Winkler Emmanuel Church 

March 4, 2018

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

Worship Service

Service Leader:  Kathy Funk

Worship Team:  Come Away

Scripture Reading: Psalm 88; Psalm 130:5-8

Message: “Very Noble Company”

                      Pastor John Klassen                         

This Week

Today (4) 9:00am    One Way Class

10:00am    Coffee & Gathering

10:15am    Worship Service, GPS & Child Care

  7:00pm     Youth Large Group Week

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

                      7:15pm     Facilities Committee meeting

Thur (8)    6:30pm    Worship Committee meeting


Upcoming Events

Sun (11)      9:00am    One Way Class

                     10:00am    Coffee & Gathering

                    10:15am     Worship Service            

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 LARGE 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.  Stay tuned for the next event!

 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

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.

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


Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna invites you to attend their musical performance of “Footloose”, March 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 and Saturday Matinee March 10 at 2:00 PM in Buhler Hall.  Tickets available at, or by calling MCI (204)327-5891.   In addition, MCI invites prospective students from grade 5-11 to attend Open House, 1 Hour before all Musical show times.  Prospective students will receive a FREE ticket to Footloose, to reserve your spot please contact MCI or by emailing

MCC Manitoba:

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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.

Pregnancy Care Centre is hosting their Annual Banquet – It’s Time To Celebrate Life! Saturday March 10, 6 pm at Westside Church (Morden).  Speaker: Lisa Iverson with “My Story.” Tickets are free, please call 204.325.7900 to reserve your space OR email at

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.

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

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 3:30pm in the sanctuary; Faspa will be served from 4:30pm – 5:15pm in the fellowship hall.  Proceeds from the freewill offering are for Salem Home Residents Room Blinds – All Care Areas.

Loving Your Kids On Purpose – a parenting weekend hosted at Rock Lake Bible Camp, March 16, 2018.  Want a closer relationship with you children? Join us as we learn to train our children in the way they should go, so they will never part from it.  Check out their website for more details

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: (Chapters — Winkler-Morden)  Or send us a note at: 362-5026