Important Information from the 10/25/20 bulletin:

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM will be received in the 8:00 am Worship Service by Oliver Ralph Wehmeyer, infant son of Pastor Craig & Emilie Wehmeyer. His sponsors are Jared & Emily Townley. We welcome Oliver into the Lord’s family!

LEAF RAKING – The youth will do the annual leaf raking for older members in need, on Sunday, November 8th. Please call the church office to sign up (636-239-4705).

THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR

Sun.      9:00 am Radio Broadcast (KLPW 1220 AM & 92.7 FM)

Mon.      6:00 pm Worship / Holy Communion

Tues.     8:15 am Women’s Bible Study (in-person)

            12:00 am Women’s Bible Study (ZOOM)

Wed.     5:30 pm Public School Confirmation

              5:30 pm Women’s Bible Study (in-person)

              7:00 pm Adult Instruction

Thu.      7:00 pm Pastor Wehmeyer’s Book Club

Fri.

Sat.       6:00 pm Worship / Holy Communion

Sun.      8:00 am Worship / Holy Communion

              9:30 am Family Bible Study

            10:45 am Worship / Holy Communion

Thursday Book Club

The Thursday evening Book Club will start reading Flannery O’Connor short stories together and discussing them at 7:00 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall. We will discuss A Good Man Is Hard to Find on October 29th. You are welcome to jump in and out of the group according to your availability because we will be discussing a different short story every week. If you would like to purchase a collection of her short stories, see Pastor Craig Wehmeyer.

Pastor Appreciation Month

Did you know that October is Pastor Appreciation Month? Look for ways to say thanks or to show your appreciation of our pastors’ work and ministry, such as:                   

* Writing a thank you card    *  Praying for them

* Giving a gift card                 *  Encouraging them when in church         

Whichever way you decide, make sure that our pastors know just how much they are loved, supported, and appreciated! **This past August marked the 35th Anniversary of Pastor Mark’s ordination!

Listen to “Moments of Inspiration,” Saturday’s at 2:30pm,

and Sundays at 1:00pm, on KGNV, “The Good News Voice,”
89.9FM. Rev. Mark Hawkinson, now retired from KFUO radio in St. Louis, is the host.

The ILS Scholastic Book Fair will be held Sunday, November 1st through Thursday, November 5th. Church members can shop before or after services on Sunday, November 1st, as well as before school Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 8:15 am, and after school from 2:45 pm until 3:30 pm. Shoppers are encouraged to wear masks, sanitize their hands upon entrance and exit of the book fair, and maintain appropriate distance from other shoppers. If you would prefer to shop on line, please visit the following URL:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/immanuellutheranschool16

to support our school.

IMMANUEL’S TODDLER 1 ROOM is seeking a caring, hard working, loving individual for our afternoons. Job applicants will work 20-25 hours per week (1-6pm). Applicants will be responsible for the care and safety of our Toddler 1 students. This includes changing diapers, feedings, and playing with students. Applicants must be able to lift 25+ pounds. Please contact Jillian Van Leer (program director) at jillian.vanleer@imlutheran.org if interested.

THERE WILL NOT BE A SCRIP ORDER placed Monday, October 26th due to the shortened school week. The upcoming order dates for Scrip are November 2, 9, 16 and 30. Scrip will be available in the Narthex Sunday, November 1st between services (9:00-10:45am). Scrip orders need to be turned in to the red “Crusader Cash” box in the school lobby or the school office by 12:00pm on order days. In addition, orders can be placed on-line through  shopwithscrip.com. For more information or questions about the Scrip Program or to place an order please contact Kim Dawson, Scrip Coordinator, at scrip@imlutheran.org or 636-667-6387.

This week on KFUO AM850 & kfuo.org, continue studying 1 Timothy on Sharper Iron (weekdays at 8:00 a.m.), hear a heartwarming adoption story on The Coffee Hour (10/28 at 9:00 a.m.), and continue in 2 Samuel on Thy Strong Word (weekdays at 11:00 a.m.). Find these programs and more on demand at kfuo.org or wherever you get your podcasts!

SCHOOL NEWS

Support Lutheran Education

The Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA) partners with our school and other Lutheran schools in our community by providing tuition-assistance scholarships and educational resources to support Lutheran education. LESA’s fall event, Brew in the Lou, is being held virtually this year. You can support LESA and our school with your purchase of Brew in the Lou Virtual Tasting Passports which feature 30 of St. Louis’ most acclaimed food, beer, wine, and spirit vendors with offers good through October 9th, 2021!

Below are just some of the 30 coupons available in the Passport:

*  Free draft of beer or free coffee at “Good News Brewing”

*  Free glass of wine at “St. James Winery”

*  Free pretzel with any purchase at “Gus’ Pretzels”

*  Free draft of beer at “Schlafly Beer”

*  Free tasting for two at “Wood Hat Spirits”

Passports sell for $30 each and our school keeps $5 of each book sold!  Contact the school office if you’d like to purchase a Passport for this year’s virtual Brew in the Lou. Cash payments can also be sent in an envelope marked “LESA Passport” along with your name.  Thanks for supporting LESA and the support they provide to our school and numerous Lutheran schools in the St. Louis area.

Thank You!

Thank you very much for the recognition in church earlier this month. Pastor’s presentation during the service, the countless notes of encouragement, and the gifts were all truly unexpected but appreciated.

Thanks for your support during my time at Immanuel, especially during these past several months. I want to thank my family for their love and support, the incredible team of teachers and staff for their work and dedication, and our congregation members and school families for their encouragement and prayers. 

It is a true blessing to serve the families of Immanuel and those in our community. Thanks again!                                                                –Nick Hopfensperger

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Families with children in Preschool through 8th grade have scheduled conferences with their child’s teacher this week. The school office will be closed and the students will not have school on Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th. School resumes on Monday, November 2nd with a regular full day schedule!

Veteran’s Day

Our ILS students will have a patriotic-themed chapel service as we remember Veteran’s Day this year. We will not be able to invite veterans and guests into school for the special worship service as we have in the past.  We do plan to host our veterans again next school year. In the meantime, know that our veterans, their families, and those actively serving in our armed forces are in our prayers!

What is Worship?

Sunday, November 29th marks the New Year on the Church calendar. On that Sunday we turn the calendar page to begin the season of Advent. It is common in our culture to look forward to a New Year as an opportunity to reestablish one’s self, to view life with a fresh start. This is a fitting spirit for Immanuel Lutheran Church to enter into the Advent season where we excitedly anticipate the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus and then reflect on how the coming of this Christ, changes our life in the new year.

In order to best facilitate this preparation, Immanuel Lutheran Church is going to spend the entire month of November reflecting on the question, “What is Worship?” so that we might find ourselves at the side of the manger ready to Worship the Savior who is born: Immanuel, God with us.

Another change that will be happening in conjunction with our preparation is the beginning of a new daily devotional series entitled, “Immanuel Family Devotions.” These devotions will replace the “Christus Victor” devotions and aid our family worship together by offering daily meditations on the scripture readings and songs from Sunday morning. If you would prefer to receive an electronic copy of these devotions instead of watching them online, please reach out to church office.

THANK YOU to everyone for the cards, well-wishes and prayers while I was hospitalized. I appreciate your care and concern. I am back home now and doing much better!                                                                 –Doris Fleer

Concordia Food Bank has resumed their distributions to students using an alternative method – students are given a choice of what is available and boxes are prepared for them. Right now they can use most anything, including personal care products, paper goods, cleaning supplies, baby diapers, wipes and formula, canned goods, cereal and breakfast bars, gluten-free items, snacks, drinks condiments, baking goods, canned tuna and chicken and laundry supplies. Items may be placed on the table located in the northeast corner of the Fellowship Hall. Checks or gift cards for Aldi, Schnucks and Target can be mailed to Concordia Seminary of St. Louis, c/o Food Bank, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105.

Those Who Celebrate Birthdays This Week:

Oct. 25     –   Melissa Kulp, Alicia Pruser

Oct. 26     –   Tyler Hagedorn, Kelly Lang, Jeff Unnerstall

Oct. 27     –   Brian Burton, Isabella Obermire, Jennifer Roewe

Oct. 28     –   Dale Helling, Linda Kossmann, Jaimie Kuddes,

                     Briana Nadler, Jora Weaver

Oct. 29     –   Angela Hendrickson, Mary Lou Luecker

Oct. 30     –   William Haddox, Adallee Harvey, Leila Scarborough

Oct. 31     –   Cynthia Moore, Carolyn Riemann, Jim Stealey,

                     Loren Warnecke

SERVING NEXT WEEK

Care of the Altar:  Jill Terschluse, Wilma Adams, Lisa Bangert,

     Rhonda Bennight, Heather Boehner, Lisa Brough, Cindy

     Frick, Lana Kloppe, Linda Landers, Joan Groene, Lila Timm

Ushers:         6:00 – Darryl Haddox & Dan Lennertson

                     8:00 – Aaron Hallien, Glenn Woll, Mark Stettes,

     Austin Beers, Scott Ehlmann, Sam Eckman

                    10:45 – Dave Pruser, Brian Lock, Gary Quaethem,

     Pete Koch, Jim Marquart, Matt Brown

YOUTH NEWS

YOUTH THIS WEEK:

JR. HIGH AND SR. SPECIAL EVENT: JR. AND SR. HIGH YOUTH TODAY… we will have a special family event at Camp Trinity from 4 – 7 PM.  A Hayride & Bonfire, with burgers, dogs, smores and lots of activities will be held at Camp Trinity in New Haven. All Jr. & Sr. Youth and Families are invited to attend.  Lots of room to social distance, while having fun and enjoying each other’s company. Mark your calendar! If interested contact Alan Wunderlich, or sign up at the Welcome Center in the narthex. HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!

AFTER SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY:  MONDAY and Thursdays, 3 – 4:30 PM

SR. HIGH CHILLIN’ continues on Thursday nights. We have changed Chillin’ times from 6-8 PM, with a Bible Study to follow for Sr. Highers until 8:45. Please join us this week so see how it might look!

NO YOUTH NEXT WEEK – 1st Sunday of the Month! Enjoy your families!

PARENT OCTOBER NEWSLETTER ON THE

WELCOME CENTER

JESUS!” 

“The Greatest Rescue Story of All Time!”

Today’s Topic: 

Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem

and Pharisee Leaders Plot

It is great to see those of you who are able to join us for this special event. Thank you for joining us! ALL CAN JOIN! Hope to see U soon!

PARENTS OF TEENAGERS

“PARENTING ONLY GETS MORE CHALLENGING AS OUR CHILDREN GET OLDER!”

If you agree with the statement above, you are not in this alone! 

I would love to offer to ALL our youth parents the opportunity to get together for our own time to “chill” & relax, visit with one another, and to informally grow in the Word. We will look for a location “offsite” for this activity and plan to meet later this month or in November. What I would need from you:

  1. What days are best to meet?
  2. Any topics, concerns or thoughts you would like to informally discuss?
  3. Prayer Concerns that I may lift up for you.

You can text or call me at any time at 636-221-1105 (cell)  or at church, 636-239-4705. My Email address is Alan.Wunderlich@imlutheran.org

I am looking forward to hearing back from you!  May God continue to bless all of you as we work together in the tasks that He has laid out for us!  God bless!                  Alan – SDG

The Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner has been cancelled for this year. Because more people are in need of food assistance this year due to layoffs, loss of jobs, etc., the committee is asking you to consider sending a donation that will be forwarded to one of these organizations: SFB Food Pantry, St. Peter’s Food Pantry, Loving Hearts, and Harvest Table. Please make donation checks out to: Thanksgiving Day Dinner and send by November 17th to Nancy Wood, Treasurer, 119 East Fourth St., Washington, MO 63090.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY JOY: 

A STUDY OF PHILIPPIANS (8 Week Study)

We began our study in mid-September. If you would like to join us, contact Deaconess Kelly for more information (kelly.hardt@ imlutheran.org or 636-239-4705). 

CHRIST, COFFEE, AND CONVERSATION

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH

8:00-8:30 A.M. IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL

Join us for a devotion, prayer time, and fellowship with sisters in Christ! This is a short time, perfect for those who have a few minutes after school drop off or for those who need to head off to work.
Sign up by e-mailing Deaconess Kelly: kelly.hardt@ imlutheran.org by Tuesday, November 2nd. Please make sure to sign up ahead of time—there are a limited amount of spots so sign up early! 

WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB

Buy the book ahead of time and read it, and then come and discuss it with other women. We usually meet every other month on the third Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions or to be added to the e-mail list to receive info. about our meetings, contact Deaconess Kelly at kelly.hardt@imlutheran.org or 636-239-4705. 

November 17 The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green

January 19    The Potluck Club (Book 1) by Linda Evans Shepherd and Eva Marie Everson

March 16 Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

May 18 Letters from a Skeptic by Gregory A. Boyd and Edward K. Boyd

July 20 Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes

Prayer Partners

An opportunity to connect

with sisters in Christ!

We know the pandemic has presented many challenges, and we often miss the ways we were able to have fellowship with each other. We want to give any woman in the congregation, who is interested, an opportunity to be matched with another woman at church, and you will have the opportunity to check in with each other and share prayer requests with each other. If you are interested this is what you do:

–E-mail Deaconess Kelly at:  kelly.hardt@imlutheran.org to let her know you would like to be matched with someone as a prayer partner.

–Deaconess Kelly will ask you a few questions so that she can gather your contact info and pass it on to the person you will be matched with.

–You and the prayer partner you are matched with will receive contact information for each other, and you will keep in touch over this next year by whatever means you feel comfortable (phone calls, e-mail, in person if you feel comfortable with that), and will pray for each other.

In the past we have matched women as prayer partners at our Women’s Retreat. Sadly, we were not able to have our Retreat this year due to COVID-19, and we will not be holding one in 2021, BUT we are pleased to still offer the prayer partner opportunity for women who are interested!

If you have any questions, contact Deaconess Kelly!