Announcements at Immanuel

December 27, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 24 December, 2020 12:39

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 LYF member, Zachary Huwaldt. Mike Johnson or Doug Hartner will be our reader for New Year’s Eve and next Sunday the reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with Communion on New Year’s Eve will be Doug Hartner and Paul Koehler and helping with communion next Sunday will be Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Matthew Alderson and Leia Buchanan. Candlelighters for the New Year’s Eve service will be Spencer Hille and Cali Gutz. Next Sunday the candlelighters will be Juliana Kumm and Reese Johns.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available in Osmond on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp at 402-369-2529 or the church office.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR airs on Sundays on WJAG Norfolk, Nebraska on both 780 AM and 105.9 FM both at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Today: "Welcome to the Family!" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Cook The book of Galatians gives us a glimpse inside the family of God. It describes the Christian family as one that stands firm in Christ's freedom, walks united in the Spirit, and bears one another's burdens in love. (Galatians 4:4-7)

NEW BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY: Beginning Thursday, January 14 at 6:30 AM, Pastor Lilienkamp will moderate a men’s study time. The study will use a synodical study to help small town/rural congregations grow in faithfulness to the Word of God. The study will address some of the issues that President Snow raised at the pre-call meeting of Dec. 1. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time. In addition to study, sharing, and prayer, coffee/juice, rolls/toast will be served. The plan is for the study group to meet 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Adjournment will be promptly at 7:30 AM.

NOMINATIONS for the call list are due today.

THE FUNERAL FOR LOIS GERDES will be held on Monday, December 28th at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be here this afternoon (Sunday) from 4-7 PM.

THANK YOU to Connor von Rentzell and Lori Koehler for four-handed piano duet played on Christmas Day and this morning.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS continues a chapter-by-chapter study of the book of Exodus. After several chapters of action-packed events, the 10 plagues, Passover, and crossing of the Red Sea, Israel takes a “break” for worship before going on to Mount Sinai. Join class today to learn some theological principles for Christian worship today.

ANNUAL REPORT will be worked on in January. Officers, please bring your reports to the church office as soon as possible. Thank You!

END OF YEAR GIVING IDEAS that were sent to Immanuel are:

1) Mission Central sent their annual Thanksgiving letter in November. Working with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, they are the largest mission supporting agency in the entire United States for our LCMS missionaries. Donations can be mailed to: 40718 Highway E16, Mapleton, IA 51034-7105.

2) Lutheran High Northeast has been given a $50,000 matching gift donation. “Please consider giving a gift to Lutheran High to meet this match.” Your gift can be mailed to 2010 N 37th St., Norfolk, NE 68701-3108 or you can go online to: www.lhne.org.

3) The Lutheran Hour (Zone 3 LLL Radio) for Station KBRX, O’Neill 102.9 FM at 12:30 p.m. and Station KVSH, Valentine 940 AM at 11:20 AM. “Consider a gift on your birthday, your wedding anniversary, a gift in memory of a loved one or just a gift of thankfulness. Gifts can be mailed to Kenneth Stelling, 407 N Main St., Plainview, NE 68769

4) Norfolk Rescue Mission has been given a $15,500 matching gift donation. Your generous gifts will be matched, dollar for dollar through this amazing offer. Gifts can be mailed to Norfolk Rescue Mission, PO Box 2532, Norfolk, NE 68702-2532.

5) Lutheran Bible Translators states One of the wonderful things about Christmas is to give… God gave us our greatest need and gave it to us lavishly." – Rev. Rich Rudowske, CEO, LBT. Donations can be mailed to Lutheran Bible Translators, PO Box 789, Concordia, MO 64020-0789. If you want them to be designated to the Beckendorf family, please mark 441M Beckendorf Ministry on your check.

6) Lutheran Heritage Foundation (Worldwide Lutheran Translation Projects) donations can be mailed to 51474 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb, MI 48042 First Sunday After Christmas

INSTALLATION OF ALL 2021 OFFICERS next Sunday, January 3rd during the worship service are as follows:

Chairman: Kent Gansebom

Vice-Chairman: Doug Ketelsen

Treasurer: Dennis Kuhl

Recording Secretary: Hillary Broekemeier

Financial Secretary: Donna Kahny

Treasurer’s Assistant: Pam Johnson

Elders: Michael Johnson, Paul Koehler, Larry Krohn, Ed Brummels & Ross Stelling

Trustees: Randy Pfanstiel, Justin Koehler, Brody Friedrich, Jordan Koehler & Wayne Koehler

Board of Education: Jill Heemstra-Alderson & Rod Brummels

Sunday School Supt. & Assistant: Cory Hille & Kari Miller

LYF Sponsors: Marvin & Melanie Gutz & Brian & Tiffany Guenther

Auditors: Tyler Gansebom, Rick Koehler & Clark Gansebom

Ushers: Dave Kruse, Michael Koehler, Scott Simonsen, James Pfanstiel, Noah Koehler & Shannon Wiseley

Finance Committee: Alison Dennis & Becky Lambrecht

Cemetery Committee: Dave Blunck, Lyle Kuhlman & Marvin Kumm

Funeral Committee: Patti Ketelsen, Janet Pfanstiel & Jane Brummels

Nurturing & Fellowship Committee: Jane Brummels, Mindy Evans, Pam Johnson, Jenny Wingert, Diane Gansebom, Lisa Johnson, Jennae Kester & Tami Kuhl

Ladies Aid Officers: Denise Streich, Clarice Gansebom, Cindy Kumm & Joan Streich

LWML Officers: Deb Gutz, Lori Koehler, Betty Johnson & LaDonna Stanosheck

LYF Officers: Connor Gutz, Kenzie von Rentzell, Matthew Alderson & Kaden Polt

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: On Sunday, February 21st, God-willing, Gary Thies from Mission Central will be coming to Immanuel Lutheran. He always has a wonderful message about our LCMS missionaries.

December 20, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 18 December, 2020 09:11

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 LYF member, Zachary Huwaldt. Helping with communion this morning are Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Connor von Rentzell and Molly Beacom-Timmerman. Christmas Eve they will be Kenzie von Rentzell and Riley Wagner. Christmas Day they will be Hunter Buchanan and Mason Gansebom. Next Sunday they will be Matthew Alderson and Leia Buchanan.

COVID PRECAUTIONS AT SUNDAY WORSHIP: At the present time the Board of Elders have decided, in light of increasing number of cases in the area, to increase the health caution at worship services. This means every other pew is marked off, masks are encouraged but not required, handshaking is avoided, and communion distribution moved to the conclusion of the service. These changes are temporary to minimize COVID. The Lord’s Supper, a treasure of the Lord’s presence, is normally celebrated at the altar with blessing for each table. We treasure that intimate reception of the Body and Blood at the altar. While receiving the Sacrament at the conclusion of the service, walking out, doesn’t seem as reverent, it remains the holy Sacrament of the Lord. Pray that, through God’s blessing, all segments of our lives, at home, work, school, community and church will get back to a full normal.

THANK YOU to Shelby Stelling for her musical selection this morning to enhance our worship services.

SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS will take up Exodus chapters 13 and 14. Exodus chapter 14 brings Israel to the crossing of the Red Sea, a miraculous event of deliverance for God’s people. As Israel begins the 40-year journey from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land, they have something better than a Garmin GPS. What is it? Join Bible Class to find out!

THE PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM will be held this afternoon here at Immanuel at 4:00 p.m.

SPECIAL SERVICES continue Christmas Eve, December 24th at 6:30 PM with the children’s service featuring the Sunday school children telling the beautiful story of Jesus’ birth. Christmas Day worship, December 25th at 9:30 AM, is a service of singing, the Word, and prayer that announces the birth of the Savior. See out the old year and welcome in the new year with worship with Holy Communion on New Year’s Eve, December 31st at 6:30 PM. Remember the word of the shepherds, when the angels told them of the Savior’s birth, “Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing which has happened.”

ONE WEEK LEFT! Nominations for pastors on the call list are due by next Sunday! Forms are by the bulletin boxes and can be turned in to the church office.

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 airs on Sundays on WJAG Norfolk, Nebraska on both 780 AM and 105.9 FM both at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Today: "Experience God" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. We will never fully grasp the idea of God, but that doesn’t keep us from experiencing God’s love for us in Christ. (John 1:1-18)

CARD REQUEST: Lois Gerdes is now at the following address: Heritage of Bel Air, 1203 N. 13th St., Norfolk, NE 68701. Please remember her and other members who are in need of encouragement at this time of year with “Thinking of You” or Christmas cards. 2021

OFFERING ENVELOPES are on tables behind the last pews. Please pick up your envelopes at your earliest opportunity.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available in Osmond on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp at 402-369-2529 or the church office at 402-748-3301 to check availability.

December 13, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 11 December, 2020 12:25

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 Mike Johnson. Our reader for Wednesday evening and next Sunday will be Larry Krohn. Helping with communion next week will be Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Connor Gutz and Zachary Huwaldt. Wednesday evening they will be Connor Gutz and Grayson von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Connor von Rentzell and Molly Beacom-Timmerman.

COVID PRECAUTIONS AT SUNDAY WORSHIP: At the present time the Board of Elders have decided, in light of increasing number of cases in the area, to increase the health caution at worship services. This means every other pew is marked off, masks are encouraged but not required, handshaking is avoided, and communion distribution moved to the conclusion of the service. These changes are temporary to minimize COVID. The Lord’s Supper, a treasure of the Lord’s presence, is normally celebrated at the altar with blessing for each table. We treasure that intimate reception of the Body and Blood at the altar. While receiving the Sacrament at the conclusion of the service, walking out, doesn’t seem as reverent, it remains the holy Sacrament of the Lord. Pray that, through God’s blessing, all segments of our lives, at home, work, school, community and church will get back to a full normal.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS this morning continues a chapter-by-chapter study of the book of Exodus, one of the most significant Old Testament books for our life in the world today. This morning class will take up chapters 11 and 12. Chapter 12 is unbelievably striking as it foreshadows, redemption, Jesus as sacrificial lamb, and the Lord’s Supper. Why not join adult Bible study?

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL SERVICES continue Wednesday, December 16th, as the LYF presents a drama at the regular midweek Advent Service. The Christmas Eve Service, December 24th, at 6:30 PM, children’s service features Sunday school children telling the beautiful story of Jesus’ birth. Christmas Day worship, December 25th at 9:30 AM, is a service of singing, the Word, and prayer announces the birth of the Savior. See out the old year and welcome in the new year with worship with Holy Communion on New Year’s Eve, December 31st at 6:30 PM. Remember the word of the shepherds, when the angels told them of the Savor’s birth, “Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing which has happened.”

PRE-CALL MEETING was held on Tuesday, December 1st. If you would like to nominate a pastor to be on the call list, forms are available by the bulletin boxes. Deadline for nominations is December 27, 2020!

BECKENDORF OFFERING: The LWML annually has been donating the offering at the Advent fellowship hour to the Beckendorf ministry through LBT. Due to not having fellowship hour this season, a basket is set up TODAY at the back of church for anyone that would like to give a donation for their ministry.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. He is teaching Confirmation class from 4-5:30 PM. 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.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR broadcasts on WJAG radio on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Today, “The Prophet’s Paradox” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. The prophet Daniel illustrates how to face the facts while never losing faith in how the story ends. (Daniel:10, 11 and 12)

HONEY SHIPPED! The honey has been shipped from the LYF Honey Orders. If Anyone has not received theirs, please let Jennifer Gansebom know.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kendyl Koehler and Tucker Timmerman who were married here at Immanuel yesterday. God’s blessings to you!

December 6, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 04 December, 2020 09:11

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, Wednesday evening and next Sunday our reader will be Mike Johnson.  Helping with communion this morning are Dwight Kahny and Paul Koehler.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caleb Miller and Tucker von Rentzell.  Wednesday evening they will be Parker Johnson and Blake Bahr.  Next Sunday they will be Connor Gutz and Zachary Huwaldt.

COVID PRECAUTIONS AT SUNDAY WORSHIP:  At the present time the Board of Elders have decided, in light of increasing number of cases in the area, to increase the health caution at worship services.  This means every other pew is marked off, masks are encouraged but not required, handshaking is avoided, and  communion distribution moved to the conclusion of the service.  These changes are temporary to minimize COVID.  The Lord’s Supper, a treasure of the Lord’s presence, is normally celebrated at the altar with blessing for each table.  We treasure that intimate reception of the Body and Blood at the altar.   While receiving the Sacrament at the conclusion of the service, walking out, doesn’t seem as reverent, it remains the holy Sacrament of the Lord.  Pray that, through God’s blessing, all segments of our lives, at home, work, school, community and church will get back to a full normal. 

THANK YOU  to Jaxson Wingert and Lori Koehler for sharing their God-given talents with their four-handed duet and other music played before the Midweek Advent Service last Wednesday. 

BECKENDORF OFFERING  The LWML annually has been donating the offering at the Advent fellowship hour to the Beckendorf ministry through LBT. Due to not having fellowship hour this season, a basket will be set up NEXT SUNDAY at the back of church for anyone that would like to give a donation for their ministry.

MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICE Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7:00 PM.  The Advent series this year uses the railroad crossing warning:  “Stop, Look, and Listen” which is excellent advice for railroad crossings, but even more important for Advent preparation to celebrate the Lord’s birth and readiness for Jesus’ 2nd Coming.  The theme for Wednesday night is “Look!”  Next (Dec. 16, 7 PM)  midweek service will feature our LYF presenting an Advent drama. 

THANK YOU to the Marvin Koehler family for putting up the Christmas trees and Advent wreath again this year.  A special thank you to Tammy Lorenz, Marvin & Janice’s daughter, for donating all the supplies to redo all the wreaths to match the blue theme of the trees and wreath.

FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION:  We are once again be collecting items for the food pantry through today.   ITEMS NEEDEDMacaroni and cheese -- laundry detergent -- fabric softener -- body wash – deodorant – shampoo -- paper towels -- toilet paper. 

ADULT BIBLE CLASS continues a chapter-by-chapter study of the Old Testament book of Exodus.  The book of Exodus, more than any other Old Testament book, gives a realistic picture of life in the New Testament times.  The lesson today covers Exodus chapters 9 & 10, covering 5th-9th plagues.  In the plagues, God goes head-to-head with the Egyptian gods overpowering the false gods of the Egyptians.  

WORK AT CAMP LUTHER THIS SUMMER! For the summer of 2021, Camp Luther has specific paid positions for high school students! High school students can apply to be a camp assistant and serve in the kitchen, on maintenance, or as the media tech, taking pictures and assisting with social media accounts. The application for high school students is on their website at https://www.campluther.org/employment. Submit applications by mailing a paper copy to Camp Luther c/o Program Director, 1050 Road 4, Schuyler, NE 68661 or emailing Nicole at programdirector@campluther.org.  Call Nicole at 402-352-5655 for more information.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings.  He will be teaching confirmation class from 4-5:30 PM.  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). Thank You!

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.

 

November 29,2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 25 November, 2020 13:41

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 is Dwight Kahny. On Wednesday evening and next Sunday, the reader will be Larry Krohn. Helping with communion next Sunday will be Dwight Kahny and Paul Koehler.

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Owen Severson and Hudson Schultze. Wednesday evening they will be Matthew Alderson and Leia Buchanan and next Sunday they will be Caleb Miller and Tucker von Rentzell.

THANK YOU for the prayers, encouragement, and financial support for Alaska Mission for Christ. It was a joy to share our mission passion for reaching out to the people of the 49th state, Alaska. From Jesus” words, “Whatsoever you do for the least of these my brothers, you do unto Me,” we learn the importance of mission work. Your prayers, encouragement and support for Alaska Mission for Christ is a great blessing. —In Christ, Pastor Carl & Darlene Lilienkamp

THANK YOU to Lori Koehler and Connor von Rentzell for sharing their musical talents with us this morning in a four handed piano duet – “Let All Things Now Living”.

SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS continues a thorough, but fast moving, study of the book of Exodus. The book of Exodus is one of the most significant Old Testament books for shedding light on our 21st century life in the church today. In today’s class, Moses and Aaron finally stand in front of Pharaoh and demand, “Let my people go!” In order to impress upon Pharaoh the need to comply, Aaron’s casts his staff on the ground. Aaron’s staff becomes a SNAKE or a CROCODILE? Find out which one in class today!

PRE-CALL MEETING this Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7 PM with Nebraska District President Richard Snow. Every member of Immanuel is encouraged to attend to learn more about the calling process and convey important congregational priorities to President Snow.

LYF FUNDRAISER: The LYF is selling RADA Cutlery. Please ask a LYF member for a catalog if you are interested. Last date to order is Wednesday, Dec. 2nd with items expected to arrive before Christmas.

MID-WEEK ADVENT SERVICES will begin this Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:00 PM. The services will continue the following Wednesdays - December 9th and 16th at 7:00 PM. The theme for the services will be: “Stop! Look! and Listen!” The 3rd midweek Advent service on December 16 will feature the LYF presenting a Christmas drama. THERE WILL NOT BE ANY FELLOWSHIP HOURS after the Advent services.

WORK AT CAMP LUTHER THIS SUMMER! For the summer of 2021, Camp Luther has specific paid positions for high school students! High school students can apply to be a camp assistant and serve in the kitchen, on maintenance, or as the media tech, taking pictures and assisting with social media accounts. The application for high school students is on their website at https://www.campluther.org/employment. Submit applications by mailing a paper copy to Camp Luther c/o Program Director, 1050 Road 4, Schuyler, NE 68661 or emailing Nicole at programdirector@campluther.org. Call or email Nicole at 402-352-5655 or programdirector@campluther.org for more information.

THROUGH GOD’S GRACE AND BLESSINGS, The Lutheran Hour has now been on the air for 90 years. With its first broadcast on October 3rd, 1930, it is the longest-running Christian broadcast in the world. The Lutheran Hour has touched lives and nurtured God’s children with an unchanging message of hope and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We give all praise and glory to God for this life-changing ministry. Today: "Magnum Opus" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. (Daniel 8:27)

The Lutheran Hour Schedule for 2021 on WJAG: Arlan is preparing the broadcast calendar for 2021. Do you have a special event to observe? Now is the time to reserve a broadcast date for 2021. Contact Arlan Warneke at 402-329-6686.

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH in rural Pierce will be holding their 2nd Annual LIVE NATIVITY on Friday, December 4th (5:30-8:30 pm) and Saturday, December 5th (4:00-8:30 pm). Come see the miracle of Christ's Birth come to LIFE! This is a Drive Thru Event held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 55203 854th Road, Pierce, NE. (On the curve between Wee Town and Pierce).

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.

November 22, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 20 November, 2020 11:08

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 LYF member, Connor Gutz. Doug Hartner will be our reader for Wednesday night’s Thanksgiving service and next Sunday the reader will be Dwight Kahny.

GUEST ORGANIST TODAY: Micah Schut, 4th year Wayne College Student, is our guest organist today. Micah is from Scribner, Nebraska where his father Pastor Bruce Schut is pastor at St. Peter Lutheran Church . Micah is very active in Christian ministry specifically camp counselor at Camp Luther, Schuyler, NE and active with our church LCMS campus ministry at Wayne State College. We welcome Micah to Immanuel and thank him for sharing his musical ability.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning Hunter Buchanan and Reese Johns. Candlelighters for the Thanksgiving service on Wednesday evening will be Anna Kahny and Zaylah Pfanstiel. Next Sunday the candlelighters will be Owen Severson and Hudson Schultze.

PRE-CALL MEETING will be held on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m. with District President, Pastor Snow and Circuit Visitor, Pastor Leckband. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Also, anyone can make a nomination.

THANKSGIVING WORSHIP: Thanksgiving worship will be Wednesday evening at 7 PM. From the Bible, we know that God expects thanksgiving for the multitude of blessings that He richly showers on us. Mark your calendar to join the family of faith at Immanuel to “Give thanks to the Lord.” The service will be a service of singing, prayers, the Word and a message.

NEXT SUNDAY, November 29, Advent 1, will be the beginning of the new church year. As a liturgical church, a lectionary system of scripture readings is used for Sunday worship. The 3-year system provides a variety of readings from all the books of the Bible. The readings this year are from the B series. Advent is a time of preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. The new church year is a good opportunity to, not only prepare for Christmas, but also foster a faithful pattern of worship.

MID-WEEK ADVENT SERVICES will begin Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:00 PM. The services will continue the following Wednesdays - December 9th and 16th at 7:00 PM. The theme for the services will be: “Stop! Look! and Listen!” After the service, there will be a fellowship time with lite refreshments. The 3rd midweek Advent service on December 16 will feature the LYF presenting a Christmas drama.

ALASKA MISSION FOR CHRIST is an official outreach ministry of the Pacific Northwest District (Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska) of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Alaska Mission for Christ seeks to reach out with the love of Christ to every community in the state of Alaska. Major mission hubs for AMC are Juneau, Fairbanks and Bethel. Pastor Carl and Darlene have been volunteering for Alaska Mission for Christ for 4 years. A PowerPoint presentation will be showed at Sunday Adult Bible class. A free-willing offering will be received today for AMC. To learn more about Alaska Mission for Christ or being part of a volunteer mission team talk to Pastor Carl or Darlene or visit alaskamissionforchrist.org.

SUNDAY SCHOOL PARENTS: Please let SS Superintendent, Lacy Stelling, know whether your child/children will be participating in the Christmas Eve program, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. Contact her by cell @ 402-649-7913, after church or on Facebook.

FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION: We will once again be collecting items for the food pantry at the Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 25th at 7:00 p.m. NOT NEEDED – canned vegetables, pasta, spaghetti sauce. ITEMS NEEDED: Macaroni and cheese –- laundry detergent -- fabric softener -- body wash – deodorant – shampoo -- paper towels -- toilet paper.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available in Osmond on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp at 402-369-2529 or the church office.

The Lutheran Hour Schedule for 2021 on WJAG: Arlan is preparing the broadcast calendar for 2021. Do you have a special event to observe? Now is the time to reserve a broadcast date for 2021. Contact Arlan Warneke at 402-329-6686.

LYF FUNDRAISER: The LYF is selling RADA Cutlery. Please ask a LYF member for a catalog if you are interested. Last date to order is December 2nd with items expected to arrive before Christmas.

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.

THROUGH GOD’S GRACE AND BLESSINGS, The Lutheran Hour has now been on the air for 90 years. With its first broadcast on October 3rd, 1930, it is the longest-running Christian broadcast in the world. Today: "Politics in Perspective” Political turmoil is nothing new and political security is only temporary. We can't escape politics. However, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler offers good news of a kingdom that cannot be overthrown and will never pass away. (Daniel 7:1-14)

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH in rural Pierce will be holding their 2nd Annual LIVE NATIVITY on Friday, December 4th (5:30-8:30 pm) and Saturday, December 5th (4:00-8:30 pm). Come see the miracle of Christ's Birth come to LIFE! This is a Drive Thru Event held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 55203 854th Road, Pierce, NE. (On the curve between Wee Town and Pierce).

BECKENDORF MINISTRY UPDATE was received this past week and is included in this bulletin.

November 15, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 12 November, 2020 13:42

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, Connor Gutz. Helping with communion this morning are Larry Krohn and Mike Johnson.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Hudson Schultze and Karter Johnson. Next Sunday they will be Hunter Buchanan and Reese Johns.

COVID PRECAUTIONS AT SUNDAY WORSHIP: At the present time the Board of Elders have decided, in light of increasing number of cases in the area, to increase the health caution at worship services. This means every other pew is marked off, masks are encouraged but not required, handshaking is avoided, and communion distribution moved to the conclusion of the service. These changes are temporary to minimize COVID. The Lord’s Supper, a treasure of the Lord’s presence, is normally celebrated at the altar with blessing for each table. We treasure that intimate reception of the Body and Blood at the altar. While receiving the Sacrament at the conclusion of the service, walking out, doesn’t seem as reverent, it remains the holy Sacrament of the Lord. Pray that, through God’s blessing, all segments of our lives, at home, work, school, community and church will get back to a full normal.

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son that whosever believes in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life,” is the Gospel in a nutshell in the New Testament. Did you know there is a Gospel in a nutshell for the book of Exodus? It is just as powerful and important. Why not join the adult Bible class this morning, covering the book of Exodus, to learn the Gospel in a nutshell for the book of Exodus.

FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION: We will once again be collecting items for the food pantry at the Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 25th at 7:00 p.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL PARENTS: Please let Lacy Johnson know whether your child/children will be participating in the Christmas Eve program, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. Contact her by cell @ 402-649-7913, after church or on Facebook.

COLLEGE STUDENT PARENTS: Please remind your children to check their mail as cards have been sent & they should receive them this week!

THE LWML MONTHLY MEETING will be held this Wednesday evening, the 18th at 7:30 p.m. (This is a week early due to Thanksgiving.)

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available in Osmond on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp at 402-369-2529 or the church office at 402-748-3301to check availability.

THROUGH GOD’S GRACE AND BLESSINGS, The Lutheran Hour has now been on the air for 90 years. Today: "BIGGER" Guest Speaker: Pastor Gerard Bolling. Big problems call for faith in an even bigger God. Pastor Gerard Bolling tells how the God, who is bigger than our problems, works through us to bring bigger blessings to the people around us. (Daniel 6)

MISSION SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22: Pastor Carl and Darlene Lilienkamp will give a presentation on the Alaska Mission for Christ missions in Alaska. The presentation will highlight their work every summer and the winter of 2019. A PowerPoint presentation on Alaska missions will be given during the Bible class time after worship. Pastor Lilienkamp will also highlight missions and Alaska missions for the Sunday sermon. Please come to the presentation to learn about missions in the 49th state, the last frontier. A door offering will be received that day for the work of Alaska Missions for Christ and the work that Pastor Carl and Darlene are doing with Alaska Mission for Christ.

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH in rural Pierce will be holding their 2nd Annual LIVE NATIVITY on Friday, December 4th (5:30-8:30 pm) and Saturday, December 5th (4:00-8:30 pm). Come see the miracle of Christ's Birth come to LIFE! This is a Drive Thru Event held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 55203 854th Road, Pierce, NE. (On the curve between Wee Town and Pierce).

November 8, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 06 November, 2020 11:13

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 will be Dwight Kahny. Helping with communion next week will be Larry Krohn and Mike Johnson.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Juliana Kumm and Cali Gutz. Next Sunday they will be Hudson Schultze and Karter Johnson.

COLLEGE STUDENTS REMEMBERED – Gift cards will be sent THIS WEEK. A basket for donations is set up in the back of church if you would like to help let them know our congregation is thinking of them during their semester finals.

FEEDBACK NEEDED: The voter’s assembly has asked members of the congregation for some feedback on what you would like for flooring in the fellowship hall and the church proper. Do you like the squares that were put in the east entrance and offices? Would you like to see something different? Please let the flooring committee know your preference by November 11th, by contacting them in person or put a note in their bulletin box, so they can compile the answers and a decision can be made. Members of the flooring committee are Patti Ketelsen, Pam Johnson and Joan Streich. Thank You!

COVID PRECAUTIONS AT SUNDAY WORSHIP: At the present time the Board of Elders have decided, in light of increasing number of cases in the area, to increase the health caution at worship services. This means every other pew is marked off, masks are encouraged but not required, handshaking is avoided, and communion distribution moved to the conclusion of the service. These changes are temporary to minimize COVID. The Lord’s Supper, a treasure of the Lord’s presence, is normally celebrated at the altar with blessing for each table. We treasure that intimate reception of the Body and Blood at the altar. While receiving the Sacrament at the conclusion of the service, walking out, doesn’t seem as reverent, it remains the holy Sacrament of the Lord. Pray that, through God’s blessing, all segments of our lives, at home, work, school, community and church will get back to a full normal.

SUNDAY SCHOOL PARENTS: Please let Lacy Johnson know whether your child/children will be participating in the Christmas Eve program, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. Contact her by cell @ 402-649-7913, after church or on Facebook.

LADIES AID MEMBERS: There will not be a Ladies Aid this week and they will not be packing cheer boxes as well.

MISSION SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22: Pastor Carl and Darlene Lilienkamp will give a presentation on the Alaska Mission for Christ missions in Alaska. The presentation will highlight their work every summer and the winter of 2019. A PowerPoint presentation on Alaska missions will be given during the Bible class time after worship. Pastor Lilienkamp will also highlight missions and Alaska missions for the Sunday sermon. Please come to the presentation to learn about missions in the 49th state, the last frontier. A door offering will be received that day for the work of Alaska Missions for Christ and the work that Pastor Carl and Darlene are doing with Alaska Mission for Christ.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. He is teaching Confirmation class from 4-5:30 PM. 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.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS is studying the book of EXODUS. The study is a fast-moving chapter by chapter focusing on theological truths that are still relevant for our lives today. Today’s class will learn if our prayers need to sanitized before God will listen or can we pray expressing all our thoughts even if they are not pretty.

THROUGH GOD’S GRACE AND BLESSINGS, The Lutheran Hour has now been on the air for 90 years. With its first broadcast on October 3rd, 1930, it is the longest-running Christian broadcast in the world. We give all praise and glory to God for this life-changing ministry. "Tied into the Same Lifeline" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. Humble pie is on the menu at an ill-fated feast. (Daniel 5)

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH in rural Pierce will be holding their 2nd Annual LIVE NATIVITY on Friday, December 4th (5:30-8:30 pm) and Saturday, December 5th (4:00-8:30 pm). Come see the miracle of Christ's Birth come to LIFE! This is a Drive Thru Event held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 55203 854th Road, Pierce, NE. (On the curve between Wee Town and Pierce)

November 1, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 29 October, 2020 12:54

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 Dwight Kahny. Helping with communion this morning are Mike Johnson and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Spencer Hille and Caden Wingert. Next Sunday they will be Juliana Kumm and Cali Gutz.

DUE TO THE INCREASED NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES in our community and surrounding areas, we are going to implement the same procedures as earlier in the year. We will practice social distancing by sitting every other pew, with just your family. Communion will again be served at the end of the service as you exit. When receiving communion, please hold out your hand flat to receive the host from Pastor and then take a cup from an Elder and throw the up away in one of the baskets at each exit. Wearing of masks is encouraged, but not required. Pastor Lilienkamp and the Elders appreciate your cooperation in this matter. God’s Blessings and Stay Safe!

TODAY WE REMEMBER THOSE SAINTS who have passed away during the past year: Rowlan Anderson Dorothy Krohn Norman Lorenz Michael Timmerman Beulah Rokahr

CONFIRMATION CLASS PARENTS: There will be a meeting immediately after church TODAY with Pastor and the Elders about what to expect this year. Letters have been sent out with information regarding this.

The “BIBLE BUDDY MINISTRY” begins today and will continue until March 2021. This ministry is being hosted by the 5th & 6th Grade midweek class. They would like to thank members of the congregation who agreed to be their Bible Buddies. These members have been matched up with one of the students who will offer spiritual encouragement through anonymous notes and gifts. The students are excited to begin this ministry and want to remind their Buddies to check the “Buddy Bulletin Board” in the west entryway for your first letters!

COLLEGE STUDENTS REMEMBERED DURING SEMESTER FINALS – Gift cards will be sent NEXT WEEK . Donations will be accepted in a basket after church today and next Sunday or can be given to Deb in the church office.

COLLEGE ADDRESSES NEEDED! Please stop in, call or e-mail the church office with the addresses and cell phone numbers if possible. We would also love to have the college they are attending and what their major is.

THE CONGREGATION SELF STUDY, which help with the call process are due TODAY! The box is on the shelf by the bulletin boxes!! Extra copies are also by the bulletin boxes.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS is studying of the book of Exodus. Exodus, the second book of the Bible, is the most instructive book of the Old Testament for the life and ministry of Jesus. Exodus is filled with parallels to Jesus’ life and ultimately our own Christian lives. It will be instructive, joyful, exciting and fun to discover these many parallels. Come to Sunday morning Bible class for chapter by chapter study of Exodus. Class will offer ample opportunity to learn, question and discuss this important Bible book.

ARE YOU MISSING A COAT? There are several coats/jackets that have been left in both entrances over the last year or so. They are now all in the west entrance of the church. Please check to see if any belong to you. Any not claimed, will be taken to the Orphan Grain Train in a couple weeks.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. He will be teaching confirmation class from 4-5:30 PM. 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) or the church office to check availability as sometimes shut-in visits, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! HONEY SUNDAY is hosted by the LYF group last Sunday and today. They have a table set up by both entrances of the church to place your orders.

FEEDBACK NEEDED: The voter’s assembly has asked members of the congregation for some feedback on what you would like for flooring in the fellowship hall and the church proper. Do you like the squares that were put in the east entrance and offices? Would you like to see something different? Please let the flooring committee know your preference by November 11th, by contacting them in person or put a note in their bulletin box, so they can compile the answers and a decision can be made. Members of the flooring committee are Patti Ketelsen, Pam Johnson and Joan Streich. Thank You!

THROUGH GOD’S GRACE AND BLESSINGS, The Lutheran Hour has now been on the air for 90 years. With its first broadcast on October 3rd, 1930, it is the longest-running Christian broadcast in the world. The Lutheran Hour airs weekly Sunday mornings on WJAG-AM 780 or FM 105.9 at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Today: “Some People Never Change?” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. Some people never change. Most people do. With God, all people can. (Daniel 4)

October 25, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 23 October, 2020 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 READER for this morning is LYF member, Blake Bahr. Next Sunday the reader will be Dwight Kahny. Serving Communion next Sunday will be Mike Johnson and Larry Krohn.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning Zachary Huwaldt and Mason Gansebom. Next Sunday the candlelighters will be Spencer Hille and Caden Wingert.

THE HEARING ASSIST DEVICES have had the batteries replaced and are working. Please feel free to use them if needed.

CONGREGATION SELF STUDY has been printed & put in everyone’s bulletin boxes. Extras have been printed and are on the bulletin box ledge. The deadline to return them is next Sunday, November 1st. There will be a box in the secretary’s office that you can put your study in when you are done. Everyone is encouraged to fill one out! If they are gone, please ask for one from the church secretary.THANK YOU!

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished. Your donations can be put in the offering and we ask that you please note on your check that is what your donation is for.

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES produce and airs radio and TV programming around the world in more than 80 languages. The Lutheran Hour is the flagship radio program for Lutheran Hour Ministries. This 30-minute broadcast is the world’s oldest continually broadcast Gospel radio program. It airs weekly on WJAG-AM 780 or FM105.9 at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Today, “No Boasting, Just Belonging” by speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available in Osmond on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. He is teaching Confirmation class from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp at 402-369-2529 or the church office at 402-748-3301 to check availability as sometimes shut-in, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. If you would like to set up a time for Pastor to visit, please call the church office. Thank You!

CONFIRMATION CLASS PARENTS: There will be a meeting immediately after church next Sunday, November 1st with Pastor and the Elders about what to expect this year. Letters have been sent out with information regarding this. Please plan on attending.

HONEY SUNDAY is being hosted by the LYF group today and next Sunday. They have a table set up by both entrances of the church to drop off your orders. Bulletin inserts with order forms give more details.

ARE YOU MISSING A COAT? There are several coats/jackets that have been left in both entrances over the last year or so. They are now all in the west entrance of the church. Please check to see if any belong to you. Any not claimed, will be taken to the Orphan Grain Train in a couple weeks.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS is doing a study of the book of Exodus. Exodus, the second book of the Bible, is the most instructive book of the Old Testament for the life and ministry of Jesus. Exodus is filled with parallels to Jesus’ life and ultimately our own Christian lives. It will be instructive, joyful, exciting and fun to discover these many parallels. Come to Sunday morning Bible class for chapter by chapter study of Exodus. Class will offer ample opportunity to learn, question and discuss this important Bible book.

THE LWML MONTHLY MEETING will be held this Wednesday evening, the 28th at 7:30 p.m.

FEEDBACK NEEDED: The voter’s assembly has asked members of the congregation for some feedback on what you would like for flooring in the fellowship hall and the church proper. Do you like the squares that were put in the east entrance and offices? Would you like to see something a little plusher? Please let the flooring committee or the church office know your preference so they can compile the answers and a decision can be made.

NEXT SUNDAY we will be remembering the members of Immanuel who passed away during the past year for All Saints Day.

October 18, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 16 October, 2020 11:40

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 Mike Johnson and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Blake Bahr. Helping with communion this morning are Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny.

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

THE HEARING ASSIST DEVICES have had the batteries replaced and are working. Please feel free to use them if needed.

THANK YOU to Jaxson Wingert for playing the Prelude for our worship service this morning.

CONFIRMATION is being held this morning for a Junior Confirmation class student who was unable to be with us on August 23rd: Juliana Rae Kumm, daughter of Anthony and Cassandra Micklevitz, was born on March 23, 2006 and was baptized by Rev. Gary Trowbridge on November 17, 2012. Her sponsors are Montana and Cindy Miller. Her confirmation verse is Joshua 1:9. “Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

THE FLOWERS ON THE PIANO have been given in honor of Lois Koehler’s 80th birthday by her children and their families. We thank them for sharing and we wish Lois God’s blessings for many more happy birthdays.

THANK YOU to those who cleaned the parsonage & brought in furniture for the parsonage. It is nice and cozy for Pastor and Darlene.

THE QUARTERLY VOTER’S MEETING will be held this Wednesday, October 21st at 8:00 p.m. Discussion will be held on carpet for the rest of the church, election of 2020 officers among other items. All voters are encouraged to attend so we have a quorum, along with anyone wishing to become a voter.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available in Osmond on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp at 402-369-2529 or the church office at 402-748-3301to check availability as sometimes shut-in, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times and to contact him at other times.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS is doing a study of the book of Exodus. Exodus, the second book of the Bible, is the most instructive book of the Old Testament for the life and ministry of Jesus. Exodus is filled with parallels to Jesus’ life and ultimately our own Christian lives. It will be instructive, joyful, exciting and fun to discover these many parallels. Come to Sunday morning Bible class for chapter by chapter study of Exodus. Class will offer ample opportunity to learn, question and discuss this important Bible book.

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished. Your donations can be put in the offering and we ask that you please note on your check and envelope that is what your donation is for.

LOOKING FOR DONATIONS for a fireproof 4-drawer legal sized filing cabinet to keep church records in.

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR —“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. Today, “What I’m Looking For” with speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Ziegler.

October 11, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 09 October, 2020 12:55

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 Mike Johnson. Helping with communion next week will be Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kaden Polt and Molly Beacom-Timmerman. Next Sunday they will be Kenzie von Rentzell & Riley Wagner.

CONGREGATION SELF STUDY has been printed and put in everyone’s bulletin boxes. The deadline to return them is November 1st. There will be a box in the secretary’s office that you can put your study in when you are done. Everyone is encouraged to fill one out! Extras have been printed and are on the bulletin box ledge. If they are gone, please ask for one from the church secretary.

THANK YOU! PASTOR LILIENKAMP will be available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM. 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 or home visits might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! If you need pastoral care other days, please call his phone number listed.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS is beginning a study of the book of Exodus. Exodus, the second book of the Bible, is the most instructive book of the Old Testament for the life and ministry of Jesus. Exodus is filled with parallels to Jesus’ life and ultimately our own Christian lives. It will be instructive, joyful, exciting and fun to discover these many parallels. Come to Sunday morning Bible class for chapter by chapter study of Exodus. Class will offer ample opportunity to learn, question and discuss this important Bible book.

CONFIRMATION will be held next Sunday for Juliana Rae Kumm, a Jr. Confirmation class student who was unable to be with us on August 23rd.

BOARD AND COUNCIL MEETINGS will be held this Wednesday evening. All boards will meet at 7:30 and the Church Council meeting will begin at 8:30. NOTE: This is different than what was on the calendar. Postcards have been mailed to Council members.

NEW ADDRESS: Rev. Glen and Vickie Emery, 1010 20th Street, Fairbury, NE 68352

LWML FALL GATHERING will be held this Saturday, October 17th at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Orchard. Registration is from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. If anyone would like to attend, we will meet at church to car pool at 8:15.

ADDITIONAL DONTIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished. Your donations can be put in the offering and we ask that you please note on your check and envelope that is what your donation is for.

OCTOBERFEST GERMAN DINNER will be held next Sunday, October 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 39452 - 205th Avenue, Columbus, NE It will be TAKE OUT MEALS ONLY! Adults $12.00, Children 5-10 $5.00, Ages 4 and under Kiddie Meal $2.00. (Kiddie meal: Brat, mashed potatoes, Corn and Cookie). Meal includes: Bratwurst, German Meatballs, Eisbein and Sauerkraut, Hot German Potato Salad – Hot Macaroni Salad, American Potatoes, Many other salads, Cheesecakes, Pie, Cupcakes, and bars. Proceeds to miscellaneous church and school projects. Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Directions on Posters at entrances to church.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR —“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler “Unscaled Heights of Empathy” A king’s dream, a mysterious statue with feet of clay, an unearthly rock that grows to fill all the earth, and God’s empathy for a weeping world, embodied in Christ-it’s all part of Dr. Michael Zeigler’s message this week. (Daniel 2)

October 4, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 02 October, 2020 10:47

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon. A special welcome to Rev. Carl Lilienkamp, who will be serving as our vacancy pastor.

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

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Parker Johnson and Mason Gansebom. Next Sunday they will be Kaden Polt and Molly Beacom-Timmerman.

TODAY we celebrate LWML Sunday. We thank all of you that wore purple, and for your support this last year. Thank you for giving to our Mites and for supporting all of our projects. A display is set up in the back of the church to tell you about some of our Mission Grants, and our Osmond LWML projects. We meet the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. and we would love to have more members!

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS will begin a study of the book of Exodus. Exodus, the second book of the Bible, is the most instructive book of the Old Testament for the life and ministry of Jesus. Exodus is filled with parallels to Jesus’ life and ultimately our own Christian lives. It will be instructive, joyful, exciting and fun to discover these many parallels. Come to Sunday morning Bible class for chapter by chapter study of Exodus. Class will offer ample opportunity to learn, question and discuss this important Bible book.

NEW ADDRESS: Rev. Glen and Vickie Emery, 1010 20th Street, Fairbury, NE 68352

PASTOR LILIENKAMP will be available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM. 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 or home visits might be scheduled during these times. Thank You!

IF A PASTOR IS NEEDED other than on Wednesdays and Thursdays, please contact an Elder. Thank You!.

CONGREGATION SELF STUDY has been printed and put in everyone’s bulletin boxes. The deadline to return them is November 1st. There will be a box in the secretary’s office that you can put your study in when you are done. Everyone is encouraged to fill one out! Extras have been printed and are on the bulletin box ledge. If they are gone, please ask for one from the church secretary. THANK YOU!

THANK YOU to the trustees and volunteers that came to move cabinets and desks out of the offices and then move them back in after the new flooring was put in! Your help was appreciated very much.

THE NEW DESK in memory of Clara Gutz is now in the secretary’s office. Thank you to Ross Stelling for building it and to the family for the wonderful memorial.

THE OLD SECRETARY’S DESK is free for the taking. It is in the west entrance of the church.

THANK YOU!! to everyone who helped with the Fall church cleaning. More hands make the workload light.

ADDITIONAL DONTIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished. Your donations can be put in the offering and we ask that you please note on your check and envelope that is what your donation is for.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR —“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM. “Victory in Defeat” The thing about God is, He’s winning – even when it doesn’t look like He’s winning. Maybe, especially when it doesn’t look like He’s winning. Dr. Michael Zeigler begins a series of messages based on the book of Daniel that tells how God uses history as a vehicle to bring about His eternal kingdom. (Daniel 1)

September 27, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 25 September, 2020 09:07

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 LYF member, Caden Wingert. Next Sunday the reader will be Mike Johnson. Serving Communion will be Dwight Kahny & Paul Kumm.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Graysen Schultze and Connor von Rentzell. Next Sunday the candlelighters will be Parker Johnson and Mason Gansebom.

BAPTISM was held yesterday for August James Kumm, son of Gene and Paige Kumm. His sponsors are Tim & Erin Kumm. We welcome him as a member of our church family.

THERE WILL BE a new member reception today after the worship service, to honor all the new members of Immanuel. Cake and coffee will be served. Please plan to stay and welcome them.

HELP WANTED: Looking for a janitor for the educational wing of the church. For more information, please contact one of the trustees: Jason von Rentzell, Justin Koehler, Randy Pfanstiel, Brody Friedrich or Jordan Koehler.

CEMETERY UPDATE: The trees have been planted. The tree committee would like to thank Rich Lind and Dave Blunck for helping plant the trees. Also, the pad for the directory has been poured and the Directory Committee would like to thank Jim Pfanstiel for helping pour concrete and von Rentzell Farms for donating the concrete. The directory has been picked up and paid for, which will be installed soon.

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished. Your donations can be put in the offering and we ask that you please note on your check that is what your donation is for.

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES produce and airs radio and TV programming around the world in more than 80 languages. The Lutheran Hour is the flagship radio program for Lutheran Hour Ministries. This 30-minute broadcast is the world’s oldest continually broadcast Gospel radio program. It airs weekly on WJAG-AM 780 or FM105.9 at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Today, “Room at the Table” by guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Jason Broge on the “Households of Faith” series.

THE FALL CHURCH CLEANING AND PARSONAGE CLEANING will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 1st and from 9:00 a.m. – Noon on Friday, October 2nd. The following members of Immanuel are asked to please come and help clean: Tiffany Guenther Melanie Gutz Paula Gutz Deb Gutz Alicia Gutz Linda Gutz Shirley Heaton Michelle Hille Melissa Hoppe Marla Huwaldt Audra Huwaldt Lisa Johnson Debbi Johnson Pam Johnson Jessica Johnson Donna Kahny Patti Ketelsen Tamela King Lori Koehler Amanda Koehler Ashley Koehler Christy Koehler Elisha Koehler Kate Koehler Robin Koehler Lisa Kralicek Adrian Krienert Linda Krohn Shelley Kruse Jackie Kruse Bonnie Kumm Paige Kumm Erin Kumm Gloria Kumm Joan Kumm Tina Kumm Becky Lambrecht Brenda Lind Regina Lorenz Beth Manzer Lea McKenna Kelsey Curtis Shelley Oltjenbruns Leah Orr Amber Pfanstiel Janet Pfanstiel Sarah Polt Debra Schmit Deb Schuettler Sharon Schultze Keri Schultze Miriam Stelling Jennifer Wiseley Tami Wolle

PLEASE NOTE: If you cannot come and help clean on either of these dates, 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 come and help clean, please feel free to come. ALSO, if your name is on the list and you feel that you can no longer help clean, please contact Deb in the church office so that your name can be taken off the cleaning list. THANK YOU!

LWML SUNDAY will be celebrated next Sunday, October 4th. Members of the LWML and Immanuel are encouraged to wear purple to church. All women of the congregation are invited to join the LWML group, which meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

TEAMMATES is having a pumpkin sale at the football game on Oct. 9th.

September 20, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 18 September, 2020 14:12

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, Caden Wingert. Helping with communion this morning are Larry Krohn and Mike Johnson.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Zachary Huwaldt and Connor Gutz. Next Sunday they will be Grayson Schultze and Connor von Rentzell.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES for the fall quarter officially begin today. Classes are split as follows:

Pre-K–K: taught by Tiffany Gansebom, Christy Koehler & Lacy Stelling

Grades 1-2: taught by Cory Hille, Ryan Gutz & Phil Gutz

Grades 3-5: taught by Amanda Koehler & Jennifer Wiseley

Grades 6-8: taught by Kristie Schultze

Thank you to those who have volunteered to teach! If anyone else is interested in teaching or being a sub, please contact Lacy Stelling.

THE FAREWELL POTLUCK DINNER will be held today for Pastor and Vickie after Bible Classes and Sunday School. Please come and wish Pastor Emery and Vickie well at his call to Grace Lutheran in Fairbury. They will be packing and leaving after next Sunday’s worship service.

THE “CARD PARTY” celebrates its 2nd anniversary during the month of September. Last year 592 birthday cards (20 more than last year) and 153 anniversary cards (the same as last year) were written. With the added postal expense of mailing most of the cards due to COVID, we are very grateful to all who are giving cards for ‘repurposing’! We welcome anyone interested in joining our outreach ministry to join us the third Tuesday of every month at 1:00 for an afternoon of fellowship and card writing at the church.

THANK YOU to the members who helped mow the cemetery this past week. Your help is appreciated!

HELP WANTED: Looking for a janitor for the educational wing of the church. For more information, please contact one of the trustees: Jason vR, Justin K, Randy P, Brody F or Jordan K.

THERE WILL BE a new member reception on Sunday, September 27th after the worship service, to honor all the new members of Immanuel. Cake and coffee will be served. Please plan to stay and welcome them.

PASTOR AND VICKIE would appreciate some help cleaning the parsonage after the movers are done. (this will be around the 30th of this month) This will be helpful for Pastor Lilienkamp who is planning to use the house when he is here working. If you would be willing to help, please let Pastor or Vickie know as soon as possible. Thank you!

FURNITURE NEEDED – Pastor Lilienkamp from Wayne will be our vacancy pastor and will start formally on October 4th. With the distance, he will be using the parsonage a couple nights a week. He is in need of some furniture to make this happen. Still looking for 2 lazy-boys or similar. If you have any and would be willing to share, please contact an elder. Thank you.

CEMETERY UPDATE: The trees have been planted. The tree committee would like to thank Rich Lind and Dave Blunck for helping plant the trees. Also, the pad for the directory has been poured and the Directory Committee would like to thank Jim Pfanstiel for helping pour concrete and von Rentzell Farms for donating the concrete. The directory has been picked up and paid for, which will be installed soon.

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished. Approximately $5,500 is still needed. Your donations can be put in the offering and we ask that you please note on your check and envelope that is what your donation is for.

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR —“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. Today, “I Stand at the Door” with speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Ziegler, starting a new series “Households of Faith from Luke 24:13-35.

THE FALL CHURCH CLEANING AND PARSONAGE CLEANING will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 1st and from 9:00 a.m. – Noon on Friday, October 2nd. The following members of Immanuel are asked to please come and help clean:

Tiffany Guenther Melanie Gutz Paula Gutz Deb Gutz Alicia Gutz Linda Gutz Shirley Heaton Michelle Hille Melissa Hoppe Marla Huwaldt Audra Huwaldt Lisa Johnson Debbi Johnson Pam Johnson Jessica Johnson Donna Kahny Patti Ketelsen Tamela King Lori Koehler Amanda Koehler Ashley Koehler Christy Koehler Elisha Koehler Kate Koehler Robin Koehler Lisa Kralicek Adrian Krienert Linda Krohn Shelley Kruse Jackie Kruse    Nyla Kuhl Bonnie Kumm Paige Kumm Erin Kumm Gloria Kumm Joan Kumm Tina Kumm Becky Lambrecht Brenda Lind Regina Lorenz Beth Manzer Lea McKenna Kelsey Curtis Shelley Oltjenbruns Leah Orr Amber Pfanstiel Janet Pfanstiel Sarah Polt Debra Schmit      Deb Schuettler Sharon Schultze Keri Schultze Miriam Stelling Jennifer Wisely Tami Wolle

PLEASE NOTE: If you cannot come and help clean on either of these dates, 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 come and help clean, please feel free to come. ALSO, if your name is on the list and you feel that you can no longer help clean, please contact Deb in the church office so that your name can be taken off the cleaning list. THANK YOU!

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