churchwide events

Friday Night Live Youth Participation form

The following form needs to be completed by youth that are participating in Friday Night Live activities.  If you prefer you may print a hard copy of the form and deliver directly to Pastor Amanda Youth Participation Release

Friday Night Live Youth Group

Friday Night Live is Emmanuel’s youth group.  Open to youth in 6th to 12th grade we meet most Friday nights from 7pm to 9pm. In order to participate in youth group activities the following forms must be completed: Parental Permission / Contact Form: Youth Participant Consent Form OFFSITE EVENT RELEASE [...]

Epiphany Star Campaign

We need to replenish our Capital Fund. In order to pay for the lift, which was an unexpected expense, we had to take money from our Reserve for Contingencies account. We would like to put that money back in our “rainy day fund” and replenish our Capital Fund so that [...]

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting is January 26th.  We’ll be reviewing and accepting the budget and voting on other matters

Blessing of a Home at Epiphany

Blessing of a Home at Epiphany During the season after Epiphany, a traditional time in the church for Christians to bless their homes, Pastor Amanda has set aside some time to come and bless the homes of the people in our congregation.  There is a sign-up sheet on the table [...]

Baptism of Our Lord 1-12-19

On Sunday, January 12th we will celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord and will be recognizing Godparents and Godchildren on that day.  If you are able please bring your Godparent or Godchild to church that day to receive a blessing.

Christmas Services

Over the Christmas Season Emmanuel’s services will be as follows: Tuesday, December 24 5:00 PM Spoken Service  9:00 PM Chanted Service  of Word & Sacrament Wednesday, December 25 10:00 AM Service of Word & Sacrament Sunday, December 29  10:00 AM Christmas Lessons & Carols  with Eucharist Sunday, January 5 Sunday  8:45 [...]

Christmas Pageant – 12-15-19

On December 15th the children and youth of Emmanuel will present the annual Christmas Pageant at the 11:15 service.  Immediately following the service will be a birthday party for Jesus in Kask Hall

Advent Devotionals

We’re creating an Advent Devotional! This Advent, here at Emmanuel, we are going to create our own Advent Devotional.  The devotional will give those who participate an opportunity to reflect on scripture and the Advent season, to see how it touches our hearts and then to write something that we [...]

Directory Photography Sessions

Be included in the new Emmanuel Lutheran Church Directory Lifetouch will be photographing all of our families for a new church directory Photography Dates Thursday, November 14th – 2 to 9 pm Friday, November 15th – 2 to 9 pm Saturday, November 16th – 10 am to 5 pm Monday- [...]

Whole and Holy Challenge

God calls us to be good stewards.  Good stewards with our finances but also good stewards of the world around us, good stewards with our time and talents and good stewards of ourselves.  To this end the Stewardship team is launching the Whole and Holy challenge where individuals are challenged [...]

Fireworks Sept 6th – Postponed to Sept 7th

Due to expected rain Friday night the Norwood Day Fireworks have been delayed to Saturday Sept 7th! We will still be gathering in the field across from Emmanuel to watch them.  We hope you are able to join us! Friday, September 6 – To start the Christian Education year off with [...]

Norwood Day Sept 7th

Norwood Day is Saturday Sept. 7th – we need volunteers to help staff Emmanuel’s booth from 9:00am- 3:00pm. This involves talking to people and handing out information about the church. We also need help with the bean bag/ring toss game for people who are interested in this. There are three [...]

Sunday School Rally Day Sept 8th

Sunday, September 8th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Sunday School Rally Day We return to two Sunday morning worship services at 8:45 and 11:15 on Sunday, September 8th and the Sunday School teachers, leaders, parents, and students will be blessed and prayed for at both services. Between the services, during regular Sunday [...]

Bible Study Kickoff Sept 11th and 12th

Bible Study at Emmanuel will begin again in September. We have two Bible Study groups that meet at Emmanuel, one on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 and one on Thursday mornings, 10:00-11:30. Our groups will meet on Wednesday, September 11th 7:30-9:00 p.m. and Thursday, September 12th 10:00-11:30 a.m. to plan what we [...]

The Prophets Adult Forum – Sept 15

Beginning on Sunday September 15th Britton Warner will be offering a four-week Adult Forum on the prophets. Come and learn more about these men, who were the messengers and mouthpieces of God! The Study will meet on Sundays in the Founder’s Room between the worship services, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

ELCA National Youth Gathering Information Meeting – Sept 15

Sunday, September 15 10:00-11:00 ELCA National Youth Gathering Information Meeting All students who will be in high school in the fall of 2021 (or will have graduated in spring of 2021) will be eligible to attend the 2021 National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, MN. The Gathering will be held June [...]

Confirmation Orientation Sept 18

Wednesday, September 18 6:00-7:30 Confirmation Orientation for students and parents 7th grade and older. For more information about our confirmation and to register for classes please see the following page: Confirmation Class

Jailbreak night – Sept 20

Friday, September 20 6:00-9:00 Jailbreak Night for students 7th grade and older. We will gather for pizza and ice cream sundaes and have time for at least a couple games of Jailbreak. Students are encouraged to bring their friends, phones, and flashlights to play this game that is a crowd [...]

Book Discussion Group Sept 20

Friday, September 20 – 7:00 Emmanuel’s Book Discussion Group regroups in September and if you are interested in joining, this would be a great time to! This month’s selection is: Where’d You go Bernadette by Maria Semple (this is currently being made into a

Friday Night Live Youth Group – Sept 27

A new offering for youth 7th grade and older. We will gather for this first meeting for food, fun, planning…and Jesus! Come see what it’s all about!

Blessing of the Animals Sept 29

On Sunday, September 29, at 4:00 p.m. we will be holding a Blessing of the Animals on the lawn at Emmanuel. Pets of any kind are welcome at this service as long as they are properly contained and cleaned up after. If you pet does not enjoy meeting other animals [...]

Norwood Food Pantry

Ernie Boch Jr, one of Norwood’s residents, donated to the Norwood Food Pantry, you can hear from him as well as others about the Food Pantry’s need for donation.  If you want to donate please see the needs below as well as how to donate. Video about Norwood Pantry We [...]

Blessing of the school year

The school year begins again soon, and on Sunday, September 1st, during the children’s sermon, we will have a special blessing for students and for everyone who works in education in any way.   Students of any age are encouraged to bring their backpacks or something else that represents the beginning [...]

Congregational Meeting – June 23rd

Our semi annual congregational meeting is happening Sunday June 23rd at 10:45 after worship. Please plan on joining us while we vote on important matters and select new council members.

Pentecost June 9th

This Sunday, June 9, we will be celebrating Pentecost at our 9:30 a.m. worship service.  We will also be celebrating the Confirmations of 5 young people in this community.  We hope you will be able to be there, to celebrate the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life, our [...]

Why Emmanuel Celebration

You might remember that during the season of Lent our Forward Leadership Team and Council invited people at Emmanuel to come to forums that gave them the opportunity to share their answers to why Emmanuel is their church.  What brought them here and what keeps them coming back?  Well, over [...]

Geraniums for Pentecost – June 9th

Pentecost is coming … (June 9th), and we’ll be decorating the sanctuary with red geraniums. If you’d like to purchase one (or more), $15 for each 8” pot, please contact the church office ( or use the envelope and form in your pew to place your order and to designate [...]

Rummage Sale April 26th & 27th

The spring rummage sale is happening on April 26th and 27th from 9am to 1pm.  Items can be dropped after services on Easter Sunday. Setup will be happening on the 24th and 25th beginning at 9:00am, come and lend a hand as you are able.

Walk for Hunger

The Norwood Food Pantry team is once again participating in Project Bread’s 51st Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 5 and we are asking for donations to support community-based programs across MA that help people access and afford food.  And, this year, there is a short (3 miles) option along [...]