As we return to in-person worship at Emmanuel, we continue to respect the governor's recommendation that individuals who are 65 and above, or who have an underlying at-risk health condition, use caution. With this guidance in mind, our weekly worship services and some Bible studies will still be offered online for those persons and for anyone who is uncomfortable worshiping in person.

We will continue to print news, special events, and prayer requests in the pastor’s letter under “This Week at Emmanuel” on the NEWS page of this website.

FOR WAYS TO WATCH EMMANUEL CHURCH SERVICES WHILE THEY ARE BEING LIVE STREAMED, CLICK HERE

BUILDING FAITH IN THE FAMILY. In addition to online broadcasts of our services, we are providing a one-page resource, “Building Faith in the Family,” to help families explore and extend Bible readings and sermons each week. To access this resource, click on the following link: BUILDING FAITH. (It also will be printed on the final page of weekend bulletins.)

You may have a printed copy of "Building Faith" mailed to your home by contacting Becki or Jen in the church office.

If you would like to incorporate music into your family service, you will find helpful resources on our Vimeo page:  https://vimeo.com/showcase/6947431

STUDY GUIDE FOR WEEKEND WORSHIP READINGS
To help familiarize you with the Bible readings for the coming week's worship services, we have prepared a study guide with notes and questions to print and use in your home. This is the same study guide used in the 10 a.m. Wednesday Pastor's Bible Class. A new study guide will be available each Wednesday. Click on this link to access the guide.

In addition, the following link will take you to "The Pastors' Study," a video of Pastors Eggold and Sheafer discussing the study-guide notes and questions used in the Wednesday Pastor's Bible Class: https://vimeo.com/517574931

A new study guide and video discussion will be available each week.

PRINTED SERMONS
A printed version of the Sunday sermon is accessible here.
This week's Lenten sermon is accessible here.

WEEKEND SERVICE BULLETINS
To enable you to follow along with hymns, readings, and prayers as you watch the services on line, a printed copy of the bulletin from each service is available at the following links:

WEEKEND SERVICES    SAT 5 P.M.   •   8 A.M.   •   10:30 A.M.

HELPFUL STUDY RESOURCE
In his website, Rev. Gene Brunow offers information about each week’s scripture readings, courses on books of the Bible, and devotional readings. To access this helpful resource and get notes on the coming Sunday readings ("Sermon Notes Plus"), visit Brunotes.

 

Emmanuel offers Sunday and weekday classes based in scripture and centered in Christ. Our adult Bible-study program is designed to help us better know and understand the Bible, strengthen our relationship with God and one another, and give us hope and courage for daily living.

Sunday Bible study classes are offered from 9:15-10:15 a.m. There also are study opportunities led by a variety of instructors at different times throughout the week.

PLEASE NOTE: With the goal of providing a safe environment for all, we will follow these simple health guidelines for adult classes:

  • Teachers and students should wear face coverings while moving through the building and when social distancing cannot be maintained in classrooms.
  • Once seated in the classroom and at a social distance of six feet, students and instructors may remove face coverings if they feel comfortable doing so.

SUNDAY CLASSES

Spring 2021 Classes begin March 7 and go through May 23
No adult classes will meet on April 4, Easter Sunday.

ASKING THE HARD QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS
Truths We Often Overlook
Instructor: Pastor Dennis McFadden
The New Testament teaches many truths that we don't always understand. At what moment did Jesus make atonement for us? What happened from Palm Sunday to Easter? What do differences in the Gospels teach us? What does "in, with, and under" mean in Communion? This course looks at hard questions, ranging from incarnation to the resurrection—even touching on issues of sacraments and Christian living. Join us for this fascinating study.
Location: School Gymnasium    Dates: March 7—May 23 (11 sessions)


LUTHERAN CHRISTIANITY (Continuing)
Instructors: Pastors Thomas A. Eggold & Daniel Sheafer, Mrs. Lana Hille
A course for every new member and anyone else who’d like to explore what Lutherans believe and why we believe it. Questions about God, faith, and church are welcomed.
Location: Ebenezer Hall   Dates: through March 28

"I AM CREATING A NEW..."
Isaiah's Message of Hope
Instructor: Dr. Ryan Tietz
We live in the midst of a dark world of struggles, pain, and suffering. Isaiah comes to us in the midst of these struggles, proclaiming the first and second comings of Jesus. Join Dr. Tietz as we encounter this vivid message of hope that cuts through the darkness of our lives.
Location: Ebenezer Hall, Lower Level   Dates: March 7—April 18 (6 sessions)

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FORGIVENESS
A Nurturing Your Faith Study
Instructor: Pastor Dan May
We all know that forgiveness is good. Why then do we struggle with it? In this video-based study, we will see how pride can stifle our apologies. And in the story of how God worked to save one man's faith and his family, we will learn how forgiveness—from God and from one another—can repair the damage our sins cause.
Location: Ebenezer Hall, Lower Level   Dates: April 25—May23 (5 sessions)

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WEEKDAY CLASSES

MONDAY
LIFELIGHT  5:30-7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Pastor Thomas A. Eggold
Location: Ebenezer Hall    Dates: Continuing

TUESDAYS
Women's Christian Book Study  8:00-9:00 p.m.  (First and Third Tuesdays)
Instructor: Beth Williams
Join us as we explore books of the Bible.
Location: Ebenezer Hall   Dates: Continuing

WEDNESDAY
Men’s Bible Study  6:30-7:30 a.m.
Instructors: Pastors Thomas A. Eggold and Daniel Sheafer
Location: Ebenezer Hall   Dates: Continuing

Women’s Bible Study: THE GOSPEL OF MARK  8:30-9:45 a.m.
Instructor: Lana Hille
Location: Ebenezer Hall, Lower Level   Dates: Continuing

Pastor’s Bible Study 10:00-11:00 a.m. (continuing)
Instructors: various presenters
Location: Emmanuel Sanctuary   Dates: Continuing
Note: If you’re unable to attend in person, please know that the online version of the class will be offered each week on our website under EDUCATION, “Study Guide for Sunday Readings.”

From September through May, Emmanuel’s Sunday School provides age-appropriate Bible study and related activities for children from birth through fifth grade. Our program aims to help parents teach their children to know and love Jesus Christ, and to excite and prepare them to share Christ’s love in their daily lives.

We use August 1 as the cut-off date for age/grade/class determination. Our goal is to ensure that students are in the same grade for Sunday School as they are in school. Register your child for Sunday School.

Children’s Sunday school classes are offered from 9:15-10:15 a.m. for children from birth through Grade 5.

PLEASE NOTE: With the goal of providing a safe environment for all, we will follow these simple health guidelines:

  • Teachers and students should wear face coverings while moving through the building and when social distancing cannot be maintained in classrooms.
  • Once seated in the classroom and at a social distance of six feet, students and instructors may remove face coverings.
  • Children in the ME TOO and 3-5 YEAR OLDS classes are not required to wear face coverings. However, those in KINDERGARTEN and above are expected to wear them.
  • To minimize the use of the school building and the need for extra cleaning, we are changing our room assignments for the first half of the education season. Please check and note the new locations for all classes below.

PLEASE NOTE:  With the goal of providing a safe environment for all, we will follow these simple health guidelines:

  • Teachers and students should wear face coverings while moving through the building and when social distancing cannot be maintained in classrooms.
  • Once seated in the classroom and at a social distance of six feet, students and instructors may remove face coverings.
  • To minimize the use of the school building and the need for extra cleaning, we have changed our room assignments for the first half of the education season. Please check and note the new locations for all classes below.

CONFIRMATION AT EMMANUEL
Jesus commissioned the work of the Church when He said to His disciples, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” According to the words of Christ, Baptizing and teaching are always connected and are both essential components of Christian discipleship. These words from Jesus also guide our approach to confirmation.

Emmanuel Youth Group (EYG) provides opportunities for high school youth to grow in God’s Word, share in Christian fellowship, and serve others in the church and community. The youth meet for study during Bible-class hour on Sunday mornings and again on Sunday evenings for food, fellowship and Bible study.

 

Two Growth Groups on ZOOM (see information below)

Growth Groups give our members and guests the chance to grow in friendship and faith by sharing the truth of Jesus Christ in more casual settings. The groups last for a period of three months and are open to everyone. Growth Groups are built around three emphases: study (Bible, movies, books, etc., related to our faith); service (neighborhood or community projects); and social interaction (eating together, bowling, games, walking).

ZOOM for Women on Thursdays! The Monday Morning Motivation group has moved to Thursdays. A new name, a new day, the same focus: a women's devotion group that provides Bible study, fellowship, and COFFEE (you'll have to brew your own right now, though). The group meets Thursday mornings through a Zoom meeting from 6:30-7:30. They discuss the readings and sermon from the previous Sunday. For details on how to join the Zoom meeting, contact Sarah Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (When they resume meeting in person, the class will meet from 6:30-7:30 every Thursday at The Mocha Lounge, 6511 Covington Road.)

ZOOM for Men on Fridays! Because Bible study and coffee go together like peas and carrots, a caffeine-themed group gathers to study God's Word every week. This Is Most Certainly Brew is a men's group that meets Friday mornings from 6:30-7:30 via Zoom. We study the readings for the upcoming weekend's services. Contact John Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details on how to join the Zoom meeting. (Someday the group will resume meeting in person at the Mocha Lounge, 6511 Covington Road.)

Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School

The mission of Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School is to nurture children in the Christian faith within the context of sound academic instruction and to reflect Christ in all relationships.

To learn more, visit the ESM website.

In his website, Brunotes, Rev. Gene Brunow offers information about each week’s scripture readings, courses on books of the Bible, and devotional readings—all designed to help you grow in knowledge and understanding of the Scriptures.

Visit Brunotes.

 

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"Be strong and courageous.
Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged,
for the Lord your God will be with you
wherever you go.” 
                                  Joshua 1:9