Welcome to our worship service on Sunday, February 5. We hope it will be a blessing to you. The order of worship can be found at this link.
EMMANUEL’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*Today’s Communion Offering will support the ministry of Heart Havens. Please use your communion offering envelope or mark your gift for communion/Heart Havens. Heart Havens is always in need of supplies for their ministry. Throughout the month of February we will collect items for Heart Havens. Please see the February church newsletter for more information.
*The Chancel Choir and Worship Team would like to present the Living Last Supper as an evening worship service for our church and community on Maundy Thursday, April 6, provided we can secure enough men to play the necessary parts. Rehearsal is minimal and memorization of the brief monologue is not required. If you are willing and able to participate in this meaningful service during Holy Week, please contact Sue Lamm (email@example.com; 434-444-7775) or Pastor Nancy (firstname.lastname@example.org; 434-401-5776). Thanks to those who have already volunteered!
*The Women’s Bible Study ~ Our first gathering for 2023 will take place this Tuesday, February 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Mattie Ware Classroom. We welcome others to join us!
*The Prayer Shawl Ministry Group ~ Our next gathering is scheduled for this Tuesday, February 14 at 1:00 p.m. We welcome anyone who is interested to please join us!
*The Worship Team will meet on Sunday, February 19 following worship in the Youth Room.
*Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered to bring meals for Pearl and Charles Clark while Pearl recovers from hip surgery. Pearl is now home, but we will continue to bring meals to them until further notice. Beth Gamble is working with the family to organizing a daily schedule for volunteers to deliver individually portioned/single serve and labeled meal items on the days they are needed. Please contact Beth if you can help. (Home: 434-946-7657; Cell: 434-941-1559; Email: email@example.com).
*Church Family Christmas Cards/2023 Church Offering Envelopes: After this Sunday, all remaining card and envelopes will be moved to the youth room.
Community, Conference and District News…
*On Saturday, March 4, 2023, the Amherst Women’s Club and Sweet Briar College are sponsoring Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma, a walk/run to help fight this often life-threatening inflammatory disease that impacts more than 300,000 people in the US, including our own Cat Brandell. The event will take place at the SBC Fitness and Athletic Center beginning at 9:00 a.m. If you would like to register to participate in this event, or donate to help the effort, please contact Margaret Ann White or Cat Brandell. They will be available after worship today in the front of the Sanctuary. You may also register the day of the event. To learn more about scleroderma visit www.scleroderma.org/steppingoutvirginia.
*Installation Service for Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, Saturday, February 11, 10:30 a.m. at Woodlake UMC (15640 Hampton Park Drive, Chesterfield, VA 23832). The event will also be livestreamed, so visit the Conference website for more information at www.vaumc.org.
*Lay Servant Academy, Feb. 17-18, Shady Grove UMC, Mechanicsville. Many courses are offered for lay persons and renewal opportunities for certified Lay Servants. For more information, visit this link: https://vaumc.org/layservantacademy/. Contact Nancy with questions or if you are interested.