Church Bulletin


Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

25. September 2016 - 9.00 Uhr morgens

Wenn der Glaube Beine bekommt


» Seid aber Täter des Worts und nicht Hörer allein«  Jakobus 1:22




Begrüßung, Bekanntmachungen & Gebet


Versammlungslieder – GM 17 Komm jetzt ist die Zeit

GM 39 Groß ist der Herr

GM 90 Licht dieser Welt

GM 92 Mein Jesus, Mein Retter


Gottes Wort


Bibeltext – Jakobus 1:19-27

Predigt – Ruf zur Tat




Schlusslied – GM 102 Jesus, sei das Zentrum




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Norman Niessen

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Versammlungslieder ~ Fernando Hiebert

Kindergeschichte ~ Fernando Hiebert

Präludium/Kollekte ~ Margarete Dyck

Tontechniker ~ Erwin Toews


Oct. 2, Wenn Sie planen, bei der jährlichen Erntedankfestmahlzeit von SMC mitzumachen, bitte melden sie sich beim Welcome Centre an. Es werden Hühnerfleisch und Kartoffeln zur Verfügung gestellt. Teilnehmer werden gebeten, Salat und Pai zu bringen. Es wird keine Sonntagschule angeboten an diesem Sonntag.

Oct. 9, Es wird auch gebeten haltbare Waren (z.B. Dosensuppe, Cereal usw.  mitzubringen für SE Helping Hands Food Bank. Man kann es während der Kollekte abgeben.


September 25, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.



Gathering as God’s People


Call to Worship & Prayer

Congregational Singing

You are Worthy

Light the Fire Again

Be the Center


Our Life Together

Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children's Story

Congregational Song  -  Ancient Words

Scripture Reading - 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Sermon  -  Why Should We Even Read the Bible?


Responding to God’s Word


Closing Song - Step by Step




Worship Leader - Sieg Hiebert

Sermon - Daryl Climenhaga

Organist/Prelude/Postlude - Peter Barkman

Song Leaders - Jordan Hiebert, Gillian Hiebert, Rob Sidorchuk,  Andrew Hiebert

Pianist - Jordan Hiebert

Children's Story - Kristy Rempel

PA - Rudy Nikkel



Sept. 18 - 23, 2016 - Our Giving: $13,747.00

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


Please pray for:

s  Gord Dyck as he has begun a new chemo treatment

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

s  George Giesbrecht who is now home recovering from surgery

Our sympathies and prayers go to John & Anne Kasdorf on the death of their brother-in-law, Otto Krahn, on Sept. 15th. The funeral will be on Sept. 26, 10:30 a.m. at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church.

Our sympathies and prayers go to Jenny & Siegfried Durksen and family on the death of their father and grandfather, Kornelius Isaak, on Sept. 22nd in Paraguay.



On Sept. 15th Victor Kliewer began his appointment as our interim lead pastor on a half-time basis. As a rule he will be in the church on Tues. morning and all day on Wed. and Fri. Victor can be reached by telephone at the church office.

A Come & Go Coffee is planned for Sept. 28th at 10:00 a.m. to meet and greet Pastor Victor Kliewer.

Today Peter Harms and a group from SMC will be leading the service at Cedarwood.

Sun., Oct.2, No Sunday School.  Thanksgiving service begins at 11:00 a.m.  Victor Kliewer speaking.
If you plan to attend SMC's annual Thanksgiving noon meal, please sign the sheet at the Welcome Centre.  Chicken and potatoes provided.  Participants asked to bring salad and pie.

Sun., Oct. 9, Thanksgiving offering will include items brought together for SE Helping Hands Food Bank.  Bring non-perishable dry or canned goods to the Welcome Centre.

Sun., Oct.16, Installation service for Victor Kliewer.  Rick Neufeld (MC Manitoba) speaking.  Communion will be included in the service.

Gym Comm. Contact: Henry Krahn


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

Mon. Sept. 26, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball
6:30 p.m. Handbelles practice in kitchenette
7:00 p.m. Deutscher Plannungsabend im Sanctuary

Tues. Sept. 20, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball

Wed. Sept. 28, 7:00 p.m. Deacon’s Meeting in the MPR

Fri. & Sat. Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, Vision Council Visioning Session

Sat. 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



Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. Handbelles practice in kitchenette

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. See leaflet at Welcome Centre for more info.



Sept. 18 - 23, 2016 - Our Giving: $13,747.00

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


Nurture Schedule

College & Career – Sept. 27, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Boys Club - Wed. Sept. 28,  7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Bible Stories Session

Girls Club - Wed. Sept. 28, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Corn Maze! Pick up at 9:00 p.m. Please bring $5 plus snack money and a flashlight! 

Jr. Youth - Wed. Sept. 28, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Game Night

Sr. Youth - Thurs. Sept. 29, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Guiso Night


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


Please pray that many will participate in the Ride for Refuge on Oct. 1 in support of MC Canada Witness international ministry. Pray that overseas workers will feel encouraged, and that we can keep ministry strong now and through 2017.  



Oct. 2, 7:00 p.m. Vespers Service at MHV

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.

Oct. 7 & 8, Camp Moose Lake Workathon. Contact Andrew Brown at or phone 204-437-2091 to sign up.

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.


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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.





MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, September 25, 2016:    

·         One more week to sign up and join us as we Ride for Refuge on Oct. 1 in support of Witness mission workers in 20 countries around the world. There are 6 teams and 35 riders from our congregations that you can sponsor directly at Proceeds go to keep Witness international ministry strong.

·         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:


·         Citizens for Public Justice invites you to participate in ChewOnThis! on October 17th, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Join communities across Canada in handing out lunch bags containing apples, magnets, and postcards, and engaging people in your community on poverty issues. This year’s postcards are directed to Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and call for a national anti-poverty plan that reflects the voices of those with lived experience of poverty. Contact Darlene O'Leary ( or go to for more details if you are interested in organizing or participating in a ChewOnThis! event in your community.

Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins


1.       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.


2.       Xplore announcements


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

3.       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. These lectures explore what sort of prayer is appropriate in situations of difficulty and suffering. In contrast to the default spirituality of many, the Bible suggests that God desires vigorous dialogue partners, who will wrestle with God, baring their heart and soul to him, as they seek redress. CMU Chapel, October 25 and 26. See more at


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 or 204-594-0532.


5.       CMU Electronic Newsletter: Individuals who wish to receive CMU’s monthly electronic newsletter, Through This Place, featuring stories from professors and students and news about upcoming events, are invited to go to


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. Join us at Sam's Place, 159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, 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.

MCC Canada welcomes applications for Travel Administrative Assistant based in Winnipeg. Applications are accepted until September 27, 2016. For more information and to apply, please visit



Ø  Mennonite Church Manitoba


Ø  There will be a "Send-off" Concert for the Faith & Life Male Choir in preparation for their tour to Ukraine.  Sunday, Oct. 2, 7:00 pm. at Douglas Mennonite Church, Winnipeg.   All are welcome. 


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  REMINDER: for ALL RETIRED PASTORS & SPOUSES, WIDOWS, AND LAY LEADERS OF MCM CONGREGATIONS!    You are invited to come and enjoy  Camp Assiniboia – Thursday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 pm – lunch included. Rsvp: Delmer/Elsie Epp @ 204-253-3752 or register before September 30 at $15/person at


Ø  We have a number of camp work days scheduled – COME AND JOIN US!!

Camp Moose Lake Workathon, October 7th (evening) & 8th (all day), rsvp Andrew Brown at or phone 204-437-2091, Camp Assiniboia , October 15 & 22, rsvp Peter Enns at or phone 204-451-0867; Camp Koinonia Woodcutter’s Retreat Saturday, October 29th , rsvp Matt Heidi at or call 204-534-2504.


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, 5:30 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  Sie sind herzlich eingeladen am Sonntagmorgen um 7.30 Uhr (CFAM / CHSM / CJRB) Frohe Botschaft einzuschalten, eine Sendung die von Mennonite Church Manitoba produziert wird. Im Oktober bringt Prediger Jack Dyck aus der Springfield Heights Mennoniten Gemeinde eine Predigtserie.


Ø  Please join us for Frohe Botschaft, a German language worship service produced by Mennonite Church Manitoba and broadcast on Sunday morning at 7:30 on CFAM / CHSM / CJRB. The speaker in October is Pastor Jack Dyck from Springfield Heights Mennonite Church.




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