Winkler Emmanuel Church 

June 17, 2018

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


Worship Service

Service Leader: Marvin Lesser

Worship Team: Ensemble

Scripture:  John 8: 1-11

Message: “The Closer You Get”

                                  Pastor Corey Hildebrand


This Week

Today (17)   9:00am    One Way Class – Summer Reading and Year End Windup

    10:00am    Coffee & Gathering

   10:15am     Worship Service, GPS & Child Care

Mon (18)     7:00am     Men’s Prayer & Bible Study

Tues (19)     6:30pm     Worship Committee meeting


Upcoming Events

Sun (24)      10:00am   Coffee & Gathering

    10:15am     Worship Service, GPS & Child Care

      4:30pm     Church Picnic @Winkler Bible Camp 


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: Theme: “Encounters With Jesus”

The gospels are filled with powerful accounts of what happens when someone encounters Jesus.  Whether Jesus heals, challenges, affirms, invites or teaches the persons he encounters, their lives are changed!  During the summer months we want to look at 14 such encounters, reflecting on the impact on the person who encountered Jesus and the implications of their experience and story for our lives today.

ONE WAY – An adult Sunday School class that meets at 9am in the multi-purpose room.  Today was the last class until Fall.

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.  Next Sunday will be the last child care for the summer.

GPS – Emmanuel’s version of Sunday SchoolIt takes place in the fellowship hall after the offering and goes until the end of the service.  Next Sunday will be the last class for the summer.  See you in September!

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. 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 more info on upcoming activities.

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


Breakfast Club – THANK YOU TO ALL OUR DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS WHO SERVED BREAKFAST THIS PAST YEAR!  Please consider volunteering for this important ministry.  The committee hopes to get started by September.  Please contact one of the Committee members (Lottie Froese, Becky Loewen, Helen Harder and Bev Neufeld) if you are interested.



JOIN US ON SUNDAY, JUNE 24TH FOR THE ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC!  We have rented the camp from 4:30-8:00pm.  Supper will be served at 5:00pm – please bring a salad or dessert to share as well as a lawn chair.  We will supply hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, fries, watermelon, and drinks.  Horses and ropes/obstacles will be available from 5:30-7:30pm.  There will also be a bocce ball tournament!

BURSARIES – Are you planning on attending a Christian High School, College or University in the Fall? Emmanuel offers bursaries to those that would qualify.  Contact the church office for an application form or go to our website.   The CMU matching grant application can also be found there.

SALEM DELEGATES NEEDED – The Salem Foundation and Salem Home annual meetings are scheduled for Monday June 25 (at 6:45 pm and 7:30 pm).  If you are willing to serve as an Emmanuel delegate, please call or e-mail Connie at the office.

DID YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO A SERVICE YOU MISSED? – Our sermons can be found on the website but if you’d like to listen to the entire service (minus the sharing & prayer portion) you can request that Connie sends you a link.  Send your request to:

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 Caelan Unger and Aidan Martens. 

Conference & Community Announcements


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Everyone is invited to attend the Salem Home Foundation Annual General Meeting on June 25 @6:45pm and the Salem Home Inc. Annual General Meeting on June 25 @7:30pm.

The Awana ministry at WEMMC is implementing changes to its Awana registration process for the upcoming ministry year. Registration for families who have committed to providing leadership support to the Awana ministry will take place on June 19 & 20 @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the WEMMC (600 Southview Drive). For more information about Awana registration, please contact your local church office.

For 30 years the CBC TV program, HYMN SING was heard and watched in living rooms across Canada.  A reunion is being organized for August, and as part of that, a concert by the Hymn Sing Alumni Chorus will be presented at Bethel Mennonite Church, 465 Stafford Street, Winnipeg on August 26 at 3:00pm.  Tickets are available at McNally Robinson Booksellers.

BETTER FATHERING – An information session on a program that encourages men to be better fathers.  Please join us at Central Station, Friday June 15, 2018, 1:00-3:00pm