Church Bulletin


Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

18. September 2016 - 9.00 Uhr morgens



»Alle gute Gabe und alle volkommene Gabe kommt von oben herab, von dem Vater des Lichts, bei dem keine Veränderung ist noch Wechsel des Lichts und der Finsternis« Jakobus 1:17




Begrüßung und Einleitung

Bekanntmachungen & Gebet


Versammlungslied –
GM 342 Mein Glaube fest sich bauen kann

GM 331 Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott


Gottes Wort


Versammlungslied – GM 339 Ich weiß nicht warum Gottes Gnad

Bibeltext – Jakobus 1:2-18

Predigt – “Wenn der Glaube Beine bekommt”




Schlusslied – GM 352 Jesu, zieh zum Kreuze mich




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Willi Wiebe

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Versammlungslieder ~ Isbrand Fehr

Kindergeschichte ~ Thomas Thiessen

Klavier/Kollekte ~ Karen Peters

Hauptordner ~ Henry Krahn

Tontechniker ~ Erwin Toews



September 18, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.



Gathering as God’s People


Call to Worship & Prayer

Congregational Singing

HWB 99 We praise thee, O God

HWB 100 Praise him, praise him!


Our Life Together

Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children’s Story

Congregational Song ~ HWB 517 Open my eyes, that I may see

Scripture Reading ~ John 5:31-47, 2 Timothy 3:10-17

Sermon ~ Reading the Church’s Bible


Responding to God’s Word


Closing Song ~ HWB 567 How firm a foundation




Children’s Story ~ Marg Rempel

Pianist/ Prelude ~ Karen Peters

Organist/Offertory/Postlude ~ Margarete Dyck

Sermon ~ Daryl Climenhaga

Song Leaders ~ Nikarre Yutzy Hiebert, Bev Unger, Henry Dueck, Ed Peters

Worship Leader ~ Val Peters

Head Usher ~ Henry Krahn


Please pray for:

s  Gord Dyck as he is considering a new chemo treatment

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. 20th

s  Pray for our Missionaries:

Ryan Dueck – Winnipeg
Rachel Klassen – Germany

Ashley Reimer – Steinbach

Fredy & Rowena Hiebert - Bolivia



Vision Council and Personnel Committee are thankful that
Victor Kliewer has accepted the call to serve as Interim Lead Pastor.  Please welcome Victor to SMC.

Sunday, Oct.2 If you plan to attend SMC’s annual Thanksgiving noon meal, please sign the sheet at the Welcome Centre. Chicken and potatoes provided.  Participants are asked to bring salad and pie.

Gym Comm. Contact: Henry Krahn



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

Mon. Sept. 19, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball
6:30 p.m. Handbelles practice in kitchenette

Tues. Sept. 20, 6:00 p.m. Sunbeams in kitchenette. Please bring a salad. All ladies welcome. Introducing Faith Travels by Marlene Kropf.
7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball
7:00 p.m.
Deutscher Plannungsabend im MPR



Sept. 25, Daryl Climenhaga speaking in the English Worship Service

Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. Handbelles practice in kitchenette

Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m. Deacon’s Meeting in the MPR

Oct. 1, 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s
Speaker: Sieg Peters  MC: Otto Loeppky
8:30 a.m. Sunbeams Birthday Breakfast at Smitty’s

Nov. 9, 7:00 p.m. Promise Keeper’s Understanding Your Identity Workshop at SMC. $20 Early Bird until Nov. 6. Visit or call 1-888-901-9700 to register.



Sept. 11 - 17, 2016 - Our Giving: $8,378.00

We have our payments for insurance, taxes and quarterly payments for the conferences and organizations coming due this month.


Nurture Schedule

College & Career – Sept. 20, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Boys Club - Wed. Sept. 21, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Corn Maze! Pick up at 9:00 p.m. Please bring $5 plus snack money and a flashlight! 

Girls Club - Wed. Sept. 21, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Baking Night

Jr. Youth - Wed. Sept. 21, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Session

Sr. Youth - Thurs. Sept. 22, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Session


SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Preschool (Age 2–Kindergarten) – Kitchenette

School-Age (Gr. 1-12) – Upstairs


  • College & Career – Jer Janzen
  • Young Adults with Ed Peters -  Room # 217
  • Bible Study in Room # 109
  • Current Issues in MPR
  • Informal visiting with coffee, maté, and tereré in gym


Canadian Song Selection committee members of MC Canada will travel to Harrisonburg, Virginia, Sept 22-25 for the first meeting of the bi-national song selection committee. Pray for the committee as they begin their 4 year commitment to develop a new song collection that will replace Hymnal Worship Book, Sing the Journey and Sing the Story. 



Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m. Steinbach Bible College Fall Fundraising Faspa at SBC, featuring an old-fashioned Saengerfest and stories of God’s work at the college. Call 204-326-6451 for reservations.

Feb. 17 & 18, Join the E Free Church and Danny Plett for Project Worship. Visit to sign up for the choir. Practice starts Sept. 25.


In August and September 2016 Steinbach Mennonite Church had three membership meetings as well as a survey to try and determine what the issues are that we have been facing in the past several months.  Based on feedback and in response to the September 12th poll, Vision Council has prayerfully decided not to continue as one congregation.  There will be no more joint English and German services.

SMC Vision Council supports a request which has come forth for a German group to meet separately.  We are ready to facilitate the birth of a new congregation.  Discussions regarding the details will begin without delay.  The congregation will receive an update during the SMC Semi-Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 13th.  We thank everyone for their patience during this very difficult discernment process.  Please continue to uphold the leaders and each other in your prayers.

- 2016 SMC Vision Council:

Karen Peters (Chair), Hans Schroeder, Mary Martens, Jac Siemens, Henry Dueck, Wilf Sawatzky, Daryl Climenhaga, Eric Rempel, Marg Rempel and Willi Wiebe



Im August und September 2016 hatte die Steinbach Mennonitengemeinde (SMC) drei Gemeindestunden sowie auch eine Umfrage um versuchen festzustellen, welches die Probleme sind, mit denen wir es in den letzten Monaten zu tun hatten.  Aufgrund von Rückmeldungen und als Antwort auf die Umfrage vom 12. September hat Vision Council gebetsvoll beschlossen, nicht länger als eine Gemeinde zu bestehen.  Es werden weiter keine gemeinsamen englischen und deutschen Gottesdienste stattfinden.

SMC Vision Council unterstützt eine Anfrage die gemacht wurde, dass eine deutsche Gruppe sich separat versammelt.  Wir sind bereit, bei der Gründung einer neuen Gemeinde mitzuarbeiten.  Diskussionen in bezug auf Einzelheiten werden sofort beginnen.  Die Gemeinde wird auf der Halbjahressitzung am Donnerstag, den 13. Oktober einen Bericht hören.  Wir danken allen für ihre Geduld während dieses sehr schwierigen Entscheidungsprozesses.  Bitte betet weiter für die Leiter und füreinander.


- 2016 SMC Vision Council:

Karen Peters (Vorsitzende), Hans Schroeder, Mary Martens, Jac Siemens, Henry Dueck, Wilf Sawatzky, Daryl Climenhaga, Eric Rempel, Marg Rempel und Willi Wiebe



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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.



Eden Health Care Services – Employment Opportunity

Eden Health Care Services Executive Board invites applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer.  The Board is seeking a visionary, strategic leader, planner, and team builder capable of supervising and directing all aspects of the Eden group of mental health services, with an ability to work in partnership with regional health authorities and other government agencies in providing such services.  An understanding and affirmation of Anabaptist faith and values is essential.  For a full description of the position and required qualifications, please contact:

Search Comm. Chair: Evelyn Labun

Eden Health Care Services

Box 129, Winkler, MB   R6W 4A4 



 We look forward to having the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra & Chorus in our church on September 23 for 2 concerts at 2 and 7 PM. A free will offering will be taken. This group was in our church two years ago and the church was more than packed. So this year they will bring two concerts. Some of you will have received posters delivered to your churches regarding this event. If you would like to include info in your bulletin, the following may be included, or adjusted as is appropriate.

Many Canadians trace their ancestry in some way to Ukraine.  Recent invasion, war and suffering in Ukraine leave Canadians wondering; “What’s really happening in Ukraine,” “How can we help? How can we pray?”  Music Mission Ukraine Canada (MMUC) has been on the front line of ministry during these recent years of trauma and foreign invasion.  MMUC has seen, touched, smelled and experienced the recent horrors, wounds and tears.   Wes and Kim Janzen will bring 42 fabulous Ukrainian musicians from the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (KSOC) to the Steinbach MB Church on Friday, September 23 at 2 and 7 PM to share a sacred concert and stories of God’s grace.  You won’t want to miss it.  Franz Mohr (Steinway) said of a recent KSOC concert; “That’s the best sacred concert I’ve ever heard, anywhere.”


MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, September 18, 2016:    

·         Join us as we Ride for Refuge on Oct. 1 in support of Witness mission workers in 20 countries around the world! Check out  for an inspirational video of what this recreational Ride accomplished for Botswana, bulletin inserts and more. Put your foot to the pedal on Oct. 1!

·         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.


·         Mennonite Church Canada is looking for a casual receptionist to assist with vacation coverage around Christmas, over the summer, and throughout the year. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, including a detailed job description, see: Please send applications to:



Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins


1.       Face2Face: Journey to Renewed Covenants 

Join us for the Manitoba Screening of ‘Reserve 107’ a documentary short film, with Brad Leitch (Director), followed by audience conversation with film participants. Understand experiences of Mennonites and the Young Chippewayan First Nation in Laird, Saskatchewan as we explore the meaning, relevance and power that Treaties signed over 100 years ago still have today.
In a time of ‘truth and reconciliation’, consider how opportunities for renewed understanding, humility and respect might lead us to new covenants and mutual healing. Friday, September 23, 7:30-9:00 PM at Marpeck Commons. For more information see

2.       Making it Home: Learning Anew to Build Community - An evening of Story-telling, Dessert and Song in Support of CMU. Join us for a stimulating evening of stories about how communities like Altona, and church schools like CMU, are creating ‘home’ for refugees, new Canadians and for Canadians of many backgrounds.  An Altona community leader, CMU faculty member, international alumnus and the coordinator of the CMU- Peguis First Nation Transition Program will share stories.  A wonderful time of singing, led by CMU music students (including Nolan Kehler) will be included.  Friday, October 14 from 7:00-9:00 PM at South Park Mennonite Brethren Church, Altona. For more information or to confirm attendance contact Joyce Friesen at or 204-594-0517.


3.       Fall Festival / CMU Shaftesbury Campus / September 23-24. Fall Festival activities conclude with CMU’s Opening Program (Saturday, September 24, 7:00 PM, Marpeck Commons).  Join us as we launch another school year, acknowledge 4 distinguished alumni, and celebrate the many years of leadership and service of Gerald Gerbrandt in a Festschrift presentation.  For more information see


For Southern Manitoba

4.       Xplore: Keep Thinking: CMU Χplore offers courses that investigate dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it. 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 of Emmanuel Mennonite Church) and guests. For further information see
5.       Annual J.J. Thiessen LecturesThe Silence of Abraham, The Passion of Job: Explorations in the Theology of Lament with Dr. J. Richard Middleton, Professor at Northeastern Seminary (Rochester, NY), and past President of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association. CMU Chapel, October 25 and 26. See more at

6.        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

7.       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 or 204-594-0532.


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!

Manitoba Student Awards - Apply by September 30 if you're interested in work that aligns with MCC Manitoba’s areas of focus (like peace, restorative justice, human rights, servant leadership, and sustainable development). For more information and to apply, visit

Book promotion: Horse-and-Buggy Genius: Listening to Mennonites Contest the Modern World  - hosted by MCC Manitoba's Low German Mennonite Services program on Thursday, September 29, 7 pm at Sam's Place. Join us to hear author Royden Loewen and others share stories of how Old Order and Old Colony Mennonites choose simple living in the face of modernization.


MCI continues its important search for good candidates for the position of Male Residence Staff for the current school year. This is a full time position, for men 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 Harold Schlegel (Director of Student Life) at , or call the school 204-327-5891

MCI also invites prayerful support from congregations throughout this search process.

On October 1 Mennonite Church Canada will be partnering again this year with the Ride for Refuge to raise funds Witness Workers around the world.  New this year, you can choose to ride for your congregations Witness partners or for any Mennonite Church Canada Witness Workers. 


The Ride for Refuge is a Cycle-a-thon that takes place in almost every major city across Canada, if you do not live near a major center there are options to ride or walk where you live.  There are options for everyone ranging from short walks or rides, longer rides, sponsoring riders or if you have mobility issues you can even volunteer to help with registration or food preparation.  More information can be found on the Ride for refuge Website including videos etc. 


If you would like to participate, want more information or you just want to check up on our team, it is as easy as clicking on this link If you would like to join but fundraising intimidates you there are also options to participate without fundraising.  Join a team or start your own team and invite your friends and family from across Canada to join and ride in the city where they live. 


Join us as we ride together and support one another, if you have any questions please let me know!




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