Verse of the Week:
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
Proverbs 28: 13
Worship leader: Kathy Franz
Song Leader: Esther Zacharias
Pianist: Kirsten Friesen
Welcome and Announcements
Call to worship
Worship in Song
Worship in Song
Scripture Reading – Psalm 32 – Caroline Ens
Message – “The Gift of Confession” – Pastor Rudy
Prayer & Praise
~ This week marks the return to the classroom for many students and teachers. For some this is fairly routine, for others it represents something very new and different. We trust that our God will enable all of you to be sustained throughout this transition. May you be blessed by another year of growth and learning.
~ We continue our prayer support for Tim Wiebe who has completed his second week of chemo and radiation. We remember also, Nettie Ginter who is about to begin her round of treatments. For these people and their families we pray for God’s protection, healing and the sustaining power of His continued presence.
~ We pray for Tenley Falk and her family, for the beginning of another school year in the midst of continued treatments. May you also know yourselves to be sustained by the continued presence of our Lord. Updates can be found at: htttp://www.tenleysjourney.wordpress.com
~ Tuesday, September 5 is the date for our monthly 24 hour prayer vigil for Eagles Wings Children’s Village in Uganda. Thank you for your continued prayer support for this important outreach and ministry in the lives of people needing food, lodging, education, family and an active demonstration of the love of God.
~ 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
~ We also continue to remember out brothers and sisters around the world who face persecution, upheaval and violence. Most recently the Congo has experienced much chaos with many people being killed and over a million displaced. We pray that an end to the political turmoil would become a reality and that those responsible for all the bloodshed would once again lay down their weapons.
Prayer for the Week:
Gracious God, we hear You calling. You have shown us hope and You offer us courage. We come to You as people who long to walk Your pathways of grace and love. However, God, at times we get discouraged by our living, afraid of difficult experiences, despairing of the challenges that lie ahead. We become weary. Care for us on our journey, God. Help us to know that Your love is always there to surround and sustain us. Breathe Your holy calm into our sometimes road weary lives so we may continue to be transformed to be Your people. Amen.
Announcements:[ Paste announcements here that don’t fit under “Youth”, “Church”, or “Community” headings. ]
~ 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 13 – Youth Kickoff – Doors open at 7pm. come dressed for the weather as we will be outside most of the evening.
Young Adults (For those in post-secondary or the work force. Generally from 6-10pm):
Tuesday, September 12 – Potluck at Katrina’s Condo in Winnipeg
Friday, September 29 – Potluck at Gerry and Cassie’s in Winkler
~ 15th Annual Head for the Hills bike event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Ride your bike 36 kms through the Pembina escarpment in support of mental health recovery and celebrating Eden Health Care Services 50th Anniversary. Registration is $25.00 and includes full ride support, t-shirt, BBQ lunch, prizes and a chance to win one of 3 bikes. Register on line at www.edenhealthcare.ca or at the office. 309 Main St, in Winkler.
~ Get your bikes and feet tuned up for a fantastically fun national church bike-a-thon on Saturday, Sept. 30 in several locations across Canada. The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling/walking fundraiser that partners with churches and organizations who work with the displaced, vulnerable and exploited. Be a part of the “Mennonite Church Canada” team in support of the Witness workers of your choice. Register at: https://rideforrefuge.org/charity/mennonitechurchca or contact Jason Martin email@example.com or (226) 747-1833
~ Everyone is invited to the Union Gospel Mission Fall Banquet which takes place on Friday, October 6, 6:30 pm at the Rhineland Pioneer Centre in Altona. Special Music by Glorybound. Guest speaker will be Executive Director: Frank Ulrich. For tickets call 204-324-8329
~ Climb with us!! Arrive at 6 pm for pre-dinner tour and join us for the Providence harvest festival at 7pm on Friday, September 29, 2017 to see the exciting developments at Providence!! We are excited to welcome Lorna Dueck, founder and host of Context with Lorna Dueck. Visit Prov.ca/Harvest to register for complimentary tickets.
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 during the day, so don’t miss out! Open from 11 am to 6pm. Festival is $12.00 per person; children under the age of 4 are free.
~ 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, 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.
~ Southern Manitoba Choral Society invites all singers to join us on Tuesdays for a season of singing! First rehearsal is September 12, 6:30-8:15 pm in the W C Miller Collegiate music room. Fall registration is $35.00.
~ Katie Cares 6th annual Celebration of Life fashion show will take place on October 12 at the Winkler Bergthaler Church 252 6th St Winkler, doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7 pm. The evening will be filled with fun, laughter, entertainment, coffee, tea desserts, and fashions from our local stores. Tickets go on sale September 7 @ 8 am. Tickets are $60.00 with a $50.00 tax receipt issued, table of 9 $540.00 with a $90.00 tax receipt. To order tickets please call 204-362-1173, 204-312-8445, or 204-325-5050. SEE IT…BELIEVE IT…ACHIEVE IT…
~ 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!
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.
September 10 – Promotion Sunday –Peter D Zacharias
September 17 – Communion Service