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.
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.
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
Summer Sunday School
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
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
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
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 linkMore Information
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