Fellowship Ministry

The Fellowship Group will focus on internal ministries of ELC. The ministry groups are, but are not necessarily limited to, : a) Dining Out; b) Book Club; c) Congregational Meals; d) Secret Sisters, e) and Social Events. The mission of this group at Emmanuel Lutheran Church is to extend Christian love/compassion to the ill, the aged, the orphaned, the underprivileged, the imprisoned, and in general, to persons of all ages in need of aid in body or soul, within our congregation. In order to accomplish this, the committee will be responsible for a program of education to identify congregational needs and strive to enlist and encourage individual members to help facilitate its mission.

Emmanuel Lutheran has the following fellowship groups in place—dinner/fellowship event, arts and museum, men’s group, and outdoor activities.  Some of these groups meet regularly while other meet on an “as needed” basis.  

FELLOWSHIP GROUPS.

Starting with 2018 Lenten soup suppers will be provided by congregational members. Members (including youth ages 12 & up) have been grouped alphabetically into “Fellowship Groups” to serve together. A Group Leader(s) will be identified within each “Fellowship Group” that will organize and solicit volunteers for the group assignments. The “Fellowship Groups” will be responsible for set-up before and clean-up after the meal as well as providing the food.

Starting in April, 2018 these same “Fellowship Groups” will begin serving the Sunday morning coffee hour. This method will mean that nobody will be responsible for serving Sunday coffee hour more than once or twice a year. More details to follow on the Sunday coffee hosting.

By organizing members in this way, every ELC member becomes involved and integrated into serving our Lord and each other
as they are able.

Group ELC Members in Group   Group Leader
Group 1 Members whose last name begins with A or B Susan Brisiel
Group 2 Members whose last name begins with C, D, E and F Linda Eichman
& Gene Elsasser
Group 3 Members whose last name begins with G, H, I, and J Ellen Johnson
Group 4 Members whose last name begins with K, L, M, N, and O TBD
Group 5 Members whose last name begins with P, Q, R, and SA TBD
Group 6 Members whose last name begins with SC, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z TBD

 

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

SECRET SISTER PROGRAM

This group of ladies prays for their secret sister every day, provides encouraging cards, provides homemade goodies and other treats throughout the year.  Around Christmas time, each participant’s secret sisters will be revealed, exchange a small gift and share a meal together.

MONTHLY DINING AND FELLOWSHIP EVENT

Each month a local restaurant is selected for members of ELC and their friends to come and enjoy food and fellowship. There is a sheet on the Events Table for everyone to sign up for each monthly event. If anyone has questions, they my contact Linda Cotterman.