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23 Feb Posted by in Church News | Comments

From the Bulletin dated February 25th, 2018

Prayer of the Day:      Loving Savior, Thank You for Your grace in saving us. Help us to be compassionate to the lost.  Amen.

Bible Verse of the Week:   “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”  Luke 19:10

Prayer Concerns:

  • For Lily Marie Harmening baptized here today.
  • For good relationships with others in God’s Church.
  • For our Reconciliation Process at Immanuel.
  • For a son, Carson James Isaac Cooper, born to Shaun and Kristi (Brandes) Cooper of Delano and grandson of Joyce Brandes.  He was born on Tuesday, February 20


Welcome to Worship:  Welcome to worship, where the Lord feeds us with his Word and shelters us in his love. Visitors please sign our guest register and come again very soon. Children, please help yourself to a Bible Busy Bag and a Children’s Worship Bulletin.


  1. On the Lutheran Hours today, the question is asked: Looking at sinful mankind, Jesus found what he was willing to die, and to live for. Are we willing to do the same?   (Romans 5:1-11)  Listen to Speaker Emeritus Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus explain, “Living or Dying.”

                    Next week’s message is titled, “When God’s darkness Surrounds You.”


  1. There will be no coffee and donuts for fellowship after the service today. The fellowship hall is reserved.
  1. We are in need of your service for the month of March for Altar Guild. A sign-up sheet is on the countertop in the entryway for 2018. Your good works and help are appreciated here in the church.
  1. Attention LWML members: There will be a LWML Arlington Zone Board meeting on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 38597 State Hwy. 19, Arlington.  All members are welcome to attend
  1. Baptized this morning is Lily Marie Harmening, daughter of Alex Harmening and Hannah Tressler. Lily was born on Feb. 4 and her sponsors are Adam Lee Arndt and Taylor Marie Kiemele.  We welcome Lily Marie to Immanuel.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
  1. Join ICY (Immanuel Christian Youth) at its first event of the year! We’ll be meeting at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the conference room from 4:30-5:30pm on Tuesday, February 27th, to play games, eat snacks, and get to know one another. Everyone in grades 7-12 is welcome to come! Hope to see you there! 

                              Also, mark your calendars for TUBING with Redeemer youth on March 4th. More information to come! – Emily Heintz and Angie Abbas, your ICY leaders

  1. ILS students will be selling the ever popular Butter Braids starting February 26 and going until March 12.  There will be a student in the fellowship hall on 3/ 4 and 3/11 taking orders!  Cost is $12.00 per Butter Braid.  The Butter Braid pastry is a homemade frozen pastry loaf that comes in a variety of flavors.  It is a great treat to keep in your freezer! Please pay at the time of order and write checks to Immanuel Lutheran School. 
  1. Trinity Lutheran School in Nicollet, MN is hosting a Carnival/Silent Auction on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 11:30-2:30 pm.  Food, fun and games for the whole family will be provided.  Come and enjoy the fellowship and have some fun!!
  2. This coming Wednesday, Feb. 28th our Lenten service will be led by Pastor Grant Bode from Redeemer in New Ulm. Our sermon title is “At a Tax Collector’s Home.”
  1. Help the 5th and 6th grade class go to Camp Omega! They’ll be serving egg bake (gluten free), garlic bread, fruit, and dessert for the February 28th Lenten supper from 5:30-6:15pm to raise money for their Camp Omega field trip in the fall.


        SUN –      9:30      AM    Morning Service

                        10:45      AM    Bible Class

                                                   Stewardship Committee

       TUES –      8:45      AM    Confirmation

       WED –      8:45      AM    Chapel

                          5:30      PM    Bible School

                          6:30      PM    Lenten Service (led by Pastor Grant Bode)

      THUR-      8:45      AM    Confirmation

                          4:00      PM    Board of Education

            FRI-      8:45      AM    Confirmation

                          1:30      PM    Oak Hills w/Communion

          SAT-      9:00      AM    Confirmation (till 11:00)

                          6:30      PM    Evening Service w/Communion

        SUN –      9:30      AM    Morning Service w/Communion             

                        10:45     AM     Bible Class


                                  SERVING THE LORD IN OUR SERVICES

  1. Elder:  Ralph Bents  (359-2700)
  2. Organist: Lisa Fischer
  3. AV Coordinator:  Vicky Harmening
  4. AV Operator February 25th:  Becky Wagner
  5. AV Operator February 28th:  Gina Harmening
  6. AV Operator March 3rd:
  7. AV Operator March 4th:
  8. Head Ushers:  Travis Vogel and Alex Harmening
  9. Ushers for March: Collin Bode, Emily Carlson, Declyn Flitter, Gina Harmening
  10. Prayer Chain:  Church Office (359-2505)  (
  11. Greeters for February 25 – Tim and Vicky Harmening family
  12. Greeters for February 28 – Brandon and Katie Havemeier
  13. Greeters for March 3 – Troy and Linda Havemeier family
  14. Greeters for March 4 – Judy Hegler & Emily Heintz
  15. Altar Guild for February: Melva Griebel and Gloria Fitzner
  16. Altar Guild for March: TBD
  17. Next Funeral Serving Group is #2