Sunday Breakfast Mission Men’s Chorus Visits Coffee Break

About a dozen men from the Sunday Breakfast Mission Men’s Choir came and sang at the Women’s Coffee Break brunch on January 10. It was a wonderful Christmas program.  Choir director, Virginia Vaalburg also told about the important work of the mission.  You can learn more about Sunday Breakfast Mission at


OPC Thank Offering

There’s a lot going on in the OPC!  The Thank Offering supports the work of Home Missions, Foreign Missions and Christian Education.

Learn about it here:


Good Neighbor Project

Emmanuel participated in the Good Neighbor Ministry at the end of October by sending a team to help install a new roof on a home in Newark.

First State Symphonic Band Winter Concert

You are invited to join us for a festive winter concert by the First State Symphonic Band.  The concert takes place at Emmanuel, December 1, starting at 7:30 p.m.  This event is free.

Band picture

Reformation Day Events

Schedule of Events for Sunday, October 29, 2017

4:00 PM Lecture – “Martin Luther and the Meaning of the Cross”

500 hundred years ago, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to a church door in a small town in Germany.  This set in motion what we know of as the Protestant Reformation.  But who was Luther?  What was it that he believed about the cross that changed his own perspective so radically, and set him apart from the church of his day?

4:00 PM Children’s Reformation Program – Children will learn about the Reformation through a brief video and educational activities.

5:00 PM Refreshments

6:15 PM Worship – “A Mighty Fortress” – Psalm 46

Note:  Nursery will be provided 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 6:15 – 8:00 p.m. for your little ones ages three and under.



Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Jonathan Master

Cairn University Professor of Theology Dean, School of Divinity; Director, Center for University Studies



Emmanuel Presbyterian Church

1006 Wilson Road

Wilmington, DE 19803



Nursery will be provided for both the lecture and the service.

Vacation Bible School Goes on a “Faith Expedition”

Come on a “Faith Expedition” with us at Emmanuel.  August 7-11 we’ll travel with our guides on a “Faith Expedition” at Vacation Bible School.  VBS will run from 9:30 to 12:30 Monday through Friday with a closing program and pizza dinner on Friday night.  Each day will be filled with activities including Bible lessons, Bible memory, crafts, music, a mid-morning snack, and outdoor recreation.  Register here.

First State Symphonic Band Spring Community Concert

Emmanuel will host the First State Symphonic Band for their annual spring concert June 9 at 7:30 p.m.  Join us for this wonderful opportunity.  The concert is free.  Learn more about the band at


February 16-18, 2018

Streamside Camp & Conference Center

Stroudsburg, PA

The Presbytery of Philadelphia of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church is hosting its 2nd annual Winter Youth Conference called “Kamélos” (the Greek word for camel) on February 16-18, 2018. The conference will meet at Streamside Camp and Conference Center in the Poconos in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. This beautiful facility, which provides meals, heated cabins with bathrooms as well as activities like snow-tubing, table tennis and a rock climbing wall, is a great place for youth to be able to have fun and fellowship during the cold of winter while also being challenged with the truths of God’s Word. The­ conference is open to students in grades 8 through 12. Rev. David Landow will be giving a series of messages on the Lord’s Prayer. The focus will be on developing a strong prayer life. Parents and drivers are invited to attend the Sunday worship service on February 18th at 10:30 a.m. and remain for lunch afterwards.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday       Arrival and Registration, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday  Talks and Recreation activities all day

Sunday  Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

Lunch 12:00 Noon

Departure 1:00 p.m.


Conference Cost and Registration:

$75 – Early Registration (on or before February 5th)

$115 – Late Registration (after February 5th)
The registration deadline is Feb 12.

For more information and to register, please visit:

For more information and to register, please visit:

First State Symphonic Band Christmas Concert

The First State Symphonic Band Christmas Concert was at Emmanuel on December 2nd.  The lively, holiday concert featured such music as Tchaikovsky’s Suite from “The Nutcracker”, Symphonic Prelude on “Adeste Fidelis”, and two Leroy Anderson Christmas classics: “A Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride”.   A light reception followed the concert.



Operation Christmas Child

THANK YOU!  We packed 69 boxes this year!


Emmanuel will host a packing party in November.  Bring items from this list to pack into shoeboxes for children around the world.  More information will be coming.

Samaritan’s Purse’s website offers the suggestions below for items to put into your shoebox.  For specific age suggestions,  examples, and much more, please visit their website at



A “Wow” Item

Delight a kid! Start with a medium to large item that will capture the child’s attention the instant he or she opens the box.

Ideas include: Soccer ball with pump, Stuffed animal, Toys (puppets, trucks, etc.), Doll (baby, Barbie, etc.), Musical instrument, Outfit, Shoes

Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.

School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths…

Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.

Crafts: Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets, and friendship bracelets.

A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or group. If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back.

Do Not Include: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Candy specifications: During 2016, the following types of candy can be included in shoebox gifts: hard candy, gummy bears, caramels, taffy, and gum—as long as its expiration date is at least six months after National Collection Week: Nov. 14-21, 2016. Starting in 2017, no type of candy can be included in shoebox gifts.

Toothpaste specifications: Toothpaste can be included this year as long as its expiration date is at least six months after National Collection Week: Nov. 14-21, 2016. Starting in 2017, toothpaste cannot be included in shoebox gifts, but a child’s oral hygiene can still be improved by regular use of a toothbrush alone.