FOR HEALING: Glenn Blomendahl, Paulette Comer, Eric Geisler, Rev. Timothy Gierke, Connie Gunther, Ruthie Hagerbaumer Dave Hanen, Jeanette Hanen, Cathy Hill, Darlene Hill, Gerald Hoegermeyer, Lynn Lallman, Faith Lehmann, Willa Moeller, Heidi Nelson, LaRue Pronske, Terry Pronske, Garrett Scholz, Jim Springan, Dale Vance, Bob Zobel
FOR PROTECTION: our service men and women: Lance Keithley, Ryan Korinek, Cody Marr, Ryan Marr, Matthew Naimon, Ben Porath, Kim Porath, Reed Thielfoldt
FOR OUR SHUT-INS: Phyllis Hartung, Norma Katt, Lynn Lallman
THANKING OUR LORD AND SAVIOR AS WE CELEBRATE ANOTHER YEAR!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Greg Hartung, Randy Egbers, Easton Kruse, Jeri Klug, Gage Hoegermeyer, Gaby Hoegermeyer, Chelsea Moseman
THE ERMAA CARD PARTY scheduled for today has been cancelled.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE NEEDS STARS…the kind that light up….10-30 inches, they can be either battery or electric. Does anyone have a star tree topper we could borrow or a star you put in your house to decorate with that we can borrow? We would need it at least one week prior for practice and then you can take it/them home after the kid’s service on Christmas Eve. Talk to Terri or Judy. THANK YOU.
St Matthews Lutheran Church would like to invite you to their 28th ANNUAL COOKIE & CANDY BOUTIQUE, Saturday, December 7th 9:00 a.m. -until gone. Candy and cookies are $6.50 per pound. Free cookies and coffee will be served compliments of the LWML. The address of the church is 300 S. 2nd St. Cedar Bluffs.
THE CALL LIST HAS ARRIVED!!
SPECIAL VOTERS MEETING on Sunday December 8 after Church services. Items to be discussed:
-Calling a pastor from the field or calling a seminary student
-Possibly issuing a Call
-Disbursal of flood relief money
ESTHER CIRCLE meets Monday, December 9th at 7:30 p.m. Betty will have devotions and Patti will serve lunch. The topic is Lesson 9.
2020 IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER,THIS IS YOUR CHANCE to help out in our ministry at Immanuel. If you could prayerfully consider helping one month a year by placing your name on ALTAR GUILD please contact Judy Geisler. And/or agreeing to be a GREETER for one month would also be very helpful. Contact Landy & Lois Mueller if you can help out in that area. And last but not least, USHERS are needed. This schedule is based on every other month, but with enough volunteers it could be upped to one month every quarter. Let Dave Bartling know if that is something you would enjoy doing.
PORTALS OF PRAYER both regular and large print for January – March, 2020 are available on the table at the back of the church. You will also find December’s Good News Letter. Pick one up of each on your way out this morning.
The Holiday Food Drive for 2019 offered by Thrivent Financial for LifeHouse is on and copies (on green paper) of the form are located on the table at the back of the church. Please mark the quantity and total price of the items you would like to donate; total the price and write a check to IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH for that amount. Give them both to the Financial Secretary or put in the offering plate. One check will then be written from Immanuel. Please have all turned in by TODAY as they are due by the 6th of December. Thank you.
SYMPATHY CARDS for sale in the Social Room: By the box they are $5.50 to $6.50-there are 12 in a box. There are some broken boxes if you wish to buy individually, at $.50 to $.65 each. All have a Bible verse. You can find these Christian cards on the metal shelf, west wall. A metal container is there for your payment. Thank you, Lydia Circle.
Some call “sexual liberation” and “individual autonomy” progress. But abortion and assisted suicide show how serving flesh and self enslaves only to death. “[S]alvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11b). Jesus draws and drives us toward a better hope: forgiveness, resurrection, everlasting life, Kingdom of heaven. Real progress means trusting the Word of the Lord and receiving even the least of these as precious neighbors.
THE COMING WEEK AT IMMANUEL
Monday, December 2-Preschool 8:30 AM; Board of Parish Ed. 6 PM
Tuesday, December 3-Preschool 8:30 AM; Secretary Gone
Wednesday, December 4- Preschool 8:30 AM; Elders 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 5- Preschool 8:30 AM
Friday December 6- Preschool 8:30 AM
Saturday, December 7-Cookie & Candy Boutique @ St. Matthew, Cedar Bluffs 9 AM
Sunday, December 8-Bible Class, Sunday school 9 AM; Worship 10 AM w/communion
November 24-$2,800.00 Attendance: 96
Money borrowed - $20,000.00; Amount needed weekly $4,462.00
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