Verse of the Week:
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all You have done; I reflect on the work of Your hands.
Psalm 143:5 HCSB
Worship leader: Walter Dyck
Song Leader: Char Klassen
Pianist: Ingrid Dyck
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Offertory – Joshua Dyck
Children’s Story – Kendra Fehr
Installation of Deacons
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Deuteronomy 6
Message – “Remembering the Right Things” – Gerry Giesbrecht
Prayer & Praise
~ Jake & Agatha Falk have agreed to continue serving as Deacons for an additional 3 year term. We are grateful for their willingness to serve in this way and this morning we would like to affirm this decision with an installation service.
~We are grateful to God for hearing us when we pray. So we continue to offer our prayers on behalf of others as well: for Tim & Marlene Wiebe, Tenley Falk, Nettie Ginter and their families, for Austin Penner as he continues in the PASS Program in Winnipeg, and for Dave Rempel as he continues to recover from knee replacement surgery.
– Clubs for Boys and Girls from Grades 3 – 6 is on Wednesdays from 7 – 8:30pm. All are welcome. We will resume January 9, 2019. Thanks to everyone who has signed up for baking cookies for clubs. Thank you to all who have provided leadership for this program. It is greatly appreciated! If there are any questions, feel free to contact Rachelle Loewen 362-8323.
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Helen Janzen at Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home and Jake Rempel at Donwood Personal Care Home.
~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, and Tyler Loewen in Cambodia with MCC.
Prayer for the Week:
God of day and night, of frost and sunshine, of rest and growth, we praise You for the rhythms and patterns of life, for the gentle dying of each season and the coming of the next; for the wonder of new life, and the quiet flowing of youth into age. Give us eyes and hearts to perceive You in the unfolding of our years, and help us in this new-born year to make more space for You the Giver of it all. Amen.
~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our church website. The address is: http://blumenortchurch.com
Please get your announcements in early. Call and leave a message, or email: email@example.com. For rentals of the church basement or youth centre, please call Dorothy Hildebrandt @ 204-324-4426. Remember to clean up after your event. Thank You!
From the Finance Committee
Income on Sunday, January 6, 2019- $ 3894.00
Expenses to January 6, 2019 – 634.71
Thank you for your continued gifting.
~ Thursday, January 17 Church Council Meeting at the Church at 7 pm
~ We would like to invite anyone who is interested in attending Catechism Classes to check with Pastor Rudy. Come and explore what it is we believe and why that is important to us. We would like to begin these classes on Sunday, February 17 during the Sunday school hour.
~ Jake & Ingrid Friesen will be teaching a class beginning on January 20, 2019 – “To already married and soon-to-be married people.
If love, laughter and a great marriage relationship are part of your hopes and expectations, then listen up.
How do you handle conflict?
What’s your money spending personalities?
How do you manage expectations, both stated and unstated?
Do you have someone mentoring you and are you mentoring someone?
Have you left home and are cleaving to your spouse?
How is your relationship with your in-laws?
Can you get past the differences between you?
These are just a few of the questions we’ll explore in this class, as we set a goal to improve relationships within the marriage relationship and in the church.”
~ 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
January 16 – Bible Study
January 23 – Bible Study
~ Are you getting tired of the cold and dark of winter? Join us for the Gardens on Tenth theme night, “Cabin Fever”, on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 5 pm with Johnny Cash (Corny Rempel). Join us for comfort food and warm entertainment for only $20.00 per person. Bring a friend who also needs to get out. Call 204-324-8945 by January 11 for your tickets.
~ Mennonite Collegiate Institute, Gretna MB, invites applications for the position of Principal commencing August, 2019. For more information or to submit a resume, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found at www.mciblues.net.
~ SALT positions are open! What are your plans for 2019? How about spending a year immersed in another culture, serving the local community, and getting real-world work experience? SALT is an 11-month program open to young adults aged 18-30. For more information and to apply visit mccmb.ca/salt
~ Southern Manitoba Choral Society invites all singers to join the choir on Tuesdays for its winter/spring season. First rehearsal is January 15, 2019 from 7:00-8:45 pm in the W C Miller Collegiate music room. Registration is $35.
MCI Information Nights
Interested in learning more about MCI? We invite prospective students & families to join us for dinner to learn what MCI has to offer! Connect with us on January 24th or February 21st at 6pm for dinner, followed by a presentation at 7pm. Register for supper by emailing email@example.com or calling (204) 327-5891.
~ Take note of Missionfest Manitoba, taking place February 1 – 3, 2019 at the Church of the Rock in Winnipeg. Come for worship, challenging messages, seminars, numerous exhibits of Mission Agencies, as well as a Friday night Youth event, Praise & Worship for youth & Young Adults, Friday, February 1 with doors opening at 6:30pm. See poster on bulletin board for more information.
~ Women of Integrity presents, “Perfectly Imperfect” A women’s conference with Sheila Walsh, based on her book, It’s okay to not be okay. Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 9 am – 4pm, at the North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church 1315 Gateway Rd in Winnipeg. Cost is $45.00 with a $10.00 optional lunch. Register at www.woiwinnipeg.ca or call 1-204-403-8126. Check the poster on the bulletin board.
~ On March 6 at 7:00pm at the Winkler Mennonite Church, Pembina Counselling Centre will be hosting its annual Dessert Night Fundraiser. This year’s speaker is Phil Callaway, bestselling author and host of Laugh Again as heard on Back to The Bible. Tickets are $25. Tables can be sponsored for $300 for a tax deduction receipt. Come out for a good cause and have a few laughs. For tickets or to sponsor a table call 204-822-6622.
January 20 – Speaker – Rudy Franz
January 27 – Speaker – Esther Zacharias
February 3 – Speaker – Walter Dyck
February 8 -10 –Church Retreat – there will be no Sunday school or worship service in Rosetown.
February 8-10, 2019
Speaker: Jon Neudorf Song Leader: Erica Rempel Emcees: Seth and Erica Klassen
Camp Activities: Group Sleigh Rides, Tobogganing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Skating, Hiking, BROOMBALL!
Full Weekend: Family $250 | Adult $75 | Kids 5-10 $50 | 0-4 FREE Day Rate: $20/Person
|What to Bring:
– Bible, Notebook, Pen
– Bedding, Towels, Toiletries
– Skates, Sleds
– Cookies, Snacks
6:30pm – Arrive and Settle in
8:00pm – First Session
10:30am – Last Session and Communion Service
– Weekend cost includes food, lodging, and all activities
– If cost is a problem for you or your family; please talk to Rudy, Gerry, or someone from the education committee. We want all to be able to come!
– Children’s Ministry for ages 3-10 is provided during part of the sessions.
– Contact Marilyn Dyck @ 204-327-5743 for accommodation requests (i.e. Near washroom, etc.)
Sign up on the bulletin board in the foyer today!
January 9 – Jake & Erma (Fehr) Froese
January 11 – Kyle & Ally Fehr
January 15- Dave & Esther Klippenstein
January 21 – Marlin & Becky Froese
January 6- Kieran Reynolds
January 7 – Betty Martens, Geoff Loewen
January 8 – Hedy Falk, Michael Klassen
January 9 – Donna Entz, Dave Fehr
January 10 – Ang Driedger
January 11- Sheldon Fehr, Carmen Friesen
January 12 – Melissa Penner Wiebe, Peyton Neudorf, Annastasia Giesbrecht
January 15- Joey Friesen
January 16 – Walter Dyck
January 20 –Mary Letkeman, Glenda Fehr
January 21 – Dorothy Fehr
January 22 – Allan Friesen, Norman Peters, Judah Giesbrecht
January 25 – Marilyn Dyck, Ashley Hildebrand, James Penner, Jordan Dyck
January 27 – Helen Ens, Rod Fehr