Verse of the Week:

And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; rise, He is calling you.”

Mark 10: 49

Worship leader:  Marilyn Dyck

Pianist & Song Leader: Praise & worship team from Steinbach Bible College


Welcome & announcements

Call to Worship


Worship in Song


Prayer Time

Worship in Song

Scripture Reading –Mark 10: 46 – 52, Joyce Agnew

Message – The Blind shall see – Walter Dyck
Closing Song


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Prayer & Praise

-A Special thank you to the Praise and Worship Team from Steinbach Bible College.  We appreciate your willingness to participate with us in our worship service.  May your lives continue to be impacted by worship and may you sense God’s continued guidance and presence in your studies and ministry.


~ Congratulations and God’s blessings to Felix & Heidi Houle, on the birth of a son, Ryder Felix, on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  We trust that God’s wisdom and faithfulness will be felt as you embrace the responsibility of parenting that God has entrusted to you.  Ryder is another grandson for James and Jackie Penner and a great grandson for Zelma Fehr.

~ Prayer items to keep in mind this week include:

~ Thankfulness for the gift of life given to us by a gracious and loving God.  This gift also extends to the opportunity for eternal life lived in the presence of God and all of God’s great community of faith.

– Nettie Ginter has reached the midway point of her radiation treatments.

Tenley Falk is approaching the completion of her maintenance schedule of treatments.  Readjustments of medications have made for some difficult days, at the same time it is heartening to know that some of the routine treatments are coming to an end.

Tim Wiebe as he continues to monitor the results of his treatments

Harv Thiessen was able to open his eyes and respond to spoken words on Thursday.  He is slowly making some progress.  The family appreciates all the prayers.  God is indeed a miracle worker!

Alfred (Fred) Ens had an MRI this week that was inconclusive in results.  Doctors are telling the family that he has a blockage in his liver and his kidneys also appear to be failing.  For now they wish to keep him comfortable.  This news is sudden and serious.  We continue to pray for God’s mercy and guidance.  Fred is at Boundary Trails Health Centre.

Austin Penner continues his stay at the Agassiz Youth Center in Portage la Prairie, and values our prayer support.

We bring to God the cares and concerns of these people and their families, trusting the Great Physician for all of our continued well-being and healing.

~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Trudy Harms, Helen Janzen, Jake Rempel, Mary Klassen, 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, and Tyler Loewen in Cambodia with MCC.

Prayer for the Week:

In darkness and in light, in trouble and in joy, help us, heavenly Father, to trust Your love, to serve Your purpose and to praise Your name through Jesus the Christ our Lord.  Amen


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~ BMC Youth is for youth in grades 7-12, and happens Wednesdays from 7:00pm-9:15pm

~ For updates follow us on Social Media:
instagram: @bmcyouthmin
facebook: (Group)
twitter: @bmcyouthmin
or contact Gerry Giesbrecht @ 204-362-7262

Youth Calendar:

March 14 – Bible study
March 21 – BMC’s Iron Chef at the Gretna Bergthaler Church.  Make your own pizza.   Meet at BMC at 6:40 for a ride or be in Gretna at 7 pm.
March 28 – Spring Break – Volunteer at SOAR Carnival during the day – More details to follow.


~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website. The address is

  • The annual yearbook has been completed and copies are available at the entrances in both foyers. These are in preparation for our annual spring congregational meeting which takes place next Sunday, March 11 following a noon meal.

~ Clubs happens on Wednesdays from 7pm-8:30pm for grades 3-6.  Call Ang Driedger 204-327-6674, if you need more information.

~ Rudy is helping to lead worship at Evergreen at Salem Home, Sunday, March 11, 2018.

~ Monday, March 12, Church Council meeting at 7 pm

~ All of us are invited to stay for the noon meal following the worship service.  After the meal we will be having our annual spring church meeting.

-The governing board of Salem Home invites church leadership and interested church members to a meeting at Salem Home in the multi-purpose room on Thursday, March 22 @ 7 pm, for an evening of information and discussion.  Topics include update on construction projects, how faith influences the care given to residents and the role of Spiritual care in Salem Home.



-Altona TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES is looking for a part-time manager.  This is a paid position with 6-8 hours per week.  Duties to include purchasing and unpacking products, organizing and supervising volunteers as needed and some bookkeeping.  Computer skills are an asset.  Apply, with resume, to Corny Fehr at the Altona MCC Gift and Thrift Shop.

-March 11, 7:00 pm -Southern Manitoba Choral Society and W.C.Miller Chamber Choir will present a spring concert in the Altona Bergthaler Church. All are welcome. Freewill offering.

-Winkler Bible Camp is hosting a Dinner Theatre on March 15, 16, 17, 18 at 6:30 pm nightly, come and join them for an evening of laughter and fellowship.  This year’s production is Peril on the Mighty Mississippi: a Disaster of Titanic Proportions.  Freewill offering will be taken.  To get your tickets call the camp at 204-325-9519.

~ Salem Foundation invites you to enjoy an afternoon of “Faspa, Fellowship and Song” on Sunday, April 15th at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church.  The Program, featuring the male voice harmony of the WINKLER COMMUNITY MALE CHOIR begins at 3:30 pm in the sanctuary; Faspa will be served from 4:30 to 5:15 pm in the fellowship hall.  Proceeds from the freewill offering are for Salem Home Resident Room Blinds – All Care Areas.

 Your support provides Residents with a positive lived experience … making this chapter of their life journey meaningful!

SOAR Volunteers Needed

SOAR Heartland is around the corner, happening March 22-31 at Westwood Community Church. Volunteers are needed to help with breakfast prep (6-8:30am), breakfast clean-up (8-9:30am), lunch prep (8-11am), lunch cooler clean-up (4:30-6:30pm) and dinner prep (3-6pm), dinner clean-up (5-7:30pm), as well as facility cleaning (daytime).

We are also looking for 8,000 cookies, which are sent each day with our teams to their ministry sites. If you can help with any one of these volunteer slots, please contact Kara Friesen at or 204-415-0670. Come and be a part of our vibrant community!

Church Calendar

March 18 – Speaker – Esther Zacharias

March 25 – Palm Sunday

March 30 – Good Friday & Communion