FOR NEXT WEEK, read Romans 14:1-12 for Sunday, and read the rest of Romans throughout the week, reflecting on the following questions.

  1. In Paul’s day, food could be an issue because of the OT dietary laws that some still practiced and followed. Today, many Christians would not see that as an obstacle. What would you say one is today?
  2. Look at verse 7 and 8. What does that mean for your life? How does that give you comfort?
  3. What event is Paul referencing or alluding to in verses 11-12?

OLD EMMAUS TROPHIES NEED ‘HOMES’: To make room for all the new volleyball trophies our teams will certainly win 😉 , the library staff is hoping you will give a home to old trophies. The trophies will be on a table near the library through Labor Day. Thank you! Eleda D

ATTENTION COUNTERS: On Sunday, September 10th after the 11:00 service we will be holding a short refresher training for counters in the Garden Room. Items to be covered will include a few changes on the recap sheet, elimination of the generation of the small Financial Secretary Recording Form. A revised copy of the Counter Procedures was sent with the last counter schedule for you to review if you are not able to attend the meeting. Thanks, Nancy W, Asst. Financial Secretary

YOUTH GROUP MOVIE NIGHT: Come join us on Friday, September 22nd, for a movie and Bible Study from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Eat dinner beforehand and join us for some yummy movie snacks. Feel free to bring a friend for this event too. Please let Dawn K or Pastor know if you will be attending. Look forward to seeing you there!

MEAL TEAM NEEDED! The Social Ministry Committee is forming a meal team to prepare and serve lunch at The Family Place on Saturday, September 30. We need 5-8 adults or older children (6-12th grade) to meet once before the event and be at The Family Place from 10:00 until approximately 2:00. If you want to be on the team or want more information please talk to Marie Garcia, Ron M, Lin I, Holly N, or Pastor Nick.

THANK YOU ALL for your prayers and cards/caring thoughts as I wind up chemo for breast cancer. I have felt so uplifted by your support as I go through these nasty side effects. Hopefully by October I will be feeling much better! ~Pam

SUNDAY YOUTH BIBLE STUDY: Thanks to those who have volunteered to fill this position! Starting September 10th, there will be a Bible Study for middle school to high school aged students between the services. It will start at 9:45 and go to 10:45, and will meet every week that Sunday School does. If you have any questions, please talk with Josh and Katie M, or Pastor Kooi.

DID YOU KNOW? Each week on the back table in the narthex there are sermon outlines with all the answers to the questions and blanks. If you have missed one, or are unsure of what the answer may be, feel free to grab one of the sheets to take home with you. They also make nice devotions and a review for what was talked about on Sunday.

E-MAIL NEWSLETTER: If you would like to receive the Emmaus Footprints (our monthly newsletter) via email, please ask Maria in the office.

THE LWML CAPITOL CONFERENCE FALL RALLY will be held Saturday, October 7 at Messiah in Mounds View beginning with 8:30 a.m. registration and breakfast. The theme is Connecting Students with Christ – Campus Ministry with speaker Rebecca Wagner, ULC missionary. Gifts from the Heart are for the food shelf “Common Chest” at Luther House – non-perishable food items, school supplies, hygienic items.

TODDLER CHILDCARE: Central Lutheran School has immediate openings for children 16-33 months in the new toddler room. Exceptional teachers! Conveniently located ¾ mile north of University Ave on Lexington! Call today to arrange a tour: 651-645-8649.

PREPARE FOR the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by attending “A Visit with Katharina Luther” on Thursday, September 14 at 10 a.m. in the E.M. Pearson Theatre at Concordia University, St. Paul (312 Hamline Ave. N). This one-hour portrayal by Alicia Winget is free and open to the public. Please note the change of theaters – reserved seating is no longer required. Learn more at

JOB OPENING: Central Lutheran School, St. Paul, is in need of a Kitchen Coordinator from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm each day that school is in session. Duties include: Receiving daily lunches from our catering service, snack and breakfast preparation, clean-up and maintaining daily records and reports. Qualifications: Must hold a Safety Food Handler Certification or be willing to earn this certification (at the school’s expense) on the job. Attention to detail and love of children ages 16 months to 14 years of age is a must. We are a Christ-led team at CLS. Cooperation and collaboration are must haves. This position will start at $10.25/hour. Contact Michelle Connolly ( or Elizabeth Wegner ( or call 651-645-8649.

ON YOUR MARK – GET SET – GO! The Annual Minnesota Marathon for Non-Public Education is Saturday, October 7 at Central Park in Roseville. Students collect pledges or donations per mile that they walk or ride around the lake and Central Lutheran School keeps 100% of the money raised! For this year’s Marathon, Central Lutheran School has set the goal for our students of raising $10,000 with $1,500 going toward refinishing the gym floor. Every class, including Toddlers and Preschoolers, uses the gym so this will benefit the whole school. The rest of the money raised will go toward scholarships. If each student in grades K-8 raises $125, we will make our goal! If your family or business has been financially blessed this year, would you please consider a matching donation for this event? Please call Mrs. Wegner (651-645-8649) or your School Board Member with any questions you may have about making a matching donation for this event. Thank you so much for your support!

OFFICE NEWS: Nicole will be filling in for Maria September 11-19. Thank you for planning accordingly!