Church Bulletin


 

 

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.


WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE

July 16, 2017 – 10:45 a.m.

Theme: “Passing on the Faith”

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GATHERING  AS  GOD'S  PEOPLE

Prelude

Welcome/Call to Worship

Congregational Singing

STJ 40 As rain from the clouds

STJ 16 Praise with joy the world’s Creator

STJ 14 Lord Jesus, you shall be my song

 

OUR  LIFE  TOGETHER

Congregational Life and Sharing Time

Pastoral Prayer

Offering

 

PROCLAIMING  GOD'S  WORD

Children's Story

Congregational Song

STJ 43 My faith has found a resting place

Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:13-16 & 7:15-20

Sermon: "Pharisees, Zealots, Sadducees and . . . Jesus"

 

 

RESPONDING  TO  GOD'S  WORD

Sending

Closing Song

HWB 564 I am trusting thee, Lord Jesus

Postlude

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Worship Leader ~ Bev Unger

Sermon ~ Eric Rempel

Children's Story ~ Bev Unger

Song Leader ~ Henriette & Rudy Schellenberg, Marie Rempel, Gerry Sapinsky

Pianist/Organist ~ Margarete Dyck

Sound ~ Rudy Nikkel

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PRAYER & PRAISE

Please pray for:

·         Hildegard Adrian in Bethesda Hospital

·         Pray for our Missionaries:

Ryan Dueck – Winnipeg
Rachel Klassen – Germany

Fredy & Rowena Hiebert – Bolivia

Many thanks for all the love and prayers expressed to our family at the passing of our father & grandfather, Abram Teichroeb. We have laughed and cried and truly celebrated his life and legacy. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7

Lavina & Larry Thiessen, Kayla & Toni Hiebert, Samantha & Federic Hiebert

God’s blessing on Susie Loewen who will celebrate her birthday on July 16th.

Congratulations to Henry & Erna Dueck who will celebrate their 50th anniversary on July 16th.  We wish you God’s blessing and many more years together.

If you have a prayer request please contact our Prayer Chain coordinator. Anne E. Froese,

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CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION

We welcome our new pastor, Lee Hiebert, and his wife Rachel to Steinbach! They moved into their house on July 3rd.

We’re looking for volunteers to paint the former Community Outreach room sometime in July. Please contact Wilf Sawatzky for more info.

Change of address for Justina Rempel

Justina is now living at Bethesda Place.

Justina and family thank you for your prayers and visits.

There is a 75th anniversary display in the Multipurpose Room.

Rachel Klassen, who is teaching at the Black Forest Academy in Germany, has sent her July newsletter; copies are posted at the Welcome Centre.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

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OFFERING

July 9, 2017 – will be posted next week

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SMC THIS WEEK

Today, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Family Volleyball

Mon. July 17, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. July 18, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Pastor Victor Kliewer is taking a few days of vacation time; he will be back in the office during the last week of July. Our new pastor Lee Hiebert begins his position on August 1.

Friday, July 28, 10:30 a.m. Come and Go Coffee; say goodbye to Pastor Victor Kliewer and meet Pastor Lee Hiebert.

During the summer months, 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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Did you know that Grace Mennonite Church is part of SMC's history?  Grace Mennonite began services in 1959 with members from the Steinbach Mennonite, Bergthaler Mennonite and Evangelical Mennonite Brethren churches.  Anna Ens wrote, "Some congregations had grievances with members - for using TV, not demonstrating enough evidence of renewal, not being willing to be disciplined - who left to form Grace."  Praise the Lord that bridges were built and relationships restored!

 

 

Greetings Steinbach Mennonite Church,

 

 

Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers, Bock Ki Kim and Sook Kyoung Park, share about their work with Mennonite Church South Korea and their upcoming assembly in this week’s edition of Your Church at Work:  http://www.commonword.ca/go/1275.

 

Note for Church Leaders: The July edition of the Parish Paper is on the theme of How Can We Help Immigrants? It is available to download  from CommonWord: http://www.commonword.ca/go/1239

 

Grace and peace be with you all.

Ingrid Miller on behalf of the Equipping Weekly Team

 

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Bulletin Announcements for Sunday – July 16, 2017

0.      In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to adopt and comply with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Mennonite Church Canada has recently created a beautiful book of poetry and prayer reflecting on each article of the Declaration.  Borrow or purchase from CommonWord - www.commonword.ca/go/1211

 

·        Mennonite Church Canada’s 2017 Annual General Meeting will be streamed online on July 12 from 6 – 7 pm CDT. Instructions on how to join are at http://home.mennonitechurch.ca/2017AGM/. Join the meeting early to allow a few minutes to auto-install the required meeting software to your browser.

·        MC Canada Special Assembly Alert: Over the course of the summer, churches can expect to receive documents pertinent to the Special Assembly in Wpg. Oct. 13-15. Please be on the alert for a Future Directions Final Report, new bylaws for MC Canada, and a proposed budget for the re-organized structures.

 

0.      Special Assembly 2017: A shareable, downloadable, and printable poster inviting one and all to MC Canada’s Special Assembly in Wpg., Oct. 13-15, is available at http://home.mennonitechurch.ca/winnipeg2017. The welcome mat is out!

 

·         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

·         Get your bikes and feet tuned up for a fantastically fun national church bike-a-thon on Saturday, Sept. 30 in several locations across Canada. The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling/walking fundraiser that partners with churches and organizations who work with the displaced, vulnerable and exploited. Be a part of the “Mennonite Church Canada” team in support of the Witness workers of your choice. Register at https://rideforrefuge.org/charity/mennonitechurchca or contact Jason Martin at jmartin@mennonitechurch.ca or (226) 747-1833.

·         Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/59/7507):

·        The North American Vietnamese Mennonite Fellowship (NAVMF) held its biannual conference in Calgary June 30 to July 2, 2017. Pray that relationships nurtured through this gathering will resonate long after it ends. May connections be enhanced between the Vietnamese Mennonite churches in Canada and the US, inspiring new opportunities to support Vietnamese Mennonite Churches in Vietnam.

 

CMU continues to be gifted with a growing number of students from Hutterite communities – reflecting a friendship born of various connections over the past 2 decades. Aside from numerous individual students pursuing degrees, this past semester 25 Hutterites took an introductory Bible course for the first time, with Professor Dan Epp-Tiessen.  CMU has been blessed by these relationships as together we learn from one another about the type of communities God calls us to.  To read about this and other stories, go to cmu.ca/whycmu

 

MCM Update

Resignation

It is with heavy hearts we announce that Shawn Klassen-Koop will finish his time as Associate Program Director for Camps with Meaning in November this fall. The passion and skills Shawn brought to this ministry will be greatly missed. It’s a big job and he served well.

If you know someone who should consider this unique ministry opportunity, please tap them on the shoulder and send them to the “News” page of www.campswithmeaning.org for the job description, etc.

Relationships and Partnerships

- Grace Mennonite was with Pauingassi: July 3-8

- Sterling Mennonite Fellowship and Bethel Mennonite with Cross Lake: July 8-14

- Springfield Heights with Matheson Island: July 10-14

Bulletin Announcements

MCM Announcements

Related Organization Announcements

MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcements for July 16, 2017

 

 

MCC Canada welcomes applications for National Indigenous Neighbours Program Coordinator. Applications are accepted until July 21. For more information and to apply, please visit http://mcccanada.ca/indigenous-neighbours-coordinator.

 

Hosts needed - MCC Manitoba is seeking host families for two male participants in IVEP (International Volunteer Exchange Program) for an 11 month period beginning in September. Host families are needed in the Fort Garry and Central Winnipeg areas and/or neighbourhoods with good access to bus routes. For more information, visit http://mccmb.ca/ivep and contact Katie Froese at katiefroese@mccmb.ca or 204-925-1929.

 

 


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