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Church Bulletin

Church Bulletin

From April 1st, 2018

Prayer of the Day:  Risen Redeemer, help us to live each day in the joy and victory of the salvation                                   You have won for us.  Amen.

Bible Verse of the Week:   “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus                                                     Christ.”   I Corinthians 15:57

Prayer Concerns:

  • For a blessed, joyous, Christ-centered Easter.
  • For Jews for Jesus as they share the Messiah.
  • For a life of prayer, dedicated to God.

Welcome to our 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 back 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.


  1. It takes a lot to overcome fear, a lot of words, in fact, a lifetime of words. Let this Easter Day be a new beginning of trusting Jesus; words of resurrection and life!  On the Lutheran Hour today, let us listen to Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Dale A Mayer tell us “They Were Afraid, You Know?”  (Mark 16:1-8)   Next week’s message is titled, “It’s Really Real.”
  2. Thanks to all who assisted with “The Living Last Supper” on Thursday and for all who have helped decorate, sing, or celebrate our Lord’s resurrection today!


  1. Our church is scheduled to help with the next Bloodmobile at the Nicollet Legion on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018.  There is a sign –up list in the entryway of church to help serve or donate food.  Cash is also accepted.  We really need your help so please sign up.  Your help is appreciated.

                **Note** All those donating food may bring it to the church kitchen by 11:00am on April 11th.                                Someone will take it to Nicollet for you.


  1. We have ordered 6 of the new Luther’s Small Catechisms recently published by CPH. We will not use this version for confirmation, but hope to use it for Adult Bible Study next fall. Cost is $16.  See Pastor or Lisa Forbrook if you would like one.


  1. We are in need of your service for the month of April 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. Mark your calendar for the Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, April 15th. Dinner will be served from 11:00 am -1:00 pm.  There will be a signup sheet in the entryway to help work.


  1. Today we welcome Derek Wahl as a member of Immanuel by Adult Confirmation. Derek is married to Ashley (Beeck) and is the proud father of Trenton and Trace. Derek grew up in St. Joseph and attended Rasmussen College in Mankato. He works for Fairmont Foods. Derek enjoys hunting and fishing and looks forward to being able to share and learn the faith with his family at Immanuel.  Welcome, Derek!
    1. Our 6th Annual “Strides 4 Souls” 5K Run/Walk is coming up on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  The Run/Walk will begin at 10:00 am.  There will once again be a meal following the walk/run.  New this year is a special emphasis on getting ILS alumni involved!  We are going back 30 years and attempting to invite ALL alumni to join in the fun!  If you have a child that attended ILS in the past 30 years could you please help us by putting their address in Mrs. Erdman’s church mailbox? A committee member will be contacting you for help with addresses soon!  Thank you!
  2.    Also, the 5K registration forms and sponsorship forms can now be found on the counter at the entrance of church. 
    1. 9. Do you like to crochet or knit? We have a new opportunity for Christian out-reach at Immanuel called, “Crocheting and Praying!”  This is a newly established chapter of the organization called, “Crochet for Cancer.”  The mission of this group is to uplift the spirits and show love to those taking treatments for cancer by offering them a handmade item. There will be an organizational meeting on Monday, April 16 at 6:30 pm at church.  If you are unable to attend but are interested you may contact our chapter leader, Mrs. Erdman at 351-3473.


    1. We are in the process of forming our next team to go to Guatemala. The village of Las Cruses is anxious for our return. The tentative dates are Aug. 10-17, and or Feb.16 – 23. Please meet with Norm Kopp after church TODAY if you have an interest, or just questions. You can also speak personally with Pastor, Donna, Vicky and Gina Harmening, or Emily Heintz. They all had a rewarding experience last October, and would like to share it with you.


    1. The ladies Bible Study will meet at the home of Angie Abbas on Wednesday, April 4th at 6:30 PM. All ladies are welcome to join us at 205 Main Street in Courtland.  Please use the back door.
    2. Our next playground project at ILS is an area for our smallest students in preschool and kindergarten.  We would like this to be a more natural playground so we are looking for tree stumps, wood stepping stones, concrete tunnels, large tractor wheels, etc… We are also in need of help designing a small tree house for the center of the playground so we are looking for a handy person who could help with this!  Please contact Amy Kachelmeier, Michele Schroeder, Sue Erdman, or Missy Fluegge if you are able to donate or help with this project.  Thank you!
  1. It is round up time again at ILS and we would like your child to be a part of it!  Kindergarten and Preschool Round Up will be held Monday, April 9 at 6:30 PM.  All children three years old by September 2018 are eligible.  Our three year old preschool is Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:00.  Our four and five year old preschool is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30-11:00. Immanuel offers a Christ-centered education for your child!  Busing is available through New Ulm and Nicollet bus companies.  Questions please call the school at 359-2534 or contact Mr. Erdman at


            **Note **Please share the round up flyer in your church box with family, friends, neighbors, or at a work                      bulletin board.  We want to get the word out about our GREAT school!  If you need an additional copy                         contact Mrs. Erdman at or (507) 351-3473.


  1. Wanting to get out? Here are some ideas to get out for some fellowship and fun with other Christians in a warm and friendly atmosphere. More information is on the bulletin board in the church entryway.


+ Spring Rummage & Bake Sale, Thursday through Saturday, April 5th, 6th, & 7th; Martin Luther High School.  Lots of Bargains: clothing, toys, books, household items, furniture, and much miscellaneous!


   + N. Mankato to South Sudan, Fundraising Dinner for Pastor Vance Becker; Saturday, April 7th 5:00-7:00pm.  Fundraiser to send Pastor to teach at the Lutheran Seminary in Yambio, South Sudan.


    + Concordia Classical Academy’s  11th Annual Spaghetti Supper, Silent and Live Auction, Friday, April 20th, supper 5 – 6:30 PM (Free will offering).  This is at Good Shepherd in North Mankato.


+ Pro Kinship for Kids Blizzard Day at New Ulm Dairy Queen, April 27, 2018 4:00- 7:30pm.


+ KJLY presents our 9th annual “A Day for Women on Saturday, May 5th at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato. Guest speaker is Sheila Walsh. Registration begins March 26th.

  1. Our Missions Speaker on April 15th will be Dr. Steven Anderson. Dr. Anderson is from St. Peter and has experienced many medical missions trips (involving eyes) to Indonesia. Invite a friend to our service and to enjoy pork chops afterwards.THIS WEEK AT IMMANUELSUN –      7:00     AM           Easter Sunrise Service


  2.                           9:30        AM       Easter Service w/Comm.                         MON –          7:00        PM        Elders

    TUES –      8:45        AM        Confirmation

    4:00        PM        Board of Education

    6:30        PM        Ladies Choir

    WED –       8:45           AM    Chapel

    6:00        PM        Bible School

    6:00           PM        Confirmation

    6:30       PM           Ladies Study at the Angie Abbas home

    THURS –         8:45       AM          Confirmation

    FRI –      8:45         AM       Confirmation

    1:30          PM        Oak Hills w/Communion

    SUN –          9:30       AM        Morning Service

    10:45         AM        Adult Bible Class



    1. Elder:  Tim Bode (359-2700)
    2. Organist: Lisa Fischer
    3. AV Coordinator: Vicky Harmening
    4. AV Operator April 1st: Sunrise Service – Vicky Harmening
    5. AV Operator April 1st: Easter 9:30 Service – Jim Jore
    6. AV Operator April 8th:  Gina Harmening
    7. AV Operator April 14th: Mark Dicke
    8. Head Ushers: Travis Vogel and Alex Harmening
    9. Ushers for April: Dustin Bode, Nolan Drill Brady Havemeier, Alyssa Wagner
    10. Prayer Chain:  Church Office (359-2505)  (
    11. Greeters for April 1: Sunrise Service – Larry and Tammy Kelly family
    12. Greeters for April 1: Easter 9:30 Service – John and Aimee Kachelmeier family
    13. Greeters for April 8: Mary Bruns and Zach and Crystal Janssen family
    14. Greeters for April 14: David and Rebecca Hulke family
    15. April Altar Committee: TBD
    16. Next Funeral Serving Group is #3