Week of February 25, 2024

Sunday Bulletin February 25, 2024

Mid-week worship February 28, 2024

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. We now have a more friendly address https://www.youtube.com/@ImmanuelLutheranChurchStAnsgar

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

Birthdays: Sadie G., Larry K., Sheryl N., and Jolene G.

Immanuel’s 150th Anniversary in 2024

Yesterday, Today, and Forever Hebrews 13:8

TWO special music events in joyful celebration of Immanuel’s 150th : Monday, March 4th – Concordia, St. Paul Concert Band at 7 PM at Immanuel.
Sat., March 16th – Concordia Univ. Christus Chorus at 12:30 PM at Immanuel.

We value your suggestions and invite you to be a part of the planning – and of course we hope you will participate in the activities.   “Yesterday, Today and Forever”, a phrase that celebrates our history even as we move forward, takes reference from Scripture verses “Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God.  Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.   Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”  (Hebrews 13:7-8)  Plans are being discussed to hold monthly activities throughout the year 2024.   Sunday, September 15, 2024, has been designated as the “official” celebration date.  Please mark your calendar.  Invite family members near and far, as well as neighbors and friends to celebrate with us.  The Lord has abundantly blessed our congregation for a century and a half!  To God be the glory! Watch for additional information in Sunday bulletins and the Lamplighter.

In celebration of Immanuel’s 150th anniversary and the centennial of our beautiful church building, we are planning an Art and Craft Show featuring items made by our members.  This is open to all ages. Items can be made with crayons or paints, Legos or cardboard, wood, steel, fabric, electronic media or any other choice of material.  We would like the items to reflect something of our church’s history or building.  They can be drawings, quilts, cross stitch or whatever your idea is.  Put on your thinking caps and help us celebrate this special occasion. 
Due date for items is Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Items will be displayed during St. Ansgar’s Town and Country Days on Saturday, June 15th. For information, please contact:  Carol Pahl at 641-736-4424 or Lu Groth at 641-420-4979.

As part of Immanuel’s 150th celebration, our cookbook (which was published in 1999, celebrating 125 years) will be updated a bit.  If you became a member after 1999, and would like to contribute a recipe, please let us hear from you!  Or if you contributed previously but have a new recipe you’d like to share, please do so.  Leave a printed copy with the church secretary, or send an email to the church at ilstaworks@gmail.com. Please include your name and phone number with your submission. Please submit by Memorial Day. Thanks!

Christian Education Opportunities at Immanuel

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.

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 Connie 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:

2024 Church Council

Church Council members for 2023 are: Mike Gerdts– President, Bob Ahlf - Vice President, Julie Bless– Secretary, Kay Groth– Treasurer, Richard Dieterich - Head Elder, Lindsey Falk- Trustees, Connie Groth – Financial Sec’y, Ariel Schulmeister – Education, John Groth- Stewardship, and Laura Pahl– Evangelism.

Facebook

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.