Sunday, April 23, 2017
Verse of the Week:
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My Name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace, I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14: 26-27
Worship leader: Jake Friesen
Song Leader & Pianist: Ravae McDonald
Welcome & announcements
Call to worship
Worship in Song
Offertory – Josh Dyck
Reporting by SOAR Participants
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – John 20:19-31
Message – Peace be with You – Pastor Rudy
Prayer & Praise
~ During this past week various families in our midst have experienced the loss of people who were important in their lives. The Grandmother of Ryan & Jodi Friesen, Nancee J Freesmeier, passed away on Sunday, April 16. Tina Wiens, aunt of Ang & Jack Driedger, & Kevin & Helen Krahn, passed away on Tuesday, April 18. On Wednesday, April 19, Maria Loewen, grandmother of Dave & Nettie Ginter & Esther & Dave Klippenstein passed away. We recognize how finite life is and we are grateful for the time we are given to build relationships and establish memories. May these families come to know anew Jesus’ greeting to His disciples, “Peace be with you”, in the midst of uncertainty, loss & grief.
~ Let us continue to uphold Tenley Falk and her family as she undergoes her regular treatment schedule. Updates can be found at: http://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ We are grateful that Samara Thiessen, great granddaughter of Elma Kehler, is doing much better after her bone marrow transplant. She has been able to come out of intensive care and onto the general medical ward. The family deeply appreciates every improvement and all the prayer support.
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: , Trudy Harms, Helen Janzen, and Jake Rempel.
~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 with YWAM in Hawai’i, Kendra Fehr studying with YWAM in San Diego, CA
Prayer for the Week:
Living God, for whom no door is closed, no heart is locked, draw us beyond our doubts and fears to know Your risen presence within, Your healing touch that surrounds us and Your peace which enfolds us. In the strong name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
~ Church council meets at 7: 30 pm on Tuesday, April 25
~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website. We are working at streamlining this, and keeping it current. Please be patient with us as we continue to update our web presence. Go to http://blumenortchurch.com to see what’s new online.
~ The updated pictorial directories are available for $10 per copy. See Hedy Falk if you’d like to pick one up or stop in at the library and Judy Dyck or Sue Peters will be able to sell you one.
~ There are a number of items in the lost & found. Please check and take home items that belong to you.
~ We are looking for more people to help out with our audio visuals. There are openings in each department. If you are able and interested, check with the nominations committee: Joyce Hildebrandt, Charlotte Klassen, or Armin Ens. We would welcome you to come on board and fill these vacancies.
~ Women Encountering Jesus – Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9am to 4:30pm. You are invited by Mennonite Women Manitoba to come spend a day together at the Bethel Mennonite church in Winnipeg, exploring stories of women’s encounters with Jesus, then & now. Our day will include: worship, engagement with a variety of spiritual practices, storytelling, lunch and introduction to resources for the journey. Resource person is Spiritual Director Laura Funk. Register online at: www.mennochurch.mb.ca or call 204-896-1616 and ask for Kathy Giesbrecht. Registration is $ 50.00
~ Mennonite Church Manitoba is accepting applications for the position of Resident Manager at Camp Moose Lake. This is a 4 month term position (1.0 fte) from May 1 – Aug 31. The Manager is directly responsible for the management of Camp Moose Lake, overseeing all aspects of its operation including facilities and the guest group rental program. Please send inquiries to Dorothy Fontaine 204-896-1616 ext. 256 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A detailed job description can be found at www.campswithmeaning.org.news
~ The “Annual Palliative Care Soup & Pie Fundraiser will be held Tuesday, April 25th, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Altona Bergthaler Church. Funds raised will go towards equipment and projects for Eastview PCH and Altona Hospital. All are welcome!”
~ The Gardens on Tenth will be having a Soup & Pie Fundraiser on Thursday, April 27, from 5 – 7 pm in the new dining room. All are welcome and admission is by donation.
~ Faith & Life choirs Spring Concerts entitled, Heaven & Earth Testify, take place Saturday, April 29, 2017 at7 pm in the Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, and then on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3 pm in the Morden Mennonite Church. A freewill offering will be taken.
~ Mennonite Collegiate Institute (Gretna) invites applicants for the following term positions available for the 2017-2018 school year: ½ time Art teacher, ¼ time Dance instruction. Ability to contribute to co-curricular programmes, including our musical theatre production, is an asset. Please send resume and cover letter to Cheryl Braun at email@example.com or Box 250 Gretna, R0G 0V0, due date May 15. For more information call MCI @ 204-327-5891.
~ Go to http://blumenortchurch.com for updates regarding youth events. For the most recent updates, check out the groups on Facebook named “BMC Youth”, and “BMC Jr Youth” or contact Youth Pastor Gerry Giesbrecht @ 204-362-7262
~ Go to http://blumenortchurch.com/calendar/church-calendar/ for updates regarding youth events. For the most recent updates, check out the groups on Facebook named “BMC Youth”, and “BMC Jr Youth” or contact Gerry Giesbrecht @ 204-362-7262
Junior Youth (Mondays 7pm-9pm):
May 1 – Guy/Girl split night
May 8 – Games Night
Senior Youth (Wednesdays 7pm-9:30pm):
April 26 – Testimony night
May 3 – Bible Study – John 17: 1 – 12
April 30 – Harley Dyck 1 Kings 18
May 7 – Rudy Franz
May 14 – songs of Praise