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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 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 Sun with Holy Communion
10:15 am Youth Group

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
March 29th 2015 Bulletin
SERVING TODAY Pastor Schwanke; Organist: Eunice Asmus; Elder on duty; Jim Kehr; Acolytes: Gavin and Mason Kranz.

PRAYERS: Mabel Lick, Elaine Franke, JoAnne Abraham, Dennis Grack, Connie Scharf, Clinton Robeck, Cordella Husfeldt, and The Call Process.

CALL MEETING: The next CALL meeting will take place today. Please plan to attend and keep our congregation in your prayers.

Circle Co-Chairs Meeting: Wednesday, April 1st at 1:00 pm.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Just a reminder that there will be NO Sunday School on Easter.

YOUTH GROUP: Just a reminder that Youth Group needs to bring pies to the school on Friday, April 17th to sell for the Indoor Garage Sale. Than on Saturday 18th, the Youth Group will sell the pies that they have made from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. If anyone else would like to make a pie to donate for the Youth Group to sell, please contact Ricci or drop it off at the school before 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, thank you.

YARD CLEAN UP: The Youth Group will be raking and cleaning lawns of anyone that would like them to help them do this. If your lawn is in need a cleaning or raking up from the winter season, please let Ricci Peterman or the church office know.

INDOOR GARAGE SALE: Shining Stars Learning Center will be hosting an Indoor Garage Sale on April 18th from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Rent a 10` x 10` space for $25.00 to sell your items, help run the sale table for SSLC, help in the kitchen, or donate bars to be sold. There is also a pink sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall at church and one by the computer sign in at the Shining Stars Learning Center classroom. . If you would like to rent a space or have any questions, please contact Andrea Harbarth at 237-5679.

OFFERING ENVELOPES: Please remember to write your name on your offerings envelopes. This will ensure your contribution is recorded to the correct account. Thank You.

YOUTH GROUP 7th GRADE AND UP: Open Gym/ Fellowship for all youth group of 7th graders and up are invite to come to the open gym night on the following Sundays; April 12th and May 17th all times will be at 2:00 p.m.. Invite your friends and please bring a snack to share. Our area circuit churches Youth have also been invited.

EASTER BREAKFAST: Youth Group is hosting an Easter Breakfast on April 5th from 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. They will be serving Egg Bake, Fruit, Muffins, and Beverages. Free Will Offering.

SUNDAY GREETERS: Looking for someone to take on the job of getting Sunday Greeters for our services. Contact the church office if you are able to help out with this.

THANK YOU: A huge thank you for all the support given to Immanuel School during the past several months. There have been a number of fundraisers such as the Unhinged Pizza and the recent Lenten suppers in which you stepped forward with donations, help preparing, serving, cleaning up after the event, or it may have been attending the suppers. All your help is beneficial in providing an excellent education for our children. We thank God for all of you and what you do for ILS. God Bless you! Immanuel Faculty, Staff and Students

SUNDAY, APRRIL 12th: The Youth group will be hosting a Donut/ Fellowship Sunday. Donuts and coffee/orange juice will be served. Come join us!

HELP WANTED: The Shining Stars Learning Center is looking for someone to come in for 2 hours 6:30-8:30 in the morning to open the learning center and prepare breakfast. This is a paid position.
We also have a couple of families looking for Daycare for young children (9 months) when they are older they will attend the Learning Center. If you are able to help, please contact Elia Peterson 237-2804.
SMOKED HAM & PANCAKE BREAKFAST: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle, Sunday, March 29, 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Menu: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, cheese, applesauce, bars and beverage. Free will offering. Please feel free to join us for our worship service at 9:00 am.
PASTORAL CARE: If you have a pastoral need, hospital visit, and/or an emergency please contact Pr. Harold Storm at his office/home number 507-237-2782 or his cell phone at 507-779-8844. You may also contact Pr. Schwanke on Tuesday from 8:30-2:30 at the church office 237-2380 or speak to him on Sunday morning. Other concerns can be directed to the head elder – Jim Kehr at 507-380-0946.

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.

Call Process

I. March 2, - Deadline for nominations of pastoral names from congregational members. Nomination forms are now available in the church office.

II. District will complete a list of names and send it to the congregation. The Call Committee will review the list.

III. The Call Committee will select five names and have the background checks completed.

IV. Date will be announced for the Congregational Call Meeting.

V. Call Meeting will be held.

2012/2013 Ushers Schedule
March 2014 – February 2015

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

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 July 2012
Karen Grack and Donna Zachow, co-chairpersons
Karen 237-2663 Donna 237-5163

Walter & Eunice Asmus
Kari Evans
Herb & Betty Gahler
Cassie Hahn
Maynard & Cordella Husfeldt
Tyler & Julie Kranz
Kevin Martens
Karen Messner
Richard & Sharon Pomplun
David & Karen Ruehling
Jason Ruehling
Richard Uecker
Terry & Trudy Wendorff

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, Sharon Hahn & 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 & Bea Goetsch, co-chairpersons

Bill & Verona Braasch
Arlene Compart
Ruben Ebert
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

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

Phyllis Meffert & Arlene Pinske, co-chairpersons

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

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

Lorraine Bruss, 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

Sandy Schulte, Joan Roepke, co-chairpersons

Gladys Alsleben
Angeline Blaser
Dennis & Eileen Busse
Dennis & Leslie Eisenbraun
Roxanne Franke
Virginia Hahn
Lorraine Hildebrandt
Wilbert & Arlene Hildebrandt
Dale & Avis Klukas
David & Emily Kuphal
Greg Kuphal and Tammy Roepke
Jr and LuAnn Kuphal
John and Tricia Mielke
Tiffany Oestreich
Clarence & Lilah Otto
Thomas and Marilyn Pikal
Larry & Debbie Podratz
Colleen Robeck
Ken & Barb Rosin
Eric & Amy Sell
Dianne Uecker
Rodney Volinkaty
Keith & Julie Waytashek
Mark & Patsy Waytashek
Kathy Wiste

Phyllis Severin, Louise Meyer, Co-Chairpersons

Brian & Diana Asmus
Kelly Baggenstoss
David & Loralee Emme
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
Howard Weckworth
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: David Ruehling and Floyd Bernstein

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