"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God..."

- Ephesians 2:8

Children’s Sunday School – Today, we will not hold the regular children’s Sunday School classes in order to allow our Sunday school teachers to attend an instructional meeting.  Instead, we will offer a group event during the Sunday school hour for all school age children.  Please join us in the school gym. 

Prayer of Thanksgiving for Birthdays – Thank God for the following birthdays, and ask Him to provide peace and fullness of life for those who serve Him.  We thank Him for their faithful example.

 Lois Kaufman

 2001 Hobson Road, Room 909,  46805

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If you wish not to have your name listed, please call the church office, 423-1369.

The Moveable Feast – All are welcome between worship services on Sunday mornings in Ebenezer Hall for food and fellowship!

Church Nursery – If you would like to volunteer in the nursery during worship, contact Becki Elonzae at 423-1369 or becki@emmanuellutheran.org.

Cup of Kindness boxes can be found in the Welcome Center.  The money contributed in the boxes is distributed by Lutheran Social Services to local families who have crisis needs.

Electronic Giving with Joyful Response – If automatic withdrawal giving from one of your existing bank accounts would be a helpful stewardship tool for you, please contact our Office Manager Becki Elonzae (423-1369) for information on setting up this free service through the “Joyful Response” program sponsored by the Lutheran Church Extension Fund.  

Caregiver Support – Are you currently serving as a caregiver?  Do the needs of a spouse, parent or child require your 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, February 5, at 1:00 p.m.  For more information call Lana Hille at the church office at 423-1369.

Save the Date for ESM’s Kindergarten Information and Enrollment Session to be held Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Getz Road Campus - 2131 Getz Road.  Learn how ESM might serve you as you seek the best education for your family, visit classrooms, meet teachers and parents, and receive enrollment materials.   Future students enjoy an activity with teachers.  Childcare provided for siblings. QUESTIONS? – Contact Erin Clark, Director of Admissions at 260.422.6712 / eclark@esmeagles.com

LWML Stamps for Missions – The LWML is collecting cancelled stamps.  These stamps are sold by the pound to a local stamp business with proceeds going toward funding its mission projects.  You can deposit your cancelled stamps in the box in the Welcome Center.  Please try to leave a half inch paper border around each stamp.  Thank you for supporting this ministry.

Emmanuel’s LWML will meet Thursday, February 1, beginning at 1:00 p.m. to work for an hour making diapers for third world countries.  These will be made from used cotton t-shirts.  We are asking everyone to clean out their drawers and bring in the cotton t-shirts that are no longer being used. They can be put in the LWML box under our Mite Box in the Welcome Center.  From 2-3:00 p.m., we will continue our Bible study based on the Feeding of Five Thousand. This Bible Study takes an in-depth look at how we need to rely more on God to help us in our times of need.

Looking for Your Favorite Sermon?   All sermons are now posted using video to Vimeo.com.  Certain music that can be uploaded per our copyright license agreement is also on this same website.  To access our Emmanuel church account, please use the following web address: https://vimeo.com/emmanuellutheranfw.You can subscribe to follow this account and then be notified when new videos are uploaded.  If you have already subscribed as a follower, the videos are all still on the same service, just the web address has been changed to make it easier to remember and share with family and friends.

Food Pantry – We are requesting donations of canned vegetables, soups, cake mixes, frosting, tooth brushes  cereal, canned fruit, peanut butter, mac and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, canned juice, deodorant, shampoo, dish and hand soap, toothpaste and paper products, especially toilet paper and paper towels.  Food donations can be placed in the “Food Pantry” box located in the Welcome Center.  Cash donations may be placed in your church envelope and marked “food pantry” on the “other” line.  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, February 15, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the lower level of Ebenezer Hall.  Servers are needed to help with the food distribution.  If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Carolyn Beitz at 432-9189. 

St. Paul’s Annual FISH FRY – Tickets are ON SALE NOW! Join us for this year’s All-You-Can-Eat Fish and Tenderloin Dinner on Saturday, March 10, 4-7 p.m., in St. Paul’s Lutheran School gymnasium (1125 S. Barr St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802). Tickets are $10/Adult, $8/High School Student, $5 Elementary Student grades K-8, with Pre-K students and younger FREE. You may order tickets ONLINE by visiting our website at www.school.stpaulsfw.org, (just click on our FISH FRY button), or from our school office (1125 S. Barr St), OR from our church office (1126 S. Barr St).  For information, you can contact Kris Hall in the school office at 260-424-0049. All are welcome!

Lutherans for Life – “Life issues didn’t arise overnight. Their frequent connection to medical technology can make them seem like recent developments—and advances in understanding physiology and pharmaceuticals have made abortion and euthanasia more efficient and available of late. But these circumstances have been causing society’s difficulties—and providing opportunities to proclaim the Gospel—since ancient times.” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org