Church Bulletin


WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE

November 26, 2017 – 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement: Eternity Sunday is a time of reflection and remembering. On this day we especially remember those from our church family who have passed away over the previous year. We also recall the Lordship of Christ as this Sunday marks the end of the Christian liturgical year and the beginning of Advent. Today let us recall those who have left a special mark on our lives and Him who is present in all that we are.

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GATHERING  AS  GOD'S  PEOPLE

Prelude

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 14 Come, we that Love the Lord

STS 54 What does the Lord require of you?

Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 – John Schellenberg

Prayer and Offering

PROCLAIMING  GOD'S  WORD

Children's Story – Eric Rempel

Quartet: Go, silent friend

Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:31-46

Sermon: “Re-Membering” – Lee Hiebert

RESPONDING  TO  GOD'S  WORD

Congregational Song of Response

STJ 108 Give thanks for life

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer

SENDING  GOD’S  PEOPLE

Benediction

Song of Sending

STJ Just a closer walk with thee

Postlude

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Worship Leader ~ Margret Rempel

Song Leaders ~ Gerry Sapinsky, Rudy & Henriette Schellenberg, Marie Rempel

Organist / Pianist ~ Margaret Dyck

 

On this Eternity Sunday we remember:

Gord Dyck (April 13, 1961 – Nov. 29, 2016)

Anna Dueck (Sept. 18, 1958 – Nov. 30, 2016)

Susana Siemens (Jan. 28, 1929 – Dec. 31, 2016)

Agnes Steingart (March 5, 1922 – Feb. 18, 2017)

Bill Schroeder (March 29, 1933 – March 7, 2017)

John Kathler (April 19, 1935 – May 5, 2017)

Ben R. Dyck (Dec. 3, 1930 – May 26, 2017)

Frieda Wallman (Oct. 31, 1925 – June 16, 2017)

Jacob Adrian (May 13, 1935 – July 4, 2017)

John Enns (April 28, 1937 – Aug. 24, 2017)

Justina Rempel (Dec. 18, 1908 – Nov. 14, 2017)

“A white rose has been placed at the front of the sanctuary in memory of each member who has passed away during this year.  Following the service, family members are invited to take the roses home with them.”

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PRAYER & PRAISE

Please pray for:

·         Hildegard Adrian in Bethesda Hospital

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

In Memoriam: We remember Gord Dyck who passed away a year ago on Nov. 29th. Pray for God’s comfort and peace to the family and friends these days.

In Memoriam: We remember Anna Dueck who passed away a year ago on Nov. 30th. Pray for God’s comfort and peace to the family and friends these days.

“We would like to thank our church family for all the hugs, cards and prayers for our family in the passing away of our father and grandfather. We felt your love and your prayers. May God bless you.  Hans, Daniela, Philip and Mark Hildebrandt

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CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION

Following our Christmas morning service, we are planning a Christmas Dinner, especially for those who don’t have family in the area, but also for anyone who wants to join in the meal. We are putting the dinner on this year with Steinbach Community Outreach. Ingrid Penner has agreed to be in charge of the kitchen for the dinner. There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Centre for those who wish to come and are willing to bring salads or desserts for the meal or are willing to help serve or clean up. This meal has become a tradition over the past years, and we have welcomed many people from our congregation, as well as from Soup’s On. Come and celebrate Christmas together following the Christmas Day service!

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

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OFFERING

Nov. 19 - 25, 2017 – Our giving:   Budget: $ 4,166.00

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SMC THIS WEEK

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

Mon. Nov. 27, 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

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Dec. 6, 7:00 p.m. Faith & Life Committee Meeting in the MPR

Dec. 13 and 20, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Christmas Choir Rehearsal – All interested singers invited to join in preparation for the Dec. 24th morning service.

 

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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

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COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. 3, 7:00 p.m. Vespers Service at MHV

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.

 

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.

 

Environmental sustainability at AMBS. AMBS offers an Environmental Sustainability Leadership concentration in its Master of Divinity and Master of Arts: Theology and Peace Studies programs. Students take part in a 15-week sustainability leadership residency at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center as part of their studies. www.ambs.edu/academics/partnership-merry-lea
 
Spiritual Guidance Seminar: Jan. 9 – July 20, 2018. Prepare for a ministry of spiritual direction through this supervised program led by Dan Schrock, D.Min., through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Instruction takes place both online and on campus (Feb. 5–10 and June 4–9). Register by Dec. 15. www.ambs.edu/lifelong-learning/spiritual-guidance-seminar

MC Manitoba Announcements

Faith and Life Choir Christmas Concerts, “The Glory of the Lord”, on Saturday, December 16, 2017, 7 p.m. at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, and Sunday, December 17, 2017, 3 p.m. at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.

Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins

 

       

1.       Interested in studying at CMU?  Apply before Nov. 30 and have your application fee waived. See cmu.ca/apply.

 

2.      CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre presents the book launch of Life at the End of Us vs Them, by Marcus Peter Rempel. Thursday Dec. 7, 7:00 PM at CMU’s Marpeck Commons. For more information go to www.commonword.ca/go/1410.

 

3.       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.

 

4.      CMU’s Sunday@CMU radio program will feature a new sermon series by Dr. Andrew Dyck, Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies, throughout December. The five-part series uses the Advent/Christmas season as a springboard to discuss Jesus Christ’s second coming, and what it means to live as a faithful Christian. Sunday@CMU airs Sunday mornings at 8:30-8:45 AM on CFAM 950 Radio and AM 1250 Radio and online at tinyurl.com/Sunday-CMU.

 

5.      CMU invites applications for the position of Controller. Contact Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources at drobson@cmu.ca or 204-594-0532.

 

MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcements for November 26, 2017

 

 

Christmas Giving - This Christmas, give a gift that gives twice! Through MCC's Christmas Giving projects, you can bring joy to the people you love and transform lives around the world. Each gift comes with a card that explains the gift you've given. Choose from a variety of gift options that will be meaningful to friends, teachers, co-workers or family! Visit mccmb.ca/christmas today.

 

MCC Canada welcomes applications for Director of Fundraising & Communications based in Winnipeg. Applications are accepted until December 22. For more information and to apply, please visit mcccanada.ca/director-fundraising-communications

 

Selkirk MCC Thrift Shop welcomes applications for Shop Manager. Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is chosen. For more information, please visit mccmb.ca/selkirk-thrift-shop-manager

 

 


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