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Announcements for May 7, 2016

The Annual Meeting of the Immanuel Congregation will take place next Sunday, May 14th, in the context of our 11 a.m. worship service. All who are part of the Immanuel community are welcome to be present and participate.

Golspie Club meets this Thursday, May 11th at 1pm. Join us for an afternoon of carpet bowling and tea.

Mother’s Day Strawberry Tea will be held here at Immanuel on Saturday, May 13th from 1-3pm. Admission is $10 at the door with proceeds going towards Stair Lift at Immanuel. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend.

You are invited to S.P.I.N. (Sunday Picnic at Immanuel with Nancy) on Sunday, June 18th from

12 to 3ish to celebrate Nancy’s 14 years of Ministry with us. See the poster and sign up sheet in the AMEN corner.

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Monday, May 8th 8am – Noon Winnipeg Harvest Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, May 9th 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
5:00-9:00 pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Wednesday, May 10th 2:00 pm Women’s Study Group Upstairs Lounge
Thursday, May 11th 1:00 pm Golspie Club Sanctuary/Auditorium
7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, May 12th 8:00 pm Alanon Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Saturday, May 13th 1-3pm Mother’s Day Tea Sanctuary/Auditorium
2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room

Announcements for Apr 9, 2017

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

Announcements for April 2, 2017

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)

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.

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!

United Church Response to Refugees Seeking Sanctuary As has been in the news of late, there has been an increase in refugees seeking sanctuary by crossing the border from the United States into Canada. Many of these men, women and children are crossing the border at Emerson, Manitoba. A number of people in our Conference of the United Church have expressed a desire to be supportive of those seeking sanctuary and are asking what actions they might take. After consultation with Jordan Basso, the minister at St. Andrew’s United Church, Emerson, with Lynne Sanderson, Chair of Agassiz Presbytery and with The Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council’s Welcome Place, an agency that offers in-Canada protection services for refugee claimants arriving in the country, our Conference is inviting financial support for the ongoing work of Welcome Place. Donations may be made directly through the Welcome Place website or directed through your givings to Immanuel. Please mark your offering envelopes “Interfaith Immigration.” Letters and emails of caring and support to the congregation at St. Andrew’s United Church, Emerson would also be welcomed – c/o Jordan Basso, Box 89, Dominion City, MB R0A 0H0; jordanlbasso

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday, Apr 2nd 1-5pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, Apr 4th 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 5th 6:30-9:30 pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Thursday, Apr 6th 7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Apr 7th 8:00 pm Alanon Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Saturday, Apr 8th 2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room

Announcements for Mar 26, 2017

Immanuel Players are at it again! This year’s dessert play is “Things My Mother Taught Me”. It will be performed on April 20th, 21st and 22nd. Please spread the word to friends and family. Tickets will be available soon.

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.

Back Forty Impact Process Meeting will be held on Monday, March 27th from 7-9pm here at Immanuel.

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

United Church Response to Refugees Seeking Sanctuary As has been in the news of late, there has been an increase in refugees seeking sanctuary by crossing the border from the United States into Canada. Many of these men, women and children are crossing the border at Emerson, Manitoba. A number of people in our Conference of the United Church have expressed a desire to be supportive of those seeking sanctuary and are asking what actions they might take. After consultation with Jordan Basso, the minister at St. Andrew’s United Church, Emerson, with Lynne Sanderson, Chair of Agassiz Presbytery and with The Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council’s Welcome Place, an agency that offers in-Canada protection services for refugee claimants arriving in the country, our Conference is inviting financial support for the ongoing work of Welcome Place. Donations may be made directly through the Welcome Place website or directed through your givings to Immanuel. Please mark your offering envelopes “Interfaith Immigration.” Letters and emails of caring and support to the congregation at St. Andrew’s United Church, Emerson would also be welcomed – c/o Jordan Basso, Box 89, Dominion City, MB R0A 0H0; jordanlbasso

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday, Mar 26th 1-5pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Monday, Mar 27th 8am-Noon Winnipeg Harvest Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, Mar 28th 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
5:00-9:00 pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Wednesday, Mar 29th 6:30-9:30 pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Thursday, Mar 30th 7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Mar 31st 8:00 pm Alanon Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Saturday, Apr 1st 2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room

Announcements for March 19, 2017

Newsletter Submissions are due by Thursday, March 23rd. Please submit to iuchurch@mymts.net or bring to the office.

Golspie Club meets this Thursday, March 23rd at 1pm. Join us for an afternoon of carpet bowling, conversation and tea.

The Ministry Profile Committee is inviting the participation of the congregation in describing who we are as a local church and what we are looking for in a minister. You may record your responses on the turquoise sheets in the AMEN corner and/or participate in a short meeting to take place TODAY after worship. Completed forms may be placed in the red folder in the AMEN corner or given to any of the committee members: Ruth Campbell, Sharon Doerksen, Ian Donnelly, Lorraine Kakegamic, Kerry LaRocque, Lynne Strome.

Immanuel Players are at it again! This year’s dessert play is “Things My Mother Taught Me”. It will be performed on April 20th, 21st and 22nd. Please spread the word to friends and family. Tickets will be available soon.

United Church Response to Refugees Seeking Sanctuary As has been in the news of late, there has been an increase in refugees seeking sanctuary by crossing the border from the United States into Canada. Many of these men, women and children are crossing the border at Emerson, Manitoba. A number of people in our Conference of the United Church have expressed a desire to be supportive of those seeking sanctuary and are asking what actions they might take. After consultation with Jordan Basso, the minister at St. Andrew’s United Church, Emerson, with Lynne Sanderson, Chair of Agassiz Presbytery and with The Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council’s Welcome Place, an agency that offers in-Canada protection services for refugee claimants arriving in the country, our Conference is inviting financial support for the ongoing work of Welcome Place. Donations may be made directly through the Welcome Place website or directed through your givings to Immanuel. Please mark your offering envelopes “Interfaith Immigration.” Letters and emails of caring and support to the congregation at St. Andrew’s United Church, Emerson would also be welcomed – c/o Jordan Basso, Box 89, Dominion City, MB R0A 0H0; jordanlbasso

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday, Mar 19th 1-5pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, Mar 21st 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
5:00-9:00 pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Wednesday, Mar 22nd 2:00 pm Women’s Study Group Upstairs Lounge
6:30-9:30 pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Thursday, Mar 23rd 1:00 pm Golspie Club Sanctuary/Auditorium
7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Mar 24th 8:00 pm Alanon Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Saturday, Mar 25th 2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room

Announcements for Mar 12, 2017

I Would Like to Thank the Members of the Congregation for your patience and care while I was off of work dealing with an injury to my back. Special thanks to the Guiding Elders for Worship, the Pastoral Care Team and Sharon Vandenberg, for keeping things moving along during my absence. Thanks also to the M&P Committee for its support and care. My back is much improved, but you may notice my stepping into the room beside the sanctuary to stretch it out during the hymns. This will help to ensure that I can stand through the whole service. ~Nancy

Newsletter Submissions are due by Thursday, March 23rd. Please submit to iuchurch@mymts.net or bring to the office.

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. We will now include our own Winnipeg Harvest depot , which has requested our help specifically , to augment the supply of feminine hygiene products and, currently, diapers sizes 2 & 5. Thank you for your generous help. The next Sunday is March 19th to donate as you are able.

The Ministry Profile Committee is inviting the participation of the congregation in describing who we are as a local church and what we are looking for in a minister. You may record your responses on the turquoise sheets in the AMEN corner and/or participate in a short meeting to take place after worship on Sunday, March 19. Completed forms may be placed in the red folder in the AMEN corner or given to any of the committee members: Ruth Campbell, Sharon Doerksen, Ian Donnelly, Lorraine Kakegamic, Kerry LaRocque, Lynne Strome. Responses are due on March 19.

From the Stewardship Team: Please note the financial contribution “Response Card” and the “Sharing Our Gifts” time and talent sheet in your inserts this week. We encourage you to consider your contributions for the coming year and complete these forms by March 26th. Thank you.

Immanuel Players are at it again! This year’s dessert play is “Things My Mother Taught Me”. It will be performed on April 20th, 21st and 22nd. Please spread the word to friends and family. Tickets will be available soon.

United Church Response to Refugees Seeking Sanctuary As has been in the news of late, there has been an increase in refugees seeking sanctuary by crossing the border from the United States into Canada. Many of these men, women and children are crossing the border at Emerson, Manitoba. A number of people in our Conference of the United Church have expressed a desire to be supportive of those seeking sanctuary and are asking what actions they might take. After consultation with Jordan Basso, the minister at St. Andrew’s United Church, Emerson, with Lynne Sanderson, Chair of Agassiz Presbytery and with The Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council’s Welcome Place, an agency that offers in-Canada protection services for refugee claimants arriving in the country, our Conference is inviting financial support for the ongoing work of Welcome Place. Donations may be made directly through the Welcome Place website or directed through your givings to Immanuel. Please mark your offering envelopes “Interfaith Immigration.” Letters and emails of caring and support to the congregation at St. Andrew’s United Church, Emerson would also be welcomed – c/o Jordan Basso, Box 89, Dominion City, MB R0A 0H0; jordanlbasso

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday, Mar 12th 1-5pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Monday, Mar 13th 8am-Noon Winnipeg Harvest Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, Mar 14th 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
5:00-9:00 pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Wednesday, Mar 15th 6:30-9:30 pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Thursday, Mar 16th 7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Mar 17th 8:00 pm Alanon Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Saturday, Mar 18th 2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room

Announcements for Feb 19, 2017

Next Sunday will be Nancy’s regular Sunday off from worship leadership. The Guiding Elders for Worship and for Discernment of Gifts will work together to reflect on the practice of discerning gifts for ministry at Immanuel and beyond our walls. Come to worship prepared for a time of challenge and deep reflection!

United Church Response to Refugees Seeking Sanctuary As has been in the news of late, there has been an increase in refugees seeking sanctuary by crossing the border from the United States into Canada. Many of these men, women and children are crossing the border at Emerson, Manitoba. A number of people in our Conference of the United Church have expressed a desire to be supportive of those seeking sanctuary and are asking what actions they might take. After consultation with Jordan Basso, the minister at St. Andrew’s United Church, Emerson, with Lynne Sanderson, Chair of Agassiz Presbytery and with The Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council’s Welcome Place, an agency that offers in-Canada protection services for refugee claimants arriving in the country, our Conference is inviting financial support for the ongoing work of Welcome Place. Donations may be made directly through the Welcome Place website or directed through your givings to Immanuel. Please mark your offering envelopes “Interfaith Immigration.” Letters and emails of caring and support to the congregation at St. Andrew’s United Church, Emerson would also be welcomed – c/o Jordan Basso, Box 89, Dominion City, MB R0A 0H0; jordanlbasso@gmail.com

Golspie Club meets this Thursday, February 23rd at 1pm. Join us for an afternoon of carpet bowling, tea and conversation.

“Rewind” Concert/Dance Come out for a night of fun on Saturday, March 4th at 7:30 and support our Stair Lift Fund. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased in the AMEN corner or in the church office. See you there!

World Day of Prayer Worship Service will be held at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, 341 Munroe Avenue on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:30pm. All are welcome. See poster on bulletin board.

Newsletter Submissions are due by Thursday, March 23rd. Please submit to iuchurch@mymts.net or bring to the office.

Volunteers Needed for `Just a Warm Sleep` This winter, Winnipeg lost a community member to the cold – and that was heartbreaking. 1JustCity felt it needed to respond. As the people who visit our drop-ins during the day told us about the cold, brutal nights outside – it didn’t feel right to lock our doors at night. 1JustCity is pleased to announce that ‘Just a Warm Sleep’ is opening Thursday, January 26th until Friday, March 31st with support from Bear Paw Security, The Salvation Army, and in partnership with Augustine United Church. ‘Just a Warm Sleep’ is in need of volunteers. Information sheet on the bulletin board.

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday, Feb 19th 1-5pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, Feb 21st 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
5:00-9:00 pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Wednesday, Feb 22nd 2:00 pm Women’s Study Group Upstairs Lounge
6:30-9:30 pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Thursday, Feb 23rd 1:00 pm Golspie Club Sanctuary/Auditorium
7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Feb 24th 8:00 pm Alanon Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Saturday, Feb 25th 2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room