Church Bulletin


November 19, 2017 – 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement: Living in the light is a matter of doing, not just believing the right thing.




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

Congregational Singing

HWB 76 Praise, I will praise you, Lord

HWB 66 O worship the King

Scripture Reading: Judges 4:1-7

Prayer and Offering


Children's Story – Jac Siemens

Congregational Song

Sing the Story (STS) 54 What does the Lord require of you?

Scripture Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Sermon: “The Obedience of Faith” – Daryl Climenhaga


Congregational Song of Response

HWB 539 Make me captive, Lord

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer



Song of Sending

HWB 544 When we walk with the Lord



Worship Leader ~ Alvie Martens

Song Leaders ~ Henriette & Rudy Schellenberg, June Snider

Organist / Pianist ~ Karen Peters




Please pray for:

·         Hildegard Adrian in Bethesda Hospital

·         Sue Nikkel who has been diagnosed with an unknown terminal cancer.

·         Pray for our Missionaries:

Rachel Klassen – Germany

Fredy & Rowena Hiebert - Bolivia

Our sympathies and prayers go to the family and friends of Justina Rempel who passed away on Nov. 14th. The funeral for Justina will be held on Nov. 20th at 11:00 a.m. at SMC with a viewing prior to the service.



Today Pastor Lee Hiebert and a group from SMC are leading the worship service at Cedarwood and Resthaven.

Christmas Shopping Idea! Sunbeams Cookbooks are almost sold out. We have 21 books left. For $5.00/book you can purchase them at the Welcome Centre after the service.

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.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr



Nov. 12 - 18, 2017 – Our giving:

Budget: $ 5,211.00  MCC: $ 100.00  Refugee: $ 50.00



Today, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Family Volleyball
3:00 p.m. Arkbuilders will be meeting in the kitchenette. There will be presentations and discussion on “Farming Today” followed by visiting and Vaspa. Food will be provided. Friendship Seekers are invited to join.

Mon. Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m.  Steinbach Mennonite Handbelles practice in kitchenette
6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Nov. 21, 7:00 p.m. Sunbeams meet in kitchenette


Nov. 26 is Eternity Sunday.  As in previous years we will invite members to come to the front of the sanctuary to light candles in memory of loved ones who have passed away during the past year.

Nov. 27, 6:30 p.m. Steinbach Mennonite Handbelles practice in kitchenette

Dec. 2, 8:30 a.m. Sunbeams Birthday Breakfast at Smitty’s

Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m. Sunbeams Christmas Supper


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



Nov. 27, 12:00 p.m. Inviting all volunteers  and staff of the Steinbach Thrift Shop and Ten Thousand Villages to the annual Christmas banquet at Steinbach EMC Church. Feel free to bring your spouse or a friend.

Dec. 3, 7:00 p.m. The choir of First Mennonite Church, 922 Notre Dame Ave, under the direction of Yuri Klaz, invite you to their Advent Concert. Admission is free; a donation will be taken.  See poster for details.

Dec. 12, 8:00 p.m. Steve Bell & the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert at the Centennial Concert Hall. See poster for details.





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! We welcome you and are glad that you are here. Please take a moment to stop by our Welcome Centre where you will find more information about our church.


New free Anabaptist Prayer Book app available. Let Jesus’ words pervade your day through these morning and evening prayer services with a distinctive Anabaptist flavor. Take Our Moments and Our Days: An Anabaptist Prayer Book includes Scripture-saturated prayers and space for communal reflection. Available in print or as a free app from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s Institute of Mennonite Studies.
AMBS Pastors and Leaders 2018: Feb. 26 – March 1 (formerly Pastors Week). “For Such a Time as This” will feature teachers and preachers from the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary community, exploring how “fear of the Lord” uniquely prepares us to live confidently and speak courageously in this moment in history.
AMBS Leadership Clinics: Feb. 26, 2018. Topics include: Improvisational Leadership for the 21st Century: An Anabaptist Approach; The Church in the Age of Migration; and 7x7: Laments for an Age of Sexualized Power. Sign up by Feb. 6 for the lowest rate; group discounts are also available.



The Mennonite Disaster Service All-Unit Meeting is being hosted by Region 5 (Canada) from February 9-10, 2018 in Winkler, MB. This event is open to all who are interested in the work of MDS. For more information or to register for the event see our website or call our Winnipeg office at 1-866-261-1274.

MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcements for November 19, 2017



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


Selkirk MCC Thrift Shop welcomes applications for Shop Manager, 0.8 FTE. Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is chosen. For more information and a detailed job description, contact Vic Rempel at


MC Manitoba Announcements

Job Opening: Mennonite Church Canada (Wpg. office) invites applications for the position of Bookkeeper. See 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


Story and Song Circle @ Home Street Mennonite Church: Participatory story tellers and singer song writers are invited to bring their original short stories and songs to a gathering of artistically inclined writers and musician/singers to share around a circle for peer-led improvement. Join in on the last Sunday of the month, 7 pm, at Home Street MC, 318 Home St. For more details contact Dan Dyck via


Canadian Mennonite University Events and

Opportunities for Church Bulletins


1.       Christmas at CMU is a wonderful start to the season of Advent. Something for all ages including hot apple cider and cookies. Choose either 2:00 PM or 7:00 PM on Nov. 25. 500 Shaftesbury Blvd. Free admission and parking.


2.      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 in-store specials on books and foods, raffle draws, plenty of food samples and a new Christmas selection of fair-trade gift items from Ten Thousand Villages. Location:  CMU, 2299 Grant Ave., Winnipeg. Come for the Open House and Sale; stay for the Christmas @CMU concerts.


3.       Interested in studying at CMU?  Join us for Campus Visit Day on Nov. 24. See for more details. Apply before Nov. 30 and have your application fee waived. See

4.      CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre presents an evening with Marcus Peter Rempel, farmer, author and speaker, Thursday Dec 7, 7:00 PM at CMU’s Marpeck Commons. Marcus will be launching his new book Life at the End of Us vs Them. Evening will also include music by Cara Luft, door prizes, and a special discount on the book. For more information go to


5.      Your prayers are invited for the ministry of CMU’s Portables, through which CMU is committed to resource congregations as they seek to strengthen their witness and mission. See more at


6.      Exhibits by Carolyn Mount and Tracy Fehr will open at CMU’s MHC Gallery, 610 Shaftesbury Blvd., on Nov. 24 at 7:30 PM.


7.       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.


8.      CMU invites applications for the following positions: Controller, and Financial & Student Services Advisor. Contact Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources at or 204-594-0532.





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