January 22, 2017
Verse of the Week:
And let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart. Ephesians 6: 9
Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Pianist & Song Leader: Kirsten Friesen
Welcome & announcements
Call to worship
Worship in Song
Offertory – Luke Klassen
Children’s Story – Sally Miller
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Daniel 9: 1-4, 20-23; 10: 12-14; Ezekiel 22: 29-31
Message – “Intercession” – Pastor Rudy
Prayer & Praise
~ The installation service for our deacons has been postponed until Sunday, February 12. We are expecting that both Garry & Karla Fehr and Abe & Viola Fehr will be able to be present. We are grateful for their willingness to serve in this way and want to uphold them as well as our current deacons, Ray & Charlotte Klassen and Henry & Sara Froese in our prayers.
~ Jaime and Tenley Falk were transported by ambulance to Winnipeg this past Wednesday. Tenley has contracted RSV, a rather nasty respiratory virus. She is currently in isolation and undergoing testing for various other pains that at this point are unexplained. Jaime asks for our prayers for Tenley’s pain, her low blood counts, and for the other children who are missing their mother and for continued strength and perseverance. Updates can be found at: http://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Susan Janzen, Trudy Harms, Helen Fehr, Helen Janzen, and Jake Rempel.
~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 with YWAM in Hawai’i
Prayer for the week:
God of guidance, quicken Your Holy Spirit in our hearts and minds so we may follow what is right. Give us direction so we may know which way to choose and which to refuse; which course to claim and which to reject; which action to take and which to avoid. Enlighten our minds, purify our hearts, strengthen our wills, and lead us to live as faithful followers of Jesus all the days of our lives. Amen.
~ Due to the weather conditions on January 12, 2017, not all people were able to attend the special meeting of Mennonite Church Manitoba at the Fort Garry Mennonite Church in Winnipeg. Therefore the board has initiated a second meeting which will take place on Monday, January 23, 2017 from 7 pm – 9:30pm at the Morden Mennonite Church. The agenda will be identical to the January 12 meeting. Updates on various MCM matters will be provided followed by a conversation about how the decisions of Being a Faithful Church could be implemented by and within MCM. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend.
~ The new pictorial directory is in the process of being printed and should be available shortly.
ttp://bmcyouth.blogspot.ca for updates youth events. For the most recent updates, check out the groups on Facebook named “BMC Youth”, and “BMC Jr Youth” or contact Gerry Giesbrecht @ 204-362-7262
~ Go to http://bmcyouth.blogspot.ca for updates youth events. For the most recent updates, check out the groups on Facebook named “BMC Youth”, and “BMC Jr Youth” or contact Gerry Giesbrecht @ 204-362-7262
Junior Youth (Mondays 7pm-9pm):
January 23 – Family Games Night – bring your family and some board/card games
January 30 – Elevaro Escape Rooms – free – Drop off @ 6:45 pm pickup @ 10:30pm
Senior Youth (Wednesdays 7pm-9:30pm):
January 25 – Siloam Mission – Bring waivers, bag lunch, and $ for McDonalds afterwards, Drop off: 4:30pm Pickup between 10:30 & 11 pm
February 1 – Games Night – Small Groups
~ 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://blumenortchurch.com to see what’s new online.
~ The finance committee is asking all committee’s to get their budget information to Grant Fehr & Hedy Falk, by the end of January. Your submissions will be helpful as they continue to put together a budget for the year 2017.
~ The ministerial would like to begin a preaching series on “The Armor of God” found in Ephesians 6: 10 – 20, beginning on Sunday, February 12, 2017 and ending on Sunday, April 2, 2017. We invite your participation by committing this passage to memory. A copy is found on the insert of the bulletin.
January 22 – Speaker – Rudy Franz
January 29 – speaker – Rudy Franz
February 5 – Church Retreat at Camp Assiniboia, there will be no Sunday school or worship service in Rosetown on this date.
~ The Gardens on Tenth is looking for volunteers to help with chapels, Monday – Friday. If you are willing to come and help by leading a session, playing piano, or other instrument, sharing a verse, singing, or reading a story, please call and speak to Chaplain Peter Bartel. 204-324-8945
~ Friday, January 27, Choral Connection with CMU Singers and MCI Chamber Choir takes place at Buhler Hall in Gretna at 7 pm. A freewill offering will be taken.
~ SALT – If you’re interested in a cross-cultural internship or work experience in a faith-based context, consider applying for SALT 2017-18! We’ve begun the placement process and are looking for communicators, teachers, French or Spanish speakers, development grads, peacebuilders, nurses, IT experts, social workers, and more. Young adults ages 18-30, apply today at http://mccmb.ca/salt.
New Material in the Library:
Elizabeth Goudge, the Elliot Family Series
Tessa Afshar…Land of Silence
Irma Joubert…Child of the River
Tracie Peterson…Beyond the Silence
Beth Moore…the Undoing of Saint Silvanus
Lynn Austin…Waves of Mercy
Terri Blackstock…If I Run
Little House of the Prairie..Season 9
Anne of Gables
Anne Voskamp…the Broken Way
Dr Henry Cloud & Dr John Townsend – God will make a Way
Mennonite Encyclopidia: Vol 1 – 4
Laura Story…When God doesn’t fix
Please return books and videos after 3 – 4 weeks
Ephesians 6: 10 – 20 NIV
- Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. 11. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15. and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
- Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20.for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Hey! What are you doing February 3-5, 2017 at Camp Assiniboia?
Let me tell you! BMC’s annual retreat is happening. It’s an amazing time of worshipping and spending time together. Intended for ALL AGES! This is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME experience!!!! Ok, maybe it’s a ONCE IN A YEAR experience, but you don’t want to miss it!
Highlights from previous retreats: Hearing stories of God’s faithfulness in people’s lives! Great food! Broomball Games that will leave you hurting for more! <= You could be like this guy!
Cost: Family $250 | Adult $75 | Kids 5-10 $50 | Kids 0-4 Free
*Includes: Food, Night Lodging, and all activities.
**If cost is a problem let Rudy or a member of the Education Committee know.
Emcees: Mitch Peters and Seth Klassen | Worship in Song: Erica Rempel | Speaker: John Rempel
- Have accommodation requests? (Ex. Near washroom, room to yourself, etc.) Call Marilyn Dyck 204-327-5743
- Children’s ministry will be provided during part of the sessions for children ages 3-10.
- Camp activities: Horses, big group sleigh rides, tobogganing, cross-county skiing, snowshoeing, skating, hiking, broomball.
Schedule: Settle in: Friday 6:30pm | First session: 8:00pm | Sunday Service: 10:30am
WHAT TO BRING: Bedding, towels, skates and sleds, cookies/snacks for Sat. afternoon, games, Bible, notebook, pen, kitchen sink.
YOU & your friends are heartily invited!!
Sign up today!