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Week of October 18th thru 24th

14 Oct

FLOWERS – The flowers on the altar today are given to the glory of God by Randy and Shelia Hovarter in honor of their 43rd Wedding Anniversary.

MEETINGS AND EVENTS: MondayBridge Builders 6:30PM,

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

MASKS – Masks are strongly encouraged and at this time we request that our congregation wear a mask anytime you are inside the church to help protect all of our members.

2021 CHANCEL SIGN UP SHEET is up in the chancel room inside the cupboard door. 2020 price is $30.00 and 2021 price is yet to be determined. Sign up today!

2021 FLOWER CHART is up in the back of the church next to the balcony stairway.  Sign up today!!

REFORMATION SUNDAY is next Sunday. All Saints’ Sunday is Sunday, November 1st.

CONGREGATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTER MEETING will be Sunday November 8th after morning service.  Voting will take place on the proposed 2021 church budget and election of officers. 

THANK YOU to everyone that contributed to the LWML Mites.  We collected $563.59.  We appreciate your generosity in helping our mission.  LWML

SERVING YOUR CHURCH AND YOUR LORD If you are asked to serve in the various offices in the congregation please give it prayerful consideration.  We, at Immanuel, always need to be a part of the offices and services in growing to be a family oriented congregation.  Again, please give prayerful consideration to volunteer, serve and help grow with our Lord’s guidance!

OCTOBER – DECEMBER PORTALS OF PRAYER – The October—December Portals of Prayer are found in the information rack in the east entrance and on the table in the back of the church.  The July – September Portals of Prayer can be found on the ledge of the mailboxes in the east entrance.

APPLICATIONS FOR AVILLA CHRISTMAS CHARITIES are on the table in the east entrance.  They need to be submitted to the Avilla Town Hall or mailed to the Avilla Chamber of Commerce by November 1st.

PIES NEEDED FOR ST. JAMES DINNER.  Immanuel is asked to donate 23 pies and the sign up sheet is on the table in the east entrance! Please deliver your pie or pies to the St. James Restaurant on Saturday, October 31st anytime or Sunday morning first thing and let them know they are for the Turkey Dinner.  Thank you!!

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BENEFIT TURKEY DINNER FUNDRAISER AT ST. JAMES RESTAURANT Remember to mark your calendars for the St. James Restaurant’s Annual Fundraising Dinner, Sunday, November 1st at the St. James Restaurant, this year it will be carryout only from11:00AM until 2:00PM.  Local churches and St. James Restaurants donate and serve a fantastic, full thanksgiving meal, all for a minimum donation of $5.00 per plate.  This is by far the biggest, single fundraiser for the Avilla Christmas Charities and an awesome time for the communities to come together in fellowship. Thank you to all!! 

BRIDGE BUILDERS – Kids’ Club at Immanuel Lutheran Church                       The fall session of Bridge Builders started Monday, September 14th and will continue every Monday evening from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Learn to build bridges by loving God and loving others. Bring a friend!  Want to help?  Questions?  Call Vi at 260-760-6856.

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;

PRAYER LISTPrayer for the sick & recovering: Judy McKinley, Dan Phares, Ron Smith, Betty Daniels, Carole Bishop, Roger Reichhart, Paul Jones, young relative of a church member who is suffering mentally and parents who need wisdom and comfort, Angela Graves, and Judy Bender.

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 2020 Portals of Prayer; Lutheran Witness; Cross Connection; Thrivent Dollars information; Lutherans for Life.

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS:   Worship Attendance – Sunday 62 + Jesus

God loves a cheerful giver.  2 Corinthians 9:7 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – The early Christians set the gold standard for Christian fellowship.