Our second Racial Understanding Forum is this coming Sat., Aug. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. The forum will reference the films: Just Mercy (2019 with Jamie Foxx), and Freedom (2014 with Cuba Gooding Jr.) to get a modern and historical view of systemic racism and injustice against Blacks. Our panelists Ben Chambers, Carolyn Rowley, and James Graham, will share their thoughts related to these films that will provide a platform for an open audience-involved discussion. If you want to attend the forum, please RSVP to Kathy Lew at kathy.lew@emmanuelburbank.org.  
 
And in response to the Racial Understanding Forum, we'll have A Call to Prayer! We'll join together via Zoom (click this link), this coming Sun., Aug. 2, at 7 p.m., for a dedicated prayer time. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Emmanuel's Deacon of Prayer, Teri Parker at praying4u1958@yahoo.com 

Here is something you can do to help your community! Emmanuel Church will host a blood drive on both Mon., Aug. 3 and Tues., Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The blood drive is being run by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  
 
Anyone who donates blood will also receive a COVID antibody test, as well as identification of your blood type.  
 
To make a reservation to give blood, sign-up with this link: LifeSavers RSVP right here! For more information, contact Kathy Lew at kathy.lew@emmanuelburbank.org 

Emmanuel's 30-Day Bible Reading
 
It's not too late to join, as we -- as a church body -- unite together in experiencing God's Word! United in God's Word is 30 days of reading Scripture verses together ( click here for the reading list). The time period for  United in God's Word is July 13 - August 11.  

On Wednesdays, from 7 to 8 p.m., we're having weekly staff/elder-led discussions via Zoom ( use this link). This week's discussion will be facilitated by Emmanuel elder Key Payton. Each week will cover the verses from Thursday to Wednesday.
 
Let's unite in God's Word!  
WORSHIP ONLINE: Worship with us online via livestream on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., at our Emmanuel Church Burbank YouTube Channel. Or go to YouTube and search for "Emmanuel Church Burbank."     

FOOD OUTREACH FOR BURBANK: Practical community outreach is a great way for our church to "repurpose" our ministry during these changing times.  
     Emmanuel Church is partnering with South Hills Church and other Burbank churches, to support a food drive sponsored by the City of Burbank. There are two drop-off locations available! Food bags will be collected on:  
  • Sat., Aug. 8, from noon to 2 p.m., in Emmanuel Church's parking lot (just drive up, and we'll collect the items from your trunk -- no need to leave your vehicle).
  • Sundays, Aug. 2 & 9, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the South Hills Church parking lot (drive-thru style), at 222 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 
     Fill a bag with 2 items from each category:  
MAIN: Canned Tuna, Chicken, Beans  
SIDE: Rice, Pasta, Instant Mashed Potatoes   
VEGGIE: Canned Veggies, Pasta Sauce, Salsa 
SNACK: Granola Bars, Peanut Butter, Nuts   
BREAKFAST: Cereal, Oatmeal, Dried/Canned Fruit  
For more info, contact Pastor Brian at brian.chan@emmanuelburbank.org.  
SUPPORT FOR RUTLEDGES: Dave and Rebekah Rutledge, and their four children, are Emmanuel Church-supported missionaries serving in eSwatini, Africa. Bekah is experiencing a medical emergency with a failing kidney. This requires her to return to the United States for surgery.  Getting her (and eventually her family) to the U.S. for her treatment is very expensive in this COVID world.  
     Emmanuel Church is accepting donations to help the Rutledges with these costs. Donations should be made out to "Emmanuel Church," with "Africa" written in the memo line. Send to "Attention: Bob Drummond."  
     For more info, contact Pastor Bob at bob@emmanuelburbank.org. Rutledge prayer updates are sent via the Emmanuel Church prayer chain. To get on the prayer chain, contact Emmanuel's Deacon of Prayer, Teri Parker at praying4u1958@yahoo.com.
   
EMMANUEL ONLINE CONNECTIONS: In addition to our online Sunday Worship Service, Emmanuel Church also has mid-week online connection opportunities, such as:   
  • Sunday Prayer, Sundays at 7 p.m., Emmanuel Church Burbank Facebook Group
  • Emmanuel News E-blast, Tuesdays, Email
  • Encouraging the Heart, Tuesdays, Emmanuel Church Burbank YouTube (Playlists > Adult Ministries)
  • Bible with Bob, Wednesdays, Emmanuel Church Burbank YouTube (Playlists > Adult Ministries)
  • A Word from the Helm, Thursdays, Emmanuel Church Burbank Facebook Group
  • Pastoral Letter, Fridays, Email
  • Life Groups, please contact leaders for more info

GIVING OPTIONS: There are many ways to give, including through:
  •  Our website at www.emmanuelburbank.org/give.
  •  Text-To-Give, by texting 84321.
  •  Mailing your offering to 438 E. Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501.
  •  Using your bill-paying service for your tithe or regular offering.
For more information on how to give your tithes and offerings, contact Pastor Bob Drummond at  bob@emmanuelburbank.org.


Sunday - Worship online!
 
THIS WEEK
 
"Kingdom Culture"
Micah 6:6-8
 
David Hoffman, Preaching