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Church Bulletin

 December 16th, 2018               3rd Sunday in Advent

Prayer of the Day:   Lord, fill us with the joy of Jesus who comes to save us.  Amen.


Bible Verse of the Week:   “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you.”

Zephaniah 3:17


  • For a blessed Advent season of preparation.
  • For those who do not acknowledge Jesus as King.
  • For joy in sharing with others this season of giving.


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 soon.  Children, please help yourselves to a Bible Busy Bag in the entryway, and a Children’s Weekly Busy Bulletin located next to the adult bulletins.


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 LC-MS 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.



  1. On the Lutheran Hour today, we hear our Guest Speaker, Rev. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Cook share the good news based from Philippians 4:4-7. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. With anxiety on the rise, the Apostle Paul’s call to “rejoice always” seems all but unobtainable.  While there are many helpful ways to cope with society’s increasing anxiety, Paul points us to a frequently overlooked source of joy and peace, God’s grace in Christ.        Next week’s message is titled, “The King’s Strength.”

Listen to The Lutheran Hour on:

WCCO – Minneapolis 830 AM Sunday’s at 6:05 AM

KJLY – New Ulm 104.9 FM  and  Mankato 107.1 FM Sunday’s at 6PM


  1. TODAY the Guatemala Mission Group will serve walking tacos after the service. We hope you can enjoy a taco with us and share a free will offering for our Guatemala Mission Fund.


  1. 3. Tomorrow, Monday, December 17th the Immanuel-Lites will be tying blankets. All women are invited to come. We are starting at 9:00 AM.  Hope to see you there!


  1. Our Mission Treasurer’s report has been updated and we find, at present, that we are short $3,200.00 from our mission goal. Please pray for direction in our church in which we give to this fund annually.


  1. As scripture says, “Pray for one another.” We are asking that everyone as you leave today please grab a name of a prayer partner from the basket in the entry of church.  Prayer partners are ILS students, Bible school students, teachers, staff, and confirmands.  Please keep this student or staff member in your prayers for the holiday season.


  1. The Immanuel-Lites/Men’s Club Christmas Party is Thursday, Dec 20th starting at 6:00.  We eat at 6:30 sharp. There is a signup sheet in the narthex.  The cost is $13.00 per person. Please pay Brenda Rosin before or on that night.


  1. The 2019 Offering envelopes are in the church entry way. Pleases pick them up for your family as you leave today.  Also please do not forget to discard your 2018 boxes when you are done with them. Also please help yourself to a 2019 calendar from MN Valley Funeral Home, as well as “The Coming King,” the advent devotions for this advent season also on the table in the entryway.


  1. Attention ladies of Immanuel: There are still some cake pans left behind in the church kitchen from our last funeral. Please check to see if you left your pan behind.



SAT –                        NO EVENING SERVICE

SUN –   9:30            AM     Morning Service

10:45          AM     Adult Bible Study (Study of Confession)

MON –    9:00     AM    Blanket tying here at church

TUES –     8:45            AM    Confirmation

4:00            PM     Worship Planning

WED –    8:45            AM    Chapel

6:00            PM     Confirmation

6:00            PM     Bible School

THURS –    8:45           AM    Confirmation

6:00         PM   Immanuel-Lites & Men’s Club Christmas Party

FRI –    8:00 AM     ILS Christmas Party

3:00           PM      Woodstone Sr. Living with Communion

SUN –    9:30            AM     Morning Service

4:00           PM     Children’s Christmas Eve Program I Service

MON –    6:00           PM     Children’s Christmas Eve Program II Service



  1. Elder:  Gary Pehling  (507-340-7465)
  2. Organist: Lisa Fischer
  3. AV Coordinator:  Vicky Harmening
  4. AV Operator December 16th: Jim Jore
  5.  AV Operator December 23rd:  Gina Harmening
  6. AV Operator December 23rd: Vicky Harmening
  7. AV Operator December 24th: Vicky Harmening
  8. Head Ushers:  Travis Vogel and Alex Harmening
  9. Ushers for December: Bryce Flitter, Brady Havemeier, MacKenzie Havemeier, Hailey Hulke
  10.  Prayer Chain:  Church Office (359-2505)   (
  11. Greeters for December 16 – Ralph and Carol Bents
  12. Greeters for December 23 – (9:30 Service) – Pastor and Donna Bernau family
  13. Greeters for December 23 – (Children’s Program I – 4:00pm) Craig and Lora Bode family
  14. Greeters for December 24 – (Children’s Program II – 6:00pm) Darren and Shannon Bode family
  15. Altar Guild for December: Judy (T) Bode