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                    Reverend Phillip Waselik
06/30/2016

Emmanuel's Summer Newsletter...
Stay in touch!

Welcome to our new online newsletter!  We are excited to bring you news from the office of Emmanuel, which includes words directly from the hands of members and staff.  Please feel free to spread the Good News!

Thought we would share some photos from our special moment.  Enjoy!

A Message From The Pastor!

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 

 

Did you catch that?  Our Lord just used a four letter word!  “Rest.”  Rest is a four letter word.  It truly is.  Count them, four letters.  But sadly, many see it as a four letter word in a foul sense.  Indeed our culture puts negativity in the idea of rest- working hard at play time, cramming in as much as possible in the little time they feel is given .

It is interesting to note that when Jesus’ disciples had been working hard, getting swamped while preaching about the Kingdom of God, healing the sick and casting out demons, that Jesus did not break out the charts placed on the fridge or on our desktops.  He didn’t suggest that they start to multitask. He didn’t chew them out to get more done with the limited time they had.  He called them together to go with Him, to gather in a quiet place to get some rest.  Perhaps even to pray.

And it is interesting that often when Jesus faced difficult situations, or had been in battle with demonic forces, He would take time to get away for rest and prayer.  Particularly after dealing with the foul and evil forces of darkness, He found balance by spending time in the cleansing, pure presence of His Father. 

When God finished His creative work, He rested from it and blessed that day of rest, and even commanded His children to observe the sabbath – to take time and be rested and refreshed in Him for His good work.

Do you see the pattern?  And pattern is a key word there, for our Lord has designed us with a flow and pattern to our life – a time for work, and a time for rest.   And by rest, I mean not only physical rest (which includes getting plenty of peaceful sleep, trusting in the gracious care of our Heavenly Father) but I am speaking on being renewed and truly rested by being in the Presence of our Lord, the very thing we were created for!  That would be our relationship, brothers and sisters.

You see, the devil wants to burden and weigh us down with guilt, and to separate us from one another.  He wants us to feel alone, cut off from others and especially from God.  What better place to be refreshed from such attacks than by being where God has promised to come and restore you.  Where God has promised to truly come and feed you; where He assures you of your forgiveness in Absolution- that in relationship with Him, He has truly removed your sinful guilt from you as far as the east is from the west, and that there is no condemnation for those in Christ, that the devil can no longer accuse you!  Where you hear the Word of God proclaimed- the very thing you are meant to be filled with.  God Himself came to us as His precious child, and serves us with His Grace, refreshing and restoring us so that we can share His love.  That is care and light to a world in darkness.

Are you tired and fatigued from the stresses of this world?  Are you frustrated or dismayed?  Are you burdened and heavy laden?  Then come to where your Lord has promised you He is, and He will give you rest!  Come worship and be present amongst us.  Invite others to be refreshed each week beside you.

That is our mission at Emmanuel.  We are called to spread the Word and develop disciples. Do you see yourself being a part of this?  Do you find yourself RESTING up for this fall?

More is coming in a few months, and we are inviting others to share in these blessings. Can you help?  Can you have REST with us all?  Pray to become a part of a new movement, a movement forward in our journey of faith, lets REST on that please.

I look forward to seeing you all in worship!

God bless,
Pastor Phil
 



Say Hello To New Member- Jim Derr
 
Jim Derr was born and raised in suburban Readin, and is a graduate of Mt. Penn High School.  Following college, he taught in the Pottsgrove school district (1966-71).  Following graduate school, he became Principal in Pottsgrove from 1971-3.  He moved to Pottstown in 1978, the year he married Charlotte.  He served as Principal for 30 years in the Wyomissing Area school district before retiring in 2002.

Jim and Charlotte have two daughters. (Katie and her family live in Wyomissing Hills, and have one child, Julia.  Rachel and her family live in Indianapolis, and have one child, Bruce.)  Both daughters are expecting their second child this year.

Jim is a former member of Bethany Lutheran Church (Stony Creek Mills) and feels very happy and blessed to be a member of Emmanuel.


 



Meet Our Office Admin. Assist.
 
Elizabeth Keller
 
I have lived most of my life in southeastern Pennsylvania. Nine years ago I left the area to accept a position as a librarian in a western Maryland University library. Five years later my daughter, who lives in Exton, got married and I retired from my position resolving to move back to this area and to be here when the grandchildren started arriving.  

I began working part-time as an administrative assistant in an Episcopal church office in Frostburg, Maryland as I started readying myself and my affairs for the move back. Things never seem to happen as quickly as one would wish, however, and three and a half years later I was still living there, part time, having bought a house in this area, as well.

I began travelling back and forth between the two houses- four hours apart- on an almost weekly basis. Now that I am here at Emmanuel I will be putting the Maryland house on the market.

I am absolutely thrilled to be in my position here at Emmanuel, to be back in the area, and to be near my family. And the grandchildren? My daughter and son in law are expecting their first child in January.

 


Questions to be asked today: 
 
What is your vision of this congregation's future?  As we all move forward, this focus is crucial.  Is the future in our building?  Is it in Jesus and the Word?  Is the future in Biblical stewardship and Evangelism?  Is it in our spiritual gifts blessed upon us by God our Father? Is the future in our relationship together and with our Lord and Savior?

Over the next year many conversations such as this will occur and hard decisions will need to be made.  Many commitments must be solidified and fulfilled.  We do not do these things lightly or because we must, but because we are free and called to do so.  Thanks to the gift of faith and salvation we can give freely out of love in order to continue Christ's mission in this world.  Giving needs to continue and tithing is part of committing.  Let us do so together, confidently and lovingly.  Let us pray so that we can move forward in our capital campaigns and expand witnessing to all those who have yet to come to know our Lord and Savior.

Emmanuel is transforming into a prayer filled church.  It is transforming before our very eyes. Let us focus on the positive steps we are making.  Michelle and I pray for you all!

 


A Brief Introduction To New Members


Craig and Shirley Grosser are longtime residents of the Pottstown area.  They have resided in the area their entire lives and both are graduates of Owen J. Roberts high School.  Shirley is a retired Dental Hygienist.  She enjoys tennis, bicycling, ,gardening, and spending time with family and friends.  Craig is currently working as a mechanic and is owner of Red Arrow Auto Service in Pottstown.  He enjoys reading, bicycling, and spending time with family and friends.  They have four children and eleven grandchildren, all living in the Pottstown area.
They are transferring their membership to Emmanuel 
from St. John's Lutheran in South Pottstown.



 


Greetings from your Sexton. Wow, a whole year has passed since I was hired. I am learning more and more about this magnificent building everyday. From the heating system to the A/C system, roof, and much more. We have experienced some major expenses to overhaul the heating and the A/C systems, which we now have under control. Past property committees only fixed it, if it was broke. We now have a maintenance program in affect throughout all aspects of the building. God has blessed us with a beautiful building and we need to keep it that way. If you see something that you believe is not right, please be sure to let me know, and the property committee at church will investigate. As far as the outside of the building goes, mowing and keeping up with the weeds in quite the task. Work days will be scheduled on a regular basis, to keep up this beautiful place. 

We have been allowing different groups in the community to use our facility.  I have been told by a number of those groups, that they have been very pleased with our building and that they will return. This is a feather in all of our caps, 

It has been my pleasure to be your sexton/building manager this past year. As usual, God has guided me to Emmanuel for a reason. I urge you to help me revitalize, rethink, regenerate, rediscover, recreate, refresh and revive life here at Emmanuel.

Your Friend in Christ, 
Scott Fazekas



 


Director Of Music- Jonathan Eifert

 
I always look forward to summertime at Emmanuel. It is a time where both congregations from the traditional and contemporary services join together and become unified. While everyone has their own worship-aesthetic preferences, coming together as one is important to the livelihood of Emmanuel. It is important to the ongoing spiritual life for each of us—a symbol of setting aside differences for the greater good. It is also a symbol of Christendom at large before the many Church splits dating back to 1054 A.D.
 
When Christ died around 33 A.D., Christians had a rough start in gaining acceptance into society—they were often persecuted and banned from worshipping publicly. After Christianity became legalized in 330 A.D. by Emperor Constantine, Christians could worship publicly and spread Christ’s message of salvation. You would think Christians would have stayed united at this time after so much persecution. 
 
However, the Church had a major schism in 1054 A.D. dividing it between East and West. The Eastern church became what we know of the Eastern Orthodox faith. The Western church became Catholicism—or the Roman Catholic Church. 
 
Fast forward to 1517, Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. The Protestant Reformation was born, which became the next large Church division. Luther led what became a split of the Western church—now in two parts—Catholic and Protestant. Obviously Emmanuel Lutheran Church falls under the Protestant split from 1517. Soon thereafter, Emmanuel was founded in 1771. 
 
Historically, Christians have divided repeatedly, but Emmanuel can take great solace that our 245-year existence carries on Christ’s message of love and hope to a dark world. Let us be unified this summer and celebrate our mutual love for the greater good—
of Christ and His Church.




 

My name is Timothy Gerhart. I am the new President of Council. I have been attending Emmanuel Lutheran Church for 16 years, and have been a member for 8 of those years. My  wife Kelly is amazingly supportive, whom I have been married to for almost 6 years, and have 3 beautiful children: Aiden, Austyn and Abby. All three of our children have been baptized at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. We love the fact that our children attend and will continue to attend the same church that we grew up attending.

Life at Emmanuel Lutheran Church is not like every other church. Everyone is welcomed and loved like they are family from the moment they walk through the door. Emmanuel is always developing ways to be more involved with the surrounding community by making the church more opened to those in need.  As we continue to evolve as many churches are today, I look forward to the growth and development of the congregation. I also look forward to the coming year where new and exciting events and activities are planned.


 


MELC News

This school year has brought many changes to MELC Pottstown.  This year we opened two Early Head Start Classrooms.  One Toddler Classroom and one infant room.  We also opened another Pre K Counts Classroom which brings us to a total of 4 Pre K Classrooms at Pottstown MELC.  With the additions of the new classrooms we have also added some great teachers and families to the MELC Pottstown Family.  We are looking to update our playground space in the future as well as adding mats in the gym to help prevent injury.

Thank you to Emmanuel!  
MELC staff and Jason Fine (Director)



 

PEAK – Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness, Pottstown School District, provides families information and access to programs and opportunities for their child’s success.  In addition to the free Pre-K Counts programs for 3-4 year olds, PEAK works in the areas of community/family engagement, raising awareness in Pottstown about the effects of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) through the newly formed collaborative Pottstown Trauma Informed Community Connections (PTICC) and supporting families of infants and toddlers.

PEAK is grateful for the support from Emmanuel Lutheran Church as the location of one of our Pre-K Count sites at MELC and meeting space for our Family Advisory Committee.

For families with children entering Pottstown School District Kindergarten this fall, PEAK is offering a Summer Kindergarten Readiness Program at MELC from August 8-19.  Registrations have begun, along with registrations for the fall Pre-K Counts program.
 
To learn more about any of our PEAK programs; 
Mary Rieck at 610-970-6655, www.peakonline.org.

 
 

Meet our drummer- Greg Ondo
 
I began drumming in the 3rd grade with the concert band. Shortly after I began taking private lessons behind the drum kit and progressed through marching band on snare drum.  After marching in the West Chester University Band, I decided to focus on drum kit alone. 

I volunteered my time playing for Calvary Lutheran and also joined a rock/folk band that plays in and around Philly called "The Band of Rivals".  I was excited at the opportunity to play for Emmanuel Lutheran because I grew up just down the road. I was an '09 grad of Owen J. Roberts and have lots of friends and family in the area.  During the day you can find me in Malvern personal training general clients,
and some with special needs.


 
Alex-Michael Alleva
 
Alex-Michael Alleva studied at Berklee College of Music and graduated from Eastern University in 2013.  Since graduating, Alex-Michael has pursued music as a freelance musician around Philadelphia.  He teaches between 15 and 20 students per week in his home studio in Paoli.  Alex-Michael performs between 45 to 50 weddings per year with his wedding band, London Bridge (of EBE Talent).  Alex-Michael continues to write, arrange and perform with song writers from Philadelphia. He performs regularly with Greg Ondo (our drummer) in the The Band of Rivals through out New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.  Alex-Michael and his fiancee love to travel; since 2013 they have been to Haiti, Iceland and Ireland and are hoping to go to Hawaii for their honeymoon!

 

Our New Vocalist- Alessandra Gabbianelli
 
Alessandra Gabbianelli is a Dramatic Coloratura Soprano originally from Pittsburgh, PA and currently residing in the Philadelphia, PA area. Currently, she is a Voice Teacher at the Community Music School in Trappe, PA and an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Ursinus College.  She sings weekly at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Pottstown, PA as the Lead Singer in the Praise Band and the Soprano Chorister in the Church Choir. She received her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Baldwin-Wallace College. There she made her operatic debut as Miss Titmouse in Too Many Sopranos. She then went on to sing Musetta in La Bohème, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. She received her Master’s of Music in Opera Performance from the Boston Conservatory. There she starred as Madame Goldentrill in The Boston Conservatory’s production of Mozart’s The Impresario, Chocholka in Leo Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, and The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute. In summer 2014, she made her professional debut as Irina Arkadina in Pasatieri’s The Seagull with Opera del West. Recently, she reprised her role as the Queen of the Night with
Gilded Angel Opera’s production of The Magic Flute.

 
 
ARC Alliance- Music Therapy
 
The Arc Alliance Children’s Services has been pleased to work with Emmanuel Evanglical Lutheran Church to be able to provide Music Together for families in the Pottstown area.  This program is offered 3 times throughout the year and lasts for 10 weeks for 45min. class.  It serves 10 families with children birth through 3 and their siblings.  Music Together is a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.  During our classes, you will find us dancing, singing, using props for movement at the child’s pace and participation level. On behalf of The Arc Alliance we want to thank your congregation for allowing us to be able to provide this program in your building to our families.

 

In the life of ministry, you never know the path in which God will take you. Chosen 300 Ministries is a nonprofit mission that distributes more than 150,000 meals a year throughout the Philadelphia region; including Center City, West Philadelphia and Pottstown (Montgomery County). The organization also extends services such as job training, computer literacy, case management, barber shops, expungement and periodic health vaccinations.

In August of 2015, we received notification from our previous Pottstown location that the facility was no longer going to be available. We contacted over 65 churches in the Pottstown area to relocate our meal services to the homeless and impoverished people over in Pottstown. The only church that opened their arms to our ministry was the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. We are now serving the community with meals every Tuesday at 5:30 PM and Saturday at 4:30 PM. 

In Matthew 25:35, the scripture says, "When I was a stranger and you took me in;" Emmanuel Lutheran and Pastor Phil, demonstrated this, taking in our ministry and the people we serve. Since then, the Emmanuel Lutheran Church has shown what true Christianity is about; creating a place where anyone can come to receive aid and good news of Jesus Christ. Not only have you opened your doors, but you have welcomed us with exceeding joy and abundant hospitality. Thank you so much for being the church that Christ expects us to be. 



Knitting and Crocheting Group
 -Sheila Specht

 
Every Monday a group of women from Emmanuel meet at the church to knit and/or crochet.  We meet at 1:00 p.m., ring the bell and the door will be opened for you.  If you prefer to work at home, we can provide you with wool.  Several families have donated wool.  

“Thrivent” gave us a donation for our projects.  We have at least 5 home knitters and several who crochet.

Presently we are knitting baby blankets for World Vision.  Patterns are available.  In the fall we will begin making scarves, hats, and mittens.  They will be given to our Community Meals guests at the Christmas Eve special meal that our church hosts.
We also knit afghans for the Martin Luther School in Plymouth Meeting.  Each guest receives an afghan when they enroll in the school.  It is theirs to take with them when they leave.  We are always knitting squares for this project.  Our ongoing project is making prayer shawls for shut-ins and our hospitalized members.

In the past we have knitted sweaters for children and items for babies on Indian Reservations.  The Lutheran church is active in Indian Missions.  If you know of other people, let us know.
 You are invited to join us. We knit, talk, laugh, make mistakes, correct them, and keep knitting.  We usually have a snack.  They are often homemade.  The fellowship is for fun!

Contact Betty Keller, Ann Marie Moyer, or Kitty Detar if you are interested. There is a lot of wool available. Please consider participating.

 





Our Trip to Baltimore
Sharon Yergey
 
The group met at the church parking lot between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m.  We boarded Klein’s coach, found a seat, said a prayer for travel blessings, and put on a movie.  
The bus left the church at a very early 7:00.  


I took my daughter, Dawn and grandchildren, Xander and Gabe.  We went into the Aquarium when arriving in Baltimore.  The grandchildren enjoyed seeing the different fish.  The people who take care of the fish let us touch the sting ray and jellyfish.  Then we went to the Baltimore 9/11 Historical museum.  We could look out over the city.  

Some of us went to Barnes & Noble. It was huge, and puts the one near us to shame. Then we went to Dick’s Last Resort restaurant to meet the rest of the group from Emmanuel.  


 
Please join us for our next trip.
Suggestions can be made to Pastor Phil and council members.


 
                                            Recipe  Corner
 

A/P Cake Recipe
 
3 c flour
1-3/4 c packed brown sugar
½ c Crisco
1 tsp. baking soda
1 egg
½ c whole milk (to make stiff)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix all ingredients.
Bake 30-35 minutes.




 


Devotional by: James MacDonald


 

Just Keep Walking

 

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him 
(Colossians 2:6, ESV).
 

While the writers of Scripture use many vivid metaphors to describe the Christian life, by far the most common one in the New Testament is a walk.
 

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh” 
(Galatians 5:16).
 

“If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25).


“THE LORD HAS INVITED YOU FOR A WALK WITH HIM ON THE
JOURNEY OF LIFE.”


“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called” 
(Ephesians 4:1).

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” 
(Romans 8:1, NKJV).


The theme of walking echoes through Ephesians: “walk in love” (5:2, ESV), “walk as children of light” (5:8), “look carefully then how you walk” (5:15). Walking depicts the course of an individual’s whole life: Enoch and Noah “walked with God” (Genesis 5:22, 6:9); King Jehu did not (2 Kings 10:31). It is a dominant, inspired metaphor in Scripture, and a picture of what our relationship with God should look like. The Lord has invited you for a walk, with Him,
together on the journey of life.
 

Along the way, God is changing you. Sometimes you may grow impatient and want instant victory over all your problems. Sometimes you’ll grow discouraged; a lifetime of battling sin can seem overwhelming.
 

But if you are ever going to walk with Christ and be the person God intended you to be, your focus must be on the next step. Just that step and nothing else. When you strain to see the future, or fear you won’t have the energy or strength for tomorrow, the enemy has succeeded in intimidating you, and you’ll have missed the
opportunity to live for Christ in this moment.
 

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him” 
(Colossians 2:6).
 

As you walk with God today, rather than scanning the horizon for all that’s ahead,
just focus your eyes on the next step.
Don’t miss the opportunity to live for Him fully today.


Journal

How does the metaphor of walking with God appeal to you?
What next step does God want you to focus on today?



Pray
Heavenly Father, thank You for the invitation to walk with You. I want to be a person who walks with God, like Noah and Enoch. I will trust You to lead, and I will focus simply on my next step. Please show me what You want me to do today. Help me to quiet the other voices vying for my attention and to listen for Yours. Thank You for the intimacy of walking with You, because of Jesus, in whose name I pray, amen.

 


 Our Journey devotionals are brought to you
by Change Partners of Walk in the Word.
 

 




Small Group Power!!!

 

This coming fall, Emmanuel will begin looking at the power of "Small Groups."  Church was not always congregated and its goal to be the support of a large building.  It was not even common to think that way till much later. The early church, described in Acts 2:42 stated it this way- "42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."  Emmanuel is moving toward a prayer filled and spirit led family that desires to be a body that grows as disciples of Jesus Christ through the avenue of small groups. Small Groups are made up of about 8 people who meet weekly for an evening of sharing, study, and prayer. Each group is led by a leader and host.  This is not a new idea in this time.  Many places have attempted this movement forward with great success.  

Is this really for me, do you ask?  Of course it is.  If you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are called to study the Word and to dive into scripture with friends and family.  To be a disciple means to never be alone and to break into the world, and not just move through rituals on Sunday.  This move forward means we need to disciples to put forth
a step into leading a small group.

Please see Pastor Phil or your President, Tim Gerhart, about what is needed and what you will do.

 

More to come soon!!!


 

 




A Lens into Our Past
- June Newman

 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church is rich in history, having been chartered in 1771, beginning in a log cabin. Due to decay, the log cabin was demolished in 1796 and Zion’s Church was constructed, where worship services were held for both English and German Lutherans. In 1861, the English Lutherans left Zion’s and began worship in the newly erected Church of the Transfiguration. In 1871 the cornerstone to our current church building was laid on the site of the former log cabin at a cost of $33,000 (excluding the stained glass windows, at a cost of $500.

Many additions and renovations to the original building have been made over the years. In 1903, an annex was built on the east end of the church to house the Primary Dept. In 1929 the Memorial Sunday School Building was erected (now known as the Fellowship Hall). In 1956 an educational building was erected. This area now houses the church offices and the Montgomery County Early Learning Center. In 1981, the current parking lot was built after the demolition of the former Pottstown High School.
Renovation and alterations to the sanctuary were completed in 1884-1885 at which time a pipe organ was purchased for $4,500. In 1912 the entire interior of the sanctuary was renovated. In 1988 the sanctuary was again redecorated and the organ was rebuilt. In 1971, during the year of our 200th anniversary, a time capsule was buried and is to be opened in 2021. In 2005, the church of the Transfiguration merged with Emmanuel., once again uniting the two congregations.

Throughout 245 years of existence Emmanuel has remained a shining beacon in this community, proclaiming the Gospel, where many have found comfort, love, and hope. To all those who have gone before us, who have preserved our heritage, we owe a great deal of gratitude and thanks. Through their foresight and wisdom, they have enabled us to continue God’s work, which was and still is our mission here in this place. May God continue to bless Emmanuel Lutheran Church.



 

                                       Photo From Sight and Sound

The world's first superhero ... the strongest man who ever lived.... He killed a lion with his bare hands and defeated a thousand soldiers ... but he's not a hero because of the strength of his hands, he's a hero because of the faith in his heart! One of the most captivating stories in the Bible, SAMSON is filled with colorful characters, extraordinary feats of strength, and amazing special effects that your whole family will love. When Samson stands between two colossal columns in a godless temple and starts to push - it's an immersive scene that literally brings the house down! A message of hope for the wayward, comfort to the weary and the incredible grace of God that enables us to truly be strong in Him!

Emmanuel goes to the theatre for this production on October 29th.  Seats are filling fast, so see Pastor Phil or contact the church office for details.


 

Lake Champion- Priority One Men's Retreat

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Date: September 8-11, 2016



 


Weekly Happenings At Emmanuel

 

-First Sunday Breakfast: monthly 7:45 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.  

-Third Saturday Activity Night: Monthly at 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. 

-Sara Kepner Circle: Third Monday at 7:00 p.m. (Genesis).

- Sisters Gladys & Elizabeth Circle: Third Tuesday 9:30 a.m. 

-Knitting & Crocheting Group: Mondays at 1 p.m.  

-Chosen 300: Community Meal Tuesdaysand Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. 

-Girl Scouts: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (Basement)

-Quilters Club: Wednesdays at 9 a.m. (Primary Room)

-Boy Scouts of America: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (Basement)

-Arc Alliance Music:  Thursdays at 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Fellowship Hall)

-Campfire Girls: Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. (Basement)

-Community Meals: Friday, from 11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. (Fellowship Hall)

-Council Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month

-Music and Worship Meeting: 3rd Thursday of the month

 


Emmanuel's Mission Statement:

Emmanuel is truly a lively, family oriented, congregation centered on doing God’s Work through our own hands. This is a community of faith that lives, grows, and shares in God’s love through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. All are welcome at Emmanuel, no matter where you are in your journey of faith. Nurturing in this theology, Emmanuel is serving while developing discipleship.
We invite all to come and experience our down to earth
message and ministry in God’s great creation.  


  
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