Church Bulletin

WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE

January 14, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement: Mark begins his gospel with the story of Jesus baptism that both disturbs the waters and opens the heavens. Here we can see the power of God’s Spirit and catch a glimpse of Jesus true identity. But as Paul points out, the waters of baptism are sometimes not enough for us and we must intentionally seek out the baptism of the Spirit as well.

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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 46 I sing the mighty power of God

HWB 59 - Sing praise to God who reigns above

Scripture Reading: Psalm 29

Prayer and Offering

PROCLAIMING  GOD'S  WORD

Children's Story – Jac Siemens

Congregational Song

HWB 26 Holy Spirit, come with power

Scripture Reading: Mark 1:4-11 & Acts 19:1-7

Sermon: “A Heavenly Disturbance” – Lee Hiebert

RESPONDING  TO  GOD'S  WORD

Congregational Song of Response

STJ 49 Rain down

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer

SENDING  GOD’S  PEOPLE

Benediction

Song of Sending

HWB 427 You shall go out with joy

Postlude

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Worship Leader ~ Alvie Martens

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

Organist / Pianist ~ Margarete Dyck

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PRAYER & PRAISE

Please pray for:

·         Peter Koop who is in Bethesda Hospital

·         Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues

 

“We are deeply grateful for the cards and kind words of support from many of you following the death of my brother, Wilhelm Janzen, in late Dec. Thank you for surrounding us with such compassionate care.”  Victor & Helen Janzen

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CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION

We pray a blessing for Norman & Ricarda Niessen as we honour their request to be released from their membership at SMC.

Resource coordinator/Librarian - Elizabeth Abrahams has served as our coordinator for 40 years and we are thankful for all of her hard work leading in the development of the library. As much as she enjoys this work she has expressed the desire to step down. If coordinating this ministry is something you would be interested in please contact Cheryl Esau (Education & Ministries Chair). We will be looking at a transition period starting now and ending this Sept. 

There was great feedback on last year's Supper Club so we are doing it again! If you are interested in participating please sign up at the Welcome Center by Jan. 28th and you will be placed into a group of 8. The aim is to create opportunity to come together on a monthly basis from Feb. to May to share a meal and get to know each other better. 

The Prayer Shawl Ministry has been passed on to Faith and Life by Sunbeams for the new year. If you feel that someone from our church family would benefit from a shawl please contact Katie Giesbrecht so we can extend this gift together.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

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SMC THIS WEEK

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

Mon. Jan. 15, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Jan. 16, 7:00 p.m. Sunbeams meet in the kitchenette

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 23, 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. MCC blanket making day. Please bring a lunch and a snack to share at coffee time.

Feb. 15, 7:00 p.m. All women of SMC are invited to attend the Mystery Tea, the first event for SMC Women, in the gym.  Sign up at Welcome Centre.

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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 in Room 115

·         Adults in MPR

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OFFERING

Jan. 1 - 13, 2018 - Our Giving:
Budget $6,720.00    MCC: $300.00   Refugee: $100.00

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COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

MCM Annual Delegate Gathering – March 2-3, 2018
While it may seem like we forgot, and maybe we have forgotten a few things, in the upheavals of the last months, look for info in the next weeks on location, and a formal invitation for delegates to the annual delegate gathering. This will be the first Gathering where we will begin to own our part of the national agenda. It will be in Winnipeg this year.

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 dansilas100@gmail.com.

 

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.

MCM Update

 

MCM Annual Delegate Gathering – March 2-3, 2018

While it may seem like we forgot, and maybe we have forgotten a few things, in the upheavals of the last months, look for info in the next weeks on location, and a formal invitation for delegates to the annual delegate gathering. This will be the first Gathering where we will begin to own our part of the national agenda. It will be in Winnipeg this year.

 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Reminding you of this year's event as well as the opportunity to participate.   Let me know if you would like to be involved!  Please see the three documents attached. Rick Neufeld 

 

MCM Announcements

Camps with Meaning Summer Leadership applications are due January 19, 2018. Applications and job descriptions are on the website for you or a young adult you think should apply. Please visit www.campswithmeaning.org to learn more about this unique summer ministry owned by your church.

 

Herzlichen Dank für Ihre treue finanzielle Unterstützung der Frohen Botschaft! Wir haben noch einige Andachtskalender, die wir Ihnen gerne schenken möchten. Bitte rufen Sie doch im Mennonite Church Manitoba Büro an: 204-896-1616.

 

Thank you for your financial support of Frohe Botschaft! We have a few German Daily Devotional Calendars left. If you or someone you know would like a calendar please call the Mennonite Church Manitoba office: 204-896-1616.

 

Will you let me be your servant? A Public Lecture on Mennonite responses to Money
Mennonites have gained a popular image as those who can do ‘more with less’ and have developed a taste for simplicity. However, Mennonites have also forged large and successful businesses with personal and financial ethics flowing from them. Dr. Janis Thiessen will offer snapshots of Mennonite engagements in business, economics, and ethics from which we can discuss what Mennonite faith and life has and can say about wealth today.
Janis Thiessen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg. Janis has specialized in the area of Mennonite labour practices and economics reflected in her publications, Manufacturing Mennonites: Work and Religion in Post-War Manitoba (2013), Not Talking Union: An Oral History of North American Mennonites and Labour (2016).
The lecture will take place in the multi-purpose Room (3rd floor) of First Mennonite Church (922 Notre Dame Ave) Wednesday, January 31 from 7:00-8:30pm.

 

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 dansilas100@gmail.com.

 

MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcement for January 14, 2018

 

 

SALT - Are you deciding what to do next fall? Have you been considering international work? If you are, check out SALT!  It’s a year long cross-cultural experience, volunteering with a local organization, in a faith-based context. We're looking for English teachers, peacebuilders, French speakers, IT experts, development grads, nurses and more. Young adults ages 18-30, apply today at mccmb.ca/salt

 

Canadian Mennonite University  cmu.ca       

1.       You are invited to ‘Science as a Way of Knowing: the Pursuit of Truth in a Post-Truth World’ with Dr. Rick Lindroth on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7:00-8:30 PM in Marpeck Commons (2299 Grant Ave). Dr. Lindroth, Professor of Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the 2018 CMU Scientist in Residence. For more information, including other addresses by Dr. Lindroth, see cmu.ca/sir.

 

2.      CMU’s Face2Face Community in Conversation Series continues on Monday, Feb. 5, 7:00 PM in Marpeck Commons. ‘The Bible Tells Me so…Doesn’t It? A Conversation with Young Adults on the Tensions of Taking Scripture Seriously’. Join five CMU Undergraduate students from diverse Christian traditions in a conversation about the Bible and how we approach and discern its significance in our lives. See cmu.ca/face2face for details.

 

3.       Prospective students (and their parents) - explore CMU through two upcoming opportunities:  Friday, Feb. 2 Campus Visit Day (a day to explore campus, learn about CMU programs, attend a class and interact with professors) and Friday, Feb. 9 Discover  Outtatown Visit Day (CMU’s unique, one or two-semester discipleship, travel, service and learning program). For information go to cmu.ca/campusvisit.

 

4.      Worship with us at CMU Vespers on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 7:00 PM in the Laudamus Auditorium, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd. Alisa Wiebe will lead the choir and John Brubacher will be the reader. See cmu.ca/vespers.    

 

5.      Attend the opening of Reconciliation Through the Arts, an exhibition featuring art from First Nations and Settler communities at 7:30 PM on Friday, Jan. 26 at the

MHC Gallery, 610 Shaftesbury Blvd.

 

6.      The Menno Simons College Social Justice Fair presents The Community of Conflict, showcasing the diversity of conflict and how it connects us, not only in Winnipeg, but also as a global community. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Riddell Hall, University of Winnipeg. For more information contact msc.studentservices@uwinnipeg.ca.    

 

Ted&Co TheatreWorks is coming to Winnipeg on Sunday, Feb 11th at 6:30 pm at Douglas Mennonite to present “Boots, Buckets & Barrows”. This is Dessert night and Fundraiser put on by Mennonite Disaster Service. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling the MDS Office at 204 261 1274.

 


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