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Archive for May, 2022

Week of May 29 to June 4

25 May

FLOWERS – The flowers on the altar today are given to the glory of God by Dennis Householder.

SIDEWALK DEDICATION – On June 5th Immanuel will be dedicating the plaque set in the concrete sidewalk outside the Albion Street entrance. Following the dedication there will be a potluck lunch in the Fellowship Hall.  Please bring a dish to share.

FREE FAMILY FUN DAY – Saturday, July 16th at Camp Lutherhaven. Bringing Northeastern Indiana LCMS Lutheran Church families, adults, youth, and children together for a day of fun and fellowship. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors. Camp Lutherhaven offers many outdoor activities (swimming, boating, canoeing, hiking, play area, etc. and lots of shade to relax). The event promises to be a fun day for all ages!  Please RSVP to Linda Pankop by email:  pankop4@gmail.com  Deadline to register is July 1.

JUNE NEWSLETTER is in your mailboxes.

JULY / AUGUST NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is Tuesday, June 14th.

2022 IMMANUEL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

We thank you all for your prayers for VBS, “Jerusalem Marketplace”, set for the week of June 20-24! Please continue to pray for us as we organize, prepare the setting, games and crafts, snacks, and music. Please also pray for the children whom God will bring to Immanuel to hear His Word and to learn of Jesus’ love and salvation!

** WE NEED SOME DONATIONS AND HELP **

1.  We need donation of:

  • Two pop-up canopy tents. They will be “shops” in our Jerusalem Marketplace, set up in the church hall! For atmosphere
  • Clay pots – the bigger the better!
  • A “well”, such as the small type used for garden decorations, and/or a wooden bucket with rope, such as the type that goes down into a well

2.  We need about four volunteers to come from about 9-10 am to help tell the story of the day. Please consider this carefully as it is a BIG need!

3.  We need someone to volunteer to help run the “Bakery”. This will be an easy, fun job with small groups of kids, who will have a leader with them.

4.  We need someone to help prepare snacks.

INDIANA DISTRICT CONVENTION is June 23rd and 24th this year. Immanuel is entitled to one lay delegate. If you are interested in serving, see Pastor Kuhlman concerning the details. The deadline for Immanuel to submit its lay delegate is June 1 to have your meals provide at no charge.

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE – Our congregation is participating in The Lutheran Foundation’s Mental Health Advocate initiative to promote mental wellness within our congregation that reduces the stigma of mental illness, supports overall well-being, and provides encouragement and hope for those with mental health concerns and their families. Rex Householder has kindly agreed to serve as our congregation’s Mental Health Advocate for the coming year. He will be a connector between The Lutheran Foundation and our congregation to help equip our congregation with information, resources, education events, and grant opportunities related to mental wellness. If you would like to join Rex in being part of this important endeavor here at Immanuel, please contact him.

IMMANUEL STOVE DONATIONS – Immanuel is currently taking donations for a replacement for the stoves in the Fellowship Hall.  The thermostats need to be replaced and valves need to be replaced as well.  The cost for the new thermostats is $1000. Replacement for the valves are no longer available. Should you wish to contribute to the replacement of the stoves, make a contribution to the building fund and mark it as “stove”.

CAMP LUTHERHAVEN – Registration for summer camp at Lutherhaven has begun! Have you made plans yet?  Camp Lutherhaven has something for everyone: campfires, swimming, Treetop Village, making paracord bracelets, or just spending time with friends and family.  There are programs for Kindergarten all the way through High School, as well as some for the whole family!  Register online today at www.lutherhaven.org

PRAYER LISTPrayer for the sick & recovering: David Petrie, Kathryn Graves, Owen VanGessel, Don Buckles, Dan Phares, Tiffany Lawson, Carole Bishop, Cheryl Chester, young relative of a church member who is suffering mentally and parents who need wisdom and comfort.

LOOK UP – Looking Up is your first step to seeing past your struggles. Mental and behavioral health issues can be a silent battle. But there’s always hope on the horizon. You can start by looking here for resources, information, and providers.

  • https://lookupindiana.org
  • Call 877-257-0208 – Available 24 hours every day
  • Text LookUp to 494949 – Available 24 hours every day

WEEKLY SERVICE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS are now on our website. The service can be found under Family Altar. 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 June Newsletters; Visitors Packet; April-June Portals of Prayer; Lutheran Witness; Cross Connection; Thrivent Dollars information; Lutherans for Life.

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS:

Worship Attendance:

  • Sunday Morning: 78 + Jesus

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Let compassion replace anger, and forgiveness relieve hurt.

Have a safe Memorial Day

 

Week of May 22 to May 28

17 May

FLOWERS – The flowers on the altar today are given to the glory of God honoring confirmand Amelia VanGessel.

MEETINGS AND EVENTS THIS WEEK: Wednesday – 10AM Bible Study

2022 IMMANUEL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

We thank you all for your prayers for VBS, “Jerusalem Marketplace”, set for the week of June 20-24! Please continue to pray for us as we organize, prepare the setting, games and crafts, snacks, and music. Please also pray for the children whom God will bring to Immanuel to hear His Word and to learn of Jesus’ love and salvation!

** WE NEED SOME DONATIONS AND HELP **

1.  We need donation of:

  • Two pop-up canopy tents. They will be “shops” in our Jerusalem Marketplace, set up in the church hall! For atmosphere
  • Clay pots – the bigger the better!
  • A “well”, such as the small type used for garden decorations, and/or a wooden bucket with rope, such as the type that goes down into a well

2.  We need about four volunteers to come from about 9-10 am to help tell the story of the day. Please consider this carefully as it is a BIG need!

3.  We need someone to volunteer to help run the “Bakery”. This will be an easy, fun job with small groups of kids, who will have a leader with them.

4.  We need someone to help prepare snacks.

JUNE NEWSLETTER is in your mailboxes.

JULY / AUGUST NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is Tuesday, June 14th.

BIBLE STUDY – Midweek Bible Study will be meet on Wednesday at 10:00 am.

INDIANA DISTRICT CONVENTION is June 23rd and 24th this year. Immanuel is entitled to one lay delegate. If you are interested in serving, see Pastor Kuhlman concerning the details. The deadline for Immanuel to submit its lay delegate is June 1 to have your meals provide at no charge.

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE – Our congregation is participating in The Lutheran Foundation’s Mental Health Advocate initiative to promote mental wellness within our congregation that reduces the stigma of mental illness, supports overall well-being, and provides encouragement and hope for those with mental health concerns and their families. Rex Householder has kindly agreed to serve as our congregation’s Mental Health Advocate for the coming year. He will be a connector between The Lutheran Foundation and our congregation to help equip our congregation with information, resources, education events, and grant opportunities related to mental wellness. If you would like to join Rex in being part of this important endeavor here at Immanuel, please contact him.

IMMANUEL STOVE DONATIONS – Immanuel is currently taking donations for a replacement for the stoves in the Fellowship Hall.  The thermostats need to be replaced and valves need to be replaced as well.  The cost for the new thermostats is $1000. Replacement for the valves are no longer available. Should you wish to contribute to the replacement of the stoves, make a contribution to the building fund and mark it as “stove”.

CAMP LUTHERHAVEN – Registration for summer camp at Lutherhaven has begun!  It may not seem like it, but summer is right around the corner.  Have you made plans yet?  Camp Lutherhaven has something for everyone: campfires, swimming, Treetop Village, making paracord bracelets, or just spending time with friends and family.  There are programs for Kindergarten all the way through High School, as well as some for the whole family!  Register online today at www.lutherhaven.org

PRAYER LISTPrayer for the sick & recovering: Kathryn Graves, Owen VanGessel, Don Buckles, Dan Phares, Tiffany Lawson, Carole Bishop, Cheryl Chester, young relative of a church member who is suffering mentally and parents who need wisdom and comfort.

LOOK UP – Looking Up is your first step to seeing past your struggles. Mental and behavioral health issues can be a silent battle. But there’s always hope on the horizon. You can start by looking here for resources, information, and providers.

  • https://lookupindiana.org
  • Call 877-257-0208 – Available 24 hours every day
  • Text LookUp to 494949 – Available 24 hours every day

WEEKLY SERVICE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS are now on our website. The service can be found under Family Altar. 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 April Newsletters; Visitors Packet; April-June Portals of Prayer; Lutheran Witness; Cross Connection; Thrivent Dollars information; Lutherans for Life.

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS:

Worship Attendance:

  • Sunday Morning: 69 + Jesus

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – When God leads, you get where you need to be.  

 

Week of May 15 – May 21

11 May

FLOWERS – The flowers on the altar today are given to the glory of God by Pastor and Jennifer Kuhlman.

MEETINGS AND EVENTS THIS WEEK: Wednesday – 10AM Bible Study

MAY NEWSLETTER is in your mailboxes. JUNE NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is Tuesday, May 17th

PASTOR ATTENDING DISTRICT CONFERENCE – Pastor will be out of the office on Tuesday and Wednesday attending the District Pastor’s Conference.

BIBLE STUDY – Midweek Bible Study will be cancelled for this week due to Pastor attending the District Conference.

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

INDIANA DISTRICT CONVENTION is June 23rd and 24th this year. Immanuel is entitled to one lay delegate. If you are interested in serving, see Pastor Kuhlman concerning the details. The deadline for Immanuel to submit its lay delegate is June 1 to have your meals provide at no charge.

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE – Our congregation is participating in The Lutheran Foundation’s Mental Health Advocate initiative to promote mental wellness within our congregation that reduces the stigma of mental illness, supports overall well-being, and provides encouragement and hope for those with mental health concerns and their families. Rex Householder has kindly agreed to serve as our congregation’s Mental Health Advocate for the coming year. He will be a connector between The Lutheran Foundation and our congregation to help equip our congregation with information, resources, education events, and grant opportunities related to mental wellness. If you would like to join Rex in being part of this important endeavor here at Immanuel, please contact him.

IMMANUEL STOVE DONATIONS – Immanuel is currently taking donations for a replacement for the stoves in the Fellowship Hall.  The thermostats need to be replaced and valves need to be replaced as well.  The cost for the new thermostats is $1000. Replacement for the valves are no longer available. Should you wish to contribute to the replacement of the stoves, make a contribution to the building fund and mark it as “stove”.

CAMP LUTHERHAVEN – Registration for summer camp at Lutherhaven has begun!  It may not seem like it, but summer is right around the corner.  Have you made plans yet?  Camp Lutherhaven has something for everyone: campfires, swimming, Treetop Village, making paracord bracelets, or just spending time with friends and family.  There are programs for Kindergarten all the way through High School, as well as some for the whole family!  Register online today at www.lutherhaven.org

PRAYER LISTPrayer for the sick & recovering: Owen VanGessel, Don Buckles, Dan Phares, Tiffany Lawson, Carole Bishop, Cheryl Chester, young relative of a church member who is suffering mentally and parents who need wisdom and comfort.

WEEKLY SERVICE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS are now on our website. The service can be found under Family Altar. 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 April Newsletters; Visitors Packet; April-June Portals of Prayer; Lutheran Witness; Cross Connection; Thrivent Dollars information; Lutherans for Life.

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS: Worship Attendance: Sunday Morning: 74 + Jesus

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Go out of your way today to speak a kind word to someone.