Sunday Bulletin & Announcements

Bulletins: Click below for bulletins for our 9:15 Contemporary and 10:30 Traditional Services. Both services are livestreamed on our website and Facebook. You can also listen at 10:30 to our traditional service on WMRN.

Click HERE for the 9:15 Contemporary Bulletin
Click HERE for the 10:30 Traditional Bulletin


We Remember with Our Prayers: Marcia Geyer, Nanci Anderegg, Grace and Galen Teel, Mary Ellen Swartz, Jean Roecker, Judie Thompson, Maxine Rutherford, Jeremy Rush, Paul, Joan Couts, Debbie Cocherl-Smith, Sandy, Marge Armbruster, Sheila Kerr, John Hoch, Jane Scroggins, Margaret Iverson, Jeanette Mawer, Rhonda Millington, Bob Coffman, Joyce Baumgartner, Sharon Schenk, Shirley Clark, Eric, Nancy, Steve Chase, Rick Haver, Carolyn Bailey, and Linda Bradley.

We Extend our Sympathy & Prayers to Janet McCreary and the friends and family of Mike McCreary.

A Gift Has Been Given to the Good Samaritan Fund in thanksgiving and honor of Kevin Davidson on his retirement by Norma Ward.

Thank you to everyone who sent cards in honor of my 90th birthday on Aug 5th. Jean Dreyer.

Pictorial Directories Are HERE! Any member who had a photo submitted for the directory can stop into the gathering space before or between services to pick up a hard copy. If you did not have a photo for the directory, you will have access to an online version. More information coming soon on that!

It’s almost time! It’s almost here! Let’s sing! Let’s play games! Let’s have parties! Let’s hear stories about Jesus! Let’s have treats! Can you guess? It is time to start Kids’ Choir again! Don’t miss the fun and excitement with Miss Teri on Wednesday evenings starting August 31st from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. in the Gathering Space. Any kids from 3 years old and up who love to sing to the Lord are welcome. This year we will learn about the sign of the fish, baby Moses on the river, feeding the thousands, becoming fishers of men, and much more. Come and join the fun and fellowship with children of all ages. Can’t wait to see you Wednesday, August 31st

Home Communion Assistants Wanted You are invited to become a part of the home communion assistant team.  In the fall, Pastor Mike and Parish Deacon Ann will have a training session for people who want to become home communion assistants. Requirements for participating in this program are a love of communicating with people who are home bound or in the nursing home and a willingness to give communion. You would need to spend at least one week each month visiting 2-3 home bound people. At the training session you will receive a notebook and communion set. You would be sharing the responsibility with Pastor Mike and Parish Deacon Ann. Please contact Parish Deacon Ann at 740-360-3546 if you are interested in this program by September 9th.  

Volunteer Opportunity: Love INC is looking for call center volunteers. They are flexible with schedules and on-the-job training is provided. Volunteers do not need to be knowledgeable about all the ministries and things our community offers, they simply need to have a caring heart and willingness to talk with and pray for people over the phone. If you are interested, or would just like to learn more, please reach out to Jenni Hypes at or 740-751-6554.

Give Now for Flooding Relief The ELCA has designated a fund, “US Flooding”, to assist those effected by the devastating storms in eastern Kentucky. There are multiple ways to give:


By Phone- 800-638-3522, M-F, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

By Mail- Make checks payable to “Lutheran Disaster Response”. Write “U.S. Flooding” on your check’s memo line and send to:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

Thanks and Giving Meeting! The first planning meeting for this year’s Thanks and Giving Meal will be Tuesday, August 23rd at 7:00p.m. in the Gathering Space. Anyone who is interested in helping with this event is welcome to attend!

You are invited to Tanyce Addison’s Rite of Ordination, Saturday, August 27th at 11:00a.m. at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 129 W. Charles Street, Bucyrus, Ohio. The Celebration of Holy Communion with Rite of Ordination and Installation. Lunch immediately following at the church. Please RSVP if you plan to stay for lunch by calling or texting Tanyce at 740-360-0124.

Emanuel Choir Members who are planning to attend Tanyce’s ordination at Good Hope in Bucyrus on Aug 27, and would like to sing in a joint choir with Good Hope, please plan on joining our practice at Emanuel on Wed. Aug. 24 at 6:00pm.

Emanuel Choir Announces Open Season! We rehearse Wednesdays 6-7pm and perform Sundays at the 10:30 am service. First rehearsal is August 31 with our first Sunday being September 11. No audition required. Ages High School and up. For more info call Steve deWeber at 740.751.7293. (The Choir Room is located on the second floor. Enter from the parking lot and go up one floor, stairs or elevator. Follow the signs, and the noise!)

Let someone know that Jesus loves them.  Join us on September 15th in the Parlors to make cards.  There will be materials to make one or a few cards to mail to someone of your choice.  If you don’t have someone to send a card to, we will have addresses of shut ins, local neighbors, and members we haven’t seen for a while.  It will be an open session.  Come anytime between 5:30-7:30. You can learn how to make a special “designer” card or freestyle it.  We look forward to seeing you.

Card Event needs:  Glue, colorful stamp pads, stickers, fancy paper, ribbons….Anything pretty that can be used on cards.  US postage stamps and envelopes would also be greatly appreciated. Leave them in the box by the first floor elevator.  Thank you

Newsletter Articles Due: Content for the September Good News Newsletter is due August 15th. Send to:

The Week of August 14th at Emanuel:

Today  11:30a.m. Worship Team

6:00p.m. LGBT & Allies

Mon.     9:30a.m. Altar Guild

5:30p.m. Bd. of Finance

6:00p.m. Bd. of Properties

7:00p.m. PPC

Tues.    8:30a.m. Quilters

6:30p.m. Praise Team Rehearsal

Wed.     9:30a.m. Bible Study

Thurs.   5:00p.m. Child Care Open House

7:00p.m. Worship

Sun:      8:00a.m. Traditional Worship

9:15a.m.  Contemporary Worship

10:30a.m. Traditional Worship