Because Lutherans love Chapel on Wednesdays. What a joy to share the love of Christ through songs, smiles, bible stories, giggles, more songs, wiggles, and prayers with our Day School kids. "Dear God, thank you for loving us. Help us to be kind friends every day. In Jesus' name. Amen." We are better together.

Please join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

In-person, online on YouTube, and on radio KWED AM 1580.
Masks are encouraged but no longer required on the church campus.
Please refer to the updated 2022 Emanuel’s Covid-19 Policy here.
September 25, 2022 Worship Bulletin


Sundays, September 18 and 25

Family Life Center at 9am

If you have a desire to visit our homebound members, bring them updates from the church and news of our ministries, and celebrate Holy Communion with them, then this is the ministry for you. Training will include an overview of our ministry, the liturgy we use, how to engage in conversations and prayer, and how to best share information with our office. We will bless and commission our Eucharistic Ministers on Sunday, October 2 at the very beginning of the worship service. Please contact Pastor Marcus or Pastor John if you have any questions.


Tom and Pastor Marcus are putting together a band, an orchestra, to lead worship on All Saints Sunday, November 6, and during one of our Christmas Eve services. If you play an instrument and would be willing to join us, please reach out to them! Arrangements are in the works and we are excited.


For Whom: For all! This will be an afternoon for all of God's critters, the scaly ones, furry ones, feathery ones, hooved ones, or webbed footed ones, to be blessed and their families prayed for on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi.


What to Bring: A chair, umbrella, leashes or other methods for keeping hold of your critters.

Who is Participating: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Emanuel's Lutheran Church



Emanuel's Lutheran Day School (ELDS) is a ministry of Emanuel's Lutheran Church, striving to develop well rounded ​students and provide families with a quality educational experience. ​​Emanuel's Lutheran Church has been a leader in early childhood development for over 50 years. The doors to the first kindergarten in Seguin were opened at Emanuel's in 1949 and our dedication to the community continues. 

The Emanuel's Lutheran Day School Board of Directors is endowed with the following responsibilities: to organize, operate, and maintain the Day School by providing Christian education, care, growth, shelter, and learning, as well as oversee all matters of policy, budgets, expenditures of funds, and staff.

There are seven members appointed by the Congregation Council, upon recommendation of the Board. They are a combination of parents of ELDS students, church members, and day school staff. Board members serve for 3 years and are able to serve to consecutive terms.

A huge THANK YOU is extended to our volunteer board members for their service to this valuable community-wide ministry. Click on the link below to "Meet the Board."

Learn more about the ELDS Board Members here


Sundays, October 2 and 16

9am and 11:45am

The Stewardship Ministry Team invites members of the congregation to learn about Emanuel's budget process and to be a part of the 2023 budget conversation.

Please join us before or after worship on October 2 or 16 in the Family Life Center on the 3rd floor. Your input is valuable. 


Sundays, October 9, 16 and 25 at 9:15am

Room 215 across from office

We will look into the history and theology around Melchizedek during this three week class. There are many conspiracy theories about that character, so we will unravel and unpack the real story starting in Genesis, tracking him through the Dead Sea scrolls, and ending up in Hebrews in the New Testament. We’ll even look at some end times eschatology in Genesis! You’ll see the Old Testament come alive and learn to think a bit more like an ancient Israelite. Paul Sims will lead this fascinating discussion.


Haiku is a form of poetry from the Japanese, written in 17 syllables, divided into three lines of 5, 7, 5 syllables. This week’s edition of Sharing the Good News features haiku prayers, short pauses for various times of day, inspired by the hymn "Lord of All Hopefulness," ELW 765.

Read Vol. 2, Issue 33 of Sharing the Good News here



Food, Fun & Fellowship gathers Sunday, October 2 at Noon in the Women’s Ministry Room. Everyone is to bring a side dish or dessert to share. This ministry is for widowed, divorced, and separated people. Donna Simmons is the contact for the fun group.


Healing Through Conversation is a support group for those who have lost a loved one to death. The group meets next on Thursday, October 6 at 11 a.m. in the Family Life Center. If you have questions, please contact Donna Simmons.


Students and Parents should have Sunday, October 9th on their calendars. There will be an Ignite Youth interest meeting before church at 9am in the Family Life Center. At this meeting we will go over all youth activity opportunities and dates. Exciting things on the horizon!

Tamales are right around the corner! In October our youth will be selling Delicious Tamales again to help fund their activities in the coming year. These adventures include beach camp, summer camp, day camp, VBS, mission trips, Ignite Youth Group, and many more. Tamale pick up day is Monday, November 7th. Tamales will be $12 per dozen so make sure to catch a youth group member, or a Vicar, to get your order placed! Additional information will be coming your way very soon.


Our next evening out is scheduled for Saturday, October 22. We will gather at the new Texas Axe Holes in Seguin at 6:30pm. There are specials and savings associated with groups reserving space so please RSVP to Pastor Marcus by the 15th of October so that he can get the best deal possible. 

Participating in a small group is a meaningful way to be a part of the life of the church. Emanuel's hosts an array of small groups that feed the soul, the body, and the heart of individuals and the church as a whole. For more information about Small Groups at Emanuel's and how you can participate please reference our website here.

WHO WAS MELCHIZEDEK? This three week study will look into the history and theology around Melchizedek. 9:15 a.m. October 9, 16 & 23 in room 215 across from the church office. 

THE HERITAGE CLASS: Augsburg Fortress Quarterly Adult Bible Study led by various class members meets on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. in room 304. The summer study is Partners in a New Creation: Isaiah, John, Revelation.

THE JOY CLASS: Bible stories and songs for adults with intellectual disabilities. Gathers at 9:15 on the First Sunday of the month in the Women's Ministry Room.


CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL (1st Floor Green Room near elevator): Preschool to 5th graders are invited to join the Education Team for a brand new, rotation style Sunday morning education program starting at 9:15am. We start together for song, Bible story, and then head off to our group projects.  

October Children's Sunday School (Preschool to 5th Grade)

10/2 - Adam and Eve Care for the Garden - Bible Skills

10/9 - Tricked by a Snake - Cooking

10/16 - Making Choices & Hiding From God- Creative Drama

10/23 - Grace and Forgiveness - Science

CONFIRMATION CLASS meets at Spirit of Joy on Sunday, October 16 at 1pm. Instruction for the year will take place monthly at both Emanuel’s and Spirit of Joy with a fall retreat at Camp Chrysalis. Please contact Pastor Marcus if you have an entering 6th grader ready to begin this rewarding journey of faith and have not received our schedule.

SWTS MIDDLE SCHOOL GATHERING is set for November 11-13th at Lutheran Camp Chrysalis in Kerrville. This gathering is opened to all 6th to 8th graders and will be centered around the theme, "The Reformation Continues." If you have a youth interested in attending, please reach out to Vicar Connor or Pastor Marcus to get on the list. More information and details will be coming soon!

Online giving is safe, simple, and quick to do through our Vanco link. One time or recurring donations can be indicated.
You can still mail in your offering to the Church by sending a check to:

Emanuel's Lutheran Church
206 N. Travis Street
Seguin, Texas 78155
Access Online Giving Here

Year to Date Giving comparison:

Jan 1 - Sept 20, 2022

Receipts: $ 290,551.93

Budgeted Receipts: $ 325,000.00

Expenses: $ 351,589.27

Jan 1 - Sept 20, 2021

Receipts: $ 314,661.37

Budgeted Receipts: 310,555.53

Expenses: $ 356,045.36

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the church either through email or phone.

Emanuel's regular office hours are Monday - Thursday from 8-5. However, if the office is understaffed, you may find the answering machine catching your call or a "Gone Fishing" sign on the door. Please know that we will get back with you as soon as possible. We encourage you to call before stopping by. Everyone is also accessible via email.
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