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ELCA Thanksgiving Services

November 25, 2014

Emmaus-Emaús will not hold Thanksgiving Eve worship services this year. Here is a list of services offered by the other ELCA churches in town:
⁘ Atonement – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Avenue: 6:30 p.m. with a pie social afterward.
⁘ Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 2000 W. Sixth Street: 7:00 p.m. with a pie social afterward.
⁘ Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, 1700 S. Green Bay Road: 7:00 p.m. with a pie social afterward.
⁘ Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 322 Ohio Street: 7:00 p.m.
⁘ Zion Lutheran Church, 3805 Kinzie Avenue: 6:00 p.m. with a soup supper.

Updated Church Constitution

November 19, 2014

Const106An updated constitution for the church was approved by the church council at its November meeting. This updated constitution is necessary because the current one that we are operating under dates from 1986 — before the ELCA was formed. In the intervening years the model constitution of the ELCA has changed and we need to change ours to be in conformance.

We have also taken this opportunity to streamline many of the provisions that we are allowed to take locally so that the words reflect the practices here at Emmaus.

In order for this constitution to become operational the congregation has to both approve it on 18 January, 2015, and ratify it at our annual meeting on 25 January, 2015. Please download a copy here or pick one up at church. If you have any questions about the document or the process please contact either Cathy Meyer or Art Smith.

Las noticias de Noviembre

November 17, 2014
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Haga clic aquí para leer las noticias de Noviembre.

noticiasbutton11En las noticias esa mes: Reto Juan Diego † Clases de Bautismos y Quinceañeras  † “No somos dos payasos”  † Estudios Biblicos en Noviembre † ¿Por que los santos difuntos estan condenados? † ¿Como vivir el adviento en Familia? † Lo dificil que es compartir – Un Secreto † Primeras comuniones, confirmación †

‘Cowspiracy’ at Tinseltown

November 15, 2014

An update on the film “Cowspiracy”: The Racine Marcus Theater did not respond to the request for the showing the end of this month. However, Tinseltown in Kenosha (at Highway 50 and 31) has agreed to host the film being promoted by FaithWorks. The new date is Thursday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. Follow this link to purchase tickets ($11.00 each).

I personally have ordered a block of tickets and would like to make them available for purchase at a discount, See me if you or others are interested. I can’t recommend this film highly enough. It was a huge eye-opener for me! I hope you can free up your calendar Dec. 11 and join us in Kenosha for the film.

Shalom,
Mary Janz

November Visitor

October 31, 2014

visitor Click here to read the November edition of the Emmaus Visitor. In this month’s issue: Ω All Saints’ Day Worship Ω Where to Find Thanksgiving Services Ω Listening Corner Revisited Ω Council Updating Constitution Ω Consecration Sunday Ω ‘Cowspiracy’ Film Ω God Time Begins Ω ‘Angel Alert’ Issued Ω Lincoln Lutheran Auxiliary News Ω FaithWorks Bible Study Ω Bishop’s Reflections on Reformation Sunday Ω Environmental Stewardship Ω Poinsettia Order Form Ω Reform with a Little ‘r’ Ω

Department of Corrections: Pastor Steve will preach November 16, not November 9 as stated on page 5.

‘God Time’ Begins Sunday

October 30, 2014

Icon3Childr04Sunday God Time for Kids is this Sunday, November 2. Erica Huarota and Nancy Smith have begun plans, and staff and volunteers will be added to the ranks.

The November 2 time will be used for registration and group activities centered around the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead. The first session each Sunday will be from 10:15 to 11:00 in Fellowship Hall, and the second session (a continuation of what is begun at 10:15) begins at 11:00 and goes to shortly after noon.  Click here for registration form in English. Clic aquí para la forma de registración en español.

Are you interested in working with one of the age groups (4-year-olds through fifth grade), volunteering to help with crafts, activities or snacks?

Información Útil para la Elección de Otoño, 2014

October 29, 2014

Nuestra fe cristiana nos obliga a ver el mundo a través del lente de nuestra relación con Dios y entre sí. Como ciudadanos y residentes de Wisconsin americanos somos capaces de participar en las elecciones abiertas y justas donde nuestro voto individual contará. Por tanto, deberíamos estar preocupados con los asuntos del gobierno y familiarizarnos con los temas políticos, a fin de que nuestro testimonio cristiano pueda influir en las políticas públicas – locales, estatales o nacionales – y ejercer nuestro derecho al voto.

  • Ir al sitio de Wisconsin información para el votante en https://myvote.wi.gov, seleccione su “Voter Category” e introduzca su nombre (en “Voter Search”) o la dirección (en “Address Search”) para encontrar su lugar de votación y ver una boleta de muestra.
  • El Tribunal Supremo ha puesto los requisitos de identificación de votantes de Wisconsin en espera para las elecciones de este noviembre.
  • La votación en ausencia – ir a la ausencia http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/voters/ de plazos y otros datos necesarios si tiene que votar en ausencia.
  • La fecha para ir a las urnas es el martes, 4 de noviembre. También podra registrarse para votar (o volver a registrarse si ha cambiado su nombre o dirección) a https://myvote.wi.gov

Para más información, consulte “Recursos de votantes” en la ventana “Resources” en el Consejo de Iglesias de Wisconsin sitio web, http://www.wichurches.org/ resources/voter-resource

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