Emanuel Lutheran Church is a people centered in Christ, rich in heritage and beauty, living out Christ’s openness to all. Our ministry is to spread the Word of God in our community through service, education and fellowship, creating a sense of family as we break bread together in the company of Christ.
Emanuel agrees with Kelly Fryer in claiming 5 Essential Core Beliefs
We are centered in the Triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Luke 9:18-24)
Everyone is welcome the way they are. (Matthew 9:9-13)
Love changes my neighbor and myself. (1 Peter 2:1-10)
Everyone has a gift to offer. (1 Corinthians 12:1-14)
We need to share with the world what we have (John 1:1-13)
These beliefs are about public witness of our faith in our community!
Worship Time at Emanuel:
Nov – Feb 9:00 a.m.
Mar – June 11 a.m.
July – Oct 9:00 a.m.
We have Holy Communion every week (except when the pastor is on vacation).
Sunday school and adult forum start at 10:15am. All are welcome.
In 2019, Emanuel will celebrate 125 years of ministry! We invite all current and former members to be a part of the celebration. If you have moved from the area or are out of touch with Emanuel, please send us your mailing address via Facebook or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can send more information on what will happen during our anniversary year. If your children were baptized, confirmed or married at Emanuel, send their addresses, too!
News & Events:
Our Annual Holiday Bazaar & Quilt Sale will be Saturday, November 23, 9AM-2PM. A homemade soup and sandwich lunch will be held, handmade quilts and crafts, cardamom bread, baked goods, candies , peanut brittle, jams and jellies for sale, along with a raffle with prizes including a handmade quilt (92″x 92″) a stained glass piece, a hand embroidered picture, a wooden burl lamp, a framed photo, a hand painted decorative sled and a fresh Christmas wreath. Pre-orders for fresh wreaths are taken until November 1. Wreaths need to be picked up the day of the bazaar before noon. $25 include a 24″ wreath with a bow, cones and berries. Call Emanuel’s office at 942-7245 to order a wreath or for more information. 50% of proceeds will go towards the new roof at Emanuel. Thrivent Financial has provided a grant to support this event.
A New Roof!
Following months of planning and fund-raising, Emanuel will be replacing the roof on the church this fall! The current church roof is approximately 35 years old and continued deterioration of the cedar shakes necessitates its replacement. Total cost for the roof will be $52,250, but through the generosity of many, we were able to put a downpayment of over $10,000 on the loan, thus reducing the amount needed to finance. Thank you to all who gave so generously!!
Our loan is from the Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA and we are grateful for their work with us. Loan payments will be $466.00/month for the next 10 years (unless of course we can pay it off early!). Your gifts in helping fund this project are deeply appreciated. Gifts can be mailed to Emanuel or given online through our Go Fund Me page: gofundme.com/h7rdwp-new-roof-for-church
As we enter our 124th year of ministry, we trust that God will be with us as we strive to keep our building beautiful and in excellent condition to honor God and accomplish God’s mission in the Skandia community.
Funding for the new roof was obtained through the Mission Investment Fund, a ministry of the ELCA.
Worship Cancellation Policy – If Worship is cancelled due to weather, power outage, etc., we will put a message on the answering system. The answering system will work even if the power is out.