Verse of the Week:
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. Hebrews 13:15
Worship leader: Karla Fehr
Song Leader: Harley Dyck
Pianist: Riley Dyck
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Special praise offering
Worship in Song
Praise & Thanksgiving Part 1
Offertory –Erica Rempel
Worship in Song
Praise & Thanksgiving Part 2
Children’s Story – Luke Klassen
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Psalm 22:3; Hebrews 13:15-16 Kaitlin Rempel
Praise & Thanksgiving Part 3
Prayer & Praise
~ Thank you to the Music Committee for planning our fall Songs of Praise Sunday. It is good to offer our God praise and thanksgiving. Our Creator delights in our offerings of thankfulness.
~ Thank you also to the many people in our congregation who spend time in committees, who often do a lot of work behind the scenes, work which often goes unnoticed. Thank you for your diligence, your commitment and time.
~ Thank you also to the many in our congregation who spend time in prayer for one another and for our wider world beyond southern Manitoba. We need each other’s prayers. We value and are keenly aware of the prayer support of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
~ We are grateful that Tenley Falk’s week of steroid medication has passed. We are grateful for here generous spirit which expresses itself in song, and her graciousness. We offer to God our continued prayers for what you, as a family, need. Updates can be found at: http://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ 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:
Eternal Father, through Your Spirit delighting in the world, You created us from Joy and for Joy. Grant to us a deeper knowledge of the Joy which is ours in Christ Jesus, so that our hearts may be glad and in the world to come our Joy may be full: for with the Son and the Holy Spirit, You are our God, now and forever. Amen
~ 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 10 – No Youth – Thanksgiving
October 17 – Bible study
Senior Youth (Wednesdays 7pm-9:30pm):
October 12 – No Youth, Retreat on Weekend
October 14-16 – Fall Youth Retreat
October 19 – Progressive Supper (Meet at BMC @ 5:45pm)
~ Save the Dates:
November 13 – Youth-led Church Service
~ 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.
~ 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.
~ From the Finance committee: the collection on Oct. 2, 2016 totalled $25,163.00
Income to October 2, 2016: $250,922.38
Expenses to October 2, 2016: $273,665.38
Deficit for 2016: $22,743.00
Thank you for your generosity in this year.
~ CALLING ALL RETIRED PASTOR’s & SPOUSES, WIDOWS, AND LAY LEADERS OF MCM CONGREGATIONS! You are invited to come and enjoy Camp Assiniboia – Thursday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in a day filled with fellowship and reminiscing, worship and a time of appreciation and recognition of ministry. Lunch will be included as well as opportunity to experience the beautiful space of Camp Assiniboia.
~ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
~ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Harold Schlegel (Director of Student Life) at email@example.com , 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
~ Hurricane Matthew – Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) welcomes donations of money for its disaster response in Haiti, where people are suffering the effects of Hurricane Matthew, which crossed the country Oct. 4. Matthew’s high winds and extensive flooding caused significant damage and increased already heightened cholera concerns in the Artibonite Valley, where MCC’s long-term reforestation program operates. To donate, visit http://mccmb.ca/hurricane-matthew; call 1-888-622-6337 or send a cheque to MCC,134 Plaza Dr, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9.
~ MCI invites you to their Annual Soup & Pie on Friday, October 28, 2016, from 5 – 7 pm, with a concert in Buhler Hall at 7 pm. Admission is by donation.
~ 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!
~ 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.
~ 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.
~ 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.
~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.
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