Verse of the Week:
“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” John 15:8
Worship Leader: Gerry Giesbrecht
Song Leaders & Accompanists: Tyson Fehr, Josh Dyck, Shania Ginter
Welcome & announcements
Call to worship
Worship in Song
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Jonah Ginter
Message – Gerry Giesbrecht
Prayer & Praise
~ Thank you to the youth for leading us in our worship service this morning. We are grateful for your involvement in our church community and want to wish you well as you continue your studies at school.
~ This morning we are grateful for the many people who work on the various committees in our church. Without their involvement it would be difficult to continue what is all being done. Thank you for your commitment of time and energy. Thank you also to our caretakers, Richard & Dorothy Hildebrandt, for your dedication in looking after the physical needs of our building. Your work is valued and appreciated.
~ Abram Suderman, grandfather of Jessica & Eric Giesbrecht, passed away on Wednesday, November 8. The funeral will take place on Sunday, November 12 at 2 pm in the German Old Colony Church at Hochfeld. We want to wish the family God’s nearness and comfort as you lay to rest this important member of your family.
~ Tim Wiebe received some encouraging news this past week. The tumor on his brain has so far not returned. Tim is undergoing a week of chemo and then a follow up MRI will be done in early December. We are grateful for this good news. We continue also to uphold Nettie Ginter and Tenley Falk and their families in our prayers. We also remember Austin Penner currently at the Agassiz Youth Centre in Portage la Prairie. We give thanks that we can approach the throne of grace at any time for any need that is on our hearts and minds. Updates for Tenley can be found at: www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ Congratulations and God’s blessings to Jonathan Fehr and Joelle Warkentin who were married on Saturday, November 11, 2017. We trust that you will experience much joy as you live out your commitment to one another under the Lordship of Jesus the Christ.
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Trudy Harms, Helen Janzen, and Jake Rempel, Mary Klassen in the Rock Lake Personal Care Home in Pilot Mound, and Peter E Hildebrandt , in Altona Hospital, who are dealing with health issues.
~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:
Creator God, thank you for the invitation by your Spirit to become your children through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your promise to be found by us when we intentionally seek you. Convince us of your love and goodness, and give us courage to share that love with those we see in our day to day. 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:.//www.blumenortchurch.com to see what’s new online.
~ Rudy is involved in leading worship at Eden and Salem this Sunday, November 12.
~There is childcare available during the service starting at 10:15 in the youth hut. Children ages 1-6 are welcome!
~ Clubs @ 7 pm on November 15, 2017. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for cookie bakers. Call Ang Driedger 204-327-6674, if you need more information.
~ The report books are available in both foyers.
BMC Youth is for youth in grades 7-12, and happens Wednesdays from 7:30pm-9:15pm For updates follow us on Social Media:
facebook: facebook.com/groups/BMCYouth (Group)
OPPORTUNITY: We continue to seek prayer partners for the youth and leaders. If you are interested in signing up to pray for someone, check out the sign up sheet after the service by the coffee station in the foyer.
November 15 – Bible study
November 22 – Underground Church
November 29 – Bible study
CFGB Supporter Appreciation Gathering: Nov. 20 9:30-11 am. At the
Oasis Restaurant, Winkler. Join Harold Penner and others from Canadian Foodgrains Bank for a drop-in gathering to thank our many supporters.
Coffee and pie sponsored by Scoular.
~ TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES, ALTONA, is currently seeking a volunteer manager. Send applications to Altona@Villages.ca
~ The Reinland Community Center is hosting a fall supper on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5 – 7 pm. Admission is by donation.
~ Join us for The Gardens on Tenth Fall Soup & Pie Supper on Thursday, November 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in The Gardens dining room at 140 10th Avenue NE. Admission is by donation. Donations will go for a new Century Tub for The Apartments. All are invited to attend. To arrange a tour following the supper please call Julie at 204-324-8945. Also, we have a few 714 sq ft and 920 sq ft suites available which are eligible for a Rent Supplement making them very affordable! All meals are optional.
~ Cottonwood Community Drama presents “Murder Takes the Veil”, Nov 30, Dec 1 & 2 @ 7:30 pm at Buhler Hall in Gretna. For tickets visitwww.mciblues.net.
~ MCC’s Christmas Craft and Bake Sale takes place on Saturday, November 25 from 9 – 4 at 134 Plaza Dr in Winnipeg. At the same time visit the Ten Thousand Villages Warehouse Sale open house.
~ From the MCC newsdesk: Get started on your Christmas shopping with our Christmas Giving catalogue! We’ve got 33 gifts in different price ranges, something for all your family and friends. You can pick these up at the TTV store in the Altona Mall from 9-5 Monday – Saturday.
November 19 – Speaker – Rudy Franz – Fall Congregational Meeting after the morning service and lunch
November 26 – Memorial Service
We as a congregation have been blessed by the ministry of dedicated and caring deacons. It continues to be an important ministry in the life of our congregation, even though much of the work is done behind the scenes. We seek to uphold one another in prayer, encourage each other, comfort and challenge each other so that the body of Christ may be built up.
- We are asking that deacons assist the ministerial with the spiritual care of the congregation.
- This would include visitation of the elderly and the visitation of those struggling with health issues, either at home, the hospital or personal care home.
- Deacons would meet with the Pastor to support and encourage each other, pray, and make suggestions regarding special needs: i.e. financial, spiritual, personal, etc. which members may be experiencing.
- Deacons would participate in meetings with the Ministerial Council as needed.
- Deacons would assist with Communion services as requested.
~ Those currently serving as Deacons are: Garry & Karla Fehr, Ray & Charlotte Klassen, Henry & Sara Froese, Abe & Viola Fehr
~ Both Henry & Sara Froese and Ray & Charlotte Klassen have served one three year term and are eligible for re-election.
~ We would like to regain a full complement of deacons which would include five positions. Thus for this year, we are looking to fill three positions.
~ All members currently attending are eligible to nominate and all members currently attending are eligible to be nominated.
~ We ask that you prayerfully consider this matter as we proceed with nominations on Sunday, November 12, 2017