Church Bulletin

WELCOME TO OUR SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

April 15, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

Theme: The Minor Prophets: A Closer Look at God’s Heart

Focus Statement: God is a God that believes in second chances and creates them in abundance. Although God's mercy overflows in our world, it often comes in surprising ways and to those who least expect it.

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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

                  STJ 1 We sing to you, O God

                  STJ 19 I will call upon the Lord

                  HWB 163 Obey my voice

Scripture Reading: Jonah 2:1-7

Prayer and Offering: We Come

PROCLAIMING  GOD’S  WORD

Children's Story: Jac Siemens

Congregational Song

                  HWB 369 Lord, whose love in humble service

Scripture Reading: Jonah 3:1-10

Sermon: “A Change of Mind” Lee Hiebert

RESPONDING  TO  GOD'S  WORD

Congregational Song of Response

                  HWB 521 Come, thou fount

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer

SENDING  GOD’S  PEOPLE

Benediction

Song of Sending

                  STJ 78 We will walk with God

Postlude

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Worship Leader ~ Daryl Climenhaga

Song Leaders ~ Val & Ed Peters, Lyle Peters, Bev Rogers

Organist / Pianist ~ Margarete Dyck

 

 

PRAYER & PRAISE

Please pray for:

·       Peter Koop who is in Bethesda Hospital

·       Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues

·        Our Missionary:

        Rachel Klassen – Germany

Our sympathies and prayers go to Martin and Hilda Fehr  and Isbrand and Trudy Fehr on the passing of their mother Helena Fehr on April 10 in Paraguay

Our sympathies and prayers go to Eva and George Kehler on the passing of Eva’s sister Gertruda Doerksen on April 10 in Paraguay.  She was also a sister in law to Martin and Hilda Fehr

Congratulations to Dave and Katie Giesbrecht as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 15

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CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

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SMC THIS WEEK

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

Mon,  April 16, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Thurs, April 19, 7:00 p.m.  Arkbuilders meet at Mennonite Heritage Village to view  "Seven Points on Earth" by Paul Plett and Royden Loewen.  $15 per person.

Sun, April 22, Scripture Text. Amos 5:21-24; 9:11-15

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UPCOMING EVENTS

April 22, Anne Unger’s 100th Birthday Celebration, please sign up at the welcome center

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

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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  and Adult  SS meet in MPR

·       Adult SS “Current Events”  in MPR

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

 

COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

April 15, 7:00 p.m. Generation Rising presents an evening of music and stories of hope.  See poster on bulletin board

 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 22 , 7:30 p.m. Canzona concert  at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church.

April 27, 7:00 p.m. SBC Spring Concert

April 28, 2:00 p.m. SBC Graduation Ceremony at Steinbach EMC

April 29, 3:00 p.m. Faith and Life Choirs Spring Concert: "Send Forth Thy

             Spirit" at Steinbach Mennonite Church. See poster for details.

May 5 Pick up and Walk. Please sign up at the welcome center if you want to

              participate.   See poster on bulletin board 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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