Verse of the Week:
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth.
Worship leader: Jake Friesen
Song Leader & Pianist: Ravae McDonald
Welcome and announcements
Call to worship
Worship in Song
Worship in Song
Scripture reading: Isaiah 6: 1-8, Psalm 148
Message – “Worship the Lord” – Pastor Rudy Franz
Service of Communion
Prayer & Praise
~ We are grateful for the opportunity to have been able to have had our Sunday school Celebration Sunday Worship Service outside on such a beautiful day last Sunday. Thank you again for all those involved in planning and being involved in the service. Thank you also to all those who brought food to share.
~ We continue to uphold in prayer those who are dealing with continued health issues. Tim Wiebe has now completed his fourth week of chemo and radiation treatments. Nettie Ginter will begin her treatments at the end of September. Tenley Falk, who continues her maintenance schedule in the midst of a busy school schedule. Updates can be found at: htttp://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ Violence and unrest continues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mennonite churches have been also affected and Christians have been displaced and killed. Also, continued cleanup continues for all those affected by recent hurricanes in the Caribbean and the United States, as they experience great upheaval, loss of life and forced displacement. We remember also the many lives affected by the devastating consequences of recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States; those affected by forest fires in Montana, Western Canada and in Northern Manitoba. Widespread destruction will take a long time to repair. We pray for shelter, resources of people and material to help restore all the destruction. We pray that God’s will of reconciliation and peace will replace violence and the continued devaluing of people’s lives.
~ Those in various care homes that we remember in our prayers include: Trudy Harms, 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, and Andrea Fehr with YWAM in Hawai’i
Prayer for the Week:
God, sovereign and generous, who commands the rise and fall of the nations, who calls and has chosen many peoples, who weeps when they harm each other, who challenges all cultures with Your will for well-being, who draws close to the powerless and surprises with power shown in weakness. You are the One whom we praise in astonishment, we adore in gladness, we thank in gratitude, for who You are, for what You do, for how You hope. Look with mercy on us this day, on churches, on communities and cities, on families where we strive to do Your will. Guide our obedience now and always. Amen
~ Go to http://bmcyouth.blogspot.ca for updates on youth events. Check out the pages on Facebook named “BMC youth for senior highs” and “BMC Jr Youth for the junior highs”.
There are a few changes to youth for this year. We are excited to be joining our junior and senior high groups for the 2017/2018 school year.
BMC Youth exists to be a safe place for youth to encounter Jesus, ask questions, and to grow in their faith and relationship with God. We do this through recreation, worship, bible study, prayer, and service.
Youth (grades 7-12) Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:15pm):
September 20 – Bible study
Save the Date: Youth Retreat – October 20-22
Young Adults (For those in post-secondary or the work force. Generally from 6-10pm):
September 29 – Potluck at Gerry & Cassies in Winkler
~ 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.
~ Pastor Rudy is leading worship on Sunday, September 17 at Evergreen in Salem Home.
~ From the Missions committee: Ryan Thiessen will be back again in late September and will be able to share more about his work in Mexico! As his sending church, come both at 9:15am here at BMC on Sunday, September 24 as well as for the evening that day at 7pm at Gateway Resources in Winkler for a relaxed time of sharing, snacks and fellowship. Hear from Ryan about how God is at work at the Centro Educativo Cristiano school, from Benny Hernandez, a former student of the school, about the rehab centre he is starting and also from school directors Howard and Susan Dyck in the evening.
~ A Ladies Sunday school class meets upstairs in the old youth room. They will be studying the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120 – 134) using the Beth Moore DVD video and workbooks. We hope to start on October 1 at 9:15 am. Everyone is welcome there is a signup list on the white board in that room if you already know that you would like a book. Please Join Us.
~ 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
~ 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
Come to Winkler Bible Camp on September 19th, 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 www.winklerbiblecamp.com.
~ 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.
~ The Eastview Place Fall Bazaar will be held on Thursday, October 5 from 1:30 – 3:30. Join us for a lovely 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 quality of life for the residents at Eastview Place. We hope to see you there!
~ On September 23 come on down to Winkler Bible Camp’s Fall Festival! A new 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 don’t miss out! Open from 11 am to 6pm. Festival is $12.00 per person; children under the age of 4 are free.
~ Come and enjoy dessert and conversation with a Palestinian Mennonite! At the Altona Mennonite church on Saturday, September 23 @ 6:30pm. For information call 204-324-4115 or email email@example.com
September 17 – Communion Service
Sunday September 24- Rudy Franz, the youth will be providing lunch. Donations will go to cover costs and remainder will help subsidize the youth retreat happening October 20-22.
October 1 – Thanksgiving Service Speaker – Mitch Peters, a meal will be served following the service
October 8 – Songs of Praise Sunday