Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
Stratford, Wisconsin
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Grace Lutheran Church (Town of Green Valley) and St. Paul Lutheran Church (Town of Day) are hosting a neighborhood picnic for residents of the towns of Green Valley and Day and our area WELS congregations on Saturday, September 14th from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Green Valley Town Hall (206560 Ancestor Lane).
    The featured attraction will be a concert by musician Susan Ann Lueneburg, who is a composer and performer of Christian music. We will also coordinate a number of traditional yard games for young and old. Craft vendors have also been invited to provide some casual shopping for visitors.
    A meal with be provided from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Grace and St. Paul will provide the main course, drinks, and pie, with no charge for the meal. Neighborhood guests are asked to bring a dish of food to share with others. You may also wish to bring a lawn chair.
    The evening will wrap up with a bonfire starting at 6:00 p.m.

Altar and Cleaning Volunteer Schedules for 2019 are posted on the bulletin board in the kitchen. Our Ladies’ Aid coordinates the work, but you don’t have to be a member in order to volunteer. We have some volunteers who have taken on several months; more are welcome.

The Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors (OWLS):  Our next meeting will be Thursday, September 19 at noon at St. Peter, McMillan. We enjoy a pot-luck lunch, brief business meeting, and a topic of local interest. Everyone 55 and above is welcome to attend.
    Our synod’s OWLS is the major supporter of the WELS Civilian Chaplaincy to military and civilians living in Europe. Every year OWLS members fund the salary of the Civilian Chaplain who visits our service people and civilians who are in Europe.
    More information is available at the OWLS website: www.wels.net/serving-you/christian-life/special-ministries/wels-seniors.

​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.

​​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.

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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