Announcements at Immanuel

Announcements for November 7, 2021 - ALL SAINTS DAY

immanuelosmond | 05 November, 2021 13:25

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

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

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

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

Wayne Gansebom (November 13, 2020)

Lois Gerdes (December 20, 2020)

Lloyd Timmerman (January 27, 2021)

Janice Koehler (February 28, 2021)

Howard Timmerman (August 10, 2021)

Charles Pfanstiel (September 23, 2021)

Doyle Timmerman (October 16, 2021)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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