Verse of the Week:
We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
Romans 6: 4
Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader: Harley Dyck
Pianist: Kirsten Friesen
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Service of Testimony & Baptism
Prayer of Blessing – Gerry Giesbrecht
Service of Communion
Prayer & Praise
~Welcome to this service of Baptism & Communion. We are grateful for the gift of God’s Holy Spirit and for the continued ministry of this Holy Spirit in the lives of individuals and the churches of our world. We also want to affirm and celebrate the decision of Tyson Fehr, Jesse Miller, Mark Falk, Lauren Fehr, Joshua Dyck and Heidi Miller to be baptized upon the public confession of their faith. We want to continue to uphold one another through prayer and to encourage each other to live up to the commitment we have made in baptism.
~ God’s blessings to Seth Klassen & Erica Bartsch as they continue to make preparations for their upcoming wedding on Saturday, May 26, 2018. May you experience much joy as you commit your lives to one another under the Lordship of Jesus the Christ.
~Next Sunday, May 27, 2018, we are planning to have a Parent/Child Dedication service for three couples which include: Chris & Yvonne Giesbrecht and their daughter, Isadora Scarlett; Felix & Heidi Houle and their son, Ryder Felix; and Gerry & Cassie Giesbrecht and their son, Graham Carter. We want to pray for these families and for all the young couples in our church community and beyond, that God would grant wisdom, patience and encouragement as they commit to this incredibly important role of being parents.
Reminders of prayer items for this week:
~ Continue in prayer for Tenley Falk, Nettie Ginter, Tim Wiebe and their families as they continue with regular checkups.
– Austin Penner as he prepares to commit to work with those who are available to assist him make the transition out of the Agassiz Youth Centre in Portage la Prairie, on June 29, 2018.
– Harv Thiessen as he continues his physiotherapy program at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg.
~ 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:
We call upon your name, Lord, with a sense of expectation. We know that like the early church, we may be amazed or perplexed at the power of the Holy Spirit moving in and upon us when we are all together in this place. And so, as we take a deep breath, Your breath, prepare us for what You would have us receive. In the name of Jesus, the Glorified One, we pray. Amen
~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website. The address is http://blumenortchurch.com
~ There will be no Children’s Church on Sunday, May 20, 2018 due to Baptism & Communion. There will be child care available for the Communion service
~ 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 23 – Bible Study
May 30 – Outdoor Event – TBA
June 1 – Who stole the Borscht – Episode 3
~ Eden Health Care Services is setting aside Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 9 – 4 at the Victoria Inn Resort and Conference center in Winnipeg to focus on Men’s Mental health; finding the lighter side of Darkness. Main speakers include Big Daddy Tazz, Comedian and Motivational speaker; and Kevin Breel, Mental Health activist and TED sensations. Cost is $100 per person. Check out the website: edenhealthcare.ca for more information and to register. There is also a brochure on the bulletin board.
~ 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
~ 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.
~ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the school at (204)327-5891, or feel free to come at 7 pm for the Information Night.
~ 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 email@example.com
~ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
~ 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.
~ Gateway Resources Inc. – Open House Tea & Bake Sale
Thursday – May 31, From 1 to 3:30 p.m. 1582 Pembina Ave. Winkler
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 –we invite you to bring a salad or a dessert to share for our noon meal. Bring lawn chairs as well.
June 17 –Father’s Day – Speaker – Peter D Zacharias
June 24 – Speaker – Eric Peters