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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 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
July 5th, 2015 Bulletin
SERVING TODAY: Pastor Schwanke; Elder on duty: Jim Kehr, Clint, Wibstad, & Joel Kuphal; Greeters: Gary & Shirley Kloempken; Organist: Jeanne Bruss.

Maren Goetsch, Pete Pederson, Dale Klukas, Louise Meyer, and LuAnn Kuphal healing prayers from surgeries
Phyllis Meffert as she enters into the nursing home for her medical needs
JoAnne Abraham, Clinton Robeck, Mae Barfknecht
Our Nation
Call Process and our congregation to continue to pray for the church through this time of finding the right pastor for our church

BIBLE CLASS: will meet in the parish hall to continue our discussion on Gay Marriages. See you there!

DON'T BE SURPRISED: since Immanuel is a friendly congregation don't be surprised if someone invites you to the next Youth Group Donut/Roll Fellowship Hour. Also, don't be surprised if you see someone new, as Immanuel is a friendly congregation inviting community people to join us for church and/or The Fellowship Hour. Next one July 12th.

UPDATE FROM CALL COMMITTEE: we met with Pastor Bernau on June 3rd and have selected 4 additional Pastors to add to the call list. The Background checks were submitted to the district on June 8th. We are waiting for them to be returned.

CIRCLE CHAIR MEETING: is on Wednesday, July 8th at 1:00.

WHO DID IT? Whoever planted and is caring for the beautiful flowers out in front of the church - THANK YOU!

VOLUNTEER TRAINING: in accordance with the requirements of Immanuel's insurance carrier, GuideOne, all volunteers who have contact with minors are required to be trained on our congregation's Child Protection Policy and incident reporting procedures. This will include any volunteers over the age of 18 involved in Sunday School, Youth Group, VBS, the Day School and Learning Center. We have the training set for Wednesday, August 19th at 3:30 the school. Please sign up in the church office by Wednesday, August 11th. Thank you.
SPECIAL THANK YOU: to Tyler Kranz from the Shining Star Learning Center for setting up their new playground equipment!
Ladies Aid: will be having caramel or frosted cinnamon rolls with a beverage after service on Sunday, July 26.
MINNESOTA SOUTH DISTRICT: there was $10,958.00 collected from all of the churches of the Minnesota South District for the New Church Plan in St. Peter, MN that was given to them at the Convention. Thank you to everyone that donated money into the coin jar!
SPECIAL TALENTS: a sign-up sheet is in the church office if anyone would like to share their special talent during the upcoming church services.
ST. PETER'S LUTHERN SCHOOL: is looking for a full-time teaching position in St. Peter's Lutheran School - Gibbon. It is for kindergarten through 2nd grade for the school year 2015-16 (annual contract subject to renewal). Please call Marilee Peterson, Board of Education Chair at
320-779-0383 or stop by church office for more information.

SUMMER FUN TIME TOGETHER: a salad luncheon on Sunday, July 12th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Green Isle. Menu of a variety of salads, barbecues, desserts, lemonade and coffee. Free Will Offering. Sponsored by LWML and proceeds go for Mission Projects.

ST.JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH OF HOLLYWOOD: is celebrating 150 years of God's blessing. Saturday, July 18th See Poster in entrance way for more information.

7TH & 8TH GRADE VOLUNTEERS: for helping out this summer doing the acolyte and the cross bearer during the Sunday Services. If you know you can help with this please contact Ricci. Thank you!

REBEKAH HOLTEN: is wondering still if any of you have white icicle lights or white strands of lights that we would be able to use for the wedding in July? Please contact Holten's at 507-246-5183. We will return them in August - well before Christmas.

ARE YOU MISSING A PAN?: we still have pans left in the kitchen. If you think you may have left one, please take a look at what has been left behind. If the any pans are left after the end of the month the kitchen will just use them for events that happen here at church.

Hope everyone is having a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!

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
CALL Meeting

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: David Ruehling and Floyd Bernstein

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