Church Bulletin


Theme: Lent 2 “Me & You & the Creatures Too”

February 25, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement: God’s covenants and promises are not just for our ancestors, or for us, but also for our descendants. Although God is able to fulfill what has been promised, our human ways sometimes get in the way. What might be coming between Me (God) and You (the people), or between you and your descendants?




Welcome and Lamp lighting

We light a light in the name of the God who creates life, the Son who loves life, and the Spirit who is the fire of life. Thanks be to God who unites us in our hope, faith and life.

Call to Worship and Opening Prayer

Confession and Words of Assurance

Congregational Singing

God’s People

HWB 163 Obey my Voice

Scripture Reading – Genesis 17: 1 - 7

Prayer and Offering


Children’s story - Name

Congregational Song

Ancient Words

Scripture Reading – Romans 4: 13 - 25

Sermon – “Hoping against Hope” – Lee Hiebert


Song of Response

HWB 162 The God of Abraham praise

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer



Song of Sending

STJ 27 God of the Bible



Worship Leader – Alvie Martens

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

Pianist – Karen Peters





Please pray for:

·         Peter Koop who is in Bethesda Hospital

·         Helena Penner who is in St. Anne Hospital

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



Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr



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

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

Sat. March 3, 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s Restaurant. We hope to see you there!
8:30 a.m. SMC Women’s breakfast at Smitty’s. Open to women of all ages.



March 15, 7:00 p.m. SMC Annual Membership Meeting


SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages

9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages

·         Children meet in the kitchenette

·         Youth meet in lounge (off the kitchenette)

·         20’s & 30’s meet in Room 115

·         Adult SS “Current Events”  in MPR

·         Adult SS Bible Study in Room 109 (Music Room)



Feb. 18 - 24, 2018 - Our Giving:     

Budget $2,930.25    MCC: $100.00 



Feb. 27, 7:00 p.m. Providence Public Lectures at Steinbach Arts Centre. “The Beginning in Light of the End: Re-Thinking Evolution Theologically” with Patrick Franklin.

Feb. 24, 9:30 a.m. Connecting Neighbours: Exploration & Conversation at the Pat Porter Centre

March 2, MCM Annual Delegate Gathering.

March 4, 7:00 p.m. Vespers Service at MHV

March 15, 6:30 p.m. Youth for Christ Steinbach Festival of Friends Fundraising Dinner 2018 at the Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church. Call to reserve a table of 8 or individual tickets are also available by calling YFC Steinbach office at 204-346-4366.


Confession for March 4th:

God, we call you ruler of all, but sometimes we make excuses.

We try to avoid applying your rules to our actions and interests.

At other times, we hold so tightly to rules that we break relationships.

It is easier to imagine that you are like us than it is for us to be like you.

We judge ourselves by success; you judge us by how we treat others.

Help us to face our truth.

Forgive us when we fail.

Give us the courage to keep trying to live as you love.





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.



MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcement for February 25, 2018



My Jerusalem: Responding to the U.S. Embassy announcement 
Wednesday, February 28, 7 pm
Eckhardt Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg
Join panelists representing three Abrahamic traditions who will share personal reflections about what Jerusalem means to them and the implications of the U.S. announcement.


Sargent MCC Thrift Shop welcomes applications for part-time Assistant Manager. Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is chosen. For more information and application instructions, please visit


Summerbridge 2018 - MCC is now accepting applications for Summerbridge, an 8-12 week service program for young adults of diverse cultural backgrounds who are connected with a Mennonite or Be in Christ church. It’s an opportunity to work in the church and/or community, develop leadership skills and get to know the congregation and community better. If you are a church or young adult interested in learning more, please contact Katie Laban at or 204-925-1929.


MC Manitoba Update


MCM Gathering Worship

Please note that all are welcome (not just delegates) at the worship service which launches our MCM Delegate Gathering, Friday March 2, 7:00 PM, at First Mennonite Church. We think it is critical to launch our business and deliberations in worship, and to celebrate and be challenged as a community of congregations. Also note a change to the bulletin announcement about our guest speaker for this event.



MC Manitoba Announcements

Invitation to the MCM Delegate Gathering Worship. All are welcome to worship and communion at First Mennonite Church, March 2, 2018. 7:00pm. Brian Bauman,  Mission Minister for Mennonite Church Eastern Canada is our guest speaker. Delegate meetings take place on March 3.

Fundraising hymn sing for the new Mennonite Hymnal. Douglas Mennonite Church. March 11, 2018. 7:00pm. Join three current members of the hymnal committee for singing and reporting on the progress of the new hymnal, due out in 2020. For more info on the project, visit

Camps with Meaning online registration is open! This is our ministry together as Mennonite Church Manitoba. Please visit to register for summer camp. We want all families to afford camp. Note our new Campership Fund, which assists families at a much higher level than before.

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 März hören Sie Predigten, die von Prediger John H. Neufeld aus der Ersten Mennoniten Gemeinde in Winnipeg vorbereitet wurden.

Please join us for Frohe Botschaft, a German language worship service produced by Mennonite Church Manitoba and broadcast on Sunday mornings at 7:30 on CFAM / CHSM / CJRB. In March Frohe Botschaft will be broadcasting a series of messages prepared by John H. Neufeld from First Mennonite Church, but in another’s voice.

Job Opening: Camps with Meaning Camps with Meaning is accepting applications for the Guest Service Coordinator position at Camp Assiniboia.  The Guest Service Coordinator is responsible for booking, coordinating and hosting our guest groups and volunteers.  This is a renewable 0.8 term position (excluding summer months).  The application deadline is February 26, 2018.  Go to "News" for further information.

Job Opening: Mennonite Church Canada (Wpg. office) invites applications for the position of Executive Assistant to the Executive Director. See for details. Applications are open now and will be considered until a suitable candidate is found. The start date will be arranged with the suitable candidate, as soon as possible.


Canadian Mennonite University


1.       CMU is honoured to host Senator Murray Sinclair as he shares stories and insights of Canadian communities, churches, and educational institutions responding to the TRC 94 Calls to Action. Senator Sinclair will speak on ‘The TRC, Calls to Action, and the Mountain before Us: Stories of Hope and Challenge’.  Monday, March 5, 7:00 PM in Marpeck CommonsAn in-person and live-streamed event.


2.       CMU presents “Journeying Together: Accompanying the Aging”. Join John H. Neufeld, Heather Campbell-Enns, Kathleen Rempel Boschman, Charlene Epp, and others as we explore what it means for congregational care teams, family members, and Christian professionals to journey together with the aging.  Saturday, March 17th, 2018.  For more information, and to register, please go to


3.       Xplore: Keep Thinking: enrol in CMU’s 55-Plus Enrichment Program, offered Wednesday mornings at CMU from March 7 – April 11. Courses include “The Conflict Over ‘Holy Smoke’: Contextualizing the Gospel for Indigenous Peoples with Wendy Peterson (Instructor, North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies). For information and to enrol go to


4.       On Thursday, Apr. 5, 7:00 PM, plan to attend “Spring at CMU,” an evening of celebration in support of CMU. Featured: CMU PAX Award to Steve Bell; music by Steve Bell and CMU Singers; short reflections from faculty, alumni, and students. Contact Joyce Friesen at  to reserve a seat.


5.       The Mennonite Community Orchestra, CMU’s Orchestra in Residence, presents its Spring Concert March 11 at 3:00 P.M. in the CMU Chapel. Featured works include Mozart's Piano Concerto #25, with soloist CMU Piano Instructor Shirley Elias, as well as works by Dvorak and Strauss. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students and are available at the door. Children 12 and under free. See for details.


6.       Prospective students and parents are invited to Campus Visit Day at CMU on March 9. Activities include campus and residence tours, attending university classes, a meeting for parents with enrolment staff, financial aid presentation, and meeting faculty. For more information see


7.       CMU Music Therapy students present a Coffee House, featuring student performances, on March 2, 7:00PM in Marpeck Commons, 2299 Grant Avenue. Admission free.


8.       CMU hosts the Shi'a Muslim – Mennonite Christian Dialogue 7. The opening event at 7:00 PM on March 7 in Marpeck Commons will introduce presenters, welcome guests, and introduce the theme “Religion and Youth”. All are welcome. More information available at


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