Preparing for the Congregational Vote on One Sunday Service

In October and November of last year, the church council held several open forums to discuss the recommendation of the Worship and Music Committee to combine the two Sunday morning services into one. At the forums, members were able to openly share their opinions and preferences on that issue. The good news is everyone in attendance wanted what they believed would help Emmanuel prosper most. We all want to build on our church’s strong foundation of service to our members and to our community. The impact of combining services on Christian Education, Fellowship Hour, and utility usage, along with the outcomes from other churches who have combined services were also discussed. At our January 29th Congregational Meeting for Budget and Finance, each eligible voting member in attendance will get to cast a vote on this resolution.

Below you will find links to articles that have been helpful in raising awareness to both potential benefits and setbacks to this resolution. Should the congregation decide to move to a single Sunday morning service, the change would be implemented with the usual single Sunday service change used for the past several summers. The church council urges everyone to consider what course they believe will help Emmanuel fulfill its mission to God's children already in membership and those who have yet to come through our doors. 

Thank you to each of you for making Emmanuel Lutheran Church such a wonderful House of Worship!

Mike Dixon, Church Council President