Verse of the Week:
Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Psalm 9: 10
Worship leader: Harley Dyck
‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
Prayer & Praise
~ Thank you to the Music Committee for planning this morning’s worship service. Thank you to the participants for all your contributions. We are grateful that we have a great story to share about a God who is trustworthy and faithful and who has invited the trust of each one of us in Him as our Lord and Savior; the Good Shepherd of our lives.
~ Next Sunday, May 20, 2018, we are planning for a service of baptism and communion. We look forward to a special time of worship in which we want to hear and affirm the testimonies of those who are publically confessing their faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord. We invite your continued prayer support for the participants and their witnesses. Nick Driedger has made arrangements to be baptized by immersion later in the summer. The others include: Tyson Fehr, Josh Dyck, Heidi Miller, Mark Falk, Lauren Fehr, and Jesse Miller.
~ Congratulations to John & Melissa Wiebe on the birth of a daughter, Makayla Fern, on Sunday, May 6, 2018. She is a sister for Wynter. She is also a granddaughter for Linda Penner. We as a congregation want to wish you God’s blessings as you fulfill your responsibilities to the children God has entrusted to your care.
Reminders of prayer items for this week:
~ Continue in prayer for Tenley Falk and family, and Nettie Ginter and family, Tim Wiebe and family as they continue to deal with their individual needs in relation to their cancer.
– Austin Penner’s release date is set for June 29, 2018, from the Agassiz Youth Centre in Portage la Prairie. This will be a significant transition for him and a number of resource people are in place to assist him. We offer our prayer support for this crucial time of decision making.
– Harv Thiessen as he continues his physiotherapy program at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg. Your prayers are appreciated.
~ 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, Andrea Fehr who is home working on VISA requirements before she can head back to Hawai’i, and Tyler Loewen in Cambodia with MCC.
Prayer for the week: (From Psalm 139)
Lord You have searched me and known me, You know when I sit down and when I rise up, You discern my thoughts long before. You know my journeys and the places where I rest; You are acquainted with all my ways. You are behind me and before me; You have laid your hand upon me… Search me, O God, and know my heart. Try me and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting. Amen.
~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website. The address is http://blumenortchurch.com
~ Congratulations! To Rudy Franz, Karla Fehr, and Bennett Friesen, who are receiving prizes for their participation in “I Love to Read” month. Prizes can be claimed in the library.
~ In an effort to be good stewards, we re-use Sunday school teaching materials whenever possible. However, over the years, we have accumulated extra supplies, especially in regard to DVBS materials, which we would love to share with any children’s ministry that could put it to use. If you know of any ministry that would benefit from lesson plans, activity papers, music, etc., please contact Ingrid or Marilyn.
~ There will be no Childrens Church on Sunday, May 20,2018
~ 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
May 16 – Bible Study
May 23 – Bible Study
~ Interested in learning more about Mennonite Collegiate Institute? We invite prospective students and families to join us at MCI in Gretna, MB, May 29th at 6 pm for dinner, followed by an MCI Information night at 7pm. Information will focus on Faith-based learning, Music program, Athletics and Finances. Please register for dinner by emailing email@example.com or calling the school at (204)327-5891, or feel free to come at 7 pm for the Information Night.
~ Winkler Bible Camp is hosting their Annual 55+ Retreat from June 1 – 3, 2018. It will be a relaxing weekend of worship, good food and sessions that will deepen your faith with guest speaker, Jay Scribner. For more information or to register, call the camp at 204 – 325- 9519 or visit the website at www.winklerbiblecamp.com
~Also, on June 3, 2018 it is Family day at Winkler Bible camp. This is an open house event where you can participate in our activities for free. Activities will run from 2 – 5 pm with a free BBQ at 5: 30 pm.
~ Join us for Mennonite Collegiate Institute’s 4th Annual Golf Classic – Saturday, June 2nd at Oakview Golf Club in Gretna, MB. Registration begins at 10am, Shotgun start at11am. $100/person. Register today at firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Providence Theological Seminary has a variety of summer courses available for credit or to audit. Courses include: “Radical Reformation: History, thought and Practise”, “Contemporary Anabaptism: Theology & Theologians”, “Counselling and mental health support for marriages and families in congregations and communities”, and “Leadership Theory and Practise in diverse ministry contexts”. For more information contact email@example.com
~ Mennonite Heritage Village and Kroeger Clocks Heritage Foundation invite you to the opening of their exhibition, The Art of Mennonite Clocks, on May 12 at 1:00 pm in MHV’s Gerhard Ens Gallery, 231 PTH 12 N, Steinbach, MB. This exhibition explores the history and significance of clocks that were made for Mennonites by Mennonites in Russia. Join us for stories with guest speaker, H. Elizabeth Kroeger (daughter to Arthur Kroeger), direct descendent of the Kroeger clockmakers. For more information on the exhibition, go to www.mhv.ca. For more information on Kroger Clocks Heritage Foundation and The Virtual Collection of Mennonite Clocks, go to www.kroegerclocks.com. Exhibition will run until spring 2019. Free admission May 12th.
~ Mennonite Disaster Service Canada Employment Opportunity. The MDS Canada office in Winnipeg has a job opportunity for an Administrative Assistant. Find the job description at https://mds.mennonite.net/who-we-are/employment/#jobs.
~ MDS volunteer opportunity in Williams Lake, BC. Fires in central BC in 2017 destroyed thousands of acres of forest as well as many homes. On May 20 MDS will begin rebuilding in the community and we need volunteers. For more information or to volunteer go to https://mds.mennonite.net or phone 204-261-1274.
~ Grow Hope with us! This spring, we invite you to join us to help end hunger by sponsoring a Grow Hope acre. Because of government matching, every gift grown provides relief to people facing food insecurity, drought and displacement. Find out more about Grow Hope and join the movement at mccmb.ca/growhope or call us at 204-261-6381.
May 20 – Pentecost Sunday – service of Baptism & Communion
May 27 – Speaker – Rudy Franz
June 3 – We are invited to participate in the MCI Saengerfest worship service at Buhler Hall at 10:30am. Afternoon program at 2 pm. There is no Sunday school or Worship service in Rosetown that morning.
June 10 – Church Picnic