Sunday Bulletin & Announcements

Bulletins: Click below for bulletins for our 9:15 Contemporary and 10:30 Traditional Services. Both services are live streamed on our website and Facebook page.

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We Remember with Our Prayers: Marcia Geyer, Nanci Anderegg, Mary Ellen Swartz, Jean Roecker, Maxine Rutherford, Paul Burnside, Joan Couts, Debbie Cocherl-Smith, John Hoch, Jane Scroggins, Margaret Iverson, Joyce Baumgartner, Shirley Clark, Pat Gerfen, Bernard McComb, Amanda Combs, Kenton Comstock and family, Michelle Schuette, Gerald Rider, Karen Smith, Sandy Mitchell, Josh Brammer, Dan Cocherl, Nancy Dunnigan, Pammie Richardson, Cindy Binns, Karen, Matt, Kimberly Griffith, and Terry Harris.

Happy Birthday to Maxine Rutherford! Maxine celebrates her 91st birthday on October 4th. Let’s remember Maxine with our cards and prayers. (3494 East River Rd.)

Gifts Have Been Given in memory of Joyce Hall to the Quilters by her family; and to Emanuel by Alicia Mayes, Elsie Mitchell, and Ed Baldauf.

Gifts Have Been Given to the Building Fund in memory of Roger Klepzig by the Lydia Circle, Judy & Gerald Rider, and the Emanuel Lutheran Church Women.

Don’t forget to attend the Annual Stewardship Brunch, serving in the Parlor this morning following the service, if you made a reservation.

Youth in Marion Need You: Foster Parent Training is happening October 7th, 14th and 15th at Marion County Children Services. Strengthen your life, and the life of a child by becoming a foster parent. For more information contact 740-389-2317 or

Emanuel Congregational Birthday Celebration Join us on Reformation Sunday, October 29th — 4:30 – 7:00PM Sign up in the Gathering Space for the Congregational Birthday Party. The Board of Fellowship will provide a light supper of sandwiches, fruit, fresh vegetables, and drinks. After supper, we are excited to showcase the four choirs at Emanuel.  The Children’s Choir, the Bell Choir, the Praise Team, and the Emanuel Choir will all be singing praises to our Lord. What an amazing way to celebrate all our birthdays and also the 506th anniversary of the Reformation because  “A mighty fortress is our God. A bulwark never failing. His kingdom is forever.”

God’s Work, Our Hands projects are available for selection in the Gathering Space! All selected projects need to be completed by the end of October. Join in the fun, while doing something for others. Anyone and everyone can select a project or two either solo, or with your family or a group of friends.

St. Paul’s Lutheran invites you to their Holy Closing Service to be held on October 8th at 9:30a.m. St Paul’s Church started 110 years ago in 1013. The final service will be led by Pastor Craig Lewis, Music will be provided by Paul Burnside, and Merrill Cooper on piano, with John Heisel providing special music. Coffee will be served following the service.

Feed the Need Thank you for all your Feed the Need support! We have plenty of applesauce cups. Our updated donation list is: Lunch Meat, Quart sized Ziplock baggies, Packs of Cheese/Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches, Cookies, Individual bags of Chips, Buns, Slices of American Cheese, and Fresh Fruit. Donations can be dropped off in the kitchen. This is an ongoing project that we hope will grow. Questions? Contact Sue Rakow 740-389-4943.

LWR Quilt Dedication and Packing We will have a quilt dedication on Sunday, October 8th. The Quilters are looking for help to pack quilts for shipping on Saturday, October 14th at 8:00a.m. Contact Ann Thomas with any questions.

Apple Butter Festival On Sunday, October 8th, HopeWood Pines will be hosting the Apple Butter Festival from 11a-3p, followed by an installation of our new Executive Director, Drew Tucker. In preparation for the event, we are in need of many volunteers. Whether you’re able to help for a few hours or a few days, we appreciate any time you can spare. Volunteer opportunities include peeling apples, raking and clearing trails, setting up tables and chairs, greeting guests, preparing and serving food, helping with children’s activities, and even making the Apple Butter. To register to volunteer for the festival, call 419-864-8030 or visit

The October 150th Anniversary Display – Check out the new Anniversary Display for the month of October to learn more about Emanuel’s history.

Thursday Evening Services – Next week we resume our Ten Commandments services on Thursday evenings. Join us to hear God’s Commandments in a new light. Check the calendar to see which commandment will be covered each week.

The LGBT & Allies Potluck is Sunday, October 1st at 6:00p.m in the Parlor. Please bring a favorite dish to share. Beverages (iced tea, lemonade, water & coffee) as well as table service will be provided. Questions: email at, calling or texting 740-262-2655.

Aspire’s Community Collaborative meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the RHAM Conference room 12pm-1pm. Plan to join them for the next meeting October 18th or signup for their eNewsletter to keep up to date with events going on in the Marion area at

St. Paul’s Waldo Drive-thru Non-Perishable and Fresh Food Distribution will be held at All Occasions on Friday, October 6th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The church is collecting tissues, paper towels and toilet paper. Items can be brought anytime to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waldo and placed between the two back doors.

The Week of October 1st at Emanuel:

Sun.             12:00p.m.    Stewardship Brunch

1:00p.m.      Youth Gathering Mtg.

2:00p.m.      Pastor Mike’s Bible Study

6:00p.m.      LGBT & Allies

Mon.            6:00p.m.      Bd. of Communications (Lounge)

6:30p.m.      Fellowship Bd. (Gathering Space)

Tues.            8:30a.m.      Quilters

6:00p.m.      Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00p.m.      Marionaires

Wed.            9:30a.m.      Bible Study

6:00p.m.      Children & Adult Choir Practice

7:00p.m.      Bell Choir Rehearsal

Thurs.           11:30a.m.     Book Study

5:30p.m.      Book Study

7:00p.m.      9th Commandment

Fri.                9:00a.m.      Waldo Food Distribution

Sun.               8:00a.m.      Traditional Worship

9:15a.m.      Sunday School

9:15a.m.      Contemporary Worship

10:30a.m.    Traditional Worship

2:00p.m.     Pastor Mike’s Bible Study