Verse of the Week:
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11: 28-30
Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader: Walter Dyck
Pianist: Ingrid Dyck
Welcome & announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Children’s Story – Marilyn Dyck
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading –Isaiah 53: 1-3, Kristina Zacharias
Message – “Come – Esther Zacharias
Prayer & Praise
The Funeral for Alfred (Fred) Ens was held this past Friday, March 16, 2018. We continue to support the family with our prayers. May you sense an ever growing awareness of Gods comfort and presence.
Thank you to the servers from our congregation who helped out with the meal. Your services are greatly appreciated. Thank you also to Erica Rempel and Eric Peters for leading us in music and worship.
The funeral for Elma Friesen, aunt of Garry & Karla Fehr, Grant & Glenda Fehr and Elma Fehr was held this past Thursday in Winnipeg. We trust that as a family you will experience the continued faithfulness of God in all of life and death.
~ Reminders of prayer items for this week:
– Nettie Ginter continues her scheduled radiation treatments.
– Tenley Falk is getting closer to the completion of her maintenance schedule of treatments. Continued vigilance will be needed; however the routine medications will come to an end by the end of March.
– Tim Wiebe will have more tests done in the near future. In the meantime he is feeling well.
– Harv Thiessen is making slow progress. Recovery time will be lengthy. Physiotherapy is also a big part of his recovery process.
– Austin Penner continues his stay at the Agassiz Youth Center in Portage la Prairie, and is encouraged by our prayer support.
Those from our congregation, who will be leaving to serve with SOAR Heartland from March 22 – 31, include Shania Ginter, Josh Dyck and Cynthia Krahn. We want to pray for health, perseverance, energy and a love and compassion for those with whom you come into contact. May this also be a time of growth in your relationship with God. May your ministry be blessed.
~ 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:
Spirit of comfort and longing, enfold my fear, unclothe me of my pride, unweave my thoughts, uncomplicate my heart and give me surrender to you. Amen.
~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website. The address is http://blumenortchurch.com.
~ Clubs happens on Wednesdays from 7pm-8:30pm for grades 3-6. Call Ang Driedger 204-327-6674, if you need more information.
~ 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
March 21 – Make a Pizza/movie night at the Gretna Bergthaler Church. Meet at BMC at 6:30 for a ride or be in Gretna at 7 pm.
We will be back at Rosetown by 9: 30pm
March 28 – SOAR Heartland Festival – Meet in Rosetown at 9: 45am. Bring a bag lunch. Back at 6 pm. We will be running game stations and face painting
– 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.
Clinics at Altona – Rhineland Pioneer Center
Wednesday March 28, 2018 – 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm; and
Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
-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 email@example.com or 204-415-0670. Come and be a part of our vibrant community!
-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.
March 25 – Palm Sunday
March 30 – Good Friday & Communion
Lenten Memory Passage – John 20: 1 – 8