Verse of the Week:
These all look to You, to give them their food in due season. When You give it to them, they gather it up; when You open Your hand, they are filled with good things. When You hide Your face they are dismayed; when You take away their breath they die and return to their dust. When You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; and You renew the face of the ground.
Psalm 104: 27 – 30


Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song leader & Pianist: Janessa Klassen

Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Prayer
Worship in Song
Offertory
Prayer Time
Children’s Story – DVBS skit
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:1-3
Message: “Poor in Spirit” – Pastor Rudy
Closing Song
Benediction


Prayer & Praise
~ Tenley Falk’s low blood count has made her extremely vulnerable to any viruses and infections. This has complicated life for the family, especially when there are sick children in the house. We are asked to pray for Tenley’s protection from viruses, for strength as she undergoes continued chemo treatments and for continued focus and trust in God for the entire family. Updates can be found at: https://tenleysjourney.wordpress.com

~ Travis and Ashley Hildebrand appreciate ongoing prayer support for their daughter Skylar. Doctors are continuing to try to decide on the best possible treatment options. Skylar has been experiencing difficulty eating and seems very prone to contacting any infection that comes along. We also pray for continued focus and trust in God for this family.

~ Tuesday, July 5 is the day for our 24 hour prayer vigil for Eagles Wings Children’s Village in Uganda. Please contact Marilyn Dyck if there are changes to the list.

~ 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, Tyler Loewen in Cambodia, Andrea Fehr with YWAM in Hawai’i, and Janessa Klassen working with School of the Kingdom.

Prayer for the Week:
God, to whom all hearts are open, and from whom no secret is hidden, we ask You so to cleanse the intent of our hearts with the unutterable gift of Your grace, so that we may perfectly love You and worthily praise Your holy name. Amen.


Youth

~ 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


Church

~ The Education Committee invites you:
DVBS Kick Off BBQ. Monday, July 4, 5:30-6:30 pm.
Please join us, and bring a lawn chair and a dessert to share.

~From the Finance Committee:
Income to June 19, 2016: $ 147,323.55
Expenses to June 19, 2016: $ 211,815.00
Shortfall: -$ 64,491.45

Thank you for your continued giving.

~ If anyone would still like to submit a picture to our church directory there is still time to do so.  The final editing is not yet complete.  We would welcome your addition.  Check with Werner Ens or Ray Peters

~ During the months of July & August, the ministerial is planning to do a series of messages on the Beatitudes. This would coincide with the Sunday school students being asked to memorize this passage from Matthew 5: 1 – 12. We invite the congregation to participate by also memorizing these verses and doing your own study on these most important verses.

~ Come gather to pray during the months of July and August for our southern Manitoba region for about half an hour before the Sunday school hour starting at 8:30am! Let’s take this summer season to seek the Lord in an increased way! We will be interceding for believers and unbelievers that the Lords Kingdom would come and His will be done. This will be held in the ladies Sunday school room (old youth room) in a group setting. All ages are welcome!


Community

~ Drought in Ethiopia – Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 30 years. More than 10 million people – including six million children – need immediate food assistance. MCC is working with partners in drought-prone areas by assisting with food, caring for livestock, and improving water supplies. Support our response today – call (204) 261-6381 or visit http://mccmanitoba.ca/EthDrought

~ Visit the Villages Tractor Trek is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 9, 2016. This is a fundraising event in support of a number of programs in the Eden Health Care Services family. This year they will be visiting villages from Reinland to Altona, stopping at the Blumenort Mennonite church for lunch. To find out more details regarding registration or to sponsor people already registered, go to edenhealthcare.ca

~ Do you have a passion for hot dogs and curly fries? School of the Kingdom invites you to a fundraising lunch at the Winkler Park on Sunday, July 10, from 11:30-2:30. Meet staff and
former students; ask questions about the school, and try some of our famous
curly fries. Donation receipts are available. Come out and sow into the Kingdom
of God! We’ll see you there!


Church Calendar
July 4 – 8 – DVBS @ 6:30 nightly
July 6 – 10 – Mennonite Church Canada Assembly in Saskatoon, SK
July 10 – Speaker – Ryan Thiessen
July 17 – Speaker – Jake Friesen
July 24 – Speaker – Walter Dyck
July 31 – Speaker – Rudy Franz


Summer Memory Passage

And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him.  Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.  Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.  Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.  Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.  Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.  Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my sake.  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is your reward in Heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:1-12