SERVING TODAY: Rev. Reinke; Elder on duty: Dan Uecker;
Greeters: Gene & Patricia Solmonson; Acolyte: Benton Kranz & Mason Bernstein; Cross Bearer: Mariah Kranz; Organist: Eunice Asmus.
Mabel Krueger, Dennis Grack, Virgil Kiecker, Pete Pederson, LuAnn Kuphal, JoAnne Abraham, Clint Robeck, and Mae Barfknecht
Bert Swanson, who passed away this last Thursday, family and friends
Pastor King and his family and his congregation as he begins the process of moving to our community
REMINDER: No Sunday School Today. Classes will resume Sept. 27.
LAMPLIGHTERS: will start October 7th after school at Immanuel Lutheran School. This is for all 1st thru 6th grade students that do not go to ILS.
EXTRA FRUITS AND VEGETABLES: Eunie Peterson the cook of Immanuel Lutheran School is asking anyone during this harvest season if you have any extra produce that you would like to donate to the school lunches. You can bring them into school or if you have any questions call Eunie at school 237-2804 or on her home 237-5969. Thank you!
CHILD SAFETY MAKE UP CLASS: Sept 30th at 5:30 will be the makeup class for the child safety for teachers and helpers held at the school, any questions you may call Elia Peterson at 507-237-2804. Please sign up in the church office. Thank you!
LCMC NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING: registration opens on Sept. 9th and forms should be filled out and back to me as soon as possible. Forms will be available at church or by contacting Ricci. Youth must be 14 years old OR going into their Freshman year of High School the fall of 2016 to attend. If your child is not sure if they will attend, they should still complete a form if it is possible that they will attend.
CHOIR PRACTICE: will start Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW! Thanks to Pete Pinske who turned a section of the old slate blackboard, which was in the classroom of the old school built in 1914, into a small blackboard to use in our new school building! It is being used in the commons area to write the daily menu for lunch. We thank God for the skills and the willingness to use them at church and school that He has given Pete. Again, thank you, Pete, for all that you do!
BEST OF THE WURST IS TODAY! We will celebrate this event at school with a delicious pork chop dinner, live auction, the famous pie auction, Gift Shoppe and music. Best of the Wurst helps us celebrate and support our educational ministries at Immanuel. See you there!
YOUTH GROUP: Sunday, September 27th 2015 following the Worship service we will host a parent meeting for all those who have Youth in 7th grade and up. Youth are encouraged to attend also.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: would like old/used smaller button-up shirts that can be used as art smocks. If you have any to donate, please drop off at Church Office. Thank You!
SPECIAL INVITE: to visit with Rev. Daniel Eggold, admissions officer of Concordia Seminary St. Louis. During this time you are able to discuss seminary education and the path to becoming a pastor or deaconess. Walk - ins are also welcome. He will be on Monday, September 28th in St. Paul at Concordia University, Tuesday, September 29th at Concordia University, Tuesday, September 29th at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd, Wednesday, September 30th Trinity Lutheran Church in Bemidji, and also that day at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grand Folks, ND, and lastly on Thursday, October 1st at Trinity Lutheran in Long Praire, MN and Redeemer Lutheran Church, Willmar, MN. Please contact Rev. Eggold at 314-505-7224 or the church office for more information.
ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH: in Plato, will host an "Airing of the Quilts" on September 26th. Viewing of the quilts will begin at 12:30 p.m. The program will include a speaker, Dr. Kristine Knudten and helper Kristen Rickaby, at 1:30 p.m. Desserts and beverages will be available throughout the event.
SPECIAL THANKS: Shining Stars has been so blessed to have loving and caring people helping during the learning and growing process. Thank you to all of you who have help with our ministry, special thanks to Marlis Henke for her love, work, and dedication.
*Be a Barnabas!*
The Biblical name Barnabas literally means "son of encouragement!" To "be a Barnabas" is to be one that gives encouragement to others-especially in their walk of faith. These days, here at Immanuel, our growing ministry (Immanuel Lutheran school and Shining Stars Learning Center) provides us with more opportunities than ever to "be a Barnabas" to families who want a Christian education for their children but for whom the cost of tuition is a major challenge.
Currently, a small number of families are facing just such a challenge and, even with 25% of the costs covered by our tuition assistance fund, are unable to meet their full obligation. We do not want to deny anyone the Christian education they desire, and to this point we have not. So we're asking you to prayerfully consider "BEING A BARNABAS"! Being a person who would partner with a family who needs some encouragement. A little help! In raising their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
If you're so inclined or have questions about the Barnabas program please contact Mr. Holten: email firstname.lastname@example.org, Elia Peterson: email email@example.com or a member of the Board of Christian education at 237-2804.