Announcements at Immanuel

Announcements for June 23, 2019

immanuelosmond | 20 June, 2019 14:42

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests.

 

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for next week will be Kennedy Johnson and Mary Kahny.

 

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Kaden Polt and next Sunday our reader will be Mike Johnson.

 

THANK YOU to those who came to mow the cemetery last Sunday and Monday. Your help is very much appreciated. Those who couldn't make it will be back on the list for the next mowing.

 

REMINDER: LWML will be held this Wednesday, June 26th at 7:30 p.m.

 

AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY will be held this Wednesday, June 26th at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Elaine Peterson.

 

ADDRESSES NEEDED! The Sunday School is looking for names and addresses of members of Immanuel who are in the military either stateside or serving overseas. Please contact Jared Koehler or the church office. Thank you.

 

HELP NEEDED! On July 10th, the Sunday School is going to care for God's troops. They w3ill be putting together care packages and sending them to troops stateside and overseas. We are asking for the congregation to have a helping hand in donating items to make it successful. Items to be included could be healthy snacks, homemade baking, candy, books, magazines, newspapers, games, and a letter from yourself or a child. Keep in mind that everything we put in needs to fit in a shoebox!! Contact Jared Koehler @ 402-360-2919 for details.

 

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Monday, July 1st at 6:30 p.m. Chairman will be Rich Lind. Watch next week's bulletin for a list of those asked to come and help mow, also watch your mail for a postcard requesting your help.

 

CEMETERY NOTE!! We appreciate the members of Immanuel that did show up to mow the cemetery last week, but out of the twelve names on the list we only had 2 families show up on Sunday evening and 1 on Monday evening, in addition to 1 member calling to say that he couldn't make it, but to put his name on again. Due to the low response, the cemetery committee is looking at other avenues or ways for keeping up the cemetery. Until other plans are made however, we will continue to mow as we have previously done.

The Cemetery Committee

June 16n 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 14 June, 2019 12:31

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you can worship with us again soon.

IF YOU PLAN TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION DURING THIS MORNING'S WORSHIP SERVICE, please register with the elders in the secretary's office before the worship service begins.

OUR CANDLE LIGHTERS scheduled for next Sunday will be Diandra Polt and Madeline Huwaldt.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Doug Hartner. Next Sunday our reader will be Kaden Polt. Helping with communion this morning are Aaron von Rentzell and Dwight Kahny.

ADDRESSES NEEDED! The Sunday School is looking for names and addresses of members of Immanuel who are in the military either stateside or serving overseas. Please contact Jared Koehler or the church office. Thank you.

HELP NEEDED! On July 10th, the Sunday School is going to care for God's troops. They will be putting together care packages and sending them to troops state side and overseas. We are asking for the congregation to have a helping hand in donating items to make it successful. Items to be included could be healthy snacks, homemade baking, candy, books, magazines, newspapers, games, and a letter from yourself or a child. Keep in mind that everything we put in needs to fit in a shoebox!! Contact Jared Koehler @ 402-360-2919 for details.

OUR SINCERE THANKS for the many prayers sent heavenward during David's long journey with cancer. He appreciated hearing from the Immanuel church family with words of encouragement. We wish to thank the many acts of kindness shown to our family: those who furnished food for the funeral dinner, the cards, memorials, kind words, sharing memories, or perhaps a hug. He is now in heaven rejoicing in his new life with his Lord and Savior. That is our comfort. Don & Joan Streich

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Monday, June 17th at 6:30 p.m. The following members of Immanuel are asked to please come and help mow:

Dean Stueckrath          Jerry Dennis           Clark Gansebom

David Boyle                 Brody Friedrich       Kent Gansebom

Rob Broekemeier         Meril Friedrich         Larry Gansebom

Josh Brummels            Beau Gansebom      Randy Gansebom

PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come in the afternoon or evening on Sunday or the afternoon on Monday, but please contact your chairman, Marvin Kumm, at 402-748-3228 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.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped in any way with the Vacation Bible School this past week – to those who donated food, prepared and served the lunches, helped with registration, helped check in and out the children, brought your children/grandchildren/neighbors, led Bible Study time, helped with cleanup all week or helped in any other way – Your help did not go unnoticed. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Dear Friends,

Greetings once again, we hope this finds you enjoying the last days of Spring. We know many of you are having a lot of rain -- too much of it in fact. We are wishing we could share in some of that rain as we are in drought conditions and are likely not to get rain until November or December.

We are continuing to plug along. Work is going very slowly and we are really seeing a lot of spiritual warfare. We realize spiritual warfare is not really recognized in our modern society, and most of us don't think about it much. However, evil spirits do exist, and the things our translators (and us, to some extent) are experiencing are real and are affecting their work. We ask that you would continue to keep Splash, Moses, and Moronga in your prayers.

Otherwise, we are getting ready to have some of the people from the Bible Society of Botswana (BSB) come and visit our area next week. The purpose of the visit is for the BSB people to meet with Khwe community leaders and to mobilize support in the community for our Bible translation program. This was actually to have been done years ago, but we are so remote and there were some changes and happenings within the BSB which just kept it from happening. We are happy they are going to visit our area now, hopefully it will be a very positive thing for the Khwe.

Tim is also continuing to write his thesis for his doctorate program. He has just finished his fourth chapter and it has been approved. He now has to write his last chapter. Hopefully he will be able to do that and have it approved before our furlough; then he should be able to defend his thesis while we are on furlough and hopefully receive his doctorate next Spring. Any prayers on Tim's behalf are appreciated.

Praises:
- Thanksgiving for the coming visit of people from the Bible Society of Botswana.
- Thanksgiving that Tim has only one more chapter to write on his thesis.
- Thanksgiving for Splash, Moses and Moronga.

Prayers:
* Please pray that visit by BSB would go well and really encourage the Khwe communities.
* Please pray that Tim would be able to get his thesis done.
* Please pray that the translation team would be protected against spiritual attack.

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

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

June 9, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 07 June, 2019 12:50

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you can worship with us again soon.

OUR CANDLE LIGHTERS scheduled for next Sunday will be Zachary Alderson and Grace Broekemeier.

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

DEADLINE FOR BULLETIN NEWS: Please have your articles or news items in to the church office by 9 a.m. on Thursdays. THANK YOU!

SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held today!

FLOWERS ON THE ORGAN are from the family of Gerald and Hazel Kumm who celebrated their 65th anniversary this past week. Thank you for sharing with us!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS will meet tonight at 6:30 with the Camp Luther Leaders before VBS begins tomorrow!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held this week, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the closing program will be Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m.

HELP NEEDED! On July 10th, the Sunday School is going to care for God's troops. They will be putting together care packages and sending them to troops state side and overseas. We are asking for the congregation to have a helping hand in donating items to make it successful. Items to be included could be healthy snacks, homemade baking, candy, books, magazines, newspapers, games, and a letter from yourself or a child. Keep in mind that everything we put in needs to fit in a shoebox!! Contact Jared Koehler @ 402-360-2919 for details.

ADDRESSES NEEDED! The Sunday School is looking for names and addresses of members of Immanuel who are in the military either stateside or serving overseas. Please contact Jared Koehler or the church office. Thank you.

EMT BARBEQUE is today from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., serving country-style smoked ribs, sweet corn, cheesy potatoes, lemonade and dessert. Please come and support our local volunteer EMTs. Proceeds will go toward needed equipment in the ambulances.

THANK YOU! We want to extend a huge Thank You to our Immanuel Lutheran family for your cards, gifts, love and most importantly your continued prayers for Maddox as he continues to grow his lungs in Columbus, Ohio. We are so blessed to have your support during this journey God has planned for Maddox.     The Kalins

June 2, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 31 May, 2019 12:41

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

IF YOU PLAN TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION DURING THIS MORNING'S WORSHIP SERVICE, please register with the elders in the secretary's office before the worship service begins.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for next Sunday will be Kenzie von Rentzell and Riley Wagner.

THE READER for this morning is Doug Hartner. Next Sunday the reader will be Mike Johnson.

Helping with Communion this morning are Dwight Kahny and Aaron von Rentzell.

Our Stewardship for the Lord last Week

Church Attendance 143

General Fund Offering $3,737.00

LYF PARTY which includes the Senior Farewell/Freshmen Welcoming will be held on Saturday, June 8th at 6:00 p.m. at Shawn & Jennifer Gansebom's home at 86095 547 Avenue, Osmond, NE. Please bring a lawn chair. Supper provided.

FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR AND ORGAN are from the funeral of David Streich. We thank the family for sharing with us.

VBS WILL BE HELD HERE AT IMMANUEL – JUNE 10-13 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with an ice cream social/closing program on Thursday evening. There are sign-up sheets for food donations near the bulletin boxes. Volunteers are needed to help during the VBS mornings also!! Please contact Phil or Deb Gutz if you are willing to help with VBS. There is also a table to pick up forms and/or register your child/children. A link for the forms can also be found on our church Facebook page.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Monday, June 3rd at 6:30 p.m. The following members of Immanuel are asked to please come and help mow:

Alton Streich            Jared Wingert          Rob Broekemeier

Dean Stueckrath      Curtis Alderson        Ed Brummels

Chris Wagner           James Bessmer       Josh Brummels

Ed Wattier               David Boyle             Rod Brummels

PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come in the afternoon or evening on Sunday or the afternoon on Monday, but please contact your chairman, Dave Blunck, at 402-748-3603 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.

BIBLICAL STYLE SHOW LUNCHEON – The members of Zion LWML Agape and Katherine Circles would like to invite our congregation to a Biblical Style Show and pulled pork/salad lunch. It will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Auditorium in Pierce. There will be a free will donation to benefit mission projects.

Dear Friends at Immanuel, Greetings in Christ from Uganda. Thank you for your generous support of God's work among is people. Your partnership enables us to walk beside the Lutheran Church Uganda (LCU) as they seek to equip faithful pastors for a growing church body. People here are interested in knowing and understanding more about God's Word, but there is a serious shortage of trained Lutheran leaders. The LCU is working to address these needs and we are a part of that training process. We have had a number of enlightening visits to congregations, villages and homes. We see the great need for clear biblical teaching among the adults and the large population of children. Most have no access to the bible. Thank you for your prayers and financial support that enables us to train leaders that will in turn communicate the clear message of our crucified and risen Savior to many people in southeast Africa.

Please keep us in your prayers as we make many adjustments to life here in Uganda.

"Oh give thanks to the Lord, call o His name, make known his deeds among the peoples."

1 Chronicles 16:8 Serving the Savior in Uganda,

Rev. Michael Schempf and Karen

michael.schempf@lcms.org

May 26, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 24 May, 2019 13:34

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for next week will be Kaden Polt and Mason Gansebom.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Mason Gansebom and next Sunday our reader will be Doug Hartner. Assisting with Holy Communion next week will be Dwight Kahny and Aaron von Rentzell.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR -- "Bringing Christ and the Nations to the Church" on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The Herman and Elizabeth Buckendahl Sr. Family, who originated from the Pierce area, is sponsoring today's Lutheran Hour broadcast in praise to the Triune God, celebrating 60 years of family reunion blessings.

VBS WILL BE HELD HERE AT IMMANUEL – JUNE 10-13 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with an ice cream social/closing program on Thursday evening. There are sign-up sheets for food donations near the bulletin boxes. Volunteers are needed to help during the VBS mornings also!! There is also a table to pick up forms and/or register your child/children. A link for the forms can also be found on our church Facebook page.

THANK YOU to those who came to mow the cemetery Thursday evening. Those who couldn't make it will be back on the list for the next mowing.

THANK YOU! A thank you was received last week from the City of Osmond Mayor James Bessmer. He thanked Pastor Emery and Vickie along with our congregation for our many prayers and support in helping the community transition through the devastation of the March 13th flood, and for opening our doors to house many displaced people and making and providing needed meals at a most critical time.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR DAVID STREICH:

Visitation: Wednesday, May 29th 4-7 pm at church
Funeral: Thursday, May 30th 10:30 am at church

May 19, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 17 May, 2019 10:45

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon. A special welcome to Rev. William Engebretsen, who is filling in this morning while Pastor Emery and Vickie are on vacation.

HOLY COMMUNION REMINDER: If you plan to receive Holy Communion today, please register with the elders in the secretary's office before the worship service begins.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30 p.m. The following members of Immanuel are asked to please come and help mow:

Jon Stanosheck         Roger Timmerman         Jared Wingert

Ross Stelling             Jerry Wagner                 Grant Albers

Alton Streich             Chris Wagner                Curtis Alderson

Dean Stueckrath        Ed Wattier                    Jason Bahr

PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Thursday evening, you may come in the afternoon or evening on Wednesday or the afternoon on Thursday, 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.

CANDLE LIGHTERS for next Sunday morning they will be Holly Jensen and Haven Schultze.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Aaron von Rentzell. Preparing and helping distribute Holy Communion today are Doug Hartner and Mike Johnson. The reader next Sunday will be Mason Gansebom.

VBS will be held here at Immanuel June 10-13 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with closing on Thursday evening. There is a sign-up sheet for food donations in the back of church. Watch for registration information in the near future!!

May 12, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 09 May, 2019 09:13

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you can worship with us again soon.

OUR CANDLE LIGHTERS scheduled for next Sunday will be Zachary Huwaldt and Parker Johnson

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

Card Party will be held Tuesday, May 21st. Cards will be done for the June birthdays and anniversaries. Questions, contact Janet Pfanstiel.

Deadline for bulletin news: Please have your articles or news items in to the church office by 9 a.m. on Thursdays. THANK YOU!

SUNDAY SCHOOL PERFECT ATTENDANCE for April is as follows:

Nursery: Karter Gansebom                 1st Grade: Alyvia Koehler

             Tripp Koehler                       2nd Grade: Adalyn Koehler

Preschool: Jameson Koehler               3rd Grade: Dawson Gansebom

                Knox Koehler                    6th Grade: Cody Gansebom

Kindergarten: Harper Gansebom         7th Grade: Anna Kahny

                     Toby Koehler

                     Cooper Kumm

                     Olivia Hille

PRESCHOOL END OF YEAR PROGRAM will be held this Wednesday night, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Dear Friends,

Easter Greetings! HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED! ALLELUIA! I have been told we are still in the Easter season, so Happy Easter!

Last time I told you that there was interest in South Africa of having the Khwedam translation done there. There was a meeting between the Bible Societies of Botswana and South Africa, along with a representative from LBT and it seems that South Africa is planning on doing their own Khwedam translation. This has really taken the wind out of our translators' sails, as they feel that if any comparison is done between the two translations they will come off second best. The translation work we have done is very good, but the Khwe 'social elites' are in South Africa, so that translation would have more status. This has been a very emotional issue, and we still aren't sure how to feel about it or how it will impact what we are doing. Please pray that God's will would be done in this situation and that His guidance would be clear.

Otherwise, we are planning for our consultant, Dr. Michael Megahan, to visit here sometime in July to check the work that has happened so far this year. It has been difficult for our translators to have much enthusiasm for work with the stuff in South Africa going on, not to mention that one translator has serious health issues that often keep him from work and another of the translators is often called on for family or community issues. We have been frustrated by what we see as lack of progress; we have to keep reminding ourselves that this is not OUR project, but God's. Things will happen in His timing. Hopefully we will still have plenty for Michael to check when he comes here.

Praises:

- Thanksgiving for our Risen Lord!

- Thanksgiving for everyone who has been praying for us.

- Thanksgiving for Splash, Moses and Moronga.

Prayers:

* Please pray that the team would get back into the work routine and that much will be accomplished this year.

* Please pray for Jim Laesch, that God would guide him as he works with various entities regarding our ministry.

* Please pray that the translation team would be protected against spiritual attack.

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

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

May 5, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 03 May, 2019 10:39

Congratulations to the 2019 Graduating Seniors from Immanuel:

JARED JAMES BESSMER

BRANDI NICOLE GANSEBOM

MAKENZIE MARIE JOHNSON

HAVEN BRYNN SCHULTZE

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

IF YOU PLAN TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION DURING THIS MORNING'S WORSHIP SERVICE, please register with the elders in the secretary's office before the worship service begins.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for next Sunday will be Blake Bahr and Connor Gutz.

THE READER for this morning is Aaron von Rentzell. Next Sunday the reader will be Dwight Kahny.

Helping with Communion this morning are Mike Johnson and Doug Hartner.

THE QUILTING GROUP is taking a break for the summer. We would like to thank everyone who donated sheets, batting or other supplies. At this time we do not need any donations. When our supply gets down, we will ask for more donations. Thank You!

THANK YOU to those who came to mow the cemetery Monday evening. What a wonderful group of workers! Those who couldn't make it will be back on the list for the next mowing.

TODAY ON THE LUTHERAN HOUR – "The Good Fisherman" Guest speaker Ryan Tinetti -- Jesus is not only the Good Shepherd; He's the Good Fisherman, who draws the fish and fills the nets. (John 21:1-14)

April 28, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 26 April, 2019 10:55

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for next week will be Logan Stelling and Keaton Timmerman.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Connor von Rentzell and next Sunday our reader will be Aaron von Rentzell. Assisting with Holy Communion next week will be Mike Johnson and Doug Hartner.

 

REMINDER: BACCALAUREATE will be held here at Immanuel during our 9:30 worship service for our graduating seniors next Sunday, May 5th.

 

ADOPT-A-COLLEGE STUDENT! It's time again to adopt-a-college student as they prepare for their end of the year finals. The college students could use some extra love and support, especially as they approach the end of the year and final exams. We need to send a care package to the student ASAP (some have their finals this week!) to help them prepare for finals week. Donna Kahny will have a list of college student names and addresses available before and after church today. If interested, please see her in the back of church and she will give you the student's name and mailing information.

 

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Monday, April 29th at 6:30 p.m. The following members of Immanuel are asked to please come and help mow:

Tim Schultze Ross Stelling Mike Timmerman

Beau Simpson Alton Streich Roger Timmerman

Mike Slagle Dean Stueckrath Aaron von Rentzell

Jon Stanosheck Dan Timmerman Jason von Rentzell

PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come in the afternoon or evening on Sunday or the afternoon on Monday, but please contact your chairman, Marvin Kumm, at 402-748-3228 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.

 

PRESCHOOL: Please save "Best Choice" labels from the grocery store. Cut out the bar code/UPC symbol and put inside the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Mrs. Slagle's bulletin box. Thank you for your help!

 

EASTER LILLIES. Please take a lily home, to a shut-in, hospital or nursing home after today's service. Donations may be placed in the offering plate and designated "Lillies".

 

GRANT APPLICATIONS through the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod for Recovery/Restoration Projects due to the flooding last month are available in the church office.

 

DID YOU KNOW that our two ladies organizations, the Ladies Aid and the LWML, both support the future needs of our church by giving a monthly donation to students preparing to be pastors?

The Ladies Aid supports Mr. Josh Vogel, a former Michigan dairy farmer. Josh is in his fourth year and hopes to receive a call into the ministry this spring.

The LWML supports Mr. Andrew Johnson, a second year seminarian. Andrew is the son-in-law of Russ and Karla Koehler, members of Golgotha.

Both Josh and Andrew are students at Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

Assignment for vicarages and pastoral calls has been set for this Wednesday, May 1st, and can be streamed online at callday.csl.edu.

Office of Vespers with Assignment of Vicarage calls begins at 3:00 p.m. and the Service of Praise with Assignment of Calls begins at 7:00 p.m.

April 21, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 22 April, 2019 11:41

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this joyful Easter morning, especially our guests. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for this morning's Sunrise Service are Madeline and Zachary Huwaldt. For the 9:30 a.m. service they are Kennedy Johnson and Riley Wagner. Next Sunday they will be Deandre Polt and Landon Stelling

READER for this morning's Sunrise Service is Graysen Schultze. For the 9:30 service, the readers will be Mike Johnson and Aaron von Rentzell.

PLEASE NOTE!! The orders of worship for both the Easter Sunrise and the Easter 9:30 a.m. worship service will be handed out as you enter church. The announcements and weekly schedule will be in your bulletin box.

AN EASTER BREAKFAST, hosted by the members of the LYF, will be held this morning following the Sunrise Service in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

CHOIR WILL PRACTICE at 8:15 this morning and sing at the beginning of the 9:30 service.

THERE WILL BE NO SUNDAY SCHOOL OR BIBLE CLASSES THIS MORNING.

REACH YOUR ADULT, DE-CHURCHED CHILDREN Find out how in Adult Bible Class on Sunday, April 28, at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

THANK YOU to the members of the Youth Group, and everyone else who helped make our Easter Worship Services extra special this morning.

ADOPT-A-COLLEGE STUDENT! It's time again to adopt-a-college student as they prepare for their end of the year finals. The college students could use some extra love and support, especially as they approach the end of the year and final exams. We need to send a care package to the student by this Friday, April 26th to help them prepare for finals week. Donna Kahny will have a list of college student names and addresses available before and after church today. If interested, please see her in the back of church and she will give you the student's name and mailing information.

BERGEN LUTHERAN SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS in Vermillion, SD, delivered all the flannel tied blankets and new packages of underwear and socks to be used by flood victims in Osmond, Nebraska. Pictures of the children making them and of Amanda and Chris delivering them to Osmond are on the screen today.

EASTER LILLIES. If you would like to make a donation of any kind toward the Easter lilies, you may take one home after the April 28th service. Donations may be placed in the offering plate and designated "Lillies".

LADIES WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY will be held here at church on Wednesday, April 24th beginning at 1:30 p.m. Charlotte Blunck will be hostess.

GRANT APPLICATIONS through the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod for Recovery/Restoration Projects due to the flooding last month are available in the church office.

LMWL MONTHLY MEETING will be this Wednesday, April 24th at 7:30 p.m.

THE FOLLOWING LETTER WAS RECEIVED FROM JANA INGLEHART:

Dear Friends in Christ,

Thank you for your very generous gift in support of my mission work in Latin America. It is because of faithful people like you that the Gospel is going out to those who live in darkness. Indeed, all across Latin America, people are being reached with the Good News.

I really appreciate your gift and your prayers on my behalf and on behalf of the mission. If you ever have questions please email me and I will do my best to answer and update you to the best of my ability.

God bless you all. In Christ, Jana Inglehart

Announcements for April 14, 2019

immanuelosmond | 12 April, 2019 13:30

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for Maundy Thursday will be Haven Schultze and Graysen Schultze. For Good Friday, they will be Mason Gansebom and Joshua Gansebom. At the Easter Sunrise service they will be Madeline Huwaldt and Zachary Huwaldt and for the 9:30 Easter service they will be Kennedy Johnson and Riley Wagner.

OUR READER for this morning and for Maundy Thursday is Doug Hartner and Ed Brummels will be our reader for Good Friday. Our ready for the Easter Sunrise Service will be Graysen Schultze and for the 9:30 Easter service, the readers will be Mike Johnson and Aaron von Rentzell. Preparing and serving communion for Maundy Thursday will be Aaron von Rentzell and Dwight Kahny.

BERGEN LUTHERAN SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS in Vermillion, SD, delivered all the flannel tied blankets and new packages of underwear and socks to be used by flood victims in Osmond, Nebraska. Pictures of the children making them and of Amanda and Chris delivering them to Osmond are on the screen today.

REACH YOUR ADULT, DE-CHURCHED CHILDREN Find out how in Adult Bible Class on Sunday, April 28, at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST will be shown here on Saturday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. Join us as we experience a vivid depiction of what our Savior suffered for us. Invite a friend.

EASTER LILLIES have been ordered. If you would like to make a donation of any kind toward the Easter lilies, you may take one home after the April 28th service. Donations may be placed in the offering plate and designated "Lillies".

VOTER'S MEETING will be held this Wednesday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m.

HOLY WEEK WORSHIP SCHEDULE: Please see insert "This Week at Immanuel" for Schedule of Worship Services.

PRESCHOOL: Please save "Best Choice" labels from the grocery store. Cut out the bar code/UPC symbol and put inside the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Mrs. Slagle's bulletin box. Thank you for your help!

We are in the process of updating/adding names to bulletin boxes. If you don't have a box and would like one, please let the church secretary know. Also, if you are looking for Pastor and Vickie's box, it is moved back to the very first box.

DID YOU KNOW that our two ladies organizations, the Ladies Aid and the LWML, both support the future needs of our church by giving a monthly donation to students preparing to be pastors? The Ladies Aid supports Mr. Josh Vogel, a former Michigan dairy farmer. Josh is in his fourth year and hopes to receive a call into the ministry this spring. The LWML supports Mr. Andrew Johnson, a second year seminarian. Andrew is the son-in-law of Russ and Karla Koehler, members of Golgotha. Both Josh and Andrew are students at Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

Assignment for vicarages and pastoral calls has been set for May 1st and can be streamed online at callday.csl.edu. Office of Vespers with Assignment of Vicarage calls begins at 3:00 p.m. and the Service of Praise with Assignment of Calls begins at 7:00 p.m.

CEMETERY DIRECTORY IDEAS – Please note before and after church the PowerPoint slide photos of different cemetery directories in the area. The committee is looking for any likes, dislikes, or other ideas. Please drop off your comments and/or pictures to the church office, or contact Committee members – Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind, Dave Blunck, Randy Pfanstiel and LaDonna Stanoscheck.

"CARD PARTY" has been moved to this Tuesday, April 16th.

April 7, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 05 April, 2019 14:47

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

IF YOU PLAN TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION DURING THIS MORNING'S WORSHIP SERVICE, please register with the elders in the secretary's office before the worship service begins.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for Wednesday evening will be Jared Bessmer and Makenzie Johnson. Next Sunday they will be Mary Kahny and Zachary Alderson.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service and Wednesday is Mike Johnson. Helping with Communion this morning Dwight Kahny and Aaron von Rentzell. Next Sunday's reader will be Doug Hartner.

CONFIRMATION RECOGNITION FOR OUR CONFIRMANDS, hosted by the LWML, will be held this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Guest speaker will NOT be Deb Burma from Columbus as she is unable to attend. Our speaker will be Pastor Jacob Bobby from Bloomfield. LWML Secret Pals will be revealed and lunch will follow the program. All LWML members and spouses and a representative from each church organization are invited to attend.

PRESCHOOL: Please save "Best Choice" labels from the grocery store. Cut out the bar code/UPC symbol and put inside the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Mrs. Slagle's bulletin box. Thank you for your help!

Sunday School Perfect Attendance for March:

Nursery: Tripp Koehler                Preschool: Knox Koehler;

Kindergarten: Toby Koehler         3rd Grade: Dawson Gansebom

                     Cooper Kumm       6th Grade: Cody Gansebom

                     Olivia Hille

We are in the process of updating/adding names to bulletin boxes. If you don't have a box and would like one, please let the church secretary know. Also, if you are looking for Pastor and Vickie's box, it is moved back to the very first box.

DID YOU KNOW that our two ladies organizations, the Ladies Aid and the LWML, both support the future needs of our church by giving a monthly donation to students preparing to be pastors? The Ladies Aid supports Mr. Josh Vogel, a former Michigan dairy farmer. Josh is in his fourth year and hopes to receive a call into the ministry this spring. The LWML supports Mr. Andrew Johnson, a second year seminarian. Andrew is the son-in-law of Russ and Karla Koehler, members of Golgotha. Both Josh and Andrew are students at Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

THE LYF GROUP will be serving the fellowship hour after the Wednesday night Lenten service. The freewill offering will go toward the National Youth Gathering expenses.

CEMETERY DIRECTORY IDEAS – Please note before and after church the PowerPoint slide photos of different cemetery directories in the area. The committee is looking for any likes, dislikes, or other ideas. Please drop off your comments and/or pictures to the church office, or contact Committee members – Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind, Dave Blunck, Randy Pfanstiel and LaDonna Stanoscheck.

BERGEN LUTHERAN SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS in Vermillion, SD, delivered all the flannel tied blankets and new packages of underwear and socks to be used by flood victims in Osmond, Nebraska. Pictures of the children making them and of Amber and Chris delivering them to Osmond are on the screen today.

PULPIT EXCHANGE FOR LENT Pastor Emery will return to Immanuel this Wednesday evening with the theme for the sermon being "I Am He". Hosting the fellowship hour will be the LYF group.

REACH YOUR ADULT, DE-CHURCHED CHILDREN Find out how in Adult Bible Class on Sunday, April 28, at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST will be shown here on Saturday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. Join us as we experience a vivid depiction of what our Savior suffered for us. Invite a friend.

March 31, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 29 March, 2019 11:24

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests, including Mr. Gary Thies. We hope you will be able to worship with us again soon.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Dwight Kahny. Wednesday event and next Sunday, our reader will be Mike Johnson. Helping prepare and distribute Holy Communion next Sunday will be and Dwight Kahny and Aaron von Rentzell.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for the Wednesday Lenten service are Parker Johnson and Zach Boyle. Next Sunday they will Connor von Rentzell and Kenzie von Rentzell.

CEMETERY DIRECTORY IDEAS– Please note before and after church the PowerPoint slide photos of different cemetery directories in the area and the pictures in each entry. The committee is looking for any likes, dislikes, or other ideas. Please drop off your comments and/or pictures to the church office or one of the committee members.

PLEASE CONTACT PASTOR EMERY whenever you have health concerns or are hospitalized. Often he is the last to know about your situation, and he would rather know sooner than later so he can provide pastoral care for you.

LWML SPRING GATHERING will be held next Saturday, April 6th at Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview. The gathering theme will be "Nails in His Hands". Registration will be from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Brunch at 9:30. Entertainment will be the Leckband and Feusse families. We will carpool at 8:30 at the church.

THRIVENT ACTION TEAMS  In case anyone wants to organize an action team to help our neighbors out. The code below will get the application and funding through much quicker. The promo code to expedite Action Teams is: mwflooding2019. There is a spot on the application that asks if the member has a code and they can enter that.

CONFIRMATION RECOGNITION night for our confirmands, hosted by the LWML will be held on Sunday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Guest speaker will be Deb Burma from Columbus. LWML secret pals will be revealed and lunch will follow the program. All LWML members and spouses and a representative from each church organization are invited to attend.

With the PULPIT EXCHANGE FOR LENT, our visiting pastor this Wednesday evening will be Rev. Paul Albers from Concordia Lutheran Church in Vermillion, South Dakota. His sermon will be "Watch and Pray".

LETTER FROM MISSIONARIES REV. TIM, LISA, AARON AND ANDREW BECKENDORF follows:

Dear Friends,

Greetings once again, this time from Botswana. Thank you to all of you who prayed for our travels back; I think that was the smoothest flying we have ever had. It also really helped to be in the seats with the extra leg room, that really helped Tim out a lot (and Aaron too, his legs are about as long as his father's).

We've actually been in Botswana for a month now. Getting back was . . . interesting. There has been a real drought here, so while we were expecting the lush green of the rainy season it is not nearly so lush or green as we expected. The one good thing about that is that the rains usually drive the termites up and into houses; without the rains the termite activity was severely curtailed -- though they did make great headway in our living room and in Aaron's bedroom (yes, we literally shoveled out our living room to get rid of the termite dirt). Otherwise, the house was fine but the garden was a bust as a mouse (or something) had eaten through a plastic water pipe which was supposed to water the garden in our absence.

Tim and the team are trying to get back in the work routine again, not always successfully. While we were gone the team had gone for some computer training working with a particular translation program. The team had some confusion which resulted in no real translation work happened after that time. That was very disappointing.

Also while we were gone we told you there was a big meeting in South Africa for the Khwe community there and our team was invited to attend. The gist of the meeting is that the South African Khwe community would like to have the translation work done down there rather than in Botswana. There are many reasons why they want the project down there, and there are some benefits to that location. At the same time there are good reasons for the project to continue to be based here in Botswana. Our boss at LBT, Jim Laesch, is now here in southern Africa for the next two weeks. This topic will be one of the major things discussed with us and LBT's partners. Please pray that God's will would be done in this situation and that His guidance would be clear.

Praises:

- Thanksgiving that we are back in Botswana.

- Thanksgiving for everyone who has been praying for us.

- Thanksgiving for Splash, Moses and Moronga.

Prayers:

* Please pray that the team would get back into the work routine and that much will be accomplished this year.

* Please pray for Jim Laesch, that God would guide him as he works with various entities regarding our ministry.

* Please pray that the translation team would be protected against spiritual attack.

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

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

March 24, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 22 March, 2019 10:29

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for Wednesday evening will be Keaton Timmerman and Blake Bahr. Next Sunday they will be Connor Gutz and Zachary Huwaldt.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is LYF member, Parker Johnson, and Wednesday evening and next Sunday our reader will be Dwight Kahny.

Holy Baptism – Emma Louise Rudebusch, daughter of David and Courtnie Rudebusch, will be brought into God's Kingdom of Grace through the washing of Holy Baptism in our service this morning. Alex and Brittnie Hoffman, James Rudebusch and Jennifer Juracek will serve as sponsors. We thank the Lord for making Emma his child and heir, through Holy Baptism, and we pray that she will continue to live in her baptismal grace all the days of her life and into eternity. God bless you, Emma.

LYF Fundraiser – today is the last day to support the youth group, who is raising money for their trip to the National LYF Convention in Minneapolis this summer. Please see a LYF member or sponsor in the back of church if you would like to place an order for some Butter Braid Pastries.

Join Pastor and Vickie Emery on a motor coach tour of the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky, June 1-7, 2019. Along with these highlights of the trip, we will stop in St. Louis to tour our Concordia Seminary campus and LCMS Headquarters. Details of the trip are available in the travel brochure located near the bulletin boxes. Deadline to sign up is TOMORROW!

Cemetery Directory Ideas – Please note before and after church the PowerPoint slide photos of different cemetery directories in the area. The committee is looking for any likes, dislikes, or other ideas. Please drop off your comments and/or pictures to the church office or one of the committee members.

Gary Thies, Mission Development Counselor for The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, will be coming here Next Sunday, March 31, 2019. Gary will give an exciting and interesting presentation on what is happening in the Mission field of your church around the world. Don't miss this chance to invite a friend. You, too, are a missionary. Schedule for the day:  9:30 – Worship; 10:30 – Bible Class/Gary's Presentation and POTLUCK LUNCH TO FOLLOW!

DID YOU KNOW that our two ladies organizations, the Ladies Aid and the LWML, both support the future needs of our church by giving a monthly donation to students preparing to be pastors? The Ladies Aid supports Mr. Josh Vogel, a former Michigan dairy farmer. Josh is in his fourth year and hopes to receive a call into the ministry this spring. The LWML supports Mr. Andrew Johnson, a second year seminarian. Andrew is the son-in-law of Russ and Karla Koehler, members of Golgotha. Both Josh and Andrew are students at Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

Ladies Bible Study will be held AT CHURCH this Wednesday, hosted by Sharon Schultze.

See Insert on a special missionary event this week – Jana Inglehart!

LWML Spring Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 6th at Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview. The gathering theme will be "Nails in His Hands". Registration will be from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Brunch at 9:30. Entertainment will be the Leckband and Feusse families.

Thrivent Action Teams In case anyone wants to organize an action team to help our neighbors out. The code below will get the application and funding through much quicker. The promo code to expedite Action Teams is: mwflooding2019. There is a spot on the application that asks if the member has a code and they can enter that.

March 17, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 15 March, 2019 14:02

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

HOLY COMMUNION REMINDER: If you plan to receive Holy Communion today, please register with the elders in the secretary's office before the worship service begins.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service and on Wednesday evening is Aaron von Rentzell. Preparing and helping distribute Holy Communion today are Mike Johnson and Doug Hartner. The reader next Sunday will be Parker Johnson.

CANDLE LIGHTERS for Wednesday evening will be Diandra Polt and Kaden Polt. Next Sunday morning they will be Landon Stelling and Logan Stelling.

Next Sunday, March 24th, Emma Louise Rudebusch, daughter of David and Courtnie (Lambrecht) Rudebusch will be joining our Immanuel family through the rite of Holy Baptism.

Join Pastor and Vickie Emery on a motor coach tour of the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky, June 1-7, 2019. Along with these highlights of the trip, we will stop in St. Louis to tour our Concordia Seminary campus and LCMS Headquarters. Details of the trip are available in the travel brochure located near the bulletin boxes.

Looking for volunteer(s)!! We are looking for someone to take care of the Easter lilies beginning Easter Sunday for a couple weeks.

An Open House will be held this Saturday, March 23rd from 1-3 p.m. at the Magnet Auditorium to honor Delmar Pfanstiel on his 90th birthday. Members are welcome to help him celebrate!

PRESCHOOL: Please save "Best Choice" labels from the grocery store. Cut out the bar code/UPC symbol and put inside the box on top of the bulletin boxes or put them in Mrs. Slagle's bulletin box. Thank you for your help!

Immanuel Lutheran Church now has its own Facebook page. Check it out – just search for "Immanuel Lutheran Church-Osmond". Thank you to Lacy Stelling for putting it together!

FEED MY LAMBS board in West Entry!! We would like to update the Sunday School Picture board! These kids simply don't look the same! Please place photos of your little lambs in Lacy Stelling or Jared Koehler's bulletin box!

A Huge Thank You to those who helped in any way – whether bringing food, water, air mattresses, blankets, pillows, etc. or helped cook and/or serve food for those who took refuge here at Immanuel this past week. Also to all those who came to help clean up afterwards! Your help was greatly appreciated!

Robert Bauermeister funeral has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be this afternoon, here at Immanuel, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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