"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! Please consider bringing a dish to share – it’s always appreciated!

Altar Flowers are Needed for Worship Weekend, July 21st and 22ndIf you would like to sponsor flowers on the altar in memory of a loved one, anniversary, birthday, etc., please call Becki or Jen in the church office at 423-1369.

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 yellow Sabbatical prayer handout for July which outlines prayer requests. Extra copies are available in the Sanctuary and the Welcome Center.

Pictorial Directory – Thank you Emmanuel members for your participation in our new pictorial directory. Now that picture taking is complete, the process of creating the directory, which has been in the works, will be ready to submit to Lifetouch soon. Once they receive our directory they will assembly it, and return it back to us for proofing. The finished directories will be sent to Emmanuel sometime in late August early September.

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, July 9, 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, July 18. Meet at Emmanuel Church at 10:00 a.m. to carpool to Pastor Arnie and Kathy Piering’s lake cottage at Little Otter Lake. Please call Ed Krueckeberg at 482-2171 to register.

Young Professionals – Our next event will be Sunday, July 15th! The plan is to attend the Three Rivers Festival Concert on Sunday night at Headwaters Park from 5-9pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door (cost = $15) or in advance online (cost = $10). For every adult ticket purchased two kids (12 & Under) may enter for free! Go to threeriversfesitval.org and click on the ‘Concerts’ tab to purchase your ticket! If you have questions please talk to Pastor Dan.

Part-Time Childcare Workers Needed – Emmanuel Lutheran Early Childhood Ministry is in need of part-time childcare staffers who are flexible with scheduling, who love being with children, and who have a passion for sharing the love of Jesus. An employee is needed M,W, & F mornings to be with our two year-olds. An employee is also needed after 3:00 p.m. to help supervise a mixed-age group of preschoolers. Any potential employee must be willing and able to participate in CPR and 1st Aid training and to have a drug screen and fingerprint/background check. Persons experienced in nurturing children who could help fill in some gaps in our schedule should call Gwen Kanning (423-1369, extension 340).

Preschool & Daycare for 2018-2019 – Preschool and daycare enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is going well! We still have some spots available.

We offer morning preschool classes for children ages 2-5, as well as afternoon and all-day classes for children ages 4-5. We also offer full-time or part-time wrap-around childcare for hours before and after preschool from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call Gwen Kanning at 423-1369, extension 340, to receive further information or to schedule a tour.

Emmanuel’s Book Club will meet on Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. in Ebenezer Hall.  The books of discussion will be “Lethal Licorice” an Amish Candy Shop Mystery and “Assaulted Caramel" both books by Amanda Flower.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Any questions, please contact Beth Igney at 260-466-5105 or 260-203-9959.

Food Pantry –To meet the needs of those who visit our food bank in July 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, July 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.

Senior High Youth—9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Graders - The senior high youth group will travel by bus to Texas July 6-14.  Thirty-nine youth and adults will serve the community of San Augustine, TX, primarily in the way of home repair.  Please pray for the following:  safety in travel, that our efforts would encourage the people with whom we come into contact, and that our group would be receptive to the Holy Spirit's leading during our time together.

Junior High Youth—6th, 7th and 8th Graders - We want you to participate in the Indiana District Youth Rally at Camp Lutherhaven! No matter if you’re in day school, home school, private or public school this rally is for you! If you’re interested and want more information contact Pastor Dan at 423-1369 or pastordan@emmanuellutheran.org. Check out the Youth bulletin board by the church office for more information. Early bird registration ends July 31! 

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

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.

Lutherans for Life – “When people consider euthanasia for those experiencing illness or decline with aging, God’s Word is clear again through King David in Psalm 139:16b (NIV): ‘[A]ll the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.’” Mona Fuerstenau, director of Lutheran Ministry Partnerships, Bethesda Lutheran Communities – Life Quote from Lutherans For Life - www.lutheransforlife.org