Announcements for November 11, 2018


WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you can worship with us again soon.

OUR CANDLE LIGHTERS for this morning's worship service are Haven Schultze and Molly Beacom-Timmerman. Next Sunday, they will be Makenzie Johnson and Mason Gansebom.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Dwight Kahny. Next Sunday our reader will be Aaron von Rentzell and helping with communion will be Doug Hartner and Ed Brummels.

A NEW HEARING ASSIST SYSTEM HAS BEEN INSTALLED and is operational. For anyone wanting to try a unit out, they are in a basket by the mailboxes. Just pick one up before church and return it after the service.

A FAREWELL RETIREMENT RECEPTION will be held today, immediately following worship services. Denise has faithfully served Immanuel since April 1985. We will also be honoring Clarice Gansebom and Wes Kumm, who have also retired from their service here at Immanuel. We give thanks to God for these members! Everyone is encouraged to stay for cake and coffee.

LWML Members: The Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 2nd after the worship service. Please mark your calendars and watch your bulletin box for an invitation!

Dishes, dishes, dishes!! We are still missing some pans and pie pans from the church dinner. If you bought a pie or dessert at the dinner and haven't returned the pan, please do so as soon as possible. Also, there are many dishes from the dinner and funerals that haven't been picked up. Please check the table!

The LYF will be serving a meal at the Norfolk Rescue Mission this Saturday, November 17, 2018. They will also be collecting items for the Mission's pantry. Any donations are accepted. The items most needed at this time are: Instant Potatoes - Lipton Onion Soup Mix - Cream of Mushroom soup -- Canned Tuna and Chicken. There will be boxes in the entry of both sides of church to place donated items into. Thank you to everyone for supporting the LYF and their servant event.

Immanuel will be hosting a benefit for Pastor Tim Beckendorf on November 17th (8am-2pm) and the 18th (4-7pm) at the City Hall. There will be a freewill donation meal, silent auction items and a bake sale/garage sale. The committee is asking for any organization or individuals to contribute items for the silent auction, bake sale or rummage sale (no clothes please). If anyone would like to contribute, please contact one of the committee members listed below as soon as possible. Also, if anyone would like to help work at the benefit, please let the committee know. The Beckendorfs sincerely appreciates any and all donations or contributions. Thank you!

Donna Kahny Sharon Wagner Julie Slagle Patti Ketelsen

402-841-8748 402-649-3221 402-720-6703 402-360-0770

Request for College Students Addresses and Telephone Numbers! Once again we are trying to update our college students' addresses and phone numbers, so that we can remember our students for semester finals and also that Pastor can text the students periodically. Please contact Deb in the church office with the updated information at 402-748-3301.

Operation Christmas Child. We invite the congregation to participate in this project with us by 'packing a shoebox' or with a financial donation to help cover the postage and shipping ($9.00/box). Our goal is to send 50 shoeboxes. The Operation Christmas Child table is set up in the west entryway of the church where you can pick up information and a shoebox for packing, return a packed shoebox or make a donation. If you have any questions, please ask one of the 5th and 6th grade students. Final collection date at Immanuel will be next Sunday, November 18th. Thank you!

ARK ENCOUNTER & CREATION MUSEUM COMING SOON! We leave Osmond on June 1st. We will spend one day at the Ark Encounter and one day at the Creation Museum. Both are in Kentucky. Then we travel to St. Louis and tour the Seminary, Concordia Historical Institute, LCMS Headquarters and optional activities such as a St. Louis Cardinals game, the zoo, the Arch and the botanical gardens.

Church Dinner Committee will have a quick meeting after church this morning to disperse funds from the Annual Dinner. Also, there is brief survey (with the dinner report) in your bulletin boxes that the Dinner Committee is asking you to fill out and return to the committee members. Thank you!

Jacquin Colabella has been moved to Room 8140, still at Mercy Medical Center, 801 5th St., Sioux City, IA 51101 and will be there for a while yet if you would like to visit or send her a card.