Immanuel e-Spire                            April 27, 2017
Join Us for GRANT'S HOUSE I'm Happy
and I'm Alive 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 Happy  and I'm Alive Celebration
Friday, May 5, 2017 , 6:00 to 11:00 , Tippecanoe County Fair Ground
Featuring the 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 -$1000.00
Order tickets online at

   I hope you will join the Immanuel family and me as we support this great event and make Grant's House a reality!
Blessings --Pastor TJ
In The Life of Our Youth . . .

Youth Activities

April 30- Sr Youth Climb Time 12-5pm
May 21- Jr Youth Spring Field Day 1-3pm
May 20- Sr Youth Black Out 7-9pm
June 4- Sr Youth Car Wash
June 25-30 VBS 6-8:30pm
July 9- Family Canoe Trip
July 12-14 Sports Camp
July 23 Prophets Town Swimming

Sr. Youth Climb Time
April 30th-12-5pm

  We will be taking our kids grades 7-12 to Climb Time Lafayette, Which is an indoor rock climbing gym. We will leave the Church at 12:00pm, 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 many different ways. If you are interested in helping please contact Amy Russell or Tari Seeger.
VBS Planning Meeting May 8th at 6:00pm
Summer Sunday School Teachers Needed

  The school year is quickly coming to an end. We would like to give our teachers a break over the summer. We are asking for volunteers to pick up a Sunday or two over the summer months. We will only have 2 classes this summer. There is a sign up sheet in the gathering space.
diploma_grad_cap.jpg Graduate Sunday

  Is May 21st, if you have a graduate in your immediate family , that you would like to have recognized. Please call the office with their name, school and degree by May 12th. You may also submit a wallet size photo

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

Westward Road  In Concert at Immanuel Friday April 28th at 7:00pm

  "Our prayer is that our songs, our testimonies, and our lives embody the only true and lasting hope for the world, the hope of Christ, and that we will always be faithful in sharing it with everyone we meet."
"Westward Road's sound is a mix of a modern country feel with the gospel message of God's saving grace through His faithful and loving Son, Jesus. There is nothing like the blend and sound of family harmony and Westward Road is at the top of their game. "
We are so very excited to meet you, to sing for you and most importantly to worship with you soon!

You will not want to miss this event, Everyone Welcome, Invite Your family and friends, Free Will offering.

The Lafayette Children's Choir Presents
Kaleidoscope of Colors

  Saturday April 29- 4:00pm
Immanuel United Church of Christ
Join our youth, concert, and prelude choirs for a joyous exploration of all of the colors of our musical rainbow heritage!
Pearls and Lace Ladies' Day
  This event is being held on May 6th from 11am-1pm for the ladies in the congregation - young or old! We will serve a light lunch and enjoy a guest speaker. Pre-registration is requested and we ask that you provide a $5 donation.
Plant Sale

    We will be holding a plant sale on Sunday, May 7th. We will have several colors and varieties of flowers to choose from and prices will be $1.50 for singles or $2 for 6-pks
T-Shirt & Tote Bag Sale

  Sunday, April 30th is the last day to order t-shirts and tote bags. We will finalize the order and submit it so we have the shirts back in time for the Aviators game. Even if you aren't going to attend the Aviators game, plan to place your order on Sunday
Lafayette Aviator's Faith & Family Night
The 2nd annual Lafayette Aviators Faith and Family event is planned for Sunday, June 11th at 5:05 PM. We will begin selling tickets for that between services as well through May 14th. Tickets are $8.
The AED-CPR recertification
for Immanuel's Response Team is scheduled for May 13, 8:30-12:30 in the Library. All persons previously certified as Response Team members should attend the class. The class size is limited to 10 persons. If space is available others interested in AED-CPR certification may apply. Please contact the church office.
New Member's Class
  Interested in Becoming a member of Immanuel?  There will be a New Member's Class on Sunday April 30 and May 7 between services at 9:45 am in the Church Parlor.  The class will go over basic beliefs and practices of the church and have an opportunity to ask questions and talk with Pastor TJ. 

Pancake Brunch a Success

  Our thanks to everyone who made the annual Pancake Brunch such a huge success!   We had great food, great fellowship, and raised money for Emmaus House, which is a great mission.  We can take great pride in being a church with a heart for missions. 
Softball Call Out

  The Immanuel summer softball team is forming. There is a sign up sheet in the gathering space and in fellowship hall at the activities fair table. For more information see Paul House
 Time & Talent Sheets

  Please turn your time and talent sheets into the office as soon as possible. If you need a sheet they are available on the table in the gathering space.

Sound Tech Operators Needed

  We are in need of sound tech operators for Sunday service and other special events at Immanuel. If you are interested please see Tom Lillpop. There will be a training session soon.

Sermon Series:
APR 30 Journey of Faith: the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)
New Series: Family Matters
MAY 7 Family Matters: Rebuilding Family (Ruth)
MAY 14 Family Matters: A Mother's Love (Prov. 31:10-31, John 19:23-30)
MAY 21 Family Matters: Parent Up (Deut.6.6-9, Eph.6.1-4)
MAY 28 Family Matters: Veterans of Faith & Life (Deut.31.1-8, 2 Tim. 4)
JUN 4 Family Matters: Tough & Tender Qualities of Fathers (Prov. 3,4)
 (previous messages podcasts are available at  under Listen to Sermon tab.

Special Offerings
May 7 Programing Team
May 14 OCWM
May 21 VBS

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. All are welcome to join! 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)4047354 or
Adult Bible Study, Led by Pastor TJ meets in the Library on Wednesday's at 6:30pm everyone welcome
Don't see a group for you? Contact Ruth Smith at for resources to start one for yourself.  

Health Ministry

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

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   
Every Sunday, 9:45 am.

The Seekers Class,
  led by Don & Janice Partlow, will begin a 6 week Lenten study the 26th of February called Plenty Good Room .

                                  The Hobo's Class ,
led by Gary & Cathie Gangwer, to discuss the sermon and scripture lesson for that Sunday.

Livin' Life 21-41 Class,
  led by Clay & Sue Huenemann, where you can RECHARGE your spiritual batteries for the week ahead.

Fellowship Activities
Mary Martha
May24th at 9:30am in fellowship hall

Extension Homemakers
 May 2nd we will meet in the Immanuel parking lot and plan to leave at 11:00am and Car pool to TC Kirby's in Battle Ground.

Dorcas Circle
May 9th Mother's Day Celebration. Christos on Teal at 6:00pm. Please let Nancy Christmas Know if you are planning to attend.
Book Club
  May 9 th to Discuss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. It is Mandel's fourth novel. The novel takes place in the Great Lakes region after a fictional swine flu pandemic, known as the "Georgia Flu", has devastated the world, killing most of the population. It won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2015.

Church Women United
  CWU Friendship breakfast is at First Christian Church at 9 am on Friday May 12 th .It is a Carry In Breakfast. Members signed up at our April meeting. Bring a breakfast item to share with the group. A $3 donation is requested.
Men's Brotherhood , May 16th at 11:45am
Ladies Fellowship, May 22th at 6:30pm
Hand Quilting Group
 Meets Wednesday's from 10-2 on the stage in Fellowship Hall. Bring a sack lunch.
Baby Quilters
 Meets the 1st &3rd Monday's from 9:30-2:30 in the HOBO classroom to make quilts for local NICUs.
Prayer Shawl Ministry, Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10-11:30am in the Parlor. Everyone is welcome.
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!  



Sunday April 30
8:30am Contemporary Service
9:45am Sunday School
10:45am Traditional Service
12:00pm Climb Time Senior Youth
Monday May 1  
  9:30am Baby Quilters
4:30pm Homework Club
6:00pm CET Meeting
  Tuesday May 2
  12:00pm Extension    Homemakers
  Wednesday May 3  
10:00am Quilters
4:30pm Homework Club
5:30pm Neighborhood Dinner
6:30pm Adult Bible Study
8:00pm Praise Band
  Thursday May 4
 5:30pm Great Banquet
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal
Friday May 5
6:00pm Grant's House Fish Fry @ Fair Grounds
  Saturday May 6
11:00am Ladies Day
Happy Birthday!
Charlie Somers 4/26
Ellie Whited  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
Michael Baumgardt 5/1
Carrie Baker 5/2
Kemit Gillespie 5/2
Carlie Marie Woods 5/3
Kathy Bauer 5/4
Rachel Snodgrass 5/4
Julianna Holt 5/6
Zeek Price 5/6
Karen Gilmore 5/6
Jennifer Adams 5/8
Hunter Meihls 5/8
Lily Simmons-Wetterlin 5/8
Dixie Frye 5/10
Mary Ann Halsema 5/10
Olivia Mannin 5/10
Don Partlow 5/10
Tom Cougill 5/11
Catherine Rausch 5/11
Sue Huenemann 5/12
Sherry Tipton 5/12
Arlene Deck 5/19
Shelley Walden 5/12
Jonah Smith 5/13
Nancy Black 5/14
Michael Peabody 5/14
A.J. Hazlewood 5/15
Maggie Jae House 5/15
Jim Huber 5/15
Eldon Fredericks 5/16
Scott Gilmore 5/16
Ashley Niccum 5/17
Jennifer Smith 5/17
Carol Wallace 5/19
Dennis O'Brien 5/19
Kerry Krieg 5/21
Frank Lucchese 5/21
Jennifer Sharp 5/21
Jon Phillips 5/23
John Mannin 5/24
Cynthia Hawkins 5/25
Carol Niccum 5/26
Jim House 5/27
Carol Wilson 5/29
Janet Baker 5/30
Fran Smith 5/30
Madison Whited  5/31

Happy Anniversary!  
Mike/Shirley Babb 4/27
Dave/JenWhited 5/2
Alex/Audrey Smith 5/4
Charles/Jennifer Adams 5/10
Edwin/Judy Stephenson 5/11
Mike & Holly Hanley 5/14
Alan/Kelli Scott 5/17
John/Lucinda Cook 5/18
Chuck/Susan Whittemore 5/21
Josh/Madison DePew 5/23
Dave/Kathy Settles 5/23
Shawn/Kimberly Young 5/25
Jon/Irene Kopka 5/26
Don/Janice Partlow 5/29
Tom & Luann Vought 5/29
Brad/Diedre Mullen 5/30
Jon/April Phillips 5/30
Chris/Emma Skees 5/31
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