Please mark your calendar for Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19, 2022. These are the dates we have reserved for photos to be taken of the members of the congregation by Member Church Directories. Those households who are photographed will receive an 8x10 portrait at no cost. Additional information will be coming as we near these dates. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact a member of the Evangelism Committee.
The church soup supper is scheduled for November 7, 2021 from 4:30-7:00 pm. Volunteers are needed to bring salads & pies and for working one of the shifts that night. The Stewardship Board will have sign-up sheets available after church today in the Parish Hall. Proceeds will go to Food Bank-Eagle and Viking Support Station.
With Holy Week beginning this next Sunday, I thought it would be good to give you an idea of what to expect regarding worship services. This Sunday (Palm-Passion Sunday) we will once again be offering the small gathering Divine Services (limit of 10). Here is the schedule for this Sunday (April 5th):
The Board of Elders and I have not decided what we will be doing for the Holy Week Services. Right now, we are considering a combination of small gathering services, along with live-stream and/or recorded services. Watch for further updates on the Holy Week schedule.
We still are in need of Audio-Visual equipment and operators. If you have equipment that we could borrow, and/or, if you have experience using such equipment to produce live-stream/recorded material and would be willing to help, please let Pastor know as soon as possible.
From the Trustees: The Spring Work Day scheduled for here at church this Saturday (April 4th) has been cancelled. Also, we need people to mow the church lawn. There is a sign up sheet posted here at the church on the bulletin board across from the kitchen. You can also call in to sign up. If you have questions, please visit with a trustee.
If you are in need of help, please let me know. We as a congregation will do what we can to assist you.
Fear, love, and trust in God above all things.
Peace be with you.
The church soup supper is scheduled for November 10th from 4:30-7:00 pm. Volunteers are needed to bring salads & pies and for working one of the shifts that night. The Stewardship Board will have sign-up sheets available after church today in the Parish Hall. Proceeds will go to Eagle Fire & Rescue, for equipment, and Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth, NE, for flood relief.
The Voter's Meeting is Sunday, October 20, following Divine Service. All eligible voters (communicant members age 18 and older) are encouraged to attend.
Vacation Bible School will be Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 20, for 4 year-olds to students finishing 6th grade. We hope all the children of Immanuel can attend, and please invite your friends' and neighbors' children to come too. Registration forms will be coming soon, as well as the opportunity to sign up to help with VBS.
Crew Ryan Cone (son of Shayne & Courtney Cone) is received into the kingdom of God, March 31st, through the “washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5). His baptismal sponsor is Zach Hestermann. Welcome to God’s family gathered here at Immanuel!
We welcome our new members to Immanuel this morning. Scott and Rachel Hrabik with children Maverick and Mallory. They transferred from St. John's Lutheran Church in Tecumseh, NE. Welcome to the family of God gathered here at Immanuel!
In the Second Petition of the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray, “Thy kingdom come.” How does God’s kingdom come? “God’s kingdom comes when our heavenly Father gives us His Holy Spirit, so that by His grace we believe His holy Word and lead godly lives here in time and there in eternity.” (Small Catechism). Pray for your friend, or family member, that God would give them the Holy Spirit (through His Word) so that they may live by faith, and in love, here on earth and forever in heaven.
Have you ever wondered why sometimes there are 2 candles lit, and at other times there are 4? First of all, remember that all candles are used to remind us that Jesus Christ is present with us as we are gathered in His name, and that He is the Light of the world. The torches (the candles alongside the lectern) are always lit, reminding us that Christ is with us and speaks to us through His Word. In the services when we have the Lord’s Supper, the candles on the altar are lit to remind us that Christ comes to us in the Lord’s Supper. So sometimes there are 4 candles lit, and sometimes 2.
Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to study God’s Word.
Sunday Morning (10:15am): We continue with Hebrews, which is really a sermon that the Lord is preaching to us today. We are currently in the midst of Chapter 11. Grab a cup of coffee and join us!
Tuesday Morning (9:30am): Matins and Bible study will not meet on March 12th. Normal schedule resumes March 19th. On most Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. we have a Matins Service here at Immanuel. Matins is a service of Scripture and Prayer. Following the Matins Service we have a bible study at 9:30 a.m. We continue our study entitled “Myth or Faith?” Join us!
Ash Wednesday Service on March 6th at 7:00 p.m. begins the Season of Lent. The Imposition of Ashes will begin at 6:45 p.m. The midweek services will be on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
This year’s theme is “Behold the Man!”
March 27th: “A God Exposed"
April 3rd: “A God with a Mother”
April 10th: “A God Who Thirsts”
April 17th: Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion with Lord's Supper
April 18th (Maundy Thursday with Lord's Supper): “A God Who Loves”
April 19th (Good Friday): "A God Who Bleeds, a God Who Dies"
April 20th: Easter Vigil, Part 1 at 8pm
April 21st: Easter Vigil, Part 2 with Lord's Supper at 6:30am
"Behold the Man before You" (The Resurrection of our Lord with Lord's Supper) at 9am
Make plans for your family to join us.
Lenten dinners will be served before each midweek Lenten Service, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
it is hard to believe with the weather we have been having, but summer will be here before we know it--so it is time to seek a Vacation Bible School Director or Co-Directors. If you are interested, or just have questions, please speak with a Board of Education member (Elizabeth Hofker, Jolene McLaughlin, Stacy Reimer or Audra Yelkin).
In the First Petition of the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray, “Hallowed be Thy name.” How is God’s name kept holy among us also? “God’s name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it.” (Small Catechism). Pray that God’s Word would be taught in truth and purity by your child’s Sunday School teacher, Catechesis teacher, and Pastor. Pray that you would teach your children well, by living a holy life according to God’s Word.
Have you ever wondered why the church uses candles, and why there are so many and different candles? The simple answer is that all candles are used to remind us that Jesus Christ is present with us as we are gathered in His name (St. Matthew 18:20). “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” (St. John 8:12)
PIANO BOOK: The LWML will be purchasing a piano book from the St Paul Music Conservatory for the library. You are welcome to check it out from the library.
NEW LIBRARY BOOKS: There is a table in the parish hall displaying the new books purchased for our library. Take a moment to check them out (literally!) and also the books already in the library.
The following congregation wide e-mail was send Tuesday evening.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
The standing practice will be, if Pastor can make it to church, and if anyone else shows up, we will have church. You, however, should use good common sense as to whether you should be out on the roads, or not. You can always call the church (781-2190) or Pastor (440-4965) to check in advance.
11/23/2018 Update: The funeral service for Duane Fleischman will be on Thursday (11/29) at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. There will be viewing at the church on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m.
Job 1:21 “The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”
The following e-mail was sent Wednesday evening:
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Oliver Mark Hohman (son of Nathan & Bobbi Hohman) is received into the kingdom of God today (November 11th) through the “washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5). His baptismal sponsors are Adam Hohman and Amanda Richards. Welcome to God’s family gathered here at Immanuel!
We welcome our new members to Immanuel this morning. Bobbi Hohman (married to Nathan) transfers to us from St. John – Columbus. Carolyn Jensen transfers to us from St. John – Cordova. Welcome to the family of God gathered here at Immanuel!
Main Street Living is a television program airing on KLKN (Lincoln Area Channel 8) on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m., beginning October 7th. The program opens with “This is the Life” and the second half hour will be a worship service featuring LCMS pastors from the broadcast area. Main Street Living is offered for those who cannot attend worship on a regular basis.
Kyla Lorsenson is received as a member of Immanuel in the Rite of Confirmation today. We welcome her to God's family gathered here at Immanuel.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Ron Schmidt died this morning [Saturday, June 30th] at home, after a long battle with cancer, and recent hospice. The Lord has taken him from this valley of sorrows to Himself in heaven. In these days, encourage one another with the treasurers which Ron, and we, receive from our Lord Jesus Christ. Please pray for Bev, Ronnie, Heather, Troy, and the entire family. May the Lord comfort them, and us, with "the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting."
JULY 1ST UPDATE: The funeral service for Ron Schmidt will be here at Immanuel on Tuesday (July 3) at 2 pm, with the burial to follow at Eagle Cemetery. There will be a lunch served back here at the church, following the burial.