LWML Grant Assistance Available
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE STUDENTS: When a student decides to pursue a career as a pastor, teacher or deaconess in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, he/she is eligible to apply for a grant through the LWML to assist with educational expenses. Enrollment must be at one of our Concordia colleges or seminaries. Grants range from $500 to $1,000, depending on the student’s needs and qualifications. If you are interested, contact the church office for the application packet.
Sunday School Fall Session has begun! Parents, please bring your children down to the cafeteria, and make sure you complete a registration form and volunteer form.
We always welcome more help as we proclaim the Good News of Jesus to the children! Please contact Mary Wesselschmidt or Deaconess Kelly if you can help with any of the following:
• Teaching a class (We do Team Teaching, so you do not teach every week)
• Substitute teaching (Occasionally teaching a class when needed)
• Unlocking/locking classroom doors on Sunday mornings (we have a team of people who do this, so you probably only have this responsibility about every 4 to 6 weeks)
• Taking attendance/collecting offering (we have a team of people who do this, so you probably only have this responsibility about every 4 to 6 weeks)
• Chaperoning activities, field trips (eg. Going to the nursing home)
• Helping with crafts
Our Sunday School program this year is: Delivered—God’s Gifts of Grace. We encourage you to ask your children what they are learning each week about our amazing God and the gifts He so freely gives! We want to teach our children the importance of service, so we are incorporating several different ways for the children to serve, such as making cards to encourage people and visiting Cedarcrest Manor (a nursing home) which is next door to us.
Our Sunday School offerings are for September, October, and November will go to support Robin “Birdie” McCoy, missionary to Thailand.
Fundraiser for Grace’s Place
Christian Care is having a fund/item raiser for Grace’s Place Crisis Nursery in Washington. We are calling it “Helping Hands for Grace’s Place”. It will run from September 1 until September 16. The items that are needed are: paper towels, disinfecting wipes, all-purpose cleaner, window cleaner, baby shampoo, kids 3 in 1 (shampoo, conditioner, body wash all in 1), laundry and dish detergent, fabric softener, face wash, 2T-3T and 3T-4T Pull-Ups. The Nursery is also in need of gift cards for Lowes. The gift cards are needed for supplies to do basic maintenance of the facility. If you would like to help them please place your items in the bin that is in the narthex labeled “Helping Hands for Grace’s Crisis Nursery”. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.
AVAILABLE NOW! Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, 2017 edition.
Church and state. Marriage issues. Different worldviews and religions. Our culture has much to say about these topics. But what does God’s Word tell us? The 2017 Explanation helps you faithfully understand God’s Word as you encounter today’s issues. With 374 questions and 1,142 Scripture references, there is more biblical teaching and devotional aids to nurture your faith than ever before. Times may change, but the Word of the Lord endures forever – and Luther’s Small Catechism guides you to the answers. For a limited time, the 2017 edition is available for $14.49 (plus shipping and handling). You can take a look at a sample and place an order in the church office.
Adult Instruction Classes
Thursday, January 18th
These classes are for anyone desiring to learn more about the Lutheran Church. It is the avenue for anyone who might consider formal membership at Immanuel, but obligates participants to nothing. If you are interested, circle the "A" at the bottom of your attendance card when you attend church this weekend, or contact the church office. Please make sure to write your contact information on the attendance card as well.
2018 Concert and Speaker Series
All Concert and Speaker Series events are free and
open to the public.
If you would like to financially support the series, there are two ways to do so.
Individual Sponsorships are available for $50 per person. Besides the satisfaction of supporting these wonderful events, each sponsorship comes with one reserved seat up front at every event.
Corporate Sponsorships are available for $300. Corporate Sponsorships provide 4 reserved seats up front at every event. It also provides the name of your business included on-screen at each event, thanking you for your sponsorship.
You may sign up for sponsorship in the narthex, or by calling the church office to make arrangments.
Thank you for your support of these enjoyable events at Immanuel!
Our 2018 Concert & Speaker Series Events are:
Saturday, January 27 – Michael Tsalka – Israeli born Bach pianist
Sunday, March 4 – Concordia University Chicago Kapelle Choirc
Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14 – Adrienne Bulinski, Motivational Speaker (speaking 3 times)
Fall, Date (TBD) – St. Louis Symphony Ensemble