11/10/2017

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY, November 12

“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.”

Acts 17:16-34 tells the story of Paul in Athens. Waiting for his companions, Paul does some sight seeing and notices one of the city's most outstanding features: Athens' profusion of idols. Today, we admire the artistic skill and craftsmanship displayed   among surviving statuary in museums, but this story reminds us how these objects were once invested with inordinate value, and why this situation alarmed the Apostle. No mere decoration, to Athenians, these were gods to whom they made sacrifices, objects in which they put their trust, and to whom they pled their cause.

Is there any parallel for us, any sense of liberation from idolatry, when the Lord is revealed as Creator, as Jesus is revealed as Redeemer?


NEXT FOUR SUNDAYS

  • November 12 - Acts 17:16-34 Paul in Athens; After Worship ROAD CREW & Projects
  • November 19 - Acts 18 Paul to Apollos
  • November 26 - ALL AGES STORY, Prophets Point the Way
  • December 3 - First Sunday of Advent

CHURCH BEYOND SUNDAY

  • Road Crew and Work Party - Sun Nov 12
  • Lake City Group - Mon Nov 13
  • North End Guys Leadership - Wed Nov 15
  • Crown Hill Group - Fri Nov 17
  • New Horizons Dinner - Wed Dec 6
  • Christmas Party - Fri Dec 15
  • Christmas Caroling Party - Fri Dec 22







Emmaus Road may not be a big church, but when we work together, we can experience moments of "church BIG". This is because God often multiplies our efforts. A couple weeks ago, people enjoyed several such moments. Among them, our first annual Trick'rTreat Oktoberfest was a great success, revealing a neighborhood eager to engage. Viewed together with other moments in that time span, we catch a glimpse of what "church BIG" looks like.  
  • Fri, Oct 27 - some of us attended an outreach conference
  • Sun, Oct 29 - Packs & Pizza for Aurora Commons
  • Tue, Oct 31 - Trick'r'Treat Oktoberfest
  • Fri, Nov 3 - Church Baby Shower
  • Sun, Nov 5 - Church Work Party









10/28/2017

THIS SUNDAY - October 29 - PACKS & PIZZA





We partner with Aurora Commons, putting supplies together for neighbors on the streets of north Seattle.

Then, PIZZA!
“If one of you says to them, 'Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,' but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”

One could argue James 2:16 is about addressing needs between believing brothers and sisters in the church. It is. But this teaching also applies our generosity beyond the body.  Emmaus Road regularly sets aside time and treasure ($$) to put food and supplies in the hands of our neighbors who need them. We could all do this on our own, but it is more effective to combine forces!

7/26/2017

THIS SUNDAY JULY 30


Fifth Sundays are for service!

This Sunday, Emmaus Road will spend a morning supporting New Horizons.

We have partnered with this ministry for over fifteen years; they have been addressing the needs of Seattle's homeless youth since 1978!



Sunday morning, we convene downstairs for coffee and prayer at 10:30AM, then enjoy brief words by  Volunteer Director Isabella Moliterno about the focus of New Horizons and the needs on our streets. We then put our supplies together for donation, and end our time with pizza!
  • 10:30AM - Coffee and Prayer
  • 10:45AM - Isabella Moliterno
  • 10:50AM - Pack supplies
  • 11:30AM - Pizza!
See the SIGNUP GENIUS list to pledge supplies.


NEXT SIX SUNDAYS
 

July 30 - Fifth Sunday for Service: New Horizons; details
August 6 - Communion; Acts 9:1-31 Saul Becomes Paul
August 13 - Acts 9:32-43 Peter Continues
August 20 - Acts 10 Cornelius and Peter
August 27 - Storyteller Sunday; Matthew 7:24-27 Wise and Foolish Builders
September 3 - Communion; Acts 11:1-13 Peter Gets Pushback


7/15/2017

THIS SUNDAY - ACTS 8:9-25

THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP
Sunday, July 15

We continue learning from Acts, from the story of an encounter between a sorcerer and Jesus' followers beyond Jerusalem; see 8:9-25.

Why did Luke include this story?
What does it reveal about the Kingdom and the nature of the Gospel?
What does it say to you and me today?

NEXT SIX SUNDAYS

July 23 - Acts 8:26-40 Philip and the Ethiopian
July 30 - Fifth Sunday for Service: New Horizons; details
August 6 - Communion; Acts 9:1-31 Saul Becomes Paul
August 13 - Acts 9:32-43 Peter Continues
August 20 - Acts 10 Cornelius and Peter
August 27 - Storyteller Sunday; Matthew 7:24-27 Wise and Foolish Builders

5/25/2017

THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP - JESUS REINSTATES PETER

SUNDAY, May 28th

Following last Sunday's miraculous catch of fish and the Lord's breakfast, we are going to hear Jesus' conversation with Peter from John 21:15-25.


Is it about individual forgiveness and reconciliation with God?

Is it about the call to discipleship?

Is it about the nature of leadership in the church?




Nursery, Godly Play, and Big Kids are all happening.

4/29/2017

PACKS & PIZZA SUNDAY 4/30/17

Tomorrow is the fifth Sunday of April; we devote fifth Sundays to service.


10:30AM Gather in Worship Hall for prayer, congregational update.

11:15AM Convene in church basement to PACK supplies for women and men who come through Aurora Commons. Here is a link to a SignUpGenius page created by Jade Guettler for the purpose of organizing our effort.  

11:45PM Enjoy pizza!

Hope you can join us!



"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: 
to look after orphans and widows in their distress 
and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
James 1:27





4/15/2017

EASTER FEAST TOMORROW!

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017...... TOMORROW!!

10:30AM

1059 NE 96th Street
Seattle, WA 98115

Lots of delicious food
 and bright, warm space
 to celebrate the Resurrection
 and the story of Emmaus Road.

4/13/2017

GOOD FRIDAY 7PM

On Good Friday, we gather to commemorate Christ's sacrifice, with word, song, and sacrament. Join us at 7PM in Maple Leaf, as we share a service with sister churches, Sanctuary and Harbor.

1/23/2017

PACKS & POTLUCK SUNDAY

As we get ready for another PACKS & POTLUCK Sunday this week (1/29/17), here is a link to a SignUpGenius page created by Jade Guettler for the purpose of organizing our effort.  The hope is to gather enough items to fill 100 packs for the women and men who come through Aurora Commons.

Go shopping and purchase some items!
Sign up to let others know what has been covered versus what is needed.
Invite friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, to participate, either in person, or via donation.

Don't forget the POTLUCK part of Sunday.  After our Storyteller Style worship service, we will convene downstairs to put the packs together, and then we'll eat lunch!


"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."James 1:27

1/07/2017

REGULAR WORSHIP RETURNS, JANUARY 8th

Happy New Year!

Emmaus Road returns to regular worship services, 10:30AM,
tomorrow JANUARY 8th,
in MAPLE LEAF at our new location:
1059 NE 96th Street
Seattle, WA 98115

Plan ahead for our JANUARY 29th event,
PACKS & POTLUCK,
as we pool resources for Aurora Commons.