From the July/August 2017 Good New Newsletter:

From the Pastor

This section will resume when our interum pastor arrives.

Thank you

I thank you so much for a wonderful send-off. The cards, well wishes, delicious food and hugs were all so appreciated. 

I truly think of you all quite often. I pray that in the next weeks and months, Emmanuel continues to thrive and grow.

Blessings to all of you,

Pastor Shelley

Holiday Bazaar

Just a friendly reminder about the…


Holiday Bazaar and



Nov. 4, 2017


Please save your white elephant items. They can be delivered to the Green Room in the fall (no clothing, large furniture, electronics, guns, knifes or other sharp items please. Items must be clean and no junk) Specific dates for bringing items to the church will be forthcoming.

Now is the time to get started on homemade items.

We will have a quilt and basket raffle.

Meet Your Church Council

On Sunday, June 4, 2017 we elected the following people to our Church Council:

Janet P., Vice President-2yrs.

Karen R., Secretary-2 yrs.

Exiting Council Members:

Charlie M., Vice President

Linda W., Secretary

Thank you for your years of service!

Continuing Terms:

Tom C., President-1 yr.

Madonna N., Treasurer-1yr.

Chris B., Stewardship/Evangelism 1yr.

Randy R., Property Maintenance-1yr.

Nominating Committee:

Charlie M., Bill H. 1 yr.

Thank you to Janet and Karen for volunteering to serve on our Church Council. Thank you to Tom, Madonna, Chris and Randy for continuing their remaining terms of office. Thank you to Charlie and Bill for serving on the Nominating Committee.

Have questions or concerns? Please contact a council representative.

Hospitality Team Leader

Hospitality is moving right along.  It keeps moving despite my not scheduling any regular meetings.  I try to keep up with just putting notes in the team leaders church boxes.  It works!  We are still in need of a team leader for the month of June.  As your Good News Letter in June stated, it has been 2 years now that that position has been vacant.  I am so proud of our congregation filling in the needed slots to accomplish the duties in the month of June.  While this gets the job done, it still would be wonderful to have a team leader to take charge.  Think about it, and give me a call if you are interested.  Judging from the response we receive by just leaving the sign up sheet on the back table in the narthex, a team leader for June would be an easy month!  Please give it a try.

I appreciate those that are team leaders so much, and the whole congregation too!


Lutheran World Relief Quilters

Your LWR Quilters worked through the month of May.  We shipped quilts the first weekend of May and we will take the summer off.  We will meet again the Monday right after Labor Day.  The month of May we laid out some quilt tops and will have them ready to sew in Sept.  We laid out the Christmas quilts (3) and will have one of them for the WOC Bazaar in November.  The balance of May we did a little sorting out of the tubs on top of the cabinets in the quilt room.  We had a Tea Party on the 29th.  As you do some Spring cleaning, remember that we can use anything you find that you don't want.  If we can't use it we pass it on to those that can.  Just leave your donations on top of the cabinets and we will take care of them.  Hope you all have a blessed summer.

Thank you,



Please remember to post your offering either online, by snail mail or early if you are going on vacation so our church can continue to meet our financial responsibilities.

We are once again planning on entering a float in the Rodeo Parade, July 8th. See the sign up sheet at the back of the church for a way you can help. This years theme is MASTERPIECE! Come out and join the fun!

Vacation Bible Camp is arriving July 16th through the 21st and we could use your help. Lenore has graciously agreed to lead us in this Godly endeavor and would appreciate any and all help you can give. Please complete the volunteer sheet or the sign up list as soon as possible.

Our Free Pantry is in need of supplies to help the local community.   We have a new cabinet! Check out the shelfs near the front entrance to see what others have brought in.

Remember, if you are cleaning closets or storage this summer that the Bazaar will arrive in November and the women of the church could always use clean and priced items for this annual event.

Also, let’s work on those crafts!

Feed Cheney is now serving in the Wren Pearson Bldg., and All Saints in Spokane’s Browns Addition always needs volunteers. Cheney Outreach is in need of people to help with processing their clientele on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to noon. Please contact Carol Beason at 235-8900 if you would like to volunteer.

As you can see, there are opportunities all around for us to continue God’s Work!

Thank you, for all you do!

Chris Booth

Evangelism Chair


Pantry Sunday

Our Free Community Pantry is experiencing continued use this spring. It will be interesting to see how much use it gets during its first summer! Your Maundy Thursday offering donations kept the pantry stocked through mid June. We are now relying on donations from the church and the community.

You may contribute to the pantry anytime, but “Pantry Sunday” is scheduled for July 30th and August 27. Please bring your personal care and non-perishable food donations to church those mornings and place in the pantry. Or, if full, use the cabinet in the lobby.

Need some ideas? The following is a list of fast moving items:

Toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, body wash, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, pocket Kleenex, feminine hygiene, infant needs, comb brush, dish soap, powder cleanser, laundry detergent.

Boxed or canned non-perishable food for all ages. Such as soup, chili, Chef Boyardee, stew, cereal, canned fruit, applesauce/fruit cups, canned meat, peanut butter and other protein foods. An occasional goodie makes a nice unexpected surprise. For the safety of our pantry visitors, please do not donate food items that are not sealed.

Please feel free to donate outside of the above list.

Thank you and God bless everyone who helps stock our pantry! Melinda



Emmanuel Youth Fundraisers:

On Friday, August 18th the Youth of Emmanuel will be serving coffee and cookies at the Sprague Rest Stop.  This is to help defray expenses for travel, hotel and registration to the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas June 27th – July 1st, 2018.

These items are needed: 3 to 4l lbs. of coffee; large container of lemonade; Styrofoam cups; napkins; and misc. items.

There will be a sign-up sheet at a later date.

If you would prefer donating money to purchase these items please put it in an envelope with your name and leave it in my mailbox.  Any money left over will be added to the Youth Gathering Fund.


Thank you,


God's Work, Our Hand's"

Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 10, 2017 for “God’s Work, Our Hands.” We will be doing a service project for the community that Sunday. More information to come in the September newsletter.



To broaden your options of giving to Emmanuel, we are providing the following donation opportunities.

Below are several options for your convenience:

1. Auto Bill Pay from your own bank


  •  Zero fees: We do not incur any finance charges for this service.
  •   Flexibility: You can have funds automatically drafted from your account on a recurring basis.

Your bank will need the following information to set up auto bill pay:

Your Name

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

639 Elm St.

Cheney, WA 99004

2. Online Giving/Kiosk


  •   Online records: Once you set up an online giving account, you can login and see your online giving history.
  •   Flexibility: you can set up recurring payments to go out on the day you choose.
  • At the back of the worship area there is a computer where you are welcome to set up your account. The computer will kept in a locked secure room during the week. No personal information will be stored on the computer.

3. During Sunday Worship

You have an opportunity to place your offering into the offering plate during the service. If you would like offering envelopes but do not have them, please contact the secretary at 235-6300.

4.   By Mail

You can mail your offering to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney, WA 99004

Thank you for your donation as we reach out to all people sharing the good news of Jesus.


8 Lakes Leg Aches

8 Lakes Leg Aches: Saturday, August 5th. Choose from 30, 45, or 75 mile routes – the 75 mile route passes Willow, Granite, Silver, Medical, Clear, Chapman, Kepple and Fish Lakes, for the full 8 Lakes ride experience. Each route includes snack stops and SAG support. The ride takes place rain or shine!

At the finish, you’ll be refreshed with great food from: David’s Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

Start Location & Times

The starting point for the 8 Lakes Leg Aches bike ride is the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Office, 5615 W Sunset Hwy, Spokane, WA 99224.

75 mile riders: 6:30am check in, 7:00am start
45 mile riders: 7:30am check in, 8:00am start
30 mile riders: 8:00am check in, 8:30am start

Proceeds benefit Lutheran Community Services Northwest programs, including the Sexual Assault & Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center.

Register now at or contact Christie McKee at: 509-343-5020 or email:

Christian Education

SUNDAY MORNINGS, 9:00 to 10:00 am

Both Sunday school for children and the adult Bible study group are on summer break. Look for information in the September Good News about when meetings will resume in the fall.




Coming to Emmanuel July 17–21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For children who will be in grades 1 through 6 next fall

Related dates: June 27 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Shepherd Training

July 6 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Planning Meeting

July 8 Participate in Cheney Rodeo Days Parade

July 12–14 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Set up & Decorate

July 16 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcoming Potluck

July 20 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Parents Night



1)    The first four books of the New Testament, which tell about the life of Jesus, are called “The Gospels.” The word “Gospel” means                      .


2)    TRUE or FALSE: Martin Luther wrote the “Small Catechism” to help parents teach their children about the Christian faith.


3)   TRUE or FALSE: One of the ways Cheney Outreach Center assists low-income residents of Cheney and the surrounding area is by providing school supplies for children.

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