Verse of the Week:
But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day that you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
Worship leader: Kathy Franz
Song Leader: Walter Dyck
Organist: Viola Fehr
Welcome & announcements
Call to worship
Worship in Song
Children’s story – Caleb Rempel
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – 1 Kings 18: 1-40, Kaitlyn Rempel
Message – The Lord He is God – Harley Dyck
Prayer & Praise
~ Jared & Kaitlyn Rempel are planning to leave on Tuesday, May 9, to travel to Thailand to visit Jon & Natalie Neudorf. They are eagerly awaiting this trip and are looking forward to spending time with family. We pray for safe travels, meaningful connections and mutual encouragement to one another.
~ We continue to uphold Tenley Falk and her family in our prayers as ongoing treatments take place. Updates can be found at: http://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ Friday, May 5 is the date for our monthly 24 hour prayer vigil for Eagles Wings Children’s Village in Uganda. They appreciate our prayers and continue their prayer support for us as well.
~ 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:
O Lord, open our eyes to Your presence, open our minds to Your grace, open our lips to Your praises, open our hearts to Your love, open our lives to Your healing and be found among us. Amen.
~ 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.
~ Rudy is involved in leading worship this morning at Eastview and The Gardens on Tenth in Altona.
~ There are a number of items in the lost & found. Please check and take home items that belong to you.
~ 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.
~ 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.
~ 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
Junior Youth (Mondays 7pm-9pm):
May 1 – Guy/Girl split night
May 8 – Games Night
Senior Youth (Wednesdays 7pm-9:30pm):
May 3 – Bible Study – John 17: 1 – 12
May 10 – Games Night
~ 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.
~ MCI is also seeking applicants for Male Dean. This full-time position is part of the Residence Staff Team. Primary responsibilities involve supervising the res. life of the school and fostering spiritual, personal, and social growth of students. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to relate to teenagers, willingness to learn and enjoy team work. Experience in Camp, Youth or Discipleship Ministries is an asset. For more information, contact Director of Student Life, firstname.lastname@example.org or call MCI @ 204-327-5891.
~ 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 email@example.com. A detailed job description can be found at www.campswithmeaning.org.news
~ A play written by and starring Ted Swartz called Laughter in Sacred Space, will be presented on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Douglas Mennonite Church, 1517 Rothesay St in Winnipeg. Free admission. Offering will be taken for Eden Mental Health programs.
~ Faith & Life choirs Spring Concerts entitled, Heaven & Earth Testify on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3 pm in the Morden Mennonite Church. A freewill offering will be taken.
~ You are invited to an evening of music and stories of hope with traveling family Gospel band Double Portion. Entrance is free with a freewill donation to help children in Latin America get a quality education. Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7 pm at the Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church. For more information, visit genrising.org
May 7 – Rudy Franz – John 10: 1 – 10
May 14 – songs of Praise
May 21 – Rudy Franz
May 28 – Church Picnic – Speaker – Katrina Schultz