Church Bulletin


Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

11. Dezember 2016 – 9:00 Uhr morgens

3. Advent


»Siehe, ich will meinen Boten senden, der vor mir her den Weg bereiten soll. Und bald wird kommen zu seinem Tempel der Herr, den ihr sucht; und der Engel des Bundes, den ihr begehrt, siehe, er kommt!«  Maleachi 3:1



Präludium – Gruppe

Begrüßung & Eröffnung

Versammlungslied – GM 202 Lobt Gott ihr Christen


Gottes Wort

Bibeltext – Maleachi 3

Predigt –  Sehnliche Erwartung des Erlösers



Eltern-Kinder Segnung *

Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte – Gruppenlied

Versammlungslied – GM Engel bringen frohe Kunde




Schlusslied – GM 134 Schenk uns Vater



Gottesdienstleitung ~ Willi Wiebe

Botschaft ~ Jac Harder

Versammlungslieder ~ Berta Schroeder

Klavier ~ Margarete Dyck

Gruppe ~ Erna Sawatzky

Hauptordner ~ Bryan Giesbrecht

Tontechniker ~ Ronni Hiebert




* Aliyah Haylee Bunk (Leon & Gladys Bunk)

Gloria Niessen (Norman & Ricarda Niessen)

Mia Makayla Harder (Edgar & Natalie Harder)


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




Call to Worship

Congregational Singing

HWB 202   The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
                HWB 110   Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing
                HWB 195   It came upon a midnight clear
Call to Lighting the first three Advent Candles

Congregational Song ~ Hope is a candle



Congregational Life

New member reception: Scott Friesen


Offertory: Magnificat (Holy is his name)


Advent 3 Reading ~ Psalm 146:5-10

Prayer of Confession and Words of Assurance



Children's Story

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 35:1-10, Luke 1:47-55

Sermon ~ “God’s Healing is at Hand”




Closing Song HWB 209   Oh, how joyfully!



Worship Leader ~ Victor Kliewer

Sermon ~ Daryl Climenhaga

Children's Story ~ Bev Unger

Song Leaders ~ Scott & Kendra Friesen, Toni & Kayla Hiebert

Pianist/Organist ~ Margarete Dyck

Sound ~ Gerry Sapinsky

Multimedia ~ Jason Rempel

Head Usher ~ Bryan Giesbrecht



Please pray for:

s  Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues


“Thank you so much for your care of our family during Gord’s illness and his passing.  We felt, and continue to feel, your prayers, encouragement, hugs, meals, etc. carrying us.  Thank you, as well, for all your help with the funeral on Dec. 3rd. 
Sincerely, Angela Dyck, Vanessa, Ryan and extended family”



This morning the Steinbach Mennonite Handbelles are participating in the worship service at First Mennonite Church of Winnipeg.

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!

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr



Dec. 4 - 10, 2016 - Our Giving: $19,255.25

Needed by the end of the year for Budget: $174,306



Today, NO Family Volleyball

Mon. Dec. 12, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Dec. 13, NO Women’s Volleyball

Wed. Dec. 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.

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



Dec. 18, During the English Service, our congregation will say thanks to Pastor Heiko Giesbrecht and Jennifer Janzen (Children's Ministry Coordinator) as they end their formal ministry with SMC this month.

Dec. 18, Catch Steinbach Mennonite Handbelles live at Steinbach Credit Union (10:15 - 10:30 a.m.) or on a local radio station.

Dec. 20, Friendship Seekers and friends will be having a caroling event. Meet at Bethesda Place at 6:15 pm. Refreshments will follow at the Sapinsky's.



nurture Schedule

Sr. Youth - Thurs. Dec. 16, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Christmas Party



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



Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. Night of Worship at EFree Church

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. 187:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols: An Intergenerational Celebration of Christmas, featuring the choir, SMC Handbelles, Sunday School children, and small groups

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.      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.


2.       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                                                    

3.      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


Save the Date!

CMU is pleased to be presenting, on February 25th, 2017, “A Transformative Moment: Seeking God in the Transitions of Young Adulthood,” a one-day workshop for pastors and lay leaders engaged in or thinking about ministry for and with young adults. Join Gil Dueck and an ecumenical group of workshop leaders, panelists, and peers as we consider young adulthood as not just a problem, but, rather, as a stage of life that opens up unique opportunities for seeing God. 


“Steinbach Mennonite Church is faithfully following Christ in worship and service by making disciples, building community and reaching out to the world.”

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