God’s Work. Our Hands Sunday, September 13th      The servant day of the ELCA is Sunday, September 13th, 9:00 a.m.  Bridging the Rock is once again hosting a combined worship service.  It will be a service of Scripture and praise, featuring musicians from all three congregations.  Following worship, there will be a shared brunch and service […]

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Rally Day will be held on Sunday, September 20th, 9:00 a.m. worship and then continental breakfast and activities to follow.  There will be a tour of our building and carnival games.  Don’t miss out on the fun!

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Offering:  We collected $200 for ELCA “Clean Water”.  We had a huge glass with black balloons (which were germs).  Every $5.00 donated we popped a black balloon and replaced it with a white one (presenting clean water). Thank you to all volunteers that helped with VBS! Registration:  Bill Alber, Betty Clementz, Sue Dirks Crew leaders:  […]

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Council Corner: 2015  VBS:  Son Spark Labs!  God’s Plan 4U = Jesus! This year Immanuel was blessed to have 38 registered kids for VBS (15 from Immanuel and 23 friends and neighbors)!  We also had approximately 30 volunteers to make our VBS a success! WHAT DID WE LEARN?Day 1 – God’s Plan—2 make us!  We […]

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Sunday, Oct.  11th  Our kick-off Sunday for year two of “First We Give of Ourselves”.  The theme this year is Giving in Gratitude.  Watch for more details coming soon.

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National Night Out was held at Centennial Park this year.  Immanuel was present with lots of free reading materials and with a great craft for the kids.  Thanks to Marj Nielsen for sitting with me at our table,, to Deb Gonzalez for gathering children’s Bible Story coloring books, and to Lori Attig for finding and […]

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Sunday, Oct. 4th  Mission Festival Sunday.  Our guest will be a professor from Wartburg Theological Seminary (the seminary where our interns attended).  With him will be a person from the development office.  He will share stories of Wartburg’s ministry.  The mission festival offering will be split in half , going to Wartburg and to Lutheran School […]

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Elsewhere in this Messenger is a full report about this year’s Vacation Bible School.  I would like to add a special thanks to Jennifer Morgan for being the director this year and to Shirley Attig who assisted her and directed the Sunday morning program.

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Menz Group II (age 18 & up) will meet on Monday, September 14th at 6:00 P.M. at the home of Larry Cooper, 1101 E 35th Street, Sterling, IL.  Bring a dish to share.  Topic:  Pastor’s choice.  All men 18 and over are welcome.  Open to all men of Immanuel, St. Paul and St. John.  A hearty […]

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Shut in Worship Service will be held on Monday, September 14th at 1:30 in the Luther Room.  It will be roughly half an hour long and we will share Holy Communion.  Following the service we will have refreshments and time for fellowship in the Fellowship Hall.  Everyone is welcome to attend – shut ins, family […]

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