Bulletin & Announcements: June 25, 2017

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Sunday, Emanuel will  Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Pastor Mark Schuring’s Ordination. Pastor Mark was ordained on July 4, 1982 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Dayton, Ohio, by Dr. Jim Chiles. He had served five congregations before coming to Emanuel. Pastor Mark was Installed as Emanuel’s Associate Pastor on May 8, 2005, and on December 13, 2009 he was Installed as our Senior Pastor. On behalf of the congregation, President Harlan Needham, and Vice-President Matthew Primmer will present Pastor with a gift in honor of his anniversary. Refreshments will be served in the Gathering Space. We are so proud of your ministry and happy that God Called you to Emanuel to serve as our pastor!  Congratulations on 35 years of ministry!

 The Communion Elements are given in memory of Frederick Schifer, by Dave & Cindy Strzalka.

 We Remember With Our Prayers: Cayden, Marjorie, Rick, Phyllis, Dorothy, Margarete, Jacqui, Chuck, Lynne, Nancy, Marcia, Jackie, Sue, Steve, our military, and shut-ins.

Thank you to all who offered prayers and condolences upon the death of my dad. The kind words, hugs, cards, notes, phone calls, texts, emails, visits, flowers, chimes, and memorials are much appreciated.—Deacon Kevin and Chris

I would like to thank “The Church Family” of Emanuel Lutheran Church for their outpouring of Christian hospitality to The Cardinal Chorale Tour and Concert.  Thank you for planning, advertising, housing, feeding, serving, giving and listening to this amazing group of high school/collegiate singers.  Our church was filled with a welcoming and appreciative audience! We made use of every minute the Cardinal Chorale was in our church building Monday and Tuesday. We were well prepared to serve the Cardinal Chorale, but we experienced that it is in the giving that we received. God’s grace was in our presence as the CC sang the table grace in the parlors; when they performed their “Let There Be Peace” in the balcony and as they sang to the Childcare Tuesday morning. It was a beautiful witness to see our Childcare kids handing water bottles to the singers before they boarded their bus. A rainbow even filled the sky Monday night!  Thank you Emanuel.

Memorial: A gift has been given to the Good Samaritan Fund in memory of Paul Kehn, by Marjorie Lewis and Rev. Craig Lewis.

Please Note Change in Time: Gentle Worship will be held Sunday at 12:00noon. All are invited

Fresh Food Distribution at St. Paul Waldo will be held Friday, July 7. Watch for the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space.

New Member Classes for those who would like to become members of Emanuel will be held at 6:00p.m. on Thursdays, July 6 & 20, and August 3. Members who would like a review of Lutheran basics are also invited to attend.

 The July Fellowship Lunch will be held Thursday, July 6 @ 11:30a.m.The theme will be Jailhouse Rock. Lt. B.J. Gruber from the Marion Police Dept. will be speaking about the MPact Program. Menu: Beef Manhattan, corn; cookies. A $5.00 donation is appreciated. Please circle the F and # attending on your yellow attendance slip.

 Ice Cream Social: On National Ice Cream Day, July 16, the Fellowship Board is holding our Annual Ice Cream Social at 5:00p.m. in the Parlor. Menu: Showalter ice cream!  hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, chips; and please bring a dish to share. Then stay and play “Name that Hymn” with prizes for the winning table. Fun for all ages! Sign up in the Gathering Space.

Lutheran World Relief Baby Care Kits: Items needed: receiving blankets (36 or 50 inch square, may be made from flannel); jackets with hoods or jackets with caps. Donations may be placed in the basket in the Elevator Lobby.

The Neighborhood Outreach, sponsored by Emanuel, First Presbyterian, and Prospect Street United Methodist is Saturday, July 29 from 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. Distribution of backpacks to elementary and middle school children, food, free books and fun activities will be held in the area between Emanuel and the Methodist Church.  We are not collecting backpacks this year however we are asking each church to donate 75 sets of school supplies that will be given directly to our neighborhood schools McKinley, Garfield and Grant. They will distribute them to the  children at their respective school. Tote bags with the school supply list inside are available in the Gathering Space, a collection box is provided. Deadline is July 30. Monetary donations of $13.00 for the purchase of school supplies will also be accepted (please make out your check to Emanuel Lutheran Church and in the memo write Neighborhood Outreach). Please consider volunteering your time to help with this event. A signup sheet is in the Gathering Space. Thank you Emanuel!