Verse of the Week:

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.  One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.  Psalm 145: 3-4

Worship leader: Corinne Peters

Sunday school singing

Welcome and Announcements


Offertory – Luke Klassen, Ingrid Dyck

Congregational singing

Dyck Family

Rudy & Kathy Franz

Kirsten Friesen

Friesen Family

Congregational Singing

Ang Fehr, Jaime & Tenley Falk

Closing remarks and sending prayer

Closing song

Prayer & Praise

~ Congratulations to Rachelle & Fred Loewen on the birth of a son, Jackson Blake Loewen, born May 9th at 8:55am. 6lbs 11oz., 19 1/4 inches. Tanner is a great big brother and so in love!  May God bless you as you raise your children to love one another and teach them the ways of Jesus.

~ Our thoughts and prayers continue for Jared & Kaitlyn Rempel as they spend this coming week in Thailand with Jon & Natalie.  They are expecting to arrive back home on Tuesday, May 22.

~ Austin Penner was denied bail on Thursday, but the judge is pushing for his case to be dealt with quickly. Linda and Ravin both miss him – please pray for them as well as Austin.

~ Let us continue our prayerful support for Tenley Falk and her family.  The maintenance phase of treatments will continue for some months yet.  We continue to trust that God will provide what is needed on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.  Updates can be found at htttp://

~ Gerry Giesbrecht is speaking this weekend at a Junior High retreat for the Altona EMMC group

~ 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:

   Sing to the Lord, a new song: sing to the Lord all the earth.  Sing to the Lord, bless His name, tell of His salvation from day to day.  Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples.  For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, He is to be feared above all gods.  For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before Him, strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.   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;// to see what’s new online.

~ There are a number of items in the lost and found box.  Please check to see what items belong to you and take them home.

~ The Sunday school is doing a one-month giving project in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.  All monetary offerings to the Sunday school, for the month of May, will be designated to the Foodgrains Bank, and will be matched by some generous sponsors, to aid in feeding those who are hungry.  Each donation, in any amount, is gratefully appreciated.  Please consider joining us in supporting this very worthwhile project.

~ Sunday, May 28 is the date for our church picnic.  We would ask that you bring lawn chairs for the worship service as well as a salad or dessert that can be shared for our noon meal.  Meat, buns and drinks will be supplied.

~ MCC MB is inviting delegates for their upcoming Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 7 – 9 pm at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler.  There will be reports from local and international programs, plus MCC’s Migration and resettlement Co-ordinator: Arisnel Mesidor will present a keynote address relating to experiences of trauma & resilience in migration.  We are allowed five delegates.  However anyone is invited to attend.  To register contact Nikki Hamm by email: or phone 204-261-6381


~ Go to for updates regarding youth events. For the most recent updates, check out the groups on Facebook named “BMC Youth”, and “BMC Jr Youth” or contact Youth Pastor Gerry Giesbrecht @ 204-362-7262

Senior Youth:

May 17 – Bible Study – John 17: 13 – 19

May 24 – Bible Study – John 17: 20-26

Junior Youth:

May 15 – Bible Study

May 22 – No Youth – Victoria Day


Church Calendar

May 21 – Speaker –Pastor Rudy – text from the prophet of Jonah

May 28 – Church Picnic – Speaker – Katrina Schulz


Youth Announcements

~ Go to 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”

Senior Youth:

May 17 – Bible Study – John 17: 13 – 19

May 24 – Bible Study – John 17: 20-26

Junior Youth:

May 15 – Bible Study

May 22 – No Youth – Victoria Day


Community Announcements

~ 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.

~ 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.

~ Altona MCC Plant and Bake Sale, Saturday, May 20th 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Coffee and cinnamon rolls will be served all day.  Donations of baked goods and plants are greatly appreciated.

~ Winkler Bible camp will be hosting a + retreat on June 2-4 at the camp.  Guest speaker is Glen Siemens. To register call the camp 2 204-325-9519

~ A Family Day will be held at Winkler Bible camp on June 4.  This is an Open House event and all activities are free, from 2 – 5 pm with a free BBQ at 5:30 pm.

~ Mennonite Collegiate Institute (Gretna) invites applicants for the following term positions available for the 2017-2018 school year: ½ time Art teacher, ¼ time Dance instruction. Ability to contribute to co-curricular programmes, including our musical theatre production, is an asset. Please send resume and cover letter to Cheryl Braun at  or Box 250 Gretna, R0G 0V0, due date May 15.   For more information call MCI @ 204-327-5891.

~ MCI is also seeking applicants for Male Dean. This full-time position is part of the Residence Staff Team. Primary responsibilities involve supervising the res. life of the school and fostering spiritual, personal, and social growth of students.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to relate to teenagers, willingness to learn and enjoy team work.  Experience in Camp, Youth or Discipleship Ministries is an asset. For more information, contact Director of Student Life, or call MCI @ 204-327-5891

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!

Mennonite Collegiate Institute’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament is now accepting registrations.  The event takes place on June 3rd at the Oakville Golf Club in Gretna, for more information or to register contact MCI at

Mennonite Collegiate Institute’s Chamber Choir will be in concert this Sunday, May 14 @ 2 pm at the St. Paul’s High School Multiplex (2200 Grant Ave. Winnipeg).  They will be joining other schools from Canadian Association of Mennonite Schools for a wonderful afternoon of music making.  Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.


Church Calendar

May 21 – Speaker –Pastor Rudy – text from the prophet of Jonah

May 28 – Church Picnic – Speaker – Katrina Schulz