Announcements at Immanuel

August 18, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 16 August, 2019 14:34

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 next Sunday they will be Riley Wagner and Kenzie von Rentzell.

Our Reader for this morning will be Doug Hartner. Next Sunday our reader will be Joshua Gansebom. Helping with Communion this morning is Aaron von Rentzell and Dwight Kahny.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL - Trinity Lutheran, Foster will have their annual homemade ice cream and pie social on TODAY from 4:00 - 8:00. Free will donations will be given to three charities: Orphan Grain Train, Lutheran Bible Translators/Rev. Tim and Lisa Beckendorf, and Hope House in Rochester, MN

Letters have been mailed to all Parents of this year's Confirmation Students. If you did not receive one, please contact the church office and one will be given to you. There will be a parents' meeting of Confirmation students immediately after worship TODAY. All parents are asked to please attend to learn more details about the class and the attendance requirements for this year.

The Plainview Circuit will present a cantata on the Life of Christ on Sunday, November 3. All singers in the church, from kindergarten through adult are invited to participate. There will be a children's choir and an adult choir. Instrumentalists are also requested to participate. Practices will take place in Neligh and Plainview on Sunday afternoons in October. Please write your name and the supporting information on the sign-up sheet, located on an easel at the back of church. The registration deadline is Sunday, August 25. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord! If you have any questions please contact Lori Koehler 402-649-4333.

2019 BIBLE SALE! CPH is having their annual bible sale. There is a sign-up sheet in the back of church. Please list your order by September 15th. Thank You!

PETAL PUSHERS 2020. Have you ever wanted to see the floats of the Rose parade up close? Here's your opportunity! Join us and be a Petal Pusher for various Floats, including the Lutheran Hour Float for the January 1, 2020 Rose Bowl Parade---Pasadena, CA! Plus you will have reserved seating for the Rose Bowl Parade and the Rose Bowl Football game...with the Huskers possibly representing the BIG 10! There will be other sightseeing opportunities and events for you to experience on this trip! Fred and Nadine Aufdembrink will be leading this trip. Join on Wednesday evening, 7 pm, August 28, 2019 at Lutheran High Northeast us to learn more about this trip of a lifetime and even learn what a Petal Pusher is, if you don't know.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED!!!! The Fall Sunday School session will begin in September. Teachers are needed. Please contact Jared Koehler if interested @ 402-360-2919

THE TRUSTEES are looking for suggestions for replacing the carpet in the front (east) entry and for behind the pews in the church proper. If you have suggestions or thoughts, please contact a trustee or leave your suggestion/thought in the church secretary's office.

August 11, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 09 August, 2019 12:49

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 READER for this morning will be Mike Johnson. Next Sunday our reader will be Doug Hartner. Helping with Communion next Sunday will be Aaron von Rentzell and Dwight Kahny.

OUR CANDLELIGHTERS for next Sunday they will be Kaden Polt and Molly Beacom-Timmerman.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL - Trinity Lutheran, Foster will have their annual homemade ice cream and pie social on Sunday, August 18 from 4:00 - 8:00. Free will donations will be given to three charities: Orphan Grain Train, Lutheran Bible Translators/Rev. Tim and Lisa Beckendorf, and Hope House in Rochester, MN

LETTERS HAVE BEEN MAILED to all Parents of this year's 7th and 8th grade confirmation students. If you did not receive one, please contact the church office and one will be given to you. There will be a parents' meeting of Confirmation students immediately after worship NEXT Sunday, August 18th. All parents are asked to please attend to learn more details about the class and the attendance requirements for this year.

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Thursday, August 15th at 6:30 p.m. The following members of Immanuel are asked to please come and help mow:

Ben Johnson             Dean Koehler             Justin Koehler

Nick Johnson            Doug Koehler             Kevin Koehler

Dwight Kahny           Jared Koehler            Mark Koehler

Doug Ketelsen          Jordan Koehler          Michael Koehler

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

THE PLAINVIEW CIRCUIT will present a cantata on the Life of Christ on Sunday, November 3. All singers in the church, ages kindergarten through adult are invited to participate. There will be a children's choir and an adult choir. Instrumentalists are also requested to participate. There is a Audition Sheet that needs to be filled out for instrumentalists and placed in the second marked envelope. Practices will take place in Neligh and Plainview on Sunday afternoons in October. Please write your name and the supporting information on the sign-up sheet, located on an easel at the back of church. The registration deadline is Sunday, August 25. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord! If you have any questions please contact Lori Koehler 402-649-4333.

2019 BIBLE SALE! CPH is having their annual bible sale. There is a sign-up sheet in the back of church. Please list your order by September 15th. Thank You!

THE TRUSTEES are looking for suggestions for replacing the carpet in the front (east) entry and for behind the pews in the church proper. If you have suggestions or thoughts, please contact a trustee or leave your suggestion/thought in the church secretary's office.

PETAL PUSHERS 2020 Have you ever wanted to see the floats of the Rose parade up close? Here's your opportunity! Join us and be a Petal Pusher for various Floats, including the Lutheran Hour Float for the January 1, 2020 Rose Bowl Parade---Pasadena, CA! Plus you will have reserved seating for the Rose Bowl Parade and the Rose Bowl Football game...with the Huskers possibly representing the BIG 10! There will be other sightseeing opportunities and events for you to experience on this trip! Fred and Nadine Aufdembrink will be leading this trip. Join on Wednesday evening, 7 pm, August 28, 2019 at Lutheran High Northeast us to learn more about this trip of a lifetime and even learn what a Petal Pusher is, if you don't know.

August 4, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 02 August, 2019 12:07

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 next Sunday they will be Parker Johnson and Mason Gansebom.

Our Reader for this morning will be Doug Hartner. Next Sunday our reader will be Mike Johnson. Helping with Communion this morning is Dwight Kahny and Aaron von Rentzell.

THE TRUSTEES are looking for suggestions for replacing the carpet in the front (east) entry and for behind the pews in the church proper. If you have suggestions or thoughts, please contact a trustee or leave your suggestion/thought in the church secretary's office.

CONFIRMATION STUDENT PARENTS: Letters have been mailed to all Parents of this year's Confirmation Students. If you did not receive one, please contact the church office and one will be given to you. There will be a parents' meeting of Confirmation students immediately after worship on Sunday, August 18th. All parents are asked to please attend to learn more details about the class and the attendance requirements for this year.

2019 ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN CONVENTION will be held Friday and Saturday, September 13 & 14 at DeVent Center in Norfolk. If interested you may go on their website or contact the church office. You will meet the people that receive and distribute the humanitarian aid and food for Orphan Grain Train. On Friday, you will learn more about relief efforts and aid that impacts those in need locally and internationally. An update from VP of Operations, Grant Schmidt, and hear recipients share how Orphan Grain Train changes lives in their part of the world, domestically and internationally. Dinner will be served Friday evening with the Concordia University Nebraska Show Choir performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday will begin with morning devotion and include luncheon with keynote speaker Rev. Michael Zeigler, Lutheran Hour Speaker. There will be more sharing about the impact of Orphan Grain Train and a live and silent quilt auction. The closing devotion will be at 3:00 p.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL will meet next Sunday after church. Come join the fun and singing of some great Sunday School songs!

The Plainview Circuit will present a cantata on the Life of Christ on Sunday, November 3. All singers in the church, ages kindergarten through adult are invited to participate. There will be a children's choir and an adult choir. Instrumentalists are also requested to participate. Practices will take place in Neligh and Plainview on Sunday afternoons in October. Please write your name and the supporting information on the sign-up sheet, located on an easel at the back of church. The registration deadline is Sunday, August 25. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord! If you have any questions please contact Lori Koehler 402-649-4333.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR is broadcast every Sunday on Wayne radio station, KCTY 98.9 FM/KTCH 1590 AM on Sunday mornings from at 7:30 a.m. as well as on Norfolk radio station, WJAG 780 AM/105.9 FM at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sundays also.

July 28, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 26 July, 2019 11:04

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.

WELCOME PASTOR JAMES CARRETTO this morning as our guest pastor while Pastor Emery and Vickie are on vacation.

Our Candlelighters for next Sunday they will be Grayson Schultze and Connor von Rentzell .

Our Reader for this morning will be Zach Alderson. Next Sunday our reader will be Doug Hartner. Helping with Communion next Sunday will Dwight Kahny and Aaron von Rentzell.

THANK YOU to everyone who came this past week to mow the cemetery. Your commitment to help with the mowing, and trimming is very much appreciated.

LYF MEMBERS who attended the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis earlier this month will give a presentation after worship this morning. They have also put together a Powerpoint Slide show for you to enjoy before and after church.

THE TRUSTEES are looking for suggestions for replacing the carpet in the front (east) entry and for behind the pews in the church proper. If you have suggestions or thoughts, please contact a trustee or leave your suggestion/thought in the church secretary's office.

2019 ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN CONVENTION will be held Friday and Saturday, September 13 & 14 at DeVent Center in Norfolk. There is a discount if you register before August 1st. If interested you may go on their website or contact the church office. You will meet the people that receive and distribute the humanitarian aid and food for Orphan Grain Train. On Friday, you will learn more about relief efforts and aid that impacts those in need locally and internationally. An update from VP of Operations, Grant Schmidt, and hear recipients share how Orphan Grain Train changes lives in their part of the world, domestically and internationally. Dinner will be served Friday evening with the Concordia University Nebraska Show Choir performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday will begin with morning devotion and include luncheon with keynote speaker Rev. Michael Zeigler, Lutheran Hour Speaker. There will be more sharing about the impact of Orphan Grain Train and a live and silent quilt auction. The closing devotion will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR is broadcast every Sunday on Wayne radio station, KCTY 98.9 FM/KTCH 1590 AM on Sunday mornings from at 7:30 a.m. as well as on Norfolk radio station, WJAG 780 AM/105.9 FM at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sundays also.

July 21, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 19 July, 2019 12:30

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.

Our Candlelighters for next Sunday they will be Zach Huwaldt and Connor Gutz.

Our Reader for this morning will be Aaron von Rentzell. Next Sunday our reader will be Zach Alderson. Helping with Communion this morning is Mike Johnson and Doug Hartner.

LWML will be held this Wednesday, July 24th at 7:30 p.m.

PRAYERS OF GOD'S BLESSINGS to member Seth Gutz and Lexie Nepple who were married yesterday in Storm Lake, Iowa. Also prayers of God's blessings to member Carissa Gutz and Josh Valasek who will be married this coming Saturday in St. Paul, Nebraska.

THANK YOU to everyone who donated gifts to our troops and law enforcement. The donations towards stamps helped out a lot, too. The Sunday school is very thankful and enjoyed putting the packages together. Thank You! Jared Koehler, Sunday school superintendent

THANK YOU to the Ladies Aid and everyone who provided food and helped in any way with the funeral of our mother/grandmother/great-grandmother, Helen and for the condolences and support we have received. Your kindness and generosity is very much appreciated. Sincerely, the family of Helen Kumm

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Thursday, July 25th at 6:30 p.m. The following members of Immanuel are asked to please come and help mow:

Aaron Gutz                    Doug Hartner                     Ben Johnson

Phil Gutz                        Cory Hille                          Don Johnson

Ryan Gutz                     Larry Hummel                     Jerry Johnson

Travis Gutz                    Brad Huwaldt                     Mike Johnson

PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Thursday evening, you may come in the afternoon or evening on Wednesday or the afternoon on Thursday, but please contact your chairman, Marvin Kumm, at 402-748-3228 so that he knows who helped and your name is not put back on the list for the next mowing. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job.

THE TRUSTEES are looking for suggestions for replacing the carpet in the front (east) entry and for behind the pews in the church proper. If you have suggestions or thoughts, please contact a trustee or leave your suggestion/thought in the church secretary's office.

2019 ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN CONVENTION will be held Friday and Saturday, September 13 & 14 at DeVent Center in Norfolk. There is a discount if you register before August 1st. If interested you may go on their website or contact the church office. You will meet the people that receive and distribute the humanitarian aid and food for Orphan Grain Train. On Friday, you will learn more about relief efforts and aid that impacts those in need locally and internationally. An update from VP of Operations, Grant Schmidt, and hear recipients share how Orphan Grain Train changes lives in their part of the world, domestically and internationally. Dinner will be served Friday evening with the Concordia University Nebraska Show Choir performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday will begin with morning devotion and include luncheon with keynote speaker Rev. Michael Zeigler, Lutheran Hour Speaker. There will be more sharing about the impact of Orphan Grain Train and a live and silent quilt auction. The closing devotion will be at 3:00 p.m.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR is broadcast every Sunday on Wayne radio station, KCTY 98.9 FM/KTCH 1590 AM on Sunday mornings from at 7:30 a.m. as well as on Norfolk radio station, WJAG 780 AM/105.9 FM at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sundays also.

July 14, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 10 July, 2019 13:20

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 next Sunday they will be Zach Boyle and Blake Bahr.

Our Reader for this morning will be Dwight Kahny. Next Sunday our reader will be Aaron von Rentzell. Helping with Communion next week will be Doug Hartner and Mike Johnson.

Did you know that The Lutheran Hour is the oldest running Gospel radio broadcast in the world? Its first airing occurred on October 2, 1930 with Dr. Walter A. Meier as speaker. For nearly 90 years, the call of Christ has been carried around the world by radio waves to share the Good News. Today, the Lutheran Hour is also available as a mobile app, Amazon Alexa, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Sirius XM?

SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held today – care packages are being put together for those in the service both abroad and stateside.

NEW MEMBER WELCOME will be held immediately after worship this morning. Please stop in the fellowship and welcome them to our church family.

By Profession of Faith

John Newton, Laura Huff and Eugene Blunck

Newly Confirmed Member

Maria Walton

VOTER'S MEETING will be held this Wednesday, July 17th at 8:00 p.m. All voting members are encouraged to attend.

THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the mowing and trimming at the cemetery this past week. You hard work and dedication are truly appreciated.

July 7, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 05 July, 2019 14:32

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 next Sunday they will be Logan Stelling and Keaton Timmerman.

Our Reader for this morning and next Sunday will be Dwight Kahny. Helping with Communion this morning is Mike Johnson and Doug Hartner.

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

HELP NEEDED! On July 14th, the Sunday School is going to care for God's troops. They will be putting together care packages and sending them to troops stateside and overseas. We are asking for the congregation to have a helping hand in donating items to make it successful. Items to be included could be healthy snacks, homemade baking, candy, books, magazines, newspapers, games, and a letter from yourself or a child. Keep in mind that everything we put in needs to fit in a shoebox!! Contact Jared Koehler @ 402-360-2919 for details.

BULLETIN DEADLINE this week will be 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 10th, as the secretary will be out of the office Thursday through next Tuesday.

CHURCH BOARDS AND COUNCIL will meet this Wednesday evening. Boards at 7:30 and Church Council at 8:30.

NEW MEMBER WELCOME RECEPTION will be held next Sunday after the church service. Members are encouraged to stop and welcome our new members and have some cake and coffee.

TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THE LATE DELMAR PFANSTIEL: We wish to extend our sincere thanks for your many acts of kindness, and for the condolences and support that we have received. We also send our gratitude and appreciation to Pastor Emery and the ladies of the congregation for the funeral service and lunch.  Sincerely, the family of Delmar Pfanstiel

Did you know that The Lutheran Hour is the oldest running Gospel radio broadcast in the world? Its first airing occurred on October 2, 1930 with Dr. Walter A. Meier as speaker. For nearly 90 years, the call of Christ has been carried around the world by radio waves to share the Good News. Today, the Lutheran Hour is also available as a mobile app, Amazon Alexa, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Sirius XM?

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be mowed on Thursday, July 11th at 6:30 p.m. The following members of Immanuel are asked to please come and help mow:

Brody Friedrich        Randy Gansebom         Roger Gray

Meril Friedrich         Shawn Gansebom         Aaron Gutz

Beau Gansebom      Tyler Gansebom           Mike Gutz

Larry Gansebom      Loren Gerdes               Marvin Gutz

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

VBS CRAFTS -- There are still some crafts on the table in the back of church from VBS week here at Immanuel. There is also a couple sweatshirts that we need to find their home! If you know someone who was here and haven't picked up their crafts or sweatshirt, we are asking you to please help see to it that they get them this week.

June 30, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 01 July, 2019 10:33

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 next Sunday they will be Joshua Gansebom and Landon Stelling.

Our Reader for this morning will be Mike Johnson. Next Sunday our reader will be Dwight Kahny and helping with Communion next week will be Mike Johnson and Doug Hartner.

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

THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY will be NOT be mowed on Monday, July 1st as it has already been done.

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

HELP NEEDED! On July 17th, the Sunday School is going to care for God's troops. They will be putting together care packages and sending them to troops stateside and overseas. We are asking for the congregation to have a helping hand in donating items to make it successful. Items to be included could be healthy snacks, homemade baking, candy, books, magazines, newspapers, games, and a letter from yourself or a child. Keep in mind that everything we put in needs to fit in a shoebox!! Contact Jared Koehler @ 402-360-2919 for details.

THE REV. DR. MATTHEW C. HARRISON has been re-elected to a fourth term as president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod after receiving the majority vote on the first ballot during the June 22–25 election period. The installation service will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, in the chapel on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

THE FLOWERS ON THE PIANO are from the family of Margaret Broekemeier, who will celebrate her 90th birthday tomorrow, July 1st. God's blessings, Margaret.

VBS CRAFTS -- There are still some crafts on the table in the back of church from VBS week here at Immanuel. If you know someone who was here and haven't picked up their crafts, we are asking you to please help see to it that they get them this week.

Announcements for June 23, 2019

immanuelosmond | 20 June, 2019 14:42

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

The Cemetery Committee

June 16n 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 14 June, 2019 12:31

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dean Stueckrath          Jerry Dennis           Clark Gansebom

David Boyle                 Brody Friedrich       Kent Gansebom

Rob Broekemeier         Meril Friedrich         Larry Gansebom

Josh Brummels            Beau Gansebom      Randy Gansebom

PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come in the afternoon or evening on Sunday or the afternoon on Monday, but please contact your chairman, Marvin Kumm, at 402-748-3228 so that he knows who helped and your name is not put back on the list for the next mowing. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job.

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

Dear Friends,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

June 9, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 07 June, 2019 12:50

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 31 May, 2019 12:41

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

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

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

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

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

Our Stewardship for the Lord last Week

Church Attendance 143

General Fund Offering $3,737.00

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

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

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

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

Alton Streich            Jared Wingert          Rob Broekemeier

Dean Stueckrath      Curtis Alderson        Ed Brummels

Chris Wagner           James Bessmer       Josh Brummels

Ed Wattier               David Boyle             Rod Brummels

PLEASE NOTE!! If you cannot come Monday evening, you may come in the afternoon or evening on Sunday or the afternoon on Monday, but please contact your chairman, Dave Blunck, at 402-748-3603 so that he knows who helped and your name is not put back on the list for the next mowing. Women and older children are also welcome to help mow. We need riders, push mowers, and trimmers in order to do a good job.

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

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

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

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

1 Chronicles 16:8 Serving the Savior in Uganda,

Rev. Michael Schempf and Karen

michael.schempf@lcms.org

May 26, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 24 May, 2019 13:34

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR DAVID STREICH:

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

May 19, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 17 May, 2019 10:45

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

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

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

Jon Stanosheck         Roger Timmerman         Jared Wingert

Ross Stelling             Jerry Wagner                 Grant Albers

Alton Streich             Chris Wagner                Curtis Alderson

Dean Stueckrath        Ed Wattier                    Jason Bahr

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

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

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

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

May 12, 2019 Announcements

immanuelosmond | 09 May, 2019 09:13

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY SCHOOL PERFECT ATTENDANCE for April is as follows:

Nursery: Karter Gansebom                 1st Grade: Alyvia Koehler

             Tripp Koehler                       2nd Grade: Adalyn Koehler

Preschool: Jameson Koehler               3rd Grade: Dawson Gansebom

                Knox Koehler                    6th Grade: Cody Gansebom

Kindergarten: Harper Gansebom         7th Grade: Anna Kahny

                     Toby Koehler

                     Cooper Kumm

                     Olivia Hille

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

Dear Friends,

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

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

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

Praises:

- Thanksgiving for our Risen Lord!

- Thanksgiving for everyone who has been praying for us.

- Thanksgiving for Splash, Moses and Moronga.

Prayers:

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

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

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

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

Tim, Lisa, Aaron & Andrew Beckendorf

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