Announcements at Immanuel

Announcements for February 23, 2020

immanuelosmond | 21 February, 2020 12:40

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

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for today are Karter Johnson and Hudson Schultze. Wednesday evening for the Ash Wednesday service they will be Zaylah Pfanstiel and Tucker von Rentzell. Next Sunday will be Caden Wingert and Mason Gansebom.

OUR READER for this morning is Parker Johnson, Wednesday night the reader will be Mike Johnson and next Sunday our reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion Wednesday night will be Doug Hartner and Dwight Kahny and next Sunday will be Larry Krohn and Mike Johnson.

BAPTISM for Claire Elizabeth Bahr, daughter of Brett and Lacey Bahr is this morning. Claire’s sponsors are Caleb and Emily Eckstrom. We welcome Claire into our church family here at Immanuel.

ADULT CONFIRMATION will be held today for Tiffany Friedrich. We welcome Tiffany into our confirmed church membership family. Her Confirmation verse is: Isaiah 41:20. God’s blessings on your confirmation, Tiffany.

JOIN US AT ADULT BIBLE CLASS as we do a study that examines our worship, liturgy and provides insight on why we worship the way we do as LC-MS Lutherans.

ASH WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE will be held here at Immanuel on Wednesday, February 26th. Coffee and rolls will be served from 9-10 A.M. and the service begins at 10:00 A.M. The theme “ALL EYES ON THE CROSS”, based on The Seven Last Words of Christ From the Cross, will be presented by the Lutheran’s Women’s Missionary League. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

CONFIRMATION AND MIDWEEK CLASSES will dismiss at 5:00 during the Lenten Season (February 26th through April 1st).

THE LWML will be serving the fellowship hour after the Ash Wednesday Worship Service. A freewill offering will be taken and the proceeds will be given to the support of the Beckendorf Ministry.

LENT FELLOWSHIP HOST – We are still looking for a host to serve after the Lenten services on April 1st.

JEFF JOHNSON with Thrivent will be here at Immanuel on Thursday, February 27th from Noon – 2:00 p.m. to help members who would like to apply for Thrivent Action Team Cards. Please remember to bring your login information (with password), your member number and your phone to receive an email/text message if needed.

CEMETERY DIRECTORY PROJECT …Cost for the ‘name directory (without the shelter) will be $8985.00. Memorials have already been designated for this project leaving a balance of $3,921.00 to be collected for the directory. If you would like to make a personal donation, designate a memorial, or contribute Thrivent Action cards, please contact a committee member….Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind, LaDonna Stanosheck or Randy Pfanstiel. Thank You!

THE CHURCH OFFICE is getting a new desk. If anyone would like either of the desks that are in the office now, contact the church office or one of the Trustees of the Church.

This Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, we consider the disciples. They failed to see that Jesus had to leave them so He could die and rise for them and for us. And they misjudged the selfless, loving act of the woman who anointed Jesus with expensive ointment. He saw it as a beautiful, selfless act of devotion that prepared Him for burial. We need to examine ourselves, lest we seek public approval or divine reward for our good deeds. Only what our Lord has done for us makes us pleasing to the Father.

Attention Thrivent Members Please direct your Choice Dollars to Immanuel Lutheran Church or your choice of charities before they expire on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. It is simple and doesn’t cost you anything but your time. YOU MUST RENEW THE DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR CHOICE DOLLARS EVERY YEAR. YOUR CHOICE OF A PRIOR YEAR DOES NOT CARRY OVER. There are two ways to direct your Choice Dollars. Go to or call 1-800-847-4836 and say “choice dollars” at automation.

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