A tri-church event on Sunday, November 22nd beginning at 7:00 p.m.. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sterling.  The Thanksgiving service will focus on gratitude and we will use Holden Evening Prayer as our liturgy.  The bell choirs from all three congregations will share a gift of song.  Pumpkin pie and cider following worship for […]

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WORSHIP NOTES Sunday, November 1st  All Saints Sunday.  Roll call of the Saints.  Reading the list of names of those who died in the last year.  Sunday, November 8th  Last week of our “First We Give of Ourselves” series. Sunday, November 15th WELCA Thankoffering. All of Immanuel are invited to bring an offering that will be given […]

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Council Corner: As you may know, we are getting ready to create a new photo directory and we need every one to help to make it complete.  Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, November 24th and Friday, November 27th from 2:00 – 8:40 p.m.  Saturday, November 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.  Please sign […]

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Dear Friends in Christ, These are exciting days at Immanuel Lutheran Church!  They are days filled with God’s blessings and gratitude.  Blessings and gratitude are the focus of this year’s stewardship program, First, We Give of Ourselves:  Giving in Gratitude.  Together, we will explore the many ways we are blessed by God, especially with God’s […]

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Next combined circle meeting will be on November 17th at 9:00 a.m. with Martha Circle, hostesses. Joan Tuft will present the Bible study, “Tempo Giusto” with the theme verse of Luke 8:15.  All women of Immanuel are members of WELCA and encouraged to attend.

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Thanks to all for contributing to the “No Bake Sweete Shoppe” for 2015.  $659.00 was collected distributed as follows: Good Neighbors                  $100.00           Self Help              50.00 Firehouse of Ministries         100.00           Caring Center       50.00 American Red Cross               50.00           Salvation Army    50.00 PADS                                      50.00           LOMC                  50.00 Mendota Lutheran House       50.00           April House          50.00 Sauk Valley Food Bank          50.00          Total Donated $650.00

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Church Women United World Community Day celebration will be held on November 6th, 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Center.  A dessert bar with the program to follow.  At this meeting, we collect children’s clothing for area school nurses in Rock Falls and Sterling.  Sizes 6-12, boys and girls clothing of new socks, new underwear, […]

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Women of the ELCA will be observing Thank offering Sunday on November 15th.  Women are encouraged to use blue envelopes found in the pews or their own personal envelopes marked for Thank offering.  Thank offering contributions provide crucial support for ministries that include Gather magazine and Bible study; leadership development; support for new units; spiritual […]

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Thanks to everyone that donated to Mission support.  We collected $409.00 to be divided between Wartburg Seminary and Lutheran School of Theology. Thanks to all CROP walkers and to everyone that contributed to one of the our walkers.  Thanks to Immanuel’s workers:  Tracy DeVries, Allie DeVries, Elizabeth Knebel and baby Kinsey.  Thanks to Marj and […]

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Menz Group II (age 18 & up) will meet on Monday, November 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sterling.  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 welcome and invitation is […]

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