Announcements at Immanuel

Announcements for May 2, 2021

immanuelosmond | 30 April, 2021 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 this morning is Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be Ross Stelling. Helping with communion this morning are Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caleb Miller and Hunter Buchanan and next Sunday they will be Kenzie and Tucker von Rentzell.

MEMBERS OF THE SENIOR CLASS OF 2021 , who will graduate this coming Saturday and are celebrating their baccalaureate today here at Immanuel are:

   Blake Raymond Bahr, son of Jason & Rhonda Bahr

      Connor Paul Gutz, son of Marvin & Melanie Gutz

         Zachary Arthur Huwaldt, son of Bradley & Marla Huwaldt

            Parker Donald Johnson, son of Donald & Lisa Johnson

               Graysen Quinn Schultze, son of Timothy & Erin Schultze

                  Connor Nicholas von Rentzell, son of Aaron & Jennifer von Rentzell

TODAY’S BIBLE CLASS, continuing the series: “Dangerous Teachings of the Bible,” will focus on the person of Christ. There is no other person in history as significant as Jesus, the theanthropic man. Our culture permits us to worship Christ, as long as we worship a Christ, devoid of Biblical truth. Since each Bible class is a stand-alone unit, you can join any week and pick up the study.

THANK YOU to Jaxson Wingert who is playing the prelude to today’s worship service. The piece he is playing is “Classic Sonatina: Allegro, Andante and Presto”. Thank you for sharing your God-given talent with us today, Jaxson.

A DIGITAL SIGN is being considered to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church. A poster has been made and is in the back of church. Donations from memorials and/or members is how the sign will be paid for. The committee is considering this a mission project. Any questions may addressed to the committee: LaDonna Stanosheck, Randy Pfanstiel and Deb Gutz.

QUILTING LADIES: There will be quilting tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

THE CALL MEETING SUNDAY NIGHT extended a Divine Call to Pastor Caleb Kruse, Associate Pastor at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Elkhorn, NE to be pastor here at Immanuel. Please hold Pastor Kruse in your prayers as he considers this call. Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide him in discernment as to where he might better use his gifts in the Church. A decision should be reached in about 3 weeks.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the life of a young lady who may be experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? Birthright of Norfolk is hoping to expand its list of volunteers and would love to have you join them. They ask that you volunteer in their office one day a month for about 3 hours. They will provide you with the training you need to be a well-informed volunteer. If this sounds like something you would like to try, please contact Cindy Dinkel at 402-371-5188 and she will be happy to visit with you about becoming a Birthright volunteer. The training sessions will be hell in late May or early June.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “A Dream of His Own” – (which originally aired in 1974) A father and son are at odds when the construction company will evict an Indian family. Worship Service – Rev. Randy Cormeny of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Battle Creek, IA, delivers the message “The Vine” based on John 15:1-8.These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

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. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG-AM 780 and WJAG-FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

RUBECKIA (BLACK EYED SUSANS) are on pop flats in both the east and west entrances this morning. Please take whatever you want.

Beckendorf May 2021 Update -

Dear Friends,

Greetings once again from Botswana! As you all are starting to warm up we are entering into Fall and are cooling down a bit. This is actually my favorite time of the year; the vegetation is still fairly green from the Summer rains (though we haven't had rain for about a month now) and the temperatures are much more bearable with highs in the 80's and lows in the 40's -- just about perfect.

The big news here is that we have just found out that our residency and work permits have been approved and are waiting for Tim to go down and pick them up (they are in the main town five hours south of us where we go to pick up supplies). It is such a relief to have these permits taken care of, especially since we were warned about others having their permits rejected because they home-school their children. We are definitely thankful for all your prayers on our behalf; the prayers have been graciously (and positively) answered.

We are still struggling to get both translators into the office at the same time to do team checking of what has been translated so far. One or the other will show up, but both at the same time is proving to be elusive. Please continue to keep Splash and Moronga, our translators, in your prayers; there is a lot of spiritual warfare going on and these two are really being affected by it.

Something coming up at the end of May will be our regional director and regional director-to-be making a trip to Botswana to visit the projects here. Our director, Jim Laesch, is retiring after a looong career with Lutheran Bible Translators and is passing the baton on to Sarah Esala, who served the Komba people in Ghana with her husband and family for many years and is now back in the States serving on the staff of LBT. The purpose of the visit is to acquaint Sarah with the projects and partners we work with. We are excited to have them come see us and our project -- especially since they have been gracious enough to agree to bring some things from the States for us . . . .

In our last update I told you that the only doctor in our area that I trust had COVID and was taken down to the capital city to get the care he

needed. Thankfully, after three weeks in the hospital he was released and is now back home taking it easy, recuperating, and gaining back his strength. We are so thankful to have him back!

Praises: - Thanksgiving that our residency and work permits have been approved! 

              - Thanksgiving that Dr. Philip is out of the hospital and back home.

              - Thanksgiving for beautiful weather .

Prayers:    * Please pray that the remaining Old Testament portions can be translated and checked this month.

                 * Please pray for good health for Splash, Moronga, their families, and us as we are in the Malaria season and Covid is spreading rapidly.

                 * Please pray for safe and uneventful travels for Jim Leasch and Sarah Esala.

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

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

 

Announcements for May 2, 2021

immanuelosmond | 30 April, 2021 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 this morning is Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be Ross Stelling. Helping with communion this morning are Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caleb Miller and Hunter Buchanan and next Sunday they will be Kenzie and Tucker von Rentzell.

MEMBERS OF THE SENIOR CLASS OF 2021 , who will graduate this coming Saturday and are celebrating their baccalaureate today here at Immanuel are:

   Blake Raymond Bahr, son of Jason & Rhonda Bahr

      Connor Paul Gutz, son of Marvin & Melanie Gutz

         Zachary Arthur Huwaldt, son of Bradley & Marla Huwaldt

            Parker Donald Johnson, son of Donald & Lisa Johnson

               Graysen Quinn Schultze, son of Timothy & Erin Schultze

                  Connor Nicholas von Rentzell, son of Aaron & Jennifer von Rentzell

TODAY’S BIBLE CLASS, continuing the series: “Dangerous Teachings of the Bible,” will focus on the person of Christ. There is no other person in history as significant as Jesus, the theanthropic man. Our culture permits us to worship Christ, as long as we worship a Christ, devoid of Biblical truth. Since each Bible class is a stand-alone unit, you can join any week and pick up the study.

THANK YOU to Jaxson Wingert who is playing the prelude to today’s worship service. The piece he is playing is “Classic Sonatina: Allegro, Andante and Presto”. Thank you for sharing your God-given talent with us today, Jaxson.

A DIGITAL SIGN is being considered to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church. A poster has been made and is in the back of church. Donations from memorials and/or members is how the sign will be paid for. The committee is considering this a mission project. Any questions may addressed to the committee: LaDonna Stanosheck, Randy Pfanstiel and Deb Gutz.

QUILTING LADIES: There will be quilting tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

THE CALL MEETING SUNDAY NIGHT extended a Divine Call to Pastor Caleb Kruse, Associate Pastor at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Elkhorn, NE to be pastor here at Immanuel. Please hold Pastor Kruse in your prayers as he considers this call. Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide him in discernment as to where he might better use his gifts in the Church. A decision should be reached in about 3 weeks.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the life of a young lady who may be experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? Birthright of Norfolk is hoping to expand its list of volunteers and would love to have you join them. They ask that you volunteer in their office one day a month for about 3 hours. They will provide you with the training you need to be a well-informed volunteer. If this sounds like something you would like to try, please contact Cindy Dinkel at 402-371-5188 and she will be happy to visit with you about becoming a Birthright volunteer. The training sessions will be hell in late May or early June.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “A Dream of His Own” – (which originally aired in 1974) A father and son are at odds when the construction company will evict an Indian family. Worship Service – Rev. Randy Cormeny of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Battle Creek, IA, delivers the message “The Vine” based on John 15:1-8.These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

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. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG-AM 780 and WJAG-FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

RUBECKIA (BLACK EYED SUSANS) are on pop flats in both the east and west entrances this morning. Please take whatever you want.

Beckendorf May 2021 Update -

Dear Friends,

Greetings once again from Botswana! As you all are starting to warm up we are entering into Fall and are cooling down a bit. This is actually my favorite time of the year; the vegetation is still fairly green from the Summer rains (though we haven't had rain for about a month now) and the temperatures are much more bearable with highs in the 80's and lows in the 40's -- just about perfect.

The big news here is that we have just found out that our residency and work permits have been approved and are waiting for Tim to go down and pick them up (they are in the main town five hours south of us where we go to pick up supplies). It is such a relief to have these permits taken care of, especially since we were warned about others having their permits rejected because they home-school their children. We are definitely thankful for all your prayers on our behalf; the prayers have been graciously (and positively) answered.

We are still struggling to get both translators into the office at the same time to do team checking of what has been translated so far. One or the other will show up, but both at the same time is proving to be elusive. Please continue to keep Splash and Moronga, our translators, in your prayers; there is a lot of spiritual warfare going on and these two are really being affected by it.

Something coming up at the end of May will be our regional director and regional director-to-be making a trip to Botswana to visit the projects here. Our director, Jim Laesch, is retiring after a looong career with Lutheran Bible Translators and is passing the baton on to Sarah Esala, who served the Komba people in Ghana with her husband and family for many years and is now back in the States serving on the staff of LBT. The purpose of the visit is to acquaint Sarah with the projects and partners we work with. We are excited to have them come see us and our project -- especially since they have been gracious enough to agree to bring some things from the States for us . . . .

In our last update I told you that the only doctor in our area that I trust had COVID and was taken down to the capital city to get the care he

needed. Thankfully, after three weeks in the hospital he was released and is now back home taking it easy, recuperating, and gaining back his strength. We are so thankful to have him back!

Praises: - Thanksgiving that our residency and work permits have been approved! 

              - Thanksgiving that Dr. Philip is out of the hospital and back home.

              - Thanksgiving for beautiful weather .

Prayers:    * Please pray that the remaining Old Testament portions can be translated and checked this month.

                 * Please pray for good health for Splash, Moronga, their families, and us as we are in the Malaria season and Covid is spreading rapidly.

                 * Please pray for safe and uneventful travels for Jim Leasch and Sarah Esala.

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

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

 

Announcements for May 2, 2021

immanuelosmond | 30 April, 2021 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 this morning is Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be Ross Stelling. Helping with communion this morning are Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caleb Miller and Hunter Buchanan and next Sunday they will be Kenzie and Tucker von Rentzell.

MEMBERS OF THE SENIOR CLASS OF 2021 , who will graduate this coming Saturday and are celebrating their baccalaureate today here at Immanuel are:

   Blake Raymond Bahr, son of Jason & Rhonda Bahr

      Connor Paul Gutz, son of Marvin & Melanie Gutz

         Zachary Arthur Huwaldt, son of Bradley & Marla Huwaldt

            Parker Donald Johnson, son of Donald & Lisa Johnson

               Graysen Quinn Schultze, son of Timothy & Erin Schultze

                  Connor Nicholas von Rentzell, son of Aaron & Jennifer von Rentzell

TODAY’S BIBLE CLASS, continuing the series: “Dangerous Teachings of the Bible,” will focus on the person of Christ. There is no other person in history as significant as Jesus, the theanthropic man. Our culture permits us to worship Christ, as long as we worship a Christ, devoid of Biblical truth. Since each Bible class is a stand-alone unit, you can join any week and pick up the study.

THANK YOU to Jaxson Wingert who is playing the prelude to today’s worship service. The piece he is playing is “Classic Sonatina: Allegro, Andante and Presto”. Thank you for sharing your God-given talent with us today, Jaxson.

A DIGITAL SIGN is being considered to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church. A poster has been made and is in the back of church. Donations from memorials and/or members is how the sign will be paid for. The committee is considering this a mission project. Any questions may addressed to the committee: LaDonna Stanosheck, Randy Pfanstiel and Deb Gutz.

QUILTING LADIES: There will be quilting tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

THE CALL MEETING SUNDAY NIGHT extended a Divine Call to Pastor Caleb Kruse, Associate Pastor at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Elkhorn, NE to be pastor here at Immanuel. Please hold Pastor Kruse in your prayers as he considers this call. Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide him in discernment as to where he might better use his gifts in the Church. A decision should be reached in about 3 weeks.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the life of a young lady who may be experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? Birthright of Norfolk is hoping to expand its list of volunteers and would love to have you join them. They ask that you volunteer in their office one day a month for about 3 hours. They will provide you with the training you need to be a well-informed volunteer. If this sounds like something you would like to try, please contact Cindy Dinkel at 402-371-5188 and she will be happy to visit with you about becoming a Birthright volunteer. The training sessions will be hell in late May or early June.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “A Dream of His Own” – (which originally aired in 1974) A father and son are at odds when the construction company will evict an Indian family. Worship Service – Rev. Randy Cormeny of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Battle Creek, IA, delivers the message “The Vine” based on John 15:1-8.These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

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. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG-AM 780 and WJAG-FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

RUBECKIA (BLACK EYED SUSANS) are on pop flats in both the east and west entrances this morning. Please take whatever you want.

Beckendorf May 2021 Update -

Dear Friends,

Greetings once again from Botswana! As you all are starting to warm up we are entering into Fall and are cooling down a bit. This is actually my favorite time of the year; the vegetation is still fairly green from the Summer rains (though we haven't had rain for about a month now) and the temperatures are much more bearable with highs in the 80's and lows in the 40's -- just about perfect.

The big news here is that we have just found out that our residency and work permits have been approved and are waiting for Tim to go down and pick them up (they are in the main town five hours south of us where we go to pick up supplies). It is such a relief to have these permits taken care of, especially since we were warned about others having their permits rejected because they home-school their children. We are definitely thankful for all your prayers on our behalf; the prayers have been graciously (and positively) answered.

We are still struggling to get both translators into the office at the same time to do team checking of what has been translated so far. One or the other will show up, but both at the same time is proving to be elusive. Please continue to keep Splash and Moronga, our translators, in your prayers; there is a lot of spiritual warfare going on and these two are really being affected by it.

Something coming up at the end of May will be our regional director and regional director-to-be making a trip to Botswana to visit the projects here. Our director, Jim Laesch, is retiring after a looong career with Lutheran Bible Translators and is passing the baton on to Sarah Esala, who served the Komba people in Ghana with her husband and family for many years and is now back in the States serving on the staff of LBT. The purpose of the visit is to acquaint Sarah with the projects and partners we work with. We are excited to have them come see us and our project -- especially since they have been gracious enough to agree to bring some things from the States for us . . . .

In our last update I told you that the only doctor in our area that I trust had COVID and was taken down to the capital city to get the care he

needed. Thankfully, after three weeks in the hospital he was released and is now back home taking it easy, recuperating, and gaining back his strength. We are so thankful to have him back!

Praises: - Thanksgiving that our residency and work permits have been approved! 

              - Thanksgiving that Dr. Philip is out of the hospital and back home.

              - Thanksgiving for beautiful weather .

Prayers:    * Please pray that the remaining Old Testament portions can be translated and checked this month.

                 * Please pray for good health for Splash, Moronga, their families, and us as we are in the Malaria season and Covid is spreading rapidly.

                 * Please pray for safe and uneventful travels for Jim Leasch and Sarah Esala.

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

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

 

Announcements for April 25, 2021

immanuelosmond | 23 April, 2021 12:58

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 Parker Johnson and Connor von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Caleb Miler and Hunter Buchanan.

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

ADOPT A COLLEGE STUDENT: Today is the last day!!!It is time again to adopt-a-college student. The 26 college students could use some extra love and support, especially as they approach the end of the school year and final exams. We need to have care packages mailed by tomorrow, April 26th, if possible, to help them prepare for finals week. Donna Kahny will have a list of college student names & addresses available before and after church in back today. If you are interested, please see her and she will give you the student’s name and mailing information, or you can contact the church office.

WE WELCOME EDEN, THE COMFORT DOG today from Peace Lutheran Church, Columbus. Eden will be here for church service, Bible study and Sunday School. Eden is a Sunday school project and will share how Lutheran Church Charities uses comfort dogs to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ, wherever there are hurting people. There will be an offering collected to help support this wonderful project. This is an offering plate in the back of church by the regular offerings for this project. Checks can be made payable to: Peace Lutheran Comfort Dog Ministry

TODAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS will continue the series, “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Since the topics, each week are “stand alone,” you can join the class any time and pick up the discussion. Today’s class continues the subject of sanctity of life. At present, the United States is fostering a culture of death. Human life has little value in our present culture. We pretend to value life, but the nature of our culture denies life’s value. Of all the creatures in the world, only God breathed the “breath of life” into man. Join today’s class for an examination of perhaps the most vital issue facing our nation.

A CALL MEETING will be held tonight at 7:00 PM. The congregation is invited and encouraged to attend. Voters only will be allowed to vote on which candidate to call.

QUILTING LADIES: There will be quilting tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

LWML will meet this Wednesday, April 28th, at 7:30 p.m.

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.

CALL DAY SERVICES AT CONCORDIA SEMINARY, ST. LOUIS (CSL): Assignment of Vicarages & Internships will be Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (CDT). Assignment of Calls will be Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (CDT). Services for Call Day 2021 at CSL will be streamed online at https://www.csl.edu/academics/call-day-services.

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. Today, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler is the speaker. 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/THIS IS THE LIFE: This is the Life – “The Prisoners” – (originally aired in 1978) An elderly woman is attacked by a teenage gang. Worship Service – Rev. Neil Wehmas of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, IA, delivers the message “By This We Know Love” based on John 3:16.

THANK YOU to everyone at Immanuel for their cards, thoughts and prayers for Shelley and myself on the passing of Shelley's mother, Mary Crawford. It was greatly appreciated. God's Blessings!! Doug Hartner

BACCALAUREATE will be held next Sunday here at Immanuel. Members of our congregation in this year’s senior class are:

     Blake Bahr, Samantha DeLaCruz, Connor Gutz, Elisa Herrera, Zachary Huwaldt, Parker Johnson, Graysen Schultze and Connor von Rentzell.

A DIGITAL SIGN is being considered to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church. A poster has been made and is in the back of church this morning. Donations from memorials and/or members is how the sign will be paid for. Any comments or suggestions may be given to the committee members: LaDonna Stanosheck, Randy Pfanstiel and Deb Gutz.

Announcements for April 25, 2021

immanuelosmond | 23 April, 2021 12:58

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 Parker Johnson and Connor von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Caleb Miler and Hunter Buchanan.

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

ADOPT A COLLEGE STUDENT: Today is the last day!!!It is time again to adopt-a-college student. The 26 college students could use some extra love and support, especially as they approach the end of the school year and final exams. We need to have care packages mailed by tomorrow, April 26th, if possible, to help them prepare for finals week. Donna Kahny will have a list of college student names & addresses available before and after church in back today. If you are interested, please see her and she will give you the student’s name and mailing information, or you can contact the church office.

WE WELCOME EDEN, THE COMFORT DOG today from Peace Lutheran Church, Columbus. Eden will be here for church service, Bible study and Sunday School. Eden is a Sunday school project and will share how Lutheran Church Charities uses comfort dogs to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ, wherever there are hurting people. There will be an offering collected to help support this wonderful project. This is an offering plate in the back of church by the regular offerings for this project. Checks can be made payable to: Peace Lutheran Comfort Dog Ministry

TODAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS will continue the series, “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Since the topics, each week are “stand alone,” you can join the class any time and pick up the discussion. Today’s class continues the subject of sanctity of life. At present, the United States is fostering a culture of death. Human life has little value in our present culture. We pretend to value life, but the nature of our culture denies life’s value. Of all the creatures in the world, only God breathed the “breath of life” into man. Join today’s class for an examination of perhaps the most vital issue facing our nation.

A CALL MEETING will be held tonight at 7:00 PM. The congregation is invited and encouraged to attend. Voters only will be allowed to vote on which candidate to call.

QUILTING LADIES: There will be quilting tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

LWML will meet this Wednesday, April 28th, at 7:30 p.m.

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.

CALL DAY SERVICES AT CONCORDIA SEMINARY, ST. LOUIS (CSL): Assignment of Vicarages & Internships will be Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (CDT). Assignment of Calls will be Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (CDT). Services for Call Day 2021 at CSL will be streamed online at https://www.csl.edu/academics/call-day-services.

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. Today, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler is the speaker. 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/THIS IS THE LIFE: This is the Life – “The Prisoners” – (originally aired in 1978) An elderly woman is attacked by a teenage gang. Worship Service – Rev. Neil Wehmas of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, IA, delivers the message “By This We Know Love” based on John 3:16.

THANK YOU to everyone at Immanuel for their cards, thoughts and prayers for Shelley and myself on the passing of Shelley's mother, Mary Crawford. It was greatly appreciated. God's Blessings!! Doug Hartner

BACCALAUREATE will be held next Sunday here at Immanuel. Members of our congregation in this year’s senior class are:

     Blake Bahr, Samantha DeLaCruz, Connor Gutz, Elisa Herrera, Zachary Huwaldt, Parker Johnson, Graysen Schultze and Connor von Rentzell.

A DIGITAL SIGN is being considered to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church. A poster has been made and is in the back of church this morning. Donations from memorials and/or members is how the sign will be paid for. Any comments or suggestions may be given to the committee members: LaDonna Stanosheck, Randy Pfanstiel and Deb Gutz.

Announcements for April 18, 2021

immanuelosmond | 16 April, 2021 12:37

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 our reader will be LYF member, Mason Gansebom. Helping with communion this morning are Ross Stelling and Paul Koehler.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Connor Gutz and Zachary Huwaldt. Next Sunday they will be Parker Johnson and Connor von Rentzell.

THE CHRIST CANDLE, standing near the pulpit, symbolizes the presence of the risen Christ with His Church, the Body of Christ. Since the candle symbolizes the presence of Christ with the Church, the liturgical rubric calls for it to be lighted from Easter Day to Ascension. It stands extinguished the rest of the year except for Funerals, Baptisms, and other significant services.

TODAY, the Synod will commemorate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s defiant defense of the pure Gospel by observing “Here I Stand” Sunday, as called for by the adoption of Resolution 4–09 at the 2019 Synod convention. April 18, 1521, three and a half years after he nailed the 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Martin Luther made his historic stand at the Diet (official meeting) in the German city of Worms (pronounced “Vorms”). Accused of fostering heresy, he was directed by Charles V and other leaders to recant his teaching about the pure Gospel or face death. Luther concluded his statement to the Diet with the words: “I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not retract anything since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. “I cannot do otherwise, here I stand, may God help me, Amen” (LW 32:112–13). Today the 500th anniversary of the historic meeting will be remembered in worship and be the subject of adult Bible class.

BLESSING OF SOIL, SEEDS, AND WATER: Sundays after Easter, normally Rogation Sunday, is a traditional time of praying for agriculture. Blessing of soil and seeds, traditionally celebrated on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Rogation Week, has been a time to pray for planting and for those working with the land. Historically in rural areas, many people bless the elements used in farming, the fields, the seeds, and animals. The prayer on behalf of growing season, is a time to show gratitude for soil, water, and growth, and to challenge Christians to think carefully of the food they eat, their care of water, earth and seed. Being in a rural community, we know that the increase of the earth requires the blessing of God’s care. Today, we bring samples of soil, seeds, and water to the altar asking God to bless the increase of the earth that people might enjoy food for earthly life. Genesis 1:11-12—Then God said: Let the earth bring forth vegetation: every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it. And so it happened: the earth brought forth vegetation: every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree that bears fruit with its seed in it. God saw that it was good.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet again this Thursday, April 22nd, at 6:30 AM. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time.

THANK YOU! The trustees would like to thank Brian Guenther, Kevin Pfanstiel, Connor Gutz and Tucker von Rentzell for their help with “resodding” the grass along the church and parsonage sidewalks. Your help was truly appreciated!!

THE QUARTERLY VOTER’S MEETING will be held Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. Minutes of the January Voter’s meeting are in the bulletin boxes of voting members.

A CALL MEETING will be held next Sunday, April 25th, at 7:00 PM. The congregation is invited to attend. Only voter’s will be allowed to vote on which candidate to call. You do have the opportunity to become a voting member by first attending Wednesday night’s voter’s meeting. Biography information on the three candidates to be voted on is in your bulletin boxes.

EDEN, THE COMFORT DOG -- Please join us next Sunday, April 25, as we welcome Eden, comfort dog from Peace Lutheran church, Columbus. Eden will be here for church service, Bible study and Sunday School. Eden is a Sunday school project and will share how Lutheran Church Charities uses comfort dogs to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ, wherever there are hurting people. There will be an offering collected to help support this wonderful project.

TO THE MEMBERS OF IMMANUEL: It is with a joy-filled heart that I greet you today and thank you for the generous gift your congregation sent to Alaska Mission for Christ. The funds have been split as requested to support my work as Servant Event Coordinator & Pastor & Darlene’s work as summer hosts in Anchorage. We thank God for your generous hearts. We will be good stewards of all that God has blessed us with for furthering the Gospel proclamation. To Him be praised! Jan Bruick, Alaska Mission for Christ

DEAR FRIENDS IN CHRIST AT IMMANUEL: What a blessing to receive your gift of love for the work of our dear Lord Jesus! This morning in my devotion the words of the Apostle Paul in 1st Corinthians 6:19-20 rang so clear: “YOU DON’T BELONG TO YOURSELVES; YOU WERE BOUGHT FOR PRICE.” Jesus paid the price for our sins on that cross, and because of that it’s NOT about us. Yet we live in a world today where “It’s all about me”! We owe everything to Jesus…and your gift will be used to tell people in darkness about HIM! Thank you for participating in the outreach mission of the church. Old Missionary Gary, Mission Central

THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS: In the past year, $3,134 has been received from Thrivent Choice Dollars to be used at Immanuel. Also, $10,754.00 was received by Mission Central from Thrivent Choice Dollars. Because of all the volunteers of NOT NORMAL people, Mission Central now provides the MAJORITY of all the support of the missionaries of the LCMS, who have to raise their own support.

MAIN STREET LIVING: This is the Life – “The Main Event” – (1972) A boxer who is hit by a car becomes embittered until he meets a cheerful 8-year-old girl. Worship Service – Rev. Brett Witmer of Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland, IA, delivers the message “Peace to You” based on Luke 24:36-49. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

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. Today, "One Greater Than Mrs. McCalliter" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler (Jonah 1). 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.

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.

A REPRESENTATIVE FROM LOVE SIGNS will be here at Immanuel tomorrow (Monday, April 19th) at 4:00 p.m. to do a demonstration on a new sign that could possibly be a memorial project. Anyone interested, is invited to see the demonstration.

Announcements for April 11, 2021

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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 Larry Krohn. Helping with communion next week will be Ross Stelling and Paul Koehler.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Graysen Schultze and Blake Bahr. Next Sunday they will be Connor Gutz and Zachary Huwaldt.

TODAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS will continue the series, “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Since the topics, each week are “stand alone,” you can join the class any time and pick up the discussion. Today’s class considers the subject of sanctity of life. At present, the United States is fostering a culture of death. Human life has little value in our present culture. We pretend to value life, but the nature of our culture denies life’s value. Of all the creatures in the world, only God breathed the “breath of life” into man. Join today’s class for an examination of perhaps the most vital issue facing our nation.

CHURCH BOARDS AND CHURCH COUNCIL MEETINGS will be held this Wednesday, April 14th at 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM respectively.

PLEASE NOTE: MINUTES OF THE JANUARY COUNCIL MEETING are in the bulletin boxes of current council members. Please look them over prior to Wednesday nights’ council meeting. If there are any corrections or additions to the minutes, please bring those to the meeting, as the minutes will not be read at the meeting. The same will be done with the Voter’s meeting minutes.

VOTER’S MEETING will be held next Wednesday, April 21st at 8:00 p.m. The budget for the 2021-2022 year, among other items, will be voted on. Your input is very important. All voter’s and anyone wanting to become a voter are encouraged to attend.

NEXT SUNDAY, April 18, 2021, the Synod will commemorate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s defiant defense of the pure Gospel by observing “Here I Stand” Sunday, as called for by the adoption of Resolution 4–09 at the 2019 Synod convention. April 18, 1521, three and a half years after he nailed the 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Martin Luther made his historic stand at the Diet (official meeting) in the German city of Worms (pronounced “Vorms”). Accused of fostering heresy, he was directed by Charles V and other leaders to recant his teaching about the pure Gospel or face death. Luther concluded his statement to the Diet with the words: “I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not retract anything since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. “I cannot do otherwise, here I stand, may God help me, Amen” (LW 32:112–13). Next Sunday the 500th anniversary of the historic meeting will be remembered in worship and be the subject of adult Bible class.

NEXT SUNDAY: Traditionally Christian churches, one of the Sundays following Easter, have offered blessing and prayers for soil, seeds, and agricultural implements as it is the beginning of the growing season. The increase of the earth only comes because of God’s rich blessing. Appreciating our rich history and the need for God’s blessing of agriculture, next Sunday, we will bring soil, seeds and water to our altar asking God’s blessing for the growth of crops.

OUR FIRST CALL MEETING will be held on Sunday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. It will be open to the congregation.

THANK YOU to Christy Koehler for volunteering to take care of all the flowers in church.

THANK YOU to Tiger Town Food Center for the donation of Easter lilies.

REMINDER: The “Buddy” Fun Day for the students only will be held this Thursday, April 15th, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

ADOPT A COLLEGE STUDENT: It is time again to adopt-a-college student. The 26 college students could use some extra love and support, especially as they approach the end of the school year and final exams. We need to have care packages mailed by April 26th to help them prepare for finals week. Donna Kahny will have a list of college student names & addresses available before and after church in back today. If you are interested, please see her and she will give you the student’s name and mailing information, or you can contact the church office.

EASTER LILIES are available to take home after worship today. If you would like one, they are in the room north of the kitchen.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons and evenings. 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.

EDEN, THE COMFORT DOG -- Please join us on Sunday April 25, as we welcome Eden, comfort dog from Peace Lutheran church, Columbus. Eden will be here for church service, Bible study and Sunday School. Eden is a Sunday school project and will share how Lutheran Church Charities uses comfort dogs to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ, wherever there are hurting people. Comfort dogs of Nebraska were recently in Colorado after the shooting, to comfort and share God's love.

MAIN STREET LIVING: This is the Life – “Dead End” – (originally aired in 1957) Because of frustration with his life, a man turns to drinking and another woman. Worship Service – Rev. Benjamin Perkins of Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church in Sergeant Bluff, IA, delivers the message “Blessed” based on John 20:29. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

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. Today, "What It Means to Be a Family" Guest Speaker: Pastor Gerard Bolling - Loving, caring, and sharing--it's what we do as God's family, His Church. (Acts 4:32-35) 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.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, and not for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24

For Immanuel’s interior renovation last month, the following contributions & volunteer help were greatly appreciated:

The ‘Paint” & “Carpet” committees – for the time and effort spent looking at samples, getting prices, and planning this major project

Michael Koehler (Diamond K Construction) – for his carpentering work & help with planning new placement and anchoring of the church pews

Lynda Christiansen (Metcalf Paint/Designs by Lynda) – for her expertise in creative painting and color schemes

Jeff Beutler (Scranton Flooring) – for his guidance with carpet choice and working with Immanuel’s schedule for installation

Dwight Kahny & Osmond Public School – for the use of the scissors-lift which made painting much easier

Janet Pfanstiel – for all the delicious rolls, sandwiches, and cookies which she brought in for the workers.

Shelly Oltjenbruns - for making an unexpected trip to Norfolk to get more paint

Phil Gutz – for the use of his trailer and the disposal of the old church carpet

Wayne Koehler – installing a light above piano in choir loft

Scott Kumm - helping with the video projector adjustment

Painting Helpers: Joan Kumm Tami Kuhl Sharon Wagner Diane Gansebom Patti Ketelsen Doug Ketelsen Randy Pfanstiel Pam Johnson

Pew Labor Helpers (moving & anchoring): Mike Johnson Marvin Gutz Jared Koehler Logan Stelling Landon Stelling Ross Stelling Tim Oltjenbruns Payton Oltjenbruns Brian Evans Larry Krohn Caleb Krohn Paul Koehler Jim Pfanstiel Keyston Pfanstiel Jared Koehler Tucker vonRentzell Aaron vonRentzell Noah Koehler Kent Gansebom Toby, Knox & Tripp Koehler Alec & Cashton Kester Also, all those who were here and helped clear out the fellowship hall after the confirmation recognition.

Deb Gutz & Kent & Diane Gansebom – for help with scheduling church activities during this renovation and cleaning up wherever & whenever needed

Mardelle Koehler & Don, Joan & Doug Streich – for replacing the carpet strips in the pew hymnal racks

For the donation of paint used on sanctuary, fellowship, entryway, and office walls ……………

We apologize if we omitted any names of volunteers who helped with this project.

“Thank You” from … The Paint Committee: Pam Johnson & Patti Ketelsen

The Carpet Committee: Joan Streich, Pam Johnson, & Patti Ketelsen

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

Easter 2021 Announcements

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EASTER SUNDAY: 

6:30 a.m. - Sunrise Service with LYF Presentation

7:30 a.m. - Easter Breakfast hosted by LYF

8:30 a.m. - Choir Practice

9:30 a.m. - Easter Service with Holy Communion

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 the Sunrise service this morning is LYF Member, Connor Gutz. For the 9:30 service, our reader will be Mike Johnson and next Sunday our reader will be Ed Brummels. Helping with communion this morning are Paul Koehler and Ross Stelling.

CANDLELIGHTERS for the Sunrise Service are Hunter Buchanan and Anna Kahny. For the 9:30 service they are Baylen Guenther and Owen Severson. Next Sunday they will be Grayson Schultze and Blake Bahr.

REMINDER FOR ELDERS, TRUSTEES AND BOARD OF EDUCATION: There is a budget meeting scheduled for Wednesday night at 7:00.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet again this Thursday, April 8th at 6:30 AM. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time.

LADIES AID will meet on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

THE LWML SPRING GATHERING will be held next Saturday morning, April 10th at Concordia Lutheran Church in Clearwater. We will meet on the east side of church to carpool. Anyone who wishes to attend, please note that we plan to leave at 8:00 a.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING presents “No Place To Hide” – (1975) on This Is the Life. A pastor who has to face the death of his wife, cannot find comfort. Worship Service – Rev. Russell Senstad of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA, delivers the message “What Do You Know” based on John 20:1-18. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

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. Today, "Fear...Like Onions, You Know?" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. Why end a good news story on a note of fear? St. Mark's Gospel wants us to see human fear as evidence that God is at work. (Mark 16)

BOARD MEETINGS AND CHURCH COUNCIL will meet next Wednesday, April 14th at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Voter’s Meeting will be April 21st.

 
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