Calling All Children's Ministers!

The Rev. Wood & Roza Guillaume are putting together a children's ministry team for the coming program year. Ideally, we'd love to find 6 brave souls willing to share in this adventure with us, which would mean that each team of two would be responsible for about one Sunday a month. (We'll help with format and lesson plans.) If you have a passion for kids and would like to share what you love about our church with them, please e-mail Joseph, jwood@emmanueldown.org, to learn more.

Lay Ministers' Schedules

The current schedule for lectors, chalice-bearers, altar guild, bread guild, ushers, and collection counters is available online. Simply visit www.emmanueldowntown.org and click "Resources" then "Lay Ministers' Schedule." 

Be advised that this schedule is now the master schedule and overrides any existing individual ministry schedules, so please be sure to check it regularly. There are printed copies available in the Narthex. 

Contact Taylor Daynes at tdaynes@emmanueldowntown.org if you have questions about using this new scheduling system. You can also watch this tutorial video about setting up your ministry scheduling account: www.ministryschedulerpro.com/video/49

 

Book Group

Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 pm at the home of Alene Crenson

Our next book is Last Hope Island by Lynne Olson. Erik Larson writes: "A rip-roaring saga of hairbreadth escape, espionage and resistance during World War II. Last Hope Island salvages the forgotten stories of a collection of heroic souls from seven countries overrun by Hiltler who find refuge in Churchill's London and then seek payback in ways large and small."

 

Acolytes Needed

If you have wanted to "Lift high the cross" and lead the choir and clergy in our worship procession, this is your chance to learn about serving as an acolyte. This worship ministry is open to adults and children. Training for Sundays and Holy Weeks will be offered in the Sanctuary after the 10:30 am service by the clergy and the Emmanuel vergers, Demetreus Gregg and David Kettler on Sunday, March 19th and Sunday, April 2nd.

Children's Chapel Returns

Children's Chapel Returns! Beginning Sunday, March 19th during the first part of the 10:30 service children and youth will join the clergy in a children's chapel worship experience in the Brent Room. After the prelude, young people will be invited to join the celebrant in procession to the Brent Room for 30-40 minutes of song, prayers, a look at the Scripture of the day and a reflection on the meaning of the gospel message in their lives. Children will be provided with music and worship materials. At the time of the peace the children will return to the church to join their families for communion.

Children's Chapel weeks will alternate with Sunday School weeks during the 10:30 am service time. Parents are invited to accompany their children to Children's Chapel.