CONGREGATIONAL MEETING AND POTLUCK: We will have our congregational meeting and potluck today after the late service.

YOUTH GROUP REFORMATION PARTY! Come on October 22nd after the 11:00 a.m. service for our Reformation Party. Come join us for some food, friends, fun, games, and a Bible Study. Please feel free to bring a friend and let Pastor Kooi or Dawn Kooi if you are able to attend. See you there!

SUNDAY YOUTH BIBLE STUDY: Thanks to those who have volunteered to fill this position! We now have a Bible Study for middle school to high school aged students between the services. It starts at 9:45 and goes 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.

LWML MITE SUNDAY is today! Please turn in those coins! We will have an LWML meeting on Sunday, October 22nd after second service (about 12:15 or so). Treats will be served at this meeting and it’s open to all female members of Emmaus.

DEMELASH was featured in the LINC Twin Cities Ministry Update this week. Check out the email on the bulletin board by the office!

FOCUS ON THE FOOD SHELF! That is our goal for October for the Social Ministry Committee. We have set a goal of 100 lbs of non-perishable food going to the food shelf this month. How can you help? Check your cupboards for non-perishable food items that have not expired, add some food shelf items to your shopping list, make a special trip to the store AND remember to bring them to church with you and place them in the bin in the narthex area. Thank you for helping us with this goal!

NAME BADGES: Use yours regularly so that all of us may know each other better and be more welcoming to visitors and guests. If you are an occasional or regular visitor, we would like to have a badge for you – just make a note on the Circle of Friends sheet. Please remember to return your badge to its place (alphabetical) on the rack before you leave.

BOX TOPS: Central Lutheran School is collecting Box Tops for Education. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents for the school, which can add up quickly and can help pay for equipment, events, and more. If you have Box Tops, you can easily drop them off in the office at Emmaus. Just place them in the blue box on the counter in the office and they will be taken to CLS.

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN Meal Packing Event with MN South District will be on Saturday, November 11th at Concordia St. Paul. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex if you would like to participate in this event!

POLKA SERVICE AND BAVARIAN DINNER: The community is cordially invited to attend the 14th annual polka service and Bavarian dinner at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 4101 Washington St NE, Columbia Hts, on Saturday, October 28. The service begins at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner following immediately afterwards in the church’s fellowship hall. Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers from Lester Prairie, MN are featured musicians for the event. Tickets for the dinner are $9 and are available through Oct. 23 by calling the church office at 763-788-9427. St. Matthew is handicap accessible.

30th ANNUAL MN LUTHERAN FALL CONFERENCE will be held Saturday, October 21 at Redeemer Lutheran Church (2719 3rd St N, St Cloud) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration opens at 8:30. This year’s theme is “What…the Church Is Good?” The speakers will be Rev. Dr. Alvin Schmidt from St. Louis, MO; Rev. James Strawn from Archbold, OH; and Rev. Dr. Brian Saunders from Cedar Falls, IA. Registration is $25, which includes coffee, rolls, and lunch ($10 for high school and college students). Though pre-registration is not required, a non-monetary pre-registration is required if you plan to eat. So, for the meal call 320-252-8171 or email office@redeemerstcloud.org by October 12.

CRAFT FAIR: If you’d like to be a vendor at Concordia Academy’s Holiday Craft Fair on November 11 from 9 – 3, it’s not too late to register. Visit ConcordiaAcademy.com/craftfair for details about attending this great event, as well as online registration for vendors.

CONCORDIA ACADEMY’S SECOND ANNUAL COMEDY CABARET on October 28 at 7 p.m. features improvisational comedy troupe ComedySportz Twin Cities, followed by a reception with light hors d’oeuvres and beverages. All proceeds support CA student scholarships; last year, this event raised $30,000! Get more information and purchase tickets at ConcordiaAcademy.com/comedy.

COMING SOON AT CLS! A date has been secured for the Fall Upper Wing Dinner Theater. November 17 is the date, 6:00 p.m. is the time, CLS is the place. Our 5th-8th grade students will present “Heroes: Unmasked” which is a short but rollicking show about super heroes and the SUPERmarket they run. Heroes, sidekicks, citizens and even an evil villain make appearances as they try to save or destroy the SUPERmarket. All of the upper wing students are involved. Watch for reservation information.

 

REFORMATION 500 AT CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY: The Festival Worship commemorating Reformation 500 at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, is coming up soon. This event is jointly sponsored by Minnesota North and South Districts, and Concordia, St. Paul. It features the Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, as well as drama, massed choirs, orchestra, band, and hand bells; it promises to be a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime event.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

Will there be handicapped parking? Yes, the parking lot directly adjacent to the Ganglehoff Center will be designated for handicapped parking (Lot C).

Will parking be a problem? All campus parking lots will be open. You may also park at Central Midway (across I-94) and walk across a foot bridge (10 minute walk), or you may park on the street.

Where might I find a map of the campus? You may find a map at csp.edu/reformation500.

If we arrive early, will there be things to do? Yes, we urge you to arrive early. The following events are available all afternoon: Art Exhibit (Concordia Art Center), Reformation Archives (Library Technology Center), Luther movie (Buenger Education Center).

Will food be available? Food Trucks will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (Lot H along Hamline Ave.) The Dining Hall will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and again from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

How long will the service last? It begins at 4:00 p.m. and should conclude by 5:30 p.m.