Bulletin & Announcements: November 19, 2017

Click on Order of Service:     Order of Service 11-19-2017


The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God in loving memory of Eleanor Arndt, by Christy, Bryan, and Tristan Penrod.

 We Remember With Our Prayers: Cayden, Margarete, Jacqui, Lynne, Marcia, Jackie, Margaret, Haley,  Mary, Pete, Steve, Jim, Janet, Charlie, Lisa, our military, and shut-ins.

Memorials: A gift has been given to Emanuel in memory of Hugh McFadden by Pat Cochran & the Monday Ladies Club.

A gift has been given to the Music Fund in memory of Fritzie Nelson, by Dick & Janet Bryson.

Gifts have been given to Emanuel in memory of Lucille Barkley: by Alicia Mayes; by Kathy James; by Eileen Foley; by Betty Miller; by Larry & Carol Gillespie; by Ellen Evans.

A gift has been given to the Quilter’s Fund in memory of Kathryn Phillips, by Cheryl Bayless.

I Would Like To Thank You for all the cards and notes of encouragement I received for my birthday. What a wonderful extended family I have with my church friends. God bless and keep all of you safe during the coming holiday season. Virginia Leffler.

Many Thanks to Emanuel Lutheran Church for the throw that was given to the family in memory of Fredericka Nelson. One of the granddaughters is enjoying its warmth along with the memories of her grandmother. Our sincere gratitude to Deacon Kevin Kehn for the many visits to our mother along with delivery of communion the last few years of her life. She truly treasured his visits. Kevin’s message was comforting, faith-filled, and a fitting tribute to her. The funeral meal was lovingly prepared for a grateful family. We were touched by the thoughtfulness in making sure there were plenty of child friendly options. Thank you to all Emanuel members who took the time to write a note of sympathy or visit during the calling hours. God’s Blessings, Carol Columber & Family, John & Denice Best & Family, Eric & Joyce Peterson & Family, Brian & Patricia Nelson.

Sunday  is Sunday School Service Sunday!  In the Gathering Space starting around 9:15 – treat yourself to Sausage Gravy and Biscuits!  Luther League and Friends are glad to serve you!  We also will have a donation basket there if you would like to give to the High School Mission Trip to Benton Harbor, Michigan happening in June 2018! You will be hearing more about this mission in the coming months!  We are very excited!

New Members Class will meet November 20 and December 4 at 6:00p.m. in the Gathering Space. Contact Pastor Mark or Deacon Kevin for more information.

Women’s Thankoffering Envelopes  are in the pew racks. This is a great way to share your thankfulness to God for all the blessings we have received. Offerings are distributed  to those in need around the world by Women of the ELCA. This special offering will be collected at the Thanksgiving Eve worship service or place in the offering plate.

The Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held on Wednesday, November 22 at 7:00p.m. Our Annual Pie Social will be held following worship, bring your favorite pie to share. The service is broadcast over WMRN.

 20th Annual Thanks & Giving ~ this Thursday, November 23.Serving from noon to 3:00p.m. Plan now to join us! The following items are still needed for the dinner:  Turkey – 7  (cooked & carved), Cherry pie – 7, and  Monetary Gifts.  Please note: if your turkey is frozen please start thawing it today.   Volunteers  are still needed! Signup Sheets  are  located in the Gathering Space.

Next Sunday-Care & Share: Items needed at this time in our pantry: canned vegetables; spaghetti sauce, and mashed potatoes.

Gentle Worship will be held next Sunday at 12:00p.m. Plan now to join us.

 We Need Your Help: The Board of Properties will put the Nativity scene up either Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving (depending on the weather.) Extra hands would be helpful in assembling the panels. Please advise Bobb Davies if you can help. Bobb’s cell number 740.360-1673. Thank You.

Mitten Tree: It’s time to start collecting  mittens & scarves for the Clearing House. The Mitten Tree will be up the first Sunday in Advent, December 3 – until then a collection box is located in the Elevator Lobby. Thanks in Advance!

December 7 Fellowship Lunch: Join us at 11:30a.m., the theme is “Christmas.” Tammy Millisor of Kingston will be speaking on, “Being Safe at Home.” Menu: meatloaf, cheesy potatoes, green beans, and cheesecake with cherries. To register, circle the F on your yellow attendance slip.

COMFORT AND JOY!  December 10 starting at 10:30a.m. in the Gathering Space! Tis the season to celebrate Advent! While we are waiting and making preparations for the Christ Child, grab a bowl of chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes and bread!  This will follow our Sunday School Christmas Program at 9:15a.m.!  This is being brought to you by our youth leaders! Donations will be taken to go towards future service projects!

2018 Flower Chart is posted in the Gathering Space (note new location)  Sign up if you would like to provide altar flowers on a special day or in honor/memory of loved ones.

Waldo Fresh Food Distribution is going to be starting up again for the winter months on Thursday, December 7 and continuing on the first Thursday thru March. Distribution will be from The Barn at All Occasions just south of Waldo. We will continue to collect toilet paper every month and for December we will be collecting socks. Food distribution will begin at 11:00 and finish up at 2:00; workers need to report around 9:30/10:00. Signup sheet is posted in the Gathering Space.


*Sunday School offerings are going to the  ELCA Good Gifts. to purchase a goat for those in need!   All offerings are welcomed!

For the Thanksgiving Eve Service, the Sunday School would like to invite you to bring non-perishable food items for our food pantry.  We will be setting these gifts at the altar. This is not to replace the Care and Share Sunday on November 26, but to share more of our bountiful blessings on this very special service.

Looking Ahead: * Dec. 10,- 9:15a.m. Sunday School Christmas Program at the Contemporary Service.

Rehearsals are held weekly during the Sunday School Opening.  Plan now to join us!


        43rd Annual Poinsettia Order

Remember your loved ones by ordering a Poinsettia or making a monetary gift to one of Emanuel’s Funds.
The flowers will be displayed on Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve.

Make checks payable to: Emanuel Lutheran Church.

Deadline to place your order is December 15.

# of plants @ $9.00 each______   Enclosed $_________


to one of Emanuel’s Funds

$________ to _____________________________Fund.

Given In Honor of:__________________________________

Given In Memory of:_________________________________


By: _______________________________________________



   ___ I will be picking up my poinsettia  after  the 10:45

          Christmas Eve Service or on Tuesday, December 26.

       ___Please give my poinsettia to a shut-in.