Church Bulletin


Theme: The Minor Prophets: A Closer Look at Gods Heart

Date, May 13, 2018 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement: Placing our hope and trust in God is difficult when we do not understand what God is doing. Like a good parent, God does not impose Godself on us and sometimes allows us to learn our own lessons. It is in this place where we can feel utterly alone and where the world can seem like it is crashing down upon us. It is in this place that Gods heart is revealed as willing to let us decide for ourselves and when our deliverance is at hand.




Welcome and Prayer

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 – Cheryl Esau, Rachel Hiebert, Toni Hiebert, Homer Janzen

Congregational Singing

HWB 1 - What is this place?

HWB 17 - We gather together

Scripture Reading – Zeph. 1:7-9, 14-18

Prayer and Offering


Childrens story – Jac Siemens

Congregational Song

HWB59 - Sing praise to God who reigns

Scripture Reading – Hab. 3:1-7, 17-19

Sermon – “The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord” – Lee Hiebert


Song of Response

HWB 145 - There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
Beyond our Doors – Daryl Climenhaga

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer



Song of Sending

HWB 427 - You shall go out with joy



Worship Leader – Cheryl Esau

Song Leaders - Gerry Sapinsky, Lavina Thiessen, Ed & Val Peters

Organist / Pianist - Margarete Dyck




Please pray for:

·         Peter Koop who is in Bethesda Hospital

·         Victor Janzen who is in Bethesda Hospital after suffering a stroke. Please keep Victor and Helen in your prayers as they cope with this event.

·         Dorothy Fehr who is now at home and improving. She would appreciate visits or phone calls.

·         Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues




We pray a blessing for Willi & Erna Wiebe as we honour their request to have their membership at SMC transferred to Ridgewood EMC.

We pray a blessing for Henry & Else Wallmann as we honour their request to have their membership at SMC transferred to Steinbach CMC.

We pray a blessing for Mackenzie Hildebrand as we honour his request to have his membership at SMC transferred to Springstein MC.

COIN COLLECTION OFFERING - During the month of May the children will be collecting coins during the offering time, in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank through our local Abundant Harvest Growing Project.  Thank you for your sharing generously.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr  



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

Mon, May 14, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. May 15, 7:00 p.m. Manigotagan Youth meeting in MPR



Sun, May 20, Scripture Text: Joel 1:1-5, 11-12; Joel 2:12-14, 26-32 

May 22, 7:00 p.m. Deacons meeting in MPR

May 26, 7:00 p.m. Arkbuilders meet in kitchenette for a discussion “Arkbuilders Past, Present & Future”.

May 28, 7:00 p.m. Education & Ministries Committee meeting in MPR

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)



May 6 -12, 2018 - Our Giving:    

Budget $ 4,951.01   CFGB:  $195.12 MCC: $100.00 MC MB: $100.00



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.

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

May 27, 7:00 p.m. Maestros Yuri Klaz and Mel Braun, together with the choirs of Sargent Mennonite Church and First Mennonite Church, invite you to a free SPRING CHORAL CONCERT at First Mennonite Church, 922 Notre Dame Avenue in Winnipeg.



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.

On June 3, Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna welcomes you to Saengerfest, with a worship service at 10:30 am followed by lunch and a 2:00 pm concert.  Lunch is available by donation.  Join the MCI community as we worship and fellowship together!

MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcement for May 13, 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.


SpringFest 2018

May 25 & 26, 2018

134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg

Join us for our annual SpringFest with a quilt show and sale, BBQ lunch, plant sale and more. Proceeds will provide relief kits to families whose lives have been disrupted by conflict and disasters around the world. For more details visit or call us at 204-261-6381.


Cycle Clear Lake - Calling all cyclists! Come out to Riding Mountain National Park for a beautiful trail ride in support of MCC water projects in Lebanon on Saturday, July 7. Registration deadline is June 18. For more information and to register online visit or phone Reinhold at 204-729-8335.


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.


Canadian Mennonite University       


1.       Plan to attend the inaugural Canadian Conference on Ecclesiology and Ethnography. Join academics, students, and practitioners in exploring the dynamic relationship between theological reflection and the lived experience of the church. June 6-8 at CMU. For more information see


2.      CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre presents the launch of Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization, edited by Steve Heinrichs (MC Canada Director of Indigenous-Settler Relations). Join an evening conversation with Steve, Jonathan Dyck (Illustrator), and essay contributors including Leah Gazan (Lakota), Vivian Ketchum (Anishinaabe) and Anita Keith (Mohawk). May 24 at 7:00 PM at CMU’s Marpeck Commons.


3.       Consider a gap year after high school full of discipleship, adventure, learning, service, travel, and friendship with CMU’s Outtatown discipleship program. Act now while spaces are available for 2018-19! Visit to learn more and apply.

4.      Online registration is now open for CMU’s Community School of Music & the Arts 2018-19 season. Classes include: individual lessons for any instrument, group voice, Musical Theatre, Music for Kids, Music for Young Children, Art, Music Therapy Services. The 3rd Summer Music Academy for Voice or Piano runs July 16-27. Go to for information and registration.


5.      Golfers are invited to the 17th Annual CMU Golf Classic, Tuesday, June 19 at the Kingswood Golf and Country Club in La Salle, MB. Reservations are limited so rsvp early by calling Joyce Friesen 204-594-0517.


6.      CMU invites inquiries and applications for the full-time salaried positions of Assistant Director of Food Services and Facilities, Lead Technician. Inquiries should be directed to or 204-594-0532.


MC Manitoba Announcements

Camps with Meaning Fun-a-thon: Carnival and Concert to raise funds for a new shop at Camp Assiniboia. June 10, 3:00pm – 8:30pm at Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship. Afternoon fun for all ages including: petting zoo, competition seed spitting, games for kids; followed by a variety of great music. Visit for more info.

Spring Open House at Camp Assiniboia. Are you thinking of coming to camp this summer? Campers, families, friends, volunteers – all are welcome! Come meet some the leadership staff, roast a hot dog, try an activity, and take a look around at Camp Assiniboia on Wednesday, May 16th from 4-7 pm.

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.


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