Church Bulletin


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

Date April 29, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement: Hosea, which literally means “salvation”, is all about desire. Both the desire of God as well as the desire of God’s people. And in the midst of these often competing desires Hosea proclaims a kind of salvation that comes in the form of a love that endures above all things.




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 and Opening Prayer

Congregational Singing

HWB 68 O come, loud anthems, let us sing

HWB 89 For the beauty of the earth

Scripture Reading – Hosea 3:1 -4:3

Prayer and Offering


Children’s story – Marg Rempel

Congregational Song

HWB 76 Praise, I will praise you Lord

Scripture Reading –- Hosea 6:1-6

Sermon – “Enduring Love” – Lee Hiebert


Song of Response

STJ 95 I want to walk as a child of the light

Beyond our Doors – Ed Peters (CFGB project)

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer



Song of Sending

HWB 418 Move in our midst



Worship Leader – Val Peters

Song Leaders – Henriette & Rudy Schellenberg, June Snider, Gerry Sapinsky

Organist / Pianist – Karen Peters




Please pray for:

·         Peter Koop who is in Bethesda Hospital

·         Dorothy Fehr in Bethesda Hospital. Dorothy had a fall a few weeks back but nothing is broken and she is in good spirits.

·         Henry Dueck who has health issues.

In Memorium: We remember John Kathler who passed away a year ago on May 5th. Pray for God’s comfort and peace to the family and friends these days.



If you know of someone who needs Deacon Care please contact someone on the Deacons committee. The phone numbers will be listed in our new church directory.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr



Today, NO Family Volleyball
3:00 p.m.
The Faith and Life Choirs Spring Concert will be right here at Steinbach Mennonite Church.

Mon,  April 30, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball
7:00 p.m. SMC Women’s “Springtime In the Garden”. Meet  at Oakridge Greenhouse.  Space is limited to those who signed up.

Sat. May 5, 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s Restaurant.  We hope to see you there.
8:30 a.m. SMC Women’s Breakfast at Smitty’s. Women of all ages welcome!



Sun, May 6, Scripture Text: Micah 1:3–7, 4:1-5, 6:1-8

May 8, 7:00 p.m. Church Board meeting in the MPR
7:00 p.m. SMC Women Committee meeting in the kitchenette



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)



April 22 - 28, 2018 - Our Giving:    

Budget $ 8,711.00    MC Canada: $ 100.00  MCC: $110.00 



CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCHES: Can we get YOUR church to sponsor a week at camp…and provide the support staff (or a portion of the support staff) that week? Each week’s support staff includes a camp pastor, kitchen and maintenance help, and a health officer. Talk to your small group, your friends, your committees and come join our camp community! Contact the Camps with Meaning office for more info, or to sign up. or 204-895-2267.

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 4, 7:00 p.m. at Mennonite Heritage Village - Winnipeg Singers present ACCENT ON YOUTH: YOUNG CANADIAN TALENTS with guests SRSS Chamber Choir (Kristel Peters) and Crystal Springs School Choir (Ruth Bergen)  Contact Karen Peters re: tickets.

May 5 Pick up and Walk. See poster on bulletin board for details

May 6, 7:30 p.m. Eden Foundation Fundraising Concert “In Harmony for Hope” featuring Eastman Male Choir with Corny Rempel  singing Elvis’ best gospel songs at SMC.

May 25 & 26, MCC Springfest including Plant Sale and Quilt Show and sale. See poster for times and other details.



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.

Exhibition OPENING event featuring Danielle Fontaine Koslowsky, Reymond Pagé and Jeff Chester, Thursday, May 10, 6:30-9:30, MHC Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.

MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcement for April 29, 2018


Grow Hope with us!

This spring, we invite you to join us to help end hunger by sponsoring a Grow Hope acre. Because of government matching, every gift grows providing relief to people facing food insecurity, drought and displacement. Find out more about Grow Hope and join the movement at or call 204-261-6381.


Stories from Southeast Asia – Join Arthur and Phyllis Mann, visiting MCC staff, in Morden or Winnipeg for first-hand stories about MCC’s work in countries such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. They will bring to life our peace, education, agricultural work and more! May 1 at 1 pm, Morden Activity Centre (306 N Railway St, Morden) or May 4 at 7 pm, Sam’s Place (159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg). Please contact Kendelle for more information or to RSVP at or 204-261-6381.


World Fair Trade Day Celebration 

Saturday, May 12, 10 am - 5:30 pm

134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg

Join Ten Thousand Villages at Plaza Drive for a fair-trade market music, Sam’s Place baking, upcycling crafts, activities for kids, samples and more throughout the day! For more information, call 204-261-0566.


MCC Manitoba Golf Tournament

July 11, 2018

10 River Road, Starbuck

Join us at Bridges Golf Course for our 16th annual golf tournament in support of MCC's local work with vulnerable youth. The tournament includes on-course contests, a delicious Mennonite dinner and great prizes. For more information and to register, visit or call 204-261-6381. Register by June 13 to meet the early bird deadline


Hosts needed - MCC Manitoba is seeking hosts for female participants in IVEP (International Volunteer Exchange Program) for an 11 month period beginning in September 2018. Hosts are needed in the Elmwood/Kildonan and Central Winnipeg areas and/or neighbourhoods with good access to bus routes. For more information visit and contact Katie Laban at 204-925-1929 or 


MC Manitoba Announcements


CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCHES: Can we get YOUR church to sponsor a week at camp…and provide the support staff (or a portion of the support staff) that week? Each week’s support staff includes a camp pastor, kitchen and maintenance help, and a health officer. Talk to your small group, your friends, your committees and come join our camp community! Contact the Camps with Meaning office for more info, or to sign up. or 204-895-2267.


Campers still welcome! Some of our weeks are filling up, but there is still plenty of room for campers of all ages to experience God, community and creation at Koinonia and Assiniboia this summer. Head to to register today!


Faith and Life Choirs Spring Concert: "Send Forth Thy Spirit" on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg and on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Steinbach Mennonite Church in Steinbach, Manitoba.


17th Annual Birding Retreat at Turtle Mountain Bible Camp, May 24-27th (Koinonia is unavailable this spring). Key activities: birding around camp, a visit to Whitewater Lake, and worship times.  Choose an early start Thursday evening and spend all-day Friday on a special trip to the Melita/Pierson area.  Dennis Fast, well-known birder and photographer and Heidi den Haan, biologist and birder will be leading us in sessions on birding. Brochure attached.


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 April bringt Prediger Hermann Dueck aus der Douglas Mennoniten Gemeinde und Seelsorger in Concordia Village in Winnipeg eine Serie von Predigten für die Osterzeit.


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 April is Pastor Hermann Dueck from Douglas Mennonite Church and Chaplain in Concordia Village in Winnipeg.


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 (April 29), 7 pm, at Home Street MC, 318 Home St. For more details contact Dan Dyck via

Canadian Mennonite University       


1.       Experience the artistic vision of Anthony Chiarella and Faye Hall as they reimagine the power of poetry to create meaning in our lives. Poetical Movement within Art is being showcased until Saturday, May 5 at CMU’s MHC Gallery at 610 Shaftesbury Blvd. See


2.      Canadian Mennonite University invites inquiries and applications for the full-time salaried positions of Maintenance Manager and Program Manager, Outtatown Discipleship School. Inquiries should be directed to , 204-594-0532.


3.       Each year in June CMU’s Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) invites the peacebuilders of the world to gather over two weeks for a selection of five-day courses. Consider taking a course for professional and personal development or for academic credit and deepen your understanding and commitment to reconciliation and peace. For more information, go to or email


4.      CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre presents an evening of conversations around the Bible and decolonization, May 24 at 7:00 PM at Marpeck Commons.  Join Leah Gazan (Lakota), Vivian Ketchum (Anishinaabe), Anita Keith (Mohawk), Jonathan Dyck and Steve Heinrichs on the launch of Unsettling the Word:  Biblical Experiments on Decolonization. 


5.      Registration is now open for the Summer Music Academy for voice and piano at CMU’s Community School of Music and the Arts. Join us for a jam packed week of exciting music making as you explore your instrument and learn new skills. The Academy runs July 16-20 (ages 12- 15 years old) and July 25-27 (15-18 years old). For more info visit


6.      Online registration is now open for CMU Blazers Summer Sports Camps 2018!

·         Aug. 7-9: Junior (grades 4-7) futsal camp

·         Aug. 13-17: Youth (grades 8-10) volleyball and basketball camps

·         Aug. 20-24: Junior High (grades 6-8) volleyball and basketball camps

For more details visit, phone 204.487.3300, or email


7.       CMU is seeking volunteers for assistance with occasional mailings and data entry projects. For more information please contact Julie Derksen at 204-487-3300 ext. 607 or





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