Fall is coming . . . . .
Pandemic update 11-17-2020
Greetings Emmanuel Church Family,
As an act of care and concern for our congregation and community, our Council has decided to halt indoor worship for the next two Sundays: November 22nd and November 29th. This decision was made because of the increase in COVID cases in our area, and a deep desire to care for one another’s health.
For the next two weeks, The Gathering, our 9:45 a.m. interactive family service, will be held live on Facebook at the same time. The 11:00 a.m. indoor service will move to the parking lot as a drive-in service. The 8:45 a.m. drive-in service will remain the same, and online worship will also be available.
Our council will be meeting virtually on December 2nd to re-evaluate this situation. We will keep you informed as we have the information.
Plans for Christmas Eve are in full swing. We are planning to meet indoors, but please be on the look out for information about Christmas Eve plans changing. This is a season where we have to be flexible and understanding with one another. Thank you for your patience!
We are partnering with Mt. Zion UMC to offer 6 Christmas Eve worship opportunities. Here is the list of services and locations:
2 P.M. Family Service- Enola Emmanuel Fellowship Hall
3 P.M. Drive-In Service- Enola Emmanuel Parking lot
4:30 P.M. Traditional Service- Mt. Zion Sanctuary- Pastor Mindi Gochnaur preaching
7 P.M. Traditional Service- Enola Emmanuel Sanctuary- Pastor John Overman preaching 10 P.M. Reflective Service- Mt. Zion Fellowship Hall
Online Worship Service will also be available
You are encouraged to attend any of these services as you feel comfortable. We are partnering together and offering multiple worship services in order to spread people out and accommodate all of those who come for Christmas. Please call our church office to let us know which service you are planning to attend. You are still welcome if you do not call ahead, but this will help us know how many to prepare for.
What could be better than receiving a Christmas card in your mailbox? How about receiving it at church! We are trying something new this year! If you send Christmas cards to your friends who attend Emmanuel Church, you can deliver those cards to the church instead. We ask that you would consider giving the money you would spend on postage for those cards to the church and it will be donated to the East Pennsboro Panther Pack (East Penn's program to assist families in need.)
It's this simple...
- Address your cards to your friends that attend Emmanuel Church as you normally would, but don't attach the postage stamp.
- Drop off those cards into a box in the church lobby (or a box that will be available at Drive-In Service) by SUNDAY, 12/13/20.
- Please place the money you would spend on postage for those cards (cash or check) in an envelope clearly marked "POSTAGE PROJECT" and place it in the offering. (Please do not put your donation into the same envelope that you use for your weekly offering.)
- Beginning Sunday, 12/20/20, pick up any cards that your friends have left for YOU in the church lobby. (Cards will be available for pickup until Sunday, 1/10/21).
- Those who attend Drive-In services may ask for the cards to be delivered to your car if you are uncomfortable coming into the church building.
- Any cards left in the church building after 1/10/21 will be discarded.
If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 717-732-1713.
Thank you for your continued faithfulness in giving. I know this has been a difficult season for many, and your faith has been evident through your sacrificial giving. You may continue to mail in your offering, drop it off at the church office or give during any worship service.
Our church office hours will remain the same, Monday and Wednesday from 9-12 p.m. The office and building will be closed the other days of the week. Pastor Mindi is available by appointment only at this time.
If there is any way we at Emmanuel can be supporting you right now, please call and let us know. We are here to be a community of faith together.
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
Please note Worship changes. effective 11-17-2020
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