Celebrating Communion At Emmanuel UCC

Isn’t it great to dine at a fine restaurant? Or how about at a neighborhood diner? Maybe even MickeyD’sorSubway? Weall have our favorite places to eat. They have an atmosphere we enjoy and our favorite food. There’s another favorite meal for Christians. We gather together to celebrate a special dinner, introduced by Jesus as he explained his true mission to his disciples.

For their last meal together, Jesus presented them with a way to always remember him. And what a simple way. The basic meal of their day consisted of bread and wine. How could he miss? The symbols of sacrifice: bread for a broken body, wine for shed blood. His followers would be reminded of his sacrifice every time they ate together. And they would also be reminded that through his sacrifice and triumph over death, they could know the joy of eternal life.

We, too, remember his sacrifice and triumph and are glad that Jesus has made it possible for us to know his true joy as well. The table is set with the bread and cup. Come, feast at the Lord’s table.

The Old River Church is open for worship on Sunday evenings. The churches of the Wapwallopen Ministerium take turns hosting these services which begin at 6:00 pm. You are invited to join in worship every Sunday evening through August 27.

The Old River Church is on Rte. 239 (River Road) just north of Wapwallopen and Heller’s Orchard. Come back in time and back to God.

The schedule for this summer is: Aug. 6-New Hope UMC; Aug. 13 -St. Mark’s Lutheran; Aug. 20-St. John’s UCC; and Aug. 27-Cemetery Association

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am and is led by Pastor Lou Aita. Visitors and friends are welceom to join us for worship every Sunday.

Upcoming events:

Aug. 6 –Worship Service at 10:30 am with Communion and Coffee Hour

Aug. 12 –Yard Sale to Benefit Church Missions 8am -1 pm

Aug. 27 –Car Show 1-6 pm Emmanuel United Church of

Christ in Dorrance Township houses the Food Bank for the Wapwallopen Ministerium. All contacts are kept strictly confidential. The food bank is open by appointment only. If we can help you or someone you know, please call (570) 868-5675. Please give us at least 24-hour’s notice in order to set up an appointment.

Thank you to everyone who contributes to our recycling aluminum cans project and hope you will continue to help us raise funds by recycling cans to help needy families in our area. Please place the cans in large bags and drop them off in the large crates at the back of the lower parking lot.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ is located at 7768 Blue Ridge Trail at its intersection with Alberdeen Road (across from Andy’s Gas Station) in Dorrance Township, and join us on Sunday mornings for Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 am. A Nursery is available for children to age 6 during our Worship Service. If you need directions or more information, please call the church office at (570) 868-5675. Our church is handicapped accessible.

If you are in need of pastoral care, please call Pastor Lou Aita at (570) 582-9550 or email him at aitatl12@ ptd.net.E-mail access is emmanuel_ ucc@hotmail.comand our website is emmanuel-ucc.org.