Verse of the Week:
Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child, shall not enter it.
Luke 18: 17
Worship leader: Karla Fehr
Song Leader: Harley Dyck
Pianist: Riley Dyck
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in song
Children’s Story – Kendra Fehr
Worship in song
Scripture Reading –
Message – Andrea Fehr
Prayer & Praise
~ Today is the Global Day of Prayer to End Hunger. We join churches around the world uniting in prayer for those who are hungry. Hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Yemen—the United Nations says the world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. More than four million people across four countries are facing starvation and famine. Meanwhile, the needs in Syria continue. Faced with these needs, we can be easily overwhelmed. Let us raise our voices to God, our hope and Saviour. (From foodgrainsbank.ca)
~ God’s blessings to Nick Driedger & Nikki Rempel as they continue to make preparations for their upcoming wedding on Saturday, June 16, 2018. May you experience much joy as you enter into the covenant of marriage.
~ Congratulations to Harley Dyck on graduating with a Master’s Degree in Music from the University of Manitoba this past week. May God bless you as you continue to use your gifts to build His Kingdom.
~ We grieve with the family of Linda Penner, on the loss of her mother, Susie Bergen, who slipped away peacefully in the afternoon on June 7, 2018. We grieve but not as those without hope, for we know God watches over us and we hope to meet again. Continue in prayer for all in the family.
Reminders of prayer items for this week:
~ Continue in prayer for Tenley Falk and family, and Nettie Ginter and family, Tim Wiebe and family as they continue to deal with the after effects of treatments and regular checkups.
– Austin Penner as he prepares to make a transition from the Agassiz Youth Centre in Portage la Prairie, on June 29, 2018.
~ Katrina Schulz as she prepares to have an MRI at Boundary Trails Health Centre on June 22. She asks us to pray for healing and invites us to a time of prayer & worship, from 8 – 11 am, at the Health Centre on that day.
– Harv Thiessen as he continues his physiotherapy program at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg. Your prayers are appreciated.
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Trudy Harms, Helen Janzen, Jake Rempel 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:
Loving God, we bring before You the people of Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and North East Nigeria, who are currently experiencing famine and personal hardship. We do not know them personally, but we share a common bond as human beings, created in Your image. Our hearts go out to them, as many find themselves in desperate circumstances – without food, without shelter, without hope. There seems to be so little that we can do for them. The pictures on the new are difficult to watch, and we’d often rather look away. But You have called us to be Your hands and feet in our world; to speak and act for those who cannot speak and act for themselves. So we pray that Your Holy Spirit would prompt us to action. Give us generous hearts, to share freely with those who have nothing. Give us courage to speak on their behalf to those who are shaping our country’s response. Give us perseverance, to continue to pray fervently for their welfare. Grant us Your mercy, God, as we seek to live out our calling as Your disciples. We pray this in Jesus’ name.
~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website. The address is http://blumenortchurch.com
~VBS runs July 2-6, 6:30-8:45 pm. It’s not too late to join the team! Contact Sara Wall to volunteer. Several spaces still need to be filled. Call 204-324-6793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
~ The church office is open during Rudy’s sabbatical on Thursdays from 8:30 – 2 pm and Fridays from 8:30 am to noon. Please get your announcements in early. Call and leave a message, or email email@example.com Thank you.
~ Please check the Lost & Found for your items; it would be nice to get this cleaned up before the end of June. If you have items there, please take them home. All items left behind will be sent to MCC.
~ From the Finance Committee:
Income to May 31, 2018: $ 108,843.39
Expenses to May 31, 2018: $ 148,334.74
~ 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
June 12 (TUESDAY) @ 7pm – Zorb Soccer Windup. Bring your friends. Grade 6’s invited.
Young Adults Announcement
Save the Date: Young Adults Camping July 27-29 – Contact Nettie Dyck, or Kendra Fehr if you want to join us! It will be awesome.
~ The Salem Home Ladies Auxiliary invites you to a BBQ AND DESSERT AUCTION on Wednesday, June 13th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm under the tent on the south parking lot at Salem Home. The BBQ is by donation. Along with the burgers and hotdogs you will be able to enjoy fries from Kroeker Farms and the music of Ed Wayne and the North Border Band. At 7pm there will be an auction of 12 delicious desserts donated by local businesses. Proceeds will go for wheelchair accessible lawn swings for Salem Home Residents! (Bring your lawn chairs.)
~ Providence Theological Seminary has a variety of summer courses available for credit or to audit. Courses include: “Radical Reformation: History, thought and Practise”, “Contemporary Anabaptism: Theology & Theologians”, “Counselling and mental health support for marriages and families in congregations and communities”, and “Leadership Theory and Practise in diverse ministry contexts”. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Grow Hope with us! This spring, we invite you to join us to help end hunger by sponsoring a Grow Hope acre. Because of government matching, every gift grown provides relief to people facing food insecurity, drought and displacement. Find out more about Grow Hope and join the movement at mccmb.ca/growhope or call us at 204-261-6381.
June 17 – Father’s Day – Speaker – Peter D Zacharias
June 24 – Speaker – Eric Peters
July 1 – Speaker – Gerry Giesbrecht
July 8 – Walter Dyck