Verse of the Week:
For once you were darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light.
Ephesians 5: 8
Worship leader: Walter Dyck
Song Leader & Pianist: Erica Rempel
Welcome and announcements
Call to worship
Worship in song
Offertory – Josh Dyck
Worship in song
Scripture Reading – John 1: 1-13, Jordan Dyck
Message – Sharing experiences and reflections about their recent trip to Israel, Ethiopia and Uganda – Walter & Marilyn Dyck
Prayer & Praise
~ John & Melissa Wiebe have received permanent guardianship of a girl, named Wynter Angel. They are excited about this addition to their family. We as a congregation want to welcome Wynter into our midst and we pray for God’s blessings as John & Melissa accept the responsibilities of parenthood.
~ From February 14 -21, 2018, Morgan Fehr will be going to Northern Manitoba on a Mission Exposure with Steinbach Bible College. This mission trip is part of the program of study and she will be serving with a group of other students in a community (yet to be determined) for one week. She would value our prayers on her behalf as well as for the team while they prepare and while they are on assignment.
~ Nettie Ginter has just completed her last round of chemotherapy and will likely begin six weeks of radiation treatments in Winnipeg at the beginning of February. We want to continue to remember Nettie and her family in our prayers as well as Tenley Falk and Tim Wiebe and their families. Austin Penner also values our continued prayer support during his stay at the Agassiz Youth Centre in Portage la Prairie. Updates for Tenley can be found at: www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Trudy Harms, Helen Janzen, and Jake Rempel, Mary Klassen in the Rock Lake Personal Care Home in Pilot Mound, and Peter E Hildebrandt, who moved into room 103 in the Apartments at the Gardens on Tenth (Formerly known as the Ebenezer apartments).
~ 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 working with YWAM in Hawai’i; and Tyler Loewen in Cambodia with MCC.
Prayer for the Week:
Father in Heaven, form in us the likeness of Your Son and deepen His life within us. Send us as witnesses of gospel joy into a world of fragile peace and broken promise; and touch the hearts of all with Your love that they in turn may love one another. Amen.
~ 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:.//www.blumenortchurch.com to see what’s new online.
~ Clubs , Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Call Ang Driedger 204-327-6674, if you need more information.
~ We would like to meet with all the ushers for a short time after the service in the large Sunday school room. We need to reorganize which means selecting a head usher and the finance committee would like to organize some additional responsibilities for the ushers as well.
~ IF the weather is questionable on a Sunday morning, we invite you to listen to CFAM for any announcements regarding cancellations of services. Members of the Church executive will make that call before 8 am. They will also send out an email with the same information.
~ “Calling all young families and couples! We will be holding a faspa and game night on Jan. 28 at 4:30 PM in the church basement. This will be a great time of fellowship, food and fun. For those who can attend, please bring a dish to share (pickles, cheese, meats, or dessert) as well as your favourite board games. Buns, butter, coffee, and tea will be provided as well as a movie for the children too young for board games. If you have any questions feel free to contact Marilyn Dyck 204-327-5743 or Megan Hildebrandt 204-216-0996.”
~ Women of Integrity Winnipeg, a non-profit organization, of 12 women from 10 different churches, are pleased to be bringing to Winnipeg, singer, songwriter and inspirational speaker: Sheila Walsh, on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9 am – 4 pm, at Jubilee Place -181 Riverton Avenue, Winnipeg. Her topic is “In the middle of the Mess”. Tickets are $40, which includes lunch, snacks & Beverages. Check out the website at: www.woiwinnipeg.ca or call 204-403-8126 if you are interested in attending.
BMC Youth is for youth in grades 7-12, and happens Wednesdays from 7:00pm-9:15pm
January 17 – Bible Study
January 24 – Bible Study
January 27 – Skating and Sledding – meet at the church at 10am.
~ SALT – If you’re interested in a yearlong cross-cultural internship or work experience in a faith-based context, consider applying for SALT 2017-18! We’re looking for communicators, educators, French or Spanish speakers, development grads, peacebuilders, nurses, IT experts, social workers, and more. Young adults ages 18-30, apply today at mccmb.ca/salt.
~ Mennonite Disaster Service would like to invite to their All-Unit Meeting in Winkler, MB on Feb 9-10. This event is a time of sharing and celebration of the work of MDS the past year. For more information or to register please visit our website, mds.mennonite.net/all-unit-meeting/ or call us at 1-866-261-1274.
For those that live near Winkler, please note there is an option to come for only Friday evening, or only Saturday. We would also like to note that Friday evening will include a theatre production by Ted & Company and walk-in’s are welcome for the evening program which begins at 7:00pm.
Winkler Bible Camp is looking to hire a full-time cook.
This would be a full time, salary-paid position. Salary will be determined based on experience of applicant. This job would primarily include cooking for large groups and catering large events. This position requires a person to be willing to serve guests with a positive attitude and accommodate special requests. People skills are necessary as we work as a team. Applicant should maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and guests
Winkler Bible Camp is looking to hire a Barn Manager. This would be a full time, salary-paid position. Salary will be determined based on experience of applicant. This job would primarily include overseeing our horseback riding program as well as overseeing the care of our Petting Zoo. Applicant must have general knowledge of farm animals and animal health care. Applicant is required to have the ability to ride and work with horses. Leadership skills, ability to work with children, and a passion to serve is essential for this position. Send applications to: Bowen at the camp.
From the Gardens on Tenth: We are looking for the right person to come aboard as a full-time Chaplain. Go to our website for more information about our Spiritual Care services, as well as a job description and information on how to apply (http://gardensontenth.ca/services-available/…). Join us in praying for the right person to fill this very important position!
January 15 – 16 – Annual Prayer services at 7: 30pm
January 21 – Speaker –Rudy Franz
January 28 – Speaker – Rudy Franz
February 4 – Speaker – Eric Peters
February 9 – 11 – Church Retreat – speaker – Victor Engbrecht – see the link at www.blumenortchurch.com
note a few changes to the birthdays & Anniversaries
January 9– Erma & Jake Froese
January 11 – Kyle & Ally Fehr
January 21 -Marlin & Becky Froese
6 – Kieran Reynolds
7- Betty Martens
8- Hedy Falk, Michael Klassen
9 – Dave Fehr, Mary Letkeman
10 – Ang Driedger, Donna Entz
11 – Sheldon Fehr, Carmen Friesen
12 – Geoff Loewen, Elma Fehr
15 – Dave Klippenstein, Joey Friesen
16 – Walter Dyck
20 – Glenda Fehr
21- Dorothy Janzen
22- Norman Peters, Allan Friesen
25 –Marilyn Dyck, James Penner, Ashley Hildebrand, Jordan Dyck
27- Rod Fehr, Helen Ens (Abe)