September 10, 2017
Striving to be “an inviting, Christ centred community
in which people are being transformed to live like Jesus”
Vol. 32 September 10, 2017 No. 36
Service Leader: Pastor John Klassen
Worship Team: Justin & Vanessa Zacharias & Band
Scripture 1 Samuel 20:1-42
Message “…if we love one another”
Pastor Corey Hildebrand
Today 11:30am Kick Off Lunch – Everyone is invited!
7:00pm Student Ministries Kick Off
Mon (11) 7:00am Men’s Prayer & Bible Study
Tue (12) 6:15pm Formation Committee meeting
Thu (14) 7:00pm SPA Planning Meeting
October 1 Deacon Nominations
October 8 Baptism & Communion
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT EMMANUEL
Our Sunday morning begins at 10am with a time of coffee and visiting in the foyer. Please help yourself to coffee, hot chocolate or tea. Our Worship service begins in the sanctuary at 10:15am. SERMON SERIES FOCUS STATEMENT: Those who’ve traveled with children are quite familiar with the question: “are we there yet?” But wondering if “we’re there yet” isn’t limited to children. All of us are aware of the importance of signposts as we travel – signs that provide direction or indicate how much further we need to travel before we arrive.
As followers of Jesus we are also on a journey and one of the signposts Jesus provides for us is found in John 13:35: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love is the clearest indicator of our discipleship, both as individuals and as a faith community, but it’s not the only one. How we accept one another, how we forgive, and how we encourage each other also provide signposts for followers of Jesus. They help us get a sense of how far we’ve come already and how much further we need to go.
During the final three Sundays of September (10, 17, 24) and the first Sunday of October (1), we want to use these 4 Biblical signposts to assess how we’re doing.
ONE WAY – An adult Sunday School class that meets at 9am in the multi-purpose room. The topic for the next 4 Sundays is a Bible Study on the book of 1 Timothy, led by Pastor John.
GPS – This fall, Emmanuel will begin using a strategy for Family Ministry called Orange. Orange is simple. It starts with two individual influences in a child’s life: Home and Church. Alone, these two work hard to ensure that each child has a better future. But when they’re combined, the home and the church will have a much greater impact! That is Orange and it kicks off today!
- First Look is designed lovingly and expertly for preschoolers. First Look is passionate about making sure that preschoolers know THREE truths before Kindergarten: GOD MADE ME, GOD LOVES ME, JESUS WANTS TO BE MY FRIEND FOREVER. Like us on Facebook at Emmanuel Firstlook or follow us on instagram @emmanuelfirstlook
- 252 Kids is designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus. Everything we teach in 252 Kids is based on one of three basic, but powerful, truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52. I NEED TO MAKE THE WISE CHOICE, I CAN TRUST GOD NO MATTER WHAT, I SHOULD TREAT OTHERS THE WAY I WANT TO BE TREATED. Like us on Facebook at Emmanuel 252basics or follow us on Instagram @emmanuel252basics
We’ve been busy this summer creating some new environments for both Firstlook (Preschool) and Youth. A big thank you to Nicole Dyck, Warren and Laurie Dyck and Ernie Dyck for all of their help in getting these spaces ready! You’re more than welcome to check out these rooms anytime!
CHILD CARE – for ages 2 and under in the green north east classroom of the fellowship hall. It begins following the offering and runs until the end of the service.
YOUTH MINISTRY – Emmanuel Students is a place for both Jr and Sr High students to experience Wonder, Discovery and Passion! Focused around the 3 core values of Integration (believing that students are a huge part of everything that the Church does). Small Groups (growing smaller = tighter relationships) and Passion (Faith has to be lived out with passion, drive and focus) we live to inspire and equip a generation of passionate students to change the world and revive the Church. We meet Sunday evenings at 7 beginning today! Follow us on Instagram @emmanuelchurchstudents or on twitter @emmanuel_xp3
SMALL GROUPS – Are you interested in joining a small group either for fellowship or Bible Study? There are many different groups available. Talk to one of the pastors if you are interested.
SPA (SISTERS PURSUING ADONAI)-Emmanuel’s women’s ministry for all ages! We’re changing the look of SPA and we’re excited to share some ideas with you. One idea is meeting once a month instead of biweekly. We also have some ideas as to what this once a month meeting will look like. We welcome YOUR input and ideas! Please join us in the SPA room at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 14, and be a part of the planning. Bring your favourite evening snack, and let’s chat. We also ask that you keep the SPA future in your prayers, as we seek wisdom, direction and leading from our God.
MEN’S PRAYER & BIBLE STUDY – Mondays at 7am in the multi-purpose room
Facilities Committee: In the past several months this committee along with some volunteers has had our roof repaired, installed a new sound board in the sanctuary, repaired the tables in the fellowship hall, and renovated a GPS room.
Missions Committee: Continues to collect food for the food cupboard, planned for mission moments, and decided to support the Friends of the Mennonite Center in Ukraine as our Mission Partner
Worship Committee: Is looking for a few more people who would be interested in being VPU operators. It would be approximately a 6 week rotation (dependant on how many sign up). There would be a training session as well as ongoing support on Sunday mornings. If you are interested or want more information contact the office or Brendan Froese.
Breakfast Club – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at Winkler Elementary School from 8:15am – 9:15am. Please talk to Lottie Froese, Becky Loewen, Helen Harder or Bev Neufeld if you are interested in volunteering.
THE FALL KICKOFF LUNCH – takes place today immediately following the service. Lunch will consist of pulled pork on a bun, chips and drinks. Please bring either a salad or dessert. Everyone is welcome.
GPS Leaders & Helpers please meet in the Fellowship Hall following the service for pictures.
ATHLETES IN ACTION IS HOSTING A CHURCH NIGHT AT THE BOMBERS GAME on Saturday, October 14 @ 3:00. Adult tickets are $25 (ages 16 and up) and kids tickets are $19 (ages 15 and under). The seats are in the south end zone and there will be a meet and greet with the players following the game. Sign up deadline is September 17. Contact Stephanie Fehr at 204-332-0728 or email@example.com if you are interested in signing up.
MCI: Make 2017/18 the best year of your high school career. MCI offers exceptional opportunities in athletics and the arts. Low staff-student ratios will help you excel academically. Daily chapels and faith infused community will help you grow spiritually. Live in Res or commute. Available bursaries will make MCI affordable for you. Want to hear more? Visit www.mciblues.net or call 204-327-5891.
- Special Delegate Assembly 2017 (Oct. 13-15, Wpg.): Discernment Documents are now available at futuredirectionsmc.ca. These documents share important background and proposals that impact congregations, our five Area Churches and MC Canada. Register online at http://home.mennonitechurch.ca/winnipeg2017.
- We need your voices! Youth are wanted at the 2017 Special Delegate Assembly, held in Winnipeg from October 13-15. Emerging Voices Initiative (EVI) is partnering with Mennonite Church Canada to invite financial support available to any youth interested in attending the gathering, with no need to apply. EVI will also be providing youth programming related to the Future Directions process. For more information and to donate, visit https://donate.mennonitechurch.ca/project/EVI-Youth2017.
- Chew on This!Join Citizens for Public Justice in Chew on This!, our annual fall anti-poverty campaign. Each year, on October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, volunteers across Canada hand out Chew on This! lunch bags containing a food item, a magnet, and a postcard directed to the federal government. This year, we are focused on making sure the federal government hears the voices of people calling for a comprehensive national anti-poverty strategy. To organize a Chew on This! event or for more information, go to ca/chew-on-this or contact Darlene O’Leary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Celebrate the 14 Teams that have registered for Ride for Refuge Team on Saturday, Sept. 30! Become a team captain and support the mission ministry of Witness in Canada and around the world! Register at https://rideforrefuge.org/charity/mennonitechurchcaor contact Jason Martin at email@example.com (226) 747-1833.
- Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: commonword.ca/ResourceView/59/7507): We give thanks for the many students and young adults who served and grew in their leadership development through camps this summer across the five area churches of Mennonite Church Canada. We are also grateful for learning and growth of students returning to school from internships and summer jobs. Remember to encourage and support them as they dive back into full time study schedules, assignments, and deadlines.
- Mennonite Church Manitoba is accepting applications for the position of Associate Program Director of Camping Ministries (APD). The APD oversees all aspects of our summer and winter programs and provides on-going support and training to all summer program staff and volunteers. This is a 1.0 fte position. The application deadline is September 21, 2017. For more information please visit our “News” page at www.campswithmeaning.org.
- Camp Assiniboia Square Dance and Pie Spectacular Fundraiser. September 30, 6:30-9:00pm in the barn at Camp Assiniboia. No dancing skills required. Bring your family and extra toonies for the pie walk… We will need pies. campswithmeaning.org, News for more info.
- Calling all pie makers! We need lots of pies for the Camp Assiniboia Square Dance & Pie Spectacular Fundraiser on September 30th. If you are able to make and donate one please contact Jesse Thiessen, 204-895-2267 for details.
- Camp Moose Lake: Come celebrate the ministry, come say good-bye. September 24, 2017 at Camp Moose Lake. Worship and reminiscing start at 2:30pm, BBQ supper, stay as late as you need. No RSVP necessary. More info at www.mennochurch.mb.ca
- Camp Koinonia is currently seeking volunteer camp caretakers. Looking for a couple to live at Camp Koinonia from November thru May. Duties could include snow removal, cooking, cleaning and general maintenance of facilities. Some employment opportunities are also available. Housing and some meals are included. For more information please contact Matthew Heide at 204-534-8268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Walk the Talk on Saturday, Sept. 23 Come join your voice in the call for the federal government to Walk the Talk of reconciliation! Events begin with a walk at 1PM and will conclude at 6:30 PM at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (177 Dysart Rd) where the main gathering with stories and music will take place at 6:30 PM. Learn more at www.adoptandimplement.com (Events section).
- MCC welcomes your prayers and support as we respond to a number of disasters including Hurricane Irma, flooding in South Asia and Peru, and conflict in DR Congo. To support our relief efforts, visit mcccanada.ca or call 1-888-622-6337.
- MCC Manitoba Student Awards – Apply by September 30 if you’re interested in work that aligns with MCC’s areas of focus (like peace, restorative justice, human rights, servant leadership and sustainable development). For more information and to apply, visit ca/studentawards
- We Are All Treaty People Celebration September 17, 2017, 1 pm, The Forks, Winnipeg, MB 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
- A Cry for Home – Everyone needs a home — where families are safe and secure, where their basic needs are met, where they can come and go freely, and where they can imagine a future. But that is not the reality for Palestinians — or even for some Israelis. This fall, MCC invites you to listen to their stories and hear their cry — A Cry for Home. Find out more about the new campaign at ca/cry-for-home and join us for the Manitoba launch at Sam’s Place, 159 Henderson Hwy, on September 21 at 7 pm.
- CMU friends and alumni – you’re invited to Fall@CMU Sept 22-23. Join us on Friday, September 22 at 7:00 pm to celebrate Distinguished Alumni Stories and to open a new academic year. Class Reunions, Menno Cross Cycle-cross races for all ages, Farmer’s Market, BBQ lunch and MPK Folk Festival will take place on Saturday. See cmu.ca/fallatcmu for full details.
- Are you 55 or older? Are you stimulated by teaching and conversation on issues that matter to the Christian faith, our world, and life in it? Join many others for CMU’s Xplore (an Enrichment program for seniors) with fall options in Winkler on Ephesians; reflecting on the Church in southern Manitoba; clothing the ‘naked Anabaptist’; and exploring a vision for the church in the book of Deuteronomy. Go to cmu.ca/xplore for information.
- As CMU classes begin pray for core theological and Biblical classes which all CMU students take, that they may stimulate faith and faithfulness in students of all backgrounds.
Southern Manitoba Choral Society invites all singers to join us on Tuesdays for a season of singing! First rehearsal is September 12, 6:30-8:15 pm in the WCMiller Collegiate music room. Fall registration is $35.00.
Would you like to share your talents and creative energy? Boundary Trails Health Centre – is looking for volunteers to assist with the Recreation Program. Please call Jerri-Ann Froese at 331-8815 for more information.
Do you struggle with any hurts, hang-ups or habits? Recovery is for YOU! Recovery Winkler – A Perfect Place for Imperfect People is starting on Thursday, September 21, 7:00pm at the Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church (120 Pineview Drive – Please use the West entrance). Recovery Winkler is a place to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 8 biblical recovery principles and 12 Christ-centred steps. For more information, email email@example.com or call 204-362-7619.
Come enjoy THE COLOR live in concert on September 14 in Winkler at the Gospel Mission Church for a night of fun, entertainment and worship. Tickets are $10 at the door or $7 for groups of 5 or more. All ages are welcome! Visit www.thecoloronline.com to find out about the band and get tickets.
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 c2cnetwork.ca/event/hse or call 604-746-2238 to register ($50 reg. cost)
Come to Winkler Bible Camp on September 19th, 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.
On September 23rd come on down to Winkler Bible Camp’s Fall Festival! A new 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 winklerbiblecamp.com for prices, times and more details.
Climb with us! Arrive at 6pm for a pre-dinner tour and join us for the Providence Harvest Festival at 7pm on Friday, September 29th to see the exciting developments at Providence! We are excited to welcome Lorna Dueck, founder and host of Context with Lorna Dueck. Visit Prov.ca/Harvest to register for complimentary tickets.
Eden Health Care Services invites you to the 2017 Dr. Clarence H. Labun Lecture Series titled “Sustaining and Nuturing Safe Communities” on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Presenters include: Devon Clunis, retired Winnipeg Police Chief, Dr. Marc Teillet, Psychiatrist at Eden, Jordan Friesen from the Canadian Mental Health Association and Paul Isaacs, retired Winnipeg Police chaplain. See edenhealthcare.ca for more information.
Katie Cares 6th annual Celebration of Life fashion show will take place on October 12 at the Winkler Berthaler Church 252 6th St Winkler, doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7 pm. The evening will be filled with fun, laughter, entertainment, coffee, tea desserts, and fashions from our local stores. Tickets go on sale September 7 @ 8 am. Tickets are $60.00 with a $50.00 tax receipt issued, table of 9 $540.00 with a $90.00 tax receipt. To order tickets please call 204-362-1173, 204-312-8445, or 204-325-5050. SEE IT…BELIEVE IT…ACHIEVE IT…
Central Station is looking for child minders for various programs. Some are needed on a weekly basis, some for a short program others off and on. If you have a love for children and would like to help us in this area please contact Julie Nikel at 204-325-0257 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org