Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

22. Januar 2017 - 9.00 Uhr morgens

Eine Begegnung mit Gott – Bist du Bereit?


»Als Gott sah, das sie von ihren schlechten Wegen umgekehrt waren, bedauerte er, dass er ihnen Unheil angedroht hatte und verschonte sie« Jona 3:10




Begrüßung & Eröffnung


Gottes Wort

Versammlungslieder – GM 172 We da will, der komme!

GM 15 Wie süß tönt Sabbatglockenklang

Bibeltext – Der Prophet Jona

Predigt – Damals Jona – Wir heute



Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte – GM 428 Wirf Sorgen und Schmerz

GM 80 Womit soll ich dich wohl loben




Schlusslied – GM 349 Ein reines Herz, Herr




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Willi Wiebe

Botschaft ~ Siegfried Durksen

Versammlungslieder ~ Isbrand Fehr

Klavier ~ Jennifer Hiebert

Hauptordner ~ Martin Fehr

Tontechniker ~ Fernando Hiebert



January 22, 2017 – 11:00 a.m.

Focus: Vision at the Boundary ~ Deuteronomy (Part 3)




Call to Worship and Prayer

Congregational Singing

HWB 37 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Days of Elijah

HWB 163 Obey my voice



Congregational Life and Prayer




Children's Feature

Worship Music

Scripture Reading ~ Deut. 6:4-15 (HWB 808)

Sermon ~ “The Shema: Hear, O Israel!”




Closing Song

HWB 545 Be thou my vision




Worship Leader ~ Alvie Martens

Sermon/Children’s Feature ~ Victor Kliewer

Song Leaders/Worship Music/Offertory ~ Val & Ed Peters,
Lyle Peters, Bev Unger, Shirley Fox

Pianist/Prelude ~ Margarete Dyck

Organist/Postlude ~ Karen Peters

Sound ~ Matt Wieler

Head Usher ~ Martin Fehr


Please pray for:

s  Jacob P. Siemens who is now recovering at home

s  George Giesbrecht who has started his chemo treatments

The family of the late Susana Siemens would like to convey sincere thanks for every expression of sympathy and the many willing hands that assisted with her funeral.  We deeply miss our wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother but have the assurance that we will see her again!  "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15



We would like to thank the Food Committee for their generous donation to the budget.

We pray a blessing for each of the following as we honour their request to be released from their membership at SMC:
Ashley Reimer                Heiko & Jessica Giesbrecht
Corny & Andrea Friesen

Supper Club is being organized for the months of Feb. – May. If you are interested in getting to know other SMC members over supper, please sign up at the Welcome Centre by Jan 29th. Any questions, contact Isbrand & Martha Hiebert.

Girls Club Mother/Daughter Retreat is coming up soon on Feb. 3-5 at Camp Moose Lake! J Registration forms are now available at the Welcome Center. Please hand in completed forms to Jennifer Janzen by Jan. 25th.

The Bursary Committee is accepting applications from those attending a post-secondary Christian school this spring. Forms can be picked up in the church office. Please return by Jan. 31.

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



Jan. 15 – 21, 2017 - Our Giving: $6,372.81



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

Mon. Jan. 23, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Jan. 24, 7:00 p.m. NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE!
Special Congregational Meeting #5
No Women’s Volleyball this evening.



Feb. 4, 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s
Speaker: Willi Wiebe    MC: Adolf Bergen
8:30 a.m. Sunbeams Birthday Breakfast at Smitty’s

March 5, 7:00 p.m. SMC Annual Membership Meeting



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. 25, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Gym Night

Girls Club - Wed. Jan. 25, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Sledding at Abe’s Hill. Please bring a sled and dress warm! We’ll be taking the church bus. Pick up at church at 8:30 p.m.

Jr. Youth - Wed. Jan. 25, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Service



Last fall, Nancy Frey, a MC Canada worker in Burkina Faso, contracted dengue fever. Thank God for her recovery. Pray for healing for the hundreds of other people who have contracted the illness in Burkina Faso during the recent epidemic.



Camp Assiniboia in inviting applications for Facilities Maintenance position. Please contact David Hogue at 204-864-2159 ext. 100 or to . A detailed job description can be found at

Jan. 18 – 25, 7:00 p.m. Week of Prayer 2017 at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church. All are cordially invited to this celebration.

Jan. 29, 7:00 p.m. The movie The Last Objectors will be shown at SMC. All are welcome. An offering will be taken.



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.                                   


Canadian Mennonite University

Three Key Announcements for Southern Manitoba


  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: 7:00 PM on Saturday, January 28 at Lakeview Community Church, Killarney
  1. Prospective students (and their parents) - explore CMU through two upcoming opportunities: Friday, February 3 (a day to explore campus, learn about CMU programs, attend a class and interact with professors) and Friday, February 10 Outtatown Campus Visit Day (CMU’s unique, one or two-semester discipleship, travel, service and learning program). For information go to
  2. Join us on Wednesday, February 1 for a public lecture titled Talking Climate: Why Facts are Not Enough with CMU's 2017 Scientist in Residence, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University. Dr. Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and was named to TIME magazine’s 2014 list of 100 Most Influential People in the World. More information at


Additional Announcements

  1. Join us at CMU for A Transformative Moment: Seeking God in the Transitions of Young Adulthood, a one-day workshop for pastors and lay leaders. Join Gil Dueck and an ecumenical gathering of workshop leaders and panelists as we consider new ways of understanding young adult faith transitions and share from our varied experiences with young adults. The event will be held February 25th, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the CMU Conference Room, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. For more information go to
  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. Come this summer to learn with other peacebuilders – local and international, young and old, students, practitioners and those new to peacebuilding – at the ninth annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding, June 12-16 and 19-23, 2017. We invite you to participate in your choice of five-day courses for personal inspiration, professional development, or academic credit. More information is available at or


Three Key Announcements for the Rest of Manitoba


  1. 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

  1. You are invited to an exciting evening of vocal and instrumental performances at CMU’s Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition on February 15 at 7:30 PM in the Laudamus Auditorium. Free Admission.


MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcements for January 22, 2017



Along the Road to Freedom: Refugee storytelling
Sunday, January 22, 2:30 pm, Grand Staircase, Manitoba Legislative Building             

Join us for personal stories from women in the Along the Road to Freedom paintings and more recently arrived women from the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. For more information visit


Open Bethlehem Film Screening and Q&A
Monday, January 23, 7 pmSalle Martial-Caron Theatre, Université de Saint Boniface

Join us for the screening of Open Bethlehem, a documentary on the impact of the Israeli wall on the community of Bethlehem.


Special Event: Ukraine Update 
Thursday, February 2, 7:30 pm, 159 Henderson Hwy
Join Amela Puljek-Shank, MCC's Area Director for Europe and the Middle East, at Sam’s Place for a discussion on the current situation in Ukraine and MCC's efforts in the area.


Classical Guitar Concert with David Letkeman
Friday, February 10, 7:30 pm, 159 Henderson Hwy
Join us for a concert featuring classical guitarist David Letkeman in support of MCC Manitoba's refugee resettlement efforts. $10 per ticket with limited availability. For more information visit and call (204) 925-1910 to reserve tickets.


MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday – January 22, 2017

  • Mennonite Church Canada is looking for a casual receptionist to assist with vacation coverage over the summer, around Christmas, and throughout the year. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, including a detailed job description, see: Please send applications to:


  • Come hear stories from women in the Along the Road to Freedom paintings and from more recently arrived women from the Middle East, Africa and Latin America at the Mennonite Heritage Centre event, “Refugee Storytelling” on Sunday, January 22, 2:30 pm at the Grand Staircase of the Manitoba Legislative Building.
  • Does God desire our trust more than our correct beliefs? Listen to a podcast interview with Dr. Peter Enns, author of the Sin of Certainty on the Church Matters podcast at
  • Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at:
    1. Last fall, Nancy Frey, a MC Canada worker in Burkina Faso, contracted dengue fever. Thank God for her recovery. Pray for healing for the hundreds of other people who have contracted the illness in Burkina Faso during the recent epidemic.


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