November 26 - December 3, 2017
Offering envelopes for 2018 are available on the table in the narthex. Please take yours home.
Blue Christmas, a special worship service for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one this holiday season, will be held at Emmanuel on Wednesday December 20 at 7:00 p.m. While Christmastime is a time of great joy for so many, it can also carry a heavy load of grief for those who, for the first time, will not have a loved one with whom to celebrate. The Blue Christmas service helps one to worship in the spirit of Christmas Eve, in the midst of loss and be surrounded by many others experiencing this same sense of emptiness. The liturgy, prayers, music, scripture and message will help to provide a sense of hope and courage in facing the Christmas holiday. If you are struggling with this, come. If you know of someone who is, invite.
Upcoming Services and Events
Salvation Army Gifts Due Sunday, December 10
Decorating the Church Sunday, December 10 at 11:30 a.m.
Elderberries Christmas Brunch Monday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Christmas Cantata Saturday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m.
Cantata/Children’s Program Sunday, December 17 at 10:30
(Regular worship - 8:00 on Dec. 17)
Blue Christmas Service Wednesday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Below is a list of the ten charitable organizations we’re collecting for in the month of December in celebration of Emmanuel’s 125th anniversary this year. If you wish to donate to any of these organizations, you must do so by December 31. Please note the organization and your envelope number on the memo line of your check. (Write checks out to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.)
1. American Guild of Organists -
2. American Parkinson Disease
3. American Tooth Fairy: National
Children’s Oral Health Found.
4. Close to Home Animal Rescue
5. Give Kids the World Village
6. UNICEF - USA
This Week at Emmanuel Lutheran Church
December 10 - December 17, 2017