Church Bulletin


July 31, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

Summer Theme: Imago Dei


Gathering as God’s People


Call to Worship & Prayer

Congregational Singing

HWB 75 Heilig, heilig, heilig

Holy, Holy, Holy

Here By the Water


Our Life Together

Congregational Life and Prayer

Offering ~ After All


Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Congregational Song ~ Wings of an Eagle

Following song, those wanting to participate in:

·         English Worship proceed to the gym

·         Children’s Church (ages 2-6) proceed to Kitchenette


German Worship in the Sanctuary

Scripture Reading ~ Jer 9:24; Joh 17:17; Epheser 4:24

Sermon ~ Heiligkeit und Gerechtigkeit erreichen!
Sending ~ GM 130 Geh unter der Gnade



English Worship in the Gym

Scripture Reading ~ 1 Samuel 2:1-2; Exodus 3:1-6

Sermon ~ Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty

Closing Song ~ One Thing


11:30 a.m. Finger Food Potluck Lunch in the Gym


Children’s Story – Karina Thiessen

German Sermon/Worship Leader – Fernando Hiebert

PA – Erwin Toews

Pianist/Offertory – Mackenzie Hildebrand

Prelude/Postlude – Karen Peters

Song Leaders – Mackenzie Hildebrand, Leona Hildebrand, Joel Neufeldt

Worship Leader/English Sermon – Randy Hildebrand

Head Usher – Eldon Froese

Welcome Center – Dave & Katie Giesbrecht


Please pray for:

s  Susie Enns and Delores Tourond in Bethesda Hospital Rehab

s  Peter Dyck in Vita Hospital

s  Irene Sawatzky who is in Wpg. recovering from valve replacement surgery

s  Peter Harms who is on bedrest at home treating an infection in his foot




This week Pastor Fernando will be in the office.

Aug. 15, 7:00 p.m. Special Congregational Meeting - The agenda consists of assessing SMC's structure (including an evaluation of the co-pastor model) and determining next steps for our church.  Members are urged to pray about and attend this gathering.

Mon. Aug. 15, 7:00 p.m.  Sonder Gemeindestunde.  Die Tagesordnung besteht aus der SMC Strukturbewertung (einschließlich einer Bewertung der Co-Pastor-Modell) und die nächsten Schritte für unsere Gemeinde zu bestimmen. Die Mitglieder werden dringend gebeten, für diese Versammlung zu beten, und daran teilnehmen.

We pray a prayer a blessing for Ewart Krahn who has asked for his membership to be released.

If you would like to bring flower arrangements for the sanctuary this summer, contact Nikarre Yutzy.

We still need some volunteers for the Potluck lunches for the month of August. Sign-up sheet is at the Welcome Centre.

The MC Canada summary statement from the Assembly is available at the Welcome Centre.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

Volunteer Driver Contact: Erdman & Eva Penner



July 24 - 31, 2016 - Our Giving: $7,951.48



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

Mon. Aug. 1, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Aug. 2, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball
6:30 p.m. Slo Pitch Baseball SMC vs. Southland 1 at Diamond #1

Sat. Aug. 6, 8:30 a.m.  Sunbeams Birthday Breakfast at Smitty's.



The Manitoba Summer Games in Steinbach (Aug. 7-13) are still looking for volunteers. There are various volunteer opportunities; pick up one shift or as many you want. Register at

MDS urgently needs volunteers for July 31 to Aug. 5 at Camp Assiniboia/ MDS Family Project. Accommodation (or your own RV) and meals supplied. Call Ken Loewen at 1-204-806-8163 or email for details.

Camps with Meaning is looking for a Health Officer for Camp Assiniboia, Aug. 7-12.  There are also maintenance opportunities available.  Please email or call 204-895-2267.



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.



This week's MCC Manitoba bulletin announcements include:

Hosts needed - MCC Manitoba is seeking host families for two participants in IVEP (International Volunteer Exchange Program) for an 11 month period beginning in September. Host families are needed in the South Winnipeg and Central Winnipeg areas. For more information, check out and contact Katie Froese at 204-925-1929 or  

Special event: Kanadiertreffen - A gathering of Low German speaking Mennonites emigrating from Latin America. The event will include stories by Kennert Giesbrecht, Editor of Die Mennonitsche Post, music by Henry and Susie Zacharias, and a children’s program. Sunday, August 21, 2:30 pm at the Bethel Heritage Park next to the Winkler Library in downtown Winkler. Bring something to share for the potluck faspa, come and knack some zöt with us!

Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins

1.      Catch Olympic fever and get active at CMU Blazers Summer Sports Camps 2016!

·         August 15-19: Youth volleyball and basketball camps (grades 8-10) - FULL

·         August 22-26: Junior soccer (grades 5-8), ultimate Frisbee (grades 7-10), and Junior High volleyball and basketball camps (grades 6-8)

For more details visit, phone 204.487.3300, or email


2.      Canadian Mennonite University invites inquiries and applications for two full-time salaried positions: Vice President Academic & Academic Dean and a faculty opening in Business & Organizational Administration. Nominations or inquiries about the nature of the post may be directed or by mail to Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources. 

3.      Canadian Mennonite University invites inquiries and applications for the full-time position of Custodian. Applications should be submitted immediately and will be accepted until this position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources at or 204-594-0532. 

MC Canada Bulletin  Announcements for Sunday, July 31, 2016:    

·         The Mennonite Church Canada website now has a 9 minute Assembly 2016 Highlights video summarising  4+ days of worship, teaching, and decision making at: 


·     Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: In August, pray for our many Witness Workers who will be returning to their countries of ministry after itineration. Pray for a good re-adjustment and integration back into their ministry roles and renewed encouragement as they begin new terms of service.





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