Emmanuel Lutheran Church eNews
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Week of July 11, 2021
This week at Emmanuel...
  • July 10: Celebration of Life - Peggy Olson, 10am, Memorial Garden
  • July 10: Worship @ 5pm
  • July 11: Worship @ 8:30am and 10am (aBRIDGEd)
  • July 11: Coffee Fellowship between worship services
  • July 13: Torah Tuesdays lead by Donna Batchelor @10am
  • July 14: Youth Pizza Night @ 6pm in the Youth Room
  • July 15: Thursdays Together @10am
We are now having you SIGN-IN
for worship THIS weekend via Flocknote.
This is the new "electronic" RED BOOK!
Thursday morning Emmanuel received the following email from Pastor Livenson:

Dear Friends and colleagues,
May the peace, the grace and the love of Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with us all!
It’s been a few years in Haiti the concept “peace” is not a part of our daily living. From famine, to political upheavals and gang related activities, Haiti is living a nightmare. I have reported many times to most of you that the country is not stable. Thus, these realities have intensified so much they the result falls into the unexpected. As most of you heard and saw on the TV, the Haitian president had been assassinated around 1 a.m yesterday. Right now, we are swimming in a profound uncertainty. The country has become a ghost town. Furthermore, there is the battle of the two prime Minister that is another page in our story and we don’t know how this will end. 
We, as the Lutheran Church of Haiti, deplore this heinous and despicable act. Being the arms of God acting in this world, we cannot stay inactive. We request your prayers and intercessions in the midst of this Chaos. As the global church, we would like you to stand with us as we seeking peace, love, and forgiveness for a broken nation.
May God intercede for us!!!
+ Rev. Joseph Livenson Lauvanus
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton wrote an article about Stewardship in the June/July Living Lutheran The link to full article is here https://www.livinglutheran.org/2021/06/a-deeply-spiritual-act/   

Her closing paragraph says it all: 
Stewardship is a deeply spiritual act. It moves us out of ourselves and toward the neighbor in need. It glorifies God. It brings freedom from wealth and status. It unclenches our hands and hearts. It lets us rest in the promise of God’s abundance. We become cheerful givers.

Thank you Christa Sweeney, Chairperson
Back-to-School Supplies
We are collecting school supplies again this year. The following supplies will be collected Now – July 18th:
Pencils (non mechanical)
Box of 24 Crayola crayons
Elmer’s Glue Sticks
Elmer’s White Glue
Pink Pearl Erasers
Washable Markers
Colored Pencils
Spiral Notebooks
Black and White Composition Books
Notebook paper (wide and college ruled)
Glue Sticks
Box of Tissues
Self-seal Plastic Bags
Headphones (Not wireless)
Backpacks (for all ages)
Barb's Medical Minute
I don’t know about you, but most of the time, my get "up and go" has got "up and went". Instead of reaching for coffee or a sugary snack, there are better and much healthier options. 
  • Fiber helps slow the digestion of energy supplying sugar, and Vitamin C may help to ward off fatigue, so eat strawberries, citrus fruits, and bell peppers. 
  • Cottage cheese and yogurt are high in protein which helps prevent a crash by making sure energy sources (glucose), aren’t absorbed too quickly. 
  • Nuts and pumpkin seeds contain an energizing combo of magnesium and protein.

I should really practice what I preach!!
Upcoming Events and Opportunities:
Attention All Youth!!

Join Us for a Slice of Fun!
This Wednesday, July 14th
In the Youth Room
Local Restaurant Bocco Lopo supports Coffee Talk
You can too on July 20th.
Come on out and support Coffee Talk through Pizza for a Cause. Support Coffee Talk on Tuesday, July 20th by dining at any Bocca Lupo location. On that day, a portion of all sales (dine-in and carry-out) from all three Bocca Lupo locations will be donated to Coffee Talk. Fliers will be available NEXT weekend in the Narthex.
Readings for This Week
July 11
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Amos 7:7-15
Psalm 85:8-13
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29
July 18
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 23
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34,53-56
Stay after the 8:30 worship or come early to the 10:00 worship as Coffee Fellowship has returned Sundays at the round tables outside the Fellowship Hall.

Sorry for the Inconvenience!!

Lifetouch has gotten out of the church directory business. This means that our current mobile directory was disabled July 1st. But don't fret!

We have met with Unique Church Solutions by UCD to take directory pictures in October of this year but in the meantime they have agreed to make a mobile directory app available for us without pictures.

We are currently working on moving member information over to them and will let you know when and how it will be available. In the meantime we have printed paper directories for you as of July 1st and you will be able to pick one up in the Narthex this weekend or at the office during the week. Thanks for your patience as we transition to this new mobile directory.
In Our Prayers...
Dorothy Gula, Meredith Johnson, and Vera Wolf.

Family and Friends of Elaine Oetting who passed away Tuesday.
Deny & Shirley Radefeld have been attending Emmanuel for several years and transferring from the Venice Presbyterian Church. They have a son and daughter and also 2 grandkids.

Let's give them an Emmanuel Welcome!!!
Thru September Now Open!
Click the links below to reserve your date to remember or honor a loved one or a special event by sponsoring the Altar Flowers or Eternal Candle. Please submit your dedication and payment no later than 2 weeks prior to your reserved date. If you have any questions or are unable to sign-up online, contact the office.
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  • Devotional/worship: Sunday Worship is posted after 8:30am to the website and on Facebook. Thursdays Together with Pastor Hall is accessible through the Zoom link below. All previous worship services are also available through our website by clicking on the button below the posted video on the Home page of our website.

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
Kelley Hurlburt: khurlburt@emmanuel-elca.org
Becky Rothgery: info@emmanuel-elca.org
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
790 Tamiami Trail S
Venice, FL 34285
Office Hours starting June:
M-Th 8:30am-2:00pm
Closed Friday
We are now members of Venice Mainstreet!