Announcements at Immanuel

Announcements for May 22, 2022

immanuelosmond | 20 May, 2022 11:47

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

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Zaylah Pfanstiel and Cody Gansebom. Next Sunday they will be Hudson Schultze and Landon Oltjenbruns.

OUR READER for this morning is LYF member, Landon Oltjenbruns. Next Sunday, the reader will be Ross Stelling.

NAME BADGES please continue to wear your name badges that are in the west entry and east wall of the church—They help Pastor and Sonja, as well as any new members or guests, get to know our names and faces. Thank You!

THANK YOU to those who helped mow the cemetery last week. Your willingness to help is appreciated.

BAPTISM is being held this morning for Sawyer Mae Wagner, daughter of Kim Huwaldt and Troy Wagner. Her sponsors are Mark & Kate Koehler and Justine Wagner. We welcome her to our Immanuel family.

THE FLOWERS ON THE ORGAN are in honor of Glenn Heaton’s 90th birthday, which is today! God’s blessings on your day, Glenn.

THE BRIDGE -- LYF will continue their weekly discipleship class -“The Bridge”- with Pastor Kirchoff this Thursday, May 26th, at 6:30 p.m. ALL high school students are encouraged and welcome to attend. LWML will have their monthly meeting this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend any meeting.

DEADLINE for the June Calendar & next Sunday’s bulletin is Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed again on Thursday, May 26th at 6:00 p.m. so that it looks good for Memorial Day weekend. PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Thursday evening, you may come Wednesday evening or Thursday afternoon, but please contact your chairman, Marvin Kumm @ 402-748-3228, so that he knows who helped. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job. The following have been sent postcards as a reminder:

Kent Gansebom Tyler Gansebom Marvin Gutz

Larry Gansebom Loren Gerdes Mike Gutz

Randy Gansebom Brian Guenther Phil Gutz

Shawn Gansebom Aaron Gutz Ryan Gutz

FLAGS FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND will be put up Friday afternoon, May 27th at 5:00 PM. LYF members are asked to help the cemetery committee put them up and also help take them down on Monday evening.

THE QUILTERS of Immanuel have taken a little time off for the summer. From September 2021 to May 2022, we have tied 43 large quilts and 34 medium/small quilts. All our quilts are donated to Orphan Grain Train or sold to members of our congregation. Right now we are a group of about 4-8 ladies. We tie quilts every Monday at 1:00 PM and close the day with coffee. Anyone is welcome to come tie, or finish the edges. We will begin again in September.

FAMILY GAME DAY: June 12th, Sunday School will be hosting a Family Game Day at 2:00 PM. All children of the congregation are invited. They must have a parent or grandparent attend with them. Siblings of the Sunday school children are also invited. All Sunday School families are asked to bring treats to share. Drinks will be provided. We will be playing games set up throughout the fellowship hall from 2-4 PM.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Return Trip” – The modern-day story of a prodigal daughter. Worship Service – Rev. Jeremy Richert of Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dakota Dunes, SD, delivers the message, “God’s Gracious Patience” based on Luke 9:51-56. These shows air on today on KCAU-TV 9 out of Sioux City beginning at 10:00 a.m.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, “What the Bible is For” with speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. (1 Timothy 4:13) The Herman and Elizabeth Buckendahl Sr. Family of the Pierce area is sponsoring today’s Lutheran Hour broadcast in praise to our Triune God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Their Lutheran heritage in America dates back to the founding of St. John’s, Pierce. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG-AM 780 and WJAG-FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 AM & 12:30 PM. Through God’s grace and love The Lutheran Hour reaches over ONE MILLION listeners each week.

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you for your help!

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available free of charge for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read & explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP AUTOMATIC DONATION PAYMENTS TO IMMANUEL, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

A PAIR OF GLASSES IN A CASE were found in church. Please claim them in the church office.

Announcements for May 15, 2022

immanuelosmond | 13 May, 2022 12:31

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who is worshipping with us this morning.We pray you will join us again.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caden Wingert and Ella von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Zaylah Pfanstiel and Cody Gansebom.

OUR READER for this morning is Doug Hartner and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Landon Oltjenbruns.

ELDERS HELPING WITH COMMUNION today are Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

THE NEW “SING TO THE LORD” BANNER, that is displayed this morning is a memorial given in remembrance of Evelyn Firnhaber Thomsen by her family. We thank them for his wonderful memorial.

THE QUILTERS of Immanuel have taken a little time off for the summer. From September 2021 to May 2022, we have tied 43 large quilts and 34 medium/small quilts. All our quilts are donated to Orphan Grain Train or sold to members of our congregation. Right now we are a group of about 4-8 ladies. We tie quilts every Monday at 1:00 PM and close the day with coffee. Anyone is welcome to come tie, or finish the edges. We will begin again in September.

THE PRESCHOOL END-OF-YEAR PROGRAM will be held Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. THE MONTHLY LYF MEETING will be Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

NAME BADGES—please continue to wear your name badges, which can be found next to your picture on either side of church. They help Pastor and Sonja, as well as any new members, get to know our names and faces. PLEASE put your badges back before leaving the church, so they will be here for every worship service you attend. Thank You!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today - "What the Bible Is About" with speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler (1 Corinthians 15:3-5) - Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 & FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “The Main Event” – A boxer who is hit by a car becomes embittered until he meets a cheerful 8-year-old girl. Worship Service – Rev. Ray Ohlendorf of Trinity Lutheran Church in Marcus, IA, delivers the message “The Only Savior for All Mankind” based on Isaiah 12:1-6. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Monday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Sunday evening or Monday afternoon, but please contact your chairman, Lyle Kuhlman @ 402-748-3865, so that he knows who helped. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job. The following have been sent postcards as a reminder:

Ed Brummels Ryan Buchanan Jerry Dennis Meril Friedrich

Josh Brummels David Buchholz Brian Evans Clark Gansebom

Rod Brummels Jason Curtis Brody Friedrich Kent Gansebom

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you for your help!

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available free of charge for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read & explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP AUTOMATIC DONATION PAYMENTS TO IMMANUEL, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

A PAIR OF GLASSES IN A CASE were found in church. Please claim them in the church office.

Announcements for May 8, 2022

immanuelosmond | 06 May, 2022 12:05

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 and next Sunday is Doug Hartner. Elders helping with communion next Sunday will be Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Cali Gutz and Keyston Pfanstiel. Next Sunday they will be Caden Wingert and Ella von Rentzell.

NEW MAY CALENDAR! Due to so many changes already the first week of the month, new May calendars have been printed (in yellow again) and put in your bulletin boxes, along with a few extras on the bulletin box ledge.

A PAIR OF GLASSES IN A CASE were found last Sunday in church. Please claim them in the church office.

ATTENDANCE AND DONATIONS will now be listed on a monthly basis.

THE LYF “BRIDGE” will meet again Wednesday evening, May 11th at 6:30 p.m. and all Wednesday evenings in May with Pastor Kirchoff. All high school students are encouraged and welcome to attend.

NO THURSDAY MORNING DISCIPLESHIP this week as Pastor has a meeting in Seward and Sonja is out of town.

THE MONTHLY LADIES AID MEETING will be held Thursday, May 12th at 2:00 p.m.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today -- "What the Bible Is Like" with Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. The Bible is like an encyclopedia, a love letter, a self-help book, and a Good News article--but these comparisons all fall short. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) The Lutheran Hour—“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 AM & 12:30 PM.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Dead End” – Because of frustration with his life, a man turns to drinking and another woman. Worship Service – Rev. Erik Christensen of Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne, NE, delivers the message “Staying Alive” based on Acts 20:17-35. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV.

ALASKA MISSION FOR CHRIST: Please pray for all military personnel and families stationed in Alaska. As a large percentage of our population, AMC continues to work on cultivating relationships and offering support to those facing the distinct challenges of military service. Pray that the insights brought by former military staff members will bring hope and healing in Jesus. www.alaskamissionforchrist.org

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP AUTOMATIC donation payments to Immanuel, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available free of charge for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you!

Announcements for May 1, 2022

immanuelosmond | 29 April, 2022 11:53

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

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kenzie von Rentzell and Riley Wagner. Wednesday night they will be Cali Gutz and Baylen Guenther. Next Sunday they will be Caden Wingert and Mason Gansebom.

OUR READER this morning is Ross Stelling and next Sunday our reader will be Doug Hartner. Elders helping with communion this morning are Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

NAME BADGES– we are asking members to continue wearing their name badges to help Pastor and Sonja, as well as guests and new members get to know our names and faces. Thank You!

BACCALAUREATE is today for the seniors graduating from Osmond High School. Commencement is next Saturday at 2:00. This year’s seniors are: Molly Marie Beacom-Timmerman Mason Shawn Gansebom Holly Anna Jensen Kaden Bernard Polt Kenzie Marie von Rentzell Riley Joe Wagner

“THE BRIDGE” –LYF will continue their weekly discipleship classes on Wednesday with Pastor Kirchoff at 6:30 p.m. ALL high school students are encouraged and welcome to attend.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE is planned for the family and friends of Anthony “Tony” Johannsen to be held here at Immanuel on Saturday, May 7th. The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service and coffee reception after the service. Pastor Kirchoff will be officiating. A private inurnment will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery at McLean.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Three C's of Christian Witness" with Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. Competence, Conversation, and Caring: the three C's of Christian witness. (Daniel 3:28) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG-AM 780/WJAG-FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 AM & 12:30 PM.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: Today on This is the Life – “No Place to Hide” – A pastor, who has to face the death of his wife, cannot find comfort. Worship Service – Rev. James Travis of Calvary Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA, delivers the message “When Everything is Going Bad: Advice from Heaven” based on Revelation 5:1-14. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you for your help!

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available free of charge for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP AUTOMATIC DONATION PAYMENTS TO IMMANUEL, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

Announcements for April 24, 2022

immanuelosmond | 22 April, 2022 10:16

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

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Spencer Hille and Brianna Kumm. Next Sunday they will be Anna Kahny and Karter Johnson.

OUR READER for this morning is LYF member, Owen Severson. Next Sunday, the reader will be Doug Hartner.The Elders helping Pastor Scott serve communion next Sunday will be Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

THANK YOU to James and Nancy Bessmer and Tiger Town Food Center for donating the Easter lilies that have beautified our altar. They would like anyone in the congregation who would like, please take one home with you today or give one to someone shut-in or in need of a little cheer.

NAME BADGES in the west entry and west wall of the church—They help Pastor and Sonja, as well as any new members or guests, get to know our names and faces. Thank You!

THE BRIDGE -- LYF will continue their weekly discipleship class -“The Bridge”- with Pastor Kirchoff this Wednesday, April 27th, at 6:30 p.m. ALL high school students are encouraged and welcome to attend.

LWML will have their monthly meeting this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend any meeting.

BACCALAUREATE will be held for our six graduating seniors next Sunday, May 1st during the worship service. This year’s senior members of Immanuel are: Molly Beacom-Timmerman, Mason Gansebom, Holly Jensen, Kaden Polt, Kenzie von Rentzell and Riley Wagner.

CHANGE OF MISSION: The donations for “Farm Fresh Eggs” in the church kitchen will now be collected for Pastor Lilienkamp’s mission work in Alaska. The Anchor Lutheran School he helps with is trying to add high school classes, but is in need of funds for school modifications.

MERCY MEALS OPEN HOUSE: Join us for an Open House Thursday, April 28th from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at 603 W. Madison Ave., Norfolk, NE 68701. If you are unable to attend, you can call 402-649-6401 for a tour or to set up a packing event.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Gates of Glory” – Thomas recounts his experience with doubt and belief as he meets the risen Jesus. Worship Service – Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, President of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, delivers the message for the LCMS Anniversary Service. These shows air on today on KCAU-TV 9 out of Sioux City beginning at 10:00 a.m.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler is the speaker. Other information was not available. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG-AM 780 and WJAG-FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 AM -12:30 PM. Through God’s grace and love The Lutheran Hour reaches over ONE MILLION listeners each week.

ADOPT-A-COLLEGE STUDENT: It is time again to adopt-a-college student. Immanuel has 30 college students who could use some extra love and support, especially as they approach the end of the school year and final exams. We need to have care packages mailed by TOMORROW to help them prepare for finals week. There are still 3 college student names and addresses available before and after church in back today! If you are interested, please see Donna and she will give you the student’s name and mailing information, or you can contact the church office.

THE MAY CALENDAR is in your bulletin boxes today!

THE NEW DIGITAL SIGN is scheduled to be installed on Thursday, April 28th!

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you for your help!

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available free of charge for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP AUTOMATIC DONATION PAYMENTS TO IMMANUEL, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

Announcements for Easter Sunday 4-17-2022

immanuelosmond | 15 April, 2022 11:15

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

THE ORDER OF WORSHIP FOR BOTH SERVICES TODAY will be on the screen. Also, some are printed out which are laying on the ledge by the bulletin boxes. God’s blessings on your Easter Sunday!

NAME BADGES—please continue to wear your name badges, which can be found next to your picture on either side of church. They help Pastor and Sonja, as well as any new members, get to know our names and faces. PLEASE put your badges back before leaving the church, so they will be here for every worship service you attend. Thank You!

CANDLELIGHTERS for the Sunrise Service this morning are Kaden Polt and Riley Wagner. For the 9:30 Easter Service, they will be Hunter Buchanan and Reese Johns. Next Sunday they will be Spencer Hille and Brianna Kumm.

OUR READER for this morning’s sunrise service is an LYF member, and for the 9:30 service, the reader is Larry Krohn. Next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Owen Severson.

ELDERS HELPING WITH COMMUNION today during the 9:30 service only are Ross Stelling and Doug Hartner.

THE LYF IS SERVING EASTER BREAKFAST after the Sunrise service this morning at approximately 7:30 a.m.

CHOIR will practice at 8:30 this morning and sing at the beginning of the 9:30 service.

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL OR BIBLE CLASSES will be held today! They will resume next Sunday as usual.

THE QUARTLY VOTER”S MEETING will be held this Wednesday, April 20th at 8:00 p.m. The 2022-2023 Annual Budget will be voted on as well as other church business. All voters are encouraged to attend along with anyone wishing to become a voting member.

WARNING! On the night of April 20th around the hour of 6 pm, groups of teenagers may be seen driving around town. If said teenagers stop at your house please do not be alarmed. They are not expected to be dangerous.

DEADLINE for the May Calendar & next Sunday’s bulletin is this Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

THE LYF DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE FUNDRAISER was a success! We had a great turnout and many people expressed how much they enjoyed it. A big thank you to the LYF members and their parents for doing an amazing job helping out. Also, thank you to anyone who donated their time and answered any questions we had.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today’s speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler - Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 & FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Three Days” – The disciples’ reactions and interaction in the days between Jesus’ death and resurrection. Worship Service – Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler, of Lutheran Hour Ministries, delivers the Easter message. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you!

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available free of charge for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP AUTOMATIC donation payments to Immanuel, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form. 

ADOPT-A-COLLEGE STUDENT It is time again to adopt-a-college student. Immanuel has 30 college students who could use some extra love and support, especially as they approach the end of the school year and final exams. We need to have care packages mailed by April 25th to help them prepare for finals week. There are still 15 college student names and addresses available before and after church in back today! If you are interested, please see her and she will give you the student’s name and mailing information, or you can contact the church office.

 

Announcements for April 10, 2022

immanuelosmond | 09 April, 2022 11:41

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 and Thursday evening is Ed Brummels; Paul Koehler will be the reader Friday evening and next Sunday our reader will be the LYF for Sunrise Service and Larry Krohn for the 9:30 service. Helping with communion Thursday evening and next Sunday will Doug Hartner and Ross Stelling.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caden Wingert and Mason Gansebom. Thursday evening they will be Caleb Miller and Owen Severson. Easter Sunrise service they will be Kaden Polt and Riley Wagner and at the 9:30 service they will be Hunter Buchanan and Reese Johns.

FLOWERS ON THE ORGAN are in honor of Marlin & Clarice Gansebom’s 70th wedding anniversary, which they will be celebrating on Wednesday, April 13th.

FLOWERS ON THE PIANO have been giving by the children of Alton & Leoma Fuelberth, who are celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary today.

THE FLOWER BOUQUETS next to the altar is from the funeral of Elaine Peterson. The red and white carnations are in honor of our confirmation class today.

LYF MEMBERS are hosting a Daddy/Daughter dance today, from 5-7 p.m. here at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Cost is $10 per daddy/daughter and $5 for each additional daughter. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Proceeds help the LYF fund their convention trip to Houston, Texas.

THANK YOU to Tiger Town Food Center for donating all the potatoes for the baked potato bar last Wednesday evening.

SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS with perfect attendance for the month of March are: Katarina Miller and Tucker Thelen.

BOARD MEETINGS AND CHURCH COUNCIL meet for their quarterly meetings on Wednesday evening at 8:00 and 9:00 respectively. Minutes from the January meeting are in the council members’ bulletin boxes. Please look them over before the council meeting. Thank you. The quarterly Voter’s meeting will be on Wednesday, April 20th at 8:00 p.m.

HOLY WEEK SERVICE SCHEDULE:

Maundy Thursday Worship w/Communion 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday Worship 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunrise Service w/LYF Skit 6:30 a.m.

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

Choir Practice 8:30 a.m.

Easter Worship w/Communion 9:30 a.m.

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL or BIBLE CLASSES on EASTER SUNDAY!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today -- "Drawn Through the Cross" by Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about people drawing the cross and how the cross is drawing people. (Luke 23:34)The Lutheran Hour—“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 AM & 12:30 PM.

THE LYF “BRIDGE” will meet Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Kirchoff. All high school students are encouraged and welcome to attend.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Holy Land Tour, Part 2” – A video tour of locations in Jesus’ earthly ministry, let by SD Pastor Nabil Nour who grew up in Israel. Worship Service – Rev. Kenneth Hsu of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA, delivers the message “Expectations Meet Reality” based on John 12:12-19. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP AUTOMATIC donation payments to Immanuel, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available free of charge for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you!

THANK YOU We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our family of Immanuel Lutheran Church through the passing of our mom, Elaine. Thank you for all the thoughts, prayers, encouraging words, and hugs through this difficult time. A special thank you to Pastor Scott for his visits and support through her hospital stay and wonderful eulogy at the funeral. Thank you, Lori, for the beautiful playing of some of mom’s favorite hymns during the service. Thank you also, to the funeral lunch committee for providing the delicious meal and serving moms loved ones. The members here embraced Mom and Dad when they moved here 15 years ago and we are so thankful and blessed. We are comforted knowing she now sees Jesus, face to face. Well done, thy good and faithful servant. Thank you all for thinking of us in our time of need, she will truly be missed! Wendell Peterson, Steve & Tina Kumm & Family

MEMBERS OF THE 2022 CONFIRMATION CLASS ARE:

Jade Caroline Halsey, daughter of Jared Halsey, Tamarie Vogt and Rebecca Fletcher. Jade was born January 4, 2008 and was baptized at Immanuel, Osmond, on February 10, 2008 by Rev. Gary Trowbridge. Her sponsors are Adam Halsey, Trenton Halsey and Shellea Olsufka. Jade’s confirmation verse is “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

Carriana Kaye Kumm, daughter of Anthony and Cassandra Michlevitz. Carriana was born June 14, 2008 and was baptized at Immanuel, Osmond on November 17, 2012 by Rev. Gary Trowbridge. Her sponsors are Cynthia Miller, Gene Kumm and Jeff Fuerhoff. Carriana’s confirmation verse is “For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” Psalm 100:5

Kaleigh Mae Miller, daughter of Montana and Cynthia Miller. Kaleigh was born January 29, 2008 and was baptized at United Methodist Church by Carol Jean Stapleton on August 31, 2008. Her sponsor is Cassandra Michlevitz. Kaleigh’s confirmation verse is “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff – they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4.

Meagan Christine Wagner, daughter of Chris and Robin Wagner. Meagan was born February 16, 2008 and was baptized at Thabor, Wausa by Rev. Michelle Oitken on April 13, 2008. Her sponsors are Brian & Melissa Wagner. Filling in today: Dan & Michelle Reikofski. Meagan’s confirmation verse is “Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22 

ADOPT-A-COLLEGE STUDENT It is time again to adopt-a-college student. Immanuel has 28 college students who could use some extra love and support, especially as they approach the end of the school year and final exams. We need to have care packages mailed by April 25th to help them prepare for finals week. Donna Kahny will have a list of college student names and addresses available before and after church in back today! If you are interested, please see her and she will give you the student’s name and mailing information, or you can contact the church office.

Announcements for April 10, 2022

immanuelosmond | 09 April, 2022 11:41

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 and Thursday evening is Ed Brummels; Paul Koehler will be the reader Friday evening and next Sunday our reader will be the LYF for Sunrise Service and Larry Krohn for the 9:30 service. Helping with communion Thursday evening and next Sunday will Doug Hartner and Ross Stelling.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caden Wingert and Mason Gansebom. Thursday evening they will be Caleb Miller and Owen Severson. Easter Sunrise service they will be Kaden Polt and Riley Wagner and at the 9:30 service they will be Hunter Buchanan and Reese Johns.

FLOWERS ON THE ORGAN are in honor of Marlin & Clarice Gansebom’s 70th wedding anniversary, which they will be celebrating on Wednesday, April 13th.

FLOWERS ON THE PIANO have been giving by the children of Alton & Leoma Fuelberth, who are celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary today.

THE FLOWER BOUQUETS next to the altar is from the funeral of Elaine Peterson. The red and white carnations are in honor of our confirmation class today.

LYF MEMBERS are hosting a Daddy/Daughter dance today, from 5-7 p.m. here at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Cost is $10 per daddy/daughter and $5 for each additional daughter. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Proceeds help the LYF fund their convention trip to Houston, Texas.

THANK YOU to Tiger Town Food Center for donating all the potatoes for the baked potato bar last Wednesday evening.

SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS with perfect attendance for the month of March are: Katarina Miller and Tucker Thelen.

BOARD MEETINGS AND CHURCH COUNCIL meet for their quarterly meetings on Wednesday evening at 8:00 and 9:00 respectively. Minutes from the January meeting are in the council members’ bulletin boxes. Please look them over before the council meeting. Thank you. The quarterly Voter’s meeting will be on Wednesday, April 20th at 8:00 p.m.

HOLY WEEK SERVICE SCHEDULE:

Maundy Thursday Worship w/Communion 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday Worship 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunrise Service w/LYF Skit 6:30 a.m.

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

Choir Practice 8:30 a.m.

Easter Worship w/Communion 9:30 a.m.

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL or BIBLE CLASSES on EASTER SUNDAY!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today -- "Drawn Through the Cross" by Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about people drawing the cross and how the cross is drawing people. (Luke 23:34)The Lutheran Hour—“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 AM & 12:30 PM.

THE LYF “BRIDGE” will meet Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Kirchoff. All high school students are encouraged and welcome to attend.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Holy Land Tour, Part 2” – A video tour of locations in Jesus’ earthly ministry, let by SD Pastor Nabil Nour who grew up in Israel. Worship Service – Rev. Kenneth Hsu of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA, delivers the message “Expectations Meet Reality” based on John 12:12-19. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP AUTOMATIC donation payments to Immanuel, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available free of charge for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you!

THANK YOU We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our family of Immanuel Lutheran Church through the passing of our mom, Elaine. Thank you for all the thoughts, prayers, encouraging words, and hugs through this difficult time. A special thank you to Pastor Scott for his visits and support through her hospital stay and wonderful eulogy at the funeral. Thank you, Lori, for the beautiful playing of some of mom’s favorite hymns during the service. Thank you also, to the funeral lunch committee for providing the delicious meal and serving moms loved ones. The members here embraced Mom and Dad when they moved here 15 years ago and we are so thankful and blessed. We are comforted knowing she now sees Jesus, face to face. Well done, thy good and faithful servant. Thank you all for thinking of us in our time of need, she will truly be missed! Wendell Peterson, Steve & Tina Kumm & Family

MEMBERS OF THE 2022 CONFIRMATION CLASS ARE:

Jade Caroline Halsey, daughter of Jared Halsey, Tamarie Vogt and Rebecca Fletcher. Jade was born January 4, 2008 and was baptized at Immanuel, Osmond, on February 10, 2008 by Rev. Gary Trowbridge. Her sponsors are Adam Halsey, Trenton Halsey and Shellea Olsufka. Jade’s confirmation verse is “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

Carriana Kaye Kumm, daughter of Anthony and Cassandra Michlevitz. Carriana was born June 14, 2008 and was baptized at Immanuel, Osmond on November 17, 2012 by Rev. Gary Trowbridge. Her sponsors are Cynthia Miller, Gene Kumm and Jeff Fuerhoff. Carriana’s confirmation verse is “For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” Psalm 100:5

Kaleigh Mae Miller, daughter of Montana and Cynthia Miller. Kaleigh was born January 29, 2008 and was baptized at United Methodist Church by Carol Jean Stapleton on August 31, 2008. Her sponsor is Cassandra Michlevitz. Kaleigh’s confirmation verse is “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff – they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4.

Meagan Christine Wagner, daughter of Chris and Robin Wagner. Meagan was born February 16, 2008 and was baptized at Thabor, Wausa by Rev. Michelle Oitken on April 13, 2008. Her sponsors are Brian & Melissa Wagner. Filling in today: Dan & Michelle Reikofski. Meagan’s confirmation verse is “Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22 

ADOPT-A-COLLEGE STUDENT It is time again to adopt-a-college student. Immanuel has 28 college students who could use some extra love and support, especially as they approach the end of the school year and final exams. We need to have care packages mailed by April 25th to help them prepare for finals week. Donna Kahny will have a list of college student names and addresses available before and after church in back today! If you are interested, please see her and she will give you the student’s name and mailing information, or you can contact the church office.

Announcements for April 3, 2022

immanuelosmond | 01 April, 2022 09:40

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

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kenzie von Rentzell and Riley Wagner. Wednesday night they will be Cali Gutz and Baylen Guenther. Next Sunday they will be Caden Wingert and Mason Gansebom.

OUR READER this morning and Wednesday evening is Larry Krohn and next Sunday our reader will be Ed Brummels.

ELDERS helping with communion this morning are Ross Stelling and Doug Hartner.

NAME BADGES– we are asking members to continue wearing their name badges to help Pastor and Sonja, as well as guests and new members get to know our names and faces. Thank You!

THANK YOU to Jaxson Wingert for playing “Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho” the during the offering this morning.

BAPTISM is being held this afternoon at 2:00 for Scarlett Ann Mansfield, daughter of Zachary and Kelly (Schuettler) Mansfield. His sponsors are Wyatt Schuettler and Paige Schuettler. We welcome Scarlett into our church family.

LYF SKIT PRACTICE will be this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. All LYF members please plan to attend.

THE ANNUAL CONFIRMATION RECOGNITION NIGHT, hosted by the LWML and Thrivent, will be held this evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Guest speaker will be Christine Ekberg, DCE at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk. LWML members will reveal their Secret Pals and a light meal will be served. Confirmands and their families, LWML members and their spouses, and chairmen of each Immanuel Church organization are invited to attend.

THANK YOU to all the ladies and gentlemen who came to help clean the church Thursday evening and Friday morning. How wonderful to have the Lord’s house shiny and clean! Your help is very appreciated!

REMINDER: There will be a Pre-Budget meeting of all Elders, Trustees, Board of Education, Chairman and Vice-Chairman on Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. Church boards and council meet Wednesday, the 13th.

MIDWEEK LENT continues this Wednesday with a 6:00 supper of a baked potato bar and dessert prepared by the LYF members going to the National Gathering in Texas this summer. Worship will begin at 7:00 p.m.

“THE BRIDGE” –LYF officers will meet Thursday at 6:00 p.m. LYF will continue their weekly discipleship classes with Pastor Kirchoff at 6:30 p.m. ALL high school students are encouraged and welcome to attend.

THE RITE OF CONFIRMATION of our 4 8th grade students will be next Sunday. Members of this year’s class are: Jade Halsey, Carriana Kumm, Kaleigh Miller and Meagan Wagner.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "This Is The Feast" with Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. A costly and extravagant meal prepared by a master chef symbolizes the meal Christ serves to His people, the Church. (Luke 22:27) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG-AM 780/WJAG-FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 AM -12:30 PM.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: Today on This is the Life – “Holy Land Tour, Part 1” – a video tour of locations in Jesus’ earthly ministry, led by SD Pastor Nabil Nour who grew up in Israel. Worship Service – Rev. David Zirpel of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA, delivers the message “God Is Always Doing Something New” based on Isaiah 43:16-21. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City. Additional information is available on the website: www.mainstreetliving.com.

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you!

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available free of charge for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

Announcements for March 27, 2022

immanuelosmond | 25 March, 2022 10:01

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

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Tucker von Rentzell and Kaden Polt. Wednesday evening they will be Zaylah Pfanstiel and Juliana Kumm. Next Sunday they will be Kenzie von Rentzell and Riley Wagner.

OUR READER for this morning is LYF member, Cody Gansebom. Wednesday evening the reader will be Doug Hartner and next Sunday, the reader will be Larry Krohn.

THE ELDERS helping Pastor Scott serve communion next Sunday will be Ross Stelling and Doug Hartner.

NAME BADGES in the west entry and west wall of the church—They help Pastor and Sonja, as well as any new members or guests, get to know our names and faces. Thank You!

MISSION CENTRAL is having a special Ukraine Project to help the missionaries that are helping in the countries where the displaced Ukrainians are fleeing to. There are copies of the Adoption Agreement in the church office for you to take or if you would rather, a special offering will be taken this morning after church.

GOAL REACHED! On behalf of the youth attending the National Convention in Houston this summer, we are excited to announce we have reached and exceeded our fundraising goal! Our goal was $19,000 and our current total is $19,857. We praise God for the amazing support we have received from the entire congregation and community. We will continue to serve meals before the lent services on Wednesday evenings. The father-daughter dance and easter egg fundraiser scheduled during the month of April will still take place. We plan to give back 10% of our fundraising total to a mission. We will continue to serve coffee and cookies at Sunday morning Bible Study as a thank you for all the continued support but will not be asking for any donations. Thank you again to all those that supported us through prayer and financial donations!

THE BRIDGE -- LYF will continue their weekly discipleship class -“The Bridge”- with Pastor Kirchoff this Tuesday, March 29th, at 6:30 p.m. ALL high school students are encouraged and welcome to attend.

NEED YOUR HELP… a project is being started to update and add to the history of Immanuel. Looking for old pictures and writings from the past as well as stories you might want to share of “how things used to be”. Items can be left at the church office or given to Janet Pfanstiel. Please mark any photos so they can be returned to you as quickly as possible. Any information will be appreciated!

LYF MEMBERS are hosting a Daddy/Daughter dance on Sunday, April 10th from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $10 per daddy/daughter and $5 for each additional daughter. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Proceeds help the LYF fund their convention trip to Houston, Texas.

EGG MY YARD! The LYF members will hide however many eggs you choose and also provide a “Resurrection Rolls” kit for each family, which includes everything you need to make the empty tomb rolls and the story that goes with it. All yards will be egged on April 16th. See posters in the church entrances for more information and prices. Contact Donna Kahny at 402-841-8748 for questions.

THE ANNUAL CONFIRMATION RECOGNITION NIGHT, hosted by the LWML and Thrivent, will be held next Sunday evening, April 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Guest speaker will be Christine Ekberg, DCE at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk. LWML members will reveal their Secret Pals and a light meal will be served. Confirmands and their families, LWML members and their spouses, and chairmen of each Immanuel Church organization are invited to attend.

CHANGE OF MISSION: The donations for “Farm Fresh Eggs” in the church kitchen will now be collected for Pastor Lilienkamp’s mission work in Alaska. The Anchor Lutheran School he helps with is trying to add high school classes, but is in need of funds for school modifications.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Awake With a Stranger” – A guilt-ridden man is confronted and haunted by a lapse in judgment. Worship Service – Rev. David Daumer of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ireton, Iowa, delivers the message, “A Call to Fruitful Repentance” based on Luke 13:1-9. These shows air on today on KCAU-TV 9 out of Sioux City beginning at 10:00 a.m.

CHURCH CLEANING will be held this Thursday, March 31st from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Friday, April 1st from 8:00 – Noon. The following people are asked to PLEASE come and help clean the church so that it looks great for Confirmation and Easter! Men are very welcome to come as well to help with heavy items, climbing ladders, etc.:

Rhonda Bahr Marla Huwaldt Kate Koehler

Mindy Evans Audra Huwaldt Robin Koehler

Susan Gansebom Kim Huwaldt Lisa Kralicek

Jennifer Gansebom Lisa Johnson Adrian Kumm

Tiffany Gansebom Deb Johnson Linda Krohn

Bette Gardner Pam Johnson Shelley Kruse

Lisa Gerdes Jessica Johnson Laura Kruse

Diane Gray Jennae Kester Jackie Kruse

Sarah Gray Patti Ketelsen Tami Kuhl

Betty Gubbels Brooke Kilcoin Bonnie Kumm

Nancy Gudenkauf Tami King Paige Kumm

Melanie Gutz Christy Koehler Erin Kumm

Paula Gutz Lori Koehler Gloria Kumm

Deb Gutz Amanda Koehler Joan Kumm

Alicia Gutz Ashley Koehler Tina Kumm

Linda Gutz Janice Koehler Becky Lambrecht

Michelle Hille Elisha Koehler Brenda Lind

Missy Hoppe Regena Lorenz

If you are unable to come on either Thursday evening or Friday morning, please contact Bev Pfanstiel at 402-360-1678 to set up a time that works for you. You may also come anytime during the day on Thursday if you make arrangements with Bev. If you cannot come at all, please get someone to come and work in your place. If your name is not on the list, and you feel you are able to help, please feel free to come and help out. ALSO, if your name is on the list and you feel you can no longer help, please contact Deb in the church office so that your name can be taken off the cleaning list. THANK YOU.

Announcements for March 20, 2022

immanuelosmond | 18 March, 2022 09:30

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

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Anna Kahny and Landon Oltjenbruns. Wednesday evening they will be Matthew Alderson and Spencer Hille. Next Sunday they will be Tucker von Rentzell and Kaden Polt.

OUR READER for this morning and Wednesday evening is Ross Stelling and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Owen Severson. Helping with communion this morning are Elders Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

NAME BADGES—please continue to wear your name badges, which can be found next to your picture on either side of church. They help Pastor and Sonja, as well as any new members, get to know our names and faces. PLEASE put your badges back before leaving the church, so they will be here for every worship service you attend. Thank You!

THE TWO NEW COMMUNION BANNERS that are placed in the East and West Entrances of church are a memorial from the family of Lucille Steckelberg. We thank them for these wonderful additions to our banners.

THE FLOWERS ON THE ORGAN this morning are given by the children and their families of Steve & Tina Kumm, in honor of Steve & Tina’s 40th wedding anniversary, which is today! Thank you for sharing them with us at Immanuel.

THANK YOU to Dawson Gansebom for playing the piano during the offering this morning and to Katarina Miller for playing last Wednesday evening during the offering also.

THE LYF is serving bible class on Sunday mornings. All donations made will go towards the National trip in Houston this summer.

LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWAL TIME – If you are currently receiving the Lutheran Witness and would like it canceled or are not currently receiving it and would like to, please contact the church office. Also, if you have an updated address, please let us know. Deadline to contact the office for any changes is TOMORROW. The Church is billed monthly for all subscriptions.

LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) will hold their monthly meeting this Tuesday evening, March 22nd (NOTE DAY due to Lent) beginning at 7:30 p.m. All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend any meeting to join.

THE LYF will be serving the supper this Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. before Midweek Lent worship. On the menu is pulled pork and macaroni salad! All donations go toward their trip to the National LYF Convention in Houston this July.

THE DEADLINE for the April Calendar & next Sunday’s bulletin is this Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

THE LYF will continue their weekly discipleship classes -“The Bridge”- with Pastor Kirchoff this Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. ALL high school students are encouraged and welcome to attend.

SUNDAY SCHOOL will be starting a new mission project on March 27. We will be starting a pen pal program with our shut-in members and will be putting together kits to hand out with our first letters/pictures. If Sunday school families would be willing to donate stationary, stickers, stamped envelopes, or little cards with messages or faith, hope or good tidings to add it would be appreciated. We need by start of Sunday school on the 27th.

NEED YOUR HELP…a project is being started to update and add to the history of Immanuel. Looking for old pictures and writings from the past as well as stories you might want to share of “how things used to be”. Items can be left at the church office or given to Janet Pfanstiel. Please mark any photos so they can be returned to you as quickly as possible. Any information will be appreciated!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today’s speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler - “Everything I Have Is Yours”. Being very bad can get one lost, but so can being very good. (Luke 15:1-32) Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 & FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Smash Up” – A group of friends struggle with lingering guilt after an accident. Worship Service – Rev. Garret Kasper of Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen, Iowa, delivers the message “A Call to Fruitful Repentance” based on Luke 13:1-9. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

LYF MEMBERS are hosting a Daddy/Daughter dance on Sunday, April 10th from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $10 per daddy/daughter and $5 for each additional daughter. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Proceeds help the LYF fund their convention trip to Houston, Texas.

EGG MY YARD! The LYF members will hide however many eggs you choose and also provide a “Resurrection Rolls” kit for each family, which includes everything you need to make the empty tomb rolls and the story that goes with it. All yards will be egged on April 16th. See posters in the church entrances for more information and prices. Contact Donna Kahny at 402-841-8748 for questions.

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you!

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available free of charge for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

CHURCH CLEANING will be held on Thursday, March 31st from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Friday, April 1st from 8:00 – Noon. The following people are asked to come and help clean the church so that it looks great for Confirmation and Easter! Men are very welcome to come as well to help with heavy items, climbing ladders, etc.:

Rhonda Bahr Marla Huwaldt Kate Koehler Mindy Evans Audra Huwaldt Robin Koehler

Susan Gansebom Kim Huwaldt Lisa Kralicek Jennifer Gansebom Lisa Johnson Adrian Kumm

Tiffany Gansebom Deb Johnson Linda Krohn Bette Gardner Pam Johnson Shelley Kruse

Lisa Gerdes Jessica Johnson Laura Kruse Diane Gray Donna Kahny Jackie Kruse

Sarah Gray Jennae Kester Tami Kuhl Betty Gubbels Patti Ketelsen Bonnie Kumm

Nancy Gudenkauf Brooke Kilcoin Paige Kumm Melanie Gutz Tami King Erin Kumm

Paula Gutz Christy Koehler Gloria Kumm Deb Gutz Lori Koehler Joan Kumm

Alicia Gutz Amanda Koehler Tina Kumm Linda Gutz Ashley Koehler Becky Lambrecht

Michelle Hille Janice Koehler Brenda Lind Missy Hoppe Elisha Koehler Regena Lorenz

If you are unable to come on either Thursday evening or Friday morning, please contact Bev Pfanstiel at 402-360-1678 to set up a time that works for you. You may also come anytime during the day on Thursday if you make arrangements with Bev. If you cannot come at all, please get someone to come and work in your place. If your name is not on the list, and you feel you are able to help, please feel free to come and help out. ALSO, if your name is on the list and you feel you can no longer help, please contact Deb in the church office so that your name can be taken off the cleaning list. THANK YOU.

Announcements for March 13, 2022

immanuelosmond | 11 March, 2022 11:53

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 Doug Hartner, Paul Koehler will be the reader Wednesday evening and next Sunday our reader will be Ross Stelling. Helping with communion next week will Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Karter Johnson and Hudson Schultze. Wednesday evening they will be Keyston Pfanstiel and Cody Gansebom. Next Sunday they will be Anna Kahny and Landon Oltjenbruns.

THANK YOU to Jeannie Oltjenbruns for filling in as our organist this morning.

CONGRATULATIONS to Noah Koehler and Rachel Schopke, who were married here at Immanuel yesterday. God’s blessings to you both.

NAME BADGES—please continue to wear your name badges. They help Pastor and Sonja, as well as any new members, get to know our names and faces. PLEASE put your badges back before leaving the church, so they will be here for every worship service you attend. Thank You!

BAPTISM is being held this morning for Beckham Dale Rohde, son of Chris and Kayla Rohde. His sponsors are Abbie Friedrich and Tyler John Lackas. We welcome Beckham into our church family.

DATE CHANGE!! THE LYF MONTHLY MEETING DATE has been moved to Tuesday, the 15th at 6:30 due to State Speech.

NEED YOUR HELP…a project is being started to update and add to the history of Immanuel. Looking for old pictures and writings from the past as well as stories you might want to share of “how things used to be”. Items can be left at the church office or given to Janet Pfanstiel. Please mark any photos so they can be returned to you as quickly as possible. Any information will be appreciated!

LYF will be serving the supper this Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. before Midweek Lent worship. On the menu is Chicken Noodle and Chili Soup! All donations go toward their trip to the National LYF Convention in Houston this July.

LYF MEMBERS are hosting a Daddy/Daughter dance on Sunday, April 10th from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $10 per daddy/daughter and $5 for each additional daughter. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Proceeds help the LYF fund their convention trip to Houston, Texas.

PERFECT ATTENDANCE FOR FEBRUARY SUNDAY SCHOOL: Tucker Thelen, Klaire Johnson, Harlow Gansebom, Brigham Stelling, Braxton Stelling, Carter Gansebom, Shailey Orr, Bristal Stelling and Harper Gansebom.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP AUTOMATIC donation payments to Immanuel, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today -- "No Room for Demons" by Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. Why did God allow evil? The Bible doesn’t answer that question. The question is does answer is, “In spite of the evil, what will God do?” (Luke 11:14-28) The Lutheran Hour—“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 AM & 12:30 PM.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “The Poisoned Banquet” – Vicious rumors look to ruin a nurse’s career and marriage. Worship Service – Rev. Kevin Roop of Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus, Iowa, delivers the message “That Fox” based on Luke 13:31-35. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV. WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available free of charge for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWAL TIME – If you are currently receiving the Lutheran Witness and would like it canceled or are not currently receiving it and would like to receive it, please contact the church office. Also, if you have an updated address, please let us know. Deadline to contact the office for any changes is March 21, 2022. The Church is billed monthly for all subscriptions.

THE LYF MEMBERS are serving bible class on Sunday mornings. All donations will go towards the National trip in Houston this summer.

EGG MY YARD! The LYF members will hide however many eggs you choose and also provide a “Resurrection Rolls” kit for each family, which includes everything you need to make the empty tomb rolls and the story that goes with it. All yards will be egged on April 16th. See posters in the church entrances for more information and prices. Contact Donna Kahny at 402-841-8748 for questions.

Announcements for March 6, 2022

immanuelosmond | 04 March, 2022 12:13

WORSHIP WITH HOLY COMMUNION BEGINS AT 9:30 A.M. with Sunday School and Bible Classes to follow at 10:30 a.m.

NAME BADGES– we are asking members to continue wearing their name badges to help Pastor and Sonja, as well as guests and new members get to know our names and faces. Thank You!

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

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caden Wingert and Baylen Guenther. Wednesday night they will be Mason Gansebom and Brianna Kumm. Next Sunday they will be Karter Johnson and Hudson Schultze.

OUR READER this morning and Wednesday evening is Ross Stelling and next Sunday our reader will be Doug Hartner.

ELDERS with communion this morning are Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

THE NEW “PRAYER” BANNER has been given to Immanuel from the family of Arlean Pfanstiel. We sincerely thank them for this beautiful banner.

THANK YOU to Katarina Miller for playing the piano during the offering this morning. Thank you for sharing your God-given talents with the congregation.

MIDWEEK LENT continues this Wednesday with a 6:00 supper of lasagna, breadsticks, salad and dessert prepared by the grandparents of the LYF members going to the National Gathering in Texas this summer. ++++++Worship will begin at 7:00 p.m.++++++

“THE BRIDGE” --LYF will continue their weekly discipleship classes with Pastor Kirchoff on Thursdays through Lent, at 6:30 p.m. ALL high school students are encouraged and welcome to attend.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "One Thing Needful" with Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. The Bible is not a Magic 8-ball; it’s a portal into a new world. (Luke 10:38-42) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG-AM 780/WJAG-FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 AM -12:30 PM.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: Today on This is the Life – “The Now Crowd” – A soldier on leave helps his brother work through struggles in his life. Worship Service – Rev. Henry Witte of Hope Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska, delivers the message “All Who Call on the Name Of the Lord Will Be Saved” based on Romans 10:13. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City. Additional information is available on the website: www.mainstreetliving.com.

LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWAL TIME – If you are currently receiving the Lutheran Witness and would like it canceled or are not currently receiving it and would like to receive it, please contact the church office. Also, if you have an updated address, please let us know. Deadline to contact the office for any changes is March 21, 2022. The Church is billed monthly for all subscriptions.

SUNDAY SCHOOL would like to thank everyone who donated items to the lock-in and to the parents for allowing their children to attend. We had 37 children attend. We would also like to give a big shout out and thanks to the Ross Stelling family, Julie Slagle and Sonja Kirchoff for coming and helping us out with the kids and all of the activities and everyone who donated food items. We could not have done it without you!

NEED YOUR HELP…a project is being started to update and add to the history of Immanuel. Looking for old pictures and writings from the past as well as stories you might want to share of “how things used to be”. (Does anyone have the old Smorgasbord dinner notes?) Items can be left at the church office or given to Janet Pfanstiel. Please mark any photos so they can be returned to you as quickly as possible. Any information will be appreciated!

LYF MEMBERS - Please save the date of Sunday, April 10th for the daddy/daughter dance. The dance will be held from 5-7 and we will need help setting up before and cleaning up after. Also, there will be more information to come about help with snacks and decorations. Thank you!

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you!

Announcements for February 27, 2022

immanuelosmond | 25 February, 2022 12:34

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

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kenzie von Rentzell and Leia Buchanan. Wednesday evening they will be Cali Gutz and Ella von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Caden Wingert and Baylen Guenther.

OUR READER for this morning is LYF member, Tucker von Rentzell. Wednesday evening the reader will be Doug Hartner and next Sunday, the reader will be Ross Stelling.

ELDERS helping Pastor Scott serve communion Wednesday evening for the Ash Wednesday service and next Sunday will be Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

THE LYF MEMBERS are serving bible class on Sunday mornings. All donations will go towards the National trip in Houston this summer.

NAME BADGES—please continue to wear your name badges, which can be found next to your picture on either side of church. They help Pastor and Sonja, as well as any new members, get to know our names and faces. PLEASE put your badges back before leaving the church, so they will be here for every worship service you attend. Thank You!

THE LWML ASH WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE, “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”, will be held March 2nd in the church fellowship hall. Coffee, fruit and rolls will be served from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and the Prayer Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

ASH WEDNESDAY & LENT begin this Wednesday, March 2nd. LWML will host a light supper beginning at 6:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship with Holy Communion will be held at 7:00 p.m.

THE BRIDGE -- LYF will continue their weekly discipleship class -“The Bridge”- with Pastor Kirchoff on Thursdays through Lent, beginning this Thursday on March 3rd at 6:30 p.m. ALL high school students are encouraged and welcome to attend.

THE LYF is selling butter braids through the 2nd of March. If you are interested in purchasing, please seek out an LYF member. Thank You!

THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 5th, the Immanuel LYF will be serving a Drive Thru Windsor Loin Dinner March 5th from 5 – 7 PM. Cost of the dinner will be $10.00 and will include Windsor loin (cherries), scalloped potatoes, green beans and dessert. Orders will be taken at the west entrance of the Lutheran church. All funds will be used to support the youth attending the national youth gathering in Houston this summer.

NEED YOUR HELP… a project is being started to update and add to the history of Immanuel. Looking for old pictures and writings from the past as well as stories you might want to share of “how things used to be”. (Does anyone have the old Smorgasbord dinner notes?) Items can be left at the church office or given to Janet Pfanstiel. Please mark any photos so they can be returned to you as quickly as possible. Any information will be appreciated!

CAMP LUTHER: Registration for summer camp 2022 is OPEN! Spots are filling up quickly, so click the button below to register your camper for an awesome weekend, week, or weeks of fun and Christian fellowship. Head to our website and register now so that you can start your summer camp countdown today!

THE FUNERAL SERVICE FOR ARLEAN PFANSTIEL is planned for Thursday, March 3rd at 11:00 a.m. with visitation an hour before the service here at Immanuel. Burial will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

LYF MEMBERS- Please save the date of Sunday, April 10th for the daddy/ daughter dance. The dance will be held from 5-7 and we will need help setting up before and cleaning up after. Also, there will be more information to come about help with snacks and decorations. Thank you!

LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWAL TIME – If you are currently receiving the Lutheran Witness and would like it canceled or are not currently receiving it and would like to, please contact the church office. Also, if you have an updated address, please let us know. Deadline to contact the office for any changes is March 21, 2022. The Church is billed monthly for all subscriptions.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today’s speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 & FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Hope Enough to Live By” – A medical research scientist falls into despair after an accident and subsequent events. Worship Service – Rev. Russell Senstad of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA, delivers the message “Word of God Speak” based on Luke 9:28-36. These shows air on today on KCAU-TV 9 out of Sioux City beginning at 10:00 a.m.

DRIVE-THROUGH SPAGHETTI DINNER Free-will Donation Meal for the Knepp Family who lost their home in Breslau to a fire, will be held Thursday, March 3rd from 5-8 PM at the Osmond Community Schools parking lot.

ST. MARY’S SCHOOL DRIVE-THRU DINNER is being held today, February 27th from 11:00 – 1:00 at the Osmond City Hall. Delivery is available in the town of Osmond only from 11AM–Noon only. Call LaVail Aschoff at 402-649-7772 for delivery request. $10.00 per meal includes homemade meatballs, baked potato and bun, green beans and Cream Puff Dessert.

ACH PAYMENTS TO CHURCH (it is not mandatory) is available to members. If you are interested, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

REMINDER: Please save all BEST CHOICE labels/bar codes! Preschool is still saving the labels/bar codes. This is a continuous collection so you can collect them the whole year. There is a box on top of the bulletin boxes or you can place them in Julie Slagle’s box. Thank you!

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS are available free of charge for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

Beckendorf Update - February 2022

immanuelosmond | 25 February, 2022 12:28

Dear Friends, Greetings again.

Well, things have been rather routine around here -- up until last two or three weeks, that is. Since then it has not exactly been smooth sailing. About three weeks ago Tim went to Maun, the town five hours south of us where we get our supplies, to see a dentist and do some other running around as well. About ten minutes after he left in his truck I got a phone call saying he had broken a spring on the rear axle and was turning around to get the vehicle we had loaned to us by another LBT family (our other vehicle was in Maun with electrical problems). Thankfully, Tim made it down to Maun without further incident, got several of his errands done, and even had a fairly good dentist visit -- though he has needed to go back to the dentist.

Unfortunately, while down in Maun Tim received a phone call from Moronga, one of our translators, saying that the translation office had been broken into; all the computers were stolen and the office was trashed. Fortunately, all of the translation work is stored on the cloud so none of that has been lost (praise God!). Tim was feeling a little chagrined because although thieves have tried to break in before they have not gotten past the extra lock on the door, so Tim thought the office was pretty safe. The week before he had put his foot down about the translators NOT taking their computers home with them because they were losing cords, not having them when they were being needed, having them stolen out of cars, etc. Splash and Moronga were really upset about not being able to take the computers home, and now this happened. Ah well.

This time the thieves apparently just ignored the locks and broke the whole door. Everything is insured, but it will take time to get new things and set them up. One big silver lining to this cloud is that Tim was in Maun when he got the news, and he was able to borrow two spare computers from the LBT project there. (Our co-workers are very generous; first they lend us their vehicle, and now two computers. Let's hope they don't have to lend us anything else!) Because we were able to get those computers so quickly we really lost very little time on the project; Tim spent about a day getting the programs we use on the computers and then we were up and running again. And we are very thankful to have so little time lost at work. Our consultant, Dr. Michael Megahan, is currently here to check everything that has been done since his last visit. After this, no new translating will be done; the work will just be finishing what we have translated by the end of March, then getting it typeset and ready for printing. We are praying this last little translating bit goes very well, Splash and Moronga are working on the first few verses of Isaiah Ch. 61. These are not easy verses, so we'll see how much actually makes it into the Khwedam panoramic Bible.

While Tim was in Maun he gave back the vehicle we had borrowed and brought home our vehicle, even though it is not quite fixed. The mechanics have an idea of what is wrong, but getting parts is a problem. For now we can drive it, but it is not able to go above 60 mph -- and getting it to go that fast is quite a chore. Still, we are glad to have it back and will just wait until parts become available. Hopefully Tim's pick-up will get fixed when he goes down to drop off Dr. Megahan, the replacement springs have already been ordered and should be waiting for him.

Praises: - Thanksgiving for safe travel and God's provision through the hiccups.

- Thanksgiving that Dr. Megahan was able to make it here to check our translation work.

- Thanksgiving that we will finally be getting the panoramic Bible ready for typesetting.

Prayers: * Please pray that our vehicles would be fixed.

* Please pray that the preparation for typesetting and typesetting processes would go well and that the Bible launch would happen this coming 

                   year (2022).

* Please pray for Dr. Megahan's trip; that he would continue to have safe, enjoyable travels. Thank you again for all of your prayers on our behalf.

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

 


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