October 13, 2019

This week’s Sunday School lessons—October 13, “Hope in Hardship”: This account of Jacob’s son, Joseph, occupies a turning point in the history of God’s people.  The unusual timeline of Joseph’s life includes him being despised by his brothers, being sold into slavery, attaining success and then losing it all to false accusations, being imprisoned, and serving in the court of Pharaoh. Joseph summarizes his life in one sentence addressed to his brothers, “You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good” (Genesis 50:20). Discuss how God can use negative things for our benefit.

ATTENTION Emmanuel 6-8th graders! You are invited to go to the Kuehnert Dairy Farm Festival on Saturday, October 26th! A group will leave from Emmanuel at 5:15 p.m. from the Union Street parking lot. Cost for the event is $10. If you would like to go, or would like more details, please contact Karen Bieberich at 260-450-1038 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Emmanuel Connections will meet on Sunday October 27 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. to continue our video series on The Bible's Origins and Reliability. Please feel free to join even if you have missed a meeting previously. If you have questions or are in need of child care please contact Olivia Burns (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Pastor Dan. 

Moveable Feast - The Moveable Feast welcomes guest and visitors each Sunday between services with a cup of coffee and a bite to eat. It is a time to gather together in fellowship before and after Bible Study. We need your help to keep the Moveable Feast a success! We are in need of breakfast items such as; sweet rolls, coffee cakes, hard boiled eggs, breakfast casseroles or anything else that sounds yummy for breakfast. Just label your items "Moveable Feast" and bring them to the kitchenette in Ebenezer Hall. Our hostess team will take it from there. We also need volunteers to serve on the clean-up team. The clean-up team starts around 10:25 am and takes about 15 minutes to complete their work. It would be a great way to serve together as a family. Please feel free to reach out to Sonya Eggold (414-5246) or Melissa Stout (348-2023).

Visual Faith Ministry will participate in Emmanuel’s Free to Serve event on October 13, by hosting a card making gathering for the military after the 10:30am service.  Please sign up and join us.

Caregiver Support – Are you currently serving as a caregiver?  Do the needs of a spouse, parent, or child require much of your time and attention?  Would you like opportunities to talk with other caregivers?  Join others who are experiencing similar demands on time and energy to gain answers, perspective, and support.  We will meet in Ebenezer Hall on Monday, October 14, at 1:00 p.m.   For more information, call Lana Hille at the church office at 423-1369.

Senior Lunch Bunch will meet on Tuesday, October 15, in the lower level of Ebenezer Hall.  Fellowship hour begins at 11:00 a.m. with lunch served at noon. Ellen Buuck will give an overview of the Wabash and Erie Canal as it went through Fort Wayne as well as provide insight into the economic and social effects it had on city development.  She will provide a fun verbal travel experience which includes the aqueduct over the St. Mary’s river.  Please make your reservation by calling the receptionist at 423-1469 or by signing up in the Welcome Center.  Cost for lunch is $7.

Grief Fellowship will be meeting on Wednesday, October 16th, at 12:30 p.m. at The Lucky Turtle Grill, 622 East Dupont Road.  Please call Doris Hoffman at 260-637-6606 to make your reservation.

Emmanuel’s Book Club will meet on Thursday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at the home of Connie LaBrash. The book for discussion will be “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  For questions, or directions to Connie’s house please contact Beth Igney at 203-9959.

SNA will meet on Sunday, October 13, from 6-8 pm in the Loft. A parent information meeting regarding the EYG servant event to Buffalo, New York, will take place following SNA on October 13, from 8-8:45 in Ebenezer Hall. 

Chili Cook-Off And Bingo - Emmanuel Senior High Youth hosts its 8th annual Chili Cook-Off and Bingo Night on Saturday, November 16, from 6-8 p.m. in the school gymnasium.  A variety of chilies will be offered for sampling as well as hot dogs, delicious side dishes and desserts.  Following dinner, there will be an hour of bingo with great prizes. We invite you to join in the fun in any of the following ways:  1) Consider entering a chili into the competition.  Contact Sarah Pennekamp, (260-486-6740 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or sign up with Becki Elonzae in the church office.  2) Donate prizes for bingo.  We welcome kids' crafts and toys, home items, baked goods, gift cards, or whatever you choose.  Contributions may be labeled "Bingo" and dropped off in the church office.  3)  Please attend and invite others to join you for an entertaining event for the whole family!

Food Pantry – To meet the needs of those who visit our food bank, we could use donations of cereal, canned vegetables, fruit, peanut butter, mac and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, 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, October 17, 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. 

Recycle your greeting cards - What do you do with the greeting cards, including Christmas cards, you have received? If you do not save them, Emmanuel’s Visual Faith Ministry would like to ask you to collect and save them.  You may drop them off at the church office. 

Prayer Chain Ministry – We can confidently approach our God in prayer as He has commanded us to pray and has promised to hear us.  To submit a prayer request, call Marsha Sappenfield at 260.616.0679 or Jan Hoffman at 260.245.6604

Attention 8th grade parents: The Priority application period for Concordia Lutheran High School is October 18-December 16.  Families that apply by this date will receive their financial aid package by mid-February, 2020. CLHS will still accept applications after December 16, but these families will not be sent their financial aid packages until next April. Also, Discover Concordia Night is on Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at CLHS. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Cup of Kindness Box can be found in the Welcome Center.  The money collected is used by Lutheran Social Services for families who have crisis needs.

Prayer Shawl Ministry – This ministry creates knitted or crocheted shawls that are shared with individuals with various needs.  The shawls provide comfort and assurance of God’s love for them in the situation they face daily.  Prayer Shawls are available in Ebenezer Hall for members to share with family or friends who are in need of prayer.  If you take a shawl to someone in need, you are encouraged to pray with them as well.

Kindred – A Women’s Retreat, sponsored by St. Michael Lutheran Church,  November 2, 9:00a–3:00p at The Summit.  Kindred includes worship; a service project benefitting the Redemption House, and visual faith.  Lunch and beverages are provided.  Cost is $25 per person.  Please register by Thursday, October 17 at stmfw.org under news and events.

Concordia Lutheran High School seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Spanish Teacher. A bachelor’s degree in secondary education, or a related field, and a teacher certification in the subject matter are required. Seeking candidates that desire a classroom teaching experience. Prefer a minimum three years successful teaching in a high school setting, though new teacher candidates will be considered for this position. To view the position description and responsibilities and to apply, please visit www.clhscadets.com/employment. Only applications with all materials, including the completed application, will be considered.

The Calendar of the Church

Monday, October 14

    6:45 a.m. Women’s Devotion Group at Mocha Lounge

    12:00 p.m. Property

    1:00 p.m. Caregivers’ Support Group

    5:30 p.m. LifeLight

    6:15 p.m. Handbells

    7:00 p.m. Mission Task Force

Tuesday, October 15

    11:00 a.m. Senior Lunch Bunch

    6:00 p.m. Stephen Training in Ebenezer

    8:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study in the Loft

Wednesday, October 16

    6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study

    8:30 a.m. ESM Chapel

    8:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study – Fall Break

    10:00 a.m. Bible Study in Ebenezer

    12:30 p.m. Grief Fellowship

    3:30 p.m. PALS

    6:00 p.m. NewSong Choir

    6:30 p.m. Festival Choir and Chancel Choir

Thursday, October 17

    8:30 a.m. Thursday Guys

    9:00 a.m. The Piece Makers

    3:30 p.m. Food Pantry

    7:00 p.m. Book Club

Friday, October 18

ESM GRANDPARENTS DAY – 8:35 a.m. Getz Rd. & 11:30 a.m. Union St.

    6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study – Mocha Lounge

    9:00 a.m. Moms and More Bible Study

    1:30 p.m. LLV Bible Class

Saturday, October 19

    1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Free to Love Harvest Festival

    3:30 p.m. Praise Team

    5:00 p.m. Divine Worship Service with Communion

Sunday, October 20

    8:00 a.m. Divine Worship Service

    9:00 a.m. Moveable Feast

    9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Bible Classes

    10:30 a.m. Divine Service with Communion



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  non-perishable food, toiletries, paper products,
  cash/checks “for Food Pantry;”
  Contact Carolyn Beitz at 260-432-9189.