Verse of the Week:

Before a word is on my tongue, You, Lord, know it completely.

Psalm139: 4

Worship leader: Marilyn Dyck
Song Leader: Walter Dyck
Pianist: Erica Rempel

Welcome and Announcements

Call to worship


Worship in Song


Prayer Time

Worship in Song

Scripture Reading – Psalm 139

Message – Worship – An Ever-changing Reality? –  Jake Friesen

Closing Song


Prayer & Praise

~ The funeral service for Reverend Edwin Plett, formerly from Rosetown, and a minister at the Gretna Bergthaler Church and the Winkler Bergthaler Church is to be held on Tuesday, August 8 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church at 11 am.  May God give comfort to all and surround you with peace.

~ We also continue to pray and trust in God’s provisions for Tenley Falk and her family.  We are also grateful for a more relaxed schedule during these summer months.  Updates can be found at: htttp://

~ Tim Wiebe is still waiting to find out what the results of the biopsy will reveal.  Waiting is often difficult and we trust that this in between time will be filled with a renewed sense of God’s presence and peace.

~ 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,  and Andrea Fehr with YWAM in Hawai’i

Prayer for the Week:

Lord, You know all about us and yet You still love us.  Thank You for understanding us completely.  Please help us to love You and follow You today.   Amen.


~ Jake & Ingrid are inviting anyone that wishes to join them for lunch on Sunday, August 13, to RSVP no later than Friday, August 11.  If you plan to attend, please bring a salad or a dessert, the main course will be provided.  It will also be a chance for you to visit more with Ryan Thiessen.  Bring your lawn chairs.

~ 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:.// to see what’s new online.

~ Rudy & Kathy are planning to be back late on Saturday, August 12.

~ Salem Foundation and Salem Ladies Auxiliary present Building for Tomorrow Dinner, tickets are going quickly for November 2nd, featuring Marie Monville!   Please don’t be disappointed or miss out … anyone who would like tickets should purchase them now!   Since tickets went on sale on July 10th, of the 360 tickets available … 313 have been sold.   When the remaining 47 tickets are gone … that’s it!  Contact Lin at the Salem Home Business Office …  tickets are available for purchase Monday– Friday from 9 am till 4 pm (ph.: 204-325-4316)  until the event is Sold Out.   November 2nd “Building for Tomorrow” … it’s going to be a wonderful evening!!   Thank you for your prayers and support for the Residents of Salem Home!!


Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) receiving financial donations for forest fires in British Columbia.  People in BC have already lost houses to the fires and we are planning for MDS volunteers to help in the recovery phase of this disaster. MDS is accepting financial donations for that recovery. For further updates on the MDS response and financial donations go to or call the MDS office at 1-866-261-1274.


~ Go to 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

There is a Young Adults meeting on August 8 at Harley and Riley Dyck’s home



~ 15th Annual Head for the Hills bike event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017.  Ride your bike 36 kms through the Pembina escarpment in support of mental health recovery and celebrating Eden Health Care Services 50th Anniversary.  Registration is $25.00 and includes full ride support, t-shirt, BBQ lunch, prizes and a chance to win one of 3 bikes.  Register on line at or at the office. 309 Main St, in Winkler.


        Get your bikes and feet tuned up for a fantastically fun national church bike-a-thon on Saturday, Sept. 30 in several locations across Canada. The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling/walking fundraiser that partners with churches and organizations who work with the displaced, vulnerable and exploited. Be a part of the “Mennonite Church Canada” team in support of the Witness workers of your choice. Register at: or contact Jason Martin or (226) 747-1833

Church Calendar

August 13 – Ryan Thiessen – Psalm 73

August 20 – Rudy Franz – Psalm 130

August 27 – Gerry Giesbrecht