Emmanuel's response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus
For a special Holy Week musical presentation by the choir of Martin Luther College, click here.
To watch a brief Lenten musical presentation, click here.
To view a brief video message from Pastor Brauer, click here.
Member assistance update
We are concerned about the physical health and welfare of our congregation. A volunteer calling team has reached out to over 300 Emmanuel households out to make a wellness check on our members. Through this effort we were able to assess what needs our fellow members have. A response team is also in place and currently working to assist with meeting those needs.
We encourage all of our members to give a helping hand to anyone in their life who can use their help at this time.
If you have a need that is not being met by immediate family, please contact the church at 480-967-3983 and speak with one of the pastors.
If you want to be a volunteer to provide assistance or donate items as needed, contact the church by phone or by email.
If you want to donate funds for special assistance, click here and under "Special Offering" designate the gift for "Special Assistance Fund." This is a fund that our congregation regularly uses to distribute aid to people in need.
"As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers" (Galatians 6:10).
Emmanuel Lutheran School update
Our school has begun online instruction at home for kindergarten through eighth grade. We are committed to providing a quality Christian education to the children in all our Emmanuel school families no matter what the circumstances around us may be. To keep updated on the school, go to the school's website here.
Holy Communion for our communicant members
At this difficult time we do not want to deprive our communicant members of the comfort God gives us in his Holy Supper, as Jesus feeds us with his true body and blood for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith. For more information about how Communion will be served and how you can register to receive the Sacrament, please click here.
Holy Week worship services
Since the Governor of the State of Arizona has issued a stay-at-home order, we will offer Holy Week services online. We are thankful that our freedom to gather and worship is a constitutionally protected right, but out of an abundance of Christian concern for our community and for each other, we will refrain from gathering and will instead be edified by the Word of God that is delivered through streaming technology.
Services will be streamed at the following times:
Maundy Thursday - 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday - April 12, 2020
8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Easter Festival Worship
Streamed again on Monday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m.
"May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen" (Hebrews 13:20,21).