Welcome to our worship service on July 10, 2022! We hope it will be a blessing to you. The order of worship is available at this link.
EMMANUEL’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*Back-to-School Gift Bags for Amherst Elementary Teachers and Staff: The congregation is invited to participate in helping our church show our love and support to AES with gift bags. The bags with instructions will be placed in the back of the Sanctuary today for you to pick up and will be due back on Sunday, August 7. The theme is “You Are Our Sunshine.” Yellow item ideas for the bags: pencils, highlighters, candy bar with yellow wrapper, Lays potato chips, Golden Oreos, lemonade, gum, M&M’s, lemon tea, etc. Thanks for considering this opportunity.
*Mark your calendars…Back to School Party, “This will ‘BEE’ a Great School Year”
On Wednesday, August 10th at 11:00 a.m., Children/Youth Ministries will have a back-to-school party and picnic. The event will be held at the home of Elbert Maddox (Thank you, Elbert!). All children, youth, and adults are invited. Hot dogs with fixings will be served. If you would like to provide a side dish, a sign-up sheet will be placed at the back of the church. Rain date – Thursday, August 11th at 11:00 a.m. Address: 121 West Monitor Road, Amherst. Contact Jeanie Combs with questions.
*The Church Food Pantry is in need of some small to medium-sized cardboard boxes for our food distribution ministry. The boxes need to be strong, but not too large so that they can be managed easily by volunteers and clients after they are filled with heavy canned items. If you have some boxes to donate, please leave them in the food pantry room downstairs. Thanks for your help.
*Pastor Nancy will be out of the area through Thursday of this week. Please call her cell phone (434-401-5776) with any pastoral emergencies.
*Summer Worship: Throughout the summer months, everyone is encouraged to dress “cool and casual” for worship. “Singing our Favorites” also has returned for Summer Worship and will continue through Labor Day. Please indicate any hymn(s) you would like for the congregation to sing on the back of your blue “Connect with Us” form in worship, including any particular verse(s) of the hymn that are your favorites. Opportunity will also be given during worship to request a favorite hymn “on the spot.” If your favorite is not in our hymnal, request it anyway and we will do our best to find it!
*Amherst Cares, School Year 2021-2022: Because of the continued financial, physical, and spiritual support of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church Community, Amherst Cares has just completed its twelfth year of providing supplemental food to identified Amherst County Public School students. This mission of our Church distributed 14,941 bags of food to our neediest students for this school year. Each bag contained enough items to provide two to three meals of shelf stable, easy to consume, kid friendly food. We are so grateful for the dedication of our many volunteers from multiple churches who pack bags of food, deliver the food, and recycle the many boxes and packaging generated in this process. We are truly blessed by the Amherst Community’s commitment to address the food needs of Amherst County Public School Students. Thank you. Beth Gamble, President, Amherst Cares.
*The Worship Team invites others to PLEASE CONSIDER serving as a Lay Reader, Usher or Greeter in worship. The sign-up sheet is available on the big bulletin board in the hallway beside the Sanctuary. If you would like to know more about these areas of service, ushers and greeters may contact Jeanie Combs, Head Usher (email@example.com; 434-907-2487). Lay Readers may contact Pastor Nancy (firstname.lastname@example.org; 434-401-5776).
*Church Family Contact Information: Do you have a new email address or cell phone number? Has your mailing address changed? Please help us keep our contact information current by using your blue “Connect with Us” form to indicate any changes to your contact information. These changes may also be emailed to Melanie in the church office (email@example.com). Thanks for your help!