Church Bulletin


Indigenous Relations

November 4th, 2018 10:45 a.m.

Time change! Dont forget to turn your clocks back!


Focus Statement:  How can we build the various peoples or nations of Canada build relationships with each other? We seek to build relationships between all nations of our world, using Scripture as the foundation on which we build.




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

#46 HWB "I sing the mighty power of God"

#322 HWB "For we are strangers no more"

Scripture Reading  Job 12: 7-12 (NIVUK)

Prayer and Offering


Childrens story Eric Rempel

Congregational Song

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

Scripture Reading Romans 12: 9-18 (NIVUK)

Sermon – "Spiritual Reconciliation based on the Scriptures" – Norman Meade


Song of Response

#367 HWB "For the healing of the nations"

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer



Song of Sending

#307 HWB "Will you let me be your servant."



Worship Leader Daryl Climenhaga

Song Leaders Marie Rempel, George Klassen, Gerry Sapinsky, Lavina Thiessen

Pianist/Organist Karen Peters


Next Week’s Scriptures: Psalm 127 NRSV and Mark 12:38-44 NRSV

Think on it:  What are we being invited to contribute for the sake of peace?



Please pray for:

·         Delores Tourand who is in Bethesda Hospital and also for her family as they go through this difficult time.

·         Hildegard Adrian, Peter Dyck, Tina Nikkel, Jessie Peters, and
Helen Warkentin
who are in Bethesda Place.

·         Pray for our missionaries:  Rachel Klassen  - Germany

·         Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues.

If you have a prayer request, please contact our Prayer Chain coordinator, Anne E. Froese



Today’s display speaks of current relations between Indigenous Canadians and Settler Canadians.  Every item in the display represents some aspect of indigenous culture and/or settler relationships.  The art-piece is named Beginning Reconciliation and a written interpretation is provided.  Feel free to take a closer look after the service.  If you would like more information the artist George Klassen would be happy to discuss the art piece with you. 

Thank you to Lavina Thiessen for the blanket and Gerry and Georgia Sapinsky for the beaded leather mitts used in the display. 



9:30 a.m. Sunday School

  • Children meet in the kitchenette
  • Youth meet in the lounge
  • All three adult Sunday school classes will meet in the MPR to hear from Norman Meade.  All adults are invited to attend.  A mic and speaker will be used to make it more hearing accessible.


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Today – Don’t forget to turn your clocks back 1 hour!

Today We pray a blessing on Lee Hiebert, Val Peters and Lois Climenhaga who are leading the worship service at Cedarwood and Rest Haven.

Today – We welcome Norman Meade from Manigotagan who will be speaking.  Hot potluck lunch will follow the service.  All are invited.

Today – 2 p.m. Family volleyball. No family volleyball next week.

Mon. Nov. 5th   Men’s Volleyball

Mon. Nov. 5th   6:30 pm - Steinbach Mennonite Handbelles practice in the kitchenette.

Tues. Nov. 6th – 7 p.m.  Semi-annual meeting

Fri. Nov. 9th – Board retreat

Sun. Nov. 11th – 3 p.m. Peace Concert.

Thurs. Nov. 13th – 7 p.m. Pastoral Relations Committee meeting in Rm. 115

Tues. Nov. 13th9 a.m. – MCC blanket making day.  Everyone is invited to come for part or all of this time.  Please bring a lunch and a snack to share at coffee time.  Also bring sewing machines if you can.

Wed. Nov. 14th - Arkbuilders will be going to tour the Mandala Gallery.  We will be taking the church bus. Anyone interested is welcome to come. The bus will be leaving from SMC at 3:30 pm.  There is a sign up sheet at the welcome centre.  The cost is $8.50 plus bus fare.

Wed. Nov. 21st – Faith and Life committee meeting in Rm. 115.

Wed. Nov. 21st  at 7:00 pm all SMC Women are invited to a cookie exchange. Further details will follow. 

Tues. Nov. 27th- Deacons meeting in Rm 115

Thurs. Nov. 29th – Board meeting in the MPR

Sat. Dec. 1st at 7:45 a.m. – Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jakes.

Sat. Dec. 1st at 8:30 a.m. – SMC Ladies Breakfast at Smittys.

Christmas Dinner! For the past several years we have held a Christmas Dinner in the gym after our Christmas morning service. We require someone to coordinate the food preparation and food service. Contact Daryl or the church office if you can help as coordinator or kitchen helper.

Steinbach Community Christmas Hampers: There are several papers at the Welcome Centre for giving Christmas Hampers to families in need in Steinbach. If you are interested in helping with the Christmas Hampers either with donations or as a driver.  Please read the information there and contact the SCCH. You can also contact the Church Office or Daryl Climenhaga for more information or to register a needy family.



Wed. Nov. 7, 7:00 pm Face2Face: Whose Neighbour Am I? Newcomers in Canada. Almost daily, news reports reflect concerns about ‘migrants and border security’ – and include assumptions requiring context and careful reflection. Join this Face2Face conversation with newcomers to Canada from Syria, Colombia, Burundi, Iraq, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The evening, moderated by Arisnel Mesidor, MCC Migration and Resettlement Coordinator, will expand your awareness and understanding and open new relational connections.  In Marpeck Commons. See

Special Event: Strangers and Pilgrims
Thursday, November 8 at 7 pm | 159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg
Join author Kennert Giesbrecht with local and national MCC staff at Sam's Place to learn about how Mennonites are changing landscapes in Latin America. For more event information, visit

Fri. Nov. 9 7:00-9:30pm - Our Annual MCM Youth Peace Gathering "On the Eve: engaging peace 24/7" is at CMU North Campus.  All Jr. and Sr. High youth are invited.  Gathering will include: peace witness activity, storytelling and worship. Let Kathy G. know you're coming!

Fri. November 9 at 7 pm - A new play by Theatre of the Beat will take place at Morden Mennonite Church on. #Churchtoo explores the struggle of wading into realities of sexual assault and examines the difficulties of speaking out in a community where the topic is often considered taboo.

Sat., November 10 at 2 pm.  Unveiling of the iconic Dirk Willems' life-size bronze statue will take place on Mennonite Heritage Village grounds this This statue, created by Peter Sawatzky, world renowned bronze sculptor, represents the centrepiece of a major new project by the Peace Exhibit Committee of MHV.  All are invited to attend this unveiling. (Taking place outdoors, dress appropriately.

Fri., Nov. 16 @ 7:30pm - Crossroads by Janet Shaw-Russell opens at the MHC Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. It runs Nov. 16-Jan. 19. 

Canadian Foodgrains Bank invites supporters to its fall banquets. Nyambura Githaiga, senior policy advisor with the Foodgrains Bank, will speak about how conflict affects food security in Africa.  Note the events in your area.  For the fall banquets, please RSVP by Nov 12th to Gordon Janzen at or call 431-334-8878.
Monday, Nov 19, 9:30 am at Triangle Oasis Restaurant in Winkler: CFGB pie and coffee information meeting.
Tuesday, Nov 20, 6:30 pm at Charleswood United Church, Winnipeg: CFGB Fall banquet
Wednesday, Nov 21, 6:30 pm at Bethel Christian Assembly, Brandon: CFGB Fall banquet.

Internationally renowned pianist Jane Coop will present a recital “Piano Giants: Music of Beethoven & Rachmaninov” at CMU on Wed., Nov. 14 at 7:30 PM at the Laudamus Auditorium. The concert will feature CMU’s newly donated Bosendorfer Imperial Grand Piano. Tickets $25, $22 Seniors, and $10 Students. Call 204-487-3300 or email info@cmu.caor see

Voices Together Hymn Sing. Join Henry Engbrecht, Paul Dueck and the Voices Together Ensemble in singing potential new songs for our new hymnal: Voices Together. Of course, we'll sing a few old favourites too. Saturday, Nov 17, 7:00pm, Morden Mennonite Church, and Sunday Nov 18, 7:00pm, Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship, Winnipeg. Freewill offering for the Voices Together project will be received.

Christmas Craft & Bake Sale - MCC welcomes donations of baked goods for the Christmas Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 24! If you're interested in donating your baking, please contact Sophia Bezoplenko at or call 204-261-6381. For more information on the Christmas Craft & Bake Sale, please visit

Learning Tour: Health and mental health in Haiti – Join us in April 2019 for a week-long opportunity to see MCC’s work in action in Haiti. This tour will have a special focus on health care, including responding to the cholera epidemic, trauma healing and MCC’s approach to disaster response. For more information visit or contact Brad Reimer at 204-261-6381.




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