Verse of the Week:
I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples, I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great above the heavens, your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Psalm 108: 3 & 4
Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader & Pianist: Ang Fehr, Ruby Wiens
Welcome & announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Psalm 42 & 43
Sharing – Nettie Ginter
Worship in Song
Children’s Story – Rod & Ang Fehr
Sharing – Jaime Falk
Benediction & Table Grace
Prayer & Praise
Welcome to this special worship service of remembrance and celebration. We want to commemorate the end of current cancer treatments for Tenley Falk and Nettie Ginter. We are grateful for the faithfulness of Gods ongoing presence with us. We are thankful to God for allowing these families to reach the end of what has been a life changing journey. It is important to give thanks to God. After the service we invite the congregation to celebrate around the tables, sharing a noon meal which will include elements of Tenley’s favorite foods. All are welcome.
Reminders of prayer items for this week:
– Tim Wiebe who continues to deal with cancer related health issues.
– Harv Thiessen continues his physiotherapy program at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg. Your prayers are appreciated.
– Austin Penner at Agassiz Youth Center in Portage la Prairie also values our prayer support.
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Trudy Harms, Helen Janzen, Jake Rempel, Mary Klassen, and Peter E. Hildebrandt
~We continue to offer our prayer support for Laure and her family, as well as for the Paroisse Missionaire Congregation in Kinshasa, DR Congo; Ryan Thiessen in San Carlos, Mexico, Murray and Carol Honsberger in Papua New Guinea, Eagles Wings Children’s Village in Uganda, Jon & Natalie Neudorf in Chiang Mai, Thailand working with YWAM
Prayer for the Week:
Lord, you have given us so much; we ask for one more thing, a grateful heart.
~ BMC Youth is for youth in grades 7-12, and happens Wednesdays from 7:00pm-9:15pm
~ For updates follow us on Social Media:
facebook: facebook.com/groups/BMCYouth (Group) facebook.com/bmcyouthmin (Page)
or contact Gerry Giesbrecht @ 204-362-7262
April 18 – Small group fun night talk to the small group leaders for more information.
April 25 – Bible Study
May 2 – worship night with Nipawin Bible College
~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website. The address is http://blumenortchurch.com
John & Linda Funk have requested a transfer of membership to the EMMC Church in Winkler
Our church year is one-quarter done…our goal was to reach $ 93, 750 in the first 3 months as per what we predicted in our budget for 2018.
Income to March 31, 2018: $ 61, 908.42
Expenses to March 31, 2018: $ 78, 803.26
Shortfall: $ 16, 894.84
Thank you to all for your generous giving .
~ To those who participated in the 2018 “I Love to Read” month, please submit your reading trackers to Megan in the library to receive a prize! The deadline for submission is April 30th, 2018.
~ Inviting women of all ages to the Women’s Sunday school class new video series “Kingdom Woman” starting Sunday April 15!
This 6 week series (of course we’ve been known to go longer!) is described as follows:
A kingdom woman gives the devil as much reason to fear as a kingdom man. She lives confidently in the knowledge that Christ died and rose for her so that she can experience the significance of the destiny to which she has been called. In Kingdom Woman, Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, remind women of their calling from God to be free, delivered, healed, and hopeful.
We’re looking forward to the opportunity to again discover more of God together.
The Gretna Bergthaler Church invites all who are interested to attend a workshop at: the church in Gretna, on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10 am – 3 pm. Led by Elsie Rempel, the workshop will center on faith formation in children and youth with topics such as: Ways we recognize and respond to God as we grow toward adulthood; Salvation and children: Inviting Jesus into our hearts and minds; Integrating children and youth into the churches worship and mission; The roles of curriculum and the church calendar in inter-generational church life. There is no cost to attend. Bring a bag lunch. Check the bulletin board for more details.
~ In an effort to be good stewards, we re-use Sunday school teaching materials whenever possible. However, over the years, we have accumulated extra supplies, especially in regard to DVBS materials, which we would love to share with any children’s ministry that could put it to use. If you know of any ministry that would benefit from lesson plans, activity papers, music, etc., please contact Ingrid or Marilyn.
~From the Gardens on Tenth: Peter Bartel is retiring in May, after 18 years of service. We will be celebrating at a retirement tea on Friday, May 4, in the Gardens MPR at 10am
~ You are invited! Providence Theological Seminary Graduation Exercises on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 @ 2 pm at Hanna Centre, Jubilee Auditorium, Otterburne. Speakers: Patrick Franklin, (PhD McMaster Divinity College), and Jeff Banman, (MA Providence Theological Seminary).
~ Providence Theological Seminary has a variety of summer courses available for credit or to audit. Courses include: “Radical Reformation: History, thought and Practise”, “Contemporary Anabaptism: Theology & Theologians”, “Counselling and mental health support for marriages and families in congregations and communities”, and “Leadership Theory and Practise in diverse ministry contexts”. For more information contact email@example.com
~ The Station YFC is having their annual dessert night on Tuesday April 17th, doors open at 6:30 with the program to start at 7, Marty and Sheridan will be sharing at the evening. If you would like tickets or to fill a table or want to donate desserts please contact us at the office at 204-324-5659 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org tickets are free. Thank you.
~ Salem Foundation invites you to enjoy an afternoon of “Faspa, Fellowship and Song” on today, April 15th at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. The Program, featuring the male voice harmony of the WINKLER COMMUNITY MALE CHOIR begins at 3:30 pm in the sanctuary; Faspa will be served from 4:30 to 5:15 pm in the fellowship hall. Proceeds from the freewill offering are for Salem Home Resident Room Blinds – All Care Areas.
Your support provides Residents with a positive lived experience … making this chapter of their life journey meaningful!
~ Annual Palliative Care Soup & Pie Fundraiser will take place on Tuesday, April 17th, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Altona Bergthaler Church.
Bring a friend. All are welcome! All proceeds go towards Palliative Care.
~ Homemade chicken noodle soup, borscht, and broccoli cheese soup, fresh buns and pies!! Join us for The Gardens on Tenth Spring Soup & Pie Supper on Thursday, April 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in The Gardens dining room at 140 10th Avenue NE. Admission is by donation. Donations will be used for a new Century Tub for The Apartments. All are invited to attend! To also arrange for a tour please call 204-324-8945.
~ Coming together through Truth & Reconciliation – Seeds church is offering classes; open to the public, on Sundays, April 8 – May 7, 9:30 – 10:30am, @ the eXchange 116 Main St, Altona. Topics to be explored: April 8 – Our words/Perspectives
April 15 – Our treaties – we are all treaty people
April 22 – Our land, the Mennonite settler legacy revisited
*Blanket exercise at 6:30pm
April 29 – Our Schools -The residential school legacy
May 7 – Our relationships – Making Jesus real in our reality.
For more info contact: email@example.com
April 22 – the Winkler Community Male Choir will be leading us in our worship service
April 29 – Speaker – Justin Rempel