Verse of the Week:
All scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3: 16-17
Worship leader: Jake Friesen
Song Leader: Linda Funk
Organist: Viola Fehr
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Offertory – Ravin Penner
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – 2 Timothy 4: 1-5 – Marlin Froese
Message – “Preaching and Hearing the Word of God” – Eric Peters
Prayer & Praise
~ The funeral for Olga Enns, took place on Saturday, November 5 at the Christian Faith Church in Winkler. She is the first of five sisters of Elma Kehler to pass away. We trust that the family will find strength and comfort through the presence of God’s Holy Spirit and the company of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
~ We are grateful for the opportunities of gaining an education. We are thankful for dedicated teachers and pray that students of all ages will embrace the challenges of their studies as well as find the patience needed when new learnings don’t come easily. We pray for Tenley Falk, whose studies are often interrupted by medical appointments or by days when she is not feeling well. May you, and your family, experience the necessary energy which God supplies for each of our days. 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
Prayer for the Week:
Great and merciful God, Your life is the source of the whole worlds’ life; Your mercy is our only hope, Your eyes watch over all Your creatures; You know the secrets of our hearts. By Your life-giving Spirit, draw us into Your presence, that we may worship in the true life of Your Spirit, with lives moved by Your love, through Him who has led us to Your heart of love, even Jesus the Christ, our Lord. Amen
~ The Education committee has found a leader for Clubs for this winter!! Ang Driedger is hard at work looking for help. Stay tuned for more details.
~ 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.
~ 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 7 – Check with Gerry
Senior Youth (Wednesdays 7pm-9:00pm):
November 9 – check with Gerry
- Save the dates: MCM Sr Youth Retreat @ Camp Moose Lake, Jan 20-22; MCM Jr Youth Retreat @ Camp Assiniboia, Jan 27-30. More information will follow. (Contact: Kathy Giesbrecht, 204-896-1616 email@example.com)
~ please check the lost & found and take home what is yours!!
` Rudy is involved in leading worship at Eden and Salem this morning.
~ 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.
~ Reports for the upcoming Fall annual church meeting, to be held on Sunday, November 20, after a noon meal, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 9, 2016. I would like to make the booklet available for Sunday, November 13.
~ Hurricane Matthew – MCC welcomes donations for its disaster response in Haiti, where people are suffering the effects of Hurricane Matthew. To donate, visithttp://mccmb.ca/hurricane-matthew, call 1-888-622-6337 or send a cheque to MCC, 134 Plaza Dr, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9.
~ MCI continues its important search for good candidates for the position of Male Residence Staff for the current school year. This is a full time position, for men with dynamic faith, gifts of leadership and an interest to serve high school students in an exciting living & learning community. Interest and experience in coaching & mentoring young people are key assets. To apply/inquire, contact Cheryl Braun (Interim Principal) at email@example.com, or Harold Schlegel (Director of Student Life) at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call the school 204-327-5891
MCI also invites prayerful support from congregations throughout this search process.
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.
~ Steinbach Bible College and Candlewick Productions present the Hiding Place, The Corrie Ten Boom Story, on Thursday & Friday, November 10 & 11 at 7 pm at the Winkler PW Enns Centennial Concert Hall. Tickets are available at WInklerconcerthall.ca or by calling 1- 888-732-1682
~ “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 athttp://mccmb.ca/abuse.
~ Let’s talk about Israel/Palestine – -Christian Churches in Palestine//What does it mean to pray for the peace of Jerusalem?
Come to Neubergthal Community Centre, Sunday, November 6, 2:30, for discussion and coffee.
Joanna Hiebert-Bergen, MCC Manitoba Peacebuilding staff, will be the guest speaker.
She and her husband Dan were MCC administrators in Palestine from 2012-2015.
~ 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!
November 13 – Youth led worship service
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