From the July/August 2018 Good New Newsletter:

From the Pastor

Dear Emmanuel Community,

Okay. Let’s just admit it. We’re all looking forward to the summer times of travel or stay-cations. The sun, the cabin, the RV, the relatives in that other state. Those mornings when the deck chair and your coffee cup are just too cozy to leave.

But what about worship? What about Sabbath? How can we stay in touch with God without that Sunday morning practice!?

Well, do I have good news for you!! The following is a list of ideas to keep your faith muscles engaged even when you’re unable to be in worship, fellowship and study in Cheney.  

Blessings on your God sightings this summer! Pastor Arianna Arends


Just as Flat Stanley has helped children with literacy and geography, Flat Jesus helps us stay plugged into faith throughout the summer months—giving us a unique opportunity to continually engage in our faith development all summer long!

This summer let’s send Flat Jesus to every corner of the world! Let Flat Jesus be a reminder of Jesus’ real presence in every place we find ourselves and as a fun reminder to help others encounter God.

Instructions:Flat Jesus

1.  Cut out and decorate Flat Jesus

2. Take Flat Jesus with you wherever you go this summer.

3. Take pictures of Flat Jesus by himself or with you.

4. Share them on our Facebook page ( or email them to">


 For a hard copy of "Flat Jesus" see the table 

in the back of the church!





Church To Go:


Bible Study:

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Arianna Arends



Just a friendly reminder about the…


Holiday Bazaar and






November 3, 2018


Please save your white elephant items. They can be delivered to the Green Room at your convenience.  (No clothing, large furniture, electronics, or weapons. Items must be clean and no junk.) 


Now is the time to get started on homemade craft items.


The Women will have a quilt and basket raffle.


Summer is arriving and we are in continuous need for non-perishable food and personal care items for our Free Community Pantry. Please give what you are able to help our neighbors and God’s people in our community.

Also, don’t forget to give those books on your shelves that you have read to our Little Free Library. All levels of books are appreciated.

For other ways to help in our community, feel free to look for the Evangelism Flower on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

Thank you all and have a blessed summer.


Worship Chair

Building and Maintenance

Roof repair update. Our contractor, Glacier Property Solutions should have the sanctuary roof replaced before this issue of the Good News is distributed.

During the initial roof inspection the majority of the wind damage was found on the sanctuary roof. Three or four spots were found on the lower roofing. Our contractor worked closely with our insurance adjuster and found that the areas on the lower roof could be repaired.

Some of the pavement at the Huron St. entrance to our parking lot has been repaired. The City of Cheney Street Department deemed the damaged area our responsibility. Permanent asphalt patch was applied. More asphalt repair will take place later this summer in the same area.

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

Please make sure all exterior doors and windows are closed and locked before exiting the building.

Thank you




Hello and happy Summer from the Hospitality Chair. Team leaders will be working diligently through the summer months as usual. The weekly hospitality duties are being filled in and the leaders are so thankful for the congregations helpfulness. This is a wonderful church home and we are taking care of things that need doing and each other too!

In the next few months Pastor, the Worship Committee, and I will be working on updating the Hospitality Manual. There are things listed in that manual that are being done differently, so we need to get it up-to-date. As you have noticed there was a notice in our mailboxes about the placement of the Communion ware set-up. This is a work in progress. There are some questions that need to be answered on this subject. I will work on that with Chris. In the meantime, if you are signed up to prepare Communion for Sunday morning, please place it on the table under the windows in the upper Fireside Room, sometimes called the overflow room, off to the left of the sanctuary. Don’t worry how or who will get it to the Altar, it will happen.

When the Hospitality Manual is complete copies will be put in your church mailbox.

Hope all have a safe and happy Summer.



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 during July and August. However, Lutherhaven counselors are coming to help us put on a day camp program the week of July 16 through 20. See more details below.

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1)  Bible stories during Day Camp include The Prodigal Son, The Man Lowered Through the Roof, Good Friday and Easter, and The Ten Men with Leprosy. Which one of these do you like best? Why?             (All answers are “correct.”)

2)  All the activities listed below are part of our 2018 Lutherhaven Day Camp experience. Which one is new this year?

June 26 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Shepherd Training

July 10–13 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Set up & Decorate

July 14 Participate in Cheney Rodeo Days Parade

July 15 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcoming Potluck

July ? Activity and time not yet set Evening Activity for Youth

July 19 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Parents Night

July 15–22 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sparkhouse Book Fair

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