Worship with us online May 14, 2023

Posted By EmmanuelUMC on May 23, 2023 |

Welcome to our worship service on Sunday, May 14, 2023.  We hope it will be a blessing for you.  The Order of Worship can be found here.


     *Mother’s Day, TODAY, Sunday, May 14: The Worship Team looks forward to recognizing all our women and moms with a token of appreciation, so please make sure you receive your gift. All women present in worship on Mother’s Day are invited to wear their favorite hat!

     *Relay for Life Event, Saturday, May 20: Our Emmanuel Crusaders will have a team in the Lynchburg Relay for Life at Heritage High School on this Saturday, May 20, 2023 starting at 2 PM. Your support is appreciated through participation and/or donations, including the purchase of luminaria bags for the Luminaria Ceremony. For information, please contact Janette Mears or Sue Lamm.

     *UMCOR “Kits for Conference” Health Kits. Please see the yellow bulletin insert for details. Deadline to receive donations or kits is Sunday, May 28.

     *Meals on Wheels needs your help! Our Meals on Wheels team participates with Amherst County’s Blue Ledge MOW by providing a meal for approximately 30 clients on the first Monday of each month. Cindy Sale has done a wonderful job as coordinator for this ministry for the last several years and she wishes to step back from leadership at this time. While Cindy will still participate on the MOWs team, we need a new team leader (or 2 co-leaders) to coordinate the meals each month. The menu is usually planned via email and volunteers take turns bringing the food items and helping in the kitchen to package the meals for the drivers to pick up (approximately 3-5 p.m. on the 1st Monday). If you feel led to coordinate this ministry team, or to be part of our MOWs team, please contact Cindy Sale (sale@sbc.edu; 434-401-7249) who can share the details of what is involved in this commitment. We appreciate everyone in the congregation who has made designated gifts to MOWs to help offset the cost of the food each month.

     *Pentecost Sunday is May 28 when we celebrate God’s gift of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the church. The congregation is invited to wear RED on Pentecost Sunday. Cupcakes will be served on the church lawn following worship as we say, “Happy Birthday, Church!”

     *Memorial Day Sunday, May 28: The Worship Team would like to honor the relatives of those in our church family who lost their lives in service to our country. Please write this information on the back of your blue “Connect with Us” form and place it in the offering plate, or call/email Melanie in the church office (434-946-7624; office@emmanuelamherst.org) no later than Wednesday, May 24. Please give us your name, the name of your loved one, the branch of the military in which they served, and the conflict in which they made the ultimate sacrifice, if known. We look forward to remembering these fallen heroes in worship. If you have already shared this information from previous years, it is not necessary to submit it again.

*Graduate Recognition, Sunday, June 11: If you have a graduate to celebrate this year, please let us know by calling/emailing the church office, by or writing the information on the back of the blue “Connect with Us” form and placing it in the offering plate. Thanks for your help.

*The Prayer Shawl Ministry will not be meeting in June, July, and August. They will resume on the second Tuesday, September 12 at 1 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns please speak to one of the members, Pearl Clark, Judy McCartney, Marge Steadman, Cookie Odgen, or Janie Stinnett. Anyone interested in coming to the meetings, feel free to join us. We would love to have you.

Words of Thanks

*Thank you all so much for looking out for all of us here at Amherst Elementary School. Everything you do is appreciated so much. You are so very thoughtful. Thank you, Kathi Wells

*Dear Pastor Nancy and Emmanuel Church Family, Our family would like to express our deepest appreciation for the generous donations given to the Amherst Fire Department in memory of Bill. Thank you for helping us support members of the A.F.D. as they continue to serve our wonderful community. Bill spent all of his life serving the folks of Amherst and he would be honored and humbled to know that our church family continues to do the same thing. His family is continuously reminded of how blessed we are to call Emmanuel our church family. Thank you for your unwavering love, prayers and support. With our deepest appreciation, Pat, Teresa, Anne and Family