June 4, 2017
Verse of the week:
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2: 1-4
Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader: Walter Dyck
Pianist: Ingrid Dyck
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Offertory – Riley Dyck
Worship in Song
Affirmation of Lay Ministers
Service of Sharing
Service of Communion
Prayer & Praise
~ On this Pentecost Sunday we are reminded of how the Spirit of God moves among us, binding us in covenant with faithful people of every time and place, how the Spirit moves within us, empowering us to proclaim the gospel to all people and how the Spirit moves through us, making us channels of God’s love. We are grateful for the Spirit of the Living God made known to us in Jesus the Christ.
~ Congratulations and God’s blessings to Cody Fehr and Kelsey Loewen, who were married on Saturday, June 3. We trust that you will experience much joy as you live out your commitment to one another in the context of marriage. May God uphold and guide you on your journey.
~ The regular monthly appointments for Tenley Falk took place this past week along with another scheduled treatment of steroids. We trust that this has not been an overwhelming week. We continue to remember you and your family in our prayers. Updates can be found at htttp://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ Charlotte Klassen has continued her stay at the Boundary Trails Health Center in an effort to get the pain to some kind of a manageable level. She is grateful for the prayer support, visits and food sent to her home. She continues to rely on the faithfulness of her Lord and Savior through all the ups and downs of these past weeks.
~ Monday, June 5 marks the date for our monthly 24 hour prayer vigil for Eagles wings Children’s village in Uganda. Let us pray for these leaders, the students and their families as they seek to be faithful to the God given opportunities of service, study and learning.
~ Pray for the thousands of Mennonites in the Democratic Republic of Congo who have gone into hiding to escape the violence that has claimed hundreds of lives. Pray that God would provide life’s necessities for those who have fled their homes, for stable national leadership and for an end to the fighting.
This morning we are grateful that Esther Zacharias, Jake Friesen and Walter Dyck have all agreed to serve an additional term of five years as lay ministers. We appreciate your prayerful consideration of this call, your willingness to serve and we want to affirm your decision as a congregation during our worship service.
~ 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 of St Augustine)
Breathe in us, Holy Spirit, that we may think what is holy. Move us, Holy Spirit, that we may do what is holy. Attract us Holy Spirit, that we may love what is holy. Strengthen us, Holy Spirit, that we may guard what is holy. Guard us, Holy Spirit, that we may keep what is holy. 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;//blumenortchurch.com to see what’s new online.
~ 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. Check the insert for ways to help. Contact Sara Wall or place completed inserts into her mailbox.
From the Finance Committee:
Income to May 31, 2017 : $ 117,534.85
Expenses to May 31, 2017: $ 160,983.00
Shortfall: $ 43,488.15
Thank you for your continued support
~ Thursday, June 8 church council meeting at 8 pm
~ Rudy is taking time off this week to continue working on renovations at home.
~ 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”
June 7 – meet at the church, bring gloves, rakes and shears to help clean out the tree line on the north side of the church yard.
~ Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna invites you to join us for our annual Saengerfest celebration on June 11. The Worship service begins at 10:30am, followed by lunch (by donation), and a 2:00pm Concert featuring all of MCI’s choral groups in Buhler Hall. Hope to see you there!
3rd Annual Golf Tournament is now accepting registrations. The event takes place on Saturday, June 3rd at the Oakview Golf Club in Gretna, for more information or to register contact MCI at email@example.com.
~ MCI invites applications for Director of Student Life beginning August 2017. Responsibilities include oversight of (1) school residence programs (2) non-curricular Christian Life programs (3) student recruitment. Please direct inquires and/or resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5th.
~ MCI invites applications for Director of Student Life beginning August 2017. Responsibilities include oversight of (1) school residence programs (2) non-curricular Christian Life programs (3) student recruitment. Please direct inquires and/or resumes to email@example.com by June 5th, 2017
~ 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.
~ The Salem Foundation Annual meeting will be held on Monday, June 19 at 7 pm in the chapel followed immediately by the Annual Membership meeting of Salem Home Inc. scheduled for Monday, June 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Salem Home Chapel
~ Community Blood Donor Clinic will be held at Altona – Rhineland Pioneer Center
Thursday, June 8th, 2017, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
~ The Eden Foundation is inviting people to register for their Iron Man Golf Tournament on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Winkler Centennial Golf Course. Registration is free. Call 204-325-53555. Participants are encouraged to secure sponsorship for their efforts.
~ In order to have Christian Religious Exercises in our schools for the 2017-2018 school year, we will once again have to sign petitions for the school board. If you want religious exercises to continue, please sign a form. You can sign one per child, per school. The petition forms can be found at the welcome center.
If you have any questions you can contact Brenda Fehr at 204-324-9142.
“Altona Health Care Auxiliary is celebrating their 70th Anniversary with a “Come and Go” Appreciation Tea, on Wednesday, June 14 at the Rhineland Car Showroom, 2-3:30p.m. Everyone is welcome with a special invitation to former members.”
June 11 – MCI Saengerfest – worship service at 10:00am, concert at 2 pm. No Sunday school or worship service in Rosetown
June 18 – Father’s Day – Speaker – Kaitlyn Rempel
June 25 – Child Dedication Sunday