Announcements at Immanuel

Announcements for April 11, 2021

immanuelosmond | 09 April, 2021 13:12

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 Ed Brummels and next Sunday our reader will be Larry Krohn. Helping with communion next week will be Ross Stelling and Paul Koehler.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Graysen Schultze and Blake Bahr. Next Sunday they will be Connor Gutz and Zachary Huwaldt.

TODAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS will continue the series, “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Since the topics, each week are “stand alone,” you can join the class any time and pick up the discussion. Today’s class considers the subject of sanctity of life. At present, the United States is fostering a culture of death. Human life has little value in our present culture. We pretend to value life, but the nature of our culture denies life’s value. Of all the creatures in the world, only God breathed the “breath of life” into man. Join today’s class for an examination of perhaps the most vital issue facing our nation.

CHURCH BOARDS AND CHURCH COUNCIL MEETINGS will be held this Wednesday, April 14th at 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM respectively.

PLEASE NOTE: MINUTES OF THE JANUARY COUNCIL MEETING are in the bulletin boxes of current council members. Please look them over prior to Wednesday nights’ council meeting. If there are any corrections or additions to the minutes, please bring those to the meeting, as the minutes will not be read at the meeting. The same will be done with the Voter’s meeting minutes.

VOTER’S MEETING will be held next Wednesday, April 21st at 8:00 p.m. The budget for the 2021-2022 year, among other items, will be voted on. Your input is very important. All voter’s and anyone wanting to become a voter are encouraged to attend.

NEXT SUNDAY, April 18, 2021, the Synod will commemorate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s defiant defense of the pure Gospel by observing “Here I Stand” Sunday, as called for by the adoption of Resolution 4–09 at the 2019 Synod convention. April 18, 1521, three and a half years after he nailed the 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Martin Luther made his historic stand at the Diet (official meeting) in the German city of Worms (pronounced “Vorms”). Accused of fostering heresy, he was directed by Charles V and other leaders to recant his teaching about the pure Gospel or face death. Luther concluded his statement to the Diet with the words: “I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not retract anything since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. “I cannot do otherwise, here I stand, may God help me, Amen” (LW 32:112–13). Next Sunday the 500th anniversary of the historic meeting will be remembered in worship and be the subject of adult Bible class.

NEXT SUNDAY: Traditionally Christian churches, one of the Sundays following Easter, have offered blessing and prayers for soil, seeds, and agricultural implements as it is the beginning of the growing season. The increase of the earth only comes because of God’s rich blessing. Appreciating our rich history and the need for God’s blessing of agriculture, next Sunday, we will bring soil, seeds and water to our altar asking God’s blessing for the growth of crops.

OUR FIRST CALL MEETING will be held on Sunday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. It will be open to the congregation.

THANK YOU to Christy Koehler for volunteering to take care of all the flowers in church.

THANK YOU to Tiger Town Food Center for the donation of Easter lilies.

REMINDER: The “Buddy” Fun Day for the students only will be held this Thursday, April 15th, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

ADOPT A COLLEGE STUDENT: It is time again to adopt-a-college student. The 26 college students could use some extra love and support, especially as they approach the end of the school year and final exams. We need to have care packages mailed by April 26th to help them prepare for finals week. Donna Kahny will have a list of college student names & addresses available before and after church in back today. If you are interested, please see her and she will give you the student’s name and mailing information, or you can contact the church office.

EASTER LILIES are available to take home after worship today. If you would like one, they are in the room north of the kitchen.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons and evenings. 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) to check availability as sometimes shut-in visits, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! If you need pastoral care other days, please call his phone number listed.

EDEN, THE COMFORT DOG -- Please join us on Sunday April 25, as we welcome Eden, comfort dog from Peace Lutheran church, Columbus. Eden will be here for church service, Bible study and Sunday School. Eden is a Sunday school project and will share how Lutheran Church Charities uses comfort dogs to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ, wherever there are hurting people. Comfort dogs of Nebraska were recently in Colorado after the shooting, to comfort and share God's love.

MAIN STREET LIVING: This is the Life – “Dead End” – (originally aired in 1957) Because of frustration with his life, a man turns to drinking and another woman. Worship Service – Rev. Benjamin Perkins of Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church in Sergeant Bluff, IA, delivers the message “Blessed” based on John 20:29. 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, "What It Means to Be a Family" Guest Speaker: Pastor Gerard Bolling - Loving, caring, and sharing--it's what we do as God's family, His Church. (Acts 4:32-35) The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, and not for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24

For Immanuel’s interior renovation last month, the following contributions & volunteer help were greatly appreciated:

The ‘Paint” & “Carpet” committees – for the time and effort spent looking at samples, getting prices, and planning this major project

Michael Koehler (Diamond K Construction) – for his carpentering work & help with planning new placement and anchoring of the church pews

Lynda Christiansen (Metcalf Paint/Designs by Lynda) – for her expertise in creative painting and color schemes

Jeff Beutler (Scranton Flooring) – for his guidance with carpet choice and working with Immanuel’s schedule for installation

Dwight Kahny & Osmond Public School – for the use of the scissors-lift which made painting much easier

Janet Pfanstiel – for all the delicious rolls, sandwiches, and cookies which she brought in for the workers.

Shelly Oltjenbruns - for making an unexpected trip to Norfolk to get more paint

Phil Gutz – for the use of his trailer and the disposal of the old church carpet

Wayne Koehler – installing a light above piano in choir loft

Scott Kumm - helping with the video projector adjustment

Painting Helpers: Joan Kumm Tami Kuhl Sharon Wagner Diane Gansebom Patti Ketelsen Doug Ketelsen Randy Pfanstiel Pam Johnson

Pew Labor Helpers (moving & anchoring): Mike Johnson Marvin Gutz Jared Koehler Logan Stelling Landon Stelling Ross Stelling Tim Oltjenbruns Payton Oltjenbruns Brian Evans Larry Krohn Caleb Krohn Paul Koehler Jim Pfanstiel Keyston Pfanstiel Jared Koehler Tucker vonRentzell Aaron vonRentzell Noah Koehler Kent Gansebom Toby, Knox & Tripp Koehler Alec & Cashton Kester Also, all those who were here and helped clear out the fellowship hall after the confirmation recognition.

Deb Gutz & Kent & Diane Gansebom – for help with scheduling church activities during this renovation and cleaning up wherever & whenever needed

Mardelle Koehler & Don, Joan & Doug Streich – for replacing the carpet strips in the pew hymnal racks

For the donation of paint used on sanctuary, fellowship, entryway, and office walls ……………

We apologize if we omitted any names of volunteers who helped with this project.

“Thank You” from … The Paint Committee: Pam Johnson & Patti Ketelsen

The Carpet Committee: Joan Streich, Pam Johnson, & Patti Ketelsen

The Trustees: Brody Friedrich Jordan Koehler, Justin Koehler Wayne Koehler Randy Pfanstiel

Easter 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 02 April, 2021 13:30

EASTER SUNDAY: 

6:30 a.m. - Sunrise Service with LYF Presentation

7:30 a.m. - Easter Breakfast hosted by LYF

8:30 a.m. - Choir Practice

9:30 a.m. - Easter Service with Holy Communion

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 the Sunrise service this morning is LYF Member, Connor Gutz. For the 9:30 service, our reader will be Mike Johnson and next Sunday our reader will be Ed Brummels. Helping with communion this morning are Paul Koehler and Ross Stelling.

CANDLELIGHTERS for the Sunrise Service are Hunter Buchanan and Anna Kahny. For the 9:30 service they are Baylen Guenther and Owen Severson. Next Sunday they will be Grayson Schultze and Blake Bahr.

REMINDER FOR ELDERS, TRUSTEES AND BOARD OF EDUCATION: There is a budget meeting scheduled for Wednesday night at 7:00.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet again this Thursday, April 8th at 6:30 AM. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time.

LADIES AID will meet on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

THE LWML SPRING GATHERING will be held next Saturday morning, April 10th at Concordia Lutheran Church in Clearwater. We will meet on the east side of church to carpool. Anyone who wishes to attend, please note that we plan to leave at 8:00 a.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING presents “No Place To Hide” – (1975) on This Is the Life. A pastor who has to face the death of his wife, cannot find comfort. Worship Service – Rev. Russell Senstad of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA, delivers the message “What Do You Know” based on John 20:1-18. 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, "Fear...Like Onions, You Know?" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. Why end a good news story on a note of fear? St. Mark's Gospel wants us to see human fear as evidence that God is at work. (Mark 16)

BOARD MEETINGS AND CHURCH COUNCIL will meet next Wednesday, April 14th at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Voter’s Meeting will be April 21st.

Announcements for March 28, 2021

immanuelosmond | 26 March, 2021 11:46

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 LYF member, Connor von Rentzell. On Maundy Thursday the reader will be Ed Brummels, on Good Friday the reader will be Larry Krohn and next Sunday at the 9:30 service, the reader will be Mike Johnson. Helping with communion on Maundy Thursday and next Sunday will be will be Paul Koehler and Ross Stelling.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Molly Beacom-Timmerman and Riley Wagner. Thursday evening they will be Spencer Hille and Baylen Guenther. Friday evening they will be Julianna Kumm and Hunter Buchanan. On Easter Sunday the candlelighters for the Sunrise service will be Hunter Buchanan and Anna Kahny. For the Easter 9:30 service they will be Baylen Guenther and Owen Severson. 2021

 

CONFIRMATION CLASS MEMBERS

CODY LEE GANSEBOM, son of Shawn and Jennifer Gansebom. Cody was born November 6, 2006 and was baptized on December 10, 2006 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osmond, by Rev. Gary Trowbridge. His sponsors are Rich & Brenda Hoppe and Sarah Rasmus. Cody’s confirmation verse is Joshua 1:9.

BRIANNA MARIE KUMM, daughter of Anthony and Cassandra Micklevitz. Brianna was born April 3, 2007 and was baptized on November 12, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osmond by Rev. Gary Trowbridge. Her sponsors are Cory & Michelle Hille and Cynthia Miller. Brianna’s confirmation verse is Psalm 23:4.

LANDON JOSEPH OLTJENBRUNS, son of Timothy and Rashelle Oltjenbruns. Landon was born August 18, 2006 and was baptized on November 19, 2006 at Zion Lutheran Church, Plainview, by Rev. Jonathan Meraz. His sponsors are Randy Snodgrass, Dan Oltjenbruns and Rhonda Pollock. Landon’s confirmation verse is John 14:27.

KEYSTON JAMES PFANSTIEL, son of James and Amber Pfanstiel. Keyston was born March 1, 2007 and baptized on April 29, 2007 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osmond, by Rev. Gary Trowbridge. His sponsors are John & Amanda Arians and Katrina Conway. Keyston’s confirmation verse is Matthew 13:47.

ELLA MARIE VON RENTZELL, daughter of Aaron and Jennifer von Rentzell. Ella was born November 29, 2006 and was baptized on January 7, 2007 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osmond, by Rev. Gary Trowbridge. Her sponsors are Howard & Stephanie Daubert. Ella’s confirmation verse is Luke 1:37.

ERIN ELIZABETH WAGNER, daughter of Chris and Robin Wagner. Erin was born November 11, 2007 and was baptized on January 14, 2007 at Thabor Lutheran Church, Wausa, by Rev. Michelle Olson. Her sponsor is Melissa Pitt. Erin’s confirmation verse is Psalm 46:5.

 

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL or BIBLE CLASSES today or on Easter Sunday.

THE FINAL LYF PRACTICE for Easter Sunrise service will be Thursday, April 1st at 3:30 p.m.

THANK YOU to the choir for sharing your God-given voices this morning. They will also be practicing Wednesday evening at 7:00 and again next Sunday at 8:30 a.m. to then sing at the 9:30 Easter worship service with Holy Communion.

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, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler is the speaker. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

MAIN STREET LIVING/THIS IS THE LIFE: The entire one-hour broadcast will feature a tour of the Holy Land. It will displace the “This Is the Life” program as well as the worship service. This tour features many places where Jesus walked and talked. “The Holy Land-The Eternal Rock Tour” features your Lutheran brothers and sisters as they discover many of these sacred sites. The tour is guided by Rev. Nabil Nour of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartford, South Dakota, who was raised in Galilee.

SERMON SERIES FOR HOLY WEEK: The 40-day journey of Lent began on Ash Wednesday.. 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 to come yet are as follows: April 1 @ 7:00 PM: Maundy Thursday with Communion “The Blood of the Covenant” Exodus 24:3–11 April 2 @ 7:00 PM: Good Friday “A Rich Burial” Isaiah 53:9 April 4 @ 6:30 AM: Easter Sunrise with LYF message (followed by LYF Breakfast) April 4 @ 9:30 AM: Easter Service with Communion “With Him through Death” Daniel 3:1–29; 1 Peter 3:17–22; Matthew 27:57–66

SUNDAY SCHOOL is looking for many cardboard toilet tissue tubes for a craft project. Please bring them to the church by April 16th. THRIVENT MEMBERS: The deadline for designating your 2020 Thrivent Choice dollars is March 31, 2021.

Announcements for March 21, 2021

immanuelosmond | 19 March, 2021 12:23

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. Wednesday evening the reader will be Ross Stelling and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Connor von Rentzell. Helping with communion this morning are Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caden Wingert and Spencer Hille. Wednesday evening they will be Matthew Alderson and Kaden Polt. Next Sunday they will be Molly Beacom-Timmerman and Riley Wagner.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS continues the study: “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Since each class is a “stand alone” unit, you can join class anytime and pick up the discussion. Today’s dangerous topic is CREATION. The Bible teaches that God, in the beginning, created the world and universe, “out of nothing” (ex nihilo). Did you know that pure science demonstrates the exact same thing? But, since most in the scientific community have a deliberate predisposition against creation, the scientific facts are dismissed. Even Albert Einstein introduced a “fudge factor” into his discovery of General Relativity that permitted the continued teaching of chance. In light of scientific evidence, there are only two choices: One, no one created everything out of nothing, or, two, someone created everything out of nothing. There is no other choice. If you know of another choice, come to Bible class, and make your case! The divine creation of the world is such a dangerous topic that it causes otherwise intelligent scientists to dismiss all the facts and grab hold of wild speculation (it is truly sad, but funny!). Today’s Bible class will be EPIC, giving you something to talk about this week at the Mini-Mart.

CONFIRMATION RECOGNITION will be held tonight, March 21st beginning at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lilienkamp will be the speaker. Confirmands received invitations for themselves and their families. Also, leaders of the organizations have received an invitation in your bulletin box.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet again this Thursday, March 25th at 6:30 AM. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time.

CHOIR will meet at 8:30 AM next Sunday, March 28th, then sing at 9:30 worship. They will also practice on Wednesday, March 31st at 7:00 PM and on April 4th, Easter Sunday, at 8:30 AM and sing at the 9:30 AM Easter service.

THE PAINT COMMITTEE would like to thank everyone who helped paint all the walls in the church. What a fantastic job you all did!!

MAIN STREET LIVING: This is the Life – “A Gift for Grandpa” depicts how Freddie goes to great lengths to get a gift for Grandpa Fisher and learns valuable lessons along the way. Worship Service – Rev. David Lyons of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller, IA, delivers the message “Glory Be To Jesus” based on Mark 10:45. 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. The Lutheran Hour airs on WJAG both AM 780 and FM 105.9 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available in Osmond on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp at 402-369-2529 or the church office at 402-748-3301 to check availability.

NEXT SUNDAY IS PALM SUNDAY WITH CONFIRMATION: The 8th grade students getting confirmed are: Cody Gansebom, Brianna Kumm, Landon Oltjenbruns, Keyston Pfanstiel, Ella von Rentzell and Erin Wagner.

SUNDAY SCHOOL is looking for many cardboard toilet tissue tubes for a craft project. Please bring them to the church by April 16th.

SUNDAY SCHOOL OR BIBLE CLASSES will not meet on Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday. WHAT ABOUT BOOK have been revised and are available for you near the bulletin boxes. These books are easy to read and explain what Lutherans believe and teach about topics important for today.

SERMON SERIES FOR LENT & HOLY WEEK: The 40-day journey of Lent began on Ash Wednesday.. 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 24 @ 7:00 PM: “The Blood That Sanctifies” Hebrews 13:9-16 April 2 @ 7:00 PM: Maundy Thursday: “The Blood of the Covenant” Exodus 24:3–11 April 3 @ 7:00 PM: Good Friday: “A Rich Burial” Isaiah 53:9 April 4 @ 6:30 AM: Easter Sunrise: LYF message (followed by LYF Breakfast @ 7:30 AM) April 4 @ 9:30 AM: Easter: “With Him through Death” Daniel 3:1–29; 1 Peter 3:17–22; Matthew 27:57–66

THRIVENT MEMBERS: The deadline for designating your 2020 Thrivent Choice Dollars is March 31, 2021.

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

HELP IS NEEDED for the remodel/carpet project – taking out pews, altar, etc. before the old carpet can be taken up and new carpet laid and then placing the pews, altar, etc. back after carpet installation. Please contact either Wayne Koehler at 402-750-4192 or Jordan Koehler at 402-679-7063. 2021

OFFERING ENVELOPES: There are still some offering envelopes that have not been picked up. They are in the secretary’s office. Please pick yours up as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already! Thank You!

CALL UPDATE: A Call List has been received from the Nebraska District LCMS office. The Elders are working on contacting those listed.

Alaska Mission for Christ Opportunities: AMC has been given a new service opportunity in Haines, Alaska. Haines is located in southeast Alaska, requiring a flight to Juneau and then ferry to Haines. Haines sustained a large landslide in early December, and the community is asking for assistance from our ministry to help in clearing debris and rebuilding structures. More information is on a bulletin insert this week.  If you are interested in finding out more about these opportunities, contact Darlene Lilienkamp: dalili52@yahoo.com or 402-369-1499.

March 14, 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 12 March, 2021 12:46

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 Ross Stelling. Wednesday evening and next Sunday our reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion next week will be Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Karter Johnson and Hudson Schultze. Wednesday evening they will be Zaylah Pfanstiel and Tucker von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Caden Wingert and Spencer Hille.

THE SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE CLASS is going through a series entitled: “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Because each week is a “stand alone” lesson, you can join class any given week and “jump right in.” Today’s study revolves around the Bible as a dangerous teaching of Christianity. Today’s study is very pertinent because we are living in a cancel culture where things are “canceled” because they do not fit the politically correct narrative. For example, a few days ago six Dr. Seuss books were cancelled. If the cancelling trend continues, many books and ideas will be cancelled. But the Bible is the most likely book to be cancelled because it teaches the inspired Word of God that is foolishness to those who do not believe.

HELP NEEDED! Help is needed for the remodel project – taking out pews, altar, etc. before the old carpet can be taken up and new carpet laid and then placing the pews, altar, etc. back after carpet installation. Please contact either Wayne Koehler at 402-750-4192 or Jordan Koehler at 402-679-7063.

CHOIR will meet at 8:30 AM, then sing at worship on Sunday, March 28th. They will also practice on Wednesday, March 31st at 7:00 PM and on April 4th, Easter Sunday, at 8:30 AM and sing at the 9:30 AM Easter service.

LYF MEMBERS: Please remember that there will be skit practice for the Sunrise Easter service this afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

THANK YOU to the congregation for the greetings and cards for my birthday and ordination anniversary. Thank you to the 5th and 6th grade midweek confirmation class for recognizing my birthday at midweek Lent fellowship time. Thank you! God has been and continues to be very gracious to me. Pastor Lilienkamp

MAIN STREET LIVING: What is proper when Christians face adversity is discussed in this episode “Time Out for Bill” on This Is the Life. Worship Service – Rev. G. Clausen of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sheldon, IA, delivers the message “Saved by Grace Through Faith” based on Ephesians 2:1-10. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

CONFIRMATION RECOGNITION will be held next Sunday, March 21st beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Pastor Lilienkamp will be the speaker.  Confirmands received invitations on Wednesday for themselves and their families.  Also, leaders of the organizations have received an invitation to speak to the confirmands in your bulletin boxes.

CALL UPDATE: A call list has been received from the Nebraska LCMS District office. The Elders are working on contacting those listed.

THRIVENT MEMBERS: The deadline for designating your 2020 Thrivent Choice dollars is March 21, 2021.

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, "Widow's Mite" - Why did Jesus commend a poor widow who gave all her money to a corrupt institution that oppressed widows? Dr. Michael Zeigler takes a deeper look. (Mark 12: 13-34)

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!

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 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

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. 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) to check availability as sometimes shut-in visits, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! If you need pastoral care other days, please call his phone number listed.

Announcements for March 14, 2021

immanuelosmond | 12 March, 2021 12:42

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 Ross Stelling. Wednesday evening and next Sunday our reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion next week will be Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Karter Johnson and Hudson Schultze. Wednesday evening they will be Zaylah Pfanstiel and Tucker von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Caden Wingert and Spencer Hille.

THE SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE CLASS is going through a series entitled: “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Because each week is a “stand alone” lesson, you can join class any given week and “jump right in.” Today’s study revolves around the Bible as a dangerous teaching of Christianity. Today’s study is very pertinent because we are living in a cancel culture where things are “canceled” because they do not fit the politically correct narrative. For example, a few days ago six Dr. Seuss books were cancelled. If the cancelling trend continues, many books and ideas will be cancelled. But the Bible is the most likely book to be cancelled because it teaches the inspired Word of God that is foolishness to those who do not believe.

HELP NEEDED! Help is needed for the remodel project – taking out pews, altar, etc. before the old carpet can be taken up and new carpet laid and then placing the pews, altar, etc. back after carpet installation. Please contact either Wayne Koehler at 402-750-4192 or Jordan Koehler at 402-679-7063.

CHOIR will meet at 8:30 AM, then sing at worship on Sunday, March 28th. They will also practice on Wednesday, March 31st at 7:00 PM and on April 4th, Easter Sunday, at 8:30 AM and sing at the 9:30 AM Easter service.

LYF MEMBERS: Please remember that there will be skit practice for the Sunrise Easter service this afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

THANK YOU to the congregation for the greetings and cards for my birthday and ordination anniversary. Thank you to the 5th and 6th grade midweek confirmation class for recognizing my birthday at midweek Lent fellowship time. Thank you! God has been and continues to be very gracious to me. Pastor Lilienkamp

MAIN STREET LIVING: What is proper when Christians face adversity is discussed in this episode “Time Out for Bill” on This Is the Life. Worship Service – Rev. G. Clausen of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sheldon, IA, delivers the message “Saved by Grace Through Faith” based on Ephesians 2:1-10. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

CALL UPDATE: A call list has been received from the Nebraska LCMS District office. The Elders are working on contacting those listed.

THRIVENT MEMBERS: The deadline for designating your 2020 Thrivent Choice dollars is March 21, 2021.

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, "Widow's Mite" - Why did Jesus commend a poor widow who gave all her money to a corrupt institution that oppressed widows? Dr. Michael Zeigler takes a deeper look. (Mark 12: 13-34)

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!

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 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

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. 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) to check availability as sometimes shut-in visits, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! If you need pastoral care other days, please call his phone number listed.

Announcements for March 7, 2021

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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

February 28, 2021 Announcements

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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 LYF member, Graysen Schultze. Wednesday evening and next Sunday the reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion next Sunday will be Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

 

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Baylen Guenther and Molly Beacom-Timmerman. Wednesday evening they will be Graysen Schultze and Connor von Rentzell. Next Sunday the candlelighters will be Molly Beacom-Timmerman and Leia Buchanan.

 

ADULT BIBLE CLASS TODAY begins a new study entitled:  “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.”  Today’s class will learn the meaning of a “worldview.”  Is there a distinctive Christian “worldview” and how is it different a non-Christian “worldview?”  How is the Christian “worldview” a blessing for a fruitful life here on earth?

 

LYF MEETING  will be held on Sunday, March 7th right after church.  Butter Braid orders need to be turned in at the meeting.

 

LYF PARENTS:  Please let Melanie Gutz know if your LYF member will be able to participate in the Easter Sunrise Service by March 1st.  Please call or text Melanie @ 402-525-7323.

 

LYF WILL BE HOSTING FELLOWSHIP after The Lent service on March 3rd.  Please wear your LYF t-shirts.  LYF will be serving Butter Braids!

 

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available in Osmond on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM.  Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 Bible class.  Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM.  To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp at 402-369-2529 or the church office.

 

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, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler is the speaker.

MAIN STREET LIVING presents – “Out of Bondage” on This Is the Life, where they examine the Christian approach to alcoholism. Worship Service – Rev. Christopher LaBoube of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton, IA delivers the message “The Peace of God Gives Us Hope” based on Romans 5:1-11.  These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

 

SERMON SERIES FOR LENT & HOLY WEEK:  The 40-day journey of Lent began on Ash Wednesday..  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 to come yet are as follows:  

March 3:  “The Blood That Gives Access”  Hebrews 10:19–22

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

 

FELLOWSHIP HOURS:  Thank you to the following groups who volunteered to serve for the weekly fellowship hours after midweek Lent services:  March 3:  LYF will serve         March 10: 5th & 6th Grade Students     March 17: Ladies Aid will serve              March 24:  no fellowship hour – carpet getting installed

 

Announcements for February 21, 2021

immanuelosmond | 17 February, 2021 13:40

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 and Wednesday evening the reader will be is Larry Krohn and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Grayson Schultze. Helping with communion this morning are Ross Stelling and Paul Koehler.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Connor Gutz and Kenzie von Rentzell. Wednesday evening they will be Zachary Huwaldt and Parker Johnson. Next Sunday they will be Baylen Guenther and Molly Beacom-Timmerman.

LYF MEETING will be held on Sunday, March 7th right after church. Butter Braid orders need to be turned in at the meeting.

LYF PARENTS: Please let Melanie Gutz know if your LYF member will be able to participate in the Easter Sunrise Service by March 1st. Please call or text Melanie @ 402-525-7323.

MAIN STREET LIVING presents – “The Day We Lost Ella Mae” on This Is the Life, where Social responsibility and Christian witness is the topic. Worship Service – Rev. Jeffrey Bloom of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, NE delivers the message. 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, "Do You See Anything?" by Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler (Mark)

ADULT BIBLE CLASS will begin a new study, next Sunday, February 28. The study “The Dangerous Teachings of Christianity,” will examine teachings of Christianity that are dangerous and counter-cultural for today’s society. These teachings set Christians apart from others making these teachings and Christians dangerous to the world. Join Adult Bible Class for examination and discussion of Christianity’s dangerous teachings.

THANK YOU to Gary Theis, who is here this morning from Mission Central to share about the work of our LC-MS missionaries.

THE SECRETARY will be out of the office this week. If you have any announcements or messages, please leave them on her desk or leave a message when you call the office – Julie Slagle will print next week’s bulletin on Friday. Thank You.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet again this Thursday, February 25th at 6:30 AM. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available in Osmond on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp at 402-369-2529 or the church office at 402-748-3301 to check availability.

SERMON SERIES FOR LENT & HOLY WEEK: The 40-day journey of Lent began on Ash Wednesday.. 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:

February 24: “The Blood That Pardons” Hebrews 9:15-22

March 3: “The Blood That Gives Access” Hebrews 10:19–22

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

FELLOWSHIP HOURS: Thank you to the following groups who volunteered to serve for the weekly fellowship hours after midweek Lent services: February 24: The Elders March 3: LYF will serve March 10: 5th & 6th Grade Students March 17: Ladies Aid will serve March 24: no fellowship hour – carpet getting installed

February 14, 2021 Announcements

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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 and Wednesday evening is Ed Brummels. Our reader for next Sunday will be Larry Krohn. Helping with communion next week will be Ross Stelling and Paul Koehler.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Owen Severson and Caden Wingert. Wednesday evening they will be Kaden Polt and Riley Wagner. Next Sunday they will be Connor Gutz and Kenzie von Rentzell.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. 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) to check availability as sometimes shut-in visits, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! If you need pastoral care other days, please call his phone number listed.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS this morning will wrap up the book of Exodus. The book of Exodus, one of the most Christo-centric books of the Old Testament, abounds with real life examples that relate to our present day Christian life. Class will wrap up the study with a look at chapter 40 where something amazing happens when the tabernacle is finished, dedicated and put into use. Come to class find out what happens! NEXT SUNDAY Gary Thies, Mission Central, Mapleton, Iowa, will lead class sharing information about the mission outreach of Mission Central. BEGINNING SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28, Pastor Lilienkamp start a new Bible Class series “The Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Christianity, being both radical and counter cultural, is a dangerous teaching for both those who claim Christianity and those who reject Christianity. Please consider joining Adult Bible Class!

MAIN STREET LIVING presents – “Mr. Big” on This Is the Life. Worship Service – Rev. Lucas Booher of Zion Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, IA delivers the message “The Lifted Veil” based on 2 Corinthians 3:12-13; 4:1-6. 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, "Shines and Saves" by Guest Speaker, Rev. Cody Cooper. Jesus surpasses all expectations as we see Him revealed on the Mount of Transfiguration. (Mark 9:2-13)

THANK YOU to our preschoolers for singing in church this morning!

BECKENDORF UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY was received this past week. A copy is in your bulletin.

DONATIONS FOR NEW STOCKING HATS, SCARVES AND BALL CAPS are being accepted to give to cancer patients taking chemo at Brian Health as a project for the senior nursing class of which Maggie Kruse is a member. A box is set up in the west entrance for donations. Donations being accepted through February 28th.

CHOIR will plan to sing on Easter Sunday. Watch your bulletin for more information in the coming weeks.

2021 OFFERING ENVELOPES: There are still some offering envelopes that have not been picked up. They are on a table behind the pews. Please pick yours up as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already! Thanks!

2021 Camp Luther Woodcutters Retreat will take place March 11-13. Attendees can arrive either Thursday evening or Friday morning. We will work all day Friday and Saturday until about 4:00 pm. Camp will provide some tools and supplies, but volunteers are asked to bring chainsaws, skid loaders, tractors, side-by-side, or any equipment that will assist in clearing trees and hauling wood. We ask volunteers to also bring safety equipment. Camp will provide breakfast, lunch, and supper (on Friday), then breakfast and lunch (on Saturday). Due to COVID-19, Camp Luther does have a mask mandate for indoor events, unless eating or social distancing can be maintained (indoor 10 feet). Lodging is available for Thursday and Friday night. To register yourself and/or your group, please go to www.campluther.org and scroll down to Men’s Ministry and Woodcutters Retreat.

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 or the church office. Thank you!

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

THE ASH WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE will be hosted once again by our LWML organization this Wednesday, February 17th. The 2021 Prayer service, written by past LWML Pastoral Counselor, Rev. Robert Mundahl, is “He Prayed with Them”, based on Acts 20:36b. When was the last time you prayed with someone? Not for someone, but with someone? We are encouraged in Scripture to be people of prayer, and prayer marks us as children of the heavenly Father. He has promised to hear us and to answer our prayers. This service encourages and expands our life of prayer to include praying with others. Everyone is invited to attend.

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: February 17: Ash Wednesday: “The Blood That Cleanses” Hebrews 9:14-16

February 24: “The Blood That Pardons” Hebrews 9:15-22

March 3: “The Blood That Gives Access” Hebrews 10:19–22

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

FELLOWSHIP HOURS: We are looking for volunteers to serve for the weekly fellowship hours after midweek Lent services.

February 17(Ash Wednesday): LWML will serve

March 3: LYF will serve

March 24: Ladies Aid will serve

Dates still available: February 24:

                              March 10:

                              March 17:

Please contact the church office if you or your group is willing

CHOIR

immanuelosmond | 05 February, 2021 11:28

Choir will plan to sing on Easter Sunday.  Watch the bulletin announcements for more information!

February 7, 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 05 February, 2021 11:21

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 and Ash Wednesday our reader will be Ed Brummels. Helping with communion this morning are Paul Koehler and Ross Stelling.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Connor von Rentzell and Tucker von Rentzell. Next Sunday they will be Owen Severson and Caden Wingert. On Ash Wednesday they will be Kaden Polt and Riley Wagner.

COVID PRECAUTIONS AT SUNDAY WORSHIP: At the present time the Board of Elders have decided to maintain health caution at worship services. This means masks are encouraged but not required, handshaking is avoided, and communion distribution moved to the conclusion of the service. These changes are temporary to minimize COVID. The Lord’s Supper, a treasure of the Lord’s presence, is normally celebrated at the altar with blessing for each table. We treasure that intimate reception of the Body and Blood at the altar. While receiving the Sacrament at the conclusion of the service, walking out, doesn’t seem as reverent, it remains the holy Sacrament of the Lord. Pray that, through God’s blessing, all segments of our lives, at home, work, school, community and church will get back to a full normal.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS will be studying Exodus chapter 32 this morning. Chapter 32 covers Israel’s apostasy of worshipping the Golden Calf when Moses delayed coming down Mt. Sinai with the 10 Commandments. Chapter 32, hands down, contains the funniest verse of the entire Bible. Why not join Bible class today, find out the funniest Bible verse, but more, learn the value of following God.

DONATIONS FOR NEW STOCKING HATS, SCARVES AND BALL CAPS are being accepted to give to cancer patients taking chemo at Brian Health as a project for the senior nursing class of which Maggie Kruse is a member. A box is set up in the west entrance for donations. Donations being accepted through February 28th.

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 or the church office. Thank you!

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

MAIN STREET LIVING presents – “The Point of No Return” on This Is the Life. This color presentation discusses God’s limitless grace. Worship Service – Rev. Timothy Geitz of Grace Lutheran Church in LeMars, IA delivers the message “Healer or Preacher” based on Mark 1:29. 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, "Stories Around the Table" Dr. Michael Zeigler shares a story about people who had more in common than they thought. (Mark 6-8)

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.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. 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!

Work At Camp Luther This Summer! For the summer of 2021, Camp Luther has specific paid positions for high school students! High school students can apply to be a camp assistant and serve in the kitchen, on maintenance, or as the media tech, taking pictures and assisting with social media accounts. The application for high school students is below. Submit applications by emailing Nicole at programdirector@camp luther.org or mailing a paper copy to Camp Luther c/o Program Director, 1050 Road 4, Schuyler, NE 68661. Call or email Nicole at 402-352-5655 or programdirector@campluther.org for more information.

THE ASH WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE will be hosted once again by our LWML organization on Wednesday, February 17th. The 2021 Prayer service, written by past LWML Pastoral Counselor, Rev. Robert Mundahl, is “He Prayed with Them”, based on Acts 20:36b. When was the last time you prayed with someone? Not for someone, but with someone? We are encouraged in Scripture to be people of prayer, and prayer marks us as children of the heavenly Father. He has promised to hear us and to answer our prayers. This service encourages and expands our life of prayer to include praying with others. Everyone is invited to attend.

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: February 17: Ash Wednesday: “The Blood That Cleanses” Hebrews 9:14-16

February 24: “The Blood That Pardons” Hebrews 9:15-22

March 3: “The Blood That Gives Access” Hebrews 10:19–22

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:

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

FELLOWSHIP HOURS: We are looking for volunteers to serve for the weekly fellowship hours after midweek Lent services.

February 17(Ash Wednesday): LWML will serve

March 3: LYF will serve

March 24: Ladies Aid will serve

Dates still available: February 24: March 10: March 17:

Please contact the church office if you or your group is willing.

January 31, 2021 Announcements

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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 Anna Kahny and Hudson Schultze. Next Sunday they will be Connor von Rentzell and Tucker von Rentzell.

OUR READER for this morning is Ross Stelling and next Sunday, the reader will be Larry Krohn. Helping with communion next Sunday will be Paul Koehler and Ross Stelling.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR has now been on the air for 90 years. With its first broadcast on October 3rd, 1930, it is the longest-running Christian broadcast in the world. The Lutheran Hour has touched lives and nurtured God’s children with an unchanging message of hope and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We give all praise and glory to God for this life-changing ministry.

EQUIPMENT ITEMS NO LONGER NEEDED BY THE CHURCH are located in the devotional room by the west entryway. Please take what you are interested in for a freewill donation. Thank you!

LETTER FROM KAREN SCHREIBER was received this past week. She has asked the office to share with you. A copy is in each bulletin box and her letter is on the bulletin board in the east entrance. If you would like to write to Karen, her address is: 413 Saint Paul St. NW, Preston, MN 55965

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 or the church office. Thank you!

ADULT BIBLE CLASS spent the last 2 Sundays learning about God giving the two tables of commandments to Israel. Biblically, the Ten Commandments are called the Ten Words. Today, class will cover a variety of topics, namely, numerous laws concerning slavery, property, restitution and social justice. In addition, class will learn about God’s direction for building the Ark of the Covenant and the tabernacle. Hopefully, class will be set to cover the false worship of the “Golden Calf” next Sunday. Why not join Adult Bible class for informative, lively, interesting and even sometimes funny discussion of the book of Exodus.

THE ANNUAL REPORT is complete and in your bulletin boxes! Thank you, everyone, for bringing your reports to the church office in such a nice timely manner! It is greatly appreciated!

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LLOYD TIMMERMAN will be held tomorrow, February 1st at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held this afternoon from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Members of the congregation are welcome to bring desserts -- cake, bars, cookies, cupcakes --for the lunch after the funeral.

2021 OFFERING ENVELOPES: There are still some offering envelopes that have not been picked up. If you haven’t picked yours up yet, please do so as soon as possible. If you were missed accidentally, please contact Donna Kahny and a box will be given to you. Thank You!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: On Sunday, February 21st, Gary Thies from Mission Central will be coming to Immanuel Lutheran. He always has a wonderful message about our LCMS missionaries.

FELLOWSHIP HOURS: We are looking for volunteers to serve for the weekly fellowship hours after midweek Lent services. Please contact the church office if you or your group is willing. Thank you.

CHEER PLATES: The LWML ladies will be packing cheer plates next Sunday morning after church. Each member is asked to bring a dozen items, help prepare the plates and help with the deliveries.

January 24, 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 22 January, 2021 11:55

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 LYF member, Parker Johnson. Next Sunday the reader will be Ross Stelling.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Spencer Hille and Caleb Miller. Next Sunday the candlelighters will be Anna Kahny and Hudson Schultze.

NEW BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY: Again this Thursday, January 28th at 6:30 AM, Pastor Lilienkamp will moderate a men’s study time. The study will use a synodical study to help small town/rural congregations grow in faithfulness to the Word of God. The study will address some of the issues that President Snow raised at the pre-call meeting of Dec. 1. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time. In addition to study, sharing, and prayer, coffee/juice, rolls/toast will be served. The plan is for the study group to meet 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Adjournment will be promptly at 7:30 AM.

LIFE SUNDAY, is observed today at Immanuel, as well as at most LCMS congregations. LIFE SUNDAY marks the importance of humans being sacred at every level from conception to the grave. January 22, 1973 marked the date of Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion in all 50 states of the union. Since that date, 70 million innocent pre-born lives have been taken. Each of the babies is a life for which Jesus lived, died and rose. As Christians we work for the preservation of life. Christians work for the welfare to help mothers with unexpected pregnancies so that the babies can be delivered and brought up. You can receive pro-life information, resources, and Bible studies at our LCMS pro-life organization, Lutherans for Life. LFL is found on the web at: www.lutheransforlife.org. The single red rose is a symbol of the pro-life movement. On the altar today, Pastor Carl and Darlene have placed two single red roses in memory and honor of all the babies lost through abortion. “Today we don’t confess that we are against abortion. We are, of course. But that’s not quite it. Today we don’t confess that we are pro-life. We are, of course. But that’s not quite it, either. Today we confess that God gives life to all things. God makes, and we are made. He makes life, and we leave alive.” Rev. Christopher Esget, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Virginia

THE 2020 ANNUAL REPORT is being finalized. Officers, if you haven’t already, please bring your reports to the church office as soon as possible. Thank You!

SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS will spend a second week on Exodus chapter 20 - the giving of the 10 Commandments. Last week, class learned that no- where in the Bible text are the 10 Commandments called the 10 Commandments. They are called the 10 Words. All 10 Words are relational. They all deal with relationships other than SELF. Join today’s class to discuss how each commandment deals with relationship with God and others.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available in Osmond on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp at 402-369-2529 or the church office.

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. Take a few moments from your busy schedule to listen to Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler, Speaker for The Lutheran Hour, as he shares God’s Word in his own inimitable style. Listen on-line at your leisure at https://www.lutheranhour.org/

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: On Sunday, February 21st, Gary Thies from Mission Central will be coming to Immanuel Lutheran. He always has a wonderful message about our LCMS missionaries.

January 17,2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 15 January, 2021 15:04

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 Paul Koehler and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Parker Johnson.  Helping with communion this morning are Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

 

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Hunter Buchanan and Zaylah Pfanstiel. Next Sunday they will be Spencer Hille and Caleb Miller.

 

COVID PRECAUTIONS AT SUNDAY WORSHIP:  At the present time the Board of Elders have decided, in light of increasing number of cases in the area, to increase the health caution at worship services.  This means every other pew is marked off, masks are encouraged but not required, handshaking is avoided, and  communion distribution moved to the conclusion of the service.  These changes are temporary to minimize COVID.  The Lord’s Supper, a treasure of the Lord’s presence, is normally celebrated at the altar with blessing for each table.  We treasure that intimate reception of the Body and Blood at the altar.   While receiving the Sacrament at the conclusion of the service, walking out, doesn’t seem as reverent, it remains the holy Sacrament of the Lord.  Pray that, through God’s blessing, all segments of our lives, at home, work, school, community and church will get back to a full normal. 

 

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

 

ADULT BIBLE CLASS this morning, after 3 months of study, will arrive with the children of Israel at Mount Sinai for the giving of the 10 Commandments.  The 10 Commandments are a profound gift to all human society, Christian or not, in every age since God gave them to Israel at Mount Sinai.  Never once in the Bible are the 10 Commandments referred to as the 10 Commandments.  What are they called, and does it make a difference?  Come to Adult Bible Class to find out. 

 

END OF YEAR OFFERINGS IMMANUEL HAS RECEIVED, for which we are ever thankful for have come from Allen Broekemeier as well as the following businesses:  West-Hodson Lumber Co., American Legion Post 326, Osmond VFW Post 7838, Tiger Town Food Center, Manzer Equipment, Osmond Farm Supply and Sons of American Legion.  If you are in these businesses or see any of them, please pass along our thanks. 

 

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available in Osmond on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Confirmation class is taught from 4-5:30 PM.  Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 Bible class.  Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM.

To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp at 402-369-2529 or the church office at

402-748-3301 to check availability.

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR —People of Christ with THE Message of Hope—“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: “Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise!” Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer -- The word of Jesus turns us out from ourselves and our problems to the faith, hope, and love that He brings. (Mark 3)  

 

NORFOFLK AREA LUTHERANS FOR LIFE sponsored today’s Lutheran Hour broadcast in observance of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday which will be observed next Sunday, January 24th.   The Mission and Purpose of Lutherans for Life is: “Equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices for Life.”  Their theme for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is:  “From Invisible to Indispensable”.  The  theme is based on 1 Corinthians 12:22 (ESV): “On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable …”  For more information on Lutherans for Life; go to www.lutheransforlife.org.

 

2021 OFFERING ENVELOPES:  There are still some offering envelopes that have not been picked up.  If you haven’t picked yours up yet, please do so as soon as possible.  If you were missed accidentally, please contact Donna Kahny and a box will be given to you.  Thank You!

 

CEMETERY “SHELTER” UPDATEdue to the generous donations received, funds for the proposed estimate cost has been exceeded.  Construction on the shelter will begin in the Spring.  The Committee would like to thank everyone for their financial support.

 

EQUIPMENT ITEMS NO LONGER NEEDED BY THE CHURCH are located in the devotional room by the west entryway.  Please take what you are interested in for a freewill donation.  Thank you!

 

CUSTODIAN WANTED  The church is in need of a custodian for the “educational wing” of Immanuel.  Please contact Justin Koehler for details if you are interested in this position.

 

VOTERS’ MEETING IS WEDNESDAY  Please plan on attending the Voters’ Meeting this Wednesday as we will be voting on the replacement of the carpet for the Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary, Altar and the West Entrance.  Also being voted on will be the removal of the current wallpaper on the alter/behind the cross, with the possibility of painting this area and also the choir lofts.

 

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