RSS
 

Archive for April, 2019

Week of April 21st thru 27th

16 Apr

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 the congregation of Immanuel.

MEETINGS: none

MAY NEWSLETTER are in your mailboxes! Save a stamp and pick yours up today!

PASTOR ON VACATION – Pastor Kuhlman will be on vacation from April 22nd thru 28th. Seminarians Caleb Stoever and Matthew Christian will be doing the service for April 28th. If you are in need of pastoral care, please contact an Elder: Michael Householder (260-636-2693), Rex Householder ( 260-242-2785), Craig Norden (260-318-1456) or Roger Stafford ( 260-357-3776).

TO OUR CHURCH FAMILY
Thank you for the many cards and prayers while I was in the hospital and recovery at home. Also a Big thank you to Pastor Kuhlman for his many visits and phone conversations (the maple bread was awesome). Also to all the members who helped in my absence with all the work the trustee’s were doing.
God’s Blessing’s to all, Paul DeLong

FUNDS NEEDED FOR AIR CONDITIONING UNITS
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

VBS Announcements
 
VBS is coming soon!  June 17 – 21.  Here is how you can join in this important and fun expression of our love of Jesus:

Volunteer for VBS!  Volunteering for VBS – full or part-time – is fun, very rewarding and not overwhelming.  The jobs are divided so that no one has more than he or she can handle. Please sign up at the VBS table in the foyer, even if you already have told Vi you plan to help.  If you have any questions, or would like some possible job descriptions, please talk to Vi – call anytime at 260-760-6856.  Our volunteers range in age from 8th grade to great-grandparents.  Share in the joy of sharing God’s Word with children!

VBS Decorating is fun and a nice time of fellowship, working together to create colorful, engaging backgrounds and props for the VBS activities. Kids are welcome! Please mark your calendars for these decorating dates; you are welcome to come for just once, or all of the times – whatever is convenient for you (later dates may not be needed if we finish sooner):

April 6, 1 p.m. ; April 7, Noon – 3 p.m.
April 27, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ; April 28, Noon – 3 p.m.
April 21, Noon – 3 p.m.
May 18, 1p.m. – 4 p.m.; May 19, Noon – 3 p.m.
May 26, 1p.m. – 4 p.m.; May 27, Noon – 3 p.m.
June 2, 1p.m. – 4 p.m.; June 3, Noon – 3 p.m.
June 9 – Move furniture immediately after church
June 16 – 11 a.m. – Set-up! 
June 17, after church – final stage set up, entrance, hanging decorations, etc.
Come when you can! If you can assist during any of those times, please feel free to just show up.  If you can commit to a certain date or dates, please sign up on the volunteer sheet at the VBS Table in the Foyer.
We also have some take-home crafts and prop assembly needs that you can do at home! – just see Vi or call 260-760-6856.

Telescope Needed:  We need at least one standing telescope (on a tri-pod) for our Opening/Closing set. It’s OK of it’s a toy

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, Paul Delong, Don Buckles, Mesno Louis, Josephine Householder

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, Coffee and Snacks for Sunday Mornings.

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

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS: Worship Attendance – Wednesday 24 + Jesus, Sacred Heart 21 + Jesus. Sunday – 9:30AM – 80 + Jesus

God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – “Praise to God is Thankful remembrance”

 

Week of April 14th thru 20th

10 Apr

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 Patsy Leiter in memory of her husband, Ray.

MEETINGS: Wednesday 10AM Bible Study

CONGREGATIONAL ASSEMBLY today, April 14th following morning worship in the west wing.

MAY NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is this Monday, April 15th.

HOLY WEEK
MAUNDAY THURSDAY – April 18th at 7PM with Holy Communion.
GOOD FRIDAY – April 19th Tenebrae Service at 7PM.
EASTER SERVICES AND EVENTS SUNDAY next Sunday April 21st – Sunrise Service 7AM, Easter Breakfast 8AM, Sunday School 9AM, Easter Egg Hunt 9:30AM, Morning Service 10AM.

EASTER BREAKFAST – We will be prepping Easter breakfast on Saturday April 20th at 9AM. The helper and food donation sign-up sheets are on the table in the east entrance.

PLACING FLOWERS on the Altar and around the Sanctuary Cross on Saturday, April 20th at 10:30AM for anyone who would like to help get ready for Easter!

EASTER FLOWERS – As we have done in past years, we will be placing spring flowering plants around the wood Easter cross. This year we ordered single Lily’s or you may bring your own plants to the church anytime before noon Friday, April 19th. For those that order flowers we will place a slip of paper with your name on it in your pot. If you bring your own plants be sure to write you name on a slip of paper and place it in the flower pot so you can take it home after the late service or at your earliest convenience.

THANK YOU’S

ASH WEDNESDAY & LENTEN SUPPERS
 Thank you to everyone that prepared and served the delicious Wednesday Evening suppers. The fellowship in God’s house made the Lent Season special.

CHURCH CLEANING!!
Church cleaning went great! A big thank you for all the hard work to Pastor, Patsy Leiter, Billie Gienger, Don and Glee Norden, Dave Petrie, Elizabeth Pfafman, Rex Householder and his grandson’s Dexter and Lucus, Marie Heller, Pat Buckles, Suzanne Zuehsow and her grandchildren Luke and Chloe, Shelia Hovarter. We had great fellowship while cleaning God’s house!

LANDSCAPING AND LAWN CLEAN UP!!
 The landscaping and lawn makes Immanuel look welcoming! A big thank you for all the hard work to Elizabeth Pfafman, Dave Petrie, Brooklynn Rorick, Don Norden and Terry Gienger. We are ready for Easter and Summer!!

THANK YOU
Thank you to all who have kept me in their prayers, your cards and inquiries during these past months of recovery. Also thank you to Pastor Kuhlman for his visits and prayers. Don and Bethel Buckles

BATHROOM REMODEL
The upstairs bathroom renovation is complete and it looks great! Thank you to Craig Norden, Dalton Householder, Eric Gienger, Steve Kienzler, Elizabeth Pfafman, Don and Glee Norden, and Paul and Sherri Delong for all their planning and hard work!

PASTOR ON VACATION – Pastor Kuhlman will be on vacation from April 22nd thru 28th. If you are in need of pastoral care, please contact an Elder: Michael Householder (260-636-2693), Rex Householder ( 260-242-2785), Craig Norden (260-318-1456) or Roger Stafford ( 260-357-3776).

FUNDS NEEDED FOR AIR CONDITIONING UNITS
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

CROSS CONNECTIONS – “In order to provide Biblical counseling to as many of our Brothers and Sisters in Christ as possible, Cross Connections, Inc. will be working with some insurance providers starting April 1, 2019.  We are excited to be able to offer this service to our growing clientele and we pray this change lets the power of the Gospel impact even more people through the Biblical counseling ministry of Cross Connections. Please feel free to contact us at 260-373-0213 to inquire about the insurance carriers we are paneled with. ”
SPRING THING BBQ
“Need a night out?  Join the Biblical counseling ministry of Cross Connectionson Tuesday, April 30th for our 8th annual Spring Thing Event Fundraiser featuring drama performances by Erasing the Distance, who specialize in bringing the struggles of mental health issuesto life on stage and live music from Casual Friday! The event will take place at the PFW International Ballroom from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Tickets are $100 and include hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and entertainment. All ticket sales, sponsorships and donations will go directly toward the Biblical Counseling ministry of Cross Connections and our goal of providing affordable, Biblical counseling. To purchase tickets or to sponsor a table of 8, please call Jen Robb at 260-373-0213, ext. 101. Casual dress attire encouraged! You don’t want to miss this exciting event!”

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, Paul Delong, Don Buckles, Mesno Louis, Josephine Householder

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, Coffee and Snacks for Sunday Mornings.

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

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS: Worship Attendance – Wednesday 23 + Jesus, Sunday – 9:30AM – 67 + Jesus

God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

WORSHIP SERVICE NEXT WEEK: Maundy Thursday: 7PM/HC, Good Friday: Tenebrae Service 7PM, Easter Sunday: Sunrise Service 7AM, Sunday School 9AM, Morning Worship 10AM

THE THOUGHT FOR TODAY – “To do God’s work, trust in God’s Son.”

 

Week of April 7th thru 13th

03 Apr

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 Elizabeth Pfafman in memory of her husband Gary.

MEETINGS: Wednesday 10AM Bible Study
 
LENTEN SERVICE is this Wednesday, April 10th at 7PM. The Theme is “Don’t You Fear God?” Luke 23:39-43

SOUP AND SANDWICH SUPPER next Wednesday, April 10th at 6PM. We will be serving Chili.

PALM SUNDAY next Sunday, April 14th.

MAUNDAY THURSDAY – April 18th at 7PM with Holy Communion.

GOOD FRIDAY – April 19th Tenebrae Service at 7PM.

EASTER FLOWERS – As we have done in past years, we will be placing spring flowering plants around the wood Easter cross. This year we will be ordering single Lily’s at $13.00 each or you may bring your own plants to the church anytime before noon Friday, April 19th. Sign up sheet is on table in the east entrance. Deadline for ordering Lily’s is today Sunday, April 7th. Make check out to Immanuel Lutheran Chancel Society put in an envelope marked Easter Flowers with your name on it and place in the chancel mail drawer in the east entrance. For those that order flowers we will place a slip of paper with your name on it in your pot. If you bring your own plants be sure to write you name on a slip of paper and place it in the flower pot so you can take it home after the late service or at your earliest convenience.

SIGN UP SHEETS FOR EASTER BREAKFAST – helper and food donation sign-up sheets are on the table in the east entrance.

SAVE THE DATE FOR VBS June 17 – 21 registration has begun see the information table in the east entrance.

CAMP LUTHERHAVEN- Which do you think is greater – swimming or boating? How about archery or crafts? What about getting up early for Polar Bear or staying up for late night s’mores? No matter what your preference is, you will be sure to experience a ton of fun at Camp Lutherhaven this summer! With you programs for K-12, family programs, and Servant Events for grades 8-12, you can come and enjoy all that Lutherhaven offers. Register online today at www.lutherhaven.org, or call for more information at 260 636-7101.

FUNDS NEEDED FOR AIR CONDITIONING UNITS
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

VBS Announcements
VBS is coming soon!  June 17 – 21.  Here is how you can join in this important and fun expression of our love of Jesus:

Volunteer for VBS!  Volunteering for VBS – full or part-time – is fun, very rewarding and not overwhelming.  The jobs are divided so that no one has more than he or she can handle. Please sign up at the VBS table in the foyer, even if you already have told Vi you plan to help.  If you have any questions, or would like some possible job descriptions, please talk to Vi – call anytime at 260-760-6856.  Our volunteers range in age from 8th grade to great-grandparents.  Share in the joy of sharing God’s Word with children!

VBS Decorating is fun and a nice time of fellowship, working together to create colorful, engaging backgrounds and props for the VBS activities. Kids are welcome! Please mark your calendars for these decorating dates; you are welcome to come for just once, or all of the times – whatever is convenient for you (later dates may not be needed if we finish sooner):

April 6, 1 p.m. ; April 7, Noon – 3 p.m.
April 27, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ; April 28, Noon – 3 p.m.
April 21, Noon – 3 p.m.
May 18, 1p.m. – 4 p.m.; May 19, Noon – 3 p.m.
May 26, 1p.m. – 4 p.m.; May 27, Noon – 3 p.m.
June 2, 1p.m. – 4 p.m.; June 3, Noon – 3 p.m.
June 10 – Move furniture immediately after church
June 16 – 11 a.m. – Set-up! 
June 17, after church – final stage set up, entrance, hanging decorations, etc.
Come when you can! If you can assist during any of those times, please feel free to just show up.  If you can commit to a certain date or dates, please sign up on the volunteer sheet at the VBS Table in the Foyer.
We also have some take-home crafts and prop assembly needs that you can do at home! – just see Vi or call 260-760-6856.

Telescope Needed:  We need at least one standing telescope (on a tri-pod) for our Opening/Closing set. It’s OK of it’s a toy

CROSS CONNECTIONS – “In order to provide Biblical counseling to as many of our Brothers and Sisters in Christ as possible, Cross Connections, Inc. will be working with some insurance providers starting April 1, 2019.  We are excited to be able to offer this service to our growing clientele and we pray this change lets the power of the Gospel impact even more people through the Biblical counseling ministry of Cross Connections. Please feel free to contact us at 260-373-0213 to inquire about the insurance carriers we are paneled with. ”

CROSS CONNECTIONS SPRING THING BBQ
“Need a night out?  Join the Biblical counseling ministry of Cross
Connectionson Tuesday, April 30th for our 8th annual Spring Thing Event Fundraiser featuring drama performances by Erasing the
Distance, who specialize in bringing the struggles of mental health issues to life on stage and live music from Casual Friday! The event will take place at the PFW International Ballroom from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Tickets are $100 and include hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and entertainment. All ticket sales, sponsorships and donations will go directly toward the Biblical Counseling ministry of Cross Connections and our goal of providing affordable, Biblical counseling. To purchase tickets or to sponsor a table of 8, please call Jen Robb at 260-373-0213, ext. 101. Casual dress attire encouraged! You don’t want to miss this exciting event!”

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, Paul Delong, Don Buckles, Mesno Louis, Josephine Householder

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, Coffee and Snacks for Sunday Mornings.

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

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS: Worship Attendance – Wednesday 24 + Jesus, Sunday – 9:30AM – 64 + Jesus

God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

WORSHIP SERVICE NEXT WEEK: Sunday: 8:30AM Sunday School, 9:30AM Worship Service/HC, Wednesday: 7PM Lenten Service

THE THOUGHT FOR TODAY – Share the mood. Make someone feel good.