Immanuel eNewsletter

July, 2016

Happy Fourth of July!

In This Issue
Worship with Us!    



Vacation Bible Camp 2016
  
All children going into 4K-6th grade are welcome to join us nightly, July 24th-28th,
4:50 -7:45 p.m. for Cave Quest Adventure! We'll start each evening at Base Camp singing and learning how to follow Jesus the Light of the World. Our adventure continues with Spelunker Sports, Crafts, Bible Expeditions and dinner! We'll end each night with more songs and a Celebration. Please fill out the registration form VBC Registration 2016  or  VBC Youth Helper Sign up on the website or at church. Email to children@immanuellg.org or return to church as soon as possible so that we can get our crews ready.   Don't forget to purchase your CD's ($10) and T-Shirts ($7)






 

  

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WORSHIP NEWS 

 
Warm Welcome to Pastor Martha Butzier and Pastor Richard Collier
  
Immanuel extends a warm welcome to Interim Pastor Martha Butzier and Interim Pastor Richard Collier. We are incredibly thankful for their spiritual leadership during this transition and grateful for their dedication to help us through our call process.
 
Message from Pastor Martha
 
It had never happened before.  After game four of the NBA Championship Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers were down 3:1 to the Golden State Warriors.  The odds were against the Cavs; no team had ever been able to fight their way back from this position and actually become the campions of the NBA.  But LeBron James and Company fought back to win three games in a row to capture the Larry O'Brien trophy in front of the Warrior's home crowd.  What was once believed to be impossible became a reality.
 
When I heard the final score of game 7 of the Finals, I was overjoyed.  I wanted the Cavs to win, but mostly I was excited because the impossible became possible.   This led me to think about how often I have thought accomplishing something was impossible.  Even in the church, we can get bogged down, thinking some task we face is too much. 
 
Immanuel is in the throws of transition.  It would be very easy for us to feel overwhelmed like the work that lies ahead is simply too much, and maybe if we were approaching the future on our own the task ahead would be impossible.  But we aren't stepping into tomorrow on our own.  We have some amazing assets in our playbook.  To begin, we have the gift of the Holy Spirit who calls us and gathers us together in the body of Christ.  We aren't just gathered together; we are led by the Spirit, who promises to light the way for us.  
 
There is so much to celebrate at Immanuel!  And Immanuel has been thrust into a time of change and transition.  But God has us; that isn't ever going to change.  Like Lindsey, I encourage the people of Immanuel to pray for wisdom and openness to the work of the Spirit as we walk together as disciples of Christ remembering, nothing is impossible for God.
 
In Christ, Pastor Martha
 
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
 
Farewell to Zach Ortiz
 
Zack Ortiz has submitted his resignation.  He has some exciting plans for his future ministries.  Zack has faithfully worked with Immanuel's middle school youth, and most recently, he has been giving the Children's Messages on Sunday mornings.  All of the activities he had planned for the summer will continue as scheduled with other capable people taking the lead.  Please join us in saying good bye to Zack, he will be missed.  Blessings to you Zack!

Farewell from Sue Gifford
 
Dear Friends in Christ, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to serve our Lord as Little Sprouts Learning Center's child care director/administrator since July 1, 2014. It has truly been an honor and a privilege to act as a representative of Immanuel Lutheran Church's mission to serve the enrolled children and their families. My last day at Little Sprouts will be Friday July 22, 2016. I am looking forward to some personal time of respite to regroup before beginning my new venture. I trust that you will find a wonderful new director who will grow to love this staff, the children and their families like I do.
 
I wish you all the best in this time of transition. This is a new and exciting in the life of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
 
Gratefully Your Sister in Christ,
Sue Gifford
 
Praise Team: Rehearses Wednesdays, 7:30 PM
 
Praise Team rehearses at 7:30PM on Wednesdays. The team vibrantly leads 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.
 
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
 
 



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July 8:15 Service

July 9:45 Service



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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, Ken Argenbright, Dave Backovitch, Bonnie Barrlie, Tom Bernacchi, Christie Bevon, Ed & Kate Blechner, Jonathan Boales, Pat Bogart, Elise Bonni, Alice Brown, Marie Brown, Tom Campbell-Schmitt, Brian Carr, Darell Cloutel, Donna Cloutin, Loretta Combs, Christina Conboy, Craig Day, Alice Determan, Brandon Dietze, Tom Effenheim, Gary Elblein, George Elblein, Abby Elston, Tom Eppers, Arthur Erickson, Pat Evans, Cookie Faulkner, Jen Foster, Ginny Freund, David Froemming, Trinity Galicia, Janet Geme Bippel, Bonnie Gilbertson, Trinity Golocin, Tom Gorlinski, Kim Hammand, Jim Hanny, Cynthia Hibbard, Carole Holbrook, Austin Holmes, Tony Huml, Don Inman, Jackson, Bruce Johnson, Ruth Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Dr. Rachel Kane, Carleen Keller, Jay Keller, Ralph & Linda Keller, Gary Kellimeier, Chris Kerkman, Doug Kerkman, Chad Kimmell, Mary Klein, Donna Kleinman, Ruthie Kloppstein, Kyle & Patti, Kathy Laubinger, Robert Lewit, Ashley Lodarek, Marian Lresh, Jeff Luengen, Stephanie Luengen, Nan Lyon, Jeanne Madaus, Ruby Madsen, Barb Marcin, James Martinek, 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, Deloris Parker, Everett Pearce, Denise Peck, Sgt. Jeff Patek, Zlata Podlipnik, Sharon Pomeville, Topher Rabe, Trudy Rauch, Bea Riley, 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, Matt and Hasely Schulz, Mackenzie Schuler, Rick Schultz, Jackie Schuyler, Angela Shean, John Smarslik, Vivian Spanjer, Karen Stollenwerk, Helen Suda, Steve Sutton, Whitney Sutton, Dottie Swatek, Helen Teegen, Mae Tenuta, Doris Tolar, Pat Totten, 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
 
+ Doris B. Hanny, mother of Jim Hanny, who died to Christ on June 14th.
 
+ Marilyn Shoemaker, grandmother of Lynn Gerlitz, who died to Christ on June 15th.
 

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, Christy Feller, Nicole Ivan

Births!
 
+ Congratulationsto Brent and Alison Mansky on the birth of their son, Braden Edward Mansky, on June 7th, 6lbs, 7 oz, 20 inches long.
 
+ Congratulations to Jeff and Michelle Edson on the birth of their daughter, Natalia Michelle Edson, on June 12th, 7lbs, 6oz, 19.5 inches long.

Baptisms!
 
+ Congratulations to Phillip and Emily Johnson on the baptism of their daughter Hazel Llyne Johnson on June 5th.

New Members
 

Jessica Stola & Mike Hammer

N3287 Hickory Road

Lake Geneva, WI  53147

708--268-1047

 

Stephanie Hatton

1155 S Wells Street 

Lake Geneva, WI 53147

262-607-0549


WORSHIP NEWS
 
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 is going on the Lake Geneva Garden Walk on Saturday, July 9th at 10:00 a.m. It begins at Horticultural Hall. Tickets will be sold at 9:30 a.m. Contact Janet Yakes for details 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. All are welcome! Contact Trish Fry-Misener at 262-949-2480.



CHILDREN'S NEWS

Sunday Morning Nursery Staff

A nursery is 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 and will resume in the fall.
  
Vacation Bible Camp Planning Meeting
 
Hello Everyone!  There is a VBC planning meeting scheduled for June 29th 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
 
Hello Everyone!  Cave Quest VBC is quickly approaching.  It will take place from July 24th to the 28th from 4:50-7:45.  And we need you! If you would like to volunteer in any capacity - please let Sarah know. 

Email: children@immanuellg.org  Phone: 262-248-4211. We are also hoping to collect milk jugs and aluminum soup cans.  If you have those on hand, we would greatly appreciate the donation!!  We are so excited for VBC to arrive and we hope to see you there!
 
Just For Kids Summer Program
 
The Just For Kids 2016 Summer Program is in full swing, 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. This is a wonderful safe-haven for children while you are at work. Contact Holly at jfk@immanuellg.org for more information.
 
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.
 
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, please contact the church office at secretary@immanuellg.org .
 
Bible Beach Bash Wednesdays
 
Join us this summer for Bible Beach Bash Wednesdays!!!
(July 6, 27, August 10, 24) 12 - 4 p.m . The youth meet outside the Riviera Beach entrance at 12 noon on these days. ALL 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 have a mini 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 Team Cook-Out
 
The High School Mission Trip Team will have a cook-out prior to their trip to New Orleans. Hopefully all participants can attend this event. Stay tuned for the date and time.
 
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

Shepherding Ministry Team
 
Over the next several weeks, members from the Shepherding Ministry team will be reaching out to various long-time congregants seeking volunteers to connect with new members for a short period of time. They will mentor new members to help them assimilate into our church family, meet other members, and discover the many wonderful programs and ministries Immanuel has to offer.  This will be an exciting opportunity to share our blessings and experiences.   Please prayerfully consider becoming a shepherd.  We welcome anyone interested to contact Evie at church or email ministry_coord@immanuellg.org. .
 
The next Shepherding Leadership Meeting will be Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30 in the office conference room.  We encourage anyone who would like to help get this awesome ministry up and running to join us.  
 
Call for Weeding at Immanuel
 
Would you like to lower your blood pressure? Confirmed research documents that hand-grip exercises lower blood pressure. Lose five or more pounds this summer? Gripping, twisting and pulling; bending squatting, lunging and hoeing motion can make pounds disappear. A couple of hours per week will improve the looks of Immanuel's grounds and improve your health. Call Eunice at 2626-248-2687 if you want to help reduce the dandelion population this year.
  
Community Connection Meal - July 21st, 5:15-6:30pm
 
On Thursday, July 21st at 5:15 pm Immanuel will host the next Community Meal. Our 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 our Immanuel family.
Have you noticed there is a Community Meal Shopping Cart in the entry? Posted on it will be the items you can donate to help with our monthly meals.   Summer cart list is chips, cans of sliced pineapples, cans of baked beans, and pasta for salads. Also we can use any fresh produce your gardens have over produced.  
If you would like to make a monetary donation envelopes marked Community Connection are available on the cart. Just put your donation envelope in the offering plate during church.
Volunteers are needed for prep work and help during the dinner. If you want to donate your extra garden goodies and/or get on the volunteer schedule call Jill Rosenthal at 262-949-2569.
 
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.
 
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!
 
Side By Side Fundraiser
 
The next Side By Side Fundraiser is Thursday, June 30th, at Simple Café with seatings at 5, 6, & 7 p.m. and a new menu. $10 - adults, $5 - children 10 & under. Tips and drinks are extra. You can purchase tickets from Judy & Steve Guy at church or order online; http://sidebysidefundraiser.brownpapertickets.com
 
Side By Side Screening
  
Side By Side screening is the 3rd Tuesday of each month, July 19th, 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 grief support group, The Journey Through the Wilderness of Grief, is being offered to members of Immanuel, their relatives and friends, who have lost a loved one, family member/friend.  The group will take place over a time period for eight meetings, weekly or every other week at the participant's pleasure. In order to have a group yet this summer, we need to hear from interested folks by July 1st.  A minimum of four participants is needed.  Please contact Evie Schulz at the church or via her cell 262-203-0463 with questions, concerns or for any additional information.
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.
 
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.
  
Health Newsletter
 
"I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace
I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid."  
       John 14:27
 
Parish Nurse, Karen Stein, addresses E-Cigarettes in her July newsletter:   www.immanuellakegeneva.org
  
Blood Pressure Checks
  
Blood pressure checks after the 1st service on the 3nd Sunday of each month in the church office.
 
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) - 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 who helped with the set-up, brought goodies and clean-up for our welcome gathering for Interim Pastor Rich & Interim Pastor Martha. Everything was delicious and your help is so appreciated!
 
+ Thank you to Karen Crusey and Judy Guy who helped with the weeding in early June. We appreciate your time and willingness to keep the church grounds looking good Eunice Abresch
 
+ Dear Ones, Many, many thanks for the very generous gift of a travel fund. That was so thoughtful, since you know of our love for travel. Your gift will enable us to explore new parts of God's creation and meet people from other cultures and traditions. We will think of all the good folks at Immanuel when we embark on our next adventure. We thank God for each one of you and hold you in our prayers daily. Our love and God's peace,
Mary Ann & Mark
 
+ Dear Servants of Christ, What a surprise to find out the beautiful flowers on the altar to recognize my ordination. They were wonderful. I am so grateful for each on you! Thank you so much! Pastor Carl
 
+ Dear Quilters of Immanuel, Thank you for making me such a beautiful quilt. I love both the color of it and the pattern. Thank you for putting all your time and effort into making it wonderful. God Bless, Meta Ehlen
 
+ Dear Friends of Immanuel, I am writing to you on behalf of my Aunt Madgel L. Schluga. She is so appreciative of all the cards and letters you have sent throughout the past years. As I read them to her, she often comments she wishes she could write you back. She has arthritis in her hands, her hearing is better due to the hearing aids but her eyesight isn't what it used to be. At this time she is confined to a wheelchair. We had to sell her house. She is living at the Ridgestone Village Assisted Living facility in Delavan. Feel free to visit her. If she is asleep, please wake her and explain who you are. She will be 95 years old on December 3rd. Thank you for all you have done for her. As Madgel would say, "God has a plan." Sandra Lee
 
+ Dear Immanuel Staff, So much gratitude is what I experience as I look at the beautiful "Names of Jesus" throw you gave me. Your kind words on the card and in person made my heart very full. God be with you, Pastor Carl
 
+ Dear Quilting Ladies, A very belated thank you for my 80th year quilt. All the little pink sailboats make me feel young again. My health has continued to be poor but I'm so glad I live where I do. Thank you again for a very lovely quilt and keep up your wonderful work. Love, Joan Mellien


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