Verse of the Week:
I pray that you may have the eyes of your hearts enlightened; that you may know what is the hope to which God has called you, what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power in us who believe according to the working of His great might-. Ephesians 1: 18-19
Worship leader: Jake Friesen
Song Leader: Jake Friesen
Pianist: Josh Dyck
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Children’s Story – Caroline Ens
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Colossians 1: 9-22
Message – “Thankfulness for Jesus” – Seth Klassen
Benediction & Table Grace
Prayer & Praise
~ Welcome to our annual Thanksgiving Worship Service. We do worship a God of abundance, who provides for our physical and spiritual needs and calls us to be generous in our giving and living. We are invited to stay for a noon meal following the service. Thank you to the food committee for preparing the meal for us.
~ It is heartening to see Tenley Falk being able to attend school. We pray for continued perseverance for her to be able to manage the ongoing medications during this maintenance phase of her treatment. May God continue to supply for your ongoing needs as a family. Updates can be found at: http://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ Matilda Krahn, beloved grandmother of Katrina Schulz passed away this Wednesday, September 28. Her funeral will be held this coming Tuesday, October 4 at the Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg. We pray for God’s comfort and an awareness of God’s presence for the family as they grieve the loss of a dear family member.
~ Wednesday, October 5 is the date for our 24 hour prayer vigil for Eagles Wings Children’s Village in Uganda. Let us not cease to pray for one another, let us keep each other in our prayers before the throne of grace and mercy.
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: http://kendrafehr.weebly.com/blog
~ 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:
Praise be to You, O Lord, who spins shining stars across the wondrous heavens, and stretches out the seas, who lifts the dawn into place and sets boundaries for night, who gives everything a season and breathes life and love into the lumps of clay that we are. Thank you for mercy, quietness, a friend, for the miracles of the daily, the mysteries of the eternal. Praise be to You.
~ 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 (Grades 7 & 8 | Mondays 7pm-9pm):
October 3 – Bible study
October 10 – Thanksgiving (No Youth)
October 17 – Bible study
October 24 – Service Night
October 31 – Make-A-Pizza and Movie Night *starts @ 5:30pm*
Senior Youth (Grades 9-12+ | Wednesdays 7pm-9:30pm):
October 5 – Food Drive
October 12 – No Youth (Retreat on Weekend)
October 14-16 – Retreat @ Camp Arnes (Click here for details)
October 19 – Progressive Supper *Starts @ 5:15pm*
October 26 – Bible study
~ Save the Dates:
October 14-16 – Senior Youth Retreat @ Camp Arnes. Sign-up sheets are in the foyer and youth center. Cost is $90. Drop-off Friday @ 5:15pm. Pick-up Sunday @ 4:00pm.
~ Rudy is leading worship October 2 at Salem Home in Evergreen.
~ Songs of Praise is coming on October 9, 2016. Everyone will have an opportunity to write out a note of Thanksgiving, to be read during the service. So start thinking about what you are thankful for, and be ready to give a sacrifice of praise!
~ 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.
~ If you have brought meals over the summer months to anyone please check the front lobby for your dishes. Go through the lost and found and take home what is yours. We will clean it out at the end of October.
~ The youth will be collecting donations for the Rhineland & Area Food Bank over the next few weeks. If you wish you may bring canned goods to the church, or check the list on the bulletin board for the most needed items.
~ The Gardens on Tenth 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.
~ 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ 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.
~ You are invited to a concert featuring a Southern Gospel Quartet from North Carolina at Buhler Hall in Gretna for one performance, on Saturday, October 8, at 7 pm. Come; enjoy great music and good testimonies from a group of good Christian men and entertainers. They are the Lumber River Quartet. Admission is free and offerings are gratefully accepted.
~ This fall we are pleased to welcome several pastors to new roles in MCM. The following congregations will celebrate new pastoral relationships and we invite all of you to pray for God’s guidance and blessing on these transitions.
Josef Estabrookes – Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship, installation October 2
~ Union Gospel Mission Altona Fall Banquet takes place on Friday, October 7, 6:30 pm at the Rhineland Pioneer Center. Special Guest and mission update by Gilbert Plante. Special Music by Ed Wayne and the North Border Band. For tickets call: BSI Insurance at 204-324-8666, Prairie Insurance at 204-324-5579, Pete & Martha at 204-324-8329 or Cornie & Marge at 204-324-6582.
~ 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 www.mennonitestudies.uwinnipeg.ca/events
~ Eden Health Care Services – Employment Opportunity
The Eden Health Care Services Executive Board invites applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer. The Board is seeking a visionary, strategic leader, planner and team builder, capable of supervising and directing all aspects of the Eden group of mental health services, with an ability to work in partnership with regional health authorities and other government agencies in providing such services. An understanding and affirmation of Anabaptist faith and values is essential. For a full description of the position and required qualifications, please contact: Search Committee Chair: Evelyn Labun, Eden Health Care Services Box 129, Winkler, MB R6W 4A4 or email: email@example.com
~ Evening Courses: CMU offers a number of evening courses as part of its undergraduate curriculum. These courses are available for audit or credit to students not enrolled in a full time program. Evening courses offered this fall include Principles and Paradigms in Youth Ministry, Nineteenth-Century Novel, and Cultures of Violence, Cultures of Peace. For further information go to cmu.ca/timetable.
~ Xplore: Keep Thinking: CMU Χplore offers courses that investigate dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it. All without any assignments or examinations! Classes run on Thursday mornings for 6 weeks, beginning October 6, and are held at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler. Courses include Immigrants and Refugees, Then & Now: A Common Story? with Kevin Drudge (former Pastor, Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler) and guests. For further information see cmu.ca/xplore.
~ 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 cmu.ca/portables or call 204-487-3300.
October 9 – Songs of Praise Sunday
October 16 – Speaker – Pastor Rudy – Matthew 5: 9, Communion will also be served.
October 23 – Wrap up on the Beatitudes
October 31 – Speaker – Mitchell Peters