Verse of the Week:
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Psalm 103: 8
Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader & Pianist: Kirsten Friesen
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – John 18: 15-18, 25-27, 21: 1-19
Message – “Peter’s weak Love: Jesus’ Delight” – Katrina Schulz
Prayer & Praise
~ We are grateful that Tenley Falk has responded positively to the medications she has been receiving. However others in the household have picked up whatever it was that she had. We continue to pray for health and wholeness for all in the family. Updates can be found at htttp://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ We are also grateful for the rain which fell last weekend. We have been given great weather for the planting season. What a marvellous transformation to see how the color green replaces the brown. Thanks be to God for the rhythms of the seasons.
~ Pray for the thousands of Mennonites in the Democratic Republic of Congo who have gone into hiding to escape the violence that has claimed hundreds of lives. Pray that God would provide life’s necessities for those who have fled their homes, for stable national leadership and for an end to the fighting.
~ From the World Council of Churches: Continue to pray for those impacted by the shortage of food. More people face famine today than any time in modern history. Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan, with Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen on the brink of famine. More than 20 million people are at risk of starvation in these four countries alone. Globally, millions more suffer from drought and food shortages. The UN is calling this the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. Churches have a prophetic role in calling its members, wider society and governments to make a difference during this unprecedented period of suffering. To learn more, please visit: www.praytoendfamine.org
~ School of the Kingdom invites you to ‘Met by Love: a Final Tribute to SOTK’! Join us on Thursday, June 1st at 7pm at Gospel Mission Church in Winkler as we worship our Father and share testimonies of the amazing things He has done in and through the school! As the school will not be continuing, this will be our last SOTK event. Please visit our Facebook page for more information. We hope you can join us!
~ Murray & Carol Honsberger are deeply saddened by the death of a close friend and colleague, Carl Campbell, who passed away suddenly on May 19, 2017. His wife, Jody, passed away in 2013. Together they gave more than 30 years of their lives so that the Yale people would have God’s word in their own heart language. We are asked to pray that others will take up the challenge to carry on. Please pray for Carl’s family. He is survived by 3 adult children, Karis, Emily and Robert and three grandchildren, Jezelee (6), JD (6) and Jaxton (18 mos).
~ 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:
O God, You are the One to whom we reach out, mystery beyond human thinking, love beyond our comprehending. Because of Your love, You have reached out to us, joining us to Christ, taken us into the very heart of Your divine life. You, Yourself have come to dwell around and within us, bidding us to follow You. Guide our minds, our feet, our heart on this journey with You. Amen.
~ Monday, May 29, Education Committee meeting at 7 pm
~ 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;//blumenortchurch.com to see what’s new online.
~ During VBS kids will discover that the God who created everything there is—the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible—wants a relationship with them! Be sure to mark your calendars for July 3-7, 6:30-8:45 pm. Ages 3-grade 8 welcome. Check the insert for ways to help. Contact Sara Wall or place completed inserts into her mailbox.
~ 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. A basket will be set up on the table in the foyer at our noon meal today (Sunday) for donations to this worthwhile cause.
~ June 4 is Pentecost Sunday. This year we do not have any baptismal candidates. However, we would like to give time for affirmation of our lay ministers, Walter Dyck, Jake Friesen and Esther Zacharias, who have accepted an additional term of five years. We have valued their work among us these past 3 years and would like to show our support for this next term of service.
We would also like to give time for anyone to share how the Spirit has been active in their lives or in the lives of others. What is it that would be important for the rest of the congregation to hear. Perhaps a word of encouragement, a challenge, scripture, a prayer, whatever form of sharing would be acceptable. We would like to end our service with sharing communion together as the body of Christ.
~ Go to http://bmcyouth.blogspot.ca 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”
May 24 – Bible Study – John 17: 20-26
June 2 (Friday): Who stole the Borscht (episode 2) with Junior Youth
June 7 – Grad blessing – supper for Grads at 6 pm regular youth begins at 7 pm
May 29 – Windup, Grade 6’s are invited to join us. Location to be announced.
~ 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
~ Community event: Forced to flee: A migration Simulation by MCC Manitoba. In small groups, participants work together in a decision making simulation to preserve health, money and food resources on a flight from violence to safety. Decisions are difficult. Outcomes are unpredictable. Participants gain a sense of the incredible uncertainty experienced every day by displaced persons. May 30, 2017 from 7- 8: 30 pm at the Gretna Prairie Center 597 Hespler Ave, Gretna. For more information call 1-204-261-6381
Community Blood Donor Clinic will be held at Altona – Rhineland Pioneer Center
Thursday, June 8th, 2017, 2:00 pm – 7:00 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 email@example.com 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,firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
3rd Annual Golf Tournament is now accepting registrations. The event takes place on Saturday, June 3rd at the Oakview Golf Club in Gretna, for more information or to register contact MCI at email@example.com.
~ MCI invites applications for Director of Student Life beginning August 2017. Responsibilities include oversight of (1) school residence programs (2) non-curricular Christian Life programs (3) student recruitment. Please direct inquires and/or resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5th.
~ MCI invites applications for Director of Student Life beginning August 2017. Responsibilities include oversight of (1) school residence programs (2) non-curricular Christian Life programs (3) student recruitment. Please direct inquires and/or resumes to email@example.com by June 5th
~ 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.
June 4 – Pentecost Sunday & Communion
June 11 – MCI Saengerfest – worship service at 10:30am, concert at 2 pm. No Sunday school or worship service in Rosetown
June 18 – Father’s Day – Speaker – Kaitlyn Rempel
June 25 – Child Dedication Sunday