Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum Deutschen Gottesdienst

29. Mai 2016 - 9.00 Uhr morgens



»Nun erfahre ich in Wahrheit, dass Gott die Person nicht ansieht; sondern in jedem Volk, wer ihn fürchtet und recht tut, der ist ihm angenehm«      Apost. 10,34-35




Begrüßung und Einleitung

Versammlungslieder – Komm jetzt ist die Zeit wir beten an

Strom des Lebens

Unfassbar Deine Gnade



Allgemeine Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte ~ The Heart of Worship


Gottes Wort


Bibeltext – Apostelgeschichte 10

Predigt – Kein Ansehen der Person




Schlusslied – Welch ein Tag




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Norman Niessen

Botschaft ~ Gerhard Friesen

Versammlungslieder ~ Federic Hiebert, Jessica Giesbrecht, Adrian Giesbrecht, Claudia Giesbrecht, Jessica Schroeder, Joel Neufeldt, Ryan Schroeder

Kindergeschichte ~ Katie Giesbrecht

Klavier ~ Federic Hiebert, Jessica Schroeder

Hauptordner ~ Henry Krahn

Multimedia ~ Samantha Hiebert

Tontechniker ~ Erwin Toews

Welcome Centre ~ Linda Esau





Sunday, May 29, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

Theme: Book of Acts


Gathering As God’s People


Call to Worship & Prayer

Congregational Singing


To the River

This is Amazing Grace



Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Congregational Song ~ Praise the Father, Praise the Son

Scripture Reading ~ Acts 10:23-35

Sermon ~ The Vision That Changed The Church


Responding To God’s Word


Closing Song ~ Happy Day



Children’s Story ~ Bev Unger

Multimedia ~ Samantha Hiebert

Offertory ~ Jessica Giesbrecht, Federic Hiebert

PA ~ Erwin Toews

Pianists ~ Federic Hiebert, Jessica Schroeder

Prelude/Postlude ~ Federic Hiebert

Song Leaders ~ Jessica Giesbrecht, Adrian Giesbrecht, Claudia Giesbrecht, Federic Hiebert, Joel Neufeldt, Jessica Schroeder, Ryan Schroeder

Sermon ~ Randy Hildebrand

Worship Leader ~ Elma Schroeder

Head Usher ~ Henry Krahn

Welcome Centre ~ Linda Esau


Sun. June 5, 10:00 a.m. Joint Baptism/Membership/Communion


Baptismal Candidates:

Corny & Andrea Friesen, Adrian Giesbrecht, Beanco Giesbrecht, Maikel Giesbrecht, Domenila Harder, Tony Harder, Sabine Neufeld, Stefan Neufeld, Joel Neufeldt, Jessica Schroeder


Membership Candidates:

Patrik Dueck, Jason & Teresa Sawatzky


Please pray for:

s  Delores Tourond and Anne Unger in Bethesda Hospital

s  Peter Dyck in Vita Hospital

s  The Kanu Verbindung group who left Friday and are returning today

s  Fernando & Jennifer Hiebert as Fernando’s father, Hans Hiebert, will be having surgery on June 23rd, , in Brazil.

“Thank you for all the prayers, cards, visits, phone calls and snacks. George is doing better. Praise the Lord.”      George & Anna 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 and should be returned by Sunday, June 5th.   

Who is interested in helping SMC in the following roles? Recording secretary: record minutes of Vision Council and congregational meetings
Echoes: assist with production of Echoes, computer skills needed
Outreach Council Vice Chair: coordinate and highlight SMC outreach ministries
Contact Henry Dueck to volunteer or suggest other people.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

Volunteer Driver Contact: Erdman & Eva Penner


June 5, 10:00 a.m. Joint Baptism and Communion Service

June 12, 10:00 a.m. Church Picnic at Mitchell Park

June 19, 9:00 a.m.  German Service
10:30 a.m. Worship in the Park (K.R. Barkman Park)

June 26, 9:00 a.m. German Service
11:00 a.m. English Service

July 3 – Sept. 4
10:00 – 10:35 a.m. Joint Worship in Sanctuary
10:35 – 11:15 a.m. Sermons in Sanctuary and Gym
       Children’s Church in Kitchenette (ages 2-6)
11:30 a.m. Potluck


Today, 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.

Today, NO Family Volleyball  

Mon. May 30, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball
7:00 p.m. SMC 75th Anniversary Celebration Committee meeting in the MPR

Tues. May 31, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball
7:00 p.m. Deacon’s Meeting

Wed. 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 today.

Thurs. June 2, 5:30 p.m. Baptism Class

Sat. 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 & Finger food at Sandilands

June 14, 7:00 p.m. Vision Council meeting

June 16, 7:00 p.m. Arkbuilders

June 26, 10:00 a.m. Discussion on MC Canada Assembly Topics. Come to discern the Future Task Force and Being a Faithful Church documents to help our delegates know SMC’s questions and concerns.


Nurture Schedule

College & Career – May 31, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Event

Jr. Youth – Wed. June 29, 5:30 p.m. Goldeyes Game

Sr. Youth - Thurs. June 2, 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



May 22 - 28, 2016

Our Giving: $6,461.00



 Pray for MC Canada Witness worker Bock Ki Kim as he takes leadership of the Korea Anabaptist Center (KAC) in South Korea. Pray for his wisdom and for strong encouragement from supporting congregations. Bock Ki Kim serves in South Korea with his wife, Sook Kyoung Park.



Camps with Meaning is looking for kitchen and maintenance volunteers for this summer. If you may be able to help out for a week, please email or call 204-895-2267.

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 6-10,  MC Canada Assembly in Saskatoon, SK. Delegates are Randy & Leona Hildebrand and Peter Harms

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.






 Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins


1.       Public Lecture with John Ralston Saul – The Canadian School of Peacebuilding presents John Ralston Saul, Canadian award-winning philosopher, novelist and essayist, speaking on  ‘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


2.       Want to encounter other cultures? Come hear fascinating stories and experience the diversity at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding. Courses run June 13-17 and June 20-24 and are a great opportunity to experience an inspiring community of people gathered to learn about peace. For more information, go to or email


3.       Are you ready for a year focused on discipleship and faith formation to better understand, know, and follow Jesus? Outtatown offers a discipleship year full of adventure, learning, service, travel, friendship, and faith development from a biblical, Anabaptist perspective. There are still some spaces available in the 2016-17 Guatemala site! Visit to learn more and apply.


4.       You are invited to join us for the 15th Annual CMU Golf Classic, Tuesday, June 14th at the Kingswood Golf and Country Club in La Salle, MB. Reservations are limited so rsvp early by calling Joyce Friesen 204.594.0517.


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– 9:30 PM  and 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


8.       "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.


MC Canada Bulletin  Announcements for Sunday, May 29, 2016:    

·         Your prayers and registrations are needed to help make Youth Assembly 2016 #thecovenantcrew a reality! The good folks of Saskatchewan are working hard on updating plans, and we only need 50 more registrations. Email or for more details. Please register or call/email to indicate your registration by midnight, May 29.

·         Mennonite Church Canada is accepting resumes for a half-time term Administrative Assistant position at CommonWord, beginning this summer (as early as June 20) to January 31, 2017 (with possibility of extension).  Hours of work are from 9 AM to 12:45 PM, Monday to Friday.  See job description at – Application deadline: June 10, 2016. Contact Arlyn Friesen Epp at or 204-594-0527 x 333 for more info.

·         Want to learn more about the roots of Anabaptism and its meaning for today? Sign up for the Anabaptist History and Theology Short Course. This is an online, 6 week, non-credit short course led by Jamie Pitts, assistant professor of Anabaptist Studies at AMBS and co-editor of Anabaptist Witness. September 14-October 25.

MCC Manitoba Annual General Meeting - MCC Manitoba's AGM will be held on Friday, June 10, 7 - 9:30 pm at Heartland Community Church in Landmark. Join us to hear about developments in our program work and plans as well as a keynote address focused on how MCC responds to disasters today. Member congregations may appoint one voting delegate per every 50 members but anyone is invited to attend. For more information and to register delegates for this meeting, please visit or contact Nikki Hamm by e-mail,, or phone at 204-261-6381.  Please register delegates by June 7.

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.

Cycle Clear Lake - Calling all cyclists! Enjoy a beautiful trail ride in Riding Mountain National Park in support of MCC’s food security work in Lebanon on Saturday, July 2 at Cycle Clear Lake. Registration deadline is June 15. Register online at or phone Reinhold at 204-729-8335.

MCC Manitoba Golf Tournament - Join us at our 14th annual golf tournament in support of MCC's response to the crisis in Syria - Wednesday, July 13 at Bridges Golf Course. For more information and to register, visit or call 204-261-6381. Register by June 12 to meet our early bird deadline.


MC Manitoba


·         Camps with Meaning is looking for kitchen and maintenance volunteers for this summer. If you may be able to help out for a week, please email or call (204) 895-2267.


·         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 Juni bringt Prediger Albert Durksen aus der Sargent Avenue Mennoniten Gemeinde eine Serie von Predigten zum Thema: Das Andachtsleben der Kinder Gottes.


·         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 June is Pastor Albert Durksen from Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church in Winnipeg.



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