Announcements at Immanuel

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!

September 13, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 11 September, 2020 12:10

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, and next Sunday our reader will be Paul Koehler.  Helping with communion next week will be  Larry Krohn and  Mike Johnson.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Baylen Guenther and Caden Wingert. Next Sunday they will be Zachary Huwaldt and Connor Gutz.

THANK YOU Mrs. Julie Slagle and the preschool children for sharing your musical talents with us this morning!

ADULT CONFIRMATION and PROFESSION OF FAITH is being held this morning for Brittney Backstrom and Brian Guenther respectively.  We welcome them as communicant members of Immanuel. 

SUNDAE SUNDAY & GAMES will kick off Sunday School TODAY! Classes will begin next Sunday. Teachers are needed!  Please prayerfully consider teaching!  Sign-up sheet is in the back of church. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEETING will be held here tonight at 7:00 p.m. All second-year officers are asked to please attend this meeting to work on finding members to fill positions on the church council and committees for the upcoming year. 

LADIES: We will begin tying quilts tomorrow, September 14th at 1:00 p.m.  All ladies of the congregation are welcome to attend.

CONFIRMATION AND MIDWEEK CLASSES began after school this past Wednesday, September 9th.  Pastor Carl Lilienkamp is teaching the 7th & 8th grade confirmation class and Janet Pfanstiel is teaching the 5th & 6th grade class.  Class time will be from 4:00 -5:30 p.m.

LWML GIVING TUESDAY is this Tuesday, September 15th Our goal is to use GivingTuesday to spread the Gospel message by collecting money and raising awareness for LWML Mission Grants, which share the love of Jesus throughout all nations.  You have the opportunity to share your blessings by contributing to the 2019–2021 LWML Mission Goal. Two out of every three people do not know Jesus as their Savior. Your donation can help reach them and will be matched by a generous donor’s gift on GivingTuesday. Donate online at lwml.org/givingtuesday, through LWML Facebook, or you may send your contributions to the LWML office at 801 Seminary Place,  Suite L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. Be sure to note Giving Tuesday 2020 with your contribution. The Mite Box will be set up in the back of church if you would like to put your mite offering in there.  Our society will send in all donations to be matched.

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

     James Pfanstiel             Kevin Pfanstiel         Randy Pfanstiel      

     Loren Poellot                 Kent Schuettler        Wyatt Schuettler    

     Dennis Schultze             Greg Schultze           Tim Schultze    

     Beau Simpson                Mike Slagle              Jon Stanosheck

PLEASE NOTE!!  If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Monday afternoon or Sunday evening, 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.

CONFIRMATION for Juliana Kumm will be held next Sunday.

CHOIR:  Due to COVID restrictions, choir will resume when it is safe to do so.

NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, there will be a farewell potluck dinner 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, NE.  They will be packing and leaving after the September 27th worship service. 

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.  He would like a bed (probably queen size); 2 lazy-boys or similar; a table and chairs.  If you have any of these items and would be willing to share, please contact an elder.  Thank you.

STORY BIBLES will be passed out to the 3rd graders this morning.

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished.  Approximately $6,000 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.

A SPECIAL OFFERING FOR CAMP LUTHER!  Due to the Coronavirus, Camp Luther had to curtail many of its functions for 2020.  This has put a strain on their day-to-day finances.  Immanuel is hosting a special offering during the month of September to send to Camp Luther to help their situation.  A basket will be set up at the back of the church all of September.  Please prayerfully consider a special gift to Camp Luther.  God’s Blessings to you all.

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, “Fireplace Spirituality” with speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler.  Our relationship with God is not something to “set and forget” like a thermostat. (Acts 2:37-47)

BAZAAR:  Due to COVID restrictions, the LWML/Ladies Aid Bazaar will be canceled this year.  We will resume next year provided it is safe to do so.  Thanks for your support and understanding.

HELP NEEDED:  Members are needed to help move equipment from the East Entrance and two offices to get ready for the new flooring that will be laid.  Help is needed on September 20th at 7:00 p.m. to take things out and again later in the week – to help put things back.  Please contact Randy Pfanstiel at 402-360-0581 or the church office at 402-748-3301 and leave a message with Deb if you are willing to help.

ZION, PLAINVIEW has invited us next Sunday, September 20th to learn about the ministry of Lutheran Family Service and meet two of their Iowa team members, Sue Shields, LMHC and the Rev. Dr. Jim Lamb. During the Bible Class hour, they will share how LFS is working and expanding their work as an extension of our LCMS congregation’s ministry to those in need. During worship, Dr. Lamb will give the sermon. Immediately following lunch, both will share more specifically about the life ministry of adoption, including embryo adoption, and the expansion of this ministry here in Nebraska. Adult Bible Class is at 9:00. Worship is at 10:00, Dinner at 11:30 and presentation begins at 12:15.

 

 

September 6, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 04 September, 2020 09:40

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 and thank you to Pastor James Carretto, who is leading worship today.

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 Owen Severson and Blake Bahr. Next Sunday they will be Baylen Guenther and Caden Wingert.

THE FLORAL ARRANGEMENT ON THE ORGAN this morning is in honor of Clarice Gansebom’s 90th birthday, which is today. Thank you for sharing.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEETING will be held here next Sunday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m. All second-year officers are asked to please attend this meeting to work on finding members to fill positions on the church council and committees for the upcoming year.

CONFIRMATION AND MIDWEEK CLASSES TO BEGIN THIS WEEK beginning after school on Wednesday, September 9th. Pastor Carl Lilienkamp will be teaching the 7th & 8th grade confirmation class and Janet Pfanstiel will once again be teaching the 5th & 6th grade class. Class time will be from 4:00 -5:30 p.m.

SUNDAE SUNDAY & GAMES will kick off Sunday School next Sunday! Teachers are needed! Please prayerfully consider teaching the future of our congregation! Sign up sheet is in the back of church. Story Bibles will also be handed out next Sunday to the 3rd grade students.

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. He would like a bed (probably queen size); 2 lazy-boys or similar; a table and chairs. If you have any of these items and would be willing to share, please contact an elder. Thank you.

PASTOR AND VICKIE would appreciate some help cleaning the parsonage after the movers are done. 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!

LWML GIVING TUESDAY Our goal is to use GivingTuesday to spread the Gospel message by collecting money and raising awareness for LWML Mission Grants, which share the love of Jesus throughout all nations. Two out of every three people do not know Jesus as their Savior. Lutheran Women in Mission is reaching out to a world in need of the Gospel through mission grants. You have the opportunity to help reach others with the saving Word of Jesus. This year, LWML is celebrating Giving Tuesday on September 15. You may donate toward the 2019–2021 LWML Mission Goal by using LWML Facebook, lwml.org/givingtuesday, or you may send your contributions to the LWML office at 801 Seminary Place Suite L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. Be sure to note Giving Tuesday 2020 with your contribution. Your donation will be doubled on that day, thanks to the commitment of a generous donor. You can HELP by sharing on Giving Tuesday The Mite Box will be set up in the back of church if you would like to put your mite offering in there. Our society will send in all donations to be matched.

A SPECIAL OFFERING FOR CAMP LUTHER! Due to the Coronavirus, Camp Luther had to curtail many of its functions for 2020. This has put a strain on their day-to-day finances. Immanuel is hosting a special offering during the month of September to send to Camp Luther to help their situation. A basket will be set up at the back of the church all of September. Please prayerfully consider a special gift to Camp Luther. God’s Blessings to you all.

ADDITIONAL DONTIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished. Approximately $6,000 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.

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. Today’s speaker is Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. “Jesus in the House” Messy prayers, loud tables, open doors – three signs of a spiritually vibrant household.

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.

August 30, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 28 August, 2020 12:22

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

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for today are Spencer Hille and Baylen Guenther. Next Sunday will be Owen Severson and Blake Bahr.

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

ADULT CONFIRMATION is being held this morning for Jennae Marie Kester. Jennae’s confirmation verse is John 15:5. We welcome Jennae as a communicant member of Immanuel.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Today is the last of four Sundays for our “virtual VBS lessons”. Packets will be distributed to families after church at both entrances.

PROMOTION SUNDAY for our Sunday School will be held in two weeks on September 13th. Sundae Sunday will be observed. Sunday school classes will begin on September 20th.

THIS IS THE LIFE & WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGH MAIN STREET LIVING are held each Sunday on KCAU-9 from Sioux City at 10:00 and 10:30 respectively. Today on This is the Life -“Run Away” – Away we go, back to where we started from. The worship service today is led by Rev. Trevor Freudenburg from Calvary Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa.

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, “It’s Not Over ‘till Jesus Says It’s Over” with Lutheran Hour Speaker, Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz. (Archives August) James and Margaret Broekemeier and family are sponsoring today’s broadcast of The Lutheran Hour in memory of their son, James. James was called to eternal glory on January 8, 2018.

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished. Approximately $6,000 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.

PASTOR EMERY will be on vacation from Wednesday through Labor Day. Call an Elder for pastoral care.

August 23, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 21 August, 2020 09:29

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 Mason Gansebom. Next Sunday the reader will be Larry Krohn.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Hudson Schultze and Graysen Schultze. Next Sunday the candlelighters will be Baylen Guenther and Spencer Hille.

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.

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished. Approximately $6,000 is still needed. 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, It’s Archives August. “Fear and Faith” with Speaker Emeritus of the Lutheran Hour: Dr. Dr. Ken Klaus.

THIS IS THE LIFE AND WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGH MAIN STREET LIVING are held each Sunday on KCAU-9 from Sioux City at 10:00 and 10:30 respectively. Today on This is the Life -“Red Trap” – A loving father’s son became conflicted and lost. Fortunately, he was surrounded by people who cared. The worship service today is led by Rev. Ryan Janke from St. Peter Lutheran Church in Orchard.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed tomorrow, Monday, August 24th at 6:00 p.m. The following members are asked to please come and help mow: Scott Kumm Steve Kumm Marvin Lambrecht Steve Lind Brian Lorenz Larry McKenna Craig Mosel Tim Oltjenbruns Justin Orr John Newton Robert Petersen Greg Pfanstiel PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Monday afternoon or Sunday evening, 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.

CONFIRMATION for the following students is being held here at Immanuel today:

Matthew Richard Alderson, son of Curtis Alderson and Jill Heemstra, was born June 29, 2006 and was baptized by Rev. Gary Trowbridge on October 22, 2006. His sponsors are Jeremy Heemstra, Cary Alderson and Neil Alderson. His Confirmation verse is Matthew 28:20. “and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Hunter Rae Buchanan, son of Ryan and Kelli Buchanan, was born October 25, 2005 and was baptized by Rev. Glen Emery on December 10, 2016. His sponsors are Danielle Buchanan, Kody Dunn and Mike and Jo Geneski. His confirmation verse is Luke 11:28. “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!”

Baylen Joseph Guenther, son of Brian and Tiffany Guenther, was born April 30, 2006 and was baptized by Rev. Gary Trowbridge on May 28, 2006. His sponsors are Lisa Johnson, Scott Anderson, Mary Miller and Rita Guenther. His confirmation verse is Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Spencer Dennis Hille, son of Cory and Michelle Hille, was born on May 6, 2005 and baptized by Rev. Gary Trowbridge on July 3, 2005. His sponsors are Dave Hille and Jaimie Larson. His confirmation verse is Luke 1:37. “For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Anna Lillian Kahny, daughter of Dwight and Donna Kahny, was born March 23, 2006 and was baptized by Rev. Gary Trowbridge on August 6, 2006. Her sponsors are Rev. David and Debra Ohlman. Her confirmation verse is Romans 8:38-39. “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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, 2013. 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.”

Caleb Grant Miller, son of Kari Miller and Clayton Krueger, was born on November 1, 2005 and was baptized on October 5, 2006. His sponsors are Dwight Kahny and Rodney Krueger. His confirmation verse is Hebrews 13:5. “Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”’

Owen Matthew Severson, son of Matt and Keri Severson, was born on June 16, 2005 and baptized by Rev. Eric on October 15, 2005. His sponsors are Tara and Jason Tracy. His confirmation verse is 2 Corinthians 5:7. “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

August 16, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 14 August, 2020 12:45

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, Tucker von Rentzell. Helping with communion this morning are Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Anna Kahny and Cali Gutz. Next Sunday they will be Grayson and Hudson Schultze.

CONFIRMATION RECOGNITION COFFEE AND ROLLS is being held this morning to honor the 8th grade Confirmation class. CONFIRMATION will be held here at Immanuel next Sunday during our worship service. God’s blessings to these students who will be confirming their faith: Matthew Alderson, Hunter Buchanan, Baylen Guenther Spencer Hille, Anna Kahny, Juliana Kumm, Caleb Miller, and Owen Severson

ADDITIONAL DONTIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished. Approximately $7,000 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.

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. It’s Archive August. Today, “A Wrong Comparison” with guest speaker, Dr. Wallace Schulz.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is ongoing, with four “virtual lessons”. Two more packets will be distributed to families after church at both entrances today, August 16th, and on August 30th. A different lesson will be in each packet. If you are not able to attend church on the Sundays mentioned, feel free to stop by the church and pick up a packet as they will be on a table near the back of the church.

THE “CARD PARTY” wants to thank everyone who brought cards in for them to use for birthdays and anniversaries. It is greatly appreciated!!

THIS IS THE LIFE AND WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGH MAIN STREET LIVING are held each Sunday on KCAU-9 from Sioux City at 10:00 and 10:30 respectively. Today – “Trial by Fire” – When an unexpected tragedy strikes…pray, forgive and move forward. Do not allow the past to embitter the future. When one door closes, another will open. The worship service today is led by Rev. Steve Stoll from Trinity Lutheran Church in Hinton, Iowa.

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

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.

August 9, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 07 August, 2020 10:12

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. James Carretto, who is leading our worship this morning.

 

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 Matthew Alderson and Kaden Polt. Next Sunday they will be Anna Kahny and Cali Gutz.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is ongoing with four “virtual lessons”.  Packets will be distributed to families after church at both entrances on the following two Sundays:  August 16th, & August 30th.

A different lesson will be in each packet.  If you are not able to attend church on the Sundays mentioned, feel free to stop by the church and pick up a packet as they will be on a table near the back of the church.

 

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed tomorrow,   Monday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m.  The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Greg Kralicek                Larry Krohn             David Kruse

Martin Kruse                 Thomas Kruse          Dennis Kuhl

Dennis Kumm                Gene Kumm             Joel Kumm

Leroy Kumm                 Mark Kumm             Marvin Kumm

PLEASE NOTE!!  If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Monday afternoon or Sunday evening, but please contact your chairman, Rich Lind, at 402-748-3840.  Women and older children are also welcome to help mow.  We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job.

 

ADDITIONAL DONTIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished.  Approximately $7,000 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.

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEETING will be held here tonight at 7:00 p.m. All second-year officers are asked to please attend this meeting to work on finding members to fill positions on the church council and committees for the upcoming year. 

 

THIS IS THE LIFE AND WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGH MAIN STREET LIVING are held each Sunday on KCAU-9 from Sioux City at 10:00 and 10:30 respectively. Today “One Hour to Live” – Divine forgiveness for the truly penitent assures a man—and in the nick of time.  The worship service is led by Rev. Ken Willie Bertrand from St Paul and Immanuel Lutheran in Concord, Nebraska.

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, A 5-year-old boy once observed, “God has the whole world in His hands-but sometimes He drops it”  Hear how Dr. Dale Meyer responded to that young philosopher in a classic message titled, “Over the Darkness, God Hovers”.  It’s Archives August .

 

THE SECRETARY will be out of the office Monday and Tuesday this week.  If you have a note to go in the bulletin, or a prayer request addition/deletion please e-mail it to the church office at immanuelosmond@gmail.com or leave a note on the secretary’s desk.

 

YOU ARE INVITED to a fellowship hour on Sunday, August 16th, after the worship service, to honor this year’s Confirmation class. Rolls and coffee will be served. Please plan to stay and congratulate them and welcome them. 

 

Today we welcome Rev. James Carretto as our worship leader. His message, "The Gods of Fear vs Jesus!" based upon our Gospel reading. Pastor Emery and Vickie are on a short vacation with their family and will return late Wednesday afternoon. If you need pastoral care, you may contact an elder for help, or you may contact Rev. Brian Bucklew of Zion, Plainview. His number is (605)682-1850.

 

August 2, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 30 July, 2020 20:49

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. James Carretto, who is leading our worship this morning.

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 Matthew Alderson and Kaden Polt. Next Sunday they will be Anna Kahny and Cali Gutz.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is ongoing with four “virtual lessons”.  Packets will be distributed to families after church at both entrances on the following two Sundays:  August 16th, & August 30th.

A different lesson will be in each packet.  If you are not able to attend church on the Sundays mentioned, feel free to stop by the church and pick up a packet as they will be on a table near the back of the church.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed tomorrow,   Monday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m.  The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Greg Kralicek                Larry Krohn             David Kruse

Martin Kruse                 Thomas Kruse          Dennis Kuhl

Dennis Kumm                Gene Kumm             Joel Kumm

Leroy Kumm                 Mark Kumm             Marvin Kumm

PLEASE NOTE!!  If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Monday afternoon or Sunday evening, but please contact your chairman, Rich Lind, at 402-748-3840.  Women and older children are also welcome to help mow.  We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job.

ADDITIONAL DONTIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished.  Approximately $7,000 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.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEETING will be held here tonight at 7:00 p.m. All second-year officers are asked to please attend this meeting to work on finding members to fill positions on the church council and committees for the upcoming year. 

 THIS IS THE LIFE AND WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGH MAIN STREET LIVING are held each Sunday on KCAU-9 from Sioux City at 10:00 and 10:30 respectively. Today “One Hour to Live” – Divine forgiveness for the truly penitent assures a man—and in the nick of time.  The worship service is led by Rev. Ken Willie Bertrand from St Paul and Immanuel Lutheran in Concord, Nebraska.

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, A 5-year-old boy once observed, “God has the whole world in His hands-but sometimes He drops it”  Hear how Dr. Dale Meyer responded to that young philosopher in a classic message titled, “Over the Darkness, God Hovers”.  It’s Archives August .

THE SECRETARY will be out of the office Monday and Tuesday this week.  If you have a note to go in the bulletin, or a prayer request addition/deletion please e-mail it to the church office at immanuelosmond@gmail.com or leave a note on the secretary’s desk.

 

July 26, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 24 July, 2020 10:44

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

 

OUR READER for this morning is Hudson Schultze. Next Sunday the reader will be Mike Johnson.  Helping with Communion next week will be Dwight Kahny and Paul Koehler.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Cali Gutz and Zaylah Pfanstiel. Next Sunday the candlelighters will be Kenzie von Rentzell and Riley Wagner.

 

PASTOR EMERY HAS ACCEPTED THE CALL to serve as pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury, Nebraska.

 

NEXT WEEK WE WILL RETURN TO “NORMAL” CHURCH! We are resuming our worship liturgy in its usual place. That means, also, that communion will take place in its normal place. We ask that as we resume our routine, please be responsible for yourself. If you would like to keep your social distance, please do so. We will keep chairs set up in the fellowship area for that reason. Also, if you prefer not to commune at the rail with others, please sit toward the back and you can commune with those at the beginning of our distribution. Our collection basket will remain in the rear as we have been doing.

 

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed tomorrow,   Monday, July 27th at 6:00 p.m.  The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

  Nick Johnson               Dwight Kahny           Doug Ketelsen

  Dean Koehler               Doug Koehler           Jared Koehler

  Jordan Koehler            Justin Koehler          Kevin Koehler

  Michael Koehler           Paul Koehler            Wayne Koehler

PLEASE NOTE!!  If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Monday afternoon or Sunday evening, 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.

 

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. 

 

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS NEEDED:  The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished.  Approximately $7,000 is still needed.  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.

THANK YOU to everyone who brought sheets and blankets to be used by the quilting ladies.  We appreciate your donations for our “Quilts for Missions”.

 

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. 

 

THIS IS THE LIFE AND WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGH MAIN STREET LIVING are held each Sunday on KCAU-9 from Sioux City at 10:00 and 10:30 respectively. Today on This is the Life -“Spite” – Negative emotions and grudges are destructive but forgiveness allows people to move forward.  The worship service today is led by Rev. Jake Bobby from First Trinity Lutheran in Bloomfield.

 

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

 

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

 

THE SECRETARY will be out of  the office beginning this Friday through August 12th.  Julie Slagle will print the bulletin for August 9th.  If you have a note to go in the bulletin, please e-mail it to the church office at immanuelosmond@gmail.com or leave a note on the secretary’s desk. 

 

July 19 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 17 July, 2020 09:34

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 Dwight Kahny and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Hudson Schultze. Helping with communion this morning are Larry Krohn and Mike Johnson.

BACCALAUREATE will be held here at Immanuel this morning during our worship service. Congratulations and God’s blessings to the members of Immanuel who will be graduating this coming Saturday from Osmond High School:

Zachary Curtis Alderson Kennedy Anne Johnson Logan Ronald Stelling

Grace Lillian Broekemeier Mary Caroline Kahny Keaton Lee Timmerman

Joshua Everett Gansebom Diandra Polt Nicholas Michael Timmerman

Madeline Lee Huwaldt Landon Bradley Stelling

BIBLE CLASSES have resumed! – Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. and Sundays after worship. Our Sunday class will continue to study our liturgy and why we worship the way we do. Thursday mornings we will study the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. Everyone is welcome!

THE “CARD PARTY” now meets at church on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. More “players” are always welcome to join the fun. We are also asking for donations of used greeting cards (for all occasions) to “repurpose”. Please cut out any personal notes written inside the cards but leave the original verses. Cards may be left in the church office. Thank You!!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is planned beginning today, with four “virtual lessons”. Packets will be distributed to families after church at both entrances on the following Sundays:                                July 19th, August 2nd, August 16th, & August 30th.

A different lesson will be in each packet. If you are not able to attend church on the Sundays mentioned, feel free to stop by the church and pick up a packet as they will be on a table near the back of the church.

CONFIRMATION is scheduled for August 23rd. Please contact the church office if you have a conflict.

THIS IS THE LIFE AND WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGH MAIN STREET LIVING are held each Sunday on KCAU-9 from Sioux City at 10:00 and 10:30 respectively. Today -“Tragedy Near a Small Town”-Justice or mercy? Tragedy in a small town results in a loving father holding a grudge rather forgiving as our Father has forgiven us. The worship service today is led by Rev. Ben Perkins of Shepherd of Peace Lutheran in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS NEEDED: The cemetery directory committee is asking for more donations so that the shelter for the cemetery directory can be finished. Approximately $7,000 is still needed. 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.

LWML MEMBERS: There will be an LWML meeting on Wednesday, July 22, at 7:30. We will meet in the new fellowship hall for a regular meeting.

THE QUARTERLY VOTER’S MEETING was held last Wednesday evening and the annual budget has been set at $255,755, which means that $4,918 is needed weekly to support this.

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

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. Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler

REFRIGERATOR MAGNETS are available for you to take home. They have the information you need to hear the daily phone devotions provided by our Osmond pastors and donated by American Broadband. Please take as many as you need, and then take an extra to share with a neighbor! They are available near the bulletin boxes.

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.

Dear Friends at Immanuel,

Thank you so much for your continued gifts to Lutheran Bible Translators for our ministry. We appreciate you supporting our work so that the Khwe people can have God’s Word in their own language speaking to their hearts. We are continuing to do pretty well; Tim and the translators are still figuring out how to get back to work. It doesn’t help that we are having a fuel shortage — people here are hoarding car gas the way people in other countries have hoarded TP — so Tim is not driving in to work every day and the translators also are not coming every day. We are a bit discouraged since right now it looks like we won’t be reaching our translation goals for the year, we really had hoped that we would put together a panoramic Bible (portions of the Old and New Testaments which point to Christ and our need for a Savior) and get that published and distributed to the Khwe communities. That was our time-line, however, and God is the one who is in charge and His timing is perfect. Please pray that our translation project would still move forward and God’s will is done. Thank you, again, for supporting us and our ministry. God Bless, Rev. Tim, Lisa, Aaron and Andrew Beckendorf

July 12, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 10 July, 2020 18:41

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 Paul Koehler, and next Sunday our reader will be Dwight Kahny.  Helping with communion next week will be  Larry Krohn and Mike Johnson.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Riley Wagner and Mason Gansebom.  Next Sunday they will be Leia Buchanan and Reese Johns.

VOTER’S MEETING will be held this Wednesday, July 15th. Due to not having meetings last quarter, and so much to discuss – the annual budget, cemetery directory, trees, and flooring, among other items, we will begin an hour earlier than normal at 7:00 p.m.  Please plan to attend this important Voter’s Meeting! Please see displays in the rear of church.

THE FLOORING COMMITTEE will be presenting different options for possible new flooring for the Church at the July 15th Voter's meeting.  Please plan on attending this meeting to acquire information regarding this project. Thank you.  

Flooring Committee - Patti Ketelsen, Pam Johnson and Joan Streich

 THE “CARD PARTY” now meets at church on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m.  More “players” are always welcome to join the fun.  We are also asking for donations of used greeting cards (for all occasions) to “repurpose”.  Please cut out any personal notes written inside the cards but leave the original verses.  Cards may be left in the church office.  Thank You!!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is planned beginning next Sunday, with four “virtual lessons”.  Packets will be distributed to families after church at both entrances on the following Sundays: 

July 19th, August 2nd, August 16th, & August 30th.

A different lesson will be in each packet.  If you are not able to attend church on the Sundays mentioned, feel free to stop by the church and pick up a packet as they will be on a table near the back of the church.

THIS IS THE LIFE AND WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGH MAIN STREET LIVING are held each Sunday on KCAU-9 from Sioux City at 10:00 and 10:30 respectively. Today “Harriett’s Wedding Day” – The storm precedes the calm when a groom nearly cancels wedding plans due to the fear of the unknown.  The worship service today is led by Rev. Glen Emery of our congregation.

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: "Perfection Welcomes Failure" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler God's perfect standards are exceeded only by His perfect patience and forgiveness. (Matt 6:19-34)

 

THE QUILTING LADIES  are in need of some good used flat sheets for the backs of their quilts.  If you have anything your think they could use, please bring them to the church office and they will be picked up.  Thank you!

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

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed tomorrow,   Monday, July 13th at 6:00 p.m.  The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Mike Gutz                     Philip Gutz                  Ryan Gutz

Travis Gutz                   Doug Hartner              Cory Hille

Larry Hummel               Brad Huwaldt              Ben Johnson

Donald Johnson             Jerry Johnson             Mike Johnson

PLEASE NOTE!!  If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Monday afternoon or Sunday evening, 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.

BACCALAUREATE will be held here at Immanuel next Sunday morning during our worship service.

CONFIRMATION is scheduled for August 23rd.  Please contact the church office if you have a conflict.

 

Beckendorf July Update

immanuelosmond | 03 July, 2020 10:08

Dear Friends, Greetings again from Botswana.

Another short update from us this month, there is still not much happening on which to report. Restrictions are continuing to slowly being eased and stores are mostly open, though there are still restrictions and regulations as to how many people can congregate and cleaning and temperature-taking requirements are in effect. Travel is opening up a little more, but with South Africa reporting exponentially more cases of the virus each day there is a very good possibility we could become more restricted again.

The translation office opened up again for work the last half of June. Unfortunately, when everyone first met and Tim was able to find out what all had been accomplished during the time of lock-down he was disappointed to find out that Splash had had no access to electricity and so couldn't run his computer. Moses' eyes have gotten so bad that he is, for all practical purposes, blind and can't see well enough to do any writing or work on a computer (before the Coronavirus hit we had planned on taking him and another friend we have and going to Namibia to an eye specialist there -- that is now on hold indefinitely). Moronga has gotten some verses done, though not as many as we had hoped for. Since the office has been re-opened Moronga and Tim have been working on the book of Daniel. However, because of fuel shortages Tim is not driving in to work each day and that is also slowing things down.

Things continue to go well on the home-front; homeschooling is going well. However, it looks like Botswana will not re-open borders in the near future -- the latest scuttlebutt is that borders will be closed until the new year. This means that we will not be able to take our usual furlough this year. It also means all mail in or out of the country has been suspended. I am beginning to be concerned about what this means for our homeschooling -- we have enough to keep going for about 10 weeks but after that we will need to have something new on hand.

We continue to appreciate living on a farm. The other day I (Lisa) decided I needed to get some exercise, so I went to walk the fence-line that borders the farm. About 10 minutes into my walk I realized that what I was looking at on the other side of the fence was a huge elephant . . . no, two elephants . . . uh, four elephants about 50 feet from me. The lead elephant and I saw each other at about the same time, and I think we both surprised each other, we all stopped dead. Thank goodness the tall electric fence was between me and them! Then the lead elephant took a few steps and brought his ears forward (a warning sign) and I hightailed it into the nearby bush so they couldn't see me. The elephants turned around and went back the way they came, and I climbed out of the bush and beat a hasty retreat back home. Telling Tim of my adventure that evening he remarked afterwards "You know that the electric fence isn't on, right?"

Praises:

- Thanksgiving for supplies and friends who share.

- Thanksgiving that restrictions are being lifted (slowly).

- Thanksgiving for good health and safety.

Prayers:

* Please pray that the work will continue according to God's timing.

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

* Please pray Botswana will be spared the severity of the Coronavirus that South Africa is experiencing.

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

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

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