Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

08. Januar 2017 - 9.00 Uhr morgens


»Fürchtet euch nicht! Siehe, ich verkündige euch große Freude, die allem Volk widerfahren wird; denn euch ist heute der Heiland geboren, welcher ist Christus, der Herr, in der Stadt Davids« Lukas 2:10-11




Begrüßung & Eröffnung


Gottes Wort

Versammlungslied – GM 11 Halleluja! schöner Morgen

GM 5 O wie freun wir uns der Stunde

Bibeltext – Matthäus 2:1-12

Predigt – König der Juden oder Christus?



Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte – GM 53 Kommt, stimmet alle jubelnd ein

GM 61 Nun danket all und bringet Ehr




Schlusslied – GM 135 Die Gnade sei mit allen




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Jac Harder

Botschaft ~ Peter Harms

Versammlungslieder ~ Berta Schroeder

Hauptordner ~ Elmer Schroeder

Tontechniker ~ Willi Wiebe

Welcome Centre ~ Levi & Trudy Hiebert


Ne Ennlodung.  Daut plautdiestche Program  Frues met Hopninj woat wiedahan jehieet wore aum Donnadach 9:30 Seowens opp 1250 CHSM   Wie lode die enn doano to horche.


January 8, 2017 – 11:00 a.m.




Call to Worship and Prayer

Congregational Singing

HWB 66  O worship the King

HWB 216 Christ, whose glory fills the skies

HWB 318 Joy to the world



Beyond our Doors ~ Menno Mart

Congregational Life and Prayer




Children's Feature

Congregational Song

STJ 1 We sing to you, O God

Scripture Reading ~ Deut. 1:1-8

Sermon ~ “On the Boundary”




Closing Song

HWB 323 Beyond a dying sun




Worship Leader  ~ Cheryl Esau

Beyond our Doors ~ Bob Schinkel

Sermon  ~ Daryl Climenhaga

Children's Story ~ Irma Peters

Song Leaders/Worship Music ~ Rudy Schellenberg

Pianist/Offertory ~ Kim Sidorchuk

Organist/Prelude/Postlude ~ Margarete Dyck

Sound ~ Jim Martens

Multimedia ~ Jason Rempel

Head Usher ~ Elmer Schroeder

Welcome Center ~ Levi & Trudy Hiebert


Please pray for:

s  Bill Schroeder in Bethesda Hospital

s  Peter Dyck, Agnes Nikkel, Tina Nikkel,  Jessie Peters, Frieda Wallman, Helen Warkentin, Anne Unger (Bethesda Place), Agnes Ketler, Agnes Steingart (Niverville),  Justina Rempel, (Maplewood), John Kathler (Bethania) Ben R. Dyck (Vita Hospital)

s  Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues


In Memorium: We remember Margaret Hiebert who passed away a year ago on Jan. 7th. Pray for God’s comfort and peace for the family and friends these days.




We pray a blessing for each of the following as we honour their request to be released from their membership at SMC:
Wes & Mary Hildebrand      Kevin & Suny Kauenhowen
Ernie & Haidy Toews        Feterly & Eveline Wiebe     

“Thank you for all the healthy breakfast foods we received this Advent Season. We fed 16 families and many individuals. They are very grateful for your generosity.”  Irene Kroeker

SMC Annual Reports are due Jan. 10th. Please submit all reports to

Multimedia Operators needed immediately. Computer skills required.  Coaching will be provided.  Please reply to Elroy Peters, Marianne Sawatzky or Henry Dueck.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr



Dec. 18 - 31, 2016 - Our Giving: $84,134.00



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

Mon. Jan. 9, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Jan. 10, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball
7:00 p.m. Vision Council Meeting in MPR



Jan. 21, 7:00 p.m. Arkbuilders

Jan. 23, 7:00 p.m. Special Congregational Meeting #5 - SMC is moving forward!  This meeting is aimed at those who intend to continue worshipping at SMC after February 28th or are still undecided.  We will receive and discuss a report from the Rebuild SMC Task Force (RSTF).



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


nurture Schedule

Boys Club - Wed. Jan. 11, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

Girls Club - Wed. Jan. 11, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

Jr. Youth - Wed. Jan. 11, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.



Pray for Mennonite Church South Korea, a group of four congregations in South Korea who are committed to working together as a Mennonite/Anabaptist “conference” of churches. May their witness to God’s gospel of peace have a strong impact in Korea.



Take the opportunity this Christmas to give a special gift and send a child to camp! Generic gifts may be given to children through the camp, or specifically choose a child in your life to send. Contact Roseau River Bible Camp for more details, 204-427-2445

Merry Christmas from MCC! Thank you for the many ways you have supported and partnered with MCC this year. Your volunteered time, donations, and prayers are greatly appreciated. We pray you have a joyous Christmas!

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. 




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.                                   


Mennonite Collegiate Institute Invites Jr & Sr. High Students to join them for an evening of worship & praise featuring Contemporary Christian artists THE COLOR,  Fri. Jan. 20th,  in Buhler Hall.   Doors open at 7:00 and Concert begins at 7:30. Pizza & pop to follow. Cost $5. Bring your whole youth group. Call 204-327-5891 // 1-877-MCI-BLUE (toll free) or email to reserve your space.  ** Check-out


MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday – January 8, 2017

·         Join the Future Directions conversation at, the transition website devoted to the ongoing change process of our area and national churches. New documents have recently been posted there.

·         The Mennonite Heritage Centre’s Facebook page is the place to visit for stories, event announcements, and quirky tidbits about our faith, culture, and family history: ‘Like’ us at

·         Join Emerging Voices Initiative (EVI) and Mennonite Church Canada, on Friday, January 13 @ Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler at 7:30, for an evening of conversation about the future of our national and area churches. Come with your questions, your concerns, and your dreams for the future. We are excited to listen, to respond, and to dream together! Everyone is invited to this event, no matter their age or knowledge of the changes facing Mennonite Church Canada.

·         What songs connect you to God and your community, and empower you to serve? What songs do you turn to in joyful or difficult times? What are your heart songs? These are questions the Mennonite Worship and Song Committee is asking you to answer through this survey: as it embarks on a listening and study phase toward developing a new song collection, to be released in 2020.

·         The Mennonite Worship and Song Committee is looking for new and original content to be part of the next song collection. Authors, songwriters, composers, and artists can submit their original work online at This online submissions portal will be active throughout 2017.

·         Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at:

·         Pray for Mennonite Church South Korea, a group of four congregations in South Korea who are committed to working together as a Mennonite/Anabaptist “conference” of churches. May their witness to God’s gospel of peace have a strong impact in Korea.

Along the Road to Freedom REFUGEE STORYTELLING event, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2:30PM, Grand Staircase, Legislative Building. Indigenous welcome, music, stories from the exhibit and from recent refugees.

Canadian Mennonite University Announcements:


1.       You are invited to attend the following events involving the CMU Singers:

·         Choral Concert together with MCI Choir: 7:00 PM on Friday, January 27 at Buhler Hall, Gretna

·         Hymn Festival in Killarney: 7:00 PM on Saturday, January 28 at Lakeview Community Church  


2.       CMU presents ReNew: Resourcing Pastors for Ministry February 6–8, 2017 on the theme Opening Our Maps: Becoming Global Congregations. What might it mean to be a globally minded congregation, in relationship with the church in other lands, the church of other denominations, and the ethnically diverse church at home? Keynote Resource: Dr. Jonathan Bonk. Executive Director Emeritus of the Overseas Ministry Study Centre in New Haven, CT. For more information see


3.       Participate in Face2Face – A Conversation within an Abrahamic Tent: A Jew, Muslim and Christian in Dialogue with moderator Dr. Harry Huebner and panelists Dr. Karl Koop, Dr. Ruth Ashrafi, and Shahina Siddiqui. The event will be held Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 PM at Marpeck Commons, 2299 Grant Ave. For more information see


4.       CMU is pleased to be presenting, on February 25th, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM,

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. For more information contact Peter Epp, Church Engagement Coordinator at 204-4887-3300 ext 330 or


5.       Come worship with us at CMU Vespers on Sunday, January 15 in the Laudamus Auditorium, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd. on the CMU Chapel Theme If We Walk in the Light. The worship will be led by choir conductor Robert Neufeld and worship leader Danielle Morton, CMU Spiritual Life Facilitator & Coordinator. The service begins at 7:00 PM.  For more information see



MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcements for January 8, 2017

Special event: MCC Storytelling from Jordan, Iraq and Iran
Thursday, January 12, 7 pm, 159 Henderson Hwy     

Join us at Sam's Place for storytelling by Gordon and Carolyn Epp-Fransen who served as MCC Representatives for Iran, Iraq and Jordan. Gordon and Carolyn will share about refugees from the Syria and Iraq crisis and the Christian response. For more information visit


If you're interested in a cross-cultural internship or work experience in a faith-based context, consider applying for SALT 2017-18! We’ve begun the placement process and are looking for communicators, teachers, French or Spanish speakers, development grads, peacebuilders, nurses, IT experts, social workers, and more. Young adults ages 18-30, apply today at



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