Announcements at Immanuel

March 31, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 29 March, 2019 11:24

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests, including Mr. Gary Thies. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Dwight Kahny. Wednesday event and next Sunday, our reader will be Mike Johnson. Helping prepare and distribute Holy Communion next Sunday will be and Dwight Kahny and Aaron von Rentzell.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for the Wednesday Lenten service are Parker Johnson and Zach Boyle. Next Sunday they will Connor von Rentzell and Kenzie von Rentzell.

CEMETERY DIRECTORY IDEAS– Please note before and after church the PowerPoint slide photos of different cemetery directories in the area and the pictures in each entry. The committee is looking for any likes, dislikes, or other ideas. Please drop off your comments and/or pictures to the church office or one of the committee members.

PLEASE CONTACT PASTOR EMERY whenever you have health concerns or are hospitalized. Often he is the last to know about your situation, and he would rather know sooner than later so he can provide pastoral care for you.

LWML SPRING GATHERING will be held next Saturday, April 6th at Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview. The gathering theme will be "Nails in His Hands". Registration will be from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Brunch at 9:30. Entertainment will be the Leckband and Feusse families. We will carpool at 8:30 at the church.

THRIVENT ACTION TEAMS  In case anyone wants to organize an action team to help our neighbors out. The code below will get the application and funding through much quicker. The promo code to expedite Action Teams is: mwflooding2019. There is a spot on the application that asks if the member has a code and they can enter that.

CONFIRMATION RECOGNITION night for our confirmands, hosted by the LWML will be held on Sunday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Guest speaker will be Deb Burma from Columbus. LWML secret pals will be revealed and lunch will follow the program. All LWML members and spouses and a representative from each church organization are invited to attend.

With the PULPIT EXCHANGE FOR LENT, our visiting pastor this Wednesday evening will be Rev. Paul Albers from Concordia Lutheran Church in Vermillion, South Dakota. His sermon will be "Watch and Pray".


Dear Friends,

Greetings once again, this time from Botswana. Thank you to all of you who prayed for our travels back; I think that was the smoothest flying we have ever had. It also really helped to be in the seats with the extra leg room, that really helped Tim out a lot (and Aaron too, his legs are about as long as his father's).

We've actually been in Botswana for a month now. Getting back was . . . interesting. There has been a real drought here, so while we were expecting the lush green of the rainy season it is not nearly so lush or green as we expected. The one good thing about that is that the rains usually drive the termites up and into houses; without the rains the termite activity was severely curtailed -- though they did make great headway in our living room and in Aaron's bedroom (yes, we literally shoveled out our living room to get rid of the termite dirt). Otherwise, the house was fine but the garden was a bust as a mouse (or something) had eaten through a plastic water pipe which was supposed to water the garden in our absence.

Tim and the team are trying to get back in the work routine again, not always successfully. While we were gone the team had gone for some computer training working with a particular translation program. The team had some confusion which resulted in no real translation work happened after that time. That was very disappointing.

Also while we were gone we told you there was a big meeting in South Africa for the Khwe community there and our team was invited to attend. The gist of the meeting is that the South African Khwe community would like to have the translation work done down there rather than in Botswana. There are many reasons why they want the project down there, and there are some benefits to that location. At the same time there are good reasons for the project to continue to be based here in Botswana. Our boss at LBT, Jim Laesch, is now here in southern Africa for the next two weeks. This topic will be one of the major things discussed with us and LBT's partners. Please pray that God's will would be done in this situation and that His guidance would be clear.


- Thanksgiving that we are back in Botswana.

- Thanksgiving for everyone who has been praying for us.

- Thanksgiving for Splash, Moses and Moronga.


* Please pray that the team would get back into the work routine and that much will be accomplished this year.

* Please pray for Jim Laesch, that God would guide him as he works with various entities regarding our ministry.

* Please pray that the translation team would be protected against spiritual attack.

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

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

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