Announcements at Immanuel

May 24, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 22 May, 2020 12:24

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 Kaden Polt. Next Sunday the reader will be Dwight Kahny.

PLEASE HELP us keep the church clean and sanitary by taking all of your personal possessions and trash with you as you leave church today.

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES produces and airs radio and TV programming around the world In more than 80 languages. The Lutheran Hour is the flagship radio program for Lutheran Hour Ministries. This 30-minute broadcast is the world’s oldest continually broadcast Gospel radio program. It airs weekly on WJAG-AM 780 or FM105.9 at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Today --“Life After Rescue” by speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. (Exodus 20)

THANK YOU to the members who came out to the cemetery to help mow so it would look good for Memorial Day weekend. Also, thank you to the LYF members who came to help put up the flags.

LYF MEMBERS are asked to help take down the flags at the cemetery tomorrow (Monday, May 25th) at 7:00 p.m.

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN is being planted for the benefit of our community. The produce will be for anyone who would like some. Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the garden. If you would like to help, contact pastor and he will help you get started! You can work once or more often as you wish.

JIM HOESTJE passed away on May 11th and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cards of condolences can be mailed to his wife, Phyllis Hoestje, 8933 Park St., Lenexa, KS 66215

Beckendorf May Update

immanuelosmond | 20 May, 2020 11:03

Dear Friends, Greetings again from Botswana.

Well, I guess this will be a short update; with the pandemic going on and being in lock-down nothing has really been happening here to report on. We are very grateful that Tim got us fairly well stocked up before everything closed, so we have been doing well. Some essential services have been open, and there has been opportunity to order food from some warehouses -- with a few glitches: we have ordered twice from the one place and never have gotten our orders; but friends of ours ordered four kilograms of chicken legs (about five pounds) and received 22 kg of legs (about 48 pounds). We were glad to help them out with their extra. On the other hand, we ordered ten boxes of matches from a different place and received 100 boxes and so can share those. God has been good, and has supplied all our needs (though it makes me wonder what is coming that we need so many matches!).

Botswana is starting to open up a little more (only six active cases of the virus right now), though rules could be tightened again if the number of people getting sick spikes. The problem is that the new rules for businesses and public places are hard for most businesses to implement, so many of them are just not opening or are having very restricted hours. That makes it chancy to try and go out and get things done since we still need to request permits to leave our house which are shown at all police check points. Hopefully these restrictions will be further loosened in the near future.

Work-wise we aren't sure what the translators are up to. Splash and Moronga were supposed to upload their completed work every Friday, but so far Moronga has only been able to accomplish this once; Splash, not at all. We are thinking this is due to technical problems; communication has been very difficult with them. We are praying that work is still actually being done, that it's just a case of not being able to upload it to where Tim can see it. It should be interesting to see what has been done when they can all get together again. Otherwise the pandemic really hasn't affected our family too much, homeschooling is still happening whether the boys want to do it or not.

Praises: - Thanksgiving for supplies and friends who share.

- Thanksgiving that we and the translators can work from home.

- Thanksgiving that we have a lot of space in which to be 'locked down' (a farm).

Prayers: * Please pray that the translators and Tim would be able to continue work, each on his own (typically the translators are much more productive when they work in a group).

* Please pray that our team will reach our goal for the year.

* Please pray for Botswana, that the virus spread would be minimal and people would take precautions.

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

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

May 17 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 20 May, 2020 10:59

PLEASE HELP us keep the church clean and sanitary by taking all of your personal possessions and trash with you as you leave church today.

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

THE LORD’S SUPPER is celebrated at this congregation in glad confidence that our Lord gives to us not only bread and wine but His very Body and Blood to eat and drink for the forgiveness of sins and the strengthening of our union with Him and with one another. Our Lord invites to His table those who trust His words, repent of all sins, and do not refuse to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us, that they may proclaim His death until He comes. We are genuinely interested in the spiritual welfare of all who worship with us. We, therefore, respectfully ask all guests who desire to commune with us today, first speak with the Pastor or the elders before the service begins. For further study on this sacrament, see Matthew 26:26-29 and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.

OUR READER for this morning is Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be Kaden Polt.

Helping with communion this morning are Doug Hartner and Larry Krohn, with Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny assisting.

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kenzie von Rentzell and Riley Wagner. Next Sunday they will be Mason Gansebom and Tucker von Rentzell.

THE NEW EASTER BANNERS hanging in the front of the church have been gifted to Immanuel in loving memory of Timothy Pfanstiel by his family. Thank you!

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES produces and airs radio and TV programming around the world In more than 80 languages. The Lutheran Hour is the flagship radio program for Lutheran Hour Ministries. This 30-minute broadcast is the world’s oldest continually broadcast Gospel radio program. It airs weekly on WJAG-AM 780 or FM105.9 at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Today --“Words Matter” by speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. Words matter. People matter. You matter to God, and He will stop at nothing to get your attention. (Exodus 19)

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN needs empty, rinsed milk and juice jugs to serve as mini greenhouses for vegetables. Please drop them off at church and pastor will get them to the garden, or drop them off on the west side of Clark Wilke’s business downtown.

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN is being planted for the benefit of our community. The produce will be for anyone who would like some. Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the garden. If you would like to help, contact pastor and he will help you get started! You can work once or more often as you wish.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Wednesday, May 20th at 6:00 p.m. The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Justin Orr Robert Petersen Greg Pfanstiel James Pfanstiel

Kevin Pfanstiel Randy Pfanstiel Loren Poellot Kent Schuettler

Wyatt Schuettler Dennis Schultze Greg Schultze Tim Schultze

PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Wednesday evening, you may come in the afternoon or Tuesday evening, 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.

LYF MEMBERS are asked to please help put up flags at the cemetery for Memorial Day weekend on Thursday evening, May 21st, at 7:00 p.m.

Announcements for May 10, 2020

immanuelosmond | 08 May, 2020 11:44

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

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for today are Leia Buchanan and Reese Johns. Next Sunday they will be Kenzie von Rentzell and Riley Wagner.

OUR READER for this morning is Dwight Kahny and next Sunday the reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion next Sunday will be Doug Hartner and Larry Krohn, along with Doug Hartner and Paul Koehler.

GUIDELINES: Please follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing, and please do not congregate in the back of church before or after services. Thank you!

CHURCH QUESTIONNAIRES: Please return your church questionnaires, which were either mailed or put in your bulletin boxes.

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES produces and airs radio and TV programming around the world in more than 80 languages. The Lutheran Hour is the flagship radio program for Lutheran Hour Ministries. This 30-minute broadcast is the world’s oldest continually broadcast Gospel radio program. It airs weekly on WJAG-AM 780 or FM105.9 at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Today --“Stand a Little Taller” by Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. When someone special pays you a visit, you stand a little taller in their presence. Dr. Zeigler talks about dignity, humility, and life in the presence of God. (Exodus 18)

PLEASE HELP us keep the church clean and sanitary by taking all of your personal possessions and trash with you as you leave church today.

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN needs empty, rinsed milk and juice jugs to serve as mini greenhouses for vegetables. Please drop them off at church and pastor will get them to the garden, or drop them off on the west side of Clark Wilkes business downtown.

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN is being planted for the benefit of our community. The produce will be for anyone who would like some. Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the garden. If you would like to help, contact pastor and he will help you get started! You can work once or more often as you wish.

Easter Service Announcement

immanuelosmond | 08 April, 2020 09:30

Our Easter Service has been recorded and will be posted on this website sometime Saturday evening.  To follow along, please check your e-mail -- if you have given the church your e-mail address -- and the Order of Worship will be sent as an attachment. If we don't have your e-mail address, copies of the Easter Sunday Order of Worship are printed and on a table in the East Entrance of the Church for you to pick up if you wish. 

If you or a family member do/does not have access to the internet, please let the church office or Pastor know as DVDs have been made for you/them!   There will also be our "This Week at Immanuel" half sheet with the prayer lists.  Please continue to pray for those on our list.  If you have any prayers you would like to add or delete, please let the church office know by putting a note on the secretary's desk, emailing the church office at immanuelosmond@gmail.com or calling 402-748-3301 and leaving a message on our answering machine.  God's blessings to you all!  He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!  Alleluia!

Beckendorf April Update

immanuelosmond | 08 April, 2020 09:27

Dear Friends,

Greetings once again. Yes, it has been a long while since you heard from us, unfortunately the long intervals between updates seems to be becoming a habit with me . . . .

Well, I guess "change" is the word for the year. Things we had been planning on are now up in the air -- as I'm sure is the case for many of you also. Our main goal for this year is to publish our 'Panoramic Bible' for the Khwe; a Bible that has the main portions of the Old and New Testaments showing our need for a Savior and the good news of Jesus come into the world. We have been working on this for a long time, and were really hoping we could get this done and printed in 2020. Of course, God has his timeline, and it still could be possible that this goal is reached, but the virus pandemic will have an impact on it. Until the pandemic is over it will not possible to have community checks, or team checks. Checking with our consultant could be done remotely and we are thankful for the technology that allows for that. As of now, Botswana has a few Coronavirus cases and at least one death. Our borders are closed, we are not allowed to leave our home/yard, many businesses are shut down, and public transportation has been stopped. Our translation office has closed by order of the Bible Society, so Tim worked up schedules in advance of the lock down for what the translators are supposed to get done while they are home. We are very thankful that Tim was able to travel down to Maun to get supplies two weeks ago and we should be fine for a month or more, except for fresh food (and even then we may be able to get something from nearby).

We are also very thankful to be living on a farm, so we have plenty of space in which to isolate ourselves. Tim and the boys have been having Frisbee golf tournaments every afternoon; one 'hole' is throwing the Frisbee over the house and land it on the water-tank on the other side (it is LOUD when a Frisbee hits a tin roof!), another 'hole' is a par 13 (or thereabouts) down our driveway with electric fencing, cacti patches, and the bush being the 'hazards' -- lots of holes, and they come back a bit bedraggled, but at least they are getting their exercise.

Any other changes? Well, yes. In December Tim successfully completed all his doctorate stuff and officially graduated in January. He is relieved. He would like to start visiting other translation projects with Dr. Megahan, our consultant, in preparation for being a consultant on his own at some point.

Praises: - Thanksgiving for supplies and the possibility that we may be able to get more via a truck that might come once a week from down south.

            - Thanksgiving that we and the translators can work from home.

Prayers: * Please pray that the translators and Tim would be able to continue work, each on his own (typically the translators are much more productive when they work in a group).

             * Please pray that our team will reach our goal for the year. * Please pray for Botswana, that the virus spread would be minimal and people would take precautions.

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

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

NO COMMUNION SERVICES THIS SUNDAY!!!!

immanuelosmond | 02 April, 2020 09:55

CHANGE! -- there will NOT be any Communion Services this Sunday due to regulations with the Coronavirus situation.  PLEASE help by letting your family, friends and neighbors know.  Thank you! 

Announcements for week of March 29, 2020

immanuelosmond | 30 March, 2020 11:53

Spiritual Nourishment: We want to encourage all of you to use daily devotion and Bible reading to be strengthened for the days ahead. Use your hymnal as a resource. We also have Portals of Prayer at church if you would like written materials. If you have Internet capability, you can also access both a written and spoken version of daily devotions prepared by Lutheran Hour Ministries. Simply go to www.lhm.org, click on Daily Devotion and push the play arrow. How many of you remember the TV program, “This Is the Life,” produced in the 1950’s? This program is shown each Sunday morning at 10:00 am on Sioux City Channel 9. While the acting and production is from the “Leave It to Beaver” era, the spiritual and religious lessons are very appropriate for our day.

Worship Participation: During this time when we will not be meeting together physically, you can participate in worship by listening to an abbreviated LCMS worship service presented by Main Street Living. That program is shown every Sunday morning at 10:30 and is led by a regional LCMS pastor. You can tune in to Sioux City Channel 9 for this half hour service. Be sure to have your hymnal nearby so that you can follow along with the liturgy and sing along with the hymns. The readings are current each Sunday so you don’t miss the progression of lessons in the church year.

The Lord’s Supper: One of the best encouragements we can ever receive, in good times and bad, is the gift of Jesus’ body and blood in the Holy Supper. We do not want anyone to be deprived of this wonderful gift. You are invited to come to church for The Lord’s Supper on those Sundays when we normally have Communion (the next one will be April 5). The hours will be during the normal worship time, 9:30 – 11:00 am. Pastor and the Elders will be there to direct you and administer the gift of Communion. We will have a brief liturgy along with the Lord’s Supper as we gather at His altar! We ask that you park on the west side of church and wait to be ushered into church by an Elder. We will limit the number of people to 10 and under, and by waiting in your car, we will be able to stay under this number and control the exposure for everyone involved.

Shut-in Visitation: This activity is pretty much on hold until we are told it is safe and permitted. However, in an emergency, Pastor is willing and able to come to you to provide care. BUT, you need to call or text him, or he won’t know of your need. His number is (402)358-0932. Hospitalizations and deaths will be handled on an individual basis.

Church Offerings: As you can imagine, the church and our ministry still need your generous offerings to be able to bring Jesus to people. When we don’t meet weekly, it is possible that the coffers could run thin. Please remember to prayerfully and generously support the work being done at Immanuel. You may mail in your contribution, or you may drop it off at the church office during normal office hours (8 am – Noon daily). Please be sure to use your offering envelope so that you get proper credit for your gift.

Confirmation: We have tentatively rescheduled Confirmation to Sunday, May 24. Details about all Confirmation activities will be forthcoming. There is no parents’ meeting on March 22.

Holy Week and Easter: We are assuming at this moment that the quarantine will last beyond Holy Week and Easter. Therefore, the following plans have been made. Should the quarantine be lifted in time, we will hold these services as originally scheduled. Please watch for future announcements. An online viewing of a special Easter service (via the church website, www.immanuelosmond.com, will be available on Easter weekend (April 12). We will also produce a DVD for those without Internet capability. We want you to know that Easter is still Easter, and Jesus is still risen from the dead! We welcome a message from you letting us know if you would like a DVD so that we can coordinate distribution to you.

Voters’ Meetings: At this time, both the special voters’ meeting scheduled for March 22, and the regularly scheduled council and voters’ meeting are postponed to a time to be announced later. The April meetings could still be held if the quarantine is lifted in time. Please watch for announcements.

The Lutheran Hour—“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. James and Margaret Broekemeier and family are sponsoring the Palm Sunday broadcast of The Lutheran Hour in memory of their daughter Sharon Rumsey. Sharon was called to eternal glory on December 3, 2015.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Now you can hear a message of hope whenever you need it! Subscribe to your favorite LHM podcast and listen anywhere. Our podcast library continues to grow! Much of what you listen to inspires your actions and words throughout the day. Fill your time with inspiring sermons, stories, and devotions by listening to LHM podcasts. Listen on iTunes or online at www.lhm.org/podcasts . With over one million listeners every week, The Lutheran Hour continues its legacy of bringing timely messages of Christ’s love by using the most current and accessible platforms. The program airs on more than 1,800 North American stations every week.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR Broadcast Schedule:

April 5: “There’s Still Time” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler People can be unreceptive to God’s love because they are very bad-or because they think they are very good. (Exodus 11-12)

April 12: “Whatever Gets Your Attention Gets You” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler (John 20)

April 19: “You Haven’t Lost Me” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler (Exodus 14)

April 26: “The Great Pursuit” Guest Speaker: Pastor Ryan Tinetti (Exodus 15)

 

SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School is being planned for July 13-16, 2020 and will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CHURCH QUESTIONNAIRES: Please return your church questionnaires, which were either mailed or put in your bulletin boxes.

The Lord's Supper on Sunday, April 5th

immanuelosmond | 30 March, 2020 11:51

The Lord’s Supper: One of the best encouragements we can ever receive, in good times and bad, is the gift of Jesus’ body and blood in the Holy Supper. We do not want anyone to be deprived of this wonderful gift. You are invited to come to church for The Lord’s Supper on those Sundays when we normally have Communion (the next one will be April 5). The hours will be during the normal worship time, 9:30 – 11:00 am. Pastor and the Elders will be there to direct you and administer the gift of Communion. We will have a brief liturgy along with the Lord’s Supper as we gather at His altar! We ask that you park on the west side of church and wait to be ushered into church by an Elder. We will limit the number of people to 10 and under, and by waiting in your car, we will be able to stay under this number and control the exposure for everyone involved.

Announcements for March 15, 2020

immanuelosmond | 11 March, 2020 11:33

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.

OUR READER for this morning and Wednesday evening is Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be Grayson Schultze. Helping with communion this morning is Mike Johnson and Larry Krohn.

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Madeline Huwaldt and Mary Kahny. Wednesday evening, they will be Kennedy Johnson and Diandra Polt. Next Sunday they will be Landon and Logan Stelling.

BAPTISM for Grayson Rowlan Koehler, son of Jordan and Ashley Koehler, is this morning. Grayson’s sponsors are Hailey Johnson and Noah Koehler. We welcome Grayson into our church family here at Immanuel.

THE BAPTISM BANNER hanging on the left side of the altar has been gifted to Immanuel in loving memory of Bud Veik by his family. Thanks.

A SPECIAL VOTER’S MEETING will be held immediately following the Sunday worship service on March 22nd. The agenda to vote on will be the cemetery directory and planting of trees in the cemetery. Information will also be presented about re-carpeting areas of the church and possible new spacing between church pews.

CHOIR will be held on Sunday, March 29th at 8:30 a.m. (the 5th Sunday, not the 4th Sunday as the Preschool will be singing on March 22nd).

CEMETERY DIRECTORY PROJECT …Cost for the ‘name directory (without the shelter) will be $8985.00. Memorials have already been designated for this project leaving a balance of $3,921.00 to be collected for the directory. If you would like to make a personal donation, designate a memorial, or contribute Thrivent Action cards, please contact a committee member….Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind, LaDonna Stanosheck or Randy Pfanstiel. Thank You!

CONFIRMATION AND MIDWEEK CLASSES will dismiss at 5:00, instead of the normal 5:30, during the Lenten Season.

THIS WEDNESDAY, with Rev. Steve Weispfennig as guest pastor, we learn of Pilate’s worldly view and how, to keep his position and placate the Jewish leaders and crowd, he handed Jesus over for crucifixion. The soldiers saw the opposite of a worldly king, but their ironic hailing of Him as “King of the Jews” proclaims who He really is. The world looks for power and glory; God’s way is suffering and the cross. Which way do we look in the daily decisions we make?

LENT FELLOWSHIP HOSTS – We are looking for hosts to serve after the Lenten service on April 1st. Please call the church office if you/your group is willing serve.

ALASKA MISSIONS FOR CHRIST will be here on Sunday, March 29. We welcome guest preacher, Rev Carl Lilienkamp during the service. After the service, Rev Lilienkamp, his wife, Darlene and the ministry director for AMC will present the mission opportunities in Alaska during our Adult Bible Class. Everyone is encouraged to join us.

A SOUP COOKOFF will be held after the Alaska Missions for Christ (AMC) presentation. Members are invited to make a pot of their favorite soup to share. The soups will be judged by donations placed by each soup. The winner gets bragging rights for a year, and all donations will be given the AMC. Come hungry and be generous with your votes!!

FOR ANYONE INTERESTED in a visual plan for the planting of trees in Immanuel’s cemetery – white buckets have been placed at the proposed tree planting sites. Hardwood trees will be planted on the east and west sides with a type of evergreen tree on the south.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING for the Easter Season begins on Palm Sunday, April 5. Palm Sunday will be a one-hour tour of the Holy Land. The documentary "The Holy Land-The Eternal Rock Tour" will air for the entire hour replacing the “This is the Life” segment and the local worship service. The documentary shows the locations where many Biblical events occured. Easter Sunday, Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer will deliver a special Easter message. Rev. Meyer is President of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Mark your calendars for these two special services. If you are attending services at the time the program airs, you can see these presentations on the web site, www.mainstreetliving.com, until Friday of the week following the broadcast.

Announcements for March 8, 2020

immanuelosmond | 06 March, 2020 09:41

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.

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for today are Molly Beacom-Timmerman and Riley Wagner. Wednesday night they will be Joshua Gansebom and Grace Broekemeier. Next Sunday they will be Madeline Huwaldt and Mary Kahny.

OUR READER for this morning and Wednesday evening is Dwight Kahny and next Sunday the reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion next Sunday will be Mike Johnson and Larry Krohn.

JOIN US AT ADULT BIBLE CLASS as we do a study that examines our worship, liturgy and provides insight on why we worship the way we do as LC-MS Lutherans.

BAPTISM for Mackenzie Faith Gutz, daughter of Ryan and Alicia Gutz will be held this morning. Mackenzie’s sponsors are Ross and Miriam Stelling and James and Amanda Sanders. We welcome Mackenzie into our church family here at Immanuel.

A SPECIAL VOTER’S MEETING will be held immediately following the Sunday worship service on March 22nd. The agenda to vote on will be the cemetery directory and planting of trees in the cemetery. Information will also be presented about re-carpeting areas of the church and possible new spacing between church pews.

LENT FELLOWSHIP HOSTS – We are looking for hosts to serve after the April 1st Lenten service. Please call the church office if you/your group is willing serve.

CHURCH QUESTIONNAIRES: Please return your church questionnaires, which were either mailed or put in your bulletin boxes.

CONFIRMATION AND MIDWEEK CLASSES will dismiss at 5:00, instead of the normal 5:30, during the Lenten Season.

THE BAPTISM BANNER hanging on the right side of the altar has been gifted to Immanuel in loving memory of Bud Veik by his family. Thank You!

SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School is being planned for July 13-16, 2020 and will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

THE CHURCH OFFICE is getting a new desk. If anyone would like either of the desks that are in the office now, contact the church office or one of the Trustees of the Church.

THIS WEDNESDAY, we examine the motives and means of Judas’s betrayal of Jesus. Why and how have we done the same? And how does our Lord look upon us? Although we have betrayed and handed over our Lord, God has caused Holy Scripture to be handed over to us, wherein we know all our sins are forgiven, for Jesus’ life was given over to death for us.

CEMETERY DIRECTORY PROJECT Cost for the name directory (without the shelter) will be $8985.00. Memorials have already been designated for this project leaving a balance of $3,921.00 to be collected for the directory.          If you would like to make a personal donation or designate a memorial, please contact a committee member….Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind, LaDonna Stanosheck or Randy Pfanstiel. Thank You!

LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWAL TIME: If you would like to receive the monthly Lutheran Witness magazine and are not receiving it now, please contact the church office so we may add you to the list. If you are receiving it, but no longer wish to, please contact the church office as well. Thank you!

BAPTISM NEXT SUNDAY will be held for Grayson Rowlan Koehler, son of Jordan and Ashley Koehler.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING for the Easter Season begins on Palm Sunday, April 5. Palm Sunday will be a one-hour tour of the Holy Land. The documentary "The Holy Land-The Eternal Rock Tour" will air for the entire hour replacing the “This is the Life” segment and the local worship service. The documentary shows the locations where many Biblical events occured. Easter Sunday, Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer will deliver a special Easter message. Rev. Meyer is President of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Mark your calendars for these two special services. If you are attending services at the time the program airs, you can see these presentations on the web site, www.mainstreetliving.com, until Friday of the week following the broadcast.

March 1 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 28 February, 2020 11:47

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.

 

OUR READER for this morning and Wednesday evening is Paul Koehler and our reader for next Sunday and the following Wednesday will be Dwight Kahny. Helping with communion this morning is Larry Krohn and Mike Gutz.

 

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caden Wingert and Mason Gansebom. Wednesday evening, they will be Zachary Alderson and Kaden Polt. Next Sunday they will be Molly Beacom-Timmerman and Riley Wagner. On Wednesday, March 11th they will be Joshua Gansebom and Grace Broekemeier.

 

JOIN US AT ADULT BIBLE CLASS as we do a study that examines our worship, liturgy and provides insight on why we worship the way we do as LC-MS Lutherans.

 

LENTEN DEVOTIONS based on our Lenten Worship services theme, “Eyes on Jesus”, are on the bulletin ledge.

 

CONFIRMATION AND MIDWEEK CLASSES will dismiss at 5:00 during the Lenten Season (February 26th through April 1st).

 

LENT FELLOWSHIP HOSTS – We are looking for hosts to serve after the Lenten service on April 1st. Please call the church office if you/your group is willing serve.

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR—“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. To the glory of God, Larry Carstens, Diane Droescher, and Nancy & James Bessmer are sponsoring today’s Lutheran Hour broadcast in memory of their parents Gerhardt and Iralane Carstens. Their souls are enjoying the bliss and glory of heaven.

 

THE LENTEN BANNERS hanging on the west wall and on the left side of the altar have been gifted to Immanuel in loving memory of Bud Veik by his family. Thank You!

 

CHURCH QUESTIONNAIRES: Please return your church questionnaires, which were either mailed or put in your bulletin boxes, as soon as possible.

 

LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWAL TIME: If you would like to receive the monthly Lutheran Witness magazine and are not receiving it now, please contact the church office so we may add you to the list. If you are receiving it, but no longer wish to, please contact the church office as well. Thank you!

 

CEMETERY DIRECTORY PROJECT …Cost for the ‘name directory (without the shelter) will be $8985.00. Memorials have already been designated for this project leaving a balance of $3,921.00 to be collected for the directory. If you would like to make a personal donation, designate a memorial, or contribute Thrivent Action cards, please contact a committee member….Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind, LaDonna Stanosheck or Randy Pfanstiel. Thank You!

 

THIS WEDNESDAY, at our Midweek service, we consider the disciples. They failed to see that Jesus had to leave them so He could die and rise for them and for us. And they misjudged the selfless, loving act of the woman who anointed Jesus with expensive ointment. He saw it as a beautiful, selfless act of devotion that prepared Him for burial. We need to examine ourselves, lest we seek public approval or divine reward for our good deeds. Only what our Lord has done for us makes us pleasing to the Father.

 

THANK YOU Arlean Pfanstiel wishes to thank everyone who thought of her on her 90th birthday by sending beautiful cards and flowers, or attending her party. “God has blessed me through my family and friends.”

 

Attention Thrivent Members Please direct your Choice Dollars to Immanuel Lutheran Church or your choice of charities before they expire on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. It is simple and doesn’t cost you anything but your time. YOU MUST RENEW THE DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR CHOICE DOLLARS EVERY YEAR. YOUR CHOICE OF A PRIOR YEAR DOES NOT CARRY OVER. There are two ways to direct your Choice Dollars. Go to www.thriventchoice.com or call 1-800-847-4836 and say “choice dollars” at automation.

 

COPING A YEAR AFTER THE FLOOD DISASTER …You are not alone. Nebraska Strong Recovery Project has dropped off some information and National and Nebraska hotline numbers if anyone is still struggling. Please contact Pastor Emery or the church office.

 

THE CHURCH OFFICE is getting a new desk. If anyone would like either of the desks that are in the office now, contact the church office or one of the Trustees of the Church.

 

SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School is being planned for July 13-16, 2020 and will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Announcements for February 23, 2020

immanuelosmond | 21 February, 2020 12:40

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.

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for today are Karter Johnson and Hudson Schultze. Wednesday evening for the Ash Wednesday service they will be Zaylah Pfanstiel and Tucker von Rentzell. Next Sunday will be Caden Wingert and Mason Gansebom.

OUR READER for this morning is Parker Johnson, Wednesday night the reader will be Mike Johnson and next Sunday our reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion Wednesday night will be Doug Hartner and Dwight Kahny and next Sunday will be Larry Krohn and Mike Johnson.

BAPTISM for Claire Elizabeth Bahr, daughter of Brett and Lacey Bahr is this morning. Claire’s sponsors are Caleb and Emily Eckstrom. We welcome Claire into our church family here at Immanuel.

ADULT CONFIRMATION will be held today for Tiffany Friedrich. We welcome Tiffany into our confirmed church membership family. Her Confirmation verse is: Isaiah 41:20. God’s blessings on your confirmation, Tiffany.

JOIN US AT ADULT BIBLE CLASS as we do a study that examines our worship, liturgy and provides insight on why we worship the way we do as LC-MS Lutherans.

ASH WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE will be held here at Immanuel on Wednesday, February 26th. Coffee and rolls will be served from 9-10 A.M. and the service begins at 10:00 A.M. The theme “ALL EYES ON THE CROSS”, based on The Seven Last Words of Christ From the Cross, will be presented by the Lutheran’s Women’s Missionary League. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

CONFIRMATION AND MIDWEEK CLASSES will dismiss at 5:00 during the Lenten Season (February 26th through April 1st).

THE LWML will be serving the fellowship hour after the Ash Wednesday Worship Service. A freewill offering will be taken and the proceeds will be given to the support of the Beckendorf Ministry.

LENT FELLOWSHIP HOST – We are still looking for a host to serve after the Lenten services on April 1st.

JEFF JOHNSON with Thrivent will be here at Immanuel on Thursday, February 27th from Noon – 2:00 p.m. to help members who would like to apply for Thrivent Action Team Cards. Please remember to bring your login information (with password), your member number and your phone to receive an email/text message if needed.

CEMETERY DIRECTORY PROJECT …Cost for the ‘name directory (without the shelter) will be $8985.00. Memorials have already been designated for this project leaving a balance of $3,921.00 to be collected for the directory. If you would like to make a personal donation, designate a memorial, or contribute Thrivent Action cards, please contact a committee member….Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind, LaDonna Stanosheck or Randy Pfanstiel. Thank You!

THE CHURCH OFFICE is getting a new desk. If anyone would like either of the desks that are in the office now, contact the church office or one of the Trustees of the Church.

This Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, we consider the disciples. They failed to see that Jesus had to leave them so He could die and rise for them and for us. And they misjudged the selfless, loving act of the woman who anointed Jesus with expensive ointment. He saw it as a beautiful, selfless act of devotion that prepared Him for burial. We need to examine ourselves, lest we seek public approval or divine reward for our good deeds. Only what our Lord has done for us makes us pleasing to the Father.

Attention Thrivent Members Please direct your Choice Dollars to Immanuel Lutheran Church or your choice of charities before they expire on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. It is simple and doesn’t cost you anything but your time. YOU MUST RENEW THE DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR CHOICE DOLLARS EVERY YEAR. YOUR CHOICE OF A PRIOR YEAR DOES NOT CARRY OVER. There are two ways to direct your Choice Dollars. Go to www.thriventchoice.com or call 1-800-847-4836 and say “choice dollars” at automation.

February 16, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 14 February, 2020 13:18

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.

OUR READER for this morning is Mike Johnson and next Sunday our reader will be Parker Johnson. Helping with communion this morning is Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny.

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Cali Gutz and Reese Johns. Next Sunday they will be Karter Johnson and Hudson Schultze.

JOIN US AT ADULT BIBLE CLASS as we do a study that examines our worship, liturgy and provides insight on why we worship the way we do as LC-MS Lutherans.

LWML will be meeting this Wednesday, February 19th, at 7:30 p.m. Please note that this is one week earlier than normal due to Ash Wednesday.

CHOIR will be held next Sunday, February 23rd at 8:30 a.m.

ASH WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE will be held here at Immanuel on Wednesday, February 26th. Coffee and rolls will be served from 9-10 A.M. and the service begins at 10:00 A.M. The theme “ALL EYES ON THE CROSS”, based on The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross, will be presented by the Lutheran’s Women’s Missionary League. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

THIS LENT, we will use the metaphor of eyesight to examine how the various people in Mark’s Gospel viewed Jesus during His Passion. In most cases, they misunderstood who He was and what He was doing; then again, sometimes by faith people did recognize Him correctly. We have these forty days of Lent in which we may look within ourselves as people of faith in our day. How are we like or unlike the people who saw Jesus in the flesh? Most important, as we gather for worship, we will see what Jesus has done to save us from our sins by His holy, precious blood and innocent sufferings and death.

THE FAMILY OF ARLEAN PFANSTIEL is honoring her on her 90th birthday with an open house today from 2-4 p.m. here at the church fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome. Birthday cards can reach her at 208 N. Main St., Apt. 2, Osmond, NE 68765

THE LUTHERAN HOUR BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY 2020: February 16 – “Happy Families Are All Alike” (Genesis 50:15-26) Guest Speaker: Dr. Dean Nadasdy. February 23 – “Know-How” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler.

LENT FELLOWSHIP HOSTS – We are looking for hosts to serve after the Lenten services. Please call the church office if you/your group is willing serve. Wednesdays available are March 11th, 18th and April 1st.

CEMETERY DIRECTORY PROJECT …Cost for the ‘name directory (without the shelter) will be $8985.00. Memorials have already been designated for this project leaving a balance of $3,921.00 to be collected for the directory. If you would like to make a personal donation, designate a memorial, or contribute Thrivent Action cards, please contact a committee member….Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind, LaDonna Stanosheck or Randy Pfanstiel. Thank You!

JEFF JOHNSON with Thrivent will be here at Immanuel on Wednesday, February 19th from Noon – 2:00 p.m. to help members who would like to apply for Thrivent Action Card. Please remember to bring your login information (with password), your member number and your phone to receive an email/text message if needed.

CONFIRMATION AND MIDWEEK CLASSES will dismiss at 5:00, instead of the normal 5:30, during the Lenten Season (Feb. 26th through April 1st).

THE CHURCH OFFICE is getting a new desk. If anyone would like either of the desks that are in the office now, contact the church office or one of the Trustees of the Church.

PIANO COVER: The church has a heavy piano cover. Anyone who would like to have a cover for your piano, contact Randy Pfanstiel.

SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School is being planned for July 13-16, 2020 and will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

BAPTISM will be held next Sunday for Claire Elizabeth Bahr.

ADULT CONFIRMATION will be held next Sunday for Tiffany Friedrich.

Announcements for February 9, 2020

immanuelosmond | 07 February, 2020 15:13

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.

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for today are Ella Broekemeier and Leia Buchanan and next Sunday will be Cali Gutz and Reese Johns.

OUR READER for this morning is Larry Krohn and next Sunday the reader will be Mike Johnson Helping with communion next Sunday will be Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny.

JOIN US AT ADULT BIBLE CLASS as we do a study that examines our worship, liturgy and provides insight on why we worship the way we do as LC-MS Lutherans.

LYF SOUP DINNER – is today with serving from 11 am – 1 pm. Chicken noodle soup, Chili soup, hot dogs and pulled pork sandwiches.

LYF MEMBERS are going ice skating on February 15th. Departure time is 5:30. Please let Jennifer (402-360-3531) or Melanie (402-525-7323) know by February 13th if you would like to go.

THE FAMILY OF ARLEAN PFANSTIEL is honoring her on her 90th birthday with an open house next Sunday, February 16th from 2-4 p.m. here at the church fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome. Birthday cards can reach here at 208 N. Main St., Apt. 2, Osmond, NE 68765

LENT FELLOWSHIP HOSTS – We are looking for hosts to serve after the Lenten services. Please call the church office if you/your group is willing serve. Wednesdays available are March 11th, 18th and April 1st.

CHURCH QUESTIONNAIRES: Please return your church questionnaires, which were either mailed or put in your bulletin boxes.

THE BEAUTIFUL BANNERS adorning our sanctuary this morning are two of the seven banners called the “Expressions of Love” collection. These banners have been gifted to Immanuel in loving memory of Ervin Kumm by his family. Thank You!

SUNDAY SCHOOL PERFECT ATTENDANCE FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY Congratulations to the following students:

Caleb Miller              Matthew Alderson               Anna Kahny

Cody Gansebom       Dawson Gansebom             Katarina Miller

CONFIRMATION AND MIDWEEK CLASSES will dismiss at 5:00, instead of the normal 5:30, during the Lenten Season (Feb. 26th through April 1st).

PIANO COVER: The church has a heavy piano cover. Anyone who would like to have a cover for your piano, contact Randy Pfanstiel.

THE CHURCH OFFICE is getting a new desk. If anyone would like either of the desks that are in the office now, contact the church office or one of the Trustees of the Church.

CEMETERY DIRECTORY PROJECT …Cost for the ‘name directory (without the shelter) will be $8985.00. Memorials have already been designated for this project leaving a balance of $3,921.00 to be collected for the directory. If you would like to make a personal donation, designate a memorial, or contribute Thrivent Action cards, please contact a committee member….Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind, LaDonna Stanosheck or Randy Pfanstiel. Thank You!

THIS LENT, we will use the metaphor of eyesight to examine how the various people in Mark’s Gospel viewed Jesus during His Passion. In most cases, they misunderstood who He was and what He was doing; then again, sometimes by faith people did recognize Him correctly. We have these forty days of Lent in which we may look within ourselves as people of faith in our day. How are we like or unlike the people who saw Jesus in the flesh? Most important, as we gather for worship, we will see what Jesus has done to save us from our sins by His holy, precious blood and innocent sufferings and death.

SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School is being planned for July 13-16, 2020 and will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWAL TIME: If you would like to receive the monthly Lutheran Witness magazine and are not receiving it now, please contact the church office so we may add you to the list. If you are receiving it, but no longer wish to, please contact the church office as well. Thank you!

EVERY MEMBER CONTACTS … Members of the congregation who have volunteered to help with this project are reminded that there is a meeting this afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY 2020: February 16 – “Happy Families Are All Alike” (Genesis 50:15-26) Guest Speaker: Dr. Dean Nadasdy. February 23 – “Know-How” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler.

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