May 26, 2019
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!
VBS IS COMING – IT'S A POLAR BLAST! CHECK THE HOME PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE TO REGISTER AND VOLUNTEER. And mark your calendars for Friday, June 21, at Emmanuel from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 22, at Emmanuel from 1-4:30 p.m. A closing worship will be part of our Saturday worship service from 5-6 p.m. Keep an eye out for the donation board.
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.
VISUAL FAITH MINISTRY will meet on Tuesday, June 4, from 6-8 p.m. in Ebenezer Hall. Come and spend some time in community praying Scripture or journaling in your Bible. How do we train our spirit to pray? It takes practice! No prior skills needed. Materials supplied, but bring your Bible. Enjoy the gift of time to pray, listen, and bless others. Join us and bring a friend!
THE MONDAY MORNING MOTIVATION GROWTH GROUP IS TAKING A SUMMER VACATION. Our last meeting was Monday, May 20, and we will resume August 12. Watch this space, or sign up for the Growth Group Newsletter, to stay up to date with this and all Growth Group news and updates.
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.
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.
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 20, 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, PAINTERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, SCULPTORS, FIBER ARTISTS, AND…? The art show is coming! We’re celebrating Pastor Thomas’s return from sabbatical with an exhibit of original art in Ebenezer Hall. Some of the work will be pieces Pastor Thomas created, but we also want to exhibit art from you, our Emmanuel family, and the West Central community. The exhibition is called A New Creation: A Faithful Exhibit of Original Artwork, and it expresses a theme of renewal and rebirth: "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come." Check the home page of our website for more information, instructions, and entry forms.
THE LION’S CLUB IS ACCEPTING DONATIONS of eye glasses, hearing aids and hearing aid batteries. You can place your donations on the counter in front of Becki’s desk in the church office. Thank you for your support.
JOIN US FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL CROSS CONNECTIONS GOLF OUTING taking place Friday, June 28, at Brookwood Golf Club, 10304 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. This will be a scramble format with all funds raised going directly to support the ministry at Cross Connections. Registration deadline is June 21, and the cost is $75 per golfer/$300 per foursome. Special offer for those that register before June 5: you will receive $5 off per golfer! Registration starts at 10:30 a.m., with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Please call Jen or Jim at 260-373-0213 or visit the Events page on our website, CrossConnectionsCounseling.com for sponsorship and registration information. We hope to see you there!!
The Calendar of the Church
Monday, May 27 – MEMORIAL DAY
No School or Daycare
Church Office Closed
Tuesday, May 28
6:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry
Wednesday, May 29
6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study
10:00 a.m. Bible Study
5:30 p.m. NewSong Choir
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
Thursday, May 30 – The Ascension of Our Lord
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
8:30 a.m. ESM Awards in Church
8:30 a.m. Thursday Guys
9:00 a.m. Piece Makers
1:00 p.m. Closing Chapel
2:05 p.m. Getz Road Campus Dismissal
2:20 p.m. Union St. Campus Dismissal
7:00 p.m. 8th Grade Graduation Service at St. Michael Church
Friday, May 31
6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study – Mocha Lounge
Saturday, June 1
3:30 p.m. Praise Team
5:00 p.m. Divine Worship Service with Communion
Sunday, June 2
8:00 a.m. Divine Worship Service
9:00 a.m. Moveable Feast
10:30 a.m. Divine Service with Communion