December 8, 2019

This week’s Sunday School lessons—December 8, “The King’s Table”: Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s son, suffered crippling injuries at age 5 while escaping Saul’s enemies with his nurse. Once David established his kingdom, his thought turned to whether there were any survivors from Saul and Jonathan’s line. Discovering Mephibosheth, David bestows on him Saul’s land and fortune. Mephibosheth’s family moves to Jerusalem, where he always eats at the king’s table. Discuss how God provides for our daily needs today.

Emmanuel Connections will meet for bible study on Sunday, December 15 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in Ebenezer Hall. Childcare is available if needed. If you have any questions about this group or the meeting please contact Olivia Burns (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Pastor Dan.


The Piece Makers will have some special homemade items for sale to help you complete your Christmas shopping.  They will be available in Ebenezer Hll after each service on December 7, 8, 14 and 15.


Senior Lunch Bunch – Tuesday, December 17 – Join us for our Christmas worship service followed by lunch.  We will begin in the sanctuary at 11:00 a.m. for our worship service with the celebration of Holy Communion. We are blessed to have music from our preschoolers at the beginning of the service.  Afterwards, we will move to the lower level of Ebenezer Hall for the rest of our time together. Reservations need to be made by Friday, December 13 by calling the receptionist at 423-1369 or by signing up in Ebenezer. Cost for lunch is $7.

SNA meets on December 8, from 6-8 p.m. in the Loft. The EYG Christmas party will be held at Old Engine House #5 (1405 Broadway) beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 20.  Youth, bring a snack to share.

Caregiver Support – Are you currently serving as a caregiver?  Do the needs of a spouse, parent, or child require much of your time and attention?  Would you like opportunities to talk with other caregivers?  Join others who are experiencing similar demands on time and energy to gain answers, perspective, and support.  We will meet in Ebenezer Hall on Monday, December 9, at 1:00 p.m.   For more information, call Lana Hille at the church office at 423-1369.

Food Pantry –Members may stop by for food any day when the office is open, and the food pantry will be available for those living in the 46802 zip code area on Thursday, December 19, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the lower level of Ebenezer Hall.  If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Carolyn Beitz at 432-9189. 

Save the Date – ESM Kindergarten Information and Enrollment Sessions: Wednesday, January 22 OR Wednesday, February 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Getz Road Campus - 2131 Getz Road.  Preschool Information and Enrollment Sessions: Thursday, January 16|Getz Road Campus - 2131 Getz Road OR Thursday, January 23 | Union Street Campus - 1123 Union Street 6:30pm - 7:30pm. For questions, contact Erin Clark, Director of Admissions, 260.422.6712 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |   

Emmaus Cookie Fair - Mark your calendar and plan to attend the annual Cookie Fair at Emmaus Lutheran Church, School & PreSchool, 8626 Covington Road, on Saturday, December 14, from 9:00 a.m. – Noon.  A wonderful variety of homemade Christmas cookies and other favorites (including gluten free) will be sold for $7.00 per pound.  These homemade goodies make a wonderful gift and an easy way to do your last minute “Christmas baking!”  Free and inexpensive decorative tins will be available to make “gift wrapping” easy! 

Cafeteria Assistant Needed – CLHS is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as a Cafeteria Assistant. This role is part time and is not eligible for benefits. The Cafeteria Assistant will have the minimum of a high school diploma and must be able to push/pull, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, stand for extended periods of time, kneel, reach overhead and bend on a regular basis. Responsibilities include preparing food, operating equipment, cleaning, and assisting in receipt, storage and supplies of food. To view the full position description and responsibilities and to apply, please visit Only applications with all materials, including the completed application, will be considered.


The Calendar of the Church

Monday, December 9

    6:45 a.m. Women’s Devotion Group at Mocha Lounge

    7:30 a.m. Advent Morning Prayer

    12:00 p.m. Property

    1:00 p.m. Caregivers’ Support Group

    6:00 p.m. Handbells

    7:00 p.m. Mission Task Force

Tuesday, December 10

    7:30 a.m. Advent Morning Prayer

    9:30 a.m. Prayer Shawl

    6:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry Christmas Party

Wednesday, December 11

    6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study

    7:30 a.m. Advent Morning Prayer

    7:30 a.m. Finance

    8:30 a.m. ESM Chapel

    8:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study

    10:00 a.m. No Bible Study in Ebenezer

    10:00 a.m. ESM Vespers at Emmanuel

    1:30 p.m. LLV Worship Service with Communion

    7:00 p.m. ESM Vespers at Emmanuel

Thursday, December 12

    7:30 a.m. Advent Morning Prayer

    8:30 a.m. Thursday Guys

    9:00 a.m. Piece Makers

    6:00 p.m. NewSong Choir

    6:30 p.m. Festival and Chancel Choir

Friday, December 13

    6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study – Mocha Lounge

    7:30 a.m. Advent Morning Prayer

    1:30 p.m. LLV Bible Class

Saturday, December 14

    3:30 p.m. Praise Team

    5:00 p.m. Divine Worship Service with Communion

Sunday, December 15

    8:00 a.m. Divine Worship Service

    9:00 a.m. Moveable Feast

    9:15 a.m. Adult Bible Classes

    9:15 a.m. Journey to Bethlehem

    10:30 a.m. Divine Worship Service with Communion

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  non-perishable food, toiletries, paper products,
  cash/checks “for Food Pantry;”
  Contact Carolyn Beitz at 260-432-9189.