Church Bulletin

Welcome to our Church Picnic

Joint Worship Service

Sunday, June 12, 10:00 a.m.


Gathering As God’s People

Call to Worship and Prayer

Congregational Singing

Come, Now is the Time to Worship

Open the Eyes of my Heart

Blessed be Your Name

How Great is Our God



Congregational Life & Prayer

Offering – In Christ Alone


Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Sharing – Siegfried Durksen, Shaun Neufeldt

Congregational Song – Be the Centre


Responding To God’s Word

Picnic Announcements


Closing Song – Days of Elijah


Children’s Story – Cass Wieler

PA ~ Gerald Harder, Jason Dueck

Song Leaders/Offertory – Federic Hiebert, Adrian Giesbrecht, Claudia Giesbrecht, Jessica Giesbrecht, Joel Neufeldt,

Jessica Schroeder, Kailey Schroeder, Taylan Schroeder

Worship Leader – Randy Hildebrand

Head Usher – Elmer Schroeder



Please pray for:

s  Susie Enns, Delores Tourond and Anne Unger in Bethesda Hospital

s  Peter Dyck in Vita Hospital

s  John Kathler in Grace Hospital, Winnipeg

s  Fredy Hiebert who had his appendix removed and is recovering at home in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

s  Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues

Our sympathies and prayers go out to Jessie Peters, Ed & Val Peters, Jennifer & Jer Janzen and Lyle & Karlee Peters and families on the death of Henry Peters on June 7th. Henry’s funeral will be at SMC on Monday, June 13th at 10:30 a.m.


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)
       (Contact Jennifer Hiebert if you are willing to help)
11:30 a.m. Finger Food Potluck


June 5 - 11, 2016

Our Giving: $10,936.30



Today, NO Family Volleyball  

Mon. June 13, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. June 14, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball
7:00 p.m. Vision Council meeting



June 20, 7:00 p.m. SMC 75th Ann. Celebration Committee.  Meeting in MPR.

June 25, 7:00 p.m. Arkbuilders at Helga Froese, Mary Ann Hildebrand will share about her recent trip to Israel.

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 – June 14, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

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



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.

Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery

ASSEMBLY EXHIBITION submission deadline soon. Artists, check out


Steinbach Christian School (SCS) invites applications for the position of part-time librarian.  This is a 20-25 hour per week position, running on a 10-month contract (September-June).  Visit for more information.

MC Canada Bulletin  Announcements for Sunday, June 12, 2016:    

·         The 2016 Assembly registration deadline is June 15! Register now so that you can participate in discussions vital to the life of the national church:  


·         To prepare for Assembly, all delegates are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the information in the Discernment Guide and be ready to process the items presented for decision:


·         Youth Assembly 2016 has been cancelled and replaced by #CovenantCrew 2.0 - Mennonite Church Saskatchewan is making alternate plans to host youth from across Canada for a Wilderness Canoe Trip during Assembly week. See the invitation letter at and/or sign up via; 306-249-4844.


·         Stay up-to-date on Assembly 2016 with the latest issue of Assembled News. Get a snapshot of what you can anticipate from the July 10th Creation Care seminar, meet some of the young adults involved in the Emerging Voices Initiative and get a sneak peek at some of the workshops that will be on offer at Assembly 2016:


·         Reconciliation Needs Us All - To honour the first anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission event in Ottawa, Mennonite Church Canada has released a three-part video exploring the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action. The video is available free via


·        Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: A group of Mennonites including Joe Heikman and Krista Loewen of Wildwood Mennonite, Henry Krause of Langley Mennonite Fellowship, Sara Anderson of Osler Mennonite Church, and more, are deliberating about what it means to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery. Pray for them as they prepare to share a presentation and a resolution at Mennonite Church Canada Assembly 2016.

CMU Events and Opportunities for Posting June 12, 2016

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.    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


3.    Register now 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.


4.    Looking for Partners for international students at CMU: CMU is experiencing growth in international student enrolment and is looking for partners to assist in welcoming these students to Canada. There are varying levels of involvement needed, from one or two contacts to an on-going relationship with the student. If you would like to become involved with these students or receive more information on how you can help, please contact Sandra Loeppky at or 204.487.3300x340.


5.    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


Ø  Mennonite Church Manitoba


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


Ø  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.


Ø  In preparation for summer camp, we are looking for volunteers to help with general preparations and grounds keeping work.  If you are able to help out, please contact David Hogue at 204-864-2159 ext 100.


MCC Manitoba welcomes applications for Program Assistant (12 month term position) based in Winnipeg. Applications are being accepted until June 15, 2016. For more information and to apply, please visit

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.

Grow Hope - Thanks to everyone who has signed up to sponsor an acre through Grow Hope! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Find out more about how you can sponsor an acre of Manitoba farmland to help MCC respond to the crisis in Syria by calling 204-261-6381 or visiting 


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