a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

This is National Volunteer Week. Many thanks to Teri Gartner, the Chair of the Worship Committee, for leading us today in a service of recognizing and celebrating the many and varied gifts that are contributed by the folks who make up this congregation.

Immanuel Players Presents their annual Dessert Theatre, “The Cemetery Club” a comedy/drama by Ivan Menchell. The dates are Thursday, April 25th, Friday, April 26th, and Saturday, April 27th at 8pm. Tickets are $12.00 each and are available in the Amen corner or by contacting Sharon in the office.

Dessert Theatre Volunteers Needed to provide hospitality to our guests. We need desserts, help to serve, set up and clean up. We also need money to purchase fruit, which can be marked “Dessert Theatre Donation” on your offering envelope or hand in to the office. Please see sign up sheets in the AMEN corner.

Annual Report Submissions are due by Tuesday, April 23rd. Please email to iuchurch or hand in to Sharon in the office.

Annual Congregational Meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 15th at 7pm.

BOWLING EVENT CHANGE: We have had to change the bowling event from the Saturday night to the Sunday afternoon (April 28). You are invited to bring a bag lunch to church that day, and then we will head to Rossmere Lanes for 1:30 – 4:30. Sharon Barbour will be in touch with the folks who have already signed up to be sure the change will work for them. So please remember to see the sign-up sheet in the Amen corner, and join the fun! If you have any questions, please speak to Sharon.

May Newsletter submissions are due by Tuesday, May 14th. Please hand in to the office or email to iuchurch .

Sunday School The last class will take place on May 12th, but please note that the Sunday School windup will take place on Sunday, May 5th.

Embracing Emergence Christianity: What It Is, Where It Is Going, And Why It Matters~An evening and a day with Phyllis Tickle. Friday, April 26th-6pm and Saturday, April 27th-9am-4pm at St. John’s Cathedral, 135 Anderson Avenue. An Ecumenical Event, open to all. Registration Fee: $50/person or $80/couple. Inquiries: prcomyn , 807-407-7939 or visit the website at www.phyllistickle.com .

Westminster Concert Organ Series presents from Montreal, Quebec Isabelle Demers on the newly-refurbished 4-manual Casavant. Westminster United Church at 7:30pm on Sunday , April 28th. Tickets are available for $25 at McNally Robinson or at the door. See poster on the bulletin board.

Joyful Sound Singers will perform at the East Kildonan Baptist Church, 700 Watt Street on Saturday, May 4th at 7pm. Free Will Offering.

“Invitation to Simplicity” An evening of story-telling and information sharing. A better life in challenging times. Simpler, focused, filled with gratitude, appreciative with Mark Burch. This will take place at Sam’s Place, 159 Henderson Hwy on Thursday, May 9th from 7-9pm. Space is limited so please register at: Voluntary Simplicity . See poster on the bulletin board for more details.

Scripture Reader: Marvee Stevens


Monday, Apr 22nd

8am to Noon Winnipeg Harvest
6:30-9:00 pm Immanuel Players
8:00-9:00 pm Church Jehovah Nissi
Tuesday, Apr 23rd

9:30 am Study Group
6:30-9:00 pm Immanuel Players
Wednesday, Apr 24th

8:00 pm AA Group
Thursday, Apr 25th

9:00 am Worship Committee Mtg
8:00 pm “The Cemetery Club”
Friday, Apr 26th

8:00 pm “The Cemetery Club”
Saturday, Apr 27th

8:00 pm “The Cemetery Club”

I will be in the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings this week.

Have a great week! Sharon Vandenberg, Office Administrator