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"CrecheChurch" / Christmas Pageant


Sunday, December 14 at 9:30a in the gym

If you were here for Rally Day’s BrunCHurch, this will be like that…only different. CrecheChurch will combine Sunday worship and our Sunday School Christmas Pageant into one event, with holiday baked goodies at every table. We’ll see and hear our children tell the Christmas story. We’ll talk around our tables about what that story means to us today.  We’ll share Holy Communion and sing and pray as we make our “Journey to the Christ Child.”  Don’t miss it!

Christmas Eve Worship Services

Christmas Eve Worship:

Wednesday, December 24th

4:30p - Family Service of Holy Communion

11:00p - Candlelight Service of Holy Communion

Sunday, December 28:

Holy Communion - one service at 9:30 am

(no Sunday School classes)

"Plan to be Generous"

 A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS ON HOUSEHOLD FINANCIAL PLANNING

Members of Immanuel and neighbors in the community are invited to participate in a series of monthly workshops on personal/household financial management that are designed and led by Jonathan Hendrickson, a Financial Consultant with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The workshops are free of charge and include helpful hands-on exercises for participants. Participants can attend any or all sessions. No personal financial data will be asked for or shared and no financial products recommended or offered for sale. The workshops are offered solely to help people more effectively plan their spending, saving and sharing. The remaining workshops (except for the last one on a Saturday afternoon) will be held at Immanuel on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00pm.

Wednesday, September 24 - Budgeting

Wednesday, October 15 – Goal Saving

Wednesday, November 5 – Investing

Wednesday, January 14 – Retirement Savings

Wednesday, February 4 – Estate Strategies

Saturday, February 28 (2-3:00pm) – Kids and Money

Volunteer at Dismas Farm in Oakham, MA!

"The mission of Dismas is to reconcile former prisoners to society, and society to former prisoners, through the development of a supportive community."  Immanuel Lutheran Church was asked by Dismas to provide dinner for its participants about six times a year (usually once in February, April, June, August, October and December). 

But our visits to Dismas are really two-fold.  First is to provide the meal.  Second, and equally important, is to interact with the residents who are most thankful for those who come and eager to show the work and animals and produce of the farm. 

If you or your family would like to participate in this unique program to help people released from incarceration to adjust in healthy ways to live in the community, please contact Immanuel or visit www.dismashouse.org/programs/dismasfarm.

Blue Christmas Communion Service

A mid-week Blue Christmas Communion Service with prayers and anointing for healing and peace will be offered on Wednesday, December 17 at 7:00 pm at Christ Lutheran Church in West Boylston. Please come and invite others who might need a respite from the rush of the season and especially those for whom the weight of a recent loss is heavy at this time of year. Come and find the deeper joy and peace that Christmas offers.

Join us to serve at the John Street Soup Kitchen in Worcester!

Immanuel provides meals for the The John Street Soup Kitchen in Worcester, MA six times a year.  We serve on the last Saturday of the odd numbered months (January, March, May, July, September, November).  Immanuel recruits volunteers to provide and prepare the meals, including desserts, for about 75+ patrons.  We also need a few volunteers to heat and serve the meal at the John Street Baptist Church in Worcester on these dates (with 8:30a/prep & 10:30a/serving shifts). 

"The mission of the John Street Baptist Church Soup Kitchen is to serve the Lord by providing good food to his people to nourish the body and the soul."  So if you would like to help (members and non-members of Immanuel), please call our office at 508-829-4416 to participate in this greatly appreciated and rewarding ministry!

                

Yoga Gold

Have you ever wanted to try Yoga?  Here's your chance! Yoga Gold is a class designed for both beginners and seniors, men and women. Our instructor is Denleigh Grniet (Certified Personal Trainer). Come and learn the basic elements of Flexibility, Balance and Range of Motion.

 

We will be hosting classes in our gym Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:00p AND Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:00p.  These are drop-in classes for members of our church and the Holden community. Bring a friend! The cost will be $5 per class/per person and will be collected during each class session.).  No prior experience necessary.  All participants are asked to bring water and a mat (if possible).  Hope to see you there!