Emmanuel Lutheran Church eNews
Second Sunday after Epiphany
Week of January 16, 2022
This week at Emmanuel...
  • January 15: Worship @5:00pm
  • January 16: Worship @8:30am, 10:00am, 11:00am
  • January 16: Everyone has a STORY, 9:15am, FH
  • January 17: Office Closed: MLK Day
  • January 17: Dorcas Quilting @9am-12noon, Room 105
  • January 17: Naomi/Ruth Circles, 12:30pm, Room 101
  • January 17: Soul Sisters, 1pm, Office Center
  • January 18: Men's Breakfast, 7:30am, Abby's on Miami
  • January 18: Torah Tuesday @10am, Sanctuary
  • January 18: Unforgettable Memories, Zoom, 1:30pm
  • January 20: Thursdays Together @10am, Zoom
  • January 22: Worship @5pm
Reminder we have added our 11am worship service
We have resumed in-service communion.
Communion kits are still available if you prefer.
Group Events
Love a good story?

Grab a coffee and join us in the Fellowship Hall to hear members share their stories. From elephants to acoustics, our members will share their knowledge in their respective interests.

9:15-10am in FH

January 16th - Chuck Zentner -
Engineering Acoustics

January 23rd - Jack Robertson -
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

January 30th - Ellie Boehmer -
Hospice Care

February 6th - Birdie Clark -

We are looking for volunteers to help unload boxes of quilts from area churches and then to load them for shipment.
Ability to lift up to 50lbs.

Unload - February 4,
9am-12pm & 12-3pm
Truck Pickup - February 8, 8:45am

We would like about 6-8 volunteers for each shift. The loading only took about 45 minutes last time.

Contact Samantha Schnittker for more information or to volunteer.
This and That for the week...
Pastor, Barb, and the staff receive information for and about members or meetings before and after the worship services. We appreciate the information.

The problem is…..we don’t always remember it! Not saying we are old and forgetful, but especially Pastor and Kris, have other things on their minds like conducting the service. For that reason, we would appreciate if you could follow up with a phone call to the office, or an email to that person or info@emmanuel-elca.org. That way, there is a record and the names and details are correct so we can take the necessary steps to follow-up.

Keep in mind that the office is closed after 2pm on Thursday until Monday at 8:30am. If you need something or someone ASAP, please call Pastor’s emergency number listed below. Thanks!

"Sharing Your Memorable Life Stories"

Tuesday, January 18th
at 1:30pm
via Zoom
Have your grandchildren ever asked you, “What was it like when you were little?”
Jane Ann McLachlan  Previously she had a similar program that was well-attended and many asked to have her present more of her program. Unfortunately due to Omicron, she cannot deliver it live, but will present an interactive live online workshop to explore how to write your memoirs that your family will treasure for generations.
To register, click the link below and provide your email to subscribe to this webinar:
Starting Monday, January 24 from 10:30am-12noon
In the Office Center

If you have lost a loved one, you are invited to join this 6-week session. It will take you through the various stages of grieving to help you realize it is a process that everyone works through at their own personal rate.

Contact Barb Spenks at the office to register.
Please welcome Mark & Jane Moderhack to Emmanuel. They come to us from Summerville SC and are year round residents living in Osprey.

A new member class is forming for March 13th and 20th. For more information see Barb in the Narthex or call the office.
Barb's Medical Minutes
Heat or Ice? Not sure which to use when, well here is a rule of thumb. Apply heat to sore, tight, or spasming muscles and ice for acute injuries. Apply a heating pad for 20-30 minutes at a time. Then remove it and wait 30-40 minutes before using it again. It’s important to allow the tissue to cool down. Don’t have an ice pack? Use a bag of frozen peas. Best to not eat them later, though, just saying.
Ongoing events, collections, etc..
Available during
the 10am Worship each week
Meets every Sunday
Ages 5 and up
Room 103
Youth Group
5th grade thru HS
Every Sunday 5-8pm
Youth Room
Ink Cartridge Recyling
Basket is in Library
Funds for back packs
Via Zoom
Every Monday Morning with Susan Holm 9:45-10:45am
Every Friday Morning with Birdie Clark 9:30-10:15am
Contact Susan or Birdie for links
Available in the Narthex for anyone to give to a someone in need of a "hug"

Contact Jadynne Berg if interested to help knit or crochet prayer shawls.
Every Tuesday, 1-3pm
Room 106
All skill levels Welcomed!!
The Food Pantry cart is located in the Narthex. You may also make a monetary donation directly to the Food Pantry, which will then be doubled thanks to a grant they have received. Visit their website southcountyfoodpantry.com for more information.
Pastor Hess, our visitation pastor, and his wife Linda have returned to Florida. If you wish a visit and/or communion, you may contact the office or him directly. His contact information is listed below.
Thursday's Together with Pastor Hall
10am via Zoom
Join in the conversion around the gospel for the week.
Torah Tuesday's
with Donna Batchelor
in Sanctuary
Click Here to view previous
Torah Tuesday videos
This is a self-study that focuses on the Gospel for the following week.

Copies are available in the wall holders at the
Sanctuary exits and the Narthex entrances.
Click on the picture to the left view online.
Community Event...
January - March 2022
Altar Flower & Eternal Candle Sign-up now available!
Click the pictures below.
February 1--Widow's Luncheon
February 4--LWR Quilt Collection
February 8--LWR Quilt Loading
February 7,14,21,28--"Connections" book study
February 13--Super Bowl Chili Cook-off
February 13-20--Family Promise Meal Support
February 15--Men's Breakfast
March 2 -- Ash Wednesday

More details for each event will be in future eNews editions.
January 16
Second Sunday after Epiphany
Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm 36:5-10
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
John 2:1-11
January 23
Third Sunday after Epiphany
Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6,8-10
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Luke 4:14-21
Bill Kasko, Pam McNamee and Larry Mosby
Giving Emphasis for the month...
Contact us at...
Cell Phone for Emergencies: 612.840.7798
Visitation Pastor: Pastor Dave Hess
Cell Phone for Emergencies: 610.216.3394
Cell Phone for Emergencies: 941.586.8066
Becky Rothgery: info@emmanuel-elca.org
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
790 Tamiami Trail S
Venice, FL 34285
Office Hours:
M-Th 8:30am-2:00pm
Closed Friday
We are members of
Venice Mainstreet!