March 25, 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: Val Goossen, Earl & Ruth Reimer,
Karen Kuhl, Kathy Thiessen
Scripture Reading: Mark 11:1-10
Message: “The Power of Sin and the Greater Power of Forgiveness” (based on Psalm 51 and Psalm 103)
Pastor John Klassen
Today (25) 9:00am One Way Class – “It is Finished” (Video Series)
10:00am Coffee & Gathering
10:15am Worship Service, GPS & Child Care
Youth Small Group Week
Mon (26) 7:00am Men’s Prayer & Bible Study
Tue (27) 12pm – 9pm Stations of the Cross
Wed (28) 9am – 9pm Stations of the Cross
7:00pm Church Council meeting
Fri (30) Office Closed – Good Friday
10:15am Good Friday Service
Sun (1) 9:00am One Way Class – “Baking & Visiting”
10:00am Coffee & Gathering
10:15am Easter Worship Service
June 8-10 Men’s Fishing Weekend
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 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: http://today.io/1xXcw 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 that meets at 9am in the multi-purpose room. Next Sunday it will be a time of visiting and eating together. You are welcome to bring some Easter Baking.
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 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 our theme is called ‘Gone Fishin’ It’s all about discipleship, following Jesus and being fishers of people! 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 our theme is called ‘Road Trip’ It’s all about patience and trusting the God who is in control. Like us on Facebook at Emmanuel 252basics or follow us on Instagram @emmanuel252basics
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 we’re learning that when life gets hard and things don’t turn out the way we hoped, it’s easy to believe that God is distant and that our story is over, but In fact, Gods always working to bring our stories back to life. 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 Blakelee Siemens and Hudson Hildebrand
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.
- Film Screening: Seven Points on Earth Thursday, March 29, 7 PM 159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg. Join us at Sam’s Place as MCC Low German Mennonite Services hosts a screening of Royden Loewen and Paul Plett’s film Seven Points on Earth, a documentary about 7 Mennonite farmers around the world.
- Camps with Meaning online registration is open! This is our ministry together as Mennonite Church Manitoba. Please visit www.campswithmeaning.org to register for summer camp. We want all families to afford camp. Note our new Campership Fund, which assists families at a much higher level than before.
- 17th Annual Birding Retreat at Turtle Mountain Bible Camp, May 24-27th (Koinonia is unavailable this spring). Key activities: birding around camp, a visit to Whitewater Lake, and worship times. Choose an early start Thursday evening and spend all-day Friday on a special trip to the Melita/Pierson area. Dennis Fast, well-known birder and photographer and Heidi den Haan, biologist and birder will be leading us in sessions on birding. Brochures and more info to come.
- Faith and Life Choirs Spring Concert: “Send Forth Thy Spirit” on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg and on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Steinbach Mennonite Church in Steinbach, Manitoba.
- Mennonite Women Manitoba invite you to Resilience Road: struggles, steps and strategies, a day for women. April 28, 9:30-3:00 at the Charleswood Mennonite Church. Resource person; Dr. Moira Somers Ph.D Clinical Neuropsychologist. To register email or call Kathy Giesbrecht email@example.com 204-896-1616 ext; 268 by April 20th. Registration fee; $50.00 ( includes lunch) More information at www.mennochurch.mb.ca Event page.
- Are you a University student who is looking for a place to live in Winnipeg? Students living at Emmaus House support each other academically, spiritually, in lives of service, healthy living and in life-giving relationships. If you are interested in exploring what it means to live intentionally in a Christian community, check us out at: emmaushousewinnipeg.ca. We are currently taking applications for just the summer months and/or the 2018/19 academic year.
- Prospective students and their parents are invited to CMU Open House on Mar. 27. Meet faculty, student council, athletics staff, student life staff, and current students. Attend a class or chapel, enjoy free gelato, and learn about the printing press with students from Spy Tower Press. For more information see cmu.ca/campusvisit.
- Attend one of the upcoming CMU musical events. See cmu.ca/events for information.
- Bells and Whistles with Strings Attached 25 at 7:00 PM Laudamus Auditorium
- Jazz at CMU and Concert Band 4 at 7:00 PM CMU Chapel (Admission $5)
- Online registration is now open for CMU Blazers Summer Sports Camps 2018!
- August 7-9: Junior (grades 4-7) futsal camp
- August 13-17: Youth (grades 8-10) volleyball and basketball camps
- August 20-24: Junior High (grades 6-8) volleyball and basketball camps For more details visit cmu.ca/sportscamps, phone 204.487.3300, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Spring at CMU on April 5, 7:00 PM – have you reserved your spot? The evening will include songs and sharing from CMU PAX award recipient Steve Bell, feature the CMU Singers and present reflections from students and faculty. Come with friends! Contact Joyce Friesen at email@example.com or 204-594-0517 this week. Info at cmu.ca/springatcmu.
Salem Home is looking for volunteers in several areas. Please see the poster on the bulletin board for more information or contact Alana Thiessen (volunteer coordinator) at 204-325-4316 ext. 246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
The new Habitat for Humanity Winkler-Morden Chapter is officially active and working in our community! As a Chapter, we seek to put God’s love into action by bringing our communities together to build affordable housing for families. Through Habitat’s no-down-payment, interest-free mortgages, Habitat home owners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. For more information about how you can get involved, apply to be a Habitat Family, or to donate, please visit: www.habitat.mb.ca (Chapters — Winkler-Morden) Or send us a note at: email@example.com 362-5026
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 wmchurch.ca/secretchurch.ca. Hope to see you there!
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)
Each year, Winkler Bible Camp hires 150 of the best and brightest young adults and teens who dream to inspire children to love God with all their heart! If you wish to join us in our mission to extend the Kingdom of God through the spring and summer months visit us at www.winklerbiblecamp.com.
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