Worship Services Update

August 27, 2021

The 9:30 AM indoor service is available via live stream and through our phone service. You are welcome to attend. Masks ARE again required.

Our live outdoor second service begins at 11 AM. Bring your lawn chair and shade umbrella, if you have one.

FOR BOTH SERVICES: Access the parking lot from Lumber Ave.

NOTE: In case of inclement weather, there will be two indoor services.

August 13, 2021

The 9:30 AM indoor service is available via live stream and through our phone service. You are welcome to attend. Masks are recommended but not required.

Our live outdoor second service begins at 11 AM. Bring your lawn chair and shade umbrella, if you have one.

FOR BOTH SERVICES: Access the parking lot from Lumber Ave.

July 16, 2021

Our livestream service at 9:30 AM will be open for in-person attendance. Pre-registration is not required. We can accomodate 150 people. Masks are required, and please respect social distancing.

The outdoor service at 11 AM will continue; sitting beside your vehicle is not required. Bring your lawn chair/blanket and shade umbrella, if you have one. Please respect social distancing.

FOR BOTH SERVICES: Access the parking lot from Lumber Ave.

July 2, 2021

Our outdoor/drive-in second service begins at 11 AM. This simplified version of our first service is broadcast over your car radio (98.1 FM) and loudspeaker.

Attendance is only for those in a vehicle. All must remain in their vehicle OR outside on the driver’s side; you may want to bring a lawn chair.

Please maintain separation from those outside your household.

Ushers will show you where to park and will be available to receive your offering.

Water will be provided!

Our 9:30 AM service is available only via live stream or through our phone service.

April 30, 2021

With recent changes to the guidelines, our services are once again online only. We will have one service at 9:30 AM, available via live stream or through our phone service.

April 23, 2021

Our two-service Sunday structure continues. Both the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services can accommodate 50 attenders. Registration is required each week.
Singing with masks is permitted in both worship services. The foyer is reserved for those who prefer not to sing.

April 4, 2021

Our two-service trial period continues. Each service can accommodate 100 attenders. Registration is required each week.
Singing with masks is permitted in all our worship services. The foyer is reserved for those who prefer not to sing.

March 9, 2021

STARTING SUNDAY, MARCH 14th, we will have a 2-service trial period for 4 weeks (March 14, 21, 28, and April 2 and 4). On those dates services will be held at 9:30 a.m. (no congregational singing) and 11:00 a.m. (congregational singing with masks). Each service will accommodate 100 attenders. Advance registration will be required. Services will continue to be live-streamed; phone-in listening will be available only for the 9:30 a.m. service.

March 5, 2021

UPDATE

Our services are available via live stream and through our phone service. You are also welcome to attend in person by registering with the church office. Attendance is possible as per current regulations. May God guide us as we discern next steps.

November 13, 2020

A NOTE FROM YOUR LEAD PASTOR

We get it: these are frustrating, confusing, anxious, and also dangerous times. We have multiple positive cases of COVID within our church community (though none that have been caused at in-person church gatherings). And we have many health professionals that are working increasingly to exhaustion, not to mention teachers and others. So let’s do what we can to mitigate the threat. But let’s take each day one at a time, stay calm, and act wisely.

Sometimes, historical perspective can help us interpret our current experience in a healthy way! We are not the first nor the last to face a devastating pandemic. So please take 10 minutes to read this article that came my way recently: “Martin Luther on How Not to Tempt God during a Plague” (https://villageanglican.church/village-blog-desmos/2020/3/30/martin-luther-on-how-not-to-tempt-god-during-a-plague). Luther’s thoughtful pastoral balance in responding to the plague as it ravaged his own city of Wittenberg resonates with me. Maybe with you as well?

Be blessed as you take things a day at a time (Barb keeps reminding us of that—thank you, Barb!), prayerfully doing what God is calling you to.

Pastor Walter

November 11, 2020

Dear SMBC Family,

Further restrictions have been decreed this week as Steinbach is now a Code Red region. This Sunday’s service (November 15, 2020) will be via live stream and phone only.

Our church continues to follow Manitoba’s COVID-19 guidelines.

We will provide another update on Friday. We are thinking of you all! Our loving God continues to have full access to each of us!

Barb Hamm
Administrative Assistant
Steinbach MB Church