ELC eNews

The Weekly Newsletter of

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Venice, Florida

Week of November 18, 2023

"To Know Christ and Boldly Make Him Known"

This week at Emmanuel...

2024 Stewardship Campaign-The Growing FACES of Emmanuel

Return your Volunteer Opportunity Sheet & Giving Intent Cards

  • thru November 19: Thanksgiving Food Collection
  • November 18: Worship @5:00pm - WELCA Thankoffering
  • November 19: Worship @8:30am, 10:00am - WELCA Thankoffering
  • November 19: Sunday School @9:50am
  • November 19: Celebration Pancake Brunch beginning @10:30am
  • November 19: Luke Little Church @5:00pm, FH
  • November 20: Dorcas Quilting @9:00am
  • November 20: Soul Sisters @ 1:00pm
  • November 21: Men's Breakfast @ 7:30am
  • November 21: Torah Tuesday @10:00am
  • November 21: Mahjong @12:30pm
  • November 21: Venice Interfaith Thanksgiving Service @ 7pm
  • November 22: Joyful Ringers Rehearsal @10:15am-cancelled
  • November 22: Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal @4:00pm-cancelled
  • November 22: Youth Group @5:00pm
  • November 23: Thursdays Together @10:00am via Zoom
  • November 23: Jan's Exercise Class @10:30am
  • November 25-December 10 - Giving Tree
  • November 25: Worship @5:00pm

More information about several of these events follows.

We live stream the Sunday Services on Facebook.

CLICK HERE to let us know you are Attending Worship this weekend.
Current Events
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Worship Folders QR Codes for this weekend!!!

5pm & 8:30am

Worship Folder

10am Sunday

Worship Folder

Happenings and updates...read to the end to

be "in the know"

The Twig

Boy and Girls Club of Venice

Barb's Medical Minute

Do you ever have trouble swallowing your pills? Harvard researchers found that tilting your head back actually can make it harder for you to swallow that pill. A better way…tilt your head forward with your chin on your chest. It’s a more natural position that relaxes your throat and makes it easier for the pill to go down. Now this is something I can swallow!

Available in the Welcome Center: A paper listing the differences between symptoms of a Cold, Flu, & Covid.

Please keep the following people in your prayers:

  • Ellie Boehmer
  • Curtis Savenko
  • Kelly Klare
  • Elmer & Jean Morton

2023 Altar Flower Sign-up

Click Here for Altar Flowers

Submit your payment of $35 with dedication to the church ASAP. Forms are also available in the Narthex or at the office.

2023 Eternal Candle Sign-up

Click Here for Eternal Candle

Submit your payment of $10 and dedication to the church ASAP. Forms are also available in the Narthex or at the office.

If you are unable to sign-up online, Click Here for the form to print and return with payment.

Outreach Emphasis for Month

Loveland Video

Youth Activities...

Ongoing events...

Saturdays after Worship

In Narthex

Sundays 9:15am-10:00am

In Fellowship Hall

Come enjoy a cup and mingle!!

Hosts are still needed. Sign-up in the Narthex.

Dorcas Circle - Quilts - Every Monday @ 9am in Room 105/106. Jackie Miller, Leader.

Soul Sisters - Local Projects - First &Third Monday @ 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.

Centering Prayer

Every Monday Morning

with Birdie Clark

10-11am in the Sanctuary

Come and join us!

Torah Tuesdays

10:00am every Tuesday

Venetian Room, Matthew Hall

at Village on the Isle

Click the picture

to view the videos and class booklets.

Mahjong on Tuesday's

Every Tuesday, 1-3pm

Room 106

All skill levels Welcomed!!

Widow's Lunch

First Tuesday of Every Month

@12noon at Bob Evans

Contact Jackie Sapp for Info!

Men's Breakfast

Third Tuesday Every Month

at Abby's on Miami


Thursday's Together

10am via Zoom

Click the picture to join in the conversation

Jan's Exercise Class

10:30am every Thursday

Pinebrook South Club House

1348 Featherbed Ln, Venice

Living Lutheran Magazine -- We are a church that values and encourages diverse voices and lively dialogue in our faith and life. Living Lutheran is an opportunity for church members to express individual perspectives. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the current issue.

Gather, the magazine of Women of the ELCA, offers a mix of articles, theological reflections, devotions and stories of comfort and challenge that help readers grow in faith and engage in ministry and action.

You may view these 2 publications and other information about the ELCA and WELCA online be clicking on the names.

2024 Stewardship Campaign Continues

November 21: Men's Breakfast

Nov 25-Dec 10: Giving Tree to benefit The Twig and Venice BGC

December 3: New Member Orientation

December 3: Advent by Candlelight

December 4 & 18: Garden Angels

December 4: Soul Sisters

December 5: Widow's Luncheon

December 9-10: Living Christmas Tree -- S. Venice Baptist Church

December 10: New Member Celebration

December 17: Luke Little Church

December 19: Men's Breakfast

December 24: Christmas Eve Worships at 3,5,7pm

More details for each event will be in future eNews Editions.


November 19

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Zephaniah 1:7,12-18

Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Matthew 25:14-30

November 26

Christ the King

Ezekiel 34:11-16,20-24

Psalm 95:1-7a

Ephesians 1:15-23

Matthew 25:31-46

Contact us at...

Pastor William A. Kittinger, Jr: wkittinger@emmanuel-elca.org

Kris Bowker, Worship & Music Director: kbowker@emmanuel-elca.org

Aiden Capps, A/V Coordinator: avcoordinator@emmanuel-elca.org

Linda Critchfield, Bookkeeper: bookkeeper@emmanuel-elca.org

Peter Doherty, Property: pdoherty@emmanuel-elca.org

Debi Hammett, Office Coordinator: dhammett@emmanuel-elca.org

Chuck Koons, Treasurer: treasurer@emmanuel-elca.org

Becky Rothgery, Office Coordinator: info@emmanuel-elca.org

Barb Spenks, Parish Nurse: bspenks@emmanuel-elca.org

Nick Sperry, Youth Director: nsperry@emmanuel-elca.org

Counseling Services are available through:

Samaritan Counseling Services

of the Gulf Coast

Phone: 941.926.2959


Emmanuel Lutheran Church

790 Tamiami Trail S

Venice, FL 34285




Office Hours:

M-Th 8:30am-2:00pm

Closed Friday and Holidays

We are members of

Venice MainStreet!