WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE
Sunday, May 14, 2017 – 10:45 a.m.
GATHERING AS GOD'S PEOPLE
HWB 16 God is here among us
HWB 66 O worship the King
HWB 343 My hope is built on nothing less
OUR LIFE TOGETHER
Congregational Life and Prayer
Pastoral Search Update
Offering, including Coin Offering
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
Congregational Song STJ 40 As rain from the clouds
Scripture Reading: Acts 2: 42-47
Sermon: What did the first church look like?
RESPONDING TO GOD'S WORD
Closing Song STJ 99 You walk along the shoreline
Worship Leader ~ Cheryl Esau
Sermon ~ Daryl Climenhaga
Children's Story ~ Ingrid Penner
Song Leaders ~ Henriette & Rudy Schellenberg, Lavina Thiessen, Henry Dueck
Pianist/Offertory ~ Karen Peters
Organist/Prelude/Postlude ~ Karen Peters
Sound ~ Gerry Sapinsky
PRAYER & PRAISE
Please pray for:
· Hildegard Adrian in Bethesda Hospital
· Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues
Our sympathies and prayer go to Eleanor Kathler on the death of her husband, John Kathler, on May 5th. The funeral was on May 11th.
CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION
During the month of May we will have a “coin offering” each Sunday in support of our Abundant Harvest Community Growing Project, (goes into the account of MCC at the Canadian Foodgrains Bank).
Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr
9:30 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages
Preschool (Age 2–Kindergarten) – Room 106
School-Age – Upstairs
Adult Sunday School course: On May 21 and 28 the Rebuild SMC Task Force will lead a discussion regarding the future of SMC (including the organisational chart). We will gather in the sanctuary as other classes will not be meeting separately.
SMC THIS WEEK
Today, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Family Volleyball
Mon. May 15, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball
Tues. May 16, Sunbeams meet at church by 10:30 a.m. to go to Rosenort for our windup luncheon.
7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball
May 27, 7:00 p.m. Arkbuilders invite Friendship Seekers and others to join us in the kitchenette for a presentation by internationally-recognized photographer Dennis Fast entitled “Morning has Broken”.
May 31, 7:30 p.m. Manigotagan Planning Meeting in the youth room.
June 4, SMC Annual Golf Tournament. Sign-up sheet at Welcome Centre.
May 8 - 13, 2017 – Our giving:
Budget: $ 5,795.00 Refugee: $150.00 MCC: $1,000.00
Coin collection on May 7: $159.00
CONFERENCE AND COMMUNITY EVENTS
May 14, 7:00 p.m. Generation Rising presents Double Portion concert at SMC. See poster for details.
May 21. The All-Africa Council of Churches is requesting Christians around the world to participate in a global day of prayer to end famine. Twenty million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen are facing extreme hunger and potential famine. See more information at https://www.praytoendfamine.org/.
June 8, 7:00 p.m. MCC Annual General Meeting at Emmanuel Mennonite Church (750 15th St. Winkler) Agenda posted on the bulletin board.
SMC VISION STATEMENT
Steinbach Mennonite Church is faithfully following Christ in worship and service by making disciples, building community and reaching out to the world.
Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna invites you to join us for our annual Saengerfest celebration on June 11. The Worship service begins at 10:30am, followed by lunch (by donation), and a 2:00pm Concert featuring all of MCI’s choral groups in Buhler Hall. Hope to see you there!
Mennonite Collegiate Institute’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament is now accepting registrations. The event takes place on June 3rd at the Oakville Golf Club in Gretna, for more information or to register contact MCI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mennonite Collegiate Institute’s Chamber Choir will be in concert this Sunday, May 14 @ 2 pm at the St. Paul’s High School Multiplex (2200 Grant Ave. Winnipeg). They will be joining other schools from Canadian Association of Mennonite Schools for a wonderful afternoon of music making. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.
MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday – May 14, 2017
- This Sunday, the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights will have its official Closing Ceremony at Ottawa Mennonite Church. To see where they have been and what they have done, check out Facebook at www.facebook.com/pfirCanada/.Thank you for your prayers and support.
- Bruxy Cavey’s new book (re)union: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners from MennoMedia is now available to borrow or purchase at CommonWord – www.commonword.ca/go/1192.
- Citizens for Public Justice is an organization inspired by faith to act for public justice. CPJ is inviting churches to contribute to the government of Canada’s consultations on its Poverty Reduction Strategy via an easy-to-use online form via cpj.ca/cprs.
- Is harming creation compatible with Christian faith? Is a fossil fuel economy sustainable in a time of climate change? These questions will be tackled during a May 15-17 event, “Called to Peacemaking with All Creation,” hosted at Holyrood MC in Edmonton. Visit http://www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca/ for details.
- Emerging Voices Initiative (EVI) needs your help to send youth delegates to the Special Mennonite Church Assembly Oct. 13-15. Show your support with a donation via https://donate.mennonitechurch.ca/project/EVI-Youth2017
- Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/59/7507):
- Pray for the thousands of Mennonites in Democratic Republic of Congo who have gone into hiding to escape the violence that has claimed hundreds of lives. Pray that God would provide life’s necessities for those who have fled their homes, for stable national leadership, and for an end to the fighting.
Canadian Mennonite University
1. Consider a gap year after high school full of discipleship, adventure, learning, service, travel and friendship with Outtatown. Act now while spaces are available for 2017-2018! Visit outtatown.com to learn more and apply.
3. Dinner with Ted 4, featuring Ted’s famous chicken fingers and fries, for all CMU alumni! Friday, June 2, 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Gluten-free chicken fingers and vegetarian options available. Admission by paying it forward to the CMU Alumni Bursary Fund (donations matched by a Manitoba government student bursary initiative). RSVP on the Facebook event page or email Aaron Epp (email@example.com).
4. Online registration is now open for CMU’s Community School of Music & the Arts 2017-18 season. Classes include: individual lessons for any instrument, group voice, Musical Theatre, Music for Kids, Music for Young Children, Music Together (NEW for 0-3 years), Music Therapy Services. Note also the Summer Music Academy for Voice or Piano, July 17-28. Go to cmu.ca/csma for information and registration.
5. Online registration is now open for CMU Blazers Summer Sports Camps 2017!
· August 8-11: Junior (grades 4-6) multisport camp
· August 14-18: Youth (grades 8-10) volleyball and basketball camps
· August 21-25: Junior High (grades 6-8) volleyball and basketball camps
MCM Church Bulletin Announcements
- Mennonite Church Manitoba through its Leadership Ministries administers two bursary funds – A.G. Neufeld Minister and Missionary Education Fund and the Jake & Dorothy Pauls Pastoral Leadership Training Fund. Proceeds from these funds are made available to persons who are enrolled in pastoral / missionary study for the purpose of serving within the Mennonite Church. If you are interested in applying for the 2017 Fall program, please contact Rick Neufeld – Director of Leadership Ministries or find application on the MCM website. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2017.
- Camp Assiniboia is looking to fill the Summer Head Cook Position. Please contact Alfridie Braun at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-864-2159 ext. 101 for more details.
- MCM has signs that read “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.” These signs are in three languages French, English, and Arabic. We encourage churches and individuals to post this sign in their yard. They are available from the MCM office for $20.00 and come with a wire frame for mounting. Please contact the office at 204-896-1616
- Shaun Loney, author of An Army of Problem Solvers: Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy, will deliver the keynote address at CPJ's 2017 AGM on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:30pm at Micah House (1039 Main Street, Winnipeg). All are welcome! Rev. Adrian Jacobs (Keeper of the Circle, Sandy-Saulteaux Centre, Beausejour, MB) and Joe Gunn (Citizens for Public Justice) will be the respondents. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to email@example.com. For more info, go to cpj.ca/agm2017.
Mennonite Church Canada
Steve Heinrichs, director of Indigenous Relations at MC Canada, invites congregations to show support for the rights of Indigenous peoples by taking a congregational photo in support of the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights, Bill C-262 and The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) – like this one: http://www.commonword.ca/go/1193 Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcements for May 14, 2017
MCC Haiti learning tour opportunity - Join us for a trip to this fascinating country while learning about MCC's work in hurricane/earthquake response, agro forestry, reforestation and more. Tour dates are from January 23-30, 2018. There will be an information meeting held at the MCC office at 134 Plaza Drive on May 15 starting at 7pm.
May 26 & 27, 2017, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg
Join us for our annual SpringFest including a quilt and craft sale, plant sale and BBQ lunch—all raising funds to support MCC's work with the Women's Empowerment Program in South Sudan. More details are available at http://mccmb.ca/springfest or by calling 204-261-6381.
MCC Manitoba Golf Tournament
July 12, 2017, 10 River Road, Starbuck
Join us at Bridges Golf Course for our 15th annual golf tournament in support of MCC's local work with vulnerable youth. For more information and to register, visit http://mccmb.ca/golf or call 204-261-6381. Register by June 12 to meet our early bird deadline.
MCC Manitoba welcomes applications for Sam's Place Literacy Facilitator (summer position) based in Winnipeg. Applications are accepted until May 19. For more information and to apply, please visit http://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve/openings/sams-place-literacy-facilitator.
MCC Canada welcomes applications for Communications and Donor Relations Department Assistant based in Winnipeg. Applications are accepted until May 29. For more information and to apply, please visit http://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve/openings/communications-donor-relations-department-assistant-0.
Waiting for Waldemar, directed by Albertan filmmaker Eric Spoeth, will make its Manitoba premiere in Winnipeg on Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th at the German Society of Winnipeg (121 Charles Street ). Show times will be 4 PM and 7 PM, on both dates. If the demand is high, we will accommodate additional showings.
WAITING FOR WALDEMAR is a 45-minute docu-drama about four children's lifelong search for their father who disappeared during their harrowing escape from Ukraine to Germany during the Second World War.
The film stars Vance Avery, Lilly Bebernik and a supporting cast of professional actors and volunteer extras from German communities and homeschooling students across Alberta. The production was a labour of love for Eric Spoeth, a 1st-generation German Canadian filmmaker whose grandfather is the subject of the film. Eric is an assistant director and director with over 8 directing credits.
This film event is open to the public. The film will be followed by a Question and Answer period with the director. In particular, the younger generation of Canadians whose parents or grandparents migrated to Canada are encouraged to attend.