"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

Sabbatical Preparation – As part of the Emmanuel family, we all have a role to play in preparing for and participating in Pastor Thomas and Sonya’s renewal period (January-May, 2019).  We can pray!  Their Sabbatical is our Sabbatical, as well.  Therefore, let’s all join together in prayer on a daily basis seeking God’s best for the Eggolds and for Emmanuel.  Be sure to take home the purple Sabbatical prayer handout for June which outlines prayer requests.  Extra copies are available in the Sanctuary and the Welcome Center.

Pictorial Directory – Another Day Has Been Added! – Emmanuel’s photography dates June 26 – 30 have all been filled, but because we still have members who would like to schedule their appointment, another day has been added, Monday, June 25. Go to Emmanuel’s website at emmanuellutheran.org, click on the icon and the instructions will walk you through the process, or you can call the church office at 423-1369 and Becki will be happy to help you. If that day does not work for you, you can call 1-800-521-4611 and Lifetouch can schedule you at another church that is also taking pictures for their directory.  Not to worry your picture will be sent to Lifetouch for our directory.

Volunteer Landscapers Needed – We are looking for volunteers to assist with the church and school landscaping once a week. Some of the duties would include planting and maintaining flowers and plants, weed removal, landscape design ideas, light mulching, edging, pruning and trimming. Whether it’s for an hour or two, or a half day, your help would be greatly appreciated to help beautify our campus. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Randy Thompson at 260-312-7989 or email him at randy@emmanuellutheran.org. Thank you!


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

Youth Sunday School – Summer Break – beginning Sunday, May 27, our Youth Sunday School will be on break until September. Thank you so much to our teachers and volunteers for their hard work and dedication this year! Please consider VBS! It’s another opportunity this summer to continue to engage God’s Word during our break!

Mother's Day Carnations – On Mother’s Day, May 13, Lutheran’s For Life will have beautiful carnations available for a small donation at each entrance. Help us celebrate Mother's Day!

Wellspring’s Miles for Meals will be held Saturday, May 19, at 9:00 a.m. at Foster Park.  This is a 3-mile family-friendly fundraiser walk with proceeds going to support Wellspring.  You can register or donate online at www.GetMeRegistered.com/WellspringsMiles.com.  For more info, please contact Jen Adams at 422-6618 or jenadams@wellspringinterfaith.org.

Please pray for our Confirmands – The following youth will be confirmed at the 10:30 a.m. service. We welcome these young brothers and sisters in Christ as fellow members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Daniel Adair

John Harless

Melina McClure

Evan Adams

Aaron Hastings

Avery Newsome

Cate Bilodeau

Ike Imler

Justin Paetz

Ellie Dahlkamp

Audrey Krauhs

Harrison Reed

Christian Detwiler

Nolan Labahn

Dylan Scheumann

Isabella Freimuth

Logan Lankenau

Kelton Smith

Isaiah Freimuth

Kennan Leis

Isaiah Tietz

Miles Hahn

Annie Madden

Ethan Wentland