1. Verse of the Week:

For the Word of God is alive and active.  Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  

Hebrews 4:12

Worship leader:  Marilyn Dyck

Song leaders:  Luke Klassen and Riley Dyck

Welcome and announcements

Call to worship

Singing by the children

Recitation of Summer memory passage – Isaiah 6:1-8

Recitation of the Book of Titus – College and Career class

Worship in song


Prayer time

Sharing:  Peter D. Zacharias, reflections from some of our graduates

Promotion of students

Worship in song

Scripture reading – Hebrews 4:12, 1 Peter 2:22-25

Message:  A Grandfather’s Words of Commission – Peter G. Dyck

Song of response – Trust and Obey


Prayer & Praise

~ Welcome to our annual Promotion Sunday Worship Service.  A special welcome to our speaker, Peter G Dyck, from Boissevain, grandfather to Walter & Marilyn and Dave & Erica’s children.  Thank you to our superintendents, Marilyn Dyck & Ingrid Friesen for planning this service.  Thank you to our Sunday school teachers for your continued dedication and commitment to teaching God’s word and living by example.

~ We as a congregation have been blessed with the birth of new life in our midst.  On Wednesday, August 22, Sara Gerling welcomed a son, Ethan David, into the family.  He is a brother for Jack Christian.  Then on Tuesday, September 4, Justin & Karissa Falk, welcomed a daughter, Blakely Ryan, into their family.  She is a sister for Presley & Nixon and another granddaughter for Ken & Eleanor Fehr.  Also on Tuesday, September 4, Eric & Jessica Giesbrecht, welcomed their first child, a son, James Torin, into their family.  Grandparents are Joe & Janet Giesbrecht.  We as a congregation want to wish you God’s blessings as you commit yourselves to the journey of being godly parents to those whom God has entrusted to your care.

~ 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

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 after effects of treatments and regular checkups.

~ Margaret Klassen, who continues to recover from her injuries and is grateful for being able to feel much better.

~ Kelly Fehr is also grateful for an easing of the pain she has experienced.  She is currently able to be at home. The doctors still have not found the source of what has been causing all the discomfort.

Harv Thiessen as he continues to recover at home, and 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 Helen Rempel in Riverview Health Center

~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:

Lord God, You feed us with the Living Bread from heaven, You renew our faith, increase our hope, and strengthen our love.  Teach us to hunger for Christ who is the True and Living Bread and to live by every word that comes from Your mouth through Jesus Christ our Lord.


~ Audio services and bulletins are now available at our Church website.  The address is http://blumenortchurch.com

~ The church office is open on Thursdays from 8:30 – 2:30 pm and Fridays from 8:30 am to 1pm. Please get your announcements in early. Call and leave a message, or email blumenortmc@gmail.com Thank you.

~ 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 bmcmusiccommittee@outlook.com.Deadline is September 23.

They have asked if a men’s group would be able to present some male choir selections as part of this service.  If there are men willing and able to join together in song for that Sunday, plus rehearsal time talk to Pastor Rudy.  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.”

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.


~ 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: facebook.com/groups/BMCYouth (Group)
                  facebook.com/bmcyouthmin (Page)
twitter: @bmcyouthmin
or contact Gerry Giesbrecht @ 204-362-7262

Youth Calendar:

September 12 – Youth Zorb Soccer Kickoff! A waiver is required. Go to https://www.valleyamusements.ca/waiver to print a waiver and sign it. There will also be copies on the table in the foyer.

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

Community Announcements

 ~ Southern Manitoba Choral Society invites all singers to join us on Tuesdays this fall for a season of singing. First rehearsal is September 11, 7:00-8:45 pm in the Altona W C Miller Collegiate music room. Fall registration is $35.

~ 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 mccmb.ca/agmor contact Nikki Hamm at 204-261-6381 or nikkihamm@mccmb.ca

~ 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 mccmb.ca/we-are-all-treaty-people

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 www.winklerbiblecamp.com.

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 www.winklerbiblecamp.com for prices, times, and more details.

The “I LOVE Gretna” Committee is planning to host a baseball slow pitch tournament on Saturday, September 22 in Gretna.  They are looking for teams to participate in this venture and have asked if our church would be able to come up with a team.  Both men & women are welcome to participate.  If you are interested, please talk to Pastor Rudy as the deadline is next Wednesday, September 12.

Church Calendar

September 16 – Speaker – Pastor Rudy

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

September 30 – Our annual Church Thanksgiving Service

October 7 – Songs of Praise Sunday.

September Birthdays

September 3 – Sara Wall, Shanley Peters, Harley Dyck, Caleb Rempel

September 4 – Ryan Thiessen, Zoe Peters

September 6 – Esther Zacharias, Lawson McDonald

September 7 – Janel Peters, Robynn Friesen

September 8 – Nick Driedger

September 11 – Bev Friesen

September 12 – Joyce Hildebrandt

September 15 – Karla Fehr, Jon Neudorf

September 16 – Jared Rempel

September 18 – Eleanor Fehr

September 21 – Grayson Krahn, Jordan Fehr

September 24 – Andrea Fehr

September 29 – Cindy Friesen

September Anniversaries

September 1 – Scott & Connie Fehr, Jordan & Kailey Peters

September 12 – Dave & Nettie Ginter

September 13 – Ryan & Lisa Dyck

September 14 – Mark & Lori Miller

September 28 –Dave & Esther Klippenstein