Winkler Emmanuel Church 

January 14, 2018

Striving to be “an inviting, Christ centred community in which people are being transformed to live like Jesus”

Worship Service

 Service Leader:  Darlene Goertzen

Worship Team:  Fief Schteck

Mission Moment:  Eden Health Care Services – Earl Reimer

Scripture Reading:  Isaiah 55:1-12

Message:  “Wonder Oil Does Not Cure Everyone”

                          Pastor John Klassen


This Week

 Today (14)  9:00am    One Way Class“Anabaptist Essentials”

    10:00am    Coffee & Gathering

    10:15am     Worship Service, GPS & Child Care                                                      

Youth Small Group Week

Mon (15)     7:00am     Men’s Prayer & Bible Study

Wed (17)     7:00pm     Church Council meeting

Thur (18)     6:30pm     Worship Committee meeting


Upcoming Events

Sun (21)      9:00am   One Way Class   – Anabaptist Essentials

   10:00am   Coffee & Gathering

   10:15am    Worship Service

        Youth Small Group Week

January 28                      Potluck


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.

The Sermons Series for January is titled “Sacred Pathways:  Discovering Your Soul’s Paths to God.”

FOCUS STATEMENT: At the start of a New Year many of us make resolutions.  For Christians one of those resolutions often focuses on drawing nearer to God, spending more time with God, and/or loving God more deeply.  The reality is that each of us are different and there are many sacred pathways that can lead us into a deeper relationship with God.

Most of us have several sacred pathways on which we travel well; some have one dominant pathway; and virtually all of us have some that don’t feel right for us.  That’s absolutely normal!  We will explore each of 9 sacred pathways in this series, each of which is Biblically grounded, let’s approach our exploration with a sense of anticipation, grace, and joy!

ONE WAY – An adult Sunday School class that meets at 9am in the multi-purpose room.  The topic for the next 4 weeks is “Anabaptist Essentials” presented by Pastor John Klassen, Trudi Neufeld & Connie Goertzen. The opening class will offer an introduction by focusing on church history and how the Anabaptist movement began.  Then in the following 4 sessions we’ll look at the “Essentials” or core beliefs held by Anabaptist Christians – Jesus is the Center of our Faith; Community is the Center of our Life; Reconciliation is the Center of our Work.

GPS – Emmanuel’s version of Sunday SchoolIt takes place in the fellowship hall after the offering and goes until the end of the service.

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.

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 group week!  The new series it titled “Know God.”  Follow us on Instagram @emmanuelchurchstudents or on twitter @emmanuel_xp3

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

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. Committee members are Lottie Froese, Becky Loewen, Helen Harder and Bev Neufeld.




CHURCH FAMILY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY IN 2017. With a final push in the month of December, we received 93% of our 2017 budgeted amount collected, leaving us roughly $35,000.00 short. Although we did not quite reach our 2017 budget, we did get closer than in 2016. In the next couple of weeks I will be finalizing numbers for the 2017 year and will be making recommendations to Church Council regarding our 2018 budget based on those findings. I am pleased to say that we were able to honor all of the 2017 Mission commitments. We ask for continued support as we finalize our 2017 year and make decisions regarding our 2018 budget.  Thanks again for financial support received in 2017.

Chad Harder


Conference & Community Announcements



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MC Manitoba:

Mennonite Disaster Service would like to invite to their All-Unit Meeting in Winkler, MB on Feb 9-10. This event is a time of sharing and celebration of the work of MDS the past year. For more information or to register please visit our website, or call us at 1-866-261-1274.   For those that live near Winkler, please note there is an option to come for only Friday evening, or only Saturday. We would also like to note that Friday evening will include a theatre production by Ted & Company and walk-in’s are welcome for the evening program which begins at 7:00pm.

Ted&Co TheatreWorks is coming to Winnipeg on Sunday, Feb 11th at 6:30 pm at Douglas Mennonite to present “Boots, Buckets & Barrows”. This is Dessert night and Fundraiser put on by Mennonite Disaster Service. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling the MDS Office at 204 261 1274.


Central Station is looking for a Pizza Making Supervisor Volunteer.  We are looking for a volunteer who is able to commit to volunteering every Thursday from 6-9 pm at Winkler Co-op, someone who is passionate about the work of Central Station.  The tasks include setting up for pizza making, supervising volunteer teams throughout the evening, and helping with clean up, as well as reporting back to our volunteer coordinator. Training will be provided.  We are also looking for volunteer teams to assemble pizzas on Thursday evenings from 6-9 pm. We would love to have a few consistent groups that would be willing to serve on an ongoing basis but we also welcome groups who are looking to come serve casually or as a one off opportunity. We need approximately 8-10 people an evening.  The Co-op community pizza is a fundraiser that helps us fund valuable programs for the community here at Central Station.  For more information or to apply please contact Julie Nikel  at or call 204-325-0257.

Spread the news: there are 2 weeks left until the Early Bird Deadline for the Dr Gordon Neufeld conference in Morden on Saturday, Feb 10.  For those of you who want to register, you can do so by following this link: or visiting

CEF is celebrating 80 years of ministry in Manitoba! You can celebrate with us by sending in your testimonies answering the question “Why is Child Evangelism important?”. CEF is also looking for Business sponsors for their 80th anniversary Banquets and campaign. Please contact IBK at or 204-663-3300 for more information.