Immanuel eNewsletter
May, 2017
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WORSHIP NEWS  

Mother's Day Bake Sale

A Mother's Day Bake Sale will be held on May 14th here at Immanuel. All proceeds will go directly towards the cost of VBC. Any donations of baked goods or help at the booth would be greatly appreciated! Please contact our Children's Ministry Director, Sarah Beauregard, at 248-4211 ~ Thank you!!

Praise Team: Rehearses Wednesdays, 7:30 PM
 
Praise Team members vibrantly lead contemporary worship songs each week at 9:45 and 11:07, help lead special services throughout the year, and represent Immanuel in the community. We are blessed immeasurably by their dedication and superb leadership! Weekly rehearsals are on Wednesday nights at 7:30PM! Some musical training is necessary and members are required to attend rehearsals. Please contact Adam Smith at adam.smith1497@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the team!

The Bells of Immanuel

If you're thinking of ringing, we NEED you! Immanuel's celebrated handbell choir rings recognizable church music, including traditional repertoire, classical sacred literature, and more recent compositions. The Bells of Immanuel rehearse on Sundays from 9:15-10:00AM downstairs in the music room. No musical training is necessary!!! If you can't commit to every Sunday, talk to director Ellen Hanson about being a bell substitute ringer! Contact Ellen at ellen.hanson@aurora.org if you are interested or just show up for rehearsal. She will show you how to ring and which part to read.

Call Committee
 
The members of the Call Committee are as follows: Pam Juergens, Judy Guy, Paul Sepe, Trygve Kittelson, Mikella Plitzuweit and Greg Bunge. 
Two alternate members: Andy Smith, Trish Fry-Misener.  Please, pray for the work of this committee that they will be guided by the Spirit throughout the process.

Survey Team
 
The Survey Team has been formed to collect and organize information which represents the needs of Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Team members are: Glenn Moehling, Julie Kolb, Robyn Bakken, George Steffen, Amy Peterburs, Sean Payne, and Lawrence Carstensen.
 
Message from the Survey Team
 
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to take the surveys. We have presented our findings and completed the first step in this process. We are so grateful for the congregation's participation. God is truly leading us all in this process.

Contact Information for the Church Council
 
The church council, Pastors and staff are eager to be available during the call process. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us for prayer needs, spiritual guidance, help, information about the call process, and fellowship. We pledge to work hard with you and for you in the days ahead. We also promise to keep you well informed as we receive information. Contact the church office if you need a Church Directory. Contact Council Members for Monthly Financial Statements and Council Meeting Minutes.
 
 
Scot Hodkiewicz (P):262-903-9663 scotandmona@genevaonline.com
Lynsey Fleck (VP):608-438-5625
flecklynsey@gmail.com
Jim Gaugert:262-949-4626  
jimgaugert@wi.rr.com

Kristin Larkin:414-491-1969

   kristinlarkin@yahoo.com
Matt Dahlgren:262-379-1069  
mdahlgre@hotmail.com
Frank Peiler:815-678-2642  
fpeiler@pubint.com
Barb Kwiatkowski:262-215-9614
barb@wlkg.com
Doug Bartz:414-339-7661
bartzdoug@yahoo.com
Arlene Redell:262-215-6000  
redella15@gmail.com
Kristin Gahart:262-723-6889
fivegaharts@charter.net
Lynn Gerlitz:262-812-9326  
lynn.gerlitz@gmail.com
Pete Juergens: 414-588-2909  
pete.juergens@hotmail.com 
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 Prayers

Serving in the Military
 
John Allison, Chris Bollwahn, Jimmy Flores, Robert Knowlton, Alex Novak, Brian Novak, Tim Sireno, Andy Sireno, Ben Swatek, Jacob Swatek, Daniel Tschida.  

In Hospice Care
 
Ruth Johnson
 
Health and Strength
 
David Austin, Staci Bentley, Tom Bernacchi, Christi Bevon, Sarah Boales & Baby Emily Jean, Pat Bogart, Laura Brellenthin, Anne Chant, Wendy Clement, Craig Collins, Wayne East, Nancy Franklin, Victoria Galicia, Jim Gaugert Jr. and Family, Gary Garvin, Elijah Giovingo, Jennifer H., Glenn Inwood, Harold Jager, Reginald Johnson,Mark Justison, Tom Kirby, Mary Klein, Louise McGillivray, Craig Middleton, Randy Miller, Larry Moe, Rita Noble, Nicole & Nathan, Joel Ortiz, Mickey Petranek, Edson Randall, Greg Randall, Dani Reiff, Bea Riley, Carol Stassen, Lou Vos, Carolyn Warfield, & Sophia Zematis.  
 

Sympathy
 
+ Jim & Jeri Gaugert and Family at the loss of his beloved Father, James Gaugert Sr., who died to the Lord on April 10th. 
  
Serving on the Mission Field

 

Zach  & Misa Harrod, Jenn and Jason Byers, Karen Flowers, Chris and Irene Okuna, Ginger Peterson, Nathan Bloechl

 

Expecting a Child!
 
Christina Alonzo

Baptisms!
 
+ Congratulations to Kevin and Bethany McMahon on the baptism of their son, Noah Andrew McMahon,on April 23rd.

+ Congratulations to Matt and Kat Schwind on the baptism of their daughter, Ellison May Schwind,on April 23rd.
 
New Members 
 
A warm welcome to Kevin McMahon, Bethany McMahon, Brenden Sullivan, Adelynn Fielding, & Kaylynn Sullivan as new members to our Immanuel family!
 
WORSHIP NEWS

   
Prayer Requests
 
We appreciate all of your prayer requests each week! We want to continue praying for all individuals because we know how powerful prayer is in the lives of so many. On the first of the new month, we will restart the prayer list. If someone needs to stay on the list, just let Bethany know by using the worship card found in the weekly bulletin, calling the church office (262.248.4211), emailing Bethany at secretary@immanuellg.org , or dropping off a note in the church office. We want your requests, so we can continue praying for those in need.
 
Worship Schedule Sign-up
 
Immanuel has an URGENT need for individuals to help with our Worship services on Sundays. Sign-up to help lead worship on Immanuel's website: www.Immanuellakegeneva.org  C lick on "Worship Sign Up" and choose the month and service you would like to help. The positions that need to be filled are highlighted in yellow.  Click in the box or by the number, and type your name.  When you exit, it automatically saves your name in that spot.  Anyone who clicks on the link will see the updated version. There is also a sign-up board in the Fellowship Hall to manually sign-up if you prefer to do it that way.  Or email me dates, times and the position you would like to fill.  Thank you, again, for your willingness to serve!  You are a gift!  Know you are loved! Evie Schulz, Ministry Coordinator ministry_coord@immanuellg.org
   
Welcome Center Volunteers

Do you like to meet people? We are looking for some fun people to be on the Welcoming Team.  They set up coffee and water in the Welcome Center, greet and help connect visitors to members between services. Visitors to Immanuel always comment on how welcoming Immanuel is. We are incredibly grateful for your help! Contact Edith Draper at 248-1861 with any questions.
 
Assistance with Parking on Sundays
 
Assistance with parking is available on Sunday mornings. Inquire at the Welcome Center if valet parking would help you, and we will add you to the schedule.
 
Parking on Sundays and Special Services
 
Able bodied members are encouraged to park in the outer parking stalls or the Middle School Lot when they can, so visitors and seniors can be closer to the entrances. Many Thanks! It's a wonderful challenge to be short on parking spaces! Praise God, who gives the growth!!

Coffee Hour

Beverages are available following the first service at the Welcome Center Counter in the Gathering Space.  Help yourself to information about Immanuel on the counter. 
Our Coffee Hour follows the first service in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for treats, beverages, and conversation.  It's a great way to meet new friends, and to share in fellowship with others.  All are welcome!!  Fellowship is a fundamental need for a thriving church. Many thanks to those who help serve for these two ministries!  If you're interested in helping, we need you!!  Sign up on our Website by clicking " Worship Sign Up" . Thanks!
 
Volunteers Urgently Needed
 
Head Ushers for the 4th Sunday of each month at the 9:45 service and for 2 weeks every month for the 11:07 service. Also substitute head ushers for all three services to help out when the regular head ushers are unable to serve. It is imperative that we have these important positions covered for our services to be conducted smoothly and efficiently. Please contact Evie Schulz if you are able to help. Training will be offered in the near future.
 
Fellowship Hour Assistants needed for the 4th Sunday of each month. If you can help with set up, treats and/or clean up, please contact Sandy Boales at 262-248-3595. Sandy has been graciously filling in since this vacancy but could really use some additional help. "Many hands make light work"

Training Opportunities

Anyone who is interested in assisting at worship services in any one of several areas (communion, usher, assisting minister, prayer minister, greeter, altar guild) please watch the bulletins for training sessions. We hope to schedule one or two in May. Please contact Evie Schulz if you have any questions.

DISCIPLESHIP NEWS
 
2017 Women's Retreat - Steppin' Out for the Lord

Steppin' Out for the Lord scheduled for April 21-22 will be rescheduled. Watch newsletter and bulletins for the new date.

Shepherding Immanuel Friends
 
Shepherding Immanuel Friends will meet on Tuesday, May 2nd at 4:30 p.m. in the office conference room.  We welcome new members to join us as we reach out to make our newest members at home in our church family.  Please contact Evie Schulz with questions or for further information.

Adult Bible Study

An Adult Sunday Morning Bible Study meets at 9:45 am in the Conference room. This group is currently studying The Promises of God. Contact Jill Rosenthal at 262-248-7491 with any questions.

Tuesday Morning Mom and Tots Bible Study
 
A Tuesday Morning Mom and Tots Small Group meets at 9:30 am in the Community Room / Library. This group is studying "Shepherding a Child's Heart." Contact Sarah Beauregard, facilitator, with any questions at 414-699-9156. 
 
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
 
A Wednesday Morning Bible Study meets at 9:30 am in the Conference room. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Contact Jill Rosenthal at 262-248-7491 with any questions.

Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study
 
A Women's Thursday Morning Bible Studymeets at 9:30am in the Youth Room just off of Fellowship Hall and will be studying "The Book of Genesis".Contact Shari Lundberg, facilitator, with any questions 262-245-6212.

Men's Friday Morning Small Group Bible Study
 
A Men's Friday Morning Small Group Bible Studymeets from 6:45-8:00am in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Ken Field, 262-374-1795 All Are Welcome!

Women's Friday Morning Bible Study
 
The Women's Friday Morning Bible Study will be meeting on May 12th for Breakfast at Greenie's Clubhouse at Delbrook in Delevan to plan for their fall study sessions. If you would like to carpool please meet at the church by 9am, carpool will be leaving at 9:15 am sharp! Please contact Arlene Redell (262-215-6000) or Janet Kelly (262-725-6404) with any questions.

Saturday Morning Bible Study

A Saturday Morning Bible Study will be meeting on May 13th (2nd Saturday of the month) at 10 am at the home of Susan Guif. Please contact Trish Fry-Misener at 262-949-2480 with questions or for directions. 

CHILDREN'S NEWS

Sunday Morning Nursery Staff
 
A nurseryis provided during worship for children 4 and under to the left of the Sanctuary. Children over 5 years are encouraged to join their families during worship. Little treats are available on the coffee bar counter. Grab a "busy bag" for your preschooler at the entrance to the worship space, and return it to the stand when the service is finished.

Sunday School

The next day our Sunday School students will sing in church is on Mother's Day, May 14th . They will sing at the end of the first service and the beginning of the 2nd. They will go to their Sunday School classes as normal. Sunday School meets during the 9:45 service.  After the announcements, Sarah will give the children's message.  The children will return to service during the offering.  This ensures that they are able to commune with their families.  We welcome children: preschool (3 and 4 year olds that are potty trained) through fifth grade.  Contact our Children's Ministry Director, Sarah Beauregard, with any questions at 248-4211.
**Our LAST day for Sunday School will be May 21st. We will be having a special day - any donated treats would be greatly appreciated!!**

VBC
 
Our first VBC planning meeting will be on May 21st from 6 - 7pm.  We will be giving you an overview of the event and fill you in on this year's theme!  Please let Sarah know by email children@immanuellg.org or phone 262-248-4211 if you plan to attend.

Just For Kids

JFK is aBefore and After School Care for elementary school kids, ages
7-11 which meets Monday-Friday from 6:00 - 8:15am, & 3:45 - 6:00pm. 
We have bus transportation to and from Star Center, Central Denison and Eastview schools. Register NOW for the 2017-2018 school year!  There is a one time, $25.00 fee for new enrollments.

Early Release Day
 
Hello families! The next Early Release Day is Thursday, May 11th.  If you are looking for a fun, engaging, and safe environment for your child during that time, look no further! We are also looking for volunteers to help with this great ministry. Please see Sarah or Holly for details.

Little Sprouts Day Care News

Little Sprouts Learning Center is open from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., for children 6 weeks through 4 K. Lunch is provided before or after school for 4-K students.  Transportation to and from school is also provided.  Enroll today! Contact our Daycare Director, Tyler Leech, atthe NEW LITTLE SPROUTS LEARNING CENTER PHONE NUMBER: 262-248-1897.
 
LITTLE SPROUTS is now looking to fill a position in our infant rooms.  If you are interested or know of someone who may be please contact Tyler Leech at immanuellittlesprouts@gmail.com or call (262)248-1897

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

Summer Beach Passes
 
The middle school youth group is looking for beach passes to host our summer beach bashes on Wednesdays. If you happen to have extra beach passes that you may not be using and feel it in your heart to bless our summer youth ministry program with your passes, we would be greatly appreciative of your generous donation. Please contact Holly Bromeland at middleschool@immanuellg.org or call 262-248-4211 for more info.

VIBE
 
VIBE is in full swing! Hours: Monday - Thursday, 2:45-6:00pm. This program offers a safe place for students after school with opportunities to play games, do art projects, hang out with friends, and get help with homework. Contact Holly Bromeland at middleschool@immanuellg.org .

Middle School Youth Group
 
The Middle School Youth Group meets on Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15pm for youth night, with Confirmation class to follow until 8pm.   Come join us for a NEXT DOOR PUB PIZZA DINNER, BITTNER'S BAKERY DONUTS, WORSHIP, GAMES, FUN, FELLOWSHIP, and LEARNING ABOUT HOW AWESOME OUR GOD IS!!  We have been having such a great time getting to know our amazing youth!  Each one of our youth brings a unique personality and talent to this group.  They are learning how to own their ministry, become active participants at and during church, and most importantly we are growing together... developing our personal relationships with Christ.  We feel so blessed and fortunate to be leading these future world changers! Please contact Holly or Sarah at 262-248-4211 or email middleschool@immanuellg.org

6-8 Grade Confirmation Group
 
The Confirmation group meets on Wednesdays after Youth Group.  This year will focus on the wonderful people of the Old Testament.  Together we will discover how God manages to work with them and love them in spite of their wandering away from God toward the idols of the world.  Some say the Old Testament has no relevance for us today; we will discover just the opposite.  The God of creation continues to use these ancient stories to guide us today. 
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
        
High School Youth Group
 
The High School Youth Group meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Volunteers are NEEDED to help with games and/or Weekly Lessons. Even if you can only help out just a few Wednesdays during the school year would be greatly appreciated. We have had over 20 high schoolers at each group, and a few extra hands would be very helpful. Call 262-248-4211 if you're able to help or email HighSchool@immanuellg.org

2017 High School Mission Trip

The 2017 HS Mission Trip will be in Gatlinburg, TN from July 16th- 22nd. We will be assisting with clean up caused by the November 2016 Great Smoky Mountains wildfire that killed 14 people and scorched 17,000 acres. There will be multiple fundraising opportunities so any high schoolers should feel free to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Rich McWherter at 262-215-1243 or Lynn Gerlitz at 262-812-9326.
 
High School Graduate Recognition
 
High School Graduate Recognition will be on Sunday, May 21st.   Graduates, please join us at any of our 3 services to receive your quilt celebrating your accomplishment!
MISSION
 
Tree House
 
The Tree House is in need of ongoing supplies...these include certain snacks, toys, books, "Lovie" blankets, etc. Often times, children arrive hungry, thirsty and haven't eaten in a while or may be at The Tree House for several hours.  Items such as individually sealed crackers, juice boxes, bottled water, packaged fruit snacks or other healthy packaged, non-perishable food items would be greatly appreciated.
Also, upon completing the forensic interview, physical exam and/or counseling session, all children are offered a small toy or game.  These items must be NEW in accordance with Children's Hospital rules.  Examples would be board games, action figures, dolls, books, crafts or activities, sports items, stuffed animals, hot wheels, and/or toy trucks.  The cost for these items range between $5 to $10.  Anyone who would like to shop for these items is welcome to. Another option is to make a monetary contribution.  Checks should be written to the WCAC and sent to W4063 Hwy NN, Elkhorn 53121.  Indicate on the memo line that your donation is for "snacks" or "toys".  You will receive an acknowledgement for tax purposes.
Please place any donations you may have in the box marked with the WCAC sign on it which is located in the Gathering Space next to a Poster regarding The WCAC/Tree House.  Please remember that the advocacy center is a division of Children's Hospital of Milwaukee and requires that all toys, books, etc. must be NEW and should not be wrapped. Check out the website for more information on the WCAC and how you can be of assistance... www.wcac4kids.org .
If you, your family or members of a small group or other ministry group would like to join in bringing joy to these children and families, please contact Evie Schulz for further information. You will be blessed for being a blessing.
 
Hearts to Care

The Hearts to Care Core Team will be meeting on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. This month the dates will be May 4th and the 18th at 1:00pm in the office conference room. All interested members who wish to become a core team member are encouraged to attend. Please contact Evie Schulz with any questions you may have.

Care Team
 
The Care Team will meet again on Wednesday, June 14th at 7:00 pm. 
This is an important time for us to share and communicate about the shut-in members we are caring for. All our welcome to attend.  Please contact Kristin Larkin at 414-491-1969 or email her at kristinlarkin@yahoo.com with any questions or concerns. Also, if you have names of members who have indicated they would be in need of a visit from the Care Team please let Kristin or Bethany know and they will be added to the list of people enjoying visits from this wonderful ministry.

"Stitchin' for Kids"
 
The Wednesday morning quilters have a special project in the works.  They will be making fleece blankets for the children who come to The Tree House (Children's Advocacy Center, Elkhorn) due to suspected physical or sexual abuse and/or neglect.  Age range is anywhere from a couple weeks old to 17 years of age.  This can be a traumatic experience for these precious souls and the Tree House staff has found that if they are able to give them a "Lovie" when they arrive, or leave, it helps calm and sooth the children while the process is taking place.   If you would like to help with this worthwhile endeavor, many hands make the project go quickly besides the fact that it's fun!  Contact Jackie Kuehl for more information.   Another way to be involved is to give a monetary donation to help offset the cost of each blanket ($20 per blanket).  Donations can be placed in an envelope with "Stitching for Kids" on the outside and left with Bethany in the church office.  If you prefer to write a check, make it out to Immanuel Lutheran Church and put "Stitchin' for Kids" on the memo line.   The Wednesday morning quilters plan to have this as an ongoing project.  Last year 300+ children were served at the Tree House...that is a lot of blankets. Thank you for whatever you can do to be of assistance to these children.
 
Community Connection Meal

Spring is HERE and it's time to get ready for Immanuel's Community Connection Meal on  Thursday, May 18th  from  5:15pm-6:30pm.  Remember all our Community Meals are  FREE  to those in our community who are hungry, lonely or need fellowship. If you know someone who could use fellowship and a meal, invite them to dinner. Want to help?  Volunteers are needed to help prep on Wednesday, May 17th starting at 1:00pm and/or Thursday, May 18 th starting at 4:00 pm.   We would also love folks to donate any kind of pies for this meal.  Please contact Linda Martin at linnywain0323@gmail.com if you can volunteer or donate pies. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.

Side By Side Screening

Side By Side screening is the 3rd Tuesday of each month, the next meeting is May 16th, at 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational UCC Church, 715 Wisconsin Street, Lake Geneva. Funds are available for rental assistance and utilities - for those living in the Lake Geneva School District. Bring a copy of the bill. Side By Side is a collaborative ministry between area churches and civic groups.

St. Vincent De Paul (Milwaukee) Soup Kitchen

Several items are always needed at the Milwaukee Soup Kitchen. Specific items are men's pants, jackets, socks, underwear. Toiletries, the small sizes, are also needed. Many thanks to all who have contributed to this great need!  Most sincerely, Bob Rosenthal

Immanuel Prayer Opportunity

1 Corinthians 15:25-26 (NLT) "For Christ must reign until he humbles all his enemies beneath his feet. And the last enemy to be destroyed is death."
 
Anyone interested in gathering for prayer is invited to join us in praying for our world, our country and our church.  This is a very important time in our church life so we want to pray for God's hand to lead our council, our interim pastors, our staff and the whole congregation.
 
Times of Prayer - All Are Welcome!  Sundays at 12:15 pm at the altar rail after the 11:07 am service and Mondays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the Community Room / Library. Any questions, call the church office or call/text Judy Guy at 262-210-9342.

In Need of Prayer Shawls?

Prayer shawls made with Christ's love are available through the office for anyone in distress. Wrap your loved one in comforting prayers. Call Donna Hove at 262-749-0599 for more info.

Blood Pressure Checks

Blood pressure checks are here at Immanuel after the 1st service on the 3rd Sunday of each month in the Library off of the Fellowship Hall.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed

We are looking for substitutes to help with Meals on Wheels every 5 weeks. We will train you and work with your schedule. Call Pauline Malsch at ... 262-215-3121 
 
Women's AA Meetings

Women's AA meets on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. in the Youth Room.

WC Food Pantry

The WC Food Pantry, Wednesdays from 1:00 - 5:00 PM, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, at 205 East Commerce Court, Elkhorn 262-723-4488. They are in desperate need of bar soap and razors . 
 
The Lake Geneva Food Pantry

The Lake Geneva Food Pantry, Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00 - 11:30 AM at First Congregational Church, 715 Wisconsin Street 262-248-2337. 
 
Venturing is waiting for you!
 
Boys and Girls age 14 through 20 years of age who are looking for fun, camping, and adventure!  Venturing is waiting for you!  There is a Crew in Lake Geneva that is looking for more young people!  Past trips included skiing, Philmont, and kayaking.  Please contact Kelly Wolf 262-203-2225 for more information.

R.E.A.D.S. Program
 
The R.E.A.D.S. Program at Eastview Elementary School is looking for volunteers to come to the school for a ½ hour to read to a student. Please contact Erica Levato at 348-6003 for more information. 

FELLOWSHIP AND MEETINGS

Immanuel Book Club
 
Immanuel Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month in the Library. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 24th at 2:00pm. The book is: "Night Road" by Kristin Hannah. New members welcome. Contact Edie Michelson at 262-686-3009.

5K Obstacle Course Run Benefiting the MACC Fund

A 5K Obstacle Course Run will be held May 21st at the Lutherdale Camp in Elkhorn. The event is designed to get you off the couch, out of the house, and having fun together. To register contact Chairperson, Julie Lopez at 262-742-4372 orvisit our website at... www.cancerassaultchallenge.org for more info!
 
Vision Walk 2017
 
You've probably heard of cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, but what about Leber's Congenital Amaurosis? How about X linked Retinoschisis? Or Usher Syndrome? Me neither! But they and many other eye conditions and diseases are the target of the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the 2017 Vision Walk.
Some interesting information on what is being done to find causes, cures, and treatments for blindness will be available at Coffee hour on Sunday, May 7th in the fellowship hall. There will also be opportunities to do something to help! You can join Marilyn Heiden when she participates in the 2017 Vision Walk in Milwaukee on Sunday, May 21st or if that's not possible you can sponsor her and the team by making a donation. Thoughts and prayers will also be appreciated.
            The coffee hour free will offering on May 7th will be given to the walk, thanks to the support of a Thrivent Action Team. Come to coffee hour on May 7th and enjoy a continental breakfast while you are having your awareness raised about vision problems, and maybe make a difference! Thanks!
 
Agape House / Mission Job Opportunities

It is that time of year wherein we are offering ministry/mission work in the home field job opportunities for the following positions:  Resident Assistant and Household Manager/House Parents.  If you know of anyone who might be interested in this type of mission work, please pass this on to them. Job descriptions and applications are available at our website: www.AgapeHouseHeals.org/Employment .

Thrivent Builds Opportunity
 
Thrivent is looking for volunteers on June 7th for a Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity Build. We will be doing siding from 8am-4pm.
We are in need of 15 people to sign up.
 
How to Sign Up
*  Go to http://vhub.at/thriventhome and create a user profile.
*  If prompted, enter the join code "thriventbuilds".
*  Sign up for the day that was designated for your group.
*  If you are unable to attend, you can simply log back on and cancel the shift.
*  Please contact Beth Van Gorp at bvangorp@milwaukeehabitat.org or by phone at (414) 316-5615 if you have any issues or cannot find your volunteer day.
 
*If you cannot sign up online, please feel free to stop in our office to register.
 
Brewers Faith Day

Brewer's faith day is presented by Thrivent Member Network of South Wisconsin and will have a special postgame concert by "MercyMe" on Saturday, June 17th! Tailgate starts at 1pmand the Game beginsat 3pm. Special pricing for Thrivent Members and Guests are as follows:

$16 Terrace Reserved; $24 Loge Bleachers;
$30 Loge Outfield; and $35 Field Outfield

To purchase tickets, go to https://groupmatics.events/event/Thriventday (limited tickets available at each price point listed above). Tickets include access into the Thrivent tailgate, complete with complimentary food and beverages, with on-site donations made to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity or Salvation Army Milwaukee County (lists of items needed will be sent to attendees prior to event). For questions or more information, please contact Lisa Truong at 414-433-4875 or lisa.truong@thrivent.com

Beachside Authorfest

The friends of the Lake Geneva Library, Breadloaf Books and local author of "The Beauty of Barns" Cynthia Walker, invite YOU to Beachside Authorfest 2017 on Saturday, July 8th from 10am - 4pm. It will be held surrounding the Lake Geneva Public Library located at 918 W Main Street, Lake Geneva WI - RAIN or SHINE!

Electronic Giving
 
Throughout the year, if you can't make it to church we encourage you to automate your regular donations. Immanuel relies on the consistent financial support of the congregation and electronic giving offers an easy way to give on a recurring basis. Visit www.Immanuellakegeneva.org or contact the church office for more information. We have authorization forms in the church office. We thank you for your continued support!

Weekly Giving Envelopes
 
We are always thankful for your gifts of offering. Thank you for using your giving envelopes! The giving envelopes add efficiency to the counting process on Sundays by eliminating the need to look up names and envelope numbers. Thank you for your generosity. If you would like to give on-line, please see the Electronic Giving article above.

Immanuel Lawn Signs
 
The new Immanuel lawn signs are ready! Pick-up your Immanuel lawn signs at church for placement in your yard.
THANKS
 
+     Dear Members of Immanuel and the Cantata Singers,
Thank you so much for the opportunity to help lead the Cantata on Easter. As I mentioned to the Choir, we are all born in the image of God, and we all have the ability to "Lift each other!"   That certainly happened on Sunday.   Thank you for your not needed generosity, and commitment to Celebration. This was truly a team effort.   Adam was the MVP, collecting all the music, copies, binders and providing essential accompaniment during the Cantata. Kathy was amazing and dedicated, helping lead section rehearsals, and being there when needed. Thanks to Pastor Martha for the essential words enhanced the music. Thanks to all the pit orchestra people. The addition of strings, percussion, brass was just the right touch. Thanks to the Congregation of Immanuel for supporting the Music ministry.   We are all indebted to your love and support. Have a great Spring!
In Christ, Greg BUNGE
 
+     Dear Friends of Immanuel, Do you realize the extent your prayers and love reach across the world? I hope so...you are incredible. You have touched my heart once again. Thank you to each one of you that has prayed for my dad, my mom and my family for so long. We couldn't have gone through this journey without your prayers. Thank you for all the amazing cards in the loss of my dad. I was overwhelmed with your love and encouraging notes in those cards.   Thank you, thank you! "I thank my God every time I remember you." Philippians 1:3.   You are in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs and love from Florida, Cynthia Hibbard (Steve and Jonathan too!)
 
+     Thank you to our Sunday school singers, Sunday school teachers, and a special thank you to Stephanie Ruby for all of the hard work that went into preparing our children to sing for Palm Sunday! You are all such a blessing to our ministry!! Thanks!! Sarah Beauregard
 
+      Thank you to all who donated and/or contributed your time to this year's egg hunt. This event is such a blessing to the people of the community and we could not have done it without you!! Thanks!! Sarah Beauregard
 
+      Pastors Martha & Rich and all of our friends at Immanuel Lutheran, Thank you so much for your warm welcome and for the opportunity to share what God has been doing in the lives of our children at First Love Kenya. We appreciate your generous donation! We pray for you often as your church body continues in ministry. God Bless - Larry & Rhonda Voss
 
+          Immanuel Lutheran Church Family! We are so grateful for your help with bringing the Gospel to the people of Prague & Czech! Thank you for your willingness to express your care for this nation and country - spiritually (Thank you for all the prayers for Czech Republic, people God's got here & our ministry amongst them) & practically (Thank You so much for the generous gift we received from you, it's a big blessing & encouragement to us). We love your hearts for missions! Our church is going through a transition after our lead pastor left & we're basically re-planting. Our focus is on building deep relationships and caring community (and our missional community is a big part of that). We're also spending more time with the football players since the season is starting and there're more opportunities to share the love of Jesus with them. The anti-human trafficking brothel outreaches are on pause right now since I'm (Misa) very pregnant with our baby boy, though I'm still working with the kids & teenagers as usual. We're both very excited about becoming parents - can't wait to meet little Ollie! Please pray for God's guidance in everything we do (both ministry & parenting) and let us know how we can pray for you & your church, too. Thank You for being with us in all this! Zach & Misa


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