Announcements at Immanuel

May 19, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 17 May, 2019 10:45

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon. A special welcome to Rev. William Engebretsen, who is filling in this morning while Pastor Emery and Vickie are on vacation.

HOLY COMMUNION REMINDER: If you plan to receive Holy Communion today, please register with the elders in the secretary's office before the worship service begins.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30 p.m. The following members of Immanuel are asked to please come and help mow:

Jon Stanosheck         Roger Timmerman         Jared Wingert

Ross Stelling             Jerry Wagner                 Grant Albers

Alton Streich             Chris Wagner                Curtis Alderson

Dean Stueckrath        Ed Wattier                    Jason Bahr

PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Thursday evening, you may come in the afternoon or evening on Wednesday or the afternoon on Thursday, but please contact your chairman, Rich Lind, at 402-748-3840 so that he knows who helped and your name is not put back on the list for the next mowing. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job.

CANDLE LIGHTERS for next Sunday morning they will be Holly Jensen and Haven Schultze.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Aaron von Rentzell. Preparing and helping distribute Holy Communion today are Doug Hartner and Mike Johnson. The reader next Sunday will be Mason Gansebom.

VBS will be held here at Immanuel June 10-13 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with closing on Thursday evening. There is a sign-up sheet for food donations in the back of church. Watch for registration information in the near future!!

May 12, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 09 May, 2019 09:13

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you can worship with us again soon.

OUR CANDLE LIGHTERS scheduled for next Sunday will be Zachary Huwaldt and Parker Johnson

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Dwight Kahny. Next Sunday our reader will be Aaron von Rentzell and helping with communion will be Doug Hartner and Mike Johnson.

Card Party will be held Tuesday, May 21st. Cards will be done for the June birthdays and anniversaries. Questions, contact Janet Pfanstiel.

Deadline for bulletin news: Please have your articles or news items in to the church office by 9 a.m. on Thursdays. THANK YOU!

SUNDAY SCHOOL PERFECT ATTENDANCE for April is as follows:

Nursery: Karter Gansebom                 1st Grade: Alyvia Koehler

             Tripp Koehler                       2nd Grade: Adalyn Koehler

Preschool: Jameson Koehler               3rd Grade: Dawson Gansebom

                Knox Koehler                    6th Grade: Cody Gansebom

Kindergarten: Harper Gansebom         7th Grade: Anna Kahny

                     Toby Koehler

                     Cooper Kumm

                     Olivia Hille

PRESCHOOL END OF YEAR PROGRAM will be held this Wednesday night, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Dear Friends,

Easter Greetings! HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED! ALLELUIA! I have been told we are still in the Easter season, so Happy Easter!

Last time I told you that there was interest in South Africa of having the Khwedam translation done there. There was a meeting between the Bible Societies of Botswana and South Africa, along with a representative from LBT and it seems that South Africa is planning on doing their own Khwedam translation. This has really taken the wind out of our translators' sails, as they feel that if any comparison is done between the two translations they will come off second best. The translation work we have done is very good, but the Khwe 'social elites' are in South Africa, so that translation would have more status. This has been a very emotional issue, and we still aren't sure how to feel about it or how it will impact what we are doing. Please pray that God's will would be done in this situation and that His guidance would be clear.

Otherwise, we are planning for our consultant, Dr. Michael Megahan, to visit here sometime in July to check the work that has happened so far this year. It has been difficult for our translators to have much enthusiasm for work with the stuff in South Africa going on, not to mention that one translator has serious health issues that often keep him from work and another of the translators is often called on for family or community issues. We have been frustrated by what we see as lack of progress; we have to keep reminding ourselves that this is not OUR project, but God's. Things will happen in His timing. Hopefully we will still have plenty for Michael to check when he comes here.

Praises:

- Thanksgiving for our Risen Lord!

- Thanksgiving for everyone who has been praying for us.

- Thanksgiving for Splash, Moses and Moronga.

Prayers:

* Please pray that the team would get back into the work routine and that much will be accomplished this year.

* Please pray for Jim Laesch, that God would guide him as he works with various entities regarding our ministry.

* Please pray that the translation team would be protected against spiritual attack.

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

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

May 5, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 03 May, 2019 10:39

Congratulations to the 2019 Graduating Seniors from Immanuel:

JARED JAMES BESSMER

BRANDI NICOLE GANSEBOM

MAKENZIE MARIE JOHNSON

HAVEN BRYNN SCHULTZE

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

IF YOU PLAN TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION DURING THIS MORNING'S WORSHIP SERVICE, please register with the elders in the secretary's office before the worship service begins.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for next Sunday will be Blake Bahr and Connor Gutz.

THE READER for this morning is Aaron von Rentzell. Next Sunday the reader will be Dwight Kahny.

Helping with Communion this morning are Mike Johnson and Doug Hartner.

THE QUILTING GROUP is taking a break for the summer. We would like to thank everyone who donated sheets, batting or other supplies. At this time we do not need any donations. When our supply gets down, we will ask for more donations. Thank You!

THANK YOU to those who came to mow the cemetery Monday evening. What a wonderful group of workers! Those who couldn't make it will be back on the list for the next mowing.

TODAY ON THE LUTHERAN HOUR – "The Good Fisherman" Guest speaker Ryan Tinetti -- Jesus is not only the Good Shepherd; He's the Good Fisherman, who draws the fish and fills the nets. (John 21:1-14)

April 28, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 26 April, 2019 10:55

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for next week will be Logan Stelling and Keaton Timmerman.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Connor von Rentzell and next Sunday our reader will be Aaron von Rentzell. Assisting with Holy Communion next week will be Mike Johnson and Doug Hartner.

 

REMINDER: BACCALAUREATE will be held here at Immanuel during our 9:30 worship service for our graduating seniors next Sunday, May 5th.

 

ADOPT-A-COLLEGE STUDENT! It's time again to adopt-a-college student as they prepare for their end of the year finals. The college students could use some extra love and support, especially as they approach the end of the year and final exams. We need to send a care package to the student ASAP (some have their finals this week!) to help them prepare for finals week. Donna Kahny will have a list of college student names and addresses available before and after church today. If interested, please see her in the back of church and she will give you the student's name and mailing information.

 

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Monday, April 29th at 6:30 p.m. The following members of Immanuel are asked to please come and help mow:

Tim Schultze Ross Stelling Mike Timmerman

Beau Simpson Alton Streich Roger Timmerman

Mike Slagle Dean Stueckrath Aaron von Rentzell

Jon Stanosheck Dan Timmerman Jason von Rentzell

PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come in the afternoon or evening on Sunday or the afternoon on Monday, but please contact your chairman, Marvin Kumm, at 402-748-3228 so that he knows who helped and your name is not put back on the list for the next mowing. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job.

 

PRESCHOOL: Please save "Best Choice" labels from the grocery store. Cut out the bar code/UPC symbol and put inside the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Mrs. Slagle's bulletin box. Thank you for your help!

 

EASTER LILLIES. Please take a lily home, to a shut-in, hospital or nursing home after today's service. Donations may be placed in the offering plate and designated "Lillies".

 

GRANT APPLICATIONS through the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod for Recovery/Restoration Projects due to the flooding last month are available in the church office.

 

DID YOU KNOW that our two ladies organizations, the Ladies Aid and the LWML, both support the future needs of our church by giving a monthly donation to students preparing to be pastors?

The Ladies Aid supports Mr. Josh Vogel, a former Michigan dairy farmer. Josh is in his fourth year and hopes to receive a call into the ministry this spring.

The LWML supports Mr. Andrew Johnson, a second year seminarian. Andrew is the son-in-law of Russ and Karla Koehler, members of Golgotha.

Both Josh and Andrew are students at Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

Assignment for vicarages and pastoral calls has been set for this Wednesday, May 1st, and can be streamed online at callday.csl.edu.

Office of Vespers with Assignment of Vicarage calls begins at 3:00 p.m. and the Service of Praise with Assignment of Calls begins at 7:00 p.m.

April 21, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 22 April, 2019 11:41

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this joyful Easter morning, especially our guests. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for this morning's Sunrise Service are Madeline and Zachary Huwaldt. For the 9:30 a.m. service they are Kennedy Johnson and Riley Wagner. Next Sunday they will be Deandre Polt and Landon Stelling

READER for this morning's Sunrise Service is Graysen Schultze. For the 9:30 service, the readers will be Mike Johnson and Aaron von Rentzell.

PLEASE NOTE!! The orders of worship for both the Easter Sunrise and the Easter 9:30 a.m. worship service will be handed out as you enter church. The announcements and weekly schedule will be in your bulletin box.

AN EASTER BREAKFAST, hosted by the members of the LYF, will be held this morning following the Sunrise Service in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

CHOIR WILL PRACTICE at 8:15 this morning and sing at the beginning of the 9:30 service.

THERE WILL BE NO SUNDAY SCHOOL OR BIBLE CLASSES THIS MORNING.

REACH YOUR ADULT, DE-CHURCHED CHILDREN Find out how in Adult Bible Class on Sunday, April 28, at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

THANK YOU to the members of the Youth Group, and everyone else who helped make our Easter Worship Services extra special this morning.

ADOPT-A-COLLEGE STUDENT! It's time again to adopt-a-college student as they prepare for their end of the year finals. The college students could use some extra love and support, especially as they approach the end of the year and final exams. We need to send a care package to the student by this Friday, April 26th to help them prepare for finals week. Donna Kahny will have a list of college student names and addresses available before and after church today. If interested, please see her in the back of church and she will give you the student's name and mailing information.

BERGEN LUTHERAN SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS in Vermillion, SD, delivered all the flannel tied blankets and new packages of underwear and socks to be used by flood victims in Osmond, Nebraska. Pictures of the children making them and of Amanda and Chris delivering them to Osmond are on the screen today.

EASTER LILLIES. If you would like to make a donation of any kind toward the Easter lilies, you may take one home after the April 28th service. Donations may be placed in the offering plate and designated "Lillies".

LADIES WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY will be held here at church on Wednesday, April 24th beginning at 1:30 p.m. Charlotte Blunck will be hostess.

GRANT APPLICATIONS through the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod for Recovery/Restoration Projects due to the flooding last month are available in the church office.

LMWL MONTHLY MEETING will be this Wednesday, April 24th at 7:30 p.m.

THE FOLLOWING LETTER WAS RECEIVED FROM JANA INGLEHART:

Dear Friends in Christ,

Thank you for your very generous gift in support of my mission work in Latin America. It is because of faithful people like you that the Gospel is going out to those who live in darkness. Indeed, all across Latin America, people are being reached with the Good News.

I really appreciate your gift and your prayers on my behalf and on behalf of the mission. If you ever have questions please email me and I will do my best to answer and update you to the best of my ability.

God bless you all. In Christ, Jana Inglehart

Announcements for April 14, 2019

immanuelosmond | 12 April, 2019 13:30

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for Maundy Thursday will be Haven Schultze and Graysen Schultze. For Good Friday, they will be Mason Gansebom and Joshua Gansebom. At the Easter Sunrise service they will be Madeline Huwaldt and Zachary Huwaldt and for the 9:30 Easter service they will be Kennedy Johnson and Riley Wagner.

OUR READER for this morning and for Maundy Thursday is Doug Hartner and Ed Brummels will be our reader for Good Friday. Our ready for the Easter Sunrise Service will be Graysen Schultze and for the 9:30 Easter service, the readers will be Mike Johnson and Aaron von Rentzell. Preparing and serving communion for Maundy Thursday will be Aaron von Rentzell and Dwight Kahny.

BERGEN LUTHERAN SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS in Vermillion, SD, delivered all the flannel tied blankets and new packages of underwear and socks to be used by flood victims in Osmond, Nebraska. Pictures of the children making them and of Amanda and Chris delivering them to Osmond are on the screen today.

REACH YOUR ADULT, DE-CHURCHED CHILDREN Find out how in Adult Bible Class on Sunday, April 28, at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST will be shown here on Saturday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. Join us as we experience a vivid depiction of what our Savior suffered for us. Invite a friend.

EASTER LILLIES have been ordered. If you would like to make a donation of any kind toward the Easter lilies, you may take one home after the April 28th service. Donations may be placed in the offering plate and designated "Lillies".

VOTER'S MEETING will be held this Wednesday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m.

HOLY WEEK WORSHIP SCHEDULE: Please see insert "This Week at Immanuel" for Schedule of Worship Services.

PRESCHOOL: Please save "Best Choice" labels from the grocery store. Cut out the bar code/UPC symbol and put inside the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Mrs. Slagle's bulletin box. Thank you for your help!

We are in the process of updating/adding names to bulletin boxes. If you don't have a box and would like one, please let the church secretary know. Also, if you are looking for Pastor and Vickie's box, it is moved back to the very first box.

DID YOU KNOW that our two ladies organizations, the Ladies Aid and the LWML, both support the future needs of our church by giving a monthly donation to students preparing to be pastors? The Ladies Aid supports Mr. Josh Vogel, a former Michigan dairy farmer. Josh is in his fourth year and hopes to receive a call into the ministry this spring. The LWML supports Mr. Andrew Johnson, a second year seminarian. Andrew is the son-in-law of Russ and Karla Koehler, members of Golgotha. Both Josh and Andrew are students at Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

Assignment for vicarages and pastoral calls has been set for May 1st and can be streamed online at callday.csl.edu. Office of Vespers with Assignment of Vicarage calls begins at 3:00 p.m. and the Service of Praise with Assignment of Calls begins at 7:00 p.m.

CEMETERY DIRECTORY IDEAS – Please note before and after church the PowerPoint slide photos of different cemetery directories in the area. The committee is looking for any likes, dislikes, or other ideas. Please drop off your comments and/or pictures to the church office, or contact Committee members – Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind, Dave Blunck, Randy Pfanstiel and LaDonna Stanoscheck.

"CARD PARTY" has been moved to this Tuesday, April 16th.

April 7, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 05 April, 2019 14:47

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

IF YOU PLAN TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION DURING THIS MORNING'S WORSHIP SERVICE, please register with the elders in the secretary's office before the worship service begins.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for Wednesday evening will be Jared Bessmer and Makenzie Johnson. Next Sunday they will be Mary Kahny and Zachary Alderson.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service and Wednesday is Mike Johnson. Helping with Communion this morning Dwight Kahny and Aaron von Rentzell. Next Sunday's reader will be Doug Hartner.

CONFIRMATION RECOGNITION FOR OUR CONFIRMANDS, hosted by the LWML, will be held this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Guest speaker will NOT be Deb Burma from Columbus as she is unable to attend. Our speaker will be Pastor Jacob Bobby from Bloomfield. LWML Secret Pals will be revealed and lunch will follow the program. All LWML members and spouses and a representative from each church organization are invited to attend.

PRESCHOOL: Please save "Best Choice" labels from the grocery store. Cut out the bar code/UPC symbol and put inside the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Mrs. Slagle's bulletin box. Thank you for your help!

Sunday School Perfect Attendance for March:

Nursery: Tripp Koehler                Preschool: Knox Koehler;

Kindergarten: Toby Koehler         3rd Grade: Dawson Gansebom

                     Cooper Kumm       6th Grade: Cody Gansebom

                     Olivia Hille

We are in the process of updating/adding names to bulletin boxes. If you don't have a box and would like one, please let the church secretary know. Also, if you are looking for Pastor and Vickie's box, it is moved back to the very first box.

DID YOU KNOW that our two ladies organizations, the Ladies Aid and the LWML, both support the future needs of our church by giving a monthly donation to students preparing to be pastors? The Ladies Aid supports Mr. Josh Vogel, a former Michigan dairy farmer. Josh is in his fourth year and hopes to receive a call into the ministry this spring. The LWML supports Mr. Andrew Johnson, a second year seminarian. Andrew is the son-in-law of Russ and Karla Koehler, members of Golgotha. Both Josh and Andrew are students at Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

THE LYF GROUP will be serving the fellowship hour after the Wednesday night Lenten service. The freewill offering will go toward the National Youth Gathering expenses.

CEMETERY DIRECTORY IDEAS – Please note before and after church the PowerPoint slide photos of different cemetery directories in the area. The committee is looking for any likes, dislikes, or other ideas. Please drop off your comments and/or pictures to the church office, or contact Committee members – Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind, Dave Blunck, Randy Pfanstiel and LaDonna Stanoscheck.

BERGEN LUTHERAN SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS in Vermillion, SD, delivered all the flannel tied blankets and new packages of underwear and socks to be used by flood victims in Osmond, Nebraska. Pictures of the children making them and of Amber and Chris delivering them to Osmond are on the screen today.

PULPIT EXCHANGE FOR LENT Pastor Emery will return to Immanuel this Wednesday evening with the theme for the sermon being "I Am He". Hosting the fellowship hour will be the LYF group.

REACH YOUR ADULT, DE-CHURCHED CHILDREN Find out how in Adult Bible Class on Sunday, April 28, at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST will be shown here on Saturday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. Join us as we experience a vivid depiction of what our Savior suffered for us. Invite a friend.

March 31, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 29 March, 2019 11:24

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests, including Mr. Gary Thies. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Dwight Kahny. Wednesday event and next Sunday, our reader will be Mike Johnson. Helping prepare and distribute Holy Communion next Sunday will be and Dwight Kahny and Aaron von Rentzell.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for the Wednesday Lenten service are Parker Johnson and Zach Boyle. Next Sunday they will Connor von Rentzell and Kenzie von Rentzell.

CEMETERY DIRECTORY IDEAS– Please note before and after church the PowerPoint slide photos of different cemetery directories in the area and the pictures in each entry. The committee is looking for any likes, dislikes, or other ideas. Please drop off your comments and/or pictures to the church office or one of the committee members.

PLEASE CONTACT PASTOR EMERY whenever you have health concerns or are hospitalized. Often he is the last to know about your situation, and he would rather know sooner than later so he can provide pastoral care for you.

LWML SPRING GATHERING will be held next Saturday, April 6th at Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview. The gathering theme will be "Nails in His Hands". Registration will be from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Brunch at 9:30. Entertainment will be the Leckband and Feusse families. We will carpool at 8:30 at the church.

THRIVENT ACTION TEAMS  In case anyone wants to organize an action team to help our neighbors out. The code below will get the application and funding through much quicker. The promo code to expedite Action Teams is: mwflooding2019. There is a spot on the application that asks if the member has a code and they can enter that.

CONFIRMATION RECOGNITION night for our confirmands, hosted by the LWML will be held on Sunday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Guest speaker will be Deb Burma from Columbus. LWML secret pals will be revealed and lunch will follow the program. All LWML members and spouses and a representative from each church organization are invited to attend.

With the PULPIT EXCHANGE FOR LENT, our visiting pastor this Wednesday evening will be Rev. Paul Albers from Concordia Lutheran Church in Vermillion, South Dakota. His sermon will be "Watch and Pray".

LETTER FROM MISSIONARIES REV. TIM, LISA, AARON AND ANDREW BECKENDORF follows:

Dear Friends,

Greetings once again, this time from Botswana. Thank you to all of you who prayed for our travels back; I think that was the smoothest flying we have ever had. It also really helped to be in the seats with the extra leg room, that really helped Tim out a lot (and Aaron too, his legs are about as long as his father's).

We've actually been in Botswana for a month now. Getting back was . . . interesting. There has been a real drought here, so while we were expecting the lush green of the rainy season it is not nearly so lush or green as we expected. The one good thing about that is that the rains usually drive the termites up and into houses; without the rains the termite activity was severely curtailed -- though they did make great headway in our living room and in Aaron's bedroom (yes, we literally shoveled out our living room to get rid of the termite dirt). Otherwise, the house was fine but the garden was a bust as a mouse (or something) had eaten through a plastic water pipe which was supposed to water the garden in our absence.

Tim and the team are trying to get back in the work routine again, not always successfully. While we were gone the team had gone for some computer training working with a particular translation program. The team had some confusion which resulted in no real translation work happened after that time. That was very disappointing.

Also while we were gone we told you there was a big meeting in South Africa for the Khwe community there and our team was invited to attend. The gist of the meeting is that the South African Khwe community would like to have the translation work done down there rather than in Botswana. There are many reasons why they want the project down there, and there are some benefits to that location. At the same time there are good reasons for the project to continue to be based here in Botswana. Our boss at LBT, Jim Laesch, is now here in southern Africa for the next two weeks. This topic will be one of the major things discussed with us and LBT's partners. Please pray that God's will would be done in this situation and that His guidance would be clear.

Praises:

- Thanksgiving that we are back in Botswana.

- Thanksgiving for everyone who has been praying for us.

- Thanksgiving for Splash, Moses and Moronga.

Prayers:

* Please pray that the team would get back into the work routine and that much will be accomplished this year.

* Please pray for Jim Laesch, that God would guide him as he works with various entities regarding our ministry.

* Please pray that the translation team would be protected against spiritual attack.

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

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

March 24, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 22 March, 2019 10:29

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for Wednesday evening will be Keaton Timmerman and Blake Bahr. Next Sunday they will be Connor Gutz and Zachary Huwaldt.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is LYF member, Parker Johnson, and Wednesday evening and next Sunday our reader will be Dwight Kahny.

Holy Baptism – Emma Louise Rudebusch, daughter of David and Courtnie Rudebusch, will be brought into God's Kingdom of Grace through the washing of Holy Baptism in our service this morning. Alex and Brittnie Hoffman, James Rudebusch and Jennifer Juracek will serve as sponsors. We thank the Lord for making Emma his child and heir, through Holy Baptism, and we pray that she will continue to live in her baptismal grace all the days of her life and into eternity. God bless you, Emma.

LYF Fundraiser – today is the last day to support the youth group, who is raising money for their trip to the National LYF Convention in Minneapolis this summer. Please see a LYF member or sponsor in the back of church if you would like to place an order for some Butter Braid Pastries.

Join Pastor and Vickie Emery on a motor coach tour of the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky, June 1-7, 2019. Along with these highlights of the trip, we will stop in St. Louis to tour our Concordia Seminary campus and LCMS Headquarters. Details of the trip are available in the travel brochure located near the bulletin boxes. Deadline to sign up is TOMORROW!

Cemetery Directory Ideas – Please note before and after church the PowerPoint slide photos of different cemetery directories in the area. The committee is looking for any likes, dislikes, or other ideas. Please drop off your comments and/or pictures to the church office or one of the committee members.

Gary Thies, Mission Development Counselor for The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, will be coming here Next Sunday, March 31, 2019. Gary will give an exciting and interesting presentation on what is happening in the Mission field of your church around the world. Don't miss this chance to invite a friend. You, too, are a missionary. Schedule for the day:  9:30 – Worship; 10:30 – Bible Class/Gary's Presentation and POTLUCK LUNCH TO FOLLOW!

DID YOU KNOW that our two ladies organizations, the Ladies Aid and the LWML, both support the future needs of our church by giving a monthly donation to students preparing to be pastors? The Ladies Aid supports Mr. Josh Vogel, a former Michigan dairy farmer. Josh is in his fourth year and hopes to receive a call into the ministry this spring. The LWML supports Mr. Andrew Johnson, a second year seminarian. Andrew is the son-in-law of Russ and Karla Koehler, members of Golgotha. Both Josh and Andrew are students at Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

Ladies Bible Study will be held AT CHURCH this Wednesday, hosted by Sharon Schultze.

See Insert on a special missionary event this week – Jana Inglehart!

LWML Spring Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 6th at Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview. The gathering theme will be "Nails in His Hands". Registration will be from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Brunch at 9:30. Entertainment will be the Leckband and Feusse families.

Thrivent Action Teams In case anyone wants to organize an action team to help our neighbors out. The code below will get the application and funding through much quicker. The promo code to expedite Action Teams is: mwflooding2019. There is a spot on the application that asks if the member has a code and they can enter that.

March 17, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 15 March, 2019 14:02

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

HOLY COMMUNION REMINDER: If you plan to receive Holy Communion today, please register with the elders in the secretary's office before the worship service begins.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service and on Wednesday evening is Aaron von Rentzell. Preparing and helping distribute Holy Communion today are Mike Johnson and Doug Hartner. The reader next Sunday will be Parker Johnson.

CANDLE LIGHTERS for Wednesday evening will be Diandra Polt and Kaden Polt. Next Sunday morning they will be Landon Stelling and Logan Stelling.

Next Sunday, March 24th, Emma Louise Rudebusch, daughter of David and Courtnie (Lambrecht) Rudebusch will be joining our Immanuel family through the rite of Holy Baptism.

Join Pastor and Vickie Emery on a motor coach tour of the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky, June 1-7, 2019. Along with these highlights of the trip, we will stop in St. Louis to tour our Concordia Seminary campus and LCMS Headquarters. Details of the trip are available in the travel brochure located near the bulletin boxes.

Looking for volunteer(s)!! We are looking for someone to take care of the Easter lilies beginning Easter Sunday for a couple weeks.

An Open House will be held this Saturday, March 23rd from 1-3 p.m. at the Magnet Auditorium to honor Delmar Pfanstiel on his 90th birthday. Members are welcome to help him celebrate!

PRESCHOOL: Please save "Best Choice" labels from the grocery store. Cut out the bar code/UPC symbol and put inside the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Mrs. Slagle's bulletin box. Thank you for your help!

Immanuel Lutheran Church now has its own Facebook page. Check it out – just search for "Immanuel Lutheran Church-Osmond". Thank you to Lacy Stelling for putting it together!

FEED MY LAMBS board in West Entry!! We would like to update the Sunday School Picture board! These kids simply don't look the same! Please place photos of your little lambs in Lacy Stelling or Jared Koehler's bulletin box!

A Huge Thank You to those who helped in any way – whether bringing food, water, air mattresses, blankets, pillows, etc. or helped cook and/or serve food for those who took refuge here at Immanuel this past week. Also to all those who came to help clean up afterwards! Your help was greatly appreciated!

Robert Bauermeister funeral has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be this afternoon, here at Immanuel, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

March 10, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 07 March, 2019 11:54

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you can worship with us again soon. We wish to thank Rev. Bobby from Trinity, Bloomfield, for leading us in worship this morning.

OUR CANDLE LIGHTERS scheduled for next Sunday will be Parker Johnson and Grayson Schultze.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Mike Johnson. Next Sunday our reader will be Doug Hartner and helping with communion will be Aaron von Rentzell and Dwight Kahny.

Speaker at the LWML Meeting this month. Jana Inglehart will be speaking for about an hour right away beginning at 7:00 p.m. (new time). The ladies would like to invite any and all members of the congregation, who would like to hear about her mission work in the Dominican Republic to come and join us that evening, Tuesday, March 26th!

Join Pastor and Vickie Emery on a motor coach tour of the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky, June 1-7, 2019. Along with these highlights of the trip, we will stop in St. Louis to tour our Concordia Seminary campus and LCMS Headquarters. Details of the trip are available in the travel brochure located near the bulletin boxes. Deadline to sign up is March 25th!

PRESCHOOL: Please save "Best Choice" labels from the grocery store. Cut out the bar code/UPC symbol and put inside the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Mrs. Slagle's bulletin box. Thank you for your help!

Immanuel Lutheran Church now has its own Facebook page. Check it out – just search for "Immanuel Lutheran Church-Osmond". Thank you to Lacy Stelling for putting it together!

FEED MY LAMBS board in West Entry!! We would like to update the Sunday School Picture board! These kids simply don't look the same! Please place photos of your little lambs in Lacy Stelling or Jared Koehler's bulletin box!

Card Party will be held Tuesday, March 12th. Cards will be done for the April birthdays and anniversaries. Questions, contact Janet Pfanstiel.

Deadline for bulletin news: Please have your articles or news items in to the church office by 9 a.m. on Thursdays. THANK YOU!

Gary Thies, Mission Development Counselor for The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, will be coming here Sunday, March 31, 2019. Gary will give an exciting and interesting presentation on what is happening in the Mission field of your church around the world. Don't miss this chance to invite a friend. Church will be at 9:30. Bible Class/Mission Central Presentation will be at 10:30, with a potluck dinner following at noon. Please plan to attend and bring your favorite dish(es) to share for the potluck dinner!

The LYF have started their annual Butter Braid Pastries fundraiser. They will be taking orders now through March 24th and should arrive around April 9th. Please contact an LYF member if you would like to place an order.

We are in the process of updating/adding names to bulletin boxes. If you don't have a box and would like one, please let the church secretary know. Also, if you are looking for Pastor and Vickie's box, it is moved back to the very first box.

Looking for Fellowship Hour hosts following the Lenten Services on March 27, April 3rd and April 10th. Contact the church office if you are willing to help.

DID YOU KNOW that our two ladies organizations, the Ladies Aid and the LWML, both support the future needs of our church by giving a monthly donation to students preparing to be pastors? The Ladies Aid supports Mr. Josh Vogel, a former Michigan dairy farmer. Josh is in his fourth year and hopes to receive a call into the ministry this spring. The LWML supports Mr. Andrew Johnson, a second year seminarian. Andrew is the son-in-law of Russ and Karla Koehler, members of Golgotha. Both Josh and Andrew are students at Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

Cemetery Directory Ideas – Please note before and after church the PowerPoint slide photos of different cemetery directories in the area. The committee is looking for any likes, dislikes, or other ideas. Please drop off your comments and/or pictures to the church office, or contact Committee members – Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind, Dave Blunck, Randy Pfanstiel and LaDonna Stanoscheck.

Dishes!!! Please look at the dishes that have been left after the church dinner and different funerals. If not claimed in a week, they will be disposed of.

With the pulpit exchange during Wednesday night Lenten services, our visiting pastor this week will be Rev. Jacob Bobby of First Trinity, Bloomfield. Come listen to the three word message -- "What is Truth?"

March 3, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 04 March, 2019 09:56

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

IF YOU PLAN TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION DURING THIS MORNING'S WORSHIP SERVICE, please register with the elders in the secretary's office before the worship service begins.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for Ash Wednesday evening will be Makenzie Johnson and Holly Jensen. Next Sunday they will be Zachary Alderson and Grace Broekemeier.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service and Ash Wednesday is Aaron von Rentzell. Helping with Communion this morning and on Ash Wednesday are Mike Johnson and Doug Hartner. Next Sunday's reader will be Dwight Kahny.

An Ash Wednesday Prayer Service will be held here at Immanuel this Wednesday, March 6th, hosted by our LWML group. Coffee and rolls will be served from 9-10 a.m. and the service begins at 10:00 a.m. The theme, "God C.A.R.E.S. For You!" is written by past LCMS Rocky Mountain District President, Rev. Allen. D. Anderson. Everyone, come join us – and bring a friend.

Join us for family fun and fellowship this afternoon, from 1-4 pm. (postponed from last Sunday). We will gather here at church for board games. Bring your favorite game and play with your friends from church. Invite a friend who is not a member. Snacks and drinks provided.

PRESCHOOL: Please save "Best Choice" labels from the grocery store. Cut out the bar code/UPC symbol and put inside the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Mrs. Slagle's bulletin box. Thank you for your help! Page 2

Join Pastor and Vickie Emery on a motor coach tour of the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky, June 1-7, 2019. Along with these highlights of the trip, we will stop in St. Louis to tour our Concordia Seminary campus and LCMS Headquarters. Details of the trip are available in the travel brochure located near the bulletin boxes. SIGN-UP DEADLINE: March 25, 2019

We are in the process of updating/adding names to bulletin boxes. If you don't have a box and would like one, please let the church secretary know. Also, if you are looking for Pastor and Vickie's box, it is moved back to the very first box.

All new light bulbs and fixtures (where needed) have been replaced in the church with the exception of the Educational Wing classrooms. With the installation of these new lighting changes, the old wattage use of approximately 22,000 watts will be reduced to 3,500 watts. For additional cost savings, Immanuel is eligible to apply for our utility's Commercial/Industrial Lighting Efficiency Program which offers cash incentives to help cover the cost of a variety of energy-efficient upgrades once all the upgrades have been made. The bulbs and fixtures removed for these upgrades are available at no charge to anyone wanting them. They will be located in the west entryway for the next two weeks and then discarded.

Looking for Fellowship Hour hosts following the Lenten Services. Contact the church office if you/your group is willing to help.

DID YOU KNOW that our two ladies organizations, the Ladies Aid and the LWML, both support the future needs of our church by giving a monthly donation to students preparing to be pastors? The Ladies Aid supports Mr. Josh Vogel, a former Michigan dairy farmer. Josh is in his fourth year and hopes to receive a call into the ministry this spring. The LWML supports Mr. Andrew Johnson, a second year seminarian. Andrew is the son-in-law of Russ and Karla Koehler, members of Golgotha. Both Josh and Andrew are students at Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

Cemetery Directory Ideas – Please note before and after church the PowerPoint slide photos of different cemetery directories in the area. The committee is looking for any likes, dislikes, or other ideas. Please drop off your comments and/or pictures to the church office, or contact Committee members – Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind, Dave Blunck, Randy Pfanstiel and LaDonna Stanoscheck.

Sunday School Perfect Attendance for February: Preschool: Jameson Koehler; Kindergarten- Harper Gansebom, Cooper Kumm, Olivia Hille; 1st grade- Alyvia Koehler; 2nd grade - Adalyn Koehler; and 8th grade - Cali Gutz

Dishes!!! Please look at the pile of dishes that have been left after the church dinner and different funerals. If not claimed in a couple weeks, they will be disposed of.

February 24th Announcements

immanuelosmond | 21 February, 2019 13:06

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for next week will be Jared Bessmer and Molly Beacom-Timmerman.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Zach Huwaldt and next Sunday our reader will be Aaron von Rentzell. Assisting with Holy Communion next week will be Mike Johnson and Doug Hartner.

Join us for family fun and fellowship this afternoon, from 1-4 pm. We will gather here at church for board games. Bring your favorite game and play with your friends from church. Invite a friend who is not a member. Snacks and drinks provided.

Join Pastor and Vickie Emery on a motor coach tour of the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky, June 1-7, 2019. Along with these highlights of the trip, we will stop in St. Louis to tour our Concordia Seminary campus and LCMS Headquarters. Details of the trip are available in the travel brochure located near the bulletin boxes.

Immanuel Lutheran Church now has its own Facebook page. Check it out – just search for "Immanuel Lutheran Church-Osmond". Thank you to Lacy Stelling for putting it together!

FEED MY LAMBS board in West Entry!! We would like to update the Sunday School Picture board! These kids simply don't look the same! Please place photos of your little lambs in Lacy Stelling or Jared Koehler's bulletin box!

PRESCHOOL: Please save "Best Choice" labels from the grocery store. Cut out the bar code/UPC symbol and put inside the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Mrs. Slagle's bulletin box. Thank you for your help!

An Ash Wednesday Prayer Service will be held here at Immanuel on Wednesday, March 6th, hosted by our LWML group. Coffee and rolls will be served from 9-10 a.m. and the service begins at 10:00 a.m. The theme, "God CARES For You!" is written by past LCMS Rocky Mountain District President, Rev. Allen. D. Anderson. Everyone, come join us – and bring a friend.

Annual Report is done and they are in your bulletin boxes this week with a few extra near the bulletin boxes!

All new light bulbs and fixtures (where needed) have been replaced in the church with the exception of the Educational Wing classrooms. With the installation of these new lighting changes, the old wattage use of approximately 22,000 watts will be reduced to 3,500 watts.

For additional cost savings, Immanuel is eligible to apply for our utility's Commercial/Industrial Lighting Efficiency Program which offers cash incentives to help cover the cost of a variety of energy-efficient upgrades once all the upgrades have been made.

The bulbs and fixtures removed for these upgrades are available at no charge to anyone wanting them. They will be located in the west entryway for the next two weeks and then discarded.

Looking for Fellowship Hour hosts following the Lenten Services. Contact the church office if you/your group is willing to help.

DID YOU KNOW that our two ladies organizations, the Ladies Aid and the LWML, both support the future needs of our church by giving a monthly donation to students preparing to be pastors? The Ladies Aid supports Mr. Josh Vogel, a former Michigan dairy farmer. Josh is in his fourth year and hopes to receive a call into the ministry this spring. The LWML supports Mr. Andrew Johnson, a second year seminarian. Andrew is the son-in-law of Russ and Karla Koehler, members of Golgotha. Both Josh and Andrew are students at Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

Cemetery Directory Ideas – Please note before and after church the PowerPoint slide photos of different cemetery directories in the area. The committee is looking for any likes, dislikes, or other ideas. Please drop off your comments and/or pictures to the church office.

New address for Jacquin Colabello: 21 Lakeshore, Lewellen, NE 69147

The NE District LLL Convention will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at North Platte, NE. The theme will be: "As the Father has sent Me, I AM SENDING YOU." John 20:21. Registration information is available in the church office if anyone is interested and must be completed by March 15.

BREAKFAST BASH: The St. Peter Preschool Academy (Orchard) Committee will be hosting the 1st Annual SPPA Breakfast Bash. They will be serving a breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, rolls and coffee cakes, juice and coffee from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 3rd! A freewill offering will be collected - Come hungry!!!

Camp Luther Summer Camps brochures have arrived and are near the bulletin boxes.

February 17 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 15 February, 2019 13:30

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

HOLY COMMUNION REMINDER: If you plan to receive Holy Communion today, please register with the elders in the secretary's office before the worship service begins.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Doug Hartner. Preparing and helping distribute Holy Communion today are Aaron von Rentzell and Dwight Kahny. The reader next Sunday will be Zachary Huwaldt.

CANDLE LIGHTERS for next Sunday morning will be Connor von Rentzell and Riley Wagner.

Deb will be out of the church office on Tuesday and Friday this week. Please have all bulletin notes to the office before 9 a.m. on Thursday as it will be printed on Thursday morning. Thank you.

Join Pastor and Vickie Emery on a motor coach tour of the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky, June 1-7, 2019. Along with these highlights of the trip, we will stop in St. Louis to tour our Concordia Seminary campus and LCMS Headquarters. Details of the trip are available in the travel brochure located near the bulletin boxes.

Join us for family fun and fellowship next Sunday, February 24, 1-4 pm. We will gather here at church for board games. Bring your favorite game and play with your friends from church. Invite a friend who is not a member. Snacks and drinks provided.

An update on Merrick and Maddox Kalin, twin sons of Matt and Megan (Kumm), is enclosed in today's bulletin. They would like to share with their church family. If you don't know the story of these twin boys, there is another page on the bulletin board in the East Entrance that you may read.

PRESCHOOL: Please save "Best Choice" labels from the grocery store. Cut out the bar code/UPC symbol and put inside the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Mrs. Slagle's bulletin box. Thank you for your help!

Immanuel Lutheran Church now has its own Facebook page. Check it out – just search for "Immanuel Lutheran Church-Osmond". Thank you to Lacy Stelling for putting it together!

FEED MY LAMBS board in West Entry!! We would like to update the Sunday School Picture board! These kids simply don't look the same! Please place photos of your little lambs in Lacy Stelling or Jared Koehler's bulletin box!

PRESCHOOL: Please save "Best Choice" labels from the grocery store. Cut out the bar code/UPC symbol and put inside the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Mrs. Slagle's bulletin box. Thank you for your help!

An Ash Wednesday Prayer Service will be held here at Immanuel on Wednesday, March 6th, hosted by our LWML group. Coffee and rolls will be served from 9-10 a.m. and the service begins at 10:00 a.m. The theme, "God CARES For You!" is written by past LCMS Rocky Mountain District President, Rev. Allen. D. Anderson. Everyone, come join us – and bring a friend.

New address for Jacquin Colabello: 21 Lakeshore, Lewellen, NE 69147

February 10th Announcements

immanuelosmond | 08 February, 2019 11:40

REMINDER:  Church this morning (February 10th) will be at 8:30 a.m.!!!!

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you can worship with us again soon. We wish to thank Rev. Bobby from Trinity, Bloomfield, for leading us in worship this morning.

OUR CANDLE LIGHTERS scheduled for next Sunday will be Parker Johnson and Grayson Schultze.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Mike Johnson. Next Sunday our reader will be Doug Hartner and helping with communion will be Aaron von Rentzell and Dwight Kahny.

Pastor and Vickie are on vacation this week. If you have an emergency pastoral need, please contact Rev. Jake Bobby at (605) 760-5838. If you have a need, but not an emergency, please contact one of the Elders.

LYF Soup Dinner is today!!! They will be serving from 11:00 a.m until 1:00 p.m.

Deadline for bulletin news: Please have your articles or news items in to the church office by 9 a.m. on Thursdays. THANK YOU!

Join us for family fun and fellowship on Sunday, February 24, 1-4 pm. We will gather here at church for board games. Bring your favorite game and play with your friends from church. Invite a friend who is not a member. Snacks and drinks provided.

Join Pastor and Vickie Emery on a motor coach tour of the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky, June 1-7, 2019. Along with these highlights of the trip, we will stop in St. Louis to tour our Concordia Seminary campus and LCMS Headquarters. Details of the trip are available in the travel brochure located near the bulletin boxes.

PRESCHOOL: Please save "Best Choice" labels from the grocery store. Cut out the bar code/UPC symbol and put inside the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Mrs. Slagle's bulletin box. Thank you for your help!

Annual Report – PLEASE – Officers -- If you haven't returned your annual report to the church office, please do so as soon as possible, so that the church office can put it together and get it printed. Thank you!

Sunday School children having perfect attendance for January are listed below. Many students missed only one Sunday as well.

Harper Gansebom --Bristal Stelling -- Dawson Gansebom -- Cody Gansebom -- Anna Kahny -- Matthew Alderson

Immanuel Lutheran Church now has its own Facebook page. Check it out – just search for "Immanuel Lutheran Church-Osmond". Thank you to Lacy Stelling for putting it together!

FEED MY LAMBS board in West Entry!! We would like to update the Sunday School Picture board! These kids simply don't look the same! Please place photos of your little lambs in Lacy Stelling or Jared Koehler's bulletin box!

A meeting was held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 with members of the Church Dinner Committee (Mindy Evans, Jenny Wingert, Deb Gutz and Lea McKenna) to discuss the feedback received from the surveys that were dispersed to the Congregation back in November/December. Over 200 surveys were distributed and a total of 35 surveys were returned. 25 responses indicated that they would like to continue the annual Church Dinner, 5 responses indicated that they felt the event should not be continued, and the remaining 5 responses were indifferent (didn't provide a definite yes/no response). A big THANK-YOU to those who provided feedback and took the time to fill out the surveys!

Based upon the feedback received and the lack of response from members of the Congregation, the Committee feels that it would be very difficult to continue this event and have it be successful. Last year we struggled to find volunteers to help with the event. We have received feedback from people who felt they were "guilted" into helping. It was not our intent to guilt anyone in to providing help. It takes a significant amount of people to help make an event like this successful and run smoothly. Also, we realize that people are being pulled in various directions and have other life commitments. With that being said, the Committee has decided to forgo having the Church Dinner this year and explore other opportunities to continue to raise funds for mission work.

If you have any fundraising ideas or would like to serve on this committee, please feel free to contact Jenny Wingert (402) 360-4137 or Mindy Evans (402) 640-7433.

Lutheran Hour Sponsorship Dates: The Lutheran Hour on WJAG, Norfolk has the following open dates for 2019: One in each of these months: April, September, October, November; and 2 in December. If you are interested in sponsoring The Lutheran Hour on WJAG, Norfolk contact Arlan Warneke at 402-329-6686

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