Announcements at Immanuel

January 24, 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 22 January, 2021 11:55

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, Parker Johnson. Next Sunday the reader will be Ross Stelling.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Spencer Hille and Caleb Miller. Next Sunday the candlelighters will be Anna Kahny and Hudson Schultze.

NEW BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY: Again this Thursday, January 28th 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.

LIFE SUNDAY, is observed today at Immanuel, as well as at most LCMS congregations. LIFE SUNDAY marks the importance of humans being sacred at every level from conception to the grave. January 22, 1973 marked the date of Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion in all 50 states of the union. Since that date, 70 million innocent pre-born lives have been taken. Each of the babies is a life for which Jesus lived, died and rose. As Christians we work for the preservation of life. Christians work for the welfare to help mothers with unexpected pregnancies so that the babies can be delivered and brought up. You can receive pro-life information, resources, and Bible studies at our LCMS pro-life organization, Lutherans for Life. LFL is found on the web at: www.lutheransforlife.org. The single red rose is a symbol of the pro-life movement. On the altar today, Pastor Carl and Darlene have placed two single red roses in memory and honor of all the babies lost through abortion. “Today we don’t confess that we are against abortion. We are, of course. But that’s not quite it. Today we don’t confess that we are pro-life. We are, of course. But that’s not quite it, either. Today we confess that God gives life to all things. God makes, and we are made. He makes life, and we leave alive.” Rev. Christopher Esget, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Virginia

THE 2020 ANNUAL REPORT is being finalized. Officers, if you haven’t already, please bring your reports to the church office as soon as possible. Thank You!

SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS will spend a second week on Exodus chapter 20 - the giving of the 10 Commandments. Last week, class learned that no- where in the Bible text are the 10 Commandments called the 10 Commandments. They are called the 10 Words. All 10 Words are relational. They all deal with relationships other than SELF. Join today’s class to discuss how each commandment deals with relationship with God and others.

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: 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/

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

January 17,2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 15 January, 2021 15:04

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

 

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Hunter Buchanan and Zaylah Pfanstiel. Next Sunday they will be Spencer Hille and Caleb Miller.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

ADULT BIBLE CLASS this morning, after 3 months of study, will arrive with the children of Israel at Mount Sinai for the giving of the 10 Commandments.  The 10 Commandments are a profound gift to all human society, Christian or not, in every age since God gave them to Israel at Mount Sinai.  Never once in the Bible are the 10 Commandments referred to as the 10 Commandments.  What are they called, and does it make a difference?  Come to Adult Bible Class to find out. 

 

END OF YEAR OFFERINGS IMMANUEL HAS RECEIVED, for which we are ever thankful for have come from Allen Broekemeier as well as the following businesses:  West-Hodson Lumber Co., American Legion Post 326, Osmond VFW Post 7838, Tiger Town Food Center, Manzer Equipment, Osmond Farm Supply and Sons of American Legion.  If you are in these businesses or see any of them, please pass along our thanks. 

 

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.

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR —People of Christ with THE Message of Hope—“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: “Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise!” Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer -- The word of Jesus turns us out from ourselves and our problems to the faith, hope, and love that He brings. (Mark 3)  

 

NORFOFLK AREA LUTHERANS FOR LIFE sponsored today’s Lutheran Hour broadcast in observance of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday which will be observed next Sunday, January 24th.   The Mission and Purpose of Lutherans for Life is: “Equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices for Life.”  Their theme for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is:  “From Invisible to Indispensable”.  The  theme is based on 1 Corinthians 12:22 (ESV): “On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable …”  For more information on Lutherans for Life; go to www.lutheransforlife.org.

 

2021 OFFERING ENVELOPES:  There are still some offering envelopes that have not been picked up.  If you haven’t picked yours up yet, please do so as soon as possible.  If you were missed accidentally, please contact Donna Kahny and a box will be given to you.  Thank You!

 

CEMETERY “SHELTER” UPDATEdue to the generous donations received, funds for the proposed estimate cost has been exceeded.  Construction on the shelter will begin in the Spring.  The Committee would like to thank everyone for their financial support.

 

EQUIPMENT ITEMS NO LONGER NEEDED BY THE CHURCH are located in the devotional room by the west entryway.  Please take what you are interested in for a freewill donation.  Thank you!

 

CUSTODIAN WANTED  The church is in need of a custodian for the “educational wing” of Immanuel.  Please contact Justin Koehler for details if you are interested in this position.

 

VOTERS’ MEETING IS WEDNESDAY  Please plan on attending the Voters’ Meeting this Wednesday as we will be voting on the replacement of the carpet for the Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary, Altar and the West Entrance.  Also being voted on will be the removal of the current wallpaper on the alter/behind the cross, with the possibility of painting this area and also the choir lofts.

 

January 10, 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 08 January, 2021 11:59

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 next Sunday will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion next week will be Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Mason Gansebom and Karter Johnson. Next Sunday they will be Hunter Buchanan and Zaylah Pfanstiel.

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. 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 will take up Exodus chapter 18 where Moses gets a visit from his pagan-priest, Midianite, father-in-law, Jethro. Amazingly, Jethro teaches his son-in-law, Moses, something important about leadership. The lesson that Jethro taught Moses about leadership is still important for the church today, and, because Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osmond will be calling a new pastor soon, it is an important lesson for our congregation. Join adult Bible class to learn about and discuss this important lesson.

END OF YEAR OFFERINGS IMMANUEL HAS RECEIVED, for which we are ever thankful for have come from Allen Broekemeier as well as the following businesses: West-Hodson Lumber Co., American Legion Post 326, Osmond VFW Post 7838, Tiger Town Food Center, Manzer Equipment, Osmond Farm Supply and Sons of American Legion. If you are in these businesses or see any of them, please pass along our thanks.

BOARD MEETINGS will be held this Wednesday, January 13th beginning at 7:00 PM, with the Church Council meeting to begin at 8:00 PM.

VOTER’S MEETING will be held next Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00 PM

THE ANNUAL REPORT: Officers, copies of last year’s reports have been placed in your bulletin boxes. Please bring your new reports to the church office as soon as possible. Thank You!

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.

NEW BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY: Beginning this 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.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR broadcasts on WJAG radio on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Today, “The Backstory Behind a Bible Contradiction” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. When you open yourself up to hearing the backstory behind the apparent contradiction, you may encounter what the Bible is all about. (Mark 2:13-28)

2021 OFFERING ENVELOPES: There are still several offering envelopes that have not been picked up. If you haven’t picked yours up yet, please do so as soon as possible. If you were missed accidentally, please contact Donna Kahny and a box will be given to you. Thank You!

THE SECRETARY will be out of the office until January 19th. If you have any announcements or messages, please leave them on her desk or leave a message when you call the office – Julie Slagle will print next week’s bulletin on Friday. Thank You.

 
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