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Church Bulletin

 October 21st, 2018                 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

 

Prayer of the Day:     Loving Lord, You call us to follow you. Give us the grace to follow You faithfully all our days. Amen.

 

Bible Verse of the Week:   “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”   Mark 10:27

 

Prayer Concerns:

  • For faithful discipleship.
  • For the fall harvest.
  • For our Trustees.
  • For our Food Blitz.
  • For the family of Darla Bode, daughter of Lil Bode, who passed away Oct. 16.

 

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.

The Lord’s Supper is a special celebration of the Gospel of God’s love, forgiveness, and salvation. This sacred meal is for those who repent of their sins, believe in Jesus as their Savior, and who hunger and thirst for God’s righteousness. Communion is also a holy union of God with His people and His people with each other. VISITORS who are members of LCMS congregations are welcome to commune with us. Other visitors please check with Pastor before communing with us, or consult with purple folder in the pew Bibles for more information.

 

Announcements:

  1. On the Lutheran Hour today, we hear Guest Speaker Dr. Oswald Hoffmann explain from a classic message from 1955, where he talks about all the things that change-and the God Who Doesn’t. (1 Corinthians 1:23-24) So let us listen as it is said from this message titled, We Preach Christ Crucified.”    Next week’s message is titled, “Stranger Than Fiction.”

 

  1. Our Annual FOOD BLITZ hosted by the 7th and 8th graders which kicked off last week is ending TOMORROW, October 22nd. Please bring any non-perishable food to the church or school by NOON TOMORROW.  Non-perishable things to bring are cereals, baby food, diapers, canned food, boxed meals, noodles, peanut butter, juice, soups, vegetables, fruit, Jell-O, pudding, NO green beans. More options and info in your box.

 

  1. Today we welcome husband and wife, Jessica and Jacob ‘Jake’ Meyer as new members of Immanuel. Jacob is joining us in Affirmation of Faith and Jessica is joining us in Confirmation as a member of Immanuel. Jessica is originally from Gibbon and Jacob is from Courtland.  Jacob was confirmed here at Immanuel in 2000, and now Jacob and Jessica live in Courtland with their one son, Brooks whom they love spending time with.  Both Jacob and Jessica are looking forward to practicing their faith as a family and sharing in fellowship with everyone in the community. Welcome Jacob & Jessica!

 

  1. Immanuel Lutheran School students will be selling Christmas cards, candles, treats, kitchen items, and wrapping paper.  They will be selling until TOMORROW, October 22.   Do a little Christmas shopping and help purchase educational items for ILS!

 

  1. October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Let us all do a little “something extra” for Pastor and his family. Above all else, remember them in your prayers always.

 

  1. Prayer Partners: Would you like to be a prayer partner for one of our ILS students or staff? There are names of all our students and staff in the basket in our entryway. As scripture says, “Pray for one another.”

 

  1. Immanuel Lutheran School is looking for a part-time janitor a few afternoons or evenings a week.  (You can pick your own hours.) This position would be light cleaning and pays $12.00 per hour. More hours would be available if interested.   Applicant must be 18 or older. Interested applicants may contact Mr. Erdman at (507) 351-3469.

 

  1. Please sign up for pictures for our upcoming Pictorial Directory! We want all members and also families of Immanuel School to be included. The dates are Nov. 6 & 7th. Thanks to those who have already signed up or been photographed!

 

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

SAT –             6:30             PM         Evening Service with Communion

SUN –      9:30               AM        Morning Service with Communion

10:45                AM       Adult Bible Study – TOPIC: Baptism

TUES –      8:45                PM       Confirmation

6:30                PM       Immanuel-Lites

WED –      8:45                AM       Chapel

4:00                PM       Worship Planning

6:00                PM       Confirmation

6:00                PM        Bible School

        6:30               PM        Ladies Bible Study at the home of Angie Abbas

THURS –        8:45                 PM        Confirmation

FRI –             8:45                PM        Confirmation

SUN –            9:30                AM        Morning Reformation Service

10:45            AM         Quarterly Voters Meeting

 

SERVING THE LORD IN OUR SERVICES

  1. Elder:  Tim Bode  (507-359-2700)
  2. Organist: Lisa Fischer
  3. AV Coordinator:  Vicky Harmening
  4. AV Operator October 20th: Mark Dicke
  5.  AV Operator October 21st:  Gina Harmening
  6. AV Operator October 28th: Vicky Harmening
  7. Head Ushers:  Travis Vogel and Alex Harmening
  8. Ushers for October: Jaden Drill, Nolan Drill, Dominick Wills, Jackson Bode
  9.  Prayer Chain:  Church Office (359-2505)  (church@nullimmanuelcourtland.com)
  10.  Greeters for October 20 – Dale & Donna Voges
  11. Greeters for October 21 – Gene Voges and Al Voges
  12. Greeters for October 28 – Lynn & Nancy Voges and Tad Voges
  13. Altar Guild for October: Judy (T) Bode
  14. Next Funeral Serving Group is #4

 

October 21st, 2018; 22nd Sunday after Pentecost  (INSERT)

  1.  Thank you to everyone who supported the Immanuel PTL Pork Chop Dinner and Silent Auction. Your support of our ILS School is greatly appreciated!
  2.  Attention ICY members grades 8-12! If you are interested in attending the National Youth Gathering coming up July 11-15th, 2019, contact Miss Heintz (507-359-2534 ext.7) ASAP.

Also, mark your calendars for this upcoming event:

ICY Bonfire/Cookout, Saturday, November 10th from 6-8pm.

 

  1. The Ladies Bible Study will meet at the home of Angie Abbas Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm. They are studying “The Fruitful Life” by Jerry Bridges.  It’s a study on the Fruit of the Spirit. Hope to see you there!  Please enter through the back door.

 

  1. Looking for a reason to get out and visit with friends or other Christians? Here are a few suggestions:
  • TODAY Sunday, October 21st — 5-7pm, Spuds ‘n’ Splits at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 Lor Ray Drive, North Mankato
  • Wednesday, October 24th – 4-7pm, Support Pro Kinship for Kids at New Ulm McDonalds. This is a Halloween themed event. Hosted by Redeemer Lutheran Church.
  • Saturday, October 27th –11am-1pm, Pork and Pumpkin Feed Bake Sale & Raffle hosted by Cambria Presbyterian Church.
  • Saturday, November 3rd – 11:30-5:30pm, Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner at Scandian Grove Lutheran Church, 42869 County Road 52, St. Peter, MN.

 

Check out the bulletin board in the entryway for more information!

 

  1. Persons are needed to help with altar committee for the remaining months of the year. Your help is appreciated and you will feel rewarded for serving the Lord in a most helpful way.

 

  1. ILS is looking for a volunteer or volunteers to help with preschool on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30-11:00. If you are available to help one day a week or more please contact Miss Fluegge at (507) 217-6140.
  2. Following the church service on November 11(the day the kids are singing), the 7th and 8th grade will be hosting a chili/grilled cheese fund raiser.  Please join us after church for chili and tops, grilled cheese and homemade desserts!
  3. The cemetery committee wishes to remind everyone to please turn in your cemetery envelopes by the end of the year.  Just put your envelope into the collection plate as it passes before you.  The cost is $5 for each confirmed member.

 

 

The days grow cooler as autumn moves forward. Bless our worship, God of all seasons, with the warmth of your love.

   

GOD BLESS YOU FROM IMMANUEL!