Faith Formation Kick Off Sunday (held on September 19) brought 90 people to worship, 30 youth to Confirmation, 40 adults to adult faith formation, and 30 elementary children to in-person and virtual faith formation. It’s so good to be back in person growing in relationship with one another and growing in faith together! Bible and Bacon met on Saturday in the courtyard talking about the Holy Spirit as geese, yes, I said, geese.  Come next month to find out more! 

Nurture and Nourish started meeting again and will continue each Thursday at 1:00 pm, discussing the topic of Habakkuk (Old Testament prophet).  We also look forward to two fall retreats. Join a small group during the week or on Sundays.  Bring a friend.  If you can’t come in person, check out the resources on the Emmanuel website and the groups & studies page for more information: www.elcvienna.org/groups

Gracious God: As we gather, we remember our role as learners and seekers of the faith. We give thanks for all those — present or away — who support the teaching and learning that takes place through our congregation. Be with all — children, youth, and adults — who will be participating this year in our church school and Christian formation groups. Bless our times of study so that we may grow in faith. Bless our times of fellowship so that we may truly live as brothers and sisters in Christ. Bless our times of prayer and worship so that we may be enriched in our spirits. Amen.