Weekly Update–January 4, 2013

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church,

I hope you are all having a good new year and getting back into the swing of things after the holidays.

The 12 Days of Christmas ends this Sunday, January 6th, with Epiphany Sunday.
Epiphany Sunday recalls the arrival of the Wise Men to worship the new born King
Jesus. We will have communion and our first of the month covered
dish/recognition of birthdays. After worship, we could use your help to
‘un-decorate’ the sanctuary and church.

Monday night is Choir at 7 p.m.

Tuesday is Worship Committee at 9 a.m. and Bible Study at 10 a.m.

Wednesday night is Consistory at 7 p.m. We welcome three new members to
Consistory–Jennifer Knoll, Logan Clark and Casey Hanks.

Thursday is Newsletter Deadline for February and deadline for year end reports.

On Saturday, Cub Pack 213 will be using the church to test their Pinewood Derby
cars from 10 a.m. to noon.

Adoration of the Magi, by Chinese Artist He Qi.
Adoration of the Magi, by Chinese Artist He Qi.
Grace and Peace,

Pastor Joseph

“Trembling before Thee we fall down to adore Thee,
Shamefaced and trembling we lift our eyes to Thee:
O First and with the last! annul our ruined past,
Rebuild us to Thy glory, set us free
From sin and from sorrow to fall down and worship Thee.

Full of pity view us, stretch Thy sceptre to us,
Bid us live that we may give ourselves to Thee:
O faithful Lord and true! stand up for us and do,
Make us lovely, make us new, set us free –
Heart and soul and spirit – to bring all and worship Thee.”

–An Epiphany Poem by Christina Rossetti, around 1893.