December 9, 2018 Announcements


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 scheduled for Wednesday evening will be Zachary Huwaldt and Parker Johnson. Next Sunday, they will be Landon Stelling and Logan Stelling.

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

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.

ARK ENCOUNTER & CREATION MUSEUM TOUR INFORMATION COMING SOON! We leave Osmond on June 1st and will return late on June 7th. 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.

Jacquin Colabella's new address is Room 311 at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5401 South Street, Lincoln, NE 68506.

THANK YOU! The Ladies Aid and LWML would like to thank everyone who attended the Bazaar and Bake Sale and all of the ladies who donated food, bake sale items, crafts or any other items. Thank you to all those who donated their time to work at the Bazaar!

Pie Pan Missing from Church Dinner yet – a 9" deep dish pie pan is still missing from the church dinner. If you took home a cherry pie, please check your dishes and return this pie pan if it is in your possession. Thanks!

Donations Requested – We are in the process of mailing about 25 college students $10.00 gift cards for a snack/break during studies for their finals week. If you are willing to help with a donation, please give to Donna Kahny or bring to the church office.

Practices for the Christmas Eve Program will be on Saturdays from 9:00-10:30. The last 2 Saturday practices (Dec 15th and 22nd) will include the Nursery and Preschool children.

Advent Devotional books have been printed for everyone's use and are located on the shelf of the bulletin boxes.

A Hymn Sing will be held before each Wednesday night Advent Worship service at 6:45!

Ladies Aid Christmas is NOT a potluck meal this year. Instead the ladies will be meeting at noon at the Tiger Tavern Party Room for their meal. Also, reminder that spouses are invited as always.

Annual Christmas Cookie Sale, Tea Room and Christmas Rummage Room is hosted by the Osmond United Methodist women this Friday, December 14th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at their fellowship hall.

Installation of all church officers and LWML, Ladies Aid and LYF will be held on Sunday, January 6th.

Deadline for bulletin news: Please have your articles or news items in to the church office by 9 a.m. on Fridays, so the secretary has time to get the bulletins printed, put on the website and on the Power Point program during regular hours. THANK YOU!

This Thank You was received this past week from the Beckendorf family:

Dear Friends at Immanuel,

We are so sorry we could not be there in Osmond last weekend when you held the fundraiser for our benefit, we would have loved to see you all and get to visit with you again. However, Tim's doctor visit the next day was a celebration, as the doctor finally released Tim from the torture of his back-brace. (Tim now has a new sympathy for the Victorian ladies who had to wear those whale-bone corsets.)

We really cannot adequately express the thanks and gratitude we have for everyone who worked so hard putting everything together and all of you who donated for our benefit. We are overwhelmed by your generosity and humbled by your care for us. We are so grateful that God has made you part of our lives and we always treasure the time when we are with you in person. You are such a rich blessing to us and we only pray that someday we may be a blessing to you.

Sincerely,

Rev. Tim, Lisa, Aaron and Andrew Beckendorf

THANK YOU! We would like to thank you for all your concern, prayers, and correspondence to our family during these last 6 months. It has been a journey of ups and downs but we have faith the Lord will continue to put his healing hand on Maddox and Merrick. Matt, Megan, Merrick and Maddox are all in Ohio now until Maddox can come home. Maddox is at Nationwide Children's Hospital as it is one of the nation's best Infant Pulmonary Hospitals. Matt, Megan and Merrick are at the Ronald McDonald House across the street from the hospital. Their address is: Ronald McDonald House

Attn: Matt & Megan Kalin

711 E. Livingston Ave.

Columbus, OH 43205

They have appreciated all the letters they have received to this point from you and we are truly blessed to have such a wonderful congregation for support. Please continue to pray for Maddox and Merrick as we continue this journey with the Lord's help and thank you again.

Steve, Tina and family