Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
Stratford, Wisconsin
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Our Lutheran Women's Missionary Society (LWMS) Fall Rally will be held Saturday, October 2 at Northland Lutheran High School, with registration and refreshments at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Rally from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. The featured presentation will be a video prepared by the Carroll University WELS Waukesha Campus Ministry, providing insight into the role of WELS Campus Ministry at our colleges and universities and the opportunities to lead through this ministry. Two Northland graduates will be part of the video and share their stories about Campus Ministry: David Burgess, Class of 2018 and Hailey Russ, Class of 2019. Offerings collected at the rally, as well as congregational offerings and mite boxes, will support:
    WELS Campus Ministry
    Our circuit’s Befriend a Mission (BAM) Assignments
    Our Savior’s Lutheran School, Peridot, Arizona 
    Divine Savior Lutheran Church, Delray Beach, Florida
    LWMS Home Office

We Are Invited to the community picnic and Christian concert hosted by Grace, Mosinee (Town of Green Valley) and St. Paul’s, Stratford (Town of Day) Saturday afternoon, October 2, at Grace (on County C, a mile west of County S). The event opens at 2:30, features a concert of Christian contemporary music from 3:00 to 4:00, and closes with supper from 4:30 to 5:30. The concert will be performed by Susan Ann Lueneburg, who sings her own original music. For supper the main course, dessert, and drinks will be provided; everyone is asked to bring a side dish to share.

​We will celebrate our Mission Festival on the first Sunday of October, the 3rd, with a single morning service at 10:30, followed by lunch for everyone at 11:45.  Sunday School will meet at the usual time of 9:10 a.m.

Thank You from our Ladies’ Aid to everyone who participated in our brat/hot dog fry last month. The table offering for parsonage appliances came to $495.00, with a few more commitments still to be received. Together with the $500.00 previously saved, we will be able to replace one of the parsonage kitchen appliances promptly when needed.

Northland Lutheran High School News:

“Bring Back the Music” is the theme of the Fall Pops Concert, to be presented Sunday, October 17 at 3:00 p.m.

Dime & Dollar Continues to Grow:  Since we opened our doors in June in Wisconsin Rapids (at 1351 8th St. S.), the store has enjoyed great success. We have received many quality donations and made record sales in the last three months with the profits going to Northland Lutheran High School. Also, thanks to many of you, the number of volunteers we have helping at the store has increased tremendously. 
   We continue to need more help as donations continue to pour in and inventory changes daily. We need more manpower on donation days to process incoming items. Consider a few hours a week or several days a month. Whatever works for you, we can make it happen! Please call the store at 715-421-2030 or stop in to pick up a volunteer application.
   Christmas Sales begin on Monday, October 25 with our reveal of hundreds of items to help you decorate and celebrate the holiday. Before that can happen, we will spend the weekend of October 22-24 resetting the store and preparing for the season. Pencil in those dates on your calendar to help in some way to make this a glorious season to celebrate!
    Fall Hours:   Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Beginning October 25 these hours will be expanded to weekday evenings and later Saturday afternoons to accommodate Christmas shoppers.
   Donation Days and Times are Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m. and Thursdays from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. We are currently overwhelmed with donations, so please try to limit your items to just four boxes or bags per visit. We appreciate your bringing seasonal items only as we have limited storage. We are collecting fall and winter items now. All items must be clean and in good working order.

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.

Volleyball and Soccer teams have been hard at practice, and are ready to begin new seasons of competition. As always, we can use volunteers to help run the games. Please go to this Signup Genius link to volunteer for a game or two: www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4da5af2ba3fb6-fall.
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