Call Committee Update The call committee interviewed their second candidate on November 2, 2016.   After spending time with the candidate via a tour of the community, mealtime fellowship and the formal interview questions, the committee all agreed the candidate would be a good fit for Immanuel.  Unfortunately, the candidate withdrew her name, largely due to […]

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New Carpet Fund  At this month’s council meeting, the expenditure for new carpeting in the 3 offices, hallway, stairs and entire narthex area was approved.  The floor in the north and south entry way will also be redone. (a donor has already volunteered to cover the cost of part of this.) It is estimated that […]

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NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT Monique’s Lutheridge Experience I was recently given the opportunity to chaperone two of our youth (my daughter, Natalie Ramos and Allison Stewart from St. John’s), to the National Youth Leadership Summit at Lutheridge in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina.  What an extraordinary experience this was!  From the guest speakers, to all the wonderful […]

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NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT Natalie’s Lutheridge Experience The 1st weekend of November, I had the honor to go to a National Youth Leadership Summit in Asheville, North Carolina.  When I first of heard of it, I didn’t know what to expect.  I just kind of expected a bunch of teens and workshops learning about how […]

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1st Advent 2016

Today  – this 1st Sunday of Advent  – is the New Year’s Day of the church year.  And like all New Year’s Days it is a time of reflection on the past and a hopeful looking forward to the future. We are challenged to be awake – watchful – vigilant –  alert –  ready and […]

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All Saints 2016 & Generosity

1 John 4:7-12 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might […]

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Thanks to everyone that donated to UNICEF. Immanuel’s youth collected $101.00 to be sent to them.  We have been collecting the ‘noisy offering’ during worship in September and October. The offerings collected will be used to provide Christmas gift for LSSI and Nachusa youth who otherwise would not have a Christmas.   Thanks to everyone […]

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Council Highlights – October 10, 2016  1. Immanuel will ;be celebrating its 140th year in 2017.  Bishop Jeff Clements has confirmed his attendance on September 24, 2017.  A Committee to plan anniversary year activities will be formed. 2. Name tags will soon be made available to members to assist to identify members to guests and visiting pastors. […]

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FIRST, WE GIVE OF OURSELVES GIVING IN GENEROSITY “God’s Generosity and Our Own” Our Bible Studies this month focus on 1 John 4:7-12 (November 6), 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 (November 13), John 12:1-8 (November 20).  These scriptures prompt the following questions about our giving and sharing gifts.  How do we give in generosity?  Why do we […]

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Dear Brothers, Sisters and friends of Immanuel,   As you know, there is a call committee in place to interview and call a new pastor.  One of their many responsibilities is to make sure that we have our policies and procedures in place and up to date, to ‘have our ducks in a row’ so […]

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