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December Newsletter

November 27, 2015

 visitorClick here to read the December, 2015 edition of the Emmaus Visitor.

In this months issue: Christmas Eve Services 🕯 Nuestra Señora de Guadelupe 🕯 New Constitution, Name 🕯 Annual Reports Due Soon 🕯 Giving Tree 🕯 Celebrating Generosity 🕯 ‘On the Edge’ Bible Study 🕯 Children’s Christmas Musical 🕯 After School Activities 🕯 Community Meal 🕯 ‘Grateful Hearts’ 🕯 FaithWorks Dissolves; Mission Continues 🕯 Outreach for Hope, Siebert Grants 🕯 Emaús in The Lutheran 🕯 Letters 🕯 ‘In the Fullness of Time’

‘Celebrate Generosity’ Brunch

November 20, 2015

ableskiversPlease join us in the Fellowship Hall at 10:00 this Sunday morning, November 22, for a bountiful brunch with our Emmaus and Emaús friends.

Indulge your sweet tooth with a serving of æbleskiver with your choice of toppings, or try something more savory or spicy from a variety of Mexican desayunos items.

Bishop Barrow Responds to Gov. Walker

November 19, 2015

In a polarized political climate where minds are pretty much made up when it comes to politics, I find letters written by church leaders to be less helpful than they used to be. After all, our Governor has a right to his political views and in fact represents the views of some of the good people in our synod.

FlightEgypt-WA3725At the same time, I find it difficult to say nothing at all about a statement in which the Governor plans to deny Syrian refugees a place in the state of Wisconsin. This is a pastoral issue which goes far beyond the limits of political differences.

A blanket refusal, whether or not it is within one’s power, seems to play perfectly into the hands of terrorists around the world. If indeed the goal of terrorism is to make people fearful, then we have been invited to live in fear rather than freedom.

In an unsettled world I have witnessed a clear path which begins with ignorance, embraces fear, evolves into hatred and eventually erupts in violence. In my mind that was exactly the path followed in the senseless act of violence at the Sikh temple here in our own state. It is a path that I have seen duplicated time and again in senseless acts of violence around the country.

Isolationism of any kind, especially when it involves turning away innocent, often desperate people, does nothing to make the world a safer place. It only invites ignorance and increases fear of the other. Furthermore, it cuts off a path to the building of relationships which I consider to be the true building blocks of a more peaceful world.

This great nation has been built on the backs of immigrants, many of them refugees, who have found welcome and safety in coming to this country. I dare to believe that caring about others rather than shunning them is who we are still called to be.

In my mind, the choice to ignore the cries of those seeking asylum runs contrary to the values of this country. I am most certain that it runs contrary to the way of Jesus.

–Bishop Jeff Barrow

En espanol aqui.

FaithWorks Food Pantry Meal

November 18, 2015

mealsD05The FaithWorks Food Pantry at Atonement-Our Savior’s, 2915 Wright Avenue, will be open on Tuesday, November 24 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. (but closed on Thanksgiving Day). They expect to serve somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 families on Tuesday. The pantry has a particularly strong need right now for canned vegetables, canned dinners (spaghetti, chili, stew, etc.), canned fruit and boxes of cereal.

Please note that while FaithWorks will come to an end at the end of the year, the FaithWorks food pantry, as well as several other of FaithWorks’ ministries, will continue on.

‘Dan and Ray Rendering Thanks’

November 16, 2015

temp5“Dan and Ray Rendering Thanks” will give away their sixth annual free Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day. The meal will consist of turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, stuffing, cranberries, rolls, butter and desserts. The feast is open to all, but a reservation is required, by calling their hot line, 262 554-5440. “Dan and Ray Rendering Thanks” is a non-profit company.

If you know anyone who would appreciate a nice meal, such as an elderly person or couple, someone down on their luck, or someone with no family in town, please let them know about this free feast! The feast will be served on Thanksgiving Day from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Racine Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street.

Dan and Ray welcome volunteers to donate their time, services, or any other type of help on Wednesday, November 25 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thanksgiving Day from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you are fortunate enough to help with a donation or to sponsor a table/tables, please contact Dan and Ray at 262 554-5440; they will return your call.

Sponsorship cost is $5.00 per person or $50.00 per table (ten meals). If you would like your name or company/business name on a table tent and on a place mat, just let them know. They will provide that for you, with your donation. You may also donate at the door if you just want to come for the meal and are just looking to eat with a very big family.

Noticias para noviembre

November 2, 2015

Haga clic aquí para leer las noticias para noviembre en línea.noticiasbutton11 En el boletin este mes:

Preparandome para la navidad 💀 Tenga gratitude 💀 ¿Qué es el Adviento? 💀 ¿Sabías qué? 💀 ¿Virgen María de Guadalupe sabías? 💀 Cocina Crew 💀 ¿Por qué importante la confirmación para la fe de los jóvenes? 💀 ¿Cuál es el rol de los padrinos? 💀 Un gran camino de fe y de amor 💀

Fiesta de Disfraces

October 29, 2015

halloweenLa Cabañita 9614 Northwestern Ave. Hwy K y Hwy H, Viernes, el 30 octubre. Estructura gigante; iluminación robotica; sistema Ev, Power by Crown. Presentando su producción “2016.” El sonido que impresiona, Sonido Chester, Edgar Cesario.

Entrada adultos $7; de 3-15 años solo $5. Venta de cerveza Modelo. Antojitos mexicanos. Rifas. Concurso de disfraces.


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