Verse of the Week:
Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.
John 4: 34
Worship leader: Eric Peters
Song leader & Accompanist: Ang Fehr
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Offertory – Thaddeus Wall
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – 1 Thessalonians 5: 14 -24
Message – “Doing the Will of God” – Pastor Rudy
Prayer & Praise
~ Tim Wiebe has decided that he will undergo further chemo treatments. These started this past Wednesday. We continue to pray for his well-being as we do for Tenley Falk, Nettie Ginter and their families. We also remember Austin Penner in his continued transition in Winnipeg and Dave Rempel as he continues his recovery from Knee replacement surgery.
~ We want to uphold in prayer the various governments of our world. When tensions arise, when negotiations falter, when lives are at stake, then it seems that God’s message of peace on earth becomes not much more than a distant dream. Yet we live as people of hope, called to be people of faith, those who persevere in prayer, courage and steadfast longing for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.
– 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 as they transition to life in Canada in the next few weeks, Eagles Wings Children’s Village in Uganda, and Tyler Loewen in Cambodia with MCC
Prayer for the Week:
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, whose years never fail and whose mercies are new each returning day; let the radiance of Your Spirit renew our lives, warming our hearts and giving light to our minds; that we may pass the coming year in joyful obedience and firm faith; through Him who is the Beginning and the End, Your Son Christ our Lord. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 to January 17, 2019 – $ 7721.00
Expenses to January 17, 2019 – $ 2157.87
Thank you for your continued gifting.
~ 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 23 – Bible Study
January 30 – Worship Night
~ 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 email@example.com. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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!