January 17,2021 Announcements


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 Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Parker Johnson.  Helping with communion this morning are Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

 

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Hunter Buchanan and Zaylah Pfanstiel. Next Sunday they will be Spencer Hille and Caleb Miller.

 

COVID PRECAUTIONS AT SUNDAY WORSHIP:  At the present time the Board of Elders have decided, in light of increasing number of cases in the area, to increase the health caution at worship services.  This means every other pew is marked off, masks are encouraged but not required, handshaking is avoided, and  communion distribution moved to the conclusion of the service.  These changes are temporary to minimize COVID.  The Lord’s Supper, a treasure of the Lord’s presence, is normally celebrated at the altar with blessing for each table.  We treasure that intimate reception of the Body and Blood at the altar.   While receiving the Sacrament at the conclusion of the service, walking out, doesn’t seem as reverent, it remains the holy Sacrament of the Lord.  Pray that, through God’s blessing, all segments of our lives, at home, work, school, community and church will get back to a full normal. 

 

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.

 

ADULT BIBLE CLASS this morning, after 3 months of study, will arrive with the children of Israel at Mount Sinai for the giving of the 10 Commandments.  The 10 Commandments are a profound gift to all human society, Christian or not, in every age since God gave them to Israel at Mount Sinai.  Never once in the Bible are the 10 Commandments referred to as the 10 Commandments.  What are they called, and does it make a difference?  Come to Adult Bible Class to find out. 

 

END OF YEAR OFFERINGS IMMANUEL HAS RECEIVED, for which we are ever thankful for have come from Allen Broekemeier as well as the following businesses:  West-Hodson Lumber Co., American Legion Post 326, Osmond VFW Post 7838, Tiger Town Food Center, Manzer Equipment, Osmond Farm Supply and Sons of American Legion.  If you are in these businesses or see any of them, please pass along our thanks. 

 

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available in Osmond on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM.  Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 Bible class.  Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM.

To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp at 402-369-2529 or the church office at

402-748-3301 to check availability.

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR —People of Christ with THE Message of Hope—“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M.   Today: “Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise!” Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer -- The word of Jesus turns us out from ourselves and our problems to the faith, hope, and love that He brings. (Mark 3)  

 

NORFOFLK AREA LUTHERANS FOR LIFE sponsored today’s Lutheran Hour broadcast in observance of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday which will be observed next Sunday, January 24th.   The Mission and Purpose of Lutherans for Life is: “Equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices for Life.”  Their theme for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is:  “From Invisible to Indispensable”.  The  theme is based on 1 Corinthians 12:22 (ESV): “On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable …”  For more information on Lutherans for Life; go to www.lutheransforlife.org.

 

2021 OFFERING ENVELOPES:  There are still some offering envelopes that have not been picked up.  If you haven’t picked yours up yet, please do so as soon as possible.  If you were missed accidentally, please contact Donna Kahny and a box will be given to you.  Thank You!

 

CEMETERY “SHELTER” UPDATEdue to the generous donations received, funds for the proposed estimate cost has been exceeded.  Construction on the shelter will begin in the Spring.  The Committee would like to thank everyone for their financial support.

 

EQUIPMENT ITEMS NO LONGER NEEDED BY THE CHURCH are located in the devotional room by the west entryway.  Please take what you are interested in for a freewill donation.  Thank you!

 

CUSTODIAN WANTED  The church is in need of a custodian for the “educational wing” of Immanuel.  Please contact Justin Koehler for details if you are interested in this position.

 

VOTERS’ MEETING IS WEDNESDAY  Please plan on attending the Voters’ Meeting this Wednesday as we will be voting on the replacement of the carpet for the Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary, Altar and the West Entrance.  Also being voted on will be the removal of the current wallpaper on the alter/behind the cross, with the possibility of painting this area and also the choir lofts.