Church Bulletin


January 28, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement: On this third Sunday after Epiphany we explore the effect of Jesus presence and God’s calling on our lives. The word that best captures this effect is repentance. The kind of repentance that finds us not only turning away from sin but more importantly turning towards new life in Christ. Paul proclaimed this vision by saying that “the present form of this world is passing away.” What does this radical shift look like for us as Christians in the 21st century?




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

Create in me (see insert)

HWB 299 New Earth, Heavens New

Scripture Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Prayer and Offering ~ This Ground


Children's Story – Martha Hiebert

Congregational Song

HWB 150 Wonderful Grace of Jesus

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:29-35

Sermon: “A Radical Shift” – Lee Hiebert


Congregational Song of Response

HWB 143 Amazing Grace

Beyond our Doors – MCC Blanket Making

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer



Song of Sending

Colossians 3:17 (Let the Words…) (see insert)



Worship Leader ~ Alvie Martens

Song Leaders ~ Kendra & Scott Friesen, Kayla & Toni Hiebert

Organist / Pianist ~ Margarete Dyck


Please pray for:

·         Peter Koop who is in Bethesda Hospital



Thurs. Feb. 1, Submission deadline for 2017 Annual Report book.

We pray a blessing for Wesley Krahn and for Ingrid Harder as we honour their request to be released from their membership at SMC.

Resource Coordinator/Librarian – We have joyfully been contacted by someone interested in this ministry at SMC. If there is anyone else interested we will be open to contact until Feb. 18, with an announcement forthcoming by the end of Feb. If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Esau, Education/Ministries committee.

 Volunteers are needed to give rides to those from our church who find it more difficult to get here on Sunday mornings. If you are willing to help or know of someone who needs a ride to church, contact Pastor Lee.

MC Manitoba’s Camping Ministry is looking for someone to be a liaison between Camp and our church. If this is something you might consider please contact Pastor Lee.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr



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

Mon. Jan. 29, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Jan. 30, 7:00 p.m. Faith & Life Committee meeting in MPR

Wed. Jan. 31, 7:00 p.m. Pastoral Relations Meeting in Room 115

Thurs. Feb. 1, 11:00 a.m. Retreat Meeting in kitchenette



Feb. 3, 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s Restaurant. We hope to see you there.
8:30 Women’s Breakfast at Smitty’s. Open to women of all ages.

Feb. 5, 7:00 p.m. Church Board Meeting in MPR

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.


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



Jan. 21 - 27, 2018 - Our Giving:      Budget $8,257.00    MCC: $100.00



Feb. 4, 7:00 p.m. Vespers Service at MHV

Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m. Providence Public Lectures at Steinbach Arts Centre. “Beyond the “Pro-Life” versus “Pro-Choice” Debate with Randall Holm.

MCM Annual Delegate Gathering. Registration begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, March 2, at the First Mennonite Church. The worship service begins at 7:00 pm. Registration will also be available starting at 7:45 am Saturday morning, prior to the business sessions. Sat. lunch included with registration.  Please contact Pastor Lee if you’d like to be a delegate.


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.

Recovery of Hope Counselling, together with the Neufeld Institute – Manitoba Chapter, is proud to announce that Dr Gordon Neufeld, author of “Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers,” is coming to Morden on Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 to deliver a new full-day workshop called “Keeping Children Safe in a Wounding World.” Parents, educators, youth workers and caregivers will be interested to learn from Dr Neufeld, one of Canada’s leading developmental psychologists, as he uncovers the keys to helping children thrive while living in a wounding world. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or call 1-866-493-6202.

Canadian Mennonite University       


1.       You are invited to ‘Science as a Way of Knowing: the Pursuit of Truth in a Post-Truth World’ with Dr. Rick Lindroth, 2018 CMU Scientist in Residence, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7:00-8:30 PM in CMU’s Marpeck Commons (2299 Grant Ave). For information and livestreaming see


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 for details and livestreaming options.


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

4.      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.


5.      Menno Simons College Events at University of Winnipeg:  Panel Discussion on Refugee Resettlement in Canada: Moving Forward from Lessons of the Past on Feb 6 at 7:00-9:00 PM, Eckhardt Gramatté Hall; The Community of Conflict, Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Riddell Hall. For more information see


6.      Canadian Mennonite University invites applications for the full time salaried positions of Financial Analyst and Hosting Coordinator. Details can be found at or by contacting


7.       As CMU wraps up its Wellness Week, pray for the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being of students and staff.


MC Manitoba Update

Camps with Meaning Summer Camp Registration is open           

Receiving staff applications and opening Online Registration feels like the kick-off to an exciting new season in our camping ministry. Your support through prayer, and encouraging campers and staff to participate is crucial to the ongoing vitality of this work.


Invite Janet Peters to talk about our camping ministry

This is a great time to contact Janet Peters, our Assoc. Program Director for Camps with Meaning, to come for a visit to your worship service or Sunday School. Call our office at 204-896-1616 or email her at


MCM Gathering 2018 documents

All the documents pertaining to our Annual Gathering can be found on the “Gathering 2018” event page. The Report Book should be available there around February 2.


MC Manitoba Announcements

Camps with Meaning online registration is open! This is our ministry together as Mennonite Church Manitoba. Please visit to register for summer camp. We want all families to afford camp. Note our new Campership Fund, which assists families at a much higher level than before.


Job Opening: Mennonite Church Canada (Wpg. office) invites applications for the position of Executive Assistant to the Executive Director. 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.

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

Sie sind herzlich eingeladen am Sonntagmorgen um 7.30 Uhr (CFAM / CHSM / CJRB) Frohe Botschaft einzuschalten, eine Sendung die von Mennonite Church Manitoba produziert wird. Im Februar bringt Prediger Erwin Strempler aus der Douglas Mennoniten Gemeinde in Winnipeg und der Foothills Mennoniten Gemeinde in Calgary eine Predigtserie.

Please join us for Frohe Botschaft, a German language worship service produced by Mennonite Church Manitoba and broadcast on Sunday morning at 7:30 on CFAM / CHSM / CJRB. The speaker in February is Pastor Erwin Strempler from Douglas Mennonite Church in Winnipeg and Foothills Mennonite Church in Calgary.


MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcement for January 28, 2018


Youth and young adult leaders are invited to a lunch to learn about the youth resources MCC has to offer. MCC staff are available to lead interactive discussions, topical workshops, experiential learning exercises and more with your groups. If you are interested in learning about these resources directly, join us for a networking lunch on January 30, 12-1 pm, at Steinbach Bible College. For more information and to RSVP contact


Refugee resettlement panel discussion

February 6, 2018, 7-9 pm

Eckhardt Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg

Menno Simons College invites you to engage with a panel of refugee resettlement experts in conversation on “Refugee Resettlement in Canada: Moving Forward from Lessons of the Past.” Panellists include Brian Dyck, national migration & resettlement program coordinator for MCC Canada, Mike Molloy and Peter Duschinsky, authors of Running on Empty, among others.


Book launch – Come out for the Winnipeg launch of Mike Molloy and Peter Duschinsky’s Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugees, 1975-1980 on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7 pm in the Atrium at McNally Robinson in Grant Park Shopping Centre, Winnipeg.



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