Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

5. Februar 2017 - 9.00 Uhr morgens

Eine Begegnung mit Gott – Bist du Bereit?


»Barnabas war ein guter Mann und voll heiligen Geistes und Glaubens.« Apg. 11, 24





Begrüßung & Eröffnung


Gottes Wort

Versammlungslieder – GM 5 O wie freun wir uns der Stunde

GM 141 O wie lieblich ist‘s und fein

Bibeltext – Apostelgeschichte 4:32-37, 11:19-24

Predigt – „Wer ist dein Barnabas?“



Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte – GM 148 Solange Jesus bleibt der Herr

GM 150 Vater, mach uns eins




Schlusslied – GM 137 Segne und behüte uns




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Norman Niessen

Botschaft ~ Victor Kliewer

Versammlungslieder ~ Gerda Sawatzky

Klavier ~ Margarete Dyck

Hauptordner ~ Peter Schiller

Tontechniker ~ Fernando Hiebert

Welcome Centre ~ Linda Esau




February 05, 2017 – 11:00 a.m.

Focus: Vision at the Boundary ~ Deuteronomy (Part 5)





Call to Worship and Prayer

Congregational Singing

HWB 12 Come, let us all unite to sing

Lord, I lift your name on high

O God, you are my God



Congregational Life and Prayer

Offering ~ Closer



Children's Feature

Congregational Song

HWB 338 I know not why God’s wondrous grace

Scripture Reading ~ Deuteronomy 30:11-20

Sermon ~ “Who wouldn’t choose life?”




Closing Song

STJ 78 We will walk with God




Worship Leader/Children’s Feature ~ Bev Unger

Sermon ~ Daryl Climenhaga

Song Leaders/Offertory ~ Val & Ed Peters, Nia Rogers,
Cass Wieler, Katie Wiens

Pianist ~ Val Peters

Organist/Prelude/Postlude ~ Margarete Dyck

Sound ~ Jim Martens

Head Usher ~ Peter Schiller

Welcome Center ~ Linda Esau



Jan. 29 – Feb. 4, 2017 - Our Giving: $5,112.00


Please pray for:

s  Virlon Unruh who is recovering at home

s  Agnes Steingart who is not doing well.

s  Girls Club and Leaders as they return from their retreat at Camp Moose Lake this afternoon

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)



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:
Gerhard & Loriana Giesbrecht  Manuel & Esther Penner

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr



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

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

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



Feb. 12, 7:00 p.m. Communion Service for all Members

Feb. 18, 6:00 p.m. Arkbuilders: We will be having a potluck supper and table games evening. Please bring a large casserole or a large salad and your favorite table games. 

Feb. 21, 7:00 p.m. Vision Council Meeting

March 5, 10:15 a.m. Sunday School Parent and Teacher discussion about future Sunday school programming in the kitchenette

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. 8, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Sledding at church and hot chocolate. Please bring a sled and dress warm.

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

Jr. Youth - Wed. Feb. 8, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Small Group Event



Youth for Christ Steinbach is eagerly seeking several men and women ages 18+ to step forward to serve as Mentors or volunteer at Backstage Teen Drop IN . Training is provided for all volunteer posts.

MCC Canada welcomes applications for part-time Bookstore Sales Clerk at Die Mennonitische Post based in Steinbach. Applications are accepted until February 9. For more information and to apply, please visit

Jan. 29 – March 4, 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. 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.

March 2, 6:30 p.m. YFC Festival of Friends Fundraising Dinner at SMC. Call 204-326-4366 for more info. Seating limited.



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.                                   


Ø  Mennonite Church Manitoba


·         Camps with Meaning is looking for a volunteer nurse for the ADV Winter Retreat at Camp Assiniboia  February 20-22. If you or someone you know can help please call 896-1616 ext. 254 or email


·         Camps with Meaning camper registration is now open for all three locations! For details visit


·         Save the date! The Camps with Meaning "Raise the Roof" Song-a-thon will be March 18th from 1-9 PM!



MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday – February 5, 2017

·         Documents outlining the re-vitalization of Mennonite Church Canada and Area Churches as a result of our Future Directions process have been posted at


·         Save the date: Mennonite Church Canada delegates are invited to a special assembly Oct. 13-15 in Winnipeg, Man. The event will begin with a dinner on Friday and conclude with worship on Sunday. The venue, costs, and other details are pending. More info to come.


·         A statement and call to prayer has been released by Mennonite Church Canada in response to the deadly mosque attack in Quebec on Jan. 28: Please uphold in prayer the victims, their families, and their communities.


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

1.       Three Mennonite Church Canada Witness worker couples are continually at work to stay connected to their adult children who are residing in different countries. We give thanks for Dann and Joji Pantoja (Philippines), Bock Ki Kim and Sook Kyoung Park (South Korea), and Mike and Cheryl Nimz (United Kingdom; Mike is a resource worker with Mennonite Trust). May they find meaningful ways to stay connected with their children across the miles.


Canadian Mennonite University                                                                                                                          



Three Key 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.      Prospective students (and their parents) - explore CMU on Friday, February 10 through Outtatown Campus Visit Day (Outtatown is CMU’s unique, one or two-semester discipleship, travel, service and learning program). For information go to


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. For more information see



Additional Announcements as Space Permits



1.      CMU presents ReNew: Resourcing Pastors for Ministry February 6–8, 2017 on the theme Opening Our Maps: Becoming Global Congregations. Keynote Resource: Dr. Jonathan Bonk. Executive Director Emeritus of the Overseas Ministry Study Centre in New Haven, CT. For more information see


2.      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.


3.      Join presenters Gil Dueck, Jamie Howison, Lloyd Letkeman, Carol Letkeman, Irma Fast Dueck, Hilde Marsch and more at CMU for A Transformative Moment: Seeking God in the Transitions of Young Adulthood, a one-day workshop for pastors and lay leaders who are interested in exploring the intriguing transitions of young adulthood. 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


4.       Xplore: Keep Thinking: enrol in CMU’s 55-Plus Enrichment Program, offered Wednesday mornings at CMU from March 8 – April 12. Courses include Authority: Canon, Creed, Church, or Me? with Gerald Gerbrandt (President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Bible). For information and to enrol go to


5.       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


6.      You are warmly invited to an evening of musical theatre as the “CMU Opera Workshop Class” presents H.M.S. Pinafore. Performances will be held Thursday, March 9 to Saturday March 11 at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 2:30 PM in the Laudamaus Auditorium, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd.            



MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcements for February 5, 2017



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.


Special Event: Wintertreffen
Sunday, February 26, 2:30 pm, 409 Recreation Centre, Arborg
Join us at the Arborg Bifrost Community Centre for an afternoon of music and updates on MCC's local and international work opp Plautdietsch followed by a potluck faspa! For more information visit


MCC Manitoba welcomes applications for Community Engagement Coordinator (12 month term position) based in Winnipeg. Applications are accepted until February 13. For more information and to apply, please visit


MCC Canada welcomes applications for part-time Bookstore Sales Clerk at Die Mennonitische Post based in Steinbach. Applications are accepted until February 9. For more information and to apply, please visit


MCC is accepting applications for Summerbridge 2017. This 8-12 week service program provides opportunities for young adults to develop leadership skills and deeper engagement with their local church and community. The program encourages participation of young people from diverse cultural backgrounds. If you are interested in learning more about Summerbridge, please contact Katie Froese at or 204-925-1929.



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