Announcements for May 9, 2021


WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR READER for this morning is Ross Stelling and next Sunday our reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion next week will be Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kenzie and Tucker von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Caden Wingert and Kaden Polt.

MOTHER’S DAY is observed throughout the United States. In the beginning, God established marriage and families. We thank God for Christian mothers, grandmothers and women who take seriously the special task of raising families. “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her” (Proverbs 31:28). May God bless specifically Christian women seeking to follow His will.

BIBLE CLASS continues the series, “Dangerous Teachings of the Bible.” Today’s study focuses on the resurrection of Jesus. Can dead people live? The central teaching of the Bible is that dead people can live. Since the topics of each Sunday are “stand alone” questions, you can join class anytime. But don’t miss today’s class, it is a question of life and death.

PASSING THE OFFERING PLATE is more than a ritual! The passing of the place gives opportunity to physically place our first-fruit gifts into the service of His Kingdom. In addition to singing, praising, and prayers, our offerings are acts of worship. The bringing of the gifts to altar, acknowledge that we take from our bounty and return to the Lord, literally putting them on the altar that they might be used wisely. We thank and praise God that we are blessed to take another step toward the normal life of the church.

MEMORIAL BANNER We would like to thank the family of Lois Gerdes, who gave the Mother’s Day banner that is up this morning!

THE VOTERS extended a Divine Call on April 25th to Pastor Caleb Kruse, Associate Pastor at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Elkhorn, NE to be pastor here at Immanuel. Please hold Pastor Kruse in your prayers as he considers this call. Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide him in discernment as to where he might better use his gifts in the Church. A decision should be reached by May 23rd.

A DIGITAL SIGN is being considered to replace the sign on the NE corner of the church. A poster has been made and is in the back of church. Donations from memorials and/or members is how the sign will be paid for. The committee is considering this a mission project. Any questions may be addressed to the committee: LaDonna Stanosheck, Randy Pfanstiel and Deb Gutz.

QUILTING LADIES: There will be quilting tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “A Will to Live” – A man leaves a large portion of his money to the church and hospital then has is will contested by relatives. Worship Service – Rev. Nathan Henschen of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft, NE, delivers the message “Christ’s Impartial Love” based on John 15:9-17. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Seriously?" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler --A preacher who gets upset when people take his message seriously--that's the story of Jonah.(Jonah 1-4) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 AM Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp (402-369-2529) to check availability as sometimes shut-in visits, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! If you need pastoral care other days, please call his phone number listed.

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS have been revised and are available for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.