We have a lot going on at Emmanuel this autumn.  Because you have not had a paper bulletin to look at (and take home) in many months, I want to use this column to share important information.  Here is some of what you need to know.

  • Adult Sunday School classes have resumed at 9:30 AM on Sundays. Sunday School classes for children are available on-line via Zoom on the first Sunday of every month at 9:30 AM beginning October 4th. Let’s all continue to grow in our faith, even as Coronavirus continues!


  • All members recently received a letter from the Personnel and Stewardship Committee announcing our fall Stewardship Campaign, “Stronger together, Stronger through Christ”. In the coming weeks, we will continue to explore God’s generosity toward us, which leads to our desire to give back.  On Sunday, October 11th, we will dedicate our gifts and pledges for the coming year.  Please prayerfully consider how God is leading you to give in light of God’s generous grace in your life.


  • You now have the choice to give your offering online through the Give Plus app. It’s an easy three step process:

1) Download Give Plus+

2) Search for Emmanuel Presbyterian Church

3) Select the amount you want your offering to be and select complete donation.

Simple and easy!”


  • Some have asked me to hold set “office hours” as I continue to work some days from home during the pandemic. Though I am always available via cell phone (828-381-6535), text message (828-381-6535), and email (pastoranitab@gmail.com), under normal circumstances, you will also find me in the church office Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 AM – 2 PM and many afternoons.


  • You are invited to participate in an on-line Zoom Bible Study on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Opportunities include:
  • Tuesday evenings at 7 PM with Rev. Dr. James Bernhardt:


Meeting ID: 676 526 4457

One tap mobile, +16465588656


  • Wednesday mornings at 9 AM with Rev. Nathan Royster:


Meeting ID: 846 1523 2998

Passcode: 917279

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  • Two important Congregational Meetings are on the horizon:
  • Sunday, October 25th immediately following worship for the purpose of reviewing (and, hopefully, affirming) Emmanuel’s Mission Study document. The Mission Study Team has been diligently working on this study for 1 ½ years.  Please download and read this lengthy document on-line beforehand or contact the church office (814-456-7811) for a paper copy.
  • Sunday, November 15th immediately following worship for the election of officers for 2021.

Hang on Emmanuel!  Covid 19 will not last forever and we will get through this difficult season!

Pastor Anita


Pastor Anita