November 17 Greetings
Dear Ones,

It’s Tuesday, as we continue to “Be Church Together” even as the church building is closed for gatherings. It was a lovely afternoon Sunday for an outdoor worship service; I know that it is hard to get used to going to church at 1:00 p.m., but it definitely is warmer! We will roll the dice again with the weather this coming Sunday.
Look in your mailbox for a survey request from the Church in a Changing World Task force. We want to talk about live streaming worship times and are looking for you input. Please drop your responses in the mail or to the lockbox outside the front doors of the church as soon as possible. Advent is fast approaching!
I attended the Faith Based Council for the Humboldt Unified School District meeting last Thursday via Zoom. I was startled to learn that the Hungry Kids Program, that sends food home for students over the weekend has had a significant increase in participation. They are now sending bags of food home to over 300 families each Friday. This is a 20-percent increase in the last two months and although they are holding their own, they are putting out a request for money to help purchase food to meet the higher demand.
If you can help, write a check to ELC and note Hungry Kids Project in the memo line and drop it by or mail it to the church office. Above is a picture of some of the bags that went out last Friday.
Updating the photo directory: We Need Your Pictures!

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, then 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 this evening (Tuesday, 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)

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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 by next week 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 stop by during office hours.
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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!

The November 22 RSVP email went out yesterday at 6:30 p.m.; please RSVP!

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.
Speaking of the Interfaith Meal, 150 meals were served last Friday! The fabulous turkey dinner with all the trimmings was enthusiastically received! There is only one meal this month and next, please consider helping with our meal next month on Friday, December 11 with prep on Thursday the 10th. The more hands, the more fun! Here’s a picture of the kitchen crew on Thursday last week. Big thanks to Kyle Smith, Jeanne Tomlinson, Nancy Clark and Carole Rebholz.
Apparently, penguins are not known for their grace…who knew?
Here is a calculator cover of Mozart’s Turkish March!
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.
Fall in Yavapai Hills, photo by Dan Hurlbert.
A Bible verse for today: 

The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down.
Psalms 145:14
Yours in Christ,
Pr Tricia
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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