Immanuel eNewsletter

June, 2016

Happy Father's Day!

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Happy Father's Day!

Take time to honor the amazing Dads in your life. We thank the Fathers who take time to be there for their children: to play baseball, tea parties, soccer, dress-up, hockey, Barbie dolls, bandage our scratches, give hugs and kisses, listening to our concerns, giving advice.
 
Thank you Father's for making a difference in our lives!





 

  

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WORSHIP NEWS 

We Bid Adieu to Our Beloved Pastor Carl
 
Many individuals may say that Pastor Carl Johnson came to Immanuel to simply fill in while we waited for our interim pastors to arrive. Instead, Pastor Carl was called by God to embrace our staff, church council, and congregation as we walk through grief, begin to heal and move forward as a church. In his loving way, Pastor Carl listened to our concerns, lifted us up, supported our actions and reminded us that we are strong children of God. We thank him for his amazing courage to facilitate our first steps of this transition. We are so blessed to have had Pastor Carl with us, even it was for a short time. Dear One, you have left a huge impression on our hearts.
Thank you for shining the light of God's love on us all!
  
Farewell and God Be With You
  
Thank you for the opportunity to serve. It has been a gift for this old codger to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with you these past seven weeks! You have been an inspiration to me as you proclaim the Word of God in Lake Geneva. Your ministries just keep reaching so many in need.
 
The staff at Immanuel, the Church Council, members and friends of Immanuel are gifted with the Holy Spirit and deeply involved in God's work. I leave with confidence and share God's blessing as your hands and hearts move into the future.
Pastor Carl
 
Warm Welcome to Pastor Martha Butzier and Pastor Richard Collier
  
Immanuel extends a warm welcome to Pastor Martha Butzier who arrives on June 6th and to Pastor Richard Collier who joins us on June 15th. We are incredibly thankful for their spiritual leadership during this transition and grateful for their dedication to help us through this call process.
 
Introducing Pastor Martha Butzier:
 
Brothers and sisters in Christ, I am looking forward to being with you at Immanuel come the first week of June! In preparation for our working together, it might help if you to know a bit more about my background.
I am a second career pastor and life-long Lutheran. I worked as a nurse for many years in a variety of specialties and in different parts of the country. Being a nurse and being a pastor has worked well for me. Both professions provide me with the privilege of walking with people through the joys and challenges of being human. Both have allowed me to hone the skills of deep attentive listening and keen observation needed to understand another person's situation or point of view.
My nursing degree is from the University of Iowa, and my Masters of Divinity is from Wartburg Seminary. I served in a two-point call in Cassville and Bagley, Wisconsin right out of seminary and was there for just over four years. During that time, my youngest son, then in high school, developed some health problems. When he graduated, I took a leave from call so that I could be with him if his health problems required my assistance. This took us both to Ann Arbor, Michigan where I reentered the nursing field.   After a few years, the Spirit was prodding and pushing me back into ministry. I accepted a part-time call to do interim ministry with a small, somewhat rural congregation. From there I was called to serve full-time in an interim call working with two congregations as one merged into the other, and both congregations grieved the loss of their pastors. Most recently, I served as interim for a third congregation as they went through the call process. With God's nudging, I realized that interim ministry is a good fit for me, so I recently completed training to become an intentional interim pastor.
Maybe you have noticed how God's call rarely seems to go in a straight line. I have always had hills to climb and slopes to cruise down. Mix in the occasional detour like going to seminary and life gets really interesting. Immanuel is on one of those side trips or detours right now. Those unexpected, unplanned for diversions hold within them tremendous possibilities. In these moments, often accompanied by potholes of uncertainty, I have seen the grace of God giving me not what I wanted, but what I needed. The same is true for the congregations I have served. God is at work now doing something new. We are people of the resurrection who live in the everlasting promise of new beginnings. It is my privilege to walk with you on this stage of the journey.
I am praying for our time together, to see the presence of Christ in our midst.
Peace to all of you, Pastor Martha Butzier
 
Introducing Pastor Rich Collier
  
Rev. Richard Collier will be our Interim Pastor while we find our bearings and prepare to search for a new Pastor to Call.
 
Pastor Collier was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa. He is a graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. Pastor Collier has been Called to Intentional Interim Ministry in the South Central Synod of Wisconsin.
 
Pastor Collier served under Call in North Dakota and in Wisconsin before taking on the challenge of Interim Ministry. He has served as an interim pastor for 22 years in congregations all over our Synod and beyond.   He comes to us from an assignment as Interim Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Deforest.
 
Pastor Collier makes his home in Mayville, WI, where he has lived for 15 years. He is a widower, and his daughter Emily and husband Nate live in Fond Du Lac.
 
Office hours for Pastor Collier will be Monday thru Thursday. He can also be reached at other times through the church office, or by calling his cell phone at 1-920-904-4818.
 
Contact Information for the Church Council
 
The church council and staff are eager to oversee and serve Immanuel 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. In addition to electronic communication, the following information will be available on the card table in the office: New Church Directories; Minutes of Council Meetings; Monthly Financial Statements. Ask Brenda for extra copies if what you are looking for is not there.
 
Scot Hodkiewicz - President: 262-903-9663, scotandmona@genevaonline.com
Johnalee Kawalec - Vice President: 262-581-3042, johnalee930@hotmail.com
Jim Gaugert: 262-949-46-26, jimgaugert@wi.rr.com
Kristin Larkin: 414-491-1969, kristinlarkin@yahoo.com
Matt Dahlgren: 262-379-1069, mdahlgren@hotmail.com
Lynsey Fleck: 608-438-5625, flecklynsey@gmail.com
Jody Teske: 262-215-0714, sjduke5@att.net
Frank Peiler: 815-678-2642, fpeiler@pubint.com
Matt Schulz: 773-848-4487, matty_60618@yahoo.com
Heidi Schuessler: 262-745-1917, heidiroo22@gmail.com
Barb Kwiatkowski: 262-215-9614,   barb@wlkg.com
Doug Bartz: 414-339-7661, bartzdoug@yahoo.com
 
Praise Team: Rehearses Wednesdays, 7:30 PM
 
Praise Team rehearses at 7:30PM on Wednesdays. Participants vibrantly lead contemporary worship songs each week at 9:45 & 11:07. We are incredibly grateful for their fabulous leadership and dedication! Attendance at rehearsals is required. Contact John Ivan at music@immanuellg.org if you are interested in participating.
 
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.


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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
 
LaVerne Anderson, Ray Christian

Health and Strength
 
Joe Anderson, Bonnie Barrlie, Mustafa Beganovic, Tom Bernacchi, Christie Bevon, Ed & Kate Blechner, Jonathan Boales, Pat Bogart, Elise Bonni, Dave Backovitch, Alice Brown, Tom Campbell-Schmitt, Brian Carr, Darell Cloutel, Loretta Combs, Christina Conboy, Craig Day, Alice Determan, Brandon Dietze, Tom Effenheim, Gary Elblein, George Elblein, Abby Elston, Tom Eppers, Arthur Erickson, Jen Foster, Ginny Freund, David Froemming, Trinity Galicia, Bonnie Gilbertson, Trinity Golocin, Tom Gorlinski, Kim Hammand, Family of Lisa Haydam, Jim Hanny, Cynthia Hibbard, Carole Holbrook, Austin Holmes, Tony Huml, Don Inman, Bruce Johnson, Lucy Johnson, Ruth Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Pete Juergens family, Carleen Keller, Jay Keller, Ralph & Linda Keller, Gary Kellimeier, Chris Kerkman, Doug Kerkman, Chad Kimmell, Mary Klein, Donna Kleinman, Ruthie Kloppstein, Kathy Laubinger, Ashley Lodarek, Jeff Luengen, Stephanie Luengen, Nan Lyon, Jeanne Madaus, Ruby Madsen, Barb Marcin, Louise McGilvray, Joan Mellien, Craig Middleton, Randy Miller, Larry Moe, Dean Nelson, Odella Nelson, Austin Neuhaus, Martin & Andrea Nor, Bert Ortiz, Tim Padden, Deloris Parker, Patricia Owen, Dee Parker, Everett Pearce, Denise Peck, Sgt. Jeff Patek, Frank Peiler, Elaine Pflughoeft, Zlata Podlipnik, Sharon Pomeville, Topher Rabe, Trudy Rauch, Tom Riley, Deb Robers, Judy Rocker, Candy Roscoe, Maria Ruby, Lexi Runnells, Harlan Sather, Don Sauerman, Tim Schaitel, Susan Schinke, Madgel Schluga, Herte Schulte, Betty Schulz, Mackenzie Schuler, Rick Schultz, Jackie Schuyler, Angela Shean, Bill Smarslik, Vivian Spanjer, Karen Stollenwerk, Helen Suda, Steve Sutton, Whitney Sutton, Dottie Swatek, Mae Tenuta, Doris Tolar, Symon Uecker, Tom Van Maren, Kaitlyn Vegter, Elaine Vorpagel, Wayne Vorpagel, Erv Wager, Sara Wahlstedt, Kathryn Ward, Carolyn Warfield, Cassidy Weilerdt, Karen Wells, Scott Wyosnick, Aimee Yakes, Audrey Yakes, Nannette Yakes, Carrie Yesko, Sophi Zematis.


Sympathy
 
+ John Hansen, grandfather of Andy Wyosnick, died to Christ on May 23rd.
 

Serving on the Mission Field

 

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

 

Expecting a Child!
 
Haley Derrick, Michelle Edson, Christy Feller, Nicole Ivan, Ali Mansky

Congratulations!
 
+ Congratulations to all the seniors who graduated this spring: Mitchell Barnett, Megan Batz, Joshua Clara, Giovanna Danna, Meta Ehlen, Dayne Fisher, Adrianna Forster, Kelly Gerlitz, Crystal Haynes, Trey Howes, Chloe Jakscht, Christina Kanelos, Jesse Rabay, Cruse Schuster, Camille Tracy, Clay Wahlstedt, and Madison Zukowski.
 
+ Congratulations to Elizabeth Moehling on receiving her Master's in Education for Gifted, Talented and Creative from Arkansas State University. She finished her degree despite some recent medical issues.


New Members
 
Megan & Craig Noggle
W3589 County Road J
East Troy, WI 53120
262-914-7740

WORSHIP NEWS
 
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.
 
Worship Schedule Sign-up
 
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
  
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!  We can always use more help. If you're interested in helping, we need you!!  Sign up on the Worship Card. Thanks!
 
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!!


DISCIPLESHIP NEWS
 
Men's Friday Small Group Bible Study
 
A Men's Small Group Bible Study meets on Friday from 6:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. All Are Welcome!
  
Saturday Morning Bible Study
  
The Saturday Morning Bible Study meets on Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 a.m. at Janet Yake's home, 3127 South Road, Lake Geneva. Contact Janet for directions at 262-325-2195.
 
Sunday Morning Bible Study
  
Sunday Morning Bible Studymeets in the Conference Room, in the administrative area to the right of Sanctuary, at 9:45 a.m. Our next session will be Sunday, June 5th.  We are looking for ideas for our next study and new members. This group is studying the book of Daniel. All are welcome! Contact Trish Fry-Misener at 262-949-2480.



CHILDREN'S NEWS

Sunday Morning Nursery Staff

A nursery s 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 pre-schooler at the entrance to the worship space, and
return it to the stand when the service is finished.
 
Sunday School
 
Sunday School has finished for the school year. Sunday School will resume in the fall.
 
Vacation Bible Camp Meeting
 
Hello Everyone!  There is a VBC planning meeting scheduled for June 7th at 6 p.m. for Station Leaders: leaders of crafts, games, music, bible stories, etc. Contact Sarah Beauregard with any questions: 248-4211.
 
Vacation Bible Camp
 
Vacation Bible Camp is quickly approaching!! This year we will be going on a Cave Quest Adventure! VBC will go from July 24th-28th from 4:50-7:45. Children will eat dinner and pray together, play games, sing songs, make projects, and live and learn about stories from the bible to help them understand the amazing Love and Grace we have been blessed with through Jesus Christ!  Our next VBC planning meeting is June 7th at 6:00 p.m. And we need YOUR help to make this event work!  If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Sarah for details.  Email: children@immanuellg.org  Phone: 262-248-4211
 
Just For Kids Summer Program
 
The Just For Kids 2016 Summer Program will begin on Tuesday, May 31st, 6:00 am - 6:00 pm, for children ages 7-11. There is a $25 registration fee and the cost is $30 per day. This program will include themed week curriculum, games, crafts, snacks and various activities. We ask that the family provides the lunch for your child. Stay tuned for further 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. Daycare is full. Lunch is provided before or after school for 4-K students, as well as transportation to and from school. Call Sue Gifford to enroll at   262-812-7346.
 
Little Sprouts Director, Sue Gifford
 
Sue Gifford, our incredibly gifted director of Immanuel's Little Sprouts Day Care has resigned from her position. She has decided that she prefers to be the provider of child care rather than the director for a child care ministry. She will launch her own child care center at home this fall for infant care. The need is huge and we know she will be a gift to the families she serves. Sue will be with us until mid-July. We thank God for her amazing, visionary leadership that has made Little Sprouts such a thriving ministry with children.
 
Applicants for Director of Little Sprouts
 
We are accepting applicants for the director's position of Immanuel's Little Sprouts Day Care. Applicants need to meet state requirements for a day care director. For more information, call Johnalee Kawalec, Lynsey Fleck or Heidi Schuessler.



3:16 MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
 
3:16 Middle School Youth Group Summer Schedule
 
We have lots of fun summer activities planned the middle school students and we hope you can make it out to a few! For more information or to get a 3:16 calendar please contact Zach Ortiz at middleschool@immanuellg.org
 
Bible Beach Bash Wednesdays
 
This summer we will have Bible Beach Bash Wednesdays
(June 1, 15, 29; July 6, 27, August 10, 24) 12 - 4 p.m . Meet outside the Riviera Beach entrance at 12 on these days. Zach Ortiz will host a Bible Beach Bash Middle School students are invited for a fun afternoon of learning and activities with the group. Kids should bring a lunch and a swimsuit! We will play games and do worship on Lake Geneva Beach. This is a great opportunity to have a little fun in the sun with the youth group.
 
3:16 Middle School Youth Group Lock-ins
 
We have two lock-ins planned for this summer. The first lock-in will be July 29th from 8pm-8am at Immanuel. The second will be August 26th at Sugar Creek in Elkhorn from 8pm-7am. Both will have multiple churches involved and as always bring your friends!


HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
 
High School Mission Trip
 
2016 Mission Trip: Our 2016 High School Mission Trip will be in New Orleans, July 9th - 16th, 2016. Our team will be rebuilding homes and working on new low-income housing.


 
 
 

MISSION

Fundraiser for Madyjo
 
Madyjo Schuessler is a five year old little girl who loves to go to the park and swim at the beach. She now needs a bike that is appropriate for her needs. Her partial agenesis of the corpus callosum creates challenges such as balance and strength. An appropriate bicycle will promote strength and endurance.  This special tricycle will cost $788 through Ambucs.  We are hopeful to get enough money to buy her a bike this year.  If you can help, please donate to help Madyjo get a bike!  All donations are tax deductible. To donate you can go to https://www.crowdrise.com/madyjo-on-the-move/fundraiser/heidischuessler
THANK YOU - Brian, Heidi, Simon, Luke & Madyjo Schuessler Family

Praying for America
  
Franklin Graham will be at the state capital in Madison, WI on June 15th to gather other Christians to pray for our country and seek God's guidance on how to vote. Thousands have committed to doing this. Please join Franklin Graham and others to pray for our country. For other details visit DecisionAmericaTour.com .
 
Join our Sunday Morning Coffee - Fellowship Hour Team(s)
  
Fellowship Hour Team Still Needed for the 5th Sunday! Thanks to the Thursday evening small group, we now have the alternate third week covered, but still in need of a team for the 5th week. This happens only 4x a year and the next two are in July and October.  This would be perfect for another small group...please prayerfully consider this ministry.  We always have a great turn out and it is a wonderful opportunity to connect with each other and to meet new people. Let Evie Schulz know if you are willing to serve.
 
Connect - New Members Meeting
 
The goal of this new ministry is to pair current members with our new members for a period of time to help them integrate into our awesome church community of believers.  We will determine the best way to assimilate new and seasoned members, what types of activities the connected groups could be involved in such as small groups, outreach ministries, children's activities, etc.  We will be looking for volunteers after the ministry is activated that will work with new member categories that involve individuals, couples, families.  Please prayerfully consider joining the planning group and/or being a part of the "connect new members team".  Meet us at church on the 3rd or call Evie Schulz for additional information on this exciting opportunity!
  
Community Connections Meal: June 16th 5:15-6:30 PM
 
On Thursday, June 16th at 5:15 pm Immanuel will host the next Community Meal. All of our monthly community meals are free to those in our community who might be hungry, lonely or need fellowship. This ministry has been blessed by the generosity of the Immanuel family.
A new monthly tradition has started for our guests. A slice of a Birthday Cake is served to guests who have a birthday during the month. Of course we sing Happy Birthday to them.
 
Remember all monthly community meals are free to those who might be hungry, lonely or need fellowship. This ministry is made possible by the generosity of your Immanuel family. Want to get involved? Volunteers are needed to help with: baking, prep work, during dinner and assist with clean up. If you want to volunteer call Jill Rosenthal at 262-949-2569.

Immanuel Relay For Life
 
Immanuel will once again participate in Relay for Life at the Walworth County Fairgrounds on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. This organization is instrumental in supporting cancer research and helping patients with cancer. We need your help! You could: join our team,
donate (either monetarily or prizes for the event), and/or help with theme decorations (Star Wars this year!). Please contact Ashley Miu at 262-325-4443 if you can help! Thank you!
 
Care Team Development
 
If you are interested in helping deepen the level of caregiving and compassion at Immanuel, contact one of the leaders below.We will develop Care Teams to provide additional support and care to members: i.e., visiting the homebound, those in nursing homes, and the hospitalized; sharing the sacrament of holy communion with them; and providing support for their families. Leadership Team: Susan Hughes, Vickie Dodge, Steve Guy, Kristen Larkin, Marilyn Heiden, Jeannie Patchin & Kathie Swanson.
 
Immanuel's Blood Center of Wisconsin Blood Drive
 
The Blood Center of Wisconsin Drive is Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. here at Immanuel. Make an appointment with Susan Krinn at 262-245-5579 or visit the Blood Center link: bcw.edu/ImmanuelLutheran .
 
O Negative Blood Needed
 
Dear Lifesaving Partner, First and foremost, I want to thank you for sponsoring blood drives with Bloodcenter of Wisconsin. Your commitment to engaging the 800 donors our hospitals need daily to meet transfusion needs, helps us maintain a dependable blood supply for the patients we serve.
Since last week we have seen a downturn in blood donors, which has significantly impacted the O Negative blood inventory.  BloodCenter of Wisconsin has been maintaining a less than one day supply of O Negative blood-our goal is to have a minimum of a 3 day supply .
Please reach out to your known O Negative donors and ask them to make an appointment at your upcoming blood drive if they have not yet.  If there are prospective donors that do not know their blood type, ask them to sign-up as well.  They may be O Negative!
E-mail or call me directly at (618) 340-1788 and let me know how I can help support your efforts.  Again, thank you for your dedication to the community blood program.  You truly are everyday heroes and make a significant impact in other peoples' lives!
  
Side By Side Screening
  
Side By Side screening is the 3rd Tuesday of each month, June 21st, 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.
 
Journey Through Grief Group Support Group
 
A new Journey Through Grief group support class is being planned for this summer.  This group will be facilitated by Evie Schulz who is a certified bereavement facilitator with pastoral assistance.  The group meets for eight weeks at the option of weekly or bi weekly meetings here at Immanuel.  Many congregational members have experienced the death of a loved one or close friend recently.  If you have a relative or friend who could benefit from this class, they are also welcome. Members of Immanuel will be given first priority. This is an excellent opportunity to journey this difficult path with others experiencing losses with a Christian emphasis.  A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 participants are needed to offer the group.  A small donation will be requested to cover the costs of books and materials. Please contact Evie at the church or via her cell 262-203-0463 if you are interested.
 
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.
  
Blood Pressure Checks
  
Blood pressure checks after the 1st service on the 3nd Sunday of each month in Pastor Carl's office.
 
Health Newsletter
 
"O Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth shall flow forth thy praise."   Psalm 51:15
 
Parish Nurse, Karen Stein, addresses E-Cigarettes in her June newsletter:   www.immanuellakegeneva.org
 
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.
 
AA Meetings
  
Women's AA Meeting - Sun., 4:00 p.m. in the lower level of church.
 
Debtors Anonymous (DA)

Debtors Anonymous (DA) - meets Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level. Is your life unmanageable because of debt?   Are you sick of bouncing checks, paying late fees, & having creditors hound you? Is your marriage, or are other relationships in constant strife due to debt? DA Statement of purpose: to stop incurring unsecured debt one day at a time. Come join us & break free of crushing debt! Call Chris at 630-640-1024.
 
Weight Watchers Meeting
 
Weight Watchers - Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Room. Leader: Deb Olkives, 262-496-9965, debdo@wi.rr.com; Weight Watchers Hotline 1-866-204-2885.
  
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.
 
Lutherdale G.L.O.V.E.S
 
Lutherdale created a program called G.L.O.V.E.S. - God Loving Organization of Volunteers Enthusiastically Serving. This program brings Lutherdale supporters together to work jointly on camp projects. It also brings families, men's & women's groups, and youth groups together for service projects and retreats. GLOVES Days are 3rd Saturdays of the month, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to participate. Contact Robert Couden at 262-949-2285 or robert@lutherdale.org with any questions.



FELLOWSHIP AND MEETINGS
  
New Immanuel Lawn Signs
 
The new Immanuel lawn signs are finally here! Pick-up your Immanuel lawn signs at church for placement in your yard.
 
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.


THANKS
 
+ Thank you to all of our Sunday School teachers, children, and their families for helping to enable us to show off their beautiful singing voices.  They did an amazing job and brought so much joy to our hearts!  Another special thank you goes out to Kelly and Adam for all the amazing work they've done with our children over the year.  We are so very blessed to have them use their musical talents to teach our children!  Thanks to all for a very beautiful, blessed morning! Sarah Beauregard
 
+ I am absolutely blown away by the amazing congregation here at Immanuel.  It was evident that so many people worked so hard on the baked goods they donated out of the goodness of their hearts.  And that table was hopping yesterday!  There were not many leftovers!  Thank you to all that made donations - whether it be monetary or a baked good! Together we raised $617.99 for our Vacation Bible Camp.  That is phenomenal.  The family at Immanuel is absolutely incredible - thank you to all!! Sarah Beauregard
 
+ Thanks to the Bells of Immanuel and director Ellen Hanson for their special bell addition on Pentecost Sunday.
 
+ A special thank you to Sara Wahlstedt for all she does to create a beautiful setting for our church, especially the special flowers for Mother's Day, altar decorations and the words on the altar, and taking care of plants in the church. She also takes pictures for special events and helps to create the wonderful quilts and labels for each individual quilts.
 
+ Many thanks to Mike Brooks for cutting our church lawn faithfully. We appreciate your continued efforts to make the church look beautiful.


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