Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Last weekend, we experienced a fantastic start to our education season. The building was buzzing with activity, worship services were full, and our Sunday school, confirmation, and Bible classes all met for the first time since March. Join me in thanking God for this blessing. Please know that if you were unable to attend last week, you can still jump into a class this weekend.
If you are still participating in worship online and would like to add a Bible class to your weekly routine, you can access video recordings of our current Sunday Bible class “Racial Justice and the Christian Life” by going to the homepage of our website and clicking on the link on the banner at the bottom of the page.
Worship Bulletins Available Online
Each weekend all three service worship bulletins are available online. You can find the links to these bulletins by going to the “Education” tab on our website.
Worship this Weekend
Holy Communion will be served in the 5:00 p.m and 10:30 a.m. services this weekend. Our regular weekend worship schedule is as follows:
We continue to practice social distancing and encourage mask-wearing during our worship services.
Lutheran Home Educators
Emmanuel has a new group! Lutheran Home Educators is a Christ-centered group whose main purpose is to support, encourage, and share experiences together. If you educate your kids at home, we’d love to support you! If you are interested in homeschooling, or would like to learn more, let us answer your questions! Anyone is welcome. Our first meeting will be on September 30, at 8:00 p.m. in Ebenezer Hall.
Special Communion Services on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
We are glad to offer online resources for worship and Bible study for those who remain safe at home, but we also recognize that the internet doesn’t provide an option for sacramental ministry. In order to meet this need, we are offering a special service of Holy Communion on Wednesday mornings at 11:30. This service will be led by our pastors and honor all social distancing recommendations. There will be no singing in the service. If you would like to attend one of these communion services, please register by calling the church office at 423-1369 by noon on the Tuesday before you plan to attend.
Emmanuel has received an abundance of special gifts designated to provide crisis support to those economically impacted by the pandemic. If you need assistance, please contact our Director of Congregational Care, Lana Hille, or one of our pastors at 423-1369.
Counseling Assistance for Health Care Workers
Through their Serve Our Servants (SOS) fund, Cross Connections is offering free Biblical counseling to healthcare professionals and their immediate family members. If you have any questions about this gracious offer, please call Cross Connections at 373-0213.
Our congregation continues to care for one another through a faithful prayer ministry. Please pray for the following people this week:
Join our staff in praying for the following families and individual members this week:
Together in Christ,