Connecting at ELC
for Easter, 2021
Greetings from Pastor Mark
Resurrection People,

Greetings to all “Resurrection People!” Through the years Christians have been described by the title, “Resurrection People,” for several important reasons. The message of the Christian Faith is Christ Crucified and Christ Resurrected. Holy Baptism connects us with the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus and by daily repentance and contrition the old nature is buried as the new nature rises in the newness of life. The power for daily living is there for us as the Resurrected Lord lives His life through us. Finally, the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead will raise our mortal bodies in the “Resurrection of the Body” upon our Lord’s return. For these reasons and others, we are a “Resurrection People!”

Resurrection of Our Lord Sunday will be here in just a few days as we gather with our fellow “Resurrection People” this Sunday, April 4 for the 7:30, 9:15, or 11:00am services. To prepare for the message read the Gospel lesson appointed for this Sunday from John 20:1-18. The message, “Being with Jesus at the Empty Tomb,” will focus on John 20:16-18. We encourage anyone who has not registered to sign up for the 7:30am Classic Grace Service that still has openings for attendance. We remind everyone to go to the Emmanuel website for livestream online service at 7:15am for the extended Easter Sunrise Organ Prelude to start your day on Resurrection of Our Lord Sunday. We also remind anyone who is unable to attend in person to join in the Drive Through Easter Holy Communion scheduled after each service for 15 minutes from 8:45am – 9:00am, 10:30am – 10:45am, and 12:15-12:30pm.

God’s Richest Blessings on our Worship Together this Resurrection of Our Lord Sunday,
Pastor Mark

"The Equality Act"
What is it? and What do you need to do about it?


Read and become familiar with the text of the Act. Use the links below
to find your Senator and Representatives. Contact them and make
your voice heard to protect the rights of people of faith!
SAVE THE DATE -- May 1-2, 2021
Rev. Dr. Greg Seltz - Director,
Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty

Especially in light of the Equality Act (as discussed above) learn more about this informative weekend of renewal with Dr. Seltz.
SUNDAY WORSHIP
LIVE-STREAM
Click the photo above to go directly to our Live Stream page. You can pull up the Live Stream on your phone, tablet or computer! Worship wherever you are!

Sundays at 8:00 am & 11:00 am
Worship at home or here at Emmanuel!

ONLINE GIVING

Click the photo link above to be connected to our online giving!

New giving options have been added recently!
Connection Card
If you attended or watched the live stream or the recording of our service, please make sure that you fill out the digital Connection Card so that we know you worshiped with us. Stay Connected with Us. Click our Logo on the right to be taken directly to the Connection Card.
Bulletins & Prayer List

Digital versions of the bulletins & prayers are provided here as printed bulletins are not currently available for distribution prior to worship services. Please feel free to print out copies to bring to services or view the digital versions from your phone or tablet during the service. All service materials are also available to be viewed on the in-service slides. 
UPDATE ON RESERVATIONS FOR EASTER 2021

As Pastor Mark mentioned in his welcome message above, we have three services on Easter Sunday, April 4: 7:30am, 9:15am, and 11am.

Based on reservations received to date for the 9:15am and 11:00am service, those services have reached capacity. If you have not yet submitted a reservation, please plan to attend the 7:30am service.

Connection Question:
Do They Know?

The days following Easter are a great time to ask ourselves this question: "Do my neighbors/friends/ coworkers know that I am a Christian?"
  • If not, why not?
  • If I am unsure, how can I be sure?
  • If yes, where can I be partnering with God to help someone take steps closer to Him?

Jesus' Resurrection changes life for us and for our neighbors! Spirit of the risen Christ, guide my words and actions to bring Your grace and truth to those around me. In His Saving Name, Amen.

Share ways you are reaching out to your neighbors - Please email Randy Holdeman, ELC Dir. of Connection Groups, rholdeman@emmanuellc.org.
It takes a team
for a "Fixer Upper"

We'd love for you to be a part of it! Whether you'd like to volunteer your time or help us with donations, we now have two ways for you to come alongside our 2021 VBS team.

1) Click "Volunteer Here!" below to complete a volunteer sign-up form.

2) In lieu of physical item donations this year, you can give money to our VBS fund. Click the "Donate online" button below and then select the VBS option or if sending in a check, please mention VBS in the memo. Thank you for helping us make this Fixer Upper a winner!
Lutherans for Life "Life Quote"
for 4/4/2021:

“As we gather this Easter just with our household, or perhaps all alone, we will undoubtedly miss some of the traditions that we have embraced over the years. Do not lament the loss of what does not last. Rather, embrace the enduring message that ‘He is risen! He is risen indeed!’ It changes everything!” -- Rev. Robert Fleischmann, Christian Life Resources

A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org  
LWML Spring Rally April 10th 2021
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Breakfast 9:00 am
Cost $8.00
Speaker: Nicole Dowdell
( Fifth Third Bank VP, Director of Bank Protection Operations)
PROTECTING YOURSELF- FRAUD PREVENTION
EASTER LILY DONATIONS

Attached below is a list of those from whom we have received Easter Lily donations and for whom those Easter Lilies were given. Thank you all for helping to beautify our Sanctuary this Easter!
Attendance Report for Sunday, March 28th
8:00 am Worship Service
In Person - 132
Online - 115

Adult Discipleship Classes
In Person - 16
Online - 43

Senior High Sunday School
In Person - 14
11:00 am Worship Service
In Person - 98
Online - 123
Junior High (Confirmation Class)
In Person - 5
Online - 11

Kingdom Kidz Sunday School
In Person - 61

Please note that Kathy Earley is now duplicating the DVD copies of the services. Requests should be made directly to her. As of now, only the 8:00am service is being recorded. Contact Dave Malas with any special requests.
PLEASE NOTE: The Church office will be CLOSED on Monday, April 5th! We will re-open on Tuesday, April 6th at 8:30am. Happy Easter!
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Altar Flowers

Altar flowers for Easter Sunday, April 4th
are given by Carie Helberg in memory
of Katrina Helberg!

If you wish to honor a special occasion or remember a loved one with a bouquet for the Altar, the sign-up book for Altar Flowers is located at the Connection Center. Suggested donations for floral bouquets are $25.00. If you do request Altar Flowers, please make sure to have them picked up by Monday afternoon to make sure that the flowers still look beautiful!

Contact: mbailey@emmanuellc.org for more information.