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Church Bulletin

 June 23rd, 2019            2nd Sunday of Pentecost    

Bible Verse of the Week:     “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”   Psalm 33:12


Prayer of the Day:    Lord Jesus, enable us as Your beloved and redeemed people to be light and salt in the world where we live.  Amen.


Our Prayer Requests include:

  • For God’s Holy Spirit to work freely among us.
  • For Pastor Bernau and his family on vacation.
  • For Pastor Vance Becker of Good Shepherd, N. Mankato, who has been called to teach at Matongo Lutheran Theological College in Kenya, Africa.


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.

*NOTE:   There is a sign-up sheet on the counter in the kitchen for anyone wanting to host our after service Fellowship ‘n’ Coffee time this summer.  Please sign your name and where you are planning your donations to go towards.


Number 1:  “You shall have no other gods before me.”    We all know our commandments.  So let us listen to our Speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler on the Lutheran Hour, as he reminds us of The Ten Commandments’ which are God’s values to us which he explains in a message titled, “What God Loves—and Hates,” from Exodus 20:5-6.          Next week’s message is titled, “What’s in a Name?”    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. Thank you to Pastor Fred Hinz for leading us in worship today in Pastor Bernau’s absence. Pastor Hinz is from Gaylord and serves our District as our Public Policy Voice. Pastor Hinz will share some insights on his work near the end of today’s service.

             Welcome, Pastor Hinz!

*In case of pastoral need during Pastor’s absence, call Pastor Bode at Redeemer, 233-3470.


3.  There are a few painting opportunities at school! Carpets are being cleaned so now is a good time to paint while furniture is out.  If you are interested in helping out please contact Dan or Sue Erdman.

  1. 4. Immanuel Lutheran School is in need of a part-time cook for the 2019-2020 school year. Please contact Mr. Erdman if interested. (507) 351-3469.

5.  Is someone willing to refinish the 12 small chairs in our preschool room at church?  That would be nice!

  1. Looking for a couple of volunteers to help on altar committee for the months of July or August. Your help is appreciated. Your willingness is seen as a love of our Lord and giving spirit to our congregation.


  1. Guatemala Mission Update: We are looking to send a team of 5 from our congregation to unite with a similar number from Gaylord to return to Las Cruces in February of 2020.  Who will go for us?   The estimated cost for this trip and some materials is $8,000. With $1200 already in the Guatemala Fund, we need to raise $6,800 by the end of 2019.       If interested, contact Norm Kopp or Pastor.


  1. Camp Omega VBS will be held at Immanuel July 8-12.  VBS is open to students aged 3 to 6th grade.  Registration forms were mailed or they can be picked up at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the entryway. **NOTE:  There are sign-up sheets for snack donations and for helpers to help with VBS across from the mailboxes.


  1. We are in need of a host family to house the counselors from Camp Omega during our VBS week.  If interested in housing counselors, please contact Lisa Fischer.


Our Schedule for the Week

SUN –              9:30            AM              Morning Service with Pastor Fred Hinz

MON –                                                     Pastor returning from trip

TUES –            6:30               PM           Immanuel-Lites

WED –              2:00            PM             Worship Planning meets

SUN –              9:30            AM              Morning Service

                           2:00             PM            Winthrop Home


                                  BRINGING THE LORD IN OUR SERVICES

  1. Elder: Gary Pehling (507-340-7465)
  2. Organist:   Madeline Lloyd
  3. AV Coordinator: Vicky Harmening
  4. AV Operator June 23rd: Gina Harmening
  5. AV Operator June 30th: Vicky Harmening
  6. Ushers for June: Jessi Johnson, Tayler Johnson, Courtney Struss, Leigha Schugel
  7. Prayer Chain: Church Office (359-2505)   (
  8. Greeters for June 23 – Rick & Jodi Goff family
  9. Greeters for June 30 – Jeff and Melva Griebel
  10. Greeters for July 6 – Bruce & Bonnie Hulke
  11. Altar Guild for June: Kathy Blank
  12. Altar Guild for July: TBD


What is a Christian family??

A CHRISTIAN FAMILY is one in which parents so live the Christian life, and practice the presence of God that children come to accept God as the greatest reality of life.

A CHRISTIAN FAMILY is one in which each member is accepted and respected as a person having sacred worth.

A CHRISTIAN FAMILY is one that accepts the responsibility of worship and instruction to the end of developing the spiritual life of each person.

A CHRISTIAN FAMILY is one that manifests a faith in God, observes daily prayer and grace at meals.

A CHRISTIAN FAMILY is one that is committed to behavior in keeping with Christian ideals for family relations, community life, and national and world citizenship.




 Please join us in Christian fellowship and COFFEE & ROLLS

after the worship service.