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April Highlights

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 SOUP SALE Since Old Man Winter doesn’t seem to want to let go this year, we’re having another soup sale to warm up your cold bones. You can pick up your orders on April 2!! Thanks for all your support. SUNDAY, APRIL 3 COMMUNION AND COFFEE HOUR We will celebrate the Sacrament […]

Our Condolences

We offer our sincere sympathy to Lois and Joe Huntzinger on the death of her brother, Ed Cooper. Ed has been on our prayer list for a while as he battled cancer. He went home to the Lord on March 14. We pray for God’s peace and healing love to comfort Lois, Joe and Ed’s […]

Lenten and Passion Week Services

Come join us for Supper and Service on Wednesday, April 6 and 13. We share a meal at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall after which we gather in the church at 7:00 for service. On April 6, Pastor Archie will lead us as we learn about the Blind Man who Jesus healed. Pastor Penny’s […]

Easter Sunday Worship Services and Breakfast

On Easter Sunday, April 24, we will celebrate Jesus’ victory over sin and death with two joyful services. The Sunrise Service will begin at 6:30 am and our regular worship service will begin at 10:30 am. At both services we will join in the sacrament of Holy Communion. After the Sunrise Service, we will have […]

Turkey Supper Dates

April 14 to 16, 2011

Please promote this dinner as much as possible since it is one of our biggest fundraisers. Posters are on the table in the Narthex. Please take a couple and pin them up around our community.

Please remember that it is not necessary to be at the supper “forever”. If everyone […]


The Dorrance Volunteer Fire Department is holding a pancake and sausage breakfast on April 3 from 9 am to 1 pm. The Drums Elementary Relay for Life Team will present a Fashion Show on Sunday, April 3, at 1:00 pm. And who is that strutting down the walkway – Jim Rinehimer?!?! Tickets are $10 and […]

Welcome to Emmanuel United Church of Christ

Don’t you just love this beautiful warm spring weather? Better not put away your woolies just yet. It is good weather for March Madness – the NCAA basketball tournament. It feels like basketball weather. I don’t know how many of you watch the games but my blood pressure has gone up just about every game. […]

Operation Snow Flake

If our Worship Services need to be cancelled due to bad weather, please tune in to radio stations WARM, Magic 93, 97BHT, 97.9X, or JR93.7.

Welcome to Emmanuel United Church of Christ

Here it is the end of February and I’m off to the beach! No – I’m not going to Florida – I’m going to Maryland. You see, I don’t go to the beach for the sun and sand and ocean. I go just to get out of town for a few days. I do have […]

Our Condolences

It is with deep sadness that we offer our sympathy to Sharon Moyer and her family, and especially to her mother, Ann, on the passing of her father, Bob Williams, on February 7. Many of us remember Bob and Ann singing in our choir. We will miss Bob’s quick smile and laughing eyes.

Thank You!

Each month, thank you letters will be posted on the Bell Tower Bulletin Board from Bethany Children’s Home, Lancaster Theological Seminary and Phoebe Devitt Homes. We have divided our budgeted annual benevolence gifts to these institutions into monthly installments to help us meet our goal for each of them. Please take the time to read […]

Easter Offering

For many years our church has gathered a special offering for Easter which has been used to support our denomination’s local institutions: Bethany Children’s Home ($150), Lancaster Theological Seminary ($250) and Phoebe Devitt Homes ($150). Any amount over the $550 needed to fulfill these gifts is used to offset our offering to Our Church’s Wider […]


Since the Soup Sale on Feb. 6 was a great success (profit of $917 – yeah!) and since the cold weather is hanging on and we need to warm up our bones, we’re doing it all over again on April 2!! Please sign the sheet on the tables in the narthex or next to the […]

Flapjack Fundraiser

On Saturday, March 19, from 8 am to 10 am, fill up on flapjacks at Applebees in Wilkes-Barre and support Candy’s Place, the Center for Cancer Wellness. JoAnn Kotarsky is taking reservations and you can contact her at 417-5384 for tickets and more information. Your $5 donation will help “Team US” in the 14th Annual […]

Crop Walk Update

Walkers from our local Wapwallopen Ministerium churches participated in our Crop Walk on October 3, 2010. We raised $1,092 which was forwarded to Church World Service to help alleviate hunger here and in many countries around the world. The way they help us is by allowing us to direct a portion of our donations to […]

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)