Verse of the Week:
O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Psalm 95: 6-7
When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9: 36
Worship Leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader & Pianist: Katrina Schulz & Paige Bergman
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Children’s Story – Ang Driedger
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – John 10: 1-18, Ang Driedger
Message – Many Voices – Pastor Rudy
Closing Song –
Prayer & Praise
~ We are grateful for the promise of spring, for the warmth in the air, for the evidences of green that begin to emerge, for the opportunity to plant our crops, for the many good gifts that are ours through the love and mercy of our God.
~ Jared & Kaitlyn Rempel are leaving this Tuesday, May 9 and traveling to Thailand to visit Jon & Natalie. We ask that you would pass on greetings from our congregation. We are excited with you for this opportunity of meaningful family connections, mutual encouragement and God’s blessings on your travels.
~ We are also grateful that Samara Thiessen, great granddaughter of Elma Kehler, who was able to come home on Friday, April 28. She is still fighting with the new immunity system and they request no visitors. Please pray for continued improvement with the new immune system.
~ We continue to be grateful that Tenley Falk has been able to attend full days of school on a more regular basis and even able to fight off a cold without lowering her blood counts. We continue to pray for you and your family, especially during this busy time of spring seeding.
~ 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:
Lord, your voice has endlessly summoned us to listen, listen up, pay attention, heed, obey, and turn. So often in our busyness, in our self-absorption we tend not to hear Your voice. So we pray for ears to be open and attentive. Call us by name so that we know, call us to You so that we live, call us into the world so that we care, call us to risk so that we trust beyond ourselves. When You speak and we listen then comes life abundant, beyond all that we ask or think. Amen.
~ Go to http://blumenortchurch.com 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
~ 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 10 – Games Night
May 17 – Bible Study – John 17: 13 – 19
May 8 – Games Night
May 15 – Bible Study
~ 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.
~ From the Finance Committee:
Income to April 30, 2017 $ 102,099.35
Expenses to April 30, 2017 $ 132,793.28
Shortfall: $ 30,694.28
Thank you for your gifts.
~ 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.
~ 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: email@example.com or phone 204-261-6381
“Altona Health Care Auxiliary annual Spring Tea and Bake Sale will be held Friday, May 12, 1:30 – 3:00,
Eastview Place with Crocus Auction. Donated baked items are welcomed. Proceeds towards: Care Home/Hospital projects. All are welcome.
~ 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.
~ A play, written by and starring Ted Swartz, called Laughter in sacred Space, will be presented on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Douglas Mennonite Church, 1517 Rothesay St in Winnipeg. Free Admission. Offering will be taken for Eden Mental Health programs.
~ You are invited to an evening of music and stories of hope with traveling family gospel band, Double Portion. Entrance is free with a goodwill donation to help children in Latin America get a quality education. Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7 pm at the Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church. For more information, visit genrising.org
~ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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,email@example.com or call MCI @ 204-327-5891
May 14 – Mother’s day, Songs of Praise
May 21 – Speaker –Pastor Rudy
May 28 – Church Picnic – Speaker – Katrina Schulz