November 16 Greetings
Dear Ones,

It’s Monday, the beginning of another week, as we continue to “Be Church Together” even as the church building is closed for gatherings. My week has some highs and some lows.
The good news is that we are getting our front window replaced today, really one of the last things to be done in the upstairs remodel. The old window had broken seals around the glass so that moisture had gotten in between the panes and they could never really look clean. The new window means we can watch the beautiful sunsets from just about anywhere in the great room!
The bad news is that we made the mature decision and have cancelled the Lowe family Thanksgiving gathering. Andy and Annie were going to fly in from Tacoma, and Ben and Peter and their significant others were going to drive from Los Angeles. With the pandemic cases spiking all over the country, it is more important for all of us to remain safe and healthy. So it will be a Zoom holiday for us and I’m sure for many of you. Turkey for two at 5167 Saddleback!
Here is an update from Shirley Schoeberg-Hebda on our last God’s Work. Our Hands project.
Our church supports many fine outreach programs in the desire to serve our neighbors in need. Often these are neighbors in a general sense. But did you know that we have neighbors literally next door to the church who are in need, too? My husband and I have a Meals on Wheels delivery route in Prescott Valley that includes several people in the Valley View apartment complex on Windsong Drive, right next to the church. Many of these people are of limited income and don't have the resources to fix things when something goes wrong. We learned that one of our clients was not able to keep up with her laundry because her washing machine broke and she didn't have the money to fix it. Her apartment is on the upper floor, she lives alone, and has physical limitations so is not able to carry loads of laundry back and forth to the apartment laundry facility.
It's not the function of Meals on Wheels to help with needs like this. But as an individual I felt compelled to try to help with this situation. Most of us have so many resources to fix and update our own homes, so I thought maybe collectively we as a church, being a next-door neighbor, might be able to help with this person's need. I spoke to the pastor about this and she agreed to make the need known through the daily email. You might have seen this notice a couple months ago.
In an amazing way we were able to provide for her. I learned that a person in my neighborhood who had a perfectly functional washer in their garage that they didn't need anymore. Through donations to the church, we were able to pay for Andy's Appliance Services in PV to pick it up and install it in her apartment and to remove her nonfunctional machine.
Debbie is more than overjoyed to have a working washing machine again, and she is steadily making her way through the loads of laundry that had piled up. She sends a heap of thanks to the church for helping her with this, which has relieved a lot of stress in her life.
Updating the photo directory: We Need Your Pictures!

Been procrastinating about getting this done? Using a solid background, take a selfie with your phone or have someone else take it for you. Please include your smiling face and upper torso. Make yourself feel better; email the picture to the church office at, or text it to me on my cell phone at 310-890-9785 (make sure you include your name) as soon as possible! Thank you to those who have already submitted yours.
Please join the Lutherans Exploring Racial Justice group as it continues its work in understanding racism by inviting everyone to watch the documentary, “13th, and then join them on Tuesday (tomorrow), November 17 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom for a time of discussion.
The documentary is available on many formats including YouTube (click above) and Netflix. Director Ava DuVernay examines the U.S. prison system in light of the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery and involuntary servitude except as punishment for a crime. If you want to learn more, watch this interview of Ava by Oprah.
Here is the Zoom invitation:
Pr. Tricia Lowe is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Lutherans Exploring Racial Justice Gathering
Time: Nov 17, 2020 07:00 PM Arizona

Meeting ID: 844 7676 9371
Passcode: 917985

Dial by your location (if using cell phone, any of these will work)
       +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
       +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

Mountain View Elementary School

Mountain View Elementary School

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Emmanuel has been given the names of three families from Mountain View Elementary School who need some help making Christmas special this year. An Angel Tree will be set up in the narthex and you can stop by to pick up a gift request and then bring the wrapped and tagged gift back to the church. You can call the church and Mary will help you make a selection if you aren’t able to get out during office hours.
Live Streaming
We will be doing media team training this week on Monday (today), Tuesday and Thursday, November 16, 17 and 19 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.; and a practice run on Saturday, November 21 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. This is a great opportunity to join the Multimedia Team; and if you're a tech-savvy doodler, this could be a fantastic fit!

Gary Kiser has been working hard, as part of the Church in a Changing World taskforce, to prepare the sound booth for our new adventure, and will be leading the training sessions. We now have four areas of media technology: presentation (what you see on the screens), audio, live streaming and camera. We definitely need more people to be part of the process. Even if you have never done anything like this, if one of these areas or all of them interest you, contact Gary at 925-777-8961 or
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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Vitalant blood drives scheduled for our area:

  • Thursday, November 19, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.: YMRC at Washington School Gym, Prescott.
  • Saturday, November 21, 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.: Knights of Columbus, St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, Chino Valley.
  • Tuesday November 24, 1:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Humboldt Bible Church, 2500 Old Black Canyon Hwy.
  • Thursday December 3, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Prescott.

Make an appointment at, or call 1-877-258-4825. Vitalant is including COVID-19 antibody testing for all blood donations.
The church office is staffed from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. most weekdays. Please call ahead to let us know that you are coming or knock loudly when you have arrived!

Remember that we are asking everyone to wear masks when you are in the building with others, especially for those working the Interfaith Meal. If you need a mask, we have extras in the church office.

Third Quarter giving statements were mailed on Friday, November 6. Jim White’s email is incorrect on the page; if you have any questions for him, please contact him at
A little inspiration for the day: “Rise Again” sung by women physicians in Canada!
Viewed over 20 million times since August, 2014, here is Farmer Derek playing trombone for his cows!
Dear ones, be safe, get a flu shot, 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 if you have something to share.
Renee Kennedy took this picture in Prescott on November 6.
A Bible verse for today: 

So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?”
Hebrews 13:6
Yours in Christ,
Pr Tricia
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Prescott Valley, AZ
Celebrating this Week
Happy Birthday!
Julie Pavri, November 16
Diane Glodek, November 17
Maddie Berry, November 18
Jim White, November 19
Willie Hermann, November 20
Clara Farmer, November 22
Emmanuel Lutheran Church

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