Archive for August, 2023

Week of September 3

30 Aug

FLOWERS – The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God by Bob and Pam Kammerer in memory of their father, Don Mead.   


  • Today- Deacon’s Meeting
  • Tuesday – 6 PM Elders, 6:30PM Trustees, 7PM Church Council
  • Next Sunday – Rally Day

PRAYER LISTPrayer for the sick & recovering: Glee Norden, Rogleio Martinaz, Amy Hestig, Joyce Bell, Betty Heiman, Angela Graves, Tim Bishop, Steve Ferguson, Susan Bremer, Angie Hardiek, Don Norden, young relative of a church member who is suffering mentally and parents who need wisdom and comfort.

NEWSLETTERS – October newsletter deadline is Tuesday, September 12th

LWML – Starting September 3rd, money collected from the baked goods on the first Sunday of the month will go to LWML.

BIBLE STUDY – Mid-week bible study will resume on September 13th at 10:00 am.


  • Thank you for all the prayers and cards for Don. They were appreciated.  Bethel Buckles
  • Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your secretary/treasurer for the last 1 ½ years. It was a blessing for me, and I enjoyed getting to know some of you. Pastor has been a joy to work for and has a true servant heart. Good luck to you and your congregation in the future.  Sheila Schaeffer
  • Saints of Immanuel Lutheran Church,

Thank you so much for the generous gifts we received in honor of our recent marriage. Monica and I are extremely grateful that you have thought of us during this time and for being so welcoming and supporting with your prayers and gifts. This congregation has been such a blessing and we look forward to the next year together as we worship and praise our Lord and Savior together.  Travis and Monica Hartman

ICE CREAM BIRTHDAY PARTY – The ice cream birthday party in memory of Gary Pfafman will be Labor Day, Monday, September 4th from 2-4 pm at the Avilla Park. Donations to Gary Pfafman Scholarship.  All are welcome.

DONATION DAY – Donation Day at Concordia Theological Seminary is Tuesday, October 10th.  If you would like to donate gently used clothing or food items, please bring those items to Immanuel and they will be delivered.  If you would like to attend, you may do so on the tenth at 8:30 am in the Student Commons at the Seminary.

FELLOWSHIP HALL – While the basement doors are being painted and worked on in the Fellowship Hall, please refrain from athletic activities in the Hall to avoid possible damage and physical injury. 

DONUTS / MUFFINS / COOKIES – If you would like to provide donuts, muffins, cookies, etc. for Sunday morning there is a sign-up sheet on the table at the east entrance. 

CHURCH SECRETARY / TREASURER NEEDED – Sheila Schaeffer will be moving to Ohio in September. She is currently serving as Immanuel’s secretary/treasurer. The church council is currently seeking resumes for her position.

The secretarial position involves basic working knowledge of, but not limited to, or a willingness to learn, computer programs such as MS Word and Publisher The secretary publishes a weekly bulletin and a monthly newsletter, keeps basic church records, attends to other secretarial duties, as well as serving as Immanuel’s cemetery sexton. The cemetery sexton keeps all records related to the cemetery, sells, and transfers, when needed, burial spaces, collects all receipts, and arranges for graves to be dug when needed.

The treasurer position keeps financial records for Immanuel, pays bills and payroll, attends and provides financial reports monthly to the Church Council. The treasurer also attends and provides financial reports quarterly to the Congregational Assembly. Knowledge and experience with QuickBooks is desirable.

Resumes may be submitted to the Church Council. Further questions about responsibilities and activities related to the positions may be directed to Sheila. 

PORTALS OF PRAYER – Portals of Prayer devotional books for October-December are available at the back of the church and at the side entrance.

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

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.

  • 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.


Worship Attendance:

  • Sunday:                                   47 + Jesus
  • Lutherhaven:                           36 + Jesus


Where Jesus abides, fear subsides.

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