SUNDAY SCHOOL

9:15AM

Classes for Children
​and Adults 


YOUTH

at Emmanuel
​Join us Sunday nights  6:00-8:00
(6th-12th grades)



YOUNG ADULTS
at Emmanuel  

  • Sundays, 9:15 AM

  • ​Wednesdays, 7:00 PM

July 1 st : Fruit: Peace 
Scripture: Colossians 3:15-17, Romans 5:1-2

We seek many different kinds of peace in our lives. Peace among people who do not get along. Peace and quiet after a busy, noisy day. Inner peace. An absence of fighting and war. God’s peace takes us deeper than the earthly peace we often seek. God’s peace takes us into a deeper relationship with him,  where through the Holy Spirit, God is cultivating peace within us, in order that we share that peace with others. How is the Spirit working in you to produce peace within you and around you?
 
July 8 th : Fruit: Patience 
Scripture: Psalm 33: 20-22, 1 Peter 4:12-16, 19

In a world that waits for nothing, patience is increasingly difficult. We have less patience the quicker we have access to the internet and communication. The art of patience has all but been lost. Expect that God has designed us to patiently wait. God is not about instant gratification. Sometimes, God’s response to us is to be patient and wait. To wait on God’s word or God’s timing. Patience is definitely a fruit that the Spirit must produce in us, because we as a society are not very good at it on our own. How is the Spirit working in you to produce patience? In what areas of your life do you need more patience? ​

July 15 th : Fruit: Kindness
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6: 1-10, Ephesians 4:30-32

Be kind. This phrase has appeared over the last several months on social media, as people are encouraging one another to be kind in light of so much hate. Kindness can go a long way. It typically does
not take a lot of effort, finances or time. However, we have to remind each other to do it. Our society has become so inward focused that we forget how to treat one another. We forget the basics. But as followers of Jesus, kindness should be within us. If the Holy Spirit is alive and present in our lives, then kindness should be who we are. It should take no effort or thought. Simply something that stems from 
our relationship with Jesus. It can be difficult to be kind when nobody around us is practicing kindness, which is why it is ever so important that it is embodied in our every day lives. How is the Spirit working in you to produce kindness? 

July 22 nd : Fruit: Goodness
Scripture: Galatians 6:7-10, Luke 6:43-45

As we walk through this series, an ever present theme is that our world is deeply broken. Our world is not a reflection of the fruit of the Spirit. Our world is not a reflection of the gifts that come from God. But we are to be the reflection of the goodness of God in our world. We are to be the light in the darkness. We are to be the hope to the hopeless, pointing our world to Jesus. Not that we are better than the world, but that we know the God who saves. We know the God who is good. Who gives us good
things. The Spirit is to produce that kind of goodness in us so that we can do good. How is the Spirit working in you to produce goodness? How are you allowing the Spirit to do good through you to point others to Jesus? 

July 29 th : Fruit: Gentleness – Communion 
Scripture: Psalm 103:11-14, Matthew 11:28-30 

The fruit of gentleness is not about being people who do not have a voice. It does not mean that we shy away from injustice or conflict. It means that we approach people differently. Jesus was not afraid to speak up and defend the broken and the sinner. He called out the wrong-doing he witnessed all around 
him. And yet he called people to himself in a loving and humble manner. He treated people kindly and tenderly. Jesus knew when to speak out and when to be still. Gentleness is about what is in our hearts and how that is played out in our interactions with people. How is the Spirit working in you to produce gentleness? Is how you treat people a reflection of the love and grace of God? 

August 5 th : Fruit: Faithfulness
Scripture: Daniel 3:13-18, 1 Corinthians 15:56-58

God is always faithful. God has never failed us. He is consistent and ever present in our lives. We, as faithful followers of Jesus, need the Spirit to grow faithfulness in us. Our faithfulness increases as we build a relationship with God and we learn to trust Him. Faithfulness is about not knowing the outcome of a situation, but trusting that God will see us through no matter what. We grow in faith as we grow in 
relationship with Jesus. How is the Spirit producing faithfulness in you? ​

August 12    th : Fruit: Self-Control 
Scripture: 2 Peter 1:3-10, Galatians 5: 13-16

Some of us do a fantastic job at controlling our words, actions and desires. Others of us struggle daily with self-control. Our society says we are welcome to do whatever we would like and not to worry about the consequences. But that’s not what God says. The temptations that lead us to sin need to be controlled. We must capture our thoughts and control our actions as people who claim to follow Jesus. But we do not have to do it on our own. We are able to rely both on our relationship with God and our 
relationship with other followers of Jesus. We have to hold each other accountable, especially if we struggle with self-control. How is the Spirit producing self-control in you? Who holds you accountable? 

BIBLE STUDIES

at Emmanuel

WEDNESDAY - 7 PM
THURSDAY - 10:30 AM


Pastor Mindi will begin a study in the book of REVELATION beginning Wednesday evenings, January 10 at 7 PM and Thursday mornings  January 11 at 10:30 AM. Everyone is invited to come, bring a friend and learn as we study God’s Word together.


WOMEN’S
BIBLE STUDY

SUNDAY - 6 PM

Women’s Group Will be taking a break for the summer.

Contact Pastor Mindi if you have questions. Call the office 717-732-1713 ​or email mgochnaur@susumc.org.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church


Open Your Heart to God!
Love unconditionally. Live in community. Teach biblically. Give sacrificially.​​

MEN’S
​BIBLE STUDY

First Saturday of each month - 8 AM
We  are doing a book study called "Twelve Ordinary Men"
How the Master Shaped His Disciples for Greatness, and What He Wants to Do with You.

  • Music Ministry

  • Men’s Ministry

  • United Methodist Women

  • SAM - Senior Adult Ministry

  • Healing Hearts Ministry

  • Healing Prayer Group

  • Global Missions

  • Young Adult Ministry

  • Youth Ministry

  • Junior Church

  • Sunday School

WORSHIP 
​at Emmanuel
Sundays at 10:30 AM


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

FRUIT

 Fruit: A 9 week series on what the Holy Spirit produces in us as we seek to faithfully follow Jesus. These 
fruit are not like the kind that we consume, where we get to choose what we like and what we do not. 
All of these fruit are to be evident in our lives as the Spirit works in us.