WELCOME TO OUR PEACE SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
November 12, 2017 – 10:45 a.m.
Focus Statement: Peace is one of the convictions that characterizes Anabaptist Mennonite tradition and practice. Peace is what reconciliation between people looks like: when barriers are broken down and relationships grow. But peace is a rare commodity in our world where status and privilege often segregate people from one another. Paul’s words to the Ephesians, however, talk about these walls being broken down and peace taking their place.
GATHERING AS GOD'S PEOPLE
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 Opening Prayer
HWB 407 We are people of God’s peace
Let there be peace on earth (see insert)
Prayer and Offering: Beyond a dying sun
PROCLAIMING GOD'S WORD
Children's Story – Ingrid Penner
Reflection: “One and other” – Irene Kroeker
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:12-22
Reflection: “Justpeace” – Lee Hiebert
Worship Music: Kindness – Ed & Val Peters, Lyle Peters
RESPONDING TO GOD'S WORD
Reflection: “One another” – Irene Kroeker
Congregational Song of Response
STJ 56 Make me a channel of your peace
SENDING GOD’S PEOPLE
Peace Pole Dedication
Song of Sending
Let there be peace on earth (see insert)
Worship Leader ~ Bev Unger
Song Leaders ~ Val & Ed Peters, Lyle Peters, Shirley Fox
Organist / Pianist ~ Margarete Dyck
PRAYER & PRAISE
Please pray for:
· Hildegard Adrian in Bethesda Hospital
· Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues
God’s blessing on Homer Janzen who will celebrate his birthday on Nov. 15th.
Our sympathies and prayers go to Irene & John Kroeker on the death of their sister, Judy Friesen, on Nov. 7th.
CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION
The Coffee Hut is up and running again! We appreciate Gord Blatz taking this up again. He could use some help to keep this going. If you can help, please contact Gord.
For the past several years we have held a Christmas Dinner in the gym following our Christmas Day service for those who do not have family in the area and other interested people. If anyone is willing to work with holding this Christmas Dinner, please contact Daryl Climenhaga
or Daniela in the office.
There is a recycling depot for batteries, cell phones, printer cartridges and FLQ’s (fluorescent lightbulbs) behind the Welcome Centre. Please no eyeglasses.
Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr
Nov. 5 - 11, 2017 – Our giving:
Budget: $ 7,987.50 MCC: $ 100.00 Refugee: $ 100.00
SMC THIS WEEK
Today, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Family Volleyball
Mon. Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. Steinbach Mennonite Handbelles practice in kitchenette
6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball
Tues. Nov.14, 9:00 a.m. MCC Blanket Tying in the kitchenette. We need to tie 22 blankets. Please come help. Contact Mary Martens for info.
Wed. Nov. 15, 7:00 p.m. Church Board Meeting in the MPR
Nov. 19, 3:00 p.m. Ark builders will be meeting in the kitchenette. There will be presentations and discussion on “Farming Today” followed by visiting and Vaspa. Food will be provided.
Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m. Steinbach Mennonite Handbelles practice in kitchenette
Nov. 21, 7:00 p.m. Sunbeams meet in kitchenette
SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages
9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
· Children meet in the kitchenette
· Youth meet in lounge (off the kitchenette)
· 20’s & 30’s meet at Coffee Culture
· Adults in MPR
COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Nov. 12, 7:00 p.m. Here I Stand Story of the Protestant Reformation at MHV. See poster for details.
Nov. 13, 7:00 p.m. CHRISTIAN FAITH in encounter with Islam and Muslim believer. Hear Dr. Gordon & Gwen Nickel at the Steinbach MB Church
Dec. 12, 8:00 p.m. Steve Bell & the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert at the Centennial Concert Hall. See poster for details.
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.
Seminary scholarships for VSers. Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary offers tuition discounts and scholarships ($1,500 per academic year) to current and former voluntary service workers. Enrollment must occur within five years of completion of the VS assignment. Apply now, or tap a shoulder! www.ambs.edu/admissions/voluntary-service-scholarships
Anabaptist Witness 4.2, “Mission and Suffering,” is now available online and in print. Articles, poems, and artwork address missionary suffering, mission that responds to suffering, and mission that causes suffering. Specific topics include Ausbund hymns, Sufi Islam, health crisis during ministry, marginalized Indigenous communities in southern Mexico, and Mennonite participation in the Canadian Residential Schools program. www.anabaptistwitness.org
MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcements for November 12, 2017
MCC India guest in Manitoba - Come hear first-hand stories about how agriculture is changing lives and improving food security in India through practices like diversion-based irrigation systems and land reclamation. Join us as Pabitra Paramanya, an agricultural officer for MCC in India, shares about his experience bringing new possibilities to small-scale farmers. In Winnipeg on Nov 16, 7pm at Forth cafe and in Boissevain on Nov 19, 3:30pm at Whitewater Mennonite Church. For more details, visit mccmb.ca/events or call 204-261-6381.
Christmas Craft & Bake Sale - Join us for the Christmas Craft and Bake Sale at 134 Plaza Dr, Winnipeg, on Saturday, November 25, 9:00am-4pm. Shop baked goods and locally made crafts and quilts with your purchase supporting MCC's humanitarian relief work around the world. For more information, please visit mccmb.ca/Christmas-sale
Canadian Mennonite University
1. The CMU Face2Face Discussion Series begins Nov. 15 at 7:00 PM in Marpeck Commons, 2299 Grant Ave., Winnipeg, with the topic Our need for weed? – Sparking Conversations in the Church and Community. By July 1, 2018 Canada's federal government is committed to implement the legalized production, sale, and recreational consumption of marijuana. This conversation will explore questions and discern ways forward as our broader society and the church confront this new reality. See cmu.ca/face2face for details.
2. Join us for Christmas at CMU on Nov. 25 - Create your own concert with family, friends, and neighbours while enjoying music by a wide variety of CMU ensembles, including special features for children. Enjoy festive decor, cookies, and hot apple cider. Attend the 2:00 PM or 7:00 PM event at 500 Shaftesbury Blvd. Free admission and free parking. For more information go to cmu.ca/christmas.
3. Mark your calendars – CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre Christmas Open House! A one-day sale will be held on Nov. 25 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, featuring many in-store specials on books and foods. The day will also include several raffle draws, plenty of food samples, and a new Christmas selection of fair-trade gift items from Ten Thousand Villages. Location: 2299 Grant Ave., Winnipeg. Come for the Open House and Sale; stay for the Christmas @CMU concerts.
4. Worship with us at the November CMU Vespers service on the theme “More than all we can ask or imagine”. Jorge Hidalgo will lead the choir, with Kenton Lobe as reader. All are welcome. Nov. 19 at 7:00 PM in the Laudamus Auditorium. See cmu.ca/vespers.
5. Interested in studying at CMU? Check out the following opportunities to learn more: Outtatown Visit Day on Nov. 17 | Campus Visit Day on Nov. 24. See cmu.ca/campusvisit. Apply before Nov. 30 and have your application fee waived. See cmu.ca/apply.
7. Exhibits by Carolyn Mount and Tracy Fehr will open at CMU’s MHC Gallery, 610 Shaftesbury Blvd., on Nov. 24 at 7:30 PM.
8. Enjoy the timeless Amahl and the Night Visitors, presented by students of CMU’s Opera Workshop, directed by David Klassen on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 7:00 PM in the Laudamaus Auditorium, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd. Adults $8; students $5.
9. CMU invites applications for the following positions: Controller, and Financial & Student Services Advisor. Contact Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-594-0532.
10. Your prayers are invited for the ministry of CMU’s Menno Simons College, focussing on international development and conflict transformation.
MC Manitoba Update
Camps with Meaning Banquet
Almost 300 attendees supported the ministry of Camps with Meaning in Winkler and Winnipeg. Thanks for your ongoing support.
Camp Staff Transition
We welcome Janet Peters as the new Associate Program Director of Camps with Meaning. This position is essentially in charge of the whole summer portion of the camping ministry. Janet and Shawn Klassen-Koop (outgoing APD) have had the luxury of a number of days of transition together. We’re thankful for Shawn’s past couple years of service and wish him well.
Janet will soon be looking forward to visiting congregations in this new role. If you want a visit from her, please contact our office.
Camps with Meaning Video
MCM produces a retrospective video for the banquets every year. It’s probably too long for congregational use, but makes for entertaining and edifying viewing in other settings. A quick way to find it is here on our Vimeo page. It’s also on the video page of the Camps with Meaning site.
MC Manitoba Announcements
Fall Partnership Circle Gathering @ Morden Mennonite Church, November 18th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. “God’s Mission to Gather and Spur… Stories of Faith, Works and Reconciliation”. See www.mennochurch.mb.ca/events for more info.
Job Opening: Mennonite Church Canada (Wpg. office) invites applications for the position of Bookkeeper. See http://home.mennonitechurch.ca/node/1593 for details. Applications are open now and will be considered until a suitable candidate is found. The start date will be arranged with the suitable candidate, as soon as possible.
Als Dankeschön für Ihre treue finanzielle Unterstützung der Frohen Botschaft möchten wir Ihnen gerne einen Andachtskalender schenken. Bitte rufen Sie doch im Mennonite Church Manitoba Büro an: 204-896-1616
In appreciation for your faithful financial contributions to the radio ministry of Frohe Botschaft, we would like to send you a German daily devotional calendar. Please call the Mennonite Church Manitoba office at: 204-896-1616
Exhibition openings: Carolyn Mount and Tracy Fehr, Fri. Nov. 24, 7:30, MHC Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd., CMU south campus. Nov. 24 – Jan. 20.