Winkler Emmanuel Church 

December 17, 2017

Sunday Morning Worship

 Service Leader:  Vanessa Zacharias

Worship Team:  Justin & Vanessa

Child Dedication:  Mavrick James (Devin & Janelle)

                                  Pastor Corey Hildebrand

GPS Christmas Program:  “Just a Little Christmas”

                          Winnie Fehr, Jenn Siemens & GPS Kids     


This Week

 Today (17) 9:45am     Coffee & Carols in the Youth Room

                       10:00am     GPS Christmas Program

                                                 Youth for Grades 7–12 (Small Group Week)

Mon (18)     7:00am     Men’s Prayer & Bible Study

                          6:30pm     Christmas Eve Choir Practise 

Thu (21)       6:30pm     Christmas Eve Choir Practise


Upcoming Events

 Sun (24)                 No Morning Service

                                     7:00pm  Christmas Eve Service                                                

December 25      10:15am   Christmas Day Service

December 31      10:00am  Potluck Brunch & Sharing


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.

Today is the GPS Christmas Program titled “Just a Little Christmas”

ONE WAY – No One Way Class next week.

GPS – Emmanuel’s version of Sunday SchoolIt takes place in the fellowship hall after the offering and goes until the end of the service.  No GPS on December 24th or December 31st.

CHILD CARE – for ages 2 and under in the green north east classroom of the fellowship hall.  It begins following the offering until the end of the service.  No Child Care on Today, December 24th or December 31st.

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. This week is small groups studying a series “Who Needs Christmas.”   The next large group will be January 7th.  Follow us on Instagram @emmanuelchurchstudents or on twitter @emmanuel_xp3

SPA (SISTERS PURSUING ADONAI) – Stay tuned for the next event in January

MEN’S PRAYER & BIBLE STUDY – Mondays at 7am in the multi-purpose room


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.



A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered for the Café 545 Christmas Dinner.  We have enough volunteers for all the spots. If you are still looking to contribute we would welcome monetary donations to offset the grocery costs.

CHRISTMAS EVE CHOIR – All interested singers of any age are invited to join a volunteer Christmas Eve choir which will sing two selections during our Christmas Eve service.  The choir will be directed by Theresa Klassen and accompanied by Laurie Dyck.   Rehearsals will be on Monday, December 18 and Thursday, December 21 from 6:30-7:30 pm.  Contact Theresa if you have any questions.

CAMPS WITH MEANING CHURCH REPRESENTATIVE – Camps with Meaning is looking for a volunteer to serve as a church representative for Emmanuel.  The task includes attending 3 or 4 events at Camp Assiniboia each year, remaining aware of camp news and events, and promoting camp events at Emmanuel.  The hope is that someone would be willing to serve in this role for 3 years.  If you are interested or have more questions, please contact Pastor John.

AN INTERESTING POSSIBILITY – A group of about 40 Amish people from Pennsylvania will be coming to Winkler during the 2nd week of February to attend North American MDS meetings.  Ken Loewen, who is organizing the MDS event, is also trying to organize a few community experiences for them.  They would like to attend our worship service on Sunday February 11.  While they have no expectations beyond that, the hospitable thing to do would be to offer them lunch (pretty sure that would happen if visited them).  Is there a Care Group or two that would like to organize and host a lunch for these guests?  (We are also trying to arrange having a few of them share their faith and life experience in our One Way class.)

Conference & Community Announcements


Mennonite Collegiate Institute invites you to attend the Christmas Concert, Thursday December 21 @ 7:30 in Buhler Hall, Gretna.

MC Canada:


MCC Manitoba:

MC Manitoba:

An ecumenical choir is being formed to lead music at the forthcoming celebration on January 21st during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. No audition is required. Anyone who can carry a tune and wishes to sing in the choir is welcome! Rehearsals will be held at Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018 and on Sunday, January 14, 2018. A short final rehearsal will be held immediately before the Ecumenical Worship Service on Sunday, January 21, 2018. For further information, you may call Michele Barr at 204-453-5016 or contact her via email: