Church Bulletin



Agreement and Acceptance

Jan. 13, 2019 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement: The old saying says, "In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity." But what is essential? Are non-essentials unimportant? What does this saying actually mean?

****************************************************************GATHERING AS GODS PEOPLE


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

You are Worthy of my Praise

Open the Eyes of my Heart

Scripture Reading Deuteronomy 6: 4-9 NIVUK

Prayer and Offering – Congregational Song

Love the Lord your God


Childrens story Anne Froese

Worship Music – What Kind of Love is This

Scripture Reading John 15: 9-17 & John 13: 34-35 NIVUK

Sermon – "The Law of Christ" – Daryl Climenhaga


Song of Response

HWB Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer



Song of Sending

HWB 420 Heart with Loving Heart United

Postlude ****************************************************************Worship Leader Lee Hiebert

Song Leaders   Ed  & Val Peters, Lyle Peters, Bev Unger

Organist – Margarete Dyck

Pianist – Lyle Peters



Next Week’s Scriptures:  Genesis 11:1-9 and Philippians 2:1-5

Think on it:  What is it that we seek by coming together with one mind?



Today. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School

  • Children meet in the kitchenette
  • Youth meet in the lounge
  • Adult Sunday School meet in the MPR and Music Room
  • 20’s and 30’s meet in Room 115


A sincere thank you to our church family for being there for us in the passing of Peter Dyck.  Thank you to all who gave of their time at the funeral, for their love, support and prayers on our behalf.  God Bless you all.                                                                            Margarete Dyck and family.

The family of the late Jacob Siemens would like to convey sincere thanks for every expression of sympathy and the many willing hands that assisted with his funeral.  We will miss our father, grandfather and great-grandfather but have the assurance that we will see him again!  "It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him..." 2 Timothy 2:11

Our condolences go out to Peter and Mary Block on the passing of their sister-in-law Delores.  The funeral was on Thursday Jan 10 at Bethel Mennonite in Winnipeg.

Please pray for:

·         Hildegard Adrian, Cornelius Nikkel, Tina Nikkel, Jessie Peters, and
Helen Warkentin
who are in Bethesda Place and Sadie Bartel in Cedarwood.

·         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,



Jan. 6, 2019    $9085.00

YTD Income  $10,885.00




This morning a group from SMC, led by Kathy Schellenberg, Marie Rempel and Lois Climenhaga are providing the worship service at Linden Place and Fernwood Place. We wish them God’s blessing.

The Gift Discernment Team is collecting nominations for 3 Church Board positions: Chair, Vice Chair, and Support & Accountability Committee Chair. Also, there is 1 term ending on the Gift Discernment Team this year. Please fill out a nomination form from the Welcome Centre and drop it off in Eric Rempel’s mailbox (#316) by February 17. You may also email your nominations to Eric Rempel. Thank you!

Christmas Dinner 2018: I have heard good reports of December's Christmas Dinner following our Christmas Day service. I want to say a huge Thank You! to the people who prepared turkeys, set up tables, did dishes, invited others, and came themselves. For many people in Canada, Christmas is just for buying things. For some who gathered together for worship and fellowship, Christmas was much more -- remembering our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Daryl Climenhaga.

SMC Annual Reports are due Jan. 20th. Please submit all reports to the church office by e-mail to

Today – 2 p.m. Family volleyball.

Mon. Jan. 14 – 6:45 p.m.  Men’s Volleyball.

Mon. Jan. 14 – 7 p.m. Administration Committee meeting in the music room.

Mon. Jan 14 – 7 p.m. Faith and Life meeting in Rm 115.

Tues. Jan 15 – 7 p.m. Worship Committee meeting in the MPR.

Sat. Jan 19 – Arkbuilders  will be watching the Movie "The Case for Christ"

Sun. Jan 20 – 12 p.m. Staff Christmas Lunch at Timber Trails.

Tues. Jan 22 -9 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.

Tues. Jan 22 – Deacon’s meeting in Rm 115.

Wed. Jan 30 – Charlene will not be in the office.  Please leave a message or call Pastor Lee at the church if you need anything.

Sat. Feb. 2 – 7:45 am.  Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s.

Sat. Feb. 2 – 8:30 am.  SMC Ladies Breakfast at Smitty’s.

Thurs. Feb. 21 – 7 pm.  SMC Women’s Valentines event.  More details to follow.

Tues. Feb. 26 - 7 p.m.   SMC Annual General Meeting in the sanctuary.





Tuesday January 22 and March 5. Day away at Assiniboia +55.  Enjoy lunch, skiing, hiking, fireplace conversations, "Knipsbrat" and more. $20. Call Linda at camp at 204-864-2159 ext 104, or Jesse at the office at 204-895-2267 to reserve a spot.

Thursday, January 24 at 7 pm.  Film Screening: The Occupation of the American Mind  at 200 Avenue de la Cathédrale.  The Justice and Peace Film Festival presents a film screening of The Occupation of the American Mind in Room 2322 at Université de Saint-Boniface. The film examines public relations and media representations of Israel and Palestine in the United States. Doors open at 6:30 pm with free admission.

Jan. 25-March 9.  Legacy by Anita Kroeger and Reverence by Michael Boss opening, 7:30pm, Fri. Jan. 25, MHC Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.

Feb 3 -  Canzona | 30th Anniversary Gala | Park Theatre.  Canzona celebrates their 30th anniversary with a special gala concert.  Following the concert, there will be a reception with special guests, silent auction, and birthday cake!  Tickets at or McNally Robinson Booksellers.

Learning Tour: Health and mental health in Haiti – Join us in April to see MCC's work in action through a week-long learning tour to Haiti. A few tour spaces are still open! For more information visit or contact Brad Reimer at or 204-261-6381. 

SALT positions are open!  SALT is an 11-month cross-cultural service experience for young adults aged 18-30. To learn more and explore position openings visit

Apr. 26 to May 13, 2019.  Consider joining the CMU educational tour to Israel/Palestine led by Professor Emeritus Gerald Gerbrandt,. This tour will open you to read the Bible and listen to the news with renewed insight. For more information see or contact

Sunday, Jan. 20 at 7:00 PM You are warmly invited to attend CMU Vespers, a service of choral music, hymns and prayers in the Laudamus Auditorium.  See

Camps with Meaning Summer Camp Registration is open. Visit to sign your children/grandchildren up for a great week at Camp Koinonia or Camp Assiniboia. You can also call the office for more info. 204-895-2267


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