Emmanuel Lutheran Church eNews
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Week of May 15, 2022
This week at Emmanuel...
  • May 15: Worship @ 8:30am &10:00am
  • May 15: Youth Group @ 5pm
  • May 16: Dorcas Quilting @ 9am
  • May 16: Soul Sisters @ 1pm
  • May 17: Torah Tuesday @10am, Sanctuary
  • May 17: Men's Breakfast @ 7am, Abby's on Miami
  • May 17: Mahjong @ 1pm
  • May 19: Thursdays Together @ 10am, Zoom
  • May 22: Worship @ 5pm
A New Feature!!
By clicking below, you can view this weekend's worship folder and the corresponding worship service on our website, which will be available as soon the service is posted on Sunday.
This Sunday!
This and That for the Week...
This was featured on the Facebook page of Metigoshe Ministries:

In 2018, Don and Vickie Harris were called to helped at Bread of Life Lutheran Church in Minot, North Dakota as mission builders. In 2019, Don and Vickie came to Metigoshe Ministries as mission builders as well, and in 2020 and 2021, our friends have returned as volunteers. Vickie now serves as the Assistant Cook at the Christian Center.

Their service is essential to this ministry and we thank them with grateful hearts!
Mark your calendars for
Vacation Bible School
June 6-10

To register click the picture above.

For for more information, please contact Youth Director, Nick Sperry @nsperry@emmanuel-elca.org
On behalf of the Executive Committee and the Church Council, I am pleased to announce the latest developments with respect to the Air Conditioning and Roofing projects we discussed in January at our Annual Meeting and at the Special Congregation Meeting held on March 20, 2022.

Last week, with Council approval, we signed contracts with Tri County Air Conditioning to begin that project shortly. We will take advantage of updated technology in replacing the failed A/C units which will conserve energy and offer higher efficiency. Once completed, the restrooms in the Narthex hallway will also be conditioned.

Later in the week, we also signed contracts with Kingdom Roofing to replace both the sloped and flat roofing surfaces. We are expecting that work to begin after the A/C project but by June 1, 2022. Our new sloped roof will be a 32gauge aluminum standing seam roof and our flat roof will feature a TPO membrane surface.

KC Farrell
Campus Renovation Task Force, Chair
Hello Emmanuel. He is Risen Indeed!

Thank you to those who volunteered to help make cleaning and small repair updates to our church campus on March 26. We appreciate you.

  • Watch for improvements to Rowe Hall in the near future. Cleaning up and cleaning out, fresh paint and new flooring are in the works and our updated classroom wing will get a much needed facelift.
  • We are working in conjunction with the CRTF for our big Capital Improvements to our Campus you so generously approved. We know you’ll love our new and DRY roof systems on all our buildings, cool air and new storage in the Fellowship Hall.
  • We love our Church Family and our wonderful Campus that makes our ministries possible. Taking care of it is our number one priority.

Happy and safe spring. We will miss our members going back to their summer homes. See you all soon.

Lynne Ross, Property Chair
Check It Out!!
Looking for devotions, self-help pamphlets on various topics, forms, or other items? Check out the plastic wall mount in the Narthex next to the choir room.

If you can't find what you're looking for, ask Barb Spenks or Ellie Boehmer.
The Men's Restroom in the Narthex is closed until further notice. Restrooms are available outside the Fellowship Hall or down the hallway in the Welcome Center past the pastor's robing room. Thank you!!
Barb's Medical Minute
Here’s some secrets for picking tasty fruit:
  • Some fruit that is “heavy for its size,” applies to all melons, pineapples, and citrus fruits.
  • Fruits that should ‘give slightly when pressed” are kiwis, nectarines, peaches, plums, mangoes, and apricots.
  • Berries and cherries should be plumb, uncrushed, and rich in color.
  • All fruits should have a pleasant, fragrant smell.
  • Stone fruits, honeydew and cantaloupe continue to ripen after picking, but watermelon and most berries and citrus do not.

Enjoy all our summer fruits, my favs are watermelon and muskmelon, what's yours?

Dan Bell, Bernice Gehrls, Bob Jung, Pam Neal, Jan Quinn, Jan Schlender, Lore Smith, Kevin Verost and Dianne VanderKraats.

Word has been received of the passing of Mary Ann Rhodes on May 7th. Arrangements pending.

Word was also received of the passing of Madeline Schmoyer in Atlanta at age 105. She was a longtime member of Emmanuel and faithful volunteer. Arrangements pending.
Extend an "Emmanuel Welcome" to new members Larry Garland and Colleen Hare. Larry is from Northern Illinois and enjoys golf and watercolor painting, Colleen is from Northwest Iowa, a retired bank manager and enjoys golf. They live in Sarasota National.
Ongoing events, collections, etc..
Get your Blood Pressure checked

The first weekend of every month
Dorcas Circle - Quilts - Every other Monday @ 9am in Room 105/106, Jackie Miller, Leader. Cannot accept mattress pads! In need of sheets, any size, color, fitted or flat.
Soul Sisters - Local Projects - First & Third Mondays @ 1pm in the Office Center, Pat Crary, Leader.
Deborah Circle - Baby Kits - Second Tuesday @ 3pm in Room 101, Kathie Winemiller, Leader

All women are invited to join a circle for fellowship and devotions.
Available during
the 10am Worship each week
Volunteers Needed..Contact Nick Sperry
Garden Angels
Join us as we work to beautify our church campus!.
We meet every other Monday, contact the office for the schedule

Meets every Sunday
Ages 5 and up
Room 103
Summer hiatus begins May 23
Youth Group
5th grade thru HS
Every Sunday 5-8pm
Youth Room
Summer hiatus begins May 23
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 for Monday link
This Tuesday, 1-3pm
In the Narthex
All skill levels Welcomed!!
The Food Pantry Cart is located in the Narthex. You may also make a monetary donation which allows them to purchase specific product needs.
Visit their website www.southcountyfoodpantry.com for more information.
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
Many open weekends for the summer!!
Click the picture and sign-up for a weekend. Submit your payment of $30 with dedication to the church ASAP. Forms are also available in the Narthex or at the office.
Eternal Candle Sign-up
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.
Stewardship and Outreach Emphasis
June 3-5--Synod Assembly, Orlando, FL
June 6-10--Vacation Bible School
June 7--Widows' Luncheon
June 10--VBS Wrap Party
June 12--Graduate Recognition
June 21--Men's Breakfast

More details for each event will be in future eNews editions.
May 15
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 11:1-18
Psalm 148
Revelations 21:1-6
John 13:31-35
May 22
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:9-15
Psalm 67
Revelations 21:10, 22 thru 22:5
John 14:23-29
Contact us at...
Cell Phone for Emergencies: 612.840.7798
Visitation Pastor: Pastor Dave Hess
Cell Phone for Emergencies (October - May): 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!