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Stewardship 2017

Acts 2:46-47: Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. It’s that time of year again…Fall. The squirrels are collecting nuts, the [...]

Songs of Commitment – Adult Forum

Adult Forum, Coming up –   Songs of Commitment Between the services (10:00-11:00 a.m.) on October 8, 15, & 22 and November 5, 12, & 19 Pastor Amanda will be leading a study on some of the church’s hymns.  We will study the biblical and historical origins of the church’s [...]

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 [...]

Reformation 500 Bookstore

Starting TODAY there will be a Reformation 500 Bookstore set up in Kask Hall. There are four main categories of books available from Augsburg Fortress; Martin Luther: His Life His Writings For Reflection Reformation at 500. You can ask questions, view books and place orders until November 13. There will [...]

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 [...]

Reformation Celebration with Roman Catholics – Sunday Nov 5

On Sunday, November 5, 2017 there will be an opportunity for Lutherans and Roman Catholics to celebrate the Reformation together, held at The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, in Fall River, MA.  Watch for more details and for opportunities to car pool

Service Ministry – School Kits

Can you believe it? School just finished for the summer and the stores are already having “Back to School” sales.  Seems kind of crazy, but we will again be collecting items for School Kits for Lutheran World Relief and can sure take advantage of those sales!  We hope to assemble [...]

Sermon Archives

Missed church recently? Audio recordings and text copies of recent sermons are available on the church’s website: www.emmanuelnorwood.org/sermons/.

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 [...]