Sunday, November 20, 2016
Verse of the Week:
Worship Leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader: Walter Dyck
Pianist: Erica Rempel
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Transfer of Membership for Megan Hildebrandt
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Psalm 77 – Kathy Franz
Message –“From the Ashes” – Pastor Rudy
Prayer & Praise
~ Welcome to our last Sunday of the church year. It is fitting that on this day we acknowledge all those from within our midst and our extended family who have passed away this last year. We are grateful for their example of faith and despite the loss we are also grateful that we can mourn, but not as those who have no hope.
~ We are grateful for Tenley Falk’s opportunity to participate in a special childhood cancer fundraising hockey game hosted by the Winnipeg Jets this past Tuesday, November 15, at the MTS Centre. We know this was a memorable event and we are grateful for the Jets hockey teams’ contribution to continued cancer research. We also trust that the recent fever and possibility of isolation will not materialize. We also trust in God’s provisions for all facets of our lives. 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 updates: http://kendrafehr.weebly.com/blog
Prayer for the Week:
(From the hymn writer Brian Wren)
When grief is raw and music goes unheard and thought is numb, we have no polished phrases to recite. You are our Lord. In faith we grasp familiar words:” I am the Resurrection, I am Life.” When time gives room for gratitude and tears, Lord make us free to grieve, remember, honor and delight. Let love be strong to bear regrets and banish fears. “I am the Resurrection, I am Life.” The height and breadth of what Your love prepares soar out of time beyond our speculation and our sight. The cross remains to earth the promise that it bears. “I am the Resurrection, I am Life.” Amen
~ Clubs is on Wednesdays start time is 7 pm!!
~ Monday, November 28, Education Committee meeting at 7 pm followed by a Church Council meeting at 8 pm
~ 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.
~ SAVE THE DATE! February 3 – 5, 2017! When planning your winter getaways, mark your calendar for the most fun, fellowship filled, learning, and economical holiday by joining the BMC retreat at Camp Assiniboia. Speaker: John Rempel.
~ Jake Friesen invites all who are interested and able to join him for a time of prayer in preparation for our annual meeting. We will meet from 8:30 – 9 on Sunday mornings in the upstairs part of the education wing.
~ If anyone is looking to replace their Christmas trees, Winkler Bible Camp is looking to adopt more trees. If you would like to donate yours, contact the camp to arrange a pick up.
- Join Emerging Voices Initiative (EVI) and Mennonite Church Canada, on Sunday, November 27 @ Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg Tuesday, December 6 @ Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler at 7:30, for an evening of conversation about the future of our national and area churches. Come with your questions, your concerns, and your dreams for the future. We are excited to listen, to respond, and to dream together! Everyone is invited to this event, no matter their age or knowledge of the changes facing Mennonite Church Canada.
~ 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.
~ Faith and Life Male Choir and Women’s Chorus Christmas Concerts: Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:00pm at Bethel Mennonite Church (Winnipeg); Sunday, December 18, 2016, 3:00pm at Emmanuel Mennonite Church (Winkler). A freewill offering will be taken.
~ 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.
~ “The AGM for the Altona Health Care Auxiliary will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2:00 p.m. at the Altona Memorial Hospital MPR. Guest speaker: Dr. Ken Kliewer. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome”
~ Southern Manitoba Choral Society presents: A Christmas Choral Celebration featuring the choir along with Guest Conductor: Karis Wiebe, Pianist: Loren Hiebert, Percussionist: Derek Klassen, and Flautist: Tamara Franz. There are 2 concerts: Saturday, December 10 @ 7:30 pm in the Winkler Emmanuel Mennonite Church and on Sunday, December 11 @ 2:30 pm in the Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church. No advance tickets needed. A freewill offering will be taken.
~ Advent Service at Salem Home on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:45 pm in the Salem Home Chapel. Everyone is invited to join the residents and staff for this special service and stay for refreshments.
November 27 – First Sunday of Advent – Communion Service – Speaker – Pastor Rudy
~ 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 21 – Bible Study
November 28 – Bible Study
Senior Youth (Wednesdays 7pm-9:30pm):
November 23 – Bible Study
November 30 – Bible Study