Sunday Bulletin & Announcements

Sunday, December 5, 2021
Bulletin & Announcements

Emanuel’s 9:15 Contemporary Worship and the 10:30 Traditional Worship are streamed online. The 10:30 service is also available to listen to on WMRN Radio. Bulletins for both services are below:

Click HERE for the Sunday School Christmas Program Bulletin
Click HERE for the 10:30 Traditional bulletin

We Remember with Our Prayers: Marcia Geyer, Pat Thomas Sr., Nanci Anderegg, Galen Teel, Dorothy Taylor, Mary Ellen Swartz, Phyllis Carey, Judie Thompson, Lisa Creager, Maxine Rutherford, Eric, Jeremy Rush, Joan Couts, Jacob Myers, Michelle, Debbie Cocherl-Smith, Marge Armbruster, Craig Cusick, Bob Brose, Carl Emigh, Maxine Marshall, Joyce Butterman, and Jan Rusbuldt.

A Gift Has Been Given to the Good Samaritan Fund in memory of Ardeth and Ed Fetter by Alicia Mayes.

Inclement Weather: As we begin the winter season a reminder that when we have a Level Two Snow Emergency all church activities are cancelled.

December Worship Announcements:

December 19–One Worship at 10:30 a.m., This is Pastor Mark’s Farewell service

December 24–Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 8:15p.m. and 10:45p.m.

December 23 & 30–No Thursday Evening Worship

December 26–One Worship at 10:30a.m., Lessons & Carols

Epiphany, January 6, concludes the Christmas season with a celebration of God’s glory revealed in the person of Jesus Christ.  We will be celebrating the Feast of Epiphany with a special service on Thursday, January 6 t 7:00 pm.  On Epiphany we are reminded that the glory of God is proclaimed for all nations and people and like the light of the star that guided the magi to Jesus, the light of Christ reveals who we are: children of God who are claimed and washed in the waters of baptism. We are then sent out to be beacons of the light of Christ, sharing the good news of God’s love to all people. Please plan to attend this enlightening service with us on Thursday, January 6 at 7:00pm

The Marion Senior Center is collecting new socks for Marion Area Care facilities this holiday. There is a box by the elevator if you would like to help with this initiative.

Confirmation Class will meet January 9, 16 and 30 during the Sunday School hour.

“Why Christmas?” Thank you to Cindy Rinker and Teri Turner for helping coordinate the Sunday School Christmas program this year! It takes place December 5th at the 9:15 service. Sunday School families are invited to the parlor after the program to decorate a cupcake for Jesus’ birthday.

The Mitten Tree is up! Donations of hats, gloves, scarves, and mittens can be placed on the tree through Sunday, December 12th. Items will be donated to Marion’s Christmas Clearinghouse program.

Social Ministry News…Emanuel’s Laundry Initiative is ready for Saturday, December 11, the day we give back to the Marion Community.  Thanks to you we not only met our September detergent and softener goal, but we collected over $1000 in November to feed those laundromat washing machines!  A few volunteer slots remain open, join a friend already signed up to work or meet someone new in this effort to share God’s love.  If you feel called to help, please contact Barb Russo at 740 369-1137. A heartfelt thanks again to the congregation for sharing and caring about the Marion community.

Reserve your seat for the MCI Christmas PlayMen of faith inside the prison give back to the public through this ministry. Praise be to our Lord! We are blessed to have two musical theater ministry performances open to the public this year. Wednesday, Dec. 15th at 6pm and Thursday, Dec 16th at 1pm. Both showings have a 75 person capacity, so make reservations early by contacting Chaplain Smith at the prison through blaire.smith@odrc.state.oh.us or 740-251-5764.

The Week of December 6 at Emanuel:

Tues.      8:30a.m.   Quilters (Parlor)

6:30p.m.   Praise Team Rehearsal

Wed.       9:30a.m.   Bible Study

6:00p.m.   Emanuel & Children’s Choir

7:00p.m.   Bell Choir

Thurs.      7:00p.m.   Worship

Sun.         8:00a.m.   Traditional Worship

9:15a.m.   Contemporary Worship

10:30a.m.   Traditional Worship