Verse of the Week:
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Lo, your King comes to you; triumphant and victorious is He; humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9
Worship leader: Marilyn Dyck
Song Leader: Kathy Franz
Pianist: Ingrid Dyck
Singing by the Sunday school
Welcome & announcements
Call to worship
Worship in Song
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Luke 19: 28 – 38
Message – The Triumphant Entry – Esther Zacharias
Prayer & Praise
~ Samara Thiessen, great granddaughter of Elma Kehler, was able to undergo her bone marrow infusion, this past Tuesday. It will take up to 2 weeks before the doctors will know whether or not it was successful. It has been a long nine weeks in the hospital, in isolation. It has been very disruptive for the entire family. They continue to rely on God’s daily provisions and are grateful for the continued prayer support.
~ We also want to continue our prayer support for Tenley Falk and her family. She will continue with her regular rounds of treatments, some of which have consistent unpleasant side effects. Our prayers are appreciated. Updates can be found at: http://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ 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 Christ, the Master Carpenter who at the last, through wood and nails, purchased our whole salvation, continue the use of Your tools in the workshop of Your world, so that we, who come rough-hewn to Your bench, may here be fashioned to a truer beauty of Your Hand. In the strong name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
~ 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):
Monday, April 10
Senior Youth (Wednesdays 7pm-9:30pm):
wednesday, April 12
~ 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.
~ Please note that the mailboxes have a new order to them…yours may have been moved!!
~ 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.
~ South Park MB Church in Altona extends an invitation to attend a seminar on Saturday, April 22 from 9 am to 12:30 pm on the topic of “Sexuality and Identity: Gaining understanding and Hope”.
Session 1: God’s intention for Sexuality & Cultural breakdown
Session 2: Identity and Development: the heart of the matter.
Session 3: Ministry and relationship with people struggling in their sexuality and identity.
~ The annual Manitoba MDS Awareness & Fundraising Events are approaching. Come hear MDS stories from 2016 projects and plans for 2017 – especially, Fort McMurray. Please attend the Altona area event (Details to follow shortly) on APRIL 22nd. See the poster for details. Reserve your complimentary attendance by calling MDS at 1-866-261-1274.
For those churches that, due to distance, are unable to attend either of these events we invite you to join us in prayer for the work of MDS and the Manitoba Unit.
Thank you for your continued support of Mennonite Disaster Service
~ Eden Foundation invites us to a choral concert featuring the Winkler Community Male Choir with conductor Ray Giesbrecht, and the Prairie Singers, with conductor Loretta Thorleifson, on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7 pm at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler. Rush seating. Donations will be accepted for Eden’s mental health recovery programs.
~ 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 email@example.com. A detailed job description can be found atwww.campswithmeaning.org.news
~ Faith & Life Choirs Spring Concerts entitled Heaven and Earth Testify, take place Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7pm, at Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, as well as on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3pm at the Morden Mennonite Church. A Freewill offering will be taken.
April 14 – Good Friday & Communion at 10:30am
April 16 – Easter Sunday – Pastor Rudy
April 23 – Speaker – Pastor Rudy
April 30 – Speaker – Harley Dyck