Church Bulletin


WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE

December 31, 2017 – 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement:    We marvel at the vastness of God's plan.  We celebrate in exuberant praise what God has done and will continue to do.

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GATHERING  AS  GOD'S  PEOPLE

Prelude

Welcome and Call to Worship:

Leader:  Yes!  We will give thanks and rejoice!

All:  We will praise the Lord from the heavens, from the heights, and with the angels!

Leader:  We praise the Lord with the sun and moon! We praise the Creator of the shining stars!

All:  Fire and hail!  Snow and frost!  Mountains and hills!  Fruit trees and cedars!

Leader:  Young men and women alike!  Children and the aged ones too! Let us praise the name of the Lord.

All:  Praise the Lord!

Leader:  Yes!  Let all things be new.

Opening Prayer

Congregational Singing

- HWB 86 - Now Thank we all our God

- STJ 17 - Halle, Halle, Hallelujah!

Prayer and Offering

Offertory - 10,000 Reasons

PROCLAIMING  GOD'S  WORD

Children's Story:   Willie Peters

Scripture Reading:  Psalm 146

Congregational Singing

- HWB 87 - Great is the Lord

Sharing:   Mary Anne Hildebrand, Kathy Schellenberg and Willie Peters

RESPONDING  TO  GOD'S  WORD

Song of Response

- HWB 102 - To God be the Glory

Congregational  Life and Sharing

Congregational  Prayer & Benediction

Song of Sending

- Numbers 6:24

Postlude

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Worship Leader / Scripture Reader - Eric Rempel

Song Leaders - Scott Friesen, Kendra Friesen, Toni Hiebert, Kayla Hiebert

Organist - Karen Peters

Pianist - Toni Hiebert

 

AN IMPORTANT YEAR-END ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SMC CHURCH BOARD:

In examining our year-to-date giving, we are thankful and amazed at the level of support in every aspect of our congregation!  Volunteers and gifts-in-kind have helped us manage expenses and affirm our spirit of generosity.  We find ourselves in a positive situation and are recommending that we proportionately disburse funds based on our current membership.  Approximately $65,000 over and above the individual designated donations will be contributed to the following organisations in 2017: Mennonite Church Manitoba, Mennonite Church Canada (in transition), Eden Health Care Services, Steinbach Housing Inc., Steinbach and Area Ministerial Association (supports chaplain) and Mennonite Central Committee.  At the SMC Annual Membership Meeting on March 15, 2018, we will invite your input as we consider the motion made at the April 3rd congregational meeting.  We want to address the balance of this year's surplus and decide together how we can best continue building God's kingdom at Steinbach Mennonite Church.  In faith we ask you to prayerfully consider your year-end giving.  Cheques dated 2017 will be accepted until noon on January 3, 2018.


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! We welcome you and are glad that you are here. Please take a moment to stop by our Welcome Centre where you will find more information about our church.

 

 

 


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