Announcements for March 7, 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 Paul Koehler, and on Wednesday and next Sunday our reader will be Ross Stelling. Helping with communion this morning are Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Molly Beacom-Timmerman and Leia Buchanan. Wednesday evening they will be Cali Gutz and Reese Johns. Next Sunday they will be Karter Johnson and Hudson Schultze.

THE FLOWERS ON THE ORGAN are in honor of Wendell & Elaine Peterson’s 65th wedding anniversary, which is tomorrow, given by their family.

LYF MEETING will be today right after church. Butter Braid orders need to be turned in at the meeting.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS: Last Sunday Adult Bible Class started a new study entitled: “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Since each week is a “stand-alone” lesson, you can join the Bible class and pick up the study without feeling lost. Today’s “Dangerous” teaching? Absolute truth! The concept of truth is virtually dead in our present culture. The idea of “Critical Race Theory” has as its objective the destruction of truth. If there is no truth, there is no way for society to exist, and, more importantly, no way for salvation. Come to Bible class to learn about TRUTH.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY this week to Pastor Lilienkamp – His birthday is Wednesday, March 10th and it will be the 44th anniversary of his ordination on Saturday, March 13th.

5TH & 6TH GRADE CONFIRMATION STUDENTS will be serving after the Midweek Lenten service this week.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet again this Thursday, February 11th at 6:30 AM. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Looking for 2-3 volunteers who would be willing to take care of flowers for Christmas, Easter, funerals or any other events during the year here at Immanuel. If interested, please contact Mike Johnson at 402-649-7914 or the church office. Thank you!

MAIN STREET LIVING presents – “Man Adrift” on This Is the Life. This is a Fisher Family episode that discusses the relationship of Faith and Works. Worship Service – Rev. Paul Egger of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Galva, IA, delivers the message “Gifts from Sinai” based on Exodus 20:1-17. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City. THE

LUTHERAN HOUR: Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Today, "A Place to Belong" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler -- A house is not a person—but, could a Person be a house, a place to belong? Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about finding that place, in Christ. (Mark 11: 1-26)

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons. He will be teaching confirmation class from 4:00-5:30 PM. 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). Thank You!

SERMON SERIES FOR LENT & HOLY WEEK: The 40-day journey of Lent begins with the communion service on Ash Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 PM. The Lenten services will use a weekly recitation of the Six Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism. By reviewing the parts of the catechism, we can re-affirm the faith that we confess and live. The sermons will focus on the atoning blood of Jesus. These sermons will challenge us to cling to the Sacrament of the Altar where the body and blood of Christ are given for us. The sermon themes are as follows:

March 10: “The Blood That Speaks” Hebrews 12:22–24

March 17: “Shared Blood” Hebrews 2:10–18

March 24: “The Blood That Sanctifies” Hebrews 13:9-16

April 2: Maundy Thursday: “The Blood of the Covenant” Exodus 24:3–11

April 3: Good Friday: “A Rich Burial” Isaiah 53:9 April 4:

Easter Sunrise: LYF message (followed by LYF Breakfast)

April 4: Easter: “With Him through Death” Daniel 3:1–29; 1 Peter 3:17–22; Matthew 27:57–66