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FaithWorks Fall Festival September 7

August 19, 2014

10478558_620322144748323_6089749464018461351_nFaithWorks Fall Festival: God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday, September 7, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1015 Four Mile Road, Racine.

  • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Service in Community
  • 11:30 a.m.: Worship service
  • 12:30 p.m.: Pig roast and picnic
  • 1:30 p.m.: Children’s games
  • 2:30 p.m.: “Think Pawsitive” dog agility show
  • 3:15 p.m.: 50/50 raffle drawing.

Zumba. Live music. 50/50 raffle. Free fun for the entire family.

September Visitor

August 28, 2014

visbuttonThe September edition of the Emmaus Visitor is in the mail. Click here to read the Visitor on line.

Highlights this month: September 14 Congregational Meeting § FaithWorks Fall Festival, Day of Service § Borrowing Approved § Season of Creation § After School Program Resumes § Neighborhood Camp Awards Scholarships § Laura Smith to Meet Women’s Bible Study § Pastor Jhon Freddy Completes Masters Exam § School Supplies for Wadewitz § Thank You Notes § Environmental Stewardship § FaithWorks Names Champions § Anticipating Re-formation

In advance of the congregational meeting to be held after the worship service on Sunday, September 14, we have sent out a mailing addressing questions raised at this summer’s listening sessions and a viewpoint letter from Pastors Mary Janz and Michael Mueller. If you have not received the mailing, you may read the Q&A report here, and the pastors’ viewpoint letter here.


Councils Present Covenant Proposals

August 21, 2014

St. Andrew and Emmaus councils met separately this Tuesday at St. Andrew. Each council crafted a recommendation to be considered by its own congregation at its September 14 congregational meeting. It was also decided that on September 14 we have two worship services at 9:00 a.m., one at Emmaus and the other at St. Andrew. Following each service there will be a congregational meeting at each location to consider the recommendation made by their council.

The Emmaus recommendation is the following:
The Council of Emmaus recommends that as of Reformation Sunday, 2014, we will worship at Emmaus; and that we, Emmaus, will invite Emaús and St. Andrew into covenant. The covenant will be developed by the covenant partners to be approved at the next annual congregational meeting in January, 2015.

Based on the Emmaus council’s recommendation to their congregation to invite St. Andrew to join them in worship at Emmaus, the St. Andrew Congregation Council is presenting the following options to the St. Andrew congregation. St. Andrew members will decide between the following two choices:
1. We will continue to worship at St. Andrew, regroup and determine how we will move forward and sustain ourselves in our space. Or,
2. We will come together in worship with the Emmaus congregation at their location.

All members of both congregations should have received an email or U.S. Mail copy of a Q&A sheet addressing questions from the listening sessions and a Pastors’ Viewpoint letter from Pastor Michael and Pastor Mary last week. If you did not receive either, there are copies in the St. Andrew narthex or upon request at the Emmaus office. You may also click here to see the Q&A sheet on line.

Paseo y Celebrar 5 Años

August 6, 2014

ldalecollage2¡Emaús cierra sus puertas el domingo, Agosto 31 para irse de paseo y celebrar cinco años con la misa campal, canoas, climbing wall, y mucho mas!

Salida a las 8:30 a.m. de Emaús; volvemos alrededor de 7:00 p.m. El costo es $15.00: todo incluido — bus, canoas, climbing wall, lago y mas.

Registarte para separar tu cupo al (262) 634-5515.

Parroquia Emaús will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a special outdoor mass and activities at Lutherdale Bible Camp on Sunday, August 31.

We leave from Emaús at 8:30 a.m. and return around 7:00 p.m. The cost of $15 covers the bus, canoes, climbing wall, swimming, obstacle course and more. Register to save your seat by calling the English-speaking secretary at 262 634 5515.


Being Good Stewards of Environment

July 28, 2014

by John Berge

Many of us consider ourselves good stewards of our money, but how many of us are as good stewards of the environment as we could be? Frequently, the two can be the same.  Take for example the use of LED (light emitting diodes) in our homes.  Although they have a high initial cost, they save money and energy (relate that to fossil fuels and CO2 in the atmosphere) in the long run.  Most cities are replacing all their street and traffic lights with LEDs for the economic benefit; we should be doing it in our homes for both reasons.

Icon3Proj3EasCreaABCFor environmental and ethical reasons we should be avoiding what has been labeled “Conflict Palm Oil” in our snack foods.  Conflict Palm Oil is palm oil produced through practices that cause rainforest destruction, human rights violations and massive climate pollution, most significantly in Borneo and the East Indies. Maybe it would be better for our health if we cut back on all snacks containing palm oil and grabbed some fresh fruit instead.

It is good environmental stewardship to cut back on the paper we use, but also to increase the amount of paper and cardboard that we recycle.  The USA produced 20,700,000 tons of paper products last year, but only 53% of that was recycled.  There are some restrictions on what type of paper the city’s recycler will accept, but other than that, no paper should be filling up our landfills.  There are other types of recyclables that also should be kept out of the trash and the landfills, but that is another column.

When purchasing home furnishings and appliances, clothing and other consumer products, one should not only consider the immediate costs, but the environmental and ethical costs of raw materials and manufacture, energy costs when in use, and costs to the environment for disposal.  Numerical analysis of these costs are probably beyond the capabilities of each of us, but a reasonable consideration of these factors is quite within our abilities and should lead us in the right direction and to a right decision.  The energy-efficient refrigerator and the gas-guzzling automobile are two examples on each side of the equation.

And speaking of the automobile, we should be leaving it in the garage and walking or biking on nearby errands.  I will leave it to each person to define nearby for themselves based on their age, physical condition, need for exercise and other factors.  But I am sure that nearby can be significantly farther than we have assumed for most of us.  I am frequently astounded by people who drive to the gym to walk on a treadmill.

Dame un Nuevo Corazón Señor

July 25, 2014

noticias08Cenaculos de oración con comunión y meditaciones al corazón de Jesús.

Abre las puertas de tu hogar.

  • Jueves, 7 de agosto, 6:00 p.m.: El corazón humano bajo la luz del corazón de Dios
  • Jueves 14 de agosto, 6:00 p.m.: El corazón de Jesús cura nuestras conciencias
  • Jueves 21 de agosto, 6:00 p.m.: El corazón de Jesús, prinicpio y término de nuestra reconciliación
  • Jueves 28 de agosto, 6:00 p.m.: El corazón eucarístico de Jesús

Para mas información, llama al Pr. Gabriel: 414-712-1680.

Para leer las otras noticias de agosto, haga clic aquí.

Misa de sanación

July 24, 2014

Misa de sanación, restauración y liberación – Dale la oportunidad a Dios para que sane, repare tu corazón y toda tu familia, julio 27 a las 10:00 a.m.
No te pierdas la próxima misa de sanación Agosto 24.


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