Verse of the Week:
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40: 28-29
Worship leader: Kathy Franz
Song Leader & Pianist: Ang Fehr
Welcome and Announcements
Call to worship
Worship in Song
Children’s Story – Ang Driedger
Prayer circle for Nettie Ginter and her family
Worship in Song
Message – Psalms of Ascents: Psalm 121 – Esther Zacharias
Prayer & Praise
~ The Surgery date for Nettie Ginter is set for either August 3 or 4 at Boundary Trails Health Center. In preparation for this we would like to spend some time in prayer for her and the family during this morning’s worship service.
~ We also continue to pray and trust in God’s provisions for Tenley Falk and her family. We are also grateful for a more relaxed schedule during these summer months. Updates can be found at: htttp://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ Tim Wiebe is still waiting to find out what the results of the biopsy will reveal. Waiting is often difficult and we trust that this in between time will be filled with a renewed sense of God’s presence and peace.
~ 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:
Lord, as the keeper of our very lives, You have searched us and know us; You know when we sit down and when we rise up’ You discern our thoughts long before we think them. You know our journeys and the places where we rest; You are acquainted with all our ways. You are behind us and before us, You have laid Your hand upon us. Thank you for Your care and concern, Your compassion for each one of us. Thank You that You guard and keep us always. Amen
~ Go to http://blumenortchurch.com for updates regarding youth events. For the most recent updates, check out the groups on Facebook named “BMC Youth”, and “BMC Jr Youth” or contact Youth Pastor Gerry Giesbrecht @ 204-362-7262
There is a Young Adults meeting on July 28 at Gerry & Cassie’s
~ 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.
~ Rudy & Kathy are planning to leave on Sunday, July 30 to visit their children in Vancouver. They plan to be back by Saturday, August 12.
~ 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.
~ 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (226) 747-1833
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
August 6 – Jake Friesen – Psalm 139
August 13 – Ryan Thiessen – Psalm 73
August 20 – Rudy Franz – Psalm 130
August 27 – Gerry Giesbrecht
A song of ascents
- I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from?
- My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
- He will not let your foot slip – He who watches over you will not slumber;
- Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
- The Lord watches over you – the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
- The sun will not harm you by day, not the moon by night.
- The Lord will keep you from all harm – He will watch over your life;
- The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.