Church Bulletin


Aug. 13, 2017 – 10:45 a.m.

Theme: “Passing on the Faith”




Welcome and Lamp Lighting

Congregational Reading:

We light a light in the name of the God who creates life, the Son who loves life, and the Spirit who is the fire of life. Thanks be to God who unites us in our faith, hope, and life.

Call to Worship and Opening Prayer

Congregational Singing

Jesus Christ is present here

HWB 64 Asithi: Amen (Sing amen)

Scripture reading: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28

Offering and Prayer - HWB 532 I am leaning on the Lord



Children's Story

Worship Music

Kukuriho Ntaconzo Tinya

Hakuna mungu kama wewe (There’s no one like Jesus)

Scripture Reading: Romans 10:5-15

Sermon: “Words and Deeds”



Song of Response

HWB 76 Praise, I will praise you Lord

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer



Song of Sending

HWB 611 Soon and very soon




Worship Leader/ Children’s Story ~ Bev Unger

Sermon ~ Lee Hiebert

Song Leaders ~ Val & Ed Peters, Ed & Millie Hildebrand, Esther Mulamba

Worship Music ~ Esther, Grace, and Elodie Mulamba

Pianist/Postlude ~ Millie Hildebrand

Guitarist/Prelude ~ Ed Hildebrand

Sound ~ Jim Martens



Please pray for:

·         Hildegard Adrian in Bethesda Hospital

·         Peter Dyck, Agnes Nikkel, Tina Nikkel,  Jessie Peters, Justina Rempel, Helen Warkentin, Anne Unger (Bethesda Place),  Agnes Ketler (Niverville)

·         Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues

“The Lord has been merciful and gracious, especially during the past months, when he took Jake home to be with Him. As a family we want to acknowledge the love and nearness shown to us through visits and all the help at the funeral.”  Hildegard Adrian



An invitation from our new pastor. “I am delighted by all the folks that have stopped by the office in the past few weeks and am enjoying the visits and conversations. I also want to extend an invitation to everyone in the congregation to stop by the church for a coffee or just to say hello. If you can't make it out to the church during the week, don't worry, my hope is to contact each family over the next year to set up more intentional visits. I am looking forward to getting to know all of us.”

“We want to express our appreciation to you as a congregation for your gracious acceptance of us during this past year and allowing us to share in your congregational life. We have also deeply appreciated the friendships we have been able to build! Thank you, in particular, for the beautiful peace pole as a farewell gift; it will be a gentle reminder of our time at SMC!”        Victor & Val Kliewer



A big thanks goes out to Rudy & Sue Nikkel for patching and painting the former SCO room (newly dubbed The Lounge).

MC Canada Assembly Registration is open! You are invited to the Oct. 13-15 special 2017 Assembly in Wpg. Please contact Pastor Lee or the church office by Sept. 1st if you’d like to be a delegate.

We pray a blessing for Ben & Helen Funk as we honour their request to be released from their membership at SMC.

We are busy planning our adult education program for the fall period. As we do that, we want your input. Please respond either to the survey form you have been sent over email or fill out a form at the Welcome Centre.

There is a 75th anniversary display in the Multipurpose Room.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr



Aug. 1 - 12, 2017 – Our giving: 

Budget: $ 1,300.00



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

Mon. Aug. 14, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Aug. 15, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball



Sun., Aug. 20,  6:00 pm Arkbuilders  meet in kitchenette for a potluck dessert and coffee. Speakers Lee & Rachel Hiebert


Conference & Community

Aug. 21, 5:30 p.m. MCC Thrift Shop and Ten Thousand Villages volunteers Appreciation Barbecue at AD Penner park. Please bring your spouse or a friend.

Volunteers needed! Mennonite Church Canada is seeking volunteers for the 2017 Special Delegate Gathering held in Winnipeg from October 13-15. Interested potential volunteers please email For more information on this gathering, visit


In 1936 Rev. Isaac Warkentin began organising regular Sunday services with recent immigrants.  A house just off Hanover Street was rented for $4.00 monthly plus $1.00 caretaker fees.  Church services which were followed by Sunday School classes began July 17, 1938.  A baptismal service on Pentecost Sunday in 1939 included candidates Herman Neufeld, Alicia (Henry) Enns, Eugene Derksen, Helen Friesen (married Eugene) and Jake Warkentin (charter member Helen Warkentin's husband).





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 August 13, 2017



MCC Manitoba welcomes applications for Sam's Place Manager based in Winnipeg. Applications are accepted until August 15. For more information and to apply, please visit



August 20, 2017, 2:30 pm, Bethel Heritage Park, Winkler

Join us for a gathering of Low German speaking Mennonites emigrating from Latin America. The event will include guest speaker Hein Rempel, music by Esteban Peters and children’s activities. Bring something to share for the potluck faspa, come and knack some zöt with us!


Grow Hope Harvest Celebration - Grow Hope sponsors are invited to a special harvest celebration at Artel Farms on Sunday, August 27, 4-6 pm. Come for supper, see the field where your acre is growing and hear from Vurayayi Pugeni, MCC humanitarian relief coordinator, about how Grow Hope will make a difference. RSVP by August 18 at or call 204-261-6381 to speak with Nikki.


Host needed - MCC Manitoba is seeking a host for one male participant in IVEP (International Volunteer Exchange Program) for an 11 month period beginning in September. We are seeking a host in Fort Garry, South or Central Winnipeg, with good access to bus routes. For more information, visit and contact Katie Froese at or 204-925-1929.


MC Manitoba Announcements

Mennonite Church Manitoba is accepting applications for the position of Associate Program Director of Camping Ministries (APD).  The APD oversees all aspects of our summer and winter programs and provides on-going support and training to all summer program staff and volunteers.  This is a 1.0 fte position.  The application deadline is September 21, 2017.  For more information please visit our “News” page at   


Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins


There is still time to apply to Canadian Mennonite University for 2017-2018 whether you want to take one course or start a degree. Applications accepted until September 1. Evening courses are available for audit or credit even for those not enrolled full time. Visit or for details. Your prayers are welcome as a new academic year approaches!


ATTENTION STUDENTS: Make 2017/18 the best year of your high school career.  MCI offers exceptional opportunities in athletics and the arts. Low staff-student ratios will help you excel academically. Daily chapels and faith infused community will help you grow spiritually.  Live in Res or commute. Available bursaries will make MCI affordable for you.  Want to hear more?  Visit or call 204-327-5891.



“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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