"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God..."

- Ephesians 2:8

December 24 – Christmas Eve  falls on a Sunday this year, and because of this we will have only one morning worship service that will begin at 10:00, along with the celebration of Holy Communion.  There will be no Sunday School or Bible Classes.  Christmas Eve services will be held at their regular times: 7:00 p.m. for our Family Service and 11:00 p.m. for our Candlelight Service.  New Year Eve’s also falls on a Sunday, but we will have our regular scheduled services  at 8:00 and 10:30 am. with the celebration of Holy Communion at the 8:00 service.  There will be no Sunday School, but there will be a Bible class to hear Deaconess Christel Neuendorf share her experiences serving the Lord in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Our New Year’s Eve service will be held at 7:00 p.m. with the celebration of Holy Communion.

The Moveable Feast – All are welcome between worship services on Sunday mornings in Ebenezer Hall for food and fellowship!

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.

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. Meeting Guides will be available at the circle drive church entrance.

Christmas Giving Tree – Thank you to everyone who took a tag from the giving tree!  Please remember to bring your unwrapped gift with the tag you took from the tree and a gift box or bag to the church office no later than Monday, November 20.  Everyone is invited to help with the gift wrapping on Friday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m. in Brandt Hall.  If you have any questions, please contact Lana Hille at 423-1369.  Thank you for your generosity!

Reformation And Luther Day – On Sunday, October 29, we will celebrate the Reformation’s 500th Anniversary and Martin Luther. Join us for a “Luther Lunch” after late service (good German food in lower Ebenezer Hall), followed by a viewing of Rick Steves's special, Luther and the Reformation, filmed in Germany and Rome. SIGN UP BY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, on the sheet in Ebenezer Hall. An $8 donation will be collected at the door.

REFORMATION AND LUTHER DAY - On Sunday, October 29, we will celebrate the Reformation’s 500th Anniversary and Martin Luther. Join us for a “Luther Lunch” after late service (good German food in lower Ebenezer Hall), followed by a viewing of Rick Steves's special, Luther and the Reformation, filmed in Germany and Rome. SIGN UP BY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, on the sheet in Ebenezer Hall. An $8 donation will be collected at the door.