Church Bulletin

WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE

Theme: Lent 3 “Me & You & the Creatures Too”

March 4, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement: We are in relationship with a God whose foolishness is wiser than human wisdom. We need relational guidelines to guide the between, although rigidly adhering to rules has the potential to come in between. How might we seek God each day and tend to the space between rather than focus solely on the rules?

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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 hope, faith and life.

Call to Worship

Confession and Words of Assurance

Congregational Singing

HWB 69 The Lord is king

HWB 70 Immortal, invisible, God only wise

Scripture Reading – Exodus 20:1-17

Prayer and Offering

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

Children’s story – Bev Unger

Congregational Song

HWB 76 Praise, I will praise you, Lord

Scripture Reading – 1 Cor. 1:18-25

Sermon – “Hitting the Mark” – Lee Hiebert

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

Congregational Song

HWB 338 I Know not why God’s wondrous love

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer

SENDING GOD’S PEOPLE

Benediction

Song of Sending

HWB 486 God of our life

Postlude

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Worship Leader – Cheryl Esau

Song Leaders - Henriette & Rudy Schellenberg; Kathy & John Schellenberg

Organist / Pianist – Margarete Dyck

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PRAYER & PRAISE

Please pray for:

·         Peter Koop who is in Bethesda Hospital

·         Helena Penner who is in St. Anne Hospital

·         Hildegard Adrian, Peter Dyck, Tina Nikkel,  Jessie Peters,
Helen Warkentin, Anne Unger (
Bethesda Place)

In Memoriam: We remember Bill Schroeder who passed away a year ago on March 7th. Pray for God’s comfort and peace to the family and friends these days.

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CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION

Daylight Savings Time begins March 11th. Please remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night.

We pray a blessing for Stacey & Heather Giesbrecht and for Jac & Helen Harder as we honour their request to have their membership at SMC transferred to SMBC.

FINGERFOOD   POTLUCK LUNCH Sun., March 11.  CMU choir, accompanied by several faculty members, will be serving us during the morning worship service, and joining us for lunch.  We are told the CMU group will number about 40 people.  Please bring an extra helping or two with your potluck contributions.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

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SMC THIS WEEK

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

Mon. March 5, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball
7:30 p.m. Sunday School Teacher meeting in the kitchenette

Wed. March 7, 7:00 p.m. Faith & Life Committee meeting in MPR

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UPCOMING EVENTS

March 12, 7:00 p.m. Worship Planning Team meeting in MPR

March 13, 7:00 p.m. Church Board meeting in the MPR

March 15, 7:00 p.m. SMC Annual Membership Meeting. Annual Reports books available in foyer.

March 17, 4:30 p.m. Arkbuilders invites you to Faspa in the kitchenette followed by a presentation by Carlee Friesen [Manitoba MCC financial administrator]. Everyone is welcome, but sign up at the Welcome Center by Sunday, March 11 if you intend to come.

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

·         Adult SS “Current Events”  in MPR

·         Adult SS Bible Study in Room 109 (Music Room)

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OFFERING

Feb. 25 - 28, 2018 - Our Giving:    Budget $6,857.00    MCC: $200.00 

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COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Job Opening: Mennonite Church Canada (Wpg. office) invites applications for the position of Executive Assistant to the Executive Director. See http://home.mennonitechurch.ca/jobs 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.

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

March 6, 7:00 p.m. Providence Public Lectures at Steinbach Arts Centre. “Hellen Keller and the Power of Language to Actualize Humanness” with Dennis Hiebert.

March 15, 6:30 p.m. Youth for Christ Steinbach Festival of Friends Fundraising Dinner 2018 at the Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church. Call to reserve a table of 8 or individual tickets are also available by calling YFC Steinbach office at 204-346-4366.

 

 

Confession for March 11th:

God of compassion and consequence, some days it’s hard to face who we are.

We like to be in control, to know where we are going.

Relying on someone else, even you, is hard.

We get impatient and find things to criticize. Some of us even like to complain.

Glossing over past hardships is easier than admitting that we needed your help, and still do.

We don’t want to see how our attitudes and actions make things worse.

We are sorry. Forgive our ingratitude.

Grant us the courage to face the truth.

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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.

 

Canadian Mennonite University  cmu.ca       

 

1.       CMU is honoured to host Senator Murray Sinclair as he shares stories and insights of Canadian communities, churches, and educational institutions responding to the TRC 94 Calls to Action.  Monday, Mar. 5, 7:00 PM in Marpeck Commons, 2299 Grant Ave. Attend in-person or via live streaming at cmu.ca/lectures.

 

2.      On Thursday, Apr. 5, 7:00 PM, plan to attend “Spring at CMU,” an evening of celebration in support of CMU. Featured: CMU PAX Award to Steve Bell; music by Steve Bell and CMU Singers; short reflections from faculty, alumni, and students. Contact Joyce Friesen at jfriesen@cmu.ca  to reserve a seat or cmu.ca/springatcmu for more information.

 

3.       Prospective students and their parents are invited to Campus Visit Day at CMU on Mar. 9 and Open House on Mar. 27. For more information see cmu.ca/campusvisit.

 

4.      CMU hosts the Shi'a Muslim – Mennonite Christian Dialogue 7. The opening event at 7:00 PM on Mar. 7 in Marpeck Commons will introduce presenters, welcome guests, and introduce the theme “Religion and Youth”. All are welcome. More information available at cmu.ca/dialogue7.

5.      CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre presents an evening with Donald Stoesz, Thursday, Mar. 22, 7:00 PM at Marpeck Commons. Stoesz will be launching his new book Canadian Prairie Mennonite Ministers' Use of Scripture: 1874-1977. Join Stoesz as he presents the findings of his research and the evidence of a “Mennonite canon within the biblical canon.” For more information go to commonword.ca/go/1475.

 

6.      Check the CMU website at cmu.ca to learn about CMU events such as

·         Xplore: Keep Thinking: CMU’s 55-Plus Enrichment Program

·         Concert: Mennonite Community Orchestra (CMU’s Orchestra in Residence)

·         Workshop: Journeying Together: Accompanying the Aging

·         Art Exhibition: Faye Hall and Anthony Chiarella

·         Employment Opportunity: Outtatown Site leader

 

MC Manitoba Announcements

 

Fundraising hymn sing for the new Mennonite Hymnal. Douglas Mennonite Church. March 11, 2018. 7:00pm. Join three current members of the hymnal committee for singing and reporting on the progress of the new hymnal, due out in 2020. For more info on the project, visit www.mennomedia.org/resonate. Special Guests: George and Esther Wiebe, Marilyn Houser-Hamm and, Henry Engrecht will lead a number of songs. Freewill offering. Note the attached poster.

 

Camps with Meaning online registration is open! This is our ministry together as Mennonite Church Manitoba. Please visit www.campswithmeaning.org 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 http://home.mennonitechurch.ca/jobs 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.

 

MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcement for March 4, 2018

IVEP Night  Thursday, March 22, 7 pm  159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg

Every year we welcome young adults from around the world through MCC's International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP). Join us at Sam's Place as Winnipeg IVEP participants share a taste of their home countries: Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Palestine, Swaziland and Zimbabwe!

Sargent MCC Thrift Shop welcomes applications for part-time Assistant Manager. Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is chosen. For more information and application instructions, please visit mccmb.ca/sargent-thrift-assistant-manager.

Summerbridge 2018 - MCC is now accepting applications for Summerbridge, an 8-12 week service program for young adults of diverse cultural backgrounds who are connected with a Mennonite or Be in Christ church. If you are a church or young adult interested in learning more, please contact Katie Laban at katielaban@mccmb.ca or 204-925-1929.

 

 

 


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