January 7, 2018
Striving to be “an inviting, Christ centred community in which people are being transformed to live like Jesus”
Service Leader: Tash Olfert
Worship Team: Come Away
Scripture Reading: Mark 12:28-34
Sacred Pathway Stories: Earl Reimer, Darlene Goertzen, Rob Martens, Deb Loewen
Today (7) 9:00am One Way Class – “Anabaptist Essentials”
10:00am Coffee & Gathering
10:15am Worship Service, GPS & Child Care
7:00pm Youth Large Group Gathering
Mon (8) 7:00am Men’s Prayer & Bible Study
6:30pm Missions Committee meeting
7:00pm Worship Dreaming Team
Tues (9) 4:00pm Ministerial meeting
7:00pm Facilities Committee meeting
Wed (10) 7:00pm Formation Committee meeting
Sun (7) 9:00am One Way Class – Anabaptist Essentials
10:00am Coffee & Gathering
10:15am Worship Service
Youth Small Group Week
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 large group week! The new series it titled “Know God.” Please meet at the church at 7pm! 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
Please remember all committees as they enter a time of restructuring and planning for the new year.
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.
NEW BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY! Genres include Fiction, Primary, Theology, Christian Living, Prayer, Women, Youth and Indigenous Issues. Book Donations always welcome!
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).
- Come learn about the history of the Peguis students who live and study at CMU. A 1-hour lecture on ‘The Illegal Surrender and Relocation of the St Peter’s Band’ will be presented by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair (Anishinaabe; St. Peter’s / Little Peguis; Assistant Professor in Native Studies at UM) on Friday, Jan. 12, Chapel, 10:00 – 11:15 AM, followed by conversation, bannock, schnetje, jam, and tea.
- The public is 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.
- CMU’s Face2Face Community in Conversation Series continues on Monday, Feb. 5, 7:00 pm in Marpeck Commons. ‘The Bible Tells Me so…Doesn’t It? A Conversation with Young Adults on the Tensions of Taking Scripture Seriously’. Join five CMU Undergraduate students from diverse Christian traditions in a conversation about the Bible and how we approach and discern its significance in our lives. See cmu.ca/face2face for details.
- Worship with us at CMU Vespers on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 PM in the Laudamus Auditorium. Alisa Wiebe will lead the choir and John Brubacher will be the reader. See cmu.ca/vespers.
- 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.
- Pray for CMU students as they anticipate a new semester of challenge in studies, relationships, and spiritual growth.
- 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
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.
An MDS update along with more information regarding the All-Unit meeting is posted on the north bulletin board in the foyer.