churchwide events

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 [...]

School of Lay Ministry – Temple Talk & Adult Forum – July 9, 2017

Rebecca Sol will be offering a Temple Talk and Adult Forum on the New England Synod’s School of Lay Ministry, which she has been a part of for the past year.  The School of Lay Ministry (SLM) is a 2 year adult education program that focuses on the Bible and [...]

Worship in the Park & Church Picnic – July 23rd

Mark your calendars for Worship in the Park and the Church Picnic on July 23rd.  We’ll have worship in the park across the street and then enjoy a barbecue and some fun and games. Please bring a salad or desert to feed 8-10 people and please bring a lawn chair [...]

Fireside Coffee House – June 25th

Fireside Coffeehouse is set for Sunday Afternoon, June 25th at 2:00pm.  Come and listen or come and play! $5 donation at the door goes to a church music fund.  If you are a musical soloist, duo, or trio and would like to perform as part of the evening lineup please [...]

T-Shirt Design Contest

The Welcome Witness Team is soliciting designs for an Emmanuel Lutheran T-Shirt that members could purchase and wear at various events.  Designs have been submitted and voting is now on.  Shirts that move forward each week will be posted on Friday and voting each week will be open from Friday [...]

June is Staff Appreciation Month

We will be celebrating Emmanuel’s wonderful staff members during the month of June 2017, and we need your help. Alice Wuschke, Administrative Assistant Beth Donovan, Treasurer Carlos and Angelina, Custodial Staff Diane Bragg, Parish Administrator Gabby Heath, Minister of Music Kendra Lassen, Financial Secretary Amanda Warner, Pastor Each week we will [...]

Graduation Sunday – June 18

On Sunday, June 18th we will be honoring those members and friends of Emmanuel Lutheran Church who are graduating from high school, college, or graduate school during the 9:30am worship service and at a reception afterward.  If you are graduating or if you have a graduate in your family, please [...]

A Bunch of Guys Concert – June 3rd

On Saturday, June 3rd, at 7:00pm the musical group A Bunch of Guys, which was formed at Camp Calumet and has released two CDs will be performing a concert at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Attleboro, MA, as a fundraiser for a few different charities as well as a way to [...]

Pentecost is coming…

June 4th we’ll be decorating the sanctuary with red geraniums.  If you’d like to purchase one, or more ($15 for each 8″ pot) please use the envelope in your pew to place your order and to designate it in memory/honor of a loved one.  You can take your geranium home [...]