Emmanuel Lutheran Church eNews
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Week of July 18, 2021
This week at Emmanuel...
  • July 17: Worship @ 5pm
  • July 18: Worship @ 8:30am and 10am (aBRIDGEd)
  • July 18: Coffee Fellowship between worship services
  • July 20: Torah Tuesdays lead by Donna Batchelor @10am
  • July 20: Pizza for a Cause - supports Coffee Talk @ Bocca Lupo
  • July 21: Men's Breakfast, Abby's on Miami
  • July 22: Thursdays Together @10am
We are now having you SIGN-IN
for worship THIS weekend via Flocknote.
This is the new "electronic" RED BOOK!
Christian Education at Emmanuel is looking for your help. We would love to include more members to help share ideas and opinions as we update our technology and educational offerings.
  • Do you have an hour or so a month to join us in discussions of new classes to plan?
  • Or, would you be interested in leading a study or discussion group?
  • Or, do you have skill in technology to help post classes or studies online?
We appreciate whatever gift you have to offer, and we invite you to join us on the second Wed. of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the church office.

Our next meeting will be on August 11. If you have questions, please call Joy at 856-981-9933. Or, you may email the committee anytime at emmchristianed@gmail.com with any suggestions or comments.

  1. Christian Ed is planning a study on the book of James this Fall. In addition, a book study on “The World is About to Turn” is being planned.
  2. The VICA series on Martin Luther King will be offered in January 2022.
  3. Torah Tuesdays at 10 is ongoing and well attended both in person and online.
Last weekend to help out!
Back-to-School Supplies
We are collecting school supplies again this year. The following supplies will be collected - SUNDAY IS THE LAST DAY!
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)
Filled backpacks will be distributed Saturday, July 24th from 9am to 12noon or until supply lasts.
New Mobile Directory Now Available!!
You will be receiving an email from Universal Church Directories introducing our New Mobile Directory App. There will be 3 handouts attached to this email that will help you set-up the App on your phone and also on your desktop. The email also contains a Unique Identifier for your family which allows you access to app. Be sure to write this down in case you should ever need to reload the app.

If you need any help with this, Debi and/or Becky will be available after all services this weekend in the choir room or you can stop in the office next week during regular business hours. Be sure you have downloaded the app and have your Unique Identifier handy. Printed copies of the handouts will also be available.

Please realize this is "a work in process" and we are continually updating the information, pictures, etc. If you find an error in your information, please email the office so we can correct it.
Please remember that the information contained in this Directory is considered confidential and proprietary to the membership contained herein. The information is not to be used for group solicitation or notifications without the express written authorization of the Church Council of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Venice FL. 

We thank you for your patience as we transition to this new app. We're all learning this together!!!
Barb's Medical Minute
Whether it is to a beach or a park, a lot of us take coolers with us for food or drink. To be safe here are a few tips:
  • Remember that cold air sinks, so put the ice or the ice packs on top.
  • Like your freezer, the fuller it is packed, the colder it will stay.
  • Try to put cold items in the cooler, so plan on what you are taking the night before and refrigerate it.
  • It is also a good idea to keep a separate cooler for drinks, since that is opened more frequently than the one for food.
  • Try not to leave it in a hot trunk for long, and when you get to your destination stash your cooler in a shady spot if possible.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities:
Bocco Lupo Coal Fired Pizza
supports Coffee Talk
You can too on July 20th.
Who doesn’t love pizza?! On Tuesday, July 20th, you can help Coffee Talk by dining at Bocca Lupo Coal Fired Pizza in West Villages, North Port and Port Charlotte. A portion of the proceeds that day (dine in or carry out) at all three locations will be donated to our organization.

Coffee Talk provides food, water & personal care items to the underserved and homeless in our community. We support them twice weekly at the Venice Train Depot; please support us on July 20th.

Tuesday, July 21st
At Abby's on Main

Contact Ed Crary if you have any questions or plan to attend.
MAHJONG is back!!
They will begin meeting on July 28th on Wednesdays at 1:00pm in Room 106. Bring your card and Mahjong set if you have one. All ability levels are welcome. Questions? Contact Kristi Moreland.
Readings for This Week
July 18
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 23
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34,53-56
July 25
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
2 Kings 4:42-22
Psalm 145:10-18
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21
In Our Prayers...
Wayne Anderson, Dorothy Gula, Meredith Johnson, and Jean Mosby.

Family and Friends of Joan Wilder. Services were held at Emmanuel on July 13th.

Family and Friends of Evelyn Reichard. Services are pending.
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.
  • Want to know more about some of the items in eNews? When viewing the eNews online or on your mobile device and you see the pointing finger when running your mouse over a graphic or text, you will be able to link to more information such as a flyer, website, etc. Try it with the top picture of the church!!

  • 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
Summer Office Hours:
M-Th 8:30am-2:00pm
Closed Friday
We are now members of Venice Mainstreet!