Announcements at Immanuel

February 14, 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 11 February, 2021 11:58

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 and Wednesday evening is Ed Brummels. Our reader for next Sunday will be Larry Krohn. Helping with communion next week will be Ross Stelling and Paul Koehler.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Owen Severson and Caden Wingert. Wednesday evening they will be Kaden Polt and Riley Wagner. Next Sunday they will be Connor Gutz and Kenzie von Rentzell.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday 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.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS this morning will wrap up the book of Exodus. The book of Exodus, one of the most Christo-centric books of the Old Testament, abounds with real life examples that relate to our present day Christian life. Class will wrap up the study with a look at chapter 40 where something amazing happens when the tabernacle is finished, dedicated and put into use. Come to class find out what happens! NEXT SUNDAY Gary Thies, Mission Central, Mapleton, Iowa, will lead class sharing information about the mission outreach of Mission Central. BEGINNING SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28, Pastor Lilienkamp start a new Bible Class series “The Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Christianity, being both radical and counter cultural, is a dangerous teaching for both those who claim Christianity and those who reject Christianity. Please consider joining Adult Bible Class!

MAIN STREET LIVING presents – “Mr. Big” on This Is the Life. Worship Service – Rev. Lucas Booher of Zion Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, IA delivers the message “The Lifted Veil” based on 2 Corinthians 3:12-13; 4:1-6. 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, "Shines and Saves" by Guest Speaker, Rev. Cody Cooper. Jesus surpasses all expectations as we see Him revealed on the Mount of Transfiguration. (Mark 9:2-13)

THANK YOU to our preschoolers for singing in church this morning!

BECKENDORF UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY was received this past week. A copy is in your bulletin.

DONATIONS FOR NEW STOCKING HATS, SCARVES AND BALL CAPS are being accepted to give to cancer patients taking chemo at Brian Health as a project for the senior nursing class of which Maggie Kruse is a member. A box is set up in the west entrance for donations. Donations being accepted through February 28th.

CHOIR will plan to sing on Easter Sunday. Watch your bulletin for more information in the coming weeks.

2021 OFFERING ENVELOPES: There are still some offering envelopes that have not been picked up. They are on a table behind the pews. Please pick yours up as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already! Thanks!

2021 Camp Luther Woodcutters Retreat will take place March 11-13. Attendees can arrive either Thursday evening or Friday morning. We will work all day Friday and Saturday until about 4:00 pm. Camp will provide some tools and supplies, but volunteers are asked to bring chainsaws, skid loaders, tractors, side-by-side, or any equipment that will assist in clearing trees and hauling wood. We ask volunteers to also bring safety equipment. Camp will provide breakfast, lunch, and supper (on Friday), then breakfast and lunch (on Saturday). Due to COVID-19, Camp Luther does have a mask mandate for indoor events, unless eating or social distancing can be maintained (indoor 10 feet). Lodging is available for Thursday and Friday night. To register yourself and/or your group, please go to and scroll down to Men’s Ministry and Woodcutters Retreat.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Looking for 2-3 volunteers who would be willing to take care of flowers for Christmas, Easter, funerals or any other events during the year here at Immanuel. If interested, please contact Mike Johnson or the church office. Thank you!

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 Transfiguration of Our Lord

THE ASH WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE will be hosted once again by our LWML organization this Wednesday, February 17th. The 2021 Prayer service, written by past LWML Pastoral Counselor, Rev. Robert Mundahl, is “He Prayed with Them”, based on Acts 20:36b. When was the last time you prayed with someone? Not for someone, but with someone? We are encouraged in Scripture to be people of prayer, and prayer marks us as children of the heavenly Father. He has promised to hear us and to answer our prayers. This service encourages and expands our life of prayer to include praying with others. Everyone is invited to attend.

SERMON SERIES FOR LENT & HOLY WEEK: The 40-day journey of Lent begins with the communion service on Ash Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 PM. The Lenten services will use a weekly recitation of the Six Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism. By reviewing the parts of the catechism, we can re-affirm the faith that we confess and live. The sermons will focus on the atoning blood of Jesus. These sermons will challenge us to cling to the Sacrament of the Altar where the body and blood of Christ are given for us. The sermon themes are as follows: February 17: Ash Wednesday: “The Blood That Cleanses” Hebrews 9:14-16

February 24: “The Blood That Pardons” Hebrews 9:15-22

March 3: “The Blood That Gives Access” Hebrews 10:19–22

March 10: “The Blood That Speaks” Hebrews 12:22–24

March 17: “Shared Blood” Hebrews 2:10–18

March 24: “The Blood That Sanctifies” Hebrews 13:9-16

April 2: Maundy Thursday: “The Blood of the Covenant” Exodus 24:3–11

April 3: Good Friday: “A Rich Burial” Isaiah 53:9 April 4:

Easter Sunrise: LYF message (followed by LYF Breakfast)

April 4: Easter: “With Him through Death” Daniel 3:1–29; 1 Peter 3:17–22; Matthew 27:57–66

FELLOWSHIP HOURS: We are looking for volunteers to serve for the weekly fellowship hours after midweek Lent services.

February 17(Ash Wednesday): LWML will serve

March 3: LYF will serve

March 24: Ladies Aid will serve

Dates still available: February 24:

                              March 10:

                              March 17:

Please contact the church office if you or your group is willing

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