November 20 Greetings
Dear Ones,

It’s Friday, the end of the week, as we continue to “Be Church Together” even as the church building is closed for gatherings. I hope to see many of you at our Sunday Worship in the Park(ing Lot) at 1:00 p.m. this Sunday. I don’t know how many more Sundays we will be able to continue—winter is just around the corner!
This Sunday is Christ the King (or the Reign of Christ) and marks the end of the church year. Sunday, November 29 is the first Sunday in Advent. One thing that happens at the change of the church year is that we move on to the next lectionary year as well, so we will be reading texts from the Gospel of Mark.

I often advise folks who are just beginning to read the Bible for the first time that the Gospel of Mark is a great place to start: It is only 16 chapters long and scholars believe that it was the first gospel written and the source for Matthew and Luke. Short on descriptions, it moves along quickly and covers the highlights of the life of Jesus. The Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) was published in 1994; it is a three-year cycle of texts, using the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. John’s Gospel is not written chronologically, so texts from it are interspersed in the three-year cycle.
I received the following note from Tracy Hewelt and these great pictures!
Hi Pastor:
Here are a few pics of our hikes in South Dakota. We were surprised how beautiful it was there. Hope all is well in PV. After two weeks of hiking and a week of hunting I am finally at my Mom’s! It’s so wonderful to be with her. I cherish every moment! Take good care.
Keep an eye out in your home mailbox for a survey from the Church in a Changing World Task Force. We need to make some decisions about our live streaming worship times and are looking for your input. Please drop your responses in the mail or the lockbox outside the front doors of the church as soon as possible. Advent is fast approaching!
Updating the photo directory...time is running out! 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.
A note regarding our support of the Navajo Lutheran Mission!
Thank you so much for all of you who contributed to the Navajo Mission’s Holiday Projects. A total of $1660 was sent to the Mission. This is from Emmanuel congregants and outside friends. Your dollars mean so much to them.
John and Nancy Clark
Hill and Marlene Barrington
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 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:

  • Tomorrow, 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.
  • Monday December 7, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Canyon View Prep Academy, Prescott Valley.

Make an appointment at, or call 1-877-258-4825. Vitalant is including COVID-19 antibody testing for all blood donations.
I know that I have confessed my Hamilton obsession to all of you before; here is a video by Nathaniel Semsen, with a medley of all 46 songs played on 10 instruments (with a little singing, too) in under five minutes! I am in awe!!!
Recorded at the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium, in Springfield, Missouri, here are the Petersens singing “Wade in the Water”!
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.
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.
November 3rd Prescott Valley sunset, picture by Kylie Argenio.
A Bible verse for today: 

More majestic than the thunders of mighty waters, more majestic than the waves of the sea, majestic on high is the Lord!
Psalm 93:4
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