Announcements at Immanuel

January 3, 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 31 December, 2020 13:19

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 Mike Johnson. Helping with communion this morning are Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Juliana Kumm and Reese Johns. Next Sunday they will be Mason Gansebom and Karter Johnson.

COVID PRECAUTIONS AT SUNDAY WORSHIP: At the present time the Board of Elders have decided, in light of increasing number of cases in the area, to increase the health caution at worship services. This means every other pew is marked off, masks are encouraged but not required, handshaking is avoided, and communion distribution moved to the conclusion of the service. These changes are temporary to minimize COVID. The Lord’s Supper, a treasure of the Lord’s presence, is normally celebrated at the altar with blessing for each table. We treasure that intimate reception of the Body and Blood at the altar. While receiving the Sacrament at the conclusion of the service, walking out, doesn’t seem as reverent, it remains the holy Sacrament of the Lord. Pray that, through God’s blessing, all segments of our lives, at home, work, school, community and church will get back to a full normal.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY continues a chapter-by-chapter study of Exodus. Today class will discover that the once in the wilderness, the Israelites came down with a case of the “GOOD OLD DAYS” syndrome. In answer to their moaning, God gave Israel what today we might call a “whatchamacallit” food. The “GOOD OLD DAYS” syndrome still plagues people today. Join Bible class to find about “whatchamacallit” food.

THE POINSETTIAS on the spiral stands in the back of church and behind the candles on the altar will be taken down after worship this morning. Please feel free to take one home if you would like, otherwise they will be disposed of. Thank you.

ANNUAL REPORT will be worked on in January. Officers, please bring your reports to the church office as soon as possible. Thank You!

NEW BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY: Beginning Thursday, January 14 at 6:30 AM, Pastor Lilienkamp will moderate a men’s study time. The study will use a synodical study to help small town/rural congregations grow in faithfulness to the Word of God. The study will address some of the issues that President Snow raised at the pre-call meeting of Dec. 1. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time. See insert.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. He will be teaching confirmation class from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 AM Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp (402-369-2529). Thank You!

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS have been revised and 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: Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Take a few moments from your busy schedule to listen to Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler, Speaker for The Lutheran Hour, as he shares God’s Word in his own inimitable style. Listen on-line at your leisure at https://www.lutheranhour.org. Today, “Too Much” – The Gospel according to St. Mark shows us the Savior who is always on the move. (Mark 1:1-2:12).

THANK YOU to Mr. Riley Hlavac, who filled in at the last minute as our organist on New Year’s Eve! He is a music student at Wayne State College.

INSTALLATION OF ALL 2021 OFFICERS will be held during the worship service this morning. Those getting installed are as follows:

Chairman: Kent Gansebom

Vice-Chairman: Doug Ketelsen

Treasurer: Dennis Kuhl

Recording Secretary: Hillary Broekemeier

Financial Secretary: Donna Kahny

Treasurer’s Assistant: Pam Johnson

Elders: Michael Johnson, Paul Koehler, Larry Krohn, Ed Brummels & Ross Stelling

Trustees: Randy Pfanstiel, Justin Koehler, Brody Friedrich, Jordan Koehler & Wayne Koehler

Board of Education: Jill Heemstra-Alderson & Rod Brummels

Sunday School Supt. & Assistant: Cory Hille & Kari Miller

LYF Sponsors: Marvin & Melanie Gutz and Brian & Tiffany Guenther

Auditors: Tyler Gansebom, Rick Koehler & Clark Gansebom

Ushers: Dave Kruse, Michael Koehler, Scott Simonsen, James Pfanstiel, Noah Koehler & Shannon Wiseley

Finance Committee: Alison Dennis & Becky Lambrecht

Cemetery Committee: Dave Blunck, Lyle Kuhlman & Marvin Kumm

Funeral Committee: Patti Ketelsen, Janet Pfanstiel & Jane Brummels

Nurturing & Fellowship Committee: Jane Brummels, Mindy Evans, Pam Johnson, Jenny Wingert, Diane Gansebom, Lisa Johnson, Jennae Kester & Tami Kuhl

Ladies Aid Officers: Denise Streich, Clarice Gansebom, Cindy Kumm & Joan Streich

LWML Officers: Deb Gutz, Lori Koehler, Betty Johnson & LaDonna Stanosheck

LYF Officers: Connor Gutz, Kenzie von Rentzell, Matthew Alderson & Kaden Polt

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: On Sunday, February 21st, God-willing, Gary Thies from Mission Central will be coming to Immanuel Lutheran. He always has a wonderful message about our LCMS missionaries.

December 27, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 24 December, 2020 12:39

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 LYF member, Zachary Huwaldt. Mike Johnson or Doug Hartner will be our reader for New Year’s Eve and next Sunday the reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with Communion on New Year’s Eve will be Doug Hartner and Paul Koehler and helping with communion next Sunday will be Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Matthew Alderson and Leia Buchanan. Candlelighters for the New Year’s Eve service will be Spencer Hille and Cali Gutz. Next Sunday the candlelighters will be Juliana Kumm and Reese Johns.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available in Osmond on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp at 402-369-2529 or the church office.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR airs on Sundays on WJAG Norfolk, Nebraska on both 780 AM and 105.9 FM both at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Today: "Welcome to the Family!" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Cook The book of Galatians gives us a glimpse inside the family of God. It describes the Christian family as one that stands firm in Christ's freedom, walks united in the Spirit, and bears one another's burdens in love. (Galatians 4:4-7)

NEW BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY: Beginning Thursday, January 14 at 6:30 AM, Pastor Lilienkamp will moderate a men’s study time. The study will use a synodical study to help small town/rural congregations grow in faithfulness to the Word of God. The study will address some of the issues that President Snow raised at the pre-call meeting of Dec. 1. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time. In addition to study, sharing, and prayer, coffee/juice, rolls/toast will be served. The plan is for the study group to meet 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Adjournment will be promptly at 7:30 AM.

NOMINATIONS for the call list are due today.

THE FUNERAL FOR LOIS GERDES will be held on Monday, December 28th at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be here this afternoon (Sunday) from 4-7 PM.

THANK YOU to Connor von Rentzell and Lori Koehler for four-handed piano duet played on Christmas Day and this morning.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS continues a chapter-by-chapter study of the book of Exodus. After several chapters of action-packed events, the 10 plagues, Passover, and crossing of the Red Sea, Israel takes a “break” for worship before going on to Mount Sinai. Join class today to learn some theological principles for Christian worship today.

ANNUAL REPORT will be worked on in January. Officers, please bring your reports to the church office as soon as possible. Thank You!

END OF YEAR GIVING IDEAS that were sent to Immanuel are:

1) Mission Central sent their annual Thanksgiving letter in November. Working with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, they are the largest mission supporting agency in the entire United States for our LCMS missionaries. Donations can be mailed to: 40718 Highway E16, Mapleton, IA 51034-7105.

2) Lutheran High Northeast has been given a $50,000 matching gift donation. “Please consider giving a gift to Lutheran High to meet this match.” Your gift can be mailed to 2010 N 37th St., Norfolk, NE 68701-3108 or you can go online to: www.lhne.org.

3) The Lutheran Hour (Zone 3 LLL Radio) for Station KBRX, O’Neill 102.9 FM at 12:30 p.m. and Station KVSH, Valentine 940 AM at 11:20 AM. “Consider a gift on your birthday, your wedding anniversary, a gift in memory of a loved one or just a gift of thankfulness. Gifts can be mailed to Kenneth Stelling, 407 N Main St., Plainview, NE 68769

4) Norfolk Rescue Mission has been given a $15,500 matching gift donation. Your generous gifts will be matched, dollar for dollar through this amazing offer. Gifts can be mailed to Norfolk Rescue Mission, PO Box 2532, Norfolk, NE 68702-2532.

5) Lutheran Bible Translators states One of the wonderful things about Christmas is to give… God gave us our greatest need and gave it to us lavishly." – Rev. Rich Rudowske, CEO, LBT. Donations can be mailed to Lutheran Bible Translators, PO Box 789, Concordia, MO 64020-0789. If you want them to be designated to the Beckendorf family, please mark 441M Beckendorf Ministry on your check.

6) Lutheran Heritage Foundation (Worldwide Lutheran Translation Projects) donations can be mailed to 51474 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb, MI 48042 First Sunday After Christmas

INSTALLATION OF ALL 2021 OFFICERS next Sunday, January 3rd during the worship service are as follows:

Chairman: Kent Gansebom

Vice-Chairman: Doug Ketelsen

Treasurer: Dennis Kuhl

Recording Secretary: Hillary Broekemeier

Financial Secretary: Donna Kahny

Treasurer’s Assistant: Pam Johnson

Elders: Michael Johnson, Paul Koehler, Larry Krohn, Ed Brummels & Ross Stelling

Trustees: Randy Pfanstiel, Justin Koehler, Brody Friedrich, Jordan Koehler & Wayne Koehler

Board of Education: Jill Heemstra-Alderson & Rod Brummels

Sunday School Supt. & Assistant: Cory Hille & Kari Miller

LYF Sponsors: Marvin & Melanie Gutz & Brian & Tiffany Guenther

Auditors: Tyler Gansebom, Rick Koehler & Clark Gansebom

Ushers: Dave Kruse, Michael Koehler, Scott Simonsen, James Pfanstiel, Noah Koehler & Shannon Wiseley

Finance Committee: Alison Dennis & Becky Lambrecht

Cemetery Committee: Dave Blunck, Lyle Kuhlman & Marvin Kumm

Funeral Committee: Patti Ketelsen, Janet Pfanstiel & Jane Brummels

Nurturing & Fellowship Committee: Jane Brummels, Mindy Evans, Pam Johnson, Jenny Wingert, Diane Gansebom, Lisa Johnson, Jennae Kester & Tami Kuhl

Ladies Aid Officers: Denise Streich, Clarice Gansebom, Cindy Kumm & Joan Streich

LWML Officers: Deb Gutz, Lori Koehler, Betty Johnson & LaDonna Stanosheck

LYF Officers: Connor Gutz, Kenzie von Rentzell, Matthew Alderson & Kaden Polt

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: On Sunday, February 21st, God-willing, Gary Thies from Mission Central will be coming to Immanuel Lutheran. He always has a wonderful message about our LCMS missionaries.

December 20, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 18 December, 2020 09:11

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 our reader will be LYF member, Zachary Huwaldt. Helping with communion this morning are Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Connor von Rentzell and Molly Beacom-Timmerman. Christmas Eve they will be Kenzie von Rentzell and Riley Wagner. Christmas Day they will be Hunter Buchanan and Mason Gansebom. Next Sunday they will be Matthew Alderson and Leia Buchanan.

COVID PRECAUTIONS AT SUNDAY WORSHIP: At the present time the Board of Elders have decided, in light of increasing number of cases in the area, to increase the health caution at worship services. This means every other pew is marked off, masks are encouraged but not required, handshaking is avoided, and communion distribution moved to the conclusion of the service. These changes are temporary to minimize COVID. The Lord’s Supper, a treasure of the Lord’s presence, is normally celebrated at the altar with blessing for each table. We treasure that intimate reception of the Body and Blood at the altar. While receiving the Sacrament at the conclusion of the service, walking out, doesn’t seem as reverent, it remains the holy Sacrament of the Lord. Pray that, through God’s blessing, all segments of our lives, at home, work, school, community and church will get back to a full normal.

THANK YOU to Shelby Stelling for her musical selection this morning to enhance our worship services.

SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS will take up Exodus chapters 13 and 14. Exodus chapter 14 brings Israel to the crossing of the Red Sea, a miraculous event of deliverance for God’s people. As Israel begins the 40-year journey from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land, they have something better than a Garmin GPS. What is it? Join Bible Class to find out!

THE PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM will be held this afternoon here at Immanuel at 4:00 p.m.

SPECIAL SERVICES continue Christmas Eve, December 24th at 6:30 PM with the children’s service featuring the Sunday school children telling the beautiful story of Jesus’ birth. Christmas Day worship, December 25th at 9:30 AM, is a service of singing, the Word, and prayer that announces the birth of the Savior. See out the old year and welcome in the new year with worship with Holy Communion on New Year’s Eve, December 31st at 6:30 PM. Remember the word of the shepherds, when the angels told them of the Savior’s birth, “Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing which has happened.”

ONE WEEK LEFT! Nominations for pastors on the call list are due by next Sunday! Forms are by the bulletin boxes and can be turned in to the church office.

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS have been revised and 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 airs on Sundays on WJAG Norfolk, Nebraska on both 780 AM and 105.9 FM both at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Today: "Experience God" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. We will never fully grasp the idea of God, but that doesn’t keep us from experiencing God’s love for us in Christ. (John 1:1-18)

CARD REQUEST: Lois Gerdes is now at the following address: Heritage of Bel Air, 1203 N. 13th St., Norfolk, NE 68701. Please remember her and other members who are in need of encouragement at this time of year with “Thinking of You” or Christmas cards. 2021

OFFERING ENVELOPES are on tables behind the last pews. Please pick up your envelopes at your earliest opportunity.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available in Osmond on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp at 402-369-2529 or the church office at 402-748-3301 to check availability.

December 13, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 11 December, 2020 12:25

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 Mike Johnson. Our reader for Wednesday evening and next Sunday will be Larry Krohn. Helping with communion next week will be Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Connor Gutz and Zachary Huwaldt. Wednesday evening they will be Connor Gutz and Grayson von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Connor von Rentzell and Molly Beacom-Timmerman.

COVID PRECAUTIONS AT SUNDAY WORSHIP: At the present time the Board of Elders have decided, in light of increasing number of cases in the area, to increase the health caution at worship services. This means every other pew is marked off, masks are encouraged but not required, handshaking is avoided, and communion distribution moved to the conclusion of the service. These changes are temporary to minimize COVID. The Lord’s Supper, a treasure of the Lord’s presence, is normally celebrated at the altar with blessing for each table. We treasure that intimate reception of the Body and Blood at the altar. While receiving the Sacrament at the conclusion of the service, walking out, doesn’t seem as reverent, it remains the holy Sacrament of the Lord. Pray that, through God’s blessing, all segments of our lives, at home, work, school, community and church will get back to a full normal.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS this morning continues a chapter-by-chapter study of the book of Exodus, one of the most significant Old Testament books for our life in the world today. This morning class will take up chapters 11 and 12. Chapter 12 is unbelievably striking as it foreshadows, redemption, Jesus as sacrificial lamb, and the Lord’s Supper. Why not join adult Bible study?

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL SERVICES continue Wednesday, December 16th, as the LYF presents a drama at the regular midweek Advent Service. The Christmas Eve Service, December 24th, at 6:30 PM, children’s service features Sunday school children telling the beautiful story of Jesus’ birth. Christmas Day worship, December 25th at 9:30 AM, is a service of singing, the Word, and prayer announces the birth of the Savior. See out the old year and welcome in the new year with worship with Holy Communion on New Year’s Eve, December 31st at 6:30 PM. Remember the word of the shepherds, when the angels told them of the Savor’s birth, “Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing which has happened.”

PRE-CALL MEETING was held on Tuesday, December 1st. If you would like to nominate a pastor to be on the call list, forms are available by the bulletin boxes. Deadline for nominations is December 27, 2020!

BECKENDORF OFFERING: The LWML annually has been donating the offering at the Advent fellowship hour to the Beckendorf ministry through LBT. Due to not having fellowship hour this season, a basket is set up TODAY at the back of church for anyone that would like to give a donation for their ministry.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. He is teaching Confirmation class from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 AM Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp (402-369-2529) to check availability as sometimes shut-in visits, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! If you need pastoral care other days, please call his phone number listed.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR broadcasts on WJAG radio on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Today, “The Prophet’s Paradox” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. The prophet Daniel illustrates how to face the facts while never losing faith in how the story ends. (Daniel:10, 11 and 12)

HONEY SHIPPED! The honey has been shipped from the LYF Honey Orders. If Anyone has not received theirs, please let Jennifer Gansebom know.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kendyl Koehler and Tucker Timmerman who were married here at Immanuel yesterday. God’s blessings to you!

December 6, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 04 December, 2020 09:11

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

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caleb Miller and Tucker von Rentzell.  Wednesday evening they will be Parker Johnson and Blake Bahr.  Next Sunday they will be Connor Gutz and Zachary Huwaldt.

COVID PRECAUTIONS AT SUNDAY WORSHIP:  At the present time the Board of Elders have decided, in light of increasing number of cases in the area, to increase the health caution at worship services.  This means every other pew is marked off, masks are encouraged but not required, handshaking is avoided, and  communion distribution moved to the conclusion of the service.  These changes are temporary to minimize COVID.  The Lord’s Supper, a treasure of the Lord’s presence, is normally celebrated at the altar with blessing for each table.  We treasure that intimate reception of the Body and Blood at the altar.   While receiving the Sacrament at the conclusion of the service, walking out, doesn’t seem as reverent, it remains the holy Sacrament of the Lord.  Pray that, through God’s blessing, all segments of our lives, at home, work, school, community and church will get back to a full normal. 

THANK YOU  to Jaxson Wingert and Lori Koehler for sharing their God-given talents with their four-handed duet and other music played before the Midweek Advent Service last Wednesday. 

BECKENDORF OFFERING  The LWML annually has been donating the offering at the Advent fellowship hour to the Beckendorf ministry through LBT. Due to not having fellowship hour this season, a basket will be set up NEXT SUNDAY at the back of church for anyone that would like to give a donation for their ministry.

MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICE Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7:00 PM.  The Advent series this year uses the railroad crossing warning:  “Stop, Look, and Listen” which is excellent advice for railroad crossings, but even more important for Advent preparation to celebrate the Lord’s birth and readiness for Jesus’ 2nd Coming.  The theme for Wednesday night is “Look!”  Next (Dec. 16, 7 PM)  midweek service will feature our LYF presenting an Advent drama. 

THANK YOU to the Marvin Koehler family for putting up the Christmas trees and Advent wreath again this year.  A special thank you to Tammy Lorenz, Marvin & Janice’s daughter, for donating all the supplies to redo all the wreaths to match the blue theme of the trees and wreath.

FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION:  We are once again be collecting items for the food pantry through today.   ITEMS NEEDEDMacaroni and cheese -- laundry detergent -- fabric softener -- body wash – deodorant – shampoo -- paper towels -- toilet paper. 

ADULT BIBLE CLASS continues a chapter-by-chapter study of the Old Testament book of Exodus.  The book of Exodus, more than any other Old Testament book, gives a realistic picture of life in the New Testament times.  The lesson today covers Exodus chapters 9 & 10, covering 5th-9th plagues.  In the plagues, God goes head-to-head with the Egyptian gods overpowering the false gods of the Egyptians.  

WORK AT CAMP LUTHER THIS SUMMER! For the summer of 2021, Camp Luther has specific paid positions for high school students! High school students can apply to be a camp assistant and serve in the kitchen, on maintenance, or as the media tech, taking pictures and assisting with social media accounts. The application for high school students is on their website at https://www.campluther.org/employment. Submit applications by mailing a paper copy to Camp Luther c/o Program Director, 1050 Road 4, Schuyler, NE 68661 or emailing Nicole at programdirector@campluther.org.  Call Nicole at 402-352-5655 for more information.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings.  He will be teaching confirmation class from 4-5:30 PM.  Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 AM Bible class.  Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM.  To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp (402-369-2529). Thank You!

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS have been revised and 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.

 

 
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