Fall is coming . . . . .
Greetings Emmanuel Church Family,
I pray that this letter finds you well, and that you are enjoying your Thanksgiving preparations. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! Once Thanksgiving arrives, the Advent and Christmas season will fly right by us, so I wanted to take a moment to share with you all that is coming up in the life of the church.
Sunday, November 27th- Hanging of the Greens (8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services) We will begin the season of Advent by preparing our hearts and our sanctuary for the coming of our Savior!
Saturday, December 3rd- East Pennsboro Community Closet Shop Day at Emmanuel 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and shop our free community closest. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Bornman at 717-728-4447.
Saturday, December 3rd- Parents Day out at Emmanuel 1:30-6:00 p.m. This event is for children through 5th grade. If you have any questions, please contact Carole Armstrong at 717-732-6247.
Sunday, December 4th- Christmas Caroling 6:00 p.m. Come join us as we share some Christmas joy with our Emmanuel shut-ins this Christmas season! We will meet at the church and carpool together. Please contact Sharon Heiner if you have any questions 717-691-0598.
Sunday, December 11th- Children and Youth Christmas Musical 4:00 p.m. Our Children and Youth are partnering together as they portray the Christmas story through song. Mark your calendars and come listen to the beautiful sounds of Christmas!
Sunday, December 18th- Christmas celebration in between worship services. At 9:30 a.m., we will be having lite refreshments and a time of fellowship in the church lobby. Plan to stay after the first service or come a little early for the second service and enjoy the company of our congregation.
Friday, December 23rd- Christmas Caroling around the Camp Fire 6:00 p.m. (down behind the church pavilion. Hot Chocolate and S’mores provided!) This new tradition has quickly become an Emmanuel favorite, as we spend some time singing our favorite Christmas hymns and enjoying a time of fellowship around the fire.
Saturday, December 24th- 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at Emmanuel. *We are partnering with Summerdale UMC for both services*.
Sunday, December 25th- 8:45 a.m. Christmas Day Communion at Enola Emmanuel UMC.
10:00 a.m. service at Summerdale UMC. The address for Summerdale UMC is 203 2nd Street Summerdale, PA 17093. *We are partnering with Summerdale UMC for both services*
Sunday, January 1,2023- Regular worship services at Emmanuel at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Come and reclaim the true meaning of Christmas as we focus together on the preparation and birth of our Savior, Jesus. Christmas does not often fall on a Sunday, so I hope you will choose to come and celebrate our Savior’s birth on Sunday morning.
Dear Lord and Father of us all,
thank You for peace and good weather . Bless all who are part of Your worship and all believer. Bless all who worship in Your name and who support and attend Your churches with a true spirit of trust in those that pray and worship in Your name, Bless and protect the men and women , adluts who guide children and take care of the sick and and troubled. Guide the medical people to minister in Your name. Some are dealing with serious illness. Bless the little ones in school and play help them find joy AND PEACE IN WORSHIP. B e with the military and law enforcers. Settle disputes in our world. Bless all believers. In the name of Jesus. Amen
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