at 204 888 6781 x 193 or (e) for a job description.



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