Announcements at Immanuel

Announcements for April 11, 2021

immanuelosmond | 09 April, 2021 13:12

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 Ed Brummels and next Sunday our reader will be Larry Krohn. Helping with communion next week will be Ross Stelling and Paul Koehler.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Graysen Schultze and Blake Bahr. Next Sunday they will be Connor Gutz and Zachary Huwaldt.

TODAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS will continue the series, “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Since the topics, each week are “stand alone,” you can join the class any time and pick up the discussion. Today’s class considers the subject of sanctity of life. At present, the United States is fostering a culture of death. Human life has little value in our present culture. We pretend to value life, but the nature of our culture denies life’s value. Of all the creatures in the world, only God breathed the “breath of life” into man. Join today’s class for an examination of perhaps the most vital issue facing our nation.

CHURCH BOARDS AND CHURCH COUNCIL MEETINGS will be held this Wednesday, April 14th at 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM respectively.

PLEASE NOTE: MINUTES OF THE JANUARY COUNCIL MEETING are in the bulletin boxes of current council members. Please look them over prior to Wednesday nights’ council meeting. If there are any corrections or additions to the minutes, please bring those to the meeting, as the minutes will not be read at the meeting. The same will be done with the Voter’s meeting minutes.

VOTER’S MEETING will be held next Wednesday, April 21st at 8:00 p.m. The budget for the 2021-2022 year, among other items, will be voted on. Your input is very important. All voter’s and anyone wanting to become a voter are encouraged to attend.

NEXT SUNDAY, April 18, 2021, the Synod will commemorate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s defiant defense of the pure Gospel by observing “Here I Stand” Sunday, as called for by the adoption of Resolution 4–09 at the 2019 Synod convention. April 18, 1521, three and a half years after he nailed the 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Martin Luther made his historic stand at the Diet (official meeting) in the German city of Worms (pronounced “Vorms”). Accused of fostering heresy, he was directed by Charles V and other leaders to recant his teaching about the pure Gospel or face death. Luther concluded his statement to the Diet with the words: “I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not retract anything since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. “I cannot do otherwise, here I stand, may God help me, Amen” (LW 32:112–13). Next Sunday the 500th anniversary of the historic meeting will be remembered in worship and be the subject of adult Bible class.

NEXT SUNDAY: Traditionally Christian churches, one of the Sundays following Easter, have offered blessing and prayers for soil, seeds, and agricultural implements as it is the beginning of the growing season. The increase of the earth only comes because of God’s rich blessing. Appreciating our rich history and the need for God’s blessing of agriculture, next Sunday, we will bring soil, seeds and water to our altar asking God’s blessing for the growth of crops.

OUR FIRST CALL MEETING will be held on Sunday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. It will be open to the congregation.

THANK YOU to Christy Koehler for volunteering to take care of all the flowers in church.

THANK YOU to Tiger Town Food Center for the donation of Easter lilies.

REMINDER: The “Buddy” Fun Day for the students only will be held this Thursday, April 15th, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

ADOPT A COLLEGE STUDENT: It is time again to adopt-a-college student. The 26 college students could use some extra love and support, especially as they approach the end of the school year and final exams. We need to have care packages mailed by April 26th to help them prepare for finals week. Donna Kahny will have a list of college student names & addresses available before and after church in back today. If you are interested, please see her and she will give you the student’s name and mailing information, or you can contact the church office.

EASTER LILIES are available to take home after worship today. If you would like one, they are in the room north of the kitchen.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons and evenings. 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 visits, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! If you need pastoral care other days, please call his phone number listed.

EDEN, THE COMFORT DOG -- Please join us on Sunday April 25, as we welcome Eden, comfort dog from Peace Lutheran church, Columbus. Eden will be here for church service, Bible study and Sunday School. Eden is a Sunday school project and will share how Lutheran Church Charities uses comfort dogs to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ, wherever there are hurting people. Comfort dogs of Nebraska were recently in Colorado after the shooting, to comfort and share God's love.

MAIN STREET LIVING: This is the Life – “Dead End” – (originally aired in 1957) Because of frustration with his life, a man turns to drinking and another woman. Worship Service – Rev. Benjamin Perkins of Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church in Sergeant Bluff, IA, delivers the message “Blessed” based on John 20:29. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Today, "What It Means to Be a Family" Guest Speaker: Pastor Gerard Bolling - Loving, caring, and sharing--it's what we do as God's family, His Church. (Acts 4:32-35) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, and not for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24

For Immanuel’s interior renovation last month, the following contributions & volunteer help were greatly appreciated:

The ‘Paint” & “Carpet” committees – for the time and effort spent looking at samples, getting prices, and planning this major project

Michael Koehler (Diamond K Construction) – for his carpentering work & help with planning new placement and anchoring of the church pews

Lynda Christiansen (Metcalf Paint/Designs by Lynda) – for her expertise in creative painting and color schemes

Jeff Beutler (Scranton Flooring) – for his guidance with carpet choice and working with Immanuel’s schedule for installation

Dwight Kahny & Osmond Public School – for the use of the scissors-lift which made painting much easier

Janet Pfanstiel – for all the delicious rolls, sandwiches, and cookies which she brought in for the workers.

Shelly Oltjenbruns - for making an unexpected trip to Norfolk to get more paint

Phil Gutz – for the use of his trailer and the disposal of the old church carpet

Wayne Koehler – installing a light above piano in choir loft

Scott Kumm - helping with the video projector adjustment

Painting Helpers: Joan Kumm Tami Kuhl Sharon Wagner Diane Gansebom Patti Ketelsen Doug Ketelsen Randy Pfanstiel Pam Johnson

Pew Labor Helpers (moving & anchoring): Mike Johnson Marvin Gutz Jared Koehler Logan Stelling Landon Stelling Ross Stelling Tim Oltjenbruns Payton Oltjenbruns Brian Evans Larry Krohn Caleb Krohn Paul Koehler Jim Pfanstiel Keyston Pfanstiel Jared Koehler Tucker vonRentzell Aaron vonRentzell Noah Koehler Kent Gansebom Toby, Knox & Tripp Koehler Alec & Cashton Kester Also, all those who were here and helped clear out the fellowship hall after the confirmation recognition.

Deb Gutz & Kent & Diane Gansebom – for help with scheduling church activities during this renovation and cleaning up wherever & whenever needed

Mardelle Koehler & Don, Joan & Doug Streich – for replacing the carpet strips in the pew hymnal racks

For the donation of paint used on sanctuary, fellowship, entryway, and office walls ……………

We apologize if we omitted any names of volunteers who helped with this project.

“Thank You” from … The Paint Committee: Pam Johnson & Patti Ketelsen

The Carpet Committee: Joan Streich, Pam Johnson, & Patti Ketelsen

The Trustees: Brody Friedrich Jordan Koehler, Justin Koehler Wayne Koehler Randy Pfanstiel

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