Youth Lock-in (6th – 12th graders) will be held on Friday, January 22nd starting at 9:30 p.m. until Saturday, January 23rd, 6:00 a.m.  Please bring $5 each to help cover pizza expense and bring some snacks and drinks to share.  There will be games to play and fun to be had!  Any questions call Matthew […]

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Family Ski Trip:  Northern Illinois Synod (NIS) Ski trip will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18th at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena, IL.  Cost is $53 for lift, lesson, rental and lunch; $45 without lunch; or $25 lift ticket only.  Leave St. Paul at 7:30 a.m. and return at 8:00 p.m.  […]

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Council Highlights – December 14, 2015 1. The Council authorized Pastor Vicki to complete background checks of Immanuel’s youth workers using the online vendor, Protect Your Ministry.  She will also provide training on child protection. 2. A second opinion is being sought regarding elevator repair vs. replacement. 3. Insurance adjustors will be examining the leaky church roof and […]

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Looking Ahead February 14th – Congregational Forum (vision planning).  Pr. Vicki will be leading a series of congregational forums (once a month) to begin talking about your hopes and dreams for Immanuel. We will be looking at the mission statement to decide if it is still viable, we will be discussing topics such as hospitality, […]

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A healing service will be a part of our regular worship service on Sunday, January 24th.  All are invited to come forward for laying on of hands that all may find relief from the various stresses in our lives.

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,      Thank you.      Thank you for allowing me to serve God with you for over 17 years.  Once I could no longer drive, thank you for providing transportation so that I could continue serving.      Thank you for welcoming me into your lives and for welcoming my children […]

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2015 contribution statements will be available in mid January by request.  We are saving postage by having you pick up your statement at the office.  If you need yours sooner than mid January please contact Jill.

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Thank you to all who contributed towards the THANKOFERING.  $762 was collected and sent to the ELCA for the total outreach of the women’s organization. Mission Action Sewing ladies will be meeting only one Wednesday this month from 8:30 a.m. until noon.  Sewing dates this month January 13th and January 27th.  Please join them for […]

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Menz Group II (age 18 & up) will meet on Monday, January 4th 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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Thanks to Jennifer Morgan for directing the Sunday school Christmas program.  It was truly delightful.  Thanks to Shirley Attig, Lori Attig and Virginia Schumaker for their leadership skills.  Thanks to all the children who worked so hard to learn their parts and to the parents and other family members who made sure they got to […]

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