Church Bulletin



Agreement and Acceptance #2

January 20, 2019 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement:  Unity of mind can seem elusive and even impossible in the vast sea of opinions and ideas that swirl around us. When we do agree with one another it feels great but agreement is often fleeting and something that we try to secure in one way or another. When we try to maintain our unity we fail to see that it is God who brings us together and that oneness is a gift to be given and received.




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 407  We are People of Gods Peace

HWB 304  There are Many Gifts

Scripture Reading Genesis 11:1-9 NRSV

Prayer and Offering


Childrens story Jac Siemens

Congregational Song

HWB 322  For We are Strangers No More

Scripture Reading Philippians 2:1-5 NRSV

Sermon – “Agreement, Unity and Building Projects  Lee Hiebert


Song of Response

STS 113  I Will Stand in the Congregation

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer



Song of Sending

STJ 52  Jesus, Help us Live in Peace



Worship Leader Daryl Climenhaga

Song Leaders – Gerry Sapinsky, Bev Rogers, Marie Rempel, George Klassen

Pianist/Organist – Margarete Dyck


Next Week’s Scriptures:   Psalm 103:1-13 and Mark 2:13-17

Think on it:  We often think about acceptance as being about how we receive other people but how often do we consider how we are received and really accept who we are?



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,



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



Jan. 13, 2019    $1291.05

YTD Income  $12322.30



The MCM annual gathering will be held on March 2 here at SMC.  Those of you who would like to register as delegates please contact the church office no later than Feb. 3. 

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!

Library News – For the next few months, we will be featuring a variety of books that have not been read recently.  Come check it out.

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

We are planning for a new year of Supper Clubs! There are sign-up sheets at the Welcome Centre. We will take two weeks for signing up and then organize the supper clubs. Our thanks to Isbrand and Martha Hiebert for coordinating the organization of the clubs.

Charlene is going to reorganize the mailboxes at the end of the month to make them look more tidy and ordered. The location of your mailbox may change.

Today – 2 p.m. Family volleyball.

 Today – 12 p.m. Staff Christmas Lunch at Timber Trails.

Mon. Jan. 21 – 6:45 p.m.  Men’s Volleyball.

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.

Sat. Feb 16 – Arkbuilders.

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

Tues. Mar. 21 - 7 p.m.   SMC Annual General Meeting in the sanctuary.



Tues. Jan. 22 and Mar. 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.

Feb. 11 at 7:00 PM - CMU presents Face2Face: Let’s Talk About Death...It Won’t Kill You  Marpeck Commons. See

New position available with MCC! - MCC is hiring a part-time Receptionist and Mail Clerk to work afternoons at 134 Plaza Drive. This position provides support for both the MCC Canada and MCC Manitoba. Visit for job description.

Beginning Mar. 6 -  CMU’s Χplore program for 55+ offers courses that investigate dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it -- all without any assignments or tests!  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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