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December 2017

As we enter the holiday season, our busy lives only get busier. It all starts in November and just continues to get even busier in December. There are special school shows, work holiday parties, Christmas parties for groups we belong to, and/or get-togethers with family and friends that quickly fill up our calendars. We really have NO down time. Then, there is all the preparation for these events and all the preparation we do for the holidays.

Angela McCoy
Angela McCoy
We need to remember to keep our stress levels down and to enjoy the happiness that these events bring to us and to our family.

The holidays also bring a time of giving. I’m happy to say that at our Sunday school event on November 12, the Sunday school kids worked hard on making cards and crafts for our shut-ins, while we put together the baskets. The kids were concerned about “why” the shut-ins can’t come to church and if they get to see people. Shane explained to them that we “take church to them.” I believe the children put their hearts into this project! That is what the holidays are about!

Merry Christmas & God Bless,
Angela McCoy

Elderberries Christmas Brunch
The Elderberries will meet this month for a Christmas Brunch. Join us on Monday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. for brunch and fellowship. Registration is greatly appreciated for this event to help with planning. Please call  Angela McCoy to register   no later than December 6.

Children’s Worship
Children’s Worship (for ages 18 months through 2nd grade) takes place Sunday morning during the 10:30 worship service (after the Children’s      Message) in the Church Nursery. We have an  age appropriate Bible lesson, a craft, and playtime. Join us for the fun!  Parents are always    welcome to come down and get their children to participate with them in communion.
Children’s Worship will not
take place December 17, 24 or 31.

Church Library
It is said that God's word is our great heritage!  Please remember, Emmanuel Lutheran Church’s library provides Christian resources for all generations. Our library's books, periodicals, and DVDs, are available for the spiritual strengthening of individuals and families. Members at Emmanuel  may check out these resources for use at home.


Faithfully Fit Ministry Information
Chair Exercises:  Staying Active - Staying Ageless   
Do you feel more comfortable exercising in a small group? Do you want to improve your flexibility, strength, and balance? Then, our Fitness Ministry (sponsored by our Elderberries) is for you. All are welcome to join us. We meet for Chair Exercises at 10:00 a.m. on the following days:

Mondays, December 4 and 11
    Fridays, December 1 and 8
Faithfully Fit Meet-Up: 
This group meets for  motivation and support. We exercise together to  various programs.
    Fridays,December 1 and 8 at 9:00 a.m.

For questions or concerns about any information with our
Family Ministry programs, events, and/or activities,
please contact Angela McCoy: (330) 332-5042
E-mail:  angelamccoydfm@gmail.com

To contact us:
Phone: 330-332-5042
Fax: 330-332-4405
Email: lutheran251@gmail.com
251 S. Broadway Avenue
Salem, OH