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, Grady Laird, Sharyn Needles, Bob Shattuck and his family, Eleanor, Ron, Karen & Roger Klepzig, the Bautista family, and Nancy.

We Extend our Sympathy & Prayers to the family and friends of Dorothy Taylor. Dorothy was called to her heavenly home November 26th.

A Gift Has Been Given to the Good Samaritan Fund in loving memory of Dorothy Taylor. Such good memories of our time in bible study together. Alicia Mayes.

**Rescheduled** Our October Faith Journeys movie day has a new date – Saturday, December 10th from 9am-4pm! We will have a screening of the movie Luther, starring Joseph Fiennes that was debuted in theaters in 2003. The second feature will be Bonhoeffer – Agent of Grace, starring Ulrich Tukur that was shown on PBS in 2000. These films will give us a glimpse into how the Reformation came about. As well as what it means to be a Reformation Church later in history. These films will assist in our discernment of “Who Is God Calling Us To Be Now?” as a congregation of the Reformation tradition. The agenda for the day is to begin with Luther at 9am; have discussion on the film; enjoy a soup lunch that will be prepared for us; watch Bonhoeffer; and then have discussion on that film. So, bring some movie snacks and beverages to enjoy and share. Feel free to come for one movie, or the other, or both!

Social Ministry News…The Laundry Day Initiative was Saturday. Heartfelt thanks go out to all of our volunteers who spent an hour or two of their time to pour, swipe and meet our neighbors. It takes all of us doing a small thing to make a big difference in our community. More details about what we accomplished will be in next week’s bulletin.

Mitten and Good Gifts Trees will be available beginning December 4.  Want to benefit the needy of Marion? We are asking for cold weather items either handmade or purchased to cover the Mitten Tree found in the Gathering Space. Want to benefit poor individuals, families or international organizations through ELCA Good Gifts? Stop by either tree in the Narthex or the first-floor elevator lobby to gather information on buying honey bees, chickens, goats, or other like items.

Recipes anyone?  We’re looking to hand out some recipes at the January Fresh Food Distribution in Waldo on January 2.  For January recipes should include sweet potatoes, broccoli or kale. For February we are looking for recipes that include pineapple, Jell-O salads or apples.  Recipes can be dropped off at the church office, put in the Social Ministry mailbox found in the Martin Luther Room or emailed to Barb Russo at

LGBT & Allies are invited for an evening of food and fellowship at 6p.m. on Sunday, December 11th in the parlor. Please bring a dish for the potluck. Beverages (bottled water, lemonade, iced tea, and coffee) and table service will be provided. Questions? Contact or 740-262-2655.

We Are Hiring! We have a need for additional part-time door attendants. This position is responsible for opening the church for activities during the evenings and weekends, welcoming guests, and ensuring the building is empty and locked after an event. If you are interested, please contact Mike Phillips at 740-251-7286.

Marion Correction Institution’s Christmas Play will be Tuesday, December 6th at 6:00p.m. and Wednesday, December 7th at 1:00p.m. MCI and the Hugh J. Daily ministry of theatre shine once again to bring the Lord’s story to you this Christmas. Come enjoy and invite your church family as we are totally word of mouth. Contact Blaire Smith to make reservations at: or 740-251-5764

The Week of December 4th at Emanuel:

Sun.     12:00p.m. Mutual Ministry Meeting

2:00p.m. Bible Study – Numbers

Mon.     6:00p.m. Bd. of Communications

6:30p.m. Bd. of Spiritual Life

Tues.    8:30a.m. Quilters

6:00p.m. Praise Team Rehearsal

Wed.     9:30a.m. Bible Study (Martin Luther Library)

6:00p.m. Adult & Children’s Choirs

7:00p.m. Bell Choir

Thurs.  11:30a.m. Book Study

5:30p.m. Book Study

7:00p.m. Advent Midweek Worship – Nicholas

Fri.       5:00p.m. Downtown Church Tours

7:00p.m. Bells

Sat.      9:00a.m. Faith Journeys Movie Day

Sun:      8:00a.m. Traditional Worship

9:15a.m.  Contemporary Worship

9:15a.m.  Sunday School

10:30a.m. Traditional Worship

2:00p.m. Bible Study

6:00p.m. LGBT & Allies