Announcements at Immanuel

Announcements for January 16, 2022

immanuelosmond | 14 January, 2022 13:06

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR READER for this morning is Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Mason Gansebom. Helping with communion this morning are Elders Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Zaylah Pfanstiel and Ella von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Brianna and Juliana Kumm.

NAME BADGES– we are asking members to wear their name badges, which can be found next to your picture in the old west entry and the east wall in church, to help Pastor get to know our names and faces. PLEASE put your badges back before leaving the church, so they will be here for every worship service you attend. Thank You!

VOTERS MEETING will be held Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Minutes from October meeting in voters’ bulletin boxes.

CHOIR will be practicing again next Sunday, January 23rd, at 8:30 a.m. and singing at the beginning of worship. Everyone, high school age and older, are welcome.

SURVEY: If you haven’t already filled out the short survey about the Christmas Season, please circle your answers and drop in the box by the bulletin boxes TODAY! Extras are on the ledge, in case you misplaced yours. Thank You!

SAVE THE DATE: The Immanuel LYF Soup Dinner will be held on Sunday, February 6th from 11 am – 1 pm. Serving: Chili, Chicken Noodle, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Pie and Desserts. The LYF is serving bible class on Sunday mornings. All donations made will go towards the National trip in Houston this summer.

ANNUAL REPORT: Please bring your annual reports to the church office as soon as possible so that the Annual Report can be printed. Copies of last year’s reports were put in certain bulletin boxes to help as a reminder! Thanks in advance!

LYF MEETING with supper at 6:30 this Wednesday, the 19th.

LYF ICE SKATING has been moved to January 22nd, leaving from church at 5:45. Please let Melanie or Jennifer know by the 19th if you are planning to go.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ACH PAYMENTS for your church donations (it is not mandatory), please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

THERE ARE STILL SOME 2022 OFFERING ENVELOPES are on table behind the back pew. ** PLEASE DISCONTINUE to use previous years envelopes as numbers on your envelopes change yearly.

SUNDAY SCHOOL will be hosting a Lock-In on Feb 25th. If you would like to volunteer to help supervise for any length of time or prepare the meal please contact Kari Miller or Christy Koehler. More details will follow in the coming weeks.

Norfolk Area Lutherans for Life sponsored today’s broadcast of the Lutheran Hour in observance of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday which will be observed next Sunday, January 23rd. The Mission and Purpose of Lutherans for Life is: Equipping Lutherans and their neighbors to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life. Their vision is that Every Lutheran, both individually and in community, upholding the God-given value of human life and influencing society to do the same. March For Life will be next Sunday at 1:00. Poster with more info in front entrance to church.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Hazed and Confused" with Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler - God is against our pride because He wants to give Himself to us. (Luke 4:1-37) Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 & FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Burden Made Light” – The housekeeper helps a family through the struggle of an increasingly sick child. Worship Service – Rev. Richard Merrill of St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak, IA, delivers the message “Jesus-Lord of Celebration” based on John 2:1-11.These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

BEST CHOICE LABELS: Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. Please save your labels and put them in the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Julie Slagle’s bulletin box. Thank You!

Announcements for January 9, 2022

immanuelosmond | 07 January, 2022 13:10

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us, especially Pastor William Engebretsen, who is filling in for Pastor Kirchoff this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR READER for this morning is Doug Hartner and next Sunday our reader will be Ross Stelling. Helping with communion next week will be Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Cali Gutz and Landon Oltjenbruns. Next Sunday they will be Zaylah Pfanstiel and Ella von Rentzell.

NAME BADGES-- we are asking members to wear their name badges, which can be found next to your picture in the old west entry, to help Pastor get to know our names and faces. (It will also help Pastor Engebretsen today!) PLEASE put your badges back before leaving the church, so they will be here for every worship service you attend. Thank You!

BOARD MEETINGS and CHURCH COUNCIL will be held this Wednesday evening, January 12th at 7:00 and 8:00 respectively. Minutes are printed and in the bulletin boxes of Council Members to read before the meeting.

THE LYF GROUP is going ice skating this Saturday, January 15th. We will leave from church at 5:45. The LYF will pay for the skating but the kids should bring extra money for snacks afterwards. If the basketball tournament runs late that day we may have one vehicle leave a little later to accommodate. Please RSVP to Jennifer by January 12th.

PERFECT ATTENDANCE FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL IN DECEMBER are the following members: Brigham Stelling, Braxton Stelling, Carter Gansebom, Shailey Orr, Trip Koehler, Bristal Stelling, Knox Koehler, Jameson Koehler, Toby Koehler, Cooper Kumm, Alyvia Koehler, Adalyn Koehler, and Dawson Gansebom.

SURVEY – In your bulletin last Sunday was a short survey (pink sheet) about the Christmas Season. If you haven’t already done so, please circle your answers and drop them in the box by next Sunday, January 16th. (Extras are on the bulletin ledge, in case you lost yours.) Thank You!

SAVE THE DATE: The annual LYF soup dinner will be February 6th. Please save your ice cream buckets for the LYF soup dinner. If anyone is willing to donate ground beef for the LYF soup dinner, please contact Jennifer at 402-360-3531.

PASTOR & SONJA are on vacation until Saturday. If you are in need of a pastor, Pastor Leckband from Foster will be on call. His phone number is 402-992-0509 or you may call one of the elders. Thank You!

THE LYF MEMBERS are serving bible class on Sunday mornings. All donations will go towards the National trip in Houston this summer.

ANNUAL REPORT: Please bring your annual reports to the church office as soon as possible so that the Annual Report can be printed as soon as possible. Copies of last year’s reports were put in certain bulletin boxes to help as a reminder! Thanks in advance!

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today -- "Facing Rejection" with Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. How does one deal with rejection? Push through it? Rise above it? Or start over? (Luke 3:1-22) The Lutheran Hour—“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Money for Marriage” – A woman’s decisions at work put strain on the new couple’s marriage. Worship Service – Rev. Nathan Peisch of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ute, IA, delivers the message “Rise and Shine” based on Isaiah 60:1-6. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP AUTOMATIC donation payments to Immanuel, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

THE POINSETTIAS: There are still some poinsettias on a table in the back of church. If you would like to take one, please feel free to take one or more home.

WE HAVE MET OUR GOAL to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church with a digital sign. We thank everyone who made donations to this wonderful mission project.

January 2, 2022 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 31 December, 2021 09:54

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR READER this morning is Ross Stelling and next Sunday our reader will be Doug Hartner. Helping with communion this morning are Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Riley and Erin Wagner. Next Sunday they will be Cali Gutz and Landon Oltjenbruns.

THANK YOU to the family of Catherine Collins for sharing the flowers with us this morning. Her funeral was Monday, December 27th here at Immanuel.

WE HAVE MET OUR GOAL!!! to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church with a digital sign. The committee is meeting with the sign company on Monday to get the new sign ordered. We thank everyone who made a donation to this wonderful mission project.

THE POINSETTIAS can come down after this morning’s service. If you would like to take one, please feel free to take one or more home.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Gospel Power for Personal Patience" with Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz. No one likes to wait! Hear God's promises for impatient people. (Luke 2:40-52) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG-AM 780/WJAG-FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 AM -12:30 PM.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: Today on This is the Life – – “The Other Wiseman” – Another Magi, making his journey to the Christ child, encounters others and shows kindness along the way. Worship Service – Rev. Bruce Lesemann of St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, IA, delivers the message “The Most Important Things” based on 1 Kings 3:4-15. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City. Additional information is available on the website: www.mainstreetliving.com.

SURVEY – In you bulletin today is a short survey about the Christmas Season. Please circle your answers and drop in the box by the bulletin boxes. Please have them returned by January 16th. Thank You!

INSTALLATION OF ALL OFFICERS WILL BE HELD TODAY! All officers and elected officials of the church and organizations are asked to come to the altar to be installed during the worship service this morning:

President: Kent Gansebom

Vice-President: Doug Ketelsen

Treasurer: Dennis Kuhl

Treasurer Assistant: Pam Johnson

Recording Secretary: Hillary Broekemeier

Financial Secretary: Donna Kahny

Elders: Paul Koehler, Larry Krohn, Ed Brummels, Ross Stelling & Doug Hartner

Trustees: Brody Friedrich, Jordan Koehler, Wayne Koehler, Jared Koehler & Jared Wingert

Board of Education: Rod Brummels, Jennifer Wiseley & Julie Slagle

Sunday School Superintendent: Kari Miller

Asst SS Superintendent: Christi Koehler

Ushers: James Pfanstiel, Noah Koehler, Shannon Wiseley, Cody Koehler, Clayton Krueger & Logan Stelling

Auditors: Tyler Gansebom, Rick Koehler & Dean Koehler

Finance Committee: Becky Lambrecht & Deb Schuettler

Cemetery Committee: Lyle Kuhlman, Marvin Kumm & Kent Schuettler

Nurturing & Fellowship Committee: Diane Gansebom, Lisa Johnson, Jennae Kester, Tami Kuhl, Robin Koehler, Paula Gutz, Sarah Polt & Brittney Timmerman

Funeral Committee: Janet Pfanstiel, Jane Brummels & Patti Ketelsen

Ladies Aid: Denise Streich, Clarice Gansebom, Margaret Broekemeier & Joan Streich

LWML: Deb Gutz, Lori Koehler, Connie Anderson & Nancy Bessmer

LYF Sponsors: Brian Guenther & Chris & Robin Wagner

LYF Officers: Kenzie von Rentzell, Cali Gutz, Zaylah Pfanstiel and Kaden Polt

***Thank you to all the officers going off at the end of 2021. Your dedication and willingness to be an officer/elected official is appreciated.

PASTOR & SONJA will be on vacation from January 3-15. If you are in need of a pastor, Pastor Leckband from Foster will be on call. His phone number is 402-992-0509 or you may call one of the elders. Thank You!

DEAR FRIENDS IN CHRIST AT IMMANUEL, Terri joins me in thanking God for all of you at Immanuel Lutheran in Osmond—for the joyous and blessed time we shared together. Your hospitality, kindness, and friendship continue to “refresh our hearts.” We especially thank you through Jesus Christ for the kind gifts, cards, and luncheon farewell. While brief in time together, we go forward in faith, hope, and love in our precious Lord and Savior Jesus! Blessing in 2022! Pastor Leon and Terri Rosenthal

LUTHERAN BIBLE TRANSLATORS have made a 2022 Daily Bible Reading Guide to share with you. Some are printed and next to the bulletin boxes.

Announcements for December 26, 2021

immanuelosmond | 24 December, 2021 09:15

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Baylen Guenther and Spencer Hille. Friday evening for New Year’s Eve they will be Molly Beacom-Timmerman and Hunter Buchanan. Next Sunday they will be Riley Wagner and Erin Wagner.

OUR READER for this morning is LYF member, Kaden Polt. Friday evening the reader will be Mike Johnson. Helping with Holy Communion Friday evening will be Paul Koehler and Ross Stelling.

THANK YOU to James & Nancy Besser/Tiger Town Food Center for the lovely poinsettias on the altar AND to the Ladies Aid for the 2 large poinsettias in front of the Lectern & Pulpit.

WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING FUNDS to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church with a digital sign. Donations may be put in the offering plate (clearly marked for the digital sign) or dropped off at the church office. Total collected so far is $23,874.09. Our goal is to collect $28,000 so the sign can be read from both directions.

TIRED OF WRITING A CHECK TO CHURCH EVERY WEEK? - We are receiving these ACH payments on the 1st and 15th of the month. You can choose one or both of these dates. If you are interested (it is not mandatory) in doing this, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Puzzle Club Christmas” – The Puzzle Club must solve a missing person mystery before Christmas. Worship Service – Special Christmas Message delivered by Rev. Scott Snow of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wichita, KS. These shows air on today on KCAU-TV 9 out of Sioux City beginning at 10:00 a.m.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, Zone 11 of the Nebraska District Lutheran Layman’s League is sponsoring this Christmas 2021 Lutheran Hour broadcast. On Christmas Day the white candle, the Christ candle, at the center of the Advent wreath was lighted along with the “Hope”, “Love”, “Joy”, and “Peace” candles. May the Lord grant you and your family a Blessed Christmas Season filled with the true hope, love, joy, and peace found only in Christ Jesus your Savior! Through God’s grace and love The Lutheran Hour reaches over ONE MILLION listeners each week. To God be the glory and praise! The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CATHERINE COLLINS will be held here at Immanuel on Monday, December 27th at 10:30 a.m. NO bars or salads need to be brought in. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. today at the Stonacek Memorial Chapel in downtown Osmond.

WINTER SOLSTICE has come and gone so now we are gaining daylight rapidly--around a half hour a week! Everyone welcomes the return of the sun! Which reminds us to look forward to the Son returning--come Lord, quickly! God bless us all in the New Year 2022.

In Christ's love, Carl and Darlene Lilienkamp (12450 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99516)

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL today, but TEACHERS are needed beginning next Sunday!

INSTALLATION OF ALL OFFICERS WILL BE HELD NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 2ND. All officers of the church and organizations are asked to be in attendance to be installed during the worship service:

President: Kent Gansebom

Vice-President: Doug Ketelsen

Treasurer: Dennis Kuhl

Treasurer Assistant: Pam Johnson

Recording Secretary: Hillary Broekemeier

Financial Secretary: Donna Kahny

Elders: Paul Koehler, Larry Krohn, Ed Brummels, Ross Stelling & Doug Hartner

Trustees: Brody Friedrich, Jordan Koehler, Wayne Koehler, Jared Koehler & Jared Wingert

Board of Education: Rod Brummels & Jennifer Wiseley

Sunday School Superintendent: Kari Miller

Asst SS Superintendent: Christi Koehler

Ushers: James Pfanstiel, Noah Koehler, Shannon Wiseley, Cody Koehler, Clayton Krueger & Logan Stelling

Auditors: Tyler Gansebom, Rick Koehler & Dean Koehler

Finance Committee: Becky Lambrecht & Deb Schuettler

Cemetery Committee: Lyle Kuhlman, Marvin Kumm & Kent Schuettler

Nurturing & Fellowship Committee: Diane Gansebom, Lisa Johnson, Jennae Kester, Tami Kuhl, Robin Koehler, Sarah Polt, Brittney Timmerman & Paula Gutz

Funeral Committee: Janet Pfanstiel, Jane Brummels & Patti Ketelsen

Ladies Aid: Denise Streich, Clarice Gansebom, Margaret Broekemeier & Joan Streich

LWML: Deb Gutz, Lori Koehler, Connie Anderson & Nancy Bessmer

LYF Sponsors: Brian Guenther, Chris & Robin Wagner

LYF Officers: Kenzie von Rentzell, Cali Gutz, Zaylah Pfanstiel and Kaden Polt

Announcements for December 19, 2021

immanuelosmond | 17 December, 2021 16:50

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caden Wingert and Keyston Pfanstiel. Christmas Eve they will be Owen Severson and Juliana Kumm.  Christmas Day they will be Caleb Miller and Anna Kahny. Next Sunday they will be Baylen Guenther and Spencer Hille.

 

TODAY WE CELEBRATE the baptism of Collins Rae Lackas, daughter of Kearney and Kelsey (Koehler) Lackas.  Collins sponsors are Tyler & Tiffany Gansebom and Seth & Megan Lackas.  We welcome Collins as a child and heir of heaven.

 

DEADLINE for next Sunday’s bulletin & the January calendar is Thursday at 9 a.m.

 

CHOIR will be practicing again next Sunday, December 26, at 8:30 a.m.  Everyone, high school age and older, are welcome.

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING FUNDS to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church with a digital sign. Total collected so far is $20,077.74. Our goal is to collect $27,500.00 so the sign can be read from both directions.

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR:  Today, "Charlie Brown Christmas TreeSpeaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. The drama surrounding the first airing of “The Charlie Brown Christmas Special” 56 years ago, against all odds, it gave viewers the true story of Christmas and doomed aluminum Christmas trees to near extinction. (Luke 2:1-15) Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 & FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

 

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS:  This is the Life – “Christmas Is” – The shepherd in a Christmas play learns the importance of Christmas. Worship Service – Rev. Joshua Keinath of Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, IA, delivers the message “Rejoice in the Lord Always” based on Philippians 4:4-7. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

 

BOXES OF CHRISTMAS CARDS are set up on a table in the fellowship hall with prices marked on the back of each box. Please put payments in the can sitting on the table.  (checks payable to Ladies Aid) Thank You!

 

2022 OFFERING ENVELOPES are on tables behind the back pews.  Please take yours home as soon as possible. Thank You!

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ACH PAYMENTS for your church donations (it is not mandatory), please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

INSTALLATION OF ALL OFFICERS WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 2ND.   All officers of the church and organizations are asked to be in attendance to be installed during the worship service:

President:  Kent Gansebom

Vice-President:  Doug Ketelsen

Treasurer:  Dennis Kuhl                                            

Treasurer Assistant:  Pam Johnson

Recording Secretary:  Hillary Broekemeier                  

Financial Secretary:  Donna Kahny

Elders:  Paul Koehler, Larry Krohn, Ed Brummels, Ross Stelling & Doug Hartner

Trustees:  Brody Friedrich, Jordan Koehler, Wayne Koehler, Jared Koehler & Jared Wingert

Board of Education:  Rod Brummels & Jennifer Wiseley

Sunday School Superintendent:  Kari Miller                

Asst SS Superintendent:  Christi Koehler

Ushers:  James Pfanstiel, Noah Koehler, Shannon Wiseley, Cody Koehler, Clayton Krueger &

  Logan Stelling

Auditors:  Tyler Gansebom, Rick Koehler & Dean Koehler

Finance Committee:  Becky Lambrecht & Deb Schuettler

Cemetery Committee:  Lyle Kuhlman, Marvin Kumm & Kent Schuettler

Nurturing & Fellowship Committee:  Diane Gansebom, Lisa Johnson, Jennae Kester,

                              Tami Kuhl, Robin Koehler, Sarah Polt, Brittney Timmerman & Paula Gutz

Funeral Committee:  Janet Pfanstiel, Jane Brummels & Patti Ketelsen

Ladies Aid: Denise Streich, Clarice Gansebom, Margaret Broekemeier & Joan Streich

LWML:  Deb Gutz, Lori Koehler, Connie Anderson & Nancy Bessmer

LYF Sponsors:  Brian Guenther and Chris & Robin Wagner

LYF Officers:  Kenzie von Rentzell, Cali Gutz, Zaylah Pfanstiel & Kaden Polt

 

THANK YOU  Pastor Scott and family would like to thank the members of Immanuel for the wonderful installation service and reception last Saturday.  We also appreciate all of the work that has been done to prepare the parsonage for a new family!  We are thankful to call Immanuel our new church family!

DO YOU LIKE DOGS AND CATSPastor Scott and Sonja are needing someone to dog sit a gentle and healthy 9 yr old dog and check in on cats every 2 days. We are open to letting our dog stay with you, or you may stay in the guest room at the parsonage. The dates are January 3-15. The pet sitting will be paid. Please contact Sonja at 606-682-8494, if you are interested.

 

LOST AND FOUND  A pair of glasses were found after the installation service last Saturday.

 

Announcements for December 12, 2021

immanuelosmond | 10 December, 2021 12:27

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially family members and friends of Pastor & Sonja Kirchoff, who came for installation yesterday. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR READER for this morning is Larry Krohn and on Wednesday evening and next Sunday our reader will be Ed Brummels. Helping with communion next week will be Ross Stelling and Paul Koehler.

BEGINNING THIS MORNING, we are asking members to wear their name badges, which can be found next to your picture in the old west entry, to help Pastor get to know our names and faces. PLEASE put your badges back before leaving the church, so they will be here for every worship service you attend. Thank You! 

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kenzie von Rentzell and Brianna Kumm. Wednesday evening they will be Leia Buchanan and Matthew Alderson. Next Sunday they will be Caden Wingert and Keyston Pfanstiel.

MIDWEEK ADVENT WORSHIP will be held Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. and LYF will have their skit during the service and will be hosting the fellowship hour after worship.

THANK YOU to Mindy Evans and her mother, Cheryl Wipperling, for making the beautiful Christmas wreath hanging in the east entry of the church. They also had made the fall wreath that hung in the same place in October and November.

WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING FUNDS to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church with a digital sign. Donations may be put in the offering plate (clearly marked for the digital sign) or dropped off at the church office. Total collected so far is $19,727.74. Our goal is to collect $27,500 so the sign can be read from both directions.

BOXES OF CHRISTMAS CARDS are set up on a table in the fellowship hall with prices marked on the back of each box. Please put payments in the can sitting on the table. (checks payable to Ladies Aid) Thank You!

THE FINAL LYF SKIT PRACTICE will be this evening at 7:00pm.

LYF MEMBERS are reminded that they will also be serving the fellowship hour on Wednesday, the 15th and each member should bring a dozen bars or cookies.

LYF MEMBERS will be packing goodie bags for Christmas Eve after church next Sunday, December 19th.

BLESSED ADVENT GREETINGS from the Lilienkamps! As we contemplate the wonder of God sending His Son down to Earth to live and die for us, we keep you in our prayers and thank you for remembering us in yours! The days continue to grow shorter, but the activities at Anchor Lutheran School/Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Anchorage light up the days with activities and joy. Our Anchorage address is: 12450 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99516. It would be wonderful to hear from you! In Christ's love, Carl and Darlene Lilienkamp

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, ”When You’re Expecting” with Speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. The season of Advent is about living in the middle of a story that is still unfolding, between what is already and what is yet to come. (Luke 1:20-80) The Lutheran Hour—“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Red Boots Christmas” – A shoemaker learns the true meaning of Christmas. Worship Service – Rev. Klaus Raab of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hinton, IA, delivers the message “We Are Celebrating Gaudete” based on Zephaniah 3:14-20. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV.

OSMOND CHRISTMAS WISHES 2021 will be held tonight, December 12th. New location this year due to size of display of the Washington DC Veteran’s Flights of Honor Exhibit will be at the Koehler Channel Seed Building on Hwy 20. Please RSVP by calling Bob Stange at 402-748-3884. If you know of someone in need, contact a Sons of American Legion member.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP AUTOMATIC donation payments to Immanuel, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS are still needed!!! PLEASE contact Cory Hille or Kari Miller if you would please consider teaching our young children.

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you for your help!

Announcements for December 5, 2021

immanuelosmond | 03 December, 2021 12:40

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR READER this morning Ed Brummels and on Wednesday evening and next Sunday our reader will be Larry Krohn. Helping with communion this morning are Paul Koehler and Ross Stelling.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Spencer Hille and Tucker von Rentzell. Wednesday evening they will be Cali Gutz and Reese Johns. Next Sunday they will be Kenzie von Rentzell and Brianna Kumm.

MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES will be held Wednesday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m. LWML will be hosting the fellowship hour after worship. There will be a freewill donation basket for their mission project, The Beckendorf Family, serving in Botswana with Lutheran Bible Translators.

A FAREWELL LUNCH RECEPTION for Pastor Rosenthal & Terri for their wonderful service to Immanuel since September will be held after Midweek Advent services this week during the fellowship hour also. There will be a basket for cards.

INSTALLATION OF REV. SCOTT KIRCHOFF will be held this coming Saturday, December 11th at 2:00 p.m. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. A light lunch reception will follow the service.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS, which is entitled, “Prophet, Priest, and King” is a study on 1st and 2nd Samuel. It is a study consideration of “The Tribe, The Nation, and The Empire.” We will consider how God’s Words orders community life, from family to congregation , from church to nation and world and empire.

WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING FUNDS to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church with a digital sign. Donations may be put in the offering plate (clearly marked for the digital sign) or dropped off at the church office. Total collected so far is $19,702.74. Our goal is to collect $27,500.00 so the sign can be read from both directions.

LYF IS SELLING RADA CUTERLY again this year. Please contact an LYF member if you are interested in placing an order or order online @ www.radafundraising.com. All orders are due by December 5th and we should receive the items prior to Christmas. If you place your order online, they will be shipped directly to you. Thank you for supporting our members and those that are planning on attending National Convention this summer.

THANK YOU to Christy Koehler for taking care of the poinsettias this Advent season!

THE LWML CHRISTMAS will be held today at noon.

THE LADIES AID CHRISTMAS will be held Thursday at noon.

THE LYF will have practices for their December 15th Advent service skit today at 7:00 p.m. and next Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

PICTURES TAKEN – Deb will be taking pictures of our members again this morning before and after church. If you have not had your picture taken yet, PLEASE find her in the fellowship hall either before or after worship this morning. We will have a wall (or two) with the pictures and name badges for everyone to wear beginning December 12th to help Pastor Scott & Sonja get to learn names with faces a little better when they arrive. These pictures will also be used in our Church 360 program.

BOXES OF CHRISTMAS CARDS are set up on a table in the fellowship hall with prices marked on the back of each box. Please put payments in the can sitting on the table. (checks payable to Ladies Aid) Thank You!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Because We Belong" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. The world tells us we must be useful in order to belong, but that’s not how God sees us. (Luke 1:5-25) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG-AM 780/WJAG-FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 AM -12:30 PM.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: Today on This is the Life – “Stable Boy” – A manger scene comes to life and tells the story of the first Christmas. Worship Service – Rev. Michael Buchhorn of Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne, NE, delivers the message “Comfortable or Comforted?” based on Luke 3:8. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City. Additional information is available on the website: www.mainstreetliving.com.

ALASKA ARCTIC GREETINGS from the Lilienkamps! At Thanksgiving, we have been in Anchorage two months already, and winter has definitely arrived in the Last Frontier. The sun is rising after 9:30 a.m. and setting before 4:00 p.m. and we are losing daylight at the rate of about 4.5 minutes a day! Temperatures are about 20 degrees below normal. However, the warmth of the love of Christ is filling our hearts as we get reacquainted with friends made in the past and get to know others anew. The love of Jesus is a joy to share at all latitudes! We thank you for your prayers and you are in our prayers as well. We would love to hear from you, so if you still do snail mail, our mailing address is 12450 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99516. In Christ's love, Carl and Darlene Lilienkamp

COOKIE SALE, Tea Room and Christmas Rummage Room will be held at the Osmond United Methodist Church this Friday, December 10th from 7:30 a.m. to Noon.

OSMOND CHRISTMAS WISHES 2021 will be held next Sunday, December 12th. New location this year due to size of display of the Washington DC Veteran’s Flights of Honor Exhibit will be at the Koehler Channel Seed Building on Hwy 20. Please RSVP by calling Bob Stange at 402-748-3884. If you know of someone in need, contact a Sons of American Legion member.

Announcements for November 28, 2021

immanuelosmond | 24 November, 2021 12:41

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Mason Gansebom and Landon Oltjenbruns. Wednesday evening they will be Karter Johnson and Baylen Guenther. Next Sunday they will be Spencer Hille and Tucker von Rentzell.

OUR READER for this morning is LYF member, Caleb Miller. Wednesday evening and next Sunday the reader will be Ed Brummels. Helping with Holy Communion next Sunday will be Paul Koehler and Ross Stelling.

NO MEMBER PICTURES this morning as Deb is out of town today. Next Sunday will be the last chance!

NO CHOIR PRACTICE this morning.

MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES will begin this Wednesday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m. Ladies Aid will be hosting the fellowship hour after worship.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS are still needed. PLEASE contact Cory Hille or Kari Miller if you would consider teaching our young children.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS, which is entitled, “Prophet, Priest, and King” is a study on 1st and 2nd Samuel. It is a study consideration of “The Tribe, The Nation, and The Empire.” We will consider how God’s Words orders community life, from family to congregation , from church to nation and world and empire.

WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING FUNDS to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church with a digital sign. Donations may be put in the offering plate (clearly marked for the digital sign) or dropped off at the church office. Total collected so far is $13,780.81. Our goal is to collect $22,000 so the sign can be read from both directions.

TIRED OF WRITING A CHECK TO CHURCH EVERY WEEK? - We are receiving these ACH payments on the 1st and 15th of the month. You can choose one or both of these dates. If you are interested (it is not mandatory) in doing this, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

THE LUTHERAN STUDY BIBLES are on sale at CPH through Monday, November 29th. If interested, you may order yourself online or let Deb know by 10:00 am tomorrow and she can order one for you. Large Print (10.65 pt font) are $40 and Reg (9.2 pt font) are $30 or thumb indexed are $35. Even the Journaling Study bible is on sale for $30 (7.2 pt font).

OUR ANNUAL COLLECTION for the Osmond Food Pantry will be held here at Immanuel yet this morning! Items needed are: laundry soap, laundry softener, cash and gift certificates to Tiger Town Food Center for perishable items such as milk and meat. After today, items may still be dropped off at the Methodist Church.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “The Gift” A daughter struggles with what to do with birthday gift money. Worship Service – Rev. Jason Letsche of First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, IA, delivers the message “Reviving His Tree” based on Jeremiah 33:14-16. These shows air on today on KCAU-TV 9 out of Sioux City beginning at 10:00 a.m.

THE LYF will have practices for their December 15th Advent service skit on: November 28th at 1:00 p.m., December 5th at 7:00 p.m. and on December 12th at 7:00 p.m.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, Speaker: Dr. Michael Zeigler. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

LYF IS SELLING RADA Cutlery again this year. Please contact an LYF member if you are interested in placing an order. You can also order online by going to www.radafundraising.com. A window should pop up that will ask you what group you would like to support. Please enter Immanuel LYF. If the pop-up window doesn’t appear automatically, towards the top left corner it says “support a new fundraiser”. That link will also open up the window. Members will also be available after church to take orders. All orders are due by December 5th and we should receive the items prior to Christmas. If you place your order online, they will be shipped directly to you. Thank you for supporting our members and those that are planning on attending National Convention this summer.

BOXES OF CHRISTMAS CARDS have arrived! They are set up on a table in the fellowship hall with prices marked on the back of each box. Please put payments in the can sitting on the table. (checks payable to Ladies Aid) Thank You!

SUNDAY SCHOOL is still looking for: one small tree (like 3-4’ max), red ornaments & a red cloth to go on the bottom of one tree for their program on Christmas Eve. If anyone has any of these items that they are willing to let the Sunday School use, please contact Kari Miller at 402-640-6330. Thank You!

LWML CHRISTMAS will be held next Sunday, December 5th. Members are asked to bring a salad or dessert only.

REV. SCOTT KIRCHOFF has accepted the call to be our next pastor. He will be installed here at Immanuel on Saturday, December 11th at 2:00 PM and begin leading us in worship on December 12th!

LIVE NATIVITY St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Pierce, will be holding their 3rd annual drive thru live nativity on Friday, December 3rd from 5:30-8:30 pm & Saturday, December 4th from 4:00-8:30 pm. See posters on entry doors for more information.

OSMOND CHRISTMAS WISHES 2021 will be held on Sunday, December 12th. New location this year due to size of display of the Washington DC Veteran’s Flights of Honor Exhibit will be at the Koehler Channel Seed Building on Hwy 20. Social Hour 5:30-6:30, Dinner meal at 6:30 with program and entertainment to follow. RSVPs are encouraged by calling Bob Stange at 402-748-3884. If you know of someone in need, contact a Sons of American Legion member. (Poster in East Entry)

Announcements for November 21, 2021

immanuelosmond | 19 November, 2021 12:15

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR READER for this morning is Ross Stelling. Our reader for our Thanksgiving service on Wednesday evening will be Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Caleb Miller. Helping with communion this morning are Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Reese Johns and Zaylah Pfanstiel. Wednesday evening they will be Anna Kahny and Ella von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Mason Gansebom and Landon Oltjenbruns.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS, which is entitled, “Prophet, Priest, and King” is a study on 1st and 2nd Samuel. It is a study consideration of “The Tribe, The Nation, and The Empire.” We will consider how God’s Words orders community life, from family to congregation, from church to nation and world and empire.

EARLY DEADLINE for next Sunday’s bulletin & the December calendar is Wednesday at 9 a.m.

THE BAZAAR has been postponed for now due to not being able to get some of the supplies and ingredients for the soup.

CHOIR will be practicing again next Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Everyone, high school age and older, are welcome.

WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING FUNDS to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church with a digital signTotal collected so far is $12,270.81. Our goal is to collect $22,000 so the sign can be read from both directions.

THANKSGIVING WORSHIP will be held on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL is looking for two small trees (like 3-4’ max), white lights, red ornaments and a red cloth to go on the bottom of one tree for their program on Christmas Eve. If anyone has any of these items that they are willing to let the Sunday School use, please contact Kari Miller at 402-640-6330. Thank You!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Between Now and Eternity There is Much To Do!" Guest Speaker: Rev. Hector Hoppe (Jude 1:20-25) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 & FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Senior Citizen” – A man struggles with purpose and a place in life after retirement. Worship Service – Rev. Jeffery Warner of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Laurel, NE, delivers the message “Stay Awake” based on Mark 13:24-37. Additional information is available on the web site: www.mainstreetliving.com. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

FUNERAL SERVICES for Tony Johannsen will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Holstein, Nebraska, on Tuesday, November 23, at 11:00. Visitation will be at Apfel Funeral Home, at 505 N. Bellevue Ave, Hastings, on Monday from 5-7 p.m.

LYF will have practices for the December 15th Advent service on November 28th at 1:00pm, December 5th at 7:00pm and December 12th at 7:00pm.

LYF is selling RADA Cutlery again this year. Please contact an LYF member if you are interested in placing an order. You can also order online by going to www.radafundraising.com. A window should pop up that will ask you what group you would like to support. Please enter Immanuel LYF. If the pop-up window doesn’t appear automatically, towards the top left corner it says “support a new fundraiser”. That link will also open up the window. Members will also be available after church to take orders. All orders are due by December 5th and we should receive the items prior to Christmas. If you place your order online, they will be shipped directly to you. Thank you for supporting our members and those that are planning on attending National Convention this summer.

PICTURES TAKEN – Deb will continue taking pictures today and then again on December 5th in the fellowship hall of all of our members. We will have a wall (or two) with the pictures and name badges for everyone to wear to help Pastor Scott & Sonja get to know us a little better when they arrive. These pictures will also be used in our Church 360 (membership) program.

THE LWML CHRISTMAS will be held on Sunday, December 5th at noon. Hot food will be provided. All LWML members please bring a salad or dessert.

CHURCH STEEPLE: The trustees are considering removing the steeple on top of the church before the church gets new shingles in the spring. Comments/ideas, whether positive or negative may be expressed to any member of the Board of Trustees – Justin Koehler, Randy Pfanstiel, Brody Friedrich, Jordan Koehler and Wayne Koehler.

COLLEGE STUDENT GIFT CARDS We are once again at the time of year when college students (about 30 students this year) will be studying for semester finals and our church family sends them a gift card to let them know we are thinking about them. About 90% has been raised so far. A basket is set in the back of church as you leave if you would like to make a donation.

BOXES OF CHRISTMAS CARDS have arrived. They are set up on a table in the fellowship hall with prices marked on the back of each box. Please put payments in the can sitting on the table. (checks payable to Ladies Aid) Thank You!

TIRED OF WRITING A CHECK TO CHURCH EVERY WEEK? - We are receiving these payments on the 1st and 15th of the month. You can choose one or both of these dates. If you are interested (it is not mandatory) in doing this, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

LIVE NATIVITY St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Pierce, will be holding their 3rd annual drive thru live nativity on Friday, December 3rd from 5:30-8:30 pm and on Saturday, December 4th from 4:00-8:30 pm. See posters on entry doors for more information.

INSTALLATION for Pastor Scott Kirchoff will be on Saturday, December 11th at 2:00 p.m.

Announcements for November 14, 2021

immanuelosmond | 12 November, 2021 11:39

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR READER for this morning is Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be Ross Stelling. Helping with communion next week will be Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kaden Polt and Hunter Buchanan. Next Sunday they will be Reese Johns and Zaylah Pfanstiel.

REV. SCOTT KIRCHOFF has accepted the call to be our next pastor. Plans are Installation here at Immanuel on Saturday, December 11th at 2:00 PM and begin leading us in worship on December 12th!

THANK YOU to Jaxson Wingert for playing the piano during the offering this morning.

QUILT TYING will be tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. Anyone is welcome to come.

LWML monthly meeting will be this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. (A week early due to Thanksgiving service.) New members are always welcome!

WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING FUNDS to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church with a digital sign. Donations may be put in the offering plate (clearly marked for the digital sign) or dropped off at the church office. Total collected so far is $12,270.81. Our goal is to collect $22,000 so the sign can be read from both directions.

SUNDAY SCHOOL is looking for two small trees (like 3-4’ max), white lights, red ornaments and a red cloth to go on the bottom of one tree for their program on Christmas Eve. If anyone has any of these items that they are willing to let the Sunday School use, please contact Kari Miller at 402-640-6330. Thank You!

PICTURES TAKEN – Deb will continue taking pictures in the fellowship hall of all of our members as they come into church. We will have a wall (or two) with the pictures and name badges for everyone to wear to help Pastor Scott & Sonja get to know us a little better when they arrive. These pictures will also be used in our Church 360 program.

COLLEGE STUDENT GIFT CARDS We are once again at the time of year when college students (about 30 students this year) will be studying for semester finals and our church family sends them a gift card to let them know we are thinking about them. About ½ has been raised so far. A basket is set in the back of church as you leave if you would like to make a donation.

BOXES OF CHRISTMAS CARDS have arrived. They are set up on a table in the fellowship hall with prices marked on the back of each box. Please put payments in the can sitting on the table. (checks payable to Ladies Aid) Thank You!

CHURCH STEEPLE: The trustees are considering removing the steeple on top of the church before the church gets new shingles in the spring. Comments/ideas, whether positive or negative may be expressed to any member of the Board of Trustees – Justin Koehler, Randy Pfanstiel, Brody Friedrich, Jordan Koehler and Wayne Koehler.

LYF will have practices for the December 15th Advent service on November 28th at 1:00pm, December 5th at 7:00pm and December 12th at 7:00pm.

LYF is selling RADA Cutlery again this year. Please contact an LYF member if you are interested in placing an order. You can also order online by going to www.radafundraising.com. A window should pop up that will ask you what group you would like to support. Please enter Immanuel LYF. If the pop-up window doesn’t appear automatically, towards the top left corner it says “support a new fundraiser”. That link will also open up the window. Members will also be available after church to take orders. All orders are due by December 5th and we should receive the items prior to Christmas. If you place your order online, they will be shipped directly to you. Thank you for supporting our members and those that are planning on attending National Convention this summer.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, TBD with Speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. The Lutheran Hour—“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Transition” – A young boy reacts to the reality of the divorce of his parents and the new reality he now faces. Worship Service – Rev. Robert Mayes of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Beemer, NE, and Zion St. John Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE, delivers the message “Let Us Not Be Distracted” based on Hebrews 10:11-25. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV.

TIRED OF WRITING A CHECK TO CHURCH EVERY WEEK? - We are receiving ACH payments on the 1st and 15th of the month. You can choose one or both of these dates. If you are interested (it is not mandatory) in doing this, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

LIVE NATIVITY St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Pierce, will be holding their 3rd annual drive thru live nativity on Friday, December 3rd from 5:30-8:30 pm and on Saturday, December 4th from 4:00-8:30 pm. See posters on entry doors for more information.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS are still needed!!! PLEASE contact Cory Hille or Kari Miller if you would please consider teaching our young children.

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available free of charge for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you for your help!

Announcements for November 14, 2021

immanuelosmond | 12 November, 2021 11:39

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR READER for this morning is Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be Ross Stelling. Helping with communion next week will be Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kaden Polt and Hunter Buchanan. Next Sunday they will be Reese Johns and Zaylah Pfanstiel.

REV. SCOTT KIRCHOFF has accepted the call to be our next pastor. Plans are Installation here at Immanuel on Saturday, December 11th at 2:00 PM and begin leading us in worship on December 12th!

THANK YOU to Jaxson Wingert for playing the piano during the offering this morning.

QUILT TYING will be tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. Anyone is welcome to come.

LWML monthly meeting will be this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. (A week early due to Thanksgiving service.) New members are always welcome!

WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING FUNDS to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church with a digital sign. Donations may be put in the offering plate (clearly marked for the digital sign) or dropped off at the church office. Total collected so far is $12,270.81. Our goal is to collect $22,000 so the sign can be read from both directions.

SUNDAY SCHOOL is looking for two small trees (like 3-4’ max), white lights, red ornaments and a red cloth to go on the bottom of one tree for their program on Christmas Eve. If anyone has any of these items that they are willing to let the Sunday School use, please contact Kari Miller at 402-640-6330. Thank You!

PICTURES TAKEN – Deb will continue taking pictures in the fellowship hall of all of our members as they come into church. We will have a wall (or two) with the pictures and name badges for everyone to wear to help Pastor Scott & Sonja get to know us a little better when they arrive. These pictures will also be used in our Church 360 program.

COLLEGE STUDENT GIFT CARDS We are once again at the time of year when college students (about 30 students this year) will be studying for semester finals and our church family sends them a gift card to let them know we are thinking about them. About ½ has been raised so far. A basket is set in the back of church as you leave if you would like to make a donation.

BOXES OF CHRISTMAS CARDS have arrived. They are set up on a table in the fellowship hall with prices marked on the back of each box. Please put payments in the can sitting on the table. (checks payable to Ladies Aid) Thank You!

CHURCH STEEPLE: The trustees are considering removing the steeple on top of the church before the church gets new shingles in the spring. Comments/ideas, whether positive or negative may be expressed to any member of the Board of Trustees – Justin Koehler, Randy Pfanstiel, Brody Friedrich, Jordan Koehler and Wayne Koehler.

LYF will have practices for the December 15th Advent service on November 28th at 1:00pm, December 5th at 7:00pm and December 12th at 7:00pm.

LYF is selling RADA Cutlery again this year. Please contact an LYF member if you are interested in placing an order. You can also order online by going to www.radafundraising.com. A window should pop up that will ask you what group you would like to support. Please enter Immanuel LYF. If the pop-up window doesn’t appear automatically, towards the top left corner it says “support a new fundraiser”. That link will also open up the window. Members will also be available after church to take orders. All orders are due by December 5th and we should receive the items prior to Christmas. If you place your order online, they will be shipped directly to you. Thank you for supporting our members and those that are planning on attending National Convention this summer.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, TBD with Speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. The Lutheran Hour—“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Transition” – A young boy reacts to the reality of the divorce of his parents and the new reality he now faces. Worship Service – Rev. Robert Mayes of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Beemer, NE, and Zion St. John Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE, delivers the message “Let Us Not Be Distracted” based on Hebrews 10:11-25. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV.

TIRED OF WRITING A CHECK TO CHURCH EVERY WEEK? - We are receiving ACH payments on the 1st and 15th of the month. You can choose one or both of these dates. If you are interested (it is not mandatory) in doing this, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

LIVE NATIVITY St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Pierce, will be holding their 3rd annual drive thru live nativity on Friday, December 3rd from 5:30-8:30 pm and on Saturday, December 4th from 4:00-8:30 pm. See posters on entry doors for more information.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS are still needed!!! PLEASE contact Cory Hille or Kari Miller if you would please consider teaching our young children.

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available free of charge for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you for your help!

Announcements for November 7, 2021 - ALL SAINTS DAY

immanuelosmond | 05 November, 2021 13:25

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon. A Special Welcome to Pastor Tim Beckendorf, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew, missionaries with LBT in Botswana, Africa. Pastor Beckendorf will be preaching and talking to everyone about Botswana during bible class hour with coffee and bars being served.

OUR READER this morning Ross Stelling and next Sunday our reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion this morning are Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Riley Wagner and Juliana Kumm. Next Sunday they will be Kaden Polt and Hunter Buchanan.

TODAY, ALL SAINTS DAY, we have the Commemoration of the faithfully departed with yellow roses to the family members of those we have lost since All Saints Day 2020:

Wayne Gansebom (November 13, 2020)

Lois Gerdes (December 20, 2020)

Lloyd Timmerman (January 27, 2021)

Janice Koehler (February 28, 2021)

Howard Timmerman (August 10, 2021)

Charles Pfanstiel (September 23, 2021)

Doyle Timmerman (October 16, 2021)

PICTURES TAKEN – Beginning today, we will start taking pictures of all of our members as they come into church. We will have a wall (or two) with the pictures and name badges for everyone to wear to help Pastor Scott & Sonja get to know us a little better when they arrive. These pictures will also be used in our Church 360 program.

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Trunk or Treat last Sunday afternoon. We had 7 vehicles and about 50 children came through.

THANK YOU to everyone who came this past week to help with the Fall Church Cleaning. Your help is so appreciated.

REMINDER: Ladies Aid will be this Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

LYF MEETING will be held this Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m. We will be giving information out on the Rada Cutlery fundraiser and also discussing the Advent skit. Please let Melanie know ASAP if you will be able to participate in the skit on December 15th. Thanks!

NO THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS this week due to Veteran’s Day program that morning.

PARENTS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS please drop off current addresses and contact information of your child(ren) to Deb in the church office. Thank You!

COLLEGE STUDENT GIFT CARDS We are once again at the time of year when college students (about 30 students this year) will be studying for semester finals and our church family sends them a gift card to let them know we are thinking about them and give them some support. A basket is set in the back of church as you leave if you would like to make a donation.

CHOIR will be held again next Sunday! Hoping for more members to join each week! Open to all adults and high school students! Practice at 8:30, then sing at opening of church service.

PLANS FOR THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM have begun. Parents of Sunday School children are asked to please let Kari Miller know by TODAY whether to include your child as a participant in this years’ service. Kari may be reached at 402-640-6330.

CHURCH STEEPLE: The trustees are considering removing the steeple on top of the church before the church gets new shingles in the spring. Comments/ideas, whether positive or negative may be expressed to any member of the Board of Trustees – Justin Koehler, Randy Pfanstiel, Brody Friedrich, Jordan Koehler and Wayne Koehler.

WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING FUNDS to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church with a digital sign. Donations may be put in the offering plate (clearly marked for the digital sign) or dropped off at the church office. Total collected so far is $9,434.50. Our goal is to collect $22,000.00 so the sign can be read from both directions.

REV. SCOTT KIRCHOFF has accepted the call to be our next pastor. Plans are Installation here at Immanuel on December 11th at 2:00 PM and begin leading us in worship on December 12th!

CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. DAVID KUMM, the NE District Administrator of the Year. He is principal of Trinity Lutheran School in Lincoln. He is Marv & Cindy Kumm’s son, and a former member of Immanuel.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "The Father of Solomon, by Uriah's Wife" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. The story of David and Bathsheba is a scandalous tale of adultery, treachery, and murder—but it also shows God's undeserved mercy for David and for us. (2 Samuel 12:13) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG-AM 780 and WJAG-FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 AM -12:30 PM.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: Today on This is the Life – – “The Deadly Pen” – A businessman struggles with the guilt of another man’s death. Worship Service – Rev. Paul Ferderer of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lake City, IA, delivers the message. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City. Additional information is available on the website: www.mainstreetliving.com.

A HUGE THANK YOU is extended to the following individuals that helped paint and clean in the parsonage: Randy Pfanstiel, Diane Gansebom, Jane Brummels, Jennifer Gansebom, Tami Kuhl, Joan Kumm and Pam Johnson. Also, thank you to Janet Pfanstiel for the delicious food. All of your efforts were greatly appreciated.

ACH PAYMENTS – We are receiving these payments on the 1st and 15th of the month. You can choose one or both of these dates. If you are interested (it is not mandatory) in doing this, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

Announcements for October 31, 2021

immanuelosmond | 29 October, 2021 09:37

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning.  We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR READER for this morning is Larry Krohn and next Sunday, the reader will be Ross Stelling. Helping with communion next Sunday will be Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Matthew Alderson & Keyston Pfanstiel and next Sunday they will be Riley Wagner & Juliana Kumm.

THANK YOU to Katerina Miller for playing music during the offering this morning.

TRUNK OR TREAT – will be today in the church parking lot today, with setup at 3:30 and open from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Contact Kari Miller @ 402-640-6330 if you would like to participate.

CHURCH STEEPLE: The trustees are considering removing the steeple on top of the church before the church gets new shingles in the spring. Comments/ideas, whether positive or negative may be expressed to any member of the Board of Trustees – Justin Koehler, Randy Pfanstiel, Brody Friedrich, Jordan Koehler and Wayne Koehler.

A HUGE THANK YOU is extended to the following individuals that helped paint in the parsonage: Randy Pfanstiel, Diane Gansebom, Jane Brummels, Jennifer Gansebom, Tami Kuhl, Joan Kumm and Pam Johnson. Also, thank you to Janet Pfanstiel for the delicious food. All of your efforts were greatly appreciated.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS are still needed for grades 1 & 2 and for grades 3-5. PLEASE contact Cory Hille or Kari Miller if you would consider teaching our young children.

PICTURES TAKEN – Beginning next Sunday, we would like to start taking pictures of all of our members as they come into church. We will have a wall (or two) with the pictures and name badges to help Pastor Scott & Sonja get to know us a little better. These pictures will also be used in our Church 360 program.

PLANS FOR THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM have begun. Parents of Sunday School children are asked to please let Kari Miller know by November 7th whether to include your child as a participant in this years’ service. Kari may be reached at 402-640-6330.

LYF MEETING will be held on Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m. We will be giving information out on the Rada Cutlery fundraiser and also discussing the Advent skit. Please let Melanie know ASAP if you will be able to participate in the skit on December 15th. Thanks!

WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING FUNDS to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church with a digital sign. Donations may be put in the offering plate (clearly marked for the digital sign) or dropped off at the church office. Total collected so far is $7,399.50. Our goal is to collect $22,000 so the sign can be read from both directions.

COLLEGE STUDENT GIFT CARDS We are once again at the time of year when college students (about 30 students this year) will be studying for semester finals and our church family sends them a gift card to let them know we are thinking about them and give them some support. A basket is set in the back of church as you leave if you would like to donate to this worthy cause.

PARENTS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS please drop off current addresses of your children to Deb in the church office.

FALL CHURCH CLEANING will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 4th and from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday, November 5th. The following members of Immanuel are asked to please come and help clean:

Tiffany Guenther Lea McKenna Rhonda Bahr Linda Gutz Leah Orr Nancy Bessmer

Michelle Hille Sarah Polt LaDawn Blunck Missy Hoppe Keri Schultze Kimberly Boyle

Audra Huwaldt Gina Streich Deb Broekemeier Lisa Johnson Brittany Timmerman Hillary Broekemeier

Deb Johnson Jodi Timmerman Sandy Brummels Christy Koehler Patti Timmerman Jennifer Brummels

Lori Koehler Kendyl Timmerman Kelli Buchanan Ashley Koehler Jennifer von Rentzell Kelsey Curtis

Robin Koehler Lisa von Rentzell Alison Dennis Shelley Kruse Nancy von Rentzell Susie Dennis

Jackie Kruse Robin Wagner Mindy Evans Bonnie Kumm Sharon Wagner Tiffany Friedrich

Paige Kumm Jennifer Wingert Cheryl Friedrich Erin Kumm Jennifer Wiseley Candice Gansebom

Gloria Kumm Sherri Albers Cheryl Gansebom Beth Manzer Jill Heemstra Ingrid Gansebom

If your name is not on the list and you feel you are able to come and help clean, please feel free to come and help out. ALSO, if your name is on this list and you feel that you can no longer help clean, please contact Deb in the church office so that your name can be taken off the cleaning list.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “The Sexton” – A pastor and a sexton (church caretaker) with magical powers fight an eerie duel in a church. Worship Service – Rev. Dan Deardoff, pastor at Blessed Redeemer Lutheran Church in Brandon, SD, presents a special reformation message as Martin Luther. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, “Not How, but Who” Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler is the speaker. (1 Samuel 17:37)The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

THE BECKENDORF’S will arrive in Osmond on November 4th and Pastor Tim Beckendorf will be preaching here at Immanuel next Sunday, November 7th, and they will be talking to everyone about Botswana during bible class hour with coffee and bars being served.

ACH PAYMENTS - We are receiving these payments on the 1st and 15th of the month. You can choose one or both of these dates. If you are interested (it is not mandatory) in doing this, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

Announcements for October 24, 2021

immanuelosmond | 22 October, 2021 09:42

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Anna Kahny and Erin Wagner. Next Sunday they will be Cali Gutz and Anna Kahny.

OUR READER for this morning is LYF member, Matthew Alderson. Next Sunday the reader will be Ed Brummels. Helping with Holy Communion next Sunday will be Paul Koehler and Ross Stelling.

FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR are from the funeral of Doyle Timmerman. We thank the family for sharing them with us today.

CHOIR PRACTICE will be at 8:30 this morning. Everyone is welcome, including high school students.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS are still needed for grades 1 & 2 and for grades 3-5. PLEASE contact Cory Hille or Kari Miller if you would consider teaching our young children.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS, which is entitled, “Prophet, Priest, and King” is a study on 1st and 2nd Samuel. It is a study consideration of “The Tribe, The Nation, and The Empire.” We will consider how God’s Words orders community life, from family to congregation , from church to nation and world and empire. LWML regular monthly meeting will be this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. New members are always welcome!

WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING FUNDS to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church with a digital sign. Donations may be put in the offering plate (clearly marked for the digital sign) or dropped off at the church office. Total collected so far is $7,399.50. Our goal is to collect $22,000 so the sign can be read from both directions.

TIRED OF WRITING A CHECK TO CHURCH EVERY WEEK? - We are receiving these payments on the 1st and 15th of the month. You can choose one or both of these dates. If you are interested (it is not mandatory) in doing this, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

TRUNK OR TREAT – The Sunday School is asking if people from congregation would be willing to come to the church parking lot on October 31st, decorate their trunks and hand out candy from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.. Contact Kari Miller for more information at 402-640-6330.

PLANS FOR THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM have begun. Parents of Sunday School children are asked to please let Kari Miller know by November 7th whether to include your child as a participant in this years’ service. Kari may be reached at 402-640-6330.

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "He will Take It" Speaker: Dr. Michael Zeigler, who helps us see God’s wrath within the bigger story of God’s love. (1 Samuel 15) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Big Account” – An advertising agency art director learns the impact of his work on his family and others. Worship Service – Rev. Erik Christensen of Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne, NE, delivers the message “Opening Eyes” based on Mark 10:46-52. These shows air on today on KCAU-TV 9 out of Sioux City beginning at 10:00 a.m.

PICTURES TAKEN – Beginning Sunday, November 7th, we would like to start taking pictures of all of our members as they come into church. We will have a wall (or two) with the pictures and name badges for everyone to wear to help Pastor Scott & Sonja get to know us a little better. These pictures will also be used in our Church 360 program.

CHURCH STEEPLE: The trustees are considering removing the steeple on top of the church before the church gets new shingles in the spring. Comments/ideas, whether positive or negative may be expressed to any member of the Board of Trustees – Justin Koehler, Randy Pfanstiel, Brody Friedrich, Jordan Koehler and Wayne Koehler.

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you! 

FALL CHURCH CLEANING will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 4th and from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday, November 5th. The following members of Immanuel are asked to please come and help:

Tiffany Guenther,         Linda Gutz,          Michelle Hille,      Missy Hoppe,        Audra Huwaldt,              Lisa Johnson

Deb Johnson,        Christy Koehler,           Lori Koehler,   Ashley Koehler,        Robin Koehler,          Shelley Kruse

Jackie Kruse,        Bonnie Kumm,            Paige Kumm,   Erin Kumm,         Gloria Kumm,            Beth Manzer

Lea McKenna,        Leah Orr,               Sarah Polt,       Keri Schultze,        Gina Streich,        Brittany Timmerman

Jodi Timmerman,        Patti Timmerman,      Kendyl Timmerman,     Jennifer von Rentzell,   Lisa von Rentzell,       Nancy von Rentzell

Robin Wagner,        Sharon Wagner,      Jennifer Wingert,     Jennifer Wiseley,        Sherri Albers,                   Jill Heemstra,

Rhonda Bahr,        Nancy Bessmer,        LaDawn Blunck,   Kimberly Boyle,        Deb Broekemeier,     Hillary Broekemeier,

Sandy Brummels,       Jennifer Brummels,        Kelli Buchanan,   Kelsey Curtis,       Alison Dennis,               Susie Dennis,

Mindy Evans,                Tiffany Friedrich,      Cheryl Friedrich,   Candice Gansebom,      Cheryl Gansebom,    Ingrid Gansebom.

If your name is not on the list and you feel you are able to come and help clean, please feel free to come and help out. ALSO, if your name is on this list and you feel that you can no longer help clean, please contact Deb in the church office so that your name can be taken off the cleaning list.

FIRST TRINITY, BLOOMFIELD will be celebrating its 125th Celebration next Sunday, October 31, 2021! We know it’s a year late but we still want to invite everyone to help us celebrate. We will celebrate with a guest preacher, former Nebraska district president Russ Sommerfeld and a meal to follow. Church service begins at 10:00 a.m. NOVEMBER CALENDAR news deadline is this Thursday, October 28th at 9:00 a.m.

Announcements for October 17, 2021

immanuelosmond | 15 October, 2021 10:58

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR READER for this morning is Ed Brummels and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Baylen Guenther. Helping with communion this morning are Ross Stelling and Paul Koehler.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Leia Buchanan and Kenzie von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Caleb Miller and Cody Gansebom.

REV. LEON ROSENTHAL is in Osmond on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Visits can be scheduled for either day. If you are in need of pastoral care other days, he can be reached at 402-416-1250.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS, which is entitled, “Prophet, Priest, and King” is a study on 1st and 2nd Samuel. It is a study consideration of “The Tribe, The Nation, and The Empire.” We will consider how God’s Words orders community life, from family to congregation , from church to nation and world and empire.

VOTER’S MEETING will be held this Wednesday, October 20th, at 8:00 PM

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS are still needed for grades 1 & 2 and for grades 3-5. PLEASE contact Cory Hille or Kari Miller if you would consider teaching our young children.

REV. SCOTT KIRCHOFF has accepted the call to be our next pastor. His plans are to be installed here at Immanuel on December 11th and begin leading us in worship on December 12th!

WINDSOR LOIN DRIVE THRU DINNER: Immanuel’s LYF is holding a dinner fundraiser on Saturday October 23rd from 5:00-7:30. The meal will include: Windsor Loin, scalloped potatoes, green beans with bacon and choice of layered dessert. The cost of the meal is $10.00 and all proceeds will be used to help our youth attend National LYF in Houston next summer. Orders will be taken on the west side of Immanuel Lutheran under the carport and meals will be brought out on the east side of church. For any questions please call Jennifer 402-360-3531.

CHOIR will be practicing again next Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome, including high school students.

QUILT TYING is held each Monday beginning at 1:00 p.m. Anyone is welcome to join us!

WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING FUNDS to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church with a digital sign. Donations may be put in the offering plate (clearly marked for the digital sign) or dropped off at the church office. Total collected so far is $7,399.50. Our goal is to collect $22,000 so the sign can be read from both directions.

TIRED OF WRITING A CHECK TO CHURCH EVERY WEEK? - We are receiving these payments on the 1st and 15th of the month. You can choose one or both of these dates. If you are interested (it is not mandatory) in doing this, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Dead Man, Walking" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler -- The Old Testament books of Samuel tell the story of Israel's King David and share the promise of the greater King to come. (1 Samuel 3:18) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 & FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Conspiracy of Silence” – A husband and wife come to grips with a terminal illness. Worship Service – Rev. Christopher LaBoube of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton, IA, delivers the message “The Difficulty of Rich People Going to Heaven” based on Mark 10:23-31. Additional information is available on the web site: www.mainstreetliving.com. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

OCTOBERFEST Members of St. John’s Lutheran Church & School, rural Columbus invite you to their Octoberfest German Dinner TODAY! Serving times are 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Tickets are $13.00 for adults, $6.00 for children 5-10 years of age and ages 4 and under are free. Tickets available at the door. Church is located at 39452 205th Ave, Columbus. Posters are in each entrance for more information.

TRUNK OR TREAT – The Sunday School is asking if people from congregation would be willing to come to the church parking lot on October 31st, decorate their trunks and hand out candy from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.. Contact Kari Miller for more information at 402-640-6330.

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