a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

March Newsletters have been emailed. If you do not receive it through email your copy is in the AMEN corner. Please pick up your copy as well as your neighbor’s.

New Phone Directories are now available in the Amen corner or contact the office. The cost of printing was $2.50, so donations would be appreciated. Please note on the front cover the website address should read immanuelunitedchurch.net .

Annual Reports are due by Tuesday, April 24th. Please email them to iuchurch or bring in to the office.

Stewardship of the gifts we have been given is a key aspect in the living out of our faith. Many thanks to the Immanuel Finance Committee for their thoughtful and prayerful financial leadership throughout the year, and for helping us all to focus on stewardship concerns in our worship services in the month of March.

Sunday School Parents please see our website for important dates. Go to immanuelunitedchurch.net, click on Worship Life at the top and then click on Sunday School.

Movie Group #2 would welcome some new members. We have lots of fun. Enquire from Doug McMurtry.

Easter Breakfast After the Sunrise Service (please note time change, its at 7:30am) on Easter morning, you are invited to a hot tasty breakfast prepared and served for your enjoyment. Please see the sign up sheet in the Amen corner.

Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 16th at 7pm. Please plan to attend.

Immanuel Players Presents its annual Dessert Theatre, “A Night in the Theatre” a play by Lawrence Casler. The dates are Thursday, April 19th, Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st at 8pm. Tickets are $12.00 each and can be purchased after Worship or contact Sharon in the office.

The Visioning Committee has been meeting with various groups from the congregation as we continue the Visioning conversations. We are hoping to give everyone an opportunity to participate. The intention is to understand; Who are we as a Congregation? Who we are called to be? We held one session on Wednesday, March 7th and another session after worship on Sunday, March 11th. The next general session is scheduled for Sunday, April 15th after worship, a light lunch will be provided. All are welcome so please come out and share your thoughts. We would appreciate it if you would sign up on the sheet posted in the AMEN corner. If you have any questions please contact a member of the Visioning Committee…Bill Hickerson, Marg Smith, Karen Turk, Ian Donnelly or Lynda Endicott.

Names Instead of Numbers The Remembrance Book Project for the Prisoners of Dachau Concentration Camp is on now at Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Avenue (Chapel) until April 15th. Hours open are Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

The 170 & 176 Band Concert 70th Anniversary Celebration at Knox United Church, May 5th at 2pm. Tickets are $5.00 each, please call 256-9772. This is a fundraiser for the Military Families’ Fund and Food Bank. Donations accepted for the Food Bank!

Our website is immanuelunitedchurch.net Check regularly for updates!

Scripture Reader: Lynn Kritzer

Remember our Red River Co-op gas number is 193228.


Sunday, Mar 25th

2:00 – 6:00 pm Church Jehovah Nissi
Monday, Mar 26th

7:00 – 9:00 pm Immanuel Players
8:00-9:00 pm Church Jehovah Nissi
Tuesday, Mar 27th

9:30 am Study Group
Wednesday, Mar 28th

7:00 – 9:00 pm Immanuel Players
8:00 pm AA Group
Thursday, Mar 29th

9:30 am Study Group
7:00 pm Choir Practice
8:00 pm Bettor’s Anonymous
Friday, Mar 30th

8:00 pm Al-Anon & Alateen Group
8:00 – 10:30 pm Church Jehovah Nissi
Saturday, Mar 31st

10:30 am – 1:30pm Immanuel Players
5:00-10:00 pm Church Jehovah Nissi

I will be away Tuesday & Wednesday, but will be in Thursday morning this week.

Have a great week everyone! Sharon Vandenberg, Office Administrator

From the Finance Committee

We currently have ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­35 funds. At the beginning of the fiscal year of 2011-2012, some of these funds had a balance in them that had been carried over from the previous year. Others are ones that donations were received during the year. The following is a list of these funds:

Agape Mission & Service

Building & Improvement North End Community Ministry

Choir Observer

Congregational Events Office Equipment

Donnelly Lecture Series Projector

Fire Fighters Refugee Family

Foodgrains River Elm

Habitat Roof Replacement

IBM Shortfall

Leadership Development Siloam Mission

Library/Calendar Special Relief

Memorial Staffing

Memorial Flowers Stella Feast

Memorial Funeral White Gift

Memorial Kitchen Winnipeg Harvest

Memorial Life & Work World Vision

Memorial Outreach Youth Groups

Minister’s Benevolent

Holy Week and Easter Worship at Immanuel in 2012

Palm Sunday April 1 11:00 a.m.

Palm Sunday worship at our usual 11:00 time

Good Friday April 6 11:00 a.m.

Quiet and reflective worship with special music

offered by the Immanuel Choir

Easter Sunday April 8 7:30 a.m.

Sunrise Service—informal worship with communion,

followed by breakfast.

Please take note that this service will be half an hour

later than in previous years.

Easter Sunday April 8 11:00 a.m.

Communion service featuring special music

offered by the Immanuel Choir