Choir Practice at 7:00 PM Wednesday nights in the Choir Room Lutheringer Practice 9:30 AM Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary
Choir practicing before service
Message From Ryan
The first week of November brought about the birth of our daughter of Elena, a subsequent outpouring of support from friends and family, Election Day, and another mass shooting. There was no shortage of emotions in the Luhrs home. Witnessing the birth of a child brought feelings of joy, wonder, and anxiety associated with taking care of someone completely dependent. The divisive politics in our culture are distressing, and our differences were especially emphasized during the election season. Trying to find common ground on issues such as gun rights and violence can be confounding and seemed hopeless at times. Yet, the overwhelming love we experienced from supportive friends and family – including the generosity of the Emmanuel community – left us feeling blessed in ways hard to describe in words. Fortunately, I sometimes find that hymn texts can fill a void my own words cannot. The concluding lines of Nov. 11’s Hymn of the Day, “For the Fruit of All Creation” beautifully captured our feelings of the week before: For the wonders that astound us, for the truth that still confounds us, Most of all that love has found us, thanks be to God! –Fred Pratt Green
On behalf of my wife Sarah, and children David, Samuel, and Elena, thank you for the baby gifts. We are truly blessed!
Ryan Luhrs Minister of Music
We have a choir every Sunday at the 10:30 AM service as well as a Lutheringer handbell choir that plays once a month and on holidays. Come join us for wonderful music and worship this Sunday!