Church Bulletin


Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

2. Dezember 2016 – 9:00 Uhr morgens

2. Advent


»Und sie gebar ihren ersten Sohn und wickelte ihn in Windeln und legte ihn in eine Krippe; denn sie hatten sonst keinen Raum in der Herberge«  Lukas 2:7




Begrüßung & Eröffnung

Versammlungslied – GM 223 Nun ist sie erschienen


Gottes Wort

Bibeltext – Lukas 2:1-7

Predigt – Advent, eine Zeit um Raum zu machen



Bekanntmachungen & Gebet


Versammlungslieder – GM 227 Rauschet, ihr Töne

GM 207 Mit den Hirten




Schlusslied – GM 135 Die Gnade sei mit allen




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Willi Wiebe

Botschaft ~ Hildor Zacharias

Versammlungslieder ~ Gerda Sawatzky

Klavier ~ Karen Peters

Hauptordner ~ Taylan Schroeder

Tontechniker ~ Fernando Hiebert

Welcome Centre ~ Dave & Katie Giesbrecht



December 2, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.
Focus: The Holy Way—let us follow the way of God’s heart!





Congregational Singing

HWB 212 O come, all ye Faithful

HWB 201 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Call to Worship and Candle Lighting

Congregational Song ~ STS 15 Hope is a candle



Congregational Life

Beyond our Doors: Community Outreach Ministries

Prayer and Offering



Advent 2 Reading ~ Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19

Prayer of Confession and Words of Assurance



Children's Story

Scripture Reading ~ Isaiah 11:1-10, Mat. 3:1-12

Sermon ~ “God’s Harmony is at Hand”




Closing Song HWB 208 Love Came Down at Christmas



Worship Leader ~ Alvie Martens

Beyond our Doors ~ Irene Kroeker

Sermon ~ Daryl Climenhaga

Children's Story ~ Bev Unger

Song Leaders ~ Nikarre Yutzy, Nia Rogers, Rudy Schellenberg

Organist/Postlude ~ Karen Peters

Pianist/Prelude ~ Henriette Schellenberg

Prelude ~ Rakyde and Teodrus Yutzy-Hiebert

Offertory ~ Nariya Yutzi-Hiebert

Sound ~ Mark Hildebrandt

Multimedia ~ Kayla Hiebert

Head Usher ~ Willy Kehler

Welcome Center ~ Dave & Katie Giesbrecht


Please pray for:

·   Melissa Sawatzky (Theodor & Gerda) who will have a surgery on Dec. 9th.

·   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),
Ben R. Dyck (Vita Hospital)

Our sympathies and prayers go to Elizabeth Abrahams on the death of her brother-in-law, Jack Dyck, of Coaldale, Alberta, who passed away on Nov. 27th.

Our sympathies and prayers go to Angela, Vanessa and Ryan Dyck on the death of their husband and father, Gord Dyck, on Nov. 29th. We also extend condolences to Peter & Margaret Dyck, Ingrid & Reg Penner and family and Ron & Andrea Dick and family. The funeral was on Dec. 3rd.

Our sympathies and prayers go to Randy Dueck and Leonie & Ewald Enns and family on the death of their mother,
Anna Dueck, on Nov. 30th. Anna’s funeral will be on Sunday, Dec. 4th at 2:30 p.m. at SMC.

Our sympathies and prayers go to Isbrand & Trudy Fehr and Martin Fehr on the death of their cousin, Peter Fehr, in Paraguay on Nov. 30th.

Please check the Missionary Board for a new newsletter from Rachel Klassen.



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

Christmas Dinner: Helen Funk is coordinating a group of workers for the Christmas Day Dinner. If you would like to help, please sign up at the Welcome Centre. Thank you to those who have already said you can help. We appreciate it!


1.  Special Congregational Meeting #4 was held on Nov. 20 to make plans with and for those who intend to continue worshipping at SMC after Feb. 28, 2017.  Not everyone was able to be at the meeting and attendees may feel that they still have thoughts to contribute.  You can participate online ( or via paper copy (available at the Welcome Centre) until Dec. 23.  Your input is important!

2.  The Rebuild SMC Task Force (RSTF) is going to begin its work tomorrow.  Vision Council appointed Chair John Kroeker and Kendra Friesen.  The congregational nomination was accepted by Bev Unger, Wilf Sawatzky and Larry Thiessen.  Vision Council's Chair or Vice-Chair is an ex officio member.  Please support these people with your suggestions, prayers and words of encouragement as we seek God's will for the future.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr



Nov. 27 – Dec. 3, 2016 - Our Giving: $6,380.00



Today, NO Family Volleyball

Mon. Dec. 5, Steinbach Mennonite Handbelles will share Christmas music with the residents of Rest Haven
(6:15 - 7:00 p.m.) and Woodhaven Manor (7:15 - 8:00 p.m.)
6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m. Sunbeam Christmas banquet at Uncle Jake's. Donations for MCC 2016 Christmas Giving project.
7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball

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



Dec. 16, 9:00 a.m. 75th Anniversary Book meeting in MPR

Dec. 20, Friendship Seekers and friends are planning a carolling evening. For more information please contact Gerry & Georgia Sapinsky.


nurture Schedule

College & Career - Dec. 6, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Boys Club - Wed. Dec. 7, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Christmas Party!

Girls Club - Wed. Dec. 7, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Christmas Party!

Jr. Youth - Wed. Dec. 7, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Christmas Party!

Sr. Youth - Thurs. Dec. 8, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Laser Tag in Wpg.


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 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.



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.      Consider enrolling in a CMU evening course in 2nd semester - for credit or audit.   Consider ‘God through the Centuries; Women and Men; Children’s and Young Adult Literature; Local Initiatives and Peace Processes; The Fifties and Sixties – North America Cold, Cool and Radical; Social Enterprise’…and many more. Seniors and alumni audit fees available. Go to for details.


3.       Join the CMU Study Tour to the Middle East with Gerald Gerbrandt and Sheila Klassen -Wiebe: April 26-May 15, 2017. For information see or call 204-487-3300.


4.      Registration is now open for CMU’s Canadian School of Peacebuilding, June 12-16 and 19-23, 2017. Go to or e-mail for more information.


Come to CMU Christmas Vespers on Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 PM in the Laudamus Auditorium. Eric Marshall will lead the choir and Cheryl Pauls will be the reader. A reception will follow. See


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