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Church Bulletin

October 19th & 20th, 2019                         19th Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor:  Rev. Wayne Bernau                                Principal:  Mr. Dan Erdman

Teachers:     Mrs. Sue Erdman, Mr. Mark Dicke, Miss Emily Heintz, Mrs. Madelaine Lloyd

Pre-School Teacher:  Miss Missy Fluegge

Bible School Teachers:  Cindy Schultz, Kristen Drill, Brenda Hermel, Kathy Blank, Kim Bode


Pastor’s Office Hours:  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Tuesday – Friday

Church Office E-Mail address:

School & Church web site:


Mission Statement: 

“The mission of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church and School is to remain steadfast in the true Word of God as spoken in the Bible and the Lutheran Confessions, to preach, teach, and train people for righteous living, to nurture the faith of its members through the Word of God and the Sacraments, and to faithfully proclaim that Word of Law and Gospel to the community in which God has placed on us.”


Order of Worship:    LSB p. 184 with communion

Hymns:              Opening Hymns:  Sat. 902,   Sun. 578,      582,    577,    620,    921                                                          


Scripture Readings:      Genesis 32:22-30      II Timothy 3:14—4:5        Luke 18:1-8

Sermon Topic:        “God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage”    II Timothy 3:14—4:5

Weekly Bible Verse:     ”All Scripture is God – breathed and is useful for teaching,                              rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”  II Timothy 3:16

Our Daily Prayer:     How blessed we are, Lord God, to have Your precious Word of                                       truth!  Bless us as we hear and keep it.  Amen.


Our Prayer Requests include:

  • For Lil Bode’s 96th Birthday and Luther Koehler’s 90th Birthday.
  • For Bob Lenz as he shares in New Ulm on Wednesday.
  • For the fall harvest.
  • For Immanuel church officers.
  • For the ministry of Pastors and church leaders.


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 info.



  1. This week on The Lutheran Hour: Speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler continues his Genesis Series; this one titled, “The Lamp of the Body,” from the book of Genesis 16.   Rev. Ziegler says, “If your heart is full of light, then your eyes shine with generosity and grace, and your body follows the light.  If your heart is full of darkness, then your eyes are obscured with fear and greed, and the rest of you follows suit.”    Next week’s message is titled, “Walk with Me.”

  Listen to The Lutheran Hour on:    WCCO – Minneapolis 830 AM Sunday at 6:05 a.m.  0R

KJLY – New Ulm 104.9 FM,  Mankato 107.1 FM,  Blue Earth 104.5 FM — Sunday at 6p.m.


  1. 2. October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Let’s all do a little something extra for Pastor and his family to show them how much we appreciate them. Above all, remember them in your prayers always.


  1. This weekend, Saturday/Sunday we will participate in the Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synods National Offering Day. Let us come together for the 2019 National Offering and watch how it emboldens the work that God has given His people to do and bring true and lasting joy to the world, that all might rejoice and give thanks to God for every good gift.


  1. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church , 2101 Lor Ray Drive, North Mankato is having their Spuds & Splits  Sunday, October 20th.  Come for a baked potato and a banana split with all the fixings!  Free will donations will help the Good Shepherd Fellowship Club Benevolence Fund.  Serving is from 5-7 pm.


  1. Bob Lenz, with Dignity Revolution, is returning to New Ulm on Wednesday, October 23. There will be a special program for students and adults at 7:00 at the New Ulm Middle School.  Our 7th & 8th grade confirmands are expected to attend this event, sponsored by the New Ulm Ministerial Association. Families are welcome!


October 19th & 20th, 2019        19th Sunday after Pentecost          INSERT

  1. Lil Bode’s 96th Birthday is Wednesday, October 23rd! She is the oldest living member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.  If you would like to send her a birthday card, her address is:

Lil Bode,  Woodstone Senior Living #125

2020 Meyer Drive,  New Ulm, MN   56073


  1. Rev. Luther Koehler will be 90 on October 24th! If you would like to send a card, you may send it to him at:

Rev. Luther Koehler,  Pathstone Living #3111

718 Mound Ave.,  Mankato, MN   56001


  1. Come and enjoy a Halloween Themed Family Fun Night at McDonalds in New Ulm, Wed., October 23 from 4-7 pm. Dine-in Drive-thru, or take-out food on this night will help to support Pro Kinship for Kids. There will be some fun Halloween activities to enjoy, face painting and other games.


  1. S P O T S — Students Performing On Tough Situations will meet Wed. October 30 at 7PM at United Church of Christ, 301 South Minnesota Street, in New Ulm.  What is SPOTS?  Students deliver message on bullying for all ages. Educate yourself on this difficult issue facing our youth.  Brought to you by Healthy Communities Healthy youth of Brown County.


  1. 10. We are re-doing our mailboxes soon to put them all in alphabetical order. So when you come to church on November 2nd or 3rd, please make sure you look for where your name is to get the right mailbox. FYI – your mail is to the RIGHT side of you name.
  2. ILS is looking for volunteers to help occasionally in preschool when the regular volunteer is unable to be there. If you are able to help out please contact Missy Fluegge at (507) 217-6140.


  1. Will You Sponsor a Shoebox?

On November 20th, ILS students will be packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. We are looking for donations to cover the cost of shipping. ($9 per box). See the display in the fellowship hall or contact Madelaine Lloyd (612-845-7694) for more information or to sponsor a shoebox.

  1. *Attention Ladies of Immanuel. A date to remember  —   We will be gathering here at church to tie blankets for Partners for Affordable Housing.  We will meet November 11th and if need be, we will meet also on the 12th.


  1. There are several new mite boxes available for those who would like one. These mites do mighty mission work for the Lord and the LWML!


  1. 1 This year the Camp Omega-sponsored Appreciation Event’s “target” of appreciation is on those people who commit their time and talents to singing in their church choirs.  Ten area-congregation choirs will present a warm up for Thanksgiving concert at 2:30 on Sunday, November 24th, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Faribault.  Following the concert, choir members, concert-goers and anyone else who would like to show appreciation for these special people, are invited to the Faribault American Legion for a 4:30 happy hour, followed by a FREE turkey-and-all-the-trimmings supper.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A CHOIR MEMBER to join this evening’s activity!  I don’t need to know if you will join with those at the concert, but f you plan to join us at the Legion, you must RSVP to Curt via phone (I still don’t know how to text) at 507-330-5627 or e-mail sometime before Monday, November 18th.  Let’s show these servants we appreciate them and their use of God’s gift of singing.

Our Schedule for the Week

SAT –              9:00        AM      LWML Conference Rally at Peace, Hutchinson

6:30        PM       Evening Service with communion

SUN –             9:30           AM   Morning Service with communion

10:45           AM    Adult Bible Study – review of the 4th Commandment.

MON –           4:00                   PM      Worship Planning

TUES –            8:45           AM   Confirmation

6:30          PM    Immanuel-Lites

WED –             8:45          AM   Chapel

4:00        PM       TILL 7 PM – Support Pro Kinship for Kids at McDonalds                                            6:00           PM   Bible School

        7:00        PM       Bob Lenz speaking in New Ulm at the Middle School

6:30          PM    Ladies Bible Study

THURS –        8:45           AM   Confirmation

FRI –                8:45           AM    Confirmation

SUN –             9:30           AM   Reformation Sunday Morning Service

                     10:45           AM    Quarterly Voters Meeting



  1. Elder:  Mark Drill  507-232-3075
  2. Ushers for October:   Bryce Flitter, Declyn Flitter, Morgan Flitter, Gina Harmening
  3. AV Coordinator: Vicky Harmening
  4. AV Operator October 19th: Gina Harmening
  5. AV Operator October 20th: Vicky Harmening
  6. AV Operator October 27th: Jim Jore
  7. Organist:   Ralph Compart – Saturday & Madelaine Lloyd – Sunday
  8.  Greeters for October 19 – TBD
  9.   Greeters for October 20 – Linda Ostermann and Shawn Ostermann family
  10. Greeters for October 27 – Gary & Cindy Pehling family
  11. Prayer Chain:  Church Office (359-2505)   (
  12.  Altar Guild for October:  Marsha Wills and Lisa Forbrook
  13. Altar Guild for November: TBD
  14. Next Funeral Serving Group is #1



  1. Worship attendance last Sunday — 106

B.   Loose plate offering Sunday – $91.00,  Mission Offering – $175.00,  Guatemala – $25.00

  1. Bi-weekly budget needs — $17,096.00; Money from General Envelopes — $19,619.10




 Please join us in Christian fellowship and COFFEE & ROLLS

after the worship service.