Church Bulletin



A SACRED CONCERT

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

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GATHERING AS GOD’S PEOPLE

Prelude

Meditation O. Scheldrup Ober

Sun of my Soul – arranged by E. L. Ashford.

Joy Unceasing and Infinite Praise – Tom Birchwood

 

*Welcome and Announcements

FMC Choir - Gott grüße dich (God bids you welcome) – Muecke

*Call to Worship

*Congregational Song -                HWB 65 Praise my soul, the King of heaven

*SMC 75th Anniversary Launch

*Children’s Feature

*Offertory – Prelude in C – J.S. Bach

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

Comments

FMC Choir

Die Himmel erzählen (The heavens are telling the glory of God) – Haydn

He Watching over Israel – Mendelssohn

Ich harrete des Herrn (I waited for the Lord) – Mendelssohn

*Pastoral Prayer

FMC Choir

The Lord’s Prayer -Malott

Blagoslovie, dushe moya, Ghospoda (Bless the Lord O my Soul)Ippolitov-Ivanov

Hostias (We offer prayers of praise) – Mozart

Heilig, Heilig (Holy is the Lord of Hosts) – Gounod

Comments

FMC Choir

For the Beauty of the Earth – Rutter

The Storm is Passing Over – Traditional gospel, arr. Baker

My Soul’s Been Anchored in de Lord – Spiritual

Ain’t Got Time to Die – Spiritual, arr. Johnson

 

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

*Congregational Song - HWB 425 Come, come ye saints

*Sending

FMC Choir - O leg auf’s Haupt (Oh, let your blessing be upon me )– Welchert

Postlude - Praise the Triune God - Edward Broughton

* SMC responsibility

This morning we welcome all visitors, particularly those who are here from First Mennonite Church, Winnipeg. Pastor Kathy Koop and the FMC choir with conductor Yuri Klaz and accompanist Maddy Hildebrand will lead our service. Everyone is invited to stay for a potluck lunch after the service.

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Worship leader ~ Rev. Victor Kliewer

Comments ~ Rev. Kathy Koop

First Mennonite Church Choir ~ Yuri Klaz, Conductor

Soloists~ Karl Koop, Rob Giesbrecht, Eileen Funk, Lorilee Woelcke,
Howard Rempel,  
Karis Wiebe, Craig Kremer

Piano ~ Maddy Hildebrand (Offertory)

Organ ~ Karen Peters (Prelude and Postlude)

Children’s Feature ~ Jac Siemens

Sound ~ Rudy Nikkel

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PRAYER & PRAISE

Please pray for:

·         Hildegard Adrian in Bethesda Hospital

Congratulations to Martin Fehr and Hilda Doerksen on their recent engagement. We wish the couple God’s blessings as they plan for their wedding. The couple would appreciate your prayers.

If you have a prayer request please contact our Prayer Chain coordinator Anne E. Froese, 204-326-9334, efroese2@mymts.net.

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CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr 204-392-5831

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SMC THIS WEEK

Today, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Family Volleyball
4:30 p.m. Arkbuilders will be having a progressive supper. Please meet at Sapinsky's (150 Golfview Cres.) Any questions? Contact John & Agatha Enns or Gerry & Georgia Sapinsky

Mon. June 26, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. June 27, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball

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UPCOMING EVENTS

July 8, 8:30 a.m. Sunbeams Birthday Breakfast at Smitty’s

July 28, 10:30 a.m. Come & Go Coffee to meet Pastor Lee Hiebert and say good bye to Pastor Victor Kliewer in the church foyer. Lee begins his work on Aug. 1st.

During the summer months, June, July, and August, there will be no Sunday School. Worship services will continue to start at 10:45 a.m., followed by a finger food potluck lunch.

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CONFERENCE AND COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS

MC Canada Assembly Registration is open! You are invited to register for the Oct. 13-15 special 2017 Assembly in Winnipeg: http://www.cvent.com/d/c5q8ft

Camps with Meaning is in significant need of health officer (RN, LPN, EMR/EMT, MD) volunteers for this summer! Please contact the camp office at camps@mennochurch.mb.ca or (204) 895-2267 if you or someone you know may be able to help!

MC Manitoba Update: A few words from Ken Warkentin

“There seems to be a seasonal rhythm to the life of the church. In summer we relax a bit and take things somewhat slower… usually. This summer doesn’t seem slow at all. Camps are beginning the leadership training next week, our MCM board is grappling with some significant issues about the future structure that we are about to propose to the Special Assembly in October 2017, and there is a lot of energy going into some of our congregations looking for pastors and beginning new initiatives in their communities. Pray for the MCM staff and board as we catch this energy and look forward to a summer of grace, peace, and intensity! Ken.“

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SAVE THE DATES FOR HOMECOMING WEEKEND

Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1

The SMC 75th Anniversary Celebration Committee has been busy making plans!  Check your SMC mailbox for more information.  Additional handbills are available at the Welcome Centre to share with family members and friends.  If you have any memorabilia that could be used for a display (photos, etc.), please talk to Linda Esau.

 

 

 

SMC VISION STATEMENT

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 – June 25, 2017

  • You’re invited to an evening of teaching, storytelling, and learning about Indigenous-Settler reconciliation, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and Bill C-262. Speakers: Romeo Saganash, Kathleen Vitt, Leah Gazan, Wab Kinew. June 29, 6 – 8:30 pm, 222 Furby Ave., Wpg. Free will offering will help cover costs. More info at https://tinyurl.com/y7t29dy2.
  • Assembly Registration is open! You are invited to register for the October 13-15 special 2017 Assembly in Winnipeg: http://www.cvent.com/d/c5q8ft

 

  • Summer is an opportunity to take out the lawn chair or beach blanket and read!  CommonWord’s 9th annual Summer Reading list (items for sale or loan) is available herewww.commonword.ca/go/1213.

 

  • Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/59/7507):
    • Pray for positive engagement with Quest for Respect: The Church and Indigenous Spirituality, a special issue of Mennonite Church Canada’s magazine, Intotemak. This is the final of three special issues addressing Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. All three issues are available at www.commonword.ca/go/1204 .

 

  • Visit AMBS! Consider scheduling a personal visit to learn more about how Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s on-campus and distance programs can serve your educational goals. Meet students and professors in person, attend classes, join us in worship and get first-hand information about financial aid and scholarships. http://www.ambs.edu/admissions/visit
  • Advanced Spiritual Guidance Seminar. Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s yearlong supervised program in spiritual guidance is for people who offer spiritual direction and wish to enhance their skills. It will be offered in a hybrid format. Online work begins Aug. 14, 2017. On-campus dates are Sept. 11–12, 2017, and April 23–25, 2018, in Elkhart, Indiana. http://www.ambs.edu/lifelong-learning/advanced-spiritual-guidance

 

Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins

1.      Online registration is open for CMU Blazers Summer Sports Camps 2017 for students in grades 4-10! See cmu.ca/sportscamps or phone 204-487-3300.

 

2.      Congregations can help make a CMU learning experience possible!  Did you know that CMU will match congregational support for Undergraduate, Outtatown, and Graduate students up to $500 per year?  Visit www.cmu.ca for more information.

 

3.      The CMU Board of Governors, comprised of church members from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario met this weekend. Their leadership and vision, and their commitment and hard work, are essential to CMU’s mission and future. Please continue to hold CMU and its leaders in your prayers. 

 

4.      Register now for the Summer Music Academy (Piano and Voice) July 17-21 and 24-28, a program of CMU’s Community School of Music and the Arts. Visit cmu.ca/csma or call 204-837-4870 for more information.

 

5.      CMU’s Outtatown Discipleship School is hiring a Program Manager. This position is part of a dynamic office team involved in discipleship, leadership, planning and implementing a unique travel, learning and service gap-year program. Visit cmu.ca/employment for more information.

 

6.      Stay connected with CMU’s Folio Café and the CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre - one location where you may buy, borrow, download, consult and link to Anabaptist and related materials!  Visit www.commonword.ca  and come visit us!  Bring a friend and this bulletin to get 25% off coffee or gelato at Folio Café!  

 

MC Manitoba Update

 

Pastoral Transitions

- Steinbach Mennonite Church – Lee Hiebert of Winnipeg was called as Lead Pastor on June 4, 2017. He will begin work on August 1, 2017

- Home Street Mennonite Church – Melissa Miller will begin her work as intentional interim on July 1, 2017.

 

A few words from Ken Warkentin

There seems to be a seasonal rhythm to the life of the church. In summer we relax a bit and take things somewhat slower… usually. This summer doesn’t seem slow at all. Camps are beginning the leadership training next week, our MCM board is grappling with some significant issues about the future structure that we are about to propose to the Special Assembly in October 2017, and there is a lot of energy going into some of our congregations looking for pastors and beginning new initiatives in their communities. Pray for the MCM staff and board as we catch this energy and look forward to a summer of grace, peace, and intensity! Ken.

 

MC Manitoba Announcements

Sie sind herzlich eingeladen am Sonntagmorgen um 7.30 Uhr (CFAM / CHSM / CJRB) Frohe Botschaft einzuschalten, eine Sendung die von Mennonite Church Manitoba produziert wird. Im Juli 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 June is Pastor Hermann Dueck from Douglas Mennonite Church and Chaplain at Concordia Village in Winnipeg.

 

Camps with Meaning is in significant need of health officer (RN, LPN, EMR/EMT, MD) volunteers for this summer! Please contact the camp office at camps@mennochurch.mb.ca or (204) 895-2267 if you or someone you know may be able to help!

 

MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcements for June 25, 2017

 

 

Famine Relief - Respond to famine by June 30 and the government will contribute a dollar to its Famine Relief Fund for every dollar you donate to MCC. Help provide food today! Call us at 1(888)622-6337 or visit http://mccmb.ca/famine.

 

Summer Storytime at Sam’s Place - This free reading program is available to kids ages 6-12 at 159 Henderson Hwy. The program begins on July 4 and will run Tuesday through Friday, 10-11:30 am, throughout the summer. Kids are invited to come out for books, crafts and fun activities! For more information contact Allison Wolf at allisonwolf@mccmb.ca.  

 

MCC Manitoba welcomes applications for MCC Thrift Coordinator based in Winnipeg. Applications are accepted until July 4. For more information and to apply, please visit http://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve/openings/mcc-thrift-coordinator.

 

MCC Canada welcomes applications for MCC Quebec Regional Representative based in Montreal. Applications are accepted until July 7. For more information and to apply, please visit http://mcccanada.ca/Quebec-representative-French.

 

Volunteer opportunity - MCC Manitoba is currently looking for a family with an interest in befriending a newcomer family in Winnipeg. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Arisnel Mesidor at arisnelmesidor@mccmb.ca or 204-925-1914.

 

 

 


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