a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

With the permission of the Immanuel United Church Council, the Ministry Profile Committee is calling a congregational meeting for Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. At the meeting, congregational members will have the opportunity to respond to the Ministry Profile Report and to vote on the Motions/Recommendations of the Ministry Profile Committee. The report and the recommendations will be made available for review after worship on Sunday, April 9, or failing that, by email on Tuesday, April 11. In addition, copies of the report will be available at 5:30 before the meeting on Thursday, April 13. Please mark your calendars to attend this important meeting.

If the recommendations are adopted, a Search Committee will also be elected at the meeting. The Search Committee may be the same as the Ministry Profile Committee, or may be different in whole or in part. If you are interested in serving on the Search Committee or would like to nominate someone, speak to any member of the Ministry Profile Committee. (Ruth Campbell, Sharon Doerksen, Ian Donnelly, Lorraine Kakegamic, Kerry LaRocque, Lynne Strome)

The Sharing BasketYou will see a white basket under the front stairs marked The Sharing Basket. As an outreach effort we collect items for the third Sunday of each month to supply some of the needs at North End Community Ministry and St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry, according to their wish lists, which are posted in the AMEN corner. Winnipeg Harvest doesn’t need anything at the moment, but will put in here when there is a need. Thank you for your generous help. The next Sunday is April 16th to donate as you are able.

Easter Breakfast A healthy breakfast and tea and coffee will be served after the early morning service. If you plan on attending, please sign the sheet posted at the AMEN corner, so the organizers have an idea of how many to expect. Thank you!

Immanuel Players are at it again! This year’s dessert play is “Things My Mother Taught Me”. It will be performed at 7:30pm on April 20th, 21st and 22nd. Please spread the word to friends and family. Tickets are $15 and available in the AMEN corner or contact 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.

Oak Table Spring Dinner 3 at Holy Rosary at 510 River on Saturday, April 29th with honoured guest Elsie Hughes. Reception at 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets are $50 with a $30 Tax Receipt. After dinner entertainment and dinner catered by DeLuca’s. For tickets contact: Oak Table Office at 204-416-2240, Cindy at 204-895-8599 or email: oaktable444@shaw.ca . See poster on bulletin board.

Friendly Reminder Please remember to let Sharon in the office know if you are wanting to use space in the building for meetings, etc.

Annual Report Submissions are due by Monday, April 24th. Please email to iuchurch@mymts.net or bring into the office.

Retirees Luncheon will be held on May 2nd from Noon – 2pm. You are invited to our final luncheon before summer for food and fellowship. Our special guest will be Jordan Rogodzinski, a grade 12 student with cerebral palsy from Miles Mac Collegiate to share his experience of having his own Sports Show, the behind the scenes of preparing for it and the interviews with sports personalities that he has done. Please see sign up sheet for approximate numbers in the AMEN corner. Hope to see you there!

Holy Week and Easter Worship at Immanuel—2017

The Luke Project Takes Us to the Tomb

Good Friday April 14th 11 a.m. Quiet and reflective worship with special

music offered by Peter, Eileen and the Choir

Easter Sunday April 16th 7:30 a.m. “Sunrise” Service—informal worship with

communion, followed by a simple, healthy

breakfast served by the Men’s Study Group

11 a.m. Celebration of Communion, with special

music offered by Peter, Eileen and the Choir

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday, Apr 9th 1-5pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Monday, Apr 10th 8am-Noon Winnipeg Harvest Sanctuary/Auditorium
6:30 pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, Apr 11th 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
5:00-9:00 pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Wednesday, Apr 12th 2:00 pm Women’s Study Group Upstairs Lounge
6:30-9:30 pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Thursday, Apr 13th 6:00 pm Congregational Meeting Sanctuary/Auditorium
7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Apr 14th 11:00 am Good Friday Service Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Alanon Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Saturday, Apr 15th 2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
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