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Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, Gaylord, MN
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Immanuel Lutheran Church
312 5th Street
PO Box 448
Gaylord, MN 55334
Rev. Gerald Schwanke
Vacancy Pastor

Immanuel Lutheran School
417 High Avenue
PO Box 448
Gaylord, MN 55334
Ben Holten, Principal


Mr. Holten's Email

Christmas Service Schedule

Sunday, December 7
2:00 pm Advent Choir Concert - I.L.C Adult Choir

Friday, December 12
7:00 pm I.L.S. Children’s Service

Sunday, December 14
9:00 am Sunday School Christmas Program

Wednesday, December 24,
6:00 pm Candlelight Service

Thursday, December 25
9:00 am Worship with Holy Communion

• That’s My Pan – Pan sales continue and will end the first of the year. If you would like items for Christmas all orders must be placed and sent off by December 10, 2014. Go to the website to see items and to place your order.

• The Youth Group will be sponsoring a family during the holiday season to make things a little brighter for a family.

• Dec. 13th Craft & Vendor Fair – The youth group will be having a bake sale and serving lunch. The funds received from this we will use to help pay the costs to attend the National Gathering in July 2016 in New Orleans.

• Dec. 20th Caroling at Oak Terrace - The Youth Group along with the Seventh and Graders will be Caroling at Oak Terrace and for the shuts of our Congregation. We will have pizza and watch a movie after caroling in the Youth Group Room.

• Dec.31st "Family Friendly New Years Eve Party" – Held at Immanuel Lutheran School, all are welcome to attend!

Immanuel Sunday School presents:

A Night Like No Other
Sunday, December 14, 9:00 am

• Dec. 12th ILS Christmas Program

SCHWAN’S FUNDRAISER: You can support Immanuel Lutheran School by eating ice cream! Or – any of the other delicious items provided by Schwan’s. For 45 days we receive 20% of all the sales made; after that, 5%. If you order e--‐ certificates (gift cards) during the 45 day period, we receive 40%!
Catalogs are available in the Fellowship Hall.
Helpful directions are on the front of the catalog.
You may also shop online at All products that you order will be delivered directly to your home by Schwan’s. We will use the proceeds for our technology needs. Thank you for your support!

During the weekdays, please DO NOT park on the block
in front of the chiropractic office across from church.

This will provide parking for their customers. Thank you.

OUR 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.

WELCOME TO IMMANUEL! We are so pleased that you visited our website today. We hope that you will visit again. God’s rich blessing to you!

We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first and third Sunday of each month. The center of each tray for the distribution of the wine is 1/3 wine and 2/3 grape juice while the remainder of the tray is all wine.

Immanuel has individual receivers to help you if you have hearing difficulties and a wheelchair is available if needed. Also, large print hymnals and service folders are available. Please ask for assistance from one of the ushers if desiring this help.

Our worship services are broadcast on Cable – Channel 8 on Wednesdays at 10:00am and 2:00 pm. On the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30 AM Holy Communion is celebrated at Immanuel. Office hours are: Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. – 12:00 noon and 1:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Weekday Worship Service - First Wednesday of each month
The First Wednesday of each month at 10:30am at Immanuel – A Unique worship Opportunity for you and/or yours. There’s a wide variety of reasons (physical, social, etc) why people may not be comfortable worshipping with large numbers of people on Sunday mornings. It is for such folks that we offer a worship service (with Holy Communion) on the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30am. If you or anyone you know might be interested and have questions, please call the Church Office 237-2380. Please come and be fed by the Word –
the Word of Life!

2014 Church Officers
Immanuel Lutheran Church
312 5th Street, Gaylord

President - Ron Otto

Vice-President - Jeff Zumhofe

Secretary - Karen Ruehling

Treasurer -

Financial Secretary - Mary Goetsch

Board of Elders - Rand Peterman, Andy Zellman, Jim Kehr and Clint Wibstad, Hans Kranz, Dan Uecker

Board of Trustees - Ron Bruss, Allen Fredin, Tyler Kranz, Pete Pinske and Eric Sell

Board of Christian Education - Marilyn Pikal, Deb Podratz, Tricia Mielke Jessica Kranz, Stacy Kranz and Ruth Williams

Board of Finance - Laurie Becker, Avis Klukas,Karen Grack, Martin Kuphal Jr., Wanda Paine, and Vernette Mehlhop

Chief Usher - Steve Goetsch

Assistant Chief Usher - Orlin Sylvester

Fund Management Committee - Trudy Wendorff, Steve Pitzner, Wally Reckdahl, Jeff Zumhofe, Verne Shlueter

“Stepping Forward in Faith:
Generation to Generation”

Psalm 127 declares: “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build, labor in vain.” From the very beginning of our efforts to provide a new education and family life building, it has been clear that the Lord is indeed the builder. We are so thankful for those who have made sacrificial commitments to the Lord and are now fulfilling those pledges.

Framing has begun. Needless to say, it is an exciting time for which we give God all praise and glory. Our newest newsletter is available on the communion registration table – please pick one up.

Thank you for all of your prayers, and encouragement. We look forward to a bright future of continuing to prepare children for life in this world - - - and the next!!!

See Church Council Members on "Church News" on this site
2014 Ushers Schedule
See Usher's Schedule in "Church News" section
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12/17 10:00a    Worship Services Cable Channel 8
10:00am and 2:00pm

In the Church, red is the color of the Holy Spirit. In sporting these red banners, we at Immanuel remind ourselves and the community that we have been given the gift of the Spirit at Pentecost - a gift that continues to strengthen us in faith and motivate us to witness to Christ our Lord.

White - in the Church, it is the color of celebration! Used for the festival seasons of Christmas and Easter, as well as for speical days like Transfiguration, Thanksgiving, All Saints Day, Trinity Sunday, it's a sign that God is blessing us in a special way.

In the Christian Church as well as in nature, green is the color of growth. As long as plants are green we know they are continuing to mature and, ultimately, to produce fruit. During the seasons of Pentecost and Ephiphany we focus on the teachings of our Lord Jesus, trusting that they will lead to greater faith and Christian maturity.
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