Verse of the Week:

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17


Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader: Gerry Giesbrecht
Band: Riley Dyck, Joshua Dyck
Caleb Rempel, Jesse Miller

Men’s Group – Take Time to Be Holy

Call to Worship
Announcements
Prayer
Worship in Song

Men’s Group – Songs of Salvation and Praise

Offertory
Prayer Time – The Lord’s Prayer
Children’s Story – Shania Ginter
Worship in Song

Men’s Group – In the Rifted Rock

Message: How do we respond to the written word of God? – Victor Engbrecht
Closing Song

Special Number – I’d Rather Have Jesus

Benediction

Men’s Group – Blessing


Prayer & Praise

~ Special Welcome this morning to Victor Engbrecht, who comes to us from the Prairie Rose EMC in Landmark. We appreciate your willingness to share with us in our worship, your gifts of song and word. God’s blessings to you and your family in your continued ministry and life together.

~ Let us pray for Jaime and Cody that they would be given the strength and perseverance needed to face the daily challenges of appointments as well as all that comes with raising a young family. May God continue to uphold and strengthen you. May God also guard Tenley from the possible side effects of medications that could have neurological consequences. Thank you for continuing to pray. Updates can be found at: http://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com

~ Let us continue to also pray for Travis and Ashley Hildebrand and their daughter Skylar. They have had an encouraging number of weeks for which they are very grateful.

~ Congratulations and God’s blessings to Alyssa Friesen and Jason Fehr who were married in our church yesterday. We trust that the foundation in which you have laid for your life together will bring much joy as you live out your commitment made to God and one another.

~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Susan Janzen, Trudy Harms, Helen Fehr, 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 (returning at the end of August); 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 (returning at the end of September)

Prayer for the Week:

God of the living word, give us the faith to receive your message, the wisdom to know what it means, and the courage to put it into practice. Amen.


Youth

~ 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):
September 12 – Kickoff @ BMC : Parents are invited to come and meet the youth leaders @ 6:30pm. Youth starts at 7pm.

Senior Youth (Wednesdays 7pm-9:30pm):
September 14 – A Maze in Corn Kickoff – Cost: $10. Drop-off: 5:15pm | Pick-up: 10:45-11pm. Waivers are required. Contact Youth Pastor Gerry if you need one or two for you and your friends.

~ Save the Dates:
September 25 – Youth serving lunch (donations go towards subsidizing youth retreat costs – Junior and Senior)
October 14-16 – Senior Youth Retreat @ Camp Arnes. Sign-up sheets are in the foyer and youth center. Cost is $90 – We will be doing a Co-op gift card fundraiser toward this amount as well.

~ 2016-2017 Youth Leaders:
Senior Youth: Gerry Giesbrecht, Ravae Mcdonald, and Eric & Jessica Giesbrecht
Junior Youth: Gerry Giesbrecht, Kaitlyn Rempel, Kim Ginter, and Silas Bergen

~ Prayer Partners:
Thank you to all those who have partnered with our youth in prayer. There will be a sign-up sheet posted in the foyer. Please feel free to sign up to pray for the same youth or youth leader again, or choose another or two to pray for as well.

~ Special thank you to Kristen Falk and Joshua Driedger for ministering to our junior youth in 2015-2016, we pray that God will guide you and bless you as you continue to follow Him.


Church

~ 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.

~ Note that the communion service planned for Sunday, September 18 has been moved to Sunday, October 16.


Community

~ The Kiev Symphony Orchestra & chorus is bringing “A Beautiful Savior Concert” to the Winkler Mennonite Church on Monday, September 26, 2016 @ 7:00pm. The program includes a variety of sacred classics, hymns, and spirituals, instrumental, acapella and stories of God’s grace. Admission: An offering will be taken for music mission Ukraine Canada and ministries to widows, orphans, and victims of war in Ukraine. All are welcome.

~ Guest groups are very important to us here at Winkler Bible Camp. Whether its school groups, church groups, company groups or family groups, we want each stay with us to be memorable. We are looking for a Rentals Manager to help us achieve this level of care. Attention to detail, great customer relations, a willingness to go the extra mile, and a positive attitude are essential to this position. Part of your work here will include scheduling, planning events, and getting information to the right people to make the event great. Hours are mostly Monday to Friday Daytime with some evenings and weekends as needed. Applications can be found at https://winklerbiblecamp.com/jobs/full-time/. We look forward to meeting you!

~ MCI invites applications for the position of Residence Staff for the coming 2016-2017 school year. This is a full time position, for persons with dynamic faith, gifts of leadership and an interest to serve high school students in an exciting living & learning community. Interest and experience in coaching & mentoring young people are key assets. To apply/inquire, contact Cheryl Braun, Interim Principal at cherylbraun@mciblues.net, or call the school 204-327-5891.

~ Canadian Mennonite University invites inquiries and applications for two full-time salaried positions: Vice President Academic & Academic Dean and a faculty opening in Business & Organizational Administration. A .75 FTE Kitchen Assistant; position is also available. Nominations, applications, or inquiries may be directed to Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources at hrdirector@cmu.ca or 204-594-0532.

~ Job Opening: Mennonite Church Canada (Wpg. office) is seeking a full time, term Executive Assistant starting as soon as possible until December 31, 2016 (with possibility of 1 year extension). See http://home.mennonitechurch.ca/jobs for details. Review of resumes begins immediately. Recruitment continues until the position is filled.

~ Mennonite Church Canada is looking for a talented, experienced change management/organization development specialist to work alongside the dedicated team of lead personnel from area and national levels of the church body in transforming the directions recommended in the FDTF Final Report and Addendum into an implementation plan. See the Mennonite Church Canada Website to learn more about this position or to apply: http://home.mennonitechurch.ca/node/1461

~ 2nd annual Eden’s east side Road ride cycling event. Saturday, August 27, 2016. Ride your bike 80 kms from La Broquerie to Woodridge and back in support of mental health recovery. Registration is $25.00 and includes full ride support, BBQ lunch, prizes, and an opportunity to win 1 of 2 bikes. Register online at www.edenhealthcare.ca or by calling 204-325-5355.

~ 14th Annual Head for the Hills bike event will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Ride your bike through 36 kms of the Pembina escarpment in support of mental health recovery. Registration is $25.00 and includes full ride support, BBQ lunch, prizes, and an opportunity to win 1 of 3 bikes. Register online at www.edenhealthcare.ca or at the office, 309 Main Street, Winkler.

~ Kanadiertreffen – A gathering of Low German speaking Mennonites emigrating from Latin America. The event will include stories by Kennert Giesbrecht, Editor of Die Mennonitsche Post, music by Henry and Susie Zacharias, and a children’s program. Sunday, August 21, 2:30 pm at the Bethel Heritage Park next to the Winkler Library in downtown Winkler. Bring something to share for the potluck faspa, come and knack some zöt with us!

~ Grow Hope Harvest Celebration – Grow Hope sponsors are invited to join us for a special harvest celebration at Artel Farms on Sunday, August 28, 1-3 pm. Come for lunch, see the field where your acre is growing, and hear from Bruce Guenther, MCC Director of Disaster Response, about how Grow Hope will make a difference. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://mccmb.ca/grow-hope-harvest-celebration or call 204-261-6381 to speak with Simone or Nikki.

~ Evening Courses: CMU offers a number of evening courses as part of its undergraduate curriculum. These courses are available for audit or credit to students not enrolled in a full time program. Evening courses offered this fall include Principles and Paradigms in Youth MinistryNineteenth-Century Novel, and Cultures of Violence, Cultures of Peace.For further information go to cmu.ca/timetable.

~ Xplore: Keep Thinking: CMU Χplore offers courses that investigate dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it. All without any assignments or examinations! Classes run on Thursday mornings for 6 weeks, beginning October 6, and are held at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler. Courses include Immigrants and Refugees, Then & Now: A Common Story? with Kevin Drudge (former Pastor, Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler) and guests. For further information see cmu.ca/xplore.

~ Save the date: Fall Festival / CMU Shaftesbury Campus / September 23-24. Come celebrate with us during CMU’s annual Fall Festival! Events include a Face2Face presentation, Farmers Market, MennoCross cycle race, Alumni reunions, folkfest, Blazer Awards presentation, and Opening Program. For more information see cmu.ca/fallfestival.

~ Portable CMU: Canadian Mennonite University offers a wide variety of short courses and workshops on a range of topics to resource congregations in their local communities. Note that the subsidy CMU provides has been significantly increased and new topics are offered. Topics include The Problem of Prayer with Pierre Gilbert, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology. For more information see cmu.ca/portables or call 204-487-3300.


Church Calendar

September 4 – Rudy Franz – Matthew 5:7
September 11 – Promotion Sunday – Zelma Fehr
September 18 – Walter Dyck – Matthew 5:10-12
September 25 – Jon & Natalie Neudorf – Sharing downstairs at 9:15am as well as speaking during the worship service. This will be followed by a youth fundraiser lunch downstairs.