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Immanuel Lutheran Church
IMMANUEL VISION - We are a friendly, growing congregation, united in our commitment to support and encourage individuals and families, both young and old, as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, to grow in love and faith, and to learn and live by the Word of the Lord.

**Worship Services Sundays 9:00am
**Sunday School,Adult Education Hour, and Youth Group following Worship

Immanuel Lutheran Church:
312 5th Street
PO Box 448
Gaylord, MN 55334

Immanuel Lutheran School:
417 High Avenue
PO Box 448
Gaylord, MN 55334

9:00am Worship Service - 1ST & 3RD Sunday with Holy Communion
10:15 am Youth Group
10:15 Bible Class
10:15 Sunday School

8:30 a.m. I.L.S. Chapel

Worship Service Cable Channel 8 at 10am and 2pm
Holy Communion at Immanuel at 10:30 - 1st Wednesday of the month

Holy Communion at Oak Terrace Nursing Home - 3rd Thursday at 10:30
Ladies Aid - 3rd Thursday at 1:30pm
Men's Club - 3rd Thursday at 7:00pm

On Sunday, July 8th, Immanuel Lutheran Church and School celebrated a Decommissioning and Ground Breaking Service. Asbestos removal started July 10th. Destruction of the old school building began July 17th.

Now, one year later, we have a new Immanuel Lutheran School and Shining Stars Learning Center.

Immanuel Lutheran School Building

Sleeping Room for Babies

Main Entry

Kindergarten - Grade 1 Room

Pre-K 4 Room

Grades 2 - 4

Upper Grades Room


New Gym

Youth Group Room

Commons Area

Ages 3 and under

Mrs. Elia Peterson, Director of the Shining Stars Learning Center
September 20th, 2015 Bulletin
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, Elia Peterson: email or a member of the Board of Christian education at 237-2804.

Building Pictues

Immanuel's PTL is selling the remainder of their cookbooks at the bargain price of $5.00 or $12.00 for 3 books! Stop at the table in the fellowship hall before and after services or in the church office during the week.

March 2015- February 2016 Ushers Schedule
March 2014 February 2015

March Team 1
April Team 3
May Team 4
June Team 2
July Team 6
August Team 5
September Team 1
October Team 3
November Team 4
December Team 2
January Team 6
February Team 5

Team 1
Allan Zachow, Captain
Dennis Busse
Keith Hed
Wally Reckdahl
Aaron Wendorff
Emma Wendorff
Izaak Wendorff
Rachel Holten
Micah Holten
Ruth Holten
Jim Kehr

Team 2
Joel Kuphal, Captain
Alex Bessel
Brendan Bessel
Joel Ebert
Kevin Henke
Ethan Henke
Dylan Henke
Scott Kuphal
Travis Grack
Andrew Grack
Daniel Becker
Travis Tessmer
Andrew Swenson
Lukas Messner
Tyler Messner
Ellie Messner

Team 3
Allen Hahn, Captain
Austin Hahn
Lucas Sing
Jerry Hahn
Derek Hahn
John Siewert
Jordan Bruss
Nicolas Bruss
Logan Bruss
Ron Bruss
Carron Kranz
Hannah Kranz

Team 4
Jim Kuphal, Captain
Loren Evers
Steven Goetsch
Kyle Goetsch
Erik Goetsch
Douglas Peterson
Trevor Otto
Gary Roepke
Alex Sell
A.J. Streich

Team 5
Steve Pitzner, Captain
Ian Sing
Fred Latzke
Mason Latzke
Gerald Lorentz
William Paine
Thomas Paine
Ryan Sommer
Brent Sommer
Cody Swenson
Beau Swenson
Sam Abraham
Madison Latzke
Carly Martin

Team 6
Kelly B. Captain
Melford Franke
Andrew Franke
Orlin Sylvester
Nate Uecker
Jeff Zumhofe
Zachary Borchert
James Otto
Lauren Otto
Melissa Otto
Tim Otto
Austin Kuphal
Kaylea Kuphal

CIRCLE ONE Updated Nov. 2014
Karen Ruehling and Donna Zachow, co-chairpersons
Karen 507-964-2339 Donna 237-5163

David & Karen Ruehling
Allen & Donna Zachow
Walter & Eunice Asmus
Peter & Janelle Bremer
Kari Evans
Betty Gahler
Michael & Cassie Bernstein
Maynard & Cordella Husfeldt
Tyler & Julie Kranz
Karen Messner
Richard & Sharon Pomplun
Terry & Trudy Wendorff
Dennis & Karen Grack
Kenneth & Jane Dose
Crystal Castillo
Amy Leske

Erive Asmus & Carol Borchardt, co-chairpersons

Fred & Ruth Asmus
Audrey Borchert
Diane Dietz
Marlene Evers
Tom & Danielle Frauendienst
Keith & Ruth Hed
Kevin & Peggy Henke
Jesse & Krista Kranz
Joel Kuphal
Bill & Cheri Magers
Jerry & Phyllis Marth
Glenna Mielke
Brenda Poquette
Brent & Hollie Sommer
Greg & Debra Swenson
Orlin & Donna Sylvester
George & Lorraine Uecker
Warren Wentzlaff
Lorraine Wentzlaff

Darlene Kranz & Eunice Peterson, co-chairpersons

Aggie Barrick
Kurt & Laurie Becker
Lyndsey Becker Schultz
Byron and Mavis Bonk
Cindy Borchert
Joel & Debra Ebert
Gladys Fenske
Sheldon & Barb Goetsch
Virginia Heidmann
Lorna Kuphal
Scott Kuphal
Lori Martens
Craig & Shelley Quast
Dan & Rhonda St. John
Marlene Uecker
JoAnn Zachow

Eldrene Ebert & Marilyn Pikal, co-chairpersons

Dick & Bea Goetsch
Bill & Verona Braasch
Arlene Compart
Wayne Fisher
Byre & Elaine Fowler
Dana Goetsch
Dick Goetsch
Hans & Shirley Kranz
Jim & Myrna Kuphal
Steve Kuphal
Allen & Janice Larson
Gerald & Lynette Lorentz
Angela Nelson
Tom, Melissa Podratz
Waldo Reckdahl
Verne & Donna Schlueter
Lee Montanye & Monica Tessmer
Jessica Uecker
Tom & Marilyn Pikal

Dorothy Stolt & Mavis Siewert, co-chairpersons

Marlene Abraham
Jill Bening
Gladys Busse
Harlan and Mary Fisher
Brad Goetsch
Travis & Cathy Grack
LaDonna Grochow
Ben and Jeanne Holten
Cheryl Kauffmann
David & Holly Kranz
Mabel Krueger
Ron Kuphal
Charles & Evie McGonigle
Ray & Gisela Meyer
Milo and Viola Quast
Glenn & Sandy Schlueter
Scott Becker/Melissa Tessmer
Corey & Miranda Uecker
Roman Zachow
Sarah & Josh Doehling

Arlene Pinske & Brenda Grochow, co-chairpersons

Barb Easland
Duane & Maren Goetsch
Don & Brenda Grochow
Rev & Rachel Hinz
Helen Ingvalson
Darren & Chris Kloempken
Mark & Arlene Kuphal
Rev & Laura Luehmann
Ron & Carol Otto
Dean & Kerry Reid
Guy Robeck
Ian and Kimberly Sing
Janet Thoele
Jerry Uecker
Clint & Jeana Wibstad
Jeff & Joan Zumhofe
Melissa Amorim

Marlis Henke & Helen Bernstein, co-chairpersons

Dorothy Agre
Ron & Jeanne Bruss
Melford & LaVern Franke
Cutter Goetsch
Steve & Mary Goetsch
David Hahn
Jerry & Amy Hahn
Barb Harbarth
Jacob & Sharon Kranz
James & Heidi Otto
Linda Piotter
Michael Piotter
Betsy Steuwe
Judy Tessmer
Bernice Volinkaty
Matt & Courtney Kehr
Jim Kehr

Maxine Maass & Vernette Mehlhop, co-chairpersons

Barb Asmus
Allen & Ardis Hahn
Diane Harbarth
Gary & Shirley Kloempken
Marvin and Janice Kuphal
Jim, Julie Landaas
Karen Lang
Fred & Stacy Latzke
Dale & Maxine Maass
Steve Mehlhop
David & Rita Severin
Mike & Sharon Stumm
Linda Swanson
Bert Sylvester
Ken & Debbie Uecker
Jeramiah & Ruth Williams
Andy & Healther Zellman
Lorraine & LeRoy Bruss
Emily Kuphal

Sandy Schulte, Joan Roepke, co-chairpersons

Dennis & Eileen Busse
Dennis & Leslie Eisenbraun
Dale & Avis Klukas
David & Emily Kuphal
Greg Kuphal and Tammy Roepke
Jr and LuAnn Kuphal
John and Tricia Mielke
Tiffany Oestreich
Larry & Debbie Podratz
Colleen Robeck
Ken & Barb Rosin
Eric & Amy Sell
Dianne Uecker
Kathy Wiste
Allen & Sandra Fredin

Circle Ten Phyllis Severin, Louise Meyer, Co-Chairpersons Brian & Diana Asmus Kelly Baggenstoss Leah Enbom/Michael Ivorsen Jacob & Sharon Kranz Luke & Stacey Kranz Mitchell & Jessica Kranz Janette & Kathy Kuphal Lorraine Larson Paul & Diana Meyer Jeff & Wanda Paine Rand and Ricci Peterman Steve Pitzner Gene & Pat Solmonson Erin & Amy Swenson Dan & Joanne Uecker Linda Zachow Ron Green Dick and Noreen Hebeisen
Phyllis Severin
Ginny Heidmann
Donna Zachow
Joan Roepke
Noreen Hebeisen
Helen Bernstein
Lorraine Larson
Lorraine Wentzlaff
Sandy Schulte
Sharon Hahn
Ervie Asmus
Eldrene Ebert
Arlene Pinske
Shirley Kranz
Bea Goetsch
There have been a number of questions regarding Immanuel's Cemetery regulations. Please read this over - if you have any questions, please call the church office or Marvin or David. Thank you.


The Sexton's responsibilities are as follows:
1. Sell plots
2. Stake out plots
3. Stake out monuments
4. Keep proper records
5. See that all Congregation policies are followed
6. Contact the surviving family if a monument needs to be repaired. If no family is available or willing to do the repairs, the trustees shall be notified.

All graves are to have markers as follows:
1. Military markers are acceptable
2. Flat stones: Maximum width of 24' maximum length single 36', double 60'
3. Single high stones: maximum length of 36' maximum height of 36'
4. Double monuments may be maximum width of 60' maximum height of 36'
5. All high monuments are to have a minimum of 6' for a concrete base around the stone for ease of mowing.
6. Adult grave section rows are to be 14 feet.

Adult graves to be 3 ft. wide, 8 ft. long, 4½ ft. deep, 18 in. apart.
Baby graves to be 20 in. wide, 3 ft. long, 3 ft. deep, 18 in. apart.
Vaults must be used in all graves.

Monuments may be placed before death on first vacant lot in the row that is presently being used.

Grave plots go strictly in rotation. Plots may be reserved for husband, wife, sons, daughters, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law. If plot is reserved, a marker as previously described must be placed within six (6) months. Husband is to be buried to the north of the wife.

Non-members of Immanuel, but of the Lutheran Faith and a Christian spouse of a member of Immanuel, are allowed to be buried in Immanuel Cemetery. They must pay the set fee for this plot. Non-member purchase price of a single lot is $300.00, non-refundable. Members of Immanuel are not charged for a plot.

Cremation remains may be buried in a regular cemetery plot and enclosed in a concrete vault. The vault is to be buried 48' deep. Remains of more than one cremated body may be buried in one standard plot. The husband is to be buried at the head of the plot. The Sexton is to map the exact location of each cremation vault.

Flowers and plants are to be placed where they interfere the least with mowing. Flowers and plants cannot be placed before May 1st and must be removed from the Cemetery before October 1st. Flowers and plants remaining after October 1st will be disposed of. Flowers may be placed on the gravesite for a limited period of time after a funeral. A notice will be put in the Church Bulletin each year to notify family to remove flowers and plants.
CEMETERY SEXTONS: Ron Otto, Steve Pitzner, Larry Podratz

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