Because Lutherans love coffee cake. Building inspections are done and the ovens are on! Emanuel's Ladies Aid commenced their traditional coffee cake baking on Tuesday, filling the entire building with a tantalizing aroma. Don't worry if you missed out. They are baking again on the 17th. Flour, sugar, and a whole lotta love go into every cake. We are better together.


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October 15, 2023 Worship Bulletin


Sunday, October 15

Sunday’s Blessing of Lutheran World Relief Quilts and Kits sends our gifts off with our prayer that they bring comfort, safety, opportunity, dignity to people in dire need. In the overview of the world’s wars and devastations, these are small items that become big for the recipients.

Because the quilts and Kits displayed in the sanctuary are a fraction of those that will be shipped, they do not accurately reflect the size of Emanuel’s project: 295 quilts, 200 school kits, 100 Personal Care Kits. Example: The 200 school kits required 800 spiral notebooks, 1000 pencils and 1000 ballpoint pens.

It is all made possible by donations. July’s appeal was answered with a lot of supplies for kits. Monetary donations through designated offerings during July and August purchased Personal Care items, including 100 towels and 100 nail clippers. Boxes of fabrics of all sorts and sizes appear in the quilt room. Grants from Thrivent Financial provided batting for quilts and some school supplies. Donations from Sunday School classes have provided discretionary funds, including sewing machine maintenance and sewing supplies. On God’s Work Our Hands Day, almost 50 people assembled kits and tacked quilts. Ladies Aid sends a check for shipping costs directly to

AND NOW, some assistance is needed to deliver approximately 80-90 packed boxes to our synod’s Ingathering Day, Wednesday, November 1. Early in the day we load a flatbed trailer to deliver to St. John Lutheran Church in Marion where two 18-wheeler trucks will be ready for loading from throughout

southcentral Texas. If your body is able and your spirit is willing, would you offer to help on that day? Text 830-305-2970 to volunteer for this amazing, heart-warming experience.



Welcome to the Emanuel's Family Koa Eladhari! It was a joy to celebrate your baptism on Sunday. Koa is pictured here with Pastor Marcus, parents Allison and Alexander, and sponsors Angelynn Rodriguez and Ashley Johnson.


October 29, 2023

Mark your calendars now for a festive worship service followed by our annual sausage supper on the lawn. Randall Springs is smoking delicious sausage links and Mike and the Middletones German Band returns to entertain during the meal. First responders are invited to lunch as a small token of appreciation for their service. A free will offering and bin for no-perishable food items for the Christian Cupboard will be available.

Please bring a side dish to complement the feast. Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex for sides to bring as well as volunteers for set up on Saturday and Sunday prior to supper, serving food and beverages, and clean up following. Can’t wait spend this special day with you!


Tuesdays, October 10 & 17

The Ladies Aid members will bake their famous Coffee Cakes Tuesdays, October 10 & 17. You may contact a Ladies Aid Member or call Sherry in the Church Office at 830-379-5046 for more information. Coffee Cakes can be picked up on the baking day after 2PM. The price is $7.50 each -- Apple, Peach, and Streusel. We all are excited about the new kitchen.  

Pastoring a church is one of the most meticulous responsibilities in the body of Christ. Let’s show our appreciation for all Pastor Marcus does for the congregation and our community. Please bring gift cards, of any amount, to add to our festive tree located in the Narthex. Gift cards could include restaurants, grocery stores, coffee, general (like Visa or Amazon), etc. We are grateful for Pastor Marcus all the time. In October we are reminded to let him know!


Cindy Pique asks for prayers for her niece Dixie Edwards. Dixie serves in the US Navy as a CTT2, a Cryptologic Technicians Technical expert in airborne, shipborne and land-based radar signals. The ship she is on is being redirected to the conflict in Gaza. 

Lord God of grace and power, stretch forth your almighty arm to strengthen and protect all those in the armed forces of our country. In battle, watch over them; when peace prevails, guard them from evil; and in good time, bring them safely home. Give them courage and loyalty, and grant that they may serve without reproach. Amen.

Friday, October 27

6-8pm in the parking lot

Join the fun by hosting a trunk, bringing trick-or-treaters, and/or donating candy/treats. Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex and church office. Be parked and ready to welcome little goblins and families by 5:30pm. We will welcome hundreds of trick-or-treaters so come prepared with a costume and a smile! Contact Vicar Aaliyah or Vicar Jordana for more information about this spooktacular event. 


Emanuel's Lutheran Day School is excited to share the latest happenings and updates within their nurturing community. This includes you! Each month there will be a new installment of the ELDS Express News. Click the button below to see what October brings to our little ones. Don't forget to check out their new website, too! Thanks to all for continuing to support this historic and meaningful ministry.

October 2023 ELDS Express News



Thursday, December 7

We will visit three of the historic Missions and have a lunch break at Golden Corral. We will leave the church parking lot by 8:30am and return by 3:30pm. Sign up by November 16 in the Narthex on Sundays, in the office during the week, and at Senior Social Club luncheons. Each person will pay for their own expenses for the chartered bus and lunch. Donna can answer your questions at 830-379-5046.

In preparation for our Sunday, December 10, 2023 Annual Meeting two learning and discussion session are scheduled for Sunday, November 5 and November 19, at 9:15am in the Family Life Center. Discussion topics include, but are not limited to, the proposed 2024 budget, nominations for church council, and ministry programs for 2024. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. 



CHILDREN'S CHURCH begins September 3 for our PK to 5th grade learners. During worship the Vicars will lead students to designated classrooms, just down the hall from the sanctuary, as we begin the "Gathering Hymn" and then guide them back as we "Share the Peace." We hope you will make this a part of your family's weekly worship rhythm!

THE COMPASS COOPERATIVE is a weekly gathering on Sundays at 6pm for 6th to 12th grade students, hosted by our four church partners - Emanuel's, St. Andrew's, Spirit of Joy, and Friedens Church- and held on Spirit of Joy's campus. We will eat together, worship together, play games, and just enjoy each other's company. All are truly welcome so please, come join us!


THE HERITAGE CLASS meets at 9:15 am Sunday mornings on the 3rd floor in room 307. Participants explore the deeper meaning found in the Bible and seek to unlock its wisdom through fellowship and robust group discussion. The aim is to make the Bible relevant and applicable to daily life. 

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.

Online giving is safe, simple, and quick to do through our giving 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- Oct 10, 2023

 Church Offering Receipts: $ 327,460.90

Budgeted Church Offering Receipts: $ 310,752.66

Operating Expenses: $ 334,945.24 *

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

Jan 1- Oct 10, 2022

Church Offering Receipts: $ 308,701.22

Budgeted Church Offering Receipts: $ 349,596.77

Operating Expenses: $ 371,022.61 *

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


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.

We are looking for Office Volunteers to answer phones and help with small tasks. Volunteers are most needed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 am to noon. If interested, please contact Sherry at to find out more.

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