Verse of the Week:

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

Worship leader: Gerry Giesbrecht
Song Leader & Accompanists: Tyson Fehr and Josh Dyck

Welcome & announcements
Call to worship
Worship in Song
Offertory – Josh Dyck
Prayer Time
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Joshua 4:1-9
Message – Reflections on SOAR Heartland – Josh Dyck, Shania Ginter & Cynthia Krahn
Closing Song


Call to Worship:

This is the day that the Lord has made!

We will rejoice and be glad in it!

Celebrate O Church, our Victorious King!

As we gather we remember His deeds!

Celebrate O Church, our Glorious Lord!

As we gather we bow our hearts!

Celebrate O Church, the Saviour of all!

As we gather we praise His Name!

This is the day that the Lord has made!

We will rejoice and be glad in it!

Prayer & Praise

~ On Sunday, April 15, we as a congregation would like to recognize the end of current cancer treatments for Tenley Falk and Nettie Ginter.  The larger context for our service would center on the faithfulness of God’s ongoing presence with us and a sense of thanksgiving 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 want to invite the congregation to celebrate around the tables, sharing a noon meal, which will include elements of Tenley’s favorite foods.  We invite your participation.

Reminders of prayer items for this week:

Tim Wiebe continues his regular treatment of chemotherapy.

Harv Thiessen was moved to the Riverview Health Centre for a program of physiotherapy on Thursday, April 5, 2018.  This has been a very positive move for the family.  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, 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:

Creator God, your goodness toward your people is unmatched; your grace toward your enemies unfathomable; your love shown to all is unprecedented. May we reveal the truth of who you are by the reality of who we are as your people. Thank you for bringing us into your family.  Amen.


~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website.  The address is

~ 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.


~ Ministerial Meeting scheduled for Sunday, May 6 has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 29.  This way it does not conflict with the deacons meeting which has also been scheduled for May 6.  If this is not suitable, please check with Rudy.

Inviting women of all ages to the Women’s Sundayschool class’ new video series “Kingdom Woman” starting next 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.

Youth –

~ BMC Youth is for youth in grades 7-12, and happens Wednesdays from 7:00pm-9:15pm

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April 11 – Bible Study – PVBC presentation

April 18 – Small group fun night

April 25 – Bible Study

May 2 – worship night with Nipawin Bible College



~ An evening of music and stories of hope: Generation Rising presents Christian touring band Double Portion! Featuring the testimony of Pastor Jose from Honduras – who will share how he continues to boldly proclaim God while surviving terrible gang violence. Free admission with a freewill donation. All funds raised will help children in Honduras receive quality Christian education. Friday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the Winkler MB Church, 120 Pineview Drive, Winkler, MB.


~ The Spiritual Care Advisory Committee, for the Gardens on Tenth, is pleased to announce that we have hired, Marlene Wiebe,(she is the wife of MCI teacher, Tim Wiebe), as the new chaplain for Eastview Personal Care Home and the Apartments at the Gardens on Tenth.  Marlene is completing a Masters of Theology (Specializing in Chaplaincy), and did her practicum at both locations, so she knows the residents and staff.  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

Church Calendar

April 15 – Celebration service for Tenley Falk & Nettie Ginter and their families

April 22 – the Winkler Community Male Choir will be leading us in our worship service

April 29 – Speaker – Justin Rempel