Ash Wednesday Supper And Service At Emmanuel United Church Of Christ

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5. We will again prepare light suppers to share some time together prior to our services on the Wednesday evenings during Lent. These light meals will be shared in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm. We will then gather at 7:00 pm in the church for service. A sheet is on the table in the narthex for those who will volunteer to prepare meals. Our Lenten meals and services are open to everyone and we welcome you to come and join us. Whether you can come for supper or not, please gather with us for worship.

Throughout the Holy Season of Lent, many people focus on becoming closer to our Lord. Some people do this by giving something up. Others spend more time reading the Bible and praying. Still others give more of their time and talents. There are so many options to bring your life closer to God’s way. Whatever your means, we hope that you will be faithful in your search and we welcome you to join us at Emmanuel.

The Kids Choir will continue to practice at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays during Lent. We will just keep things moving so that we will be finished by the time Evening Worship Service begins at 7 pm. We have lots of fun learning new songs and singing ones we already know. So if you like to sing, loud and strong, come join us. More kids means more fun!!

On Sunday mornings, we start with Sunday School at 9:00 am for group time and then divide up for lessons, games and crafts. We then meet at 10:30 am for Worship Service. On March 2, greeters will be Gene and Janice Broyan and our liturgist will be Sandy Kleger.

Upcoming events:

Mar. 5 –Ash Wednesday Supper (6 pm) and Service (7 pm); Kid’s Choir at 6:30 pm

Mar. 5 –Chancel Choir after Service (about 7:30 pm)

Mar. 9 –First Sunday in Lent/ Daylight Savings Time begins

Mar. 12 –Ash Wednesday Supper (6 pm) and Service (7 pm); Kid’s Choir at 6:30 pm

Mar. 12 –Chancel Choir after Service (about 7:30 pm)

Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Dorrance Township houses the Food Bank for the Wapwallopen Ministerium. All contacts are kept strictly confidential as we understand each person’s need for privacy and self-esteem. If we can help you or someone you know, please call 868-5675 and we will provide nourishment for you and those you care for. 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, Mountain Top, and we invite you to join us on Sunday mornings for Sunday School at 9:00 am and Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 am. We have a Nursery available for children to age 6 during our Worship Service. If you need directions or would like more information, please call the church office at 868-5675. Our church is handicapped accessible.

If you are in need of pastoral care, please call Pastor Penny Dollar at 570-706-6476 or the church office at 570-868-5675.E-mail access is emmanuel_ucc@hotmail.comand our website is emmanuel-ucc.org.