Winkler Emmanuel Church 

July 30, 2017

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

being transformed to live like Jesus”



Sunday Worship Service

Service Leader:  Tash Olfert

Worship Team:  Come Away

Scripture:  Isaiah 49:13-18

Message: “God Has Tattoos”

Pastor John Klassen


This Week

Mon (31)            6:30pm     Missions Committee meeting

Tues (1)               4:00pm     Ministerial meeting


Upcoming Events

August 6         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





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!

Please pray for the team of people (Linda Blatz, Katrina Woelk, Stephanie Fehr, Tanya Fehr, Walter and Winnie Fehr, Abby Janzen and Albert Martens) who are planning for the children’s camp and community outreach in Pauingassi First Nation on August 10 -17. The team is looking forward to reconnecting with the people of Pauingassi. It will be a week filled with many hours of activities, preparing community meals and building relationships with the children and adults. Pray that the team will be blessed with energy, strength, health, safety and many opportunities to share God’s love. Thank you to people who have made donations to help cover the expenses of this mission trip to Pauingassi and to the people who have volunteered to make cookies for the Pauingassi events.

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 to sign up!

Bursaries – If you are attending a Christian high school or post secondary school this year, the church offers bursaries of up to $500.  Applications are available on our website or by contacting the office.  Application deadline is August 31.




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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An MDS Update is posted on the north bulletin board in the foyer.



Holy Spirit Encounter (Sept 15-17)  Holy Spirit Encounter is a weekend being hosted at the Winkler MB Church that is designed to give focused time in going deeper with God and to access the power that He has promised.  Visit  or call 604-746-2238 to register ($50 reg. cost)

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.

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.