July 24 Greetings
A little late due to Constant Contact technical difficulties!
Dear Ones,

It’s Friday, the end of another week, as we continue to “Be Church Together” even as we are apart. It is clear to me that the Arizona monsoons are fickle. Jeanne Currie Tomlinson told me that there was 1½” of rain at her house in Dewey on Wednesday. Practically nothing at my house in Prescott Valley—I definitely have monsoon envy…maybe today will be the day!
The pictures from Jenni and Bear Johnson on their road trip through some National Parks are truly stunning.
We have another week for the
BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE
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Emmanuel is collecting backpacks and school supplies for the Family Resource Center with Humboldt Unified School District. The distribution will happen on August 8, so we have until the 31 st before the supplies need to be dropped off. School will likely look different for most kids this fall, but backpacks and supplies will still be needed. Please bring any items to the church by Friday, July 31 .

If you aren’t getting out much, consider making a donation to help purchase supplies. A pack and supplies is about $41 for a high/middle school student and $38 for an elementary student. Last year we gave over 100 backpacks; right now we have about 20 that have been brought in.
Have any ideas about where the
Endowment Fund distribution should go?
You can download the Endowment Fund Grant Application two ways:
  • Click on the Endowment Fund picture here, or
  • click here to visit the church website’s Hot Topics tab.
Then print, complete, and return to the church by mail or in person. A request for consideration may be submitted by an individual on behalf of another individual or organization, or by an individual or organization. The application form must be received at the church no later than Friday, August 7 for consideration this year. If you have any questions or need additional clarification, please contact Kathy Austin, chairperson of the Endowment Committee .
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Thanks to those who have sent pictures of themselves and their pets (dog, cat, bird, tarantula, iguana, etc.) to be included in a slideshow during the prelude for Sunday worship! I need just a few more to have enough to make the show!
Vitalant blood drives scheduled for our area:
  • PV Walmart Parking Lot: Wednesday, July 29, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • PV KIA Showroom: Thursday, August 9, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • PV Pronghorn Ranch Clubhouse: Tuesday, August 11, 8:30am – 6pm
  • Humboldt Bible Church: Tuesday, August 11, 1:30 – 6:00pm

It’s best to make an appointment; go to vitalant.org or call 1-877-258-4825 to do so. Vitalant is also now doing COVID-19 antibody testing on all blood donations, so there is an extra benefit to you when you give!
Vitalant - Home

Vitalant, one of the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit community blood service providers, supplies comprehensive transfusion medicine services to nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states.

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The church office is staffed from 9:00am to 1:00pm most weekdays. Please call ahead or knock loudly to let us know you are coming or are here! Mary continues to take Mondays off; we are so grateful to the volunteers who are covering for her.
Remember that we are asking everyone to wear masks when they are in the building with other people; let’s stay safe out there, people!
A musical offering for today
“Amazing Grace”, a Virtual Choir Music Video from Life.Church Worship
Here is a lovely view produced by the Grand Canyon Synod celebrating the 50 th Anniversary of the ordination of women in our church body.

If you watch carefully, you will see several folks you know!
Celebrating Grand Canyon Synod Women Pastors - Grand...

We've gathered all the Grand Canyon Synod women pastors in one place-a celebratory video! With gratitude for those who have gone before and hope for the future, we give thanks to God for the ministry of women.

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Keep safe, check in with each other, and don’t hesitate to call me (310-890-9785) or the church office (928-772-4135) if you need something, or email emmanuelelca@gmail.com if you have something to share; keep sending those pictures!
Thank you, Karen Coe, for these beautiful pictures that remind us to stop and smell the flowers and admire the butterflies!
Clara and Jenni Johnson saw these lovely clouds on a walk and really liked the way the sun shone through!
A Bible verse for today:

 The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork .
Psalm 19:1
July Outreach: Project Aware
Project Aware provides an opportunity for the homeless to improve their lives and progress to self-sufficiency and independent living. They provide temporary shelter, affordable housing, and services to help the homeless achieve and maintain residential stability. They increase public awareness and understanding of the problem of homelessness and advocate for the homeless, many of whom have little or no voice in the decisions that affect their lives.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church

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