Cotton Patch Gospel, invites  St. John’s, St. Paul & Immanuel, Sunday, September 8th, for one service, 9:00AM at St. John’s.  Imagine the story of Jesus, told from the perspective of the mid-20th century American South.  This two-person adaptation of “Cotton Patch Gospel” performed by John and Beth Chase, combines power, depth and humor in a […]

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National Night Out was created 30 years ago as an opportunity for people to get to know their neighbors and reclaim their communities for safe activities in the evening.  This year Rock Falls is hosting a National Night Out event  on Tuesday, August 6th at Centennial Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Various organizations and […]

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The Council’s Corner Hello all,  In this month’s council corner, I will be sharing information on some of the exciting summer events we have planned for our youth here at Immanuel.  After meeting over the last couple months, the youth committee has decided to attempt to bridge the gap between Vacation Bible School and Rally […]

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Calling Bowlers:  An organizational meeting for Immanuel’s bowling team will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, August 18th.  The church league bowls every other Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Blackhawk Lanes.  Bowling starts September 15th until April 27th.  Returning bowlers and High school age and up are invited.  There is a sign-up sheet […]

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Area WELCA women have been invited to attend our annual potluck on August 15th at 12 noon.  Meat will be furnished and our ladies are asked to bring two dishes of salads or desserts.  Pastor Milner will lead the Bible study “All Ate and Were Filled” from the gospel of Luke.  A free will offering […]

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Confirmation Retreat:  The Peder Eide Junior High Retreat is planned for November 8-10 at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center, Oregon, Illinois.  This retreat is required for all seventh and eighth grade Confirmation students and is part of the Confirmation program.  Cost for the retreat is $150.  Immanuel families pay $50.  Sixth and ninth grade students are […]

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Confirmation Class Begins:  Seventh & eighth grade parents and students will meet at 7 pm Wednesday, September 11th at St. John’s for our welcome night and confirmation orientation.  Parents and volunteers are to gather the following Wednesday, September 18th, at 7 pm at St. John’s for training.  The first class session for seventh and eighth […]

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College Scholarships Available:  Immanuel has some funds available for students who attend an ELCA college like Augustana, Rock Islands or Carthage, WI.  Interested students should stop by the church office and pick up an application.  This application needs to be turned into the church office by August 25th.    

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 CELEBRATING AT CASTLE IMMANUEL    As this Messenger goes to print, we are in the midst of our week of Vacation Bible School.  As I shared with the congregation last Sunday during the announcements, Vacation Bible School is one of our best ministries.  It not only provides a great experience for our own children, but […]

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Rock With Seniors, community worship with treats, and fellowship at 1:30 p.m., the first Monday of the month at the ELCA churches (St. John’s Lutheran, St. Paul Lutheran and Immanuel Lutheran).  Rock with Seniors will be on Monday, August 5th at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Transportation will be provided by family and friends, or the Whiteside […]

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