Verse for the week:

He destined us in love, for adoption as His children, through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will.

Ephesians 1: 5


Worship Leader: Rudy Franz

Song Leader: Luke Klassen

Pianists: Riley Dyck, Kirsten Friesen


Welcome and announcements

Call to worship


Worship in song


Prayer Time

Childrens Story Cassie Giesbrecht

Worship in song

Scripture reading Genesis 32: 22-33: 11, Caroline Ens

Message –“Beloved of God Pastor Rudy

Closing song


Prayer & Praise

~ We anticipate the return of Jon & Natalie Neudorf in a couple of weeks.  We pray that their transition away from their work as well as adjusting to life and climate in Manitoba will be surrounded by a continued sense of God’s presence.

~ Boys & Girls clubs on Wednesdays, from 7-830pm.  A cookie sign- up sheet is in the front foyer. Feel free to message or call Rachelle Loewen with questions 362-8323

~ Continue in prayer for Tenley Falk and family, and Nettie Ginter and family, Tim Wiebe and family as they continue to deal with the challenges of after effects of treatments.

~ Dave Rempel as he continues to recover from knee surgery.

~ Bernie Kehler as he continues to recover from heart surgery.

~ Kelly Fehr as she continues to look for help in getting her energy back.

Austin Penner, as he rejoins the PASS program in Winnipeg in December

~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Helen Janzen at Bethania Mennonite Personal care home and Jake Rempel at Donwood Personal Care Home. 

~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 in Hawai’i and Tyler Loewen in Cambodia with MCC

Prayer for the Week:

Holy God, we thank you that you deal with us not according to our sins, nor punish us as we deserve, but receive us according to Your overflowing grace and Your unmeasurable mercy.  You receive us as we are; You show us what we can be.  You have come to us in Jesus the Christ to share our common lot and to reconcile us to Yourself.  Sweep over us with Your Spirit, change us by Your love, resolve our alienation.  Let us be made whole to sing with joy before You and live to Your glory in the world.  Amen.


Church Announcements

~ Audio services and bulletins are available at our Church website.  The address is

~ Please get your announcements in early. Call and leave a message, or email For any rentals of the church basement or the youth centre, please call Dorothy Hildebrandt at 204-324-4426.  Remember to clean up after your event!!  Thank you.

~ It is good to give to our God the praise that is his. Are you interested in sharing your musical gifts? We are looking for people willing to play offertory & prelude, special music, etc.
There will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the foyer. You can also contact the music committee members-Angela Fehr, Ravae Wiebe, Harley Dyck, Corinne Peters with any questions.

~ Parenting Class facilitated by Char Klassen begins on October 14 – December 2 @ 9:15- 10:15

Where? Look for doors 3 & 4 upstairs SS wing.

Childcare IS included for your little ones!!!!

Come to encounter Jesus together, to learn, be encouraged, laugh, and to put your feet up a bit!

~ Wanting to bless the young parents in our church, the education committee is planning to put childcare in place for the parents wanting to attend the parenting class beginning October 14.

Men and women of any age, if you enjoy holding babies (!), playing with small children, or just want to encourage the young parents in this way, Glenda Fehr would love to hear from you. Some people have already said they’d like to help out here, check the sign- up sheet in the foyer.

It’s only for an hour. Help out for 1 Sunday, a few, or all of the 8 Sundays. It’s sure to be a ton of fun!

From the Finance Committee

Budget for 2018: $ 375,000.00

Income to November 16, 2018: $ 257, 582.35

Expenses to November 16, 2018: $ 294, 587.33

Deficit: $ 37, 004.98

Thanks for your gifts and continued giving.

~ If there are any names you would like included for Memorial Sunday, which is November 25, please leave in Hedy’s mailbox or email


~ BMC Youth is for youth in grades 7-12, and happens Wednesdays from 7:00pm-9:15pm

~ For updates follow us on Social Media:
instagram: @bmcyouthmin
facebook: (Group)
twitter: @bmcyouthmin
or contact Gerry Giesbrecht @ 204-362-7262

Youth Calendar:

November 21 – Bible Study

November 23 – 24 – Youth lock in

November 28 – Underground Church – invite a friend or two

Community Announcements

~  Altona Health Care Auxiliary’s AGM, November 20 @ 2:00 pm, Hospital MPR, followed by Ruth Reimer, Katie Cares, guest speaker. All are welcome.

~ Cottonwood Community Drama presents M*A*S*H, 7:30 nightly on November 22, 23, 24 in Buhler Hall, Gretna, MB.  This is a dramatic production including a little romance mixed in with dramatic moments and a genuine love of life! For tickets please visit, or call (204)327-5891.

Gateway Resources Christmas Concert

Thursday, November 22, 2018

At 7 p.m.

In the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church

252 6th Street

~ MCC Canada welcomes applications for administrative assistant positions in International Program based in Winnipeg. Applications are accepted until November 15. For more information and to apply, visit

~ Ten Thousand Villages Altona is currently looking for volunteers to work in the store, operating the cash register and assisting customers, and one or two volunteers to open and close the store on a rotating basis. If you are interested in volunteering in our store and would like more information or to apply, please contact Sara Wall at the store on Monday or Thursday afternoons, or by email at

~ Southern Manitoba Choral Society under the direction of Madeleine Friesen will present Christmas concerts, Rejoice, at 7:00 pm on Friday, Nov 30 at Winkler Emmanuel Mennonite Church and on Saturday, Dec 1 at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church. An offering will be received.  We invite you to come and celebrate the season with us.

~ Mennonite Collegiate Institute, Gretna MB, invites applications for the position of Principal commencing August, 2019.  For more information or to submit a resume, please email  More information can be found at

On February 8-9, 2019, Mennonite Disaster participants will be joining together in Tucson, Arizona to celebrate the work of the past year, plan for the future and worship together.  For people interested in attending, further information and registration may be found on the MDS website at


Church Calendar

November 25 – Memorial Sunday

December 2 – First Sunday of Advent & Communion –      speaker – Rudy Franz

December 9 – Speaker – Gerry Giesbrecht

December 16 – Speaker – Cheryl Pauls – President of Canadian Mennonite University.

December 23 – Sunday school Christmas Program at 10: 30am

December 24 – Candlelight Service at 7: 30pm

December 25 – Christmas Day Worship Service at 10:30 am

December 30 – Sharing Sunday