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Church Bulletin

 April 21st, 2019                 Easter Sunday

Bible Verse of the Week:     “We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him.”    I Thessalonians 4:14

Prayer for the Day:     Living Lord Jesus, fill us with peace, hope, and joy as we celebrate Your victory over sin and Satan, death and the grave.  Amen.

Our Prayers of Caring include:

  • For the family of Joshawa Leonard whose memorial service was Friday.
  • For the family of Glenn ‘Nip’ Tanley who passed away on Friday.
  • For a blessed Easter season!
  • For growth in faith and love, and a deeper prayer life.


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. God is the true Gardener. He brought the soil of His garden into His being to make a new creation. So let us open our hearts and let us plant his seeds of faith as we listen to our Speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler on the Lutheran Hour in Cross in the Garden”  from John 19:30-20:18.    Next week’s message is titled, “World Turned Upside Down.”   

            Listen to The Lutheran Hour on:

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

KJLY – New Ulm 104.9 FM  and  Mankato 104.5 & 107.1 FM Sundays at 6PM


  1. The Immanuel-Lites will again be serving an Easter breakfast TODAY, this Easter Sunday.  Serving times are 8:00 -9:15 AM between the two Easter services.  There will be a free will offering for the breakfast.  Everyone is invited!


  1. Butter Braids are in! If you placed an order at church, your butter braid will be in the freezer with your name on it. Please pick it up with in the next two weeks. If you have not paid, the remaining balance is also on it and you can put your check in Sue Erdman’s mailbox. Thank you!
  2. Next Sunday is our Spring Mission Festival, followed by a delicious Pork Chop Dinner. Our guest speaker is Rev. William Utech from our District Office.


  1. Please let us remember our Shut-In’s and Home-Bound members this Easter. A card or visit would be great!
  2. There is a sign-up sheet in the entryway for anyone who would like to receive The Lutheran Witness magazine. It is delivered monthly and will be delivered with your mail. Those already receiving it will continue to be on the list.
  1. NEXT SUNDAY, April 28th, after the church service, is the Pork Chop Dinner sponsored by our Immanuel Men’s Club and our Immanuel-Lites. Meal includes: pork chop(s) or hot dog, German Potato salad, corn, apple sauce, dinner roll, ice cream & beverage. Come for the fellowship and for the good food, too.
  2. 8. Thank you to EVERYONE who signed up to walk/run in the 5K or sponsored the walk! It is heart warming to see the support from our church for our school! There is still time to signup for walking/running all the way up to the day of the walk! (Just would not receive a t-shirt). We will continue to take sponsorships up to the day of the race as well. (Just would not be printed on the shirt.) We are praying for nice weather on May 4th for our 7th annual “Strides 4 Souls” Family 5k!



  1. Elder: Mark Drill  (507-232-3075)
  2. Organist:   Lisa Fischer
  3. AV Coordinator: Vicky Harmening
  4. AV Operator April 21st: (Sunrise Service) – Vicky Harmening

(Easter Festival Service) – Mark Dicke

  1. AV Operator April 28th: Gina Harmening
  2. Ushers for April: Jagger Hoffman, Gina Harmening, Olivia Kachelmeier, Maddox Mortenson
  3. Prayer Chain: Church Office (359-2505)   (
  4. Greeters for April 21 – (Sunrise Service) Gary & Marlene Enter & Brad Enter

(Easter Festival Service)- Dan Fischer family

  1. Greeters for April 28 – Dan & Sue Erdman family
  2. Greeters for May 4 – Jerry & Gloria Fitzner & Brad Fitzner
  3. Greeters for May 5 – Mark & Kathy Fitzner & Shaun Fitzner

April 21, 2019     Easter Sunday       (INSERT)

Our UpComing Schedule for the Week

SAT –                                         NO Evening Service

SUN –           7:00            AM   Easter Sunrise Service  w/communion

                                                  followed by a brunch

9:30           AM     Easter Festival Service   w/communion

MON –         8:45          AM      Confirmation

4:00          PM       Worship Planning

TUE –            8:45       AM       Confirmation

6:30         PM       Immanuel-Lites

WED –          8:45        AM       Chapel

6:00        PM       Bible School

6:00        PM       Confirmation

      6:30          PM       Ladies Bible Study

THUR –        9:00           AM    Winkel in New Ulm                                     1:30           PM        Gibbon Home                                

FRI  –            8:45           AM     Confirmation

SUN –           9:30            AM    Mission Fest w/guest speaker                                            followed by PORK CHOP  Dinner



  1. Pastor Bernau wishes to thank the many members who have helped our Lenten Season and Easter to be meaningful and Spirit-filled. Special thanks to our choirs, to secretary Lisa, organists Lisa and Ralph,  AV person Vicky, those serving the Lenten meals, Elders Ralph, Gary, and Mark, the Immanuel-Lites for decorating and the Easter Breakfast, our ushers, and for all who gave flowers to beautify and bless our sanctuary.  We thank God for you! Have a blessed Easter!



  1. 10. You are invited to a special concert put on by the Bethany Lutheran College Chamber Orchestra this Thursday, April 25th from 1:50-2:30 in the school gym.


  1. Immanuel Lutheran School is hosting an Edible Book Festival this Thursday, April 25th from 5:30-7:00pm. All are welcome to attend and/or enter in the festival!

What is an Edible Book Festival?” you ask.  Participants in the festival create edible books that are exhibited and then consumed by festival attendants. They show off culinary creativity by making something edible based on a book or a pun of a book title.


  1. ILS will be hosting our 3rd annual STREAM night this Thursday, April 25th from 5:30 to 7 PM. What is a STREAM night you might ask? S-T-R-E-A-M is an acronym for Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math! Many future jobs will involve these special subjects so we want to do all we can to get ILS students interested and involved!


  1. Games, Crafts, Cooking! Yes, our next ICY event is April 30th from 3-5:30 PM.  We will meet at church to play games, do crafts, make May baskets for shut-ins, have devotions, and cook microwave mug cakes for dessert! Supper is provided. Come for all and let’s have some fun!


  1. Come and support Pro Kinship for Kids by buying food at the brat stand by Cashwise Foods in NU Wednesday, MAY 6th & 7th from 10am-6pm.  You can find out more info about Pro Kinship for Kids while you’re there!
  2. Camp Omega VBS at Immanuel will be held

July 8-12.  VBS is open to students age 3 to 6th grade.  Registration forms will be mailed out to ILS students and handed out to Wednesday night students in May or they can be picked up at Immanuel Lutheran Church.


The Immanuel-Lites would like to thank the following members for ordering plants to help beautify our church this Easter morning. You may take your plants home with you after the 9:30 service. Your name is on the back of your plant.

Sharon Johnson & family in memory of Ernie Johnson and George & Irene Voges.

Don & Margo Bode in honor of our children & grandchildren.

Janice Harmening & family in memory of Roman Harmening.

Joyce Brandes & family in memory of Gerald Brandes.

Mary Bruns in memory of Virgil Bruns.

Brent, MaKayla & Carissa Woller in memory of Albert Woller and Kevin Woller.

Mark, Vanessa & Emma Drill in memory of Vanessa’s father Alvin Kastli.

Dave & Becky Wagner Family in memory of Richard Wagner.

Dave & Molly Rengstorf in memory of Ralph & Ardella Rieger.

Jerry & Gloria Fitzner in memory of all our loved ones that have gone on to be with the Lord.

Gertrude Harmening in memory of Merlyn Harmening.

Joanne Bode in memory of Myron Bode.

Rev. Luther & Sarah Koehler in memory of Mildred Koehler and Sue Bittner.

Lloyd & Naomi Voges in memory of all our loved ones.

Thea, Braydon, Miranda & Jayden in memory of JoAnne Abbas.

Angela Abbas, Marcy & Brian Kral in memory of JoAnne Abbas.

Paul & Sandy Gieseke in memory of Wilbur & Dorothy Gieseke.

Paul & Sandy Gieseke in memory of Wayne & Opal Biehn, Terry Biehn and Jeannie Biehn.

Bruce & Bonnie Hulke in honor of our children & grandchildren.

James Stein & family in memory of Arleen Stein.

Tim & Glenda Beeck in honor of our children & grandchildren.

Tim & Glenda Beeck in memory of our loved ones who have gone before us.



Sarah & Riley Gieseke in memory of Roger Poss.

Sarah & Riley Gieseke in memory of Grandma Boesch.

Derek & Ashley Wahl in honor of our sons Trenton & Trace.

Derek & Ashley Wahl in memory of our Grandparents.

Dan &  Sue Erdman in memory of Marv Erdman & Fred Darby.

Ken & Janice Drill in memory of all our loved ones.

Ken & Janice Drill in honor of our congregation and all Christians.

Kelly & Melissa Bruns & family  in memory of our fathers, Virgil Bruns & Gary Stade.

Rueben & Judy Bode in honor of our family.

Randy & Sarah Bode Family in memory of Kaye Hansen.

Randy & Sarah Bode Family in memory of Cleo Francis.

Randy & Sarah Bode Family in memory of Verna Boesch.

Lynn & Nancy Voges in memory of our Grandparents.

Lynn & Nancy Voges in memory of Harold & Arlene Voges.

Lynn & Nancy Voges in memory of Michael Voges.

Kathy  Blank & family in memory of Sis Mary and All Our Loved Ones.

A Plant given by Darlene Forbrook.

Jeff & Melva Griebel in memory of Ray & Lorraine Bode and Gene & Virginia Griebel.

Ken & Shirley Bode in memory of our parents Lorenz & Eva Bode and George & Mae Lieske & our Grandson Joshua Bode.

Pastor & Donna Bernau in memory of their parents, Don & Clara Fuchssteiner and Ernest & Luana Bernau.

Dan & Brenda Rosin in memory of Harvey & Ardella Hulke.

Dan & Brenda Rosin in memory of Roger Rosin & in honor of Janet Rosin.

Jeff & Melva Griebel in memory of Ray and Lorraine Bode and Gene and Virginia Griebel.

2 Easter lilies given by the Immanuel-lites.





 Please join us in Christian fellowship and COFFEE & ROLLS

after the worship service.