Verse of the Week:
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139: 13 – 16
Worship leader: Walter Dyck
Song Leader & Pianist: Erica Rempel
Welcome and announcements
Call to worship
Worship in song
Offertory – Josh Dyck
Children’s Story – Sally Miller
Worship in song
Scripture reading – Jeremiah 1
Message –“Before” – Pastor Rudy
Prayer & Praise
~ The funeral service for Anna Woelk, mother of Hedy & John Falk was held on Friday, October 19 in Winnipeg. We want to wish the family a sense of God’s peace and presence during this time. May God continue to be your good Shepherd during all of life’s experiences.
~ The funeral service for Isaak Peters, of Winkler was held on October 16. He is the grandfather of Erika & Seth Klassen. May God be near to all as you mourn the loss of someone special in your lives.
~ 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
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Trudy Harms, Helen Janzen, Jake Rempel, and (Helen)Lena Rempel in Riverview Health Center in Winnipeg
~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 in Hawai’i, and Tyler Loewen in Cambodia with MCC.
Prayer for the Week:
Lord our God, we give You thanks for the Light of Your presence which is evident in this world and in our lives. Thank You that You are for us a Fortress, a Stronghold, a Refuge, a Helper in time of need, a Strong Deliverer, our Savior and Lord. You knew us before we were even born, You chose us to follow You, and You have given to us the ability to accomplish what it is we are to do. We give You thanks for Your great love and mercy to us each and every day. Amen.
~ 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 24 – Bible Study
October 31 – Bible Study
~ 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!
~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website. The address is http://blumenortchurch.com
~ 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 will meet on Monday, October 22 at 7pm
~ Church Council has set the date for the Fall Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, November 11, 2018 after a noon meal, which will consist of a potluck. 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.
~ 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 questions, please talk to Katrina Schulz or Nettie Dyck.
If there are any names you would like included for Memorial Sunday, which is November 25, please leave in Hedy’s mailbox or email email@example.com
From the Finance Committee:
Income to October 18, 2018 – $233,809.70
Expenses to October 18, 2018 – $242,763.56
Deficit to October 18, 2018 – $ 8,953.86
Thank you for all your gifts and your continued giving.
~ 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.
~ 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 28 – Speaker – Eric Peters
November 4 – Speaker – Walter Dyck
November 11 – Speaker – Rudy Franz