Verse of the Week:

“But the Lord is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King. When he is angry, the earth trembles; the nations cannot endure his wrath.” Jeremiah 10:10 NIV

Worship leader: Esther Zacharias
Song Leader & Pianist: Katrina Schulz

Welcome & announcements

Call to Worship


Worship in Song


Prayer Time

Worship in Song

Scripture Reading –Exodus 20:1-4, Joshua 24:14-15.

Message – One God, One people, One Choice. – Gerry Giesbrecht
Closing Song


Prayer & Praise

-Thank you from the youth for your support for last Sundays

lunch.  Your generosity will enable us to support those going on SOAR Heartland this year as well as helping out with other youth projects.  Thank you for your care and support.


-Monday, March 5 marks the date for our monthly 24 hour prayer vigil for Eagles Wings Children’s Village in Uganda.  This is one way that we can support this ministry which extends beyond the school and the staff to include the surrounding community as well.

~ We have a number of prayer items involving health related issues:

– Nettie Ginter as she continues her radiation treatments.

Tenley Falk as she undergoes her maintenance schedule of appointments and treatments

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

Harv Thiessen as he continues to be in a coma following surgery to repair bleeding in his brain.

Alfred (Fred) Ens who is dealing with issues related to prostate cancer.

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:

Lord in these days of mercy, make us quiet and prayerful; in these days of challenge, make us stronger in you; in these days of emptiness, take possession of us; in these days of waiting, open our hearts to the mystery of your cross.  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


March 7 – Bible study
March 14 – Bible study
March 21 – BMC’s Iron Chef in Church Kitchen (Normal time).
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

– SBC Free Servant will be here March 11 to lead worship in song

-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.

-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.

            ~ MCI invites all to attend their musical, “Footloose” on March 8, 9, & 10 at 7:30pm with a Matinee performance on March 10 at 2 pm, at Buhler Hall in Gretna.  Tickets are available online at or by calling 204-327-5891.  There is an open house up to one hour before all show times.  Free musical tickets for prospective students.

~ March 9 & 10 Promise Keepers Men’s Conference with special guest Darryl Strawberry. Check posters for details. All men are encouraged to attend.

-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.


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 11 – Speaker – Walter Dyck, annual spring Church meeting to follow after a noon fellowship meal

March 18 – Speaker – Esther Zacharias

March 25 – Palm Sunday

March 30 – Good Friday & Communion


Lenten Memory Passage – John 20: 1 – 8

1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen laying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.


March Anniversaries:

March 24 – Maury & Pam Peters

March 25 – Cliff & Sue Peters

March 28 – Felix & Heidi Houle

March 31 – Grant & Glenda Fehr

March Birthdays:

2 – Scott Fehr

5 – Markus Fehr

8 – Corinne Peters

13 – Caroline Ens, Loren Entz

14 – Ryan Dyck

15 – Elizabeth Peters, Erica Rempel

16 – Helen Janzen

17 – Ken Fehr, Ray Klassen

18 – Menno Dyck

20 – Armin Ens

24 – Becky Froese

26 – Kim Ginter

29 – Ed Hildebrandt

31 – Peter D Zacharias