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Youth Group Trip to Maylath Farm

Emmanuel UCC Mon, 08 Oct 2018 14:19:18 +0000

Hey all Youth ages 10 and up!

 

Come join our Youth Group for a fun trip to Maylath’s Farms for their Cornmaze, Hay rides, and other activities. All youth are WELCOME and you do not have to be a member of Emmanuel UCC. For those that are interested please meet us at Emmanuel this [...]

Hey all Youth ages 10 and up!

 

Come join our Youth Group for a fun trip to Maylath’s Farms for their Cornmaze, Hay rides, and other activities. All youth are WELCOME and you do not have to be a member of Emmanuel UCC.  For those that are interested please meet us at Emmanuel this Saturday, October 13 at 1 PM.  We are looking forward to having a great time!

 

Maylath corn maze

2018 Corn Maze

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Our Condolences

Emmanuel UCC Sun, 07 Oct 2018 00:24:02 +0000

We offer our sincere condolences to the Family of Lois Eigenbrod. Lois passed away on September 8, 2018. We pray that God’s love and strength will sustain you in your time of need and sorrow.

We offer our sincere condolences to the Family of Lois Eigenbrod. Lois passed away on September 8, 2018.  We pray that God’s love and strength will sustain you in your time of need and sorrow.

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From The Pastor’s Desk

Emmanuel UCC Sun, 07 Oct 2018 00:20:45 +0000

Amid the changing colors of leaves, crisp fall air, pumpkin patches and Halloween costumes we find our-selves in the month of, October!

October in our church calendar brings many opportunities for church members and the communities surrounding us. World communion Sunday is October 1st were we will share communion with millions of others around the [...]

Amid  the changing colors of leaves, crisp fall air, pumpkin patches and Halloween costumes we find our-selves in the month of, October!

October in our church calendar brings many opportunities for church members and the communities surrounding us. World communion Sunday is October 1st were we will share communion with millions of others around the world. Also on that Sunday we will recognize our new members (8 of them!) into Emmanuel UCC!  Disability awareness week is celebrated the week of October 8th, so let’s say an extra prayer for our disabled brother and sisters.  The month ends with the 500th year anniversary of the Reformation.  I will be discussing the Protestant movement that changed so much of the world during Sunday service on October 29th!

Bible study is meeting the first, second and fourth Thursday of the month. We are enjoying studying the Book of Acts, and will continue Bible study picking new topics as we go along. There is always a chance to come out for the Bible study and have fun learning more about the Word of God. Also, we had our first blessing and healing worship service. Look for more to come!

And of course, our Turkey Supper. The church has this event planned for October 21st. It’s not only a great eating opportunity, but also a great time of fellowship if you would like to help out in any capacity!

All of our church activity is of course centered around our worship services. Here are some uplifting scriptures examples of the promises of God: The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still (Exodus 14:14). He gives strength to the weary, and increases the power of the weak (Isaiah 40:29).  but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31).

I could go on and on, but if you need the strength, the encouragement, or the power, take a Bible and begin reading. There has been not one promise God has ever made that did not see fruition.

Speaking for myself and the folks at Emmanuel UCC, we cordially invite you to a worship service. Come because someone asked you, come because you need church in your life, come because you believe in the promise.

 

Yours in Christ,

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CROP WALK REFRESHMENTS

Emmanuel UCC Sun, 07 Oct 2018 00:18:56 +0000

Anyone who is willing to bring some baked goods or other refreshments for the walkers is asked to please leave them on the counter in the Fellowship Hall on Oct 28. Your help is needed to “energize” the walkers before and “recharge” them after their walk.

Anyone who is willing to bring some baked goods or other refreshments for the walkers is asked to please leave them on the counter in the Fellowship Hall on Oct 28.  Your help is needed to “energize” the walkers before and “recharge” them after their walk.

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Crop Hunger Walk

Emmanuel UCC Sun, 07 Oct 2018 00:18:20 +0000

October 28

Emmanuel will again be the starting and ending point for our annual CROP Walk on October 28. Registration will be at 12:30 pm with the walk starting at 1:00 pm. The funds raised will be sent to Church World Service. Thirty-seven denominations and communions partner with CWS to provide sustainable self-help, development, disaster [...]

October 28

Emmanuel will again be the starting and ending point for our annual CROP Walk on October 28.  Registration will be at 12:30 pm with the walk starting at 1:00 pm.  The funds raised will be sent to Church World Service. Thirty-seven denominations and communions partner with CWS to provide sustainable self-help, development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance around the world.

 

I have registered our walk online at www.crophungerwalk.org/wapwallopenpa for anyone who would like to donate online.  I don’t think we ever did this before, but it might be an extra way to raise funds.  That information is on the donation envelopes, too.
As you may know, 25% of money raised comes back to us to fund the Wapwallopen Crossroads Ministerium Food Bank.  We are currently helping one elderly gentleman and several families.  They come regularly for food and are very grateful for the assistance they receive from us.

Youth and adults from our churches will be looking for sponsors.  Please support their enthusiastic and dedicated effort to provide hunger relief by donating to the CROP Walk.

 

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Turkey Supper Dates

Emmanuel UCC Sun, 07 Oct 2018 00:16:26 +0000

October 18-20

Please remember that it is not necessary to be at the supper “forever”. If everyone takes a turn, we can all help each other and feel good about volunteering to support our church.

See Don Eroh or Allen Dennis for tickets to sell. There’s plenty for everyone, so get them and sell, [...]

October 18-20

Please remember that it is not necessary to be at the supper “forever”.  If everyone takes a turn, we can all help each other and feel good about volunteering to support our church. 

See Don Eroh or Allen Dennis for tickets to sell.  There’s plenty for everyone, so get them and sell, sell, sell.  The fall Supper is usually our best dinner fundraiser and is easy to promote.  Why?  Because people love to eat – especially good food!!  And we’ve been complimented again and again about how really good it is!

We need people to cook the turkeys.  Allen Dennis is the person to see if you can volunteer your time for this important item (what’s a Turkey Supper without turkey, right?)  The turkeys arrive either at your home or at the church (depending on how you arrange it with Allen).

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., walls are taken down and tables are set up.  Then there is the cleaning and cutting up of the vegetables and for making the pickled cabbage.

Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. we make the stuffing which takes strong arms to mix thoroughly.   Please come out Friday night if you can help.

Saturday morning at 8:00 am is when we clean the meat off the turkeys, which is easier to do if the turkeys are warm.  Those of you who clean your own turkeys and then deliver them really help to speed up this process.  Please remember to bring the turkey broth to make the gravy.  After a short break, workers gather again at 2:30 pm to start heating everything up so it’s good and hot for serving our guests at 3:00 pm..

Then, of course, the actual event begins at 3:00 and goes to about 7:00 p.m.  We can always use lots of hands for serving food, working in the kitchen, busing tables, and waiting on tables.  By the end of the supper at 7:00 p.m., the workers, (many of whom have been there since 2:30 p.m. so that everything is all set to serve at 3:00 p.m.) are ready for a rest.  That’s when it’s nice to have a clean-up crew come in.  The tables all have to be cleaned off, tables and chairs wiped down, Sunday School rooms put back in order and the walls put back up.  The large roasters and cook pots are washed and put away until the next supper.  The kitchen cleaned and floors washed and vacuumed.

There’s a lot to do to hold a supper, but the work’s not hard when you’re having fun.  And we do have a lot of fun, even if we are a bit frantic while serving our guests.  It’s all part of the experience and we’d love for you to experience it, too.

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Picture Perfect

Emmanuel UCC Sun, 07 Oct 2018 00:14:31 +0000

Dave Myers and Allen Dennis, members of the Emmanuel Cemetery Association are shown at the Pet Cememtery sign in the cemetery which provides a beautiful final resting place for your pet.

 

Sunday School students enjoyed hot dogs, chicken fingers and snacks together after the church service on September 9 for Rally Day.

Rally Day [...]

Dave Myers and Allen Dennis, members of the Emmanuel Cemetery Association are shown at the Pet Cememtery sign in the cemetery which provides a beautiful final resting place for your pet.

 

Sunday School students enjoyed hot dogs, chicken fingers and snacks together after the church service on September 9 for Rally Day.

Rally Day gives one an opportunity to promote Christian values and Christ-like services toward God and others.

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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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Current officers and consistory members

  • Brad Bunnell
    President
  • Jim Stewart
    Vice President
  • Diana Decker
    Secretary
  • Allen Dennis
    Trustee
  • Sandy Kleger
    Trustee
  • Butch Peters
    Trustee
  • Chris Dietrich
    Treasurer

Upcoming Events

  • Oct
    19
    Turkey Supper setup
    06:00 PM
    Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. we make the stuffing which takes strong arms to mix thoroughly. Please come out Friday night if you can help.
  • Oct
    20
    Turkey Supper setup
    08:00 AM
    Saturday morning at 8:00 am is when we clean the meat off the turkeys, which is easier to do if the turkeys are warm. Those of you who clean your own turkeys and then deliver them really help to speed up this process. Please remember to bring the turkey broth to make the gravy. After a short break, workers gather again at 2:30 pm to start heating everything up so it’s good and hot for serving our guests at 3:00 pm..
  • Oct
    20
    Turkey Supper
    03:00 PM
    Save the date for the Turkey Supper!
  • Oct
    21
    Kids Choir
    09:00 AM
    The Kid’s Choir is for anyone from age 3 age to 3rd grade. We have a great time learning fun songs. Our practice will now be on Sundays at 9:00 am.
  • Oct
    21
    Youth Choir
    09:15 AM
    The Youth Choir is for anyone in 4th grade through high school. Our songs will be more geared to your abilities to perform a bit more complicated music, but still with a fun twist. Practices are Sunday at 9:15 am.
  • Oct
    21
    Chancel Choir
    09:30 AM
    The Chancel Choir practices Sundays at 9:30 am for all those older than elementary school age who love to praise the Lord in song and music. We perform a variety of music, from praise to gospel to traditional.
  • Oct
    21
    Teen Talk
    09:30 AM
    Our Teen Talk is for anyone in 7th grade and above. We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am to talk about God and Jesus, how our lives are influenced by them and how we can be an influence to others around us. There are so many things that try to manipulate us away from God. Come to Teen Talk and find other teens who want to make their faith stronger and be better at dealing with ideas and things that pull us away from being Christians.
  • Oct
    21
    Worship Services
    10:30 AM
    Worship Services
  • Oct
    21
    Sunday School
    09:30 PM
    Sunday School
  • Oct
    28
    Kids Choir
    09:00 AM
    The Kid’s Choir is for anyone from age 3 age to 3rd grade. We have a great time learning fun songs. Our practice will now be on Sundays at 9:00 am.
  • Oct
    28
    Youth Choir
    09:15 AM
    The Youth Choir is for anyone in 4th grade through high school. Our songs will be more geared to your abilities to perform a bit more complicated music, but still with a fun twist. Practices are Sunday at 9:15 am.
  • Oct
    28
    Chancel Choir
    09:30 AM
    The Chancel Choir practices Sundays at 9:30 am for all those older than elementary school age who love to praise the Lord in song and music. We perform a variety of music, from praise to gospel to traditional.
  • Oct
    28
    Teen Talk
    09:30 AM
    Our Teen Talk is for anyone in 7th grade and above. We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am to talk about God and Jesus, how our lives are influenced by them and how we can be an influence to others around us. There are so many things that try to manipulate us away from God. Come to Teen Talk and find other teens who want to make their faith stronger and be better at dealing with ideas and things that pull us away from being Christians.
  • Oct
    28
    Worship Services
    10:30 AM
    Worship Services
  • Oct
    28
    CROP HUNGER WALK
    12:30 PM
    Emmanuel will again be the starting and ending point for our annual CROP Walk on October 28. Registration will be at 12:30 pm with the walk starting at 1:00 pm. The funds raised will be sent to Church World Service. Thirty-seven denominations and communions partner with CWS to provide sustainable self-help, development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance around the world. I have registered our walk online at www.crophungerwalk.org/wapwallopenpa for anyone who would like to donate online. I don't think we ever did this before, but it might be an extra way to raise funds. That information is on the donation envelopes, too. As you may know, 25% of money raised comes back to us to fund the Wapwallopen Crossroads Ministerium Food Bank. We are currently helping one elderly gentleman and several families. They come regularly for food and are very grateful for the assistance they receive from us. Youth and adults from our churches will be looking for sponsors. Please support their enthusiastic and dedicated effort to provide hunger relief by donating to the CROP Walk.
  • Oct
    28
    Sunday School
    09:30 PM
    Sunday School
  • Nov
    4
    Kids Choir
    09:00 AM
    The Kid’s Choir is for anyone from age 3 age to 3rd grade. We have a great time learning fun songs. Our practice will now be on Sundays at 9:00 am.
  • Nov
    4
    Youth Choir
    09:15 AM
    The Youth Choir is for anyone in 4th grade through high school. Our songs will be more geared to your abilities to perform a bit more complicated music, but still with a fun twist. Practices are Sunday at 9:15 am.
  • Nov
    4
    Chancel Choir
    09:30 AM
    The Chancel Choir practices Sundays at 9:30 am for all those older than elementary school age who love to praise the Lord in song and music. We perform a variety of music, from praise to gospel to traditional.
  • Nov
    4
    Teen Talk
    09:30 AM
    Our Teen Talk is for anyone in 7th grade and above. We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am to talk about God and Jesus, how our lives are influenced by them and how we can be an influence to others around us. There are so many things that try to manipulate us away from God. Come to Teen Talk and find other teens who want to make their faith stronger and be better at dealing with ideas and things that pull us away from being Christians.