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July 9 Greetings

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Two wins! Go Suns!! After growing up in Wisconsin, the NBA championship pits the NBA team of our youth against the team of our adult life. But having spent the past 35 years in Arizona, and the Suns never having won an NBA championship, Mike and I are cheering on a Phoenix Suns victory. Can we take it in four? That's our son's prediction. For now, we'll just be wearing our purple and orange and cheering. Loudly!

When I think of all the various programs that are re-starting at the church, I think of so many churches that are deciding to do various things differently. Concentrating on small group and home-based studies and ministries. Service projects taking the lead, rather than traditional Confirmation programs. Continuing online worship, as people have different lives. All part of a transition and the working of the Holy Spirit, I believe.

As a seminary student, now with one year behind me, I wonder about what Church will look like in three years when I finish my classes, or by the time I finish my ministry. I know things are changing rapidly, and we are listening. Our church has service in its DNA -- has for all the years I've worshiped here. We have a variety of studies. And our online worship was not set up for a season, but for the long run.

Speaking of online worship, Mike and I need to say this thank you. Thank you for making it possible for us to continue to worship, throughout the pandemic and even now. The pandemic is NOT over. This Delta variant is pretty deadly. That may be a different opinion from others, but for a person working in health care and her spouse with multiple medical problems, we are being cautious about our exposures. Mike was told early on that with heart and lung problems, he would likely end up in the hospital if he contracted this illness. So we locked in and waited out the worst of this, like so many did. Thank you again for keeping our faith life intact.

No reservations or masks are required for those attending worship who have been vaccinated, but if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, or if you or a loved one has health issues that necessitate it, feel free to wear one.

Please be careful about wearing strong scents to church.

This Sunday, July 11, the Emmanuel Lutheran Endowment Committee will be awarding their 2020 grants!

Click on the flyer to take a closer look at the details for the Diakonia retreat!

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Outreach News

Our July Mission Outreach partner is Stepping Stones Ministries. They have invited us to a Work Day at the store on Monday, July 12. Restocking and reorganizing are among their needs. Let Mary Jensen in the church office know you will be there!

This month we will be collecting backpacks and school supplies for the Humboldt Unified School District.

The Navajo Lutheran Mission is our August Mission Outreach partner and we will receive a wish list from Pastor Kate for the Mission.


We are busy getting ready for our VBS weekend at the end of this month! Click on the flyer to take a closer look.

Please spread the word, and…we are still looking for some volunteers! If you can commit to Friday night, that’s great! If you can commit to the 9-12 Saturday, that’s great…if you can commit to 12-4pm Saturday, that’s great too! Get the hint..? We’ll take ya where and when you can be there!! Please keep us in prayer as we try to reach out to the community to invite local children!

A Vitalant blood drive is scheduled at Emmanuel:

  • Monday, July 19, 1:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Emmanuel Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 7763 E Long Look Dr. Prescott Valley!!!

We won’t be posting any other donation opportunities, because we hope that you will schedule to donate at our blood drive! Most people can donate blood, and we hope that you will roll up your sleeve and give a gift of life.

Make an appointment between services in the narthex through July 11. We will will need volunteers to help after worship on Sunday, July 18, to move all the tables and chairs out of the Fellowship Hall to prepare. Plan to be at the church at noon!

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Looking at quarantine in the rear-view mirror, this should bring some smiles to your faces. Our cats were wonderful company during the past 18 months.

Cat judges mom's quarantine habits

A Bible verse for today:

My grace is enough for you. When you are weak, my power is made perfect in you.” So I am very happy to brag about my weaknesses. Then Christ’s power can live in me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

Peace in Christ,


Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Prescott Valley, AZ

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Emmanuel Lutheran Church

7763 E. Long Look Dr.

Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

PH (928) 772-4135

FX (928) 759-3541

website: emmanuellutheranpv.org

email: emmanuelelca@gmail.com

submissions: ELCPVnews@gmail.com

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

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