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Evalgelical Lutheran Church in America Northeastern Ohio Synod
Family Ministry

May 2018

There is an African proverb that I heard when I was in college and it stated, “Cross the river in a crowd and the crocodile won’t eat you.”  To me, this means exactly what it says; if you work together, you are protected from the enemy.

One thing I have always loved about our church is that so many times, I have seen our congregation or different ministries work together to help. We always find a way to stick together and to not let the enemy divide us.
Angela McCoy
Angela McCoy

With this being the last month before summer, some of our programs are coming to an end and will resume in September. I hope after the summer break, we all come back together to work together. I want to thank you for another wonderful Sunday School year and hope you will join us in September when we start another Sunday School year.

We need to remember to continue to work together because that is how we don’t let the enemy divide us! Thank you to our congregation for all you do for one another!

Angela McCoy
Director of Family Ministry
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“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I am with them."  with them.
    Matthew 18:20  

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Donations Requested

We are making Blessing Bags for our youth to send them off to Youth Convention! If you would like to    donate individual packs of peanut butter crackers, fruit snacks, gum, cookies, crackers, etc., please place your donations in the Family Ministry bins no later than June 4. Thank you!

Elderberries Coffee Hour
The Elderberries will meet next month for a "Coffee Hour.” Join us on Monday, June 4 at 11:00 a.m. for refreshments, fellowship and fun! 

Sunday School
On May 20 at 9:15 a.m., we are closing our Sunday School year with a special Intergenerational Sunday School class. We invite God’s children of all ages to gather in the Fellowship Hall for “Potatoes in the Morning!”

Church Library
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. Please visit our newly   organized Library with new materials to borrow!

Children’s Worship
Children’s Worship (for ages 18 months through 2nd grade) takes place every 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. Parents are always welcome to come down and get their children to participate with them in communion. May 20 will be the last Sunday for Children’s Worship; Children’s Worship will resume in September on Rally Day.

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Fitness Ministry Information - Staying Active - Staying Ageless   

Chair Exercises: 
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:

    Monday, May 7
    Fridays, May 4 and 11
   
Faithfully Fit Meet-Up: 
This group meets for  motivation and support. We exercise together to  DVD programs.
   
    Fridays, May 4 and 11 at 9:00 a.m.

The last day for the Fitness Ministry Groups will be May 11. Fitness Ministry Groups will resume in September on scheduled Mondays and Fridays. The Exercise Room will continue to remain open through the summer, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.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