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Youth Group visit to Mureille’s Place

Emmanuel UCC Sat, 09 Jun 2018 12:52:03 +0000

Please join the Youth Group tomorrow, June 10th for our trip to Mureille’s Place. All youths from the ages of 10-teens are welcome to attend and we cordially invite everyone from outside of the Emmanuel family as well. We will meet at Emmanuel UCC at 2:30 PM where we will gather the donations and head [...]

Please join the Youth Group tomorrow,  June 10th for our trip to Mureille’s Place. All youths from the ages of 10-teens are welcome to attend and we cordially invite everyone from outside of the Emmanuel family as well. We will meet at Emmanuel UCC at 2:30 PM where we will gather the donations and head to Mureille’s Place from 3PM until around 4PM. At that time we will help with feeding, cleaning, and any other help that is needed at the senior dog sanctuary.

Mureille's Place

Donations will be accepted up until Sunday afternoon. A donation bin has been setup in the Narthex of Emmanuel UCC. Tax deductible donation information can be found at Murielle’s Place website:

http://www.mureillesplace.org/donate.html

MUREILLE’S PLACE IS A 501C3 CHARITY LOCATED IN WAPWALLOPEN, PA.  ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE (TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW). TAX ID# 27-1159266

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From the Pastor’s desk

Emmanuel UCC Thu, 31 May 2018 18:52:30 +0000

I must confess I’m always unimpressed by the Statements of Faith that churches post on their sites. They just lie there, impassive, motionless, like an impressive monument artfully designed, yet lifeless. What’s a Statement of Faith anyways? It is supposed to be a compilation of our core beliefs, the foundation on which we stand, right? [...]

I must confess I’m always unimpressed by the Statements of Faith that churches post on their
sites. They just lie there, impassive, motionless, like an impressive monument artfully designed,
yet lifeless. What’s a Statement of Faith anyways? It is supposed to be a compilation of our core
beliefs, the foundation on which we stand, right? Yet, although all Churches have one, upon
closer examination, most of them don’t live by it.
Yet, recently I found one Statement that impressed me. Its brevity and clarity immediately
grabbed my attention. I could picture those people actually believing what they said they
believed. That led me to the question: How do I know I believe these things? The obvious
answers was, “By the way I live my life.” Do I believe there is a heaven and a hell? If I really do, I
must be teaching my children to strive to go to heaven and to avoid going to hell, because if I
don’t do I really believe it?
What follows is a Living Statement of Faith, as opposed to a lifeless one. It’s the
conclusion of my musings on the purpose of the Statement of Faith.
As you read it, ask yourself, “Is this the way I live?” Your answer will either challenge the validity
of your faith, validate it, or point you to those areas in which your faith needs to grow. I hope it’ll
help you as much as it helped me.

My Statement of Faith

I believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God. Therefore, I
read it every day, trust it and obey it. I believe there is an eternal God, existent in three persons.
Therefore, I submit equally to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and seek to know each of
them intimately. I believe in the deity of Jesus, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His
vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the
Father, and His personal return in power and glory. Therefore, I am not ashamed of the Gospel.
I don’t despair in times of trouble, and live a life that glorifies God while waiting for His return.
I believe in regeneration. Therefore, I am mindful of my inner inclinations and outward behavior
to make sure I’m in the faith. I believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit enables me to live a holy
life. Therefore, I forsake and avoid anything that grieves Him while at the same time, pursue
holiness. I believe there is a heaven and a hell. Therefore, I actively seek the salvation of my
family, instructing them and praying for them. I seek the salvation of those around me as well. I
believe in the spiritual unity of Christians in our Lord Jesus. Therefore, I worship at church. I
cultivate a healthy relationship with my brothers and sisters, pray for them and help them. I
seek their company over that of unbelievers. I believe all these things, therefore I’ll live them.

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Thank You!

Emmanuel UCC Thu, 31 May 2018 18:49:29 +0000

Thanks to everyone who came out on May 19 to lend a hand for our spring clean-up day. There was plenty to do

Thanks to everyone who came out on May 19
to lend a hand for our spring clean-up day.
There was plenty to do

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Old River Church Services

Emmanuel UCC Thu, 31 May 2018 18:43:53 +0000

Worship begins at 6:00 pm Sunday evenings beginning July 8 and continues to the end of August. If you can help with refreshments for July 8 when we are host, please see Cindy. July 8 Emmanuel UCC July 15 St. Peter’s UCC July 22 St. John’s UCC July 29 St. James Lutheran Aug. 5 New [...]

Worship begins at 6:00 pm Sunday evenings
beginning July 8 and continues to the end of
August. If you can help with refreshments for
July 8 when we are host, please see Cindy.
July 8 Emmanuel UCC
July 15 St. Peter’s UCC
July 22 St. John’s UCC
July 29 St. James Lutheran
Aug. 5 New Hope UMC
Aug. 12 St. Mark’s Lutheran
Aug. 19 Mt. Zion UCC
Aug. 26 Cemetery Association
We hope everyone will find time to worship in
this historic setting.

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Save the date!

Emmanuel UCC Thu, 31 May 2018 18:43:13 +0000

June 16 – 300 Club & Silent Auction TBD – 2nd Annual Car Show October 20 – Fall Turkey Supper November 10 – Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner

June 16 – 300 Club & Silent Auction
TBD – 2nd Annual Car Show
October 20 – Fall Turkey Supper
November 10 – Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner

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SILENT AUCTION

Emmanuel UCC Thu, 31 May 2018 18:43:07 +0000

We always need items for the Silent Auction. These need to be new items for a Silent Auction. Many items are donated by local merchants and businesses. If you have something to donate or think of someone who might donate, please take some of the donation memos on the table in the narthex. Fill in [...]

We always need items for the Silent Auction.
These need to be new items for a Silent
Auction. Many items are donated by local
merchants and businesses. If you have
something to donate or think of someone who
might donate, please take some of the donation
memos on the table in the narthex. Fill in the
person/business name, the date, and the item
and its value and give it to the
person/business for their tax records. Also
note the value of the item for us so we can put
that on the bid sheets for the auction. We’ve
had some amazing items in the past, from kid’s
toys to kitchenware, hand-made clocks to fine
jewelry, and everything in between. We’d like
to have an even greater variety for this year’s
auction. So please see what you can find to
add to our assortment. THANKS!!

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300 CLUB and SILENT AUCTION Only 300 tickets are sold

Emmanuel UCC Thu, 31 May 2018 18:42:22 +0000

Only 300 tickets are sold for this “exclusive” Club!! Hurry up and get your ticket for our 9 th annual 300 Club fundraiser! Where else can you get great food, excellent entertainment and terrific cash prizes for two people for $35!! AT OUR ANNUAL 300 CLUB ON JUNE 16 FROM NOON TO 6 PM! That’s [...]

Only 300 tickets are sold for
this “exclusive” Club!! Hurry
up and get your ticket for our
9
th annual 300 Club fundraiser!
Where else can you get great food, excellent
entertainment and terrific cash prizes for two
people for $35!! AT OUR ANNUAL 300 CLUB
ON JUNE 16 FROM NOON TO 6 PM! That’s
a bargain! And if you’re not into the prizes,
you can still come and enjoy all that food and
music for only $15 a person. There will be
two bands: The Mud Pond Boys and
Sundance. On top of that, every hour from
1:00 to 5:00 there will be a drawing for five
CA$H prizes ranging from $25 to $50. At the
6:00 pm drawing, we award the grand prizes
of $1,000, $500, 5 at $100, and the
remaining $50 and $25 prizes. Plus, all
during the event, you will be able to bid on
items for our Silent Auction which will be
called at 5:00 pm. It’s going to be a
wonderful day with lots of excitement – so
don’t miss out!

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Starting in 1849, Emmanuel (then the Reformed Church) began its service to God. Men, women and children would gather in a one-room schoolhouse to worship Jesus Christ. Throughout the years, there has been a great deal of growth at Emmanuel. Membership has grown, the church building has been expanded and lives have been changed spiritually.


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