Church Bulletin


Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

13. November 2016 – 9:00Uhr morgens

Glaube in Aktion


»So seid nun gedildig, liebe Brüder, bis zum Kommen des Herrn«

Jakobus 5:7




Begrüßung & Eröffnung


Gottes Wort

Versammlungslied –GM 399 Sagt es laut das Gott die Liebe

Bibeltext – Jakobus 5:7-12

Predigt – Mahnung zur Geduld



Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte – GM 234 Mein Herr kennt den Weg

GM 103 Keiner wird zuschanden




Schlusslied – GM 137 Segne und behüte uns




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Siegfried Durksen

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Versammlungslieder ~ Berta Schroeder

Klavier ~ Margarete Dyck

Hauptordner ~ Martin Fehr

Tontechniker ~ Gerald Harder

Welcome Centre ~ Linda Esau




November 13, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.




Call to Worship and Prayer

Congregational Singing

Come Let Us Worship


All Glory be to Christ



Beyond our Doors

Congregational Life and Prayer




Children's Story

Congregational Song ~ The River

Scripture Reading:  John 1:1-18.

Sermon "And the Word Became Flesh"




Closing Song ~ Go in Peace




Worship Leader ~ Victor Kliewer

Sermon ~ Eric Rempel

Children's Story ~ Katie Giesbrecht

Song Leaders ~ Federic Hiebert, Toni Hiebert, Nia Rogers, Trevor Harder

Pianist/Offertory ~ Fed Hiebert& Toni Hiebert

Sound ~ Jim Martens

Multimedia ~ Kayla Hiebert

Welcome Center ~ Linda Esau

Head Usher ~ Martin Fehr


Next Sunday will be Eternity Sunday: As in previous years we will invite members to come to the front of the sanctuary to light candles in memory of loved ones who have passed away during the past year (from 1st Advent, 2015 to Eternity Sunday 2016).


Please pray for:

·      Anna Dueck in Bethesda Hospital

·      Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues

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



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. 14, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Handbelles practice in kitchenette
7:45 p.m.  Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Nov. 15, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball
7:00 p.m. Sunbeams

Sat. Nov. 19, 4:00 p.m. Seniors Faspa in the gym. Please sign up at the Welcome Centre.
7:00 p.m.
 Arkbuilders invite the Friendship Seekers to join us for an evening of Country Gospel music in the kitchenette with guest musicians. RSVP to Lena or Lois.



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

Nov. 21, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Handbelles practice in kitchenette

Nov. 23, 2:30 p.m. Come & Go Coffee with the staff. All are welcome.



Nov. 6 – 12, 2016 - Our Giving: $13,277.25


nurture Schedule

College & Career – Nov. 15, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Boys Club - Wed. Nov. 16, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Gym Night

Girls Club - Wed. Nov. 16, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Pajama Party Movie Night. Bring a pillow, stuffy and dress in your PJ’s!

Jr. Youth - Wed. Nov. 16, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Session

Sr. Youth - Thurs. Nov. 17, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Serving with Outreach



9:00 a.m. German Sunday School upstairs

Preschool (Age 2–Kindergarten) – Kitchenette

School-Age (Gr. 1-12) – Upstairs


  • 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



Keith Regehr is the newly appointed Transition Coordinator for MC Canada area and national bodies as they give shape to the proposals of the Future Directions Task Force. Please pray for God’s guidance, energy, and inspiration as Keith and all of those who are facilitating transition engage the process.



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Steinbach MCC Community Assistance Centre Inc. operating Ten Thousand Villages at 355 Main Street, Steinbach will accept applications for the position of Manager until Monday, November 21st. Full job description available here:

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

Nov. 27, 7:00 p.m. First Mennonite Church Choir with orchestra present Rheinberger's Der Stern von Bethlehem and Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols at 922 Alverstone in Winnipeg.  Admission is free, an offering will be taken. 



Advent & Christmas Project

During Advent (starting Nov. 27th) we invite the congregation to support SMC’s Community Outreach Ministry through our annual Winter Warmth Giving Project.  This year we are targeting family breakfasts.   

Healthy breakfast ideas:

Milk                                 Eggs

Cereal/oatmeal                 Breakfast bars

Margarine                         Peanut butter


Any other ideas?

When purchasing, think of a family that has 2 adults, 2 preschool or school children. Irene Kroeker and/or family will be at the door as you walk into church accepting perishable items and will place in fridge as needed. Perishable items will be handed out that week to a targeted family; it is our wish that by Christmas, every family connected with outreach will have had an opportunity to have a healthy breakfast



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, November 13, 2016:    

·         Join The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives & Gallery as they present a free film screening of the award-winning film, ‘The Last Objectors followed by a panel talk about conscientious objectors to war on Saturday, November 26 from 2:00-4:00pm at the CMHR. For more information, see:

·         Short term ministry worker needed to support the ministry of Lillian and Norm Nicolson (Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers in Burkina Faso, West Africa) by home-schooling their two young children, beginning September 2017.  Conversational French required.  For more info, check out or email Tany at


·         Join Emerging Voices Initiative (EVI) and Mennonite Church Canada, on

Sunday, November 27 @ Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg

Tuesday, December 6 @ Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler

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: Keith Regehr is the newly appointed Transition Coordinator for Mennonite Church Canada area and national bodies as they give shape to the proposals of the Future Directions Task Force. Please pray for God’s guidance, energy, and inspiration as Keith and all of those who are facilitating transition engage the process. You can learn more about Keith and the transition process at:

·         Webinar: Planting Peace ChurchesThursday, Nov. 172–3:30 p.m. EST, via Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS). Moderated by Mauricio Chenlo, MAPS, with James Krabill, Ph.D., and Sara Wenger Shenk, Ed.D. A conversation to follow Sent 2016: A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus-centered communities. If you've not yet participated in an AMBS webinar, your first time is free of charge!

This week's MCC bulletin announcements include:

"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 - Join us for the Christmas Craft and Bake Sale at 134 Plaza Dr, Winnipeg, on Saturday, November 26, 9:30am-4pm. Shop baked goods and locally made crafts and quilts with your purchase supporting MCC's humanitarian relief work around the world. For more information, 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, Winnipeg. Saturday, November 26 at 6 pm. To book your reservation at $40 per seat, please e-mail or call (204) 415-4728.


Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins


Key Announcements

1.      Prospective students (and their parents) - explore CMU through two upcoming opportunities:  Thursday, November 17 Music Open House (an energizing day of conducting, performing and rehearsing!) and Wednesday, November 23 Outtatown Campus Visit Day (CMU’s unique, one or two-semester discipleship, travel, service and learning program). Students who apply before November 30 will have their application fee waived! For more info see


2.       November 26: Christmas at CMU – A great way to begin Advent!  Create your own concert and enjoy music, festive decor, cookies, and hot apple cider. Featuring: CMU choirs and instrumental ensembles and a Carol Sing. (2:00 PM & 7:00 PM, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd.) Free admission. For more information go to


3.      Join CMU on Thursday, November 24, 7:00 – 8:00 PM (Marpeck Commons) for a Public Launch of ‘Philippians’, the latest commentary published in the Believers’ Church Bible Commentary series. Written by CMU New Testament Professor, Gordon Zerbe, the evening will include a “Virtual Tour through Paul’s Philippi” and a one-time opportunity to purchase copies of this Commentary at a discount.


4.       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.


5.      Come worship with us at CMU Vespers, a monthly worship service of choral music at 7:00 PM on Sunday, November 20, in the Laudamus Auditorium, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd. The worship will be led by conductor Henry Engbrecht and reader James Schellenberg. For more information see


6.       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.




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