Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
Stratford, Wisconsin
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Our Summer Worship Schedule begins at the end of May, with services Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Pastor has been invited to preach for the Ascension service at St. Paul’s, Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday evening, May 26, so we will hold our first summer weeknight service Wednesday that week, the 25th.

Women’s Bible Study will be offered again this spring and summer. Our tentative schedule is Tuesday evenings at 6:30, starting May 31. 

Summer Bible School for our school-age students will be held five Fridays this summer: June 10th and 24th, July 8th and 22nd, and August 5th, from 9:00 to 10:30 each morning.

Our Annual Dedication Anniversary/Debt Reduction Dinner will be held, God willing, on Sunday, June 26, This year marks the fifth anniversary of the dedication of our new building on June 25, 2017. 
   Our Basket Auction has become a popular feature of our celebration. You are welcome to donate a basket of items for any hobby that interests you, and purchase tickets to bid on others. It’s a great way to get to know each other a little better. Proceeds of the auction and special offering envelopes will be contributed to our LACE loan.
   A scrap book of the construction project is on display in our Fellowship Hall.
   Our Ladies Aid has planned a chicken dinner. Having been some days in preparation, a splendid time is guaranteed for all!

The New Hymnals Are Here!  The pew editions of the new Christian Worship have arrived! The main order of “The Service” is the same musical setting as “The Common Service” of the current hymnal. Two other musical settings are included for the sake of variety; we can learn those when we’re ready. 
   We’ll need volunteers to open the books properly the first time. Stay a few minutes after our worship service if you’d like to help! A sheet of instructions is next to the hymnals.

WELS Night at the Brewers is back! Mark your calendars for an evening at the ballpark on Friday, July 8, to watch the Brewers take on the Pirates. Tickets for WELS members and guests are discounted up to 50% and are reserved in a block. The purchase deadline is Friday, June 10. Tickets can be purchased online at brewers.com/wels.

EHV (Evangelical Heritage Version) Study Bible:  Pastor’s copy of the new study Bible is on display next to the hymnals.

Electronic Offerings may be made by filling out a form from Partners Bank.  You may designate an amount to be transferred as often as you'd like: monthly, weekly, every other week, twice a month, etc.  Ask Pastor for a copy of the form.

Our Sunday School Mission Offerings for the current school year will support Dime and Dollar Thrift Shop in Wisconsin Rapids. Children’s clothes are in constant demand, so our students’ offerings will be used to purchase socks and underwear, which our students will repackage.

Altar and Cleaning Volunteers for 2022 are needed and appreciated! Please sign up on the lists on the round table at the front of our Fellowship Hall. Our Ladies’ Aid organizes the schedule, but you don’t have to be a member of the Ladies’ Aid (nor even a lady!) to volunteer.

Our volunteer lawn mowing crew will serve again this summer. More volunteers are welcome.

Cleaning Tip: Volunteer cleaners, your work is very much appreciated! One thing we’ve noticed: watch out for loose carpet fibers. Trim them before running over them with the vacuum; otherwise a section of carpet will wrap itself around the vacuum cleaner’s beater bar.

Northland Lutheran High School News:

Dime & Dollar Thrift Store  serves you and Northland at two locations; please call for business hours:
    Wausau: 211 Alexander St.; 715-849-4168
    Wisconsin Rapids: 1351 8th St. S.; 715-421-2030 

Debt Reduction:  If we raise $48,000 by June 30, God will have compelled hearts to raise a total of $1 million over the last 2 fiscal years. This is amazing! Praise be to God! Keep praying that Christ-compelled hearts continue to support our unique and wonderful Northland ministry, where our young people are prepared for this life and the next.

Visit the Northland Pride Pump to earn 2 cents/gallon for NLHS, at the R-Store Cedar Creek BP in Rothschild, next to Culver’s.

Do you have a Thrivent account?  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans allows you to designate a recipient for charitable disbursements. Go to Thrivent.com, scroll down to the “Generosity” box and click on “Learn More.” Scroll down to the “Thrivent Choice” box, and click on “More.” Choose “Direct Choice Dollars,” and type Northland Lutheran High School in the search box.
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