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Facebook Streaming Schedule

Weekly Sunday Service @ 10AM

Daily Weekday Godcast with Pastor John @ 8AM

Streams will appear in the Facebook Feed below while Live, and archived on Facebook after they end

E-Meal Information

Announcing the E- Meal Program
Free Program for Anyone in Need

E for Emergency
E for Essential
E for Everyone in Need
E for Every Day during the emergency
E for Emmanuel (A reminder that God Is With US!)

Starting on Monday, March 16, Emmanuel Lutheran Church will be distributing FREE bagged meals from its location at 69 West Broad St. Souderton.


10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Monday through Saturday 

Rear entrance on Lumber St  (1 Block North of Broad St.)


We will distribute food to our neighbors with “no questions asked”.  You do not have to demonstrate need to be served. We will limit distribution to no more than 4 bags per person, if picking up for a family, or a neighbor who cannot get out. We will also distribute bags of groceries that serve for families of 4 when available.

If you are blessed and don’t need a helping hand at this time, please consider donating food to the program, or volunteering to help assemble and distribute meals.  We intend to provide this service to our neighbors each day until the crisis has lifted.

   Volunteering Sign Up   

Because most of the food will be pre-packaged, here’s a list of our preferred items:

Boxed Raisins
Applesauce Packs
Packs of Peanut Butter and Crackers
Packs of Cheese and Crackers
Granola Bars
Cheese Sticks
Bags of Pretzels
100% Juice Boxes
Tuna Packs
Single Serving Meals
Brown Lunch Bags

Please bring Donations to the church during the following hours:

Monday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

May God’s peace guide us and lead us through these perilous times and may God’s love guide us in serving our neighbors.
Pastor John +

Highlights from our First Tailgate Service

We had a great time at our first Tailgate Service under the Oak Tree on July 4th weekend! It was great to see so many of you again. Here are some photos to remember the event. If you missed the service, you can always watch it on our Facebook by clicking the videos button on our page!


Friends – 

Last week we had a nice gathering at our first outdoor worship service since the Covid restructions went into effect, and the first time we’ve been together for worship since March 8. It was great to gather together and a safe distance, sing a few hymns, and share the Lord’s Supper. Thanks to the 40 or so that came out for worship, and a special thanks to those who pitched in to help with setup, parking and takedown. It was nice to have an in-person Sunday’s KIDS session once again. Didn’t Stella and Wesley do a great job decorating rocks for our flower garden? Despite the success of the outdoor worship we are not quite ready to resume indoor, in-person worship at this time. We will be holding worship, online only, for the rest of July. August may bring some opportunities for us to test some configurations and procedures for indoor worship. The Return to Worship Task Force has completed its work and recommendations will be reviewed by the Church Council at its July meeting. Once that happens, we’ll be able to share a little more about how we will resume gathering for worship in the August-September time frame. I know many of us are eager to return to worship and get back to doing what we do as church. It’s been a hard 4 months on everyone’s spiritual health. Let’s continue to be patient and realize that all good things work out on God’s time and not our own. 

Most of what follows is a reminder of what we’ve been doing to stay connected since March, with some small changes or additional information. 

1. There will be no Emmanuel “office hours” until further notice. Kathie Afflerbach will be in the office on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, but not for in-person work. 

2. If you want to speak with Pastor John, please call Pastor John directly at 914-275-3106. 

3. We will continue worship Services by live streaming or recorded video on our website or Facebook Page.

The Sunday Schedule will continue as follows: 

 Sunday’s Kids Online @ 9:30 AM 

 Sunday Worship @ 10AM 

 Online Coffee Hour @ 11:00 AM **Note time change** 

4. We are allowing some small groups to meet starting July 1. We’ll be in touch with those groups to see how or when they’d like to resume activities. Bushi Karate will resume classes on a limited basis, starting July 7. 

5. The E-Meal Ministry has surpassed 21,000 meals served. More information may be found on page 12. Please remember that distribution hours are now Mon. – Sat. 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. 

6. We are in need of more E-Meal volunteers to cover packaging and distribution shifts. Now that we are in “Green Phase”, please consider stepping up to serve and sign up on our SignUpGenius page 

7. Thank you for keeping up your offerings. Electronic giving has more than doubled from pre-Covid times. If you haven’t enrolled, I invite you to do so by clicking here. 

8. Join me each day at 8AM (Mon-Sat) on Facebook, for a morning “GodCast”, a 5-10 minute devotional where we gather for prayer, scripture reading and reflection on God’s Word. 

+Pastor John +

9:00 AM

Education Hour (Adult Forum)

10:00 AM

Worship with Holy Communion

Streamed Online Weekly on Emmanuel’s Facebook Page

11:00 AM

Fellowship Hour

A New Kind of Sunday School

Sundays @ 10am

9:00 AM

Education Hour (Adult Forum)

10:00 AM

Worship with Holy Communion

11:00 AM

Fellowship Hour

First Fridays

New Path Recovery Worship Service

7 PM Refreshments & Fellowship

7:30 PM Worship & Conversation

Second Sundays

Rejoicing Spirits

3:30 PM Fellowship & Crafts

4:00 PM Worship

Fifth Sundays

Healing Service with Intercessory Prayer

During 10:00 AM Worship

Upcoming Events
  • E-Meal Distribution August 5, 2020 at 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Bushi Karate August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Fellowship Hall http://www.bushikarate.net/
  • Soul Cafe August 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
  • E-Meal Distribution August 6, 2020 at 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Bushi Karate August 6, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Fellowship Hall http://www.bushikarate.net/
  • Soul Cafe August 7, 2020 at 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
  • E-Meal Distribution August 7, 2020 at 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Soul Cafe August 8, 2020 at 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
  • E-Meal Distribution August 8, 2020 at 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Worship August 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

For Parking: Use the Intersection of Wile Avenue and Lumber Street


The parking lots off Lumber Street are level with the entrance


Hearing Devices are available for all worship services


Large print editions of the worship bulletin are available


What's Going On at Emmanuel

Soul Cafe

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Sunday’s Kids

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

1st Sunday of each month 1:00 PM Parlor Knitters and crocheters gather to make shawls for those in need of comfort, as well as baby blankets for baptisms and those hospitalized in the Grand View Neonatal Unit. Those of all skill levels are invited Read more…


Lunch Bunch

3rd Wednesday of each month 12:00 PM The Lunch Bunch meets each month at a different local restaurant to enjoy good food and Christian fellowship. Open to all, this group consists of mainly retired members. Read more…


Ladies Book Club

3rd Monday of each month 7:00 PM Parlor Join us, for lively conversation and fellowship. Our upcoming book selections are as follows: January: TBD All are welcome! Contact Mary Anne Morral at morral@verizon.net with any Read more…

John Heidgerd

John Heidgerd

Senior Pastor

Phone: (914) 275-3106

Ethel Geist

Ethel Geist

Director of Music Ministries
Mike Geiger

Mike Geiger

Facilities Manager
Jen Casta

Jen Casta

Church Council President

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