Announcements at Immanuel

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.

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