Church Bulletin

  • 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 available later at our on-line sites listed below.

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: 

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Immanuel Lutheran Church, Courtland, MN

Pastor:  Rev. Wayne Bernau

Principal:  Mr. Dan Erdman

Teachers:   Mr. Mark Dicke, Mrs. Stacy Reinhart, Mrs. Sue Erdman, Mr. Riley Pfiffner

Pre-School Teachers: Mrs. Madelaine Lloyd (Mon. & Wed.), Mrs. Jillian Van Ness (Tues. & Thurs.), Cindy Wiederhoeft (Fri.)

Bible School teachers:  Cindy Schultz, Kathy Blank, Kristen Drill, Abby Havemeier

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.

September 10, 2023 Fall Mission Festival Service

Order of Worship:      Printout for outdoor Mission Festival service


Scripture Readings:    Isaiah 2:1-5        Romans 10:5-17       Matthew 9:35-38


Sermon Topic:        “All Nations Flow to It”       Isaiah 2:1-5


Hymns:          832,    CPW 55 “Feed My Lambs,”    837(1-4, 5-6),    AGPS 128 “I Love                                  to Tell the Story”(1-4)


Weekly Bible Verse:    “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations.”  Matthew 28:19 


Our Daily Prayer:        Loving Lord, draw us to Yourself, and through our faithful witness, draw others also.  Amen

Our Prayer Requests include:  

  • For reconciliation and peace with God and others, and unity in our midst.
  • For grace to develop our relationship with Jesus Christ and share Him with others.
  • For good stewardship of our earthly resources.

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 your selves to a Bible Busy Bag in the entryway, and a Children’s Weekly Busy Bulletin.

2023   is “A Year in the New Testament” at Immanuel.

This coming week we read Colossians chapters 3 and 4 and I Thessalonians chapters 1 through 3.  Colossians chapter 3, is our key chapter, with a message next Sunday titled, Christian Family.  God’s Word instructs us about salvation, guides us in living God-pleasing lives, and encourages us in our life and journey of Christian Faith!


SUN —         4:00 PM             Mission Festival service and meal

MON —       8:45 AM             Confirmation

TUES —        8:45 AM            Confirmation

WED —        8:45 AM             Chapel

                   6:00 PM              Confirmation

                   4:30 – 7:00 PM    Ice Cream Social

THURS —    8:30 AM              Pastor’s Winkel at Gibbon

FRI —         8:45 AM              Confirmation

SAT —        6:30 PM              Saturday Evening Service with communion

SUN —        9:30 AM             Sunday Morning Service with communion

                   10:30 AM           Bible Study


Elder: Tim Harmening — (507) 359-1198

Head Ushers: Kelly Bruns    and     Travis Vogel

Greeters:          September 16 – Burton & Sherry Bendix, Chrissy Davis

                        September 17 – Rick & Jodi Goff family

                        September 24 – Glenn & Jane Eilders family

Organist/Pianist:  Lisa Fischer

Guitarists:   Ralph Bents   Donna Bernau   Lexi Goff 

AV Coordinator:   Vicky Harmening

AV Operators:                 September 10 – outdoor service/Glenda Beeck if rain

                                      September 16 – Mark Dicke

                                      September 17 – Vicky Harmening

                                      September 24 – Kathy Green

Altar Volunteers for September: Sue Erdman & Molly Rengstorf

Next committee to serve at funerals – #3


  1. Today, on the Lutheran Hour we listen to Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler as he presents to us a message based on Psalm 32 titled, “Not Just a Formality.”  After trust has been broken, forgiveness is more than a mere formality.

Next week’s message is titled,Pure Michigan and the Problem of Praise.”  Listen to The Lutheran Hour at 6:05 am Sunday, on WCCO – Minneapolis 830   or    listen on your computer:


  1. TODAY, we thank Men’s Club for serving ice cream floats during our Mission Festival lunch. Proceeds will go towards helping the Becker mission in Kenya. Thank you for your donation.


  1. Portals of Prayer booklets are now in separate boxes in the entryway. Please take one and enjoy these daily short stories, with daily Bible passages and a prayer, to make your busy day complete and bring you closer with God. The October – December booklets are now available.


  1. Anyone willing to bring snacks with beverages and serve for a weekend, or be a beverage starter in our mornings for a ‘Self-Serve’ Fellowship Hour (Help yourself to a beverage while you visit and mingle) after the service, there is a sign-up sheet on the kitchen counter. Please sign your name and where you are planning your donations (if collecting) to go towards.


  1. Please join us after our service for a catered meal from Swany’s. A freewill offering will help defray the cost of this meal. This is NOT a fundraiser, but rather a festive time to celebrate God’s grace with our Church and community.
  1. After church on Sunday, September 10 there will be a time to meet and welcome our two new teachers at Immanuel – Mrs. Jillian Van Ness (Preschool 3’s) and Mr. Riley Pfiffner (5th & 6th). Our returning teachers will also be at church – stop by and share encouraging words for a GREAT school year! 


  1. Don’t forget our Ice Cream Social this Wednesday, September 13. They will be serving some delicious food from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm.


  1. We thank all who took special time and effort to plan, prepare, and attend our Mission Festival today!


  1. Members of Immanuel: We will be tying blankets again this year.  The dates are September 19th and 20th.  We will finish the blankets on the 20th if we don’t finish on the 19th.  If you have scissors, please bring them when you come to tie the blankets. We don’t furnish lunch, so you need to bring your own. Come for conversation and fun.  The blankets will be divided between The Reach in Mankato and The Ivy House in New Ulm.  We start at 9:00, but come when you can and stay as long as you like.

10. Everyone is invited to attend “Marriage Date Night” at the Fairmont Opera House on Saturday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. The event is presented by Extreme Faith Productions and sponsored by Martin Luther Jr/Sr High School, Northrop. The evening will be a night of laughter, music, and enrichment designed for couples. For more information and to purchase tickets go to

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 2022–2023 school year: