Yearly Archives: 2016

The Great Divide

This week there will be one service at 9:00 a.m.  Sunday school and two services will start again on January 8th! On Sunday, January 1st, we will take one more look at the baby in the manger in Bethlehem. Let’s consider why this life continues to be celebrated so passionately. Let’s marvel at the way […]

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Make Some Room

What a blessing to be able to gather on Christmas morning and worship together!  There will be one service at 9:00 a.m.  Kids are invited to wear their pajamas to church! The message will be based on Luke 2:7, “… she wrapped him in strips of cloth and placed him in a manger, because there […]

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A Christmas Carol

This Sunday, Emanuel will be blessed by the Sunday school Christmas program!  There is no service at 8:00. Come and support our youth at 10:30 a.m. Each one, from the littlest angel to the big kids on the stage, will be bringing a message of hope and joy. See you in church for this special […]

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What Would Mary Do?

This week at Emanuel, we will dive into Luke 1: 26-38 and see what we can learn from Mary’s response to the angel’s announcement. What I find startling is that there is no record of Mary stopping to think about the proposition. She didn’t even ask the Lord for some time to pray about it. Mary’s response […]

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Disappointment

This Sunday we will turn to the Gospel of Luke and travel back to the events that led up to Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem. The challenge for all of us this time of year is to enter into the familiar story with fresh eyes and experience the wonder of God’s coming to earth. Our planet […]

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Faith Alone, Take 2

This week we are looking at five great truths that we can be thankful for in the confusing days in which we live. Sola Scriptura, Solus Christus, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, and Soli Deo Gloria. If you haven’t brushed up on your Latin lately, these words may sound mysterious. But these five statements actually make […]

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Faith Alone, Just Jump

This week we are going to learn about the five foundational truths on which the leaders of the Reformation stood firm: Sola Scriptura, Solus Christus, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, and Soli Deo Gloria. If you haven’t brushed up on your Latin lately, these words may sound confusing. But these five statements actually make the life of […]

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Remember?

This week we will focus on the cross and what was accomplished on our behalf by Jesus Christ. On the night before his crucifixion, Jesus told his disciples, “Do this in remembrance of me.” Why did he say that? Because we tend to forget the price our Lord paid to purchase our salvation. On Sunday, […]

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On Mission

In our sermon series on the book of Acts, we’ve been following Paul on his missionary journeys. This week we will hear from some modern day missionaries, right from our own congregation. Mike and Jaime Olson will be sharing about their recent trips to Guatemala and the work they have done there. But this is […]

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