Seeing The Light At Emmanuel

The sun is rising earlier and the days are getting longer as we make our way to Spring. Just as the sun brightens our earth, the Son of God brightens our lives. The baby born at Christmas grows into a child and then a man, bringing the true light of God’s love to the world. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

We are glad that God gave us such a brilliant light to illumine our path to Heaven and be an example to us. The light that Jesus shines on us is to be reflected in all that we say and do so that everyone around us can know the love of God through us. Jesus also said, “You are the light of the world…. Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” So, shine on, Christians, and spread God’s light to all.

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am and is led by Rev. Ken Newhook, our Interim Pastor. We welcome visitors and friends to join us for worship every Sunday.

Upcoming events:

Jan. 27 –Kid’s Choir at 6:30 pm; Chancel Choir at 7:00 pm

Jan. 31 –Sunday School at 9:00 am; Teen Talk at 9:00 am; Sunday Worship at 10:30 am

Feb. 3 –Kid’s Choir at 6:30 pm; Chancel Choir at 7:00 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. 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 and hope you will continue to help us raise funds by recycling cans to help needy families in our area. 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.

Sunday School has classes for children and youth from 3 years old to teenagers and meets at 9:00 am on Sunday mornings. If you need directions or would like 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 the church office at (570) 868-5675.E-mail access is emmanuel_ucc@hotmail.comand our website is emmanuel-ucc.org.