Announcements for September 19, 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 Ed Brummels and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Matthew Alderson. Helping with communion this morning are Ross Stelling and Paul Koehler.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Hudson Schultze and Owen Severson. Next Sunday they will be Karter Johnson and Caleb Miller

WE WELCOME Pastor Leon Rosenthal, who is our new vacancy pastor. He plans to be in Osmond on Wednesdays for confirmation class & any evening meetings and Thursdays for morning Bible Class. Visits can be scheduled for either day. If you are in need of pastoral care, he can be reached at 402-416-1250 or by e-mail at rosenthalleon@yahoo.com.

SUNDAY SCHOOL begins today, but Sunday School teachers are desperately needed.

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 may be put in the offering plate (clearly marked for the digital sign) or dropped off at the church office. The committee is considering this a mission project. Any questions may be addressed to the committee: LaDonna Stanosheck, Randy Pfanstiel and Deb Gutz.

LYF MEMBERS AND PARENTS: We decided to take the kids to National LYF convention in Texas. The trip is July 9th -13th. A $350.00 deposit is required for each individual and the rest of the money will be fundraised. If you want to go and need help raising the deposit money please let Us know and we will help you with additional fundraising. If you want to go on the trip it is important that you and a parent come to the meeting at church tonight, September 19th at 7pm. If you want to go on the trip but can’t make it to the meeting please let Melanie know so we can have the paperwork filled out ahead of time.

A CALL WAS EXTENDED to Rev. Scott Kirchoff at the Call meeting on September 8th. Please pray for Pastor Kirchoff, his family and his congregation at Faith Lutheran in Kent, Ohio as he makes his decision. He and his wife, Sonja, will be visiting Immanuel and Osmond this week.

A LYF MEETING for all members will be held Wednesday, September 22nd at 6:30 p.m. A meal will be provided.

THANK YOU to everyone who help mow the cemetery again this past week. Your willingness to help is very appreciated!

NEVER MISS A DONATION TO THE CHURCH AGAIN - We are in the process of setting up automatic payments to the church. We have decided on setting up these payments on the 1st and 15th of the month, beginning in October. You can choose one or both of these dates. If you are interested in doing this, please stop in the office and Deb will have you fill out the needed form.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Today, "Scrapped Gifts" with Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. (James 1) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 & FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING NEWS: This is the Life – “Look to the Mountain” – A hopeless situation becomes more hopeless when a down and out man kidnaps a young girl for ransom money. Worship Service – Rev. Henry Witte of Hope Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, NE, delivers the message “Humbled and Exalted” based on James 3:10. Additional information is available on the web site: www.mainstreetliving.com. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

QUILT TYING will be held each Monday beginning at 1:00 p.m.

YOUR INVITED to the Fall Festival hosted by First Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomfield, Ladies Aid will be September 26th from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. This year they will be serving roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad bar and desert bar. The cost is $9.00 for adults and youth over the age of 10. Children 10 and under are $5.00 for ½ roast beef sandwich and sides. If you would like to place a to-go order, please contact Doris Mackeprang at 402-373-2361 by September 21st. We will also have a country store with homemade items.

BRIGHT HORIZONS is having a month-long Gift Card Drive in September. They are asking for $10.00 gift cards or certificates to local businesses. These gift cards will be given to clients for gas, food, and much more. Thank you for your support. Bright Horizons has locations in Norfolk, O’Neill and Ainsworth. Bright Horizons provides resources to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence and have been doing this for over 40 years.