Winkler Emmanuel Church 

February 11, 2017

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

Worship Service

Service Leader:  Barb Neufeld

Worship Team:  Ensemble

Scripture Reading: Psalm 63:1-8; Psalm 46

Message: “Solitude & Silence: Making Space”

            Pastor John Klassen                         

This Week

Today (11)  9:00am     One Way ClassAmish Presentation

     10:00am    Coffee & Gathering

     10:15am    Worship Service, GPS & Child Care                                                      

 Small Group Week

Mon (12)      7:00am     Men’s Prayer & Bible Study

Tues (13)      7:00pm     Formation Committee meeting

Thur (15)     6:30pm     Worship Committee meeting


Upcoming Events

Sun (18)    9:00am     One Way Class – “European Reflection”

                                                                                Bernie Janzen

10:00am     Coffee & Gathering

                Youth Small Group Week

February 23                 Work as Worship Retreat                     (see announcement)

Feb. 25     11:30am    Potluck

 12:30pm    Annual Membership Meeting

Feb. 27      6:30pm    Young Families Gym Night at WES

March 23-25              Young Adult Retreat at Camp Assiniboia


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.

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 this week 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, This series is exploring various practices that help us discover paths that enable intimacy with God.

ONE WAY – An adult Sunday School class meets at 9am in the multi-purpose room.  On February 18 Bernie Janzen will be sharing some “European Reflections.”

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.

GPS – Emmanuel’s version of Sunday SchoolIt takes place in the fellowship hall after the offering and goes 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 series for this month is titled “More Than Friends.”  Follow us on Instagram @emmanuelchurchstudents or on twitter @emmanuel_xp3 .

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


FACILITIES:       -new blinds were installed in the centre GPS room

-the old sound board is for sale

-gathering quotes for ongoing upkeep required on the church building over the next few years

-switched to VISP as our internet supplier and will move to Valley Fibre in spring


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.    



WE INVITE YOU TO CONSIDER AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT ON HOW FOR CHRISTIANS WORK AND WORSHIP CAN AND SHOULD BE LINKED TO ONE ANOTHER.  Please consider registering for a one day “Work As Worship” simulcast on February 23, 2018 for which we will serve as a host church.  The “Work As Worship” Retreat is planned by Right Now Media, an organization whose resources our congregation has used for a good number of years.  Registration is only $25.  Register online at

EMMANUEL’S MISSIONS COMMITTEE needs one more member.  If you’d be willing to serve on the Missions’ Committee (2 year term; 2018-2019), please contact Walter Fehr (committee chair) or the church office.

Conference & Community Announcements



MC Manitoba:

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. 

MCC Manitoba:

Interested in Learning more about Mennonite Collegiate Institute?  We invite prospective students and families to join us at MCI in Gretna, MB,  February 20th at 6pm for dinner, followed by an MCI Information Night at 7pm. Information will focus on Faith-based learning, Music program, Athletics, Finances, and Discipleship. Please register for dinner by emailing or calling the school at (204)327-5891, or feel free to come at 7pm for the Information Night.


Adult & Teen Challenge – Concerned Persons Group – For those who have a loved one with a Life Controlling IssueRegistration – Call Chris @ 204-332-1932  Starts: February 6th @ 7:00 p.m.

Central Station together with Adult & Teen Challenge, is hosting a 10-week Lifeline mentoring group for women. This will be a safe environment of women facing life’s challenges together. The group will run Wednesdays from 1:30-3pm at 545 Industrial Ave in Winkler, starting February 7th. To register call Kris at 204-332-3700. Spread the word!

Canadian Mental Health Association (Central) and Central Station are offering 3 mental health workshops dealing with Depression, Anxiety and Recovery starting in February.  Please see the poster on the bulletin board or at for more information.

On February 23, 2018 we will hold a Palliative Care fundraising concert at the P.W. Enns Centennial Concert Hall in Winkler, MB.  Our special guest is Rosemary Siemens & the Sweet Sound Revival.    Tickets are $25(+taxes and fees) available online at or by going to Winkler City Hall to purchase in person Monday- Friday 9-5pm.

The Pax Cantata Chorus, a CMU Alumni choir, presents ‘My Heart is Inditing’, including Handel Coronation Anthem No. 4 and more, with chamber orchestra accompaniment, and featuring soloist Adam Sperry. Sunday March 4, 7pm at Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church. Tickets are $10.00 from choristers or at the door.

Children’s Camps International is looking for 2 full time positions to assist with the ongoing ministry opportunities.

  1. A Manitoba Ministry Representative to promote CCI and Harvest for Kids.
  2. An Office Administrator to assist in the Record Harvest planned for this summer.

If interested in either position, please contact us at