Church Bulletin


July 9, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Theme: Passing on the Faith




Congregational  Song ~ As we gather

Welcome/Call to Worship

Congregational Singing

HWB 50 Praise the Lord, sing Hallelujah

Mountain of God

God our Protector



Congregational Life and Prayer

Sharing Time

Offering ~ Speak, O Lord



Children's Feature

Congregational Song ~ HWB 307 Will you let me be your servant

Scripture Reading: Luke 10:38-42

Sermon: “Anabaptist Essentials: Community”




Closing Song ~ This little light of mine



Worship Leader ~ Marg Rempel

Sermon ~ Victor Kliewer

Children's Feature ~ Jac Siemens

Song Leaders ~ Val & Ed Peters, Lyle Peters, Aled Rogers, Bev Rogers,
Katie Wiens

Pianist/Organist/Prelude/Postlude ~ Margarete Dyck

Sound ~ Jim Martens


Welcome to all visitors, especially the members of the
Grace Mennonite Church!

This morning we are celebrating the first of our joint summer services. Following the service, everyone is invited to stay for a potluck lunch. Our second joint summer service will be on August 6 at Grace MC.


Please pray for:

·         Hildegard Adrian in Bethesda Hospital

·         Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues

Our sympathies and prayers go to Hildegard Adrian and family and friends on the death of her husband, Jake Adrian, on July 4th. The funeral will be at Birchwood Funeral Chapel on July 10th, 2:00 p.m. Viewing at 1:00 p.m.



We’re looking for volunteers to paint the former Community Outreach room sometime in July. Please contact Wilf Sawatzky for more info.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr




July 1 - 8, 2017 – Our giving:    

Budget: $ 5,905.00  MC Canada: $ 100.00  Refugee Fund: $ 100.00



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

Mon. July 10, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. July 11, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball



July 28, 10:30 a.m. Come & Go Coffee to meet Pastor Lee Hiebert and say good bye to Pastor Victor Kliewer in the church foyer. Lee begins his work on Aug. 1st.

During the summer months, July, and August, there will be no Sunday School. Worship services will continue to start at 10:45 a.m., followed by a finger food potluck lunch.



Seventy-five years ago yesterday, on July 8, 1942, our congregation was officially established when it became part of the General Conference.  Of the 53 original members, two are still with us today – Helen Warkentin and Anne Unger.  Both ladies currently reside at Bethesda Place Personal Care Home.  The first minister, Rev. Isaac Warkentin, organised the congregation.  In the spring of 1942, Rev. Peter Reimer of the Schoenwieser Church in Winnipeg took over the leadership.



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.


MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday – July 9, 2017

·         Mennonite Church Canada’s 2017 Annual General Meeting will be streamed online on July 12 from 6 – 7 pm CDT. Instructions on how to join are at . Join the meeting early to allow a few minutes to auto-install the required meeting software to your browser.

·         MC Canada Special Assembly Alert: Over the course of the summer, churches can expect to receive documents pertinent to the Special Assembly in Wpg. Oct. 13-15. Please be on the alert for a Future Directions Final Report, new bylaws for MC Canada, and a proposed budget for the re-organized structures.


·         Assembly Registration is open! You are invited to register for the October 13-15 special 2017 Assembly in Winnipeg:

·         Get your bikes and feet tuned up for a fantastically fun national church bike-a-thon on Saturday, Sept. 30 in several locations across Canada. The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling/walking fundraiser that partners with churches and organizations who work with the displaced, vulnerable and exploited. Be a part of the “Mennonite Church Canada” team in support of the Witness workers of your choice. Register at or contact Jason Martin at or (226) 747-1833.

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

·         In June, Jeanette Hanson, Mennonite Church Canada worker and Assistant Director of Mennonite Partners in China (MPC), helped facilitate a 4-day visit to Winnipeg from eastern China for Pastor Paul (pseudonym), his wife, and son. After visiting Mennonite congregations, a nursing home, Canadian Mennonite University, and a Mennonite camp, he noted “It is so helpful to me to see how you Mennonites live out your faith. This experience is helpful for my ministry in China.” Pray that Pastor Paul’s experience will be a blessing upon his ministry in China.


MC Manitoba Update

Youth Ministers meet and tackle “Growing Young”

On June 28th, the MCM Youth Ministers Fellowship met for our annual ‘Best of….’ year end meeting. This is time we set aside to share discoveries we have made over the last year of ministry and to engage recent research in our area of work. This year we took on the Fuller Youth Institute’s Growing Young research. Their findings suggest that there are 6 Core Commitments which are lived out by congregations that are growing young.  We only managed to make it to Commitment #3, but this will certainly not be our last ‘go around’ with these Commitments.  If you are interested in taking a peek at the some of the research go to

Camp Moose Lake sale talks close to complete

We are in the final stages of accepting an offer to purchase on Camp Moose Lake. Proposed possession date: September 29, 2017. We hope to send a note confirming this news with a few more details a week from today.

Bulletin Announcements

MCM Announcements

Camps with Meaning still has a number of volunteer needs for this summer. If you can help in the kitchen, on maintenance, or as a health officer for a week please email or call (204) 895-2267.


Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins

CMU, in collaboration with Eastern Mennonite University (Virginia), Goshen College (Indiana) and Bluffton College (Ohio), is the Canadian partner in offering an MBA - a degree program focused on using business as a tool for creative and sustainable change. Wezi Ngwenya (Wesley) graduated from CMU with his MBA in April of 2017.  His experiences on the streets of his native Zambia have been released as an Amazon e-book, part of his final project for his MBA from CMU.  He says, “The people who take this MBA are drivers of social change. We need those people in business.”  Wezi was recently appointed to a management position in a Manitoba credit union.  To read more about Wesley’s story, visit


MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcements for July 9, 2017


MCC Canada welcomes applications for National Indigenous Neighbours Program Coordinator. Applications are accepted until July 21. For more information and to apply, please visit


Hosts needed - MCC Manitoba is seeking host families for two male participants in IVEP (International Volunteer Exchange Program) for an 11 month period beginning in September. Host families are needed in the Fort Garry and Central Winnipeg areas and/or neighbourhoods with good access to bus routes. For more information, visit and contact Katie Froese at or 204-925-1929.


Brandon MCC Relief Sale - Join us on Saturday, September 23 for the Annual Brandon MCC Relief Sale at the Keystone Centre in Brandon. For more information, visit and save the date!




“Steinbach Mennonite Church is faithfully following Christ in worship and service by making disciples, building community and reaching out to the world.”

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