Church Bulletin



August 28, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

Summer Theme: Imago Dei


Gathering as God’s People


Call to Worship & Prayer

Congregational Singing ~ Open the Eyes

Wings of an Eagle

The River


Our Life Together

Congregational Life and Prayer

Offering ~ Segundo a Vontade de Deus


Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Congregational Song ~ Give Us Clean Hands

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 ~ Epheser 1: 4-5; 5:15-20

Predigt ~ “Ist es Gottes Wille, … oder will ich es nur?”


English Worship in the Gym

Scripture Reading ~ Romans 12:1-2; Jeremiah 18:1-4

Meditation ~ The Potter's Will

Closing Song ~ Have thine own way


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


Worship Leader/ Children’s Story ~ Fernando Hiebert

German Sermon ~ Kennert Giesbrecht

English Meditation ~ Karen Peters

Song Leaders ~ Gillian & Jordan Hiebert, Rob Sidorchuk, Andrew Hiebert/ Rudy Schellenberg

Offertory ~ Fernando & Jennifer Hiebert

Pianist ~ Jordan Hiebert/ Henriette Schellenberg

PA ~ Erwin Toews

Head Usher ~ Taylan Schroeder

Welcome Center ~ Hans & Irmtraut Hiebert



Please pray for:

s  Ben R. Dyck (Dorothy Fehr) at Bethesda Hospital

s  Agnes Nikkel who suffered a broken ankle

s  Peter Dyck in Vita Hospital

s  George Giesbrecht who is having surgery at St. Boniface on Aug. 30th

s  Anna Giesbrecht whose knee is healing

“Each of us wants to thank the SMC Congregation for your love, support, encouragement, and prayers during our time together with you. We will continue to hold you in our prayers.”   Randy, Leona, Selenna & Mackenzie

Our sympathies and prayers go to Gerhard & Anne Froese and Dave & Tracy Froese on the death of their brother in law, Abram Friesen, on Aug. 19th.



Today, 3:30 p.m. Special Prayer Gathering in the sanctuary. All members of SMC are encouraged to come together to pray for SMC.

Mon. Aug. 29, 6:00 p.m. Prayer for Congregational Meeting in the sanctuary
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 lunch on Sept. 4th.  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. 29, NO Men’s Volleyball
7:00 p.m. Congregational Meeting in the Sanctuary
8:00 p.m
. Slo Pitch Baseball SMC vs. EEFC #1 at Diamond #1
9:30 p.m. Slo Pitch Baseball SMC vs. Bothwell at Diamond #1



Aug. 21 - 27, 2016 - Our Giving: $6,722.00



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. 4, Last Sunday of Summer Series “Imago Dei” – “What is God’s purpose?  Power” – Pastors Heiko Giesbrecht & Fernando Hiebert

Sept. 10, 8:30 a.m. Sunbeams Birthday Breakfast at Smitty’s

Sept. 11, 10:00 a.m. Joint Gathering Sunday Worship Service. “The Story” following the thread of salvation from Genesis to Revelation – guest speaker Peter Epp, Winnipeg
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.

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

Sept. 23, 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Wes & Kim Janzen and 42 members of Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will present a sacred concert at Steinbach MB Church. Admission is free. A free-will offering will be taken to support the ministry of Music Mission Ukraine Canada 



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.


MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, August 28, 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: Lillian and Norm Nicolson, Mennonite Church Canada workers in Burkina Faso, serve the church in a variety of ways – from Bible translation and church planting (Lillian) to trades instruction and technical support for religious program broadcasting (Norm). Pray for continued energy as they balance ministry commitments with raising a young family.


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 The Church in the Global South with Titus Guenther (Associate Professor Emeritus of Theology & Missions). For further information see


2.      Register now for Take and Read: A Theological Book Discussion Group, led by Dr. Paul Doerksen, Associate Professor of Theology and Anabaptist Studies at CMU. This year’s theme is The Objects of Our Love: The Shaping Power of Attention. Space is limited to 30 participants—more information and registration at


3.       Evening Courses: CMU offers a number of evening courses as part of its undergraduate and graduate curriculum. These courses are available for audit or credit to students not enrolled in a full time program. Undergraduate courses offered this fall include Environment, Society, and Resilience and Global Politics. 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 the Manitoba Screening of ‘Reserve 107 with Brad Leitch (Director), followed by panel and audience conversation. This Face2Face presentation takes place Friday, September 23, 7:00-8:30 PM at the Laudamus Auditorium. For more information see


5.      Canadian Mennonite University invites inquiries and applications for the following full-time salaried positions: Vice President Academic & Academic Dean, Faculty Position in Business & Organizational Administration, Director of Information Technology, and Financial Analyst. 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.



Peace Sunday resource - MCC invites congregations to join us in observing Peace Sunday on November 6. This year our Peace Sunday packet focuses on the theme of women as peacebuilders. To access this resource visit


“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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