September 23, 2018

LWML FALL RALLY AT EMMANUEL – The LWML Ft. Wayne North Zone Fall Rally will be held Saturday, October 6, at Emmanuel. Registration begins the morning of the event at 8:30 a.m. The $6 registration fee includes breakfast.  At 9:00 a.m., Deaconess Christel Neuendorf will share her experiences of “Serving the Lord in the Latin American and Caribbean Region.”  There will be a gathering of monetary donations. To reserve a place at this event, please call Jan Werth at 260-452-4769 or Joyce Schumm at 412-779-1501 by October 2.

VISUAL FAITH MINISTRY will meet Tuesday, October 2, 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 skills needed.  We will put into practice “Visual Prayer” (creative response to slow down and bring focus during prayer time) and “Bible Journaling” (responding to the message of God’s love to you in the margins of your Bible or journal). Materials will be supplied, but bring your Bible. Learn to use the gift of time to pray, listen, and bless others. Join us and bring a friend! 

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!

KEEP PRAYING! – As we draw closer each month to the start of the Eggolds’ sabbatical (January-May, 2019), our daily persistence in prayer is critical.  We are all in this together and want God’s best for Pastor Thomas and Sonya and our entire Emmanuel family. Be sure to take home the coral sabbatical prayer handout for September, which highlights the current prayer focus.  Additional copies are available in the sanctuary and the Welcome Center.

EMMANUEL’S 33RD ANNUAL GOLF OUTING – Emmanuel’s Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, October 13, at Eel River Golf Course, Churubusco.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $70 per golfer, which includes 18 holes of golf/cart, coffee/donuts, snacks, beverages, lunch, and prizes. If you would like to participate and/or be a sponsor for this important event, you can register online at  Once you are on the website, simply click on “Register for an Event” and follow the instructions. If you would like to fill out a paper registration form or have one emailed to you, please contact Becki in the church office at 423-1369.  Payment cannot be made on the website, but can be made in the church office. Please make checks payable to Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Payment can also be made the day of the golf outing. Deadline date for sponsoring this event: Monday, October 1. Deadline date for participation: Monday, October 8. The Heidbrink Scholarship Fund exists to offer financial assistance to young men and women pursuing careers in church work and to provide need-based grants to young men and women wishing to attend Concordia Lutheran High School. The Emmanuel Golf Outing serves as the sole fundraiser for this scholarship fund. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Pastor Dan/Becki, 423-1369, or contact them by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GROWTH GROUPS - Another round of Growth Groups is about to start. Make sure you sign up so the facilitators can plan accordingly.  More details and sign-up sheets can found on our website (EDUCATION/GROWTH GROUPS) or in the registration folder on the table in the Welcome Center.  





Monday Morning Motivation

Women’s devotion to start the week in His Word
Mocha Lounge
Mondays 6:30-7:15 a.m. through November

Dancing with Pastor

Beginner Ballroom Dancing offered by Fort Wayne Parks
Community Center, 233 W Main Street
Mondays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Sept 24 - Oct 29

Men of Iron

Men’s group with a workout & devotion
Professor Wellness
and Fitness Center
10124 Auburn Park Dr, 46825
Saturdays, 2/month
11:00-Noon , Beg. Sept 8

Life Together

A study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book
Ebenezer Hall
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm.
Beg. Sept 11

Hello, My Name Is…
(ages 50+)

Group sharing through movies & travel interests
Ebenezer Hall, LL
Last Sunday in Sept. & Oct.  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Along with suggestions for service groups, we are also looking for groups that can better accommodate families and children.  Contact John Martin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 515-3826, with any ideas.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – This ministry creates knitted or crocheted shawls that are shared with individuals with various needs.  The shawls provide comfort and assurance of God’s love for them in the situation they face daily. We welcome you to join us the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in Ebenezer Hall to encourage one another as we work and pray over our handiwork. 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.

ATTENTION EMMANUEL’S 6-8TH GRADERS – Saturday, October 13, Emmanuel’s Middle School Youth Group will go to the Kuehnert Dairy Farm Fall Festival. Permission forms are required to attend and will be made available during an upcoming Sunday School class. Please contact Pastor Dan or Karen Bieberich (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with questions. We want all of you to join us!

  SNA will meet on Sundays, September 23 and 30 at 6-8 p.m. in the Loft

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS - It's time for our next event! This month on Sunday afternoon, September 30, we'll begin a Bible and book study focused on the various roles in families. The book we will use is Family Vocation by Gene Veith and Mary Moerbe. Please check future bulletins for more information. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact Pastor Dan at 423-1369.

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, October 1, at 1:00 p.m. For more information, call Lana Hille at the church office at 423-1369.

PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY – We can confidently approach our God in prayer because He has commanded us to pray and has promised to hear us. Emmanuel’s Prayer Chain is led by Marsha Sappenfield and Jan Hoffman. Now is the time to sign up if you want to be a part of the email or phone chain.  Registration cards are available in the Welcome Center. For more information or to submit a prayer request, call Marsha Sappenfield (260-616-0679) or Jan Hoffman (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, October 18, 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.  

CHURCH NURSERY – Emmanuel’s Church Nursery is in need of volunteers for our 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sundays.  Please consider volunteering for our little ones as their parents worship. There is also a TV in the nursery so you can access the church service and listen while you care for our littlest members. Please contact Angela Chamberlin at 260-710-2274 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information/to volunteer.  Thank you.

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 - “Are you afraid of commitment and ‘belonging’ to other people? Relax. It’s how your Creator designed you. When you call a sick friend, send a card, congratulate an achiever, encourage a drooper, pursue a stray, or teach a child, you will feel a satisfaction in your heart that not even the devil can steal.” Rev. Mark Jeske, Time of Grace – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life -

The Calendar of the Church

Monday, September 24
  6:30 a.m. Women’s Devotion Group at Mocha Lounge
  9:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
  5:30 p.m. LifeLight
  7:00 p.m. Church Council

Tuesday, September 25
  6:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry
  6:30 p.m. Bible Study – CLASS CANCELLED

Wednesday, September 26
  6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study
  8:30 a.m. School Chapel
  8:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
10:00 a.m. Bible Study
  3:30 p.m. PALS
  5:30 p.m. NewSong
  7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir

Thursday, September 27
  8:30 a.m. Thursday Guys
  9:00 a.m. The Piece Makers

Friday, September 28
  6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study – Mocha Lounge
  9:00 a.m. Emmanuel Playdate
  1:30 p.m. LLV Bible Class

Saturday, September 29
  3:30 p.m. Praise Team
  5:00 p.m. Divine Service with Communion

Sunday, September 30
  8:00 a.m. Divine Service
  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 with Communion
  2:00 p.m. Growth Group, Lower Level of Ebenezer Hall
  6:00 p.m. SNA in the Loft


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Thanksgiving Service and Dinner November 22

10 a.m. worship, dinner following