Thank you to Pastor Brent Kuhlman (Pastor of Trinity, Murdock) for being the Lord’s servant to deliver to us His gifts today (July 23rd).
Thank you to everyone who made donations for snack time during VBS last week. Everyone really enjoyed! A special thanks to all who volunteered their time and talents to teach, help in the kitchen, teach music and help in whatever ways were necessary. You are appreciated!
-Abbie Porath & Lisa Schmidt
Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to study God’s Word.
Sunday Morning (10:15am): We are studying the Six Chief Parts of the Christian faith – a great introduction to Christianity, and a great review for all Christians. You can join in any time, and we hope to see you this week. We are currently studying the Lord's Prayer.
Tuesday Morning (9:30am): Matins (a service of scripture and prayer) begins at 9:00 am, followed by the Bible study at 9:30 am.
At Trinity (Murdock): The study over the next several months will be based on Bo Giertz’s delightful novel, The Hammer of God. From this novel; we will learn from Scripture what repentance is, what faith is, how God works in our lives to lead us to repentance and faith through His Word, how the liturgy teaches us the Christian faith, etc. Bo Giertz (1905-1998) was one of the last faithful Lutheran bishops in Sweden. His novel describes life in a Swedish Lutheran congregation over several generations. It is a delicious read! You will love it. For the class you will need to purchase the books yourself (available in paperback and Kindle edition through Amazon). For the July 16th class, please read chapter one “The Call.” If you have trouble obtaining the book please contact Pastor Kuhlman (402-867-4048).
The ACELC has put out their Theses on Holy Communion. Our congregation will be voting on whether to accept these theses at the annual conference in August. Copies of the “Proposed Evangelical Lutheran Communion Theses” are available on the guest registry table. There is a summary sheet, followed by the full draft of the proposal.
Voters' meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 30th after the Divine Service.
You are invited to join in the joint choir to practice for the Trinity Lutheran Church’s 125th Anniversary (10/8). The first practice will be at Trinity (Murdock) on Sunday, August 20th at 11:45 am.
Encouraging New Generations According to God’s Example is the theme for a Youth Lutheran Singles (21 ~ 35 yrs.) gathering to be held on Friday, July 21st from 7:00-10:45 pm at Grace Lutheran Church in Grand Island.
Lincoln is privileged to host one of the LFL Regional Conferences on Saturday, October 21st at Redeemer Lutheran Church (Lincoln). The Nebraska Lutherans For Life is offering to pay the registration amount of $50 for adults or $25 for students. Contact NE LFL treasurer Kirk Goertzen (402-725-3592 or email@example.com). Visit their conference website to learn more about the conference.
The Annual Conference of the Association of Confessing Evangelical Lutheran Congregations will be in Lincoln this year at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lincoln, NE. The conference will be held August 29-30 with the theme, “Christ For Us: The Order of Creation.” Visit to their website for more information and to register.
The July-August-September Portals of Prayer are available on the Guest Registration table.
Earlier this year if you remember we collected coins in baby bottles to help out the Pregnancy Center in Lincoln. Our congregation collected over $490.00. The combined efforts of participating churches since September 2016 was that over $26,000.00 was collected. Once again thank you for your participation.
- Diane Johannes
If your family (or a couple of families) would be willing to mow the lawn on a particular week, please sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board. The church has two riding lawnmowers that can be used.
If you are not able to help by mowing the church lawn, you can help by donating to the Lawn Mowing fund. These funds are used to pay the lawn mowing service ($120/mowing, contracted for one week per month) and to supply gas for the church mowers.
If you have any questions, contact one of the Trustees.
Senior Dinners will be served at Immanuel on Tuesdays at noon. All seniors, age 60 and over, are welcome. Those younger than 60 are also welcome to join at a higher cost. Please call the Elmwood Center (402-994-2145) to let them know you plan to attend.
David Elliot Hollingsead was born to Andrew & Rachel Hollingsead, and received into God’s kingdom through Holy Baptism on February 28th. Mother and son are doing fine. Welcome to God’s family gathered here at Immanuel!
The Reverend Douglas & Carol Irmer are received as members here at Immanuel during the Divine Service. The Irmer’s come to us by transfer from St. Paul Lutheran Church (Beatrice). Welcome to Immanuel!
The thank you (below) is in response to the Fall Soup Supper proceeds that were sent to Our Redeemer (Feyetteville, NC) to be used to assist those impacted by the hurricane and flooding.
To the saints of Immanuel Eagle:
Below is a note and video link from the John Wolf Family. We have supported them and their work in Africa this past year.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Today we welcome Bill & Verda Umland as new members of Immanuel. They are received today by Profession of Faith.
Today, we receive Greg Daehling as a new member today by transfer from St. Paul Lutheran (Beatrice). Greg lives in Lincoln. Welcome to Immanuel, Greg!
Today, we welcome several new members to the family of God gathered here at Immanuel.
Today we welcome Brad & Rhonda Lahm to Immanuel. They have transferred their membership from Faith Lutheran (Lincoln). They live at Eagle Lake. Welcome to Immanuel!
We welcome Kaitlyn Christensen as a new member to Immanuel today. She has transferred her membership from Calvary Lutheran Church (Jacksonville, NE). Katie is the daughter of Rev. Lynn Christensen, former pastor here at Immanuel.
Immanuel’s 110th Anniversary Cookbooks are available in the parish hall for a donation. The funds will go toward the Youth Group expenses for the July 2015 Higher Things Youth Conference.
Carson Michael Cone (son of Courtney Featherstone) is receiving into God’s kingdom today through the water and Word of Holy Baptism. Welcome to God’s family gathered here at Immanuel
We welcome Tim & Bridget McDowell and their daughters Emilyann, Hailee, Lainee, and Brooklyn, to our congregation. They transferred their membership from St. Paul Lutheran (Central City, NE), and now live in Elmwood. Welcome to Immanuel!