Greetings! In the now common phrase –  “in an abundance of caution” – we have agreed to suspend all activities, including worship, at Emmanuel, at least until Palm Sunday (April 5). Please stay healthy, wash your hands, and care for yourself and one another.  Your ELC staff and leaders are still here for you! It … [Read more…]

5th Sunday in Lent – 03/29

Please see Sermon Page (under Worship Heading) for complete Prayer of the Day, Lessons, Sermon and Prayers of Intercession for Sunday, March 29th, the 5th Sunday in Lent.

4th Sunday in Lent – 3/22

Greetings and peace on this, The Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 22, 2020.   During this time of “social distancing” we invite all to share today’s scripture and the prayer of the day.  Prayer of the Day Bend your ear to our prayers, Lord Christ, and come among us. By your gracious life and death for … [Read more…]

3rd Sunday in Lent – 3/15

Greetings and peace to all. Despite our not gathering together today, we remain the body of Christ. On this 3rd Sunday in Lent, March 15, 2020 we invite everyone to participate in the reading of today’s scripture and the prayer of the day. Today’s readings include: Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 Roman’s 5:1-11 John 4:5-42 The … [Read more…]

Bake/Sub Sale – 4/28

Support Youth Mission Trip to Charlestown West Virginia With Election Day Bake Sale and Sub Orders Tuesday, April 28 2019 The Bake Sale needs your help by donating items that can be sold at the bake sale and also on election day to work at the bake sale table. Signup in the back of the … [Read more…]

Community Meal – 4/13

Emmanuel to Sponsor Lancaster County Food Hub Community Meal East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church April 13, 2019 at 5:30 PM Volunteers are needed: Pre-Meal Preparation ~ Set up Serving ~ Clean Up Interested in helping? Sign up in the Narthex. Questions? Contact: Deb Barrett

Holy Week at Emmanuel

Each year Christians enter into the liturgical commemoration of the final week of our Lord’s life leading up to his crucifixion and resurrection. Called “Holy Week,” this week centers upon events both joyful and tragic. Join the People of God as we celebrate the life-giving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Savior. Palm Sunday … [Read more…]

Easter Lily Forms – Due 3/29

Help beautify the sanctuary during the Easter season by purchasing lilies in memory of, in honor of, or in thanksgiving for a loved one. The cost is $8.00 per 5/6 bloom lily. Complete the form found in the March-April Parish Helper, include your payment and send to the church by March 29. Thank You!

Lent Gatherings – Begin 3/4 – 6 PM

We will be gathering each Wednesday night in Lent, although not Ash Wednesday, for a time of food, fellowship, and learning. As in past years we will gather for a light meal. Following the meal we will spend our time focusing on the Final Words From the Cross. Supper begins at 6:00 p.m. and our … [Read more…]

Baskets of Promise – 3/1

Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief Throughout the season of Lent, we will be collecting items to assemble 50 Personal Care Kits for LWR. Each Sunday in Lent we will be collecting a specifically designated item. March 1 – Bath –sized bar soap March 8 – Bath-sized towels March 15 – Adult-sized toothbrushes March … [Read more…]

Community Meal – 1/13

Emmanuel will Sponsor Lancaster County Food Hub Community Meal at East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church on January 13, 2020, at 5:30 PM. Volunteers are needed: Pre-Meal Preparation, Set Up, Serving, and Clean Up. Interested in helping? Sign up in the Narthex. Contact Deb Barrett with any questions.

Church Directory Update

We need your help! It has been several years since our directory has been updated. In light of an interim pastor and, in the near future, a new pastor we would like to have current information. We have noticed some of our younger members, that are still listed with their parents, have moved and some … [Read more…]

Congregational Meeting – 1/26

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020, immediately following the worship service. Click here to download a copy of the Congregational Meeting Materials.

Pointsettia Memorial Orders – Due 12/8

This year there is a choice of ways to celebrate the season. You may purchase a poinsettia for $9.00 each; or you may wish to contribute to the Greens Fund which helps decorate the church with garlands. Please fill out the form located in the Parish Helper and return it to the church by Sunday, … [Read more…]

Election Day Bake/Sub Sale – 11/5

It’s time again for the Fall Election Day Bake Sale. We need everyone’s help and support to make this a successful event for our Youth Group. Please donate soup, baked goods, breads, or any other food we can sell. Volunteer help is needed on the day of the sale. Sign-up board for volunteers and to … [Read more…]

Reformation Potluck – 10/27

Following worship, we’ll gather at the back of the narthex and enjoy hot or cold potluck fare with a nod to German (or otherwise as you choose) food. Please be sure the food you bring can be eaten with a toothpick or a fork. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. There will be limited … [Read more…]

Community Meal – 10/14

The Lancaster County Food Hub Community Meal at East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church will be on October 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm. Volunteers are needed: – to pre-make Chicken Noodle Soup, – Bake Cookie Bars (recipe and pan provided) and for serving and clean- Interested in helping? Contact: Deb Barrett, 717-872-2113 or sign up in … [Read more…]

Card Making – 9/14

Card making will be held Saturday, September 14th at 9:00 am until noon in the Fireside Room. Come help make cards to mail to homebound and shut-in members of Emmanuel. Coffee, materials & supplies will be provided.