Verse of the Week:
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High; to declare Your steadfast love in the morning and Your faithfulness by night.
Psalm 92: 1-2
Worship leader: Jake Friesen
Song Leader & Pianist: Gerry and Cassie Giesbrecht
Welcome and announcements
Call to worship
Worship in song
Offertory – Greg Klippenstein
Worship in song
Scripture reading – Deuteronomy 6: 10-15, Psalm 75: 1; Caroline Ens
Message: Remembering not to Forget – Pastor Rudy
Prayer & Praise
~ 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 feeling well and is slowly going back to work. The family would like to thank you all for your prayers, they have been appreciated.
~ John Krahn, brother-in-law of Paul & Elizabeth Peters, passed away early Thursday morning. We do want to wish the family God’s continued comfort and peace during this time. The funeral takes place on Monday, October 1 at 2 pm in the Grace Mennonite Church in Winkler.
~ 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 and Lena Rempel in 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 in Hawai’i and Tyler Loewen in Cambodia with MCC.
Prayer for the Week:
Gracious God, Your heart abounds with goodness, and Your hand pours out abundance. We praise You for the continuous cycle of seedtime and harvest and the order of nature. We bless You for the beauty of autumn and its generous yield. We thank You that You are mindful of us and supply our needs. Accept our thanksgiving and our praise for the cycle of life and for all the joys of living. Amen.
~ Youth leaders for 2018-2019 are Shania Ginter, Cynthia Krahn, Tyson Fehr, Caleb Rempel, and 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:
facebook: facebook.com/groups/BMCYouth (Group)
or contact Gerry Giesbrecht @ 204-362-7262
October 3 – Food Drive for the Winkler and Area & Altona & Rhineland and Area Food banks. Meet at the church at 6:30 pm and bring a tin for the bin!
October 10 – Bible Study
~ Welcome to our annual Thanksgiving Worship Service. As the Psalmist says, “It is good to give thanks to the Lord.” We want to recall and recount God’s many provisions for us, food, shelter, family, church, salvation; so many good gifts. All are invited to stay for the noon meal following the service. Thank you to the food committee for preparing this for us.
~ Thank you to the Youth and Young adults for the Church Appreciation Lunch which you prepared for us last Sunday. We want to wish you God’s blessings in your continued ministry.
~ We also want to wish God’s blessings upon Mitchell Peters and Kristina Zacharias as they prepare for their upcoming wedding on Saturday, October 6, 2018. May this celebration be an honoring of God who instituted marriage and called it good.
~ 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.
~ 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 email@example.com. For any bookings of the church basement or the youth centre, please call Dorothy Hildebrandt at 204-324-4426. Thank you.
~ Church Council has set the date for the Fall Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, November 11, 2018 after a noon meal. Reports from all committees should be in by October 21, 2018. If you are unsure of whether or not you need to write a report, either email or call the office. Hedy would like to have the report books ready for Sunday, November 4, 2018.
~ Rehearsal for the men’s group who are participating in the Songs of Praise Worship Service on Sunday, October 7, takes place following the noon meal.
~ 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.
~ 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 mccmb.ca/agmor contact Nikki Hamm at 204-261-6381 or firstname.lastname@example.org
~ 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!
~ 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.
~ Stories from Syria – Join us in Altona or Winnipeg for first-hand stories from Rahaf Abdo, a Syrian who has lived through the prolonged conflict and dedicated herself to helping those around her. At Seeds Church (116 Main St, Altona) on October 9 at 7 pm or at Sam’s Place (159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg) on October 11 at 7 pm. find more information and let us know you’re coming at mccmb.ca/events or by calling 204-261-6381.
~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! Any finished craft items, plants, preserves and jams you would like to donate to the Bazaar would be greatly appreciated as well. Donated goods should be dropped off at the East entrance on the morning of the Bazaar.
~ 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.
~ Yes!! You’ve heard right! A parenting class IS on the horizon!
Being a church event, this class is expected to painlessly mold you into the perfect parents you’ve always expected yourself to be, effortlessly producing the perfect kids you’ve always dreamed of having in this perfect world….in 3 easy steps! J Right. So…. No easy steps, no perfect world or perfect people… just a group of us, exploring together what being Mom or Dad to these little people God entrusted to us means, what God’s Word says about it, encouraging each other. The class will include videos with various speakers, discussions, a tips table, snacks, etc. and will be led by Char Klassen.
When? October 14 – December 2 @ 9:15- 10:15
Where? Good question – we’ll get back to you on that.
And ….(drumroll please) childcare IS included for your little ones!!!!
Come to encounter Jesus together, to learn, be encouraged, laugh, and to put your feet up a bit!
~ Wanting to bless the young parents in our church, the education committee is planning to put childcare in place for the parents wanting to attend the parenting class beginning October 14.
Men and women of any age, if you enjoy holding babies (!), playing with small children, or just want to encourage the young parents in this way, Glenda Fehr would love to hear from you. Some people have already said they’d like to help out here, but hoping for many more.
It’s only for an hour. Help out for 1 Sunday, a few, or all of the 8 Sundays. It’s sure to be a ton of fun!
~ 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!
~ Eden Health Care Services is presenting a Lecture Series entitled ‘Faces of Homelessness, Discover the Hidden Homeless in our Communities’ on Wednesday, October 10 at Emmanuel Mennonite church in Winkler. Registration/check in begins at 8 am, and presentations are from 9 – 4. See the poster for details or go to edenhealthcare.ca for more information and to purchase tickets.
October 7 – Songs of Praise Sunday
October 14 – Speaker – Rudy Franz
October 21 – Speaker – Rudy Franz
October 28 – Speaker – Eric Peters