Congregational Meeting – 5/21

There will be a Congregational Meeting immediately following the Worship Service on May 21st.  Committee Reports will be reviewed as well as the election of Church Council Members. Reports and nominations will be available at the Church and be forthcoming on the website. Please click on the link below to download the committe reports.  Congregational Meeting … [Read more…]


Studio/office/rehearsal space available You are invited to pursue interests in art, business, music and more in the neighborhood of Lancaster Regional Medical Center and Franklin & Marshall College. Rooms with natural daylight, secure doors, common areas and kitchen facilities/bathrooms are available for rent at West Walnut and Pine streets. The home for your professional and … [Read more…]

Baskets of Promise – 3/5 thru 4/2

Baskets of Promise:  Each Sunday of Lent from March 5th through April 2nd, Emmanuel will be collecting needed items for personal care kits.  Our goal is to provide 24 personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Please see the February 2017 Parish Helper for additional details. 

Choir Rehearsals Resume – 2/5

Make a Joyful Noise!  After a well-deserved “January Break” the choir will resume rehearsals in preparation for the Lent and Easter seasons.  Like to sing?  There’s room for you in the choir loft. Contact Pam Drenner if you are interested.

Souper Bowl of Caring – 2/5

Emmanuel Youth are joining with thousands of other youth on the same day for the “Souper Bowl of Caring.”  They will be standing at the back of the church collecting donations to help feed the hungry.  Money will be divided between the Food Hub of the Lancaster County Council of Churches and the ELCA World Hunger … [Read more…]

Partners for Sacred Places Report

How might we at Emmanuel engage more fully in mission with our community? This question led us to work with Partners for Sacred Places, an organization which helps congregations define their mission How might we at Emmanuel engage more fully in mission with our community? This question led us to work with Partners for Sacred … [Read more…]

Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study Begins 9/7

The office of Morning Prayer from Evangelical Lutheran Worship is used.  A quiet, simple spoken service is centered on psalms, scripture, medication and intercessory prayer.  Please see the September Parish Helper for additional details.

Ingathering Sunday – Baskets of Promise – 10/2

Each week from the end of August through October Emmanuel will be collecting items for school kits. Our goal is to provide 48 kits for Lutheran World Relief.  Please see the Parish Helper or the display in the Narthex for details and items we are collecting.

Baskets of Promise Blessed on 4/10

  This year’s Baskets of Promise for Lutheran World Relief were assembled on Sunday April 3rd, and received a Blessing on April 10th by Pastor Strause.  Emmanuel received donations to make a total of 48 personal care kits – exceeding our goal to make 24 this year.   

Newly Baptized – 4/10

“Child of God, you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked with the cross of Christ forever.”  Deyana Monette Cameron Ponzo, daughter of Danielle Cameron and Shannon Ponzo, was Baptized through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on Sunday, April 3, 2016. 

Baskets of Promise begins 2/14

LWR In Lent (February 14 – March 13) Emmanuel will be collecting needed items for Personal Care Kits. Our goal is to provide 24 Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Please feel free to purchase any single item or multiples for the Personal Care Kits. Following are the collection dates for each needed item: February … [Read more…]