November 2019 Edition
Pastor’s Ponderings
The trees are showing off their Fall splendor and our community is settling into all things pumpkin spice with Thanksgiving just around the corner. We have so much to be thankful for at Emmanuel. I am particularly thankful for the opportunity to attend a Cursillo Weekend this past month. I was so uplifted and supported by those in the Cursillo community, especially at Emmanuel. I continue to find joy in my deepened relationship with God and the events of the weekend. I encourage everyone to join one of our many Bible Studies to enrich your own faith life and fellowship with our wonderful community.
Nancy Smith and I attended a gathering on Thursday evening, October 17 th of the first ever Humbolt Unified School District’s CAFÉ (Community and Family Engagement). This meeting brought together staff from each of the eleven schools and their church and community partners. Emmanuel has partnered with Liberty Traditional School for many years and we were introduced to LTS’s business partners: Papa Murphy’s Pizza and OneAZ Credit Union. Principal Danette Derickson, Assistant Principal Chet Johnston, and two teachers were also part of the discussion. Emmanuel has committed to provide $200 for the Nutrition Program to help students who may fall behind on their breakfast or lunch accounts. Other suggestions of support included encouraging congregation members to support the annual Walkathon and providing $75 student sport scholarships to assist with fees to participate on sports teams. Principal Danette will ask teachers to create a wish list of items that teachers need for classroom projects. All at the table agreed that this is the year the Liberty Traditional School should win the annual Food Drive—more information to come!
We have a new Nursery attendant for Sunday morning 10:30am worship! Heidi Espinoza has been hired to watch children 4 years old and under. Another great addition to the nursery is a paging system. Like the ones used by restaurants, parents are given a small pager when they sign their children into the nursery so they can be alerted if they are needed. The pagers are set to flash and vibrate so they do not interrupt worship. The system comes with a charging station allowing the pagers to be ready for use each Sunday.
Chuck Guenther and the finance committee have begun work on the 2020 church budget. Please hold them and the council and ministry teams in prayer as we consider the future financial needs for ministries at Emmanuel. Parker Northrup and the Stewardship team will be introducing the 2020 Stewardship program in the upcoming month and giving statements will be issued soon for you to review your progress for this past year.
As we enter the final month of the church year, we continue to look for opportunities to be present in our community. I will be holding office hours on most Thursday afternoons 2 – 4pm at the Flour Stone Cafe in the Entertainment District. The bakery is located right next to Garcia’s Restaurant across from the Harkins Theater at 2992 N. Park Avenue. Come join me for a cup of coffee or tea beginning Thursday, November 7 th.

Pr. Tricia Lowe
Singing aloud a song of thanksgiving,
and telling all your wondrous deeds.
Psalm 26:7
Save the Date: Upcoming Events at Emmanuel
  • Sunday, November 3: New Worship Times: 8:30am & 10:30am
  • All Saints Sunday
  • Food Bank Sunday
  • Mission Outreach
  • Friday, November 8: Interfaith Meal, Emmanuel, 11:00am
  • Sunday, November 10:Christmas Program tryouts, 11:30am
  • Monday, November 11: Veterans Day, Thank you for your service!
  • Church Office is Closed
  • Tuesday, November 12: Interfaith Meal, St. Germaine, 11:00am
  • Saturday, November 16: Craft Show, 9:00am
  • Worship & Music meeting, 10:00am, off site
  • Saturday Evening Worship, 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 20: Young at Heart Luncheon, 11:30am
  • December Newsletter deadline
  • Saturday, November 23: Fellowship Meeting, 10:00am
  • Sunday, November 24: Christ the King Sunday
  • Tuesday, November 26: Interfaith Meal, St. Germaine, 11:00am
  • Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29: Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Church Office is Closed
  • Sunday, December 1: Advent begins
  • Saturday, December 14: Cookie Exchange, 2:00pm
  • Sunday, December 15: Children's Christmas Program at both services
  • Saturday, December 21: Longest Night Service, 5:00pm
  • Sunday, December 22: Choir Cantata
  • Tuesday, December 24: Christmas Eve Services
  • Church Office has limited hours
  • Wednesday, December 25: Christmas Day
  • Church Office is closed until Monday, December 30
Emmanuel New Sunday Service Times
take effect the first Sunday in November
Sunday, November 3rd
Traditional Service: 8:30 am
Contemporary Service: 10:30 am
November Outrea ch:
Yavapai Gospel Rescue Mission
We exist to reach out to “The Least, The Last and The Lost” with the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We care for the homeless, poor and at-risk families and individuals by working to meet their physical, spiritual and social needs. A variety of programs and services offer assistance to homeless and/or poor individuals and at-risk families by helping them to move from dangerous or undesirable places in their lives to safer and more stable situations.

To find out more about the Yavapai Territorial Gospel Rescue Mission, click here .
Angel Trees
The Navajo Angel Trees are on a table in the narthex. Please take an angel and write your name and phone number on the sheet. Bring the wrapped present, with angel attached, to church by Sunday, November 24. Many thanks for your generosity. The children will be very happy!
Christmas Program
It's that time of year! We will be having tryouts for the Christmas Play on Sunday, November 10th after the second service. Rehearsals will be on Sundays, starting November 17, after the second service and some Thursday evenings. The dress rehearsal will be on Saturday December 14th and the play will be put on for our congregation on Sunday, December 15th at both services. If you have questions, please contact Deb Deutsch.
Interfaith Meal

Join us for a delicious meal with wonderful fellowship on Friday, November 8 at 11:30am.

This month we celebrate Thanksgiving with a full turkey dinner and pumpkin pie!
Emotional Wellness

This group supports and addresses the wealth of emotions God has given us.

Meeting the second and fourth Thursday at 11:30am, we explore thought patterns, common feeling pitfalls and how to stay grounded amidst life’s ups and downs.
We invite you to join us in (re)discovering your spiritual center and the tools you already have on board.
Join Carol Northrup at November's Young @ Heart
Carol Northrup, Colonel, USAF (retired) was the United States Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché to Kyiv, Ukraine from June 2015 to June 2017. She was a fully accredited member of the Kyiv diplomatic corps and the senior Department of Defense (DoD) official in Ukraine. In this capacity, she was responsible for leading a team of service attachés, DoD Security Assistance personnel and DoD support personnel in Ukraine. She was charged with overseeing all US military/security assistance and training in Ukraine. She served as the Ambassador’s principal advisor on military, and defense-related issues and served as the coordinating authority for all US Department of Defense military personnel operating in Ukraine.

Carol was a career intelligence officer, serving nearly 30 years in various assignments throughout the United States, Republic of Korea, and Germany before being assigned to Kyiv in 2015. She has been retired since October 1, 2017.
Luncheon and

November 20
at 11:30am

Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, Fellowship Hall

All our Young at Hearts!

Terrific times,
cool conversation,
and fantastic food!
A Great Time at October's Y@H!
Do You Use
the Kitchen?
If you leave food in the refrigerator, please use one of the stick-on labels provided in the magnetic memo center and mark the food with the date. If you intend for the food to be eaten by whatever group comes in next, indicate “PLEASE EAT” and date.
The refrigerators are purged frequently and this will assist us in knowing what food is still edible. Thank you for your help!
Financial Peace University
Never worry about money again with  Financial Peace University (FPU), the nine-lesson course that gives you the proven plan to master budgeting, pay off debt, build wealth, and give generously. The course centers around lessons taught by Dave Ramsey, Chris Hogan and Rachel Cruze, followed by small group discussions. FPU includes your member workbook as well as one year of free access to Financial Peace Membership, where you’ll find tons of online resources to help you start winning with money. Contact Jenni Johnson for more information.   

The class will meet Saturdays starting January 18, 2020 and childcare will be provided. Cost is $100 per couple/family.
Outreach Opportunities
November Food Bank
The Food Bank is requesting the following items:

  • canned fruits
  • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, ham)
  • Canned vegetables (no black beans)
  • Cereal
  • crackers
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • peanut butter
Reaching Out
  • Box Tops for Education (box in Narthex)
  • "Thrive"
  • Yavapai Gospel Rescue Mission
  • Navajo Angel Trees

For more information see the church office or the Sunday Service Bulletin.
Heidi Espinoza!
We're blessed to have Heidi join our staff to spend time with our youngest family members on Sundays during the 10:30am worship.
Inviting All Singers!
Join us in the Christmas Lessons and Carols service to be held on December 22 during the early service. Rehearsals are in progress, every Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30pm.

The program’s tradition dates back to the 1800s with its involvement of the entire congregation including Scripture narrations. We add to that some bell ringing and choral pieces. All work together as a unit involving everyone to create a special musical service. Call Gene with questions or show up on Wednesdays to be involved in the choir—just for the Christmas season!
Endowment Committee
There has been a lot of media screen time devoted this year to the Endowment Fund and to Leaving a Legacy to Emmanuel Lutheran Church . We want to thank you for your patience in watching this information.

This has been a very positive year for the Endowment Fund. The Fund has been blessed by donations, and the donated cemetery plots were sold. There is now enough money in the Endowment Fund, according to the bylaws, and we are investigating where to invest the money. After that step has been accomplished, the next step is to begin distributing. As this process progresses, we will keep you informed as to what is happening.

If you have any questions, please contact anyone one the Endowment Committee. And if you have received an invitation to the dinner on November 5, please give prayerful thought and join us.
What's Happening At Emmanuel
November Birthdays
November 3: Christine Knox
November 4: Marilyn Murphy
November 4: Compton Reeves
November 6: Kimberly Goats
November 6: Ruth Sena
November 7: Janet Julien
November 9: Ron Heller
November 9: Bear Johnson
November 9: Nancy Renner
November 10: Frank Allen
November 10: Peter Steele
November 11: Miranda Roush
November 11: Julie Voss
November 11: Scott Woolley
November 12: Phyllis Whitney
November 13: Tim Lowe
November 14: Thelma Clinton
November 15: Barbara Stockbridge
November 16: Julie Pavri
November 17: Diane Glodek
November 18: Maddie Berry
November 19: Jim White
November 20: Willie Hermann
November 22: Clara Farmer
November 23: Mary Wakimoto
November 28: Sally Newcomb
November Anniversaries
November 10: Mary & Ron Mayer, 29 years
November 22: Casey & Jodi Rooney, 17 years
November 24: Willie & Betty Hermann, 59 years
November 24: Kenneth & Lorrie Leighton-Boster, 35 years
November 27: Doug & Millie Meyer, 49 years
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What's Happening at the Church?
Did you know that we have an online calendar?

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to see it!
Thank you for all you do!
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Emmanuel Lutheran Church

7763 E. Long Look Dr.
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
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