Grunthal Bergthaler Mennonite Church
101 Southwood Street.
Box 70, Grunthal, MB R0A 0R0

Church Office: 204-434-6241
Church Email Address: office@gbmchurch.com


Pastors Hours:      Tuesday – Friday         8:30 am – 4 pm
Office hours:    Tuesday – Friday     8:30 am – 12:00pm

Sunday March 26, 2023
Praise & Worship – Team 3

Pastoral Prayer – Albert Wiebe

Worship Leader – Steve Elias

Scripture Reading – 2 Samuel 10:1-19

Message – Elevate Yourself, Slander Others, Pastor Randy Fast


SUNDAY           7:30am – Elder led – Bible Study & Prayer – Open to all men.

MONDAY          7 pm – Prayer Meeting. Open to all.  Contact Nathan Martens
TUESDAY         9:30 am – Daytime Young Moms Bible Study at church. Contact Rachel Bezditny.

WEDNESDAY  10 am – Bible Study with Randy Fast at church for anyone interested.

7 pm Wednesday Evening Study – Systematic Theology – at church, led by George Wiebe.


Upcoming Events – Preparing for Easter

April 2 – Palm Sunday & Church Family Potluck

April 7 – Good Friday Morning Worship and Communion Service, 10am

April 9 – Easter Sunday


April 2 – Potluck after morning worship service

Last Names:

A-J please bring a large salad

K-Z please bring a large casserole

Please consider staying afterward to help with cleanup, the extra hands are appreciated!



Junior Youth (grades 7-9) – WEDNESDAY’S
March 29 – No Youth during Spring Break!


Senior Youth (grades 10-12) – FRIDAY’S

March 31 – Connect with your leaders for more information!


New City Catechism—on the back of the bulletins for 2023 and in the weekly emails, there will be a question and answer from the New City Catechism for meditation and memorization.

Question 13: Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly?

Answer: Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly, but consistently breaks it in thought, word, and deed.

Romans 3:10-12

(For Memorization: Adults: question and full answer.
Children: Question and underlined portion of answer.)




Morning Religious Instruction for 2023/2024
The petitions for Morning Religious Instructions for GVS and South Oaks are ready for your signatures in the church foyer.  Please place your completed forms in the basket on the table if you have any children attending GVS or SO for the 2023/2024 school year.  These forms are vital for the continuation of Morning Religious Instructions in our schools.  The due date is coming up and this form is DIFFERENT than the form we received home from school which was for Discovery Time. BOTH must be filled out to ensure the continuation of these events within the schools! Any questions can be directed to Pastor Randy.



You are invited to join the GOOD FRIDAY CHOIR!

There will be ONE MORE Practice:

Wednesday March 29th, 7pm (note the date change from previous email).
Links to the songs and song sheets are available through the church secretary (just reply to this email to request them to be sent to you!).

Love to have you join us!
If you would like more information, please contact Edna by text or email, 204-355-7240 or bernieandedna@gmail.com


Women’s Fellowship Night

Friday April 21, 7pm

All ladies ages 16 and up are welcome to come to church for an evening of fellowship and devotional by Kaelyn Gauthier.
If you’d like to bring a snack to share, please contact Jade Penner, 204-371-7141 or Julie Harder, 204-392-0578.



Baptism Classes are set to begin Sunday April 16th, 9:30am.  Please contact Pastor Jeff, Pastor Randy, or the church office if you are interested in participating in Baptism.

There will be an evening Baptism Service – Sunday May 7th.

CHILD DEDICATION – Coming up during the morning worship service – May 7, 2023.

If you are interested in dedicating your little ones here at church – please contact the church office to sign up.  Child Dedication is a public commitment for parents to raise their children for the Lord, and for our congregation to commit to walking alongside you as parents in support and love.

MEMBERSHIP – Membership Sunday is also being planned for June 4, 2023.  Membership classes will begin in May. If you are interested in becoming a member of this church body, please contact Pastor Jeff, Pastor Randy or the church office.


Please feel free to pick up a copy of the April TableTalk magazine! They are free for all and we now have plenty!  If requested, yours have been put into your mailbox.




THIS COMING SUNDAY! – March Into Ministry with Roseau River Bible Camp in this fun & FREE evening of Comedy in Motion with Bob Cates on March 26 at the Grunthal Abundant Life Fellowship! Free will offering will be taken, hot dog supper provided, RSVP on Eventbrite.  www.eventbrite.ca

Doors Open: 5pm. Supper: 5:30pm.


ONE HOPE CANADA Concert – Featuring the Fehr Family Band – April 1, 2023 at Steinbach Bible College.  More information on the bulletin board in the foyer of church or online at onehopecanada.ca/events.



Needed:  Treasurer for DropZone:  Please prayerfully consider this volunteer role, contact Henry Abrams (Bergthaler Church Rep—204-434-6064) or Christine Janzen at (204) 371-6510 sophie1892@gmail.com



April 21-22, 2023, at EMB Church

Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHy0maTkbP0


This Year’s Theme: The Things Which are Fitting for Sound Doctrine.

We’d like to welcome you and your congregation to the Standing Firm Conference.
Registration begins February 15th.

Register at www.grunthalemb.com

We are looking forward to a time of learning, fellowship, and sharing meals together.

If you would like a details schedule with times and speakers, please reply to this email to request or contact the EMB Church.


Bergthaler Kids Ministry:
– Want to know what’s going on in Sunday School?  Read our weekly parents’ emails.!
– Don’t get our emails?
Email us at bergthalerkids@gmail.com  and we’ll add you to our contact list!


Please email Cindy in the church office if you need help with:
– Getting a Church Mailbox;
– to be put on the Church Family email list for announcements, upcoming events, and missionary newsletters.
– Invitation to free resources through Right Now Media
– Setting Up Online Giving


I look forward to hearing from YOU!