October 19 at 7:30 p.m. – Choir rehearsal
October 21 at 9 a.m. – Work Day (see below)
October 26 at 7:30 p.m. – Choir rehearsal
October 29 at 2 p.m. – Prayer Service in the Sanctuary (see below)
November 1 at 10:30 a.m. – ION meeting in the parlor
November 2 at 7:30 p.m. – Choir rehearsal
November 5 – Daylight Savings Time ends
November 9 at 7:30 p.m. – Choir rehearsal

Immanuel Fall Clean-up
On Saturday morning, October 21, starting at 9 a.m., we’ll take on garden, cleaning and
painting projects in and around the church. If you have any questions or suggestions please
contact Nat Larson ( or Stephen Rogalski (

Third Quarter Statements
Third quarter statements are now in the mailboxes in the narthex. If you would like to have
your statement mailed, please send an email to or call 549-0322.
Any statements remaining after November 1st will be shredded.

Immanuel Book Group
The Underground Railroad,winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, by New
York Times best selling author Colson Whitehead, is our next Book Group selection. We will
gather on
Tuesday, November 14th, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Panera Bread in Hadley.
If you would like to order food or drink, please arrive a few minutes early. Discussion starts
promptly at 6 p.m. All are welcome; we look forward to seeing you there!

Caring About Neighbors
The Orange Bag Project is an ongoing service ministry where the Sunday School collects nonperishable food for the Amherst Survival Center. On the second to last Sunday of each month,the children present the items at the altar during the offering and Marvin Daehler brings it to the Survival Center.  Our September donation weighed in at 278 pounds.

Warm Up The Night
Family Outreach of Amherst will host its 6th annual “Warm Up The Night!” on Thursday,
October 19th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. under the tent at the Lord Jeffrey Inn, 30 Boltwood
Walk in Amherst.
Enjoy delicious small bites, sips and tastes from an eclectic mix of local
vendors. Special features will include a pig roast from 30 Boltwood, a raw bar from Berkshire
Oyster Company and tastings of bourbon from Spirit Haus and scotch from Four Seasons Wine
& Liquor. Live music will be provided by guitarist John Sheldon. More information or tickets: or call 548-1272.

Job Fair
The Amherst Survival Center, 138 Sunderland Road, North Amherst, with the support of the
Franklin Hampshire Career Center, will host a Job Fair on
Wednesday, October 25 from 1 to
2:30 p.m.
(no lunch, food pantry, fresh food distribution or store on this day) All are welcome.

Come meet several employers from the Valley who are hiring!

UMass Auxiliary Services; Cooley Dickinson Health Care; Center for Human Development;
Amherst College; Walmart; United Parcel Service – UPS Packaging Corporation of America;
Amherst Regional Public Schools; Whole Foods; Big Y; Comprehensive Home Care; Jackson
Hewitt Tax; Community Health Center of Franklin County

Film & Discussion Series
Join us on Thursday, October 19, at 7 p.m. in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library for the next event in this ongoing film and discussion series that may educate, touch your heart, and inspire you to action to help dismantle racism.

This month’s screening is a powerful documentary which explores the history of race and the
criminal justice system in the United States by Ava DuVernay, the director of the feature
Selma. We will view 50 minutes this month, and the rest at the December meeting.

After the discussion, work will continue in small working groups to advance anti-racism action
projects that have been undertaken.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at
413-259-3223. This film series is co-sponsored by the Jones Library and Coming Together.
More information about Coming Together can be found at

500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Newman Catholic Center and Immanuel Lutheran Church will observe the 500th Anniversary
of the Reformation on
Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. with a joint prayer service: “From
Conflict to Communion”
at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 867 N. Pleasant Street.
The service will be led by Rev. Steven Wilco of Immanuel, and Fr. Gary Dailey of the Newman
Center. There will be music by a combined choir and the service will be followed by a
reception in the parish hall.

Coffee Hour Sign-Ups
Sign-up sheets are on the Parish Hall door by the parlor, but if you forget to sign-up, you can call or email the office and Diana will put your name on the sign-up sheet for you. Each week we will publish a list of upcoming dates that no one has signed up for.If you have a future date that you would like, but it hasn’t been listed yet, just notify the office.You can sign-up for all tasks or just one – set-up, clean-up, provide snacks.
Currently available dates are:
  All of November except the 12th.

Immigrant “Know Your Rights” Presentation
Are you an immigrant or an ally who is concerned about your status? The American
Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation
(PAIR) Project will be conducting a free “Know Your Rights” informational session about the
rights of immigrants at the
Jones Library on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in the Woodbury
Come to learn more about your rights when interacting with immigration officials,
understanding your legal status and the immigration court process, where to find trusted legal
resources, and what programs might be available to you. For more information, please contact
Janet Ryan at 413-259-3223.

Sharing the “Thronged and Common Road”
Rediscovering Jane Addams in a Time of Crisis – a public forum – will be held on Saturday,
November 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Edwards Church in Northampton.
The forum will be the first public gathering ever to revisit the life and legacies of Jane Addams and reflect on how her work is carried on today in the Pioneer Valley. The program will open with a welcome from MA Senate President Stan Rosenberg. Keynote speaker will be Louise W. Knight, author of Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy and Jane Addams:
Spirit in Action
. Panelists will include Addams scholars, practitioners in fields she influenced, and representatives of vulnerable populations. General audience discussion will be encouraged.
Jane Addams (1860-1935)––the co-founder of Chicago’s Hull House, social justice pioneer, leader in the American Progressive Movement, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate––may be the most important American woman that most people today have barely heard of. A disciple of Lincoln, Tolstoy, and Gandhi, she was an astute critic of Gilded Age capitalism and advocate for
economic and social justice. Addams was a pioneering feminist, suffragist, internationalist, peace activist, ethicist, co-founder of the NAACP, the ACLU, & the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
Neighbors Together: Help Open Hampshire Mosque
Hampshire Mosque has already raised and spent $1.5M to acquire and renovate their new home
on Route 9 in Hadley. As an act of solidarity and support many across the region are joining
together to help raise the last $45K needed to re-pave the parking lot as the final step needed to
open their doors. Hampshire Mosque serves our area colleges, Hampshire and Franklin
Counties, and surrounding communities.
Sunday, November 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. the Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 N.
Maple Street in Hadley
will hold a Community Fundraiser Celebration.
4-6:45 p.m. Silent Auction
• Light refreshments (baked goods, tea, coffee, cider) available
4:30-5:30 p.m. Program
• Short informational film about Islam
• Information about new building
• Interfaith prayers
• A cappella songs
6-7 p.m. – International Feast
• Foods from many Muslim countries! – prepared by members of the mosque
• Advance tickets available – suggested donation $10-25
For information about the GoFundMe Campaign –
“Prayer, Praise & Parking” go to:
For more information about the mosque, go to: or
Daily Devotionals Available
Copies of the ELCA daily devotional “Christ in our Home” are now available on the table in the narthex and in the entryway near the bookrack. Please feel free to take a copy for use at home. Booklets arrive quarterly (this one is for October, November, December) and provide a brief scripture reading and reflection for each day written by people across the country.
Sign up for the ELCA New England Synod E-News
Would you like to know more about what is happening among the Lutheran’s in New England? We try to share important events and updates in this e-letter, but there’s lots more than we can include. If you’d like to receive a weekly email with news and updates, videos from the bishop,tips for ministry, events you can attend, and more, please sent an email to Martha Whyte: requesting to be added to the N. E. Synod News email list.

Inviting Your Prayer Request
Every Sunday we pray together in worship for the needs of the church, the world, and all those in need. These prayers are meant to be shared by the whole community and represent the things for which all of us desperately want and need God’s help.In order to help us in crafting prayers that represent that breadth of need and concern in our community, we are inviting you to submit prayer requests to a basket on the table in the narthex at any time. Names of individuals can still be submitted to the church office by phone, email or leaving a note on the desk in the office.

E-Letter and Bulletin Announcements
Please send your E-Letter and bulletin announcements to the church office by noon each
Wednesday –