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 Bulletin
Click HERE for the 10:30 Bulletin


We Remember with Our Prayers: Marcia Geyer, Nanci Anderegg, Mary Ellen Swartz, Jean Roecker, Judie Thompson, Maxine Rutherford, Jeremy Rush, Paul Burnside, Joan Couts, Debbie Cocherl-Smith, Sandy, John Hoch, Jane Scroggins, Margaret Iverson, Joyce Baumgartner, Sharon Schenk, Shirley Clark, Steve Chase, Rick Haver, Linda Bradley, Pat Gerfen, Charles Ciola, Bernard McComb, Bob Shattuck and his family, Eleanor, Roger Klepzig, Tim Rengert, Shirley Baldauf, Dick Stoner, Jim Stroupe, Donna Finley, Amanda Combs, Kenton Comstock and family, and Judi Zeisler and family.

We Extend our Sympathy & Prayers to the family and friends of George Valentine, father of Rob Valentine. George was called to his heavenly home March 11th.

We Extend our Sympathy & Prayers to the family and friends of Norma Claffey. Norma was called to her heavenly home March 13th.

This week is National Girl Scout Week! Thank you to scouts from Troop 5056, Amelia and Emerson Varga, for assisting with worship on Wednesday. Let us keep the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland and of America in our prayers.

Gifts Have Been Given to Emanuel in memory of Pat Thomas by Ken & Maureen Cole, Paula & Paul Burnside, Tim & Anita Thomas, Victor & Phyllis Mahaffey, Mrs. MA Stockdale, and Donna Johnson; to the Building Fund by David and Stephanie Cook; and to the Emergency Fund by Christy & Brian Penrod.

Gifts Have Been Given to Emanuel in memory of Sue Kauffman by Floyd & Joni Vanderhoff, the Ladies of Chadwick Cottages, Jacki Kelly & Chris Mills, Judi McClenathan Mayers and family; to the Emergency Fund by Jim & Betty Anderson.

A Gift Has Been Given to Emanuel in Memory of Sherry Klott, who entered into her heavenly home on Sunday, March 19, 2006; by Matt & Ed.

A Gift Has Been Given to the Emergency Fund in loving memory of my father, Floyd Williams (3/26) and my brother, Carlton Williams (3/21) for their birthdays, by Alicia  Mayes.

A Gift Has Been Given to the Music Fund in Honor of Allan Lust’s 80th Birthday by Brian & Christy Penrod.

A Gift Has Been Given in Celebration of our 50th Wedding Anniversary on March 17th, by Dan & Vonda Riddle.

Bulletin Notes:  Today’s Prelude consists of Variations on Three Communion Hymns.

  1. Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord (Old 124th)” — David Schack 2.  “We Place upon Your Table, Lord (Distress)” — Robert J. Powell 3.  “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Picardy)” — Richard Hillert

The New Plaque in front of the pulpit is the Lord’s Prayer in Japanese. Stop by and take a look!

The Hour of Prayer Group will meet Monday, March 20th at 5:00p.m. in the Gathering Space. The topic will be Praying through the Bible. All are welcome!

Do you know someone who likes egg hunts? The Board of Education is going “egging,” surprising folks with Easter eggs to spread some joy and can use your help! We want to surprise 25 households with a yard full of eggs that carry treats and messages about Jesus. If you would like your house to be “egged” or know someone in the Marion area who would like this, please sign them up in the Gathering Space. We hope this will be a fun and meaningful reminder (or introduction) of the Easter story for congregation, childcare, and neighbor recipients. The tomb was empty, but we don’t want all of the eggs to be! We are collecting goodies for this activity! If you can contribute individually wrapped candy, and small toys/trinkets to the blessing basket near the elevator by March 26. If you have questions or would like to help deliver the eggs, please contact Heather Smith 814-464-6683.

A prayer vigil will be held starting in the midnight hour of Saturday April the 8th let us fill the universe with prayers!  Beginning at 12am Saturday morning, until the day is over at 11:59pm, please pledge at least an hour of your time to spend in prayer so that we can cover the day with prayers. We will have the doors of Emanuel open from 10am to 2pm for all those who would like to pray in the Sanctuary, otherwise you can pray from home anytime Saturday in recognition of Holy Week. Pledge sign-up sheets will be in the Gathering Space.

Prayer Room – The evangelism team is turning the little chapel (on the first floor) into a prayer room during Lent. This “Prayer Area” will be available anytime the building is open.  The focus will be on the Lord’s prayer.  Materials will be available in the chapel to help you grow in prayer and to help you to have a richer, deeper prayer life.

Prayer Ventures – Every month the Communication and Evangelism team will provide a pamphlet of daily prayers from the ELCA. They will be located in the gathering space. Please feel free to take one or two to share!

Training for Readers in Worship We will have a short training session for all of our worship readers as well as for anyone who would like to serve in this very important leadership role. We are going to work on making the readings come alive in worship. We will gather in the sanctuary immediately following the 10:30am worship service on Sunday March 26th. We are asking all of those who currently read to attend. If this is a ministry you might want to try, feel free to join us as well

Spring Book Study – “The Last Week” by Marcus Borg, and John Dominic Crossan. We will have a virtual session on Sundays at 6:30pm, and in-person sessions on Thursdays at 11:30am and 5:30pm. Email Pastor Mike if you would like the link to attend the virtual book study

2023 Watchwords are still available in the Gathering space. Please feel free to draw a watchword for inspiration, reflection, or guidance through the new year.

Laundry Day Saturday, April 15 is our spring Laundry Day.  We will again be working with Colonial Laundromats from 11:00– 2:00 to provide washing and drying for our neighbors in need.  Sign up to work with us for an hour or longer and join in this worthwhile project, it is a great experience.  Work at either 610 Bellefontaine Ave or 587 N Main St location.  Find the signup sheet in the Gathering Space beginning March 26.

Do you knit or crochet or have unwanted yarn from a project?  Do you know someone who wants to clean out a crafts project area or room and has unwanted yarn?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you want to help on a GWOH project then donate that yarn to benefit the Oak Unit Creative Crochet Therapy program at Marion Correctional Facility.  More information can be found in the March and April newsletters.  We will collect yarn April through June in the Gathering Space.  

The Week of March 19th at Emanuel:

Sun.      12:00p.m.  Anniversary Committee Mtg.

2:00p.m.  Pastor Mike’s Bible Study (1 Chronicles)

Mon.       5:00p.m.  Hour of Prayer

Tues.       8:30a.m.   Quilters

6:00p.m.  Finance Bd. Mtg.

6:00p.m.  Praise Team Rehearsal

Wed.       9:30a.m.   Bible Study

5:30p.m.  Lenten Meal

6:00p.m.  Adult & Children’s Choir

7:00p.m.  Lent Worship Service

Thurs.     8:00a.m.   Handbook Committee Mtg.

11:30a.m.   Book Study

5:30p.m.  Book Study

Sun.        8:00a.m.   Traditional Worship

9:15a.m.   Contemporary Worship

9:15a.m.   Sunday School

10:30a.m.   Traditional Worship

12:00p.m.  Reader Training (following 10:30 Service)

2:00p.m.  Bible Study