July 16, 2017
Striving to be “an inviting, Christ centred community in which people are
being transformed to live like Jesus”
Sunday Worship Service
Service Leader: Marvin Lesser
Worship Leader: Valorie Goossen
Accompanist: Karen Kuhl
Scripture: Psalm 73: 1-5, 12-15, 23-26
Message: “Faith in the Fog”
Pastor John Klassen
July 23 10:00am Coffee / Gathering Time
10:15am Worship Service
11:30am Picnic Potluck (see announcement below)
Picnic Potluck – On July 23rd, instead of our typical monthly potluck, we will have an informal picnic outside following the worship service. As there will be no host in place, please bring everything you would need for a picnic (napkins, cups, dishes, utensils, drinks, lawn chairs, etc) and we will meet outside at the picnic shelter. In case of rain we will set up in the fellowship hall.
Anyone interested in making a donation to the Pauingassi missions trip (Aug. 10 – 17) can make cheques payable to Athletes in Action. Please give the cheques to one of the team members or mail it to: Albert Martens 408 2nd street, Steinbach Mb. R5G 0V5. Also, anyone wishing to help out with food, donations or craft supplies, or sports equipment can contact the team members.
Staff Holidays – Pastor Corey will be on holidays until July 17th. Please contact the office or one of the deacons for assistance. Pastor John will be on holidays from July 17 – 26th.
GPS leaders and helpers needed: Each Sunday, GPS is led by a group of leaders and helpers who have prepared a lesson for Emmanuel’s children ages 3 to grade 8. The Formation Committee is looking for more volunteers who love the children of our church and want to be an important part of helping them grow in their faith. If you are interested in volunteering to be a GPS leader or helper, please contact Winnie Fehr or Jenn Siemens
Service Opportunity: We are again looking to add more childcare workers to the roster for this coming September. If you enjoy spending time with toddlers, and would be willing to give about half an hour of your time, 5 or 6 times a year, this service opportunity is for you! Please contact June Kehler if you’d be willing to help out in this way.
Are you planning on attending CMU this fall? CMU offers a church matching grant which matches any funds received from the church up to $500/year. Applications can be submitted starting June 1. Contact the church office for more information. Emmanuel also offers bursaries to students attending other approved Bible schools. Forms can be downloaded from our website.
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) receiving financial donations for forest fires in British Columbia. People in BC have already lost houses to the fires and we are planning for MDS volunteers to help in the recovery phase of this disaster. MDS is accepting financial donations for that recovery. For further updates on the MDS response and financial donations go to https://mds.mennonite.net/ or call the MDS office at 1-866-261-1274.
- Assembly Registration is open! You are invited to register for the October 13-15 special 2017 Assembly in Winnipeg: http://www.cvent.com/d/c5q8ft
- 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (226) 747-1833.
- CMU continues to be gifted with a growing number of students from Hutterite communities – reflecting a friendship born of various connections over the past 2 decades. Aside from numerous individual students pursuing degrees, this past semester 25 Hutterites took an introductory Bible course for the first time, with Professor Dan Epp-Tiessen. CMU has been blessed by these relationships as together we learn from one another about the type of communities God calls us to. To read about this and other stories, go to cmu.ca/whycmu.
“Building for Tomorrow” Fundraising Dinner – Salem Foundation and Ladies Auxiliary will host the “Building for Tomorrow” Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, November 2 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. Doors will open at 6 pm; with Dinner at 6:30 pm. Cost is $100 per person (with a $50 tax receipt); or a table for eight can be purchased for $800 (with a $400 tax receipt). Proceeds will be used for a new Cottonwood East Dining Room. (Tickets go on sale on Monday, July 10th!) The event will feature guest speaker, Marie Monville, author of “One Light Still Shines: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting.” “When all other lights go out, He still shines!” This became the anthem to Marie’s life when on October 2, 2006, her then husband made a decision to hold an Amish school house hostage, forever changing life as she knew it. This is Marie’s testimony, forged while moving through unthinkable circumstances, into the unfathomable love of the Father. In the years since, God continues to unfold his beautiful plan of redemption and restoration over her family.
15th Annual Head for the Hills bike event on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. Ride your bike 36kms of the Pembina escarpment in support of mental health recovery and celebrating Eden Health Care Services 50th Anniversary. The $25 registration fee includes full ride support , t-shirt, Barbeque lunch, prizes and an opportunity to win 1 of 3 bikes. Register on-line at www.edenhealthcare.ca or at the office, 309 Main Street, Winkler. A cyclist manual is also available on-line.