Winkler Emmanuel Church 

February 4, 2018

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

Worship Service

 Service Leader:  Vanessa Zacharias

Worship Team:  Corey’s Boy Band

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-26

Message: “Messy Spirituality”

            Ken Warkentine – MC Manitoba Executive Director


This Week

Today (4)  9:00am    One Way ClassKen Warkentine

  10:00am   Coffee & Gathering

  10:15am    Worship Service, GPS & Child Care                                

   7:00pm      Youth Large Group Gathering

Mon (5)     7:00am      Men’s Prayer & Bible Study

Tues (6)     4:15pm      Ministerial meeting

    7:00pm     Facilities Committee meeting

Wed (7)     6:30pm     Missions Committee meeting



Upcoming Events

 Sun (11)    9:00am      One Way Class – Amish Presentation

                      10:00am    Coffee & Gathering

                                               Youth Small Group Week

February 23                   Work as Worship Retreat (see announcement)

Feb. 25      12:30pm    Annual Membership Meeting


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.

 Welcome – We are privileged to have Ken Warkentin at Emmanuel this morning.  Ken is the Executive Director for MC Manitoba.  He is presenting MCM’s vision and priorities in our One Class and preaching during our worship service.  Welcome Ken and thank you for serving in these ways!

ONE WAY – An adult Sunday School class meets at 9am in the multi-purpose room.  On February 11, an Amish group from Pennsylvania will be visiting and presenting in our class.

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. Today is large group at 7pm!  The new series it 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



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.

BUDGET UPDATE (for operations and capital)                        

As of January 28, 2018 (8% of the year completed)

2017 Budgeted Amount                                     $469,802.00

Amount Donated in 2018                                  $ 27,785.30

Percentage Collected                                        6%

AMOUNT NEEDED TO MEET BUDGET             $442,016.70


Conference & Community Announcements



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.

An MDS Update is posted on the bulletin board.

MCC 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.


DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) are faith-based programs that help parents and children struggling with the hurt and pain of divorce and separation, and those on a path of reconciliation.  They will begin meeting on Mondays, 7:00 pm, starting Jan. 22 at WMBC (120 Pineview Dr.).  Both programs run for 13 weeks; people are welcome to join at any time. For more information or to register, go to or contact the WMBC office at 325-8322 or email

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!

Winkler Bible Camp’s 2018 Valentine’s Banquet:  “I Love Lucy:  Returns” a comedy production.  This couples only event will be taking place February 9th, 10th and 11th 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.

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.