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Archive for October, 2019

Week of October 20th thru 26th

16 Oct

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 Larry and Kathryn Graves in honor of their 54th wedding anniversary.

MEETINGS: Monday – Bridge Builders 6:30PM, Wednesday – Bible Study 10AM, Monday – Tuesday 2019 Pastors’ Fall Conference

CONGREGATIONAL ASSEMBLY voters meeting today Sunday, October 20th to vote on 2020 budget and election of officers.

REFORMATION SUNDAY is next Sunday.

THANK YOU to all that made the 175th Celebration a wonderful day! Thank you to all that helped clean and set up for the festive occasion. Also thank you to Elizabeth for all you did in organizing and setting up the meal and cake. Larry and Tonya Norden for cooking the meat and sauerkraut. The congregation in bringing and all the wonderful dishes to share.

ST JAMES DINNER – Once again we are helping out the Avilla Christmas Charities with pies for the fund raising dinner. The dinner is November 3rd at the St. James Restaurant and we are asked to take them 23 pies.  THANK YOU!! The signup sheet is full!

CHANCEL SOCIETY – The signup sheet for 2020 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.

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER is in your mailbox! Save a stamp and pick yours up today!

THANK YOU to all that contributed to the LWML Mites. We collected $621.27 in Mites. We appreciate your generosity in helping our mission.

BRIDGE BUILDERS fall session started Monday, September 16th from 6:30 – 8:00PM with games, music, crafts, stories and more! Learn to build bridges by loving God and loving others. Bring a friend! Questions? Call Vi at 260 760-6856. Parents, if you have an evening you would enjoy staying to help, please call Vi!

PORTALS OF PRAYER for October – December are in the information rack in east entrance and back table in the church.

BIBLE STUDY Midweek Bible Study will meet on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. We will be studying various miracles of Jesus. The dates and miracles are as follows: October 23 – The Ten Lepers – Luke 17:11-19 October 30 – Sight For The Blind – Mark 8:17-33; 9:2- 8 November 6 – The Centurion’s Servant – Matthew 8:5-13 November 13 – The Incarnation – Matthew 1; Luke 1-2 November 20 – Jesus’ Resurrection – John 20:1-31

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.

BULLETIN BOARD – Cross Connection; Worship for Shut-Ins; Thank you cards, Coffee and Snacks for Sunday Mornings.

PRAYER LIST- Prayer for the sick & recovering: Judy McKinley, Dan Phares, Georgia Zimmerman, Betty Heiman, Ruth Seidel, Randy Hovarter, Paul DeLong, Ron Smith

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.

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

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS: Worship Attendance – Sunday – 110 + Jesus God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – You may have tried God’s patience, but he is still there for you.

 

Week of October 13th thru 19th

10 Oct

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 Randy and Shelia Hovarter in honor of their 42nd wedding anniversary.

MEETINGS: Monday – Bridge Builders 6PM, Wednesday – Bible Study 10AM

CHANCEL SOCIETY – The signup sheet for 2020 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.

CONGREGATIONAL ASSEMBLY voters meeting next Sunday, October 20th to review the 2020 budget.

Church to mark 175th anniversary today Sunday, Oct. 13 This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla. The oldest Lutheran Church in northeastern Indiana, it was established through the work of the famous Lutheran missionary, the Rev. Friedrich C. D. Wyneken, who helped found the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and was its second president. Throughout its history, Immanuel, Avilla, has been served by 27 faithful men of God. They will be recognized at a special church service, luncheon and program on Sunday, Oct. 13. The Rev. Daniel Brege, president of the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, is our guest speaker at the 9:30 a.m. service. Join us for the carry-in luncheon in the Fellowship Hall after service followed by a program presented on the history of the church and the ministers who have served the congregation.

ST JAMES DINNER – Once again we are helping out the Avilla Christmas Charities with pies for the fund raising dinner. The dinner is November 3rd at the St. James Restaurant and we need to take them 23 pies. There is a signup sheet in the east entrance.

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER deadline is tomorrow, Monday October 14th.

BRIDGE BUILDERS fall session started Monday, September 16th from 6:30 – 8:00PM with games, music, crafts, stories and more! Learn to build bridges by loving God and loving others. Bring a friend! Questions? Call Vi at 260 760-6856. Parents, if you have an evening you would enjoy staying to help, please call Vi!

BIBLE STUDY Midweek Bible Study will meet on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. We will be studying various miracles of Jesus. The dates and miracles are as follows: October 16 – The Resurrection Of Lazarus – John 11:1-45 October 23 – The Ten Lepers – Luke 17:11-19 October 30 – Sight For The Blind – Mark 8:17-33; 9:2- 8 November 6 – The Centurion’s Servant – Matthew 8:5-13 November 13 – The Incarnation – Matthew 1; Luke 1-2 November 20 – Jesus’ Resurrection – John 20:1-31

PORTALS OF PRAYER for October – December are in the information rack in east entrance and back table in the church.

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.

BULLETIN BOARD – Cross Connection; Worship for Shut-Ins; Thank you cards, Coffee and Snacks for Sunday Mornings.

PRAYER LIST- Prayer for the sick & recovering: Judy McKinley, Dan Phares, Georgia Zimmerman, Betty Heiman, Ruth Seidel, Randy Hovarter, Paul DeLong, Ron Smith

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.

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

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS: Worship Attendance – Sunday – 75 + 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 – “We praise you Lord Christ: Creator in the beginning, Redeemer in time, and King for eternity.”

 

Week of October 6th thru 12th

02 Oct

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 Steve and Rose Kienzler in honor of the birthday of their granddaughter Drew.

MEETINGS: Monday – Elders 6PM, Trustees and Bridge Builders 6:30PM, Church Council 7PM, Wednesday – Bible Study 10AM, Saturday – Church Cleanup 9AM

LWML SUNDAY is today Sunday October 6th. We will be collecting for the Mites again this year!

THE LCMS YOU RALLY is next weekend October 12th & 13th for 6th thru 8th graders at Camp Lutherhaven. If you are interested in going contact Dalen Zuehsow.

FALL CLEANING – To prepare for the 175th anniversary we will do a fall cleaning next Saturday, October 12th starting at 9AM. Once the cleaning is finished we will set up the fellowship hall for the 175th celebration on Sunday, October 13th.

SIGN UP SHEETS FOR 175TH POTLUCK are on the table in east entrance. There is a sheet for hot side dishes, salads and desserts! Please sign your name and what you will be bringing! Thank you!

CONGREGATIONAL ASSEMBLY voters meeting Sunday, October 20th to vote on 2020 budget and election of officers.

ST JAMES DINNER – Once again we are helping out the Avilla Christmas Charities with pies for the fund raising dinner. The dinner is November 3rd at the St. James Restaurant and we need to take them 23 pies. There is a signup sheet in the east entrance.

CHANCEL SOCIETY – The signup sheet for 2020 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.

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER is in your mailbox! Save a stamp and pick yours up today!

BRIDGE BUILDERS fall session started Monday, September 16th from 6:30 – 8:00PM with games, music, crafts, stories and more! Learn to build bridges by loving God and loving others. Bring a friend! Questions? Call Vi at 260 760-6856. Parents, if you have an evening you would enjoy staying to help, please call Vi!

PORTALS OF PRAYER for October – December are in the information rack in east entrance and back table in the church.

BIBLE STUDY Midweek Bible Study will meet on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. We will be studying various miracles of Jesus. The dates and miracles are as follows: October 9 – Power Over Demons – Luke 8:26-39 October 16 – The Resurrection Of Lazarus – John 11:1-45 October 23 – The Ten Lepers – Luke 17:11-19 October 30 – Sight For The Blind – Mark 8:17-33; 9:2- 8 November 6 – The Centurion’s Servant – Matthew 8:5-13 November 13 – The Incarnation – Matthew 1; Luke 1-2 November 20 – Jesus’ Resurrection – John 20:1-31 Church to mark 175th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 13

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla. The oldest Lutheran Church in northeastern Indiana, it was established through the work of the famous Lutheran missionary, the Rev. Friedrich C. D. Wyneken, who helped found the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and was its second president. Throughout its history, Immanuel, Avilla, has been served by 27 faithful men of God. They will be recognized at a special church service, luncheon and program on Sunday, Oct. 13. The Rev. Daniel Brege, president of the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, will be the guest speaker at the 9:30 a.m. service. Following a carry-in luncheon, a program will be presented on the history of the church and the ministers who have served the congregation. Please mark this on your calendar to attend this important event in the history of our church. Invite your family members and former members.

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.

BULLETIN BOARD – Cross Connection; Worship for Shut-Ins; Thank you cards, Coffee and Snacks for Sunday Mornings.

PRAYER LIST- Prayer for the sick & recovering: Judy McKinley, Dan Phares, Georgia Zimmerman, Betty Heiman, Ruth Seidel, Randy Hovarter, Paul DeLong, Ron Smith

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.

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

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS: Worship Attendance – Sunday – 82 + Jesus God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – In Jesus, God has an “open-door policy”