Church Bulletin


Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

27. November 2016 – 9:00 Uhr morgens

1. Advent


»Denn bei Gott ist kein Ding unmöglich«  Lukas 1:37



Präludium - Gruppe

Begrüßung & Eröffnung

Versammlungslied – GM 148 Solange Jesus bleibt der Herr


Gottes Wort

Bibeltext – Lukas 1:26-38

Predigt – Gott tut große Dinge an geringen Menschen



Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte – Gruppenlied

Versammlungslied – GM 226 Deinen Königsthron




Schlusslied – GM 487 Auf, denn die Nacht wird kommen




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Norman Niessen

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Versammlungslieder ~ Isbrand Fehr

Klavier ~ Henriette Schellenberg

Gruppe ~ Waldemar Harder & Gruppe

Hauptordner ~ Peter Schiller

Tontechniker ~ Gerhard Plett

Welcome Centre ~ Levi & Trudi Hiebert



November 27, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.
Focus: The Holy Way—let us follow the way of God’s heart!




Call to Worship

Congregational Singing

HWB 172 O come, O come, Immanuel (stanzas 1-3,6)

HWB 174 Bless’d be the God of Israel

Lighting the First Advent Candle

Congregational Song ~ Hope is a candle



Congregational Life

Beyond our Doors: Community Outreach Ministries

Prayer and Offering



Advent 1 Reading ~ Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

Prayer of Confession and Words of Assurance

Congregational Song ~   HWB 182 Oh, how shall I receive thee



Children's Story

Scripture Reading ~ Isaiah 2:1-5

Sermon ~ Walk in God’s Peace




Closing Song ~   HWB 178 Come, thou long-expected Jesus



Worship Leader ~ Victor Kliewer

Beyond our Doors ~ Irene Kroeker

Children's Story ~ Bev Unger

Sermon ~ Daryl Climenhaga

Song Leaders ~ Bev Rogers, June Snider, Rudy Schellenberg

Pianist ~ Henriette Schellenberg

Organist ~ Peter Barkman, Karen Peters

Sound ~ Rudy Nikkel

Multimedia ~ Christina Giesbrecht

Head Usher ~ Peter Schiller

Welcome Center ~ Levi & Trudy Hiebert

Prayer of confession

L:             God of peace,

P:            we yearn to walk in your way

but often choose our own path of turmoil and pain.

Save us, Lord,

from the pride and foolishness of choosing our own course,

that we may humbly and confidently

follow your lead,

through Jesus Christ, Amen.

Words of assurance

L:             Throughout the tumult of life,

God holds you close in love.


because God’s wisdom is your guide,

God’s compassion is your strength.

God’s love is your redemption.

ALL:        Come, let us walk in the way of God’s heart!



Please pray for:

·      Gord Dyck who suffered 2 seizures and in Bethesda Hospital

·      Anna Dueck who is struggling with health issues at home



We are planning a Child Dedication Service for Dec. 11th. If you are interested in participating, contact one of the pastors.

Due to the changes in our Sunday School, Jennifer Janzen is regretfully announcing her resignation as Children’s Ministry Coordinator as of Dec. 18th. She will continue to lead the Clubs Program till the end of the clubs year in March.

We pray a blessing for each of the following as we honour their request to be released from their membership at SMC:
Ewald & Hilda Doerksen       Jacob & Susie Krahn
Tanja Krahn                           Torsten & Angelika Giesbrecht
Franklin & Brunilda Toews

We plan to hold our annual Christmas Dinner again this year. We need someone to coordinate, and others to help. Many people in our area have made this a part of their Christmas celebration. Contact Daryl Climenhaga (204-346-1066; if you can help!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who packed an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox! We collected 55 shoeboxes last week and delivered them to Blumenort EMC where they will further be delivered to different countries in Central & South America, Africa, and Ukraine this Christmas. 😊 Blessings to you and the children who will receive them.   Jennifer Janzen

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr



Today, 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Steinbach Mennonite Handbelles will participate in Christkindlmarkt in Winnipeg
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Family Volleyball

Mon. Nov. 28, Steinbach Mennonite Handbelles will share Christmas music with the residents of Bethesda Place Personal Care Home (6:15 - 7:00 p.m.) and Bridgepark Manor (7:30 - 8:15 p.m.)
6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Nov. 29, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball

Sat. Dec. 3, 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s
Speaker: Eric Rempel      MC: David Giesbrecht
8:30 a.m. Sunbeams Birthday Breakfast at Smitty’s



Dec 6, 5:30 p.m. Sunbeam Christmas banquet at Uncle Jake's. Donations for MCC 2016 Christmas Giving project.

Dec. 7 & 14, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. All interested singers are invited to join the Christmas choir conducted by Rudy Schellenberg, for an intergenerational Christmas concert on Dec. 18th.

Dec. 7, 7:00 p.m. Vision Council Meeting in MPR


nurture Schedule

College & Career – Nov. 29, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Boys Club - Wed. Nov. 30, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Gym Night

Girls Club - Wed. Nov. 30, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Craft Night

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

Sr. Youth - Thurs. Dec. 1, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Session



Nov. 20 - 26, 2016 - Our Giving: $5,112.23

Financial Update Nov. 20th


Last YTD


Budget YTD









-$ 117


-$ 72,619


Needed by end of year for Budget: $205,488



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



Jan. 12, 7:00 p.m. Members of MCM congregations are invited to a special meeting at Fort Garry Men. Wpg. Program: MCM reports and conversation about further processing of Being a Faithful Church. 


Advent & Christmas Events Calendar

Sun. Dec. 11 – Child Dedication

Sun. Dec. 187:00 p.m. Lessons & Carols:

An Intergenerational Celebration of Christmas

Sat. Dec. 24 – 7:00 p.m. Family Christmas Eve Service

Sun. Dec. 25 – 9:00 a.m. Weihnachtsprogramm

11:00 a.m.  Christmas Day Worship Service

                12:00 p.m. Christmas Dinner (all are invited)


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, Jam, etc.





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.


Mennonite Church Manitoba


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. In der Advents-und Weihnachtszeit bringt Prediger Hermann Dueck aus der Douglas Mennoniten Gemeinde und Seelsorger in Concordia Village in Winnipeg eine Serie von Predigten.


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 this Advent and Christmas season is Pastor Hermann Dueck from Douglas Mennonite Church. Pastor Dueck is the Chaplain in Concordia Village in Winnipeg.


MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, November 27, 2016:    

·         Check out three new posts at, the new website devoted to the ongoing Future Directions work of the area and national churches. It will be the central hub of information for all matters related to the church in transition. Updates will be posted as they become available.


·         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.


·         Looking for a good personal read?  A congregational study or worship aid? The Mennonite Church Canada Resource Centre at CommonWord has been providing trusted Anabaptist resources for over 40 years!  Thousands of recommended titles are easily accessible across the country via We offer free shipping and a large downloadable collection.   Follow CommonWord on Facebook.  Subscribe to our Curator newsletter.  We’re here to help you!


·         Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at:

1.      As we celebrate First Advent on Nov. 27, pray that the world may witness the light of God, where we find peace, harmony, healing, and restoration. To help celebrate Advent in your home, see for the downloadable 2016 Advent booklet, Come, Walk in the Light of Day.

·         Did you know you can study at AMBS from a distance? Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s Master of Divinity (MDivConnect program combines online and hybrid courses offering in-depth study, spiritual formation and vocational internships — wherever you're located. By taking 12–14 credit hours per year, you can complete the 80-hour program in 5 ½ years. And, if you take at least 12 credit hours per academic year, you'll be considered full-time for financial aid purposes! Learn more at


Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins


1.      Canadian Mennonite University's Sunday@CMU radio program is pleased to feature a special sermon series by Sue Sorensen throughout December. Sue, who is associate professor of English at CMU, explores Jesus's miracles and relates them to Advent/
Christmas in the four-part series. Sunday@CMU airs Sunday mornings at 8:30-8:45 AM on CFAM 950 Radio and AM 1250 Radio and online at

2.       Want a more ‘international’ experience this Christmas?  There are 6 CMU international students needing housing for one or 2 weeks during the Christmas Break (Dec 18 – Jan 2). To offer space or for more information please contact Sandra Loeppky or 204-487-3300 x. 340.

3.       Join the CMU Study Tour to the Middle East (Jordan and Israel/Palestine): April 26-May 15, 2017. For more information visit or call 204-487-3300.

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.





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