"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

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.

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.

Youth News…

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

SNA will meet on Sunday, December 3, 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.

 

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. 

 

Cross Connections Event - Join the Biblical ministry of Cross Connections again this year at The Acme Bar and Grill on Saturday, December 9 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. during the Army-Navy football game! You will be able to enjoy an all-you-can-eat pizza and wings buffet from our friends at The Acme for just $15 per person. Proceeds from this event provide FREE Biblical counseling at Cross Connections for all active duty military, police, fire and EMT personnel (including their immediate family members) who are sent to Cross Connections from our 85 ministry partners. It’s a great way to break away from Christmas shopping and support a very worthy cause supporting the brave men and women who defend our freedoms and provide for our safety. Please contact Jen at 260-373-0213 if you have questions. See you all there!!

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 – “All that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—is  the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org.