WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS

EMANUEL WEEKLY UPDATE

May 31, 2020

P.O. Box 2270, Lancaster, Ohio

e-mail:  emanuel1847@att.net

Web Site:  www.emanuellcms.org

THIS WEEK AT EMANUEL

Today           Live streaming the 10:15 service

This week:  Activities Suspended

Wednesday  Bulletin and Highlights Deadline   12 Noon

Friday           Pastor Off

Sunday         In-Person Worship Service with Live Streaming  10:15 a.m.

+ + + Those Who Serve + + +

Rev. Mark Raddatz, Pastor

Kantor Kelly Raybourne

Evan Schaffner, IT

Bill Behrens, Deacon

EMANUEL’S RESPONSE TO GOD’S LOVE AND WORSHIP

Please remember to submit your offerings to the post office box listed above as we continue our Lord’s work.  Thank you so much!!!

To meet the 2020 budget, a weekly offering of $4,559.67 is needed!

LUTHERAN HOUR RADIO:  Every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on 700 A.M., also at 9 a.m. on 88.9 F.M. and every Sunday night at 8:30 p.m., 90.9 F.M., Lancaster!

PASTOR SAYS “THANK-YOU ACTION TEAM!”  Back in February I solicited for interest in supporting the LIGHTHOUSE in Lancaster as a “Thrivent Action Team” called the “Guardians Like St. Joseph” (St. Joseph took Mary and Baby Jesus to safety in Egypt in the days of Herod, St. Matthew 2.  The event was scheduled to take place in March around St. Joseph Day!).  This “Thrivent Action Team” event took place last Saturday.  Our Action team shopped and collected needed cleaning supplies and fresh fruit for the Lighthouse, and received a donation towards the purchase of needed industrial shower curtains.  It was an appreciated and caring event!  Thanks to Action Team Members: Steve Bader, Bill Behrens, Lauren Benson, Anne and Reagan Boucher, Jerry Dunfee, Susan England, Dianna Harrington, Scott Hietikko, Karen Kemmerer, Pauline Kull,  Steve and Camille Martens, Angela Raddatz, Becky Raybourne, Kelly Raybourne, Evan Schaffner, Sharlene Strosnider, Sue Tipton, and Kathy and Kermit Welty!  What “Guardians Like St. Joseph!”  Thanks team!  What a response to Christ’s care, compassion, and love in our midst!  Thrivent Members, did you know that YOU TOO can sponsor such a team and receive up to $250 towards support of your team?  Please speak to Becky Raybourne or me for more information!  Be sure to look at the pictures Kelly has put up on our Emanuel Webpage!  Pastor Mark Raddatz

OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE LORD’S SUPPER.  Presently (and even beyond Church re-entry) Pastor is offering opportunities for you to partake of our Lord’s Holy Supper.  These have been special times for individuals and families.  If you have not received the Lord’s Supper as of late, please consider the following offerings:  Monday, June 1 – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 p.m.  Wednesday, June 3 – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8.  (Please note that the 1 p.m. times this week are taken.)  Same schedule for Monday June 8, Wednesday June 10.  Please call or text Pastor.  Please seek Pastor’s confirmation of your request.  Thank-you.

FROM PASTOR DURING THIS PANDEMIC:  – Lutheran Hour Services are offered on the radio (info. given above).  – Don’t forget the following on line offerings: Lutheran Hour Ministry Materials (Men’s Network), KFUO Radio, the LCMS Web Page, the OH District – LCMS Web page, and CPH/Concordia Publishing House which offers Bible Studies on line.

If you know of someone who is computer unable, please encourage them to stay in the Word via their Church Devotional booklets.  If they have an LSB at home, consider the Daily Prayers Services, pages 294ff. and the Daily Lectionary (Readings), page 299.  If they want copies of the Sunday Sermons they need to contact the office.  Consider reading GOD’S WORD OUT LOUD!  It will contribute to better concentration.

TELL EVERYONE WHAT HE HAS DONE!  Post Easter we have always tried to reach out to inactive family/church members.  You can easily share your Church with any inactive or unchurched neighbor or friend.  Merely invite them to go on line for a worship service!  We have a wonderful Lord Jesus to tell everyone what He has done!  He lived, served, died on a cross, and rose for the forgiveness of our sins and the promise of abundant life!  How could we keep such a gift as that to ourselves especially at a time like this?!

DONATIONS NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!:   The Trustees are requesting donations of several items as we move closer to opening the Church for in-person worship.  Items needed are:

Hand sanitizer

Lysol spray and other approved disinfectants

Disinfecting Wipes

The above items are needed for continuing thorough sanitation of the church.  Thanks to Mark Perrine for all the work he is doing!!!

Also requested are reams of 8 1/2″ x 11″ copy paper for extra printing that will be done once Church resumes.

If you can donate any of these items, it would be greatly appreciated!  Items can be dropped off during my office hours, M-W-F from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

RUMMAGE SALEThe rummage sale has been postponed to a later datePlease do not bring any more items in for the time being and definitely do NOT set them outside the church!!!  It will be announced when things can be brought in again and the new date for the rummage sale.  Thanks for all your donations so far!

EMANUEL’S CAT’S MEOW:  A reminder that the 100th Anniversary Committee is selling “Cat’s Meow” replicas of our Church for $20 each.  One is shown on the table in the Overflow.  They are available through the Church office or a committee member.  Please make checks payable to Emanuel Lutheran Church, and put “Cat’s Meow” on the memo line of your check.

REMINDER:  ALL Officers and Board Chairs are reminded to check your mailboxes regularly!  Thank you!

EMANUEL’S PRAYER LINE: Our Heavenly Father’s caring love covers us all however there are times in our lives when we feel the need for extra prayer for ourselves or a loved one. These are kept between our Lord Jesus and the prayer line members. If you would like to be part of praying for others, please contact Carol Brown.

EMAIL ADDRESS: If you have an email address you’d like to add to the Church’s email list, please submit it to the office.  We would like to gather as many email addresses as possible for communication purposes.  If you have submitted your email address and there is a change, please let the office know.  Email addresses are not publicized.  Thank you!

May 31 – Pentecost – “Remember not the sins of my youth” (Psalm 25:7a). Many post-abortive women and men have made the Psalmist’s prayer their own without us ever knowing. We don’t have to keep God’s Word to ourselves just because they do. Let us instead rejoice with them that the Heavenly Father remembers them in His steadfast love and forgiveness, even those who have engaged in violence against life. –Lutherans for Life