This will be the second year of the “NO BAKE SWEETE SHOPPE”.  You can once again skip the baking ingredients shopping and the work by contributing to WELCA’s “NO BAKE SWEETE SHOPPE”.  This special giving event takes place of the December Sweete Shoppe.  There will be envelopes in the pews during the month of July […]

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Rock with Seniors, community worship with treats, and fellowship at 1:30 p.m.  It is open to the public and we hope it will provide a needed outreach to our seniors.  Rock with Seniors will be on Monday, July 7th at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Transportation will be provided by family and friends, or the Whiteside County […]

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We Need Your Help!  The Mutual Ministry Committee is extending an invitation for all parents, grandparents and any interested congregation members to attend a brainstorming meeting for Immanuel’s Sunday School Program.  Please join us on Sunday July 20, 2014 after church service!  We look forward to hearing any feedback and suggestions you may have to […]

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Council Corner Evangelism… what does it mean to you? Evangelism?  What exactly is it?  The dictionary says it is sharing the gospel of Christianity, as did Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  So that does not say that we need to spend weeks in the summer, knocking on doors trying to convert persons to our religion; […]

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NEWS ABOUT THE PEWS You may have noticed that all the pews have been removed from the Parish Hall and the renovation work is in full swing. Families have been contacted about the pew given as a memorial and all those pews have been claimed.  There are a number of pews left that are being […]

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SUMMER SERMON SERIES  In my main article I explained how each Sunday in July and August would have a word or phrase that would be the theme for storytelling.  Here is the list. July 6th–Struggle     July 13th–Growth    July 20th–Suffering     July 27th–Choices August 3rd–Nourishment     August 10th–Frustration August 17th–What’s important?     August 24th–Who are you? August 31st–How shall […]

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THANKS SO MUCH  1.  To Betty Clementz for her hard work following up with postcards to all the people that we did not have a correct phone number for.  If they missed the invitation to come to our Welcome Home Sunday in April, they at least got a postcard showing that Immanuel is reaching out […]

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Two of Immanuel’s high school students participated in our Synod Assembly in Rock Island June 13th and 14th. KYLE MORGAN went down early and helped set up and run the sound system for the Assembly.  He did a great job and I believe he has been asked back to do it again next year. LEON […]

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Junior Lutherans are those youth who will be going into 3rd through 6th grade this fall.  We have planned a picnic and games event on Sunday, July 13th, at Sinnissipi Park.  We will meet at the park at noon, eat a picnic lunch, and play some games until 2:00pm. We know how quickly the schedule […]

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LYO ADVENTURE DAY All incoming 7th through 12th graders are invited to go on an adventure on Saturday, July 19th.  The adventure course is in Wheaton, Illinois.  The activities will start at 8:00am and go until 4:30pm.  The drive will be about an hour each way, so it will be a long, full day.  The […]

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