Christmas Eve 2016

The waiting is almost over – this is the eve of the birth of our Lord and tomorrow is the big day. We are there – just like we are every year – in a barn or a cave in Bethlehem  – although it doesn’t matter, either way.    So imagine if you will – […]

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3rd Advent 2016

Last week John the Baptist was at the top of his game – he was out in the wilderness proclaiming and baptizing – doing what he knew God had called him to do.  He was all pumped up – in rare form.  He even had the nerve – the courage  – to tell the Pharisees […]

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Family Ski Trip:  Northern Illinois Synod Ski Trip will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16th at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena, IL.  Cost is $53 for lift, lesson, and rental; $45 without resort lunch; or $33 (lift ticket and lunch) if you have your own skis or snowboard.  Leave St. Paul […]

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Youth teams are also encouraged to enter “Reformation 500” Challenge Bowl  competition.  The Council has agreed to pay the entry fee from at least one team, and hopefully a youth team as well.  So who out there will take on this project to represent our congregation?  It is not too early to start the preparation […]

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Sunday School Christmas program will be held on Sunday, December 18th during the 9:00 a.m. worship service.

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Council Highlights – November 14, 2016 1. Declaration Forum on December 4, 2016 regarding same gender issues. 2. There was a brief discussion to create a carpet fund with a budget of approximately $13,000 to help with much needed carpet renovations throughout the building.  This will be referred to the Trust Fund Committee. 3. There was a brief […]

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2nd Advent 2016

What do you hope for?  Do you hope that your kids will get along without fighting?  Do you hope that your spouse will come home from that long road trip safe and sound?   Do you hope that your loved one will recover from that illness that kept them in the hospital for a week? […]

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Dear Brothers, Sisters and friends of Immanuel,        As I write this, the forecast for the weather today is a balmy 72 degrees…!! Almost a record breaker…..And so it is hard to imagine that we really are quickly getting to the end of the fall season –  Christmas is just around the corner….   […]

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