The Week Ahead:  August 8 - 14, 2020


At this time, Emmanuel will be open on Sundays during the 9:30 Worship Service ONLY  for those who would like to join us on-site for the live Stream worship.   All safety protocols will be used, including temperature checks, face masks and social distancing.  There will be no Fellowship Time or Sunday School at this time.  If you feel comfortable with this arrangement, we would love to see you.  Otherwise, please continue to enjoy the service via Facebook or the link below. 

Sunday, August 9

8:15 am; Early Worship Live Stream ONLY: "Trusting with the Heart"   Go to Facebook Live . . .

  • This Sunday at Early Worship on Facebook, Pastor Randy questions whether we are all hearing the right message in his sermon “Trusting with the Heart.” Our celebration in song this week includes EVERLASTING GOD, STRONGER, and TRUST IN YOU!


9:30 am; Traditional Worship Online and Onsite - "Watch the Seed Grow"     Go to Facebook Live . . .  

  • Welcome this Tenth Sunday after Pentecost for 9:30 Worship.  Pastor Randy continues his series of Planting Seeds of Faith with the sermon title: “Watch the Seed Grow” based on Matt 14:22-33.

  • In Matthew’s Gospel, the story of Jesus walking on water turns into a story of Peter walking on, then sinking into, the same water. It begins as a statement about Jesus’ authority; for such mastery over the waters is God’s accomplishment. When Peter tells Jesus to call him, too, onto the lake, the story transitions into an illustration of what it looks like when people nurture and express the seed of faith in Jesus.
    Our Hymn sing will be as follows: “Stand By Me” 368 v1-3, “Precious Lord” 474 (all vs) and sending us forth to be disciples of Christ: “Here am I, Lord” 593 vs 1.

  • The Choir will sing “Love Lifted Me” (3101) The lyrics draw from the stories of Jesus and his disciples on the Sea of Galilee. The lyrics play upon the idea of sinking in water to sinking in sin and that faith in Jesus can lift us out of despair to salvation.  "Love lifted me!  When nothing else could help, Love lifted me."


10:30 am -  Children’s Sunday School     Go To Video. . .

Wednesday, August 12
    7:15 pm - WV Life Group on Facebook Live  
Thursday, August 13
     8:30 am  Thursday Morning Bible Study onsite @ Emmanuel.  12 Ordinary Men by John MacArthur

Parish Notes

August Committee Meetings…Please make every effort to be in attendance.   Thank you! 

  • Monday, August 10– Ad Board, 6:30 pm

  • Monday, August 17 – Missions, 7:30 pm

ANAM CARA BOOK GROUP will meet Wednesday, August 19,  6:30 pm, at Debbie Spielman’s home.  We will be reading This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger.
DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER   is Monday, August 17.  Committee Reports due for  September are:  Ad Board & Finance.

Blessing Box…
Want to be a blessing to someone in need? 

Bring in canned food and non-perishable food items to the church to be placed in our Blessing Box! 

Thank you!

Christ's people in action during this time of crisis.

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Check out these Youth activities

  • The youth will be meeting online for the time being.  Check it out:  Relevant Youth

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