LOMC Swing Choir Concert in July at Immanuel The Swing Choir Tour from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center (LOMC) in Oregon, IL, will be performing on Thursday, July 28th, at Immanuel Lutheran, 501 8th Avenue, Rock Falls.  The performance will begin at 7PM. The LOMC Swing Choir is made up of young people in grades 9-12 […]

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OPPORTUNITIES, OBSERVATIONS, EDUCATION There were three very full days at the ELCA Synod Assembly (meeting for our region 5).  We helped vote in 5 ballots for a new Bishop starting in September.  Bishop Gary Wollersheim is retiring and the new Bishop, Pastor, Jeffery Clements will be installed.  We observed a lengthy, heartfelt, and tearful celebration […]

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CONGREGATIONAL FORUMS  If you have your ear to the grapevine, you would know that we had a bit of excitement on June 12 just as we were beginning the forum.  (Everything is fine – not to worry…)  And so we did not have the forum after all… It is being rescheduled for August 28.    So […]

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HOUSEKEEPING There has been some concern expressed over the past couple of months, that the finer points of ‘housekeeping’ have not been attended to.  Maintaining cleanliness in this building is a challenge, as there are many ‘nooks and crannies’ for dust bunnies to accumulate and it is easy for them to be overlooked.  Our custodial […]

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Pastors of the Central Conference of Northern Illinois Synod have discussed the possibility of doing something special to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation of the Lutheran Church.  Who in the congregation might be willing to serve on a Steering Committee to explore the options and plan some special event for congregations of the […]

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SUMMER FAMILY ACTIVITY      Do any of you remember Flat Stanley? If you do then you will love this – and even if you don’t – you will love this!!      This summer’s activity – for  everyone – is to make a Flat Jesus and take him with you as you travel, go on vacation, […]

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