Announcements at Immanuel

Announcements for June 28, 2020

immanuelosmond | 26 June, 2020 10:04

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 Karter Johnson. Next Sunday the reader will be Dwight Kahny.  

PLEASE HELP us keep the church clean and sanitary by taking all of your personal possessions and trash with you as you leave church today.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Monday, June 29th at 6:00 p.m. The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Jerry Dennis            Brody Friedrich      Meril Friedrich

Clark Gansebom      Kent Gansebom      Larry Gansebom

Randy Gansebom    Shawn Gansebom   Tyler Gansebom

Loren Gerdes          Aaron Gutz             Marvin Gutz

PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Monday afternoon or Sunday evening, but please contact your chairman, Rich Lind, at 402-748-3840. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job.

PASTOR EMERY HAS RECEIVED A CALL to serve as pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury, Nebraska. He welcomes your comments concerning his prayerful consideration of where God wants him to best serve the kingdom. Pastor Emery still has a call to serve us here at Immanuel and wants to be very diligent in his discernment of Gods will. He would like to make a decision no later than July 12. Please call or text him at 402-358-0932, or stop by the parsonage with your thoughts!

NEXT WEEK WE WILL RETURN TO “NORMAL” CHURCH! We are taking down the tape and resuming our worship liturgy in its usual place. That means, also, that communion will take place in its normal place. We ask that as we resume our routine, please be responsible for yourself. If you would like to keep your social distance, please do so. We will keep chairs set up in the fellowship area for that reason. Also, if you prefer not to commune at the rail with others, please sit toward the back and you can commune with those at the beginning of our distribution. Our collection basket will remain in the rear as we have been doing.

THE QUILTING LADIES are in need of some good used flat sheets for the backs of their quilts. If you have anything your think they could use, please bring them to the church office and they will be picked up. Thank you!

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES produce and airs radio and TV programming around the world in more than 80 languages. The Lutheran Hour is the flagship radio program for Lutheran Hour Ministries. This 30-minute broadcast is the world’s oldest continually broadcast Gospel radio program. It airs weekly on WJAG-AM 780 or FM105.9 at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN is being planted for the benefit of our community. The produce will be for anyone who would like some. Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the garden. If you would like to help, contact pastor and he will help you get started! You can work once or more often as you wish.

June 21 2020 Announements

immanuelosmond | 21 June, 2020 11:54

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 Larry Krohn and next Sunday our reader will be Karter Johnson. Helping with communion this morning are Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny.

BIBLE CLASSES have resumed! – Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. and Sundays after worship. Our Sunday class will continue to study our liturgy and why we worship the way we do. Thursday mornings we will study the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. Everyone is welcome!

WHAT ABOUT BOOKS have been revised and are available for you. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today. They are available near the bulletin boxes.

REFRIGERATOR MAGNETS are available for you to take home. They have the information you need to hear the daily phone devotions provided by our Osmond pastors and donated by American Broadband. Please take as many as you need, and then take an extra to share with a neighbor! They are available near the bulletin boxes.

THE QUILTING LADIES are in need of some good used flat sheets for the backs of their quilts. If you have anything your think they could use, please bring them to the church office and they will be picked up. Thank you!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all of you fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers! May God bless you today and always!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR —“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, June 21: “Powered by Touch” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler New Series begins on Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:21-32)

PLEASE HELP us keep the church clean and sanitary by taking all of your personal possessions and trash with you as you leave church today.

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN is being planted for the benefit of our community. The produce will be for anyone who would like some. Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the garden. If you would like to help, contact pastor and he will help you get started! You can work once or more often as you wish.

June 14 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 12 June, 2020 12:12

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 Mike Johnson, and next Sunday our reader will be Larry Krohn. Helping with communion next Sunday will be Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny.

THANK YOU to those who came to mow the cemetery this past week. Your help is greatly appreciated.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR —“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: June 14: “What You’re Getting Into” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler Many of us know what it’s like to try out for a team, for a role in a play, or first chair in the band. We might have been chosen first. We might have been chosen last. We might not have been chosen at all. We might have been cut. So, how does God choose His team? (Matthew 5:17-20)

BIBLE CLASSES have resumed! – Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. and Sundays after worship. Our Sunday class will continue to study our liturgy and why we worship the way we do. Thursday mornings we will study the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. Everyone is welcome!

THE NEW LIGHT ON THE ORGAN has been given to Immanuel in loving memory of Dorothy Krohn by Gene and Joanne Sullivan! Thank you!

Beckendorf June Update

immanuelosmond | 05 June, 2020 13:06

Dear Friends,

Greetings again from Botswana.

 Another short update from us this month, there is still not much happening on which to report. Restrictions are slowly being eased and stores are mostly open, though there are still restrictions and regulations as to how many people can congregate and cleaning and temperature-taking requirements are in effect. Thank goodness we no longer have to acquire permits to leave our house!

 Due to to requirements Tim and the translators are still not getting together to work just yet; we need to get an appropriate thermometer and other supplies to be in compliance -- and frankly, the extensive cleaning requirements sound like a hassle for our small group. This is unfortunate because we really don't know what work has been done by the translators and what further guidance they need, and communication with the translators has been really difficult. Tim has pretty much finished as much work as he can do without meeting with the translators, so he has been working on our Khwedam dictionary and tackling other projects around the house; like cleaning off his desk, organizing my school shelf which was so full is was bowing (and a hazard), and going after the termites who are getting into some shelves in the kitchen. He and the boys are still throwing a Frisbee around every late afternoon and going on walks around the farm where they have seen hippos, a Pells fishing owl, a sitatunga (a rare small antelope-ish animal that lives in the papyrus), lots of snake tracks, crocodiles, etc. We are so thankful we live where they can roam around like this. This coming week he is planning on going down to the main town four hours from us and doing another major supply run -- we aren't desperate yet but it would be good to stock up a little.

Praises: - Thanksgiving for supplies and friends who share.

            - Thanksgiving that we and the translators can work from home. 

            - Thanksgiving that we have a lot of space in which to be 'locked down' (a farm).

Prayers:     * Please pray that the translators and Tim would be able to continue work, each on his own (typically the translators are much more productive when they work in a group).

                * Please pray that our team will reach our goal for the year.

                * Please pray for Tim as he goes down to get supplies.

Thank you again for all of your prayers on our behalf.

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

 

June 7 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 05 June, 2020 13:04

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 Doug Hartner, and next Sunday our reader will be Mike Johnson. Helping with communion this morning are Dwight Kahny and Paul Koehler.

THANK YOU to those who came to mow the cemetery this past week. Your help is greatly appreciated.

FLOWERS AT THE CEMETERY NEED TO BE PICKED UP by Wednesday, June 10th, so the cemetery can be mowed again. Thank You.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Thursday, June 11th at 6:00 p.m. The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Chris Wagner

Ed Wattier

Jared Wingert

Grant Albers

Curtis Alderson

Jason Bahr

James Bessmer

David Boyle

Rob Broekemeier

Ed Brummels

Josh Brummels

Rod Brummels

PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Thursday evening, you may come Thursday afternoon or Wednesday evening, but please contact your chairman, David Blunck, at 402-360-1182. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job.

CHURCH QUESTIONNAIRES: Please return your church questionnaires, which were either mailed or put in your bulletin boxes.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR —“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: “An Undeserved Salute” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler “Blessing is a condition that’s true even if you’re not completely conscious of it or even if you don’t fully appreciate it. Only God can bless in this sense. Jesus, sitting in God’s spot on the mountain, speaks for God as the Son of God and He blesses.” (Matthew 5:1-16)

BIBLE CLASSES have resumed! – Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. and Sundays after worship. Our Sunday class will continue to study our liturgy and why we worship the way we do. Thursday mornings we will study the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. Everyone is welcome!

 

May 31, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 29 May, 2020 12:36

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 Dwight Kahny. Next Sunday, the reader will be Doug Hartner. Helping with communion next Sunday will be Dwight Kahny and Paul Koehler.

PLEASE HELP us keep the church clean and sanitary by taking all of your personal possessions and trash with you as you leave church today.

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES produce and airs radio and TV programming around the world in more than 80 languages. The Lutheran Hour is the flagship radio program for Lutheran Hour Ministries. This 30-minute broadcast is the world’s oldest continually broadcast Gospel radio program. It airs weekly on WJAG-AM 780 or FM105.9 at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Monday, June 1st at 6:00 p.m. The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Beau Simpson

Mike Slagle

Jon Stanosheck

Ross Stelling

Alton Streich

Dean Stueckrath

Dan Timmerman

Roger Timmerman

Tucker Timmerman

Aaron von Rentzell

Jason von Rentzell

Jerry Wagner

PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come Monday afternoon or Sunday evening, but please contact your chairman, Lyle Kuhlman, at 402-748-3865. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job.

BIBLE CLASSES will resume this coming week – Thursdays at 9:00 a.m., beginning June 4th and Sundays after worship, beginning June 7th. Our Sunday class will continue to study our liturgy and why we worship the way we do. Thursday mornings we will study the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. Everyone is welcome!

THE NEW PENTECOST BANNER hanging up this morning is in memory of Bud Veik given by Violet Veik and her family. Thank you!

SECRETARY HOURS During the month of June and until all activities are restored at Immanuel, the church secretary will only be in the office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

May 24, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 22 May, 2020 12:24

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 Kaden Polt. Next Sunday the reader will be Dwight Kahny.

PLEASE HELP us keep the church clean and sanitary by taking all of your personal possessions and trash with you as you leave church today.

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES produces and airs radio and TV programming around the world In more than 80 languages. The Lutheran Hour is the flagship radio program for Lutheran Hour Ministries. This 30-minute broadcast is the world’s oldest continually broadcast Gospel radio program. It airs weekly on WJAG-AM 780 or FM105.9 at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Today --“Life After Rescue” by speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. (Exodus 20)

THANK YOU to the members who came out to the cemetery to help mow so it would look good for Memorial Day weekend. Also, thank you to the LYF members who came to help put up the flags.

LYF MEMBERS are asked to help take down the flags at the cemetery tomorrow (Monday, May 25th) at 7:00 p.m.

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN is being planted for the benefit of our community. The produce will be for anyone who would like some. Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the garden. If you would like to help, contact pastor and he will help you get started! You can work once or more often as you wish.

JIM HOESTJE passed away on May 11th and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cards of condolences can be mailed to his wife, Phyllis Hoestje, 8933 Park St., Lenexa, KS 66215

Beckendorf May Update

immanuelosmond | 20 May, 2020 11:03

Dear Friends, Greetings again from Botswana.

Well, I guess this will be a short update; with the pandemic going on and being in lock-down nothing has really been happening here to report on. We are very grateful that Tim got us fairly well stocked up before everything closed, so we have been doing well. Some essential services have been open, and there has been opportunity to order food from some warehouses -- with a few glitches: we have ordered twice from the one place and never have gotten our orders; but friends of ours ordered four kilograms of chicken legs (about five pounds) and received 22 kg of legs (about 48 pounds). We were glad to help them out with their extra. On the other hand, we ordered ten boxes of matches from a different place and received 100 boxes and so can share those. God has been good, and has supplied all our needs (though it makes me wonder what is coming that we need so many matches!).

Botswana is starting to open up a little more (only six active cases of the virus right now), though rules could be tightened again if the number of people getting sick spikes. The problem is that the new rules for businesses and public places are hard for most businesses to implement, so many of them are just not opening or are having very restricted hours. That makes it chancy to try and go out and get things done since we still need to request permits to leave our house which are shown at all police check points. Hopefully these restrictions will be further loosened in the near future.

Work-wise we aren't sure what the translators are up to. Splash and Moronga were supposed to upload their completed work every Friday, but so far Moronga has only been able to accomplish this once; Splash, not at all. We are thinking this is due to technical problems; communication has been very difficult with them. We are praying that work is still actually being done, that it's just a case of not being able to upload it to where Tim can see it. It should be interesting to see what has been done when they can all get together again. Otherwise the pandemic really hasn't affected our family too much, homeschooling is still happening whether the boys want to do it or not.

Praises: - Thanksgiving for supplies and friends who share.

- Thanksgiving that we and the translators can work from home.

- Thanksgiving that we have a lot of space in which to be 'locked down' (a farm).

Prayers: * Please pray that the translators and Tim would be able to continue work, each on his own (typically the translators are much more productive when they work in a group).

* Please pray that our team will reach our goal for the year.

* Please pray for Botswana, that the virus spread would be minimal and people would take precautions.

Thank you again for all of your prayers on our behalf.

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

May 17 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 20 May, 2020 10:59

PLEASE HELP us keep the church clean and sanitary by taking all of your personal possessions and trash with you as you leave church today.

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

THE LORD’S SUPPER is celebrated at this congregation in glad confidence that our Lord gives to us not only bread and wine but His very Body and Blood to eat and drink for the forgiveness of sins and the strengthening of our union with Him and with one another. Our Lord invites to His table those who trust His words, repent of all sins, and do not refuse to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us, that they may proclaim His death until He comes. We are genuinely interested in the spiritual welfare of all who worship with us. We, therefore, respectfully ask all guests who desire to commune with us today, first speak with the Pastor or the elders before the service begins. For further study on this sacrament, see Matthew 26:26-29 and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.

OUR READER for this morning is Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be Kaden Polt.

Helping with communion this morning are Doug Hartner and Larry Krohn, with Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny assisting.

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Kenzie von Rentzell and Riley Wagner. Next Sunday they will be Mason Gansebom and Tucker von Rentzell.

THE NEW EASTER BANNERS hanging in the front of the church have been gifted to Immanuel in loving memory of Timothy Pfanstiel by his family. Thank you!

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES produces and airs radio and TV programming around the world In more than 80 languages. The Lutheran Hour is the flagship radio program for Lutheran Hour Ministries. This 30-minute broadcast is the world’s oldest continually broadcast Gospel radio program. It airs weekly on WJAG-AM 780 or FM105.9 at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Today --“Words Matter” by speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. Words matter. People matter. You matter to God, and He will stop at nothing to get your attention. (Exodus 19)

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN needs empty, rinsed milk and juice jugs to serve as mini greenhouses for vegetables. Please drop them off at church and pastor will get them to the garden, or drop them off on the west side of Clark Wilke’s business downtown.

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN is being planted for the benefit of our community. The produce will be for anyone who would like some. Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the garden. If you would like to help, contact pastor and he will help you get started! You can work once or more often as you wish.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Wednesday, May 20th at 6:00 p.m. The following members are asked to please come and help mow:

Justin Orr Robert Petersen Greg Pfanstiel James Pfanstiel

Kevin Pfanstiel Randy Pfanstiel Loren Poellot Kent Schuettler

Wyatt Schuettler Dennis Schultze Greg Schultze Tim Schultze

PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Wednesday evening, you may come in the afternoon or Tuesday evening, but please contact your chairman, Rich Lind, at 402-748-3840 so that he knows who helped and your name is not put back on the list for the next mowing. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job.

LYF MEMBERS are asked to please help put up flags at the cemetery for Memorial Day weekend on Thursday evening, May 21st, at 7:00 p.m.

Announcements for May 10, 2020

immanuelosmond | 08 May, 2020 11:44

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for today are Leia Buchanan and Reese Johns. Next Sunday they will be Kenzie von Rentzell and Riley Wagner.

OUR READER for this morning is Dwight Kahny and next Sunday the reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion next Sunday will be Doug Hartner and Larry Krohn, along with Doug Hartner and Paul Koehler.

GUIDELINES: Please follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing, and please do not congregate in the back of church before or after services. Thank you!

CHURCH QUESTIONNAIRES: Please return your church questionnaires, which were either mailed or put in your bulletin boxes.

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES produces and airs radio and TV programming around the world in more than 80 languages. The Lutheran Hour is the flagship radio program for Lutheran Hour Ministries. This 30-minute broadcast is the world’s oldest continually broadcast Gospel radio program. It airs weekly on WJAG-AM 780 or FM105.9 at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Today --“Stand a Little Taller” by Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. When someone special pays you a visit, you stand a little taller in their presence. Dr. Zeigler talks about dignity, humility, and life in the presence of God. (Exodus 18)

PLEASE HELP us keep the church clean and sanitary by taking all of your personal possessions and trash with you as you leave church today.

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN needs empty, rinsed milk and juice jugs to serve as mini greenhouses for vegetables. Please drop them off at church and pastor will get them to the garden, or drop them off on the west side of Clark Wilkes business downtown.

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN is being planted for the benefit of our community. The produce will be for anyone who would like some. Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the garden. If you would like to help, contact pastor and he will help you get started! You can work once or more often as you wish.

Easter Service Announcement

immanuelosmond | 08 April, 2020 09:30

Our Easter Service has been recorded and will be posted on this website sometime Saturday evening.  To follow along, please check your e-mail -- if you have given the church your e-mail address -- and the Order of Worship will be sent as an attachment. If we don't have your e-mail address, copies of the Easter Sunday Order of Worship are printed and on a table in the East Entrance of the Church for you to pick up if you wish. 

If you or a family member do/does not have access to the internet, please let the church office or Pastor know as DVDs have been made for you/them!   There will also be our "This Week at Immanuel" half sheet with the prayer lists.  Please continue to pray for those on our list.  If you have any prayers you would like to add or delete, please let the church office know by putting a note on the secretary's desk, emailing the church office at immanuelosmond@gmail.com or calling 402-748-3301 and leaving a message on our answering machine.  God's blessings to you all!  He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!  Alleluia!

Beckendorf April Update

immanuelosmond | 08 April, 2020 09:27

Dear Friends,

Greetings once again. Yes, it has been a long while since you heard from us, unfortunately the long intervals between updates seems to be becoming a habit with me . . . .

Well, I guess "change" is the word for the year. Things we had been planning on are now up in the air -- as I'm sure is the case for many of you also. Our main goal for this year is to publish our 'Panoramic Bible' for the Khwe; a Bible that has the main portions of the Old and New Testaments showing our need for a Savior and the good news of Jesus come into the world. We have been working on this for a long time, and were really hoping we could get this done and printed in 2020. Of course, God has his timeline, and it still could be possible that this goal is reached, but the virus pandemic will have an impact on it. Until the pandemic is over it will not possible to have community checks, or team checks. Checking with our consultant could be done remotely and we are thankful for the technology that allows for that. As of now, Botswana has a few Coronavirus cases and at least one death. Our borders are closed, we are not allowed to leave our home/yard, many businesses are shut down, and public transportation has been stopped. Our translation office has closed by order of the Bible Society, so Tim worked up schedules in advance of the lock down for what the translators are supposed to get done while they are home. We are very thankful that Tim was able to travel down to Maun to get supplies two weeks ago and we should be fine for a month or more, except for fresh food (and even then we may be able to get something from nearby).

We are also very thankful to be living on a farm, so we have plenty of space in which to isolate ourselves. Tim and the boys have been having Frisbee golf tournaments every afternoon; one 'hole' is throwing the Frisbee over the house and land it on the water-tank on the other side (it is LOUD when a Frisbee hits a tin roof!), another 'hole' is a par 13 (or thereabouts) down our driveway with electric fencing, cacti patches, and the bush being the 'hazards' -- lots of holes, and they come back a bit bedraggled, but at least they are getting their exercise.

Any other changes? Well, yes. In December Tim successfully completed all his doctorate stuff and officially graduated in January. He is relieved. He would like to start visiting other translation projects with Dr. Megahan, our consultant, in preparation for being a consultant on his own at some point.

Praises: - Thanksgiving for supplies and the possibility that we may be able to get more via a truck that might come once a week from down south.

            - Thanksgiving that we and the translators can work from home.

Prayers: * Please pray that the translators and Tim would be able to continue work, each on his own (typically the translators are much more productive when they work in a group).

             * Please pray that our team will reach our goal for the year. * Please pray for Botswana, that the virus spread would be minimal and people would take precautions.

Thank you again for all of your prayers on our behalf.

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

NO COMMUNION SERVICES THIS SUNDAY!!!!

immanuelosmond | 02 April, 2020 09:55

CHANGE! -- there will NOT be any Communion Services this Sunday due to regulations with the Coronavirus situation.  PLEASE help by letting your family, friends and neighbors know.  Thank you! 

Announcements for week of March 29, 2020

immanuelosmond | 30 March, 2020 11:53

Spiritual Nourishment: We want to encourage all of you to use daily devotion and Bible reading to be strengthened for the days ahead. Use your hymnal as a resource. We also have Portals of Prayer at church if you would like written materials. If you have Internet capability, you can also access both a written and spoken version of daily devotions prepared by Lutheran Hour Ministries. Simply go to www.lhm.org, click on Daily Devotion and push the play arrow. How many of you remember the TV program, “This Is the Life,” produced in the 1950’s? This program is shown each Sunday morning at 10:00 am on Sioux City Channel 9. While the acting and production is from the “Leave It to Beaver” era, the spiritual and religious lessons are very appropriate for our day.

Worship Participation: During this time when we will not be meeting together physically, you can participate in worship by listening to an abbreviated LCMS worship service presented by Main Street Living. That program is shown every Sunday morning at 10:30 and is led by a regional LCMS pastor. You can tune in to Sioux City Channel 9 for this half hour service. Be sure to have your hymnal nearby so that you can follow along with the liturgy and sing along with the hymns. The readings are current each Sunday so you don’t miss the progression of lessons in the church year.

The Lord’s Supper: One of the best encouragements we can ever receive, in good times and bad, is the gift of Jesus’ body and blood in the Holy Supper. We do not want anyone to be deprived of this wonderful gift. You are invited to come to church for The Lord’s Supper on those Sundays when we normally have Communion (the next one will be April 5). The hours will be during the normal worship time, 9:30 – 11:00 am. Pastor and the Elders will be there to direct you and administer the gift of Communion. We will have a brief liturgy along with the Lord’s Supper as we gather at His altar! We ask that you park on the west side of church and wait to be ushered into church by an Elder. We will limit the number of people to 10 and under, and by waiting in your car, we will be able to stay under this number and control the exposure for everyone involved.

Shut-in Visitation: This activity is pretty much on hold until we are told it is safe and permitted. However, in an emergency, Pastor is willing and able to come to you to provide care. BUT, you need to call or text him, or he won’t know of your need. His number is (402)358-0932. Hospitalizations and deaths will be handled on an individual basis.

Church Offerings: As you can imagine, the church and our ministry still need your generous offerings to be able to bring Jesus to people. When we don’t meet weekly, it is possible that the coffers could run thin. Please remember to prayerfully and generously support the work being done at Immanuel. You may mail in your contribution, or you may drop it off at the church office during normal office hours (8 am – Noon daily). Please be sure to use your offering envelope so that you get proper credit for your gift.

Confirmation: We have tentatively rescheduled Confirmation to Sunday, May 24. Details about all Confirmation activities will be forthcoming. There is no parents’ meeting on March 22.

Holy Week and Easter: We are assuming at this moment that the quarantine will last beyond Holy Week and Easter. Therefore, the following plans have been made. Should the quarantine be lifted in time, we will hold these services as originally scheduled. Please watch for future announcements. An online viewing of a special Easter service (via the church website, www.immanuelosmond.com, will be available on Easter weekend (April 12). We will also produce a DVD for those without Internet capability. We want you to know that Easter is still Easter, and Jesus is still risen from the dead! We welcome a message from you letting us know if you would like a DVD so that we can coordinate distribution to you.

Voters’ Meetings: At this time, both the special voters’ meeting scheduled for March 22, and the regularly scheduled council and voters’ meeting are postponed to a time to be announced later. The April meetings could still be held if the quarantine is lifted in time. Please watch for announcements.

The Lutheran Hour—“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. James and Margaret Broekemeier and family are sponsoring the Palm Sunday broadcast of The Lutheran Hour in memory of their daughter Sharon Rumsey. Sharon was called to eternal glory on December 3, 2015.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Now you can hear a message of hope whenever you need it! Subscribe to your favorite LHM podcast and listen anywhere. Our podcast library continues to grow! Much of what you listen to inspires your actions and words throughout the day. Fill your time with inspiring sermons, stories, and devotions by listening to LHM podcasts. Listen on iTunes or online at www.lhm.org/podcasts . With over one million listeners every week, The Lutheran Hour continues its legacy of bringing timely messages of Christ’s love by using the most current and accessible platforms. The program airs on more than 1,800 North American stations every week.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR Broadcast Schedule:

April 5: “There’s Still Time” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler People can be unreceptive to God’s love because they are very bad-or because they think they are very good. (Exodus 11-12)

April 12: “Whatever Gets Your Attention Gets You” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler (John 20)

April 19: “You Haven’t Lost Me” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler (Exodus 14)

April 26: “The Great Pursuit” Guest Speaker: Pastor Ryan Tinetti (Exodus 15)

 

SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School is being planned for July 13-16, 2020 and will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CHURCH QUESTIONNAIRES: Please return your church questionnaires, which were either mailed or put in your bulletin boxes.

The Lord's Supper on Sunday, April 5th

immanuelosmond | 30 March, 2020 11:51

The Lord’s Supper: One of the best encouragements we can ever receive, in good times and bad, is the gift of Jesus’ body and blood in the Holy Supper. We do not want anyone to be deprived of this wonderful gift. You are invited to come to church for The Lord’s Supper on those Sundays when we normally have Communion (the next one will be April 5). The hours will be during the normal worship time, 9:30 – 11:00 am. Pastor and the Elders will be there to direct you and administer the gift of Communion. We will have a brief liturgy along with the Lord’s Supper as we gather at His altar! We ask that you park on the west side of church and wait to be ushered into church by an Elder. We will limit the number of people to 10 and under, and by waiting in your car, we will be able to stay under this number and control the exposure for everyone involved.

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