Verse of the Week:
It is good to give thanks to the Lord; to sing praises to your name, O most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning and your faithfulness by night.
Psalm 92: 1 – 2
Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader & Pianist: Winkler Community Male Choir
Opening Song – Choir – Crown Him Lord of All
Welcome & announcements
Call to Worship
Congregational Singing – To God be the Glory MH 532
- This is my Father’s world MH 49
Offertory – Choir – Come Ye Disconsolate
Choir Service of Song and Spoken word
Ten Thousand Reasons
His Grace is Sufficient
Battle of Jericho
Jesus Loves Me
Testimony – Al Ens
I’ll be there in Glory
Lamb of God
Hark I Hear
Closing song – Choir – I’d rather have Jesus
Prayer & Praise
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Trudy Harms, Helen Janzen, Jake Rempel 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, Andrea Fehr who is home working on VISA requirements before she can head back to Hawai’i, and Tyler Loewen in Cambodia with MCC.
Prayer for the Week:
~ Special welcome to the Winkler Community Male Choir under the direction of Ray Giesbrecht. We are grateful for your willingness to lead us in worship through song and spoken word. God’s blessings to you in your continued ministry.
~ The adult Sunday school class is leading worship this morning, Sunday, April 22, at Eden & Salem. Thank you for your willingness to participate in this ministry.
~ Thank you to the food committee for serving us a delicious noon meal after our service of remembrance and thankfulness last Sunday. Thank you also for your willingness to serve for the funeral of Mary Klassen.
~ The funeral for Mary Klassen was held on Saturday, April 21st at the Blumenort Church. We as a congregation want to wish the family, God’s comfort and a keen awareness of God’s presence during this time. May God as our Good Shepherd be your guide today and always.
Reminders of prayer items for this week:
~ Thank you to Nettie Ginter and her family, as well as to Jaime Falk and Rod & Ang Fehr, for your willingness to share parts of your journey with cancer last Sunday. Thank you for your honesty and for the reflections regarding faith and the way this journey has impacted the way you view life. We want to wish you well and continue our prayer support as you follow up with monthly appointments.
– Tim Wiebe has had very positive news following his most recent MRI test. At this time there is no evidence of the presence of the tumor on his brain. He and the family are grateful to God for this good news.
– 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.
~ 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)
or contact Gerry Giesbrecht @ 204-362-7262
April 25 – at Prairie Dale School “Madagascar Dessert Theatre”. Meet at BMC @ 6:15 pm back by 9: 30 pm
May 2 – worship night with Nipawin Bible Colleges “Facedown” Worship Band
May 9 – Games Night
~ Mennonite Collegiate Institute invites you to attend the MCI Spring Fundraiser evening on May 12 beginning at 6:45pm in Buhler Hall Foyer. Please join us for an evening of live music, delectable Hors D’oeuvres & Desserts and our feature documentary; ‘Strength for Today… Bright Hope for Tomorrow – An MCI Story’, featuring stories of alumni from 1948 – present. You are not going to want to miss it! Tickets are free, with donation opportunities available at various points throughout the evening. To reserve your tickets please visit our website www.mciblues.net or call MCI at (204)327-5891.
~ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
~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
~ 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
~ Faith and Life Choirs Spring Concert: Send Forth Thy Spirit takes place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7 pm at Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg and on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3 pm at the Steinbach Mennonite Church in Steinbach, MB.
April 29 – Speaker – Justin Rempel
May 6 – Speaker – Ron Pierce, who is the founder of Empower Ministries which seeks to empower local people of many regions of the world for ministry
May 13 – Mother’s Day – Songs of Praise Sunday