Reeling In Due To COVID-19 
In response to the new guidelines from the State and County Departments of Health, as well as recommendations from health professionals, the following changes will be made regarding Emmanuel Church COVID-19 protocols:
  • The church office will be closed until further notice. Phone messages and email messages will be checked frequently. Call 818-843-0900. Ext. 100, or email
  • The church staff will be working from home as much as possible, with the exception of the custodians, who will work individually according to their schedules.
  • There will be no indoor meetings -- of any type -- held in the church facilities until further notice.
  • Outdoor meetings will be allowed -- up to 10 people -- with appropriate social distancing, masks, and no physical contact protocols. Schedule with Emmanuel's Facilities Director Matt Hiett at
  • Online worship services, Bible studies, and other content is still available on the Emmanuel Church YouTube channel (click here).

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 -- starting tomorrow, July 15 -- from 7 to 8 p.m., we'll have weekly discussions led by Emmanuel staff and elders via Zoom ( use this link). This week's discussion will be facilitated by Emmanuel's Worship & Music Minister Billye Johnstone. Each week will cover the verses from Thursday to Wednesday.
Let's unite in God's Word!  

COVID-19 has challenged the entire world. So we want to know how you're really doing during our prolonged shutdown. 
If you haven't responded yet, please click here to respond to a short,
simple questionnaire to help us understand where you -- and we as  
a church -- are at. Your input is very valuable to us.   
WORSHIP ONLINE WITH COMMUNION: This coming Sun., July 19, during our Worship Service, we'll take communion together (remotely). Prepare before the service begins, and to represent the body and blood of Christ, use bread- and juice-type elements you already have available at home. By the reading of Scripture, expression of our faith, and saying of prayers over them, the Holy Spirit makes the elements representative and sacred in our observance.
     Our online Worship Service is held 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." 
NEED HELP GETTING ONLINE? If you need help setting up your phone, computer, or other devices to access our church online offerings through YouTube, Zoom, or Facebook, contact Kathy Lew at She can arrange help setting up your technology over the phone, in your home, or at the church office. Don't miss out -- it is much easier than you think!
EC TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE: Emmanuel Church will host a blood drive on Mon., Aug, 3, and Tues., Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The blood drive is being run by Cedars Sinai Hospital. Anyone who donates blood will also receive a COVID antibody test, as well as identification of your blood type. Details coming soon on how to reserve your day and time. 

COUNSELING AVAILABLE: We're here for each other. Counseling is available with Emmanuel Church pastors and staff. To set up a time to talk, please contact one of us at:,,, or
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)
  • High School Bible Study, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., Private Instagram
  • 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
  •  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

Sunday - Worship online!
With Grace"
2 Kings 5:15-27 
Brian S. Chan, Preaching