Church Bulletin


Agreement and Acceptance #5


Feb. 10, 2019 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement: We are one body with many differences. Differences sometimes mean conflict, but they don't have to. How do we move beyond conflict in an unhealthy body to unity in a healthy body? 1 Corinthians 13 gives the answer.




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 God’s Peace

HWB 544 When We Walk With the Lord

Scripture Reading 1 Corinthians 12: 1-14, 27-31a NIVUK

Prayer and Offering


Childrens story Marg Rempel

Special Music – Aaron Ramos

Scripture Reading 1 Corinthians 12: 31b – 13:13 NIVUK

Sermon – “A Case Study in Conflict” – Daryl Climenhaga


Song of Response

HWB 304 There Are Many Gifts

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer



Song of Sending

HWB 592 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling



Worship Leader    Eric Rempel

Song Leaders – Marie Rempel, June Snider, Cathy Schellenberg, Bev Rogers

Pianist/Organist – Margarete Dyck




On Sunday Janet Peters, the Associate Program Director for Camps with Meaning, will be coming to share with us about camp and God's ongoing work through this ministry of our conference.

Next Week’s Scriptures:  Isaiah 40:21-31; Mark 1:29-39

Think on it:  Why do you think that Simon’s mother-in-law went straight to the kitchen after being healed? What does the Kingdom of God look like on the ground, in our lives and communities?



We pray a blessing on Pastor Lee is preaching at Arnaud Mennonite Church today.  Blessings as you bring God’s word to our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Please pray for:

·         John Goossen who is in Bethesda Hospital

·         Hildegard Adrian, Cornelius Nikkel, Tina Nikkel,  and Jessie Peters
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




Feb. 3, 2019        $11,110.00

YTD Income        $33,281.89





Delegates needed! The MCM annual gathering will be held on March 2 here at SMC.  If you who would like to register as a delegate please contact the church office this week. 

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!

Today – 2 p.m. Family volleyball.

Mon. Feb. 11 – 6:45 p.m.  Men’s Volleyball.  No men’s volleyball next week.

Thurs. Feb. 14 – 2:30 pm. 80+ Seniors Faspa.

Sat. Feb. 16 – 7 p.m.  Arkbuilders.  Speaker: George Klassen.

Thurs. Feb 21 - 7:00 pm.   SMC Women's Valentines event at SMC.  You are invited. Bring a friend. The evening will feature a presentation on "Forgiveness".  The presenters are Justina Heese and Marie Rempel. Coffee to follow.  There will be a sign up sheet at the welcome centre.

Mon. Feb. 25 – 7 p.m.  Faith and Life Committee meeting.

Sat. Mar. 2 – MCM annual gathering.

Tues. Mar. 5 – 7 p.m. Support & Accountability Committee Meeting in Rm. 115

Wed. Mar. 6 – 7 p.m. Education and Ministries Committee Meeting in the MPR

Sat. Mar. 9 - 8:30 a.m.- SMC Ladies Breakfast at Smitty’s.

Sat. Mar. 9 – 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jakes.

Tues. Mar. 12 – 7 p.m.  Board meeting in the MPR

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




Monday, Feb. 11, 7:00 PM, Marpeck Commons, join a Face2Face conversation entitled Let’s Talk About Death...It Won’t Kill YouJoin a casket maker, spiritual health practitioner, death café participant, and expert in culture and film studies as we explore our fears of conversations about death and our culture’s sometimes ghoulish obsessions involving death. This is a live-streamed event. See

Current openings with MCC Manitoba – MCC is hiring an Administrative Assistant in the Migration & Resettlement program. Application due Feb 11.   Visit for full job descriptions.

Feb. 13 at 7:00 PM View ‘I Am Rohingya, a documentary hosted by Menno Simons College/CMU at UofW Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall on. The evening includes Q&A with film producer and panel members. See

Last chance to register for Winnipeg Learning Tour - On February 27, you're invited on a one-day learning tour of local Indigenous-led initiatives, ministries and organizations in Winnipeg. Contact Kerry Saner-Harvey at 204-925-1911 or visit to register. Deadline to register is Feb 13.

Feb. 17, 7:00 PM  Worship with us at CMU Vespers  in the Laudamus Auditorium.

Feb. 20 – April 10. AMBS online short course: Transforming Congregational Conflict and Communication: Explore the possibilities and pitfalls of courageously engaging differences within congregational life in this six-week noncredit course. Instructor: Betty Pries, Ph.D. (ABD). Cost: $250.

The Eastman Choral Association is delighted to present two exciting Spring "Worship in Song" opportunities for Choral Singers!

  • Easter Sunrise Service - featuring Conductor Nathaniel de Avila and the Winnipeg Brass, Sunday, April 21st, 7 am, Grace Mennonite Church, Community Choir Rehearsals - All singers welcome! April 3, 10 and 17 from 7-9pm, Grace Mennonite.  Dress Rehearsal - Saturday, April 20th, 10 am.  Please RSVP to
  • Handel's Messiah- Saturday, April 6th, 7:30 pm. Grace Mennonite Church, Community Choir Rehearsals - All singers welcome! February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2 from 7-9:30pm. Dress Rehearsal - Friday, April 5th. To add your name to the mailing list, and to RSVP email

Mar. 1 and 2. CMU’s Opera Workshop presents City Workers in Love by CMU Instructor of Music Neil Weisensel.  Showtimes at 7:30 PM at the Laudamus Auditorium. Adults $8, Students $5, at the door.

Mennofolk is an organization celebrating music and art from people associated with the Mennonite community. Our theme this year is “Re: Play” and we invite you to submit art in any medium about what it means to play. How have Mennonites past and present let loose and have fun? Email submissions (description and photo) to by March 8th. The event will take place on March 23rd at the West End Cultural Centre. We invite everyone to attend.



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