Church Bulletin

  1. Welcome to worship! May we all be fed by God’s Word and sacrament as we gather in this faith community.  If you are unable to attend, our services are live-streamed or, view on demand later at our on-line sites listed on the previous page.
  2. Holy Communion will be served by tables. The ushers will release you at each side aisle by pew to proceed down the center aisle, to the respective altar rails. When your side table has received a blessing and dismissed, you may return to your pew by your side aisles. Please complete a communion registration card and give it to your usher.  If you wish to be served at your pew, please let your usher or elder know.
  3. . Offering plates will again be passed during our worship time.  The offering box will remain in the entry area and all offerings will be gathered to the altar at the conclusion of the offertory.

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Courtland, MN

Pastor:  Rev. Wayne Bernau

Principal:  Mr. Dan Erdman

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

Pre-School Teacher: Ms. Missy Fluegge  assisted by Megan Lease and Cindy Wiederhoeft

Bible School Teachers: Cindy Schultz, Brenda Hermel, Kathy Blank, Carol Bents, Kristen Drill

Contact Information

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

Church Phone:   359-2505 

Facebook:   ImmanuelCourtland

Church Office E-Mail address:

School & Church web site: 

To Live-Stream the service:\YouTube


Mission Statement: 

“We teach God’s true Word, grow in Christ-centered faith, and serve, sharing God’s love.”


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 blue folder in the pew Bibles for more info.     ****Communion is celebrated the first and third Sundays of each month. During the summer we also celebrate on the corresponding Saturday evenings of these first and third Sundays at 6:30 PM.

May 22nd, 2022 6th Sunday of Easter

      • Order of Worship:      LSB p.184


        Hymns:        469,       748       761      921


        Sermon Topic:       “Who and What Go There?”        Revelation 21:9-14, 21-27          


        Scripture Readings:      Acts 16:9-15                Revelation 21:9-14, 21-27          John 16:23-33


        Weekly Bible Verse:     “Nothing impure will ever enter it.”     Revelation 21:27


        Our Daily Prayer:     Lord God, guide us by Your Holy spirit to our eternal future with                                                            You in heaven.  Amen.


        Our Prayer Requests include:  

        • For Richard Mielke at home.
        • For faith, forgiveness, and faithfulness.
        • For our nation.
        • For the situation in the Ukraine and Orphan Grain Train relief efforts.
        • For grace to develop our relationship with Jesus Christ and share Him with others.

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.


SUN —              9:30   AM      Sunday Morning Service

                       10:45    AM      Adult Bible Study

TUES–            4:00     PM      Worship Planning

                        6:30     PM      Immanuel-Lites

THURS –       6:30     PM      Ascension Day Evening Service

FRI —               6:00     PM      Christian Outreach Committee

SUN —              9:30   AM      Sunday Morning Service

                       10:45    AM      Adult Bible Study

MON 30th                             Memorial Day 




Elder: Ralph Bents   (507) 359-2007

                1. Head Usher: Kelly Bruns Asst. Head Usher: Travis Vogel
                2. Greeters: May 22 – Dionn & Kay Bode family
                  1. Elder: Ralph Bents   (507) 359-2007
                  2. Head Usher: Kelly Bruns Asst. Head Usher: Travis Vogel
                  3. Greeters: May 22 – Dionn & Kay Bode family

                                            May 26 –

                                            May 29 – Don & Margo Bode, Randy & Sara Bode

                  1. Organist/Pianist:  Sandy Gieseke  
                  2. AV Coordinator: Vicky Harmening
                  3. AV Operator May 22th: Gina Harmening
                  4. AV Operator May 15th:  Glenda Beeck
                  5. AV Operator May 22th: Gina Harmening
                  6. Altar Duty for May:  TBD

                                           June:   Kathy Blank

          • Announcements:

                1. Today, on the Lutheran Hour we listen to Speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler as he presents to us a message based from I Timothy 4:13 titled, What the Bible Is For.  Dr. Michael Zeigler outlines five principles to help us better hear what Scripture is saying.

                 Next week the message is titled,Imagine That!”      Listen to The Lutheran Hour at  

                  6:05 a.m.  Sunday, on WCCO – Minneapolis 830   Or  listen on your computer:


                1. Today, we welcome as a new member, Hannah Catherine Marie Harmening. Hannah grew up in LeSueur, MN and graduated from Minn. Valley Lutheran High School. Hannah works at McDonald’s and her hobbies/interests include spending time with family which includes: husband, Alex; daughter, Lily; and sons, Roman and newborn, Luke.  Hannah is looking forward as a member to officially be part of the congregation and hear God’s Word.  Welcome, Hannah, to Immanuel.


                1. 6. We thank the Immanuel-Lites ladies group for serving snacks today during our fellowship time after our church service. Anyone wanting to serve coffee and donuts for a summer weekend, there is a sign-up sheet on the kitchen counter. Please sign your name and where you are planning your donations to go towards.


                1. Join us this Thursday, May 26th, as we honor Ascension Day. The message is based from Luke 24:44-53 and titled, “Let Me Tell You Before I Leave You.”


                1. Please let the church office know of any high school, college and vocational graduates, so we can honor them on June 5th with our annual graduate recognition.
                2. We are in need of your service for these summer months, June, July, and August for volunteers to help on Altar Committee. A sign-up sheet is on the countertop in the entryway for 2022. Your good works and help are appreciated here at the church.


                1. Attention Immanuel-Lites: You will meet on Tuesday, May 24th, not on Wednesday the 25th, which was posted on the calendar.


                1. Thanks to our Bible School Staff for a great year of Bible School this school year. That staff included Cindy Schultz, Kristen Drill, Brenda Hermel, Kathy Blank and Carol Bents as teachers. God Bless you for caring and sharing with our children!


                1. ATTENTION THRIVENT MEMBERS: Would you be willing to apply for a Thrivent grant to help pay for VBS?  We could even do a couple of grants if more are interested.  Questions about applying for a grant,

                                                             contact      Lisa Fischer at    317-0763


                1. 13. Thank you for those who participated and those that came last Wednesday evening to the ILS Spring Piano Recital titled, “Animals Around Us.”
            1. “Monumental – Celebrating God’s Greatness” is the theme for the 2022 Vacation Bible School. Registration slips are now in the entryway.  More info will come as the starting date gets closer. Dates are July 18 – 22nd.



            1. Worship attendance Saturday Evening Service  05/14/22 — 24
            2. Loose plate offering – $34.00, Mission Offering – $.00
            3. Worship attendance Sunday Morning Service  05/15/22 — 139
            4. Loose plate offering – $250.00, Mission Offering – $120.00
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              1. Heads UP!     Attention:


                Information about the Plant/Bake Sale on Saturday, June 4th.   9AM – 12 noon


                             Plants can be brought to the school starting Wednesday, June 1st and no later than Friday, June 3rd. Put them outside the door by the kitchen.  Also, if you would include a description of the flower, that will help those who may want to buy the plant.  Please include the name, the color if you know it, how tall they grow and if they need sun or shade.  This can be taped to the container the plant is in. 

                            All baked goods can be brought to the kitchen at church or to the school, June 3rd or by 8:00 am on Saturday.

                            There is a signup sheet in church, on the counter across from the boxes to let us know if you will be contributing a plant, baked goods, or both.

                            Thank you to everyone who contributes in any way to help make this sale a success.

                Questions?      Please contact   Carol Abbas



                Immanuel Lutheran School is in need of a part-time cook (4-5 hours a day) for the 2022-2023 school year. 

                Duties include, but, not limited to:  Menu planning, food ordering, food prep, cooking, serving students, clean-up, dishes, maintaining the kitchen, interacting with students and teachers in a positive learning environment, etc.  ]

                Food service classes are required and are paid for by the school.

                Please contact     Mr. Erdman   (507) 351-3469      for more info and an application if interested.   

Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money”;  in other words, Scrip cards are gift cards from national and local retailers. They are the same gift cards that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our Scrip program, including Kwik Trip, BP Gas, Subway, Wal-Mart, Target, Cub Foods, Hy Vee Foods, and many, many others (over 600!).

You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It’s simple: Scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift cards to our organization at a discount. Member families like yours buy the cards for full face value, redeem them for full face value, and our school keeps the difference as revenue. Scrip is exciting because everybody wins: the retailer gets cash up front and repeat business, you get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling, our school gets a regular source of revenue.

The beauty of Scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our school without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with Scrip at the stores that participate in the Scrip program! Scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline, and even dining out.

These are the dates we are going to put SCRIP orders in for the 2021–2022 school year: