churchwide events

Game Night – Jan 27th

January 27th we will be having a night of fun playing games from 6pm to 9pm.  Game night is for all ages. Bring your favorite board game and a dessert and let the games begin.  Sign up in the church hallway and let us know you’re coming.

Book Discussion Group – Jan 19th

The Book Discussion Group will meet Friday, January 19th at 7:00 to discuss “My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith.  Please join in

First Aid/CPR Training – Jan 18th

Norwood Cooperative Nursery is holding a First Aid/CPR Training session on Thursday, January 18th at 6:30pm at Emmanuel Lutheran.  They have extended an invitation to Emmanuel members for any who might wish to take it and get certified (or re-certified).  The cost is $50 for both Please contact Shauna Parkinson

Christmas Season 2017 Worship Schedule

Please note the following worship schedule for the 2017 Christmas Season: Sunday, December 24th 10:00am Blended Worship Service for the Fourth Sunday of Advent 5;00pm Christmas Eve Worship 9:00pm Christmas Eve Worship Monday, December 25th 10:00am Christmas Day Sunday, December 31st 10:00am Lessons and Carols Service with Holy Communion Sunday, [...]

Advent Craft Fair

Christmas will be here before you know it. Handmade gifts are a way of giving from the heart.  If you are looking for a special gift for a special someone be sure to stop by our tables in Kask Hall where various members of Emmanuel will be offering handmade gifts [...]

Children’s Book Fair

The Sunday School is sponsoring a children’s Best Sellers’ Book fair with books, DVDs, & Bibles from Sparkhouse (Augsburg Fortress) on Sundays November 19th, November 26th, December 3rd, and December 10th from 10:00 to 11:00am in Kask Hall.  If you would like to purchase any of the books or DVDs [...]

Kitchen clean up- Sat Nov 18th

On Saturday, November 18th at 9am there is going to be a church workday.  One of the jobs that is scheduled to be done is a thorough kitchen cleaning.  A list of tasks will be made with general order of importance.  We’re also going to try and clean the chairs [...]

Thanksgiving Ingathering Nov 19th

Please bring non-perishable food items to the church and place the items near the altar for a blessing.  Volunteers will also be needed to deliver the items to the Norwood Food Pantry after the 11:15 service

Blessing of the Animals – Oct 1st

On Sunday, October 1st, at 4:00 p.m. we will be holding a Blessing of the Animals on the lawn at Emmanuel. Blessing of the Animals services are opportunities for us to give thanks to God for the animals that are a part of our lives and to affirm God’s care [...]

Forum on the Use of Small Cups – Oct 1st

The Worship Ministry Team will be hosting an open forum on Sunday, October 1st, between the services, in order to discuss the use of the small plastic cups during the 8:45 a.m. worship services.  Everyone is encouraged to attend this forum and share their thoughts.  Comments can also be submitted [...]

Women’s Retreat – September 30th

Join the Women of Emmanuel for their annual one day Fall Retreat to be held on Saturday, September 30th from 10am to 3pm at the Walpole Public Library.  More information and a sign up sheet is available in the hallway

Work Day – Sept 23rd

Our next Property Work Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 23 – 9 to noon.  We’ll be working around on the outside – so please bring gardening tools, wheel barrows and such.  As well, we may have a couple folks work on sanding and painting some of the wrought iron. Please let [...]

Two Worship Services Returns – Sept 10, 2017

Emmanuel returns to 2 worship services with Sunday School Rally Day on Sunday, September 10th. 8:45 a.m. Traditional Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School Rally Day and Fellowship Hour 11:15 a.m. Contemporary Service

Norwood Day – Sept 9, 2017

Norwood Day is September 9th. (9:00am – 3:00 pm) Come and help at the Emmanuel booth. We will be handing out information about Emmanuel and have the Steeple Toss game (throwing rings over a cone painted like a steeple) for people to enjoy. There is a sign-up sheet on the [...]

Epic Game of Jailbreak for Youth – Sept 16

On Saturday, September 16th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. we will be having a Jailbreak Youth Night here at Emmanuel.  It will also serve as a welcome to the Confirmation program to our new 7th graders.  The evening will begin with pizza and ice cream and then we will have an “epic” game [...]

Game Night – Sept 9 2017 – 4:30pm

Emmanuel Game Night Fun for all ages!  All are welcome! When:  Saturday, September 9, 2017, beginning at 4:30 What:  Pizza (including gluten free pizza) and ice cream will be served.  Everyone is encouraged to bring a favorite board game or card game to share. Cost:  $10.00 per family to cover [...]

Service of Back To School Blessing – Sep 3rd

On Sunday, September 3rd, during the children’s sermon, we will hold a service of blessing for students, teachers, administrators, and all those who work schools. Students of any age are invited to bring their backpacks or something else that represents the beginning of school to them. Teachers, aides, principals, administrators, [...]

T-Shirt Contest

T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST   The Votes are in!  After all the voting, we have a clear winner for both the front and back of the t-shirt.  102 won for the front and 114 won for the back. Many thanks to Rebecca Sol, who submitted the design for the front, and [...]

August is Food Pantry Month

August is Emmanuel’s month to collect nonperishable food items for the Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood. The pantry is housed over at Grace Episcopal Church and serves individuals and families in need in both Norwood and Westwood. The pantry currently serves about 280 families, which is down somewhat from [...]

Book Group – Sept 15

The Book group will NOT meet in July or August, but will enjoy two books over the summer – “Brooklyn” by Colm Toibin and “One Amazing Thing” by Chitra Divakaruni.  Discussion on these books will kick off a new season on September 15th, at 7:30 in the Founders’ Room.  If [...]