Sunday Bulletin

Week of November 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 Exodus.
Ladies Bible Group meets every Wednesday, at 9AM in the church library. Please come and join us as we study God's Word.
Evening Bible Study meets Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM in the church library.
Men’s Club meets the second Thursday of the month at 7PM.
Tai Chi for Health classes meet every Thursday at 5:15 PM.
Confirmation classes are Wednesdays at 3:45PM in the church library.

We remember in prayer those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries:

Birthdays: Michael Z., Ruth H., Bruce G., Jessica M., Elaine M., Steve G., and Josie J.

Celebrating anniversaries this week are:

Upcoming events:

November 27 Thanksgiving Worship Service 6:30 PM
November 28 - Thanksgiving Day
December 1 - Advent Begins

Thrivent news

Thrivent funds can be used for mission work or for activities & projects here at Immanuel.  Members, please remember to designate “Choice Dollars” to Immanuel, St. Ansgar by calling 641 352-7132.  You can also visit the Thrivent website:  www.thrivent.com.  The Mason City office has moved to 130th St. SW. Thank you to the Thrivent members for contributing $1000.00 to update our Sound System and Hearing assist devices.

Tai Chi for Health

Class continues, on Thursdays at 5:15 pm at church. Tai Chi for Health is a gentle, calming form of exercise and promotes balance, flexibility and strength. Please consider making a free-will donation to off-set expenses.

Immanuel's Good Samaritan Account

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).

Rev. Michael Schempf

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.

Offering envelopes

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:

2019 Church Council

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

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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LiveStream of Immanuel's Sunday Services

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.

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.