SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
THIS WEEK’S SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS—SEPTEMBER 15: The Fall and a Promise. The slithery serpent caused Eve to doubt God’s Word with one simple question: “Did God actually say . . .?” (Genesis 3:1). Seeking to gain wisdom, Eve and Adam rebel against their Creator. Suddenly aware of their condition before God, they vainly attempt to hide their sinful exposure. With sin comes punishment that is just; yet our heavenly Father does not leave humankind without hope. Instead, He promises One who will come to rescue His people from the jaws of death and Satan. As a family, discuss the importance of God’s promise of the Savior.
WASHINGTON SCHOOL'S PROJECT READS PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS this school year. This is a one-on-one, tutor/student, reading time once a week for one hour after school. A director from Project Reads leads the time and supplies the reading material. The program will begin the last week of September. It is a very rewarding time to get to know the children and be a part of their learning experience. If you are interested, please call Diane Witzenman at 249-1307.
IF ANYONE HAS A KNEE SCOOTER in good condition that you would be willing to loan to an Emmanuel member for 4 – 6 weeks, please contact Lana Hille in the church office at 423-1369.
SENIOR LUNCH BUNCH will meet on Tuesday, September 17, in the lower level of Ebenezer Hall. Fellowship hour begins at 11:00 a.m. with lunch served at noon. In a “State of the School” presentation, three of our Emmanuel-St. Michael staff members will share all the exciting changes for the 2019/2020 school year. Be present to learn more about how we can encourage our Emmanuel children and support our faculty and administrators. Please make your reservation by calling the church office at 423-1469. Cost for lunch is $7.
GRIEF FELLOWSHIP will meet at the Catablu Grille, 6472 West Jefferson Blvd., on Wednesday, September 18, at 12:30 p.m. Please call Joan Davis at 438-3876 to make your reservation.
EMMANUEL’S BOOK CLUB will meet on Thursday, September 19, at 7 p.m. at the home of Connie LaBrash. The book for discussion will be “The Story People” by Heather Kaufman. Everyone is welcome to attend. For questions, or directions to Connie’s house, please contact Beth Igney at 203-9959.
SENIOR HIGH YOUTH – SNA will meet on Sundays, September 15, 22, and 29, from 6-8 p.m. in the Loft.
VISUAL FAITH MINISTRY will participate in Emmanuel’s Free to Serve event on October 13, by hosting a card-making gathering for the military after the 10:30 a.m. service. Please sign up and join us. We will not meet on Tuesday, October 1.
RECYCLE YOUR GREETING CARDS - What do you do with the greeting cards, including Christmas cards, you have received? If you do not save them, Emmanuel’s Visual Faith Ministry asks you to collect and save them. You may drop them off at the church office.
PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY – We can confidently approach our God in prayer because He has commanded us to pray and has promised to hear us. To submit a prayer request, call Marsha Sappenfield at 260-616-0679 or Jan Hoffman at 260-245-6604.
FOOD PANTRY – To meet the needs of those who visit our food bank in September, 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, September 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.
ATTENTION 8TH-GRADE PARENTS: The Priority application period for Concordia Lutheran High School is October 18-December 16. Families that apply by this date will receive their financial aid package by mid-February, 2020. CLHS will still accept applications after December 16, but these families will not be sent their financial aid packages until next April. Also, Discover Concordia Night is on Wednesday, November 13, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at CLHS. We look forward to seeing you there!
THE CUP OF KINDNESS BOX can be found in the Welcome Center. The money collected is used by Lutheran Social Services for families who have crisis needs.
LOOK UP – 2019 FAITH CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH - Did you know that 1 in 5 people is living with a mental health concern and that according to LifeWay Research, 59% of people living with a mental illness want their church to talk openly about mental illness to help reduce the stigma about it? The faith community has an opportunity to “start the conversation and silence the stigma” about mental health issues. To help with this, everyone is invited to attend the “Look Up” Faith Conference on Mental Health on October 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Grand Wayne Center. With two keynote presentations, a dozen breakout sessions, numerous exhibits, resources, and more, we can promote mental wellness and reduce the stigma around mental illness. Register today at www.lookupconference.org. This event is sponsored by the Lutheran Foundation.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – This ministry creates knitted or crocheted shawls that are shared with individuals who have various needs. The shawls provide comfort and assurance of God’s love for them in the situations they face daily. Prayer shawls are available in Ebenezer Hall for members to share with family or friends who are in need of prayer. If you take a shawl to someone in need, you are encouraged to pray with them as well.
LUTHERAN LIFE VILLAGES’ ANNUAL FALL CARD PARTY will be held Wednesday, October 2, at 1:30 p.m. at 6701 S. Anthony Blvd. All are welcome for food, fun, prizes, and fellowship! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance from Judy Kalb (432-2369), from the Emporium Gift Shop (LLV S. Anthony), or at the door the day of the event.
The Calendar of the Church
Monday, September 16
6:45 a.m. Women’s Devotion Group at Mocha Lounge
5:30 p.m. LifeLight
6:00 p.m. Handbells
7:00 p.m. School Board Meeting
7:00 p.m. West Central Neighborhood Meeting, LL Ebenezer
Tuesday, September 17
11:00 a.m. Senior Lunch Bunch
8:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study in the Loft
Wednesday, September 18
6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study
8:30 a.m. ESM Chapel
8:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
10:00 a.m. Bible Study in Ebenezer
12:30 p.m. Grief Support
3:30 p.m. PALS
5:30 p.m. NewSong
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
Thursday, September 19
8:30 a.m. Thursday Guys
9:00 a.m. The Piece Makers
3:30 p.m. Food Pantry
7:00 p.m. Book Club
Friday, September 20
6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study – Mocha Lounge
9:00 a.m. Moms and More Bible Study
1:30 p.m. LLV Bible Class
6:00 p.m. Wedding Rehearsal
Saturday, September 21
2:00 p.m. Bradley Thompson and Sydney Senger Wedding
3:30 p.m. Praise Team
5:00 p.m. Divine Worship Service
Sunday, September 22
8:00 a.m. Divine Worship Service with Communion
9:00 a.m. Moveable Feast
9:15 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Classes
9:15 a.m. Blood Pressure Screening
10:30 a.m. Divine Service
3:00 p.m. Emmanuel Connections
6:00 p.m. SNA - Loft