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National Night Out

July 29, 2015

vchipO96Emmaus Lutheran Church will host the neighborhood National Night Out gathering from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. this Tuesday, August 4. The church’s Neighborhood Camp invites the community to its end of the season picnic. Come share burgers, hot dogs, games; check out community health services information and visits from local fire and safety officials and McGruff the Crime Dog.

La Fiesta Nacional Contra el Crimen se llevará a cabo el martes, 4 de agosto con el propósito de:

  1. Aumentar el conocimiento sobre la delincuencia y la prevención del abuso de drogas.
  2. Generar apoyo y participación en la lucha contra el crimen.
  3. Fortalecer el espíritu de buena vecindad y las relaciones entre la policía y la comunidad.
  4. Hacer saber a los criminales que los vecinos están organizados y tomando acción para mantener un vecindario seguro.

The goals of National Night Out are to:

  1. Increase awareness of crime and drug abuse prevention.
  2. Generate support and participation in the fight against crime.
  3. Strengthen the spirit of good neighborly relations between the police and the community.
  4. To let criminals know that residents are organized and taking action to maintain a safe neighborhood.

Las Noticias para Agosto

August 3, 2015
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Haga clic aquí para leer las noticias para el mes de agosto.noticias08

En la edición de este mes:  La obra de Dios en nuestros manos ☼ Kermés 2015 ☼ Los Mayordomos de Dios son Santos y Pecadores ☼ Jóvenes en Detroit ☼ Primeras Comuniones ☼National Night Out contra el crimen ☼ Noche de billar ☼ Estudios Bíblicos en las jueves ☼ Hay algo en el DAR ☼ Formulario de pedido camiseta

God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday

July 28, 2015
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140914GWOHS2014“God’s work. Our hands” Sunday, September 13, 2015, is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA): one church, freed in Christ to serve and to love our neighbor. Thousands of ELCA members will serve communities September 13 in ways that share the love of God with all people.

Whether it’s gathering food items to fill shelves at a local food pantry, cleaning up a public park, or volunteering at a homeless shelter, your service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: That all of life in Jesus Christ — every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life — flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.

  • 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.: Community service projects throughout Racine
  • 11:30 a.m.: Joint worship service at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
  • 12:30 a.m.: Picnic and kids’ games

Click here to download a list of service projects for the day, contact information, and to sign up.

“Obra de Dios, Nuestras manos” Domingo, 13 de septiembre 2015, es una oportunidad para celebrar lo que somos como la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América (ELCA): una iglesia, liberado en Cristo para servir y amar a nuestro prójimo. Miles de miembros de la ELCA servirán comunidades 13 de septiembre de manera que comparten el amor de Dios con toda la gente.

Ya se trate de reunir alimentos para llenar los estantes en una despensa de comida local, la limpieza de un parque público, o ser voluntario en un refugio para personas sin hogar, sus actividades de servicios ofrecen una oportunidad para nosotros para explorar una de nuestras convicciones más básicas como luteranos: que toda la vida en Jesucristo – cada acto de servicio, en todas las llamadas al día, en todos los rincones de la vida – fluye libremente de la vida, atrevida confianza en la gracia de Dios.

8:30-11:00 a.m.: proyectos de servicio comunitario en todo Racine
11:30 am: servicio de adoración conjunta en la Iglesia Luterana de la Resurrección
12:30 a.m .: picnic y juegos juvenil

Haga clic aquí para descargar una lista de proyectos de servicio para el día, información de contacto, y para inscribirse.

Scrip Update

July 22, 2015
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by Cathy Meyerscrip712

Thank you to all of you who use Scrip gift cards. In the first six months of 2015, we have made a profit of $1,011.70. Now we are able to transfer $1,000 to the general fund.

Please continue to take advantage of the many gift cards we have on hand or ask for a special order. Also, if you have not tried using the Scrip gift cards, now would be a great time to start. It really does help Emmaus.

Environmental Stewardship: Get Out and Experience Nature

July 20, 2015
by John Berge
I was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, and from the age of five on, I lived with the University of Wisconsin Arboretum as my backyard, literally so for the first house and within a block for the second house. After school, on weekends and all summer long, I probably walked every inch of every trail many times over. I explored off the trails, too, back in those days when that was permitted. I learned about nature and learned to love and respect the natural world. Walking those paths and trails has had a strong influence upon me.
I still walk the paths and trails around Racine and Southeastern Wisconsin, sometimes disturbing the walk by taking along the golf clubs. My favorite paths through restored natural areas are along the Pike River Pathway, along the Root River Pathway through Colonial Woods, in Chiwaukee Prairie and along the Ice Age Trail.
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The environmental writer Jerry Apps quotes his father teaching him how to walk those trails with the simple but profound phrase, “Listen for the whispers and look in the shadows”. John Muir wrote, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Or to quote Jens Jensen, “Trails are the footprints of the ages.”
I don’t have the actual quotation in front of me, but I have always agreed with a philosophy that Aldo Leopold expressed in several ways in his Sand County Almanac: “To protect and advocate for nature we must first love it, and to love it we must first know it, and to know it we must first get out and experience it.” Nature and other scientific programs on television may have changed that sequence slightly, but the essence remains true.
How does all of this apply to you? To paraphrase the introduction to the old television program, “Mission Impossible,” your assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to go out and find a trail through a natural area and take a walk for as long as you are able, listening for the whispers and looking in the shadows. Take a child with you if at all possible. The first walk will not be enough, so I urge it to become a habit. Learn to know and love the natural world so that you become a practitioner and an advocate for good environmental stewardship. As Rachel Carson once wrote, “Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”

Community Meal in August

July 17, 2015

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The next meal that we will serve at St. Patrick’s is on Thursday, August 6. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex.

Reminder: St. Pat’s has shut their ovens off for the summer, so instead of the casseroles, they’d like us to substitute food that can be heated in a Nesco or served cold. Community Meal Director Margaret Clickner suggests hot dogs, beans, chips, tacos, hamburgers, brats, sloppy joes, sub sandwiches, cold pasta salads (tuna, chicken, and shrimp), leaf salad, pickles, olives, and fresh fruit.

WISDOM Rallies for Drivers’ Cards

July 16, 2015

Emmaus and WISDOM will host an important immigration action next Thursday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

drivercardThe event will lift up the issue of drivers’ cards for immigrants. WISDOM is calling on Wisconsin to join the growing number of states that allow undocumented workers to drive legally. WISDOM has long supported this initiative, which will make our roads safer, allow thousands of people to breathe easier as they go to work or to church or take their children to school, and which will make life much easier for law enforcement. Read more…

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