Update 12-22-21

   Emmanuel Update

 I pray that this letter finds you well, and that you are preparing your heart to celebrate the gift of Jesus this Christmas season. 

    We are continuing to plan for the new rhythms of ministry outlined in previous letters. Both of our worship services will be held inside beginning January 9th. We will have a traditional service at 8:45 a.m., which will include Junior Church for our children, and a new, intergenerational service at 10:45 a.m.  This service is being intentionally designed to include traditional hymns, contemporary songs, and interactive elements. This service is intended to engage our youngest children to our oldest adults. Discipleship opportunities will be available in the coming months, and will be announced in the weekly bulletin. Children’s discipleship (formerly Sunday School) will also be available in the coming months and will launch when the adult classes begin. 

    As we move fully inside, please know that masks are not required indoors, but you are encouraged to make the best decision for you and your family. Online worship will also be available and will be live-streamed beginning January 9th. As always, if you are feeling sick, please stay home. We want to continue to care well for one another and keep one another safe. 

    During the month of January, Emmanuel will be running a coat drive for students at East Pennsboro and West Creek Hills Elementary Schools. Beginning January 2nd, tags will be available in the church lobby with gender and size of the child in need. We are asking for new or very gently used coats. Coats can then be returned to the church lobby with the tag attached to the coat. Any mission giving money given in January will also go towards purchasing coats for these students. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Mindi. 

    While there is some discomfort in the unknown, I encourage you to come and be a part of this new season of ministry at Emmanuel on January 9, 2022. This means our final drive-in service will take place on January 2nd.   If you have any questions or concerns, I would love an opportunity to talk with you. Please contact me via email at mgochnaur@susumc.org or by phone at 717-732-1713. 

In Christ,
Pastor Mindi 




​​​WORSHIP  ​at Emmanuel

 Weekly Worship Service with a message from Pastor Mindi Gochnaur, traditional hymns, contemporary praise songs and special music by Emmanuel's Sanctuary, Hand Bell and Children's  Choir. ​​

YouTube Live Stream available

Sunday Jan 9 @ 8:45am

​​​Fall is coming . . . . .

YouTube link

Emmanuel United Methodist Church

Dear Lord:

Heavenly Father:   Your children come to You with grateful hearts for the many blessings we receive because of Your love for all of us. Some are still dealing with pain and illness that does not seem to go away, yet we know that You care and in Your mercy we will find some relief.  Take care of those facing surgery and other procedures. Take care of the children as they face a lot of situations that are new to their lives. Support parents and teachers.  Guide our leaders who make plans and decisions that we need to live by.  Help families who are facing needs that cannot be supplied in stores due to shortages.  Bless the leaders in Your churches who make plans for worship.  Encourage those who are able to attend worship and bless those of us who are not able. Support all who look to You for help in dealing with hardships.  Take this day and use it to Your glory.  In the name of Jesus.  Amen.