Verse of the Week:
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake, he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.”
2 Corinthians 8:9
Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader & Pianist: Ang Fehr
Welcome & announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Children’s Story – Kristen Falk
Transfer of Membership for Nettie Dyck
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Various Passages
Message – The Gain of Generosity – Rudy Franz
Prayer & Praise
~ This morning we want to welcome Nettie Dyck into our midst through a transfer of membership. She has worshiped among us for some time and been involved in various ways. We are grateful for her presence and look forward to formally welcoming her as a member.
~ 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.
~ Dave & Erica left this past Tuesday morning to make their way to Chiang Mai, Thailand to visit Jon & Natalie and their first granddaughter Peyton. We continue to pray that their time will be meaningful in so many ways. We are grateful that they have this opportunity to travel. They plan to return on Saturday, February 3.
~ Grant & Glenda also left this past Monday on their way to San Carlos, Mexico with a group who are on a medical mission trip with Rocky Mountain Ministries. We continue to pray that their visit and work will be meaningful. They expect to return on February 5.
~ Nettie Ginter is recovering from her chemo treatments and plans to begin a six week schedule of radiation treatments on February 13. She will be staying with her sister in Winnipeg during the week. We pray for continued healing and strength to face the next round of treatments.
~ We continue to pray for Tenley Falk and Tim Wiebe and their families as they face the challenges of their own journeys. May our God continue to supply your needs on a daily basis.
~ Let us not forget to pray for Austin Penner as he continues his stay at the Agassiz Youth Centre in Portage la Prairie
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Trudy Harms, Helen Janzen, Jake Rempel, Mary Klassen, and Peter E. Hildebrandt
~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 who is home working on VISA requirements before she can head back to Hawai’I, and Tyler Loewen in Cambodia with MCC.
Prayer for the Week:
O Lord, I ask for that quietness of mind and spirit which reflects the stillness in the heart of God, as a calm sea reflects the shining stars. Enable me, Lord, to hear the still small voice of eternity speaking through the sounds of time, that I may dwell in your peace and be one with your love, through Jesus the Christ our Lord.
~ 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 31 – Worship Night
February 7 – Bible study
February 14 – Bible study
February 21 – Small Group Service Night
~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website. The address is http://blumenortchurch.com.
~ Clubs, Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Call Ang Driedger 204-327-6674, if you need more information.
~ 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 https://www.pembinavalleyonline.com/news/road-reports-cancellations
~ The office is looking to update information for the annual meeting booklet for March 11, 2018. If your address, phone number, birthdays and anniversaries are incorrect please notify the office by calling or emailing. If you wish to be on the bulletin email list let Hedy know.
~ 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.
~ 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.
~ Thank you for your generous donations to the mitten tree. All items have been donated to the following local schools: Gretna Elementary, Elmwood, J.R. Walkof, and Parkland.
~ 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.
~ The Executive Director of MCC Manitoba, Darryl Loewen sends his greetings along to our congregation and is excited that we have decided to continue our partnership with MCC by entering into congregational membership
~ 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.
~ March 9 & 10 Promise Keepers Men’s Conference with special guest Darryl Strawberry. Check posters for details. All men are encouraged to attend. https://www.promisekeepers.ca/event/national-mens-conference-winnipeg/
February 4 – Speaker – Eric Peters
February 9-11 – Church Retreat | Speaker – Victor Engbrecht – There will be no SS or worship service in Rosetown this weekend.
February 18 – 1st Sunday of Lent | Speaker – Jake Friesen
February 25 – Speaker – Rudy Franz