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, _____________

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

Bible School teachers:  Cindy Schultz, Kathy Blank, Abby Havemeier, Abby Voges

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.

June 15 & 16, 2024 4th Sunday after Pentecost & Father's Day

Order of Worship:       LSB p. 184 with communion


Scripture Readings:    Ezekiel 17:22-24       II Corinthians 5:1-10         Mark 4:26-34


Sermon Topic:        “Growing Seeds, Children, and Churches”       Mark 4:26-34


Hymns:              725,     892,     863,     921


Weekly Bible Verse:     “Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and                                       grows, though he does not know how.”  Mark 4:27


Our Daily Prayer:                  Lord God, through the power of Your Word and work of the Holy                                             Spirit, grow our families and Your church.  Amen.


Our Prayer Requests include: 

  • For all fathers.
  • For MN South LWML Convention June 20-22.
  • For grace to develop our relationship with Jesus Christ and be His faithful witnesses.
  • For the nation of Israel and peace in our world.

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 nursery, and a Children’s Weekly Busy Bulletin, next to the adult bulletins.


SAT —              6:30       PM               Saturday Evening Service w/communion

SUN —                         9:30      AM                Sunday Morning Service w/communion

                       10:30    AM                  Mixed Choir Rehearsal

WED —            6:30      PM                 Mixed Choir Rehearsal                                                                      7:30     PM                        Men’s Club

SUN–              9:30      AM                Sunday Morning Service

                       10:30    AM                  Mixed Choir Rehearsal



  1. Worship attendance Sunday Morning Service 06/09/24  — 87
  2. Loose plate offering – $151.50, Mission Offering – $60.00

      1. Elder: Kelly Bruns  –  (507) 381-7145
      2. Head Ushers:      Travis Vogel                       Assistant Head Usher:     Ethan Goff
      3. Greeters:   June 15 –  Alice Tanley

                                June 16 –  Jessie & Heather Voges family

                                June 23 –  Jeff Zajac family

      1. Organist/Pianist:      Madelaine Lloyd —  Sat.           Sandy Gieseke —  Sunday
      2. AV Coordinator: Vicky Harmening
      3. AV Operators:     June 15 –  Mark Dicke

                                          June 16  –  Glenda Beeck

                                          June 23  –  Glenda Beeck

      1. Altar Volunteers for June: Kathy Blank and   ___________
      2. Next committee to serve at funerals – #4

Thank you to our congregation and to all who helped make the 2023-2024 school year a success at ILS! Going into next year we have several positions to fill! We want to thank Becky Wills and Cindy Schultz for being our lunch delivery-er ladies! Becky will no longer be doing this so we are looking for a few people to take her place. This would be 1-3 days per week (your choice) and pays $30 each time. Time is roughly 11-12:30. If you have questions please talk with Cindy Schultz, Becky Wills or Sue Erdman. Our preschool group continues to be big again this year! We are always looking for volunteers to help out any days or hours possible! Next, we will be looking for a part time janitor. This is a paid position and hours are flexible according to schedules. Finally, we will be looking for a 5th and 6th grade teacher. Please contact Mr. Erdman for Janitor and teacher possibilities! We hope that you will keep all of these openings in your prayers! Thank you! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


  1. Today, on the Lutheran Hour we listen to LH Speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler as he presents to us a message based from Acts 16:5  titled,  “Water Power.”  God’s mission is like water. Without changing what it is, the Good News of God’s Kingdom takes the shape of its cultural container, crossing boundaries and barriers.      Next week’s message is titled, “You’re Really into This, Aren’t You?”  Listen to The Lutheran Hour at   6:05 am Sunday, on WCCO – Minneapolis 830  or  listen on your computer:


  1. Thank you to Angie Abbas for serving for our fellowship hour this morning. The free will offerings will go towards the purchase of a new Christian flag for the school. 


  1. Join us Sunday, June 23rd as our worship team leads in song! Lift your voices and praise the Lord in song with us.  Songs include:  King of Kings,  Ten Thousand Reasons, and Who You Say I Am.


  1. Pastor Vance & Linda Becker are back in the states from Kenya. Next Sunday, June 23 they will be sharing during the Bible class at 10:30 at Good Shepherd in North Mankato.


  1. **NOTE** If you know of any pastor who would like to be considered for being a pastor here at Immanuel, please fill out a Nomination Form Sheet and give it to an elder. Nomination Form sheets are in the entryway.  DEADLIINE IS TODAY, JUNE 16TH.


  1. Mark your calendars: Sunday, June 30th is Pastor’s Retirement Service and Meal. Please respond if you plan to stay for the meal.  Also, if you or you know of someone who would like to speak or say a few words at the party, please let an elder know.


  1. Thank You, SO MUCH, for the wonderful 80th Birthday surprises!

    Thank You for the beautiful cards, the dear messages and the smiles, gifts, precious prayers, the yummy birthday cake, and the special Happy Birthday song led by the children!  

    Thank You, Christian Outreach Committee (Cindy, Glenda, and Jerry) for organizing the very well-kept secret surprise.

    I surely share the appreciation shown to me, with our many otherseniors” who serve the Lord in so many ways here at Immanuel.

    May God richly bless and keep you ALL! 

                                                In Jesus’ Love,  Mrs. Kathy Blank

  1. The Plant, Bake and Rummage Sale was a great success. Nearly $3,500 was earned for the school and great camaraderie and fun was had by all. Many thanks to all who helped in anyway. 

  Thanks to those who baked – baked goods or brought rummage items or donated plants. 

 Thank you to all those who helped sort and put out rummage and helped during the sale and helped in packing up afterwards.  A lot of dear people working made the work easy.  Thank you so much.

 The Committee:  Carol Abbas, Jenn Brooks,

                        Madeleine Lloyd and  Angie Abbas

  1. Volunteers are needed for Vacation Bible School July 15-19.  We are looking for someone to help lead the preschool age group.  We are also looking for youth to help with groups.  If you are interested please contact Lisa Fischer 507-317-0763.


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. 

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! 

Do you purchase groceries or fuel for your vehicle? Need a birthday, anniversary, or thank you gift?  SCRIP cards are a quick and easy way to purchase everyday items while earning fundraising dollars for our church and school.

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.

Contact Becky Wills at 952-334-3593 for details and instructions on how to order.  Orders will be placed twice a month on the 1st and 3rd weekends.  Order forms can be placed in the SCRIP box located in the greeting card cabinet or given to Becky.

Thank you for supporting our Church and School through SCRIP!!