Announcements at Immanuel

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,, 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.

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