"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

Sabbatical Preparation – As part of the Emmanuel family, we all have a role to play in preparing for and participating in Pastor Thomas and Sonya’s renewal period (January-May, 2019).  We can pray!  Their Sabbatical is our Sabbatical, as well.  Therefore, let’s all join together in prayer on a daily basis seeking God’s best for the Eggolds and for Emmanuel.  Be sure to take home the purple Sabbatical prayer handout for June which outlines prayer requests.  Extra copies are available in the Sanctuary and the Welcome Center.

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.

 Ellen VanAuken

 3030 N. Heritage Park Lane,  46805



 Lois Horstmeyer

 6723 S. Anthony Blvd., Apt. 126, 46816



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

Pictorial Directory – Another Day Has Been Added! – Emmanuel’s photography dates June 26 – 30 have all been filled, but because we still have members who would like to schedule their appointment, another day has been added, Monday, June 25. Go to Emmanuel’s website at emmanuellutheran.org, click on the icon and the instructions will walk you through the process, or you can call the church office at 423-1369 and Becki will be happy to help you. If that day does not work for you, you can call 1-800-521-4611 and Lifetouch can schedule you at another church that is also taking pictures for their directory.  Not to worry your picture will be sent to Lifetouch for our directory.

Caregiver Support – Are you currently serving as a caregiver?  Do the needs of a spouse, parent or child require your attention?  Would you like opportunities to talk with other caregivers?  Join others who are experiencing similar demands on time and energy to gain answers, perspective and support.  We will meet in Ebenezer Hall on Monday, June 18, at 1:00 p.m.   For more information call Lana Hille at the church office at 423-1369.

Grief Support will be held on Wednesday, June 20, at 12:30 p.m. at Hall’s Factory on Coldwater Road.  For your reservation, please call Donna Winters at 385-5982 or Norv McClure at 471-6231.

Food Pantry –To meet the  needs of those who visit our food bank in June we could use donations of  cereal, canned vegetables, fruit, peanut butter, mac and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, 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, June 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. 

Emmanuel’s Book Club will meet on Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. in Ebenezer Hall.  The book of discussion is “The One in A Million Boy” by Monica Wood.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Any questions, please contact Beth Igney at 260-466-5105 or 260-203-9959.

Summer Growth Groups – Registration for the Summer Growth Groups is still open.  Online registration can be completed by clicking the link on the church website.  Registration forms are also in the Welcome Center if you would prefer to sign up in person.  Check out the June newsletter for a list of groups to sign up for.

Summer Growth Groups - Summer Growth Groups are underway, but it's not too late to join:

  • Monday Morning Motivation is a women's devotion group that meets Monday mornings at 6:45 am at the Mocha Lounge. 
  • The Millennial Matters Group for college students and recent college graduates will start meeting on June 17 at 6-7 pm in The Loft. 
  • Fermentation Through the Ages of the Church Group - Chris Darby would love to have you join his group when they meet again at a local microbrewery or distillery. 
  • NeighborLink Service Group - Linda Shutt is leading the service group with landscaping efforts on the church grounds.
  • And more groups will be added in the coming weeks!

Check out the registration folder in the Welcome Center, visit the church website, or contact John Martin, john.316.martin@icloud.com, for more details.

Volunteer Landscapers Needed – We are looking for volunteers to assist with the church and school landscaping once a week. Some of the duties would include planting and maintaining flowers and plants, weed removal, landscape design ideas, light mulching, edging, pruning and trimming. Whether it’s for an hour or two or a half day, your help would be greatly appreciated to help beautify our campus. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Randy Thompson at 260-312-7989 or email him at randy@emmanuellutheran.org. Thank you!

Youth News - Senior High Youth—9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Graders - SNA will meet on Sundays, June 10 and 24 from 6-8 p.m. in the Loft.

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

Church Nursery – If you would like to volunteer in the nursery during worship, contact Angela Chamberlin at 260-710-2274 or angelamchamberlin@gmail.com.

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.

VBS Splash Canyon – June 11-14; 6-8:30pm. Registration closes this weekend, June 10th @ 12pm. Thank you so much for the overwhelming donation response! You’re support means so much to Emmanuel’s VBS!

Needed – We are in need of a volunteer to transport a member, living in the Maplecrest / I469 area, to and from church.  Please call Lana in the church office at 423-1369 if you are able to help.

Preschool & Daycare for 2018-2019 – We are now enrolling for preschool and childcare for the 2018-2019 school year.  You can find a list of classes in the March newsletter.  Please note that due to returning students, some classes fill quickly, especially Prekindergarten. 

Minnesota group to present Les Miserables at Suburban Bethlehem - New Wine is a Christian youth drama/musical ministry of Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet, Minnesota.  The group promotes Christian fellowship, friendship, and understanding among the students, who come from varied religious backgrounds and traditions. They will be at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church (6318 W. California Road) on Sunday, June 17 at 6:30pm to perform Les Miserables.  There is no cost so bring your family and friends and join us to hear this story of grace and redemption!

Lutherans for Life – “You can stand for life today, even if you have had an abortion. When you bring any sin into the light, Jesus disarms the enemy. The devil can no longer hold that sin over you. Christ is your righteousness, and you stand in Him. God’s Word declares it to be so.” Rev. Lyndon Korhonen, president of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations – Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org