Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Amherst, Virginia.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
We serve the Lord with love and praise.

A message from our Pastor

Dear EUMC Family:
Thanks to each of you for your many thoughts, prayers, cards and well-wishes for our daughter Anna during her extended hospital stay. As of this writing, Anna is scheduled to be discharged tomorrow (April 23) after surgery on April 10, followed by a second surgery on April 18 to resolve some complications she was having. She is now doing much better and eager to be home!
     I want to express my deepest appreciation for all those that stepped up to fill in during my absence on Easter Sunday, especially Rev. Marc Brown who preached for both our Sunrise Service and 10:30 worship, and to Bessie Kirkwood, Teresa Belcher and Pearl and Charles Clark for their help. As always, we thank our Worship Team (Margaret Anne White, Chair), our Chancel Choir (with special thanks to Director Sue Lamm and Ella Sue Coffey), Elbert Maddox, and our Fellowship Team/Kitchen Crew (Juanita Ondrick, Augusta Peters, and Gail Hewes) for all that each of you did in the name Christ to enhance our Palm/Passion service, Easter Services and breakfast. Even though I missed being with you on Resurrection Day, I have never been more grateful for the faithfulness and dependability of our church family and all of your love and support for us during this difficult time. Over the last two weeks, the words of the Apostle Paul have come to mind again and again..."I thank my  God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this...that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart...all of you share in God's grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1: 3-8). I am truly blessed to serve a congregation so full of willing and able servants of our Lord Jesus Christ.
With Gratitude,
Pastor Nancy