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Church Notes for the week of  November 18th and 19th, 2017                    

   Prayer of the Day:            Lord Jesus, faithful Savior, grant us the grace to be faithful servants in Your kingdom.  Amen.

Bible Verse of the Week:   “Well done, good and faithful servant!”   Matthew 25:21                                               

Prayer Concerns:

  • For a safe and bounteous harvest.
  • For a blessed Thanksgiving.
  • For the families of Myron Wentzel and also Lorna (Mrs. Wayne) Wentzel who passed away recently.

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 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:  You hear little talk about the ‘Fear of God’ anymore, but if you don’t in some way fear your Creator who judges you down to your inmost being, why would you love your only Savior who He sends you?   Guest Speaker, Dr. Dale A. Meyer speaks to us about “The Reckoning,” a message about fearing and loving God. (Matthew 25:14-30)  Next week’s message is titled, “Show Me.”
  1. Thank you to our Guatemala Mission Group for sharing their trip with us during our worship. Join them, along with the rest of the congregation, after the service for an egg bake brunch and fellowship following Sunday’s service. They will also do a Q & A following the service.
  1. Attention ALL Members: There will be a “reconciliation meeting” open to all members on Monday, December 4th at 6:30 pm at the church.  This gathering will be conducted by the Elders along with Rev. Robert Schulze from our District Office, who will serve as mediator. This is for the members who may or may not have attended the council meeting but all are urged to come and participate.
  1. Celebrating its sixth year is the ILS FOOD BLITZ! Drop off any of the optional food choices: cereals, baby food, diapers, canned food, mac & cheese, boxed meals/hamburger helper, noodles, peanut butter, dried fruit, juice, mixed nuts, no green beans; at school and put on the bench by the office by Monday, 6 PM on November 20th.
  1. The purple colored sheet in your box this week is the 6th of our Vision Questionnaires from the Vision Committee. This one is titled, “Communication.” After you’ve filled it out, please drop it in the box in the entry way. Any information, comments, thoughts and ideas you have are important for this committee.  Please jot them down on this sheet before you hand it in. Thanks to those for your visions and participation.
  1. Mark your calendars!Monday, November 20th, Immanuel Lutheran School will be hosting a Family Writing Night in the 5th and 6th grade classroom from 4:30-7:30pm. There will be prizes, snacks, writing activities and games for all ages, preschool to adult! Free pizza will be served at 5:30 (please RSVP by November 13th).  To RSVP or ask questions, contact Emily Heintz at 507-359-2534 ext.7 or 
  1. Plan for the Christmas holiday – don’t forget to get your SCRIP order in. November 27th is the last day to purchase them for the month, so let Donna know if you have an order.
  1. Notice: If you or anyone in your family had an address change or telephone change (cell phone vs. landline) in the past year, please let the church secretary know so that the phone book in the back of the church directory is current. Thank you.
  1. Our Thanksgiving Day Service is Thursday at 9:30 AM.   For those preferring a Wednesday service, you can go to Redeemer on Wednesday evening, November 22 at 6:30 PM.   


        SUN –      9:30     AM        Morning Service w/Communion

                        10:45     AM        Adult Bible Class: Q & A

       MON –      8:45     AM        Confirmation

       TUES –      8:45     AM        Confirmation

                          6:30     PM        Ladies Choir

       WED –     NO   SCHOOL till Friday

                       6:00    PM     Bible School

                          6:00     PM        Confirmation

                          6:30     PM        Ladies Study

 THURS –   9:30         AM        Thanksgiving Day Worship Service

    SUN –   9:30    AM     Morning Service                                                                                                    

                                  SERVING THE LORD IN OUR SERVICES

  1. Elder: Tim Bode  (359-2700)
  2. Organist: Lisa Fischer
  3. AV Coordinator: Vicky Harmening
  4. AV Operator November 18th: Jim Jore 
  5. AV Operator November 19th: Mark Dicke
  6. AV Operator November 23rd: Vicky Harmening
  7. Head Ushers: Jagger Hoffman and Travis Vogel
  8. Prayer Chain: Church Office (359-2505)  (
  9. Greeters for November 18: Ralph and Cheryl Compart
  10. Greeters for November 19:  Tylor and Ashlee Davis family
  11. Greeters for November 23: Darin and Kristen Drill family
  12. Next Funeral Serving Group is #1