Sunday Bulletin

Week of November 29, 2020

Advent Mid-Week Service (December 2, 2020)
Current Bulletin (November 29)

Learning and worship opportunities at Immanuel:


Please remember to let Pastor Squire know when you plan to attend church.
At this time, it is necessary to do so because of capacity limitations and other guidelines recommended by Iowa Governor Reynolds. 
Also, you should let Pastor know if you plan to commune so preparations can be made.
Thank you.  Pastor’s cell phone number is 563 209 1604.  Or leave a message on the answering machine at church – 713 4782.

Worship Guidelines (October, 2020)

Please note that the offering plate is located at the back of the Sanctuary. Your offering envelopes may be mailed to the church – PO Box 339, St. Ansgar, IA.

LiveStream of Immanuel's Services

Watch a livestream of our services. Search for Immanuel Luthean Church St. Ansgar on YouTube ChannelYouTube or go to our website and click the YouTube icon located at the bottom of the page. Read message from Pastor Squire about resuming services.

We remember in prayer those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this week:

Birthdays: Nancy W., Brinley T., Jaci W., and Matt S.

Anniversaries: Allan & Marilyn, John & Lu, and Diane & Lynn

Christian Education Opportunities at Immanuel

Immanuel’s Annual Congregational Meeting will be Monday, January 18

Reminder to Church Council Chairpersons and Circle Leaders that Annual Report information for 2020 is due by the end of December or earlier if you are able.

Please remember to provide the church office with new or changed addresses.

We especially need addresses for those who are off to college so they can be remembered with correspondence. Thank you.

Rev. Michael Schempf

From Missionaries Michael and Karen Schempf: “As we are living in the USA, we wait for the Lord to give direction to our lives. We plan to return to Africa (in God’s perfect time and as borders open) to work at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Sierra Leone.  Students coming from neighboring countries are not able to cross borders to continue their seminary training.  It is likely that the new term will begin in January. Mike will also work with recruitment of new missionaries by encouraging LCMS seminarians to consider serving in the mission field during their vicarage or after completion of their seminary education.” “We greatly appreciate your ongoing support as we wait on the Lord.”Please continue to pray for the Schempfs, for their safe return to Africa (in God’s time).

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.

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).

Offering envelopes

Offering envelopes may be left at the church office. Please remember to give.

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, Tami Woods 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:

2020 Church Council

Church Council members for 2020 are: David Steinberg – President, Ivan Wold - Vice President, Renee Trettin– Secretary, Tami Woods– Treasurer, - Head Elder, Paul Hannam - Trustees, John Groth – Financial Sec’y, Julie Bless – Education, Lu Groth- Stewardship, and Kendall Hansen– Evangelism.


Evangelism Committee invites you to join Immanuel’s 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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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.