Church Bulletin


Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

23. Oktober 2016 – 9:00Uhr morgens

Glaube in Aktion


»So seid nun Gott untertan. Widersteht dem Teufel, so flieht er von euch. Naht euch zu Gott, so naht er sich zu euch«  Jakobus 4:7-8a




Begrüßung & Eröffnung


Gottes Wort

Versammlungslied – GM 8 Dass du mich einstimmen lässt

Bibeltext – Jakobus 4:1-12

Predigt – Glaube und der innere Krieg



Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte – GM 12 Seid still und erkennt, ich bin euer Gott

GM 432 Näher mein Gott zu dir




Schlusslied – GM 130 Geh unter der Gnade




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Willi Wiebe

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Versammlungslieder ~ Berta Schroeder

Guitarre ~ Fernando Hiebert

Hauptordner ~ Trudy Hiebert

Tontechniker ~ Ronni Hiebert


Heute um 4 Uhr nachmittags laden wir die Young Families auf dem Hof von Ernie & Haidy Toews ein. Bitte bringt Stühle, Terere oder Maté und etwas zum essen mit.


Die Andachtsbüchlein Am frischen Wasser sind beim Welcome Centre erhältlich.




October 23, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.



Gathering As God’s People


Call to Worship and Prayer

Congregational Singing

HWB 70 Immortal, invisible God only wise

HWB 46 I sing the mighty power of God



Beyond our Doors: Update on our refugee family

Congregational Life and Prayer



Proclaiming God’s Word

Children's Story

Congregational Song

HWB 89 For the beauty of the earth

Scripture Reading:  Psalm 65 & Luke 18:9-14

Sermon ~ Majesty and Meekness


Responding To God’s Word


Closing Song

HWB 414 God, who stretched the spangled heavens



Worship Leader - Victor Kliewer

Sermon   - John Brubacher

Children's Story - John Brubacher

Song Leaders/Worship Music - Millie Hildebrand, Gerry Sapinsky,
Henriette & Rudy Schellenberg

Pianist/Offertory - Kim Sidorchuk

Organist/Prelude/Postlude - Karen Peters


This morning we welcome our guest speaker, Dr. John Brubacher, professor at Canadian Mennonite University. His message is part of the “Portable CMU” program. The series continues this evening at 7:00 p.m. and concludes in the worship service next Sunday. You are invited to participate in all services, including the potluck lunch in the kitchenette next Sunday after the service.


Please pray for:

·         Anna Dueck who is struggling with health issues

Dorothy Fehr & Ben Dyck would like to thank the congregation for their prayers and for the prayer shawl they received.



Come & Go Coffee with the staff on Oct. 26th at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome.

We pray a prayer a blessing for each of the following as they transfer their membership to their new church homes:
Bernhard & Anna Toews                       Adolf & Regina Penner

We pray a prayer a blessing for each of the following as we honour their request to be released from their membership:
Peter & Esther Breul                  Adrian Giesbrecht
Hans & Wilma Giesbrecht         Kennert & Gredel Giesbrecht
Ruben & Ursula Giesbrecht       Anibal & Genia Harder
Jacqueline Patrick                     Dick & Wilma Penner
Erdman & Eva Penner               Alvin & Ruth Sawatzky           
Jacob & Revita Schroeder

Gym Comm. Contact: Henry Krahn



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

Mon. Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. Handbelles practice in kitchenette
6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Oct. 25, 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. MCC blanket making day. Everyone is invited to come for part or all of this time. Please bring a lunch and a snack to share at coffee time. Also bring sewing machines if you can.
7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball



Oct. 31, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Handbelles practice in kitchenette

Nov. 5, 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s
Speaker: Abe Wiebe MC: Adolf Bergen
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. See leaflet at Welcome Centre for more info.



Nurture Schedule

College & Career – Oct. 25, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Boys Club - Wed. Oct. 26, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Movie Night

Girls Club - Wed. Oct. 26, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Glow Bowling! Please bring $5 plus snack money. Wear white! Drop off & pick up at bowling alley.

Jr. Youth - Wed. Oct. 26, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Swimming

Sr. Youth - Thurs. Oct. 27, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Session



Oct. 16 - 22, 2016 - Our Giving: $11,979.00



Indigenous women in Tlamacazapa, Mexico are re-creating a sense of worth and identity through art. Until Nov. 12, 2016, Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery is displaying the We are your Future art exhibit featuring their skilled palm weaving. Pray that this exhibit will raise public awareness and at the same time, uplift the artists and nurture their faith.



"Good Soil": The Canadian Food Grains Bank and MCC are inviting us to send postcards to the Canadian Prime Minister in support of strengthening Canadian support for small-scale farmers in developing countries. Postcards and more information are available at the Welcome Desk and can be signed and left in the box at the Desk or mailed directly to Ottawa.

Oct. 28 + 29, 7:30 p.m. Steinbach Neighbours for Community presents "Still Listening: Voices Among Us," a local theatre production based on stories as told by LGBT citizens, families, and friends who live in our community. SRSS Theatre. Tickets are $10 from Steinbach Arts Centre.

Oct. 30, 2:30 p.m. Opening Celebration for the “Along the Road to Freedom” exhibit at the Manitoba Legislative Building Rotunda. See poster for details.

“Singing in the Grain” a Canadian Foodgrains Bank fundraising concerts will be held at Winkler Emmanuel Mennonite Church on Nov. 4th at 7:00 p.m. and at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church on Nov. 5th at 7:00 p.m.



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, October 23, 2016:    

·         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:


·         Robert (Jack) Suderman, respected and well known church leader for decades, has written a book, Re-Imagining the Church: Implications of Being a People in the World.  Copies available at


·         All are welcome to the Opening Celebration of “Along the Road to Freedom: Mennonite women of courage and faith” at the Manitoba Legislative Building Rotunda - October 30, 2016, 2:30pm. Paintings by Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery curator, Ray Dirks. Learn more at:


Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins


3 Announcements for Southern Manitoba

1.       Prospective students (and their parents) - come to CMU on Friday, November 4 for Campus Visit Day. Learn about CMU’s diverse range of programs; experience a university class; meet and interact with faculty and students - and discover a unique option for post-secondary learning in Manitoba. For more info see                     


2.       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


3.      “Why Beauty Matters: Radical Amazement, Spirituality, and the Ecological Crisis” is the topic at CMU’s Face2Face on November 2 at 7:00 PM in the Marpeck Commons, 2299 Grant Ave. Presenters include mathematician Tim Rogalsky, biologist Rachel Krause, and engineer Randy Herrmann. For more information see


Additional Announcements – either for inclusion in Bulletin or for a Poster in church foyer (attached)



1.       CMU`s Orchestra in Residence, the Mennonite Community Orchestra, presents its fall concert on Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel. The orchestra will perform Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Vaughn Williams’ 5th Symphony, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #2, Second Movement, with CMU Grad Breanna Heinrichs, pianist. Admission is $15 for Adults, $5 for students, with children 12 and under admitted free. For more information see


2.       CMU Study Tour to the Middle East (Jordan and Israel/Palestine): April 26-May 15, 2017. Join Gerald Gerbrandt, Professor Emeritus of Bible and Sheila Klassen-Wiebe, Associate Professor of New Testament  on a journey in time to the land of the Bible. Meet people working for peace and reconciliation today. For more information visit or call 204-487-3300.


3.    Canadian Mennonite University invites inquiries and applications for the full-time salaried position of IT Infrastructure Support Technician. Applications should be submitted immediately and will be reviewed upon receipt and accepted until this position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources at or 204-594-0532. 


This week's MCC bulletin announcements:

Hurricane Matthew - MCC welcomes donations for its disaster response in Haiti, where people are suffering the effects of Hurricane Matthew. To donate, visit, call 1-888-622-6337 or send a cheque to MCC, 134 Plaza Dr, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9.

Go Purple - November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Manitoba. Help bring abuse out of the shadows and into the light. Find ideas for how to go purple at 

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

"Changing Climate.
Changed Lives." – In communities around the world, climate change is not a prediction about the future—it is disrupting lives today. Join us for MCC Matters 2016, where we'll explore the stories of those who are being affected and how Canadians can make a difference. Keynote: "Last year was better and yesterday I ate more": Four stories of farmers in a warming world - Stephanie McDonald, Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Saturday, November 19 at Canadian Mennonite University. 12:00pm -5:00pm. Register today at or (204) 261-6381.

Ten Thousand Villages invites applications for Sales Associate at Ten Thousand Villages Plaza Drive location. This is a seasonal part-time position with possibility of continued casual work in the new year. Retail experience and a working knowledge of Ten Thousand Villages and fair trade are assets. To apply send your resume and cover letter to by October 27.




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