Announcements at Immanuel

Announcements for November 4, 2012

immanuelosmond | 05 November, 2012 13:03

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 this morning’s worship service are Melissa Christensen and Sam Johnson.  Next Sunday they will be Noah Koehler and Carissa Gutz.


WE REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS TODAY:   Bernice Kumm, Glen Kumm,  Doyle Timmerman, and Darrel Kahny.   If you have prayer requests for any members of your family or friends, please notify Pastor or the church secretary to have them added or removed.


This Week at Immanuel

Today              10:30   Sunday School and Bible Classes;    11:45  Senior Citizen’s Dinner

Monday             1:00               Quilt Tying

Tuesday             9:00               Bible Study

Wednesday         3:45               Midweek Confirmation

Thursday            2:00               Ladies Aid

Next Sunday      8:30               Choir;  9:30    Divine Worship;  10:30      Sunday School & Bible Classes


HONEY SUNDAY is being held today.  The LYF will have bottles in the back of church after worship services this morning.  Proceeds from the sales go to assist the ARC of Norfolk in their work for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

                                    Thank you.  Glenna Gutz, member of the Arc of Norfolk


THE ARC OF NORFOLK wishes to thank you for your support of Honey Sunday.  People with developmental disabilities and their families will continue to be served by this organization.  People from Norfolk and the surrounding area, (including Osmond,) can access assistance, advice and resources from the office (402-379-1160).


THE ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZEN DINNER FOR MEMBERS OF IMMANUEL AGE 70 AND OLDER AND THEIR SPOUSES will be held in the fellowship hall today following Sunday School and Bible Classes.


ALL DISHES, BOWLS, CONTAINERS AND PANS that have been left in the church kitchen following the Windsor loin dinner, funerals and potlucks and all other activities held in the church have been placed on a table in the kitchen.  Please stop today and check to see if any of them are yours.


THANK YOU to all the ladies who came to help clean the church last week.  Your willingness to help is very much appreciated.


QUILT TYING will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m.


TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY will be held Tuesday, November 6th, at 9:00 a.m.


MIDWEEK AND CONFIRMATION CLASSES will be held this Wednesday afternoon at 3:45 p.m.


THE LADIES AID will meet this Thursday afternoon, November 8th at 2:00 p.m.  Ladies Aid members are reminded to bring goodies to pack in cheer boxes.


HARVEST DINNER:  Golgotha Lutheran Church in Wausa, Nebraska will be serving a Harvest Dinner in their fellowship hall next Sunday, November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1p.m.  The meal that they are serving is Swiss steak, sweet corn, baked potato, a variety of salads and great tasting homemade dessert!  The price for adults is $9, the price for 10 years old and under is $4, and preschool children and under eat for free.  Everyone is invited to attend.


A MEDICARE PART D WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS will be held tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. noon at the Osmond Public Library.  Find out if your prescription plan is right for you!  Bring all your prescriptions and join us.  Appointments are suggested but not required.


THRIVENT ELECTION OF OFFICERS/MEMBER SOCIAL:  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Pierce County Chapter will be hosting a member social luncheon with election of officers.  It will be held on Sunday, November 18th from 11:00  a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  You may reserve at either the Pierce Senior Center or at Serendipity in Plainview.  There is no charge for the meal.  Contact Suzie Wachter at or (402)329-6869.  Reserve before Wednesday, Nov. 14th.  Reservations are required.


OCTOBER SUNDAY SCHOOL PERFECT ATTENDANCE:  The following Sunday School Students had perfect attendance for the month of October:


Pre-Kindergarten--------------------------------Tate Wales, Carson Wieneke, Nathanial Hunt

Kindergarten-----------------------------------------------------------------------Ella von Rentzell

1st Grade-----------------Matthew Alderson, Anna Kahny, Hayden Schultze, Corbin Wales

4th Grade-----------------------------------------------------Zach Huwaldt, Connor von Rentzell

5th Grade----------------Zach Alderson, Madeline Huwaldt, Mary Kahny, Landon Stelling,

                                                                                          Logan Stelling , Logan Wieneke

6th Grade-------------------------------------------------------Jared Bessmer , Brandi Gansebom

7th Grade---------------------------------------Alex Alderson, Shelby Stelling, Dylan Wieneke

8th Grade------------------------------------Preston Koehler, Tyler von Rentzell, Hannah Gutz


CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, NEBRASKA’S annual Christmas at Concordia will fill audiences with joy on December 7, 8, & 9. Come hear more than 250 student musicians as they share the good news of Christmas with music from across the ages.  New this year is a Friday concert at 7 p.m. in addition to concerts Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., at St. John  Lutheran Church in Seward.  Free tickets are required and are available beginning November 1 online at or by calling 800-535-5494, ext. 7408.  See the posters for additional event information during the weekend.


IF YOU ARE ALREADY MAKING PLANS FOR NEXT SUMMER, please consider volunteering to serve as the VBS director, as Julie Slagle has decided to take some time off and let someone else direct it.


ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH (ORCHARD) ANNUAL SOUP SUPPER will be held on Saturday, November 16th from 5:00-7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  There will be your choice of soup (Chicken Noodle, Ham & Bean, or Chili), sandwich served on homemade bread (Ham & cheese or Chicken Salad) with beverage and choice of pie or cake for dessert.  Adults:  $6, Children (4-12): $4, and Children (under 4): Free.  Hope to see you there!  There will also be a silent auction for gift baskets of various kinds which would make great gift ideas for Christmas!


HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED BEING A PASTOR OR DEACONESS?   If so, Rev. Kyle Castens from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis would like to meet with you at Grace Lutheran Church, Norfolk  Nebraska on Wednesday, November 7th anytime between 4:30 and 7:00 p.m.  Rev. Castens is interested in meeting with prospective seminary students of all ages – elementary school age through adults who are already employed in another vocation.  Conferences are individual, informal, and family/friends are welcome.  Reservations are not necessary, but strongly encouraged.  If you are interested in scheduling a specific conference time, please call Rev. Castens at 314-505-7224 or email him at regarding an appointment.


CHRISTMAS FROM A-FAHR-Live Nativity will honor memory of Pastor Fahr.  In a gesture of admiration, the members of First Trinity Lutheran Church are dedicating this year’s Live Nativity presentation to the memory of Pastor Duane Fahr.

            Pastor Fahr served the members of First Trinity for nearly eight years. His unexpected death in April sent shock waves through the congregation and community.

            Beginning in 2007, Pastor Fahr and the members of First Trinity presented a Live Nativity for Bloomfield and surrounding communities.  Pastor Fahr was instrumental in writing, planning and directing each special performance.  As time drew near to begin planning for this years event, first thoughts for many were, “can we do this without Pastor?”  Members knew Pastor Fahr would have wanted them to carry on – telling the story of the birth of Jesus Christ.  Organizers felt like this was the perfect time to honor the man who meant so much to many in Bloomfield.  “This is an opportunity for us to pay tribute and to remember him,” said Richard Eisenhauer, one of many organizers of the event.

            It was always important to Pastor that there be no fee for this presentation.  “It is our privilege to share the love of Jesus with you,” Pastor would say.  He wanted the Live Nativity to be a ‘gift’ to the community.  This year’s presentation, Christmas From A-Fahr, will include segments from each of the past presentations – one last ‘gift’ from Pastor Fahr.  Several of Pastor’s family members will participate as they have in previous years.  The Live Nativity will also feature volunteers in costume to reenact the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, an assortment of live animals, many familiar hymns, special duets and solos.

Christmas From A-Fahr will be presented at the Harm and Tulleys Event Center in Bloomfield, on Sunday, November 18th at 4:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.  There is no fee or free will offering.  Everyone is welcomed to join in this special celebration of our Savior’s birth.  This Live Nativity is presented by First Trinity, Bloomfield and Golgotha, Wausa.  There is no heat in the building so please dress accordingly.  You may want to bring a blanket to sit on as the bleachers can be chilly.




















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