Winkler Emmanuel Church 

February 25, 2018

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

Worship Service

Service Leader:  Linda Wiebe

Worship Team:  Come Away

Scripture Reading: Psalm 6:2-7; Psalm 145:13b-19

Message: “”Beautiful the Mess We are: Exhaustion and

                                  Renewal”                     Shanna Trinke


This Week


Today (25) 9:00am   One Way Class“Membership


   10:00am    Coffee & Gathering

   10:15am    Worship Service, GPS & Child Care

   11:30am     Potluck           

   12:30pm     Annual Membership Meeting                                                              

         Youth Small Group Week

Mon (26)   7:00am       Men’s Prayer & Bible Study

Tues (27)   6:30pm      Young Families Gym Night at WES


Upcoming Events

Sun (4)      9:00am    One Way Class

                    10:00am   Coffee & Gathering                    

                    10:15am    Food Cupboard Collection

March 2-3                     MC Manitoba Delegate Session

March 23-25              Young Adult Retreat at Camp Assiniboia

March 30   10:15am    Good Friday Service

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 Lent is titled “Get Real”:  Reflecting on the Psalmist’s Honest Expressions of Lent.

FOCUS STATEMENT: Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter.  It is a season for authentic reflection, honest self-examination, sincere repentance, genuine recommitment, and spiritual renewal.  We are encouraged to re-explore the paths we choose in life.

What is essential is that we do this with honesty and authenticity.  It is not a season for easy answers but rather for honest, and perhaps even challenging, questions and searching.  It is a time to “get real” with God and with ourselves and to reflect on our spiritual walk with authenticity.

TODAY’S MEET- Link: During the sermon time you can enter the discussion room by entering a “name” (can use initials or another handle if you wish).  This enables you to read other comments and to add your own comment(s). Following the sermon, the worship leader or someone else will share two or three comments (or broad themes) from the discussion space with the whole congregation (without using names) and then we’ll have an open discussion where people may want to verbally add some comments.

ONE WAY – An adult Sunday School class meets at 9am in the multi-purpose room.

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 .

SPA MINISTRY – A women’s fellowship group that meets about once a month for a variety of activities.  Stay tuned for the next event!

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



A training session for hosts and ushers is being planned for April.

The Worship committee is working with the Facilities committee to continue to problem solve the sound issues in the sanctuary


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.



The Facilities Committee is looking for people who may be interested in hosting in our kitchen for rentals and would be willing to take a FOOD HANDLER’S CERTIFICATE course.  The expectation would be that you would be willing to host in the kitchen once or twice per year.  If you have any questions contact Wil Epp or the church office.

A HUGE THANKS to Warren Dyck, Warren Dyck and Corey Voth for the beautiful foyer table you created.  We recognize the many, many hours of labour this involved and offer our sincere thanks for your work.  – The Worship Committee

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRANSFER YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO EMMANUEL? – We invite regular attenders to consider transferring your membership to Emmanuel.  If you are interested or have questions, please contact Pastor John.  We are anticipating an April Coffee & Conversation evening to talk about membership and a membership acceptance Sunday in early May.

Conference & Community Announcements


MCC Manitoba:

MC Manitoba:



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.

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

Save the Date (would hate to see you miss out on all the fun) Pregnancy Care Annual Banquet Saturday March 10, 2018 @ 6 – 8 pm Westside Community Church, MordenTickets are Free – why not host a table of your fabulous friends?  Call 204-325-7900 to reserve you spot.

Winkler Bible Camp’s 2018 Dinner Theatre: “Peril on the Mighty Mississippi: A Disaster of Titanic Proportions”. Come and join us for an evening of laughter and fellowship. This event for people ages 16 years or older will be taking place on March 15, 16, 17, & 18 at 6:30pm nightly. A freewill offering will be taken. For more information or to make a reservation please call the camp office at 204-325-9519.