Immanuel e-Spire                            March  30, 2017
Join Us Palm Sunday for Jefferson High CSN Choir

  Join us on Palm Sunday, April 9th, as we welcome the Lafayette Jefferson CSN all male Choir for a single service Concert Worship at 10:45 am.  Start Holy Week with an inspiring concert that lifts your spirit.  We encourage you to invite family and friends.  Everyone welcome!
Blessings--Pastor TJ

In The Life of Our Youth . . .

Youth Activities
Apr. 15- Jr Youth Dye Easter Eggs & Crafts 1-3pm
April 30- Sr Youth Climb Time Indy 12-5pm
May 21- Jr Youth Spring Field Day 1-3pm
May 26- Sr Youth Black Out 7-9pm
June 4- Sr Youth Car Wash
June 25-30 VBS 6-8:30pm

Jr. Youth Dying Ester Eggs and Easter Crafts April 15th-1-3pm
We are inviting all our kids in grades 1-6 to join us for an Easter craft day. We will be dying Easter eggs and we will also have other fun Easter crafts available. A light snack will be Provided.

Sr. Youth Climb Time Indy
April 30th-12-5pm
We will be taking our kids grades 7-12 to Climb Time Indy. Which is an indoor rock climbing gym. We will leave the Church at 12:00pm drive to Indy Climb for a couple hours and return to the Church about 5:00pm. All youth must have a signed permission slip to go.

Vacation Bible School
June 25th -30th - 6-8:30pm
Mark your calendars for a VBS like never before. You will not want to miss this trip through ancient Rome. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring friends. We will have many opportunities available for people to help in may different ways. If you are interested in helping please contact Amy Russell or Tari Seeger. More details to come.
VBS planning meeting will be held on April 10th at 6pm in the Parlor anyone interested in helping is encouraged to attend.

Victory Lane Homework Club

Meets every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm - Free Tutoring-Snacks-Quality Adult
Supervision For more information see Marcy Ritchie or Amy Russell
                                                             In His work,          
Amy Russell (DCEYM)

Other Events in the Life of Immanuel

The Missions and Activities Fair

  Learn more about the activities going on at Immanuel. Stop by the Missions and Activities' fair. Which will be taking place in Fellowship Hall between now and, April 9, Check out  the  displays. Talk with representative during the Sunday School hour on April 2nd.

Pizza Hut Fundraiser

  The E-Team is now selling the fundraiser cards they will be available on Sunday's and in the Church office from now until April 16th . All proceeds will go to OCWM . Please help support OCWM by purchasing a Pizza Hut card for just $10.00 each. This is a great fundraiser because $9.59 from each $10.00 card goes to OCWM.
Hearing Loop Coming Soon . . .

Immanuel will have a new Hearing Loop installed in early April, in time for Palm Sunday and Easter services. 
Hearing Loop training session:  
Apr 4 at 6 pm

 Dave, our installer, would be running the training that evening. In their words they "highly suggest inviting any hearing aid users/cochlear implant wearers, ushers/hospitality, church staff, audio/music people to the training." If this will work for us, they will be coordinating with a local audiologist to be there as well to answer any questions about t-coils using the loop system.  
Laces for Lisa

5K Run /walk April 8th at McCutcheon High School
8:00-9:00 AM, Registration and Check-in 
9:00-9:30 AM- Prayer and Balloon Release,
9:30 -5 K Run/Walk Begins,
11:00 AM-Lunch, Register at Registration fee is $35.00.Proceeds from the race benefit charities Lisa supported. For more information on these organizations, please visit our charities page.

Pancake Brunch

The Immanuel Pancake Brunch will be held on April 23rd 11:00am -1:00pm in fellowship hall. Tickets are $6.00 Adult,  $4.00 Children, 6-12, free for Children under 6. Proceeds benefit Emmaus House.
Sausage $550.00, Pancake Batter Ingredients $60.00, Syrup $40.00, Baked Apples $50.00, Advertising $100.00, Bevrages $25.00.

If you choose to give to help fund any of these items, make your donation to Immanuel with a memo stating where you would like to be applied. Look for signup sheets in the gathering space or contact church office if looking to help with our spring tradition!
Thank you.
Contact The Jay House Family.
(Jay's cell phone 765-337-1071)

Westward Road Concert
April 28th -7:00pm

  The E-Team is honored to announce that we will have Westward Road in Concert at Immanuel. Mark your calendars you will not want to miss this fantastic event.
Visit our website at

and I'm Happy Celebration

  Please join us for an inspiring evening, honoring the life of Grant House and the Goal of Building GRANT'S HOUSE. We need your help in investing in the future of this After School and Summer Program for our local youth with special needs and their families.  Let us touch the lives of others the way Grant did.
GRANT'S HOUSE--I'm Alive and I'm Happy Celebration
Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:00 to 11:00, Tippecanoe Co. Fair Ground, Featuring a live band "The Flying Toasters"
 Fish & Chicken fry, Beer Garden , Donor /  Live Auction, $25. Meal and Concert
$50. Meal / Concert / Drinks
$10.- 12 and under  
$1000.VIP Tables of 10.
Tickets  available at

Congratulations Dave Bangert

  Dave Bangert was awarded the Indiana Journalist of the Year Award from Ball State University.  Congratulations, Dave!

New Book by Pastor TJ


  Follow the Fire: Lessons in Life and Leadership , a new book on Moses by Pastor TJ has just been released and is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and other book outlets.  The book is a 40-day journey in the footsteps of Moses as he leads the people of God from bondage to freedom.

Programing Team

  Mark your calendars: The Programming Team is planning a Ladies' Day Event on Saturday, May 6th. Look for more details to come!
We will also be putting information out soon to collect orders for Immanuel t-shirts and tote bags
Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Formation Direction

 Pastoral counseling and spiritual formation direction are also offered by Dr. TJ Jenney.  Lent may be a good time for you to work on some relationship issues, personal struggles or take the next step in your spiritual journey.  Email Dr. TJ at or call  765-532-6370 to make an appointment.

Midweek Lenten Series:

Discovering a Purpose Driven Life
Light dinner at 5:45 PM; Lenten Service at 6:30 PM
MAR 1 Ash Wednesday: Prayer for Purpose with service of Imposition of Ashes
MAR 8: Worship - Led by Seekers Class
MAR 15: Fellowship -Led by Livin' Life Class
MAR 22: Discipleship -Led by HOBO Class with Affirmation of Baptism
MAR 29: Service-Discovering & Dedicating our Gifts & Talents
APR 5: Missions-Reaching Out
APR 13: Maundy Thursday Celebrating the Last Supper
APR 14: Good Friday Service of Tenebrae 7 pm

Easter Sunday April 16

7:30am Sunrise Service
8:30am Breakfast
9:20am Sunday School               
10:20am Easter Egg Hunt
10:45am Resurrection Service with the Easter Cantata.

Sermon Series

Purpose-Driven: What on Earth Am I Here For?
Purpose-Driven: Worship-Discover Power for Living
Purpose-Driven: Fellowship-Formed for God's Family
Purpose-Driven: Discipleship-Created to Become Like Christ
Purpose-Driven: Service-Making the Most of Life
Purpose Driven: Missions--Jesus' Mission
Purpose Driven: Good News: Transformed for Our Mission
Purpose-Driven: Making the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life
 (previous messages podcasts are available at under Listen to Sermon tab.
Special Offerings
April 2 Lace's for Lisa
April 9 Lafayette Jeff CSN Choir
April 16 One Great Hour of Sharing
April 23 Emmaus House

Join a Small Group!

Women's Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month from 7 to 9 pm in member homes. 5th Thursdays are social gatherings.  For any questions, contact Ruth Smith.

Young Adult/Student Group meets Thursdays at 7:30 pm at Vienna Cafe in West Lafayette. They are studying Wild at Heart. For questions, contact Brooke Flesher.

Saturday Morning Group meets every other Saturday at the Panera on Wabash Landing at 9 am. They will begin studying "To Live is Christ" by Beth Moore. For questions, contact Annie (765) 404-7354 or

Women's Group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Church Library beginning February 9. They will be studying Beth Moore's Entrusted, a 6-session study on 2 Timothy. For questions, contact Sylvia Bechtel.

Wednesday Eve Bible Study meets every Wednesday  at 6:30pm in the Church Library  led by Pastor TJ. They are currently studying the book of Acts with the theme of renewal. No meeting during Lent due to mid-week service.  Everyone welcome! 
Don't see a group for you? Contact Ruth Smith at for resources to start one for yourself.   
Men's Brotherhood
April 18th- 11:45am at MCL Cafeteria in West Lafayette.  Everyone welcome!

Ladies Fellowship

  March 27th-  6:30pm at Christo's on Teal road, all ladies are welcome.
 Mary Martha Circle

  April 26th - 9:30am in fellowship hall, all ladies are welcome.
Dorcas Circle

 April 11th -1:30pm at the home of Rowena Dickerson, 1405 S. 18 th .   Dottie Warner will give a book report for our program, Carolyn Kuespert will give devotions.   All ladies of Immanuel are welcome.   For more information call Rowena 474-2451.

Book club

  April 11th- 6:00pm in the parlor, to discuss the mystery
Somebody I Used To Know by David Bell.  Nick Hansen sees a woman identical to his college girlfriend, who died 25 years earlier. The next morning she is found murdered, with Nick's name and address in her pocket.  Nick investigates both women's deaths uncovering twists and turns along the way.
Prayer Shawl Ministry

 Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10-11:30am in the Parlor.Everyone welcome.

Health Ministry

  Please call the office or Marilyn, 765-474-6487, for appointments. Home visits are also available upon request.

Baby Quilters
  Meet the 1st &3rd Monday's from 9:30-2:30 in the HOBO classroom to make quilts for local NICUs.
Extension Homemaker's

 Apr.4 at 12:00 pm Meets in Fellowship Hall, Meets monthly the first Tuesday of the month (except January) for lunch at noon at the church. 
Hand Quilters

  Meets Wednesday's from 10-2 on the stage in Fellowship Hall. Bring a sack lunch.

Christian Education Children & Youth

9:45 am every Sunday.
Nursery care - Birth - K room- 218
Preschool - Kindergarten room-115
1st - 3rd grade room- 118
4th - 6th grades room - 113
7th -12th grades room - 120

Adult Christian Education   
The Seekers class
  Led by Don & Janice Partlow, will begin a 6 week Lenten study the 26th of February called Plenty Good Room.
The Hobos'
  Led by Gary & Cathie Gangwer, to discuss the sermon and scripture lesson for that Sunday.
Livin' Life 21-41  
  Led by Clay & Sue Huenemann, where you can RECHARGE your spiritual batteries for the week ahead.

Come hear our Praise Band!
 Every Sunday at 8:30 am unless we have just one service scheduled.                                                   
Consider giving a gift that keeps on giving and include Immanuel in your will.  It's a legacy that will bless others for years to come!

Everyone Welcome!

This Sunday Worship
Contemporary 8:30 am
Traditional 10:45 am
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 am
Immanuel United Church of Christ
1526 S 18th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 474-6496
Worship Services
Contemporary  8:30 am
Traditional  10:45 am
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 am
Quick Links
  Birthday and Anniversary list
is below the picture section.

Grant & Lisa
Immanuel's Praise Band
heard most every Sunday at 8:30 am

Pastor TJ

Beautiful Organ Music
On  Sunday 10:45 am
Come join us!  

Palm Parade

This Week 
at Immanuel

Sunday April 2
8:30am Contemporary Service
9:45am Sunday School
10:45am Traditional Service  

Monday April 3
Hearing Loop Installation
9:30am Baby Quilters
4:30pm Homework Club
6:00pm CET Meeting
6:00pm Cantata Rehearsal

Tuesday April 4
Hearing Loop Installation
12:00pm Extension Homemakers  Luncheon
1:00pm Western Association Leaders Meeting
5:30pm Programing Team
6:00pm Hearing Loop Training

Wednesday April 5
10:00am Quilters
4:30pm Homework Club
5:45pm Lenten Meal
6:30pm Lenten Service
8:00pmPraise Band

Thursday April 6
5:30pm Great Banquet
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

Saturday April 8
9:00am Laces for Lisa 5K
10:00am Prayer Shawl
12:00pm Private Party

Happy Birthday!
Don Gresham 4/1
Laura Whited  4/1
Janice Partlow 4/2
Ruth Ann Stephany 4/2
Sydney Garrett 4/3
Gary Gangwer 4/4
Kirstin Koehler 4/6
Molly Ann Peabody 4/7
Lara Dickerson 4/8
Linda Pierret 4/8
Luann Vought  4/8
Catherine Cougill 4/12
Kevin Hazlewood 4/12
Becky Scott 4/13
Betty Smith  4/13
Kay Lowery 4/14
Zephanie Niccum 4/15
Sharon Richardson 4/15
Aaron Schownir 4/16
Zachary Seef 4/16
Lilly Ferrell 4/17
Michael Black 4/17
Pat Shoemaker-Wells 4/17
Thomas Stephany 4/17
Charles Stephany 4/18
Ezekiel Krieg 4/20
Linda Clark 4/22
Janet Kellerman 4/23
Haines McKibbin 4/23
Brad Mullen 4/23
Charlie Somers 4/26
Linda Gilmore 4/27
Marcy Miller-Gresham 4/27
Lynaya Powell 4/27
Katie Bixler 4/28
Liz Rausch 4/28
Dylan Bixler 4/30
Kyle Blair 4/30
Denise Freeman 4/30

Happy Anniversary!  
Bob Schweikarth/Becky Scott
Branden/Ashley Williams
Dennis/Brenda O'Brien
C.J./Jill Collins
Gary/Cathie Gangwer
Jay/Tamara House
John/Linda Gilmore
Matt/Julie Koehler
Mike/Shirley Babb
4/ 27

Children's Sermon
Who learned the names of the 12 Apostles?
Dave Bangert
Shredding the Note