Verse of the Week:
Which commandment is the first of all? Jesus answered, “The first is this, Hear O Israel; the Lord our God, the Lord is One; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” The second is this, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12: 29-31
Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader & Pianist: Ang Fehr
Welcome and announcements
Call to worship
Worship in song
Worship in song
Scripture Reading – Proverbs 3: 1-18
Message – “Priorities” – Pastor Rudy
Service of Communion
Prayer & Praise
~ Welcome to this first Sunday of the New Year. We are grateful that the faithfulness of our God is not bound by time and space. Thus we commit to following after in hope the One who has gone on before us preparing the way.
~ Tyler Loewen is preparing to leave on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 for a three year term with MCC in Cambodia, where he will serve as Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Co-ordinator. We pray for safety and a sense of well-being as you embark on this next chapter of ministry. May you be encouraged and find joy in your commitment.
~ Thank you to the food committee and others for your planning and preparing a wonderful breakfast for us on January 1. This allowed us the opportunity of food, fellowship and an excellent way to begin the New Year.
~ At the beginning of a new year, we want to continue our prayer support for Tenley Falk, Nettie Ginter and Tim Wiebe and their families. We trust that God’s provisions to supply what is needed will not be exhausted. We also trust in God’s continued presence with Austin Penner, 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.
~ 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:
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.
BMC Youth is for youth in grades 7-12, and happens Wednesdays from 7:00pm-9:15pm
January 10, 2018 – Underground Church Kick-off
January 17 – Bible Study
~ 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.
~ Children’s church will be available again starting January 7. See Cassie for details.
~ Clubs will resume on January 10, 2018. Call Ang Driedger 204-327-6674, if you need more information.
Thank you to all for your generous donations…we made it!!!
~ Rudy would invite anyone who is interested in attending Catechism classed 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.
Monday, January 8 – Church Council meeting at 7 pm
~ 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-ins 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.
January 14 – Speaker – Walter & Marilyn Dyck, reflections on their recent trip to Israel, Ethiopia and Uganda.
January 15 & 16 – Annual Prayer Services at 7:30 pm
January 21 – Speaker – Rudy Franz
January 28 – Speaker – Rudy Franz
February 4 – Speaker – Eric Peters
February 9 – 11 – Church Retreat – Speaker – Vic Engbrecht
See the link at www.blumenortchurch.com
note there are a few changes to the Birthday & Anniversary List:
January 9 – Erma & Jake Froese
January 11 – Kyle & Ally Fehr
January 15 – Dave & Esther Klippenstein
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, Melissa Penner Wiebe
15 – 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)