Winkler Emmanuel Church 

April 1, 2018

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

Readers Theatre:  Kelly Ens, Tanya Fehr,

 Trudi Neufeld, Margaret Reimer

Scripture Reading: John 21

Message: “Practicing Resurrection”

Pastor Corey Hildebrand


This Week

 Today (1) 9:00am      One Way Class – Easter Baking & Visiting

10:00am       Coffee & Gathering

10:15am       Worship Service, GPS & Child Care

        NO Youth Large Group this Sunday

Mon (2)     7:00am      Men’s Prayer & Bible Study

       Office Closed (Easter Monday)

Tue (3)      4:00pm       Ministerial meeting

 7:00pm        Facilities Committee meeting


Upcoming Events

Sun (8)    8:45am       Host & Usher Training Meeting

9:00am        One Way Class – “What Is A Treaty?” –  Kerry Saner-Harvey                                                 (MCC Indigenous Neighbourhood Program)                   

10:00am     Coffee & Gathering

10:15am     Worship Service         

                Food Cupboard Collection

June 8-10                      Men’s Fishing Weekend       


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.


FOCUS STATEMENT:  Throughout Lent, we’ve focused on the Psalms, and have examined the paths that we journey in life. Then Friday came…Good Friday, and we remembered the price that Jesus paid on a criminals cross, for you and for me. We have lived that darkness this weekend…but today is a new day. Today is Resurrection, it’s new life, it’s hope springing up from the ground and the promise that God makes the most beautiful things out of the dust and out of us, that new life emerges in the everyday ordinariness of life and that because Jesus rose from the dead, there is nothing that we cannot rise from.

ONE WAY – An adult Sunday School class that meets at 9am in the multi-purpose room.  Next Sunday the topic is “What Is A Treaty?” – Presented by Kerry Saner-Harvey (MCC Indigenous Neighbourhood Program)                    

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.  This month our series is called “Stressed Out.” In this series, we’ll discover that with God, it’s possible to live a life defined by freedom rather than stress. 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.

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.



LOOKING FOR YOUNG ARTISTS – One of the realizations that we’ve come to is that many of our children create an abundance of art…whether its drawings, paintings, lego creations or macaroni glued onto paper plates. A lot of this art actually goes unseen by most people and it is our hope that some of these creations can be displayed and appreciated. Thus…Emmanuel Kids, a space in the foyer where each month, two of our young ones get to display their creative sides. We feel that this is a great way for children to contribute to the life of the community and we hope that you encourage their gifts! The artists this month are Teagan Dyck and Luca de Castro Lima.

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


MC Manitoba:



Adult and Teen Challenge Men’s breakfast on Saturday April 7th @ 8 am at the Quality Inn banquet hall.  $10.00 a ticket and you can reserve at 204-332-1932.

All are welcome to a screening of Birth of a Family, a deeply moving NFB documentary concerning the children of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop. Betty Anne, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children removed from their birth homes and adopted into white families or placed in foster care. These four Dene siblings grew up separately across North America, until in middle age they found each other. Birth of a Family tells their story.  Sunday April 8, 7pm at Kenmore Theatre, Morden.  (Free)

We invite you to our Dessert Fundraiser for Pembina Counselling Centre on April 12th at 7pm featuring Tyler Pelke. As a teenager from Altona, Tyler was left for dead in a burning house, but God had different plans. The event is being hosted at the Winkler Mennonite Church (Hwy 32). Tickets are $25. For information call the PCC office at 822-6622

An evening of music and stories of hope:  Generation Rising presents Christian touring band Double Portion!  Featuring the testimony of Pastor Jose from Honduras – who will share how he continues to boldly proclaim God while surviving terrible gang violence.  Free admission with a freewill donation.  All funds raised will help children in Honduras receive quality Christian education.  Friday, April 13th at 7:00pm at the Winkle Mennonite Brethern Church, 120 Pineview Drive.

Salem Foundation invites you to enjoy an afternoon of “Faspa, Fellowship and Song” on Sunday, April 15th at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church.  The Program, featuring the male voice harmony of the WINKLER COMMUNITY MALE CHOIR begins at 3:30 pm in the sanctuary; Faspa will be served from 4:30 to 5:15 pm in the fellowship hall.  Proceeds from the freewill offering are for Salem Home Resident Room Blinds – All Care Areas.  Your support provides Residents with a positive lived experience … making this chapter of their life journey meaningful!

Winkler Mennonite Church would like to invite you to attend Secret Church, an intense time of Bible study lasting 6+ hours on April 20th, 2018 at 6:00pm. This is not for the uncommitted or faint at heart, but rather for those who desire to know God more deeply through His Word. Cost is $10 which covers a booklet for each individual as well as snacks throughout the evening. For more information and to register please visit Hope to see you there!

Ultimate Date Night, at WEMMC Friday, May 11, 2018.  Click on the following links for more details.