Church Bulletin

WELCOME TO OUR  SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

April 8, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement: The Widow of Zarephath was not a servant of Yahweh. Despite her humble socio-economic conditions and the various risks involved, she provided shelter and food to Prophet Elijah while he was running for his life. If the window of Zarephath could sponsor a refugee at the time when she did it, how much more can (and should) we do the same today?

 

 

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 407 We are people of God’s peace

                  Create in me

Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 17:8-16

Prayer and Offering – We choose to love

PROCLAIMING  GOD'S WORD

Children's Story: Susan Wiebe

Congregational Song

                  HWB 307 Will you let me be your servant

Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:31-40

Sermon: “Will You Invite a Stranger in in the Form of a Refugee Sponsorship?” Arisnel Mesidor

RESPONDING  TO GOD'S  WORD

Congregational Song of Response

                  HWB 395 Here I am, Lord

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer

SENDING  GOD’S PEOPLE

Benediction

Song of Sending

                  Go in peace

Postlude

 

 

Worship Leader ~ Bev Unger

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

Organist / Pianist ~ Karen Peters

PRAYER & PRAISE

Please pray for:

·       Peter Koop who is in Bethesda Hospital

·       Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues

·       Leonard Klassen who is having hernia surgery on April 10

 

God’s blessing on Cornelius Nikkel who will celebrate his birthday on April 12

Congratulations to Virlon and Mart Unruh on the birth of their twin grandchildren on March 27

We are thankful that Daryl Climenhaga has accepted our congregation’s call to become part-time Assistant Pastor at SMC beginning September 1

 

 

CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION

We pray a blessing on Peter Toews as we honor his request to be released from his membership at SMC

We pray a blessing on Wendy Unger as we honor her request to be released from her membership at SMC

Thank you for your expressions of sympathy, your prayers, hugs and words of condolence, flowers, cards, and attendance at the funerals of our loved ones.  On Feb. 5 a brother-in-law in Calgary died, Abe's brother Mar. 3, and Susan's sister on Mar. 20.  It was good to celebrate their lives of faith and then soon after Easter which gives us the assurance of life eternal with the Lord. Shalom, Abe and Susan Wiebe

Hans & Daniela Hildebrandt will be out of the office until April 17.

Please contact Pastor Lee during this time.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

 

 

SMC THIS WEEK

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

Mon. April 9, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Mon. April 9, 7:00 p.m. Pastoral Relations Committee meeting

Tues, April 10, 7:00 p.m. Church Board Meeting

Sun, April 15, Scripture Text. Jonah 2:17, 3: 1-10

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 19, 7:00 p.m. ( Thursday) Arkbuilders. Details to follow

April 30, 7:00 p.m. SMC Women’s “Springtime In the Garden” at Oakridge greenhouse.  Please sign up at the welcome center

 

 

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  and Adult  SS meet in MPR

 

 

COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

April 8, 7:00 p.m. Vespers choir final service this season at the Mennonite Heritage Village Museum. It's an evening of choral music, prayer, scripture and other applicable readings. Admission is free and all are welcome.

April 15, 7:00p.m. An evening of music and stories of hope: Generation Rising presents Christian touring band Double Portion! Featuring the testimony of Pastor Jose from Honduras at Evangelical Fellowship Church.  Free admission with a freewill donation.  All funds raised will help children in Honduras receive quality Christian education.

 April 15, 2:00 p.m. Outtatown Graduation at the Loewen Athletic Centre.

 April 20, 7:30 p.m.  Spring Choral Concert with the CMU Singers, Men’s and Women’s Choruses at the Loewen Athletic Centre.

 April 21, 2:30 p.m. CMU Graduation Service at Portage Avenue Church, 1420 Portage Ave., Winnipeg.

April 21 & 22 Providence Graduation Exercises, see poster for more details

April 29, 3:00 p.m. Faith and Life Choirs Spring Concert: "Send Forth Thy Spirit" at Steinbach Mennonite Church. See poster for details.

 

Soup's On is looking for an Assistant manager. If you or anyone you know might be interested in this ministry please check out steinbachsoupson.com for details.


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