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Emmanuel UMC in Laurel, MD

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

10755 Scaggsville Rd. in Laurel, MD 20723
www.EUMCLaurel.org // 301-725-5200 // office@eumclaurel.org

Emmanuel Preschool can be reached at 301-725-5178 or www.emmanuelpreschool.com.
THIS SUNDAY AT EMMANUEL: OCTOBER 3, 2021

You can find our 9am Online Worship Service Live-Stream HERE, with our bulletin HERE (available on Saturday), and read HERE about the current sermon series!

Emmanuel is happy to welcome fully vaccinated adults & accompanied children back into the Sanctuary for 9 AM worship! All attendees must wear masks that cover both mouth and nose and be safely seated.
(The service will still be live-streamed.)

Questions? Contact Becky at office@EUMCLaurel.org.

If you would like a joy or concern shared publicly during Sunday worship, please fill out a digital joys & concerns card HERE. Don't forget to mention your name and whether you want them shared with just staff, during the service, or on our prayer list below. Alternatively, you can email Rev. Kim at RevKim@eumclaurel.org.
 
For Prayer List,
Birthdays,
Anniversaries >>>
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR WORSHIP SERVICES!

We're looking to have more people join us as liturgists in our worship services. Would you consider serving?

If you are interested in participating in the 9am service, please email Karen Irons at timberirons@comcast.net.

If you are interested in participating in the 10:45 drive-in service, please click
HERE to sign up!
EMMANUEL IS BACK AT ELIZABETH HOUSE!
Emmanuel is once again serving as the host for Elizabeth House in Laurel on the first Saturday of each month!

You can sign up for a shift to help out by clicking here.
If you have questions, contact Patricia at Pldelkmercer@yahoo.com.

A huge thank you to our wonderful coordinators who continue to serve: Ray Mercer, Patricia Delk-Mercer, and Tina Armstrong!

Our upcoming dates to serve at Elizabeth House are:
October 2nd, November 6th, December 4th
SEND US YOUR PICTURES ON WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY!

 

On Sunday, October 3rd we'll be celebrating World Communion Sunday. At the 9am service we encourage you to send in pictures of you celebrating communion at home for us to show in the service. You can text the pictures before or shortly after service begins to our prayer request line (410-705-4773) so that they can be shown in the sanctuary and on the livestream at the end of the service.

 CLASSES & GROUPS NEXT WEEK @ EMMANUEL
Monday 10/04: Monday Book Study "Who Are We?" with Pastor Edgardo @ 9:30am & 7:00pm

Wednesday 10/06: Zoom Lunch w/ Rev. Kathleen Charters @ 12:15pm. This week's featured question: What are your favorite fall activities?

Wednesday 10/06: Prayer Line Call w/ Emmanuel Prayer Ministry @ 7:30pm - For information on how to join the Prayer Line, click HERE.

Visit www.eumclaurel.org/online-gatherings for a full list of classes and links to the Zoom meetings!
HELP EMMANUEL WIN THE GOLDEN LADLE!

Help Emmanuel support Bridges to Housing Stability's Virtual Chili Challenge! Order meals & donate by 10/4 and pick up meals on Sunday October 10th. Visit bit.ly/eumcchilichallenge to learn more, donate, or order meals.

HOWARD COUNTY PRIDE CELEBRATION - SATURDAY OCTOBER 9TH!

On October 9th, from 11am to 6pm Emmanuel will be hosting a booth at the Howard County Pride Celebration where we will be offering communion, support, and encouragement to Pride participants. We will also have games, face-painting, and interactive elements.

Sign up HERE to volunteer for a shift to help set up, manage, or take down the booth. Volunteers will be asked to welcome and engage visitors to our booth! We hope we will see you there!

Merriweather Post Pavilion at Symphony Woods, 10431 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

FREE FILING CABINET!
In our recent updating of the Vernon Brown Ministry Center, we found ourselves with an extra 3-drawer filing cabinet. If you want it, come and get it. Pick it up anytime at the ministry center carport.
THURSDAY LGBTQIA+ SUPPORT GROUP W/ PAUL EVANS

Thursday LGBTQIA+ Support Group w/ Paul Evans
2nd & 4th Thursdays from 7pm – 8pm
Begins Thursday Oct. 14th

Join Paul Evans on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month for an online support group for LGBTQIA+ people.

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking HERE.
Meeting ID: 860 5712 7373       Passcode: 134043

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - OCTOBER 17TH

Join us on Sunday, October 17th @ 10:45am in the lower parking lot for our annual blessing of the animals service. Don't forget to bring your furry friends on a leash or in a carrier for this special service. And for kids who don't have pets, bring your favorite stuffed animal to blessed!

CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS @ EMMANUEL
Click the links below to learn more about each event!
 
World Communion Sunday - Sunday, October 3rd, 9am & 10:45am

Caregiver Stress Workshop - Wednesday, October 6th at 7pm

Blessing of the Animals - Sunday, October 17th @ 10:45am
MISSIONS UDPATE FROM NAN & MIGUEL
We've received the most recent newsletter from United Methodist missionaries Nan & Miguel, whom we have supported for years. You can read all about what's going on with them in the newest edition of "Give Ye Them to Eat" here: Nan & Miguel's Newsletter
THANK YOU FROM IRC
Emmanuel recently received a thank you letter from International Rescue Mission for our $1500 donation towards aid for the crisis in the aftermath of the US troop withdrawal in Afghanistan. You can read the letter here: IRC Letter
 
WE ARE EMMANUEL
 
Emmanuel UMC embraces Jesus’ message that God loves everyone and we affirm that all persons are of sacred worth. We believe that every human being is created and gifted by God; therefore every human being is invited to be part of our church.

We welcome into our fellowship, membership, and leadership, all people, regardless of age, economic reality, education, ethnicity, faith history, family structure, gender identity, nationality, disability, race, sexual orientation, and life experience.
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