Announcements at Immanuel

August 2, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 30 July, 2020 20:49

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 Rev. James Carretto, who is leading our worship this morning.

OUR READER for this morning is Larry Krohn, and next Sunday our reader will be Mike Johnson.  Helping with communion next week will be  Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Matthew Alderson and Kaden Polt. Next Sunday they will be Anna Kahny and Cali Gutz.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is ongoing with four “virtual lessons”.  Packets will be distributed to families after church at both entrances on the following two Sundays:  August 16th, & August 30th.

A different lesson will be in each packet.  If you are not able to attend church on the Sundays mentioned, feel free to stop by the church and pick up a packet as they will be on a table near the back of the church.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed tomorrow,   Monday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m.  The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Greg Kralicek                Larry Krohn             David Kruse

Martin Kruse                 Thomas Kruse          Dennis Kuhl

Dennis Kumm                Gene Kumm             Joel Kumm

Leroy Kumm                 Mark Kumm             Marvin Kumm

PLEASE NOTE!!  If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Monday afternoon or Sunday evening, but please contact your chairman, Rich Lind, at 402-748-3840.  Women and older children are also welcome to help mow.  We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job.

ADDITIONAL DONTIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished.  Approximately $7,000 is still needed.  Your donations can be put in the offering and we ask that you please note on your check and envelope that is what your donation is for.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEETING will be held here tonight at 7:00 p.m. All second-year officers are asked to please attend this meeting to work on finding members to fill positions on the church council and committees for the upcoming year. 

 THIS IS THE LIFE AND WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGH MAIN STREET LIVING are held each Sunday on KCAU-9 from Sioux City at 10:00 and 10:30 respectively. Today “One Hour to Live” – Divine forgiveness for the truly penitent assures a man—and in the nick of time.  The worship service is led by Rev. Ken Willie Bertrand from St Paul and Immanuel Lutheran in Concord, Nebraska.

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. Today, A 5-year-old boy once observed, “God has the whole world in His hands-but sometimes He drops it”  Hear how Dr. Dale Meyer responded to that young philosopher in a classic message titled, “Over the Darkness, God Hovers”.  It’s Archives August .

THE SECRETARY will be out of the office Monday and Tuesday this week.  If you have a note to go in the bulletin, or a prayer request addition/deletion please e-mail it to the church office at immanuelosmond@gmail.com or leave a note on the secretary’s desk.

 

July 26, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 24 July, 2020 10:44

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 Hudson Schultze. Next Sunday the reader will be Mike Johnson.  Helping with Communion next week will be Dwight Kahny and Paul Koehler.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Cali Gutz and Zaylah Pfanstiel. Next Sunday the candlelighters will be Kenzie von Rentzell and Riley Wagner.

 

PASTOR EMERY HAS ACCEPTED THE CALL to serve as pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury, Nebraska.

 

NEXT WEEK WE WILL RETURN TO “NORMAL” CHURCH! We are resuming our worship liturgy in its usual place. That means, also, that communion will take place in its normal place. We ask that as we resume our routine, please be responsible for yourself. If you would like to keep your social distance, please do so. We will keep chairs set up in the fellowship area for that reason. Also, if you prefer not to commune at the rail with others, please sit toward the back and you can commune with those at the beginning of our distribution. Our collection basket will remain in the rear as we have been doing.

 

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed tomorrow,   Monday, July 27th at 6:00 p.m.  The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

  Nick Johnson               Dwight Kahny           Doug Ketelsen

  Dean Koehler               Doug Koehler           Jared Koehler

  Jordan Koehler            Justin Koehler          Kevin Koehler

  Michael Koehler           Paul Koehler            Wayne Koehler

PLEASE NOTE!!  If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Monday afternoon or Sunday evening, but please contact your chairman, Dave Blunck at 402-360-1182.  Women and older children are also welcome to help mow.  We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job.

 

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

 

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS NEEDED:  The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished.  Approximately $7,000 is still needed.  Your donations can be put in the offering and we ask that you please note on your check that is what your donation is for.

THANK YOU to everyone who brought sheets and blankets to be used by the quilting ladies.  We appreciate your donations for our “Quilts for Missions”.

 

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES produce and airs radio and TV programming around the world in more than 80 languages.  The Lutheran Hour is the flagship radio program for Lutheran Hour Ministries.  This 30-minute broadcast is the world’s oldest continually broadcast Gospel radio program.  It airs weekly on WJAG-AM 780 or FM105.9 at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 

 

THIS IS THE LIFE AND WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGH MAIN STREET LIVING are held each Sunday on KCAU-9 from Sioux City at 10:00 and 10:30 respectively. Today on This is the Life -“Spite” – Negative emotions and grudges are destructive but forgiveness allows people to move forward.  The worship service today is led by Rev. Jake Bobby from First Trinity Lutheran in Bloomfield.

 

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN is being planted for the benefit of our community. The produce will be for anyone who would like some. Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the garden. If you would like to help, contact pastor and he will help you get started! You can work once or more often as you wish.

 

PLEASE HELP us keep the church clean and sanitary by taking all of your personal possessions and trash with you as you leave church today.

 

THE SECRETARY will be out of  the office beginning this Friday through August 12th.  Julie Slagle will print the bulletin for August 9th.  If you have a note to go in the bulletin, please e-mail it to the church office at immanuelosmond@gmail.com or leave a note on the secretary’s desk. 

 

July 19 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 17 July, 2020 09:34

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 Dwight Kahny and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Hudson Schultze. Helping with communion this morning are Larry Krohn and Mike Johnson.

BACCALAUREATE will be held here at Immanuel this morning during our worship service. Congratulations and God’s blessings to the members of Immanuel who will be graduating this coming Saturday from Osmond High School:

Zachary Curtis Alderson Kennedy Anne Johnson Logan Ronald Stelling

Grace Lillian Broekemeier Mary Caroline Kahny Keaton Lee Timmerman

Joshua Everett Gansebom Diandra Polt Nicholas Michael Timmerman

Madeline Lee Huwaldt Landon Bradley Stelling

BIBLE CLASSES have resumed! – Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. and Sundays after worship. Our Sunday class will continue to study our liturgy and why we worship the way we do. Thursday mornings we will study the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. Everyone is welcome!

THE “CARD PARTY” now meets at church on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. More “players” are always welcome to join the fun. We are also asking for donations of used greeting cards (for all occasions) to “repurpose”. Please cut out any personal notes written inside the cards but leave the original verses. Cards may be left in the church office. Thank You!!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is planned beginning today, with four “virtual lessons”. Packets will be distributed to families after church at both entrances on the following Sundays:                                July 19th, August 2nd, August 16th, & August 30th.

A different lesson will be in each packet. If you are not able to attend church on the Sundays mentioned, feel free to stop by the church and pick up a packet as they will be on a table near the back of the church.

CONFIRMATION is scheduled for August 23rd. Please contact the church office if you have a conflict.

THIS IS THE LIFE AND WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGH MAIN STREET LIVING are held each Sunday on KCAU-9 from Sioux City at 10:00 and 10:30 respectively. Today -“Tragedy Near a Small Town”-Justice or mercy? Tragedy in a small town results in a loving father holding a grudge rather forgiving as our Father has forgiven us. The worship service today is led by Rev. Ben Perkins of Shepherd of Peace Lutheran in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished. Approximately $7,000 is still needed. Your donations can be put in the offering and we ask that you please note on your check that is what your donation is for.

LWML MEMBERS: There will be an LWML meeting on Wednesday, July 22, at 7:30. We will meet in the new fellowship hall for a regular meeting.

THE QUARTERLY VOTER’S MEETING was held last Wednesday evening and the annual budget has been set at $255,755, which means that $4,918 is needed weekly to support this.

THANK YOU to the members who helped mow the cemetery this past week. Your help is appreciated!

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. Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler

REFRIGERATOR MAGNETS are available for you to take home. They have the information you need to hear the daily phone devotions provided by our Osmond pastors and donated by American Broadband. Please take as many as you need, and then take an extra to share with a neighbor! They are available near the bulletin boxes.

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

Dear Friends at Immanuel,

Thank you so much for your continued gifts to Lutheran Bible Translators for our ministry. We appreciate you supporting our work so that the Khwe people can have God’s Word in their own language speaking to their hearts. We are continuing to do pretty well; Tim and the translators are still figuring out how to get back to work. It doesn’t help that we are having a fuel shortage — people here are hoarding car gas the way people in other countries have hoarded TP — so Tim is not driving in to work every day and the translators also are not coming every day. We are a bit discouraged since right now it looks like we won’t be reaching our translation goals for the year, we really had hoped that we would put together a panoramic Bible (portions of the Old and New Testaments which point to Christ and our need for a Savior) and get that published and distributed to the Khwe communities. That was our time-line, however, and God is the one who is in charge and His timing is perfect. Please pray that our translation project would still move forward and God’s will is done. Thank you, again, for supporting us and our ministry. God Bless, Rev. Tim, Lisa, Aaron and Andrew Beckendorf

July 12, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 10 July, 2020 18:41

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 Dwight Kahny.  Helping with communion next week will be  Larry Krohn and Mike Johnson.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Riley Wagner and Mason Gansebom.  Next Sunday they will be Leia Buchanan and Reese Johns.

VOTER’S MEETING will be held this Wednesday, July 15th. Due to not having meetings last quarter, and so much to discuss – the annual budget, cemetery directory, trees, and flooring, among other items, we will begin an hour earlier than normal at 7:00 p.m.  Please plan to attend this important Voter’s Meeting! Please see displays in the rear of church.

THE FLOORING COMMITTEE will be presenting different options for possible new flooring for the Church at the July 15th Voter's meeting.  Please plan on attending this meeting to acquire information regarding this project. Thank you.  

Flooring Committee - Patti Ketelsen, Pam Johnson and Joan Streich

 THE “CARD PARTY” now meets at church on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m.  More “players” are always welcome to join the fun.  We are also asking for donations of used greeting cards (for all occasions) to “repurpose”.  Please cut out any personal notes written inside the cards but leave the original verses.  Cards may be left in the church office.  Thank You!!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is planned beginning next Sunday, with four “virtual lessons”.  Packets will be distributed to families after church at both entrances on the following Sundays: 

July 19th, August 2nd, August 16th, & August 30th.

A different lesson will be in each packet.  If you are not able to attend church on the Sundays mentioned, feel free to stop by the church and pick up a packet as they will be on a table near the back of the church.

THIS IS THE LIFE AND WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGH MAIN STREET LIVING are held each Sunday on KCAU-9 from Sioux City at 10:00 and 10:30 respectively. Today “Harriett’s Wedding Day” – The storm precedes the calm when a groom nearly cancels wedding plans due to the fear of the unknown.  The worship service today is led by Rev. Glen Emery of our congregation.

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. Today: "Perfection Welcomes Failure" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler God's perfect standards are exceeded only by His perfect patience and forgiveness. (Matt 6:19-34)

 

THE QUILTING LADIES  are in need of some good used flat sheets for the backs of their quilts.  If you have anything your think they could use, please bring them to the church office and they will be picked up.  Thank you!

CHURCH QUESTIONNAIRES:  Please return your church questionnaires, which were either mailed or put in your bulletin boxes.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed tomorrow,   Monday, July 13th at 6:00 p.m.  The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Mike Gutz                     Philip Gutz                  Ryan Gutz

Travis Gutz                   Doug Hartner              Cory Hille

Larry Hummel               Brad Huwaldt              Ben Johnson

Donald Johnson             Jerry Johnson             Mike Johnson

PLEASE NOTE!!  If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Monday afternoon or Sunday evening, but please contact your chairman, Lyle Kuhlman at 402-748-3865.  Women and older children are also welcome to help mow.  We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job.

BACCALAUREATE will be held here at Immanuel next Sunday morning during our worship service.

CONFIRMATION is scheduled for August 23rd.  Please contact the church office if you have a conflict.

 

Beckendorf July Update

immanuelosmond | 03 July, 2020 10:08

Dear Friends, Greetings again from Botswana.

Another short update from us this month, there is still not much happening on which to report. Restrictions are continuing to slowly being eased and stores are mostly open, though there are still restrictions and regulations as to how many people can congregate and cleaning and temperature-taking requirements are in effect. Travel is opening up a little more, but with South Africa reporting exponentially more cases of the virus each day there is a very good possibility we could become more restricted again.

The translation office opened up again for work the last half of June. Unfortunately, when everyone first met and Tim was able to find out what all had been accomplished during the time of lock-down he was disappointed to find out that Splash had had no access to electricity and so couldn't run his computer. Moses' eyes have gotten so bad that he is, for all practical purposes, blind and can't see well enough to do any writing or work on a computer (before the Coronavirus hit we had planned on taking him and another friend we have and going to Namibia to an eye specialist there -- that is now on hold indefinitely). Moronga has gotten some verses done, though not as many as we had hoped for. Since the office has been re-opened Moronga and Tim have been working on the book of Daniel. However, because of fuel shortages Tim is not driving in to work each day and that is also slowing things down.

Things continue to go well on the home-front; homeschooling is going well. However, it looks like Botswana will not re-open borders in the near future -- the latest scuttlebutt is that borders will be closed until the new year. This means that we will not be able to take our usual furlough this year. It also means all mail in or out of the country has been suspended. I am beginning to be concerned about what this means for our homeschooling -- we have enough to keep going for about 10 weeks but after that we will need to have something new on hand.

We continue to appreciate living on a farm. The other day I (Lisa) decided I needed to get some exercise, so I went to walk the fence-line that borders the farm. About 10 minutes into my walk I realized that what I was looking at on the other side of the fence was a huge elephant . . . no, two elephants . . . uh, four elephants about 50 feet from me. The lead elephant and I saw each other at about the same time, and I think we both surprised each other, we all stopped dead. Thank goodness the tall electric fence was between me and them! Then the lead elephant took a few steps and brought his ears forward (a warning sign) and I hightailed it into the nearby bush so they couldn't see me. The elephants turned around and went back the way they came, and I climbed out of the bush and beat a hasty retreat back home. Telling Tim of my adventure that evening he remarked afterwards "You know that the electric fence isn't on, right?"

Praises:

- Thanksgiving for supplies and friends who share.

- Thanksgiving that restrictions are being lifted (slowly).

- Thanksgiving for good health and safety.

Prayers:

* Please pray that the work will continue according to God's timing.

* Please pray that our team will reach our goal for the year.

* Please pray Botswana will be spared the severity of the Coronavirus that South Africa is experiencing.

Thank you again for all of your prayers on our behalf.

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

July 5 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 03 July, 2020 10:06

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 Dwight Kahny, and next Sunday our reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion this morning are Mike Johnson and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kaden Polt and Kenzie von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Riley Wagner and Mason Gansebom.

THE FLOWERS in the chancel are from the funerals of LaVonne Slagle and Beulah Rokahr. Thanks to the families for helping make our church beautiful.

CHURCH COUNCIL AND BOARD MEETINGS will be held this Wednesday evening, July 8th. Due to not having meetings last quarter, and so much to discuss – the annual budget, cemetery directory, trees, and flooring, among other items, the Board meetings will begin at 7:00 pm, followed by the Council meeting at 8:30 pm.

VOTER’S MEETING will be held next Wednesday, July 15th and will also begin an hour earlier at 7:00 pm.

THE FLOORING COMMITTEE will be presenting different options for possible new flooring for the Church at the July 15th Voter's meeting. Please plan on attending this meeting to acquire information regarding this project. Thank you. Flooring Committee - Patti Ketelsen, Pam Johnson and Joan Streich

PASTOR EMERY HAS RECEIVED A CALL to serve as pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury, Nebraska. He welcomes your comments concerning his prayerful consideration of where God wants him to best serve the kingdom. Pastor Emery still has a call to serve us here at Immanuel and wants to be very diligent in his discernment of Gods will. He would like to make a decision no later than July 12. Please call or text him at 402-358-0932, or stop by the parsonage with your thoughts!

THANK YOU to those who came to mow the cemetery this past week. Your help is greatly appreciated.

MISSING! If anyone has seen a soft cover hymnal, please turn it in to the church office. It belongs to one of our members.

CHURCH QUESTIONNAIRES: Please return your church questionnaires, which were either mailed or put in your bulletin boxes.

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. Today: “Unhelmed” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler Are you living in the reality of life as it is right now, life as it will be, or somewhere in between? (Matt 6:1-18)

THIS IS THE LIFE AND WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGH MAIN STREET LIVING are held each Sunday on KCAU-9 from Sioux City at 10:00 and 10:30 respectively. Today “The Reluctant Witness” – An angler’s well planned fishing trip is interrupted when he becomes a witness to a crime and struggles with the aftermath. The worship service today is led by Rev. Bruce Lesemann from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, Iowa.

THE STATE FAIR BOARD has decided that due to Covid-19, all booth space rental agreements for the 2020 fair are cancelled. Thank you to those of you who were already planning to work in the LLL booth this year. We look forward to having all of you help man the booth in 2021! We have not yet received notification from fair staff on the possibilities for the LLL-sponsored State Fair worship service planned for Sunday, September 6. As soon as we have that information, we will pass it along to all of you.

THE QUILTING LADIES are in need of some good used flat sheets for the backs of their quilts. If you have anything your think they could use, please bring them to the church office and they will be picked up. Thank you!

 
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