Celebrating Communion At Emmanuel

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 every first Sunday of the month at Emmanuel. Come, feast at the Lord’s table.

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am.

It’s time to grab your clubs and head out to the links for our Annual Golf Tournament at Sand Springs Country Club in Drums on August 29. This is a 4-player scramble, Captain and Crew, with a shotgun start at 8:00 am. There will be hot dogs at the turn for lunch and an Italian Buffet with raffle, awards and prizes after the tournament. The cost to play is $75 per person, $300 per team. Non-players can enjoy a day on the course for $30 and accompany the golfers to the dinner and awards banquet. Registration Forms are on the table in the Narthex with August 22 as the deadline to register, or until the field is full. If you would like more information or to register, please contact Donnie Myers (570-371-2037) or Nelson Horwath (570-868-3013) or the church office (570-868-5675).

The church newsletter, The Messenger, is available through our website, emmanuel-ucc.org,along with other information about us and our surrounding communities. You can also check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/emmanuelucc.

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. The food bank is open by appointment only. If we can help you or someone you know, please call 570-868-5675 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. Through your help, our neighbors receive assistance to meet their daily needs. 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 Worship Service at 10:30 am. We have a Nursery available for children to age 6 during our Worship Service. unday School will resume in the fall.

If you need directions or 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 678-5949 or the church office at 868-5675. E-mail access is emmanuel_ ucc@hotmail.comand our website is emmanuel-ucc.org.