Sunday Worship: Join us on February 25, second Sunday in Lent, at 10 am for worship. Scripture readings:  Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Mark 8:31-38; Sermon: Follow Me. Rev. Peter JB Carman, Pastor, will lead worship and preach.

Adult/Children-Youth Sunday Classes Adult Sunday class: - What is the meaning of Lent? The class will view the video “Lent Isn’t for Protestants, Is It?” 

              Children and Youth : Classes; Pre-K-2, Middlers, grades 3-6, youth, 7-12 following worship.

Shaping the Sermon Bible Study every Wednesday evening at 7 pm.  You will learn about the coming week’s scripture passages in conversation with the pastor. Learn about the background of each reading; bring your own thoughts and interpretations on how its stories speak to the world we share, and in our personal lives.   Bible Study will resume after Easter.

Prayers for Peace: Mid-week gatherings in Lent will be held at Emmanuel Friedens Church on Wednesday evenings. Dates: February 28, March 7, 14, and 21 at 7 pm.

Mark Your Calendar! Annual EFC Pool Party, CANCELLED    Date and Time to be rescheduled.

Community  News/Events:

Emmanuel Friedens Welcomes Derek Stannard

as part of our continued concert series

Sunday, March  4 @ 3:00 pm, Organ Recital

Bring your friends-concert is free.

Derek W. Stannard is Artistic Director of Auriel Camerata and the Director of Music Ministries at Church of the Immaculate Conception in Glenville, New York. A graduate of the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, and an accomplished tenor, Mr. Stannard has performed with many musical choruses and ensembles including Adirondack Voices, Lake George Opera, Battenkill Chorale, Broad Street Chorale, Burnt Hills Oratorio Society, Berkshire Choral Society, and Albany Pro Musica.  In addition, he maintains a small, private voice studio, specializing in the male voice. 

Mr. Stannard has given organ recitals throughout the Capital District and beyond including Christ Church Methodist, Glens Falls, St. Peter’s Church, Bennington Vermont, Silver Bay Chapel at Silver Bay and the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany.

Special Collection to Benefit the Victims of the Nott Terrace MudslideThe Community Crisis Network (CCN) is currently assessing the needs of these victims. If you would like to donate, please make your checks payable to SCAP/CCN and mail to SCAP, 913 Albany Street in Schenectady 12307. In the memo section of your check, add "mudslide vicitms."Please be assured that 100% of monies donated go directly to assistance, i.e., no administrative fees are taken out.   

Saturday, Frebruary 24, 2018: Free Communiy Brunch hosted by Emmanuel Friedens Church from 10:30-11:30 am.

Note to Schenectady Senior Resident Homeowners – Renewal applications for the Enhanced (Senior) School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption for 2018 are due by March 1, 2018 in the city of Schenectady. Renewal forms are available in city Hall, Room #8 or at (RP-425 Rnw). Any questions, call 518 382-5075.