Verse of the Week:
Verse for the week:
The Lord is my Light and Salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the Stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27: 1
Worship leader: Eric Peters
Song Leader: Jake Friesen
Pianist: Josh Dyck
Welcome and announcements
Call to worship
Worship in song
Worship in song
Scripture reading – Daniel 3
Message – Fourth man in the furnace – Pastor Rudy
Prayer & Praise
~ It’s that time of year again! Clubs is right around the corner. Once again we are looking for leaders. We plan to start in November. Clubs is not a big commitment since it’s only every Wednesday. Teaching materials will be provided. Feel free to contact Rachelle Loewen @ 362-8323 if you have any questions or would like to be a leader
Reminders of prayer items for this week:
~ 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.
~ Kelly Fehr is feeling well and is slowly going back to work. The family would like to thank you all for your prayers, they have been appreciated.
~ Harv Thiessen as he continues to recover at home.
– Austin Penner, as he continues to transition back to the community.
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Trudy Harms, Helen Janzen, Jake Rempel, Mary Klassen, and Peter E. Hildebrandt
~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 who is home working on VISA requirements before she can head back to Hawai’i, and Tyler Loewen in Cambodia with MCC.
Prayer for the week: (prayer by Martin Luther)
O my God, stand by me against all the world’s wisdom and reason. Not mine, but Yours is the cause. I would prefer to have peaceful days and to be out of this turmoil. But Yours, O Lord, is this cause; it is righteous and eternal. Stand by me, O God, in the name of Your dear Son, Jesus Christ, who shall be my Defence and Shelter, my Mighty Fortress, through all the might and strength of Your Holy Spirit. God help me. Amen.
*Youth leaders for 2018-2019 are Shania Ginter, Cynthia Krahn, Tyson Fehr, Gerry Giesbrecht…please pray for them as they guide the youth in our congregation.
~ BMC Youth is for youth in grades 7-12, and happens Wednesdays from 7:00pm-9:15pm
~ For updates follow us on Social Media:
facebook: facebook.com/groups/BMCYouth (Group)
or contact Gerry Giesbrecht @ 204-362-7262
October 17 – Pumpkin Games Night…invite a friend or two.
October 24 – Bible Study
Save the date October 19 – 21, for the Youth Retreat at Camp Arnes.
~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website. The address is http://blumenortchurch.com
~ The church office is open on Thursdays from 8:30 – 3 pm and Fridays from 8:30 am to 1pm. Please get your announcements in early. Call and leave a message, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
~ Church Council has set the date for the Fall Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, November 11, 2018 after a noon meal. Reports from all committees should be in by October 21, 2018. If you are unsure of whether or not you need to write a report, either email or call the office. Hedy would like to have the report books ready for Sunday, November 4, 2018.
~ We are looking for a used crib for our nursery. We could also use a few more high chairs. If you have either of these items, please contact Heidi Houle or Cassie Giesbrecht.
~ 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!
~ There will be a Grocery Shower in honour of Kristina Peters (Zacharias), Cindy Friesen and Kim Ginter on October 28th from 2-4 in the church basement. Please bring grocery items or gift cards for the brides that we are celebrating. If you have any
~ Please join us at Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna for our annual Soup & Pie Fundraiser and Fall Concert on November 2. Supper will start at 5:00, followed by the Annual General Meeting at 6:30 (for all interested parties) and closing off the evening in Buhler Hall with our fall concert at 7:30.
~ Mennonite Collegiate Institute is grateful for all the families that have indicated a willingness to host international students during closed residence weekends and holidays throughout the school year. They would also appreciate knowing families who would be able to be substitute host families in cases where the regular host family would be unavailable. Contact Paul Peters at MCI (204-327-5891) if you are interested and able to help out in this way.
~ A Women’s Conference, hosted by Women of Integrity, is being held on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 9 am – 4 pm at Jubilee Place, 173 Talbot Ave in Winnipeg. Special guest speaker is Grace Fox. Tickets are $40.00 and lunch is provided. Tickets are available at Bible Book shop in Winkler or at the Jasmine Tea Room in Altona. See the poster on the bulletin board for more information.
~ October 18, 2018 – annual meeting at the Gardens on Tenth in Altona at 7 pm. We need 2 delegates. Please talk to John H Falk or Rudy Franz if you are interested.
~ October 18, 2018 Fall Supper: 5:00pm -7:00pm, Location: Reinland Community Centre Menu: Roast Beef, Baked Beans, Sweet and Sour Sausage, Baked Potatoes, gravy, Cole Slaw, Fresh Bread, Cream Pies
~ October 25, 2018 Fall Supper: 5:00 – 7:00pm Location: The Gardens Dining Room – 140 10th Ave NE, Altona Supper Menu: Homemade Soup, Pie and Buns!
~ Adult & Teen Challenge Fall Banquets in our area take place Thursday, November 8, 6 pm at Winkler Bible Camp and on Friday, November 9, 6 pm at the Altona EMM Church. Come and hear powerful stories of hope, the choir and an inspiring message. Reserve your tickets by calling 204-949-9484.
~ All are invited to a fundraising concert for Canadian Foodgrains Bank, called “Singin’ in the Grain”, which takes place on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3 pm at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler, Featuring musicians are the Faith and Life Male choir with Ben Pauls and the CMU Male Choir with Matt Pauls.
October 21 – Speaker – Rudy Franz
October 28 – Speaker – Eric Peters
November 4 – Speaker – Walter Dyck