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SEMC CONNECTION – Jan 21, 2022

Greetings SEMC,

Snow… there is plenty of it out there today!  One of the best things about a good snowfall is how bright and clean it makes everything look.  Check out this verse in verse found in Isaiah 1:18:

“Come now, let us settle the matter,”
    says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
    they shall be like wool.

Forgiveness is beautiful.  It’s purifying and restorative.  It’s an opportunity to begin anew.  As you look out at that fresh cover of snow outside, be reminded that because of the love of God and the shed blood of Jesus Christ our scarlet sins have been forgiven.  And like that white snow, we have been made pure.  Having been forgiven, let us follow the ways of Christ – in grace & truth. 

Prayer Time – 9:30-10:15 AM

You are invited to join us for corporate prayer Sunday mornings at 9:30AM.  So far our group consists of about 6-8 people.  We have plenty of space for you to join!  Please use the chapel entrance on the east parking lot beside the conference office. 

Note: when Sunday school starts again we will plan to start this prayer time a bit earlier.  

 New SEMC Pictorial Directory

We are planning to print our updated pictorial directory in early February.  We invite you to send in an updated photo before February 1st

Youth Pastor Search Committee

We invite you to pray for this team.  The team consists of: Megan Penner (co-chair), Priscilla Hagen (co-chair), Reyn Kroeker (member at large), Josh Dueck (CC rep), Gary McLean (CC rep).  

Worship Service – 10:45AM – Register for In-person Attendance & Livestream

We invite you to register online to join us for our in-person worship service.  You can find all the cohort details at the link.  This Sunday we are looking forward to Pastor Garth continuing our sermon series in James 1:19-27.

Church Office Hours are Monday to Friday 9-12 and Tuesdays 10:30-12.  You can call the church office before noon on Fridays to register for Sunday morning, or email office@semconline.com in the afternoons if you have any questions or would like to register for Sunday morning.

Sunday School Update

We have tentatively marked February 6 as our hopeful return to Sunday school.  Our SS re-start plan includes SS for all ages.  We will continue to keep you posted as plans develop.  We thank you for your patience as we navigate everything that is going on. 

Family Skating Event – Jan. 30, 2:15PM

We are hosting a family skating event, for all ages, on January 30 from 2:15-3:15 at the Centennial Arena in Steinbach.  Thanks to our SEMC hockey group for donating this ice time to us.  Please contact the office if you have any questions.  (Note: Proof of vaccination is currently required for those ages 12+). 

News from the EMC Conference Office

Abundant Springs has been postponed once again.  The EMC National Youth Committee has decided that they can no longer continue to responsibly plan for an Abundant Springs event in 2022.  Every effort will be made to hold an Abundant Springs event in 2023.

 Executive Director Job Posting – The EMC National office is seeking an individual with a passion for Christ, the church and missions to fill the position of Executive Director, starting in the summer of 2022.  If you know of someone who might be a good fit please pass this along to them.  You can find the full job ad here: Executive Director Job posting.

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SEMC CONNECTION – Jan 14, 2022

Greetings SEMC,

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3 (NIV)

This past Sunday we explored how we can have joy through the difficult trials and troubles we go through in life.  In fact, it’s a message I have had to preach to myself this week as our schools have just spent another week of remote-learning from home.  How can we have joy in our trials and troubles?

  1. Reflect on the faith-building and life-shaping moments of your life.  Note how many of them came through difficult circumstances.
  2. Pray for wisdom.  This is God’s invitation to us in these times.
  3. Believe and confess that God is good.

This Sunday we are looking forward to Pastor Garth continuing our sermon series in James 1:13-18.

Sunday School Update

We have tentatively marked February 6 as our hopeful return to Sunday school.  We will continue to keep you posted as plans develop.  We thank you for your patience as we navigate everything that is going on.

Prayer Time – 9:30-10:15AM

Prayer is the best way to align our heart, will and desires with God’s.  Prayer is also a great way to prepare your heart for our time of corporate worship Sunday mornings.  Therefore, you are invited to join us for prayer Sunday mornings.  We will be meeting at 9:30 for the time being.  When Sunday school starts again we will start this prayer time a bit earlier.

Please use the chapel entrance on east parking lot beside the conference office.

New SEMC Pictorial Directory

We are planning to print our updated pictorial directory in early February.  We invite you to send in an updated photo before February 1st.

Worship Service – 10:45AM – Register for In-person Attendance & Livestream

We invite you to register online to join us for our in-person worship service.  You can find all the cohort details at the link. 

Newsletter Updates

You can now access these newsletter email updates on our website every week.  You can find them under “News & Events” – “Newsletter Updates.”

Blessings to you and your families!