Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

29. Januar 2017 - 9.00 Uhr morgens

Eine Begegnung mit Gott – Bist du Bereit?


»Da kam eine Stimme zu ihm und Sprach: was hast du hier zu tun, Elia?« 1. Könige 19:13b





Begrüßung & Eröffnung


Gottes Wort

Versammlungslieder – GM 41 Kommt, stimmt in unser

Loblied ein

GM 385 Wenn wir wandeln im Herrn

Bibeltext – 1. Könige 19:1-21

Predigt – Das stille, sanfte Sausen Gottes



Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte – GM 434 Nimm, Jesu, meine Hände

GM 234 Mein Herr kennt den Weg




Schlusslied – GM 133 Herr, wir bitten: Komm und segne uns




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Peter Harms

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Versammlungslieder ~ Fernando Hiebert

Klavier ~ Victor Kliewer

Hauptordner ~ Willi Kehler

Tontechniker ~ Willi Wiebe




January 29, 2017 – 11:00 a.m.

Focus: Vision at the Boundary ~ Deuteronomy (Part 4)




Call to Worship and Prayer

Congregational Singing

70 Immortal, invisible, God only wise

366 God of grace and God of glory

324 Seek ye first the Kingdom of God



Congregational Life and Prayer




Children's Feature

Congregational Song

517 Open my eyes, that I may see

Scripture Reading ~ Deut. 7:1-11

Sermon ~ “The Problem of War”




Closing Song

420 Heart with loving heart united




Worship Leader ~ Victor Kliewer

Sermon ~ Daryl Climenhaga

Children's Story ~ Krissi Peters

Song Leaders ~ Lavina Thiessen, Marie Rempel, Henry Dueck,
Ed Hildebrand

Pianist ~ Millie Hildebrand

Organist ~ Margarete Dyck

Prelude/Postlude ~ Millie Hildebrand

Offertory ~ Ed Hildebrand

Sound ~ Mark Hildebrandt

Head Usher ~ Willi Kehler


Please pray for:

s  George Giesbrecht who has started his chemo treatments



In the past we have been supporting Ryan Dueck in his work with YFC in Winnipeg as one of our missionaries. Due to a neck injury Ryan has not been able to work since last summer, and now he and his wife Jennifer are facing financial difficulties. We invite members and friends to support them with a one-time donation. Please make donations payable to “Ryan Dueck” and leave them in our offering baskets or drop them off at the SMC office; we will then forward the funds to Ryan. (Please note that we cannot issue charitable receipts for these donations.) Thank you for your help!     Pastor Victor Kliewer, on behalf of the deacons

We pray a blessing for each of the following as we honour their request to be released from their membership at SMC:
Jason & Heidi Dueck     Gerhard & Sally Plett

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.

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. 22 - 28, 2017 - Our Giving: $6,319.19


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

Mon. Jan. 30, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Jan. 31, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball

Wed. Feb. 1, 2:30 p.m. Congregational Come & Go Coffee

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, 2:30 p.m. SMC Annual Membership Meeting



9:00 a.m. German Sunday School upstairs

9:45 a.m. English Sunday School
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. Feb. 1, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Bible Stories Session

Girls Club - Wed. Feb. 1, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Gym Night

Jr. Youth - Wed. Feb. 1, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Session



The network of Mennonite/Anabaptist Christians in Thailand is growing. Witness Workers Tom and Christine Poovong, together with other members of Maliwan MC in Khon Kaen, met with other interested Anabaptists at the Thai Anabaptist Gathering in Det Udom last fall. Pray that such events make stronger disciples among Mennonite/Anabaptist churches in Thailand.



Jan. 29, 7:00 p.m. The movie The Last Objectors will be shown at SMC. It deals with the Mennonite CO’s of WW2, some of whom are still living. All are welcome. An offering will be taken for the work of the Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Jan. 29 – March4,  Major exhibition from Germany. Synagogues in Germany: A Virtual Reconstruction. This is being shown for the first time in Canada at MHC Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.

Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. Report on the current work of MCC in Ukraine at Sam’s Place, 159 Henderson Hwy, Wpg.

Feb. 5, 7:00 p.m. Vespers at MHV

Feb. 7, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Providence Public Lecture Series 2017. Randall Holm, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Biblical Studies), “Monotheistic Diversity: Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims Pursue the Same God?” Held at Steinbach Arts Cultural Centre, Studio B, 304 Second St.



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, located in Gretna, Manitoba, is searching for a principal to start in August 2017. Please visit to find out more about this exciting position. Applications close March 31st, 2017.


Major exhibition from Germany. Synagogues in Germany: A Virtual Reconstruction, first time in Canada, MHC Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd., Jan. 29-March 4, interested in a tour, contact


MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday – January 29, 2017

·         Future Directions Update: Working, Reference, and Listening Groups are taking shape. Visit for names and members of the groups established so far.

·         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:

·         Are you a creator and maker of worship arts? Do you compose music, write lyrics, prayers, readings, liturgies, or create visuals? If so, MennoMedia is looking for your contributions to its new Song Collection project, which may be expanded to art forms beyond music if there is sufficient interest and contributions. The new song collection project will benefit congregations all across MC Canada and MC USA. It is scheduled for release in 2020. Learn more at:


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

1.       The network of Mennonite/Anabaptist Christians in Thailand is growing. Witness Workers Tom and Christine Poovong, together with other members of Maliwan Mennonite Church in Khon Kaen, met with other interested Anabaptists at the Thai Anabaptist Gathering in Det Udom last fall. Pray that such events make stronger disciples among Mennonite/Anabaptist churches in Thailand.


Canadian Mennonite University                                 



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


3.       On Wednesday, April 5 plan to attend “Gather. Give. Celebrate. Spring at CMU”, a celebrative evening in support of CMU.   The evening will include awarding Christian Peacemaker Teams with the CMU PAX Award; recognizing the leadership of the Capital Campaign Cabinet in constructing Marpeck Commons; music by the CMU Singers; and input and reflection from faculty, alumni and students.   More details to follow.


Additional Announcements


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


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.      Enjoy 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.


4.       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


5.       Xplore: Keep Thinking: enrol in CMU’s 55-Plus Enrichment Program, offered Wednesday mornings at CMU from March 8 – April 12. Courses include Global Issues in Development with Willie Reimer, former Program Director of MCC. For information and to enrol go to


6.       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


MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcements for January 29, 2017



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.


MCC Canada welcomes applications for Humanitarian Relief & Disaster Recovery Coordinator based in Winnipeg. Applications are accepted until February 3. For more information and to apply, please visit


Ten Thousand Villages Henderson Hwy location welcomes applications for Assistant Store Manager. For more information about this position, visit To apply, please submit your resume to




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