Verse of the Week:

And the King will answer them, Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to Me.

Matthew 25: 40

Worship leader: Kathy Franz
Song Leader &  Pianist: Ang Fehr

Welcome and announcements

Call to worship


Worship in song


Prayer time

Worship in song

Scripture reading – Matthew 10: 40 – 42; Mark 12: 41- 44

Message:  The Triumph of Tiny Living – Pastor Rudy

Closing Song


Prayer & Praise

~ The funeral for Rita Driedger  (nee Schroeder), was held on Saturday, September 15 at the Altona Sommerfeld Mennonite Church.  Rita is the mother of Tammy & Enrique Loewen of Rosetown, and grandmother of Peyton Loewen.  We want to wish the family God’s comfort and peace during this significant milestone of their 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

~ We are grateful that Margaret Klassen has recovered enough to be able to attend church.  It is good to see you in our midst and we trust that your healing will continue.

Reminders of prayer items for this week:

~ Continue in prayer for Tenley Falk and family, and Nettie Ginter and family, Tim Wiebe and family as they continue to deal with the challenges of after effects of treatments.

~ Kelly Fehr is continuing her slow recovery at home;

~ Harv Thiessen as he continues to recover at home;

Austin Penner, as he continues to transition back to the community.

]~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Trudy Harms, Helen Janzen, Jake Rempel, & Helena Rempel at Riverview Health Centre

~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 who is in Hawai’i, and Tyler Loewen in Cambodia with MCC.

Prayer for the week: (from the words of the hymn)

Take my life and let it be, consecrated, Lord to thee.  Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.  Amen


~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website.  The address is

~ The church office is open on Thursdays from 8:30 – 3 pm and Fridays from 8:30 am to 1pm. Please get your announcements in early. Call and leave a message, or email For any bookings of the church basement or the youth centre, please call Dorothy Hildebrandt at 204-324-4426. Thank you.

~ Monday, September 17 – Church Council meeting at 7 pm

~ Rudy is involved with leading worship at the Boundary Trails Health Centre, Sunday, September 16. 

~ During our Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, September 30 we would like to give some time for sharing of items from the congregation.  What are you grateful for?  How have you sensed God’s leading during the past year?  What would be important to share which would be an encouragement to the rest of the congregation?  This can be done in the form of scripture verses, song, instrumental, story or whatever way you feel led to share.  We are all invited to stay for a noon meal following the worship service. 

~ If you volunteered at camp this summer, please submit a letter to the education committee, re: # of weeks you volunteered and a short description of your experience. 


Photos for our Fall Songs of Praise service, Sunday, October 7, 2018.
What are you GRATEFUL for?
 We are asking for your pictures of things you are thankful for to create a slide show. Email a picture with a caption to is September 23.

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.

~ On Sunday, September 23, Bill & Ann Peckham from Eagles Wings Children’s Village in Uganda will be in our midst during the Sunday school hour.  They have a slide presentation as well as time for questions and answers.  We would extend an invitation for any Sunday school classes, as well as others to join us in the basement for sharing, listening and prayer.

~ “We are cleaning up the library shelves to make room for new books. Check out the table in the foyer for old gems to add to your own library. Any donations are accepted in the jar on the table.” 

             ~ Songs of Praise Sunday takes place on October 7. The music committee is asking for a men’s group to contribute some songs.  If there are men willing and able to join together, check with Rudy.  Let’s meet together at the front of the church after the service to decide upon a suitable rehearsal time. 

BMC Mexico Missions Trip 2018-2019:

Dates: December 28-January 6 Cost: $1500-2000       Value: Priceless

Signup Deadline: September 23rd

Please pray and consider joining the missions team headed to San Carlos, Mexico over the Christmas break. We are looking for people who are willing to lend their skills and abilities in order to encourage various ministries in Mexico. There will be opportunity to do some painting, woodworking and carpentry, yard maintenance and clean up, Children’s ministry, perhaps some evangelism and handing out food hampers, as well as spending some time visiting with and encouraging the staff at Centro Educativo Cristiano and a few other local ministries. We plan to possibly spend some time in the community of Santa Maria where we poured a concrete pad during our last visit in order to help them with continuing work on their church building, as well as Arizpe in the Mountains where Benny who came to speak with us last summer is located. This will be a trip worth more than the money you pay to go. Pray about whether the Lord is asking you to be a part of this mission.

Contact Pastor Gerry Giesbrecht with any questions.


*Youth leaders for 2018-2019 are Shania Ginter, Cynthia Krahn, Tyson Fehr, Gerry Giesbrecht…please pray for them as they guide the youth in our congregation. 

~ BMC Youth is for youth in grades 7-12, and happens Wednesdays from 7:00pm-9:15pm

~ For updates follow us on Social Media:
instagram: @bmcyouthmin
facebook: (Group)
twitter: @bmcyouthmin
or contact Gerry Giesbrecht @ 204-362-7262

Youth Calendar:

September 19 – Bible study
Sunday, September 23 – The Youth and Young adults will be hosting a Church appreciation lunch on September 23rd. Funds received will cover the lunch costs as well as subsidizing the fall youth retreat. Thank you in advance for your support!
September 26 – Bible study, Hand out flyers re: Bring a tin for the bin!


~ Canadian Blood Services – will hold a Community Blood Donor Clinic at Altona Rhineland Pioneer Centre Thursday, September 20th, 2018, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

~ Salem Foundation invites you to enjoy an afternoon of “Faspa, Fellowship and Song” on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church.  The Program, featuring the music of Jayme Giesbrecht & Jonathan Alexiuk begins at 3:30 pm in the sanctuary; Faspa will be served from 4:30 to 5:15 pm in the fellowship hall.

Proceeds from the freewill offering are for Blinds for Public Spaces in Salem Home.

Your support provides Residents with a positive lived experience … making this chapter of their life journey meaningful!

~ MCC Annual meeting, Thursday, September 27 at 7 pm @ 1131 Roch St, Winnipeg
Join us at North Kildonan Mennonite Church to hear about developments in our program work and plans as well as a keynote address and personal reflection on MCC’s relief work in Syria. For more information and to register delegates by September 21, visit contact Nikki Hamm at 204-261-6381 or

~ Mennonite Collegiate Institute is looking for families that are willing to host international students during closed residence weekends and holidays throughout the upcoming school year. If you are unable to commit to hosting all year, consider hosting for half a year, or being a substitute host family in cases where host families are unable to host due to other conflicts. Contact Paul Peters at MCI (204-327-5891) if you are interested or would like more information. Please pray about this amazing opportunity!

Special Event: We are all Treaty People Celebration
Sunday, September 16 at 1 pm 
The Forks, Winnipeg

Come out to the Forks, near the Provencher Bridge, for food, music, games and more to build and celebrate relationships, raising awareness for Treaty 1. For more information visit

~ A Women’s Conference, hosted by Women of Integrity, is being held on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 9 am – 4 pm at Jubilee Place, 173 Talbot Ave in Winnipeg.  Special guest speaker is Grace Fox.  Tickets are $40.00 and lunch is provided.  Tickets are available at Bible Book shop in Winkler or at the Jasmine Tea Room in Altona.  See the poster on the bulletin board for more information. 

Fall Supper (September 18th) Come to Winkler Bible Camp on September 18th, 4:30pm-7:30pm for our annual fall supper. Meal includes turkey, stuffing, potatoes and more. Free-will offering will be taken. For more information visit our website

Fall Festival (September 22nd & 23rd) On September 22 & 23 come on down to Winkler Bible Camp’s Fall Festival! A fundraising event for families and friends to come and have a day filled with activities such as the giant swing, inflatables, carnival games, petting zoo, and more! There will be a free week of camp given away during the day, so don’t miss out! Visit for prices, times, and more details.

~ On Sunday, September 30th at 7:00 pm you are invited to the Gretna Bergthaler Mennonite Church to hear from Kerry Sanger-Harvey, the Mennonite Central Committee’s Indigenous Neighbours Program Coordinator.  In light of the recent set up of the Spirit of the Buffalo Camp just outside Gretna, we have invited Kerry to come speak with us about the importance of reconciliation and how it connects with our faith as well as answer any questions we might have. We hope to see you there!

~The Eastview Place Fall Bazaar will be held on Thursday, October 4 from 1:30 – 3:30.  Join us for an afternoon of coffee and dainties, the best bake sale in Altona, and enter the raffles for wonderful prizes from local businesses and our draw for a quilt, spa package and clothing rack.  All proceeds go to improving the audio and video equipment for the residents at Eastview Place.  We hope to see you there

Church Calendar

September 23 – Speaker – Carson Hoy – Volunteer Public Relations for Union Gospel Mission in Winnipeg

September 30 – Our annual Church Thanksgiving Service

October 7 – Songs of Praise Sunday.