Verse of the Week:
Listen, my beloved brethren. Has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him? James 2: 5
Worship leader: Marilyn Dyck
Song Leader: Walter Dyck
Pianist: Riley Dyck
Welcome & announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Offertory – Greg Klippenstein
Children’s Story – Mark Derksen
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Matthew 21: 28 – 32, 1 Corinthians 1: 26-30, Caleb Rempel
Message – The Jail Kids – Justin Rempel
Prayer & Praise
~ Congratulations to Gerry & Cassie Giesbrecht on the birth of a baby boy, Graham Carter, on Thursday, April 26, 2018. He is a brother for Judah & Taryn. He is another grandson for Joe & Janet Giesbrecht. May you experience God’s continued guidance as you parent the children God has entrusted to your care.
~ We are planning to have our service of baptism and communion on Sunday, May 20, 2018. We invite your prayer support for those who are planning to make a public confession of their faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord. This will be followed be a service of Baptism and communion. Those requesting baptism incude: Nick Driedger, Tyson Fehr, Josh Dyck, Heidi Miller, Mark Falk, Lauren Fehr, and Jesse Miller.
~ Thank you so much for your love and care, and your prayers for our mother Mary Klassen while she was here with us. She loved her church family. Thank you now for caring for us, her family, by your prayers and your many thoughtful acts – meals, cards, flowers, hugs, sharing memories and other show of support. To those who set up for and served the meal, those who ushered, who provided sound and pictures – many thanks for your gifts of time and kindness.
Reminders of prayer items for this week:
– Tim Wiebe as he continues with monitoring the after effects of chemo.
– Harv Thiessen as he 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 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:
Father in heaven, form in us the likeness of your son and deepen his life within us. Send us as witnesses of gospel joy into a world of fragile peace and broken promises; and touch the hearts of all with your love that they in turn may love one another. Amen.
~ 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
May 2 – worship night with Nipawin Bible Colleges “Facedown” Worship Band
May 9 – Games Night
~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website. The address is http://blumenortchurch.com
~ 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.
~ Pastor Rudy is helping to lead worship this morning, Sunday, April 29, at Eastview and the Gardens on Tenth.
~ 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.
~ 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: email@example.com
~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 firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Faith and Life Choirs Spring Concert: Send Forth Thy Spirit takes place on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3 pm at the Steinbach Mennonite Church in Steinbach, MB.
May 6 – Speaker – Ron Pearce, 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
May 20 – Pentecost Sunday – service of Baptism & Communion
May 27 – Speaker – Rudy Franz
May 7 – Jordan & Laura Fehr
May 27 – Joey & Morgan Friesen
May 2 – Shania Ginter
May 3 – Mark Miller
May 4 – Valentine Zacharias, Abe Fehr, Reece Fehr
May 6 – Tina Dyck, Cody Fehr
May 8 – Paul J Peters
May 9 – Nettie Ginter, Aaron Fehr, Jackson Loewen
May 10 – Eva Schellenberg, Mark Falk
May 11 – Agatha Falk, Fred Loewen
May 14 – Wes Klippenstein
May 15 – Yvonne Giesbrecht
May 19 – Connie Fehr
May 21 – Candice Martens
May 22 – Bev Kehler
May 29 – Corry Rempel, Erica Rempel, Jodi Friesen