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June Newsletter

May 20, 2015

visitorClick here to read the June edition of the Emmaus Visitor.

In this month’s issue: ELCA Monthly Partners Calendar ∆ Congregations Discuss Consolidation ∆ New Carpeting; Office Shuffling ∆ ‘God’s Work, Our Hands’ Sunday Planning ∆ Synod Assembly at Carthage ∆ Neighborhood Camp Preparations ∆ EASY Wraps Up the Year ∆ Thanks, Mentors ∆ Community Meal ∆ Fiesta Mexicana Thanks ∆ AIDS Ride; MS Tee-Off ∆ Racine County Resources Training Event ∆ ‘The Natural Step’ ∆ Paseo a Lutherdale ∆ ‘Called to Serve’

ELCA Mission Partners Calendar

May 14, 2015

2015ELCAcalendar-webWe’ve just learned that Emmaus-Emaús is prominently featured in the 2015 Monthly Partners calendar of the ELCA. Not only are we on the front cover, there are three more pictures of Emaús-Emmaus people on the inside pages.

You can receive a copy of the calendar by joining Monthly Partners.

“Join Monthly Partners and provide consistent, ongoing support for the ELCA churchwide ministries that mean the most to you. It’s convenient, it’s simple, and it makes a big impact on the mission and ministry of our church, while keeping administrative costs at a minimum.

“How it works:

  • Your gift of at least $10 per program will be automatically charged on the 1st or 15th of every month — whichever date is most convenient for you.
  • An annual, consolidated receipt will be mailed to your home in the first quarter of every year. Your donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
  • You can cancel, change or update your automatic monthly donation at any time by calling 800-638-3522, ext. 2638.

“View a list of ministries and sign up now by visiting

“Exclusive perks! Join now and receive a copy of the Monthly Partners calendar — featuring beautiful ministry photos from around the world — before the start of each year.”

EASY Year-End Program

May 13, 2015

120515Di-Yos-sThis Thursday, May 14, all are invited for supper at 5:30 p.m. The after school program kids will present Hands-on-Science at 6:15 p.m. Families, mentors and friends are invited to try their hand at some of the experiments the kids have learned throughout the year. At 7:00 p.m. there will be a brief closing program during which time the kids will honor their mentors.

Fiesta Mexicana May 9

May 8, 2015

Emmaus Lutheran Church and Parroquia Emaús, 1925 Summit Avenue, invite you to Fiesta Mexicana Saturday, May 9. A joint effort by Emmaus and Emaús members, all proceeds will go to the general fund of the church, helping sustain the building that houses the many ministries offered by the congregation.

140503-1647fmedThe chefs will serve an all-you-can-eat Mexican buffet from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Meal tickets are on sale for $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children between 3 and 10 years of age. Children under three eat free.

Raffle tickets sold for $1.00 each may go either to the general raffle or to the individual gift baskets. $10 tickets buy a chance to win a cash prize of either $250 or $500 in a separate raffle drawing.

There will be a priceless bake sale at the door throughout the Fiesta as well. Offer what you think is fair, and take home some scrumptious Mexican or Anglo fare.

May newsletter

April 30, 2015

visitorClick here to read the May issue of the Emmaus Visitor.

In this month’s edition: Fiesta Mexicana § Forum on Our Future § Eddie Lacy at Synod Assembly § Racine Mission Cluster § FaithWorks Faces Challenges § Nepal Earthquake Response § Kevin Hunter Bike Ride § Bee Colony Collapse § Altar Guild Co-Chairs § Community Meal § Baile Familiar § EASY Year End Program § Neighborhood Camp Registration § Priceless Bake Sale § ‘What’s Next in Our Journey?’

Jim Martinsen funeral

April 29, 2015

martinsenJPastor Mary will lead the funeral for Jim Martinsen at Emmaus, 1925 Summit Avenue, this Saturday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be in the Sunset Room from 10:00 until the time of the funeral. There will also be visitation Thursday, April 30 at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, Illinois, 60077, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Read the full obituary here.

Public Hearings Set May 2 and 3

April 27, 2015

Mark your calendar for important public hearings following May 2 and 3 worship services! Pastor Mary and Pastor Jhon Freddy will lead the information/question and answer forums regarding the proposal to consider consolidation of Emmaus and Emaús. See Pastor Mary’s page for details!


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