July 11, 2021

P.O. Box 2270, Lancaster, Ohio

e-mail:  elclancaster@gmail.com

Web Site:  www.emanuellcms.org


Today           Worship Services      7:45 and 10:15 a.m.

Adult Bible Class     9:00 a.m.

Fun Under the Son/Slate Run Park: Meet there at 1 p.m.

Wednesday Bulletin and Highlights Deadline         12 Noon

Lord’s Supper Opportunity: 1, 2, 3, 4 p.m.

Board of Education Meeting    6:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer        7:00 p.m.

Friday           Pastor Off

Sunday         ONE SERVICE               10:15 a.m.

Adult Bible Class       9:00 a.m.

Voters’ Meeting follows the service.

+ + + Those Who Serve + + +

Deacons:  Scott Hietikko, Riley Schneider, Bill Behrens, Loyd Thrapp, Paul Plinke, Jon Young, Tim Shaffer, Evan Schaffner, David Deitz

Rev. Mark Raddatz, Pastor

Kantor Kelly Raybourne


7:45 a.m. Service Attendance Last Week:  23

10:15 a.m. Service Attendance Last Week:  70

Last Sunday’s Offering:  $6,255.00

To meet the 2021 budget, a weekly offering of $4,696.00 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!

OPPORTUNITY FOR THE LORD’S SUPPER.  Presently, Pastor is offering opportunities for you to partake of our Lord’s Holy Supper, if you are not taking on Sunday morning.  Please consider the following offering: Wednesday, July 14th – 1, 2, 3, 4 p.m. Please call or text Pastor.  Please seek Pastor’s confirmation of your request.

THE BOOK OF COLOSSIANS is our present study in Adult Bible Class.  Come join us.  As, therefore, you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving!  Colossians 2:6.  9 a.m. in the Emanuel Parish Hall.

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION meets this Wednesday at 6 p.m., before the Evening Prayer service.

VOTERS’ MEETING:  Next Sunday, July 18th, will be one service, with the quarterly voters’ meeting to follow.  Please stay so we can have a quorum to vote on officers for 2021-2022.

THANK YOU WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY LADIES: A THRIVENT ACTION TEAM EVENT.  Some weeks back our Wednesday Bible had a discussion about the role of Good Works in the lives of Christians.  As Paul says at Ephesians 2:8-10, we were saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ our Savior FOR WORKS!  These students took those words seriously.  They put together a Thrivent Action Team!  After assembling some 75 appreciation/care packages the ladies of our class delivered these gifts to our Lancaster Police Department this past Thursday!   Thank-you ladies for this witness to our Lancaster community and for encouragement of those who serve us!  Pastor Mark Raddatz

BOARD OF EDUCATION NEWS – Fun Under the Son Events have been scheduled for this summer. Our first event is at Slate Run Living Historical Farm, 1375 SR 674 N, Canal Winchester, OH. This is scheduled for TODAY!!, Sunday, July 11. We will meet at the farm’s parking lot at 1:00. Eat before you come.  We will tour the farm and can drive to the playground after. Bring your hiking shoes if you are interested in hiking. Please sign up on the sign up sheet at the back of the church or call or text Angela Raddatz.

Our second event will be on Wednesday, July 21, at Mohican Adventures-3045-3058 State RT 3 South Loudonville, OH 44842. WE WILL MEET THERE AT 9:00. Each family can take care of their costs. Children will need an adult to go with them.

Our third Event will be at Heath City Water Park on Aug. 14. More info will follow.

HANDBELLS:  A reminder to sign up for handbells in the fall!  If you would like to learn handbells, (even if you don’t want to play in the ensemble right now!) please indicate that on the signup sheet.  Also, if you play a wind instrument, please let me know!   -Kantor Kelly

WOMEN OF FAITH will meet Tuesday, July 20th, at 10 a.m., to clean the Altar brass.  We will either go out to lunch after we are done, or you can bring a sack lunch.  See Sue Tipton for more details.

CHURCH PICTORIAL DIRECTORY:  Council has discussed doing a new pictorial directory in 2022.  Did you know that 2022 is the 175th anniversary of this congregation?!  Council is seeking a chairperson to make this project happen!  If interested, please speak to Shirley Schaffner.

SCHOLARSHIP INFO:  Applications for scholarships are being accepted. Forms are available from the church office. All applications are due Sunday, July 25 with funds being released to college in August. If you have any questions please contact Sandi Plinke.

CHURCH EMAILS:  Have you submitted your email to the church and haven’t received any emails?  If not, please be sure to add elclancaster@gmail.com to your address book and be sure to look in your junk/spam folders.

LWML MITES are being collected this month of July!  Please turn in your mite monies to Sue Tipton or Martha Moller by the end of the month.  Thank you for your support of the LWML Mission Projects!!!

July 11 – Pentecost VII (Proper 10B) – Was John’s Gospel proclamation about Herod’s marriage a political issue (Mark 6:18)? Or was it the Word of the Lord warning a neighbor against danger and pledging a better way? We may feel like neither prophets nor prophets’ sons (Amos 7:14-15), but we have heard the Word of truth and the Gospel of everyone’s salvation (Ephesians 1:13). However politicized or unpopular the sanctity of life becomes, we have been predestined to proclaim and celebrate it (Ephesians 1:11-12). –Lutherans for Life

*** If you would like to see past services, please search for the Emanuel Lutheran Lancaster Ohio Facebook page, and click the “videos” tab.  Regular live streaming ended May 23, 2021.