Week of February 10th thru 16th

08 Feb

CHURCH OFFICE – If you need to meet, speak, or make an appointment with the Church Secretary the office is open on Monday and Wednesday. If you need to meet or speak to Pastor Kuhlman you can always reach him on his cell 812 361-7403 and at his home 260 338-1997. Please note that the church will be locked at all times unless two people are present.
If door is locked please ring the door bell.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL meets 8:30 – 9:20 A.M. each Sunday in the west Sunday School room. The class is studying Prophecy. This Study examines Old Testament promises and fulfillment of those promises in the New Testament. The school of prophets, the end of the world, and much more. All adults are welcome!

FLOWERS – The flowers on the altar today are given to the glory of God by Denise, Ronda, Andy, Gordon and Julie in memory of Ron and Sabina Kistler’s Anniversary.

THANK YOU to all who attended Don’s 80th birthday party and for all of the birthday cards and gifts he received. It was a wonderful time of fellowship with many family and friends! Don and Glee

THANK YOU to everyone who generously donated to those affected by the California Wildfires. I know in talking with them that they will greatly appreciate the check of $1,625.00 from Immanuel. God Bless You All, Elizabeth

THANK YOU to Craig Norden for all he does in removing the snow from the parking areas and sidewalks through the winter and to Elizabeth Pfafman for mowing our lawn here at the church throughout the summer. Your donated labor and time is greatly appreciated.

An upgrade to the air conditioning system at the church is needed this spring. Two of the six units, the ones that cool the sanctuary and nave, must be replaced soon. It’s likely the other four units will need to be replaced in the coming year or two.

The cost of the entire project is estimated at nearly $25,000. At least $8,000 is needed now to replace the two oldest units that are inefficient and costly to repair.

The Church Council has approved a fundraiser within the congregation to raise the needed monies for the project. The goal is to prevent the depletion of the current Building Fund.

We ask that special gifts to the Building Fund for the air conditioning units be given during the Lenten season — the months of March and April. Place the special gifts in the collection plates or mail them to the church with the funds earmarked for the Building Fund – Air Conditioning.

Over the years members of Immanuel have always come through with generous gifts when a need arises. We thank you in advance for your financial support for the church, which will mark the 175th anniversary of its founding in 2019.

Church Council

MEETINGS: Monday 6:30PM-8PM Bridge Builders, Wednesday 10AM Bible Study

SAVE THE DATE!! SPRING CLEANING of the sanctuary, kitchen and entrances of the church will be Saturday, April 6th at 9:00AM. Bring buckets and rags!!

LENTEN SUPPERS AND EASTER BREAKFAST sign-up sheets are on the table in the east entrance. The dates available are Lenten Suppers March 13, April 10 and Easter Breakfast.

MARCH NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is tomorrow Monday February 11th.

THE 2019 ALTAR FLOWER CHART is up! The cost is $30 for the 2 vases. We need March 31st, October 27th and December 15th. If in memory of someone or in honor of a special occasion, please make a note of that. Make checks payable to Immanuel Chancel Society and place it in their drawer in the east entrance.

CHANCEL SOCIETY sign up sheet for 2019 is up in the Chancel Room on the inside of the 2nd upper cupboard door. Anyone interested in joining us please contact one of the Chancel members.

BAZAAR – There are copies of the “Guidelines For Immanuel Lutheran Bazaar” sheet on the tables in the east entrance and the back of the church for anyone interested in keeping the Bazaar going. Please pick one up to review. Any questions contact Sherri and Shelia.

BRIDGE BUILDERS has begun their second semester on Monday’s and will continue through the March 11th from 6:30PM to 8PM. We have received suggestions from the Bridge Builders on topics to explore, and crafts. Based on their input, we will be exploring why Jesus needed to die for us, and we will have at least one wood craft that will take a few sessions to complete. We are looking forward to second semester with your children and seeing new faces too!

COPY OF SUNDAY SERVICE ON CD – If anyone would like a copy of the Sunday services on CD’s please contact Terry Linnemeier, call and leave a message at the church or leave a note on the secretaries desk.

AVILLA FOOD PANTRY – Please don’t forget the needy people in our community. You may place your food donations in the box in the east entrance.
PRAYER LIST- Prayer for the sick & recovering: Judy McKinley, Dan Phares, Georgia Zimmerman, Donna Gienger , Adele Kienzler, Mary Day, Paul Delong, Rita Wineland

HOSPITAL STAYS – Anytime our congregational members are in the hospital please contact Pastor Kuhlman or the office. Also be sure to let the hospital know the name of your church so when pastor checks the hospitals your name will appear.

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS are now on our website. The announcements in the bulletin each week can be seen on our website under Blog and then correct month.

BULLETIN BOARD – Cross Connection; Worship for Shut-Ins; Thank you cards.

INFORMATION RACK- last week’s bulletin; extra February Newsletters; Visitors Packet; January – March 2019 Portals of Prayer; Lutheran Witness; Cross Connection; Thrivent Dollars information; Lutherans for Life.

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS: Worship Attendance – Sunday – 9:30AM – 91 + Jesus

God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

WORSHIP SERVICE NEXT WEEK: Sunday: 8:30AM Sunday School, 9:30AM Worship Service

THE THOUGHT FOR TODAY – Make a glad sound to the Lord Most High.