"The fear of the Lord is the
beginning of knowledge" - Proverbs
Welcome to Emanuel Lutheran Church. We have been serving the faith needs of Tipton for over 100 years. Please take a look at our site! We have many events ongoing throughout the year.
Our Mission Statement:
"As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek His strength through
His Word and Sacrament and seek to reach
out with the Good News of the Gospel."
October...my favorite month of the year! The cool mornings, the changing leaves, and here at church, we start moving into the festival season. I love it!
If you don't mind, this month, I'd like to do a little "housecleaning" for lack of a better word and review a few things and look forward to others.
This past summer we tried something new and had a Monday evening worship service in Old St. John's log cabin church. We averaged about 27 worshippers for the services and everyone that attended at least once seemed to have liked it. Over the next several months, I'd love to get some feedback from those who attended these services. What did you like, what didn't you like, so that the services next year can better serve you, our members, and our guests. We are currently addressing the use of the recorded music which I personally felt was a shortcoming. So please, talk to me after a service or give me a call during the week, I'd love to hear your comments.
Looking ahead to later this month, on Sunday the 30th, our Reformation Day worship, my good friend, missionary Rev. Chuck Ferry and his family will be visiting us from Southeast Asia. Chuck will be preaching at both services and conducting the Bible study and providing us information on what it is like living, working, and brining the Word of God to that part of the world. Please consider making a special effort to attend church that weekend.
On Saturday the 29th, we will be having our annual Trunk or Treat from 4 to 5. **Please note: this is a change in date and time from what was originally scheduled and put out in October's Lamp.** This year we're trying something a little different, as we will only be doing the trick or treating...no magic show. So we need as many cars and members as possible to decorate their cars and hand out candy. This could be an excellent opportunity to invite a friend or neighbor to join you in dressing up and handing out goodies to the kids! The challenge is for everyone to have a better car/theme/costume than me...good luck to all!
Finally, as we really look ahead, although our services in Old St. John's has ended for the year, we have decided to have one Christmas service out there and our Sunday school kids will be decorating it in the coming months. Likewise, on Saturday December 3rd in the morning, the decorated old church will be open for you to take photos for your Christmas cards or newsletters. We will have more information on both of those items next month.
Until next month...
Serving our Savior,
Pastor Robb Roloff