Emmanuel Lutheran Church eNews
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Week of January 30, 2022
This week at Emmanuel...
  • January 30: Worship @ 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:00am
  • January 30 :Everyone Has a STORY @ 9:15am, FH
  • January 31: Garden Angels @ 8am
  • January 31: Dorcas Quilting @ 9am-12noon, Room 105
  • January 31: Grief and Grace @ 10:30am, Office Center
  • February 1: Torah Tuesday @10am, Sanctuary
  • February 1: Widow's Lunch @ 12noon, Bob Evans
  • February 1: Mahjong @ 1pm
  • February 2: Joyful Ringers @ 10am
  • February 3: Thursdays Together @10am, Zoom
  • February 4: Quilt Collection, 9am-3pm, FH
  • February 5: Worship @ 5pm
We have Resumed In-Service Communion.
Take Home Communion Kits are Still Available.
As you know, we eliminated the "red books" and are now using FlockNote instead. We are no longer asking or requiring which service you will be attending.

There are 3 ways to do SIGN-IN each weekend:

  1. Using the text message you receive on Thursdays OR
  2. By clicking the button above each week OR
  3. Through our website www.emmanuel-elca.org

This can be done anytime through your phone - even while on your way to worship or sitting in the pew - if you happen to forget. There will be a place available in the Narthex to SIGN-IN IF you are unable to do so online.

If you wish NOT to receive text messages, DO NOT enter your phone number when using FlockNote; only your email address.
Hardcopies of the annual report are available upon request, at the church and in the office center.
One per family please.
Want to be "in the know"? Need to sign in for worship?

Text EMMANUEL to 84576 to join our flock and receive text messages about services, events and more. When entering your information, only enter cell phone numbers!!!

Data rates may apply depending on your plan.
Love a good story?

Grab a coffee and join us in Fellowship Hall to hear members share their stories.

9:15-10am in FH

January 30th - Ellie Boehmer -
Hospice Care

February 6th - Birdie Clark -
(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.

Contact Samantha Schnittker for more information @ 630.209.2518.
Sign up to volunteer in the Narthex
This and That for the Week...

Our very popular chili-cook off returns! Make a pot of your favorite chili recipe and enter our contest or just come and eat your fill and help judge the best.
Jan Shimp was our last winner!.

Sign up in the Narthex.

We will finish by 6pm - plenty of time to get home for the BIG GAME.
Blankets Needed!!!

Dorcas is in need of filler for our quilts. Donating blankets would be great.

So since this week all of us are looking for our blankets to keep warm, donate your extras to our quilters by placing them in the bin located in the sanctuary.
Free Introductory Centering Prayer Workshop
Saturday, Feb.12, 2022
8:45 am – 12:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Sponsored by:
Sarasota/Bradenton Contemplative Outreach Branch

Click Here for more information
WELCA Winter
Morning Coffee

On January 12th, WELCA gathered in the Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary to enjoy coffee together and hear a presentation from Pastor Ashley Nicolls titled "The Baptism of Jesus, A Disney Parody". Several pictures of the event are now available at www.emmanuel-elca.org/events. There is also a video that was presented during the business meeting. You can view this video by Clicking Here.
A new member class is forming for March 13th and 20th. For more information or membership paperwork, see Barb in the Narthex or call the office.

If you are seated near a visitor in worship, be sure to give them an Emmanuel Welcome!!
Global Missions Updates
The Center for Christian Education in Slovakia sent us a video, which you can view below, about some current projects and how they are coming out of COVID lockdowns, etc. Bohdan Hroboň will be here on March 26-27 to update us on their mission. To learn more about the center, visit their website at Center for Christian Education | cce.sk
The Rev. Dr. Carolyn Schneider is now serving as ELCA's missionary in Jamaica. To learn more and how to support Rev. Schneider, click here to view her profile.

Visit Global Mission - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (elca.org) to learn more about global missions supported by the ELCA.
Barb's Medical Minutes
Ok, this is kind of a bummer, but despite headlines extolling the health perks of chocolate (especially the darker types), research is mixed. In some short-term studies, dark chocolate lowered blood pressure slightly. But in large, longer-term studies, chocolate eaters saw no reduction in heart-disease risks when compared with those who didn’t eat any. So, bottom line is chocolate is just a candy and a treat that should be eaten in moderation. Don’t kill the messenger!
Ongoing events, collections, etc..
2022 Offering Envelopes
This is the last weekend 2022 offering envelopes will be available in the Narthex. After Sunday, they will ONLY be available at the office during regular office hours.
Grief and Grace Continues
Monday's @ 10:30am
in the Office
Contact Barb Spenks, parish nurse, for more information.
VICA Series Concludes
this Monday, January 31 @7pm
in Emmanuel Sanctuary
Topic: Turning Mourning into Dancing: Changing Sackcloth into Garments of Joy
Rabbi Ben Shull, Moderator, Jewish Congregation of Venice
Fr. Joe Hudson, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Rev. Robin Hager, Grace United Methodist Church
Monk San, Blue Lotus Buddhist Meditation Center
Available during
the 10am Worship each week
Garden Angels
This Monday, January 31 @ 8am

Join us as we work to beautify our church campus! We meet every other week - we look forward to seeing you!
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 someone in need of a "hug"

Contact Jadynne Berg if you are 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 www.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 to view online.
Altar Flower Sign-up
February - March 2022
Click the picture and sign-up for a weekend. Submit the payment of $30 and dedication to the church ASAP. Forms are also available in the Narthex or at the office.
Eternal Candle Sign-up
February - March 2022
Click the picture and sign-up for a weekend. Submit the payment of $10 and dedication to the church ASAP. Forms are also available in the Narthex or at the office.
February 1--Widow's Luncheon
February 4--LWR Quilt Collection
February 8--LWR Quilt Loading
February 13--Pre-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 30
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Luke 4:21-30
February 6
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Isaiah 6:1-8[9-13]
Psalm 138
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Luke 5:1-11
Bill Danklefsen, Denise Erickson and Pam McNamee
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!