Church Bulletin


Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

06. November 2016 – 9:00Uhr morgens

Glaube in Aktion


»So ist auch der Glaube, wenn er nicht Werke hat, tot in sich selber«  Jakobus 2:17




Begrüßung & Eröffnung


Gottes Wort

Versammlungslied – GM 11 Halleluja! Schöner Morgen

Bibeltext – Jakobus 5:1-6

Predigt – Reich und Arm



Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte – GM 488 Die Zeit ist kurz

GM 80 Womit soll ich dich wohl loben




Schlusslied – GM 129 Der Herr hat seinen Engeln befohlen




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Amalie Hiebert

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Versammlungslieder ~ Gerda Sawatzky

Klavier ~ Margarete Dyck

Hauptordner ~ Norman Niessen

Tontechniker ~ Willi Wiebe





November 6, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.




Call to Worship and Prayer

Congregational Singing

We fall down

Lead me to the cross

My chains are gone



Congregational Life and Prayer


Congregational song ~ Come, thou fount



Children's Story

Worship Music ~ I am set free

Scripture Reading ~  Luke 15:11-32

Sermon ~ “A Return to the Prodigal”




Closing Song ~   Arms of love




Worship Leader ~ Heiko Giesbrecht

Sermon ~ Victor Kliewer

Children's Story ~ Susan Wiebe

Song Leaders ~ Trevor Harder, Jessica Schroeder, Nia Rogers

Worship Music ~ Trevor Harder, Jessica Giesbrecht

Pianist/Offertory ~ Jessica Giesbrecht

Prelude ~ Jessica Schroeder

Postlude ~ Jessica Giesbrecht

Sound ~ Matt Wieler

Multimedia ~ Christina Giesbrecht

Head Usher ~ Norman Niessen

Welcome Center ~ Jacob & Susie Krahn



Please pray for:

·      Anna Dueck who is struggling with health issues

·      Peter Dyck, 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)

God’s blessing on Helen Warkentin who will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Nov. 11th.

I would like to inform the church that my latest CT scan showed good improvement but the cancer is not quite gone. I’ll not need chemo at this time. Many thanks for your prayers and please continue to pray for me.” Erna Schroeder



The church office will be closed on Fri. Nov. 11th. Bulletin will be printed on Thurs. Nov. 10th.

Today Eric Rempel and a group from SMC are leading the worship service at Linden Place.

Royden & Mary Ann Loewen have transferred their membership to the Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship in Winnipeg.

Lost & Found items have been put on display in the foyer. Please stop by to see if anything is yours.

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child: Shoeboxes and instruction pamphlets can be picked up and dropped off at the Welcome Centre. Shoeboxes are due back by Wed. Nov.16.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr



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

Mon. Nov. 7, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Handbelles practice in kitchenette
NO Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Nov. 8, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball
7:00 p.m. Vision Council Meeting in MPR

Wed. Nov. 9, 7:00 p.m. Promise Keeper’s Understanding Your Identity Workshop at SMC.



Nov. 14, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Handbelles practice in kitchenette

Nov. 15, 7:00 p.m. Sunbeams

Nov. 19, Seniors Faspa in the gym. Please sign up at the Welcome Centre.

Nov. 19, 7:00 p.m. Arkbuilders invite the Friendship Seekers to join us for an evening of Country Gospel music in the kitchenette. Friendship Seekers RSVP to Lena 204-371-2703 (cell) or Lois 204-326-1416.

Sun. Nov. 20, 2:30 p.m. Special Congregational Meeting #4 - After three meetings to discern and discuss the issues facing our church, it is time to take stock and dream about the future of Steinbach Mennonite Church.  While this congregational meeting is open to all, the agenda consists of making plans for those who intend to continue worshipping at SMC after Feb. 28th, 2017A pizza supper will follow the dialogue.

Sonn. Nov. 20, 2:30 p.m. Sondergemeindestunde #4 – Nach drei Gemeindestunden, auf denen wir unsere Gemeindefragen besprochen haben, ist es Zeit, in die Zukunft zu schauen. Während diese Sitzung für alle offen ist, besteht die Tagesordnung daraus, Pläne für die Zukunft unsere Gemeinde zu machen. Ein Pizzaabendessen wird unserer Beratung folgen.



Oct. 30 – Nov. 5 2016 - Our Giving: $7,902.75


nurture Schedule

College & Career – Nov. 8, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Boys Club - Wed. Nov. 9, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Bible Stories Session

Girls Club - Wed. Nov. 9, *Schedule Change* We will be going to Landmark Christian Fellowship Shoebox Store to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Please bring $5.00. Drop off at church at 7:00 p.m. and pick up at 9:00 p.m.

Jr. Youth - Wed. Nov. 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Bonfire at Heiko’s

Sr. Youth - Thurs. Nov. 10, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Session



Resident Manager and Food Service Coordinator at Camp Moose Lake. For more information contact Dorothy Fontaine (204) 896-1616 or visit

Nov. 6, 7:00 p.m. Vespers at MHV

Nov. 12, 11:00 a.m. Conscientious Objector Cairn to be unveiled at MHV. You are warmly invited to come and take part in the unveiling.

Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. Night of Worship at EFree Church



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.


Winnipeg MEDA update and lunch with MEDA Board Chair Bert Friesen and Bob Kroeker. Thursday, November 24 at 12:00 noon at Bergmann’s on Lombard. RSVP by Nov. 18 to Brent Kroeker at or 204-943-6828. $20, payable at the event. For more information visit


MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, November 6, 2016:    

·         Hear a podcast conversation on how Mennonites are being called by Palestinian Christians to advocate for just peace in Palestine and Israel and what it means for us today:


·         Order Yours, Mine, Ours:  Unravelling the Doctrine of Discovery – a rich new resource from Mennonite Church Canada’s Indigenous Relations.  Available from


·         Join Emerging Voices Initiative (EVI) and Mennonite Church Canada, on Sunday, November 27 @ Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, at 7:30, for an evening of conversation about the future of our national and area churches. Come with your questions, your concerns, and your dreams for the future. We are excited to listen, to respond, and to dream together! Everyone is invited to this event, no matter their age or knowledge of the changes facing Mennonite Church Canada.


·         Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: Mennonite Church Canada’s Fall Leadership Assembly takes place Nov. 7-12. Please pray for all national and area church leaders who will be in attendance, and especially for Calvin Quan as he steps fully into his new role as Mennonite Church Canada Moderator.

·         Job openings at AMBS. Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), Elkhart, Indiana, is looking for a part-time Caterer in Residence to work as needed for catered events on the Elkhart campus plus an average of two hours per week when AMBS is in session. AMBS is also seeking a full-time Business Office Manager to support the CFO and the Business Office in the areas of accounts payable, accounts receivable, student billing, general ledger journal entries, and year-end preparation of certain U.S. and Canadian forms for individuals’ income tax reporting. Learn more at


Cottonwood Community Drama presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”, November 24-26 @ 7:30 in Buhler Hall, Mennonite Collegiate Institute.   Please visit  to purchase tickets.    


Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins


Key Announcements

1.      Prospective students (and their parents) - come explore opportunities at CMU:

·         Thursday, November 17 is Music Open House. Learn about CMU’s Music and Music Therapy programs as you experience a day of conducting, performing, rehearsing and discovering a unique option for post-secondary learning in Manitoba.

·         Wednesday, November 23 is Outtatown Campus Visit Day. Outtatown is CMU’s unique, one or two-semester certificate program for recent high school grads looking to travel, serve and learn about God and their world.

·         For more info see


2.       November 26: Christmas at CMU - Create your own concert with family, friends and neighbours while enjoying music, festive decor, cookies, and hot apple cider. Featuring: CMU Choirs, Vocal and Instrumental Jazz, Guitar Ensemble, Handbell Ensemble, Music Faculty, Storytelling and Music Making for Kids, Music in the Hallways, Audience Carol Sing, Hallelujah Chorus...and more!(2:00 PM & 7:00 PM, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd.) Free admission. For more information go to


3.      Registration is now open for the Canadian School of Peacebuilding, June 12-16 and 19-23, 2017. Go to or e-mail for more information and to apply for your choice of five-day courses on topics such as journalism and peacebuilding, trauma healing, refugee challenges, human rights and indigenous law, transforming the peacebuilder, agro-ecological peacebuilding, Muslim-Christian dialogue, and gender, violence and peacebuilding.


Additional Announcements – for inclusion in Bulletin as space allows (also listed on Poster for church foyer (attached)


1.      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 accepted until this position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources at or 204-594-0532.


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.


EXHIBITIONS by Megan Krause and Dale Boldt OPEN on Friday, November 18, 7:30PM at the MHC Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. The exhibit continues until January 19.


Ø Mennonite Church Manitoba


Ø  Resident Manager and Food Service Coordinator at Camp Moose Lake (Sprague, Manitoba).  Mennonite Church Manitoba is accepting applications for the positions of Resident Manager and Food Service Coordinator.   This is an ideal position for couples who wish to share in the ministry of hospitality.  For more information contact Dorothy Fontaine (204) 896-1616 or visit, news.


·         Consult or Consent? Please join us on November 18th at the Circle of Life Thunderbird for a panel discussion on Bill C-262 and United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  Our panelists include Romeo Saganash, Member of Parliament for the riding of Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou; Sylvia McAdam, founding member of Idle No More; and Robert Falcon Ouelette, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre.  The discussion will be moderated by CBC Indigenous Producer Lenard Monkman and it begins at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is free.


·         Join us for our annual Fall Partnership Gathering on November 19th at Hope Mennonite Church (9:30am - 4:00pm)  This year’s theme, Exploring New Paths to Justice, Friendship and Leadership, will focus on discerning emerging opportunities for partnership with First Nations communities.  RSVP to Ingrid Miller: 204-888-6781 (ext. 136) Email  All are welcome!


·         Save the dates:  MCM Sr Youth Retreat @ Camp Moose Lake, Jan 20-22; MCM Jr Youth Retreat @ Camp Assiniboia, Jan 27-30.  More information will follow.  (Contact: Kathy Giesbrecht, 204-896-1616 or


·         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 November is Pastor Kathy Koop from First Mennonite Church in Winnipeg.


·         Sie sind ganz herzlich eingeladen am Sonntagmorgen um 7.30 Uhr (CFAM / CHSM / CJRB) Frohe Botschaft einzuschalten, eine Sendung die von Mennonite Church Manitoba produziert wird. Im November bringt Predigerin Kathy Koop aus der Ersten Mennoniten Gemeinde eine Serie von Predigten.


·         Thank you for your financial support of Frohe Botschaft, a weekly German language worship service broadcast in Manitoba, Mexico and Paraguay. In appreciation of your donations to this radio ministry, we would like to give you a German daily devotional calendar. There are several calendars to choose from: the Neukirchener Kalender is available in large print as a book or as a tear-off calendar in regular size or large print and the Konstanzer Kalender is available as a large print tear-off calendar. If you or someone you know would like a calendar please call the Mennonite Church Manitoba office at: 204-896-1616 or write to:

Mennonite Church Manitoba

Frohe Botschaft

600 Shaftesbury Blvd.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canada R3P 2J1


This week's MCC bulletin announcements:

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

"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.

Christmas Craft & Bake Sale - MCC is in need of baked goods for the Christmas Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 26. If you're interested in donating your baking, please contact Sophia Bezoplenko at or call (204) 261-6381. For more information on the Christmas Craft & Bake Sale, please visit

Special Event: Chocolate Blues - Come for a four course meal, live jazz, and discussion centering around fair trade chocolate at Sam's Place, 159 Henderson Hwy. Saturday, November 26 at 6 pm. To book your reservation at $40 per seat, please e-mail or call (204) 415-4728.

Film Screening - On the Side of the Road - In her documentary former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky explores the collective Israeli response following the establishment of Israel as a state in 1948. Join us for the film screening followed by discussion with the director on November 9, 7:00 pm at Canadian Mennonite University, South Campus Chapel. Admission by donation.


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