Church Bulletin


August 20, 2017 – 10:45 a.m.

Theme: “Passing on the Faith”




Welcome and Lamp Lighting

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 Prayer

Congregational Singing

HWB 46 I sing the mighty Power of God

STJ 27 God of the Bible

Scripture reading: Psalm 139:1-12

Offering and Prayer



Children's Story

Congregational Song

HWB 143 Amazing Grace

Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:6-11

Sermon: “Through the Cracks”



Song of Response

STJ 54 Longing for Light

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer



Song of Sending

STJ 14 Lord Jesus, you shall be my song




Worship Leader ~ Val Peters

Sermon ~ Lee Hiebert

Children's Story ~ Rachel Hiebert

Song Leaders ~Rudy & Henriette Schellenberg, June Snider, Henry Dueck

Organist/Pianist ~ Margarete Dyck

Sound ~ Rudy Nikkel




Please pray for:

·      Hildegard Adrian and Corny Nikkel in Bethesda Hospital

·      Pastor Randy (Springstein Mennonite) and a team of 23 youth and young adults who will be teaching DVBS in Manigotagan this week (Aug. 21-27).  

·      Pray for our Missionaries:

Rachel Klassen – Germany

Fredy & Rowena Hiebert - Bolivia

God’s blessing on Peter Block who will celebrate his birthday on Aug. 26th.



An invitation from our new pastor. “I am delighted by all the folks that have stopped by the office.  I 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.”

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.

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

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr



Aug. 13 - 19, 2017 – Our giving:  Budget: $ 5210.10   MCC: $200.00



Today, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Family Volleyball
6:00 pm Arkbuilders  meet in kitchenette for a potluck dessert and coffee. Speakers Lee & Rachel Hiebert

Mon. Aug. 21, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Aug. 22, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball



Aug. 28, 7:00 p.m. SMC 75th Anniversary Celebration Committee Meeting in MPR

Conference & Community

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

Sept. 16, 7:00 p.m. Grace Mennonite Church is hosting a fundraising concert with Alana Levandoski. See poster for details.  


Manigotagan Team - August 21-27/2017


Annie Buchholz                                 Justin Gallego

Hannah Friesen                                                Adrian Giesbrecht

Krista Froese                                      Adrian Giesbrecht

Michelle Kessler                               Sage Funk

Brianne Nordstrom                         Josiah Reimer

Anessa Reimer                                  Ryan Schroeder

Sonja Rempel                                   

Jessica Schroeder

Kailey Schroeder                             


Young Adults

Patricia Funk                                      Bryan Giesbrecht

Claudia Giesbrecht                          Joel Neufeldt

Ashley Reimer                                   Jessy Sawatzky

Carina Schroeder


Leader:  Randy Hildebrand

It is a sad fact that church struggles are nothing new and SMC is no exception.  Problems began right at the start when the group of worshippers was deciding whether to remain with the Schoenwieser Church or become independent.  The majority chose the latter.  In 1942 an application to join the Conference of Mennonites in Canada was turned down due to the protests of the Schoenwieser Church.  A second, successful attempt makes July 8, 1942 this congregation's official date of birth!



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.


Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins

1.      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!


2.      The CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre in CMU’s Marpeck Commons, serves the church and community in vital ways. CommonWord is presently seeking volunteers with interest in working in this dynamic retail environment.  For details about this opportunity please contact Arlyn at 204-594-0527 ext. 333.


3.      Register now for fall music lessons and classes beginning on September 11 at the Community School of Music & the Arts (a program of Canadian Mennonite University). You will want to check out the various options available for individual and group lessons! Visit or call 204-837-4870.



MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcements for August 20, 2017




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

Join us today 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!


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.


MCC Manitoba Student Awards - Apply by September 30 if you're interested in work that aligns with MCC’s areas of focus (like peace, restorative justice, human rights, servant leadership and sustainable development). For more information and to apply, visit


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   



“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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