The Council’s Corner Brothers and Sisters in Christ…… As Treasurer, many of you have at times stopped me and asked about our Finances and if we are doing alright in meeting our obligations.  Most of the questions you have, arose after reading the information that we include in the bulletin for the membership.  Reviewing financial […]

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What a huge success was the Immanuel In Action which occurred on May 19, Pentecost Sunday!  More than 40 members participated in some manner for this event.  An ‘enhanced’ pizza luncheon was enjoyed in the Fellowship Hall after the completion of activities.  Thank you, Rick Moeller, for your donation of the pizzas.  Quilt squares were […]

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TRI-CHURCH OUTDOOR WORSHIP: What you need to know –   Sunday, June 23rd at 10 AM at the shelter at Oppold Marina in Sterling.  Join St. Paul, St. John’s and Immanuel Lutheran churches for worship, picnic lunch and games for the kids and families.  Please BRING your own chairs or blankets.  For lunch after worship, please […]

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 Fold top sandwich bags will be collected on Sunday, June 16th for the “Lets Feed Our Children” summer program.  Last year over 28,000 lunches were prepared and served last year.  There is a collection box in the narthex. Our weeks for Lets Feed Our Children are June 25, 26, 27    July 16, 17, 18 […]

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Congratulations to Immanuel’s first place co-rec church  volleyball team!  The team members were Scott Attig, Paul and Stacey Hackbarth, Jeff and Dawn Hackbarth, Andy Meyer, Geoff Wright, David Kruse and Bradd Kruse. Congratulations to Paul and Stacey Hackbarth, Jeff and Dawn Hackbarth, and Ron Hackbarth for earning first place in Immanuel’s Sunday night bowling league. […]

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MANY THANKS   I am so grateful to everyone who helped cover my ministry activities while I was gone for the month of April for my Sabbatical and for the week of continuing education in May.  Thanks to Sam Hyland for extra worship leadership duties and for preaching during the week of May.  Thanks to […]

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FIRST ROCKIN’ WITH SENIORS A HUGE SUCCESS Bridging the Rock’s first jointly planned new activity, Rockin’ with Seniors, went very well.  We had 12 seniors attend worship and stay for a time of refreshments and conversation here at Immanuel.  Marj Nielsen, a member of the Mission Table, took care of the publicity.  Bonnie Cassens served […]

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     IMMANUEL’S 2013 GRADUATES Challand Middle School:    Tyrone Long, Layne Morgan, Orlando RamosMontmorency School:    Emily Sauer, Bailey Wetzell, Sydney YoungRock Falls High School:    Brodie Bruns, Jeremy Fowkes, Aubree JohnsonAurora University:  Bachelor Degree of Arts for Psychology:  Alyssa ValdezWestern University:  Master Degree of Science in Biology:  Shelly Meier    

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LEAN ON ME        I don’t remember which group originally sang this song or whether I have the words exactly right, but I love the chorus:             Lean on me when you’re not strong.  I’ll be your friend.  I’ll help you carry on.           And I know it won’t be long till I’m gonna need somebody […]

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