Church Bulletin



August 21, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

Summer Theme: Imago Dei


Gathering as God’s People


Call to Worship & Prayer

Congregational Singing

HWB 1 What is this place

GM 307 Komm und sieh

HWB 367 For the healing of the nations


Our Life Together

Manigotagan Commissioning

Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Farewell for Pastor Randy

Congregational Song - STJ 73 The Lord lift you up

Following song, those wanting to participate in:

·         German Worship proceed to the gym

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


English Worship in the Sanctuary

Scripture Reading ~ Micah 6:1-8

Sermon ~ Seek Justice! Love Mercy! Walk Humbly!

Closing Song - What does the Lord require of you?


German Worship in the Gym

Scripture Reading – 2.Mose 20:4-5a

Sermon – Ein Eifersüchtiger und Gerechter Gott

Closing Prayer


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


Children’s Story – Jennifer Janzen

German Sermon – Siegfried Durksen

PA – Erwin Toews

Pianist/Postlude – Karen Peters

Organist/Prelude/Offertory – Peter Barkman

Song Leaders – Leona Hildebrand, Ron Dick, Donna & Shaun Neufeldt

Worship Leader/English Sermon – Randy Hildebrand

Head Usher – Peter Schiller

Welcome Center – Linda Esau


Please pray for:

s  Agnes Nikkel who suffered a broken ankle

s  Peter Dyck in Vita Hospital

s  Delores Tourond who is back at home

s  Pray for our Missionaries:

Ryan Dueck – Winnipeg
Rachel Klassen – Germany

Ashley Reimer – Steinbach

Fredy & Rowena Hiebert – Bolivia




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

Copies of the notes from the Aug. 15th Special Congregational Meeting are now available at the Welcome Centre.

Vision Council is meeting Tues. Aug. 23rd to decide which discussions should be prioritized and what can be done to make these discussions effective and meaningful. Vision Council is seeking your input in this regard. Your response to a questionnaire at the Welcome Centre will be appreciated.

Mon. Aug. 29, 7:00 p.m. Special Congregational Meeting #2 – The agenda consists of exploring solutions and determining next steps for SMC.  Members are urged to pray about and attend this important gathering.

Mon. Aug. 29, 7:00 p.m.  Sonder Gemeindestunde #2 – Die Tagesordnung besteht aus Lösungen herauszufinden und die nächste Schritte zu bestimmen. Es wird dringend gebeten, für diese Versammlung zu beten, und daran teilnehmen.

The Bursary Committee is now accepting applications from summer camp workers and those attending a post-secondary Christian school this fall.  Forms can be picked up in the church office.

We still need some volunteers for the Potluck lunches for Aug. 28th & Sept. 4th. Sign-up sheet is at the Welcome Centre.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

Volunteer Driver Contact: Erdman & Eva Penner



Aug. 14 - 20, 2016 - Our Giving: $14,569.00



Today, Pastor Randy & Leona Hildebrand’s Farewell after 21 years of ministry to SMC.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Family Volleyball
3:30 p.m. Arkbuilders Potluck Faspa at Sieg & Irma Peters’.

Please bring lawnchairs.

Mon. Aug. 22, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Wed. Aug. 24, 9:30 p.m. Slo Pitch Baseball SMC vs. Kleefeld at Diamond #1



Aug. 30, 7:00 p.m. Deacon’s Meeting in the MPR

Sept. 3, 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast.  All men are invited and to bring a friend.   Speaker: Kennert Giesbrecht   MC: Homer Janzen

Sept. 11, 10:00 a.m. Joint Gathering Sunday Worship Service
11:30 a.m.
 Celebration Potluck in Gym. Please bring a large casserole or salad or dessert for your family and a bit extra to share with guests.



MC Manitoba is seeking a caretaker to live on-site at Camp Koinonia from September to May (rent free of charge).  The camp will be closed for the season, so no rental group hosting is required.  If interested please contact Dorothy Fontaine at 204-896-1616.

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.



MCI invites applications for the position of Residence Staff for the coming 2016-2017 school year. This is a full time position, for persons with dynamic faith, gifts of leadership and an interest to serve high school students in an exciting living & learning community. Interest and experience in coaching & mentoring young people are key assets. To apply/inquire, contact Cheryl Braun, Interim Principal at, or call the school 204-327-5891.

OPENING of We Are Your Future exhibition from Tlamacazapa, Mexico. Alejandro Aranda, Ray Dirks, Indigenous weavers. Friday, Sept. 9, 7:30PM, MHC Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. Welcome guests from Mexico. Sept. 9-Nov. 12.

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!

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.


MC Canada Bulletin  Announcements for Sunday, August 21, 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.


·     Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: Fall planning will soon be upon us. Fortunately, many of you share your original materials with CommonWord so that your unique worship, education and family resources can be shared more widely. Pray that our congregations will each feel equipped to be a part of God’s ministry this fall.

·         The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry at Canadian Mennonite University is now accepting registrations for the Fall 2016 semester. Students from a wide range of denominations and traditions are invited into the GSTM community of scholars and passionate educators who are committed to the life of the church, experienced in mission and service, and accomplished in research and publication. For more information, visit

Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins

1.      Xplore announcements


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 Immigrants and Refugees, Then & Now: A Common Story? with Kevin Drudge (former Pastor, Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler) and guests. 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 The Problem of Prayer with Pierre Gilbert, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology. 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 Principles and Paradigms in Youth Ministry, Nineteenth-Century Novel, and Cultures of Violence, Cultures of Peace.For further information go to


4.      Save the date: Fall Festival / CMU Shaftesbury Campus / September 23-24. Come celebrate with us during CMU's annual Fall Festival! Events include a Face2Face presentation, Farmers Market, MennoCross cycle race, Alumni reunions, folkfest, Blazer Awards presentation, and Opening Program. For more information see


5.      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. A .75 FTE Kitchen Assistant; position is also available. Nominations, applications, or inquiries may be directed to Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources at 204-594-0532.


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.


Ø  Mennonite Church Manitoba


Ø  Many thanks to MDS staff and volunteers for their help on the cabins at Camp Assiniboia!  Their hard work and dedication was both a blessing and source of inspiration to all who served at camp this summer.  Pictures of the construction of these cabins are available on our website under the "news" section at


“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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