Church Bulletin



September 04, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

Summer Theme: Imago Dei


Gathering as God’s People


Call to Worship & Prayer

Congregational Singing

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Jesus I Come

How Great is Our God


Our Life Together

Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Congregational Song ~ Our God

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 ~ 2 Cor. 12: 1 - 10

Sermon ~ The Power of God

Closing Song ~ Happy Day


German Worship in the Gym

Scripture Reading ~ 1.Korinther 2:4-5; 2.Korinther 12:1-10

Sermon ~ „Was Gottes Kraft in dir Schafft“

Closing Song ~ Solang mein Jesus lebt


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


English Sermon/Worship Leader ~ Heiko Giesbrecht

German Sermon ~ Fernando Hiebert

Song Leaders ~ Federic & Samantha Hiebert, Toni Hiebert,
Adrian Giesbrecht, Trevor Harder, Kailey Schroeder, Jessica Schroeder,
Taylan Schroeder, Isbrand Fehr

Pianist ~ Federic Hiebert & Wanda Dueck

Offertory ~ Federic Hiebert, Toni Hiebert

Children’s Story ~ Susan Wiebe

Prelude/Postlude ~ Federic Hiebert

PA ~ Gerald Harder

Head Usher ~ Bryan Giesbrecht

Welcome Center ~ Levi & Trudy Hiebert


Please pray for:

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

s  Peter Dyck in Vita Hospital

s  George Giesbrecht who is having surgery at St. Boniface on Sept. 13th

s  Agnes Nikkel, Tina Nikkel,  Jessie Peters, Susana Siemens, Frieda Wallman, Helen Warkentin, Anne Unger (Bethesda Place), Agnes Ketler, Agnes Steingart (Niverville),  Justina Rempel, (Maplewood), John Kathler (Bethania)

In Memorium: We remember Anna Wiebe who passed away a year ago on Sept. 4th. Pray for God’s comfort and peace to the family and friends these days.



If you have an emergency and need a pastor on the weekend, please call the church office and the answering machine will give you instructions on how a pastor can be reached.

Sun. Sept. 11, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Special Prayer Gathering in the sanctuary. All are encouraged to come together to pray for SMC.

Mon. Sept. 12, 6:00 p.m. Prayer for Congregational Meeting in the MPR
7:00 p.m. Special Congregational Meeting #3 - The Vision Council will present a recommendation which is going to be voted on by members.  You are urged to pray about and attend this critical gathering. Childcare is being offered during the meeting for children aged 1-6. Please call Kendra Friesen to register your child.

Mon. Sept. 12,  6:00 p.m. Gebetstunde für die Gemeindestunde im MPR
7:00 p.m. Sonder Gemeindestunde #3 – Vision Council wird eine Empfehlung vorschlagen, das von den Mitgliedern abgestimmt  werden soll. Es wird dringend gebeten, für diese Versammlung zu beten, und daran teilnehmen
. Kinderbetreuung wird während der Gemeindestunde angeboten für Kinder im Alter von 1-6. Bitte rufe Kendra Friesen an um Ihr Kind zu registrieren.

Camp Moose Lake Update: Over the past year the Interim Camp Moose Lake Committee has been working on the purchase of CML. Due to some small delays the possession date was pushed back to Sept.1, 2016 and as a result MC Manitoba operated the camp this past summer. Today SMC finds itself in a state of unrest and as a result the committee has chosen to delay the purchase. We have no idea how things will settle out at SMC. As a result we are not able to make a new possession date for the camp. MCM has a mandate to sell the camp and will look at their options.       Kevin Pankratz, Interim Camp Moose Lake Chair
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.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

Volunteer Driver Contact: Erdman & Eva Penner



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

Mon. Sept. 5, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Sept. 7, 7:00 p.m. Vision Council meets to determine the agenda for Special Congregational Meeting  #3

Sat. 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.

Sept. 11, Sunday School Teachers & Helpers meeting in kitchenette after the service. Please get your lunch from the potluck in the gym and we will eat together at the meeting. We are still in need of SS teachers and helpers. If you are willing to help us in this program, please contact Jennifer Janzen.

Sept. 13, 7:00 p.m. Vision Council Meeting (regular)

Sept. 14, 7:00 p.m. Clubs & Jr. Youth begin
1:15 p.m. Arkbuilders meet in church parking lot to go to the Manitoba Electric Museum. Tour is booked for 2:00 p.m., followed by supper at Pony Corral. Please confirm with Mary Martens.

Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. Sr. Youth begins

Sept. 18, Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m.

Sept. 18 & 25, Daryl Climenhaga speaking in the English Worship Services

Sept. 19, 8:00 p.m. Handbelles practice in kitchenette



Aug. 28 – Sept. 03, 2016 - Our Giving: $4,497.50



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.


Praise God for this summer’s Mennonite Disaster Service & Mennonite Church Manitoba partnership project at Camp Assiniboia, where four all-season cabins were built! The MDS FAMILY PROJECT involved 23 families (41 children), 12 individuals and 3 camp staff. Kitchen, dining, fellowship facilities and accommodations were graciously provided by Springstein Mennonite Church. Thank you! …to all who served and provided!

The cabin exteriors are complete, but interior drywall, mudding & painting, wainscoting, floors, washrooms and kitchenettes need volunteers to finish before October 30, when they’re booked!!

Volunteers, whether from MDS, Manitoba Churches, or as individuals are encouraged to call Peter Enns, Camp Maintenance Director, at 1-204-451-0867, to arrange a suitable work schedule… Serving in Jesus’ name!


Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, September 4, 2016:    

·         Build on Success with Ride for Refuge 2016! With your commitment to the Ride two years ago, participants helped make a dream come true for vulnerable youth in Gaborone by raising seed funds to construct a futsal park (5-a-side soccer) and playground. That dream is now being realized. Watch the inspiring video by Nathan and Taryn Dirks at and support any MC Canada ministry with your feet on Oct. 1!

·         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: Several of the Anabaptist church families in Cuba have experienced leadership changes in the last year. Pray that new leaders and leadership teams will be blessed with vision for growth and wisdom in their leadership, as well as the trust and support of pastors and congregations.


This week's MCC Manitoba bulletin announcements include:

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

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


Mennonite Church Manitoba


Ø  This fall we are pleased to welcome several pastors to new roles in MCM. The following congregations will celebrate new pastoral relationships and we invite all of you to pray for God’s guidance and blessing on these transitions.

Ø  Bryce Miller – Jubilee Mennonite, installation September 11

Ø  Rafael Duerksen – Springfield Heights Mennonite Church, installation September 18

Ø  Terrell and Janna Wiebe – Gretna Bergthaler Mennonite Church, installation September 25

Ø  Josef Estabrookes – Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship, installation October 2


Ø  CALLING ALL RETIRED PASTORS & SPOUSES, WIDOWS, AND LAY LEADERS OF MCM CONGREGATIONS!    You are invited to come and enjoy  Camp Asssiniboia – Thursday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in a day filled with fellowship and reminiscing, worship and a time of appreciation and recognition of ministry.    Lunch will be included as well as opportunity to experience the beautiful space of Camp Assiniboia.   More information is available at the church office or by calling Delmer/Elsie Epp @ 204-253-3752.   Register before September 30 at $15/person at


Ø  Mennonite Church Manitoba Camps with Meaning will be hosting the annual Fundraising Celebration Banquets on: Saturday, October 29, 5:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler; and on Sunday, October 30, 5 p.m. at Douglas Mennonite Church in Winnipeg.  We invite you to attend as a participant, host or sponsor of a table. For reservations call the camp office at (204) 895-2267 or email  Participants will be invited to share in a free will offering.   Join us for an evening of fellowship, music, camp ministry highlights and great food!

Ø  Mennonite Church 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

Ø  Camp Koinonia 50th Anniversary Celebration. Join us October 2, 2016 at Camp Koinonia. Coffee and activities starting at 1:30; Cauldron Chilli Dinner at 5:30; Program and Birthday Cake at 6:30. Contact Laura or Sheldon Dyck for more info: 204-534-7766 or


Ø  Camp Assiniboia New Cabins! We are building four beautiful new year round cabins and could use some help with finishing.  To volunteer please contact either Pete Enns 204 451 0867,, or David Hogue, 204 864 2159 ext. 100,  for details of what specific needs are. Come join our group of amazing volunteers who are making this much needed project happen!


Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins

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 Suffering Loss and Death with Harry Huebner (Professor Emeritus of Theology). All who delight in a stimulating exploration of faith and life are invited to register. For further information see

1.       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


2.       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. Undergraduate courses offered this fall include Management and Organizational Theory, Teaching Individual Physical Activities, and Counselling Theories. For further information go to Graduate level courses are also offered including Luke-Acts, The Art of Preaching, and Christian Peace Theology. See


3.       Save the date: Fall Festival / CMU Shaftesbury Campus / September 23-24. Come celebrate with us during CMU's annual Fall Festival! Events include the presentation of four CMU Distinguished Alumnus Awards. Come and hear the recipients as they share their unique and inspiring stories. For more information see

4.       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.


5.       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.



MDS has two positions immediately available at its Winnipeg Office.

Position 1: Administrative Assistant, Full time (40 hr/wk)

Position 2: Accounting Bookkeeper, 0.7 (28 hr/wk -schedule flexible)

For complete job descriptions and instructions on how to apply go to: 

Deadline for Applications: Sept 14, 2016


“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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