Church Bulletin



August 14, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

Summer Theme: Imago Dei


Gathering as God’s People


Call to Worship & Prayer

Congregational Singing ~ HWB 366 God of grace and God of glory

HWB 145 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy

HWB 584 They that wait upon the Lord

Our Life Together

Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Congregational Song ~  GM 39 Groß ist der Herr (Verse 1)

HWB 87 Great is the Lord (Verse 1)

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

Bibeltext ~ Jona 4

Predigt ~ Gottes Unglaubliche Gnade und Barmherzigkeit

Schlusslied ~ GM 344 Mir ist Erbarmung widerfahren


English Worship in the Gym

Scripture Reading ~ Luke 15:11-31; 18:10-14

Sermon ~ How do we experience grace?


Closing Song ~ Amazing Grace


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


Worship Leader ~ Kennert Giesbrecht

German Sermon ~ Fernando Hiebert

English Sermon ~ Eric Rempel

Children’s Story ~ Ernie Toews

Song Leaders ~ Ed & Millie Hildebrand, Shaun & Donna Neufeldt,
Berta Schroeder

Offertory ~ Ed Hildebrand

Pianist ~ Millie Hildebrand/ Henriette Schellenberg

PA ~ Torsten Giesbrecht

Head Usher ~ Willi Kehler

Welcome Center ~ Jacob & Susie Krahn


Please pray for:

s  Delores Tourond in Bethesda Hospital Rehab

s  Peter Dyck in Vita Hospital

s  Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues

“Charlie Jonathan Giesbrecht was born on Aug. 10th. He weighs in at 4 pounds 12 ounces and both mom and baby are doing very well. He was 6 weeks early and therefore will have to stay in hospital in Winnipeg for at least 2 weeks. We are very happy how good everything is going.”     Heiko & Jessica & Gideon Giesbrecht



This week Pastor Randy and Pastor Fernando will be in the office.

Mon. 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 (plus eine Bewertung der Co-Pastor-Modell) und nächsten Schritte zu bestimmen. Es wird dringend gebeten, für diese Versammlung zu beten, und daran teilnehmen.

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

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

Volunteer Driver Contact: Erdman & Eva Penner



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

Mon. Aug. 15, NO Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Aug. 16, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball
8:00 p.m
. Slo Pitch Baseball SMC vs. Bothwell at Diamond #1
9:30 p.m. Slo Pitch Baseball SMC vs. C.O.S. at Diamond #1

Sun. Aug. 21, 3:30 p.m. Arkbuilders Potluck Faspa at Sieg & Irma Peters’. Please bring lawnchairs.




Aug. 1 - 13, 2016 - Our Giving: $10,082.00



 Aug. 14, 2:30 p.m. Open-Air Concert at Chortitz Church in Randolph with Ronni & Lillian Wiens Ensemble featuring the Paraguayan Harp.

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

Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m. Inviting all MCC Thrift shop and Ten Thousand Villages volunteers and spouse or friend to the annual volunteer appreciation Barbecue at AD Penner Park. Please bring lawn chairs.

Sept. 17, Steinbach Bible College invites all women to attend the Living Proof Live Simulcast featuring Beth Moore. Reach your community - bring your neighbours and friends for a powerful day of teaching and worship. For ticket info call 204-326-6451 or visit



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.      Xplore announcements

For Winnipeg and Vicinity

Xplore: Keep Thinking: CMU Χplore offers courses that investigate dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it - all without any assignments or examinations!  Classes run on Wednesday mornings for 6 weeks, beginning October 5. Courses include Church Practices and Christian Imagination with Irma Fast Dueck, Associate Professor of Practical Theology. All who delight in a stimulating exploration of faith and life are invited to register. For further information see

For Southern Manitoba

Xplore: Keep Thinking: CMU Χplore offers courses that investigate dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it. All without any assignments or examinations!  Classes run on Thursday mornings for 6 weeks, beginning October 6, and are held at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler. Courses include 1 Corinthians with Michael Pahl, Lead Pastor, Morden Mennonite Church. All who delight in a stimulating exploration of faith and life are invited to register. For further information see


2.      Portable CMU: Canadian Mennonite University offers a wide variety of short courses and workshops on a range of topics to resource congregations in their local communities. Note that the subsidy CMU provides has been significantly increased and new topics are offered. Topics include Being the Church Even When We Disagree with Wendy Kroeker, Instructor of Peace & Conflict Transformation Studies and Co-Director of Canadian School of Peacebuilding. For more information see or call 204-487-3300.


3.      Evening Courses: CMU offers a number of evening courses as part of its undergraduate curriculum. These courses are available for audit or credit to students not enrolled in a full time program. Evening courses offered this fall include Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Business and Organizational Administration, and Introduction to Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies. Additionally there are many courses offered during day time hours. For further information go to    


4.      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 to or by mail to Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources. 


5.      Catch Olympic fever and get active at CMU Blazers Summer Sports Camps 2016! There are still openings August 22-26 for Junior soccer (grades 5-8), ultimate Frisbee (grades 7-10), and volleyball  (grades 6-8). For more details visit, phone 204-487-3300, or email


6.      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 include Art for Kids, Musical Theatre, Music for Kids, Group Voice, Music for Young Children and more! Visit or call 204-837-4870 for more information. CSMA lessons begin September 12.


MC Canada Bulletin  Announcements for Sunday, August 14, 2016:    

·         Mennonite Church Canada is looking for a talented, experienced change management/organization development specialist to work alongside the dedicated team of lead personnel from area and national levels of the church body in transforming the directions recommended in the FDTF Final Report and Addendum into an implementation plan. See the Mennonite Church Canada Website to learn more about this position or to apply:

·         Job Opening: Mennonite Church Canada (Wpg. office) is seeking a full time, term Executive Assistant starting as soon as possible until December 31, 2016 (with possibility of 1 year extension). See for details. Review of resumes begins immediately. Recruitment continues until the position is filled.


·         Deep Faith (Oct. 6-8 at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) is a practical conference designed to empower Anabaptist pastors, teachers, and lay leaders in the church to develop a robust understanding of life with Jesus and expand our imagination of faith formation for the 21st century.  For more details:


·     Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: Marla and Karl Langalotz of Winnipeg, Man., are taking time away from their regular roles to serve for nine months with Mennonite Church Canada in Ludwigshafen, Germany (Sept 2016 to May 2017). They are assisting Witness workers Gregory Rabus and Jennifer Otto in their ministry with the Ludwigshafen Mennonite Church, developing a community outreach program in response to the needs of many refugees in that city.


Grow Hope Harvest Celebration - Grow Hope sponsors are invited to join us for a special harvest celebration at Artel Farms on Sunday, August 28, 1-3 pm. Come for lunch, see the field where your acre is growing, and hear from Bruce Guenther, MCC Director of Disaster Response, about how Grow Hope will make a difference. For more information and to RSVP, visit or call 204-261-6381 to speak with Simone or Nikki.

Brandon MCC Relief Sale - Join us on Saturday, September 24 for the 32nd Annual Brandon MCC Relief Sale at the Keystone Centre in Brandon. For more information visit and save the date!


“Steinbach Mennonite Church is faithfully following Christ in worship and service by making disciples, building community and reaching out to the world.”

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