"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 Prayers of the Church


Katherine Schweyer for peace

Orval Shryock for comfort and peace

Orby Hurless for healing and strength

Mary Jellison for comfort and peace

Carol Hahn (Mother of Steve Hahn) for peace and healing

Roy DeFord (Brother-in-law of Chuck and Mary Willen) for healing, strength and comfort

Dawn Miller (Daughter of Marlin and Shirley Culy) for healing, comfort and God’s peace

Carol Frauhiger (Mother of Christena McPheeters) for comfort and peace

Eleanor Spitzer (Sister of Phyllis Tittman) for safety and wellness

Vicky Bollinger (Cousin of Cassie Didier) for complete healing, patience and peace

Julie Harper for continued strength and peace

JoAnn Hatfield for strength and peace

Troy Sargent for peace and healing

Jim Koberling (Father of Karen Frye) for peace patience and healing.

Madelynn Schinzler (Great-Niece of Paul & Faith Harless) for successful treatment

Maddie (Co-Worker of Ann Konow) for strength and peace in God’s will

Camden Hartman for continued growth and strength

Pat Hormann for healing

Walter Tittman for comfort, strength and healing

Georgia Todd for healing, strength and comfort

Robert Fisher for strength and healing

Emilie Fox for healing

Allan Abramow for healing


Robin Holloway Hermann (Niece of Judy Kalb) for healing, comfort and peace

Marjorie Kalb Moore (Sister-in-law of Judy Kalb) for healing, comfort and peace

Kiara Smith (Great-granddaughter of Lois Kaufman) for healing, comfort and peace

Jennifer Nehrenz (Niece of David & Charlene Hess) for healing, comfort and peace

Barb Studebaker (Friend of Charlie and Roxanne Pratt) for strength and healing

Jennifer Kern (Niece of Shirley Kern) for successful treatment, healing and peace

Ralph Landis (Friend of Caroline Eber) for comfort and peace

Janice Fisher (Sister-in-law of Cathy Elkins) for comfort, strength and peace

Paige Eakright for successful treatment, healing and comfort

Dale Bultemeier (Friend of Marilyn Brenner) for peace and healing

Amanda Salyar (Daughter of Richard and Jan Havener and Tom and Pam McLaughlin) for successful treatment and peace

Lora Schlegel (Niece of Jan & Jim Rathge) for successful treatment, healing & comfort

Marjorie Rodemeyer (Mother of Vickie Meyers) for successful treatment and peace

Dennis Hyatt (Victoria Hyatt's Dad) for healing, comfort, patience and peace

Shelly Koenig (Friend of David and Sharon Bell) for successful treatment, healing & peace

Carol Warstler (Friend of Peggy Maki) for strength and healing

Judi Brunow for peace and healing

LuAnn Metzer (Friend of Sandy Behling) for peace and comfort

Roxie Bole (Cousin of Phyllis Urbine) for comfort and peace

Mike Smith (Son of Edna Heckber) for healing, peace and comfort

Robert Straub (Nephew of Edna Heckber) for healing, peace and comfort

Pat Rich (Father of Nick Rich) for successful treatment, strength and healing

Peg Randall-Gardner (Aunt of Justin Arkkelin) for peace and healing

Doug Richey for successful treatment

Flo Dula (Mother of Jayne Sheafer) for peace and comfort

Lynn Odier (Brother-in-Law of Chuck & Mary Willen) for successful treatment and healing

Jim Williams for healing, comfort and peace

Shane Coker (Nephew of David Linnemeyer) for successful treatment, peace and comfort


Carol Linnemeier, Connie Hoyer, Jim Bennett, Jacob Irven, Becky Nahrwold


Pray for the family of Dale Couture, father of Nancy Hoffman, as they mourn the passing of their loved one.  Ask God to comfort them in their grief, give them His peace, and assure them of the victory over death that is ours through Christ.



Please pray for those who live and work on Wayne Street, asking God to guide them and provide for their needs of body and soul. Pray that God will use the people of our congregation to share the love of Christ with these neighbors.


Patrick Agerton

Lee Brown

Austin Bruce

Brandon Bruce

Jordan Bruce

Dilan Buuck

Mitchell Buuck

Nathan Buuck

Daniel Coplen

Jeremy Davis

Nathan Dirig

Jessica Dornseif

Ben Ecklor

Nic Kirkland

Wesley Mericle

Jordan Moore

Mike Rigsby

Geoff Sark

Wesley Sark

Josh Worden

Jacob Shutt



  • Jason and Beth Brooks, Liam and Finn
  • Larry and Lora Brothers
  • Harry and Kristina Brown, Andrew and Dalton
  • Jill Brown
  • Rodney Brown
  • Brandon and Kalyn Bruce, Lincoln and Grayson
  • Denise Bruce
  • Joe and Tina Bruce, Austin
  • Jordan and Heather Bruce, Noah, Abby, Kellan, Kerrigan
  • Justin and Emily Bruce, Lily and Maddison

If you have a prayer request, please call the church office at 423-1369.


The Teaching of the Church


WANT HELP GROWING IN THE WORD?  For a link to daily devotions, a printout of each Sunday’s Bible readings – along with excellent tips about preparing for worship – plus lots of other helpful information, bookmark Gene Brunow’s website and visit it regularly.  http://www.genesbrunotes.com/





Me Too (Birth, 1, 2, & 3 years old)

Me Too Room / AR Center

4-5 year old

Preschool Room 6

K-1st Grade

Room 5

2nd-3rd Grade

Room 105

4th-5th Grade

Room 104

6th-8th Grade 

School Conference Room

9th-12th Grade

The Loft - Ebenezer







Lutheran Christianity

Brandt Hall



Every One His Witness

Ebenezer, LL


Rev. McFadden

The Story in the Bible , Part 2

Activities Ctr.


Josh Eggold

Men’s Bible Study

School Rm 4









Women’s Bible Study:  Hosea

The Loft

Mondays (bi-monthly)

9:00 a.m.

John’s Gospel & Epistles


Mondays (1st&3rd/mo.)

12:30 p.m.

LifeLight:  The Gospel of John



5:30 p.m.

Men’s Bible Study

Brandt Hall


6:30 a.m.

Women’s Study: Paul’s Letters

Brandt Hall


8:45 a.m.

Pastor’s Bible Study



10:00 a.m.

Women’s Bible Study

Ebenezer LL

Thursdays (1st/mo.)

2:00 p.m.

Men’s Bible Study

Mocha Lounge


6:30 a.m.

Mom’s and More Bible Study

The Loft

Fridays (1st & 3rd / mo.)

9:00 a.m.

Pastor’s Bible Study



1:30 p.m.

Men’s Catechism Study

Brandt Hall

Saturdays (2nd/mo.)

8:30 a.m.

Women’s Study: Esther

The Loft

Saturdays (Twice/mo.)

9:00 a.m.

The News of the Church

Grief Support will be held on Wednesday, January 17 at 12:30 p.m. at Casa’s on Parnell Avenue across from the Coliseum.  For your reservation, please call Norvin McClure at 471-6231 or Donna Winters at 385-5982.

Prayer of Thanksgiving for Birthdays – Thank God for the following birthdays, and ask Him to provide peace and fullness of life for those who serve Him.  We thank Him for their faithful example.

Carolyn Cole

11602 Stellhorn Road, New Haven, In 46774



Libby Lantz

1820 Huffman Boulevard, 46808



Leonard Buuck

1327 North Glendale Drive, 46804




If you wish not to have your name listed with the birthdays, call the church office, 423-1369.

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

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

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.

Electronic Giving with Joyful Response – If automatic withdrawal giving from one of your existing bank accounts would be a helpful stewardship tool for you, please contact our Office Manager Becki Elonzae (423-1369) for information on setting up this free service through the “Joyful Response” program sponsored by the Lutheran Church Extension Fund.  

Youth News…

FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!  Emmanuel's Senior High Youth will host the 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Bingo Night on Saturday, January 20 from 6-8 p.m. in the gym  Meal choices include chili, hot dogs, veggies, cornbread, fruit and dessert.  Bingo to follow for great prizes!  Cost is $5 per meal ($20 max per family) and bingo boards $2 each.  If you would like to compete in the Chili Cook-Off, please contact Sarah Pennekamp (486-6740) or sign up with Becki Elonzae in the church office.  If you would like to donate prizes for Bingo, please label items "EYG Bingo" and drop off in the bin in the Welcome Center

Food Pantry – We are requesting 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, January 18, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the lower level of Ebenezer Hall.  Servers are needed to help with the food distribution.  If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Carolyn Beitz at 432-9189. 

Save the Date for ESM’s Kindergarten Information and Enrollment Sessions to be held on Sunday, January 21 at 12 noon OR Thursday, February 22 at 6:30pm.  Both sessions will be at the Getz Road Campus - 2131 Getz Road.  Learn how ESM might serve you as you seek the best education for your family, visit classrooms, meet teachers and parents, and receive enrollment materials.   Future students enjoy an activity with teachers.  Childcare provided for siblings. QUESTIONS? – Contact Erin Clark, Director of Admissions at 260.422.6712 / eclark@esmeagles.com / www.esmeagles.com

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.

LWML Stamps for Missions – The LWML is collecting cancelled stamps.  These stamps are sold by the pound to a local stamp business with proceeds going toward funding its mission projects.  You can deposit your cancelled stamps in the box in the Welcome Center.  Please try to leave a half inch paper border around each stamp.  Thank you for supporting this ministry.

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.

Lutherans for Life – “The church must be reminded that it is … the conscience of the state … It must be the guide and the critic of the state … If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org


THE WEEKLY NEWS OF THE CHURCH AND MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS are available on Emmanuel’s website, www.emmanuellutheran.org.

The Stewardship of the Church

Christian Stewardship is managing all of life and life’s resources for God’s purposes


The contributions made to “Emmanuel” support the ongoing mission and ministry efforts of Emmanuel congregation.

Year to Date: $18,754.97

Anticipated Need for 2018: $1,602,803


The gifts listed below have been received and support the “Thus Far” campaign designed to develop our campus and restore our sanctuary.

Last Week: $5,411

To Date: $3,190,431


The contributions designated for “District and Synod” are sent to the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and are used for local, national and world mission efforts.

Last Week: $310

Year to Date: $310


The money contributed in the “Cup of Kindness” boxes is distributed by Lutheran Social Services to local families who have crisis needs.

Last Week: $205.97

Year to Date: $204.97



Saturday, January 6

  5:00 p.m. Divine Worship Service


Sunday, January 7

  8:00 a.m. Divine Worship Service


Sunday, January 7

  10:30 p.m. Divine Worship Service





The Calendar of the Church


Monday, January 15

ESM and Preschool are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day

    5:30 p.m. LifeLight

    6:00 p.m. Handbells

    7:00 p.m. West Central Neighborhood Neighborhood Association Meeting     7:00 p.m.

    7:00 p.m. School Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 16

   11:00 p.m. Senior Lunch Bunch

    6:30 p.m. Family Confirmation

Wednesday, January 17

    6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study - Brandt Hall Meeting Room

    8:30 a.m. School Chapel

    8:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study

  10:00 a.m. Bible Study

  12:30 p.m. Grief Support

    1:30 p.m. LLV Visits

    5:30 p.m. NewSong Choir

    7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir

Thursday, January 18

ESM 1 Hour Late Start: 9:20 a.m. Union Street Campus/9:35 Getz Road Campus

    8:30 a.m. Thursday Guys

    9:00 a.m. The Piece Makers

    3:30 p.m. Food Pantry

Friday, January 19

    6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study – Mocha Lounge

    9:00 a.m. Moms and More Bible Study

    1:30 p.m. Bible Study at Lutheran Life Villages

Saturday, January 20

    9:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study

    3:30 p.m. Praise Team

    5:00 p.m. Divine Worship Service  w/Communion

    6:00 p.m. Senior High Youth 6th Annual Chili Cook-off and Bingo Night – Gym Union St.

Sunday, January 21

    8:00 a.m. Divine Worship Service

    9:00 a.m. Moveable Feast

    9:15 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Classes

  10:30 a.m. Divine Worship Service w/Communion

  12:00 Noon 3:00 p.m. ESM Open House at both Union and Getz Campuses

  12:00 Noon Kindergarten Information and Enrollment Session at the Getz Rd. Campus