"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

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!

Youth News…

Senior High Youth—9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Graders

SNA will meet on Sunday, November 19, in the Loft beginning from 6-8 p.m.

Washington School’s Santa Shop needs volunteers. It will take place December 18-21 (Monday - Thursday) from noon to 2:30 p.m. each day. Volunteers will help children choose gifts for their family members, as well as wrap the gifts. If you can help any day, please contact Diane Witzenman at dwitzenman@gmail.com.

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.

Our "New" Church Nursery - If you would like to volunteer in the nursery during one worship service in November or December, contact Becki Elonzae at 423-1369 or becki@emmanuellutheran.org.

The Lutheran Witness – If you would like to subscribe to The Lutheran Witness, please fill out the form below and enclose it in an envelope with your payment of $19.  Please make checks payable to Emmanuel, and return it to the church office by Sunday, November 19.   

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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.

Attention deer hunters! Emmanuel’s Food Pantry would greatly appreciate donations of deer meat.  We would be happy to pay for processing fees, if you are willing to donate the venison.  We did this several years ago and the Food Pantry clients loved it! Please contact Carolyn Beitz at 432-9189 if you are interested in helping.

Food Pantry – With the addition of our Christmas families, we are requesting additional donations of canned vegetables, soups, cake mixes, frosting, tooth brushes, 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, and the food pantry will be available for those living in the 46802 zip code area on Thursday, December 21, 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. 


Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Donations – The Lion’s Club has long been recognized for their efforts in assisting the sight impaired by collecting used eyeglasses.  Not as well-known is their collection of hearing aids and batteries.  Our member, Dick Alfeld has placed a collection box in the welcome center to gather those eyeglasses and hearing aids and batteries that you no longer use.  He will then get the donations to those who distribute them to the needy.  Thank you for your help.


Lutherans for Life – “A child who has been adopted by loving parents knows from the outset that he is loved because he knows they chose him. He was not simply accepted because he was conceived and born into their midst but was sought out to become their child. God is like that with us! ‘Although it may appear outwardly that we make our way toward God, the joyful and wonderful truth is that it is God who comes to us’ (Matthew the Poor).” Abbot Tryphon, Vashon Island, Washington – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org.