Announcements at Immanuel

Announcements for July 25, 2021

immanuelosmond | 23 July, 2021 12:41

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

WELCOME to Pastor Michael Buchhorn, Senior Pastor at Grace Lutheran in Wayne, who is our guest preacher and Bible Study leader today, while Pastor Lilienkamp and Darlene are vacationing in Colorado.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caden Wingert and Landon Oltjenbruns. Next Sunday they will be Mason Gansebom and Keyston Pfanstiel.

OUR READER for this morning is LYF member, Hudson Schultze. Next Sunday the reader will be Ed Brummels. Helping with communion next week will be Paul Koehler and Ross Stelling.

FLOWERS ON THE PIANO this morning are from the family of Jim Broekemeier, as Jim is celebrating his 91st birthday this Friday. God’s blessings to you, Jim!

ADULT BIBLE CLASS will be held this morning by Pastor Buchhorn and will be studying Psalm 90. Everyone is welcome to join us this morning!

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held today!

SPECIAL CALL MEETING will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. to vote on the next pastor to call to serve Immanuel. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Again, only voting members will be able to vote. You may arrive up to one hour early to look over the bios of each candidate if you would like.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed tomorrow, July 26th at 6:00 p.m. The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Doug Koehler

Landon Koehler

Michael Koehler

Paul Koehler

Wayne Koehler

Greg Kralicek

Larry Krohn

Clayton Krueger

David Kruse

Marty Kruse

Tom Kruse

Dennis Kuhl

Please note!! If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Sunday evening or Monday afternoon, but please contact your chairman, Marvin Kumm at 402-748-3228. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers and trimmers in order to do a good job. PLEASE RAISE MOWER DECKS AS THE HOSES FOR THE TREES ARE GETTING HIT BY THE MOWERS!

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, “The Peace Child” with speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler based on Ephesians 3. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “My Husband, My Sorrow” – A man and a woman must deal with whether they should consummate an adulterous affair. Worship Service – Rev. Lucas Booher of Zion Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, IA, delivers the message “The Promises of God” based on Genesis 9:8-17. Additional information is available on the website: www.mainstreetliving.com. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

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

CARD SHOWER - Former members Ralph and Linda Mickley will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on August 8th. Their children are hosting a card shower to honor the blessed event. The family has requested no gifts, but they would love for you to send a card with a special note or memory to Ralph and Linda. Their new address is: Ralph and Linda Mickley, 509 Smiley Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50014 The couple can also be reached at mickley1@comcast.net.

WORKERS STILL NEEDED on the following dates: August 29th and September 2nd, 3rd and 6th. The Nebraska Lutheran Laymen’s League is hosting the LLL State Fair booth beginning Friday, August 27 through Monday, September 6. If you are willing to help, some dates are still available. Please contact Lloyd Probasco, LLL State Fair Booth Scheduler, Call/text 402-613-8001 or email at:  lloydprobasco@gmail.com.

Announcements for July 18, 2021

immanuelosmond | 16 July, 2021 14:34

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 Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Hudson Schultze. Helping with communion this morning are Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Zaylah Pfanstiel and Erin Wagner. Next Sunday they will be Caden Wingert and Landon Oltjenbruns.

LYF MEETING will be held immediately after church this morning.

VOTER’S MEETING will be held this Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. Anyone that wants to become a voting member is encouraged to attend this meeting. You must be present to become a voting member.

CALL MEETING: There will be a special call meeting next Sunday, July 25th at 7:00 p.m. to vote on the next Pastor to call to serve Immanuel. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Again, only voting members will be allowed to vote. You may arrive up to one hour early to look over the bios of each candidate if you would like.

VBS FELLOWSHIP TODAY AFTER CHURCH: Coffee and cookies will be served. The congregation is invited to see the craft projects the VBS students have made and a free-will offering will be taken for the VBS mission project "Alaska Mission for Christ". No Bible Classes today!

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

THANK YOU to everyone that helped with our VBS program. We had an outpouring of volunteers who agreed to teach, lead teams, help in the kitchen, donate food, do the crafts, music and games, and help out at the check-in/check-out desk, take pictures, and help in countless other ways. An especially big thank you goes out to Julie Slagle for all of her work with registration, music and the closing program. Thank you also to the parents who sent their children to VBS and to the people of Immanuel for your prayers and support. We appreciate all of you!

NEXT SUNDAY: Pastor Michael Buchhorn, Senior Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, Wayne, NE, will be the guest preacher and Bible Class teacher. We welcome the Word that Pastor Buchhorn will bring next Sunday. Pastor and Darlene will be vacationing with family in Colorado.

NO MEN’S BIBLE STUDY GROUP or 9:00 Bible Class on Thursday as Pastor is on vacation.

CONGREGATIONAL HELP NEEDED WITH PARSONAGE REPAIRS … deck staining and basement remodeling. Trustees plan to start these projects this week. For more information on helping, contact Randy Pfanstiel at 402-360-0581.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "The Problem and Promise of Deathbed Conversion" is a last-minute conversion cause for joy or an insult to lifelong believers? -- Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler explores both the problem and the promise of deathbed conversions. (Ephesians 2) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “No Laughing Matter” – A woman must learn to deal with her past in order to help someone else in her past. Worship Service – Rev. David Viggers of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Odebolt, Iowa, delivers the message “You Give Them Something to Eat” based on Matthew 6:30-44. Additional information is available on the web site: www.mainstreetliving.com. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

CARD SHOWER - Former members Ralph and Linda Mickley will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on August 8th. Their children are hosting a card shower to honor the blessed event. The family has requested no gifts, but they would love for you to send a card with a special note or memory to Ralph and Linda. Their new address is: Ralph and Linda Mickley, 509 Smiley Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50014 The couple can also be reached at mickley1@comcast.net.

THE SALVATION ARMY is holding their Stuff the Bus helping children entering grades Pre-K through 12th with new backpacks and basic school supplies. All donations are helpful. Also, if anyone is in need of assistance, they can apply by calling the Salvation Army at 402-379-4663 Walk-in registrations will be on Tuesday, July 20th from 9-11 AM and 1-3 PM.

MADISON CHILDHOOD COALITION is also looking for donations for baby items. If you have any baby items laying around you would like to donate, they will take them. Needs are: 5 Point transitional car seat, convertible car seat, 2 bassinets, baby jumper, swing, booster high chair, umbrella stroller, baby gates and a high chair.

2021 CONCORDIA PUBLISHING HOUSE BIBLE SALE:  A signup poster is in the church office if you want to purchase any of the bibles. Please place your order by July 29th, so we can get the sale prices. Thank you!

THANK YOU so much for your continued gifts to Lutheran Bible Translators for our work in translating Bible portions into Khwedam. We truly appreciate your willingness to support our ministry and help enable the Khwe people to learn about God in their own language. Thank you, again, for supporting us and our ministry. Rev. Tim and Lisa, Aaron and Andrew  A complete thank you and their July 2021 Update are printed in your bulletins.

Announcements for July 18, 2021

immanuelosmond | 16 July, 2021 14:34

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 Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Hudson Schultze. Helping with communion this morning are Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Zaylah Pfanstiel and Erin Wagner. Next Sunday they will be Caden Wingert and Landon Oltjenbruns.

LYF MEETING will be held immediately after church this morning.

VOTER’S MEETING will be held this Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. Anyone that wants to become a voting member is encouraged to attend this meeting. You must be present to become a voting member.

CALL MEETING: There will be a special call meeting next Sunday, July 25th at 7:00 p.m. to vote on the next Pastor to call to serve Immanuel. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Again, only voting members will be allowed to vote. You may arrive up to one hour early to look over the bios of each candidate if you would like.

VBS FELLOWSHIP TODAY AFTER CHURCH: Coffee and cookies will be served. The congregation is invited to see the craft projects the VBS students have made and a free-will offering will be taken for the VBS mission project "Alaska Mission for Christ". No Bible Classes today!

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

THANK YOU to everyone that helped with our VBS program. We had an outpouring of volunteers who agreed to teach, lead teams, help in the kitchen, donate food, do the crafts, music and games, and help out at the check-in/check-out desk, take pictures, and help in countless other ways. An especially big thank you goes out to Julie Slagle for all of her work with registration, music and the closing program. Thank you also to the parents who sent their children to VBS and to the people of Immanuel for your prayers and support. We appreciate all of you!

NEXT SUNDAY: Pastor Michael Buchhorn, Senior Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, Wayne, NE, will be the guest preacher and Bible Class teacher. We welcome the Word that Pastor Buchhorn will bring next Sunday. Pastor and Darlene will be vacationing with family in Colorado.

NO MEN’S BIBLE STUDY GROUP or 9:00 Bible Class on Thursday as Pastor is on vacation.

CONGREGATIONAL HELP NEEDED WITH PARSONAGE REPAIRS … deck staining and basement remodeling. Trustees plan to start these projects this week. For more information on helping, contact Randy Pfanstiel at 402-360-0581.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "The Problem and Promise of Deathbed Conversion" is a last-minute conversion cause for joy or an insult to lifelong believers? -- Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler explores both the problem and the promise of deathbed conversions. (Ephesians 2) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “No Laughing Matter” – A woman must learn to deal with her past in order to help someone else in her past. Worship Service – Rev. David Viggers of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Odebolt, Iowa, delivers the message “You Give Them Something to Eat” based on Matthew 6:30-44. Additional information is available on the web site: www.mainstreetliving.com. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

CARD SHOWER - Former members Ralph and Linda Mickley will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on August 8th. Their children are hosting a card shower to honor the blessed event. The family has requested no gifts, but they would love for you to send a card with a special note or memory to Ralph and Linda. Their new address is: Ralph and Linda Mickley, 509 Smiley Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50014 The couple can also be reached at mickley1@comcast.net.

THE SALVATION ARMY is holding their Stuff the Bus helping children entering grades Pre-K through 12th with new backpacks and basic school supplies. All donations are helpful. Also, if anyone is in need of assistance, they can apply by calling the Salvation Army at 402-379-4663 Walk-in registrations will be on Tuesday, July 20th from 9-11 AM and 1-3 PM.

MADISON CHILDHOOD COALITION is also looking for donations for baby items. If you have any baby items laying around you would like to donate, they will take them. Needs are: 5 Point transitional car seat, convertible car seat, 2 bassinets, baby jumper, swing, booster high chair, umbrella stroller, baby gates and a high chair.

2021 CONCORDIA PUBLISHING HOUSE BIBLE SALE:  A signup poster is in the church office if you want to purchase any of the bibles. Please place your order by July 29th, so we can get the sale prices. Thank you!

THANK YOU so much for your continued gifts to Lutheran Bible Translators for our work in translating Bible portions into Khwedam. We truly appreciate your willingness to support our ministry and help enable the Khwe people to learn about God in their own language. Thank you, again, for supporting us and our ministry. Rev. Tim and Lisa, Aaron and Andrew  A complete thank you and their July 2021 Update are printed in your bulletins.

Announcements for July 11, 2021

immanuelosmond | 09 July, 2021 12:01

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 Ross Stelling and next Sunday our reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion next week will be Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Riley Wagner and Brianna Kumm. Next Sunday they will be Zaylah Pfanstiel and Erin Wagner.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS this morning will continue the study series on the book of Judges. The Old Testament book of Judges is very contemporary for our lives today. A repeated phrase in Judges is: “Everyone did what was right in their own eyes,” and that phrase pretty much describes life in the United States today. Join Adult Bible Class to explore how God’s people handled life in similar circumstances to today. In addition, the book of Judges has some very interesting accounts, perhaps, most humorous story in the Old Testament. See you in Bible Class!

THANK YOU to the family of Vernon and Donna Gansebom for the new cabinet in the kitchen for roasters, etc. Also, thank you to Ross Stelling for building it.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held Monday through Thursday this week from 5-8:10 p.m. and the closing program will be next Sunday, July 18th, during the church service.

VBS FOOD SIGN UP SHEETS ARE POSTED NEAR THE BULLETIN BOXES – Please bring the food to church on the day prior to the assigned day. So if you signed up to bring food on Tuesday please have the food to church on Monday, etc. Thanks!!

CALL MEETING: There will be a call meeting on Sunday, July 25th at 7:00 p.m. to vote on the next Pastor to call to serve Immanuel. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Again, only voting members will be allowed to vote.

BOARD MEETINGS AND CHURCH COUNCIL will meet this Wednesday, July 14th at 7:30 and 8:30 respectively.

THE QUARTERLY VOTER’S MEETING will be held next Wednesday, July 21st at 8:00 p.m.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed tomorrow, July 12th at 6:00 p.m. The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Doug Hartner

Jerry Johnson

Mike Johnson

Nick Johnson

Dwight Kahny

Doug Ketelsen

Cody Koehler

Dean Koehler

Jared Koehler

Jordan Koehler

Justin Koehler

Kevin Koehler

Noah Koehler

Please note!! If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Sunday evening or Monday afternoon, but please contact your chairman, Lyle Kuhlman at 402-748-3865. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers and trimmers in order to do a good job. PLEASE RAISE MOWER DECKS AS THE HOSES FOR THE TREES ARE GETTING HIT BY THE MOWERS!

LYF MEETING will be held after church next Sunday, July 18th!

PASTOR LILIENKAMP will be at VBS this week and will be here during the days of Wednesday and Thursday. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp (402-369-2529) or the church office to check availability as sometimes shut-in visits, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! If you need pastoral care other days, please call his phone number listed.

2021 CONCORDIA PUBLISHING HOUSE BIBLE SALE: Inserts have been put in this week’s bulletin. A signup poster is in the church office if you want to purchase any of the bibles. Please place your order by July 29th, so we can get the sale prices. Thank you!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Inherited as Intended" - Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler – An inheritance that’s more than places, property, and possessions – the inheritance of God intended for His People. (Ephesians 1) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Flight Plan” – A man has to deal with the death of a young man with a terminal illness. Will it strengthen his faith or destroy it? Worship Service – Rev. Roger Carlisle of Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake, IA, delivers the message “Amos, an Unlikely Prophet” based on Amos 7:15. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City. 

LET’S PLAY SOFTBALL Youth who will be going into grades 7-12 are invited to play softball at Plainview on Sunday, July 25 at 3:00. All of the circuit churches are invited (Orchard, Clearwater, Neligh, Elgin, Verdigre, Creighton, Wausa, Foster, Osmond, Bloomfield and Plainview). We will divide up teams when everyone gets there. The softball fields are located next to the football field on the north side of Plainview. Bottled water, hotdogs, and snacks will be provided. If we get rained out, we will plan to go to Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview and play Bunco. Youth, please contact the LYF Sponsors, Marvin & Melanie Gutz or Brian & Tiffany Guenther, if you plan to attend by July 15th!

Announcements for July 4, 2021

immanuelosmond | 02 July, 2021 09:44

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

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

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kenzie von Rentzell and Ella von Rentzell and next Sunday they will be Riley Wagner and Brianna Kumm.

TODAY, along with most Americans, we thank the Lord for our bountiful nation. July 4th is often called “Independence Day.” We know why July 4th carries that name as our forefathers declared independence from the homeland, England. The name Independence Day is misleading for Christians. Today, we should call July 4th “Dependence Day.” Our biggest problem in the United States today results from not being dependent on direction from God’s Word, Bible teachings and His grace. May God, through the work of the Holy Spirit, lead us to be dependent upon HIM. Enjoy a blessed 4th with your family.

THE FLOWERS on the piano this morning are given by the family of Margaret Broekemeier in honor of her 92nd birthday which was this past Thursday. God’s blessing on your birthday, Margaret.

BAPTISM WILL BE HELD TODAY AFTER BIBLE CLASS for Henry Douglas and Asher James, sons of Daniel and Anne Wiese. Henry’s sponsors are Mario and Meg Jaquez. Asher’s sponsors are Spencer and Courtney Bradley. God’s blessings to them as they become members of our congregation and heirs of God.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS continues the series on the book of Judges. The Old Testament book of Judges is very contemporary for our lives today. A repeated phrase in Judges is: “Everyone did what was right in their own eyes,” and that phrase pretty much describes life in the United States today. Join Adult Bible Class to explore how God’s people handled life in similar circumstances to today. In addition, the book of Judges has some very interesting accounts, perhaps, the most humorous story in the Old Testament. See you in Bible Class!

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet this Thursday morning at 6:30 AM. The men’s group enjoys a lite breakfast, fellowship, study, and prayer. This Thursday, the group continues the study on selected psalms. The book of Psalms passionately touches the human heart because it expresses the emotions of the human heart. Psalms touches our hearts today because we have the same emotions. Now is the time to join a lively men’s study group. See you Thursday morning at 6:30 AM.

SIGN-UP SHEETS FOR FOOD FOR VBS are now in the back of church! Please consider helping with this project. Thank You!

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

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: Today on This is the Life – “The Selling Price”” – A father and son face the issue of ethics, and hot it relates to God’s law. Worship Service – Rev. Trevor Freudenburg of Calvary Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA, delivers the message “Ezekiel and Exile” based on Ezekiel 2:1-5. 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.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Out of the Depths" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler – Christians are not against science. They just don’t expect science to answer questions beyond its reach. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG-AM 780 and WJAG-FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

BOARD MEETINGS AND CHURCH COUNCIL will meet on Wednesday, July 14th at 7:30 and 8:30 respectively.

THE QUARTERLY VOTER’S MEETING will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at 8:00 p.m.

LET’S PLAY SOFTBALL Youth who will be going into grades 7-12 are invited to play softball at Plainview on Sunday, July 25 at 3:00. All of the circuit churches are invited (Orchard, Clearwater, Neligh, Elgin, Verdigre, Creighton, Wausa, Foster, Osmond, Bloomfield and Plainview). We will divide up teams when everyone gets there. The softball fields are located next to the football field on the north side of Plainview. Bottled water, hotdogs, and snacks will be provided. If we get rained out, we will plan to go to Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview and play Bunco. Youth, please contact the LYF Sponsors, Marvin & Melanie Gutz or Brian & Tiffany Guenther, if you plan to attend!

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

WORKERS NEEDED!!! The Nebraska Lutheran Laymen’s League is hosting the LLL State Fair booth beginning Friday, August 27 through Monday, September 6. This is a great opportunity to share your faith and offer valuable resources on Christian beliefs, resources with answers to today’s problems and challenges, and visit with fair-goers about faith issues. If you are willing to help, please contact Lloyd Probasco, LLL State Fair Booth Scheduler, Cell or text 402-613-8001 or email: lloydprobasco@gmail.com. Thanks for your help.

Announcements for July 4, 2021

immanuelosmond | 02 July, 2021 09:44

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

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

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kenzie von Rentzell and Ella von Rentzell and next Sunday they will be Riley Wagner and Brianna Kumm.

TODAY, along with most Americans, we thank the Lord for our bountiful nation. July 4th is often called “Independence Day.” We know why July 4th carries that name as our forefathers declared independence from the homeland, England. The name Independence Day is misleading for Christians. Today, we should call July 4th “Dependence Day.” Our biggest problem in the United States today results from not being dependent on direction from God’s Word, Bible teachings and His grace. May God, through the work of the Holy Spirit, lead us to be dependent upon HIM. Enjoy a blessed 4th with your family.

THE FLOWERS on the piano this morning are given by the family of Margaret Broekemeier in honor of her 92nd birthday which was this past Thursday. God’s blessing on your birthday, Margaret.

BAPTISM WILL BE HELD TODAY AFTER BIBLE CLASS for Henry Douglas and Asher James, sons of Daniel and Anne Wiese. Henry’s sponsors are Mario and Meg Jaquez. Asher’s sponsors are Spencer and Courtney Bradley. God’s blessings to them as they become members of our congregation and heirs of God.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS continues the series on the book of Judges. The Old Testament book of Judges is very contemporary for our lives today. A repeated phrase in Judges is: “Everyone did what was right in their own eyes,” and that phrase pretty much describes life in the United States today. Join Adult Bible Class to explore how God’s people handled life in similar circumstances to today. In addition, the book of Judges has some very interesting accounts, perhaps, the most humorous story in the Old Testament. See you in Bible Class!

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet this Thursday morning at 6:30 AM. The men’s group enjoys a lite breakfast, fellowship, study, and prayer. This Thursday, the group continues the study on selected psalms. The book of Psalms passionately touches the human heart because it expresses the emotions of the human heart. Psalms touches our hearts today because we have the same emotions. Now is the time to join a lively men’s study group. See you Thursday morning at 6:30 AM.

SIGN-UP SHEETS FOR FOOD FOR VBS are now in the back of church! Please consider helping with this project. Thank You!

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

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: Today on This is the Life – “The Selling Price”” – A father and son face the issue of ethics, and hot it relates to God’s law. Worship Service – Rev. Trevor Freudenburg of Calvary Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA, delivers the message “Ezekiel and Exile” based on Ezekiel 2:1-5. 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.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Out of the Depths" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler – Christians are not against science. They just don’t expect science to answer questions beyond its reach. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG-AM 780 and WJAG-FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

BOARD MEETINGS AND CHURCH COUNCIL will meet on Wednesday, July 14th at 7:30 and 8:30 respectively.

THE QUARTERLY VOTER’S MEETING will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at 8:00 p.m.

LET’S PLAY SOFTBALL Youth who will be going into grades 7-12 are invited to play softball at Plainview on Sunday, July 25 at 3:00. All of the circuit churches are invited (Orchard, Clearwater, Neligh, Elgin, Verdigre, Creighton, Wausa, Foster, Osmond, Bloomfield and Plainview). We will divide up teams when everyone gets there. The softball fields are located next to the football field on the north side of Plainview. Bottled water, hotdogs, and snacks will be provided. If we get rained out, we will plan to go to Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview and play Bunco. Youth, please contact the LYF Sponsors, Marvin & Melanie Gutz or Brian & Tiffany Guenther, if you plan to attend!

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

WORKERS NEEDED!!! The Nebraska Lutheran Laymen’s League is hosting the LLL State Fair booth beginning Friday, August 27 through Monday, September 6. This is a great opportunity to share your faith and offer valuable resources on Christian beliefs, resources with answers to today’s problems and challenges, and visit with fair-goers about faith issues. If you are willing to help, please contact Lloyd Probasco, LLL State Fair Booth Scheduler, Cell or text 402-613-8001 or email: lloydprobasco@gmail.com. Thanks for your help.

Announcements for June 27, 2021

immanuelosmond | 22 June, 2021 10:53

WE WELCOME EVERYONE to worship with us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kaden Polt and Cody Gansebom. Next Sunday they will be Kenzie von Rentzell and Ella von Rentzell.

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

ADULT BIBLE CLASS has begun a new series on the book of Judges. The Old Testament book of Judges is very contemporary for our lives today. A repeated phrase in Judges is: “Everyone did what was right in their own eyes,” and that phrase pretty much describes life in the United States today. Join Adult Bible Class to explore how God’s people handled life in similar circumstances to today. In addition, the book of Judges has some very interesting accounts, perhaps, the most humorous story in the Old Testament. See you in Bible Class!

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

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held today! Summer Sunday school will be held the last Sunday of June, July and August.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) will be held July 12-15 from 5-8 p.m. and the closing program will be on Sunday, July 18th during the church service. A sign-up sheet for volunteers is up in the back of church. Please consider helping this mission right here in our own community. Registration deadline for students is Friday! Please register your children today!

A VBS VOLUNTEERS MEETING will be held on June 30 at 7:30 pm. Everyone who signed up or is interested in helping with VBS should plan to attend. We are grateful for everyone who is willing to give their time and talent to furthering the Christian education of our young people and praise God that we can return to 'normal' this year.

SIGN-UP SHEETS FOR FOOD FOR VBS are now in the back of church! Please consider helping with this project. Thank You!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Today, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler is the speaker. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Amazing Grace” – a man who has come from a poor beginning to a rich and full life must learn not to forsake his Christian faith. Worship Service – Rev. James Travis of Calvary Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA, delivers the message “Does God Want Me to Have a Better Job?” based on Psalm 84. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

QUILT SHOW: Christ Lutheran Church in Pierce is hosting a quilt show on July 3rd from 10 AM – 3:30 PM in their fellowship hall. There will be refreshments and games for the kids plus a raffle for a Queen size quilt with proceeds going to the Youth Mission Trip.

CHRISTIAN COMEDIAN DAVID DEAN will be at the Pierce High School Gymnasium on Friday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m. Free event. Open to the public – Family Friendly – All ages welcome. Sponsored by Hands for Christ Committee. See posters on both entry doors.

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

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed tomorrow, June 28th at 6:00 p.m. The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Brian Guenther

Aaron Gutz

Marvin Gutz

Mike Gutz

Phil Gutz

Ryan Gutz

Travis Gutz

Jared Halsey

Doug Hartner

Cory Hille

Brad Huwaldt

Donald Johnson

Please note!! If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Sunday evening or Monday afternoon, but please contact your chairman, Dave Blunck at 402-360-1182. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers and trimmers in order to do a good job.

Announcements for June 20, 2021

immanuelosmond | 18 June, 2021 11:39

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

OUR READER for this morning is Ed Brummels and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Karter Johnson. Helping with communion this morning are Ross Stelling and Paul Koehler.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Cali Gutz and Zaylah Pfanstiel. Next Sunday they will be Kaden Polt and Cody Gansebom.

TODAY WE GIVE THANKS FOR FATHERS. We give thanks for those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage, and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice. We give thanks for those fathers who, lacking a good model for a father, have worked to become good fathers. We give thanks for those fathers who by their own account were not always there for their children, but who continue to offer those children, now grown, their love and support. We pray for those fathers who have been wounded by the neglect and hostility of their children. We give thanks for those fathers who, despite divorce, have remained in their children’s lives. We give thanks for those fathers who have adopted children, and whose love and support has offered healing. We give thanks for those fathers who, as stepfathers, freely choose the obligation of fatherhood and have earned their stepchildren’s love and respect. We give thanks for those fathers who have lost children to death, and who, despite their grief, continue to hold those children in their hearts. We give thanks for those men who have no children but cherish the next generation as if they were their own. We give thanks for those men who have ‘fathered’ us in their roles as mentors and guides. We give thanks for those men who are about to become fathers; may they openly delight in their children. And we give thanks for those fathers who have died, but who live on in our memory and whose love continues to nurture us. We give thanks for fathers. Happy Father’s Day!

TODAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS begins a new study series on the book of Judges. The Old Testament book of Judges is very contemporary for our lives today. A repeated phrase in Judges is: “Everyone did what was right in their own eyes,” and that phrase pretty much describes life in the United States today. Join Adult Bible Class to explore how God’s people handled life in similar circumstances to today. In addition, the book of Judges has some very interesting accounts, perhaps, most humorous story in the Old Testament. See you in Bible Class!

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet this Thursday morning at 6:30 AM. The men’s group enjoys a lite breakfast, fellowship, study, and prayer. The group has started a study on the book of Psalms, which passionately touches the human heart because it expresses the emotions of the human heart. Psalms touches our hearts today because we have the same emotions. Now is the time to join a lively men’s study group. See you Thursday morning at 6:30 AM.

REMINDER: Deb will be out of the church office for the National LWML Convention from Wednesday through Monday. The bulletin for next Sunday will be printed on Tuesday morning. Please have any announcements to the church office by 8:00 a.m. Tuesday. Thank you!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held July 12-15 from 5-8 p.m. and the closing program will be on Sunday, July 18th during the church service. A sign-up sheet for volunteers is up in the back of church. Please consider helping this mission right here in our own community. Registration has begun (in back of church), so register your children now!

A VBS VOLUNTEERS MEETING will be held on June 30 at 7:30 pm. Everyone who signed up or is interested in helping with VBS should plan to attend. We are grateful for everyone who is willing to give their time and talent to furthering the Christian education of our young people and praise God that we can return to 'normal' this year.

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Clearly Christian: Spiritual" -- Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler -- God is above all, but that doesn't mean material "stuff" is somehow beneath Him. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about the unique nature of Christian spirituality. (Genesis 1:31) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “The Other Wiseman” – The story of Artaban, the Persian scholar, who sets out to meet his friends with three precious jewels as gifts for the newborn King. Worship Service – Rev. Ricky Jacob of Jesus Our Savior Lutheran Church in Winnebago, NE, delivers the message “A Win-Win Situation” based on 1 Peter 5:6-11. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS have been revised and are available 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 JUNE UPDATE is in your bulletin this morning!

QUILT SHOW: Christ Lutheran Church in Pierce is hosting a quilt show on July 3rd from 10 AM – 3:30 PM in their fellowship hall. There will be refreshments and games for the kids plus a raffle for a Queen size quilt with proceeds going to the Youth Mission Trip.

PANCAKE FEED:  at St. John's Lutheran Church, located at 55203 854th Road, Pierce, NE on Sunday, July 4th. Serving pancakes, sausage and milk or orange juice (specially designed children's pancakes).  Suggested donation of $7/Adults and $4/children.  All proceeds going towards theier 150th Anniversary Celebration on September 4-5, 2021.  Just remember....$7/$4 on 7/4.

CHRISTIAN COMEDIAN DAVID DEAN will be at the Pierce High School Gymnasium on Friday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m. Free event. Open to the public – Family Friendly – All ages welcome. Sponsored by Hands for Christ Committee. See posters on both entry doors.

Announcements for June 13, 2021

immanuelosmond | 11 June, 2021 10:37

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

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

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Spencer Hille and Owen Severson. Next Sunday they will be Cali Gutz and Zaylah Pfanstiel.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS this morning finishes the series: “Dangerous Teachings of the Bible.” Today’s study finishes the question of evil or suffering. The number 1 reason people cite for not believing in God is evil or suffering. People say: “How can a good God permit suffering?” It seems that many times we don’t have good answer for that valid question. Why is there so much evil and suffering in the world? Since every Sunday class is a stand-alone topic, you can join today’s class for this important question.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held July 12-15 from 5-8 p.m. and the closing program will be on Sunday, July 18th during the church service. A sign-up sheet for volunteers is up in the back of church. Please consider helping with this mission right here in our own community. Registration has begun (in the back of church), so register your children now!

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

A VBS VOLUNTEERS MEETING will be held on June 30 at 7:30 pm. Everyone who signed up or is interested in helping with VBS should plan to attend. We are grateful for everyone who is willing to give their time and talent to furthering the Christian education of our young people and praise God that we can return to 'normal' this year.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Jeremy” – This episode deals with the relationship between a mother and a mentally challenged son who lives at home. Worship Service – Rev. David Doellinger of Trinity Lutheran Church in Marcus, IA, delivers the message “The Word of God is Planted and Grows to Give You Life” based on Mark 4:26-34. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Clearly Christian: Good" - Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler -- Many think they know what Christianity is all about, but Dr. Michael Zeigler asks, what if what they think it is, it isn't? The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

REMINDER: The cemetery will be mowed this evening and tomorrow. If you want to keep your flowers and ornaments, and they are not in a vase on the headstones, please remove them by this afternoon or they will be disposed of. Thank you!

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed tomorrow, June 14th at 6:00 p.m. The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Jason Curtis

Jerry Dennis

Brian Evans

Brody Friedrich

Meril Friedrich

Clark Gansebom

Kent Gansebom

Larry Gansebom

Randy Gansebom

Shawn Gansebom

Tyler Gansebom

Loren Gerdes

Please note!! If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Sunday evening or Monday afternoon, but please contact your chairman, Marvin Kumm at 402-748-3228. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers and trimmers in order to do a good job.

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL today! Summer Sunday school will be held the last Sunday of June, July and August.

NEXT SUNDAY the Adult Bible Class will begin a new study series on the book of Judges. The Old Testament book of Judges is very contemporary for our lives today. A repeated phrase in Judges is: “Everyone did what was right in their own eyes,” and that phrase pretty much describes life in the United States today. Join Adult Bible Class to explore how God’s people handled life in similar circumstances to today. In addition, the book of Judges has some very interesting accounts, perhaps, most humorous story in the Old Testament. See you in Bible Class!

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 AM Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp (402-369-2529) to check availability as sometimes shut-in visits, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! If you need pastoral care other days, please call his phone number listed.

Announcements for June 6, 2021

immanuelosmond | 04 June, 2021 10:38

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

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

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Blake Bahr and Connor Gutz and next Sunday they will be Zachary Huwaldt and Parker Johnson.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS this morning completes the series: “Dangerous Teachings of the Bible.” Today’s study tackles the question of evil or suffering. The number 1 reason people cite for not believing in God is evil or suffering. People say: “How can a good God permit suffering?” It seems that many times we don’t have good answer for that valid question. Why is there so much evil and suffering in the world? Since every Sunday class is a stand-alone topic, you can join today’s class for this important question.

LYF SENIOR FAREWELL/FRESHMAN WELCOME will be this Sunday, June 6th, at 5:00 at the park. Supper will be served. We will also be electing new officers.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet this Thursday morning at 6:30 AM. The men’s group enjoys a lite breakfast, fellowship, study, and prayer. This Thursday, the group will start a new study on selected psalms. The book of Psalms passionately touches the human heart because it expresses the emotions of the human heart. Psalms touches our hearts today because we have the same emotions. Now is the time to join a lively men’s study group. See you Thursday morning at 6:30 AM.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held July 12-15 from 5-8 p.m. and the closing program will be on Sunday, July 18th during the church service. A sign-up sheet for volunteers is up in the back of church. Please consider helping with this mission right here in our own community. Registration for students will begin soon.

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

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Some People Need Help” – (originally aired in 1975) A crusty amputee from a Veteran’s hospital must learn that hurting others will not help him. Worship Service – Rev. David Daumer of St. John’s Lutheran in Ireton, IA, and Faith Lutheran in Orange City, IA, delivers the message “D-Day” based on Genesis 3, Corinthians 4, and Mark 3. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Out of the Depths" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Jason Broge -- When our words fail us, we find God's word of promise in the words of Psalm 130. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG-AM 780 and WJAG-FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM. THANK YOU to everyone who has helped mow the cemetery the past two weeks. Your willingness to help is much appreciated!

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL today! Summer Sunday school will be held the last Sunday of June, July and August.

WORKERS NEEDED!!! The Nebraska Lutheran Laymen’s League plans to host the LLL State Fair booth in Grand Island Friday, Aug. 27, through Monday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. This is a great opportunity to share your faith and offer valuable printed resources on Christian beliefs - resources with answers to today’s problems and challenges - and visit with fair goers about faith issues. If enough volunteers do not come forward by Saturday, June 12, the booth will not be able to operate this year for the first time in many years. If you are willing to help for a few hours, please contact Paul Schmidt, LLL State Fair Booth Coordinator, cell or text 402-460-0004, or email psflatwater@inebraska.com Thank you for your help!

Richard Hoestje has returned home to continue his recovery from COVID-19 and is doing well. Thank you for the prayer support.

Announcements for May 30, 2021

immanuelosmond | 28 May, 2021 11:20

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 this morning are Anna Kahny and Julianna Kumm and next Sunday they will be Blake Bahr and Connor Gutz.

OUR READER for this morning is Ross Stelling and next Sunday, the reader will be Ed Brummels. Helping with communion next Sunday will be Paul Koehler and Ross Stelling.

MEMORIAL DAY: Each May, the United States celebrates a day called Memorial Day. Memorial Day was first widely observed in May 1868. The celebration commemorated the sacrifices of the Civil War and the proclamation was made by General John A. Logan. Following the proclamation, participants decorated more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldier’s graves. In the following years since World War 1, the day has become a celebration of honor for those brave men and women who died in all America’s wars, as well as those who are Veterans and current members of the U.S. military. Memorial Day was declared a national holiday in 1971. The U.S. celebrates this holiday the last Monday of May (tomorrow May 31). We thank God for the sacrifice of all that have gone before (veterans and civilians) who have sacrificed for our nation.

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL today! Summer Sunday school will be held the last Sunday of June, July and August.

BIBLE CLASS: The adult Bible class will continue the series: “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Today the focus will be on atheism, which denies the existence of God. Today’s atheism is different from the atheism of Madalyn Murry O’Hair of the 1960s. Actually, there is no such thing of as atheism, because everyone, no exceptions, exalts something as god. How can you engage in conversation with today’s atheist? Come to this morning’s Bible and explore the possibility.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held July 12-15 from 5-8 p.m. and the closing program will be on Sunday, July 18th during the church service. A sign-up sheet for volunteers is up in the back of church. Please consider helping with this mission right here in our own community. Registration for students will begin in June.

THE LYF will be having their Senior Farewell and Freshman Welcome party on Sunday, June 6th at the park at 5:00 pm. Supper will be served. There will be a short meeting to start the night and new officers will be elected.

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

THANK YOU RECEIVED from Rev. Paul A. Nelson and family for the donation of $1588 made to Mission Central distributed to them to help them deploy to Southeast Asia, where he will serve as a regional Theological Educator. He will be at Grace Lutheran in Norfolk on Sunday, June 20th and at Mission Central on Monday, June 28th at 2:00 p.m. if you would like to meet them.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Return Trip” – (1974) the modern-day story of a prodigal daughter. Worship Service – Rev. Michael Buchhorn of Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne, NE, delivers the message “The Greatest Love” based on John 3:16. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Today, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler is the speaker. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

MANY DISHES AND PANS are on the tables in the kitchen. Please check the tables to see if there are any dishes or pans that belong to you. We would like to get them to their proper homes.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed this Thursday, June 3rd at 6:00 p.m. The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Grant Albers Curtis Alderson Brett Bahr

Jason Bahr James Bessmer David Boyle Rob

Broekemeier Ed Brummels Josh Brummels

Rod Brummels Ryan Buchanan David Buchholz

Please note!! If you cannot come Thursday evening, you may come Wednesday evening or Thursday afternoon, but please contact your chairman, Lyle Kuhlman at 402-748-3865. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers and trimmers in order to do a good job.

WORKERS NEEDED!!! The Nebraska Lutheran Laymen’s League plans to host the LLL State Fair booth in Grand Island Friday, Aug. 27, through Monday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. This is a great opportunity to share your faith and offer valuable printed resources on Christian beliefs - resources with answers to today’s problems and challenges - and visit with fair goers about faith issues. If enough volunteers do not come forward by Saturday, June 12, the booth will not be able to operate this year for the first time in many years. If you are willing to help for a few hours, please contact Paul Schmidt, LLL State Fair Booth Coordinator, cell or text 402-460-0004, or email psflatwater@inebraska.com Thank you for your help! 

Announcements for May 30, 2021

immanuelosmond | 28 May, 2021 11:20

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 this morning are Anna Kahny and Julianna Kumm and next Sunday they will be Blake Bahr and Connor Gutz.

OUR READER for this morning is Ross Stelling and next Sunday, the reader will be Ed Brummels. Helping with communion next Sunday will be Paul Koehler and Ross Stelling.

MEMORIAL DAY: Each May, the United States celebrates a day called Memorial Day. Memorial Day was first widely observed in May 1868. The celebration commemorated the sacrifices of the Civil War and the proclamation was made by General John A. Logan. Following the proclamation, participants decorated more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldier’s graves. In the following years since World War 1, the day has become a celebration of honor for those brave men and women who died in all America’s wars, as well as those who are Veterans and current members of the U.S. military. Memorial Day was declared a national holiday in 1971. The U.S. celebrates this holiday the last Monday of May (tomorrow May 31). We thank God for the sacrifice of all that have gone before (veterans and civilians) who have sacrificed for our nation.

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL today! Summer Sunday school will be held the last Sunday of June, July and August.

BIBLE CLASS: The adult Bible class will continue the series: “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Today the focus will be on atheism, which denies the existence of God. Today’s atheism is different from the atheism of Madalyn Murry O’Hair of the 1960s. Actually, there is no such thing of as atheism, because everyone, no exceptions, exalts something as god. How can you engage in conversation with today’s atheist? Come to this morning’s Bible and explore the possibility.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held July 12-15 from 5-8 p.m. and the closing program will be on Sunday, July 18th during the church service. A sign-up sheet for volunteers is up in the back of church. Please consider helping with this mission right here in our own community. Registration for students will begin in June.

THE LYF will be having their Senior Farewell and Freshman Welcome party on Sunday, June 6th at the park at 5:00 pm. Supper will be served. There will be a short meeting to start the night and new officers will be elected.

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

THANK YOU RECEIVED from Rev. Paul A. Nelson and family for the donation of $1588 made to Mission Central distributed to them to help them deploy to Southeast Asia, where he will serve as a regional Theological Educator. He will be at Grace Lutheran in Norfolk on Sunday, June 20th and at Mission Central on Monday, June 28th at 2:00 p.m. if you would like to meet them.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Return Trip” – (1974) the modern-day story of a prodigal daughter. Worship Service – Rev. Michael Buchhorn of Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne, NE, delivers the message “The Greatest Love” based on John 3:16. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Today, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler is the speaker. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

MANY DISHES AND PANS are on the tables in the kitchen. Please check the tables to see if there are any dishes or pans that belong to you. We would like to get them to their proper homes.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed this Thursday, June 3rd at 6:00 p.m. The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Grant Albers Curtis Alderson Brett Bahr

Jason Bahr James Bessmer David Boyle Rob

Broekemeier Ed Brummels Josh Brummels

Rod Brummels Ryan Buchanan David Buchholz

Please note!! If you cannot come Thursday evening, you may come Wednesday evening or Thursday afternoon, but please contact your chairman, Lyle Kuhlman at 402-748-3865. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers and trimmers in order to do a good job.

WORKERS NEEDED!!! The Nebraska Lutheran Laymen’s League plans to host the LLL State Fair booth in Grand Island Friday, Aug. 27, through Monday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. This is a great opportunity to share your faith and offer valuable printed resources on Christian beliefs - resources with answers to today’s problems and challenges - and visit with fair goers about faith issues. If enough volunteers do not come forward by Saturday, June 12, the booth will not be able to operate this year for the first time in many years. If you are willing to help for a few hours, please contact Paul Schmidt, LLL State Fair Booth Coordinator, cell or text 402-460-0004, or email psflatwater@inebraska.com Thank you for your help! 

Announcements for May 23, 2021

immanuelosmond | 21 May, 2021 12:12

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 Mason Gansebom and Karter Johnson. Next Sunday they will be Anna Kahny and Juliana Kumm.

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

GUEST PASTOR TODAY is Pastor Erik Christensen, Associate Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, Wayne, NE. We thank Pastor Christensen for his Christ-centered message and may God bless his work at Grace, Wayne.

THE VOTERS extended a Divine Call on April 25th to Pastor Caleb Kruse, Associate Pastor at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Elkhorn, NE to be pastor here at Immanuel. Please hold Pastor Kruse in your prayers as he considers this call. Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide him in discernment as to where he might better use his gifts in the Church. A decision should be reached by today.

THANK YOU RECEIVED: Dear members of Immanuel, Osmond: Team Eden thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Osmond on Sunday, April 25th. Everyone was very welcoming to Eden & our team. You should be very proud of your well mannered & enthusiastic children. It was truly a blessing to worship with your congregation. Our team would like to thank you for your generous contribution to Eden’s K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. We will be able to continue to further educate, build & train our team to met the challenges facing all of God’s people in our region. Blessings to all – Warren & Mary Hellbusch, Marlene Olson & Team Eden

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

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held July 12-15 from 5-8 p.m. and the closing program will be on Sunday, July 18th during the church service. A sign-up sheet for volunteers is up in the back of church. Please consider helping this mission right here in our own community. Registration for students will begin in June.

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL next Sunday! Summer Sunday school will be held the last Sunday of June, July and August.

MANY DISHES AND PANS are on the tables in the kitchen. Please check the tables to see if there are any dishes or pans that belong to you. We would like to get them to their proper homes.

QUILTING will be held tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed this Thursday, May 27th at 6:00 p.m. so it looks great for Memorial Day weekend. The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Ross Stelling Ben Timmerman Dan Timmerman Roger Timmerman Tucker

Timmerman Aaron von Rentzell Jason von Rentzell Chris Wagner

Jerry Wagner Ed Wattier Jared Wingert Shannon Wiseley

Please note!! If you cannot come Thursday evening, you may come Wednesday evening or Thursday afternoon, but please contact your chairman, Dave Blunck at 402-360-1182. 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 LUTHERAN HOUR: Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Today, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler is the speaker. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Man in the Middle” – (1975) Two men are left with a “secret” when one tells the other he has terminal cancer. Worship Service – Rev. Jared Hartman of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE, delivers the message “A New Day for Christ’s Church” based on Acts 2:1-21. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

Announcements for May 16, 2021

immanuelosmond | 14 May, 2021 10:18

SERMON “The Joy of Ascension!” Luke 24:51-53

 

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 Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Kaden Polt. Helping with communion this morning are Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

 

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caden Wingert and Kaden Polt. Next Sunday they will be Mason Gansebom and Karter Johnson.

THE VOTERS extended a Divine Call on April 25th to Pastor Caleb Kruse, Associate Pastor at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Elkhorn, NE to be pastor here at Immanuel. Please hold Pastor Kruse in your prayers as he considers this call. Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide him in discernment as to where he might better use his gifts in the Church. A decision should be reached by May 23rd.

CHRIST CANDLE, standing near the pulpit, has been lighted for Sunday services since Easter morning. Because the Christ candle symbolizes the presence of the resurrected Christ with His Church, it is lighted from Easter to Ascension. Today, Sunday after Ascension, we observe with Ascension Day hymns, prayers, and sermon. However, since Ascension marks the bodily return of Jesus to the right hand of the Father in heaven, we do not light the Christ candle again until next Easter, except for the very special services such as baptisms and funerals.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS continues the series, “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Today’s topic will zero in on miracles. Do miracles happen today? If they do, how do we explain that to unbelievers? Since every class is a “stand alone” unit, you can join class anytime and pick up the discussion. We often say today, “That was a miracle,” was it really?

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Erik Christensen, Associate Pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, Wayne, NE, will lead worship and adult Bible class. Pastor Carl and Darlene will be in Collinsville, Illinois for the confirmation service of grandson, Andrew. While Pastor is out-of-town, Pastor Jerome Leckband (402-992-0509) is available for any pastoral emergencies.

PASSING THE OFFERING PLATE is more than a ritual! The passing of the place gives opportunity to physically place our first-fruit gifts into the service of His Kingdom. In addition to singing, praising, and prayers, our offerings are acts of worship. The bringing of the gifts to altar, acknowledge that we take from our bounty and return to the Lord, literally putting them on the altar that they might be used wisely. We thank and praise God that we are blessed to take another step toward the normal life of the church.

QUILTING LADIES will meet Monday at 1:00 p.m.

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

MANY DISHES AND PANS are on the tables in the kitchen. Please check the tables to see if there are any dishes or pans that belong to you. We would like to get them to their proper homes.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Home Free” – (1978) A family learns the real meaning of love and that it comes free. Worship Service – Rev. Robert Mayes of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Beemer, NE and Zion St. John Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE, delivers the message “The Most Unusual Defense” based on John 17:11b-19. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Today, Gain a Heart of Wisdom" with Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler - Pentecost (Psalm 90:12). The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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

GOT CONFLICT? We all do in our own ways. The real question is: how do Christians deal with it? You are invited to St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Pierce, on Wednesdays, starting June 16th, from 6:30-7:30pm, for a course on the gift of reconciliation through Jesus and how to live, proclaim and cultivate reconciliation in your marriage, home, workplace or other areas of life. The course will run approximately 10 weeks. Cost is $15 which includes the workbook. For more information or to register, please call St. John’s at 402-329-4298 or email Pastor Tuma at pastortuma@stjohnspierce.org Deadline to register is Monday, May 24th.

Announcements for May 9, 2021

immanuelosmond | 07 May, 2021 11:34

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 Ross Stelling and next Sunday our reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion next week will be Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kenzie and Tucker von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Caden Wingert and Kaden Polt.

MOTHER’S DAY is observed throughout the United States. In the beginning, God established marriage and families. We thank God for Christian mothers, grandmothers and women who take seriously the special task of raising families. “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her” (Proverbs 31:28). May God bless specifically Christian women seeking to follow His will.

BIBLE CLASS continues the series, “Dangerous Teachings of the Bible.” Today’s study focuses on the resurrection of Jesus. Can dead people live? The central teaching of the Bible is that dead people can live. Since the topics of each Sunday are “stand alone” questions, you can join class anytime. But don’t miss today’s class, it is a question of life and death.

PASSING THE OFFERING PLATE is more than a ritual! The passing of the place gives opportunity to physically place our first-fruit gifts into the service of His Kingdom. In addition to singing, praising, and prayers, our offerings are acts of worship. The bringing of the gifts to altar, acknowledge that we take from our bounty and return to the Lord, literally putting them on the altar that they might be used wisely. We thank and praise God that we are blessed to take another step toward the normal life of the church.

MEMORIAL BANNER We would like to thank the family of Lois Gerdes, who gave the Mother’s Day banner that is up this morning!

THE VOTERS extended a Divine Call on April 25th to Pastor Caleb Kruse, Associate Pastor at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Elkhorn, NE to be pastor here at Immanuel. Please hold Pastor Kruse in your prayers as he considers this call. Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide him in discernment as to where he might better use his gifts in the Church. A decision should be reached by May 23rd.

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

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

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “A Will to Live” – A man leaves a large portion of his money to the church and hospital then has is will contested by relatives. Worship Service – Rev. Nathan Henschen of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft, NE, delivers the message “Christ’s Impartial Love” based on John 15:9-17. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Seriously?" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler --A preacher who gets upset when people take his message seriously--that's the story of Jonah.(Jonah 1-4) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 AM Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp (402-369-2529) to check availability as sometimes shut-in visits, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! If you need pastoral care other days, please call his phone number listed.

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

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