Verse of the Week:
“Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God who works in you to will and to act on behalf of His good pleasure.”
Worship Leader: Gerry Giesbrecht
Song Leader & Pianist: Ravae McDonald & Band
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Offertory – Heidi Miller
Children’s Story – Shania Ginter
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Philippians 2:12-13, John 5:17 – Jessica Giesbrecht
Message –“God at Work” – Josh Dyck and Eric Giesbrecht
Prayer & Praise
~ Thank you to Jaime Falk for your regular updates regarding items of importance for Tenley and for yourselves as a family. In the midst of continued questions and wondering about side effects of treatment, you also write about the unexpected items of good that can come from a situation which on the surface does not appear good. Truly the God we worship is larger than the medications and doctor’s appointments. Updates can be found at: http://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Susan Janzen, Trudy Harms, Helen Fehr, 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, Andrea Fehr with YWAM in Hawai’i, Kendra Fehr studying with YWAM in San Diego, CA
Prayer for the Week:
Lord, when we are poured out, we come to You for renewal. Lord when we are weary, we come to You for refreshment. Lord when we are worn out, we come to you for restoration. Lord, when we are lost, we come to You for guidance. Lord when we are troubled, we come to You for peace. Lord when we are lonely, we come to You for love. Come Lord, come revive us, renew us, continue to reshape us. Amen.
Announcements:[ Paste announcements here that don’t fit under “Youth”, “Church”, or “Community” headings. ]
~ 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
Junior Youth (Mondays 7pm-9pm):
November 14 – Gym Night at MCI. Meet at BMC @ 7pm or MCI @ 7:30pm
Senior Youth (Wednesdays 7pm-9:30pm):
November 16 – No Youth on Wednesday
FRIDAY – November 18 – Laser Tag in Winkler. $20, meet here at 6:50pm, tell Gerry if you are planning to come and/or bring friends so he can buy enough tickets.
~ 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.
~ Hurricane Matthew – MCC welcomes donations for its disaster response in Haiti, where people are suffering the effects of Hurricane Matthew. To donate, visit http://mccmb.ca/hurricane-matthew, call 1-888-622-6337 or send a cheque to MCC, 134 Plaza Dr, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9.
Ø Resident Manager and Food Service Coordinator at Camp Moose Lake (Sprague, Manitoba). Mennonite Church Manitoba is accepting applications for the positions of Resident Manager and Food Service Coordinator. This is an ideal position for couples who wish to share in the ministry of hospitality. For more information contact Dorothy Fontaine (204) 896-1616 or visit www.campswithmeaning.org, news.
~ “Changing Climate. Changed Lives.” – In communities around the world, climate change is not a prediction about the future—it is disrupting lives today. Join us for MCC Matters 2016, where we’ll explore the stories of those who are being affected and how Canadians can make a difference. Keynote: “Last year was better and yesterday I ate more”: Four stories of farmers in a warming world – Stephanie McDonald, Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Saturday, November 19 at Canadian Mennonite University. 12:00pm -5:00pm. Register today at http://mccmb.ca/mccmatters or (204) 261-6381.
~ Go Purple – November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Manitoba. Help bring abuse out of the shadows and into the light. Find ideas for how to go purple at http://mccmb.ca/abuse.
~ Winkler MCC Thrift Shop will be having their annual meeting on Monday November 14, 2016 at 7pm at the
Cornerstone Church, 287 4th Street. Our guest speaker will be Executive Director for MCC Canada, Don Peters.
All are welcome!
~ The governing Board of Salem Home invites all interested church members to an Ownership meeting of the Salem Home Corporation for an update on the status of Bed Proposals made to Manitoba Health, on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 2 7 pm in the multi-purpose room. Discussion will center around the Capital Building Plan, Funding for Project and Ownership decision making process.
November 20 – Memorial Service – Speaker – Pastor Rudy, following the service a noon meal will be served and the annual fall meeting will take place.
November 27 – First Sunday of Advent – Communion Service – Speaker – Pastor Rudy