MEET OUR NEW PASTOR!  Emmanuel Church's new Lead Pastor, Dr. Brian S. Chan, has started! Y ou can reach him at brian.chan@emmanuelburbank.org

Meet Brian at  Hike & Prayer with Brian , this coming Fri. , Aug. 16. A t 8:30 a.m., join him at the Stough Canyon hiking trailhead in Burbank. This moderate hike will take about an hour. At the summit, there's a panoramic view of Burbank, where we'll pray over the city!

For a more energetic experience to meet Brian, come to Kung Fu Workout with Brian , on Sat., Aug. 31 , from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Gym. Brian says, "This workout is not for the faint of heart, or weak of knees!" You can go at your own pace. Just be prepared to be pushed during this intense workout.
FAITH PROMISE UPDATE:  So far we have received 46 Faith Promise pledges totaling $88,600 for the year, for the missions budget. You can still turn in your Faith Promise pledge cards during the time of offering in our worship service, or mail them to the church office (438 E. Harvard Rd. Burbank, CA 91501)  until August 25 . For more information, contact Pastor Bob at  bob@emmanuelburbank.org .

"LOVE FIERCELY" SERIES DISCUSSION GROUP:  What is the capacity of  your  heart to receive love from  God and from others?  Many of us have had experiences that left us wounded, which affected our capacity to love God and others fully and fiercely. As a practical engagement to the "Love Fiercely" series, join this discussion group for an opportunity to talk about matters of the heart, hear others share about their experiences, find normalization and encouragement in this transformational process,  get resources,  and be a part of a rich, facilitated dialogue under the expert guidance of Kate O'Sullivan (MFT). This discussion, meeting on Sun., Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. in the Lower Auditorium, will cultivate hearts and minds to love God and others more fully.

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER: Our next congregational prayer meeting will be on  Sun., Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary Overflow Room. This month's prayer theme is "Healing for the Heart." For more info, contact Teri Parker, Deacon of Prayer, at  praying4u1958@yahoo.com.

GUYS GUITAR GROUP:  All guys (middle school and up), who play guitar at an intermediate level and up, are invited to participate in this new group. Our next meeting will be on Sun., Aug. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary. For more info, and to RSVP (please), contact Steve Erkel at norlights@earthlink.net . Don't forget to bring your guitar!

EMMANUEL CHOIR: Choir rehearsals resume on Wed., Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. We look forward to a powerful and vibrant time of ministry through music this fall. If you love Jesus and love to sing, our choir is perfect for you. No auditions are necessary. Take some time to ask God if He is calling you to be part of choir! For more information, contact Billye at  billye@emmanuelburbank.org.  

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING: Save the date for our Annual Congregational Business Meeting on  Sun., Sept. 22 , at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
FALL LADIES NIGHT OUT: Save the Date for Ladies Night Out (LNO) on Mon., Sept. 16! Our LNO speaker Courtney Ellis, will speak on being "Uncluttered: Free Your Space, Free Your Schedule, Free Your Soul." Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $25 for Emmanuel Church attendees, and $15 for guests. Come enjoy fun fellowship, food, worship, and opportunity drawings. Courtney will also be selling and signing her books .
Sign ups will be on Sundays, Aug. 25 and Sept. 8 So  start inviting friends and family to join you at our Fall LNO Dinner! For more info, contact RenĂ© Bancroft at renebancroft@gmail.com.


WOMEN'S EVENING BIBLE STUDY: The Fall Women's Tuesday Night Bible Study starts on Tues., Sept. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lower Auditorium. All ladies are welcome to attend this in-depth, 4-week Bible study on Philippians. We'll study the scriptures, share with each other, and apply what we learn to our lives. Sign up on Sun., Sept. 8. For more info, contact Bev McLeod at careyandbevmcleod@yahoo.com.

WOMEN'S MORNING BIBLE STUDY: The Women's Wednesday Morning Bible Study starts  Wed., Sept. 18, from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m., in the Lower Auditorium. This 30-week study is on " 30 Life Principles Bible Study" by Dr. Charles F. Stanley. This study will go thru May 2020, (with a holiday break from Nov. 27 until Jan. 10, 2020). Book cost is $25. Sign up on Sun., Sept. 8. For more info or questions, contact Pat McCauley at  ptmc67@sbcglobal.net.

Sundays - Children at 9:30 a.m.:
NURSERY: Nursery is available for newborns to 4-year-olds.   
eKIDS BIBLE EXPLORERS: During the worship service, children from K to 5th grade, will be dismissed to their fun eKIDS class in the JAV room.

Sundays - Adults, Children and Youth at 11 a.m.:

LEGACY BUILDERS:   Garden Room C,  "Sacred Parenting" video and discussion
BEREANS:  Garden Room B
NURSERY: Nursery is available for newborns to 4-year-olds.  
eKIDS SUNDAY SCHOOL: Upstairs in the Children's Ministry Building, Grades K-5 taught by Sunday School teachers.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SMALL GROUPS: Upper Youth Center, Grades 6 through 8, Small Group leaders teaching. 
HIGH SCHOOL GROUP: Lower Youth Center, Grades 9 through 12,
A fun time of community, worship and learning about God.

Weeknights - Adult Discipleship Classes:

THE GROUP: 25-35ish, meets Mondays. Leaders: Bob and Kathy Drummond. For details, contact Bob at  bob@emmanuelburbank.org.  
ROOTS: Post-High School-24ish, meets Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Leaders: Andrea and Amy Di Francia. Contact Andrea at  andrea@emmanuelburbank.org

Sermon Series: "Love Fiercely"
" Art of Holding Nothing Back"
Matthew  22:15-22
Brian S. Chan