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Welcome to Emmanuel United Church of Christ

We leave for our long-awaited Mission Trip to New Jersey today right after church on June 29. Everyone is excited
to be going to help out the less fortunate. There are nine of us going this year. Please pray for us to be successful
in our efforts to rebuild homes and lives.
There are several events that need your prayers during the next couple of months. First, of course, is the mission
trip. Bible School begins on July 13th as we once again work with Stairville and Faith to serve our children. I know
that the team has been working very hard to pull things together and the kids will be blessed. Old River Church
will be our responsibility on July 20. Let us come out and support this historic landmark – the offerings that are
collected there are divided 50/50 between the Old River Cemetery Association and our Wapwallopen
Ministerium. If not for these funds we would not be able to assist those families in need with food, fuel,
electricity, gas, and other basic necessities needed.
In August on the 10th we can once again enjoy ReCreation perform for us. Please bring your friends and neighbors
out to celebrate with you all these young people do for our veterans. They are a delight! This year they are
coming at 4pm so that no one has to venture forth after dark. Hopefully this will enable more folks to come out. I
know there are lots of family reunions scheduled during July and August so I will be praying that you all have a
wonderful time getting together with family. The Dollar reunion is on August 2-3 in Alabama but I won’t be going
this year – too much to do around Mountain Top. Also toward the end of the month, we will be getting back to
choir practice and rehearsals for Rally Day on the 7th of Sept. Please bring your kids out to enjoy helping in all the
preparations. It could even be more fun than a soccer or baseball game.
From Moments that Matter by Catherine Marshall come this devotional:

Getting to Know God
Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
We can scarcely claim God’s promises for ourselves until we know what he has promised
1. The Bible is a series of true stories of God’s dealing with men and women quite like us.
There are pioneers, adventurers, and businessmen. There are the ever-present problems of greed, lust, and
adultery. There is romance and drama. The Bible is never less than frank; it never whitewashes sin. When we
read this book intelligently, we learn how God deals with humankind, what He is like and what we can expect
from Him.

I would dare to suggest that when you go lay out by the pool or in your hammock or just reading a book in you
easy chair – pull out the Bible. There are some fascinating stories there and as Catherine Marshall said – all those
other things.
God bless all this summer!

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Invite everyone you know to Emmanuel UCC to enjoy the music and enthusiasm
of the group, Re-Creation. An inspirational evening of songs and worship is
planned for August 10 at 4 pm. A free will offering will be taken and light
refreshments will be served after the show. For more information, check inside
this issue. Bring your friends and neighbors for a refreshing evening of Christian

Re-Creation SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

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Our Condolences

We offer our sincere condolences to John and JP
Jankowski on the passing of John’s brother, Ed
Jankowski, on June 29, 2014. We pray that God’s
grace and strength will sustain you in your time of
need and sorrow.

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Another resounding success
for our 5th annual 300 Club fundraiser!
THANKS to everyone who helped in any way to make
this year’s 300 Club and Silent Auction a fantastic
success. All 300 tickets were sold, ensuring us the best
chance at having a good profit. We also had additional
guests who each donated $15 to enjoy the great food
and bands. After deducting the expenses, we cleared
approximately $5,400 on the 300 Club and $2,100 on
the Silent Auction. This will certainly help pay for our
day-to-day expenses for the summer.
Anyone with ideas for additional fundraisers, please
see any member of the Consistory so we can find out if
they are possible for us to do.

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Order a delicious hoagie for your lunch on Saturday,
July 12. We’re selling Italian or Turkey hoagies for
$5.00 each. (Onions and veggies will be bagged
separately so you can use whatever you like on yours.)
Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. If you can
help sell, there are order sheets on the Narthex table.
Profits will help offset the cost of repairing the
Fellowship Hall flooring.

Emmanuel UCC Hoagie Sale

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2nd Annual Golf Tournament September 13, 2014

It’s time to grab your clubs and head out to the links
for our Annual Golf Tournament at Sand Springs
Country Club in Drums. This is a 4-player scramble,
Captain and Crew, with a shotgun start at 8:00 am.
There will be hot dogs at the turn for lunch and an
Italian Buffet with raffle, awards and prizes after the
tournament. The cost to play is $75 per person, $300
per team. Non-players can enjoy a day on the course
for $30 and accompany the golfers to the dinner and
awards banquet. Registration Forms are on the table
in the Narthex with September 1 as the deadline to
register, or until the field is full. If you would like
more information, please see Donnie Myers or Nelson

2nd Annual Golf Tournament September 13, 2014

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Quilt Raffle- Sept 13

Get your raffle ticket for the beautiful quilt, handmade
by Diana Decker. This quilt will be raffled off at the
end of the Golf Tournament on September 13. You
can see this gorgeous piece of handiwork on display in
our Narthex.


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THE LISTS ARE OUT!! Lists of projects which need
to be done around our church are on the table in the
narthex. There’s stuff to be done from top (as in roof)
to bottom (as in basement) and everywhere in between.
Please take a look and see what area you may be able to
help with. Your place of worship needs your
knowledge and skills to keep it safe, sound and ready
for our services and activities. Thanks for giving your
time and talents!!

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It’s summer and time for our choirs to
be on vacation. But that doesn’t mean
that we want a vacation from music.
Anyone who will sing, play an
instrument or (if you’re really talented)
do both, is welcome to pick a Sunday to
make a joyful noise to our God. Please
see Dwain Straight or Pastor Penny so we can fill the
air with music on Sunday mornings.

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SonRise National Park VBS

Pointing Our Kids to Christ
This year we will host SonRise National Park VBS.
From July 13 to 17, we will transform our Fellowship
Hall and Sanctuary into a the great outdoors with this
year’s theme. At the “Park”, we’ll discover amazing
Bible adventures at Climb Higher Lodge, sing awesome
songs at Gathering Grove, have a snack at the Picnic
Patch, create crafts with the Busy Beavers, and play at
Wild Wilderness Games. As we explore our “Park”, we’ll
learn the most important survival skill of all: we can
always depend on Jesus and His promises of True Peace,
True Riches, True Power, True Love, and True Hope! At
SonRise National Park, we will learn to trust Jesus as our
all-powerful guide and Savior. Each day we’ll begin at
Gathering Grove (our sanctuary) for our opening. We
then split up into “camper groups”, led by our park
guides (older youth), to the stations for crafts, lessons,
snacks and games. Each station is run by adult “park
rangers”. We all end up back together again for our
closing time in Gathering Grove.
Registration Forms are on the table in the narthex.
Please take some to fill out for your own children
and also for some children of your friends and
family. The “park” is open to all the kids in our
communities. Come on out and play in our “park”!
Emmanuel UCC



Sonrise National Park

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Old River Church Services

Worship begins at 6:00 pm Sunday evenings beginning
July 13 and continues to the end of August. If you can
help with refreshments for July 20 when we are host,
please see Cindy.
July 13 Mt. Zion UCC
July 20 Emmanuel UCC
July 27 St. Mark’s Lutheran
Aug. 3 St. John’s UCC
Aug. 11 St. Peter’s UCC
Aug. 18 St. James Lutheran
Aug 18 New Hope UMC
Aug 26 Cemetery Association
We hope everyone will find time to worship in this
historic setting.

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Youth Group

Thanks to everyone who buys Weis or Carone’s cards.
You are really helping to build up our account so we can
go on the mission trip. See Marc or let a Youth Group
member know if you want some more!
We’re off on our Mission Trip to New Jersey to help
victims of Superstorm Sandy. Our days will be filled
with hard work and our evenings with awesome
worship. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers
as we represent our church and God by helping others.
Thanks for all your support.

YOUTH Accomplishments
The Class of 2014 of Crestwood High School
graduated on June 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Among
the 257 students who received their diplomas were
Kimmy Bernetski, Autumn Atkinson, Glynis Dean and
Devin Stein. We wish the best to our graduates and a
future full of promise and fulfillment

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Beginning in the fall, we are starting an Evangelism
team. This team will concentrate on mission-oriented
projects to reach out to organizations in our
communities such as Ruth’s Place, medical clinics and
such places. One of the projects will be a knit/crochet
group. Anyone who is interested in knitting or
crocheting items for mission use, or learning how to
crochet is welcome to come join us. Please see Dwain
Straight or Camille Daniels for more information.

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Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” — John 6:29 (NIV)