Immanuel Lutheran Church
Sunday Bulletin

Week of March 17, 2019

Learning and worship opportunities at Immanuel:

Adult Bible Class is held after worship every Sunday at 10:30. Join us as we study Genesis.
Ladies Bible Group meets every Wednesday, at 9AM in the church library. Please come and join us as we study God’s Word.
Men’s Club meets the second Thursday of the month at 7PM.
Tai Chi for Health classes continue - Thursdays at 5:15PM.

We remember in prayer those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries:

Birthdays: Sophia S., Fred K., Deneen, Yvonne, Bev W., Sophia S., Genean
Anniversaries: Reed & Anna S., Mick & Deneen S.

Looking Ahead

Wed. mid-week Services during Lent During Lent, mid-week Worship will begin at 6:30 PM.  A light supper will be served prior to worship, at 5:30PM.  Thank you to the Rebecca Circle serving on March 20th.
March 20th – First Day of Spring !!      
April 6th – LWML Spring Zone Rally, hosted by Immanuel
   The in-gathering event is donating to Food Banks. Here's a fact you may not know, monetary donations often stretch farther than canned    goods. There's extra buying power through bulk purchases. Also, Food Banks personnel are aware of priority needs at their location.
April 14st - Palm Sunday Confirmation There are four confirmands this year: Mallory, Aspen, Bella and Izzy.
April 21st - Easter

Choir

The Adult choir practice at 8:15 am before church each Sunday. Please join and Sing to the Lord!!

Parking

The Trustees have suggested that during cold, snowy, icy weather that we utilize the south parking lot as much as possible.  The north side of the church stays slippery because there’s no sunshine to help keep it clear.  There are many handicap parking spaces in the back, and no curbs or steps to worry about. Thanks.

Rev. Michael Schempt

Please remember in prayer, Rev. Michael Schempt and his wife, Karen, Missionaries to Uganda. To support them financially through Immanuel, indicate their name on the memo line of you check. Donations can be mailed directly to Synod. Mail your check, made payable to The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod designated with the name Schempf to the following address: The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, PO Box 66861, St. Louis, MO 63166-6861. Be sure to include their name, "Schempf", so the donation will specifically go to their ministry.

Facebook

Evangelism Committee invites you to join Immanuel’s NEW Facebook page. Look for us at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church – St. Ansgar Iowa, then LIKE IT. Once you LIKE IT, all posts will come directly to your Home Page.

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Prayer Concerns

Pastor Squire welcomes your prayer concerns.  Pastor’s office door is always open for a personal visit but if he’s not available to speak with you directly, prayer request cards can be found at the back of the sanctuary. (Ask an usher or Elder if you need to fill one out.) Also, the church’s phone answering-machine is checked daily. The church’s e-mail address is ilstaworks@gmail.com. Just leave a brief message along with your phone number so he can get in touch with you.  

Offering Envelopes

New offering envelopes are available on the bench in the gathering space.  Your help is needed to make sure offerings are designated according to your wishes.  Write "missions" or "home" on the memo line at the lower left corner of your check with a corresponding dollar amount.

For example:  Memo: $50 missions, $50 home.  ("Missions" is designated to Synodical purposes and missions. "Home" is designated to salaries and expenses). If you have questions, please talk with John Groth, Karen Steinberg or a member of the Finance Committee.  Thanks.

Ten percent of the offerings are put in the Repair and Maintenance budget up to a balance of $15,000.

Special envelopes are used as follows:

  • New Year's Day special envelope- Home
  • Ash Wednesday/Lenten/Maundy Thursday/Good Friday special envelope - Missions
  • Easter Sunday special envelope - Home
  • Thanksgiving special envelope - Home
  • Advent Special Envelope- Missions
  • Christmas Eve special envelope - Lutheran Family Services
  • Christmas Day special envelope - Missions
  • Father's Day (no special envelope) loose plate money - Lutheran Family Services

All other loose plate money received is split, half designated for the Home budget and half designated for Mission budget.

2019 Church Council

Church Council members for 2019 are: David Steinberg – President, Ivan Wold - Vice President, Renee Trettin– Secretary, Karen Steinberg– Treasurer, Jerry Beaver- Head Elder, Paul Hannam - Trustees, John Groth – Financial Sec’y, Julie Bless – Education, Bev Beaver - Stewardship, and Kendall Hansen– Evangelism.

RESERVING CHURCH FACILITIES

Please complete the Facilities Use form and submit it to the church council. It can be left in the church office mail slot.

Use of the church for non-church events must be approved by the council before being placed on the church calendar.

Your Offerings…

Direct Deposit is available for your weekly offerings.  Contact your local bank if you are interested in using this option.

Bibles, Sunday School materials, Portals of Prayers and CHRISTIAN literature

of all kinds are being collected by the Naomi Circle.  These will be sent to Love Packages in Butler, Illinois. Love Packages is a ministry aimed at putting CHRISTIAN LITERATURE and BIBLES into the hands of people around the world who are hungry for the word of God.  Place these materials in the specially marked basket in the Gathering Area.  No hymnals or Quarterlies can be used.  Thank you for caring and sharing.