214 West 5th Street - Washington, MO 63093 USA - (636) 239-4705

Immanuel Lutheran Church & School
Infant & Toddler Program

Enrollment Beginning May 1

Enroll Here

Infant 1

6 weeks +

Our Infant 1 program will provide a safe, warm and loving environment for your child to grow and learn.

Toddler 1

12-24 MONTHS
Our Toddler 1 program will encourage your child to learn safely from the environment around them through their social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual growth.


Toddler 2

2 YEARS TO YOUNG 3 YEARS
Our Toddler 2 program will encourage learning, social emotional growth and help your child grow their self esteem, all while nurturing them
through a stimulating environment.

 Coming this fall!
Immanuel Lutheran Church and School will be introducing an infant and toddler program.

The program will be housed in the lower level of Immanuel Lutheran Church and will have three classrooms of different ages available:  
-Infant 1 will be 6 weeks 
-Toddler 1 will be 12-24 months 
-Toddler 2 will be 2 years -3 years

Enrollment will open at 12 am on May 1, 2020. Anyone can fill out an enrollment form at this time and forms will be listed in the order submitted.
Enrollment priority will be given to Immanuel Church and School families until May 22 or until spots are filled.
On Saturday, May 23 we will start filling spots with enrollment from the community.
Once spots are filled, we will have a waiting list. 

Contact our Infant & Toddler Program Director, Jillian Van Leer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions.
Due to the current COVID-19 stay-at-home order, we will only be accepting online enrollments at this time by clicking here. Do note that this link will go live at 12:00 am on Friday May 1st, 2020.



Click Here to download the brochure as a PDF!

Immanuel Lutheran church and school
bulletin for April 5, 2020

Prayers for Healing

Joy Pineda (8-month-old / undergoing tests after having a seizure)

Roberta Meyer (Donna Mathis’ mom / after a fall resulting in a brain bleed and surgery)

Gary Quaethem (beginning radiation treatments soon)

Heath McClain (Linda McClain’s son / severe pancreatitis requiring surgery)

Janalee Hurst (Jeff Terschluse’s sister / recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease / already having severe symptoms)

Bill Roewe (after a severe cut to his hand)

Lila Timm (after surgery for breast cancer)

Members ill with cancer:
James Bennight, Kirk Gruber, Kathy & Larry Niewald, Mike O’Dell, John Von Ahn, Randy Winship

Members with on-going health needs:
Marilyn Beas, Harriet Boal, Connie Buescher, Marilyn Deppermann, Mae Jean Diederich, John Eberhart, Barb Fuhr, Don Groene, Betty Helsee, Ruth Huxel, Jerene Lohmeyer, Spud & Pat Maupin, Stephen Meador, Norma Means, Shar Nadler, Carolyn Riemann, Carol Sprick, Harvey Twelker, Armand Ungerer, Dorothy Vaughan

Give Thanks with Jake & Kayla Terschluse at God’s gift of a daughter, Hayden Avery Terschluse, born on March 16. Grandparents are Jeff & Jill Terschluse. Great-grandparents are Don & Joan Groene.

Peace and Comfort for all who mourn the death of loved ones, especially Megan Meyer and Alex Frankenberg at the death of their grandfather, Charlie Frankenberg; and the family and friends of teenager, Taylor Kuenzel, at her death this past week after an ATV accident.

Pray for the Holy Spirit’s guiding after Immanuel Lutheran Church has called Craig Wehmeyer to be Assistant Pastor. Also, for the school filling teaching positions.

Pray for the Persecuted Church around the world.

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Important Information

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING – April 19, 2020 via FaceBook Live. If you desire to attend the meeting you have until then to figure out how to access FaceBook Live. Our only business will be the issuing of Divine Calls to a Kindergarten teacher and a 4th grade teacher in our school. More information will be coming soon!

Worship on site at Immanuel Lutheran Church is suspended until Sunday, May 3. The Elders met on the internet this past Thursday. Among the items discussed was worship at Immanuel. In light of the fact that the pandemic is picking up speed in our area the elders decided to continue our suspension of activities at Immanuel Lutheran Church through April. We are hopeful our first Sunday back will be May 3. Whenever our first Sunday back is, it will be our all-out Easter celebration. See you in church soon.

CONTINUE TO FAITHFULLY watch our daily devotions from Pastor Mark. Actively share them by forwarding your email to family and friends.



Youth News


My prayers continue for all of you and your families! It was great seeing many of you at our zoom youth meetings! (Tuesday night - Jr. High, Thursday night - Sr. High) both at 7 PM. Info will be shared on the blog, address: imlutheranyouth.org. Or on the Immanuel Website: imlutheran.org, about this week's meetings.  

I hope you have been able to check out the youth blog on our church’s website under youth resources, or directly at imlutheranyouth.org.  

There are a lot of resources for youth and parents. PLEASE SHARE YOUR PRAYER NEEDS WITH ME BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE. FOR THOSE PUBLIC I WILL ADD THEM TO OUR LIST. If you are new to the BLOG, feel free to hit the archive button on the right to see past blogs and resources.  

You can see that Lucy Banion has written several things for us - U GO LUCY!  Love to have input from others as well. (ALL CONGREGATION MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO TAKE A LOOK). She has also started a good positive twitter feed called @goodvibesonlyim. Check it out!

We have had some good youth meetings online!! Looking forward to YOU joining us! 

Watch the blog for more details.  We have big things we are planning to work on including:
Servant Event to Appalachia
Generation Spark
Summer Sunday School
Return Events
Possible Retreat
Fall District wide servant event
And much more
Right now watch the blog for updates. Trying to add a blog daily.

PARENTS - FAMILY CHATS: Another great resource from Dr. Tim Elmore, Growing Leaders, for ALL FAMILIES, YOUTH, YOUNGER FAMILIES (with modifications) AND OUR SENIOR MEMBERS (take a look & pass on): SEE LINK BELOW

Philippians 4:6-7, 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
       May that Peace be yours, God bless all of you,
        In His Service, - Mr. W - SDG


Tim Elmore Link Here 

Make Your Weekly Offering

No drive through offering box this week!  Please use CLICK THIS BOX to donate on our website or download the Give Plus AP!

Offerings Last Week

THE MEASURE OF OUR LOVE IN WORSHIP LAST WEEK
Sunday Worship on-line views: 948 ; Bible Class on-line views: 187
Operating Fund Envelope & Plate: $40,859.50
Building Fund: $36,702.50; Misc.: $1,384.00


Birthdays!

THOSE WHO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
April 5 - Dennis Adragna, Carl Blatt, Armand Ungerer
April 7 - Colton Warnecke, Havanah Williams
April 8 - Heather Bailey, Aaron Blocker, Paul Pfeiffer, Becky Stealey
April 9 - Wilma Adams, Cora Menke, Liz Pickart, Jemma Schwartz
April 10 - Caroline Cox, Marie Scheiter, Arlyn Snitker, Cynthia Vancil
April 11 - Lauren Ancell, Lucy Banion, Vickie Fredrick, Evie Ince, Laura Jackson, Kierstyn Lang

Bulletin for May 10, 2020
Immanuel Lutheran Church & School

Prayers for Healing

Denise Rutsch (thanksgiving that her recent heart attack was not as severe as originally thought)

Gary Quaethem (difficulty with swallowing while undergoing radiation treatments for cancerous growth on vocal cords)

Dave Dawson (after hip surgery this past week)

Edith Jost (Sharon Hays’ mother / starting a new round of chemo for lung cancer)

Doris Clemens (Denise Rutsch’s mother / nearing the end of life)

Peace and Comfort for Cindy Eckelkamp and her family at the death of her brother, Steve Eckelkamp.

Members ill with cancer:
James Bennight, Kirk Gruber, Kathy & Larry Niewald, Mike O’Dell, Lila Timm, John Von Ahn, Randy Winship

Members with on-going health needs:
Marilyn Beas, Harriet Boal, Connie Buescher, Marilyn Deppermann, Mae Jean Diederich, John Eberhart, Barb Fuhr, Don Groene, Betty Helsee, Ruth Huxel, Jerene Lohmeyer, Spud & Pat Maupin, Stephen Meador, Norma Means, Shar Nadler, Carolyn Riemann, Carol Sprick, Harvey Twelker, Armand Ungerer, Dorothy Vaughan

Pray for the Persecuted Church around the world.



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Important Information

Worship will resume- in church- on the weekend of May 9th and 10th.
First Communion  will be held at the 10:45 Service on May 10th
There will be Monday night service as well at 6pm

WE WILL NOT be having acolytes serve in the Worship Services for the next few weeks, but please don’t throw away your current schedule (in case we are able to start again). Families will be contacted when we will start the schedule again.

FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR this weekend are placed by Larry & Lana Kloppe in loving memory of their daughter, Dinah. 

ROSES are also placed on the altar by Rick Hays in loving memory of his wife, Susie, in honor of her birthday on May 12th.

UNFORTUNATELY, the Ebenezer Chili & Soup Dinner Fundraiser for Andrea Wesche has been cancelled. If, however, anyone wishes to donate to help with Andrea’s medical bill, they can do so by sending a check made out to Ebenezer Lutheran Church Thrivent Group to: Karen Sprick, 409 Michelle Dr., Washington, MO 63090. Please send any donations by May 19th. Thank you!

This week on KFUO AM850 & kfuo.org, study the well-loved Romans 8 on Sharper Iron (weekdays at 8:00 a.m.), worship with us in Daily Chapel services (weekdays at 10:00 a.m.), and dig into our Lutheran Confession of faith on Concord Matters (5/12 at 2:00 p.m.). Find your favorite programs on demand at kfuo.org.

School News

Last Day of School will now be May 15th!

Only one more week of Distance Learning . . . and the end of this school year ! The Board of Education
recently met and determined that the end of the school year is going to end on Friday, May 15th. Take time now
to talk with your child’s teacher to see what assignments may still not be turned in and take advantage of this
final week to get these assignments submitted.
 

We are planning to host several days during the week of May 17th
 for a drop-off of school materials for
our school families. Families will be able to bring back any school materials (textbooks, library books,
classroom items, etc.) while picking up any remaining items from their child’s desk or locker.
In order to space families out during the return process, the following schedule has been established:

Sunday, May 17th 9:00 am – 10:30 am Open to any families
Monday, May 18th 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Families with children’s last names A – L
Tuesday, May 19th 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Families with children’s last names M – Z

If the above times don’t work for your schedule, you may come at one of the other listed days above. In
addition, below is an overview of the process we want families to follow for the drop-off of materials:
1. As much as we’d love to see our students, we are asking that only parents come into the school building.
2. Park anywhere on the parking lot and enter into the building by the gymnasium doors. The outside doors
will be propped open for you and someone will be just inside the doors to welcome you and check you in.
3. After being checked in, we’ll have you carry any bags / boxes of school supplies to your child’s classroom.
We’ll have carts available for families to use if they have several bags to get to the classrooms. Make sure
that each bag has your child’s name written on it so that we can be sure it’s getting back to the correct room!
4. Teachers will be in their rooms during the above times to greet you. You’ll be able to drop off the bags /
boxes following the direction of the teachers. In addition, they’ll have some other items from your child’s
desk, locker, and the hallway for you to take home as well.
5. Once you are done dropping items off to your child’s classroom(s), we want you to exit the school building
through the school lobby using the main school entrance doors. As you head out this way, you may stop by
the school office if you need to drop off any final payments of tuition or of school year fees.
Families will also be picking up from the school office an envelope with the end of year report cards
 for each of their children, so don’t forget to stop by the office or you’ll miss this!
End of the year balances will be sent home to families on this weekend. If you have fallen behind on tuition
or have outstanding balances from lunch, technology fees, or Extended Care, please make every effort to clear
these up before the end of the school year. We appreciate all you’ve done to get these balances paid.
We also know that some families have been impacted by having their hours reduced or by being temporarily laid
off from work. If you have been financially impacted and can’t make a full tuition payment, please email

Mr. Hopfensperger to inform him of your situation. We will be very understanding and supportive of these
unfortunate circumstances and will certainly work with families through this difficult journey.
Several families have already paid registration for next school year – thank you.
The original due date was

Thursday, April 30th
. However, in light of the recent events, we are going to extend the due date for
 registration fees for the 2020 – 2021 school year by two months to Tuesday, June 30th
 .
While the school building and school office is closed to all visitors at this time, there will be someone in the
school office Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. If you need to speak with someone in
the office, please call 636-239-1636 during these times.
We are currently looking to fill the role of Extended Care Director. The director would be in leading the 3
year old and 4 year old children who stay at ILS from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm each day. The position typically
is about 20 hours a week, working the daily hours listed above. The director would plan out the day for the
children with play and enrichment activities, as well as oversee the program as it extends from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
 If you are interested in finding out more about this position, contact Mr. Hopfensperger by email
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or through the school office at 636-239-1636.
We are also seeking names of interested candidates to fill the role of Extended Care assistants for the next
school year. These individuals would work from 3:00 – 6:00 pm with children ages 3 through 3rd grade. If you
are interested in applying for this part-time position (approximately 10-12 hours a week) in the after-school program, email or call Mr. Hopfensperger.
The Board of Education has been working on the new Infant & Toddler Program . . . and we’re still
anticipating the program to begin in early August! We are very excited about this new endeavor and appreciate
all of your prayers over the last few months. The Board of Education has recently hired Mrs. Jillian Van Leer to
be the director of this new program . . . but she will also continue as teacher in our PreK 3 Day program! The
program will be housed in the lower level of Immanuel Lutheran Church and will have three classrooms of
different ages available:
Infant 1 will be 6 weeks + Toddler 1 will be 12 months + Toddler 2 will be 2 years +
Starting on May 1st, enrollment for the program will be open to our Immanuel Lutheran Church and School
families. We will give enrollment priority to Immanuel Church and School families until May 22nd or until the
open spots are filled. On Saturday, May 23rd, we will start filling spots with enrollment from the community.
Once spots are filled, we will begin a waiting list for additional families who are interested.
Do note that at this time, we will only be accepting online enrollments at this time – click here to enroll.
 Contact our Infant & Toddler Program Director, Jillian Van Leer ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Mr.
 Hopfensperger ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) with any questions.
With this new program beginning, Immanuel is now accepting applicants for Lead Teachers in the Infant 1,
Toddler 1 and Toddler 2 classrooms for the 2020 – 2021 school year. We are seeking individuals with at least
2 years of Early Childhood experience (college courses, field experience, teaching, etc). To apply, please send a
resume, references, and cover letter to Jillian Van Leer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. g by Monday, May 18th
.
In addition, Immanuel is also now accepting applications for teacher aides in the Infant & Toddler Program
for the upcoming 2020 – 2021 school year. For more information or to apply, please send references and resume
to Jillian Van Leer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. g by Monday, May 18th
.

  



Youth News

LOOKING TO HAVE A JOINT LIVE & IN_PERSON OUTDOOR JR. & SR. HIGH YOUTH GET TOGETHER HOPEFULLY LATER THIS MONTH (PROBABLY JUNE).  
WATCH THE BLOG AND THE BULLETIN FOR UPDATES!

DUE TO CHANGES IN SCHEDULES OF VOLUNTEERS AND OTHER COMPLICATIONS WE ARE SAD TO SAY THAT WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL OUR SERVANT EVENT TRIP TO APPALACHIA FOR THIS YEAR!  We have been able to forward Harp Mission a check for $1500 that we had set aside for this effort.  I am sure that Mary and her team will be able to utilize these funds in her ministry.  

The youth blog continues at imlutheranyouth.org.  Check it out daily for updates, information and a spiritual lift.

There are a lot of resources for youth and parents. PLEASE SHARE YOUR PRAYER NEEDS WITH ME BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE.  FOR THOSE PUBLIC I WILL ADD THEM TO OUR LIST. If you are new to the BLOG,  feel free to hit the archive button on the right to see past blogs  and resources.  

SPEAKING OF RESOURCES - Mr W. has copies of a great, easy reading Christian book entitled, “A Student's Guide to Anxiety”.  This is a very good, easy read, Christian book that I will get into the hands of any youth (or adults)  interested. Text, Email, or call me if interested!  We would love to get it into the hands of any youth who would be interested. We just started a zoom study on this topic Wednesday night.  ALL are invited to join us.  More information on the blog.

Lucy Banion has also started a good positive twitter feed called @goodvibesonlyim. Check it out!
JR. & SR. HIGH YOUTH!  
WE HAVE BEEN MEETING WEEKLY! Be a part of our ZOOM meetings! Fun, games, fellowship & Bible study talks. Keep it up and remind others! (Tuesday night - Jr. High, Thursday night - Sr. High) both at 7 PM.  Info will be shared on the blog, address: imlutheranyouth.org. Or on the Immanuel Website: imlutheran.org, at the start of the week (Monday).

We have had some great youth meetings online!! Looking forward to YOU joining us! 
I haven’t forgotten 5th & 6th grade, But I think we may wait until we can get back together in person (Hopefully in the near future!!!!)

PARENTS - FAMILY CHATS: Another great resource from Dr. Tim Elmore, Growing Leaders, for ALL FAMILIES, YOUTH, YOUNGER FAMILIES (with modifications) AND OUR SENIOR MEMBERS (take a look & pass on):
https://growingleaders.com/homechats/?inf_contact_key=d5a3056a1f55ab97df30a7c9783c7bee680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1#HomeChats


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Woman's Ministry

WOMEN’S MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Book Club via Zoom-Tuesday, May 12th 6:00 p.m.
We will be discussing the book Blinded by Travis Thrasher. If you are not already on the Book Club e-mail list, please contact Deaconess Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that you can be added to the Book Club e-mail list and receive the link for our Book Club meeting.
 
Other Book Club Dates (If not meeting yet in person, we will meet via Zoom):
St. Patrick of Ireland by Philip Freeman—Tuesday, June 16 6:00 p.m.
            (Rescheduled from March)
Tender Grace by Jackina Stark—Tuesday, July 21 6:00 p.m.
Christ, Coffee, and Conversation via Zoom Tuesday, May 19th 10:00 a.m.
Are you missing your time with friends at the coffeeshop? Missing gathering together with sisters in Christ at Immanuel? Grab a cup of coffee (or the beverage of your choice) and join us for this Zoom session where we can chat, share concerns, and have a devotion and prayer time. What a great opportunity to see sisters you’ve been missing and meet sisters at Immanuel you may not know well! Contact Deaconess Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to participate so that you can be added to the e-mail list and receive the Zoom link for our CCC session!
Women’s Bible Study—Coping With Stress, Meeting via Zoom Starting Wednesday, May 20th 5:30-6:30 p.m. This 4 week study talks about the stress we face in general, and of course we will also address the added stress everyone is facing during this pandemic! Please sign up by contacting Deaconess Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that you can receive communications about this study, the link to our Zoom sessions, and the study itself via e-mail (there are no books to purchase this time!)

Offerings Last Week

Sunday Worship on-line views: 616;
Bible Class on-line views: 111
Operating Fund Envelope & Plate: $33,391.37
Building Fund: $950.00;
Tuition: $8,807.00;
Misc.: $2,045.20



CONTINUE TO FAITHFULLY watch our daily devotions from Pastor Mark. Actively share them by forwarding your email to family and friends.



Birthdays!

THOSE WHO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
May 10 - Kristen Pruser
May 12 - Susan Mittler
May 13 - Reese Gardner, Alyssa Warnecke
May 15 - Halee Nurnberger
May 16 - Susie Blatt, Neve Hopfensperger, Evelyn Lamzik

Bulletin for May 17, 2020
Immanuel Lutheran Church & School

Prayers for Healing

Katie Walker (recovering from ankle surgery)

Shar Nadler (after hospitalization)

Gary Quaethem (difficulty with swallowing while undergoing radiation treatments for cancerous growth on vocal cords)

Dave Dawson (after hip surgery this past week)

Edith Jost (Sharon Hays’ mother / starting a new round of chemo for lung cancer)

Doris Clemens (Denise Rutsch’s mother / nearing the end of life)

Rejoice with Barb Hill as she celebrates her 90th birthday on May 21st.

Peace and Comfort for Wynn Scheer and family at the death of her mother, Gloria Uhrmann.

Members ill with cancer:
James Bennight, Kirk Gruber, Kathy & Larry Niewald, Mike O’Dell, Lila Timm, John Von Ahn, Randy Winship

Members with on-going health needs:
Marilyn Beas, Harriet Boal, Connie Buescher, Marilyn Deppermann, Mae Jean Diederich, John Eberhart, Barb Fuhr, Don Groene, Betty Helsee, Ruth Huxel, Jerene Lohmeyer, Spud & Pat Maupin, Stephen Meador, Norma Means, Shar Nadler, Carolyn Riemann, Carol Sprick, Harvey Twelker, Armand Ungerer, Dorothy Vaughan

Pray for the Persecuted Church around the world.




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Important Information

Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, May 17, 2020

WE WILL NOT be having acolytes serve in the Worship Services for the next few weeks, but please don’t throw away your current schedule (in case we are able to start again). Families will be contacted when we will start the schedule again.

FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR are placed to God’s glory by Wilma Adams in loving memory of her husband, John, who passed away on May 4, 2012.


School News

!
We are planning to host several days during the week of May 17th
 for a drop-off of school materials for
our school families. Families will be able to bring back any school materials (textbooks, library books,
classroom items, etc.) while picking up any remaining items from their child’s desk or locker.
In order to space families out during the return process, the following schedule has been established:

Sunday, May 17th 9:00 am – 10:30 am Open to any families
Monday, May 18th 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Families with children’s last names A – L
Tuesday, May 19th 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Families with children’s last names M – Z

If the above times don’t work for your schedule, you may come at one of the other listed days above. In
addition, below is an overview of the process we want families to follow for the drop-off of materials:
1. As much as we’d love to see our students, we are asking that only parents come into the school building.
2. Park anywhere on the parking lot and enter into the building by the gymnasium doors. The outside doors
will be propped open for you and someone will be just inside the doors to welcome you and check you in.
3. After being checked in, we’ll have you carry any bags / boxes of school supplies to your child’s classroom.
We’ll have carts available for families to use if they have several bags to get to the classrooms. Make sure
that each bag has your child’s name written on it so that we can be sure it’s getting back to the correct room!
4. Teachers will be in their rooms during the above times to greet you. You’ll be able to drop off the bags /
boxes following the direction of the teachers. In addition, they’ll have some other items from your child’s
desk, locker, and the hallway for you to take home as well.
5. Once you are done dropping items off to your child’s classroom(s), we want you to exit the school building
through the school lobby using the main school entrance doors. As you head out this way, you may stop by
the school office if you need to drop off any final payments of tuition or of school year fees.
Families will also be picking up from the school office an envelope with the end of year report cards
 for each of their children, so don’t forget to stop by the office or you’ll miss this!
End of the year balances will be sent home to families on this weekend. If you have fallen behind on tuition
or have outstanding balances from lunch, technology fees, or Extended Care, please make every effort to clear
these up before the end of the school year. We appreciate all you’ve done to get these balances paid.
We also know that some families have been impacted by having their hours reduced or by being temporarily laid
off from work. If you have been financially impacted and can’t make a full tuition payment, please email

Mr. Hopfensperger to inform him of your situation. We will be very understanding and supportive of these
unfortunate circumstances and will certainly work with families through this difficult journey.
Several families have already paid registration for next school year – thank you.
The original due date was Thursday, April 30th. However, in light of the recent events, we are going to extend the due date for
 registration fees for the 2020 – 2021 school year by two months to Tuesday, June 30th
 .
While the school building and school office is closed to all visitors at this time, there will be someone in the
school office Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. If you need to speak with someone in
the office, please call 636-239-1636 during these times.
We are currently looking to fill the role of Extended Care Director. The director would be in leading the 3
year old and 4 year old children who stay at ILS from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm each day. The position typically
is about 20 hours a week, working the daily hours listed above. The director would plan out the day for the
children with play and enrichment activities, as well as oversee the program as it extends from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
 If you are interested in finding out more about this position, contact Mr. Hopfensperger by email
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or through the school office at 636-239-1636.
We are also seeking names of interested candidates to fill the role of Extended Care assistants for the next
school year. These individuals would work from 3:00 – 6:00 pm with children ages 3 through 3rd grade. If you
are interested in applying for this part-time position (approximately 10-12 hours a week) in the after-school program, email or call Mr. Hopfensperger.

The Board of Education has been working on the new Infant & Toddler Program . . . and we’re still
anticipating the program to begin in early August! We are very excited about this new endeavor and appreciate
all of your prayers over the last few months. The Board of Education has recently hired Mrs. Jillian Van Leer to
be the director of this new program . . . but she will also continue as teacher in our PreK 3 Day program! The
program will be housed in the lower level of Immanuel Lutheran Church and will have three classrooms of
different ages available:
Infant 1 will be 6 weeks + Toddler 1 will be 12 months + Toddler 2 will be 2 years +
Starting on May 1st, enrollment for the program will be open to our Immanuel Lutheran Church and School
families. We will give enrollment priority to Immanuel Church and School families until May 22nd or until the
open spots are filled. On Saturday, May 23rd, we will start filling spots with enrollment from the community.
Once spots are filled, we will begin a waiting list for additional families who are interested.
Do note that at this time, we will only be accepting online enrollments at this time – click here to enroll.
 Contact our Infant & Toddler Program Director, Jillian Van Leer ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Mr.
 Hopfensperger ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) with any questions.
With this new program beginning, Immanuel is now accepting applicants for Lead Teachers in the Infant 1,
Toddler 1 and Toddler 2 classrooms for the 2020 – 2021 school year. We are seeking individuals with at least
2 years of Early Childhood experience (college courses, field experience, teaching, etc). To apply, please send a
resume, references, and cover letter to Jillian Van Leer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. g by Monday, May 18th
.
In addition, Immanuel is also now accepting applications for teacher aides in the Infant & Toddler Program
for the upcoming 2020 – 2021 school year. For more information or to apply, please send references and resume
to Jillian Van Leer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, May 18th
.

  



Youth News

LOOKING TO HAVE A JOINT LIVE & IN_PERSON OUTDOOR JR. & SR. HIGH YOUTH GET TOGETHER HOPEFULLY SUNDAY, JUNE 7th FROM 5 - 7 PM.  Youth and families are welcomed to join us if able for a picnic and fun, weather permitting on Sunday the 7th of June. We will grill burgers and hot dogs on the green space and have other refreshments to bring. Just let Mr. W. know who is coming so we can plan for the right amount of food.   
Some guidelines to follow:
We will provide the food and drink, no need to bring anything, other than a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
Same guidelines as church: if you have been sick, or feel sick, or have been around someone who is sick, stay home for this event. We will social distance while we are here.
Check with parents and make sure it is ok to join us (parents invited as well)
Contact Mr. W. if you have any questions.  
ANY LAST MINUTE CHANGES WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE YOUTH BAND AND ON THE YOUTH BLOG.  
As this is the first event back, we realize some may be a little gun shy to join us. THAT IS UNDERSTANDABLE! Please join us if you are comfortable with it.
By then I hope to have some more definitive ideas about youth ministry for the summer months.
God bless all for you and we look forward to seeing some of you on the 7th.

New idea starting this week --- WALK & TALK WITH WUNDERLICH!  (Mr. W. needs to start getting some muscle built back into his leg). On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Mr. W. will meet with anyone interested at Lions Lake from 9 - 10 AM, (parking lot by the stage) to walk and catch up (use guidelines above.) ALL MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION, YOUTH TO ADULT, ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!  We will social distance but get some exercise and take the opportunity to catch us as well. HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US. IF IT IS RAINING MEET AT THE SCHOOL IN THE GYM ENTRANCE. 
 
The youth blog continues at imlutheranyouth.org.  Check it out daily for updates, information and a spiritual lift.

SPEAKING OF RESOURCES - Mr W. has copies of a great, easy reading Christian book entitled, “A Student's Guide to Anxiety”. This is a very good, easy read, Christian book that I will get into the hands of any youth (or adults) interested. Text, Email, or call me if interested!  We would love to get it into the hands of any youth who would be interested.  We just started a zoom study on this topic Wednesday night.  ALL are invited to join us.  More information on the blog.

Lucy Banion has also started a good positive twitter feed called @goodvibesonlyim. Check it out!

JR. & SR. HIGH YOUTH!  
WE HAVE BEEN MEETING WEEKLY! Be a part of our ZOOM meetings! Fun, games, fellowship & Bible study talks. Keep it up and remind others! (Tuesday night - Jr. High, Thursday night - Sr. High) both at 7 PM.  Info will be shared on the blog, address: imlutheranyouth.org. Or on the Immanuel Website: imlutheran.org, at the start of the week (Monday).

We have had some great youth meetings online!! Looking forward to YOU joining us! 
I haven’t forgotten 5th & 6th grade, But I think we may wait until we can get back together in person (Hopefully in the near future!!!!)

PARENTS - FAMILY CHATS: Another great resource from Dr. Tim Elmore, Growing Leaders,  for ALL FAMILIES, YOUTH, YOUNGER FAMILIES (with modifications) AND OUR SENIOR MEMBERS (take a look & pass on):
https://growingleaders.com/homechats/?inf_contact_key=d5a3056a1f55ab97df30a7c9783c7bee680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1#HomeChats
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I CAN HELP YOU IN ANY WAY! 
 IT HAS BEEN GREAT TALKING WITH MANY OF YOU!

     May His works and light be yours, God bless all of you,
      In His Service, - Mr. W - SDG

OTHER:

ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO CHECK OUT DAILY YOUTH BLOG - imlutheranyouth.org

ANXIETY BIBLE STUDY - If there is any interest in a Zoom, Anxiety Bible Study for parents and adults, Mr. W would be happy to moderate and share material with you.  Please contact him if you are interested.  636-221-1105 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

A BIG THANK YOU TO THRIVENT MEMBERS who have designated their “Choice Dollars” to our school ministry.  Over $2500 received last this month from members and friends!  THANK YOU!!!

WALK & TALK WITH WUNDERLICH - See note above in the youth section.  ALL MEMBERS INVITED TO JOIN US.  



Make Your Weekly Offering

Please Make your offering online!.

Woman's Ministry

WOMEN’S MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Christ, Coffee, and Conversation via Zoom Tuesday, May 19th 10:00 a.m.
Are you missing your time with friends at the coffeeshop? Missing gathering together with sisters in Christ at Immanuel? Grab a cup of coffee (or the beverage of your choice) and join us for this Zoom session where we can chat, share concerns, and have a devotion and prayer time. What a great opportunity to see sisters you’ve been missing and meet sisters at Immanuel you may not know well! Contact Deaconess Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to participate so that you can be added to the e-mail list and receive the Zoom link for our CCC session! This is a stand alone session (though we will look at scheduling others in the future if there is interest!)

Women’s Bible Study—Coping With Stress, Meeting via Zoom Starting Wednesday, May 20th 5:30-6:30 p.m. This 4 week study talks about the stress we face in general, and of course we will also address the added stress everyone is facing during this pandemic! Please sign up by contacting Deaconess Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that you can receive communications about this study, the link to our Zoom sessions, and the study itself via e-mail (there are no books to purchase this time!)

Book Club (If not meeting yet in person, we will meet via Zoom):
St. Patrick of Ireland by Philip Freeman—Tuesday, June 16 6:00 p.m.
            (Rescheduled from March)
Tender Grace by Jackina Stark—Tuesday, July 21 6:00 p.m.

Offerings Last Week


Sat/Sun/Mon attendance: 68/89/126/46=329;
Worship on-line views: 387;
Bible Class on-line views: 60
Operating Fund Envelope & Plate: $29,536.57
Building Fund: $1,120.00;
Tuition: $12,868.07;
Misc.: $1,399.55




CONTINUE TO FAITHFULLY watch our daily devotions from Pastor Mark. Actively share them by forwarding your email to family and friends.



Birthdays!

THOSE WHO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
May 18 - Ashley Kamphoefner, Kenneth Scheer
May 19 - Kaitlyn Brickel, Dan Junge
May 20 - Colin Bobe, Evelyn Bobe, Bill Cuneio
May 21 - Barb Hill, Laura Hubenthal, Joel Luelf
May 22 - Pet Koch, Ryder Loeb, Dean Oberg, Julian Reifschneider
May 23 - Shawn Allen, Brinley Meador

Bulletin for May 24, 2020
Immanuel Lutheran Church & School

Prayers for Healing

Sharon Kaemmerer (back surgery this coming Thursday)

Kathryn Boehner (surgery to have wisdom teeth removed)

Mike McCubbins (Heather Boehner’s brother / after foot surgery)

Gerald McCubbins (Heather Boehner’s dad / upcoming eye surgery)

Peace and Comfort for all who mourn the death of loved ones, especially Le’ah Gruber and family at the death of her mother, Debra Cady; the family and friends of Bernadette Hoemann at her death this past week; and Denise Rutsch and family at the death of her mother, Doris Clemens


Members ill with cancer:
James Bennight, Kirk Gruber, Kathy & Larry Niewald, Mike O’Dell, Gary Quaethem, Lila Timm, John Von Ahn, Randy Winship

Members with on-going health needs:
Marilyn Beas, Harriet Boal, Connie Buescher, Marilyn Deppermann, Mae Jean Diederich, John Eberhart, Barb Fuhr, Don Groene, Betty Helsee, Ruth Huxel, Jerene Lohmeyer, Spud & Pat Maupin, Stephen Meador, Norma Means, Shar Nadler, Carolyn Riemann, Carol Sprick, Harvey Twelker, Armand Ungerer, Dorothy Vaughan

Pray for the Persecuted Church around the world.






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Important Information

Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, May 24, 2020

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM will be received in the Saturday evening service (5/23/20) by Adallee Marie Rose Harvey, infant daughter of Alexandar Harvey and Laura Hubenthal. Her sponsor is Brittany Pehle. We welcome Adallee into the Lord’s family!

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM will be received in the 10:45 Sunday Service (5/24/20) by Kendall Kay Johnson, infant daughter of Jason & Kimberly Johnson. Her sponsors are Justin & Amy Schengbier. We welcome Kendall into the Lord’s family!

WE WILL NOT be having acolytes serve in the Worship Services for the next few weeks, but please don’t throw away your current schedule (in case we are able to start again). Families will be contacted when we will start the schedule again.

CONCORDIA FOOD BANK CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: For those who have not heard, the Food Bank is not accepting in-kind donations due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are able, and would like to do so, they are accepting checks and gift cards. Checks need to be made out to Concordia Seminary of St. Louis – please put “Food Bank” on the memo line. Gift cards to Aldi, Schnucks and Target would be very helpful right now, as well. Please mail your check or gift card to: Concordia Seminary of St. Louis, c/o Food Bank, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105. Thank you!

THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the Andrea Wesche fundraiser at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. The total raised was $2600.00!




School News

We’ll honor the Kindergarten students on Sunday, June 7th during the 10:45 am service at Immanuel
Lutheran Church. 


End of the year balances will be sent home to families on last weekend. If you have fallen behind on tuition
or have outstanding balances from lunch, technology fees, or Extended Care, please make every effort to clear
these up before the end of the school year. We appreciate all you’ve done to get these balances paid.
We also know that some families have been impacted by having their hours reduced or by being temporarily laid
off from work. If you have been financially impacted and can’t make a full tuition payment, please email

Mr. Hopfensperger to inform him of your situation. We will be very understanding and supportive of these
unfortunate circumstances and will certainly work with families through this difficult journey.
Several families have already paid registration for next school year – thank you.
The original due date was Thursday, April 30th. However, in light of the recent events, we are going to extend the due date for
 registration fees for the 2020 – 2021 school year by two months to Tuesday, June 30th
 .
While the school building and school office is closed to all visitors at this time, there will be someone in the
school office Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. If you need to speak with someone in
the office, please call 636-239-1636 during these times.

We are currently looking to fill the role of Extended Care Director. The director would be in leading the 3
year old and 4 year old children who stay at ILS from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm each day. The position typically
is about 20 hours a week, working the daily hours listed above. The director would plan out the day for the
children with play and enrichment activities, as well as oversee the program as it extends from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
 If you are interested in finding out more about this position, contact Mr. Hopfensperger by email
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or through the school office at 636-239-1636.

We are also seeking names of interested candidates to fill the role of Extended Care assistants for the next
school year. These individuals would work from 3:00 – 6:00 pm with children ages 3 through 3rd grade. If you
are interested in applying for this part-time position (approximately 10-12 hours a week) in the after-school program, email or call Mr. Hopfensperger.

The Board of Education has been working on the new Infant & Toddler Program . . . and we’re still
anticipating the program to begin in early August! We are very excited about this new endeavor and appreciate
all of your prayers over the last few months. The Board of Education has recently hired Mrs. Jillian Van Leer to
be the director of this new program . . . but she will also continue as teacher in our PreK 3 Day program! The
program will be housed in the lower level of Immanuel Lutheran Church and will have three classrooms of
different ages available:
Infant 1 will be 6 weeks + Toddler 1 will be 12 months + Toddler 2 will be 2 years +
Starting on May 1st, enrollment for the program will be open to our Immanuel Lutheran Church and School
families. We will give enrollment priority to Immanuel Church and School families until May 22nd or until the
open spots are filled. On Saturday, May 23rd, we will start filling spots with enrollment from the community.
Once spots are filled, we will begin a waiting list for additional families who are interested.
Do note that at this time, we will only be accepting online enrollments at this time – click here to enroll.
 Contact our Infant & Toddler Program Director, Jillian Van Leer ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Mr.
 Hopfensperger ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) with any questions.
With this new program beginning, Immanuel is now accepting applicants for Lead Teachers in the Infant 1,
Toddler 1 and Toddler 2 classrooms for the 2020 – 2021 school year. We are seeking individuals with at least
2 years of Early Childhood experience (college courses, field experience, teaching, etc). To apply, please send a
resume, references, and cover letter to Jillian Van Leer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. g by Monday, May 18th
.
In addition, Immanuel is also now accepting applications for teacher aides in the Infant & Toddler Program
for the upcoming 2020 – 2021 school year. For more information or to apply, please send references and resume
to Jillian Van Leer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, May 18th
.

  



Youth News

SUMMER YOUTH DAYS to start back up on Tuesday & Thursdays starting  June 2nd for Jr. & Sr. High Youth. Youth may participate in a portion or all of the days on Tuesdays and Thursdays as we proceed.  In the mornings we will have fun with some old Carol Burnett skits and in the afternoon it will be filled with fun, service, and Bible study. All interested can meet in the youth room. Bring a lunch if you plan to stay through (enter through the youth door and come downstairs). If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Mr. W.

LOOKING TO HAVE A JOINT LIVE & IN_PERSON OUTDOOR JR. & SR. HIGH YOUTH GET TOGETHER HOPEFULLY SUNDAY, JUNE 7th FROM 5 - 7 PM. Youth and families are welcomed to join us, if able, for a picnic and fun, weather permitting. We will grill burgers and hot dogs on the green space and have other refreshments to bring.  Just let Mr. W. know who is coming so we can plan for the right amount of food.  
Some guidelines to follow:
We will provide the food and drink, no need to bring anything, other than a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
Same guidelines as church: if you have been sick, or feel sick, or have been around someone who is sick, stay home for this event. We will social distance while we are here.
Check with parents and make sure it is ok to join us (parents invited as well)
Contact Mr. W. if you have any questions.  
ANY LAST MINUTE CHANGES WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE YOUTH BAND AND ON THE YOUTH BLOG.  
As this is the first event back, we realize some may be a little gun shy to join us.  THAT IS UNDERSTANDABLE!  Please join us if you are comfortable with it.
By then I hope to have some more definitive ideas about youth ministry for the summer months.
God bless all for you and we look forward to seeing some of you on the 7th.

New idea has started --- WALK & TALK WITH WUNDERLICH!  (Mr. W. needs to start getting some muscle built back into his leg) On Mondays, (but not this Monday, Memorial Day) Wednesdays and Fridays Mr. W. will meet with anyone interested at Lions Lake from 9 - 10 AM, (parking lot by the stage) to walk and catch up (use guidelines above). ALL MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION, YOUTH TO ADULT, ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!  We will social distance but get some exercise and take the opportunity to catch us as well.  HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US.  IF IT IS RAINING MEET AT THE SCHOOL BY THE GYM ENTRANCE.  

The youth blog continues at imlutheranyouth.org.  Check it out daily for updates, information and a spiritual lift. If you haven’t seen them, check out the archives)

SPEAKING OF RESOURCES - Mr W. has copies of a great, easy reading Christian book entitled, “A Student's Guide to Anxiety”. This is a very good, easy read, Christian book that I will get into the hands of any youth (or adults) interested. Text, Email, or call me if interested!  Just contact him and he will get it to you. We just started a zoom study on this topic Wednesday night.  ALL are invited to join us.  More information on the blog.

Lucy Banion has also started a good positive twitter feed called @goodvibesonlyim. Check it out!

JR. & SR. HIGH YOUTH!  
WE HAVE BEEN MEETING WEEKLY! Be a part of our ZOOM meetings! Fun, games, fellowship & Bible study talks. Keep it up and remind others! (Tuesday night - Jr. High, Thursday night - Sr. High) both at 7 PM. Info will be shared on the blog,  address: imlutheranyouth.org. Or on the Immanuel Website: imlutheran.org,  at the start of the week (Monday).

We have had some great youth meetings online!! Looking forward to YOU joining us!

PARENTS - FAMILY CHATS: Another great resource from Dr. Tim Elmore, Growing Leaders, for ALL FAMILIES, YOUTH, YOUNGER FAMILIES (with modifications) AND OUR SENIOR MEMBERS (take a look & pass on):
https://growingleaders.com/homechats/?inf_contact_key=d5a3056a1f55ab97df30a7c9783c7bee680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1#HomeChats

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I CAN HELP YOU IN ANY WAY!
 IT HAS BEEN GREAT TALKING WITH MANY OF YOU!

     May His works and light be yours, God bless all of you,
      In His Service, - Mr. W - SDG

OTHER:

ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO CHECK OUT DAILY YOUTH BLOG - imlutheranyouth.org

ANXIETY BIBLE STUDY - If there is any interest in a Zoom, Anxiety Bible Study for parents and adults, Mr. W would be happy to moderate and share material with you.  Please contact him if you are interested.  636-221-1105 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

A BIG THANK YOU TO THRIVENT MEMBERS who have designated their “Choice Dollars” to our school ministry.  Over $2500 received last this month from members and friends!  THANK YOU!!!

WALK & TALK WITH WUNDERLICH - See note above in the youth section.  ALL MEMBERS INVITES TO JOIN US.  
 



Make Your Weekly Offering

Please Make your offering online!.

Woman's Ministry

WOMEN’S MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Women’s Bible Study—Coping With Stress, Meeting via Zoom Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. This 4 week study talks about the stress we face in general, and of course we will also address the added stress everyone is facing during this pandemic! Please sign up by contacting Deaconess Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that you can receive communications about this study, the link to our Zoom sessions, and the study itself via e-mail (there are no books to purchase this time!)

Book Club (If not meeting yet in person, we will meet via Zoom):
St. Patrick of Ireland by Philip Freeman—Tuesday, June 16 6:00 p.m.
            (Rescheduled from March)
Tender Grace by Jackina Stark—Tuesday, July 21 6:00 p.m.

Offerings Last Week


Sat/Sun/Mon attendance: 55/119/108/43=282;
Worship on-line views: 377;
Bible Class on-line views: 59
Operating Fund Envelope & Plate: $13,782.50
Building Fund: $510.00; Misc.: $146.90

CONTINUE TO FAITHFULLY watch our daily devotions from Pastor Mark. Actively share them by forwarding your email to family and friends.



Birthdays!

THOSE WHO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
May 24 - Katherine Allen, Dave Frick, Julius Olivio, Mary Wesselschmidt
May 25 - Beyen Benedetti, Steve Emmons, Barb Flamion, Jesse Marts
May 26 - Darrel Barrett, Beth Juergens, Jenny Vollmer, Andrew Wehmeyer
May 27 - Matt Howard
May 28 - Luke Bossaller, Marilyn Deppermann, Julie Krull, Susan Mauldin, Greg Potts
May 29 - Garry Goss, Dcs. Kelly Hardt, Lisa Karl
May 30 - Kris Lacefield


Bulletin for May 31, 2020
Immanuel Lutheran Church & School

Prayers for Healing

Please remember the following people in your prayers:

Sharon Kaemmerer (back surgery this coming Thursday)

Kathryn Boehner (surgery to have wisdom teeth removed)

Mike McCubbins (Heather Boehner’s brother / after foot surgery)

Gerald McCubbins (Heather Boehner’s dad / upcoming eye surgery)

Peace and Comfort for all who mourn the death of loved ones, especially Le’ah Gruber and family at the death of her mother, Debra Cady; the family and friends of Bernadette Hoemann at her death this past week; and Denise Rutsch and family at the death of her mother, Doris Clemens


Members ill with cancer:
James Bennight, Kirk Gruber, Kathy & Larry Niewald, Mike O’Dell, Gary Quaethem, Lila Timm, John Von Ahn, Randy Winship

Members with on-going health needs:
Marilyn Beas, Harriet Boal, Connie Buescher, Marilyn Deppermann, Mae Jean Diederich, John Eberhart, Barb Fuhr, Don Groene, Betty Helsee, Ruth Huxel, Jerene Lohmeyer, Spud & Pat Maupin, Stephen Meador, Norma Means, Shar Nadler, Carolyn Riemann, Carol Sprick, Harvey Twelker, Armand Ungerer, Dorothy Vaughan

Pray for the Persecuted Church around the world.

Important Information

Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, May 31, 2020

The summer scrip order dates are Mondays June 8th, July 13th, and August 3rd. I will not be selling scrip in the Narthex until we resume fellowship time and bible study. However, if you would like to get Scrip gift cards you will need to place an order. Order forms and the red "Crusader Cash" drop box will be on a table in the Narthex the weekend before an order. Orders may be dropped in this box, emailed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., texted to 636-667-6387, or placed on-line at shopwithscrip.com by 9:00AM on order days. When placing an order please include a contact number to arrange order pick up. If you need a gift card between order dates, you may contact Kim Dawson at 636-667-6387 and she can check if the gift cards are on hand at school and work out a meeting.

WE WILL NOT be having acolytes serve in the Worship Services for the next few weeks, but please don’t throw away your current schedule (in case we are able to start again). Families will be contacted when we will start the schedule again.

This week on KFUO AM850 & kfuo.org, we wish you a blessed Pentecost! Study Romans 13-15 on Sharper Iron (weekdays at 8:00 a.m. CT), worship with us in daily chapel services at 10:00 a.m. CT, and consider a curious theological topic with Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller on Cross Defense (6/1 at 2:00 p.m. CT). Find your favorite programs on demand at kfuo.org!

CONCORDIA FOOD BANK CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: For those who have not heard, the Food Bank is not accepting in-kind donations due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are able, and would like to do so, they are accepting checks and gift cards. Checks need to be made out to Concordia Seminary of St. Louis – please put “Food Bank” on the memo line. Gift cards to Aldi, Schnucks and Target would be very helpful right now, as well. Please mail your check or gift card to: Concordia Seminary of St. Louis, c/o Food Bank, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105. Thank you!






School News
On next Sunday, June 7th, the ILS Kindergarten students who recently completed the school year will be recognized. At the beginning of the 10:45 am worship service, the Kindergarten students will process in and receive their diplomas. After this brief recognition, the regular worship service will be held as usual.
Please note that the first four or five pews in each of the four sections of the sanctuary will be reserved for Kindergarten families during this service.
Thanks for your support of our Kindergarten students and their families as we celebrate their hard work this year




 During the summer, the school office will be open from approximately 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you need to stop by the office, we encourage you to call first (636-239-1636) to confirm that someone will be there to help you.



The Board of Education has been working on the new Infant & Toddler Program . . . and we’re still
anticipating the program to begin in early August! We are very excited about this new endeavor and appreciate
all of your prayers over the last few months. The Board of Education has recently hired Mrs. Jillian Van Leer to
be the director of this new program . . . but she will also continue as teacher in our PreK 3 Day program! The
program will be housed in the lower level of Immanuel Lutheran Church and will have three classrooms of
different ages available:
Infant 1 will be 6 weeks + Toddler 1 will be 12 months + Toddler 2 will be 2 years +
Starting on May 1st, enrollment for the program will be open to our Immanuel Lutheran Church and School
families. We will give enrollment priority to Immanuel Church and School families until May 22nd or until the
open spots are filled. On Saturday, May 23rd, we will start filling spots with enrollment from the community.
Once spots are filled, we will begin a waiting list for additional families who are interested.
Do note that at this time, we will only be accepting online enrollments at this time – click here to enroll.
 Contact our Infant & Toddler Program Director, Jillian Van Leer ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Mr.
 Hopfensperger ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) with any questions.
With this new program beginning, Immanuel is now accepting applicants for Lead Teachers in the Infant 1,
Toddler 1 and Toddler 2 classrooms for the 2020 – 2021 school year. We are seeking individuals with at least
2 years of Early Childhood experience (college courses, field experience, teaching, etc). To apply, please send a
resume, references, and cover letter to Jillian Van Leer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. g by Monday, May 18th
.
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Youth News

OUR WEEKLY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT ZOOM MEETINGS HAVE NOW ENDED, BUT TUESDAY AND THURSDAY YOUTH SUMMER DAYS START UP THIS WEEK!  See info below. The blog will continue for sharing information and spiritual growth. Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Walk and Talk with Wunderlich continues as well. Hope you can join us!

SUMMER YOUTH DAYS to start back up on Tuesday & Thursdays starting June 2nd for Jr. & Sr. High Youth. Youth may participate in a portion or all of the days on Tuesdays and Thursdays as we proceed. In the mornings we will have fun with some old Carol Burnett skits and in the afternoon it will be filled with fun, service, and Bible study. All interested can meet in the youth room. Bring a lunch if you plan to stay through (enter through the youth door and come downstairs). If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Mr. W.

LOOKING TO HAVE A JOINT LIVE & IN_PERSON OUTDOOR JR. & SR. HIGH YOUTH GET TOGETHER HOPEFULLY SUNDAY, JUNE 7th FROM 5 - 7 PM. Youth and families are welcomed to join us if able for a picnic and fun, weather permitting.  We will grill burgers and hot dogs on the green space and have other refreshments to bring.  Just let Mr. W. know  who is coming so we can plan for the right amount of food.   
Some guidelines to follow:
We will provide the food and drink, no need to bring anything, other than a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
Same guidelines as church: if you have been sick, or feel sick, or have been around someone who is sick, stay home for this event. We will social distance while we are here.
Check with parents and make sure it is ok to join us (parents invited as well)
Contact Mr. W. if you have any questions.  
ANY LAST MINUTE CHANGES WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE YOUTH BAND AND ON THE YOUTH BLOG.  
As this is the first event back, we realize some may be a little gun shy to join us. THAT IS UNDERSTANDABLE!  Please join us if you are comfortable with it.
By then I hope to have some more definitive ideas about youth ministry for the summer months.
God bless all for you and we look forward to seeing some of you on the 7th.

New idea has started --- WALK & TALK WITH WUNDERLICH!  (Mr. W. needs to start getting some muscle built back into his leg) On Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays Mr. W. will meet with anyone interested at Lions Lake from 9 - 10 AM, (parking lot by the stage)  to walk and catch up. (use guidelines above) ALL MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION YOUTH TO ADULT ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!  We will social distance but get some exercise and take the opportunity to catch us as well.  HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US.  IF IT IS RAINING MEET AT THE SCHOOL BY THE GYM ENTRANCE.  

The youth blog continues at imlutheranyouth.org.  Check it out daily for updates, information and a spiritual lift. If you haven’t seen them, check out the archives)

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I CAN HELP YOU IN ANY WAY! 
 IT HAS BEEN GREAT TALKING WITH MANY OF YOU!

     May His works and light be yours, God bless all of you,
      In His Service, - Mr. W - SDG

OTHER:

ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO CHECK OUT DAILY YOUTH BLOG - imlutheranyouth.org

ANXIETY BIBLE STUDY - If there is any interest in a Zoom, Anxiety Bible Study for parents and adults, Mr. W would be happy to moderate and share material with you.  Please contact him if you are interested.  636-221-1105 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

A BIG THANK YOU TO THRIVENT MEMBERS who have designated their “Choice Dollars” to our school ministry.  Over $2500 received last this month from members and friends!  THANK YOU!!!

WALK & TALK WITH WUNDERLICH - See note above in the youth section.  ALL MEMBERS INVITES TO JOIN US.  
 



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Woman's Ministry

WOMEN’S MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Women’s Bible Study—Coping With Stress, Meeting via Zoom Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. This 4 week study talks about the stress we face in general, and of course we will also address the added stress everyone is facing during this pandemic! Please sign up by contacting Deaconess Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that you can receive communications about this study, the link to our Zoom sessions, and the study itself via e-mail (there are no books to purchase this time!)

Book Club (If not meeting yet in person, we will meet via Zoom):
St. Patrick of Ireland by Philip Freeman—Tuesday, June 16 6:00 p.m.
            (Rescheduled from March)
Tender Grace by Jackina Stark—Tuesday, July 21 6:00 p.m.

Offerings Last Week


Sat/Sun/Mon attendance: 78/82/95/35=290;
Worship on-line views: 356;
Bible Class on-line views: 60
Operating Fund Envelope & Plate: $21,888.00
Building Fund: $1,510.00; Misc.: $213.60;
Tuition: $31,810.65


CONTINUE TO FAITHFULLY watch our daily devotions from Pastor Mark. Actively share them by forwarding your email to family and friends.



Birthdays!

THOSE WHO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
May 31 - Cody Kuddes, Anthony Rott, Lila Timm
June 1 - Caroline Allen, Tabitha Holtmeyer, Donna Mathis, Michael Scoffic, Laura Vancil
June 2 - Jessica Brown, Clara Wunderlich
June 3 - Lydia Clary, Harvey Twelker
June 4 - Tyler Fitzpatrick, Brooklynn Gardner, Mollie Landwehr
June 5 - Gene Kaemmerer, Betty Obermire, Leah Scheer
June 6 - Katherine Burton, Emmitt Guittar, Barb Reese, Avery Straatmann, Alyssa Webster



Bulletin for June 7, 2020
Immanuel Lutheran Church & School

Prayers for Healing

Please remember the following people in your prayers:

Pat Maupin (knee replacement surgery this coming Monday)

James Bennight (undergoing cancer treatments)

Steve & Julie Obermire (Betty Obermire’s son and daughter-in-law / Julie has been diagnosed with coronavirus and has pneumonia. Steve has been exposed and has other health issues)

Baptism of Adaline Rose Meyer. Pray that the Lord would continue to bless her in the covenant of grace established in her life.
Peace and Comfort for Marie Engel and family at the death of her brother, Earl (Skeeter) Strubeck.

Members ill with cancer:
James Bennight, Kirk Gruber, Kathy & Larry Niewald, Mike O’Dell, Gary Quaethem, Lila Timm, John Von Ahn, Randy Winship

Members with on-going health needs:
Marilyn Beas, Harriet Boal, Connie Buescher, Marilyn Deppermann, Mae Jean Diederich, John Eberhart, Barb Fuhr, Don Groene, Betty Helsee, Ruth Huxel, Jerene Lohmeyer, Spud & Pat Maupin, Stephen Meador, Norma Means, Shar Nadler, Carolyn Riemann, Carol Sprick, Harvey Twelker, Armand Ungerer, Dorothy Vaughan

Pray for the Persecuted Church around the world.


Important Information

Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, June 7, 2020

Ordination & Installation of 
Immanuel Lutheran Church & School 
new assistant pastor, Craig Wehmeyer, 
will be Sunday, June 14 at 4:00 pm.
All are invited to this wonderful and 
historic event at Immanuel.

"Golf with Us" is starting up again on June 11th! This is a group of Immanuel members who play 9 holes of golf on Thursdays at 5:30 at Wolf Hollow. We need to reserve tee times, so we need to know you'll be coming! Contact Vince Lacefield BY TUESDAY this week if you will be "golfing" with us. Call Vince at 636-234-6234.


Celebration for Retiring & Non-returning Faculty & Staff
Weekend of June 20 & 21 
We will be collecting cards, notes, gift cards, etc. 
You may bring your gift to church that weekend and simply drop it off in the basket.
If you are unable to make it to Worship Services that weekend, you can mail you card to the 
School by Friday, June 19. Mail to:
Immanuel Lutheran School
c/o (Staff member name)
214 West 5th St.
Washington, MO 63090
Our Retiring teachers are: Lisa Bangert (Kindergarten) and Jill Ince (Resource)
Our teachers and staff members who are not returning due to moving and other life changes are: Debbie Schwartz (1st Grade), Brooke Weidmayer (Extended Care & PreK aide), Ellen Reis (Extended Care aide), and Marilyn Parsons (Extended Care aide)


The summer scrip order dates are Mondays June 8th, July 13th, and August 3rd. I will not be selling scrip in the Narthex until we resume fellowship time and bible study. However, if you would like to get Scrip gift cards you will need to place an order. Order forms and the red "Crusader Cash" drop box will be on a table in the Narthex the weekend before an order. Orders may be dropped in this box, emailed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., texted to 636-667-6387, or placed on-line at shopwithscrip.com by 9:00AM on order days. When placing an order please include a contact number to arrange order pick up. If you need a gift card between order dates, you may contact Kim Dawson at 636-667-6387 and she can check if the gift cards are on hand at school and work out a meeting.

WE WILL NOT be having acolytes serve in the Worship Services for the next few weeks, but please don’t throw away your current schedule (in case we are able to start again). Families will be contacted when we will start the schedule again.

School News
On next Sunday, June 7th, the ILS Kindergarten students who recently completed the school year will be recognized. At the beginning of the 10:45 am worship service, the Kindergarten students will process in and receive their diplomas. After this brief recognition, the regular worship service will be held as usual.
Please note that the first four or five pews in each of the four sections of the sanctuary will be reserved for Kindergarten families during this service.
Thanks for your support of our Kindergarten students and their families as we celebrate their hard work this year




 During the summer, the school office will be open from approximately 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you need to stop by the office, we encourage you to call first (636-239-1636) to confirm that someone will be there to help you.



The Board of Education has been working on the new Infant & Toddler Program . . . and we’re still
anticipating the program to begin in early August! We are very excited about this new endeavor and appreciate
all of your prayers over the last few months. The Board of Education has recently hired Mrs. Jillian Van Leer to
be the director of this new program . . . but she will also continue as teacher in our PreK 3 Day program! The
program will be housed in the lower level of Immanuel Lutheran Church and will have three classrooms of
different ages available:
Infant 1 will be 6 weeks + Toddler 1 will be 12 months + Toddler 2 will be 2 years +
Starting on May 1st, enrollment for the program will be open to our Immanuel Lutheran Church and School
families. We will give enrollment priority to Immanuel Church and School families until May 22nd or until the
open spots are filled. On Saturday, May 23rd, we will start filling spots with enrollment from the community.
Once spots are filled, we will begin a waiting list for additional families who are interested.
Do note that at this time, we will only be accepting online enrollments at this time – click here to enroll.
 Contact our Infant & Toddler Program Director, Jillian Van Leer ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Mr.
 Hopfensperger ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) with any questions.

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Youth News

THE JOINT YOUTH DAY THIS SUNDAY (JUNE 7) HAS BEEN POSTPONED AS NO ONE RESPONDED WITH AN INTEREST. WE MAY TRY AGAIN LATER THIS SUMMER.

OUR WEEKLY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT ZOOM MEETINGS HAVE NOW ENDED, BUT TUESDAY AND THURSDAY YOUTH SUMMER DAYS START UP THIS WEEK!  See info below. The blog will continue for sharing information and spiritual growth. Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Walk and Talk with Wunderlich continues as well. Hope you can join us!

SUMMER YOUTH DAYS have started back up on Tuesday & Thursdays for Jr. & Sr. High Youth. Youth may participate in a portion or all of the days on Tuesdays and Thursdays as we proceed. In the mornings we will have fun with some old Carol Burnett skits and in the afternoon it will be filled with fun, service, and Bible study. All interested can meet in the youth room. Bring a lunch if you plan to stay through (enter through the youth door and come downstairs). If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Mr. W.

WALK & TALK WITH WUNDERLICH!  (Mr. W. needs to start getting some muscle built back into his leg) On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Mr. W. will meet with anyone interested at Lions Lake from 9 - 10 AM, (parking lot by the stage) to walk and catch up. ALL MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION - YOUTH TO ADULT ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!  We will social distance but get some exercise and take the opportunity to catch up as well.  HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US.  IF IT IS RAINING MEET AT THE SCHOOL BY THE GYM ENTRANCE.  

The youth blog continues at imlutheranyouth.org.  Check it out daily for updates, information and a spiritual lift. If you haven’t seen them, check out the archives)

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I CAN HELP YOU IN ANY WAY!
 IT HAS BEEN GREAT TALKING WITH MANY OF YOU!

     May His works and light be yours, God bless all of you,
      In His Service, - Mr. W - SDG
  
 



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Woman's Ministry

Women’s Book Club via Zoom-Tuesday, June 16th 6:00 p.m.
We will be discussing the book St. Patrick of Ireland by Philip Freeman (rescheduled from March). If you are not already on the Book Club e-mail list, please contact Deaconess Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that you can be added to the Book Club e-mail list and receive the link for our Book Club meeting.

Other Book Club Dates:
Tender Grace by Jackina Stark—Tuesday, July 21st 6:00 p.m.
The Wednesday Letters by Jason Wright—Tuesday, September 15th
The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green—Tuesday, November 17th

Christ, Coffee, and Conversation via Zoom Wednesday, June 24th 10:00 a.m.

Grab a cup of coffee (or the beverage of your choice) and join us for this Zoom session where we can chat, share concerns, and have a devotion and prayer time. What a great opportunity to see sisters you’ve been missing and meet sisters at Immanuel you may not know well!

Contact Deaconess Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to participate so that you can be added to the e-mail list and receive the Zoom link for our CCC session!

New Women’s Bible Study coming in July! Watch for more information!

Offerings Last Week


Sat/Sun/Mon attendance: 57/122/105/59=343; Worship on-line views: 213
Bible Class on-line views: 52
Operating Fund Envelope & Plate: $16,015.00
Building Fund: $590.00; Misc.: $1,311.00; Tuition: $2,688.00

CONCORDIA FOOD BANK CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: For those who have not heard, the Food Bank is not accepting in-kind donations due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are able, and would like to do so, they are accepting checks and gift cards. Checks need to be made out to Concordia Seminary of St. Louis – please put “Food Bank” on the memo line. Gift cards to Aldi, Schnucks and Target would be very helpful right now, as well. Please mail your check or gift card to: Concordia Seminary of St. Louis, c/o Food Bank, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105. Thank you!



Birthdays!

THOSE WHO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
June 7 - Graham Brune, Henry Knehans, Jacob Maerli, Christina Weaver, Cyrus Witthaus
June 8 - Katie Meador
June 9 - Whitney Livengood, Lillian McCleave, Shar Nadler, Ella Wesselschmidt
June 10 - Jacob Grellner, Carol Moritz, Kyle Scarborough
June 12 - Charlene Clements, Jerene Lohmeyer
June 13 - David Delleart, Karissa Goss, Steve Pull



Immanuel Lutheran Church & School 
Seeking the Position of Early Childhood Director
Applications Due By April 1- Must Be Church or School Member

If you are interested in this position follow the link 

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