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Thank you for visiting our website. Here, you’ll find information about our worship services, ministries, events, and our mission. We invite you to learn more about Emmanuel and to join the conversation on our Facebook page.

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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

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!)

Distribution:

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.

In just 5 months, the E-Meal Ministry at Emmanuel Lutheran Church has become one of the largest food relief programs in our region.

We could not do it without our team of super  volunteers!

Every day, these wonderful angels work harto assemble meal bagsorganize our warehouse,  handup meals to our neighbors ineed, anbring the love of Jesus to our community.
 
Two shifts eacdayMonday  Saturday!  Signing Uis EASY!
9:30 AM  11:00 AM  Set Uand Packaging
10:30 AM  1: 15 PM  Distribution and BreakDown
Click the Sign up link above or the group opportunities button for more information about how your organization can help out.

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. 

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

Apples
Bananas
Clementines
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
“Uncrustables”
Lunch Bags
Napkins


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.
Peace.
Pastor John +

Announcements

Emmanuel’s E-Meal Ministry goes On the Road for this year’s Hope Festival along with our partner:

In just 5 months, the E-Meal Ministry at Emmanuel Lutheran Church has become one of the largest food relief programs in our region.

Join us for a special volunteer opportunity at this year’s Hope Festival on the grounds of Franconia Mennonite Church on Route 113 in Franconia Township.

We plan to give out 1,000 + meals to neighbors in need and raise awareness of the increasing problem of hunger in our region.

Many volunteer slots available on Friday September 18th and Saturday September 19th

Friday, September 18th

Setup Food Packages for Distribution

11 AM – 12:30 PM

12:30 PM – 2 PM

Saturday, September 19th

Setup For Event

8:30 AM – 10AM

Distribution and Traffic, Church Info Table

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

11 AM – 1 PM

12:30 PM – 3 PM

Refreshments for volunteers provided by our partners at:A God’s Work Our Hands Event for the Upper Bucks Conference of Churches SEPA

Let’s take advantage of our late summer and early autumn weather to worship in-person. We’ll gather in our back parking lot to worship “tailgate style”. Bring your own comforts for outdoor worship: chairs, tables, umbrellas, water, masks – whatever you need to be comfortable outdoors. 

Join us as we re-gather the community in a safe environment, with social distancing, safe Holy Communion practices, and fellowship. We’re not “out of the woods” yet – but we can gather “out in the woods” ☺

We hope to have a plan to move safely indoors by October, but that is not yet settled. We’re taking things one month – even one week at a time – for now. In case of inclement weather, we will announce on Saturday evening by 6PM if we cannot hold outdoor worship. In that event, worship will be “online only” as we have been doing. Meanwhile – let’s pray for good Sunday weather for the month of September.

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end. Here we are on the last weekend in August. Families are getting ready to go back to school – or maybe not – or maybe part-time – or maybe remote learning – or maybe all of the above depending how it goes.

Few things were etched like granite in our calendars like Back-to-School time. Yet, in a pandemic, even school has become uncertain, difficult to plan for, risky and controversial. Let’s devote some time in prayer this week for all those involved in getting back to school – teachers, students, administrators, bus drivers, parents and staff. All these people will be tested as schools try to do what they do – educate our young people – our next generation of leaders.

At Emmanuel, we remain in a holding pattern when it comes to the certainty of in-person worship. We are hopeful that good weather will allow outdoor worship for at least the month of September.

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. If you need access to the building, or need to speak with Pastor John, please call him directly at 914-275-3106.

2. Even when we go back to in-person worship, we will continue worship Services by live streaming  or recorded video on our website or Facebook Page, both of which are listed on the inside front cover of this bulletin.

3. In September, the Sunday Schedule will look a little different than it has. We hope to worship outdoors, tailgate style, as we did on July 5. Worship will be held in the back parking lot near the Oak Tree. More information can be seen above. When we are worshipping outdoors, this will be the schedule.

10:00 AM – Worship (In-Person and Online)

10:00 AM – Sunday’s KIDS (incorporated into outdoor worship)

In case of inclement weather, we will revert to the current schedule:

9:30 AM – Sunday’s KIDS online

10:00 AM – Sunday Worship online

4. The E-Meal Ministry has now served over 30,000 meals to our neighbors in need!

5. We are in need of more E-Meal volunteers to cover packaging and  distribution shifts. Please consider stepping up to serve and sign up on our SignUpGenius page.

6. Thank you for keeping up your offerings and for making good use of our E- giving process. If you haven’t enrolled, I invite you to do so by clicking here.

+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
  • Bushi Karate October 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Fellowship Hall http://www.bushikarate.net/
  • Soul Cafe October 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Bushi Karate October 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Fellowship Hall http://www.bushikarate.net/
  • Soul Cafe October 28, 2020 at 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Bushi Karate October 28, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Fellowship Hall http://www.bushikarate.net/
  • Soul Cafe October 29, 2020 at 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Bushi Karate October 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Fellowship Hall http://www.bushikarate.net/
  • Soul Cafe October 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Soul Cafe October 31, 2020 at 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Worship November 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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

Accessibility:

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

Happenings

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Nurture

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Outreach

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…

Nurture

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…

Nurture

Ladies Book Club

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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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