"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

Emmanuel’s Block Party will be held on Wednesday, July 26, and we are in need of a 20 x 20 awning for the band. If you have one that you are willing to donate for this event, please call Becki at the church office at 423-1369.

Restoration Items available to members – We have a number of items associated with the restoration of the sanctuary, and these items are available to our members. We simply ask for a freewill donation. If you are interested in what items we still have available, please contact Emmanuel's Maintenance Supervisor Randy Thompson at 423-169, or via email at randy@emmanuellutheran.org.

The Moveable Feast Has Not been adopted by any group during the summer months, so any donations of food items for the Feast would be greatly appreciated. Your donation can be brought to the church office on Thursday or Friday for the following Sunday, or on Sunday morning before 9:00 a.m. Thank you!

The Moveable FeastPlease join the fellowship on Sunday mornings between services in the gathering area of Ebenezer Hall.  If you have any questions, or if your group would like to adopt the feast, please call or text Sonya Eggold at 414-5246 (sreggold@gmail.com) or Melissa Stout at 348-2023 (stoutclan5@frontier.com).

Hope-Full Living and Portal of Prayers devotional booklets for the summer quarter are available in the Welcome Center and the tables in the back of the church.

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.

Vacation Bible School…

A Big Thanks to all involved with this year’s VBS! Thank you to the parents who brought their children to participate in VBS! Thank you also to all the volunteers, both adults and students, who helped with VBS this year! This year’s VBS couldn’t have happened without you!

VBS Shirts – If anyone would like to purchase the shirt that the volunteers wore for this year’s VBS, please see Pastor Sheafer. We only have Larges and Extra-Larges available. Cost per shirt is $5 which will be used to help with the VBS budget.

VBS Feedback – Initially, as summer schedules scatter us all over, for both volunteers and participants there will be online surveys in order to get feedback. If you volunteered or had a child participate please let Pastor Sheafer (daniel.sheafer@ctsfw.edu) know and he will send the appropriate survey link to you. Thanks for your time!

 

Preschool & Daycare for 2017-2018 – We are now enrolling for preschool and childcare for the 2017-2018 school year. We are now on the Paths to Quality (Level 1) and are Brightpoint certified. Please note that due to returning students, some classes fill quickly!

We offer morning preschool classes for children ages 2-5, as well as afternoon and all-day classes for children ages 4-5. We also offer wrap-around daycare for hours before and after preschool from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call Gwen Kanning at 423-1369, extension 340, for further information or to schedule a tour.

Wheeler Mission Ministry – Emmanuel member, Meg Kausch, is working this summer for Wheeler Mission Ministry in Indianapolis in their Homeless Center for Women and Children. Donations of USED/NEW board games and DVDs appropriate for children ages 5-14 are so appreciated. Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Meijer or Michael's so craft supplies may be purchased are also needed. You may leave any items in the church office clearly marked "Wheeler." If you have questions, please give Meg a call at 260-418-3564.

Food Pantry – To meet the needs of those who visit our food bank in June we could use donations of 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. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Carolyn Beitz at 432-9189.

Wellspring is in Need of Snacks – Wellspring’s FREE 7-week Summer Day Camp is right around the corner, and could use our help with providing individual snacks for the kids (granola bars, fruit snacks, etc.). With over 300 kids per day, that is A LOT of snacks (costing an estimated .50-1.00 per child per day).  Donations can be dropped off at the Emmanuel church office.  Thank you for your support!

The First Lutherans for Life Regional Conference will be held at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne on Saturday, September 16, 2017. For registration, schedules, hotels, and more go to: www.lutheransforlife.org/conference

S.O.S. at Cross Connections – The Biblical counseling ministry at Cross Connections has a Serve our Servants fund (S.O.S) that provides free counseling for all active duty military, police, fire, and EMT personnel and their families.  If you or somebody you know would benefit from these services please speak with pastor or call Cross Connections at 260-373-0213 to learn more.