Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. – Colossians 3:12

7:30 AM Sunday Morning Service Moves to 8:00 AM on November 4th

We’ve heard that there are additional people who would come to our 7:30 service if it was just a little bit later so we’re going to do a 3 month experiment and move the starting time of our early Sunday service to 8:00. We will use the time when we are off day light saving time for our trial period, Nov. 4th-March 3rd.

We are very interested in your feedback and there will be a box in the entryway for your thoughts and ideas as we move through this trial period.  The service register records attendance at all of our services over the years so at the end of the trial period, we will compare attendance and see if the change has had any impact.  The Vestry will make a decision in February whether we will continue the early service at 8 AM or change it back to 7:30 AM.

Please join your vestry in prayer during this time of discernment and Mark your calendars for November 4th and on the day where we “fall backwards” as day light savings time ends; if the early service is the one you attend, we will look forward to seeing you at 8:00 AM rather than 7:30 AM for the Celebration of All Saints.

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God Bless, The People of Emmanuel

The Messenger April 2019

From the Senior Warden

It has been a busy time around Emmanuel the last few weeks. A team of workers including Pat Cross, Brian Sullivan and Dave & Brad Laird bolted down the playground structure. It was a job well done highlighted by only one trip to the hardware store and a busted electric drill.

The recent Vestry Meeting was highlighted by a visit from Finance Committee chairman Joe McKeown. Joe was there to explain the workings of our endowments and how the interest from those historical donations is used to fund a lot of the things we do in the church. That income takes some pressure off our operating budget. We are truly blessed by the foresight and dedication of our previous generations in the church. Their financial legacy serves us well and contributes greatly to sustaining our church.

Also, the vestry reviewed historical data on attendance at the 7:30 AM Early Service compared to the 8:00 AM Early Service time instituted last fall. The 8:00 AM service drew modestly more attendees. The vote of the 8:00 AM service attendees authorized at the last Vestry meeting resulted in equal numbers in favor of each time. Our recent supply Priests cited experience elsewhere in favoring the 8:00 AM option. After discussion, the vestry voted unanimously to set the early service time to 8:00 AM. The vestry also voted unanimously to set the distribution of the Auntie Em’s sale at 45/45/10 to the Parish/Preschool/Food Cupboard, respectively. Some items are still being sold, but it appears that the sale netted approximately $3000.00.

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