Because Lutherans believe in hope. We pray, O God of our Hope, come~

As we begin this Advent journey, restore us to faithfulness, and shepherd us through these weeks. Soften us and open us to trust in your love, your goodness, your guiding presence. May we take in your word and bring it to life,

giving hope to the hopeless through our words and actions. We ask this through Christ, our Savior and our hope. Amen. We are better, waiting, together.


Please join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

In-person, online on YouTube, and on radio KWED AM 1580.

Masks are welcomed but no longer required on the church campus.

Please refer to the updated 2022 Emanuel’s Covid-19 Policy here.

November 27, 2022 Worship Bulletin


Sunday, November 27 at 9am

Women's Ministry Room.

We’ve got all the supplies for families to make a wreath to take home for the Advent season. Come be crafty with us! Wreaths will be blessed during worship.

As Christmas and the season of giving nears, we are excited to have the opportunity to join with others in the community during Blue Santa Gift wrapping. Though you can select many dates to assist with wrapping presents, Emanuel's Lutheran Church and Day School would like to show up as a group on November 29 and December 8. 

Please contact Sarah Kennedy at (281) 734-3845 or to share your interest and receive

updates as the time comes.


The Day School Board of Directors and staff invites you to come support our ministry at this year's Holiday Parade and the Downtown Sip-n-Stroll. Our Day School will be hosting a parade float entitled the "ELDS Express" on Thursday, December 1 and a booth at Central Park on Friday, December 2 as a part of this year's downtown festivities. Our booth will feature information on the church and Day School, crafts for kids, and delicious hot chocolate made by one of our students' parents. We hope you can stop by!

Vespers Tickets Available

Emanuel's friends will be joining the TLU School of Music for Christmas Vespers on December 2-4 in Jackson Auditorium as we welcome the holiday season. Contact Donna Simmons if you need tickets or order your own at the link below. 

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With your donations, poinsettias will grace the sanctuary of Emanuel’s this Christmas and ELCA Good Gifts will make a difference throughout the world. You may honor or remember a loved one by supporting the ELCA Good Gifts Project (any dollar amount or as indicated on the specific ornament) and/or with a poinsettia ($12 each). Check out the decorated trees in the narthex and by the chapel.

Forms and payments may be put in an envelope and placed in the offering basket, given to our advent tree attendants, or delivered to the church office.

Deadline to ensure poinsettias for Christmas is Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022.

Print Good Gifts/Poinsettia Giving Forms Here


Friday, December 9

in the Little White Church 

starting at 6:15pm 

Country Christmas is a family affair with food, music, lights, and Santa. Admission is $5/adult and $3/child. Join us at 390 Cordova Road to support our amazing musicians and have a merry time!



The Congregational Care Team is seeking home-baked treats for our homebound members to be delivered in December. We will repackage to make sure everyone gets a nice assortment.

Please bring your sweet treats to the church office by Tuesday, December 12.


A movie afternoon is almost upon us! Partnering with Spirit of Joy, our Education Team and Vicars invite you and your family to join us at Spirit of Joy on Sunday, December 4 at 1:30pm to eat, paint ornaments, enjoy some time of fellowship, and watch the movie "Elf" together. Our craft will be led by the master artist Geraldine Jordan so we hope you can attend.  

Emanuel's Annual Congregation Meeting is Sunday, December 11, 2022, immediately following the celebration of Holy Communion. This meeting will take into consideration with potential action the 2023 proposed budget, church council nominees and synod delegates. 


In preparation for our Sunday, December 11th Annual Meeting three learning and discussion session are scheduled for Sunday, November 20, November 27, and December 4, at 9:15am in the Chapel, and Monday, November 21 at 6:30pm in the Women’s Ministry Room during the All-Ministry Team Meeting Night. Discussion topics include, but are not limited to, the proposed 2023 budget, nominations for church council, and ministry programs for 2023. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. 


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 fall study is God's Exceptional Choice: Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Judges, 1 Samuel, Ephesians.

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.  

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

11/27 - Angels Visits Mary and Joseph - Art - wreath and ornament making

12/4 - Name Him Jesus – Cooking

12/11 - Born in a Stable - Science

12/18 - Shepherds and Wise Men - Creative Drama

12/25 – No Sunday School

CONFIRMATION CLASS meets next on Sunday, December 11 at 1pm at Spirit of Joy. Instruction for the year will take place monthly at both Emanuel’s and Spirit of Joy.

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 - Nov 22, 2022

 Church Offering Receipts: $ 344,051.56

Budgeted Church Offering Receipts: $ 402,500.00

Operating Expenses: $ 426,864.55 *

* These figures do not include Forward In Faith remodel expenses or In-Kind Gifts

Jan 1 - Nov 22, 2021

Church Offering Receipts: $ 379,217.58

Budgeted Church Offering Receipts: 384,611.08

Operating Expenses: $ 436,759.98

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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