Verse of the Week:
As therefore you received Christ Jesus our Lord, so live in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. Colossians 2: 6-7
Worship leader: Rudy Franz
Song Leader & Pianist: Gerry Giesbrecht
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Worship in Song
Child Dedication service
Worship in Song
Message – Summary of the Beatitudes based on Matthew 5: 1-12
Prayer & Praise
~ Those who are participating in the Child Dedication service this morning include Jordan & Marcy Falk with their daughter, Hailey Jade, Gerry & Cassie Giesbrecht with their daughter, Taryn Grace, Felix & Heidi Houle with their daughter, Kairi Christine, and Dustin & Leah Fehr with their son, Deacon Oliver. We rejoice with you in the gift of these children and want to commit ourselves to support you in our prayers. May these children grow and be nurtured so that they may experience the love of God and dedicate their lives in service to our Lord Jesus Christ.
~ We continue to uphold Tenley Falk and her family in our prayers as they move along with the lengthy maintenance phase of treatment. We pray also for wisdom for the doctors and other medical staff who are faced with daily challenges of decisions and treatment options. May God the Source, continue to provide what is needed. Updates can be found at: http://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ 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, Kendra Fehr studying with YWAM in San Diego, CA
Prayer for the Week:
Jesus, Son of God, let your love shine through our eyes, Your Spirit inspire our words, You wisdom fill our minds, Your mercy control our hands, You will capture our hearts, Your joy pervade our being, until we are changed into Your likeness from glory to glory. 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.
~ A big thank you to Cathy Fehr for sewing a beautiful and useful cover for our new piano. Your time and expertise is greatly appreciated by all! From the music committee
~ 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 (Mondays 7pm-9pm):
October 24 – Service Night @ MCC Warehouse
Senior Youth (Wednesdays 7pm-9:30pm):
October 26 – Worship Night
~ 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://blumenortchurch.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2016.
~ Hurricane Matthew – MCC welcomes donations for its disaster response in Haiti, where people are suffering the effects of Hurricane Matthew. To donate, visithttp://mccmb.ca/hurricane-matthew, call 1-888-622-6337 or send a cheque to MCC, 134 Plaza Dr, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9.
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 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!
~ 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.
~ The Eden Foundation is presenting a fall Desert Night in Winkler at the Days Inn Conference Centre, on Thursday, October 27 @ 7 pm. Stories and Songs of Transformation will include special guests, Dancin’ Gabe, well known at sports events in Winnipeg, along with his assistant, Daniel Perrin, musicians Joel Klassen & Michael Pahl and four presenters sharing their personal stories of their journey with mental illness. Tickets for this fundraiser are complimentary. You can reserve yours by calling the office at 204-325-5355 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
~ 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.
~ 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.
~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 stevebell.com
~ 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 www.mennonitestudies.uwinnipeg.ca/events
~ 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 www.campswithmeaning.org, news.
~ “Changing Climate. Changed Lives.” – In communities around the world, climate change is not a prediction about the future—it is disrupting lives today. Join us for MCC Matters 2016, where we’ll explore the stories of those who are being affected and how Canadians can make a difference. Keynote: “Last year was better and yesterday I ate more”: Four stories of farmers in a warming world – Stephanie McDonald, Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Saturday, November 19 at Canadian Mennonite University. 12:00pm -5:00pm. Register today at http://mccmb.ca/mccmatters or (204) 261-6381.
- Featured prayer request from the wider church: Caught in a complex web of social disintegration, environmental toxicity and water shortages, Indigenous women in Tlamacazapa, Mexico are re-creating a sense of worth and identity through art. Until Nov. 12, 2016, Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery is displaying the We are your Future art exhibit featuring their skilled palm weaving. Pray that this exhibit will raise public awareness and at the same time, uplift the artists and nurture their faith.
October 31 – Speaker – Mitchell Peters
November 6 – Speaker – Eric Peters
November 13 – Youth led worship service
November 20 – Memorial Service – Speaker – Pastor Rudy, following the service a noon meal will be served and the annual fall meeting will take place.
November 27 – First Sunday of Advent – Communion Service – Speaker – Pastor Rudy