January 14, 2018
Striving to be “an inviting, Christ centred community in which people are being transformed to live like Jesus”
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
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
Sun (21) 9:00am One Way Class – Anabaptist Essentials
10:00am Coffee & Gathering
10:15am Worship Service
Youth Small Group Week
January 28 Potluck
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.
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 School. It takes place in the fellowship hall after the offering and goes until the end of the service.
- First Look (ages 3-4) 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. This month the title of the series is “Watch This”. Our children are learning that when you have Jesus in your life, anything is possible. 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. This month the title of the series is “Work it Out.” Our children are learning that one of the best plans you can make is to commit to an ongoing relationship with Jesus. Like us on Facebook at Emmanuel 252basics or follow us on Instagram @emmanuel252basics
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
- Decided to order blinds for the yellow GPS room.
- Wil Epp will continue as chairperson.
- Switched over internet providers from MTS to VISP with the move to Valley Fibre in spring
- Tina Fehr Kehler and Walter Fehr will be joint chairs
- still looking for one more member
- Stephanie Hildebrand is the new GPS coordinator
- the Library received over 70 new and donated books.
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.
- NAIITS is an Indigenous Learning Community that hosts annual theological gatherings intended for young and older, pastors and activists. Mennonite Church Canada’s Indigenous-Settler Relations would like to help sponsor a group of women and men from across our nationwide church to attend this year’s symposium on “White Supremacy and Indigeneity,” June 7-9, 2018 @ Acadia Divinity College (Nova Scotia). Sponsorships will help cover the cost of registration and food. If you are interested, please email Steve Heinrichs for details (email@example.com).
- Attend the opening of Reconciliation Through the Arts, an exhibition featuring art from First Nations and Settler communities at 7:30 PM on Friday, Jan. 26 at the MHC Gallery, 610 Shaftesbury Blvd.
- You are invited to ‘Science as a Way of Knowing: the Pursuit of Truth in a Post-Truth World’ with Dr. Rick Lindroth on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7:00-8:30 PM in Marpeck Commons (2299 Grant Ave). Dr. Lindroth, Professor of Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the 2018 CMU Scientist in Residence. For more information, including other addresses by Dr. Lindroth, see cmu.ca/sir.
- Prospective students (and their parents) – explore CMU through two upcoming opportunities: Friday, Feb. 2 Campus Visit Day (a day to explore campus, learn about CMU programs, attend a class and interact with professors) and Friday, Feb. 9 Discover Outtatown Visit Day (CMU’s unique, one or two-semester discipleship, travel, service and learning program). For information go to cmu.ca/campusvisit.
- Worship with us at CMU Vespers on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 7:00 PM in the Laudamus Auditorium, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd. Alisa Wiebe will lead the choir and John Brubacher will be the reader. See cmu.ca/vespers.
- SALT – If you’re interested in a year long cross-cultural internship or work experience in a faith-based context, consider applying for SALT 2018-19! We’re looking for communicators, educators, French or Spanish speakers, development grads, peacebuilders, nurses, IT experts, social workers, and more. Young adults ages 18-30, apply today at http://mccmb.ca/salt
- Camps with Meaning Summer Leadership applications are due January 19, 2018. Applications and job descriptions are on the website for you or a young adult you think should apply. Please visit www.campswithmeaning.org to learn more about this unique summer ministry owned by your church.
- Camp Assiniboia is in need of a volunteer nurse for the upcoming ADV Winter Retreat, February 21-23, 2018. If you or someone you know might be able to help, please contact the Camps with Meaning office at 204-895-2267 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Will you let me be your servant? A Public Lecture on Mennonite responses to Money. Mennonites have gained a popular image as those who can do ‘more with less’ and have developed a taste for simplicity. However, Mennonites have also forged large and successful businesses with personal and financial ethics flowing from them. Dr. Janis Thiessen will offer snapshots of Mennonite engagements in business, economics, and ethics from which we can discuss what Mennonite faith and life has and can say about wealth today. Janis Thiessen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg. The lecture will take place in the multi-purpose Room (3rd floor) of First Mennonite Church (922 Notre Dame Ave) Wednesday, January 31 from 7:00-8:30pm.
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, mds.mennonite.net/all-unit-meeting/ 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 email@example.com 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: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/EdenFoundationInc/rohgordonneufeld.html or visiting www.edenhealthcare.ca.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-663-3300 for more information.