Annual Congregation Voters’ Meeting – On Sunday, November 19, following the 10:30 service, the members of Emmanuel will gather in the sanctuary for our annual voters’ meeting where we will vote to approve a ministry budget and elect congregational leaders for 2018. Your attendance at this meeting is important and I encourage you to put it on your calendar. Meeting Guides will be available on November 12.

Christmas Giving Tree – Please read the green insert enclosed in the November newsletter outlining the ways you can be involved in helping Emmanuel and Lutheran Social Services’ families this year.  The tree is located in Ebenezer by the stairs that lead into church.  If you have any questions, please contact Lana Hille at 423-1369. 

The Lutheran Witness – If you would like to subscribe to The Lutheran Witness, please fill out the form below and enclose it in an envelope with your payment of $19.  Please make checks payable to Emmanuel, and return it to the church office by Sunday, November 19.   

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Grief Support will meet on Wednesday, November 15 at Coyote Creek Lodge, 4935 Hillegas Road, at 12:30 p.m.  For your reservation, please call Marcille Burtch, 432-3373.  Please Note:  There will be no Grief Support in December.

Senior Lunch Bunch – Tuesday, November 21 – Join us for Lunch Bunch with fellowship hour beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the lower level of Ebenezer Hall, followed by lunch at noon. Pastor Dennis McFadden will be our devotion leader and will also present on our congregational theme “Building Faith in the Family” – what can that possibly mean for seniors.  Please make your reservation by Friday, November 17 by calling the receptionist at 423-1369 or signing up in the Welcome Center.  Cost for lunch is $7.

Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Donations – The Lion’s Club has long been recognized for their efforts in assisting the sight impaired by collecting used eyeglasses.  Not as well-known is their collection of hearing aids and batteries.  Our member, Dick Alfeld has placed a collection box in the welcome center to gather those eyeglasses and hearing aids and batteries that you no longer use.  He will then get the donations to those who distribute them to the needy.  Thank you for your help.

Emmanuel’s Book Club will meet Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m. in Ebenezer Hall. The book for November is "Sweet and Deadley" by Charlaine Harris.  Everyone is welcome!  If you have questions, please call Beth Igney at 260-466-5105.

Visual Faith – Join the Emmanuel Visual Faith Team on Saturday, November 11, in Ebenezer Hall from 9-11am to slow down and be in God’s word and prayer.  This is an open time to spend in community with others and to work in your bible journal, make prayer cards, or work on a visual faith project that we will provide.  Basic supplies will be available, but please feel free to bring your own. Everyone is welcome! RSVP to Teresa Davis by November 8, by calling 385-3038 or by emailing

Youth News…

Senior High Youth—9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Graders

SNA will meet on Sundays, November 5, 12 and 19, in the Loft beginning from 6-8 p.m.

40 Days for Life is a pro-life campaign with a vision to end abortion through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil. You can be a part of this life-saving effort! You are invited to sign up for dedicated prayer time on Sunday, November 5 at the grassy area of the Parkwest Shopping Plaza, near Planned Parenthood, located at 3914 West Jefferson Blvd. The sign-up sheet is in the church’s Welcome Center. Prayer handouts will be available on site. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion.

Looking for Your Favorite Sermon?   All sermons are now posted using video to  Certain music that can be uploaded per our copyright license agreement is also on this same website.  To access our Emmanuel church account use the following web address: can subscribe to follow this account and then be notified when new videos are uploaded.  If you have already subscribed as a follower, the videos are all still on the same service, just the web address has been changed to make it easier to remember and share with family and friends.

Our "New" Church Nursery - If you would like to volunteer in the nursery during one worship service in November or December, contact Becki Elonzae at 423-1369 or

The Moveable Feast – All are welcome between worship services on Sunday mornings to come to Ebenezer Hall for food and fellowship! This year, we will be taking a new approach to provide for Moveable Feast. Members who live in the same zip code may receive a phone call requesting your support to “adopt” the Feast.  This will include opportunities for your "Zip Code Group" to help set up, serve and clean up at the Moveable Feast on your Adoption Sunday!

Cup of Kindness boxes can be found in the Welcome Center.  The money contributed in the boxes is distributed by Lutheran Social Services to local families who have crisis needs.

Food Pantry – With the addition of our Christmas families, we are requesting additional donations of canned vegetables, soups, cake mixes, frosting, tooth brushes, cereal, canned fruit, peanut butter, mac and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, canned juice, deodorant, shampoo, dish and hand soap, toothpaste and paper products, especially toilet paper and paper towels.  Food donations can be placed in the “Food Pantry” box located in the Welcome Center.  Cash donations may be placed in your church envelope and marked “food pantry” on the “other” line.  Members may stop by for food any day when the office is open, and the food pantry will be available for those living in the 46802 zip code area on Thursday, November 16, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the lower level of Ebenezer Hall.  If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Carolyn Beitz at 432-9189. 


Lutherans for Life – “I have people say, ‘We need to go out and see people saved.’ I’ve got news for you: They don’t even know that they’re lost … Where Luther nailed those theses on the door of the church, we need to be going to churches, Christian colleges, seminaries, Bible colleges in this day and age and nailing Genesis 1-11 on the doors because that’s where we’ve lost biblical authority.” Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life •