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.
Birthdays: Lisa G., Ava F., Mae D., Mark H., Jacob G., Mitchell M., and Chris S.
Anniversaries: Reed & Ann S. and John & Jennifer K.
Blessings to Immanuel’s 2019 Graduates. Immanuel’s graduates are: Sophie W., Mark B., Hannah G., Xavier P., Matthew G., and from Osage HS, Marshall M.. (Ethan K. graduated from Home-schooling earlier this spring and is now serving in the US Marines.)
The Board of Elders meeting is May 21st.
Worship Service/Holy Communion – Thursday, May 30, at 7PM.
Recently, the Church Council established a safety committee – consisting of the President of the Congregation, Head Elder, Head Trustee (+1), Head Usher, Pastor, and Greg Beaver – to review and discuss possible safety-related issues, establish plans and protocols related to various possible situations, and to make recommendations to the Council. Various topics – including fire safety, inclement weather plans, CPR training, building security, and member safety – are all being discussed. Keep watching for more information as as the committee continuesits work! In the coming months, Immanuel hopes to offer a CPR training course for Sunday School teachers and for anyone in the congregation who is interested. If you would like to participate, please indicate your interest by placing your name on the sign-up sheet in the Church Office. There is no date set yet, and signing up to indicate interest does not yet commit you to participating. We would simply like to gage the level of interest as soon as possible!
Donations are welcome to replenish Immanuel's Good Samaritan Account. Immanuel maintains its own Good Samaritan Account and we contribute to the account in which all churches in St. Ansgar participate, (kept at City Hall). We had a wonderful opportunity to serve stangers during the blizzard in February. Those strangers have become friends with whom we'll continue to have a Christian connection. Thank you again to Sheriff Beaver and all who helped during that storm.
Please remember in prayer, Rev. Michael Schempf 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.
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 Service
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.
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.
Unable to join us for worship? Watch a livestream of our service. Search for Immanuel Luthean Church St. Ansgar on YouTube or go to our website and click the YouTube icon located at the bottom of the page.
Direct Deposit is available for your weekly offerings. Contact your local bank if you are interested in using this option.
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.