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**POSTPONED** – Abe Donato is coming to Emmanuel!

**POSTPONED** Sunday, April 15, at 5 pm

Here is a preview of his talent:

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Welcome to Emmanuel United Church of Christ

One month gone already of 2012. Today is Feb. 1. Archie and I have been married nine years today. “There is no feeling more comforting and consoling than knowing you are right next to your loved one.” Our anniversary got me thinking about time and how we use our time. Once time passes, it is […]

Our Condolences

We offer our sincere sympathy to Jeff Shuman and his children at the passing of his grandfather, Preston N. Shuman, on January 13 and his grandmother, Marla June Shuman, on January 24. May our thoughts and prayers give you comfort and support in your time of grief.


There are Team Roster sign-up sheets on the table in the Narthex and next to the Fellowship Hall doorway. We need some key players to take positions to help our church. The teams we have listed, so far, are: Pastoral Relations, Building, Kitchen, Nursery, Stewardship and Cleaning. We also have a Fundraising Team but since […]


The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22. We will again prepare Lenten suppers prior to our services on the Wednesday evenings during Lent. These light meals will be shared in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm. We will then gather at 7:00 pm in the church for service. A sheet is on […]


SOUP’S ON!! Our next soup sale will be March 3. We’ll be savoring Cindy’s chicken noodle, Ron’s chili and Pastor’s vegetarian vegetable, plus another if anyone wants to share their favorite. They will cost $5 per quart. Sign-up sheets are on the tables.

Thank You!

Letters expressing thanks for our continued support are on the bulletin board in the bell tower from Bethany Children’s Home and Phoebe-Devitt Homes. They gratefully acknowledge our monthly donations so that they can continue to support those they serve. Bernie Baluta sent a letter thanking us for our continued kindness and generosity for the toys, […]


YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!! That’s what we are saying about our outing the H20ooh Water Park. What a GREAT time. Twelve kids and adults had fun splishing and splashing – just ask anyone who went. Want to get in on the action? Just come to our next meeting on February 12 after the Scouts […]


Our Youth Group is serving up a delicious Mardi Gras Brunch after our worship service on February 19. You can feast on Broccoli Quiche, Quiche Lorraine, chicken fingers, hash browns, genuine read beans and rice, fresh fruit and, of course, donuts. Our Fellowship Hall will be decked out with beads and baubles and the air […]

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 […]

Old enough to serve

In a worship-committee meeting, much debate occurred about the minimum age for acolytes. “If kids can’t reach the pulpit to place the Bible, then they shouldn’t be allowed to carry it,” some said. Others complained that young participants didn’t carry the candlelighter straight enough or that their childish delight seemed irreverent. The conversation seemed to […]

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. — Psalm 51:12 (NIV)