The Lutheran Witness is the flagship magazine of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. It is a monthly publication (11 issues per year) that offers Synod news, features, columns, Q & A’s, and more. It’s time to order/renew your subscription. A subscription form has been put in your church mailbox. Please fill it out and return to the church office by March 25th. Current copies of the Lutheran Witness are available on the table in the parish hall. Take a look and see if it is something you’d like to have for your family.
Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to study God’s Word.
Sunday Morning (10:15am): We are studying Hebrews on Sunday morning, a “written sermon” in which the Christ is present to serve His people. Join us in hearing and studying the Word of God.
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). If you have trouble obtaining the book please contact Pastor Kuhlman (402-867-4048).
Midweek Lenten Services will be held each Wednesday evening in Lent at 7:00pm.
Before each midweek Lenten service, Lenten Dinners will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please sign up to bring food for these dinners. Sign-up sheets are located in the parish hall by the kitchen.
February 21st: Soups (Evangelism)
February 28th: Enchiladas (LWML)
March 7th: Lasagna (ILMS)
March 14th: Casseroles (Thrivent)
March 21st: Potato Bar (Youth Group)
Holy Week Services:
March 25th: 9:00am Palm Sunday Service (Divine Service with Lord's Supper)
March 29th: 7:00pm Maundy Thursday Service (Divine Service with Lord's Supper)
March 30th: 7:00pm Good Friday Service
March 31st: 8:00pm Easter Vigil, Part 1
6:30am Easter Vigil, Part 2 (Divine Service with Lord's Supper)
7:30am Easter Breakfast (served by the Youth Group)
9:00am The Resurrection of Our LORD (Divine Service with Lord's Supper)
Proceeds raised from the free will offering on February 21st - March 14th will be designated toward the purchase of an AED (defibrillator) for the church. Proceeds collected on March 21st will go toward the Youth Group's Higher Things Conference expenses.
Don’t forget to direct your Thrivent Choice dollars. Eligible Thrivent members have until March 31, 2018 to direct any remaining 2017 dollars. Please consider our congregation for your Choice Dollars
We are looking for a new Office Manager here at Immanuel. Those interested should contact our head elder, Tom Hohman (781-2893, email@example.com).
In the meantime, we are in need of some volunteers to help with some of the office duties in this time of transition for the position of Office Manager. If you can help with folding bulletins or entering communion attendance, please contact one of our elders (Tom Hohman, Birk Baker, Jim McLaughlin, Frank Maurer).
All requests to use the church (i.e. – the parish hall for a baby shower, civic group meeting, etc.) must be approved by the Board of Trustees. If you would like to reserve the church, contact one of the Trustees. If they approve the request, they will confirm the date is open and share the building use policy with you.
The Trustees for 2018 are: Ron Graphenteen, Tony Fulton, Bryan Manley and Marcus Schmidt. You can contact them via the church office.
The Jan-Feb-Mar Portals of Prayer are available on the Guest Registration table.
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. Call Audrey at 402-440-4465 for reservations.
Hear the promise of Christ, our Lord:
"I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die." (John 11:25-26)
David Porath died last night at home. Please keep the family in your prayers, that they might be comforted by "the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting."
David will be buried this Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Norfolk. A memorial service will be held here at Immanuel on Saturday, November 4th at 11:00 a.m.
Blessed are those who die in the Lord.
Today (August 27th), Ezra Si-Wei Tang (son of Adrian & Maren) is brought into the kingdom of God through the waters of Holy Baptism. His baptismal sponsors are Jim & Kati Yelkin, and Jeramy & Audra Yelkin.
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.
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!
Today Anna Rae Hiebert is baptized into Christ Jesus and into God’s family. We welcome Anna to God’s family gathered here at Immanuel.