Verse of the Week:
He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader: Esther Zacharias
Pianist: Viola Fehr
Welcome & announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Worship in Song
Children’s Story – Karla Fehr
Scripture Reading – Mark 8: 31 – 38, Garry Fehr
Message – 1st Sunday of Lent – Jake Friesen
Prayer & Praise
~ This Sunday marks the beginning of Lent, the forty day period of time in which we remember the journey of Jesus to Jerusalem and the cross. It is a time of reflection, repentance and anticipation of the resurrection.
~ Morgan Fehr is in the midst of her Mission Exposure with Steinbach Bible College. Along with other students the group will be spending one week of ministry in Thicket Portage, a small First Nation south of Thompson. This group values our prayers on their behalf during this time.
~ Armin & I would like to express our gratitude for the care and concern shown to us during my recovering from a broken foot on December 10, 2017. Thanks for all the meals, calls, visits and prayers. It is indeed a blessing to be part of this caring Church Family. With sincere thanks. Caroline Ens
~ Nettie Ginter has begun her six week schedule of radiation treatments this past Tuesday, February 13. We trust that you and your family will continue to know and experience God’s continued presence.
~ Tenley Falk and Tim Wiebe and their families are also ones that we remember in our thoughts and prayers. We come boldly to the throne of grace to intercede on behalf of each other.
~ We also remember Austin Penner and his family as he continues his stay at the Agassiz Youth Center in Portage la Prairie. We pray for continued perseverance, well-being and trust in Jesus the Christ.
~ A newsletter is on the bulletin board from Murray & Carol Honsberger in Papua New Guinea
~ 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:
Into our bottomless anxiety, into our fearful bewilderment, our fretful minds and aching hearts, O Lord, you come to rebuild and repair and restore. You walk right into our hand-wringing and with calming serenity your breathe peace. Soak your song of hope into our dust dry lives and free us to endless love and calmness of heart through Jesus the Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
~ 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
February 21 – Small Group Service Night
February 28 – Progressive Supper – Starts at BMC @ 5:30pm.
~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website. The address is http://blumenortchurch.com.
~ Clubs happens on Wednesdays from 7pm-8:30pm for grades 3-6. Call Ang Driedger 204-327-6674, if you need more information.
~ The office is looking to update information for the annual meeting booklet for March 11, 2018. If your address, phone number, birthdays and anniversaries are incorrect please notify the office by calling or emailing. If you wish to be on the bulletin email list let Hedy know. Please make changes this next week as I hope to have the booklet ready for March 18.
~ February 21 – Finance committee meeting at 7 pm at Grant Fehr’s home.
~ 1st Annual BMC “I Love to Read” Month. Do you enjoy reading? Do you enjoy winning? Head down to the Library to find out how to win by reading this month!
~ You are invited to come to the Reinland Community Centre on Saturday, February 24, 2018 for breakfast from 7:30am to 10:30am. Cost is by donation. All are welcome.
~ March 9 & 10 Promise Keepers Men’s Conference with special guest Darryl Strawberry. Check posters for details. All men are encouraged to attend. https://www.promisekeepers.ca/event/national-mens-conference-winnipeg/
March 11, 7:00 pm -Southern Manitoba Choral Society and W.C.Miller Chamber Choir will present a spring concert in the Altona Bergthaler Church. All are welcome. Freewill offering.
It’s that time of year when SOAR Heartland is around the corner, which means we are looking for volunteers to help out. I am wondering if the following announcement can be put into your church bulletins from now until March 22nd:
SOAR Volunteers Needed
SOAR Heartland is around the corner, happening March 22-31 at Westwood Community Church. Volunteers are needed to help with breakfast prep (6-8:30am), breakfast clean-up (8-9:30am), lunch prep (8-11am), lunch cooler clean-up (4:30-6:30pm) and dinner prep (3-6pm), dinner clean-up (5-7:30pm), as well as facility cleaning (daytime).
We are also looking for 8,000 cookies, which are sent each day with our teams to their ministry sites. If you can help with any one of these volunteer slots, please contact Kara Friesen at email@example.com or 204-415-0670. Come and be a part of our vibrant community!
Interested in learning more about Mennonite Collegiate Institute? We invite prospective students and families to join us at MCI in Gretna, MB, February 20th at 6pm for dinner; followed by an MCI Information Night at 7pm. Information will focus on Faith-based learning, Music program, Athletics, Finances, and Discipleship. Please register for dinner by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the school at (204)327-5891, or feel free to come at 7pm for the Information Night.
February 25 – Speaker – Rudy Franz, a youth lunch to follow, funds to be used for SOAR Heartland & youth projects
March 4 – Speaker – Gerry Giesbrecht
March 11 – Speaker – Walter Dyck, annual spring Church meeting to follow after a noon fellowship meal
March 18 – Speaker – Esther Zacharias
March 25 – Palm Sunday
March 30 – Good Friday & Communion
Lenten Memory Passage – John 20: 1 – 8