Verse of the Week:
Keep your life free from love of money and be content with what you have for He has said, “I will never fail you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13: 5
Worship leader: Kathy Franz
Song Leader & Pianist: Kirsten Friesen
Welcome and announcements
Call to worship
Worship in song
Children’s Story – Esther Zacharias
Worship in song
Scripture Reading – 2 Corinthians 8: 1-7, 1 Timothy 6: 6-10, 17-19
Message – “The Gain of Contentment” – Pastor Rudy
Prayer & Praise
~ Dave & Erica Rempel are leaving on Tuesday, January 23 for Chaing Mai, Thailand, to visit Jon & Natalie and their newly arrived granddaughter, Peyton Elise. We want to pray for safe travels, for experiencing the blessings of connecting with family and seeing what God is dong in the midst of that place. Please send our greetings and well wishes.
~ 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 Thicket Portage, a small First Nation south of Thompson, 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 is scheduled to begin her radiation treatments on February 13. During the week she will be staying at her sister’s place in Winnipeg. We pray for continued strength and perseverance for the journey, both for you and your family. We also pray the same for Tenley Falk and Tim Wiebe and their families, as well as Austin Penner, currently at the Agassiz Youth Centre in Portage la Prairie. Updates for Tenley can be found at: www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ Grant & Glenda Fehr are also leaving on Monday, January 22. They are meeting with a larger group in Tucson, Arizona and then making their way to San Carlos, Mexico. This is a medical mission trip with Rocky Mountain Ministries. They plan to return on February 5. We also want to pray for safe travels, for the blessing of ministry and connections with Ryan Thiessen and many others. Please send Ryan our greetings and well wishes.
~ 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:
O Christ, Serene and Tranquil Light, shine into the depth of my being. Come, and draw me to Yourself. Free me from the chatter of my mind, and draw me through and beyond all words and symbols into the silence; that I may discover You, the Unspoken Word, the Pure Light, piercing and transforming the darkness that hides me from seeing and knowing You. 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 24, 2018. Call Ang Driedger 204-327-6674, if you need more information.
~ Rudy would like to invite anyone who is interested in attending Catechism classes to get in touch with him. We would like to take a look at what we believe and why that is important to us. We would like to begin these classes right after our church retreat.
~ 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. This information is also available at PembinaValleyOnline.
~ The Executive Director of MCC Manitoba, Darryl Loewen will be in our area and at our church on Tuesday, January 23 at 1:30pm for about an hour. We would like to invite anyone who is interested in a discussion with him about the ongoing work of MCC and other topics, to join us at the church.
~ Missionfest Manitoba takes place February 2-4, 2018 at Church of the Rock, in Winnipeg. This is one of the premiere Missions Festivals in Canada. Check the posters on the bulletin board for more information about speakers, children’s program and a youth/young adult concert featuring The Informants.
emailing. If you wish to be on the bulletin email list let Hedy know.
~ “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 24 – Bible Study
January 27 – Skating and Sledding – meet at the church at 10am.
February 7 – Bible Study
Go to www.canadianmennonite.org to read Mennonite church-related news. The website has some of the stories from Canadian Mennonite magazine, an online comments section and more news from the global church.
~ 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.
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!
~ Altona MCC Thrift and Gift Shop is having their Annual Meeting on: Monday, January 29th at 2:00 p.m. in the Altona EMM Church. Darryl Loewen, executive Director of MCC Manitoba will be the Guest Speaker. Soup and Pie to follow the meeting. Everyone welcome
~ “Overcoming Worry, Fear and Anxiety’ is the title of a workshop presented by Ken & Carolee Neufeld of Living Free Ministries on Saturday, February 10 at the Altona EMMC from 9 am to 5 pm. For information and to register call the EMMC Office at 204-324-8432. Early bird registration by February 4 is $35. Check the bulletin board for the poster and brochures.
~ Winkler bible Camp is hosting a Valentines banquet on February 9, 10, 11 at 6: 30 pm nightly. ‘I Love Lucy: Returns’, a comedy production. A freewill offering will be taken. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the camp office at 204-325-9519.
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