September 11 Greetings
It’s Friday, the end of the week, as we continue to “Be Church Together” even as we are apart.
On this day nineteen years ago, the United States experienced a terrorist attack that resulted in the death of 2977 people. The events of that day have changed the way we live today; everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when the planes struck the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon. Prescott Valley honors this event with “The Healing Field”, an American flag placed for each life lost that day, concluding with a ceremony at the Theater on the Green at 6:00pm. We continue to pray for peace in our country and around the world knowing that only with God’s help is peace possible.
Currently we are living through another traumatic experience: the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 190,000 people in the US have died, with 5275 in Arizona alone. These are difficult times, and I am so blessed to be sharing the burden of these hard times with you. Emmanuel Lutheran Church really knows how to love both themselves and their neighbors. We continue to do the things necessary to make sure we are all as safe as we can be, like staying home, wearing masks, keeping six feet and more apart from each other and washing our hands and other surfaces frequently.
Ephesians states that we have all been called to act with human gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, and reconciling with one another to build a bond of peace and unity. We’ve been called to share our bread with the hungry, to help the homeless and the poor. We’ve been called to serve one another, following the example of Christ. Thank you, everyone, for your faithfulness.
The Worship and Music Ministry Team and the Church in a Changing World Task Force are working hard to make outdoor worship in the park possible. More information on time, place and procedures will be appear in an upcoming emails!
God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday is September 13. Donations are coming in; thank you! Help us fill these Thank You baskets for the Fire and Police stations, hospital nurses’ stations, library, Liberty School and the school district offices. The count at this point is thirty-one wicker laundry baskets! We need donations of the following items:

  • Travel size hand sanitizer and nice lotions for frequently-washed hands
  • Cases of individually wrapped nuts
  • Cases of individually wrapped chips
  • Individually wrapped candy (Costco has Almond Roca on sale, yum)
  • Cases of individually wrapped energy bars

Those who can will meet at the church this Sunday the 13th at 1:00pm to assemble the baskets and write thank you cards. If you would like to write cards in advance and need some blank cards, stop by the church office during office hours to pick some up. Hey kids! We would love to see some of your artwork and cards too! Please RSVP to the church office if you can come at 1:00pm on the 13th to help. Bring your masks—we will supply the gloves and the social distancing!

We are also talking about a group of folks to do reasonable yard work for our shut-ins or seniors. Dana Diller will organize the effort. If you would like to volunteer to do yard work, give the church office a call!

We continue our project with the Navajo Mission “wish list.” The collection in the Narthex is growing; thank you to those who have already dropped off a donation. We will be taking this up to the mission on Friday, September 18.
Vitalant blood drives scheduled for our area:

  • Walmart PV Bloodmobile: Sunday, September 20, 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Northern AZ VA Health Systems: Tuesday, September 22, 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • Franklin Phonetic School lot: Wednesday, September 23, 7:30am – 12:30pm
  • (YRMC West sponsored), Washington School gymnasium: Thursday, September 24, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Make an appointment at, or call 1-877-258-4825. Vitalant includes COVID-19 antibody testing for all blood donations.
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The church office is staffed from 9:00am to 1:00pm 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 other people; let’s stay safe out there, people!
Job Opening on Church Staff
Audio-Visual Technician

As Emmanuel looks to begin livestreaming our worship services, we have a need for someone to run the audio, video and lighting during each worship service. If you know of someone who has these skills and might be interested, direct them to the church website for the job description. Applications are available in the church office.
Andrew Cotter usually announces sports, even the Olympics. Today we have Olive and Mabel in the Dog’s Breakfast Grand Finale!
Ben Lowe, as Dulcamara, sings “Voglio dire” from Elixir of Love with the Music Academy of the West 2017, in Santa Barbara, CA.
And a final weekend treat: from the shores of Hawaii, Traimane playing Cello Suite #1 in G major on ukulele.
Keep safe and cool, 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. Keep sending those pictures; we love seeing what everyone is up to.
Sunrise in Williamson Valley, photo by Michael Wilson.
A Bible verse for today!
I…beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:1b-3
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