March 17 - March 24, 2019
April Newsletter - Please have your information for the next newsletter to the church office by this Wednesday March 20.
Parents and grandparents are welcome to take the newspaper pictures and clippings off the bulletin board in the narthex.
Please be sure to pick up any dishes or containers from the Fellowship Hall kitchen that you brought for a funeral luncheon.
Midweek Lent services continue on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Lenten coin folders are available on the tables near the church entrances. Please pick one up if you would prefer using a coin folder for your special Lenten offering instead of the envelope included in your Lent letter.
Bible study is the first and third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the church parlor. Enter the church through the yellow door on the Wilson Street side of the building. Come join us for an enjoyable time of study and fellowship. If there's ever any change someone from the study group will contact you.
Pizza Prayer Party sessions (sponsored by Parish Education) will begin on Thursday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Education Building parlor and take place every other Thursday for a total of four sessions. Come for pizza, a time of fellowship and the study. The lesson on prayer is by Max Lucado, entitled, Before Amen and will be led by Pastor Alan. All are invited to attend! Dates are: March 28 and April 11, 25; sessions will last no longer than one hour.
The Salem Food Pantry needs volunteers on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please call 330-332-5166 for more information.
Easter is approaching quickly! We will have an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday during Children’s Worship. If you would like to donate candy for our Easter egg hunt, it would be greatly appreciated. Please place your donations in the Family Ministry bins located in the narthex and by the church office by next Sunday, March 17. Thank you for your donations!
Did you know?
When you use your monthly Benevolence envelope or place an envelope in the plate marked “benevolence” your additional offering supports the following ministries:
• Mission Support: Emmanuel tithes 10% or our offering to our Northeastern Ohio Synod which, in turn, tithes 50% to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for the work of the greater church both nationally and globally.
• The Banquet of Salem
• Camp Frederick
• Church Women United
• The Salem Community Food Pantry
• Mobile Meals
• The Salem Salvation Army
• The Tobin Center
• Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center
• World Hunger 8:00 a.m.
Please consider making an additional contribution each month in support of these important local and churchwide ministries.
Thrivent Choice Dollars - Please remember that all Thrivent Choice Dollars not specifically designated by a member to a recipient by the end of March of each calendar year will be relinquished for distribution by Thrivent to a charity of their choice. You can go to thrivent.com/thriventchoice and check out your Thrivent Choice Dollars amount and designate your share online.
This Week at Emmanuel Lutheran Church
March 17 - March 24, 2019