Church Bulletin


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

Date May 20, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement: Within the message of the Minor Prophets we can see the ebb and flow of God interaction with Israel. Sometimes God withdraws and other times God enters in so close it is hard to imagine things being any other way. Throughout Joel we also see this message, one of life and death. A message that is not simply for the past but one that reaches into the future, our future.




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 41 Come, thou Almighty King

HWB 26 Holy Spirit, come with power

Scripture Reading – Joel 1:1-5, 11-16

Prayer and Offering


Children’s story – Bev Unger

Congregational Song

HWB 366 God of grace and God of glory

Scripture Reading – Joel 2:12-14, 26-32

Sermon – “When God Shows Up!” Lee Hiebert


Song of Response

Refiner’s Fire

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer



Song of Sending

There is a Redeemer



Worship Leader – Bev Unger

Song Leaders – Val & Ed Peters, Lavina Thiessen

Organist / Pianist – Margarete Dyck




Please pray for:

·         Victor Janzen and Peter Koop who is in Bethesda Hospital.

·         Pray for our Missionaries:

Rachel Klassen – Germany

In Memorium: We remember Ben R. Dyck who passed away a year ago on May 26th. Pray for God’s comfort and peace to the family and friends these days.

Please check the Missionary Board for a new newsletter from Rachel Klassen.



The Church Office will be closed on Tues. May 22nd.

The Rejoice Daily Devotional is up for renewal. Please check your mailbox for more information. If you’re interested in starting a new subscription, please the church office.

Manigotagan: We are in the process of planning our annual trip to Manigotagan. We met with some of the youth who went last year, and we plan to take a group this August 20-26. We are also planning ways to involve a number of adults in meeting with members of the Manigotagan community in the evenings. See the sign-up sheet at the Welcome Centre, and talk to Lee or Daryl if you are interested in helping with the week!

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 21, NO Men’s Volleyball

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

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



Sun, May 27, Scripture Text: Nahum 1: 12 - 15 & 2: 1 -6 and 3: 18 -19

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

May 30, 7:00 p.m. Pastoral Relations Committee meeting in Room 115

June 2, 7:45 a.m.  Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s. We hope to see you there.
8:30 a.m. SMC Women’s Breakfast at Smitty’s. Women of all ages welcome!

June 3, SMC Annual Golf Tournament. Call Elmer Kehler if interested.

June 21, 7:00 p.m.  You are invited to a Town Hall Congregational Meeting. Faith & Life is offering opportunity for you to consider what is important to our identity at SMC and vote on a recommendation from Faith & Life on how to move forward with the membership proposal. If you attend SMC, you are invited. You can find more info in your mailbox.



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 are done for the summer. Look for information about the summer BBQ coming soon.

·         Adult SS “Current Events”  in MPR

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



May 13 - 20, 2018 - Our Giving:   

Budget $ 6,568.25   CFGB:  $147.32 MCC: $100.00 MC MB: $100.00



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.

June 3, 2:00 p.m. Accent: Spring Series, performing their concert on, at the Mennonite Heritage Village. Tickets are $10.00 and available at the Steinbach Arts Centre or at the door.




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.

MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcement for May 20, 2018

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.


Special Event: Responding to need in DR Congo

Tuesday, May 29, 7:30 pm

1771 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg

Join us at Fort Garry MB Church to hear Bruce Guenther, MCC director of disaster response, and Rick Cober Bauman, MCC Canada executive director, share about MCC’s relief response to the crisis in DR Congo’s Kasai region. RSVP to Elizabeth Kessler by May 25 at 204-261-6381 or


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.


MCC Canada welcomes applications for Public Engagement Coordinator based in Winnipeg or Ottawa. Applications are accepted until May 24, 2018. For more information and to apply please visit

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 – 8:00pm at Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship. Afternoon fun for all ages including: petting zoo, competition seed spitting, games for kids; followed by Coffee and a Concert with great musicians. Visit for more info.


Calling all Cookie Bakers!  At the Fun-A-Thon on June 10th we are hosting the Great Camp Cookie Table!  All you need to do is bake 3 doz  (or more) of your version of a Great Camp Cookie and drop them off at the MCM office the week before. We will sell them as part of the fundraising efforts at the Fun-A-Thon.  Contact Kathy Giesbrecht at the MCM office for the details.   or 204-896-1616


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.


Canadian Mennonite University       


1.       Golf with a purpose! Sign up for the 17th Annual CMU Golf Classic, Tuesday, June 19 at the Kingswood Golf and Country Club in La Salle, MB. RSVP soon as spaces are limited. Contact Joyce Friesen at


2.      CMU and CommonWord invite you to the following book launches:

·         Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization on May 24 with editor Steven Heinrichs and others.

·         Hope, Healing and Community: Celebrating 50 Years of Eden Health Care Services on May 29 with author Glen Klassen.

·         Conflict Resolution in Asia: Mediation and Other Cultural Models on May 30 with author Stephanie Stobbe.

All launches are at 7:00 PM at Marpeck Commons, 2299 Grant Ave. See for more information.


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.      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


5.      There is still time to enrol in courses offered by CMU’s Canadian School of Peacebuilding, which runs June 11-15 and 18-22. Visit for course information. 


6.      Online registration available for CMU Blazers Summer Sports Camps 2018! For more details visit, phone 204.487.3300, or email


7.       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.



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