Announcements at Immanuel

Announcements for March 7, 2021

immanuelosmond | 05 March, 2021 08:26

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

OUR READER for this morning is Paul Koehler, and on Wednesday and next Sunday our reader will be Ross Stelling. Helping with communion this morning are Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Molly Beacom-Timmerman and Leia Buchanan. Wednesday evening they will be Cali Gutz and Reese Johns. Next Sunday they will be Karter Johnson and Hudson Schultze.

THE FLOWERS ON THE ORGAN are in honor of Wendell & Elaine Peterson’s 65th wedding anniversary, which is tomorrow, given by their family.

LYF MEETING will be today right after church. Butter Braid orders need to be turned in at the meeting.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS: Last Sunday Adult Bible Class started a new study entitled: “Dangerous Teachings of Christianity.” Since each week is a “stand-alone” lesson, you can join the Bible class and pick up the study without feeling lost. Today’s “Dangerous” teaching? Absolute truth! The concept of truth is virtually dead in our present culture. The idea of “Critical Race Theory” has as its objective the destruction of truth. If there is no truth, there is no way for society to exist, and, more importantly, no way for salvation. Come to Bible class to learn about TRUTH.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY this week to Pastor Lilienkamp – His birthday is Wednesday, March 10th and it will be the 44th anniversary of his ordination on Saturday, March 13th.

5TH & 6TH GRADE CONFIRMATION STUDENTS will be serving after the Midweek Lenten service this week.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet again this Thursday, February 11th at 6:30 AM. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Looking for 2-3 volunteers who would be willing to take care of flowers for Christmas, Easter, funerals or any other events during the year here at Immanuel. If interested, please contact Mike Johnson at 402-649-7914 or the church office. Thank you!

MAIN STREET LIVING presents – “Man Adrift” on This Is the Life. This is a Fisher Family episode that discusses the relationship of Faith and Works. Worship Service – Rev. Paul Egger of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Galva, IA, delivers the message “Gifts from Sinai” based on Exodus 20:1-17. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City. THE

LUTHERAN HOUR: Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Today, "A Place to Belong" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler -- A house is not a person—but, could a Person be a house, a place to belong? Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about finding that place, in Christ. (Mark 11: 1-26)

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons. He will be teaching confirmation class from 4:00-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 AM Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp (402-369-2529). Thank You!

SERMON SERIES FOR LENT & HOLY WEEK: The 40-day journey of Lent begins with the communion service on Ash Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 PM. The Lenten services will use a weekly recitation of the Six Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism. By reviewing the parts of the catechism, we can re-affirm the faith that we confess and live. The sermons will focus on the atoning blood of Jesus. These sermons will challenge us to cling to the Sacrament of the Altar where the body and blood of Christ are given for us. The sermon themes are as follows:

March 10: “The Blood That Speaks” Hebrews 12:22–24

March 17: “Shared Blood” Hebrews 2:10–18

March 24: “The Blood That Sanctifies” Hebrews 13:9-16

April 2: Maundy Thursday: “The Blood of the Covenant” Exodus 24:3–11

April 3: Good Friday: “A Rich Burial” Isaiah 53:9 April 4:

Easter Sunrise: LYF message (followed by LYF Breakfast)

April 4: Easter: “With Him through Death” Daniel 3:1–29; 1 Peter 3:17–22; Matthew 27:57–66

February 28, 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 26 February, 2021 16:05

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR:  Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Today, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler is the speaker.

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

 

SERMON SERIES FOR LENT & HOLY WEEK:  The 40-day journey of Lent began on Ash Wednesday..  The Lenten services will use a weekly recitation of the Six Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism.  By reviewing the parts of the catechism, we can re-affirm the faith that we confess and live.  The sermons will focus on the atoning blood of Jesus.  These sermons will challenge us to cling to the Sacrament of the Altar where the body and blood of Christ are given for us.  The sermon themes to come yet are as follows:  

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

March 10: “The Blood That Speaks” Hebrews 12:22–24

March 17: “Shared Blood”  Hebrews 2:10–18

March 24: “The Blood That Sanctifies”  Hebrews 13:9-16

April 2: Maundy Thursday: “The Blood of the Covenant”

                                          Exodus 24:3–11

April 3: Good Friday: “A Rich Burial” Isaiah 53:9

April 4: Easter Sunrise: LYF message

                                  (followed by LYF Breakfast)

April 4: Easter:  “With Him through Death” Daniel 3:1–29;

                          1 Peter 3:17–22; Matthew 27:57–66

 

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

 

Announcements for February 21, 2021

immanuelosmond | 17 February, 2021 13:40

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

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

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

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

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

MAIN STREET LIVING presents – “The Day We Lost Ella Mae” on This Is the Life, where Social responsibility and Christian witness is the topic. Worship Service – Rev. Jeffrey Bloom of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, NE delivers the message. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Today, "Do You See Anything?" by Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler (Mark)

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

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

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

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

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

SERMON SERIES FOR LENT & HOLY WEEK: The 40-day journey of Lent began on Ash Wednesday.. The Lenten services will use a weekly recitation of the Six Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism. By reviewing the parts of the catechism, we can re-affirm the faith that we confess and live. The sermons will focus on the atoning blood of Jesus. These sermons will challenge us to cling to the Sacrament of the Altar where the body and blood of Christ are given for us. The sermon themes are as follows:

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

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

March 10: “The Blood That Speaks” Hebrews 12:22–24

March 17: “Shared Blood” Hebrews 2:10–18

March 24: “The Blood That Sanctifies” Hebrews 13:9-16

April 2: Maundy Thursday: “The Blood of the Covenant” Exodus 24:3–11

April 3: Good Friday: “A Rich Burial” Isaiah 53:9

April 4: Easter Sunrise: LYF message (followed by LYF Breakfast)

April 4: Easter: “With Him through Death” Daniel 3:1–29; 1 Peter 3:17–22; Matthew 27:57–66

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

February 14, 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 11 February, 2021 11:58

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

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

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

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 AM Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp (402-369-2529) to check availability as sometimes shut-in visits, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! If you need pastoral care other days, please call his phone number listed.

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

MAIN STREET LIVING presents – “Mr. Big” on This Is the Life. Worship Service – Rev. Lucas Booher of Zion Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, IA delivers the message “The Lifted Veil” based on 2 Corinthians 3:12-13; 4:1-6. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Today, "Shines and Saves" by Guest Speaker, Rev. Cody Cooper. Jesus surpasses all expectations as we see Him revealed on the Mount of Transfiguration. (Mark 9:2-13)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SERMON SERIES FOR LENT & HOLY WEEK: The 40-day journey of Lent begins with the communion service on Ash Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 PM. The Lenten services will use a weekly recitation of the Six Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism. By reviewing the parts of the catechism, we can re-affirm the faith that we confess and live. The sermons will focus on the atoning blood of Jesus. These sermons will challenge us to cling to the Sacrament of the Altar where the body and blood of Christ are given for us. The sermon themes are as follows: February 17: Ash Wednesday: “The Blood That Cleanses” Hebrews 9:14-16

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

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

March 10: “The Blood That Speaks” Hebrews 12:22–24

March 17: “Shared Blood” Hebrews 2:10–18

March 24: “The Blood That Sanctifies” Hebrews 13:9-16

April 2: Maundy Thursday: “The Blood of the Covenant” Exodus 24:3–11

April 3: Good Friday: “A Rich Burial” Isaiah 53:9 April 4:

Easter Sunrise: LYF message (followed by LYF Breakfast)

April 4: Easter: “With Him through Death” Daniel 3:1–29; 1 Peter 3:17–22; Matthew 27:57–66

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

February 17(Ash Wednesday): LWML will serve

March 3: LYF will serve

March 24: Ladies Aid will serve

Dates still available: February 24:

                              March 10:

                              March 17:

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

CHOIR

immanuelosmond | 05 February, 2021 11:28

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

February 7, 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 05 February, 2021 11:21

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

OUR READER for this morning is Larry Krohn, and next Sunday and Ash Wednesday our reader will be Ed Brummels. Helping with communion this morning are Paul Koehler and Ross Stelling.

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAIN STREET LIVING presents – “The Point of No Return” on This Is the Life. This color presentation discusses God’s limitless grace. Worship Service – Rev. Timothy Geitz of Grace Lutheran Church in LeMars, IA delivers the message “Healer or Preacher” based on Mark 1:29. These shows air today beginning at 10:00 AM on KCAU-9 TV out of Sioux City.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Today, "Stories Around the Table" Dr. Michael Zeigler shares a story about people who had more in common than they thought. (Mark 6-8)

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet again this Thursday, February 11th at 6:30 AM. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. He will be teaching confirmation class from 4:00-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 AM Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp (402-369-2529). Thank You!

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

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

SERMON SERIES FOR LENT & HOLY WEEK: The 40-day journey of Lent begins with the communion service on Ash Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 PM. The Lenten services will use a weekly recitation of the Six Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism. By reviewing the parts of the catechism, we can re-affirm the faith that we confess and live. The sermons will focus on the atoning blood of Jesus. These sermons will challenge us to cling to the Sacrament of the Altar where the body and blood of Christ are given for us. The sermon themes are as follows: February 17: Ash Wednesday: “The Blood That Cleanses” Hebrews 9:14-16

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

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

March 10: “The Blood That Speaks” Hebrews 12:22–24

March 17: “Shared Blood” Hebrews 2:10–18

March 24: “The Blood That Sanctifies” Hebrews 13:9-16

April 2: Maundy Thursday: “The Blood of the Covenant” Exodus 24:3–11

April 3: Good Friday: “A Rich Burial” Isaiah 53:9 April 4:

April 4: Easter Sunrise: LYF message (followed by LYF Breakfast)

April 4: Easter: “With Him through Death” Daniel 3:1–29; 1 Peter 3:17–22; Matthew 27:57–66

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

February 17(Ash Wednesday): LWML will serve

March 3: LYF will serve

March 24: Ladies Aid will serve

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

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

January 31, 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 29 January, 2021 12:25

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

THE CANDLELIGHTERS for today are Anna Kahny and Hudson Schultze. Next Sunday they will be Connor von Rentzell and Tucker von Rentzell.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 24, 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 22 January, 2021 11:55

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

OUR READER for this morning is LYF member, Parker Johnson. Next Sunday the reader will be Ross Stelling.

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Take a few moments from your busy schedule to listen to Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler, Speaker for The Lutheran Hour, as he shares God’s Word in his own inimitable style. Listen on-line at your leisure at https://www.lutheranhour.org/

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

January 17,2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 15 January, 2021 15:04

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

402-748-3301 to check availability.

 

THE LUTHERAN HOUR —People of Christ with THE Message of Hope—“Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” on WJAG each Sunday at 7:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M.   Today: “Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise!” Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer -- The word of Jesus turns us out from ourselves and our problems to the faith, hope, and love that He brings. (Mark 3)  

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

January 10, 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 08 January, 2021 11:59

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

OUR READER for this morning is Mike Johnson. Our reader for next Sunday will be Paul Koehler. Helping with communion next week will be Ed Brummels and Larry Krohn.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Mason Gansebom and Karter Johnson. Next Sunday they will be Hunter Buchanan and Zaylah Pfanstiel.

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

ADULT BIBLE CLASS will take up Exodus chapter 18 where Moses gets a visit from his pagan-priest, Midianite, father-in-law, Jethro. Amazingly, Jethro teaches his son-in-law, Moses, something important about leadership. The lesson that Jethro taught Moses about leadership is still important for the church today, and, because Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osmond will be calling a new pastor soon, it is an important lesson for our congregation. Join adult Bible class to learn about and discuss this important lesson.

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

BOARD MEETINGS will be held this Wednesday, January 13th beginning at 7:00 PM, with the Church Council meeting to begin at 8:00 PM.

VOTER’S MEETING will be held next Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00 PM

THE ANNUAL REPORT: Officers, copies of last year’s reports have been placed in your bulletin boxes. Please bring your new reports to the church office as soon as possible. Thank You!

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. He is teaching Confirmation class from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 AM Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp (402-369-2529) to check availability as sometimes shut-in visits, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! If you need pastoral care other days, please call his phone number listed.

NEW BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY: Beginning this Thursday, January 14 at 6:30 AM, Pastor Lilienkamp will moderate a men’s study time. The study will use a synodical study to help small town/rural congregations grow in faithfulness to the Word of God. The study will address some of the issues that President Snow raised at the pre-call meeting of Dec. 1. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time. See insert.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR broadcasts on WJAG radio on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Today, “The Backstory Behind a Bible Contradiction” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. When you open yourself up to hearing the backstory behind the apparent contradiction, you may encounter what the Bible is all about. (Mark 2:13-28)

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

THE SECRETARY will be out of the office until January 19th. If you have any announcements or messages, please leave them on her desk or leave a message when you call the office – Julie Slagle will print next week’s bulletin on Friday. Thank You.

January 3, 2021 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 31 December, 2020 13:19

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

OUR READER for this morning is Paul Koehler, and next Sunday our reader will be Mike Johnson. Helping with communion this morning are Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Juliana Kumm and Reese Johns. Next Sunday they will be Mason Gansebom and Karter Johnson.

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

ADULT BIBLE STUDY continues a chapter-by-chapter study of Exodus. Today class will discover that the once in the wilderness, the Israelites came down with a case of the “GOOD OLD DAYS” syndrome. In answer to their moaning, God gave Israel what today we might call a “whatchamacallit” food. The “GOOD OLD DAYS” syndrome still plagues people today. Join Bible class to find about “whatchamacallit” food.

THE POINSETTIAS on the spiral stands in the back of church and behind the candles on the altar will be taken down after worship this morning. Please feel free to take one home if you would like, otherwise they will be disposed of. Thank you.

ANNUAL REPORT will be worked on in January. Officers, please bring your reports to the church office as soon as possible. Thank You!

NEW BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY: Beginning Thursday, January 14 at 6:30 AM, Pastor Lilienkamp will moderate a men’s study time. The study will use a synodical study to help small town/rural congregations grow in faithfulness to the Word of God. The study will address some of the issues that President Snow raised at the pre-call meeting of Dec. 1. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time. See insert.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. He will be teaching confirmation class from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 AM Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp (402-369-2529). Thank You!

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: Each week the nation’s longest-running Christian radio broadcast speaks to more than a million people about the matchless love of God as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ. Take a few moments from your busy schedule to listen to Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler, Speaker for The Lutheran Hour, as he shares God’s Word in his own inimitable style. Listen on-line at your leisure at https://www.lutheranhour.org. Today, “Too Much” – The Gospel according to St. Mark shows us the Savior who is always on the move. (Mark 1:1-2:12).

THANK YOU to Mr. Riley Hlavac, who filled in at the last minute as our organist on New Year’s Eve! He is a music student at Wayne State College.

INSTALLATION OF ALL 2021 OFFICERS will be held during the worship service this morning. Those getting installed are as follows:

Chairman: Kent Gansebom

Vice-Chairman: Doug Ketelsen

Treasurer: Dennis Kuhl

Recording Secretary: Hillary Broekemeier

Financial Secretary: Donna Kahny

Treasurer’s Assistant: Pam Johnson

Elders: Michael Johnson, Paul Koehler, Larry Krohn, Ed Brummels & Ross Stelling

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

Board of Education: Jill Heemstra-Alderson & Rod Brummels

Sunday School Supt. & Assistant: Cory Hille & Kari Miller

LYF Sponsors: Marvin & Melanie Gutz and Brian & Tiffany Guenther

Auditors: Tyler Gansebom, Rick Koehler & Clark Gansebom

Ushers: Dave Kruse, Michael Koehler, Scott Simonsen, James Pfanstiel, Noah Koehler & Shannon Wiseley

Finance Committee: Alison Dennis & Becky Lambrecht

Cemetery Committee: Dave Blunck, Lyle Kuhlman & Marvin Kumm

Funeral Committee: Patti Ketelsen, Janet Pfanstiel & Jane Brummels

Nurturing & Fellowship Committee: Jane Brummels, Mindy Evans, Pam Johnson, Jenny Wingert, Diane Gansebom, Lisa Johnson, Jennae Kester & Tami Kuhl

Ladies Aid Officers: Denise Streich, Clarice Gansebom, Cindy Kumm & Joan Streich

LWML Officers: Deb Gutz, Lori Koehler, Betty Johnson & LaDonna Stanosheck

LYF Officers: Connor Gutz, Kenzie von Rentzell, Matthew Alderson & Kaden Polt

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

December 27, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 24 December, 2020 12:39

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

OUR READER for this morning is LYF member, Zachary Huwaldt. Mike Johnson or Doug Hartner will be our reader for New Year’s Eve and next Sunday the reader will be Paul Koehler. Helping with Communion on New Year’s Eve will be Doug Hartner and Paul Koehler and helping with communion next Sunday will be Larry Krohn and Ed Brummels.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Matthew Alderson and Leia Buchanan. Candlelighters for the New Year’s Eve service will be Spencer Hille and Cali Gutz. Next Sunday the candlelighters will be Juliana Kumm and Reese Johns.

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR airs on Sundays on WJAG Norfolk, Nebraska on both 780 AM and 105.9 FM both at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Today: "Welcome to the Family!" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Cook The book of Galatians gives us a glimpse inside the family of God. It describes the Christian family as one that stands firm in Christ's freedom, walks united in the Spirit, and bears one another's burdens in love. (Galatians 4:4-7)

NEW BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY: Beginning Thursday, January 14 at 6:30 AM, Pastor Lilienkamp will moderate a men’s study time. The study will use a synodical study to help small town/rural congregations grow in faithfulness to the Word of God. The study will address some of the issues that President Snow raised at the pre-call meeting of Dec. 1. Men, young and old, are encouraged and invited to the study time. In addition to study, sharing, and prayer, coffee/juice, rolls/toast will be served. The plan is for the study group to meet 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Adjournment will be promptly at 7:30 AM.

NOMINATIONS for the call list are due today.

THE FUNERAL FOR LOIS GERDES will be held on Monday, December 28th at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be here this afternoon (Sunday) from 4-7 PM.

THANK YOU to Connor von Rentzell and Lori Koehler for four-handed piano duet played on Christmas Day and this morning.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS continues a chapter-by-chapter study of the book of Exodus. After several chapters of action-packed events, the 10 plagues, Passover, and crossing of the Red Sea, Israel takes a “break” for worship before going on to Mount Sinai. Join class today to learn some theological principles for Christian worship today.

ANNUAL REPORT will be worked on in January. Officers, please bring your reports to the church office as soon as possible. Thank You!

END OF YEAR GIVING IDEAS that were sent to Immanuel are:

1) Mission Central sent their annual Thanksgiving letter in November. Working with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, they are the largest mission supporting agency in the entire United States for our LCMS missionaries. Donations can be mailed to: 40718 Highway E16, Mapleton, IA 51034-7105.

2) Lutheran High Northeast has been given a $50,000 matching gift donation. “Please consider giving a gift to Lutheran High to meet this match.” Your gift can be mailed to 2010 N 37th St., Norfolk, NE 68701-3108 or you can go online to: www.lhne.org.

3) The Lutheran Hour (Zone 3 LLL Radio) for Station KBRX, O’Neill 102.9 FM at 12:30 p.m. and Station KVSH, Valentine 940 AM at 11:20 AM. “Consider a gift on your birthday, your wedding anniversary, a gift in memory of a loved one or just a gift of thankfulness. Gifts can be mailed to Kenneth Stelling, 407 N Main St., Plainview, NE 68769

4) Norfolk Rescue Mission has been given a $15,500 matching gift donation. Your generous gifts will be matched, dollar for dollar through this amazing offer. Gifts can be mailed to Norfolk Rescue Mission, PO Box 2532, Norfolk, NE 68702-2532.

5) Lutheran Bible Translators states One of the wonderful things about Christmas is to give… God gave us our greatest need and gave it to us lavishly." – Rev. Rich Rudowske, CEO, LBT. Donations can be mailed to Lutheran Bible Translators, PO Box 789, Concordia, MO 64020-0789. If you want them to be designated to the Beckendorf family, please mark 441M Beckendorf Ministry on your check.

6) Lutheran Heritage Foundation (Worldwide Lutheran Translation Projects) donations can be mailed to 51474 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb, MI 48042 First Sunday After Christmas

INSTALLATION OF ALL 2021 OFFICERS next Sunday, January 3rd during the worship service are as follows:

Chairman: Kent Gansebom

Vice-Chairman: Doug Ketelsen

Treasurer: Dennis Kuhl

Recording Secretary: Hillary Broekemeier

Financial Secretary: Donna Kahny

Treasurer’s Assistant: Pam Johnson

Elders: Michael Johnson, Paul Koehler, Larry Krohn, Ed Brummels & Ross Stelling

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

Board of Education: Jill Heemstra-Alderson & Rod Brummels

Sunday School Supt. & Assistant: Cory Hille & Kari Miller

LYF Sponsors: Marvin & Melanie Gutz & Brian & Tiffany Guenther

Auditors: Tyler Gansebom, Rick Koehler & Clark Gansebom

Ushers: Dave Kruse, Michael Koehler, Scott Simonsen, James Pfanstiel, Noah Koehler & Shannon Wiseley

Finance Committee: Alison Dennis & Becky Lambrecht

Cemetery Committee: Dave Blunck, Lyle Kuhlman & Marvin Kumm

Funeral Committee: Patti Ketelsen, Janet Pfanstiel & Jane Brummels

Nurturing & Fellowship Committee: Jane Brummels, Mindy Evans, Pam Johnson, Jenny Wingert, Diane Gansebom, Lisa Johnson, Jennae Kester & Tami Kuhl

Ladies Aid Officers: Denise Streich, Clarice Gansebom, Cindy Kumm & Joan Streich

LWML Officers: Deb Gutz, Lori Koehler, Betty Johnson & LaDonna Stanosheck

LYF Officers: Connor Gutz, Kenzie von Rentzell, Matthew Alderson & Kaden Polt

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

December 20, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 18 December, 2020 09:11

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

OUR READER for this morning is Larry Krohn and next Sunday our reader will be LYF member, Zachary Huwaldt. Helping with communion this morning are Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Connor von Rentzell and Molly Beacom-Timmerman. Christmas Eve they will be Kenzie von Rentzell and Riley Wagner. Christmas Day they will be Hunter Buchanan and Mason Gansebom. Next Sunday they will be Matthew Alderson and Leia Buchanan.

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

THANK YOU to Shelby Stelling for her musical selection this morning to enhance our worship services.

SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS will take up Exodus chapters 13 and 14. Exodus chapter 14 brings Israel to the crossing of the Red Sea, a miraculous event of deliverance for God’s people. As Israel begins the 40-year journey from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land, they have something better than a Garmin GPS. What is it? Join Bible Class to find out!

THE PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM will be held this afternoon here at Immanuel at 4:00 p.m.

SPECIAL SERVICES continue Christmas Eve, December 24th at 6:30 PM with the children’s service featuring the Sunday school children telling the beautiful story of Jesus’ birth. Christmas Day worship, December 25th at 9:30 AM, is a service of singing, the Word, and prayer that announces the birth of the Savior. See out the old year and welcome in the new year with worship with Holy Communion on New Year’s Eve, December 31st at 6:30 PM. Remember the word of the shepherds, when the angels told them of the Savior’s birth, “Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing which has happened.”

ONE WEEK LEFT! Nominations for pastors on the call list are due by next Sunday! Forms are by the bulletin boxes and can be turned in to the church office.

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

THE LUTHERAN HOUR airs on Sundays on WJAG Norfolk, Nebraska on both 780 AM and 105.9 FM both at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Today: "Experience God" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. We will never fully grasp the idea of God, but that doesn’t keep us from experiencing God’s love for us in Christ. (John 1:1-18)

CARD REQUEST: Lois Gerdes is now at the following address: Heritage of Bel Air, 1203 N. 13th St., Norfolk, NE 68701. Please remember her and other members who are in need of encouragement at this time of year with “Thinking of You” or Christmas cards. 2021

OFFERING ENVELOPES are on tables behind the last pews. Please pick up your envelopes at your earliest opportunity.

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

December 13, 2020 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 11 December, 2020 12:25

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

OUR READER for this morning is Mike Johnson. Our reader for Wednesday evening and next Sunday will be Larry Krohn. Helping with communion next week will be Paul Koehler and Dwight Kahny.

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

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

ADULT BIBLE CLASS this morning continues a chapter-by-chapter study of the book of Exodus, one of the most significant Old Testament books for our life in the world today. This morning class will take up chapters 11 and 12. Chapter 12 is unbelievably striking as it foreshadows, redemption, Jesus as sacrificial lamb, and the Lord’s Supper. Why not join adult Bible study?

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL SERVICES continue Wednesday, December 16th, as the LYF presents a drama at the regular midweek Advent Service. The Christmas Eve Service, December 24th, at 6:30 PM, children’s service features Sunday school children telling the beautiful story of Jesus’ birth. Christmas Day worship, December 25th at 9:30 AM, is a service of singing, the Word, and prayer announces the birth of the Savior. See out the old year and welcome in the new year with worship with Holy Communion on New Year’s Eve, December 31st at 6:30 PM. Remember the word of the shepherds, when the angels told them of the Savor’s birth, “Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing which has happened.”

PRE-CALL MEETING was held on Tuesday, December 1st. If you would like to nominate a pastor to be on the call list, forms are available by the bulletin boxes. Deadline for nominations is December 27, 2020!

BECKENDORF OFFERING: The LWML annually has been donating the offering at the Advent fellowship hour to the Beckendorf ministry through LBT. Due to not having fellowship hour this season, a basket is set up TODAY at the back of church for anyone that would like to give a donation for their ministry.

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings. He is teaching Confirmation class from 4-5:30 PM. Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 AM Bible class. Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM. To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp (402-369-2529) to check availability as sometimes shut-in visits, home visits or meetings might be scheduled during these times. Thank You! If you need pastoral care other days, please call his phone number listed.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR broadcasts on WJAG radio on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Today, “The Prophet’s Paradox” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. The prophet Daniel illustrates how to face the facts while never losing faith in how the story ends. (Daniel:10, 11 and 12)

HONEY SHIPPED! The honey has been shipped from the LYF Honey Orders. If Anyone has not received theirs, please let Jennifer Gansebom know.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kendyl Koehler and Tucker Timmerman who were married here at Immanuel yesterday. God’s blessings to you!

December 6, 2020 Announcements

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

OUR READER for this morning is Larry Krohn, Wednesday evening and next Sunday our reader will be Mike Johnson.  Helping with communion this morning are Dwight Kahny and Paul Koehler.

CANDLELIGHTERS for this morning are Caleb Miller and Tucker von Rentzell.  Wednesday evening they will be Parker Johnson and Blake Bahr.  Next Sunday they will be Connor Gutz and Zachary Huwaldt.

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

THANK YOU  to Jaxson Wingert and Lori Koehler for sharing their God-given talents with their four-handed duet and other music played before the Midweek Advent Service last Wednesday. 

BECKENDORF OFFERING  The LWML annually has been donating the offering at the Advent fellowship hour to the Beckendorf ministry through LBT. Due to not having fellowship hour this season, a basket will be set up NEXT SUNDAY at the back of church for anyone that would like to give a donation for their ministry.

MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICE Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7:00 PM.  The Advent series this year uses the railroad crossing warning:  “Stop, Look, and Listen” which is excellent advice for railroad crossings, but even more important for Advent preparation to celebrate the Lord’s birth and readiness for Jesus’ 2nd Coming.  The theme for Wednesday night is “Look!”  Next (Dec. 16, 7 PM)  midweek service will feature our LYF presenting an Advent drama. 

THANK YOU to the Marvin Koehler family for putting up the Christmas trees and Advent wreath again this year.  A special thank you to Tammy Lorenz, Marvin & Janice’s daughter, for donating all the supplies to redo all the wreaths to match the blue theme of the trees and wreath.

FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION:  We are once again be collecting items for the food pantry through today.   ITEMS NEEDEDMacaroni and cheese -- laundry detergent -- fabric softener -- body wash – deodorant – shampoo -- paper towels -- toilet paper. 

ADULT BIBLE CLASS continues a chapter-by-chapter study of the Old Testament book of Exodus.  The book of Exodus, more than any other Old Testament book, gives a realistic picture of life in the New Testament times.  The lesson today covers Exodus chapters 9 & 10, covering 5th-9th plagues.  In the plagues, God goes head-to-head with the Egyptian gods overpowering the false gods of the Egyptians.  

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

PASTOR LILIENKAMP is available Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday evenings.  He will be teaching confirmation class from 4-5:30 PM.  Thursday mornings, he is available before and after 9:00 AM Bible class.  Thursday afternoon available until 3 PM.  To ensure contact, please call Pastor Lilienkamp (402-369-2529). Thank You!

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

 

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