Relay For Life, Spirit of Immanuel Relay for Life is on Saturday, June 11th from 5-11 pm at Hinders Field in Rock Falls.  We would love to see our church family join our team, Spirit of Immanuel, this year.  We will have a campsite where we will congregate, rest our feet, and eat the many […]

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Outdoor Worship Service Please join us at an outdoor worship service on June 26 at 9:00 a.m. at Oppold Marina in Sterling in conjunction with St, John’s and St. Paul Lutheran Churches. If it rains, the service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church.  No worship service at Immanuel on June 26th. Please come […]

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Council Highlights – May 9, 2016 1.  The parsonage has again been rented to Amber Scudder. 2.  The three Lutheran churches are continuing to meet.  Two meetings were held in May.  Any member of the congregation is welcome to attend these meetings. 3.  A sign-up sheet will be available in the Narthex to mow the […]

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Looking Ahead June 5 – Council retreat – 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. June 12 – 5th Congregational Forum – Asset Mapping (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.  June 16-18 – Synod Assembly – Collection of […]

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Thanks to everyone that brought peanut butter and jelly for the Lets Feed Our Children summer lunch program.  We received 10 jars of peanut butter and 10 jars of jelly. 

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Thank you for the prayers, cards and visits to Elsie over the years in the nursing home.  She enjoyed and appreciated them.  Thank you for the nice funeral service and delicious lunch.                                                                                                 Houck Family

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WELCA OF IMMANUEL – June 2016      70 attended the Mother & Daughter Potluck Banquet on Tuesday, May 3rd.  The program for the evening was the “Prairie Echoes Chorus” from DeKalb, with our own Sue Dirks a member of the group.  $128.00 offering was sent to the Sauk Valley Domestic Violence program of the Y.W.C.A. […]

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Here is what the group developed: using the Friendship room for a quilt show, opening it up to community groups for meetings, use for Bible Study, ‘Feed the Children’ Community Outreach –spaghetti supper, concerts, craft show “Hats R Us”, cook outs, open up ‘green’ space for events, free meals, clothes for those in need, connect […]

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Asset mapping update: At the last forum, an Asset Mapping activity was done.  Literally hundreds of assets/resources were identified.  Once that was completed, these resources were then grouped in new ways in order to identify possible new ministries.  In addition, new ways of using the space in the church building were identified.  Keep in mind […]

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Council Corner: June 26, 2016* …SAVE THE DATE…for the annual outdoor worship service with St. John’s and St. Paul’s of Sterling. Oppold Marina in Sterling will be our gathering place at 9:00 am.  Each congregation has been assigned a task to help make this event successful.  Our congregation is to bring Donuts/Cookies/Sweets.  There will be […]

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