Announcements at Immanuel

Announcements for May 30, 2021

immanuelosmond | 28 May, 2021 11:20

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

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Anna Kahny and Julianna Kumm and next Sunday they will be Blake Bahr and Connor Gutz.

OUR READER for this morning is Ross Stelling and next Sunday, the reader will be Ed Brummels. Helping with communion next Sunday will be Paul Koehler and Ross Stelling.

MEMORIAL DAY: Each May, the United States celebrates a day called Memorial Day. Memorial Day was first widely observed in May 1868. The celebration commemorated the sacrifices of the Civil War and the proclamation was made by General John A. Logan. Following the proclamation, participants decorated more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldier’s graves. In the following years since World War 1, the day has become a celebration of honor for those brave men and women who died in all America’s wars, as well as those who are Veterans and current members of the U.S. military. Memorial Day was declared a national holiday in 1971. The U.S. celebrates this holiday the last Monday of May (tomorrow May 31). We thank God for the sacrifice of all that have gone before (veterans and civilians) who have sacrificed for our nation.

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL today! Summer Sunday school will be held the last Sunday of June, July and August.

BIBLE CLASS: The adult Bible class will continue the series: “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Today the focus will be on atheism, which denies the existence of God. Today’s atheism is different from the atheism of Madalyn Murry O’Hair of the 1960s. Actually, there is no such thing of as atheism, because everyone, no exceptions, exalts something as god. How can you engage in conversation with today’s atheist? Come to this morning’s Bible and explore the possibility.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held July 12-15 from 5-8 p.m. and the closing program will be on Sunday, July 18th during the church service. A sign-up sheet for volunteers is up in the back of church. Please consider helping with this mission right here in our own community. Registration for students will begin in June.

THE LYF will be having their Senior Farewell and Freshman Welcome party on Sunday, June 6th at the park at 5:00 pm. Supper will be served. There will be a short meeting to start the night and new officers will be elected.

A DIGITAL SIGN is being considered to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church. A poster has been made and is in the back of church this morning. Donations from memorials and/or members is how the sign will be paid for. Any comments or suggestions may be given to the committee members: LaDonna Stanosheck, Randy Pfanstiel and Deb Gutz.

THANK YOU RECEIVED from Rev. Paul A. Nelson and family for the donation of $1588 made to Mission Central distributed to them to help them deploy to Southeast Asia, where he will serve as a regional Theological Educator. He will be at Grace Lutheran in Norfolk on Sunday, June 20th and at Mission Central on Monday, June 28th at 2:00 p.m. if you would like to meet them.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Return Trip” – (1974) the modern-day story of a prodigal daughter. Worship Service – Rev. Michael Buchhorn of Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne, NE, delivers the message “The Greatest Love” based on John 3:16. 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, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler is the speaker. 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.

MANY DISHES AND PANS are on the tables in the kitchen. Please check the tables to see if there are any dishes or pans that belong to you. We would like to get them to their proper homes.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed this Thursday, June 3rd at 6:00 p.m. The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Grant Albers Curtis Alderson Brett Bahr

Jason Bahr James Bessmer David Boyle Rob

Broekemeier Ed Brummels Josh Brummels

Rod Brummels Ryan Buchanan David Buchholz

Please note!! If you cannot come Thursday evening, you may come Wednesday evening or Thursday afternoon, but please contact your chairman, Lyle Kuhlman at 402-748-3865. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers and trimmers in order to do a good job.

WORKERS NEEDED!!! The Nebraska Lutheran Laymen’s League plans to host the LLL State Fair booth in Grand Island Friday, Aug. 27, through Monday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. This is a great opportunity to share your faith and offer valuable printed resources on Christian beliefs - resources with answers to today’s problems and challenges - and visit with fair goers about faith issues. If enough volunteers do not come forward by Saturday, June 12, the booth will not be able to operate this year for the first time in many years. If you are willing to help for a few hours, please contact Paul Schmidt, LLL State Fair Booth Coordinator, cell or text 402-460-0004, or email Thank you for your help! 

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