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 562 209 1604. Or leave a message on the answering machine at church – 713 4782.
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.
Watch a livestream of our services. 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. Read message from Pastor Squire about resuming services.
Birthdays: Lori G, Troy W, Sherlyn H, and Adam S.
Anniversarys: Celebrating their 50 th Wedding Anniversary this week are Betty and Leland Borchardt. A Card Shower was arranged by their dauthter, Carmen.
Cards can be mailed to: 415 West 1st Street, St. Ansgar.
The stone sign and landscaping project in the south parking lot:
Memorial funds were given by Gloria Jordahl in loving memory of her brother, Richard (Dick) Hansen, for the stone sign.
Memorial funds for plants and landscaping were given in loving memory of Ruth Hollatz. Thank you to all for helping bring the project to conclusion.
In time, the plants and shrubs will grow larger and fuller – expect to see a few colorful potted flowers next spring.
We especially need addresses for those who are going off to college soon so they can be remembered with correspondence. Thank you.
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.
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 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:
- 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 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.
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.