From the November 2018 Good New Newsletter:

From the Pastor

God’s Beloved People,

Thankfulness. Gratitude. Appreciation. Gratefulness. Indebtedness.

I’ve been hearing about people trying intentionally to think more gratefully about their day by keeping a gratitude journal. At the end or beginning of the day, just jotting down a few things they are grateful for. This focuses their mind, their sight on noticing the good.

If we focus that gratitude to God for the good that comes our way, then we not only see the things to be grateful for, but also, the one who wants good for us; and who wants us to share the good we have with others.

May your days be full of things to be grateful for. May your lives overflow with goodness provided by God.

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Arianna Arends


   Worship Notes

All Saints Sunday: November 4, 2018 at 10:30am. On this day we will read the names of the saints who were baptized and those who have passed away this last year. An All Saints sheet will be provided in your bulletin on Sunday Oct. 28th for you to record the above information.


Thanksgiving Worship Service: Tuesday, November 20 at 7pm. We will host the service at Emmanuel this year. Please bring non-perishable food for the Cheney Food Bank.


Christ the King Sunday: November 25, at 10:30am. This is the last Sunday of the church year.



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Saturday, November 3, 2018



Join us for the Women of the Church annual Bazaar and Luncheon on Saturday November 4, 2018 from 9am-3pm in the Fellowship Hall.

There is something for everyone! Crafts, white elephant items, crafts, baked treats, basket raffle, quilt raffle, delicious soup lunch, pie, coffee and much, much, more!

Come early for best selection and to start your holiday shopping!

Stewardship/Evangelism and Harvest Fest

Thank you to everybody who helped with the Harvest Fest. From set-up, clean-up, to dessert making, it was a great success. $404.14 was raised to go towards the purchase of a shed. Everyone had a great time! Thank you, again to everyone, for all your help with the Harvest Fest!

Chris Booth

Stewardship & Evangelism Chair


Building and Maintenance

Cold weather is here, so please close doors, turn down heat, and turn off lights when you leave rooms.

The elevator emergency phone at one point became disconnected. With the help of a CenturyLink Field technician we narrowed the cause down to a malfunctioning digital to analog converter located in Melinda’s office. The new converter has been installed and the phone is connected for emergency calls.

The emergency phone does need to be replaced due to an internal chip failure at a cost of around $1500.00. The replacement will take place in the near future.

You may notice some new signage at all the entrances. No Smoking and No Vaping (electronic cigarettes). The new signs are required by the Spokane Health Department.

The repairs to the concrete stairs on the East and North side of the building have been completed. North side stairs to the basement still have a crack or two and will be repaired by the end of November.

The handrails to the organ loft have been removed to facilitate the relocation of the organ. If you feel it necessary to access the organ loft please be very careful.

The rain gutter down spouts in the courtyard have been reinstalled from the upper gutter to the lower gutter. Down spouts were removed during roofing and had to be modified due the new rain gutter installed on the sanctuary roof.

As always send me an email or give me a call if you have questions or see something that needs attention.

For the staff’s safety, please make sure all doors are locked when exiting the building. 

Thank you,



Thank you

Randy and Melinda Reid send their heartfelt thanks for your many thoughts, prayers, cards, and phone calls. We especially want to thank the Women for providing the families with a wonderful lunch following LeRoy’s memorial service. Your support is appreciated more than we can say! Thank you and God’s blessings to you all!



Lutheran Community Services Northwest

35th Annual Inland Northwest Fundraising Luncheon

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018

12:30 pm Social Hour

1:30 pm Lunch and Program

Mukogawa Fort Wright Commons

4000 W Randolph Rd. Spokane WA

There is no cost to attend, but there will be an opportunity to help individuals and families in our community with a financial gift.

RSVP by Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 online at

Questions: Contact Christie McKee 509-343-5020 or

Seeking sponsors, volunteers and table hosts!


 Free Community Pantry Update

Our pantry continues to be used on a daily basis and I thank you for your continued support. I would like to let you know that there is another way you may contribute to our community pantry. Council has approved a pantry collection container for the table in the narthex for those who would like to contribute a monetary gift. I will use the money contributed to purchase food and personal care items for the pantry. Thank you Arlene for the idea!

We are always in need of non-perishable food, and personal care items for all ages. High protein food, like peanut butter, canned meet always move fast; as well as canned heat and eat food like chili, Chef-Boyardee, soup etc. Canned vegetables and fruit are also needed. Dry goods like cereal, oatmeal, beans, crackers, etc. are also a good choice. An occasional unexpected snack is welcomed too!

Personal care items needed: bar or body wash, shampoo and rinse, toilet tissue, toothpaste & brushes, floss, feminine hygiene, and baby needs etc.

Please feel free to purchase outside of the above list!

To insure the safety of our pantry patrons, please only donate unopened and non-expired items, as I dispose of all opened and expired items in the church garbage can. Opened containers run the risk of tampering.

A few clean gently used gloves, mittens, sweaters, and hats of all sizes would be welcomed as well!

Our next Pantry Sunday is Nov. 25th. Or you may make a monetary donation in the container in the narthex! Thank you!



Deven Paul H. was confirmed on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church during the Reformation worship service at 10:30 a.m. Emmanuel welcomes Deven as a confirmed member of our church.   Deven is the proud son of David and Katie H and grandson of Arlene H. Welcome Deven!

Campus Ministry

October 2016 Newsletter Pr On Monday November 5, Campus Ministry is in need of a meal that will feed 20 students. If you are interested in donating a dish please see the sign-up sheet in the narthex. This will be a great opportunity to break in those new cookbooks the Women are selling! Monetary donations are welcomed too!

On Monday November 19 Emmanuel will provide a Thanksgiving meal for college students. If you would like to volunteer to provide or cook food or help set-up or clean-up for this event please see Pastor Arianna.


Christian Education


Weekly at 9:00 a.m. — Adult Bible Study group meets in the upstairs kitchen

2nd Sunday during the Worship Hour — Growing in Faith Together (GIFT)

4th Sunday at 9:00 a.m. — Crafts with Chris in the Sunday school room                                                           for children and all those who are young-at-heart


On GIFT Sunday last month seven tables in the Fellowship Hall were filled with folks ready to worship in a new way. At a low table next to Pastor Arianna children sat on the floor, hands busy with Play Doh or crayons and paper as they listened to what was going on around them. Older youth joined adults in lively discussions responding to questions about the day’s readings. Dave Arends on guitar and Karen Raver at the piano accompanied our singing. Quilts ready to be sent to Lutheran World Relief were on display, and a blessing was said for them and the people in need around the world who will receive them. I hope it was as satisfying a worship experience for others as it was for me.

Next month GIFT Sunday will be on November 11th, Veterans Day. Scripture passages for this service come from Isaiah and will be very appropriate for this particular day. Come join us!


1)    Verses we will hear read on November 11 (Isaiah 36:1-3, 13-20; 37:1-7) tell of the time King Sennacharib of Assyria, after capturing all the fortified cities of Judah, sent his great army and a threating message to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. Which of the following things did Hezekiah do?

(   ) Cover himself with sackcloth (   ) Go into the house of the Lord  

(   ) Send messengers to the prophet Isaiah and ask him to pray.

     Hint: Isaiah chapter 37:1-4 records King Hezekiah’s part in this story.

2) True or False? Isaiah 2:1-4 describes God’s plan of peace for Judah and Jerusalem.

3) On November 11 we will also read the book Wangari’s Trees of Peace. The author’s note at the end of this children’s book provides many details about the life of Wangari Maathai who won the N             P             Prize in 2004.

     Hint: You can find the book on display in our church library this month.

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