Church Bulletin

WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE

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

Date, June 24, 2018 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement: Malachi is the last book in the Old Testament and in many ways is a summary for all the Minor Prophets. Within this book we are exposed to both the consequences of human sinfulness as well as the never changing heart of God in the midst of that sinfulnessa heart that points in a very specific direction.

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GATHERING AS GODS 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 hope, faith and life.

Call to Worship and Opening Prayer

Congregational Singing

STJ #1 - We sing to you, O God

STJ  #12 - Cantai ao Senhor (O sing to the Lord)

Scripture Reading Malachi 1:6-10

Prayer and Offering Karen Peters

PROCLAIMING GODS WORD

Childrens story Jac Siemens

Congregational Song

STJ # 46 - O breathe on me, O breath of God

Scripture Reading Malachi 3:1-7

Sermon Questions of ConscienceLee Hiebert

RESPONDING TO GODS WORD

Song of Response

STS # 121 - Nothing is lost on the breath of God

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer

SENDING GODS PEOPLE

Benediction

Song of Sending

STS # 16 - Peace before us

Postlude

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Worship Leader Alvie Martens

Song Leaders Gerry Sapinsky, Bev Rogers, Ed & Val Peters

Organist / Pianist Karen Peters

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PRAYER & PRAISE

Please pray for:

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

Our sympathies and prayers go to Helen Kehler on the death of her sister in law, Mary (Stan) Kehler, on June 19th. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Congratulations to Sieg & Irma Peters as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 29th.

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CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION

Pastor Lee will be on holidays from June 25 to July 15. If you have any pastoral concerns please contact Dave or Katie Giesbrecht between June 25 and July 4. Daryl Climenhaga will be the contact between July 5 and July 15.

We pray a blessing for Martin Fehr as we honour his request to have his membership at SMC transferred to Steinbach MB Church.

We pray a blessing on Stephany Wiebe as we honor her request to be released from his membership at SMC.

Administration Committee is accepting applications for the Administrative Assistant position. For further information please contact Wilf Sawatzky.

There is a “retreat update” with a bit more information. Please check the Welcome Centre for this information. Cheryl Esau, for the Retreat planning committee and Education and Ministries.

During the summer months July, and August, there will be no Sunday School. Worship services will continue to start at 10:45 a.m., followed by a finger food potluck lunch. Please sign up at Welcome Centre for the Sunday you can help.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

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SMC THIS WEEK

Today, 3:30 p.m. Arkbuilders will be meeting at Marie Rempel's for a potluck faspa. Please bring your lawn chairs.

 Mon, June 25, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. June 26, 7:00 p.m. Deacons Meeting in MPR

COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Volunteers still needed at Camps with Meaning! We are still in need of kitchen and maintenance volunteers at both camps, as well as camp pastors. Please call 895-CAMP or email camps@mennochurch.mb.ca if you can help out.

The MANITOBA FOOD HISTORY TRUCK will be in Steinbach (at the Mennonite Heritage Village) from 17 June through 7 July. You are invited to schedule a visit to the Food History Truck -- to cook a recipe that is memorable for you, while sharing your life story. For more details, and to schedule a visit, please see https://www.manitobafoodhistory.ca/would-you-like-to-be-interviewed-for-the-manitoba-food-history-project. More info at the Welcome Centre.

Steinbach MCC Thrift Shop is in need of volunteers during our busy summer months. If you are interested in partnering with us by volunteering, please drop by our store at 409 Main Street Steinbach to fill in an application form or contact our store at 204-326-6642. Thank you for considering helping us fill this need.

July 28, 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. Prayer and Life Workshops Retreat, titled “TRANSFIGURATION” at Christ Our Saviour Parish. The cost is $15, (cash only please) and includes a book and lunch. Please register by June 30th deadline so that the books can be ordered in time. To register or for more info please contact Jeannette Castro by phone at 204-995-1891 or email at jeannette-70@hotmail.com or the church office.

 

SMC VISION STATEMENT

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.

 

 MCM Announcements

 

Summer is on its way and we are gearing up for camp! The leadership teams have one more prep week before Staff Training Week begins July 1st. We will have close to 80 staff at Camp Assiniboia learning and playing together, getting ready to welcome children and adults with disabilities to our two sites the following week. Thank you for your support of our staffing community! (note: male staff are still needed for July 8-13 and July 19-August 3)

 

Mennonite Church Canada is seeking an Executive Minister to lead our nationwide church. We invite your prayers for the process and for the person God is calling to this role. The Search Committee would be pleased to receive your suggestions for possible candidates. Inquiries or suggestions may be sent to searchcommittee@mennonitechurch.ca.  We are looking to the Lord, and listening to the Spirit as we discern together.

[see www.commonword.ca/go/1551 for the job description.]

 

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 (today - June 24), 7 pm, at Home Street Mennonite Church,  318 Home St. For more details contact Dan Dyck via dansilas100@gmail.com.

 

Save the date! Saturday, September 29th is the 2018 Ride for Refuge event. Mennonite Church Canada is once again inviting its congregational family to participate in this fun, nationwide bike-a-thon/walk in support of our international Witness ministry. As the Ride for Refuge website indicates: “The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser that supports charities who provide refuge and hope for displaced, vulnerable and exploited people everywhere.”  Please visit the Ride website: https://rideforrefuge.org/charity/mennonitechurchca

 

MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcement for June 24, 2018

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 mccmb.ca/ivep and contact Katie at 204-925-1929 or katielaban@mccmb.ca

 

MCC Canada welcomes applications for Ottawa Office Director based in Ottawa. Applications are accepted until June 27. For more information and to apply, please visit mcccanada.ca/ottawa-office-director

 

Share your story for MCC's 100th! Alumni and friends, we need your mementos for an exhibit to commemorate our centennial coming up in 2020. For more information, please visit mccmb.ca/centennial-display

 

 

 


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