FOR HEALING: Kermit Bohling, Paulette Comer, Eric Geisler, Connie Gunther, Faith Lehmann, Willa Moeller, Heidi Nelson, Steve Pawling, LaRue Pronske, Terry Pronske, Garrett Scholz, Jim Springan, Jean Tonjes, Bruce Willnerd
FOR PROTECTION: our service men and women: Alicia Freese, Lance Keithley, Ryan Korinek, Cody Marr, Ryan Marr, Matthew Naimon, Reed Thielfoldt
FOR OUR SHUT-INS: Phyllis Hartung, Norma Katt, Lynn Lallman
THANKING OUR LORD AND SAVIOR AS WE CELEBRATE ANOTHER YEAR:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Phyllis Hartung, Amy Tullis, Levi Hoeneman
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Jon & Jean Katt
“HOLY GROUNDS” OUTREACH: The “Holy Grounds” outreach carried out by the Esther Circle last Saturday, September 12th during the Faith Food Pantry was very well received. We are planning the next “Holy Grounds” for Saturday, October 10.
SUNDAY SCHOOL KICKOFF BRUNCH: Our annual Sunday School Kickoff Brunch was held last Sunday, September 13th was a big success with 40 people in attendance.
BIRTHDAY: Phyllis Hartung will be celebrating her 95th birthday on September 24. A card shower has been requested in her honor. Cards can be mailed to Phyllis at: Nye Square #144, 650 W 21st St, Fremont NE 68025
QUILTS: Marilyn Bohling has been sewing 10 ½ inch squares into quilt tops during this pandemic. If you have old sheets, table clothes, pillow slips or large pieces of material, all can be utilized for middles & backs. Finished quilts go to OGT, & or other local charities that provide blankets during disasters. She will place a container in the room off the narthex! Thanks!
GOOD NEWS LETTER: If you would like to receive the monthly church newsletter through email, please put your name and email address on the sign-up sheet in the back of church or send your email address to email@example.com.
PRESCHOOL UPDATE: We had our first chapel at the church with Pastor Freese this week. It went great! The 3-year olds heard about days 1-3 of the Creation. The 4-year olds heard about Jesus walking on water. We will have chapel once a week.
GREETING CARDS: There is a new selection of cards in the church basement (West wall shelf). Cards include sympathy, birthday, anniversary and thinking of you. Most boxes are $6.00. Broken boxes are $.65 per card. Put your money in the metal box or see Marilyn Bohling.
EMAIL: Please use firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to contact the church office.
LIFE THOUGHT: The Apostle St. Paul must have felt like a burden and better off dead (Philippians 1:21). Persecution caused him almost constant pain. Imprisoned in Rome, perhaps awaiting execution, he only ate, bathed, and was clothed at someone else’s pleasure. Yet though he couldn’t work, God made him a witness who blessed untold multitudes throughout history (Philippians 1:24). And what great worth and purpose likewise shines in our lives even when confined to hospital beds or completely incapacitated!
THE COMING WEEK AT IMMANUEL:
Today: Bible Class/Sunday School 9 a.m.
Worship 10 a.m.
Circuit Forum 2 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 21 Preschool Chapel 9 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 22 Preschool Chapel 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept 23: Confirmation Class 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27: Bible Class/Sunday School 9 a.m.
Worship 10 a.m. (Communion)
August 30, 2020 - $ 1,110.00 Attendance: 71
Amount needed weekly $4,392.00
REMINDER: To occasionally check your mailbox in the narthex.
Orphan Grain Train is sending aid to hurting families in Louisiana. Hurricane Laura mangled power lines, downed trees, blew off roofs and destroyed houses and buildings for miles. On September 10, OGT delivered and set up a bedroom and shower unit at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sulphur, Louisiana. These will be used by volunteers cleaning up and repairing the damage. OGT also delivered a portable power unit, two pallets of bottled water and three dehumidifiers to Sulphur, Louisiana. There is a lot of clean up and reconstruction to do. Please continue to pray for the families effected and for those rebuilding the region.
Orphan Grain Train will continue to assist families effected by hurricane Laura for the long term. This was a massive storm with miles and miles of destruction. If you would like to help support OGT’s relief efforts then please contribute to OGT’s Domestic Disaster Relief fund.
Together we can make the difference.
CDC GUIDELINES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
* We encourage those who are sick or at risk to stay home. This includes:
– The elderly
– People with underlying medical conditions
– Family members who live with elderly people or those who are at risk
– People who have access to those at risk in nursing institutions
– People who have upper respiratory or flu-like symptoms
– People who live with someone with upper respiratory or flu-like symptoms
– People with COVID-19 or live with someone with COVID-19
– People who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
* Seating in houses of worship should be arranged in such a way as to maintain appropriate social distancing between parties. A “party” should be understood to include members of a household who live together and therefore may be seated together in the house of worship, but should maintain six feet of social distance from other parties. We will be using every other pew for seating.
* Children present at services should remain with their parents or guardians and refrain from congregating or interacting with children of other parties on the premises.
* Offering will be collected in a basket at the back of the church.
* If you took a bulletin this morning, please take it home with you to be recycled.
* It is essential for the safety of those attending services that their arrival and departure be managed in such a way as to prevent interaction between parties. Appropriate steps should be taken to dismiss and pace the departure of those present at the conclusion of the service so as to prevent the interaction between parties as distances less than six feet.
* Please if you are feeling ill or if you do not feel comfortable in coming together yet, please do not feel obligated to come to Immanuel Lutheran. We will continue to have a video posted on the internet.
* We might find we need to make changes to these guidelines and we will need to add guidelines for the future. Watch for updates to these guidelines as needed.
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