"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

Looking for Your Favorite Sermon?   All sermons are now posted using video to Vimeo.com.  Certain music that can be uploaded per our copyright license agreement is also on this same website.  To access our Emmanuel church account use the following web address: https://vimeo.com/emmanuellutheranfw.You can subscribe to follow this account and then be notified when new videos are uploaded.  If you have already subscribed as a follower, the videos are all still on the same service, just the web address has been changed to make it easier to remember and share with family and friends.

Carpe Diem: Toga Party!!!  All Middle School youth (6th-8th graders) are invited to join us for a classic Roman Toga Party Sunday, September 24 during the Sunday School hour. Please come prepared to eat, drink, and be merry, and dressed in your best sheets and ancient accessories, as there will be prizes for the best togas. Join us at 9:15 in the conference room next to the Science/Art room.

A new women’s Bible study begins this Wednesday, September 27 at 8:45 a.m. in Brandt Hall.  The class begins with a look at the life of the apostle Paul through a video narrated by Rick Steves and leads into an in-depth study of the book of Colossians.

Emmanuel Golf Outing – The 32nd Annual Emmanuel Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, September 30, at 9:00 a.m. The fees are $60 per golfer and include green fees, lunch and refreshments during the outing. If you are not a golfer, you can also sponsor the outing in one of the following ways: Hole Sponsor @ $150, Lunch Sponsor @ $75, or Snack Cart Sponsor @ $50.  If you can help sponsor or play in this important event, go to Emmanuel’s web page at www.emmanuellutheran.org and click on the “sign up” link and simply follow the steps, or register/sponsor forms are available in Ebenezer Hall. 

New Mom’s Group – You are invited to participate in a new group for all mothers of busy babies and children of all ages!. You need a group that understands your needs, and we are it! Beginning Friday, Oct. 6, and meeting every 1st and 3rd Friday in the Loft from 9-10:30 a.m., we will enjoy discussion time, devotion and occasional crafts. Contact Lisa Moellering at (937) 418-9304 if you are interested.

LCMS Disaster Response Plans for Texas – LCMS Disaster Response teams will deploy as soon as emergency officials allow them to enter the disaster zone.  As with Katrina, we will await information from LCMS and Indiana District as to how we can help with manpower.  In the meantime you can help with monetary donations.  You can place your donations in your church envelope with “Hurricane Relief” marked on the “other” line. We will send our donations to LCMS Disaster Relief through Thrivent who has set aside $3 million in matching funds.

Our "New" Church Nursery - If you would like to volunteer in the nursery during one worship service in November or December, contact Michele Kausch at 804.1767 or kauschmichele@gmail.com.

The Moveable Feast – All are welcome between worship services on Sunday mornings to come to Ebenezer Hall for food and fellowship! This year, we will be taking a new approach to provide for Moveable Feast. Members who live in the same zip code may receive a phone call requesting your support to “adopt” the Feast.  This will include opportunities for your "Zip Code Group" to help set up, serve and clean up at the Moveable Feast on your Adoption Sunday!

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.

PALS for Washington School - The PALS program begins on Wednesday, September 27, and runs each Wednesday through November 15. If you are interested in PALS please contact one of the pastors after church or email Alyssa Bornheimer at stephenalyssa@gmail.com.

Food Pantry –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 19, 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. 

See the New Luther Movie! – St. Michael Lutheran Church would like to invite you to a one-time showing of the new Luther movie at AMC Jefferson Pointe 18 on October 26 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  All tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased for $9.00 at www.tugg.com/events/martin-luther-the-idea-that-changed-the-world-nk0fOr you can purchase tickets through the St. Michael church office at 2131 Getz Rd. For more info call (260)432-2033.

The Ft. Wayne North Zone LWML Fall Rally will take place Saturday, Oct. 14 at Zion Lutheran Church, located at 101 E. North Street, Columbia City.  This year’s theme is “Thy Kingdom Come:  Sharing Christ with our Redeemed Sisters in Jail.”  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m with a $6 registration fee that includes a breakfast snack.  Please contact Jan Werth at 452-4769 if you plan to attend, or if you would like additional information.

Visual Faith - Join the Emmanuel Visual Faith Team on Saturday, September 30, in Ebenezer Hall for an open house from 9 a.m. to noon to slow down and be in God’s Word and prayer. This is an open time to spend in community with others and to work in your Bible journals. We will also have a project for you to work on.  Basic supplies will be available.  Feel free to bring a friend.  RSVP by Wednesday, September 27 to Teresa Davis at 260-207-5252 or 1313teresadavis@gmail.com. .

THE 2017 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S will take place at Parkview field on Oct. 7. Emmanuel member, Victoria Hyatt will be participating in this year’s event. If you’d like to support her efforts, or if you’d like to take part in the event, you can reach her at (989) 430-0681 or by email at h1babbs@gmail.com. You can find more info at http://act.alz.org.

Lutherans for Life – “We have been freely received by the Lord God … Since He generously extends compassion and forgiveness to each human being, we receive as freely, respect as fully, and defend as fiercely as we have been received, respected, and defended.” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org