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Hi WEFC Family, 

Praise the LORD: We praise the LORD for His faithfulness, kindness and provision. Keith Boschman has accepted the call to serve as Lead Pastor of WEFC. At this point, we can expect the Boschman’s to arrive in Winnipeg in early July. Pray for them as they put their house up for sale and begin to plan for the move.   

Saturday Night Worship: Saturday, April 30 at 7pm, join us for a special evening of worship and praise to our Awesome God and King of the Universe.  

Sunday School: 9am each Sunday we are meeting in person to grow in our knowledge of Jesus and His Word. There is something for everyone: Elementary (grades 1-5), Junior High (grades 6-8), Senior High (grades 9-12) and Adults. The nursery is open all morning, during Sunday School as well as the Worship Gathering.  

Sunday Worship Gathering: This week we are continuing a deeper look into the book of Habakkuk. Director of Children’s Ministry, Nathaniel Friesen will be preaching from Habakkuk 1:12-2:5.  

Missionfest Manitoba: Friday, April 29 – May 1 at Church of the Rock. Visit missionfestmanitoba.org for complete program information. Plenary speakers include Allison Alley, Setan Lee, Shoaib Ebadi, Dave Hall and Doug Anderson.    

Sunday Evening Bible Study: Beginning Sunday, May 1, 6pm - Soup and buns; 6:30pm - Bible Study. Where Do We Go from Here? A 10-week video series with Dr. David Jeremiah hosted by Mark Grafe. 

Woman’s Day Retreat: Saturday, May 28 at 9:30am at Camp Assiniboia. Tickets are $35 (includes morning snack, lunch and supper). Sign up on Sunday mornings in the atrium or call Nancy Barkwell at (204) 390-2019. Please sign up before May 8.  

Membership Class: WEFC 101 has been scheduled for May 7 from 9am -12pm. Are you new to WEFC? Are you interested in church membership? This is for those who are interested in becoming members and for those who are interested in learning more about WEFC. For more information or to sign up, call or email the office.  

Men’s Bible Study and Fellowship: Saturday, May 7 at 9am in the Chapel. Open to men of all ages, in the last of a three part series on Proverbs 2 with Seraph Pastor, Nathan Chan. 

Newcomer Lunch: Sunday, May 29 at 12:15pm. If you have started attending WEFC any time in the last year we would love to introduce ourselves and get to know you, over lunch. Hope to see you there.  

Adventurers Day Camp: Welcome to Maria Charach, Sophia Reimer and Myles Broughton, our ADC leadership team. On Monday they begin the big task of planning and getting ready for another exciting summer of day camp.   

Save the date:  

  • Saturday, June 4, Men’s breakfast with special guest Greg Musselman. 
  • June 10 – 12, WEFC Camping weekend at St. Malo Provincial Park. Contact Bryan and Heather Jacobson for more information.  
  • Sunday, June 12, Bill Taylor, Executive Director of the EFCC, will be our guest and speaking at WEFC. 

Encouragement:The greatest among you will be your servant.” Matthew 23:11  

Great serve! 

What conjures up greatness in your mind? Wow that was great! Did you see that? The colors were absolutely brilliant? How in the world did she ever do that? The way I feel when those words were spoken, has me believing I could do anything. I can hardly believe that they are champs after all these years of waiting. Who do you think is the greatest? The disciples were thinking about it too and they weren’t shy to ask Jesus about it. (Matthew 18:1) James and John’s mom thought it should be them at Jesus side. (20:21)  

What does a great person do? Jesus said, they serve. In fact, it is so much a part of them, it is what they are. They are servants. Perhaps they are disguised as a youth worker, mom, business executive, teacher, bank teller, uncle, or young child. But, underneath all that, they are servants. They are the ones who are outward focused. They are the ones quick to respond to the need. They have no title, such as, Director of Servanthood, or President of Servers. They pick up, put away and take care. They are there before the crowd and the last to leave. Their words are few, but their actions are many. 

Where does a great serve come from? Jesus said, “Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4. You see, a great serve comes from humble beginnings. It starts with humility. Pride seeks to elevate oneself above all. Humility submits to the King.  

Who is the greatest example of a great serve? It is the One who said these words, “Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:26;  

It is our Lord Jesus Christ, “Who being in very nature with God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant…” (Philippians 2:6,7)  

God bless you as you continue practicing your serve.  

Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.