Verse of the Week:
Then children were brought to Him that He might lay His hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people but Jesus said, ”Let the children come to Me and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19: 13-14
Worship leader: Kathy Franz
Song Leader: Kendra Fehr
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Offertory – Morgan Fehr
Children’s Story – Esther Zacharias
Service of Child Dedication
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Genesis 33: 12-14; Matthew 18: 10-14
Message –“Setting the Pace” – Pastor Rudy
Prayer & Praise
~ This morning we have parents who are willing to participate in a parent-child dedication service. We rejoice with you in the birth of these children who have been entrusted to your care. We trust that God will provide wisdom, energy and guidance as you embrace your role as parents. Those involved in today’s service include: Fred & Rachelle Loewen with their son, Jackson Blake, Justin & Karissa Falk with their son, Nixon Jay, Carey & Jenn Dyck with their son, Braxton Cole, and Jacy & Carmen Friesen with their daughter, Finnley Snow.
~ At this time of year we also want to acknowledge those who have completed course studies and are graduating from various schools and universities. Please see the list at the end of the bulletin. Congratulations on your achievements! May your God given gifts, continue to be used in service to the One who has enabled us to study and learn and give glory to His name.
~ Let us continue to offer our prayer support for Tenley Falk and her family. May these next months of summer holidays allow some time for family experiences and connections outside of the school schedule. Updates can be found at htttp://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ Thank you for your generous support of the Sunday school giving project for the month of May. Together, we raised $997.03 for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank!
~ 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: Our heavenly Father, we thank you for our children whom we accept as a sacred trust, to nurture, to love, to counsel, to teach, to train, to show. In all of this we ask for your spirit’s strength and wisdom. May these children one day receive Jesus as Saviour and Lord. We surrender our children to You, to be kept by Your power, to be used in Your service and finally to be received into Your presence. In the strong name of Jesus we pray, 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.
~ Rudy is helping to lead worship at the Boundary Trails Health centre this morning.
~Announcements for next week’s bulletin need to be in by Thursday, June 29 at 9 am.
~ During the summer months the Ministerial has decided to focus our attention on the Psalms. Each week the speaker will choose on Psalm as their focus. We encourage the congregation to memorize the familiar words of Psalm 23.
~ During VBS kids will discover that the God who created everything there is—the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible—wants a relationship with them! Be sure to mark your calendars for July 3-7, 6:30-8:45 pm. Ages 3-grade 8 welcome
~ 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
A young adult supper is scheduled for July 11 at Kenleigh & Kirsten’s home.
~ 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.
July 2 – Pastor Rudy – Psalm 1
July 9 – Walter Dyck – Psalm 23
A Psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters,
3 He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness
for His name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6 Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Our Graduates of 2017
Mennonite Collegiate Institute
U of Manitoba
U of Brandon
U of Regina
Briercrest Bible School
School of the Kingdom
July 5 – Bill & Mary Fehr
July 7 – Kieran & Amanda Reynolds
July 8 – Paul J & Elizabeth Peters
July 9 – Ray & Bev Friesen
July 11 – Ray & Char Klassen
July 14 – Fred & Betty Ens
July 15 – Paul & Kelly McDonald
July 18- Peter D & Valentine Zacharias,
Rod & Ang Fehr, Jake & Ingrid Friesen
July 19 – Bill & Tina Rempel, Travis & Ashley Hildebrand
July 24 – Armin & Caroline Ens, Joe & Janet Giesbrecht
July 26 – Walter & Marilyn Dyck
July 27 – Abe & Helen Ens. Fred & Rachelle Loewen
July 29 – Jake & Agatha Falk
July 6 – Seth Klassen
July 7 – Dorothy Hildebrandt, Helen Ens
July 13 – Andrew Ens
July 14 – Chris Giesbrecht
July 15 – Tena Thiessen, Justin Rempel,
July 18 – Amanda Reynolds, Donovan Ens
July 19 – Johnathan Fehr, Tyler Loewen
July 24 – Werner Ens, Quinn Falk
July 25 – Ken Rempel
July 26 – Nellie Friesen
July 27 – Jackie Penner
July 29 – Althea Friesen
July 30 – Peter E Hildebrandt