Verse of the Week:

For He is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end.  Ephesians 2: 14-16

Worship leader: Kathy Franz
Song Leader & Pianist: Erica Rempel

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship


Worship in Song

Offertory –

Prayer Time

Worship in Song

Scripture Reading – Matthew 5: 9

Message – “Blessed are the Peacemakers” – Pastor Rudy

Closing Song


Prayer & Praise

~ This weekend the Senior Youth are away on their annual retreat at Camp Arnes.  We pray that this will be a meaningful time of connection with each other and with God.  May your time together continue to be a source of inspiration and encouragement to one another.

~ Andrea Fehr left this past Wednesday to go back to her ongoing involvement with YWAM in Hawai’i.  We trust that this will continue to be a time of significant interaction with students, fellow staff and being led to deepening relationship with God. We want to continue our prayer support for Andrea and the organization she is involved in.

~ We are grateful that testing so far has indicated no brain damage to Tenley Falk as a result of the medications she has been on.  We continue to be grateful for her resilience, her love of life, her prayer life and for the steadfast support of family and friends.  May God, the Source, continue to provide what is needed for Tenley and her family.  Updates can be found at:

~ Kendra Fehr is doing her YWAM Discipleship Training School placement in the San Diego region of California.  She is grateful for this opportunity to study, travel and deepen her relationship with God.  You can check for updates at:

~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:

Show us, O God of peace, the peace we should seek, the peace we must give, the peace we can keep, the peace we must forgo, and the peace You have given in Jesus the Christ, our Lord and Savior.    Amen


~ 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.

~ Church council will meet Monday, October 17 @ 8pm


~ 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 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 by November 1, 2016.


~ Go to 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

~ Go to 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):

October 17 – Bible study

October 24 – Service Night

October 31 – Make A Pizza Night & Movies – 5:30 Please inform youth leaders of any allergies and ask what you could bring.

Senior Youth (Wednesdays 7pm-9:00pm):

October 19 – Progressive Supper

October 26 – check with Gerry

~ Save the Dates:
November 13 – Youth-led Church Service



~ Portable CMU: Canadian Mennonite University offers a wide variety of short courses and workshops on a range of topics to resource congregations in their local communities. Note that the subsidy CMU provides has been significantly increased and new topics are offered. Topics include The Problem of Prayer with Pierre Gilbert, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology. For more information see or call 204-487-3300.

~ The Gardens on Tenth, in Altona, invites you to the soup and pie supper on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Admission will be by donation.

~ TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES 70th Anniversary Celebration.  Join us at Altona Ten Thousand Villages for sales and thank-you gifts to celebrate.  Cake and coffee will be served on October 22.

~ Winkler Bible Camp’s Annual Fall Fundraising Banquets will take place October 23-24.

October 23 – Morning Church Service @ Elm Creek MB Church.

October 23 – Dinner Banquet @ Winkler Bible Camp at 6:30pm

October 24 – Dinner Banquet @ Altona EMMC at 6:30pm

For more information please visit our website or call 204-325-9519

~Eden Health Care Services is offering a full day workshop on Dementia, exploring the journey of forgetting and being forgotten, on Tuesday, October 25 from 9 am – 4 pm at the Access Event Center in Morden.  Anyone interested is invited to attend.  Two leading professionals, Dr John Swinton and Dr Michael Dyck, will offer keynote presentations.  Registration for the day is $40.  Registration for the evening lecture beginning at 7 pm is $10.  You can attend one or the other or both.  Register online through the Eden website or call 325-5355.

~ You are invited to attend The Gardens on Tenth Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 27th 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.

Ø Mennonite Church Manitoba Camps with Meaning will be hosting the annual Fundraising Celebration Banquets on: Saturday, October 29, 5:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler, and on Sunday, October 30, 5:30 p.m. at Douglas Mennonite Church in Winnipeg.  We invite you to attend as a participant, host or sponsor of a table. For reservations call the camp office at (204) 895-2267 or email  Participants will be invited to share in a free will offering.   Join us for an evening of fellowship, music, camp ministry highlights and great food!~  Camp Koinonia 50th Anniversary Celebration. Join us October 2, 2016 at Camp Koinonia. Coffee and activities starting at 1:30; Cauldron Chilli Dinner at 5:30; Program and Birthday Cake at 6:30. Contact Laura or Sheldon Dyck for more info: 204-534-7766 or

~ 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, or Harold Schlegel (Director of Student Life) at , or call the school 204-327-5891

MCI also invites prayerful support from congregations throughout this search process.

~Pregnancy Care is hosting a Steve Bell Concert, Friday Nov. 4, 7:30 pm at Winkler M.B. Church. Join us for a wonderful evening of new songs and stories! Tickets are $20, at Winkler Bible Book Shop, Pregnancy Care or online at

~ Please join us at Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna on October 28 for our annual Soup and Pie (by donation) at 5:00pm, followed by the Fall Concert at 7:00pm.   

~ Mennonites, Land & the Environment: A Global History Conference takes place October 28-29, 2016 at the Eckhardt Gramatte Hall, 3rd floor, Centennial Building, University of Winnipeg.  A history of Mennonites’ relationship to the land in seven communities around the world from Friesland, & Northern Europe, Iowa & the US Midwest, Java, Siberia & the Russian Empire, Manitoba & Beyond, Zimbabwe, Bolivia & its neighbors.  Free admission.  Register at the conference.  Check out more details at

~ Salem Foundation invites you to enjoy an afternoon of “Faspa, Fellowship and Song” on Sunday, October 30th at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church.  The Program, featuring the chorale harmony of the BAKER HUTTERITE CHOIR, begins at 3:30 pm in the sanctuary; Faspa will be served from4:30 to 5:15 pm in the fellowship hall.  Proceeds from the freewill offering will go for Bathing Room Upgrades (all Units) for Salem Home Residents.  Your support provides Residents with a positive lived experience making this chapter of their life journey meaningful!  Thank You!

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, news.

Church Calendar

October 23 – Wrap up on the Beatitudes

October 31 – Speaker – Mitchell Peters

November 6 – Speaker – Eric Peters

November 13 – Youth led worship service

November 20 – Memorial Service – Speaker – Pastor Rudy

November 27 – First Sunday of Advent – Communion Service – Speaker – Pastor Rudy