Verse of the Week:
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Worship leader: Gerry Giesbrecht
Song Leader & Pianist: Riley Dyck
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Children’s Story – Shania Ginter
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Ephesians 6:18-20
Message: A Walk through Ephesians 6 – Dustin Fehr
Prayer & Praise
~ The funeral service for Peter E Hildebrandt, who passed away on August 22, 2018, will be held on Sunday, August 26 in the Blumenort Mennonite Church at 2:30 pm. May you as a family feel the presence of God in this season of mourning, and may you be drawn closer to Him.
Reminders of prayer items for this week:
~ Continue in prayer for Tenley Falk and family, and Nettie Ginter and family, Tim Wiebe and family as they continue to deal with the after effects of treatments and regular checkups.
~ Margaret Klassen fell in July and is still experiencing pain from a broken tail bone. Please pray for healing.
~ Please pray for Adria Wiebe, 5-year-old niece of Jonathan and Melissa (Penner) Wiebe. Adria has cancer, and is experiencing many complications and setbacks in treatment. Please pray for complete healing for Adria, for her pain to be greatly reduced, and for wisdom and guidance for her doctors and caregivers. Pray also for Adria’s parents, Norman and Shelley (from Plum Coulee), that they will be free of illness so that they can be with her in hospital, for rest and for strength.
~ Please pray for Bill and Tina Rempel’s daughter-in-law, Kim (wife of Alvin). Kim has been admitted to Health Sciences Centre, where she is undergoing tests in an attempt to diagnose the source of her significant pain.
~ Pray for Kelly Fehr. She has been in Boundary Trails for the past 3 weeks with symptoms of pain as well as nausea. She has undergone many tests, which have come back negative. Pray that God would grant peace and relief from pain, as well as answers as to what is wrong and how to treat it. Pray for her parents and family as they are busy with harvest and work and are unable to be with her all the time while she is in hospital.
~ Andrea Fehr is planning to head back to Kona, Hawai’i to work with Respect the Corners Crossfit Ministry as well as hoping to be more involved with YWAM Discipleship Training Schools. She plans to leave the week after September Long Weekend. Pray for provision and God’s grace and peace with her as she goes.
– Austin Penner, as he transitions back to the community.
– Harv Thiessen as he continues to recover at home. Your prayers are appreciated.
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Trudy Harms, Helen Janzen, Jake Rempel and Lena Rempel at Riverview Health Centre
~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 planning to return to Hawai’i after September Long Weekend, and Tyler Loewen in Cambodia with MCC.
Prayer for the Week:
God give us the grace to reflect you well this week amid our imperfection. Thank you for your work in our hearts and lives to transform us into the likeness of your glorious Son Jesus Christ. Amen.
*We are still looking for 1 more female leader to help out with youth. If you are passionate about the younger generation coming alive in Christ and learning to follow Him; please contact Gerry asap.
~ 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
August 27 (Monday from 2pm-4:30pm) – Waterpalooza! Meet at the Church and dress to get wet! It will be a fun afternoon to remember!
September 12 – Youth Zorb Soccer Kickoff!
~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website. The address is http://blumenortchurch.com
~ The church office is open during Rudy’s sabbatical on Thursdays from 8:30 – 2 pm and Fridays from 8:30 am to noon. Please get your announcements in early. Call and leave a message, or email email@example.com Thank you.
~ WANTED!! Photos for our Fall Songs of Praise service.
What are you GRATEFUL for?
We are asking for your pictures of things you are thankful for to create a slide show. Email a picture with a caption to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline is September 23. You can also contact the music committee members-Angela Fehr, Ravae Wiebe, Harley Dyck, Corinne Peters
Are you interested in sharing your musical gifts?
We are looking for people willing to play offertory & prelude, special music, etc.
There will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the foyer. Contact the music committee for any questions.
~ A Petition for religious exercises in the Borderland School Division is on the bulletin board. Please take one home for each child you have attending a school in the Borderland School Division. One form per child is needed. Contact Brenda Fehr at email@example.com
You can leave them in my (Hedy’s) mailbox as Brenda needs to hand them in, the school will not accept them.
~ “We are cleaning up the library shelves to make room for new books. Check out the table in the foyer for old gems to add to your own library. Any donations are accepted in the jar on the table.”
“Thank you to all of you have taken the short survey online/on paper, we really appreciate your thoughts and responses. The survey is still open, so feel free to go tohttp://blumenortchurch.com where you can find a link to the survey, or ask Megan for one in the library. Thanks again for all your input!”
~ On Sunday, September 9 we will celebrate Promotion Sunday with an outdoor worship service at 10:30 am. In keeping with our tradition of having a grandparent of one of our graduates as guest speaker, Peter G. Dyck of Boissevain (grandfather of Josh) will share with us. Everyone is warmly welcome to stay for lunch and visiting through the afternoon. A bouncy house will be on the grounds for the children. Please bring:
– Lawn chairs
– A salad, veggies, or an ice cream topping for the meal
Please note: Students will remain in their current Sunday School classes until after Promotion Sunday. Our new class of 3-year-old students will begin Sunday School on September 16.
BMC Mexico Missions Trip 2018-2019:
Dates: December 28-January 6 Cost: $1500-2000 Value: Priceless
Signup Deadline: September 23rd
Please pray and consider joining the missions team headed to San Carlos, Mexico over the Christmas break. We are looking for people who are willing to lend their skills and abilities in order to encourage various ministries in Mexico. There will be opportunity to do some painting, woodworking and carpentry, yard maintenance and clean up, Children’s ministry, perhaps some evangelism and handing out food hampers, as well as spending some time visiting with and encouraging the staff at Centro Educativo Cristiano and a few other local ministries. We plan to possibly spend some time in the community of Santa Maria where we poured a concrete pad during our last visit in order to help them with continuing work on their church building, as well as Arizpe in the Mountains where Benny who came to speak with us last summer is located. This will be a trip worth more than the money you pay to go. Pray about whether the Lord is asking you to be a part of this mission.
Contact Pastor Gerry Giesbrecht with any questions.
~ Southern Manitoba Choral Society invites all singers to join us on Tuesdays this fall for a season of singing. First rehearsal is September 11, 7:00-8:45 pm in the Altona W C Miller Collegiate music room. Fall registration is $35.
~ MCC Annual meeting, Thursday, September 27 at 7 pm @ 1131 Roch St, Winnipeg
Join us at North Kildonan Mennonite Church to hear about developments in our program work and plans as well as a keynote address and personal reflection on MCC’s relief work in Syria. For more information and to register delegates by September 21, visit mccmb.ca/agmor contact Nikki Hamm at 204-261-6381 or firstname.lastname@example.org
~Mennonite Collegiate Institute is looking for families that are wiling to host international students during closed residence weekends and holidays throughout the upcoming school year. If you are unable to commit to hosting all year, consider hosting for half a year, or being a substitute host family in cases where host families are unable to host due to other conflicts. Contact Paul Peters at MCI (204-327-5891) if you are interested or would like more information. Please pray about this amazing opportunity!
September 2 – Jake Friesen
September 9 – Peter G Dyck, Promotion Sunday see announcement elsewhere in the bulletin
Memory Passage for summer 2018
Isaiah 6: 1 – 8
- In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of His robe filled the temple.
- Above Him were seraphim; each with six wings: with two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.
- And they were calling to one another, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory!”
- At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
- “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”
- Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.
- With it he touched my mouth and said: “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”
- Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am, send me.”