We will offer three servies on Sundays:  

  • 8:30 am Liturgical service in the Sanctuary
  • 10:00 am Outdoor Liturgical service in the Church Courtyard (if inclement weather we will meet in the Sanctuary)
  • 11:15 am Praise & Worship service in the Gym

One Service on Wednesdays:

  • Noon Liturgical service in the Sanctuary

Holy Communion will be offered at all services; precautions are in place. Also, starting Sunday, August 16 Pastor McFarland will start taking private communion appointments from 11am - 12 noon on Sundays. This will be done by appointment only. If interested, please email us at [email protected] or call 828-367-7225.



Sunday, August 16 at 7:00 pm

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We believe prayer to be an essential part of both the life of each Christian and the life of the Church.  We are putting out a "call" for prayer teams to pray for our worship services:  the Tuesday online videoing, Wednesday worship, and the Sunday services.  We are looking for two people teams (for example a husband and wife or parent and child, etc. would make great teams) each Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, or six per week, and 24 per month.  We're hoping for a "once a month" commitment from each team.  If you will answer our "call," please notify the church office at 828-252-1795 or at [email protected] so we can get started.  Thank you! - Pastor Art Gillespie, team leader.




> Adult Instruction Classes are going on NOW! If you are from a different denomination or would like to learn more about the Christian faith and what it means to be a Lutheran, this is a good time to learn more about Lutheran beliefs through Adult Instruction classes; especially if you are considering joining in membership with our Emmanuel family. For more information about classes, please contact Pastor McFarland at 828-423-6517.  If you would like to get an idea of some of what will be covered in these classes, check out a few of the videos posted on our website for use in class discussions at https://emmanuellutheran.info/engage/adult-instruction.



Every Wednesday at 11:00 am Pastor McFarland will host a conference call where our parish family can come together over the phone. It is very simple to join the call by following these directions: 

1. Call this toll-free number; 1-866-678-6823

2. When prompted, enter this guest passcode: 3747914#

3. At the noted times, you and others, will be connected to Pastor McFarland. 

Each call will include a devotion, a time to check in with each other and a time of prayer will occur. We hope you can join us for at least one call per week but we welcome you to call more than once a week.

Please call the church office 828-252-1795 if you have questions or have trouble connecting to the call. 



> Volunteers Needed for audio and video tech team. We will be live streaming our services and need a team of members to learn the equipment and help us on Sunday mornings. Training will be provided. We hope to have at least 4 people trained so we can have them rotate through each month. Please contact Kevin Lorenz if you are interested. [email protected]

> Food Pantry volunteers needed. Contact Sheila Edwards to help 615-504-0642

The Food Pantry is open every Sunday 12 pm - 2 pm. Just pull up to the back parking lot and we will load your vehicle. Open to the public! 



8/2 Shannon Black, Steve Slocumb; 8/4 Judy Clark, June Groh; 8/5 Bernard Smith; 8/7 Jay Keller, Sam Waites, Samantha Munn.
There are currently no 90+ age birthdays for the month of August.

Wedding Anniversaries
8/4 Glenn and Shannon Black; Doug and Linda Hemmingsen.

Altar Flowers
This Sunday's Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Emmanuel Lutheran Church.


> Youth SNL Meetings on Sundays evenings.

> Pickleball 6 pm - 8 pm every Friday in the gym. Equipment provided.

> Open Gym for basketball is every Sunday from 3 pm-4:30 pm. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Need more info? Contact Lynn Bellows at 778-1339.

> Linus Blankets - 1pm on Second Tuesday of every month in the narthex.

> LWML Meetings - First Tuesday of every month during the school year at 5:30 pm.

> Wednesday Evening Handbell (6:30) and Choir (7:30) Rehearsals - music room with Dr. Kevin Lorenz.

TBD .... 2020 Octogenarian Meal for our members 80 and over. This year our theme is The Roaring 20s! More info to come when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.