Mission Sunday October 6th, 9:00 a.m. Guest Speaker Miles Newberry From PADS Homeless Shelter  

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WELCA OF IMMANUEL – October 2013    The month of July was the “NO BAKE – SWEETE SHOPPE” event with proceeds of $745.00 distributed as follows: Good Neighbor Emergency Center    $145.00 Firehouse of God Ministries         100.00 Sauk Valley Food Bank   100.00 Self Help     50.00 American Red Cross     50.00 Salvation Army     50.00 Lutheran […]

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FAITH SHARING TRAINING OPPORTUNITY Pastor Gary Erickson, Assistant to the Bishop of our Synod, will be offering a training on how to do door to door calling in our community,  This training will be held on Saturday, October 12th, beginning at 9:00 a.m.  All are welcome to attend.  Please let Pastor Hank know if you […]

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the celebration of the ELCA”s 25th anniversary.  The worship service at St. John’s was wonderful.  The brunch was delicious.  Thanks to everyone who brought fruit salad.  Thanks, too, to everyone who participated in a service project.  Special thanks to Betty Clementz for getting quilting supplies and to Pat Mintun […]

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Treasurer’s Report:  Grace and Peace from our Lord Jesus Christ.  Thank you to everyone for your commitments in giving which allows our ministries to flourish here at Immanuel.  Recently while reviewing the Income statement for the year, I have noticed that there has been a decrease in the giving to the ministries of Immanuel from […]

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The Council’s Corner Immanuel Lutheran Church is a building that constantly needs attention.  The custodians, Tom and Sam, do a great job on a day to day basis.  Our committee is always trying to maintain and improve our property.  This can consist of fixing, plumbing problems, or patching walls.  We try to keep up with […]

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THE IMPORTANCE OF STORIES         What are your favorite stories?  The keynote speaker for our Professional Leaders’ Conference this year was David Lose.  He is an excellent theologian and preacher.  He shared with us that all people need two things in their lives–a sense of belonging and a sense of meaning.  Stories help establish […]

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The Northern Illinois Synod will host Discipleship Gatherings to explore the faith practice of giving, with emphasis on stewardship and how gifts for mission support are used in God’s mission.  Each gathering will start with a ministry fair.  The Central Conference Discipleship Gathering is from 6-8pm Tuesday, October 29th here at Immanuel.  

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Rock With Seniors, community worship with treats, and fellowship at 1:30 p.m., the first Monday of the month.  Rock with Seniors will be on Monday, October 7th at St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Transportation will be provided by family and friends, or the Whiteside County Senior Center, for details call Pastor Hank.  Anyone that is interested […]

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Reformation Sunday. The Rite of Confirmation will be held on October 27th.  9th grade confirmands will have their pictures taken by Persona Studio.  Please be at the church by 8:15 a.m. to be ready for a group picture and then individual pictures may be taken.  There will be a reception after worship service to honor […]

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