Welcome to Emanuel Lutheran Church!
Worship service is Sunday at 9:30 AM with Holy Communion in the Nave
Sunday School classes for preschool through grade 6 are held during the school year in conjunction with the 9:30 service.
Confirmation classes for grade 7 and up are held during the school year on Monday evenings
February 16, 2020
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
Worship service 9:30 AM
We have received a gracious invitation to join Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church for their February “Bible and Wine” study of the Letter of Paul to the Galatians. This 2-evening event will take place at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 345 Main St. in Sturbridge on Feb. 5th and 19th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
In the words of Fr. Richard Signore, “Please come, please bring some breads, cheese, snacks, wine or beer; as we break bread and savor the word made flesh!!”
[Galatians is a scant 6 chapters; about 5 pages long. But it treats fundamental concerns for the nature of Christian community, and witness to the transforming power of encountering the Gospel truths. As you pre-read the letter, pay attention to the political posturing of the apostles Peter and Paul, and those who demand all converts to the community of Jesus to adhere to every minor requirement of the laws of Moses; and the volumes of minor laws intended to safeguard breaking the Mosaic code. This first conflict of cultures began the earth shattering ripples that flooded the churches’ self-understanding, and drove the thrilling shaping of the understanding of grace; and salvation.]
UPCOMING DATES TO SAVE
February 12 – Council Meeting
February 19 and 29 – LIPY events – see Amy for details
February 21 – Game night
February 29 – Movie Night “Luther” (open to all)
March 6 – Youth Night
March 8 – Annual Meeting (tentative date)
March 10 – Council Meeting
March 22 – Cub Scout Pancake Breakfast 7 AM – noon
Please remember the following people in your prayers:
Betty, Billie, Bob, Brandon, Christian, Cindy, Cynthia, Diana, Ed, Frank, Harper, Heidi, Helen, Helena, Jack, Janice, Jon, John, Joseph, Kadie, Lisa, Lucy, Mel, Olivia, Patsy, Peg, Priscilla, Rachel, Rita, Sara, Sarah, Shelly, Susan, Terry.
Pastor’s Corner – Read recent Sunday sermons by Licensed Lay Minister Tom Houston. (All sermons posted prior to 7/1/2019 were preached by Pastor Gloria Connery; all sermons posted 7/1/2019 forward were preached by Licensed Lay Minister Tom Houston.) Any Sunday for which no sermon is posted indicates we had a guest preacher that morning.
Ask the Pastor – Contact Minister Tom with feedback or questions.