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Church Bulletin

 February 23rd, 2020       Transfiguration of our Lord

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:

School & Church web site:       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 P. 213  

 Hymns:      414,    537,    415,    953,   761,   878

Scripture Readings:      Exodus 24:8-18       II Peter 1:16-21        Matthew 17:1-9

Sermon Topic:        “We Were With Him on that Mountain”         II Peter 1:16-21


Weekly Bible Verse:    ”This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!”   Matthew 17:5


Our Daily Prayer:     Lord God, You have shined the light of Your salvation and glory into our hearts. May we always confess Jesus as the God – Man and our beloved Savior and Lord.  Amen.


Our Prayer Requests include:

  • For the approaching season of Lent.
  • For another safe return of the Guatemala Mission Team who were gone this past week ministering in Las Cruces.


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.




  1. This week on The Lutheran Hour we begin a new series from the book of Exodus  titled, ”Know-How”.  Our Speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler looks at Exodus 1-2 and says, “Jesus knows our failures and our fears; He knows how to lift us up and bring us through.”   Next week the message is titled, “Singled-Out but Not Alone.”

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 6 p.m.


  1. 2. Upcoming ICY Events!
  • Tubing at Mt. Kato with Redeemer (a family event) TODAY February 23rd from 2-4pm, cost is $15 per person, RSVP to Miss Heintz.
  • Crafter-noon, make crafts and have supper from 2-6pm on Sunday, March 1st at Immanuel.
  • Games and Snacks, Wednesday, March 18th, from 3:00 until the Lenten service. Stay for church!



  1. Attention Immanuel-Lites and Men’s Club members:  We will be meeting after the service on Ash Wednesday (February 26th) to discuss our annual spring Pork Chop Dinner.  We ask all members to please come.  This will be in place of our regular February meeting.


  1. Immanuel Lutheran School students are currently selling butter braids! There is an order form on the counter at church. Please fill out and put a check in the attached envelope. Children will be selling until March 13th. Delivery date is 3/13.
  2. There will be an Usborne Book Fair after church on March 1. Proceeds go to Immanuel Lutheran School Technology Fund. These are great quality books!  Check them out on the website before the sale!
  3. Help Needed! Do you have a computer at home? Then we could use your help.  We are need of people to run the projectors during the church services.  Training is available until you are comfortable.  All the programming will be done for you.  You would only be running them 1 or 2 Sundays per month.  For more information, please see Vicky Harmening or call her at 507-240-0585.


  1. Ladies of Immanuel your help is needed. There is a spot open for Altar duty during the month of March.  Your service is special to the Lord and to us.

Notes for Lent:

  1. Our 2020 Lenten services begin this week on Ash Wednesday, February 26th. Our school children will sing for this service, which will include Holy Communion. Our theme this year is “The Words of our Lord from Calvary”. Services start at 6:30 pm.  Again there will be a round–robin with Pastor Bernau, Pastor Bode of Redeemer, and Pastor Kristian Bjornstad of Good Shepherd, N. Mankato.


  1. On the table in the entryway are this year’s Lenten    Devotional booklets titled, “Deliver Us: Jesus Sets us Free.”  Feel free to take one and help yourself to any other thing on the table.


  1. A supper will be held before each Wednesday service starting at 5:30 pm. The 7th & 8th graders host the meals.  This week the special is a Soup Supper. Menu includes:  homemade ham and rice soup, homemade chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, and ice cream with toppings for dessert.  Proceeds from the meals goes towards a class trip. Cost will be a free will offering.


Making Desciples for Life

As a member of the LCMS, please remember and practice the Seven Mission Priorities for 2020.  Learn more at

  1. — PLANT sustain, and revitalize Lutheran churches
  2. – SUPPORT and expand theological education

3.– PERFORM  human care in close proximity to Word and sacrament ministries

  1. COLLABORATE with the synod’s members and partners to enhance mission effectiveness
  2. – PROMOTE the nurture the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of pastors and professional church workers.
  3. – ENHANCE early childhood, elementary and secondary education, and youth ministry
  4.  – STRENGTHEN and support the Lutheran family in living out God’s design.


Our Schedule for the Week

SUN –         9:30          AM         Morning Service (Transfiguration of Our Lord)

10:45          AM        Adult Bible Study (Apostles’ Creed)

MON –       8:45             AM      Confirmation

TUES –       8:45             AM      Confirmation

4:00            PM      Worship Planning

WED –                    8:45           AM       Chapel

        5:30            PM      Bible School

                    6:30            PM      Ash Wednesday Service w/communion

                   7:45            PM         Men’s Club & Immanuel-Lites meeting

THURS –    8:45          AM        Confirmation

6:00          PM         Stewardship

6:30          PM         Ladies Bible Study at the home of Kathy Green

FRI –                    8:45               AM      Confirmation

PM        PTL meets at church

SAT –           6:30            PM          Evening Church Service w/Communion

SUN –          9:30             AM     Morning Service w/Comm. (1st Sunday in Lent)

10:45             AM     Adult Bible Study



  1. Elder:  Gary Pehling   (507-340-7465)
  2. Ushers for February: Brady Havemeier, Kenzie Havemeier, Megan Eustice, Eric Fischer
  3. Ushers for March: Collin Bode, Ben Bode, Nick Bode, Jackson Bode
  4. AV Coordinator:  Vicky Harmening
  5. Organist: Lisa Fischer
  6. AV Operator on February 23rd:  Gina Harmening
  7. AV Operator on February 26th (Ash Wednesday): Vicky Harmening
  8. AV Operator on February 29th: Mark Dicke
  9. AV Operator on March 1st: Gina Harmening
  10. Greeters for February 23 – Gary & Karen Bode
  11. Greeters for February 26 (Ash Wednesday) – Joanne Bode
  12.  Greeters for February 29 – John & Joleen Berbrich
  13. Greeters for March 1 – Glenn & Bonnie Bode
  14. Altar Guild for February: Jerry & Gloria Fitzner
  15. Altar Guild for March: TBD
  16. Next Funeral Serving Group is #1



  1. Worship attendance last Sunday (02/16/20) — 103
  2. Loose plate offering– $88.35, Mission Offering – $270.00, Guatemala – $.00


On Ash Wednesday, February 26th, Lent begins. During this 40-day period, Christians re-evaluate their spiritual lives. It’s a time for us to have a spiritual check-up and to strive to live the Christian life more faithfully and more intentionally.

During Lent, attending the various church services and study opportunities can help people grow spiritually and become more informed about the Christian faith.

Our pilgrimage through Lent should inspire us to serve God more faithfully in our daily lives.


 Please join us in Christian fellowship and COFFEE & ROLLS

after the worship service.