Church Bulletin

Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

26. Februar 2017 - 9.00 Uhr morgens


Abschlussfeier   des   deutschen   gottesdienstes



Versammlungslied – GM 43 Heilig, Heilig, Heilig

Männerchor – Füll mich mit der Liebe Dein


Männerchor – Wie glücklich ist, Herr Jesu Christ


Männerchor – Mich Jesu schämen?

Gruppenlied – O sage ist die Kunde wahr

Historischen Rückblick

Solo – It is well with my soul

Beitrag des Deutsches Gottesdienstleitungskomitee

Gruppenlied – Bist du uns wie ein Vater

Farewell Pastor Fernando Hiebert

Gruppenlied – In‘s Lebensbuch geschrieben

Versammlungslied – GM 424 Jesu Heiland meiner Seele

Schluss und Segensgebet

Schlusslied – GM 406 Ach bleib mit deiner Gnade




Präludium/Nachspiel ~ Berta Schroeder

Versammlungslieder ~ Isbrand Fehr

Kindergeschichte ~ Susan Wiebe

Beiträge ~ Isbrand Hiebert, Kennert Giesbrecht,
Karina Thiessen

Historischen Rückblick ~ Peter Harms

Solo ~ Vanessa Wiebe

Gruppenliederleitung ~ Isbrand Fehr

Farewell ~ Karen Peters

Schluss und Segensgebet ~ Victor Kliewer

Klavier ~ Karen Peters

Hauptordner ~ Trudi Hiebert
Tontechniker ~ Ronni Hiebert



February 29, 2017 – 11:00 a.m.




Call to Worship and Prayer

Congregational Singing

“As we gather”

“Not be shaken”

“To God be the glory” (HWB #102)

“God's People"



Congregational Life and Prayer

The End of Our German Era ~ Karen Peters

Offertory ~ “10,000 Reasons”



Children's Story

Congregational Song

“Love divine, all loves excelling” (HWB #592)

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12:18-29

Sermon ~ “Glory that cannot be shaken”




Closing Song ~ “Numbers 6:24”



Worship Leader ~ Val Peters

Sermon ~ Daryl Climenhaga

Children's Feature ~ Susan Wiebe

Song Leaders ~ Scott & Kendra Friesen

Organist ~ Margarete Dyck

Sound ~ Jim Martens

Head Usher ~ Trudy Hiebert

Welcome Center ~ Dave & Katie Giesbrecht


Ending of German worship services: After many years of German worship services, initially as the only language and later in combination with English, this Sunday marks the end of German worship services at SMC. A closing celebration was held in the German service this morning to mark the end of a significant era in the life of our congregation.

In conjunction with the end of the German worship, the service of our German pastor, Fernando Hiebert, is also ending this month. His service was acknowledged during the German service earlier today. We want to wish him and his family God's blessing for the future!



Our sympathies and prayers go to Sally Steingart and the family and friends of Agnes Steingart, who passed away on Feb. 18th.



Ryan Dueck sends his thanks for our recent congregational financial support. In his words, "The incredible thing is that every time we have started to feel over-stretched and over-burdened, God has done something amazing. . . . This week through the wonderful people of SMC, the church family I have always considered my home, he has done something that I can only describe by the words in Ephesians, 'immeasurably more than we can ask for or imagine.' Financially this takes a big burden off of us, . . . but maybe even more incredible is the renewal of hope and trust and peace that has filled our hearts. . . . Please pass along the most heartfelt thank you from Jenn and I to the congregation." 

We pray a blessing for each of the following as we honour their request to be released from their membership at SMC:
Randy Dueck                        Ewald & Leonie Enns      
Jacob & Katharina Enns                Elmer & Christina Giesbrecht
Jorrid Giesbrecht                            Maikel Giesbrecht
Ronni & Sylvia Hiebert      Artur & Selma Neufeld
Reinhold & Helga Sawatzky  Thomas & Karina Thiessen Erdman & Eiva Unrau

Devotional material “Restore Us, O God” available for families to use during Lent. See Welcome Centre for booklets.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

SMC Membership Changes: Jacob & Helen Sawatzky, whose membership withdrawal was recently announced, have asked that they be reinstated. We welcome their return and pray that they may continue to feel at home at SMC.



Feb. 19 – 25, 2017 – Our giving: $5,980.66



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

Mon. Feb. 27, 9:00 a.m. Quilting Day in the kitchenette
6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Feb. 28, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball

Fri. March 3, 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s
Speaker: Fernando Hiebert    MC: Otto Loeppky  Please note change of date!

Sat. March 4, 8:30 a.m. Sunbeams Birthday Breakfast at Smitty’s



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 with supper to follow. Annual Reports books available in foyer.



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
  • New German adult Sunday school class: On March 5th, Pastor Victor Kliewer will begin a 6-week course entitled, “Wer sind wir als Mennoniten?” (“Who are we as Mennonites?”). The class will meet in the sanctuary from 9:45-10:45 a.m. All German speaking adults are invited!


nurture Schedule

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

Girls Club - Wed. Feb. 22, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Going to Jennifer’s parents’ house for outdoor fun! Please dress warm and pick up at church at 9:00 p.m.

Jr. Youth - Wed. March 1, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Event in Winnipeg



On Feb. 25, MCBC leaders and delegates meet for their annual gathering. Pray for MCA, MC Sask, and MCM as they prepare for their annual meetings in March, and for MCEC as they prepare for their meeting in April.



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

Feb. 28, 7:00 p.m. Providence Public Lecture: Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler, “Ideal Future Selves as Wellsprings of Motivation.” Held at the Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre,

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

March 3, 7:00 p.m. MCM Annual Delegate Gathering. Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler. Business sessions: March 4, 8:30 - 4:00 p.m. Schedule and Part 1 of the Report Book is available the Welcome Centre. Please contact the church office if you’d like to be a delegate.

March 5, 7:00 p.m. Vespers at MHV with Leona Hildebrand

March 16, 7:00 p.m. Eden Foundation’s Dessert Night at SMC. See poster for details.

March 18, 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. Save the date! The Camps with Meaning "Raise the Roof" Song-a-thon.



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.                                   


MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcements for February 26, 2017

Book Launch: Out of Place
Wednesday, March 1, 7 pm, 159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg
MCC Low German Mennonite Services invites you to the book launch of Luann Good Gingrich's Out of Place: Social Exclusion and Mennonite Migrants in Canada at Sam's Place.


MCC Canada welcomes applications for Director of Finance based in Winnipeg. Applications are accepted until March 15. For more information and to apply, please visit


Special Event: Having Faith in Haiti
Thursday, March 16, 7 pm, 159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg

Join MCC Haiti Representative Rebecca Shetler Fast at Sam's Place to hear about MCC's unique approach to respectful and sustainable faith-based international development work in Haiti. For more information, please visit


MC Manitoba Church Bulletin Announcements


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 bringt Prediger John H. Neufeld aus der Ersten Mennoniten Gemeinde eine Predigtserie.


Please join us for Frohe Botschaft, a German language worship service produced by Mennonite Church Manitoba and broadcast on Sunday morning at 7:30 on CFAM / CHSM / CJRB. The speaker in March is Pastor John H. Neufeld from First Mennonite Church.


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!


Camps with Meaning staff and volunteer applications are now available at


MCM Annual Delegate Gathering. Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler. Worship open to all: March 3, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Business sessions: March 4, 2017, 8:30am-4:00pm. Schedule and Part 1 of the Report Book is available at


Canadian Mennonite University 


1.       On Wednesday, April 5 plan to attend Spring at CMU – an evening fundraiser in support of CMU’s mission and programs. The CMU PAX Award will be presented to Sarah Thompson, Executive Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams, and we will celebrate the leadership of the Capital Campaign Cabinet in constructing Marpeck Commons. Go to for more information.


2.       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 Mennonite Central Committee. For information and to enrol go to


3.      As people of peace in a world with much violence, CMU’s Canadian School of Peacebuilding is a great place to learn peacebuilding skills, to connect with other peacebuilders, and to hear inspiring stories. Come join our wildly diverse community for a 5-day session, June 12-16 or 19-23, 2017. More information is available at or

4.      February 28 is CMU’s deadline for Scholarships and Awards. CMU issues nearly 400 scholarships and bursaries to students each year. Over $523,000 was awarded in scholarships and bursaries to over half the student body in 2015-2016. See for applications and information.


5.      Prospective students (and their parents) - explore CMU on Campus Visit Day Friday, March 10. This is an opportunity to explore the campus, learn about CMU programs, attend a class and interact with professors. For information go to


6.      You are warmly invited to an evening of musical theatre with CMU Opera Workshop’s presentation of 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 Laudamus Auditorium, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd. Tickets available at the door: adults $20; students $15.


MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday – February 26, 2017

·         CommonWord has many Lenten resources – for the congregation and for the home – including curriculum, devotionals, worship and family resources.  Check


·         Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights: Save the date – April 23 – May 14 – to join all or part of a 600 km pilgrimage from Kitchener-Waterloo to Ottawa, stopping at 21 churches and engaging in teach-ins, all in support of Canada’s implementation of UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). See


·         New 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.


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

0.       In addition to her work as a Mennonite Church Canada Witness worker in the Philippines, Joji Pantoja also serves as Chair of the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Peace Commission. Pray that her leadership and the work of the Peace Commission will strengthen the common peace identity of MWC churches and enable cooperative efforts on peace initiatives.


Exhibitions by Timothy Joel Dyck, Seth Woodyard and Frank Livingston OPEN Friday, March 10, 7:30PM, MHC Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. March 10-April 29.




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