Verse of the Week:
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the way, walk in it.”
Isaiah 30: 21
Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader: Harley Dyck
Pianist: Riley Dyck
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Children’s Story –Sally Miller
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Various Passages
Message – “Letting Go” – Rudy Franz
Prayer & Praise
~ We are blessed to have a dedicated group of Sunday school teachers who faithfully commit themselves to the study of God’s word, to prayer and to their teaching. Thank you for your servant heart, your love for the students and willingness to share God’s great story with others. If you meet a Sunday school teacher today, thank them for who they are and for what they do.
~ Tim Wiebe met with the doctors this past Friday to discuss the results of his latest MRI test. So far we have not heard what the test showed. We continue to uphold Tim and his family as well as Nettie Ginter, and Tenley Falk and their families in our prayers. We remember Austin Penner currently at the Agassiz Youth Centre in Portage la Prairie. Let us not forget to uphold one another before the throne of grace and thus intercede for each other before our Lord and Saviour. Updates for Tenley can be found at: www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ We want to share in the anticipation of Jonathan Fehr and Joelle Warkentin as they finalize plans for their wedding which is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2017. May you experience God’s many blessings as you pledge your lives 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, working with YWAM in Hawai’I, (home now for a wedding).
~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:
Lord, let our lives be a space where You can work in the world. Clear away the inner barriers and fill us with Your Spirit of love, healing, delight and peace, so that everything we do may be the fruit of Your life in us. 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.
~ Thanks to all who have sent me their Committee reports. The copies will be ready for pick up on Sunday, November 12, 2017 and remember to bring your copy to the annual meeting on November 19, 2017.
~There is childcare available during the service starting at 10:15 in the youth hut. Children ages 1-6 are welcome!
~ Clubs to begin on November 8, 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.
~ So far these are the names on the Memorial list for this church year
Henry Hildebrand, Susannah Siemens, David J Dyck, Alfred Wieler, John A Fehr, Tina Janzen, Arty Paetkau, Leona Penner, Johnny Isaac Friesen, Evelyn Giesbrecht, Susan Janzen, Helen Fehr, Tina Wiens, Nancy Freesmeier, Maria Loewen, Frank Zacharias, Helene Klassen, Ed Plett, John B Elias, Rose Swift
Please let the office know if there are others that should be included
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 8 – Make a Pizza Night. Come at 7pm and bring $2. Our pizzas will be snack-sized so eat supper at home.
November 15 – Bible study
November 22 – Underground Church
November 29 – Bible study
~ TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES, ALTONA, is currently seeking a volunteer manager. Send applications to Altona@Villages.ca
~ 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.
~ We are invited to attend the Adult & Teen Challenge Dinner Banquet in our area which takes place on Monday, November 6 at 6 pm at the Winkler Mennonite Church. There will be stories, a choir and an inspiring message. Reserve your tickets online or by calling 204-949-9484
November 12 – Youth led worship service
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 in one week, on Sunday, November 12, 2017
November 1 – Kyle Fehr
November 3 – Kailey Peters
November 7 – Joshua Dyck
November 10 – Bill Fehr
November 11 – Ravae McDonald
November 12 – Eric Peters, Leah Fehr
November 18 – Jason Peters
November 19 – Cassie Giesbrecht
November 21 – Janet Giesbrecht
November 5 – Menno & Ingrid Dyck
November 9 – John H & Hedy Falk, John G & Esther Falk
November 20 – Jacy & Carmen Friesen
November 24 – Joe & Janet Giesbrecht
November 25 – James & Jackie Penner
November 26 – Garry & Karla Fehr
November 27 – Eric & Elvina Peters