Verse of the Week:
Praise the Lord, Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens. Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness. Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise Him with the harp and lyre, praise Him with tambourines and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute, praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord. Psalm 150
Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader & Pianist: The Friesen Family
Welcome and Announcements
Call to worship
For the remainder of the service we will be led in worship by the Friesen Family
Prayer & Praise
~ A special welcome to Chris & Louise Friesen and their family. We are grateful for your presence among us and look forward to your participation with us in a service of worship through music. . Thank you for sharing with us your gifts of ministry. May God continue to bless you as a family.
~ On Tuesday, July 18, Nettie Ginter has an appointment with the doctor at which time she is hoping they will set a date for her surgery. We as a congregation want to continue to offer you and your family our prayer support and words of encouragement.
~ We also want to continue our prayer support for Tenley Falk and her family. Maintenance treatments continue through the summer months. We trust that in between there will be times of relaxation and enjoyment in the summer season. Updates can be found at: htttp://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ The MCI community has been saddened to hear that Tim Wiebe, long time teacher at the school has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. This past Thursday, Tim underwent surgery for the purpose of getting a biopsy. It will take 2 weeks before the results are in. The doctors are taking this very seriously. Tim will likely undergo surgery and the follow-up treatment has not yet been determined. Tim and Marlene and their family would appreciate our prayer support.
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Trudy Harms, 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, and Andrea Fehr with YWAM in Hawai’i
Prayer for the Week:
~ Prayer for the Week: Praise be to You, O Lord, who spins shining stars across the wondrous heavens and stretches out the seas; who lifts the dawn into place and sets boundaries for night; who awes the earth with storms and gentles it with rainbows; who gives everything a season and breathes life and love into the dust of us. Praise be to You Lord, in all times and for all things; the soft slant of sunlight, the evening breeze, the sweat of labor, a sweet song to lighten the heart; the deep breath, the tended wound, mercy, quietness, a friend, for the miracles of the daily and the mysteries of the eternal. Praise be to You, O Lord, from all creatures; laughers and list-makers, wonderers and poets and plodders and prophets, the elderly, the newborn, the whale and the worm, from all and from us, praise be to You for amazing grace through Jesus the Christ, our Lord. 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.
~ Wednesday, July 19 – Church Council Meeting at 8 pm
~ Salem Foundation and Salem Ladies Auxiliary present Building for Tomorrow Dinner, a fundraiser for Cottonwood East Dining Room, on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6: 30 pm at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. Featuring guest speaker, Marie Monville, the wife of Carl Roberts, who was the shooter at the Amish School in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, in 2006. Tickets are $100., and are on sale from the Business office at 204-325-4316.
Help reach out to people who have need in our own community by bringing any of the following items to the Genesis House Shelter (Winkler) bin in the foyer: – Girls clothing size 10 and over
– Hair products
– Simple baking supplies like cake mixes, muffin liners, Pam spray, etc.
The bin will be available July 16th and 23rd
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) receiving financial donations for forest fires in British Columbia. People in BC have already lost houses to the fires and we are planning for MDS volunteers to help in the recovery phase of this disaster. MDS is accepting financial donations for that recovery. For further updates on the MDS response and financial donations go to https://mds.mennonite.net/ or call the MDS office at 1-866-261-1274.
~ Go to http://bmcyouth.blogspot.ca for updates on youth events. Check out the pages on Facebook named “BMC youth for senior highs” and “BMC Jr Youth for the junior highs”
There is a Young Adults meeting on July 28 at Gerry & Cassie’s
~ 15th Annual Head for the Hills bike event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Ride your bike 36 kms through the Pembina escarpment in support of mental health recovery and celebrating Eden Health Care Services 50th Anniversary. Registration is $25.00 and includes full ride support, t-shirt, BBQ lunch, prizes and a chance to win one of 3 bikes. Register on line at www.edenhealthcare.ca or at the office. 309 Main St in Winkler.
MC Canada Special Assembly Alert: Over the course of the summer, churches can expect to receive documents pertinent to the Special Assembly in Wpg. Oct. 13-15. Please be on the alert for a Future Directions Final Report, new bylaws for MC Canada, and a proposed budget for the re-organized structures.
Assembly Registration is open! You are invited to register for the October 13-15 special 2017 Assembly in Winnipeg: http://www.cvent.com/d/c5q8ft
Get your bikes and feet tuned up for a fantastically fun national church bike-a-thon on Saturday, Sept. 30 in several locations across Canada. The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling/walking fundraiser that partners with churches and organizations who work with the displaced, vulnerable and exploited. Be a part of the “Mennonite Church Canada” team in support of the Witness workers of your choice. Register at: https://rideforrefuge.org/charity/mennonitechurchca or contact Jason Martin email@example.com or (226) 747-1833
July 23 – Esther Zacharias
July 30 – Church Council decided to invite us to attend the Altona Sunflower Worship Service this year. We will alternate this with attendance at the Winkler Harvest Festival in 2018. There will be no Sunday school or worship service in Rosetown on Sunday, July 30, 2017. If anyone is interested in being a part of a community choir they are invited to attend 2 rehearsals on Saturday evening from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Altona EMMC and Sunday morning, July 30 at 8:45 am in the Park at the Pavilion