Fall On In To Emmanuel

Another summer is over and the new school year has begun. Now we come back to the routines of fall. It is also a good time to come back to Worship.

If you have not been a regular worshipper because of summertime activities or for whatever reason, we invite you to come Worship the Lord with us. The Worship experience is a time to reflect on our relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

How do we see ourselves as members of the body of Christ? Are we glad to have a special time in our hectic lives that gives us a good reason to sit down and relax? Do we anticipate listening for God’s message? Do we leave his house filled with the Holy Spirit, eager to do his work outside in the “real” world? Or is Worship just another item on our busy agendas?

Instead of thinking about quality time with God, do we think about all the other things which take up our time? There is a hymn which urges us to “take time to be holy” and to “speak oft with our God”. God calls us to come together in Jesus’ name. In the words of another hymn, may we always answer Him, “Just as I am, I come.”

Sunday mornings at 9:15 am is Sunday School for ages 3 through 6th grade. We have a great program based on our Hands On Bibles. We’ll have fun making crafts, playing games, and solving puzzles which help us understand the stories in our Hands On Bibles. Come join us.

Teen Talk is for anyone in 7th grade and above. We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am to talk about God and Jesus, how our lives are influenced by them and how we can be an influence to others around us. There are so many things that try to manipulate us away from God. Come to Teen Talk and find other teens who want to make their faith stronger and be better at dealing with ideas and things that pull us away from being Christians.

Sunday worship service is at

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

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 21 –Kid’s Choir at 6:30 pm; Chancel Choir at 7:00 pm

Sept. 25 –Teen Choir at 9:00 am; Sunday School at 9:15 am; Worship at 10:30 am

Sept. 28 –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. 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 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 resumes in the fall. If you need directions or 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 Rev. Craig Stout at (409) 658-7136 or email him at cstout53@ earthlink.net.E-mail access is emmanuel_ucc@hotmail.comand our website is emmanuel-ucc.org.