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Church Bulletin

 December 8th, 2019            Second Sunday in Advent

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

Pre-School Teacher:  Miss Missy Fluegge

Bible School Teachers:  Cindy Schultz, Kristen Drill, Brenda Hermel, Kathy Blank, Kim Bode

Pastor’s Office Hours10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Tuesday – Friday        

Church Phone:   359-2505         Church Office E-Mail address:   church@nullimmanuelcourtland.com

School & Church web site:    www.immanuelcourtland.com       Facebook:   ImmanuelCourtland

 

Mission Statement: 

“The mission of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church and School is to remain steadfast in the true Word of God as spoken in the Bible and the Lutheran Confessions, to preach, teach, and train people for righteous living, to nurture the faith of its members through the Word of God and the Sacraments, and to faithfully proclaim that Word of Law and Gospel to the community in which God has placed on us.”

 

Order of Worship:     LSB.  PAGE  184

 Hymns:           344,     347 V.1,    359,   342,   343

 

Scripture Readings:      Isaiah 2:1-5      Romans 13:8-14        Matthew 21:1-11

Sermon Topic:        “A Shoot from Jesse’s Stump”     Isaiah 11:1-10

Weekly Bible Verse:     ”A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his rots a branch will bear fruit.”   Isaiah 11:1

 

Our Daily Prayer:     O come, Desire of nations, bind in one the hearts of all mankind; Bid  thou our sad divisions cease, and be Thyself our King of peace.   Amen.

 

Our Prayer Requests include:

  • For Don Brandes who is celebrating his 80th birthday.
  • For grace to walk in God’s light.
  • For patience, peace, and perseverance.

 

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.

 

Announcements:

  1. This week on The Lutheran Hour we listen to Speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler as he begins a Loved and Sent Series.  He explains,  “If  we say that God’s purpose is simply to take our souls to heaven when we die, we might miss God’s bigger ‘yes’ … God’s ‘yes’ to putting bodies and souls back together again in the resurrection; God’s ‘yes’ to creation as He intended it to be.” (Romans 8:18-39)    Next week’s message is titled, “Love Is Enough.”

  Listen to The Lutheran Hour on:    WCCO – Minneapolis 830 AM Sunday at 6:05 a.m.  0R

KJLY – New Ulm 104.9 FM,  Mankato 107.1 FM,  Blue Earth 104.5 FM — Sunday at 6p.m.

 

  1. TODAY, December 8, the family of Donnie Brandes will host the Coffee n’ Fellowship hour to honor Donnie’s 80th birthday!!  The family hopes that you can stay and wish Donnie a Happy Birthday.

 

  1. TODAY ICY is going to ‘Christmas at Bethany’, a beautiful Christmas service of instrumental and choral music. We will leave church at 2:00pm and have supper after the concert.

 

  1. On a table in the entryway are 2020 Offering Envelopes. Pleases pick them up for you and your family as you leave today. Make sure you discard your old 2019 envelopes after the end of the year.  Also please help yourself to a 2020 calendar from MN Valley Funeral Home, as well as the advent devotional booklet, “Call His Name Jesus,” for this advent season.  Also there are some fall jackets that have been left behind.  Are you missing one?

 

  1. Members to be added to the Home-Bound and Shut-In list are:

            Ken & Shirley Bode                                        Darlene Forbrook

2148 Arlington Lane #209B                          724 Main Street

Phone   507-388-8694                                                Phone   507-359-2823

North Mankato, MN 56003                           Courtland, MN

  1. Our December services follow the theme, “Advent with Isaiah.”

December 15:  “The Way of Holiness”   Isaiah 35:1-10

December 22:  “Immanuel: God With Us”   Isaiah 7:10-17

December 25:  “What Child is This?”   Isaiah 9:2-7

                December 29:  “He Cares For You”   Isaiah 63:7-14

     Isaiah was a great messianic prophet who has a lot of good words from God to  encourage us!

 

  1. The Bloodmobile will be at the American Legion in Nicollet TOMORROW, Monday, December 9th from 12 PM-6 PM.  Our church will again be hosting the Blood Drive.

      We need volunteers to bring food and work during the Blood Drive.  Cash donations are also needed to buy groceries and supplies.  Men and boys are needed to take down tables and chairs and sweep the floor after 6PM.

     Food donations can be brought to church and will be picked up before 11 AM and taken to the Legion.  There is a sign-up sheet in the entryway for you to sign and help out.

     Blood is urgently needed at this time so please come and donate and lend a hand to make the Blood Drive successful.  Thanks so much for helping out the bloodmobile.

Our Schedule for the Week

SUN –            9:30           AM    Morning Service /2nd  Sunday in Advent

                    10:45           AM     Adult Bible Class (Luther’s Catechism/7th Commandment)

FELLOWSHIP HALL IS RESERVED.

MON –          8:45            AM    Confirmation

10:15           AM      Pathstone Devotions

6:30            PM     Crochet & Pray

SCRIP order due.

TUES –          8:45            AM    Confirmation

WED –           8:45           AM    Chapel

6:00            PM     Bible School

6:00            PM     Confirmation

THURS –       9:00          AM    Pastors Winkel at Redeemer Lutheran, NU

FRI –              8:45           AM      Confirmation

SAT –             6:30            AM   NO EVENING SERVICE

SUN –            9:30           AM    Morning Service with communion/3rd  Sunday in Advent

                    10:45           AM     Adult Bible Class (Luther’s Catechism/8th Commandment)

                    SERVING THE LORD IN OUR SERVICES

  1. Elder:  Gary Pehling   507-340-7465
  2.  Ushers for December:   Jagger Hoffmann, Hailey Hulke, Shelby Hulke, Kayley Silva
  3. AV Coordinator:  Vicky Harmening
  4. AV Operator on December 8: Jim Jore
  5. AV Operator on December 15: Vicky Harmening
  6. AV Operator on December 22: Jim Jore
  7. Organist:  Lisa Fischer
  8. Greeters for December 8 – Tim & Jane Struss family
  9.  Greeters for December 15 – Alice Tanley and Rejean Struss-Buck
  10.  Greeters for December 22 – Tim & Chris Tanley
  11. Altar Guild/December:  Vanessa Drill and Kristen Drill
  12. Next Funeral Serving Group is #1

IN REVIEW “THAT WE MAY GROW”

  1. Worship attendance Thanksgiving Day — 126
  2. Loose plate offering – $449.25, Mission Offering – $220.00,  Guatemala – $330.00
  3. Worship attendance last Saturday evening — 24
  4. Loose plate offering Sat. – $17.00, Mission Offering – $75.00,  Guatemala – $10.00
  5. Worship attendance last Sunday — 88
  6. Loose plate offering Sunday – $80.97, Mission Offering – $85.00,  Guatemala – $.00
  7. Bi-weekly budget needs — $17,096.00; Money from General Envelopes — $13,515.00

 

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 Please join us in Christian fellowship and COFFEE & ROLLS

after the worship service.