Verse of the Week:
“Sing to the Lord, praise His name, proclaim His salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.” Psalm 96:2-4
Worship leader: Corinne Peters
Song Leader & Pianist: Ang Fehr
Offertory – Kirsten Friesen
Service of Praise
Prayer & Praise
~ Thank you to the Music Committee for planning this morning’s worship service. We are grateful to be able to freely worship our God, to return our praise to our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer. Thanks be to God for this day and this opportunity of worship.
~ We offer our prayers for Yvonne Giesbrecht’s mother, Rose, who has been dealing with cancer. At this time there is not a long life expectancy for Rose. Her family is gathering around her during this time and we pray for a deepened sense of being carried by the comfort and presence of our Lord.
~ Tim Wiebe is meeting with medical staff, who will determine the next phase of his treatment plan. Nettie Ginter continues her treatments as well. She is on a six month round of chemo treatments, which will then be followed by radiation. Tenley Falk also continues her treatments and is attending school as she is able. We want to pray and uphold these people and their families before our God, the One who holds all of us in the palm of His hand, and the One who knows each of us by name. Updates for Tenley can be found at: htttp://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ Thank you to all those who contributed to our Thanksgiving offering last Sunday, a total of $ 21,487.32 was collected. We are grateful for a spirit of generosity which flows from a recognition that who we are and what we have, is truly a gift, given to us by our gracious God.
Our income to October 6, 2017 is $ 213, 994.19
The expenses to October 6, 2017 are $ 245, 553.37
The shortfall to October 6, 2017 is $ 31, 559.18
~ 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 in BTHC and Peter E Hildebrandt 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:
Gracious and heavenly Father, source of every blessing, giver of every good gift, we worship and adore you and bless your Holy Name. We praise You for the revelation of Yourself in our Lord Jesus Christ and every glimpse we have of Your nature. May our love and worship of You, so fill our lives that we show You forth to others. We praise You for all the joys of life and the everyday blessings we receive from You. May we in turn be a source of blessing to all with whom we come into contact. We pray in the strong name of Jesus. 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.
~ If you want to keep getting the Canadian Mennonite magazine, please let the office know. I need to send them an updated list by October 15, 2017.
~ If you have volunteered at any Bible camp over the summer for more than 1 week, the church would like to support you. Please submit a letter to the education committee stating how many weeks you volunteered and a brief description of your camp experience.
~ 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 11 – Bible study
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.
~ For all those who enjoy Southern Gospel Quartet music, you are invited to come to Buhler Hall on Saturday, October 14, at 7 pm where the Lumber River Quartet from North Carolina will be performing. Come for music and testimonies. Admission is free and donations will be gratefully accepted.
~ 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
~ Eden Health Care Services invites you to the 2017 Dr Clarence H Labun Lecture Series titled: “Sustaining and Nurturing Safe Communities” on Tuesday, October 3, from 9am -4 pm registration begins at 8:15, at the Grace Mennonite Church in Winkler. Presenters include: Devon Clunis, retired Winnipeg Police Chief, Dr Marc Teillet, Psychiatrist at Eden, Jordan Friesen from the Canadian Mental Health Association, and Paul Isaacs, retired Winnipeg Police Chaplain. See edenheathcare.ca for more information. Registration is $40. Online or by phone 204-325-5355.
~ Gord Penner from Steinbach Bible College will be leading a study series called: Job: why do bad things happen to good people? On Tuesday evenings 7 – 9:45 pm September 26, October 3, 10, 17 at the South Park church in Altona. Cost is $25 per evening or $80 for all four sessions. If you have questions call, Dan Mackloskie at 204-324-5947
October 15 – Speaker – Rudy Franz
October 22 – Speaker – Walter Dyck
October 29 – Speaker – Rudy Franz
November 19 – Fall Congregational Meeting after the morning service and lunch
2 – Ryan Friesen
4 – Zelma Fehr
7 – Erma (Fehr) Froese, Geoff Loewen
10 – Esther Falk
11 – Justin Falk
13 – Lillian Funk
16 – Kristina Zacharias
18 – Dave Rempel
20 – Shawn Franz
21 – Richard Hildebrandt
23 – Sue Peters
24 – Mary Klassen
30 – Linda Penner, Marlene Ens
5 – Richard & Dorothy Hildebrandt
6 – Rudy & Kathy Franz
10 – Bernie & Bev Kehler, Jeremy & Megan Hildebrandt
25 – Dave & Cathy Fehr
30 – Ed & Joyce Hildebrandt