February 10 Greetings
Hugs to you on this sunny Wednesday afternoon!

Today I'm going to share some of the great things you can find on the Grand Canyon Synod's website. It really is a wonderful resource to us all!

Here's the main page link, where you can go to navigate on your own. Keep scrolling to see more!
Grand Canyon Synod of the ELCA

The Grand Canyon Synod is one of 65 synods in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

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www.gcsynod.org
Spring Gatherings
This year, in place of the High Country Conference, the Synod is holding Spring Gatherings. Click below on the link box to read more and register for the online meeting.

Pastor Tricia will attend the session on Tuesday, February 16 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., and she invites you to join her!
Spring Gatherings: Not just for pastors - Grand Canyon...

Members of all Grand Canyon Synod congregations and ministries, including active and retired leaders, are welcome to our online spring gatherings. Our most consistent response from spring gatherings is how much people enjoy meeting folks outside...

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www.gcsynod.org
2021 Synod Assembly
2021 Assembly Home - Grand Canyon Synod of the ELCA

Under the theme Freed in Christ, we gather via Zoom and Facebook live on Friday evening, June 11, through Saturday, June 12, 2021. Hosted by Community Lutheran Church in Las Vegas. Only voting members need to register. Visitors can view via...

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www.gcsynod.org
Would you like to lend your voice to the Synod Choir? Click below to learn how!
Virtual Choir - Grand Canyon Synod of the ELCA

In conjunction with the amazing audio/video technicians at Community Lutheran in Las Vegas, we are exploring the idea of a virtual choir as part of the 2021 Grand Canyon Synod Assembly. Besides carrying a tune, you should be comfortable singing...

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www.gcsynod.org
Bishop Hutterer's February 4 letter:
click below to read
Bishop Hutterer: Black History Month - Grand Canyon...

I ask you consider what our church is missing when all the members of God's world are not represented in our church. We are not whole when our church becomes a wall to our neighbor. We are created in God's image, and to see the pageant of...

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www.gcsynod.org
Click below to access the Synod Blog
Then scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up to receive the Synod Newsletter!
News - Grand Canyon Synod of the ELCA

Home Find a Church About the GCS The Grand Canyon Synod Bishop Deborah Hutterer Leadership Synod Council Strategic Plan History Publicly Engaged Church Constitution Donate

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www.gcsynod.org
Vaccine Information
Please check the following links to explore your COVID-19 vaccination options. Remember that website traffic can be quite heavy during the day, so making an appointment in the evening seems be easier.
If you are having problems getting an appointment scheduled, please let Pr. Tricia know and we will see if we can get you some assistance!
Vitalant blood drives scheduled for our area:

  • Tomorrow, February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: YRMC East Bloodmobile
  • Saturday, February 13, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Prescott Nazarene Church (2110 Willow Creek Rd.)
  • Thursday, February 25, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Prescott YRMC Gym (300 E. Gurley St.)
  • Monday, March 1, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Yavapai College Bldg. #19, (1100 E Sheldon, Prescott)

The need is great; donate if you can.

Make an appointment at vitalant.org or call 1-877-258-4825. Vitalant is including COVID-19 antibody testing on all blood donations.
Vitalant - Home

While there is no inherent risk of getting coronavirus when you donate blood, donors and staff are required to wear masks or reasonable cloth-based face coverings. Read our COVID-19 FAQs.

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vitalant.org
The church office is staffed Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; don’t hesitate to call Pastor Tricia (310-890-9785) or the church office (928-772-4135) if you need something, and email emmanuelelca@gmail.com if you have something to share.

Mary is taking next week off, so please note the staffing hours! Please call the church office if you're able to answer the phone from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. any of those days.
Please make good choices regarding your safety and others’. Wear your mask, keep your distance, stay at home if you are at risk or not feeling well, wash your hands, and sign up to get vaccinated as soon as you can.
Steven and Ethan walking yesterday under the gorgeous sky.
A Bible verse for today: 

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3 (The Message)
Yours in Christ,
Kimberly & Ethan
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Prescott Valley, AZ
Emmanuel Lutheran Church

7763 E.Long Look
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
PH (928) 772-4135 • FX (928) 759-3541
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