Verse of the Week:
I have been crucified with Christ; it is now longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Galatians 2: 20
Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader & Pianist: Katrina Schulz
Welcome & announcements
Call to worship
Worship in Song
Children’s Story – Agatha Falk
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Philippians 3: 1 – 16, Caroline Ens
Message – Letting Go, Part 2 – Pastor Rudy
Prayer & Praise
~ After this morning’s worship service, we are invited to stay for lunch after which we will be having our annual fall membership meeting. We appreciate your participation in hearing committee reports, providing feedback and in discernment of decisions which need to be made.
~ Donations to our mitten tree are gratefully welcomed, and will be distributed to various local schools. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.
~ Tim Wiebe has completed his latest round of chemo and is now waiting for a follow-up MRI in early December. Nettie Ginter and Tenley Falk continue with their treatment routines. Thank you for your continued prayer support, for these people and their families, as well as Austin Penner at the Agassiz Youth Centre in Portage la Prairie. Let us encourage each other through our prayers for one another. Updates for Tenley can be found at: www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ 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, working with YWAM in Hawai’i
Prayer for the Week:
Lord of my life, I give to You all of what my life revolves around. Thank You that You receive whatever I offer and transform it so that this gift of my life may come to resemble Your living in me. 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.
~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 22, 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.
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
~ Advent Service at Salem Home – Dec. 7, 2017 @ 6:45 p.m., in the Salem Home Chapel. Everyone is welcome to join the residents and staff for this special service and stay for refreshments.
~ Eastview Place volunteer drivers needed ASAP: We are in need of volunteer drivers for our Adult Day Program. The volunteers will be accompanied by an Eastview Place staff member to bring seniors to and from the care home. Volunteers work on a rotation basis and would be needed approximately three days a month (Tuesday, Wednesday andThursday) at 9:00 am and 2:50 pm. Please contact Jonathan Sawatsky at Eastview Place at 324-2375 for more information. We appreciate all of your support for our seniors in the community and would be grateful to have that continue through volunteer drivers.
~ 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.
The Mennonite Disaster Service All-Unit Meeting is being hosted by Region 5 (Canada) from February 9-10, 2018 in Winkler, MB. This event is open to all who are interested in the work of MDS. For more information or to register for the event see our website mds.mennonite.net/all-unit-meeting or call our Winnipeg office at 1-866-261-1274.
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 22 – Underground Church
November 29 – Bible study
November 26 – Memorial Service
December 3 – 1st Sunday of Advent & Communion – Speaker –Esther Zacharias
December 10 – Speaker – Rudy Franz
December 17 – Speaker – Gerry Giesbrecht
December 24 – Sunday school Christmas program
December 24 – Candlelight Service at 7 pm
December 25 – Christmas Day worship service at 10:30 am
December 31 – Sharing Sunday