Verse of the Week:
Again Jesus spoke to them saying, “I am the Light of the world; those who follow Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the Light of Life. John 8: 12
Worship leader: Kathy Franz
Song Leader & Pianist: Kendra Fehr
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – John 12: 20-36
Message – “It’s not about me” – Pastor Rudy
Prayer & Praise
~ Congratulations and God’s blessings to Cody Loewen & Jozanna Rempel, who were married on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Waterton Lakes National Park. We trust you will experience much joy as you live out your commitment to one another. May God be your guide and wisdom on this journey.
~ We continue to offer our prayers of support and encouragement for those in our midst who are dealing with health related issues: Tim Wiebe, Nettie Ginter, Tenley Falk, for Yvonne Giesbrecht’s mother, Rose Swift. May you continue to know our Lord as the Good Shepherd of all our lives, no matter what we may encounter on our journey of faith. Updates for Tenley can be found at: htttp://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ Austin Penner continues his stay at the Agassiz Youth Center in Portage la Prairie. He would value our prayers on his behalf and he would appreciate letters of encouragement. The best way to facilitate these letters would be to give them to Linda Penner and she would deliver them to the Center. Also if anyone would be interested, in going to see Austin, we do have visitor application forms that need to be filled out and approved prior to any visitation. Please check with either Gerry or Rudy.
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Trudy Harms, Helen Janzen, and Jake Rempel. We also want to remember Mary Klassen, who has been transferred to a health care facility in Pilot Mound, and Peter E Hildebrandt (at home) 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 with YWAM in Hawai’i
Prayer for the Week:
O 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 the Christ, who shall be my Defence and Shelter, my Mighty Fortress, through the might and strength of Your Holy Spirit. God help 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.
~ At church council on Thursday, September 2, it was decided to have the fall Annual Congregational Church meeting on Sunday, November 19 after the noon meal. Reports from committee chairpersons are to be handed in by November 1 to the office. Email is great!!!!
~There is childcare available during the service starting at 10:15 in the youth hut. Children ages 1-6 are welcome!
~ Clubs is planned to begin on November 1, 2017. Our needs include both Male and Female leaders, someone to lead singing, donations of cookies (2 – 3 dozen are enough), and most importantly prayers. Please note, if thinking of coming up with lesson plans makes you nervous, fear not! We have a series of plans available to you. I look forward to hearing from you. Ang Driedger 204-327-6674
BMC Youth is for youth in grades 7-12, and happens Wednesdays from 7:30pm-9:15pm
Thank you to all the leaders who are helping with youth this year: Gerry Giesbrecht, Macey Friesen, Eric and Jessica Giesbrecht and Tyson Fehr
OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for prayer partners for the youth and leaders again. If you are interested in signing up to pray for someone, see Gerry after the service by the coffee station in the foyer.
October 18 – Bible study
October 25 – Faith and Football Testimony Night in Altona. Chris Randle and Drake Nevis of the Blue Bombers will be sharing with us along with Lorne Korol. Meet at BMC @ 6:30pm. Back by 9:30pm
Winkler Bible Camp’s Annual Fall Fundraising Banquets will take place October 29-31, 2017.
October 29- Morning Church Service @ Elm Creek MB Church
October 30- Dinner Banquet @ Winkler Bible Camp at 6:30pm
October 31- Dinner Banquet @ Altona EMMC at 6:30pm
For more information or to make your reservations please visit our website or call 204-325-9519
~ You are invited to attend The Gardens on Tenth Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 PM at The Gardens. Your board representative will be looking for delegates to represent your church so please talk to him/her if you are interested
~ Theatre of the Beat presents Yellow Bellies at Buhler Hall in Gretna on Sunday, October 15 at 7:00pm. Yellow Bellies is a historical drama that highlights the experiences and public response to Mennonite Conscientious Objectors during WWII. This episodic tale takes audiences across Canada, featuring verbatim interviews, fictionalized scenes, and live music from an often overlooked chapter of Canadian history. Tickets will be available at the door. $18 for adults or $10 for Students.
~ At the Intersection of Faith and Life, a 55 plus enrichment program is being offered by CMU. Called: Xplore: Keep thinking sessions will be offered at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler on Thursdays from October 5 – November 9. From 9 – 10 am. Sessions include: Ephesians: Power for peace, by Michael Pahl & Reflecting on the church in Southern Manitoba with John Klassen and area partners. From 10:30 – 11:30 am, sessions include: Clothing the Naked Anabaptist by John J Friesen, and Deuteronomy as a vision for the church today, by Gerald Gerbrandt. The cost is $ 100 for 2 sessions or $60 for a single session. For more information and registration visit: cmu.ca/xplore
~ We are invited to attend MCI’s Soup & Pie supper on Thursday, November 3, 2017 from 5 – 7 pm. The fall concert begins at 7 pm. This event is by donation.
~ Salem Foundation presents: Faspa, Fellowship and Song on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. Featured will be the Blue Collar Harmony Boys. Program at 3:30 pm. Faspa at 4:30 pm. Freewill offering.
~ There are still tickets available for Eden Health Care’s 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration. Featured speaker will be Margaret Trudeau. Musicians include: Phillip Ens Jr, Meagan Reimer, and Laura Friesen. The event takes place on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. Doors open at 5 pm. Individual Tickets are $150. For more information & tickets, go to: www.edenhealthcare.ca
October 22 – Speaker – Walter Dyck
October 29 – Speaker – Rudy Franz
November 5 – Speaker – Jake Friesen
November 12 – Youth led worship service
November 19 – Speaker –Rudy Franz – Fall Congregational Meeting after the morning service and lunch
November 26 – Memorial Service