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New Constitution Approved

January 21, 2015

congmtg110sThis past Sunday, the congregation unanimously approved an updated Emmaus constitution. This updated constitution is necessary to conform to the model constitution of the ELCA. 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 must still ratify it at our annual meeting on January 25. Please download a copy here or pick one up in the narthex.

The congregation will be asked to approve a budget for 2015 and elect a church council at the regular congregational meeting after the 9:00 worship service this Sunday. FaithWorks’s new Covenant will also be submitted for approval.

Catequesis de primera comunión

January 12, 2015

Padres y representantes, catequesis de primera comunión, 2015.

Primeramente deseo desearle unas felices fiestas. Es esta oportunidad me dirijo a ustedes para extenderle una invitación para el próximo domingo 18 de enero a las 12:15 p.m. (después de la misa). Para una reunión de padre y representantes.

Puntos a tratar: programa de formación, evaluaciones, fecha de la comunión, donación para la iglesia, y otros.

Sin más que hacer referencia y esperando su asistencia me despido de ustedes no sin antes darles mi bendición.

Fr. Gabriel A. Marcano, Pastor

January newsletter

December 30, 2014

Click here to read the January edition of the Emmaus Visitor, in the mail now.visbutton

One item that did not make it into the newsletter this month was the death over the weekend of retired UW-Parkside Art professor David V. Holmes, 69. In 2000, Dr. Holmes painted the murals adorning our second story walls. You can see some of those paintings on our Flickr site.

The newsletter includes details about two congregational meetings slated in January, letters from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and Greater Milwaukee Synod Bishop Jeff Barrow, photos from the kids’ Christmas pageant, a message about reorganization of Thrivent’s local chapter system, and January’s calendar of events.

Las noticias para enero

December 29, 2014

noticiasbutton Haga clic aquí para leer el boletin para enero.

Una historia real § Iglesias unidas el 28 enero § Estudios Alr3v3s § 100 mayordomos crean en la misión de Emaús § Día de la candelaria § Miercoles de ceniza § Familias sirviendo a Dios en enero §

Shop and Drop Toy Drive

December 18, 2014
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Every Child Deserves a Good Christmas! What: Shop and Drop Toy Drive. When: Sunday December 21, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Where: Emmaus Lutheran Church. Come to shop and pick out a few lightly used toys/books/games or come to drop and donate some of yours…or do both-Shop and Drop! First come, first serve

Christmas Eve services

December 16, 2014

xmas1002sOn Wednesday, December 24, we gather to proclaim the coming of the light. Isaiah announces that the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Paul reminds us that the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all. In the familiar account of Christ’s birth, the evening sky is bright with the heavenly host singing, “Glory to God in the highest.”

Amid our broken world we proclaim that the prince of peace is born among us. God comes to us in human flesh—in Christ’s body and blood — so that we may be bearers of divine light to all the world.

At the 4:30 p.m. service, organist Joyce Kaiser and the Brass Nickel will lead us in Christmas music. The afternoon service ends with Holy Communion and the congregation singing “Silent Night” by candlelight.

At 6:00 p.m., Pastor Jhon Freddy Correa will lead a Spanish-language Candle Light service. ¡Ven y recibe la alegría del bebe!

Join us for one or both of the December 24 worship services as we welcome the Prince of Peace!

Pastor Walter in December The Lutheran

December 8, 2014

ExpectGraceD14The Lutheran Magazine has printed in its December, 2014 issue “Expect Grace,” a “Parson to Person” column Pastor Walter Hermanns originally wrote for The Journal Times in 2007. This is the sermon that his daughter, Laura, read at his funeral last December.

Several copies of the December issue are available in the narthex.

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