Immanuel eNewsletter

October, 2016

Happy Fall!

In This Issue
Worship with Us!    
               

Confirmation Sunday - October 23rd
  
Confirmation Sunday for our 9th graders who are affirming their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord is October 23rd. Be sure to invite friends and family as you celebrate this important milestone in your faith! 
 
Romans 10:9-10
  
9 If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
  
  


 

  

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WORSHIP NEWS 

New High School Youth Group Director
 
We are excited to announce that Erin Wester has been hired as the new High School Youth Ministry Leader.  Erin has her Masters in Psychology and is also a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.  She is looking forward to working with our high school youth and growing this important ministry.  Please help welcome Erin in this new position.  If you would like to volunteer to help with this ministry or know of any high school youth looking to join the group please contact Erin at 262-745-0789. 
  
Children's Message at 8:15 am
  
The Children's Message at the 8:15 service is on a voluntary basis. Please contact Sarah Beauregard at 262-248-4211 if you are interested in helping out.
  
Blessing of LWR Quilts & Backpacks
  
The quilters of Immanuel have been very busy on Tuesdays mornings, creating quilts and backpacks for Lutheran World Relief. On Sunday, October 2nd, we will have the blessing of the quilts and backpacks and you will be able to see their beautiful quilt designs. These quilts and backpacks will go to individuals who need a shield against the cold and rain, and for warm bedding.
  
Confirmation Sunday
  
Confirmation Sunday for our 9th graders who are affirming their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord is October 23rd. Be sure to invite friends and family as you celebrate this important milestone in your faith! 
 
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. Contact Brenda if you need a Church Directories. Contact Council Members for Monthly Financial Statements and Council Meeting Minutes.
 
Scot Hodkiewicz - President: 262-903-9663, scotandmona@genevaonline.com
Lynsey Fleck - Vice President: 608-438-5625, flecklynsey@gmail.com
Johnalee Kawalec: 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, mdahlgre@hotmail.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
  
Fall Picnic at Immanuel
 
The church picnic is Sunday, October 2nd from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Immanuel. Please bring a dish to pass and willingness to have fun! We will have great food, games and a petting zoo. Immanuel will provide the meat. Save the date and stay tuned to the bulletins for more information.
If you can help with the picnic, please fill out the flyer in the bulletin and place in offering plate.
 



 
Thanksgiving Eve Pie Fest
 
FALL IS UPON US...AND THANKSGIVING RIGHT BEHIND. We are looking for 2-4 people to organize our annual Thanksgiving Eve Pie Fest, Wednesday, November 23rd. Contact Evie Schulz at 248-4211 if you are able to assist.  

Worship Leader Training
 
Training will be offered for those wishing to assist during our worship services.  We are in great need of additional volunteers in all areas but particularly for Assisting Ministers and Prayer Ministers. Please prayerfully consider joining our awesome group of worship leaders.  Sign up for training interest will be on the Sunday bulletin inserts. Training dates will be announced soon.
  
Praise Team: Rehearses Wednesdays, 8:00 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 Wednesday nights at 8:00PM! Some musical training is necessary and members are required to attend rehearsals. Contact John Ivan at music@immanuellg.org if you are interested in joining the team!
 

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Click the appropriate link to sign up from your computer or see the schedules! You can ALWAYS visit our website also. Thanks for your willingness to serve! 

 

October 8:15 Service

October 9:45 Service

October 11:07 Service
  

Contact Us

Map
 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, Bob Kopydlowski, Ron Lavin

Health and Strength
 
Tom Bernacchi, Christie Bevon, Mike Boales, Pat Bogart, Mike Brady, Ray Christian, Danielle Cloutin, Tom Corrodoth, Arthur Erickson, Caroline Follensbee, Jim Follensbee, Jen Foster, Gary Garvin, Doris Giese, Trinity Golicia, Ryan Johnson, Brenda Kelly, Mary Klein,Bob Kopydlowski, Ron Lavin, Nan Lyon, Linda McDonough, Jean Madaus, Les Malsch, Randy Miller, Larry Moe, Mickey Petranek, Bea Riley, Donna Rupp, Caroline Shaw, Tom Short, John Smarslik, Tammy, Carolyn Warfield, Karen Wells, Jill Whitehead, Grant Winger Sr., Carrie Yesko, Sophia Zematis.


Sympathy
 
+ Char Guagenti, mother of Pauline Bishop, who died in Christ on August 22nd.
 
+ Tim Schaitel, husband of Lylace Schaitel, who died in Christ on August 30th.
 
+ Karen Manzello, sister of Susan Krinn, who died to Christ on September 1st.
 
+ Mark Lienweber, cousin of Stacy Dennis, who died in Christ on September 10th.
 
+ Vincent VanDorpe, uncle of Trish Fry-Misener, who died in Christ on September 12th.

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

New Address
 
Mickey Petranek
806 Clover Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

New Members
 

Ann Wolde

1400 Hunters Ridge Drive #110

Genoa City, WI 53128

262-581-6309

 

Chris Strauss

319 E. South Street #4

Lake Geneva, WI  53147

262-325-6912

 

Scott & Christina Alonzo

Dominic Rizzo

W930 Eau Claire Road

Genoa City, WI  53128

224-520-4000


WORSHIP NEWS
 
Jubilate Choir: Rehearses Wednesday, 6:45 PM
  
Jubilate choir, a mixed ensemble intended for ALL singers regardless of musical training and age, is starting weekly rehearsals on Wednesday at 6:45PM!!! The cherished ensemble will start preparing special anthems for autumn; then begin Christmas Cantata rehearsals in October. Please help spread the invitation to new members, cherished longtime members, and even non-churched community members who love to sing! We encourage newcomers always and eagerly welcome your participation. Rehearsal CD's will be distributed to aid in learning. Did you know that when we sing songs to God, He sings back to us?!? Zephaniah says that, "He will rejoice over you with singing" (Zephaniah 3:17). When God sings over you, His poetry in motion turns the "minor" notes of your life into a symphony of HOPE!!! Contact John Ivan at music@immanuellg.org for more information.
 
The Bells of Immanuel
  
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 9:15-10:15AM 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.
 
Special Music
  
Special music offerings throughout the year offer depth and variety to worship, and allow numerous people an opportunity to share their musical gifts at Immanuel. We are blessed through solos, duets, special anthems, and Sunday School Singers that inspire and bring us to tears! Vocalists and instrumentalists are encouraged to share their God given talents as musical offerings. Please contact John Ivan at music@immanuellg.org to schedule a time to share your unique gifts at Immanuel!
 
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. It has been a struggle to keep the list up to date, so we have come up with a plan to keep the list current from month to month. On the first of the new month, we will restart the prayer list. If someone needs to stay on the list, just let Brenda know by using the worship card found in the weekly bulletin, calling the church office (262.248.4211), emailing Brenda 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. Contact Brenda if you have any questions.
 
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
  
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.
  
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
 
All Church Small Group Bible Study
 
The church wide Bible study  is coming to a small group near you!  The study focuses on the book of First Corinthians.  This letter, written by Paul, illumines for us how we can work out our differences with humility and grace, showing the love of Christ, while we hold different positions on an issue.  If you have a passion to grow in faith and want to join this 6 week study please call the church and we will help you get connected with a small group.  You can also sign up using the Member and Worship Card insert.  The study is beginning the week of October 10th.  Participant guides are available near the office, a donation of $10 is suggested.
  
New Member Discovery Class
 
A New Member DiscoveryClasswill be held on Sunday, October 16th at 12:30 p.m. Join us for lunch, an overview of God's plan of Salvation, and learn about ministry opportunities at Immanuel. Child care is available. Please sign up on your worship card.
 
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
 
The Wednesday Morning Bible Study begins on Wednesday, October 12th at 9:30 am in the Conference room. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. They will study "The War Room." Contact Jill Rosenthal at 262-248-7491 with any questions.
 
Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study
 
The Women's Thursday Morning Bible Studymeets on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Room off Fellowship Hall. Contact Shari Lundberg, facilitator, with any questions 262-245-6212.
 
Men's Friday Small Group Bible Study
 
A Men's Small Group Bible Studymeets on Friday from 6:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. All Are Welcome!
 
Women's Friday Morning Bible Study
 
The Women's Friday Morning Bible Study meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m.in the Conference room. Facilitators are Janet Kelly 262-374-3823 and Arlene Redell 262-215-6000.
 
Saturday Morning Bible Study
  
The Saturday Morning Bible Study meets on Saturday, October 8th at 10:00 a.m. at Sue Gifford's home, 191 W. South Street, Lake Geneva. The study is fashioned after the book, "After God's Own Heart" Contact Sue for directions at 262-812-7346.


Sunday Morning Bible Study
  
The Sunday Morning Bible Studymeets on Sunday's at 9:45 a.m.in the Conference room. This group will study the Circle Maker. Contact Trish Fry-Misener at 262-949-2480 for more information.




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 meets from 10 - 11:00 a.m.  Feel free to bring your children to the 9:45 service where Sarah will give the children's message after the announcements. Then the children and teachers go to the Fellowship Hall for music practice & onto their classrooms for Sunday school. Please pick up your children up at 11:00 a.m.  We look forward to an amazing year! 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.
 
Sunday School Singers
 
Sunday, October 16th will be the first day this year that our Sunday School Singers will be blessing us with their beautiful voices!  We will be singing at the 2nd and 3rd services that day. 
 
 
Just For Kids
  
JFK is Before and After School Care for elementary school kids, ages 7-11 which meets Monday-Friday, from 6:00-8:15 a.m., and 3:45-6:00 p.m. We have bus transportation to and from Star Center, Central Denison and Eastview schools. Register your child for the fall school year now! We have a limited number of spaces available. There is a $25 registration fee. For more information contact Holly Bromeland at 248-4211.
 
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.



3:16 MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

3:16 Middle School Youth Group

 

Kick-off for the 3:16 Middle School Group is on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:00 pm. We are thrilled to get started on a new year of fellowship, fun and most importantly growth in our relationship with Christ. We have some exciting events planned, as well as new opportunities for our youth to take leadership roles in and outside of our church!For more information, please contact the Holly Bromeland or Sarah Beauregard at 262-248-4211 or email middleschool@immanuellg.org .

 

6-8 Grade Confirmation Group

 

Confirmation will be beginning on September 28th.  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.

 

VIBE

 

VIBE kicks off on Monday, October 3rd, 2:45-6:00 p.m. We need volunteers willing to spend time with middle school kids and to be positive influences in their lives! Play games with kids, tell stories, help with art projects, any and all talents welcome! Contact Holly Bromeland at 262-248-4211 or email middleschool@immanuellg.org .

 

VIBE Volunteers Needed!

 

Vibe is ready for our kickoff on October 3rd!   We are in great need of volunteers willing to spend time with Middle School kids and be a positive influence in their lives.  We will play games, share stories, help with homework, and do fun projects.  All talents are welcome!

 

If you could spare just one hour a week, or even commit to one day it would be SUCH A BLESSING to this MUCH NEEDED MINISTRY!  These kids are amazing and have the opportunity to see Christs love through US.  Please consider helping to enrich the lives of the youth that are part of this community.

 

Vibe is a place where kids can feel safe, have fun, be accepted, feel loved, and have the opportunity to shine as individuals.  We are open Monday thru Thursday, from 2:45 to 6pm. For more information please contact Holly Bromeland at middleschool@immanuel.org  or 248-4211 or 262-949-6227.


HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
 
High School Youth Group
 
The High Youth Group will be meeting soon. Stay tuned for the first meeting date! We welcome Erin Wester as our new High School Youth Group director.
 
9th Grade Confirmation Retreat
 
The Confirmation Retreat for 9th Grade Students who plan to be Confirmed this fall is on September 30th - October 2nd at Covenant Harbor. The retreat begins Friday, September 30th at 5 pm and ends on Sunday, October 2nd at 11:00 am. The cost is $25 per confirmand. Parents please drop off and pick up your students at Covenant Harbor at the indicated times listed above. Parents please reserve a spot for your student and hand in waivers for this event. Please call Holly Bromeland at 262-248-4211 or email middleschool@immanuellg.org .
 
2016 High School Graduates and Parents: H.S. Quilts
 
If you have a student graduating from High School in 2017, please call the church ASAP to let us know their favorite color (s) and verify that they will be graduating next spring. The quilters are working on the H.S. quilts and we want to include all High School graduates at Immanuel. The deadline for graduate names and colors is December 1st. Call the church at 248-4211 or text Barb Kwiatkowski at 262-215-9614.



MISSION
 
Side By Side Fundraiser
 
Many thanks to all the Immanuel folks who came out and supported Side by Side's fundraising dinner at Simple in June! With your help, we are able to care for those in need in our community! Mark your calendars for the next event:  Friday, September 30th for a FISH DINNER at Simple! Seatings at 5, 6, and 7pm. Tickets will go on sale the 3 Sundays before the event, or contact Steve or Judy Guy for more information: 262-245-8898. 
 
Side By Side Screening
  
Side By Side screening is the 3rd Tuesday of each month, October 18th, 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.
 
Walworth County Adult Special Olympics Fundraiser
 
The Walworth County Adult Special Olympics Fundraiser is Thursday, October 6th at Simple with seatings at 5, 6, and 7 pm or carry out. Tickets are $10 available at Simple or from Betty Aguirre here at church.
 
Community Connection Meal - October 20th, 5:15-6:30pm
 
Thank you, thank you, to all our volunteers and cooks who made our September Community Meal a great success! The next Community Meal is Thursday, October 20th pm. Looking to be involved but are unable to help on Thursday the 20th? Here are additional areas where help is needed for the October Meal: Tuesday, October 18th meet at WC Food Pantry Elkhorn 9:45-about noon. Food is gathered for Thursday meal and taken to church.   3 volunteers needed; Wednesday, October 19th prep food from 1-3 pm at church for Thursday Meal. 5 Volunteers needed; Bakers: Any type of pumpkin or apple desserts. Such as bars, cookies, cakes etc. Drop off at church kitchen Wed or Thurs. Anyone who can help in this vital ministry call Jill Rosenthal at 262-949-2569.
 
For folks who would like to make a monetary donation, envelopes are available from the Piggy Pot near the Welcome Center. Just put your donation envelope in the offering plate during church.
 
The Community Connection and Ministries Rummage Sale
 
The Community Connection and Ministries Rummage Sale is October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at Immanuel in the Fellowship Hall and outside the church. Volunteers are needed for sorting, setting up, working the days of sale and of course clean up. Watch for rummage sale inserts on Sundays Anyone who wants to be involved in this vital ministry, call Jill Rosenthal at 262-949-2569.
 
We are now accepting donations of adult and children's clothing in good condition, indoor and outdoor furniture, toys, housewares and craft items. Please drop off items in the white labeled bins inside the doors of Fellowship Hall and the main church entrance near the Sanctuary or at Potter's Storage on Sundays: Oct 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 10 am - 1 pm. Contact Rich McWherter at 262-215-1243 or Jill Rosenthal at 262-949-2569 with any questions.
  
Crop Hunger Walk 2016
 
It is CROP Hunger Walk time once again! The 31st Annual Geneva Lake CROP Walk will be held on Sunday, October 23rd, at 1:00 p.m. Walkers will enjoy the autumn beauty of Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy and the Lake Shore Path in Williams Bay and the good feeling they get from helping to alleviate hunger world-wide. Also CROP Walk is going digital this year! That means you can contribute on-line, as well as donating with cash or check. For more details and information about how you can participate, contact Marilyn Heiden, 248-6439. She will be available between the 1st and 2nd service on Sunday mornings, wearing her CROP Walk cap and red shirt. If anyone familiar with computers and the internet would like to help Marilyn with this stuff, she would be delighted and relieved!
 
Immanuel Prayer Opportunity
  
Matthew 18: 19-20 says, "Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in Heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them."
 
Anyone interested in gathering for prayer is invited to join us in praying for our world, our country and our church.  In the past, we have had special prayer teams when Immanuel was involved in land and building programs, seeking God's leading.  This is a very important time in our church life so we want to pray for God's hand to be 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
Monday evenings at 6:00 pm in the Conference Room.
People will be praying at these times, in these places.  So if anyone feels led to seek special prayer times, to pray through the rough roads we sometimes travel - please join us! Any questions, call the church office or call/text Judy Guy at 262-210-9342.
 
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 .
 
Weeding at Immanuel
 
We are in desperate need for help in weeding in all areas around the church. Please consider weeding even a small area to keep the weeds from winning. Call the church office 248-4211 if you want to help reduce the dandelion population this year.
 
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 one more time this year in 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.
 
Journey Through Grief Group Support Group
 
A grief support group is being offered this fall, tentatively starting in October and running for 7 weeks.  Meetings are anticipated to take place from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Immanuel on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  This is a spiritually and Bible based group whose purpose is to walk together through the difficult times of the loss of a precious family member or dear friend.  While we will "never get over" the loss of a loved one, our goal is to learn to cope with and become reconciled to the losses that inevitably occur in life.  When we grieve and mourn well and in a healthy manner we will be able to transform our grief experiences into a productive, vital life that continues to be sustained by cherished memories and the hope and promises our faith gives us.  Those best served by this group will have experienced the loss at least three months ago.  There are no restrictions to losses that have occurred some time ago.  Participation will be limited to twelve people with a minimum of four needed to offer the group.   ALL are welcome...you are not required to be a member of Immanuel.    A small donation is requested to cover the costs of materials.  Contact Evie Schulz at church by if you are interested or if you have questions.   262-203-0463; 262-728-6542; 
 
"Now is your time of grief , but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy."    John 16:22
 
Care Team
 
If you are interested in helping deepen the level of caregiving and compassion at Immanuel, contact one of the leaders below.We have developed 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.
  
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.
 
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.



FELLOWSHIP AND MEETINGS
  
Free Thrivent Social Security Planning Workshop
  
A free Social Security Planning Workshop will be offered by Thrivent Financial on Monday, October 3rd, 6:00 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church. A light meal will be served to our guests. Please call 2626-806-7390 or email joyce.nilles@thrivent.com to reserve a place for you and a guest.
 
Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Concert
 
The Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra will have a free Chamber Music Concert at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Sunday, October 9th at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome! For more information click on this link: http://lakegenevaorchestra.org/site/chamber-concerts/
 
Immanuel Lawn Signs
 
The new Immanuel lawn signs are ready! 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 Immanuel members and friends for contributing to the Special Olympics fundraiser at Champs. Your support has been astonishing over the years. Betty Aguirre
 
+ Immanuel Lutheran, I wanted to thank all the ladies and gentlemen that helped make my mom's celebration of life so very special. I also want to thank everyone for welcoming her into the church 10 months ago. She was so scared to walk in as she was afraid no one would like her. But everyone was warm and she got to see what unconditional love from stranger was like. You all helped make her last year on this earth happier and for that I thank you. Pauline Bishop
 
+ Thank you all so much for the beautiful service and wonderful luncheon which followed my mother's funeral. We would not have had such a beautiful day without the help from all of you! You all made a difficult day that much easier. Thank you! The Luengren Family
 
+ Dear Quilt Committee Members, Thank you for the beautiful quilt - it was a welcomed surprise and made up of all my favorite colors. As I belong to a loving church, I know every stitch was done in LOVE. Blessings of God to all for your time and talents. Love Nancy Alberty


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