Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
Stratford, Wisconsin
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Sunday School students, families, and friends will go bowling Sunday, March 31, at the Rose Bowl Lanes in Marshfield from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $10.00 for shoes, two games, soda, and pizza. Our Sunday School treasury will cover half the cost for each student.  

Our Sunday School students will sing at the beginning of the 10:30 service on Sunday, February 24.

Our Sunday School Mission Offerings for this school year will be contributed to our Native American missions in Arizona, in recognition of the 125th anniversary of our synod’s work among the Apache nation. Our Ladies’ Aid will match up to $71.00.

A Door Offering will be gathered for our Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) the first and last Sundays of March. Our Spring Rally will be Saturday, April 6 at Trinity, Marshfield.  Our worship service the previous Sunday, March 31, will focus on the  work of our LWMS.

Together We Shine: The annual fellowship and fund-raising event at Northland Lutheran High School will be held Sunday, March 3, from noon to 3:00 p.m. A lunch buffet of soups, sandwiches, and desserts will be served, and the afternoon will feature many displays, presentations, and performances. Our annual Silent Auction will also be held; if you are able to donate items, gift cards, trip packages, etc., please contact the office as soon as possible. New this year is a soup cook-off: We are asking each congregation to assemble a team to prepare a large roaster of soup to serve at the buffet. Diners will vote on the best soup, and awards will be given. Please contact the office with your soup team, auction gifts, and registrations at 715-359-3400 or nlhsoffice@nlhs.org.

​Visit the Northland Lutheran High School Pride Pump to earn 2 cents/ gallon for Northland Lutheran High. It’s located at the R-Store Cedar Creek BP, 10201 Park Plaza, Rothschild, next to Culver’s. is inviting anyone in the Association to participate in a planning session the morning of Saturday, January 19, from 8:00 to 11:30. We pray the discussions and actions that stem from that day drive five-year plans to greater reach our mission and vision. 

Dime & Dollar Thrift Shop is an important source of support for Northland Lutheran High. Volunteers are needed; please call Jamie at 715-849-4168. Dime & Dollar has two locations: 211 Alexander St. in Wausau, and 3268 Church St. in Stevens Point.

Area Outreach:  Members of our Marshfield area congregations meet monthly to coordinate publicity and outreach efforts, such as the float for last December’s holiday parade. Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s, McMillan. Confirmed members of all our congregations are welcome to attend.

The Martin Luther College Choir will perform its spring tour sacred concert Friday, March 22 at 12:45 at Northland Lutheran High School and at 7:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Schofield.

​​New Addresses for our part of Marathon County are being assigned. The church is 113265 County Road P; the parsonage is 113267 County Road P; “EP” isn’t used. Both are still a Stratford address with the 54484 zip code. Please report your new address to Pastor.

Altar and Cleaning Volunteer Schedules for 2019 have been posted on the bulletin board in the kitchen. Volunteers are appreciated!

Our Ladies’ Aid collects greeting card covers, Campbell’s soup labels, and UPC bar code labels from Best Choice products sold at Davel's in Stratford and at the Lakeside Fresh Market in Spencer. Please put your donations on the kitchen counter.  Prescription medication bottles are no longer needed.
    Empty prescription medication bottles are no longer being collected.

Anyone with an artistic bent is welcome to contribute art (paper or digital) to portray the Scripture readings in our Sunday and holiday bulletins. The Scripture readings follow the Year B series on page 164 in the front of our hymnal. Our monthly calendar includes the church year date for each Sunday.

Handicap Parking:  Each of the two signs at the front of our carport is intended to reserve two spaces, for the four handicap spaces required by law. Please leave those spaces for vehicles with official handicap plates or cards. It would be frustrating for those who need them to find them blocked by non-handicap vehicles.
   If you would like to park close to the building, please do so along the north side, where the exterior door to the Fellowship Hall will be unlocked. Or ask one of our ushers to park your car for you.
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