Announcements at Immanuel

February 17 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 15 February, 2019 13:30

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 is Doug Hartner. Preparing and helping distribute Holy Communion today are Aaron von Rentzell and Dwight Kahny. The reader next Sunday will be Zachary Huwaldt.

CANDLE LIGHTERS for next Sunday morning will be Connor von Rentzell and Riley Wagner.

Deb will be out of the church office on Tuesday and Friday this week. Please have all bulletin notes to the office before 9 a.m. on Thursday as it will be printed on Thursday morning. Thank you.

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.

Join us for family fun and fellowship next Sunday, February 24, 1-4 pm. We will gather here at church for board games. Bring your favorite game and play with your friends from church. Invite a friend who is not a member. Snacks and drinks provided.

An update on Merrick and Maddox Kalin, twin sons of Matt and Megan (Kumm), is enclosed in today's bulletin. They would like to share with their church family. If you don't know the story of these twin boys, there is another page on the bulletin board in the East Entrance that you may read.

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!

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!

An Ash Wednesday Prayer Service will be held here at Immanuel on Wednesday, March 6th, hosted by our LWML group. Coffee and rolls will be served from 9-10 a.m. and the service begins at 10:00 a.m. The theme, "God CARES For You!" is written by past LCMS Rocky Mountain District President, Rev. Allen. D. Anderson. Everyone, come join us – and bring a friend.

New address for Jacquin Colabello: 21 Lakeshore, Lewellen, NE 69147

February 10th Announcements

immanuelosmond | 08 February, 2019 11:40

REMINDER:  Church this morning (February 10th) will be at 8:30 a.m.!!!!

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you can worship with us again soon. We wish to thank Rev. Bobby from Trinity, Bloomfield, for leading us in worship this morning.

OUR CANDLE LIGHTERS scheduled for next Sunday will be Parker Johnson and Grayson Schultze.

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.

Pastor and Vickie are on vacation this week. If you have an emergency pastoral need, please contact Rev. Jake Bobby at (605) 760-5838. If you have a need, but not an emergency, please contact one of the Elders.

LYF Soup Dinner is today!!! They will be serving from 11:00 a.m until 1:00 p.m.

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

Join us for family fun and fellowship on Sunday, February 24, 1-4 pm. We will gather here at church for board games. Bring your favorite game and play with your friends from church. Invite a friend who is not a member. Snacks and drinks provided.

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.

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!

Annual Report – PLEASE – Officers -- If you haven't returned your annual report to the church office, please do so as soon as possible, so that the church office can put it together and get it printed. Thank you!

Sunday School children having perfect attendance for January are listed below. Many students missed only one Sunday as well.

Harper Gansebom --Bristal Stelling -- Dawson Gansebom -- Cody Gansebom -- Anna Kahny -- Matthew Alderson

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 meeting was held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 with members of the Church Dinner Committee (Mindy Evans, Jenny Wingert, Deb Gutz and Lea McKenna) to discuss the feedback received from the surveys that were dispersed to the Congregation back in November/December. Over 200 surveys were distributed and a total of 35 surveys were returned. 25 responses indicated that they would like to continue the annual Church Dinner, 5 responses indicated that they felt the event should not be continued, and the remaining 5 responses were indifferent (didn't provide a definite yes/no response). A big THANK-YOU to those who provided feedback and took the time to fill out the surveys!

Based upon the feedback received and the lack of response from members of the Congregation, the Committee feels that it would be very difficult to continue this event and have it be successful. Last year we struggled to find volunteers to help with the event. We have received feedback from people who felt they were "guilted" into helping. It was not our intent to guilt anyone in to providing help. It takes a significant amount of people to help make an event like this successful and run smoothly. Also, we realize that people are being pulled in various directions and have other life commitments. With that being said, the Committee has decided to forgo having the Church Dinner this year and explore other opportunities to continue to raise funds for mission work.

If you have any fundraising ideas or would like to serve on this committee, please feel free to contact Jenny Wingert (402) 360-4137 or Mindy Evans (402) 640-7433.

Lutheran Hour Sponsorship Dates: The Lutheran Hour on WJAG, Norfolk has the following open dates for 2019: One in each of these months: April, September, October, November; and 2 in December. If you are interested in sponsoring The Lutheran Hour on WJAG, Norfolk contact Arlan Warneke at 402-329-6686

February 3rd Announcements

immanuelosmond | 04 February, 2019 10:14

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 they will be Connor Gutz and Zachary Huwaldt.

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

LYF Meeting will be held this Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30 p.m. Supper will be served!

NO CHOIR next Sunday due to church time change!

Feb. 10 Worship and Bible Class/Sunday school times are changed from our normal times. We will worship at 8:30 a.m. and the Bible Classes and Sunday school will immediately follow.

Bethesda LC will be present at Immanuel on February 10. Deaconess Andy will be here to tell us the story of Bethesda. Please join us at Adult Bible Study to see how God is working mightily through Bethesda for people with disabilities.

Join us for family fun and fellowship on Sunday, February 24, 1-4 pm. We will gather here at church for board games. Bring your favorite game and play with your friends from church. Invite a friend who is not a member. Snacks and drinks provided.

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.

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!

Annual Report – PLEASE – Officers -- If you haven't returned your annual report to the church office, please do so as soon as possible, so that the church office can put it together and get it printed. Thank you!

LWML Reminder:  We will do cheer plates next Sunday, February 10th after church.  Please bring 1 dozen items to the new addition and we will put them together in a Sunday School room. Church is at 8:30 a.m.  We will also need memebers to help deliver them.

THANK YOU! The following thank you was received from Tim and Lisa Beckendorf this past week:

Dear Friends at Immanuel,

Thank you so much for your continued gifts to our ministry with Lutheran Bible Translators. We appreciate you helping make it possible for us to serve the Khwe people and share God's Word with them in their own language.

We are doing well and are getting ready to go back to Botswana in two weeks. Tim continues to go to therapy three times a week and to the YMCA to swim the other days. He is so much improved over what he was, but still has a ways to go before he is back to the way he was. I (Lisa) am starting to get things organized for packing – and am wondering if we really need all this stuff!

Please pray for us as we start traveling Feb. 12th and finally make it home on the 16th. Especially pray that Tim would be able to travel well on the long flight over and on the four hours of really bad roads going home.

Thank you for your support of us and our ministry.

God Bless, Rev. Tim and Lisa, Aaron & Andrew

Announcements for January 27, 2019

immanuelosmond | 25 January, 2019 14:07

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

 

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for next week will be Nicholas Timmerman and Blake Bahr.

 

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

 

HOLY BAPTISM – Corbyn James Curtis, son of Jason and Kelsey Curtis, born October 11, 2018, will be brought into God's Kingdom of Grace through the washing of Holy Baptism in our service this morning. Eric and Kate Nuesch and Brian and Jordan Hanson will serve as sponsors. We thank the LORD for making Corbyn his child and heir, through Holy Baptism, and we pray that he will continue to live in his baptismal grace all the days of his life and into eternity. God bless you, Corbyn.

 

New Member Welcome – is today after the church service to welcome new members – Kari Miller and Shannon Wisely. There will be cake and coffee served in the fellowship hall and everyone is invited to welcome them into our church family!

 

Food, Fellowship and Bowling! Join us this afternoon at Main Street Alley for an afternoon of fun! The alley is reserved for Immanuel families. Bowl as much as you want to and enjoy the snacks. A freewill donation will be accepted to help with the cost of renting the alley.

 

Pro-Life Breakfast In remembrance of Roe vs. Wade, today from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 105 Elm Ave. in Norfolk, a hot breakfast of pancakes, eggs and ham, will be hosted by Norfolk Area Right to Life with proceeds going toward local pro-life education and billboards. All are welcome!

 

Volunteer Needed – We need a woman to volunteer to be on a "Cemetery Directory" committee with Marv Kumm, Randy Pfanstiel and Paul Koehler. Thanks!!

January 20, 2019

immanuelosmond | 18 January, 2019 13:15

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 is Dwight Kahny. Preparing and helping distribute Holy Communion today are Doug Hartner and Mike Johnson. The reader next Sunday will be Connor Gutz.

 

CANDLE LIGHTERS for next Sunday morning will be Logan Stelling and Keaton Timmerman.

 

Osmond TeamMates fundraiser -- bidding on baskets -- continues this Friday, January 24th at the basketball game with winners receiving their baskets.

 

New Member Welcome – On Sunday, January 27th, there will be a new member welcome after the church service to welcome new members – Kari Miller and Shannon Wisely. There will be cake and coffee served in the fellowship hall and everyone is invited to welcome them into our church family!

 

Food, Fellowship and Bowling! Join us next Sunday, January 27th at Main Street Alley for an afternoon of fun! The alley is reserved for Immanuel families. Bowl as much as you want to and enjoy the snacks. A freewill donation will be accepted to help with the cost of renting the alley.

 

Pro-Life Breakfast In remembrance of Roe vs. Wade, on Sunday, January 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 105 Elm Ave. in Norfolk, a hot breakfast of pancakes, eggs and ham, will be hosted by Norfolk Area Right to Life with proceeds going toward local pro-life education and billboards. All are welcome!

 

The Lutheran Hour – "Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church" on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. Norfolk Area Lutherans for Life sponsored today's broadcast in observance of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Their Mission is: "Equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices for Life. The Lutherans for Life 2019 theme is "From Age to Age the Same" based on Isaiah 46:3b-4 ESV. "...who have been borne by Me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am He, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save."

 

LWML Ladies – We will have our regular meeting on Wednesday, January 23rd beginning at 7:30 p.m. We will have devotions, a short Bible study and a lunch of sandwiches and dessert. Please bring your offering for Lutheran Family Service, the Beckendorf Mission Project, and your Christmas Stocking Mites. This will be our "postponed" Christmas Party.

 

Volunteer Needed – We need a woman to volunteer to be on a "Cemetery Directory" committee with Marv Kumm, Randy Pfanstiel and Paul Koehler. Thanks!!

January 13, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 10 January, 2019 13:01

WE WELCOME EVERYONE who has worshipped with us this morning, especially our guests. We hope you can worship with us again soon. A special welcome today to our District President, Rev. Richard Snow, who will at 10:30 today be spending about 50 minutes visiting with the lay leaders and any other interested members to get some feedback with some of the questions on the congregation survey and share some of the district vision and mission.

OUR CANDLE LIGHTERS scheduled for next Sunday, they will be Diandra Polt and Landon Stelling.

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

Deadline for bulletin news: Please have your articles or news items in to the church office by 9 a.m. on Thursdays. THANK YOU! Denise will be in to print the bulletins while Deb is gone.

Addition to the December Sunday School Perfect Attendance: Cooper Kumm

Sunday School children having perfect attendance for three months in 2018 will be receiving a pin during the Sunday School devotions today. Those students receiving pins today are: Jameson Koehler, Knox Koehler, Harper Gansebom, Toby Koehler, Olivia Hille, Alyvia Koehler, Adalyn Koehler, Addison von Rentzell Anna Kahny, Tucker von Rentzell and Cali Gutz! God's blessings to you all!

New Member Welcome – On Sunday, January 27th, there will be a new member welcome after the church service to welcome new members – Kari Miller and Shannon Wisely. There will be cake and coffee served in the fellowship hall and everyone is invited to welcome them into our church family!

Voter's Assembly will be held this Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. Please plan to attend as we need a quorum!

Food, Fellowship and Bowling! Join us on Sunday, January 27th at Main Street Alley for an afternoon of fun! The alley is reserved for Immanuel families. Bowl as much as you want to and enjoy the snacks. A freewill donation will be accepted to help with the cost of renting the alley.

Osmond TeamMates will be holding a fundraiser on Friday, January 18th at the basketball games. They will have walking tacos and hot dog plates for $5.00 along with baskets to bid on. You will be able to bid on the baskets on Jan. 11th, 18th and 24th with winners receiving their baskets on January 24th.

Pro-Life Breakfast In remembrance of Roe vs. Wade, on Sunday, January 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 105 Elm Ave. in Norfolk, a hot breakfast of pancake, eggs and ham, will be hosted by Norfolk Area Right to Life with proceeds going toward local pro-life education and billboards. All are welcome!

ARK ENCOUNTER & CREATION MUSEUM TOUR INFORMATION COMING SOON! We leave Osmond on June 1st and will return late on June 7th. We will spend one day at the Ark Encounter and one day at the Creation Museum. Both are in Kentucky. Then we travel to St. Louis and tour the Seminary, Concordia Historical Institute, LCMS Headquarters and optional activities such as a St. Louis Cardinals game, the zoo, the Arch and the botanical gardens.

2019 Officer Listing

immanuelosmond | 07 January, 2019 09:49

2019 OFFICERS INSTALLED

Chairman of Congregation------------------------------------------------------ Scott Kumm

Vice-Chairman of Congregation------------------------------------------ Kent Gansebom

Recording Secretary-----------------------------------------------------Rebecca Lambrecht

Treasurer-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Dennis Kuhl

Treasurer's Assistant----------------------------------------------------------- Pam Johnson

Financial Secretary------------------------------------------------------ Nancy von Rentzell

Elders-------------------------------- Ed Brummels, Aaron von Rentzell, Doug Hartner,

Dwight Kahny and Mike Johnson

Trustees------------------------------- Jerry Johnson, Travis Gutz, Jason von Rentzell, Randy Pfanstiel and Justin Koehler

Board of Education-------------------------------------------- Lori Koehler and Phil Gutz

Sunday School Superintendent--------------------------------------------- Jared Koehler

Assistant Sunday School Superintendent---------------------------------- Lacy Stelling

Auditors----------------------------------------- Aaron Gutz, Justin Orr and Linda Krohn

Ushers-------------------------------------- Rod Brummels, Don Johnson, Jim Pfanstiel,

Brian Evans, Ed Wattier and Jared Wingert

Financial Committee---------------------------------------- Rick Koehler and Deb Gutz

Cemetery Committee-------------------- Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind and Dave Blunck

Nurturing & Fellowship Committee------- Sandy Brummels, Jennifer Gansebom, Jennifer Johnson, Barb Petersen, Mindy Evans, Tiffany Gansebom, Leah Orr and LaDonna Stanosheck

Ladies Aid--- Leoma Fuelberth, Clarice Gansebom, Cindy Kumm and Joan Streich

LWML-------------------------------------------------- Diane Gansebom, Sharon Schultze, Connie Anderson and Nancy Bessmer

LYF Sponsors------------- Brad & Marla Huwaldt and Shawn & Jennifer Gansebom

LYF Officers-------------------------------------------- Jared Bessmer, Joshua Gansebom,

Landon Stelling and Connor Gutz

Funeral Committee--------------- Sharon Schultze, Cindy Kumm and Patti Ketelsen

January 6, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 04 January, 2019 15:37

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 they will be Kennedy Johnson and Riley Wagner.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Dwight Kahny. Helping with Communion this morning are Ed Brummels and Doug Hartner.

Calendar Corrections/Changes: Ladies Aid meets this Thursday, January 10th at 1:30 p.m. There will be no Wednesday afternoon Bible Study this Wednesday, January 9th, and Bible Study on Wednesday, January 23rd will be held at Leoma Fuelberth's home.

THANK YOU!! On behalf of Jacquin Colabella and ourselves, we would like to thank Rev. Emery & Vickie and all the volunteer workers that helped pack, box, clean and move Jacquin's things out of our rental. This is very much appreciated. May God bless you all for your help. Dale & Verona Howard

District President, Rev. Richard Snow, will be coming for an official visit next Sunday, January 13th. He will bring a greeting to everyone attending church and then at 10:30, he would like to spend about 50 minutes visiting with the lay leaders and any other interested members to get some feedback with some of the questions on the congregation survey (forms are laying on the ledge of the bulletin boxes – please fill out and bring back next Sunday) and share some of the district vision and mission.

THE MEMBERS OF GOLGOTHA LUTHERAN CHURCH, rural Wausa, invite you to the installation of their new pastor, Rev. Jerome Leckband. He will be installed next Sunday, January 13th. The Divine Service will begin at 3:00 pm when God's people will gather to hear the promises of God that He attaches to the Office of the Holy Ministry. This will also mark the beginning of a dual-parish arrangement between Trinity Lutheran Church, Foster and Golgotha Lutheran Church. We pray for God's blessing upon this new association.

ARK ENCOUNTER & CREATION MUSEUM COMING SOON! We leave Osmond on June 1st and return late on June 7th. We will spend one day at the Ark Encounter and one day at the Creation Museum. Both are in Kentucky. Then we travel to St. Louis and tour the Seminary, Concordia Historical Institute, LCMS Headquarters and optional activities such as a St. Louis Cardinals game, the zoo, the Arch and the botanical gardens.

The following Sunday School students had perfect attendance in December:

Preschool: Jameson Koehler. Knox Koehler

Kindergarten: Harper Gansebom, Toby Koehler, Olivia Hille

1st Grade: Alyvia Koehler

2nd Grade: Adalyn Koehler

4th Grade: Addison vonRentzell

7th Grade: Anna Kahny

8th Grade: Tucker vonRentzell, Cali Gutz

Baptism Banner Maker: A volunteer(s) needed to make Baptism banners. If God have given you this talent and you are interested, please contact Pastor or the church office!

The LWML Christmas will be held during the January meeting on Wednesday, January 23rd. More information to follow.

December 30, 2018 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 29 December, 2018 11:37

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.

Our Candlelighters for tomorrow night for New Year's Eve worship will be Mary Kahny and Kaden Polt and next Sunday they will be Madeline Huwaldt and Mason Gansebom.

Our Reader for this morning will be Doug Hartner. Tomorrow night our reader will be Ed Brummels and helping with communion will be Dwight Kahny and Aaron von Rentzell. Next Sunday our reader will be Dwight Kahny and helping with Communion next week will be Ed Brummels and Doug Hartner.

Installation of all church officers and LWML, Ladies Aid and LYF will be held next Sunday, January 6th.

2019 Offering Envelopes are ready to be picked up in and below the bulletin boxes. Please remember to use these after January 1st. Also, it is very helpful to the financial secretary if everyone uses their envelopes when making your offering/contributions each week. Thank you!

The LWML Christmas will be held during the January meeting on Wednesday, January 23rd. More information to follow.

Baptism Banner Maker: A volunteer(s) needed to make Baptism banners after the 1st of the year. If God have given you this talent and you are interested, please contact Pastor or the church office!

THANK YOU!! A big thank you to James and Nancy Bessmer for your generosity with the poinsettias this year!!

On Sunday, January 13th, all Sunday School children will be asked to come forward to receive Sunday School Enrollment Pins. Also, pins will be handed out for perfect attendance for the past year. Please plan on having your children here for this special event! Thank you!

OFFICERS TO BE INSTALLED NEXT WEEK

Chairman of Congregation------------------------------------------------------ Scott Kumm

Vice-Chairman of Congregation------------------------------------------ Kent Gansebom

Recording Secretary-----------------------------------------------------Rebecca Lambrecht

Treasurer-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Dennis Kuhl

Treasurer's Assistant------------------------------------------------------------ Pam Johnson

Financial Secretary------------------------------------------------------ Nancy von Rentzell

Elders-------------------------------- Ed Brummels, Aaron von Rentzell, Doug Hartner,

Dwight Kahny and Mike Johnson

Trustees-------------------------------- Jerry Johnson, Travis Gutz, Jason von Rentzell,

Randy Pfanstiel and Justin Koehler

Board of Education--------------------------------------------- Lori Koehler and Phil Gutz

Sunday School Superintendent---------------------------------------------- Jared Koehler

Assistant Sunday School Superintendent----------------------------------- Lacy Stelling

Auditors------------------------------------------ Aaron Gutz, Justin Orr and Linda Krohn

Ushers--------------------------------------- Rod Brummels, Don Johnson, Jim Pfanstiel,

Brian Evans, Ed Wattier and Jared Wingert

Financial Committee------------------------------------------ Rick Koehler and Deb Gutz

Cemetery Committee--------------------- Marvin Kumm, Rich Lind and Dave Blunck

Nurturing & Fellowship Committee--------- Sandy Brummels, Jennifer Gansebom,

Jennifer Johnson, Barb Petersen, Mindy Evans,

Tiffany Gansebom, Leah Orr and LaDonna Stanosheck

Ladies Aid------------------------------------------- Leoma Fuelberth, Clarice Gansebom,

Cindy Kumm and Joan Streich

LWML--------------------------------------------------- Diane Gansebom, Sharon Schultze,

Connie Anderson and Nancy Bessmer

LYF Sponsors-------------- Brad & Marla Huwaldt and Shawn & Jennifer Gansebom

LYF Officers------------------------------------------- Jared Bessmer, Joshua Gansebom,

Landon Stelling and Connor Gutz

Funeral Committee--------------- Sharon Schultze, Cindy Kumm and Patti Ketelsen

THE MEMBERS OF GOLGOTHA LUTHERAN CHURCH, rural Wausa, invite you to the installation of their new pastor, Rev. Jerome Leckband. He will be installed on Sunday, January 13th. The Divine Service will begin at 3:00 pm when God's people will gather to hear the promises of God that He attaches to the Office of the Holy Ministry. This will also mark the beginning of a dual-parish arrangement between Trinity Lutheran Church, Foster and Golgotha Lutheran Church. We pray for God's blessing upon this new association.

December 23, 2018 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 21 December, 2018 13:03

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

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for Christmas Eve they will be Jared Bessmer and Haven Schultze. Christmas morning they will be Makenzie Johnson and Parker Johnson. Next Sunday morning they will be Zachary Alderson and Zachary Huwaldt and New Year's Eve they will be Mary Kahny and Kaden Polt.

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Blake Bahr. Christmas morning our reader will be Ed Brummels and next Sunday the reader will be Doug Hartner. New Year's Eve our reader will be Ed Brummels and assisting with Holy Communion will be Dwight Kahny and Aaron von Rentzell.

Installation of all church officers and LWML, Ladies Aid and LYF will be held on Sunday, January 6th.

2019 Offering Envelopes are ready to be picked up next to the bulletin boxes. Please remember to use these after January 1st. Also, it is very helpful to the financial secretary if everyone uses their envelopes when making your offering/contributions each week. Thank you!

The LWML Christmas will be held during the January meeting on Wednesday, January 23rd. More information to follow.

Baptism Banner Maker: A volunteer(s) needed to make Baptism banners after the 1st of the year. If God have given you this talent and you are interested, please contact Pastor or the church office!

THANK YOU!! A big thank you to James and Nancy for their generosity with the extra poinsettias this year.

Poinsettias did cost the church $200.00 this year. If you would like to donate to this cause, it would be appreciated. Then after January 6th, you may take one home.

December 16, 2018 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 14 December, 2018 12:56

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 is Ed Brummels. Preparing and helping distribute Holy Communion today are Aaron von Rentzell and Dwight Kahny. The reader on Wednesday Evening will be Doug Hartner and next Sunday the reader will be Blake Bahr.

CANDLE LIGHTERS Wednesday evening they will be Graysen Schultze and Keaton TImmerman. Next Sunday morning they will be Connor von Rentzell and Zach Boyle.

Operation Christmas Child. There were 86 boxes packed and shipped. The 5th and 6th graders would like to thank everyone who generously donated to this wonderful cause.

The Preschool Christmas Program is this afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

2019 Offering Envelopes are ready to be picked up next to the bulletin boxes. Please remember to use these after January 1st. Also, it is very helpful to the financial secretary if everyone uses their envelopes when making your offering/contributions each week. Thank you!

Volunteer(s) needed to take care of the poinsettias here at Immanuel. If you are a willing volunteer, please let Pastor know.

Packers are needed to help box up Jacquin's household items. Her father will be here on January 3rd to move things out. If you can help for an hour or two, please let Pastor know.

THANK YOU! We would like to thank you for all your concern, prayers, and correspondence to our family during these last 6 months. It has been a journey of ups and downs but we have faith the Lord will continue to put his healing hand on Maddox and Merrick. Matt, Megan, Merrick and Maddox are all in Ohio now until Maddox can come home. Maddox is at Nationwide Children's Hospital as it is one of the nation's best Infant Pulmonary Hospitals. Matt, Megan and Merrick are at the Ronald McDonald House across the street from the hospital. Please contact the church office for their address.

They have appreciated all the letters they have received to this point from you and we are truly blessed to have such a wonderful congregation for support. Please continue to pray for Maddox and Merrick as we continue this journey with the Lord's help and thank you again.

Steve, Tina and family

Installation of all church officers and LWML, Ladies Aid and LYF will be held on Sunday, January 6th.

December 9, 2018 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 07 December, 2018 16:10

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 Wednesday evening will be Zachary Huwaldt and Parker Johnson. Next Sunday, they will be Landon Stelling and Logan Stelling.

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

A NEW HEARING ASSIST SYSTEM HAS BEEN INSTALLED and is operational. For anyone wanting to try a unit out, they are in a basket by the mailboxes. Just pick one up before church and return it after the service.

ARK ENCOUNTER & CREATION MUSEUM TOUR INFORMATION COMING SOON! We leave Osmond on June 1st and will return late on June 7th. We will spend one day at the Ark Encounter and one day at the Creation Museum. Both are in Kentucky. Then we travel to St. Louis and tour the Seminary, Concordia Historical Institute, LCMS Headquarters and optional activities such as a St. Louis Cardinals game, the zoo, the Arch and the botanical gardens.

Jacquin Colabella's new address is Room 311 at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5401 South Street, Lincoln, NE 68506.

THANK YOU! The Ladies Aid and LWML would like to thank everyone who attended the Bazaar and Bake Sale and all of the ladies who donated food, bake sale items, crafts or any other items. Thank you to all those who donated their time to work at the Bazaar!

Pie Pan Missing from Church Dinner yet – a 9" deep dish pie pan is still missing from the church dinner. If you took home a cherry pie, please check your dishes and return this pie pan if it is in your possession. Thanks!

Donations Requested – We are in the process of mailing about 25 college students $10.00 gift cards for a snack/break during studies for their finals week. If you are willing to help with a donation, please give to Donna Kahny or bring to the church office.

Practices for the Christmas Eve Program will be on Saturdays from 9:00-10:30. The last 2 Saturday practices (Dec 15th and 22nd) will include the Nursery and Preschool children.

Advent Devotional books have been printed for everyone's use and are located on the shelf of the bulletin boxes.

A Hymn Sing will be held before each Wednesday night Advent Worship service at 6:45!

Ladies Aid Christmas is NOT a potluck meal this year. Instead the ladies will be meeting at noon at the Tiger Tavern Party Room for their meal. Also, reminder that spouses are invited as always.

Annual Christmas Cookie Sale, Tea Room and Christmas Rummage Room is hosted by the Osmond United Methodist women this Friday, December 14th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at their fellowship hall.

Installation of all church officers and LWML, Ladies Aid and LYF will be held on Sunday, January 6th.

Deadline for bulletin news: Please have your articles or news items in to the church office by 9 a.m. on Fridays, so the secretary has time to get the bulletins printed, put on the website and on the Power Point program during regular hours. THANK YOU!

This Thank You was received this past week from the Beckendorf family:

Dear Friends at Immanuel,

We are so sorry we could not be there in Osmond last weekend when you held the fundraiser for our benefit, we would have loved to see you all and get to visit with you again. However, Tim's doctor visit the next day was a celebration, as the doctor finally released Tim from the torture of his back-brace. (Tim now has a new sympathy for the Victorian ladies who had to wear those whale-bone corsets.)

We really cannot adequately express the thanks and gratitude we have for everyone who worked so hard putting everything together and all of you who donated for our benefit. We are overwhelmed by your generosity and humbled by your care for us. We are so grateful that God has made you part of our lives and we always treasure the time when we are with you in person. You are such a rich blessing to us and we only pray that someday we may be a blessing to you.

Sincerely,

Rev. Tim, Lisa, Aaron and Andrew Beckendorf

THANK YOU! We would like to thank you for all your concern, prayers, and correspondence to our family during these last 6 months. It has been a journey of ups and downs but we have faith the Lord will continue to put his healing hand on Maddox and Merrick. Matt, Megan, Merrick and Maddox are all in Ohio now until Maddox can come home. Maddox is at Nationwide Children's Hospital as it is one of the nation's best Infant Pulmonary Hospitals. Matt, Megan and Merrick are at the Ronald McDonald House across the street from the hospital. Their address is: Ronald McDonald House

Attn: Matt & Megan Kalin

711 E. Livingston Ave.

Columbus, OH 43205

They have appreciated all the letters they have received to this point from you and we are truly blessed to have such a wonderful congregation for support. Please continue to pray for Maddox and Merrick as we continue this journey with the Lord's help and thank you again.

Steve, Tina and family

December 2, 2018 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 29 November, 2018 17:43

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.

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for this morning's worship service are Grace Broekemeier and Riley Wagner. Wednesday night they will be Kennedy Johnson and Mary Kahny and next Sunday they will be Diandra Polt and Conner Gutz.

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

THE LADIES AID will host the fellowship hour after the Advent service Wednesday evening. Members are reminded to bring one dozen sandwiches.

ARK ENCOUNTER & CREATION MUSEUM COMING SOON! We leave Osmond on June 1st and return late on June 7th. We will spend one day at the Ark Encounter and one day at the Creation Museum. Both are in Kentucky. Then we travel to St. Louis and tour the Seminary, Concordia Historical Institute, LCMS Headquarters and optional activities such as a St. Louis Cardinals game, the zoo, the Arch and the botanical gardens.

THE LADIES AID/LWML BAZAAR will be held this Friday, December 7th at the church fellowship hall from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. We will feature a craft and bake sale. We are also serving chili soup, chicken noodle soup, pork sandwiches, hot dogs, pie, desserts and coffee. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Installation of all church officers and LWML, Ladies Aid and LYF will be held on Sunday, January 6th.

Pie Pan Missing from Church Dinner yet – a 9" deep dish pie pan is still missing from the church dinner. If you took home a cherry pie, please check your dishes and return this pie pan if it is in your possession. Thanks!

Donations Requested – We are in the process of mailing about 25 college students $10.00 gift cards for a snack/break during studies for their finals week. If you are willing to help with a donation, please give to Donna Kahny or bring to the church office.

A Hymn Sing will be held before each Wednesday night Advent Worship service at 6:45!

Dear Friends at Immanuel,

We are so sorry we could not be there in Osmond last weekend when you held the fundraiser for our benefit, we would have loved to see you all and get to visit with you again. However, Tim's doctor visit the next day was a celebration, as the doctor finally released Tim from the torture of his back-brace. (Tim now has a new sympathy for the Victorian ladies who had to wear those whale-bone corsets.)

We really cannot adequately express the thanks and gratitude we have for everyone who worked so hard putting everything together and all of you who donated for our benefit. We are overwhelmed by your generosity and humbled by your care for us. We are so grateful that God has made you part of our lives and we always treasure the time when we are with you in person. You are such a rich blessing to us and we only pray that someday we may be a blessing to you.

Sincerely,

Rev. Tim, Lisa, Aaron and Andrew Beckendorf

 

THANK YOU! We would like to thank you for all your concern, prayers, and correspondence to our family during these last 6 months. It has been a journey of ups and downs but we have faith the Lord will continue to put his healing hand on Maddox and Merrick. Matt, Megan, Merrick and Maddox are all in Ohio now until Maddox can come home. Maddox is at Nationwide Children's Hospital as it is one of the nation's best Infant Pulmonary Hospitals. Matt, Megan and Merrick are at the Ronald McDonald House across the street from the hospital. Their address is:

Ronald McDonald House

Attn: Matt & Megan Kalin

711 E. Livingston Ave.

Columbus, OH 43205

They have appreciated all the letters they have received to this point from you and we are truly blessed to have such a wonderful congregation for support. Please continue to pray for Maddox and Merrick as we continue this journey with the Lord's help and thank you again.

Steve, Tina and family

 

 

November 25 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 21 November, 2018 15:32

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

THE CANDLE LIGHTERS for this morning's worship service are Joshua Gansebom and Blake Bahr. Next Sunday morning they will be Grace Broekemeier and Riley Wagner

OUR READER for this morning's worship service is Keaton Timmerman. Next Sunday's reader will be Ed Brummels and helping prepare and distribute Holy Communion will be Dwight Kahny and Aaron von Rentzell.

Sunday School Teachers - Second quarter of Sunday School starts December 1st. Please consider using your talents for this ministry. A sign-up sheet is located in the back of the church.

Robert and Barb Petersen will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary this afternoon from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. with an open house here from at Immanuel. The family extends an invitation to the members of Immanuel to join them. The flowers on the organ are in honor of their anniversary, given by their children.

Christmas Eve Program - It is time to start preparing for the Christmas Eve Program. Letters regarding participation were sent home with the Sunday School Children. If you have not received one, please let Marvin Gutz (402-318-1553) know if your child(ren) will or will not be able to participate in the Christmas program.

Practices for the Christmas Eve Program will begin on Saturday, December 1st, from 9:00-10:30. The first 2 Saturday practices (Dec 1st and 8th) will be for Kindergarten thru 8th grade. The last 2 Saturday practices (Dec 15th and 22nd) will include the Nursery and Preschool children.

There will be a short meeting after the December 1st practice for the teachers. Please plan to stay about a half hour to discuss the Christmas Eve Program. Thank you in advance for your time and help with the program!

Advent Devotional books have been printed for everyone's use and are located on the shelf of the bulletin boxes.

FOOD BANK COLLECTION: We will once again be collecting items for the Osmond Food Pantry on Thanksgiving Day and the two following Sundays! The food bank can only accept unexpired items, so please check the dates!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Ladies Aid/LWML Bazaar will be held on Friday, December 7th, at the Church Fellowship Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Watch next Sunday's bulletin for more information.

A Camp Luther Christmas: Saturday, December 8th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., join us for an open house Christmas festival! Cookie Decorating (and eating), Caroling, Christmas Games, Family Devotion, Crafts, Christmas Tree Decorating Contest, Lunch, and more! $10/person at the door, Age 3 and under free. Contact us (campluther@campluther.org; 402-352-5655) with any questions or if you'd like to enter the Christmas Tree Decorating Contest!

The Beckendorf Benefit Committee members would like to sincerely thank everyone who helped set up before, tear down after, worked at the dinner, donated items, purchased items or helped in any way to make the Benefit a SUCCESS! Also thanks to all who attended the benefit and made monetary donations to the Beckendorf family. What a loving and caring community and congregation Immanuel has!

Volunteer(s) needed to take care of the poinsettias here at Immanuel. They will arrive on December 14. If you are a willing volunteer, please let Pastor know.

Beckendorf Benefit Report:

So far, amount raised from the Benefit: $12,720.46

(meal, silent auction, bake sale and rummage sale)

Expenses of food, advertising, supplies, etc.: $1,552.40

less the 6 Thrivent Action Team Cards of: $1,500.00

Only Expenses out of Pocket: $52.40

Leaves a current balance of: $12,668.06

A check for $4,000.00 will be mailed to Pastor Beckendorf in Illinois, for his current medical expenses. Pastor Beckendorf knows that the balance has been deposited into the church checking account and will be held for future needs that he and his family may need.

Announcements for November 11, 2018

immanuelosmond | 09 November, 2018 13:53

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 for this morning's worship service are Haven Schultze and Molly Beacom-Timmerman. Next Sunday, they will be Makenzie Johnson and Mason Gansebom.

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 Ed Brummels.

A NEW HEARING ASSIST SYSTEM HAS BEEN INSTALLED and is operational. For anyone wanting to try a unit out, they are in a basket by the mailboxes. Just pick one up before church and return it after the service.

A FAREWELL RETIREMENT RECEPTION will be held today, immediately following worship services. Denise has faithfully served Immanuel since April 1985. We will also be honoring Clarice Gansebom and Wes Kumm, who have also retired from their service here at Immanuel. We give thanks to God for these members! Everyone is encouraged to stay for cake and coffee.

LWML Members: The Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 2nd after the worship service. Please mark your calendars and watch your bulletin box for an invitation!

Dishes, dishes, dishes!! We are still missing some pans and pie pans from the church dinner. If you bought a pie or dessert at the dinner and haven't returned the pan, please do so as soon as possible. Also, there are many dishes from the dinner and funerals that haven't been picked up. Please check the table!

The LYF will be serving a meal at the Norfolk Rescue Mission this Saturday, November 17, 2018. They will also be collecting items for the Mission's pantry. Any donations are accepted. The items most needed at this time are: Instant Potatoes - Lipton Onion Soup Mix - Cream of Mushroom soup -- Canned Tuna and Chicken. There will be boxes in the entry of both sides of church to place donated items into. Thank you to everyone for supporting the LYF and their servant event.

Immanuel will be hosting a benefit for Pastor Tim Beckendorf on November 17th (8am-2pm) and the 18th (4-7pm) at the City Hall. There will be a freewill donation meal, silent auction items and a bake sale/garage sale. The committee is asking for any organization or individuals to contribute items for the silent auction, bake sale or rummage sale (no clothes please). If anyone would like to contribute, please contact one of the committee members listed below as soon as possible. Also, if anyone would like to help work at the benefit, please let the committee know. The Beckendorfs sincerely appreciates any and all donations or contributions. Thank you!

Donna Kahny Sharon Wagner Julie Slagle Patti Ketelsen

402-841-8748 402-649-3221 402-720-6703 402-360-0770

Request for College Students Addresses and Telephone Numbers! Once again we are trying to update our college students' addresses and phone numbers, so that we can remember our students for semester finals and also that Pastor can text the students periodically. Please contact Deb in the church office with the updated information at 402-748-3301.

Operation Christmas Child. We invite the congregation to participate in this project with us by 'packing a shoebox' or with a financial donation to help cover the postage and shipping ($9.00/box). Our goal is to send 50 shoeboxes. The Operation Christmas Child table is set up in the west entryway of the church where you can pick up information and a shoebox for packing, return a packed shoebox or make a donation. If you have any questions, please ask one of the 5th and 6th grade students. Final collection date at Immanuel will be next Sunday, November 18th. Thank you!

ARK ENCOUNTER & CREATION MUSEUM COMING SOON! We leave Osmond on June 1st. We will spend one day at the Ark Encounter and one day at the Creation Museum. Both are in Kentucky. Then we travel to St. Louis and tour the Seminary, Concordia Historical Institute, LCMS Headquarters and optional activities such as a St. Louis Cardinals game, the zoo, the Arch and the botanical gardens.

Church Dinner Committee will have a quick meeting after church this morning to disperse funds from the Annual Dinner. Also, there is brief survey (with the dinner report) in your bulletin boxes that the Dinner Committee is asking you to fill out and return to the committee members. Thank you!

Jacquin Colabella has been moved to Room 8140, still at Mercy Medical Center, 801 5th St., Sioux City, IA 51101 and will be there for a while yet if you would like to visit or send her a card.

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