Sunday Bulletin & Announcements

Sunday, December 6, 2020
Second Sunday in Advent
Bulletin and Announcements

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Covid Related Cancellations: In the event that Marion County is put on the Level 4 Watch List, indicated as Red with a Star, or is upgraded to Level 4 Purple, all in-person services and meetings at the church will immediately be canceled until further notice.

We Remember With Our Prayers:  Mary Click, Mary Richardson, Marcia Geyer, Shirley Baldauf, Jack Hale, Pat Thomas Sr. & Donna Thomas, Jeanette Mawer, Nanci Anderegg, Pastor Jim Rave, Jack Marshall, Judy Stroble, and Jim Creager.

We Extend Our Sympathy and Prayers to the family and friends of Jim Scates, who was called to his heavenly home on November 23.

We Extend Our Sympathy and Prayers to Janet Musser and the family and friends of Steve Musser, who was called to his heavenly home on November 30.

We Extend Our Sympathy and Prayers to the family and friends of Jeff Guernsey, who was called to his heavenly home on December 2.

Thank you to Altar Guild for decorating the sanctuary and to Mike Phillips and his crew for setting up the outdoor nativity scene.

Gifts Have Been Given to Emanuel in memory of Ryan Williams by Alicia Mayes, and Betty & Tom Wyckoff,

A Gift Has Been Given to Child Care in memory of Ryan Williams by Tom & Connie Pannett.

A Gift Has Been Given to the Roof Repair Fund in memory of Donna Lynch, Ryan Williams, Jim Scates, and Ed Morse by Jim and Betty Anderson.

In Remembering our models in faith and celebrating with thanksgiving their lives on earth, a gift has been given to Emanuel in memory of Helen & Paul Geckle, Delma & Elton Kates, Ellen Kates, and many other loved ones by Gregory and Gretchen Brooks.

Advent Devotionals will be posted on Emanuel’s Facebook page Wednesday mornings during Advent.

Hour of Prayer Group will meet on Monday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. The Prayer group meets using Free Conference call on the phone. If you are interested in joining them, contact Parish Deacon Ann at 740-360-3546 for instructions on how to join in the conversation.

Christmas Eve Worship After MUCH discussion the decision has been made, with much regret, that there will be no in-person worship on Christmas Eve.  There will be a livestreamed service at 8:15p.m. and 10:45p.m., with the late service also being broadcast on the radio. Bulletins will be sent out ahead of Christmas Eve so families can follow along with the service.

Mitten Tree Donations of hats, scarves, gloves, etc. can be dropped off in the basket by the first-floor elevator on Sundays or they can be brought to the office by appointment during the week, from now until December 13th.

From the Board of Social Ministry: GOOD GIFTS The annual Advent program for ELCA Good Gifts is virtual this year; and the opportunity to make a difference in another’s life is inspiring.  Through ELCA Good Gifts here’s what your donation can do:  $10.00 sends baby chicks to a poor family so when the chicks have grown they can lay eggs to feed the family and/or be used as a source of income.  Or perhaps a fruit tree seedling for $10.00 used to protect the soil from erosion and feed a family sounds more appealing. $20.00 can support farmers with honeybees; or $30.00 buys a piglet.  You get the idea, there a numerous choices to be found at Check it out!

Volunteers Wanted! We are looking for volunteers who would like to learn to run the sound board, PowerPoints, and cameras for Sunday morning services. Please contact the church office for more information at 740-383-2184.