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Week of January 16th thru 22nd

12 Jan

CHURCH OFFICE – If you need to meet, speak, or make an appointment with the Church Secretary the office is open on Tuesday and Wednesday.  If you need to meet or speak to Pastor Kuhlman you can always reach him on his cell and at his home.  Please note that the church will be locked at all times unless two people are present.

FLOWERS – The flowers on the altar today are given to the glory of God by Donald and Bethel Buckles.

MEETINGS AND EVENTS THIS WEEK: Tuesday – Bridge Builders 6:30 PM

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER deadline is Tuesday.

WELCOME OUR NEW SECRETARY Sheila Schaeffer has accepted the secretarial position, which Shelia Hovarter has retired from.  Sheila Schaeffer is currently in the office, along with Shelia Hovarter, until she is comfortable being on her own. The office hours will change to Tuesday & Wednesday.  We are very pleased to have Mrs. Schaeffer at Immanuel.

WELCOME OUR NEW TREASURER David Petrie has accepted the treasurer position, which Shelia Hovarter has retired from.  David has assumed treasurer responsibilities.

2021 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS are in your mailboxes.

2022 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES are in your mailboxes. Please pick yours up today!

THANK YOU

Immanuel,

Thank you for your generous donations to the Helping Hands Foster Closet! We were able to donate $757 to purchase items to help fill the Journey Bags. That is a big blessing for all the children who get placed in foster care as well as helping the foster parents.

God Bless you all in 2022!
Elizabeth

2022 PORTALS OF PRAYER for January – March are in the information rack in the east entrance and on the table in the back of the church

2022 IMMANUEL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will June 20 – 24, 2022.  Stories, Music, Crafts, Snacks, Games and More!!  Put it on your calendar for 2022.

THE 2022 ALTAR FLOWER CHART IS UP!!   The cost for 2022 is $30 for the 2 vases.  We are in need of flowers for March 13th, May 8th, July 31st, August 7th, September 4th, October 2nd, 30th, November 13th, 27th and December 18th. 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.  The Chart is hanging on the wall in the main entrance at the back of the church by the stairway.

BRIDGE BUILDERS Winter Session will be January 11-March 15th.  Fun, Friendships and Faith for Kids in 2022! All elementary kids invited!  Every Tuesday from 6:30PM – 8:00PM.  Games, music, and more!  Learn to build bridges by loving God and loving others.

AVILLA FOOD PANTRY – Please do not 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: Dan Phares, Tiffany Lawson, Carole Bishop, Cheryl Chester, Dawn Reichhart, Owen VanGessel, Elizabeth Pfafman, Rose Kienzler, young relative of a church member who is suffering mentally and parents who need wisdom and comfort.

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 January Newsletters; Visitors Packet; January – March 2022 Portals of Prayer; Lutheran Witness; Cross Connection; Thrivent Dollars information; Lutherans for Life.

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS: Worship Attendance –Sunday – 63 + 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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – The body of believers is unshakeable and eternal.