Winkler Emmanuel Church 

July 23, 2017


Striving to be “an inviting, Christ centred community in which people are

being transformed to live like Jesus”


Sunday Worship Service

Service Leader:  Deb Loewen

Worship Team:  Corey Hildebrand, Steve Peters, Steve Dueck, Lindsay Loewen

Scripture:  Zephaniah 2:3, 3:14-17

Message: “What’s on your playlist?”

Howard Fawcett


Upcoming Events

July 30           10:00am      Coffee / Gathering Time

                  10:15am      Worship Service

August 8          6:00pm      Young Families BBQ at Corey & Stephanie Hildebrand’s

August 13     10:00am      Harvest Festival Community Worship Service





Picnic Potluck – Today, 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.

Each summer, the students in our Church have taken on the challenge of doing the parking for the Harvest Festival as a fundraiser. This year, in addition to students and parents helping out, we’re looking for some extra help making this weekend happen. If you have 3-4 hours to spare over the course of the weekend of August 11th – 13th, please talk to Pastor Corey or Kaitlyn Loewen and we’ll get you signed up!

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.

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 the office 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 or call the MDS office at 1-866-261-1274.

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You’re invited to the Grow Hope Harvest Celebration! Sunday, August 27, 4:00-6:00 pm.  As a Grow Hope partner, we want to invite you to join us for a special harvest celebration at the farm. Join us for supper, see the field where your acre will soon be harvested, and celebrate with us as we thank God for the crops and ask for blessing on the harvest.  If you plan to attend, please let us know by August 18. You can RSVP on our website at or call our office to speak with Nikki, 204-261-6381.

“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.  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 or at the office, 309 Main Street, Winkler.  A cyclist manual is also available on-line.