Welcome to our worship service on Sunday, August 21, 2022. We hope it will be a blessing to you. The order of worship can be found here.
EMMANUEL’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*Appreciation for First Responders: In appreciation of our “local heroes” and in observance of Patriot Day that commemorates 9/11, the Vitality Team invites the church family to join with us in showing our appreciation to our fire, rescue squad and law enforcement personnel with a gift box of “grab-and-go” snacks. We will collect pre-wrapped snack-sized packs of cookies, crackers, granola bars, candy bars and chips (no water bottles please) to deliver to our community servants. We will collect these items in the Narthex tub now through September 11. On Sunday, September 11, we welcome the music ministry of Faithful Praise who will provide a worship concert for our 10:30 worship service. We will recognize our first responders in worship and invite them to join us for a fellowship meal after the service. The church will provide the chicken and beverages for the meal, and the congregation is invited to bring side dishes, salads and desserts. Please bring a little extra to accommodate our special guests! Thanks for your help.
*Nursery Volunteers: In keeping with our church’s Safe Sanctuaries policies, we currently need ONE VOLUNTEER per Sunday to assist the paid nursery staff with Nursery Care during worship. There is a pink sign-sheet at the back of the Sanctuary. Please be present no later than 10:10 a.m. If you find that you are not able to keep your commitment after signing up for a Sunday, please call someone else on the list to switch with you or find another volunteer to take your place. Thanks for your help.
*Bible Studies, Sunday School and Prayer Groups to Resume: It is time to relaunch our small group ministry! Current opportunities being considered are: Weekly Adult Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.; Weekly Wednesday Bible Study and/or Prayer Group (time TBD depending on interest); 2nd Tuesday Women’s Bible Study Group (once a month). Please take time to complete the back of your blue “Connect with Us” form to indicate your interest in these spiritual growth opportunities. Thanks for your help.
*The Worship Team has scheduled their next meeting for Sunday, August 28 after worship in the Social Hall.
*The Staff/Pastor/Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC) will meet on Monday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Social Hall.
*Our Church Council/Finance Team will meet again on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall.
*The Town of Amherst is currently seeking input from Town residents regarding its Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan will affect decisions regarding land use, transportation, housing, recreation, and Town services. A public meeting will be held for residents to discuss their vision for the community on Wednesday, August 24 at Town Hall. Information will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m. and a formal presentation will be at 7:00 p.m.
*“Singing Our Favorites” in the Summer: Thanks to everyone that has submitted hymn favorites for us to enjoy together in worship. We will continue “Singing our Favorites” 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, 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!
*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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks for your help!