Upcoming Events at Emmanuel Church–Weekly Update

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church, 

St. Paul Icon, Public Domain.
St. Paul Icon, Public Domain.

This Sunday, August 31st is our weekly worship.  The message will be based on Romans 12:9-21 and contains some really tough teaching from the Apostle Paul.  He writes in Romans 12:14: “Bless those who persecute you; Bless and do not curse them.”   Therefore, the title of the sermon is “Embracing Enemies.”  A hard task in anyone’s life!

 Keep on bringing in your collection of items for  St. Paul’s Homes (prizes, personal items, word book puzzles and so on).  and for the Blackburn Center–paper products.  Thank you in advance!

Blessing of the Backpacks will occur in worship on September 7th at 10:15 a.m.  Please have your child or a friend bring a backpack to the service.  All are invited.  

An organizational meeting for all Youth of the church will occur on September 7 at 6 p.m.  
Wednesday, September 10th is our Planning Meeting at 6 p.m. (prior to Consistory) for the 2014 “Fall Festival/Halloween Party” which will be on October 25 from 1-4 p.m.  The theme this year is a block party, so we need some ideas of traditonal block party activities.  

Acolyte Training will be on September 14th after worship.  Also on September 14th will be the Hayride at Gearhardt Farms.  Price is $8.  If you pay for adult tickets in advance, any child’s ticket will be covered by the Christian Education Fund.  Time is 2 p.m.  

Saturday, September 27th is our next 10-10-10 Invitational Event:  We will meet at 10 a.m. in the Upper Pavilion at Townshend Park.  We will be having breakfast.  I still have a need for the following items, which anyone can donate–you don’t have had to be part of the 10-10-10 group in the past:  Plates; Coffee Cups; Coffee; Orange Juice; Charcoal; Tinfoil.  Come have a cup of coffee with your friends!

Grace and Peace, 

Pastor Joseph

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