Winkler Emmanuel Church 

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

Sunday Morning Worship

 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

This Week

 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

Upcoming Events

October 1                 Deacon Nominations

October 8                 Baptism & Communion


Our Church


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!

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 if you are interested in signing up.


Conference & Community Announcements are available on the website, via email, or pick up a sheet from the back table of the sanctuary.



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 or call 204-327-5891.

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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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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